Australian Open: Defending champion, Nadal, crashes out

January 18, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Rafael Nadal waved a lingering farewell to the Rod Laver Arena after his latest Australian Open ended with an injury-induced straight sets defeat. The defending champion’s watching wife, Xisca, was in tears after he appeared to jar himself around the left hip area late in the second set of his second round match against American Mackenzie McDonald. He went off Read More

Napoli doctor disagrees with Osimhen over full fitness

December 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Victor Osimhen may have said he will be 100% ready for the AFCON, but Napoli team doctor remains very cautious about the striker’s full recovery in record time. Osimhen has declared his readiness to feature at the AFCON, which kicks off in about two weeks in Cameroon. But doctor Roberto Ruggero has warned the striker is far from full fitness. Read More

Murray given Australian Open wildcard

December 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Andy Murray has been given a wildcard for the main draw of the Australian Open in January.The 34-year-old Briton missed the 2021 tournament after he was not allowed to travel to Melbourne following a positive test for coronavirus. The five-time Australian Open runner-up last played at the event in 2019 when he thought it might be his last match as a professional Read More

Corps member dies in Edo multiple accident

September 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Patrick Ahanor, Benin City A fatal accident near Ogba river, along Airport road in Oredo local government area of Edo state has claimed the life of a serving  Corp member.Blueprint gathered that two other persons also reportedly sustained  injuries in the crash which occurred at about 12.30 pm on Wednesday. It was learnt that the accident occurred after a truck conveying sharp sand  Read More

Pictures: Kogi govt procures Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has procured Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare Services. The newly acquired equipment is hoping to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people. The governor, in a statement, signed by the Read More

Revealed! How bandits invaded NDA, killed 2 officers, kidnapped 1

August 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Unknown gunmen early hours of Tuesday stormed the permanent site of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Afaka Kaduna killing two officers and injuring one other, while kidnapping another officer.  The Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Muhammad Jajira has confirmed the attack, saying that troops of NDA, 1 Division Nigerian Army and Air Force Training Command are in hot pursuit of the bandits Read More

Defending champion, Thiem, out of US Open

August 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Defending US Open champion Dominic Thiem will miss this year’s tournament and the rest of the 2021 season with a wrist injury. The Austrian, 27, withdrew from Wimbledon and has not played since the Mallorca Open in June, where he sustained the injury. He said it was a “tough decision” and is “disappointed” to not be able to defend his Read More

Kabusa protest: FCT Police restore calm, begin investigation

May 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has restored calm at Kabusa axis of the territory following a violent protest by residents over a suspect who was earlier rescued from an angry mob for knocking down two people on Monday 17, 2021, leaving them with fatal injuries. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Marian Yusuf, Tuesday Read More

Unkwoun gunmen kill another 3 policemen in Ebonyi

April 15, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Three policemen were Thursday killed by unknown gunmen in Ebonyi state. The three policemen attached to Safer Highway patrol team were short dead while on duty by unknown gunmen at Nwaezenyi Junction, Izzi local government area, Abakaliki. The gunmen were said to be in a convoy disgusing to be mourners, but on getting to the police check point at Nwaezenyi Read More

France’s Martial likely to miss Bosnia match

March 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Anthony Martial is highly unlikely to take part in France’s World Cup qualifier against Bosnia in Group D because of a knee pain, coach Didier Deschamps said on Tuesday.“It’s nothing serious but he is not at his best and he will not take part in tonight’s training session,” Deschamps told a news conference in Sarajevo. Martial started in the 2-0 Read More

Plant health, COVID-19 and food security

March 22, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

A timely discourse affecting the lives of the people and nations came to the fore in Owerri, the Imo state capital, as plant pathologists converged on the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) for the 46th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection (NSPP), which was themed “Plant Health, Global Pandemic and Food Security”. The gathering was a Read More

A call to live with kidney disease

March 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kidneys remove wastes and extra fluid from the body, remove acid that is produced by the cells of the body and maintain a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals, such as sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium in the blood. The kidney cleanses the blood of toxins and transforms the waste into urine. The kidneys carry out a number of Read More

