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AFCON adjusted for Ramadan, to begin on June 21

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The dates for the 2019 African Nations Cup finals in Egypt have been moved back by a week, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday. The shift was reportedly to allow players to rest after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is likely to begin on the evening of May 5 and end around June 4. Muslims observe fast Read More

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No regrets about Honda split-McLaren

November 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The chairman of the McLaren Group says he has no regrets about the decision to split from engine partner Honda before the 2018 season. Sheikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa of Bahrain admitted it was “an expensive decision” but added: “It was in the long-term interests of the company.” McLaren have just finished the worst season in their history. Honda Read More

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UNICEF organises quiz for kids at Benue IDPs camp, others

October 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said it was organising a quiz competition in conjunction with the Benue state Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (BERWASA) and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) for children at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps to mark this year’s Global Hand Washing Day. UNICEF consultant for Benue, Mr. Orscar Godwin Effiong, Read More

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Ezekwesili challenges Buhari to a debate

October 14, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to a 20 hour debate to defend his achievements or lack of it. Affirming that debate by proxy should not be accepted by Nigerians, she said that those who shy away from presenting themselves before the people do not deserve to take the position Read More

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Lagos Open Tennis: Oyinlomo advances to second round

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Youngster Oyinlomo Barakat Quadre continued her yearlong impressive showing with a commanding 6-1, 6-0 win over compatriot Osariemen Airhunmwunde to move to the second round of the Lagos Open Tennis International Championship. The teenager, who won two singles titles at ITF Junior Circuits in September, was dominant against the former Nigeria number four-ranked player wrapping up the match in less Read More

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Ronaldo questions Salah’s Puskas Award

October 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Cristiano Ronaldo believes he was wrongly overlooked for the Fifa goal of the year award and claims his overhead kick for Real Madrid against Juventus last season was the “most beautiful”. The Portugal international was shortlisted for the Puskas Award alongside Gareth Bale’s own bicycle kick in the Champions League final against Liverpool and Mohamed Salah’s curling effort against Everton. Read More

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WAEC condemns exam leakage

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has condemned the activities of fraudsters in the country. The body said these criminal acts were capable of jeopardising the performance of gullible candidates in the ongoing exam for private candidates in the 2018 second series in the country. Head, public affairs, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, in a statement on Wednesday, said that examinations written Read More

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Nab 2 drivers over ‘rape’ in Yenagoa

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Police in Bayelsa state, have arrested two taxi drivers, Nathan Ogbara, 33, and Justin Amos, 32, on Sunday for allegedly raping a female dancer. A Police source, who confirmed the arrest, said that the victim had contacted a taxi driver, Ogbara, to take her home after her performance at a hotel in Yenegoa on Easter Day. According to the Read More

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FG arrests 500 illegal miners, convicts 21

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Poised to tackle the menace of illegal miners headlong, the federal government has so far arrested 500 illegal miners and convicted 21. The Deputy Commandant General of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps, Kelechi Madu, made this revelation when the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, commissioned 50 operation vehicles for use by the Special Mines Surveillance Read More

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2018 budget: Can Nigerians rely on Reps’ April 24 promise?

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Passing the 2018 Appropriation by the National Assembly has surprisingly been delayed beyond the expectations of Nigerians. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. Raised expectation This was so, more because President Muhammadu Buhari laid the N8.612 trillion aggregate expenditure proposals for the 2018 fiscal year fairly early enough, precisely on November 7, 2018. With the budget laid, leadership of the House of Representatives Read More

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Lalong to reconstituted boards: Your job is part-time

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Chairmen and members of reconstituted Plateau state boards and parastatals have been told to stay away from partisan, executive functions as their job is part time. Governor Simon Lalong stated this yesterday while inaugurating boards and members of the state Muslim and Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards and other parastatals under the supervisions of the state Deputy Governor and Secretary Read More

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ICC Tourney:NCF prunes team to 22, invites foreign pros, set for facility inspection

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja No fewer than 22 players have been shortlisted for a second round of camping ahead of International Cricket Council (ICC) T-20 Sub-Regional Qualifier scheduled to hold from between April 16 and 22, this year in Lagos. Making this known yesterday in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sports, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), Musa Ehizoje Bodie Read More

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Yola wears new look for Buhari’s visit

