Health workers celebrate Nigeria’s polio-free status

September 23, 2020 Duro Joseph 0

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) Tuesday celebrated Nigeria’s polio- free status. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had in August certified Nigeria a polio–free country, after three consecutive years of not recording any outbreak. The celebration  which took place at Ayuba Wabba House , MHWUN complex , plot 803, Cadasral Zone, Durumi , Abuja, witnessed presentation of awards to distinguished Nigerians who Read More

US records new Coronavirus spike in 24 hours

July 17, 2020 Agency Report 0

The United States reported a record high of more than 77,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 3,560,364, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the death toll rose by 974, taking the country’s total to 138,201. The state of Florida, which has emerged as the epicenter of Read More

Group commends NBC on fight to contain COVID-19

June 25, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Coalition of Civil Societies Against COVID-19 has commended the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on its efforts in the fight against the pandemic in the country.  A statement by the group in Abuja Thursday and signed by its national coordinator, Comrade James Okoronkwo, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for granting a two-month license waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in Nigeria as Read More

COVID-19: Ogun raises the alarm over teenage pregnancy among school girls

June 17, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state government has expressed worry over the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy among school girls as a result of school closure, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint in Abeokuta, the state capital, Wednesday, urged parents to encourage their children to visit the teenage Read More

Key player to miss Tottenham vs Manchester Utd clash

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Dele Alli will miss Tottenham’s return to Premier League action with Manchester United next week after the FA handed him a one-game suspension for a social media post. The 24-year-old has also been fined £50,000 and ordered to undertake a face-to-face education course following a breach of FA Rule E3. The incident relates to a video posted on the player’s Snapchat Read More

My e-voting machine will save Nigeria trillions of naira during elections – Agada

May 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak across the nations of the earth, Engr Agada Sunday Ojonimi has produced an electronic voting machine to bring to an end rigging in election while practicing social distancing. BINTA SHAMA reports. Just recently, news had it that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, certain states were preparing for their gubernatorial elections which hopefully would take place at the Read More

It’ll take 6 weeks to extinguish OML 95 inferno — NOSDRA

May 19, 2020 David Agba 0

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on Monday said it will take at least six weeks to put out the raging fire at the Ororo oilfield of the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 95. The Director-General of NOSDRA, Musa Idris, who confirmed that the fire outbreak started at the weekend, said that a joint investigative visit to ascertain Read More

Marketing institute set to hold virtual AGM amid COVID-19

May 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Institute of Marketing Nigeria (NIMN) has said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it would go ahead to hold its Annual General Meeting through an online visual platform. The Institute in a statement by its President and Chairman of Council, Mr. Tony Agenmonmen, also disclosed that the 2020 election for the post of the first Vice President, second Vice President Read More

Revealed! When slashed 2020 budget ‘ll get to NASS

May 14, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The federal government will next week, forward for approval by the National Assembly, drastically reduced proposals from the earlier passed  N10.59trillion 2020 budget .This was disclosed Thursday, in Abuja by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed , during an interface with the leadership of the National Assembly. Both the National Assembly and the presidency, had Read More

Reps okay 2-day public hearing on infectious diseases control Bill

May 11, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has confirmed that the house would in the next few weeks, hold a two-day public hearing on the controversial infectious diseases control Bill. No dates have been fixed though.Gbajabiamila has also assured that transparency and accountability would be upheld in the conduct of the public hearing stage, and that the planned hearing Read More

Patronise PHCs, NPHCDA urges Nigerians

May 7, 2020 Duro Joseph 0

The Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) Thursday called on Nigerians to patronise the Primary Health Centers (PHC) located in different parts of the county.As part of activities to mark the 2020  Africa Vaccination  Week (AVW), The Executive Director /CEO of NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, stated that the general public should be  informed that PHCs remain open throughout the country, Read More

Covid-19: Olympic games ‘ll be scrapped if… – Organisers

April 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori says the Olympic Games, already postponed to 2021, will be “scrapped” if it can not take place then. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government last month postponed the Games until July 2021 because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. With the epidemic’s worldwide infection rate climbing and experts suggesting a vaccine Read More

COVID-19: Gateway Utd extend break, urge players to stay home, fit

April 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As Nigerians continue to grapple with the harsh effects of COVID-19,  Gateway United FC have now extended its break indefinitely.  It would be recalled that the Ogun State outfit proceeded on break March 19th, 2020 with a hopeful resumption on Friday 24th April, 2020.  However with the ban on football activities in full swing, the management of the club led Read More

COVID-19: Can smartphone contact-tracing apps replace lockdown?

