Updated: Okowa, wife test positive for Coronavirus

July 1, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, and his wife, Edith have tested positive for coronavirus. The development is sequel to tests conducted on them after a few days of self-isolation, which they went into on Friday after one of their daughters tested positive to the virus.The two heads of the first family in the state who tested positive to Covid-19 Read More

Kaduna govt and benefits of reforms

July 1, 2020 Emmanuel Ado 0

                                                    “Reform is China’s Second Revolution” – Deng Xiaoping                                                  The rampaging COVID-19 pandemic for obvious Read More

Breaking: Okowa, wife contract Coronavirus in Delta

July 1, 2020 Editor 0

Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and wife Eidth Okowa have been diagnosed of coroonavirus, days after their daughter tested positive for the ravaging pandemic. Governor who confirmed this via his Twitter handle wrote, “My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us Read More

English FA to make 124 jobs redundant due to COVID-19 impact

June 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The English Football Association (FA) will make 124 positions redundant within the organisation due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body said on Monday. With soccer suspended for 100 days in England due to the pandemic, the lack of revenue from international matches and domestic cup games hit the FA, who said they are planning for Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety as 3 die in Ebonyi, cases rise to 503, 24 health workers infected

June 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government said it has recorded three deaths as a result of coronavirus pandemic. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, disclosed this while briefing governor David Umahi at the new government house complex Abakaliki, Sunday night. He said out of the three deaths recorded, one was a retired permanent Secretary, from Ebonyi central senatorial zone of the Read More

FG set to announce when airports ‘ll reopen

June 28, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

After a three months lull in domestic commercial flight operations following the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has expressed satisfaction with the arrangements and level of preparedness exhibited by agencies in the aviation industry for the restart of domestic flights operations into select airports across Read More

Al Nassr confirm Musa’s arrival for Saudi league restart

June 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Saudi Arabia Professional Football League side Al Nassr have confirmed that Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa has returned to the club ahead of the league restart. Musa was granted permission by the club to travel back to Nigeria in April after the league in Saudi Arabia was suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. The pacy winger returned home with Read More

Breaking: Crisis hits WWE as many test positive for Coronavirus

June 24, 2020 TheSun 0

WWE has been rocked by a series of positive tests for coronavirus, according to reports. The megabucks wrestling organisation has been hosting shows without fans at its Florida Performance Center. Pro Wrestling Sheet claims “multiple people” – including in-ring talent – are confirmed as having caught the Covid-19 virus. WWE chiefs have reportedly ordered another round of testing to make Read More

NGO takes COVID-19 awareness campaign to banks in Bayelsa

June 23, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

As the number confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Bayelsa state increased from 32 to 177 in one week, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Covid-19 volunteers of Bayelsa state, has embarked on a sensitisation campaign for staff and customers of banks operating within Yenagoa metropolis.Speaking to newsmen shortly after the enlightenment campaign, the Coordinator of the foundation, Karimo Sokari, frowned at the Read More

COVID-19: Zamfara begins e-learning in primary, Qur’anic schools

June 22, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state government has commenced e-learning programmes for primary and Qur’anic schools across the state.  A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Zamfara state Universal Basic Education Board, Malam Ismail Labaran Dashi, and made available to Blueprint Monday, said the e-learning programme was being organised by the Zamfara state Universal Basic Education Board in order to assist children to continue their education Read More

COVID-19: Lagos govt, O’jeez distribute palliatives to Lagos SWAN

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos government, through the state Sports Commission and O’jeez Entertainment have distributed palliatives to Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) to cushion effect of COVID-19 pandemic on sports journalists in the state. Each of the over 250 Lagos SWAN members received bags of 5kg rice, 5kg beans, 5kg semolina/noodles, 2 liters groundnut oil, condiments and 200ml sanitisers. Speaking Read More

Real Betis sack coach after winless return to action

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Real Betis became the first La Liga club to sack a coach since the season re-started after being halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, firing Rubi who failed to win any of the team’s first three matches in their return to action. Betis lost their first game back 2-0 to Sevilla and drew 2-2 with Granada in mid-week while the final Read More

Increasing Covid-19 cases – Again, FG blows hot

June 18, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 pandemic said Thursday that the federal government would no longer tolerate flouting of eased lockdown guidelines by any person or group of persons.National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force, Dr Sani Aliyu, who disclosed this at the briefing of the PTF in Abuja, said the government would not sit back and Read More

National FAs to determine continental representatives – CAF

June 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

With the Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL league yet to resume after the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and some major Africa countries, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said it is the local football administrators that will determine its representatives in the next season Inter-club Competitions. Enyimba FC and Enugu Rangers represented Nigeria up to group the knockout Read More

COVID-19: How dangerous is lifting of lockdown?

