Covid-19: Lagos confirms 33 dead as cases near 2000

May 9, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state government has confirmed the death of 33 Covid-19 patients since the pandemic found its way into the commercial city in Nigeria. Confirming this on Saturday via his twitter handle, Commissioner for Health Prof Akin Abayomi said 176 new coronavirus cases were recorded on Friday while 42 patients were successfully treated and discharged. He said the number of confirmed Read More

Exposed! Those behind release of ‘illegal foreign miners’ – Minister

May 9, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, revealed those behind the release of some Chinese illegal miners arrested in Osun recently. Adegbite who spoke in Abuja, said powerful Nigerians were behind such moves. On May 4, some 17 Chinese nationals and nine Nigerians were arrested by the Osun dtate Joint Task Force (JTF) for illegal mining in the Read More

Breaking: At last, stranded Nigerians from UK land in Abuja… Pictures

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 253 Nigerians from the United Kingdom have finally arrived Abuja after hours of delay in Lagos. The returnees touched down Lagos since afternoon, and have been kept at the airport after officials experienced hitches. Confirming their arrival in Abuja, Chairman Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa a while ago via her twitter handle said, “Finally. In Abuja. With 253 Read More

Breaking: Nigerians evacuated from UK now in Lagos

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

Another batch of Nigerians have arrived Nigeria from United Kingdom Friday afternoon due to ravaging Covid-19. They landed safely in Lagos, and are enroute Abuja. The federal government had evacuated 256 Nigerians on Wednesday from United Arab Emirates. Details loading…

Nigeria/China cooperation ‘ll transcend Covid-19 -related hiccups

April 26, 2020 Charles Onunaiju 0

The federal Republic of Nigeria and The People’s Republic of China share strong symbolic identities as one obtained independence and the other secured national liberation on the 1st of October in 1960 and 1949 respectively. China is the largest developing nation in the world, just as Nigeria is the largest developing country in Africa. A diplomatic cooperation established in 1971 Read More

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Revealed! Outcome of NNPC recruitment exercise as Nigerians search for more employment oppurtunities

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

As more Nigerians continue in search of more oppurtunites to work, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has ended their recent recruitment exercise. This is even as it announced the recruitment of 1,050 graduate trainees. According to the corporation’s Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Samson Makoji, the Human Resources Division of the NNPC had since commenced the Read More

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NIMC extends enrolment for UTME candidates

January 11, 2020 Editor 0

The National Identity Management Commission has announced on its twitter handle that enrolment centres in Abuja, Lagos and Kano would open on Saturday to register the UTME/DE candidates. The tweet explained that only candidates for the examination would be registered in the three cities on Saturday. The public notice read, “All NIMC enrolment centres in Abuja, Kano and Lagos will Read More

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Tokyo 2020: Olympic Eagles bounce back to reckoning

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Cup holders Nigeria returned to contention for a place in the semi finals of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations when coming from a goal down to steamroll Zambia 3-1 in Cairo on Tuesday. With a quarter of an hour gone, it appeared to be going away for the defending champions as they sat pointless and at the bottom of Read More

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And the Lord answereth the orphan’s prayers

October 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

Penultimate Sunday was wet as the shower of blessings, which started the previous day, kept dropping with almost no end in sight.  Being a Sunday, every Christian, may be those touched by the holy spirit, will want to make it to the church. It becomes more compelling when you are a pastor with a mandate to speak to the brethren Read More

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400 engineers may form parallel NSE, pass no confidence vote on Makuolu

June 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Over 400 members of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) have passed a vote of no confidence on the President of the association, Engr. Adekunle Makuolu, threaning to form a parallel union. While deacribing the president as “an autocratic leader” the members also accused him of corruption and reckless spendings of the Society’s funds, asking the anti-graft agencies in the Read More

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Life @50: My thoughts on Nigeria

May 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

I marked my golden jubilee on May 1. Being a day I clocked 50, it was a moment of introspection as I ruminated on the past. I recalled the village life where everyone was a parent to you. I was born in a little village called Shinge, now in Kamuru Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state. Read More

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Another Nigerian suffer ‘intense humiliation’, killed in South Africa

April 27, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerians Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA) says another Nigerian, Tony Elochukwu, from Nnobi Anambra State has been killed by an unidentified gunman in South Africa. The president of NICASA, Ben Okoli, said this in a letter sent to the Consular General, Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg. Three Nigerians were killed between April 6 and April 9 at different locations Read More

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Ghana’s harshness on Nigerians

March 4, 2019 Blueprint 0

Nigeria and Ghana have come a long way as brother nations that share similar aspirations in the West African sub-region. They also share similar political antecedents: Both are ex-British colonies and they secured their sovereignties about the same period – Ghana in 1957 and Nigeria in 1960. They also had their democracies truncated by the military, leading to several years Read More

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2019 presidential election: The choice before Nigerians

February 13, 2019 Editor 0

In a rather unexciting case of choosing between two septuagenarians, two Muslims, two Northerners and two people who have been on the scene for over 30 years and can be said to have passed their prime—we call such people spent forces—Nigerians will pick between President Muhammadu Buhari and his closest challenger, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar on Saturday as president of Read More

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Saraki, Ekweremadu urge Christians to pray for successful elections

December 25, 2018 Editorial III 0

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu yesterday felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians as they celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities. In separate goodwill messages issued by their media aides, the two presiding officers of the Senate, urged Christians to use the occasion to pray for peaceful elections in the country next year Read More

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PDP, IPOB, Boko Haram in ‘collaborative plans to stop 2019 Elections’-PFN

November 24, 2018 Editor 0

A group, Patriotic Front of Nigeria (PFN) has accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of working with terrorists and separatist groups to disrupt the 2019 General Elections,  saying that this strategy marks a new low for even the former ruling party, which it will seek to compel the courts to ban should it persists in undermining the nation. PFN National Read More

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Projects: South-East Govs set for showdown with FG

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi has commended the Federal government for capturing Southeast in their railway projects but insisted that South-East Governors are working for the project to be pushed to the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Umahi who said that one of the risen southeast governors visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was to talk about the much adorned second Read More

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Nigeria: 58 years of profligacy

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria celebrates its 58th anniversary as an independent nation today. October 1, 1960 saw the exit of British rulers after close to a century of colonialism, followed by wild jubilations across the length and breadth of the country. The day held high hopes for Nigerians as their collective destiny was thrust into their hands. Despite the fact that there was Read More

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South-east govs marginalising the people – Uba

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mr. Chiwuike Uba is a governance expert, professional accountant and renowned economist. He is also the founder of Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF); a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) that has been sensitising Nigerians on asthma. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he bares his mind on the recent political developments in the country, the 2019 general elections, the activities of his NGO Read More

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Group urges tree planting to address climate change

July 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

Foundation for the Protection of Women and Children in Nigeria, an NGO,  has urged Nigerians to plant trees this year to protect the environment from climate change and desertification. Founder of the NGO, RamatuTijjani,  made the call while speaking to newsman in Kaduna. Tijjani said that the NGO had embarked on a tree planting campaign to rise awareness on the Read More

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Curbing the scourge of diabetes

July 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The recent disclosure that about 5.5 per cent of the country’s population is sickened by diabetes ordinarily may not ruffle feathers outside the medical circle. Translating into a little over nine million Nigerians out of the 180m, the figure can be easily brushed aside as insignificant compared to other prevalent diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, etc. Speaking at a 3-day Read More