I want to prove myself at Monaco -Onyekuru

July 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Henry Onyekuru has revealed that he is keen to prove himself at Monaco following his return to the French club after leaving on loan last season. Onyekuru spent the second stanza of the 2019/20 campaign playing on loan at Turkish Super Lig side, Galatasaray after finding it hard to get regular game time at Monaco. The Nigeria international has, however, Read More

At last, Chelsea sells midfielder

June 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Mario Pasalic has joined Atalanta on a permanent deal after six years at Chelsea without making an appearance. The 25-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014 but spent his time at Chelsea on loan at five different clubs. Last season, Pasalic helped the Serie A club to third place, their highest ever finish, and played a role in their run Read More

Bordeaux ready to sell Kalu

June 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

French Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux are willing to listen to offers for Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu. Kalu linked up with Bordeaux from Belgian Pro League club KAA Gent for €8.5m in 2018. The 22-year-old has however failed to make much impact with Les Girondis despite his huge potential. Kalu scored three goals in 21 league appearances during his first Read More

N850bn loan: PDP expresses concerns, demands accountability

April 29, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the approval of loan of N850 billion for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration by the Senate. The PDP in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also expressed concerned over the federal government’s failure to articulate tangible wealth creation programmes to buoy our economy, despite the huge natural and Read More

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Nigeria targets fresh $17bn loan from China

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

…to service loans till 2040   With the recent approval of a $22.7bn loan request by President Muhammadu Buhari, 70 per cent of the loan, put at $17,065,496,773, is expected to be sourced from China’s EXIM Bank, Nigeria’s biggest bilateral lender in nearly two decades, BluePrints has gathered.Apart from China, the other lending agencies are the World Bank, $2,854,000,000; Afrivan Read More

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Bayern Munich sign Odriozola from Madrid on loan

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bayern Munich have signed Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola on loan until the end of the season, the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Spain international will bolster Bayern’s defence, which has been left short on cover with centre-backs Niklas Suele and Lucas Hernandez sidelined by knee injuries. “We decided to comply with the request of our head coach Read More

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CBN moves to recover N5.2bn Anchor Borrower’s loan

December 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has asked the members of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria, Kano chapter that participated in the government’s Anchor Borrower Programme to refund the loans. Branch Controller, CBN in Kqno, Ali Abdulkadir, disclosed that the 30,000 cotton farmers, who enjoyed the loan facility, should not delay repayment, to enable other farmers benefit from the Read More

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Leicester’s Slimani joins Monaco on loan

August 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Leicester City’s Algeria forward Islam Slimani has sealed a season-long loan move to Ligue 1 side AS Monaco, the Premier League club said The 31-year-old has struggled to secure a starting spot since joining the Midlands club from Portuguese side Sporting in 2016 and spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce. He has played 46 games for Leicester, scoring 13 goals, Read More

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Borrower flees with loan, guarantor kills self

July 27, 2019 Editor 0

A 41-year-old woman, Shakirat Rasheed, on Friday, committed suicide in Apete, Ibadan after the friend she stood as surety for fled with the loan collected, the police have said. Apete, a surbub of Ibadan, is a density populated area in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State. Ms Rasheed reportedly hung herself after her friend failed to repay a loan Read More

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Higuain prefers Milan, turns down Blues offer

August 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Juventus striker, Gonzalo Higuain, has accepted a loan switch to AC Milan, according to Sky in Italy. Chelsea were interested in the Argentina international, but he looks set to remain in Serie A for the foreseeable future. Higuain was the subject of talks between his brother and agent, Nicolas and new Milan director of football, Leonardo, who both arrived at Read More

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Gaidam disburses N300m furniture loan to civil servants

April 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Civil servants in Yobe are now smiling as the state government fulfilled its promise by releasing N300 million furniture loan to workers at the weekend. Blueprint gathered that the loan, which is interest-free, is expected to be repaid within 25 months. The Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Saleh Abubakar, had in a chat with journalists, said the loan “is Read More

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$5.5bn External Loan: We are not borrowing to pay salaries, APC replies PDP 

October 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the plan by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to obtain a $5.5 billion foreign loan is not meant to pay salaries or bogus projects like what happened during the last regime of the People Democratic Party (PDP). The ruling party explained that government typically resort to borrowing to finance economic development projects Read More

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$5.5 billion loan: Buhari mortgaging our children’s future, PDP says

October 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the plan by the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to borrow a whooping sum of $5.5 billion will plunge Nigeria into further debt, and consciously mortgage the future of the unborn generations. In a statement Wednesday, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye stated that the plan to borrow Read More