April 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

With COVID-19 showing no signs of slowing its spread across the globe, public debate is moving on from how to stop the virus in its tracks, to how we can adapt and live through this outbreak. Societies have been enormously altered by the efforts to control the epidemic, with long-lasting repercussions for the economy and for individuals. As a widely available vaccine for coronavirus is Read More

No pay cut for Katsina United staffs, players – Chairman

April 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Prince Abudulsamad Badamosi, the chairman of Katsina United football club has reiterated that every staffs, players, backroom workers, technical crews will receive their salaries in full after some clubs resorted to pay half of thier staff salary to keep up with the economy in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. He said, “For this pandemic issue, we have not cut Read More

Bundesliga set to resume season early May

April 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Bundesliga are aiming to become the first major European league to resume action – with a return set for early May amid the coronavirus outbreak. All 18 teams in the German Bundesliga have recommenced training, while following health guidelines. And chief executive officer Christian of the Bundesliga Seifert told the New York Times that action is set to get back underway at all 36 stadiums in Germany’s top two Read More

Covid-19: We are on top of the pandemic – Jigawa gov’t

April 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Jigawa state gov’t is also not leaving any stone unturned in the fight against Covid-19. BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA reports on efforts to checkmate the virus in the state.It is longer a question of doubt but the question of how to curtail the high speed in which the Coronavirus is spreading among countries and nations across the globe. At present, the Read More

COVID 19 : FC Ifeanyi Ubah postpone resumption indefinitely

April 1, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria Professional League side, IfenyiUbah FC of Nnewi has postponed indefinitely the resumption date of the club till further notice The Nnewi giant had earlier fixed Saturday April 4th for their resumption for the remainder of the 2019/2020 football season. In a press statement the club stated that “recall that our players and officials had earlier embarked on a two-week Read More

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COVID-19: Kwara shuts borders, to fumigate markets

March 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state government has announced the immediate closure of its local and external borders to prevent the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 in the state. The government however, said the border closure excludes all categories of movement sanctioned in the broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the partial shutdowns within the state remained in force until further notice.​ “The Read More

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COVID-19: Ministry in continuous engagement with athletes – Dare

March 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Despite the postponement of the National Sports Festival and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to  the outbreak of Coronavirus, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has revealed that the Ministry is very much in touch with each of the athletes. He disclosed this in an interview after the inspection of facilities being made available for use Read More

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COVID 19: Senators, Reps, NASS staffers jittery over returnee colleagues from UK 

March 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Palpable tension is building up among staffers of the National Assembly over possibility of outbreak of Coronavirus from 25 federal lawmakers across both  Chambers who returned from London trip last week. This is as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Yahaya – Oloriegbe, declared that Nigeria does not have the resources for a worst scenario of the pandemic. Read More

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World Water Day: Prepaid water meter coming, Osun tells indigenes

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Osun state government has informed indigenes of its readiness to install prepaid water meter. This is just as the government reiterated the need for people to be more hygienic because of the outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus.  Speaking at a press conference jointly addressed Sunday by the Commissioner of Water Resources and Energy, Dr. Amidu Tadese Raheem, and the Read More

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MSSN suspends Islamic vacation course, others

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSSN), has announced suspension of all its programmes, including the coming Islamic Vacation Course, (IVC).  A statement signed and made available to news men by the Zonal Amir,  Qaasim Odedeji,  weekend, said the suspension became necessary due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.  “This is to inform our teeming members and indeed the Read More