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Yola Yola, Adamawa state capital, is wearing a new look ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s one day working visit to the state today for the state anti-corruption summit tagged “Performance Based Governance: Transparency, Accountability and Social Value.’’ This will be the second time Buhari will be visiting the state since his election in 2015. Buhari is also expected to commission Read More

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How NRM’ ll teach PDP, APC lessons in 2019 – Dansadau

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Senator Saidu Dansadau, the national Chairman of the Nigerian Rescue Movement, one of the newly registered parties, tells PATRICK ANDREW that the solutions to Nigeria’s political problems neither lie in former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s coalition nor in the PDP and APC administrations. Current political situation in Nigerian is very worrisome as represented by the letter written by former President Olusegun Read More

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Party chairman urges Nigerians to reject APC, PDP

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri The National Chairman of the National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP), Alhaji Muhammadu Umaru Maizabura, has called on Nigerians to dump elite oriented parties and join his party for good leadership and governance. The chairman said elite parties only have competence in looting of the nation’s resources, adding that their performances since the inception of democracy in Read More

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Nigeria: Do you have a gallon of fuel? By Prince Charles Dickson

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” – Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review. You see the Nigerian looks upon Nigeria as a theatre and the entire population representing and manifesting the full spectrum of acts and actors. In this revelry, life is the theatre; the nation is the stage upon Read More

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UniAbuja students end Peace Institute training

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  Post-graduate students of APUDI Institute for Peace Studies and Social Rehabilitation, University of Abuja, ended their leadership training aimed at equipping them with strategic planning in modern organisations and leadership skills. The training was also for effective organisational administration and performance, appreciation of their positions and roles in an organisational setup for those in public and private sector. A Read More

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Pinnick, Ahmed ‘Fresh’ bag awards at New Telegraph awards

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick and another Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ were at the inaugural edition of the New Telegraph Awards awarded for their outstanding performance in football administration and development in the country. The awards event, which held at the Balmoral Events Centre of Federal Palace Read More

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Hashim withdraws support for Badaru comes 2019

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse Former governorship aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ubale Hashim, said he has withdrawn his support for Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar comes 2019 election. Hashim, who made the statement over the weekend in Dutse, Jigawa state capital, said he was disappointed with the performance of the present governor. However, he reiterated his Read More

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Anambra guber: APGA thanks Buhari for Obiano’s victory

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja The National Publicity Secretary, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, has attributed the flawless conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra to President Muhammadu Buhari’s quest to build enduring institutions. He said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) could not have recorded such improved performance but for the free hand Buhari gave Read More

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Fadama III desk officer hails Yobe field office

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Yobe state Fadama III AF II has been commended for the monitoring and sustenance of the economic recovery facilities provided to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yobe which are aimed at upgrading their livelihood. This was disclosed yesterday by the National Desk Officer of the Project, Engr. Ibrahim Alkali, who was in Yobe on a Read More

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UBEC assesses pupils tomorrow

November 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Martin Paul Abuja In order to boost teaching and learning morale in basic education system, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) would from tomorrow begin a three-day National Assessment of Learning Achievements in Basic Education (NALABE). Executive Secretary of the Commission, Dr. Ahmid Bobboyi, who briefed the press yesterday in Abuja, said students in selected junior secondary schools would Read More

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Arsenal shut some mouths with Spurs defeat – Bellerin

November 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Hector Bellerin says Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the north London derby has silenced the doubters. Arsene Wenger’s side secured their first Premier League success against their hated rivals since March 2014 thanks to goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. It was the perfect response to critics who had claimed Arsenal were Read More

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ITTF Ranking: Quadri now 27 in the world

November 3, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Gbenga Jolaosho   Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri as the 2017 Polish Open champion moved from 36 to 27 in the November ITTF ranking released by the table tennis governing body, yesterday. Quadri became the first African to win an ITTF title outside the continent after claiming the men’s singles at the Polish Open. The 29-year-old also gained more points for Read More

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Gov Lalong’s 2019 landmines

October 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  I want to strongly bring it to the notice of the Governor of Plateau State, Right Hon. Simon Bako Lalong that based on his performance so far in Jos North where he on several occasion confessed to have the bulk of his winning vote from, 2019 may not be business as usual for him, having regard to his performance Read More