Mbappe could have signed for Barcelona- Bordas

November 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kylian Mbappe could have been Neymar’s replacement at Barcelona, according to Javier Bordas, the former director of the Camp Nou club.Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster €222 million (£198m/$263m) deal in the summer of 2017, leaving a void at Camp Nou. Bordas has explained that Barca investigated the potential of signing Mbappe but instead elected to go for Ousmane Dembele because technical Read More

Aribo, Balogun make Scottish Premiership team of the week

November 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Rangers Nigerian duo Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun were included in the Scottish Premiership Team Of The Week.The Team of the Week was compiled by football facts and statistics website Aribo and Balogun were impressive for Rangers in their 8-0 thrashing of Hamilton at the weekend.Aribo scored two goals before he was replaced while Balogun saw action for 90 Read More

#EndSARS: Hoodlums attack Police station, kill sergeant in Ogun

October 21, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Hoodlums hiding under the pretence of #EndSARS protesters Wednesday burned down a divisional police station in Atan, Ota area of the state, even as a police sergeant lost his life in the process.According to an eyewitness who preferred anonymity, the crisis started when the DPO attached to the station was trying to dislodge some youths who barricaded the Atan Lusada/Agbara Read More

Nationwide ENDSARS protest turns bloodier: 23 killed in Abuja, Ibadan, Edo, Lagos, Jos

  What started as a peaceful movement two weeks ago to protest the widely alleged brutality of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) nationwide further turned bloody Tuesday as  23  people were killed in Abuja, Oyo, Edo, Lagos and Plateau states. Blueprint gathered that four people were killed at Dutse Alhaji, a suburb of Abuja, three in Ibadan, Oyo state, two in Read More

2021 AFCON qualifier: S/Leone vs Nigeria: Leone Stars captain, officials contract Covid-19 ahead Eagles clash

October 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The captain of Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, Umaru Bangura, fitness coach Phillip Kor and an official Eric Fomba, have tested positive for coronavirus. This was confirmed in a statement from the Sierra Leone Football Association. Sierra Leone will be guests to Nigeria in next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on November 9 before hosting the return leg in Freetown the following Read More

Breaking: Chelsea star Chiwell out of England squad

October 13, 2020 TheSun 0

Football star Ben Chiwell has left the England camp and gone back to Chelsea due to a ‘pre-existing foot injury’. The Stamford Bridge star has been joined in leaving Gareth Southgate’s squad by Kieran Trippier. Ex-Spurs star Trippier, who now plays for Atletico Madrid, has departed due to a ‘personal matter’. An England statement read: “Ben Chilwell and Kieran Tripper Read More

I don’t have any plans for Moses- Lampard

September 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has stated categorically that he does not have any plans for Victor Moses in this current season. Lampard received several condemnation following the club lack luster performance against West Brom on Sunday following a 3 first half goals down but a second half resurgence saw the Blues salvaging a point in the encounter. Moses established himself Read More

Serena withdraws from Italian Open

September 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Serena Williams has pulled out of next week’s Italian Open with an Achilles injury that troubled her in Thursday’s US Open semi-final defeat.The 38-year-old American was beaten by Victoria Azarenka at Flushing Meadows to miss out on her latest chance of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam. She took a medical timeout early in the third set to have her left ankle re-taped Read More

Spain call up Wolves winger Adama

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Wolves winger Adama Traore has been called up to the Spain squad for September’s Nations League fixtures against Germany and Ukraine.The uncapped 24-year-old said in January that he was still undecided whether to play for Spain or Mali at international level. He was called up by Spain in November, but had to withdraw with injury.Barcelona’s teenage winger Ansu Fati and Manchester City duo Read More

Awoniyi now in stable condition after concussion – Manager

June 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

Mainz Manager, Achim Beierlorzer, has confirmed that Taiwo Awoniyi who suffered a severe concussion in the team’s 1-0 loss to Augsburg last Sunday is back on his feet and in stable condition. Awoniyi a former Golden Eaglets striker was handed his fourth consecutive start in the Bundesliga on Sunday, but he only lasted for twenty minutes as he had to Read More