June 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Across the whole world we can meet more people, showrooms and markets have reopened. But some scientists, even those advising government, have been in mutinous mood – saying governments are acting too soon. And the lifting of restrictions has been described as a “dangerous moment” even as experts express fear of a spike. Experts said  history has shown that the Read More

Aviation agencies CEOs, others brainstorm on strategic responses to changes in the industry

June 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A stakeholders webinar conference will take place today Thursday where Chief Executive Officers of government agencies, Managing Directors of companies and journalists in the Nigerian aviation sector will fashion out strategic responses to the myriad of challenges brought upon the aviation by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  Organisers said the panelists would discuss extensively on the negative impact of Covid-19 virus Read More

COVID-19: Osinbajo committee predicts N185bn shortfall in govt earnings

June 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Thursday that the country’s economy would be in big trouble as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic if drastic measures are not adopted as soon as possible. Osinbajo said this when submitting the report of a committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to develop measures for post-COVID-19 Economic Sustainability Plan for the country.He said with Read More

Clerics’ comments, threats to managing Covid-19 – Abasiediuwem

June 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

If care is not taken, the fight against Covid-19 may be jeopardised. In an interview with AGI ONDA, president of Global Peace Mission Abuja, Prince Abasiediuwem, believes that Christian and Muslim clerics need to tone down their messages about the pandemic. What are your views about some misinformation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria? Indeed, the biggest danger faced in Read More

Why Coronavirus cases ‘re on the rise in Ogun – Commissioner

June 10, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state government, Wednesday attributed the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state to the increased population sampling and testing capacity to 600 daily.The state on Tuesday recorded 108 cases of COVID-19, the highest since the index case was recorded on February 27, 2020.In the wake of the spike in positive cases of coronavirus, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, Read More

Covid-19: Gov El-Rufai and his critics

June 9, 2020 Emmanuel Ado 0

“A critic is a legless man,who teaches running” – Channing Pollock  Despite the conscientious and resolute efforts of the Kaduna state government at communicating, almost on a daily basis since the outbreak of COVID-19, on the various measures it had taken and would be taking in the future to ensure that the pandemic is contained with the people of Kaduna Read More

ALGON kicks against direct primaries in Edo

June 7, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Edo chapter has stated that holding a direct primary election amid the COVID-19 pandemic would put the lives of Edo people in grave danger. The ALGON chairman in Edo, Mr Jerkins Osunde, who was represented by Osi Akhigbe, Etsako central chairman in a briefing, said the process would undermine all efforts at Read More

Voting amidst COVID-19: Edo, Ondo polls as litmus test

June 7, 2020 Moshood Isah 0

The major reason behind the current apprehension on the upcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states amidst COVID-19 pandemic is simply because Nigeria has struggled to conduct a substantially credible election even when the terrain is serene. Be that as it may, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted they will go ahead with the elections come September Read More

Covid-19: Kadpoly designs process plant for medical oxygen, sodium hypochlorite, seeks N114m for local production

June 4, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

In a bid to build locally-developed technologies in response to Covid-19 pandemic, Kaduna Polytechnics has designed and developed process plants for the production of medical oxygen and sodium hypochlorite, the Rector, Professor Idris Bugaje, has said. Addressing reporters in Kaduna on Thursday, Bugaje called on Federal Government, Tertiary Fund (Tetfund), Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF) and other research and Read More

Covid-19: Thrusting e-learning on our children

June 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

“Daddy, Paper yes! Paper yes!” “Tise, where is the paper you are saying yes to?” She gave me the look I have come to associate with being told that I’m not smart. “Daddy, I said paper yes! Paper yes! I am not saying yes to a paper” “Paper yes” “No Dayddy, papper yes!!!…” -Pius Adesanmi Excerpt from Facebook post- September Read More