CDS to flag off exercise Sky Lock for 3 Services Monday

October 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

As parts of efforts effectively respond to contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) is set to conduct a Joint Operations Planning Exercise (JOPEX) code named Exercise SKY LOCK for 3 Services War Colleges A statement by Acting Director Defence Media Operations Brig-Gen Benard Onyeuko said the exercise is for participants of the Army War College Nigeria Read More

Breaking: Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder in trilogy bout, retains WBC heavyweight title (PICTURES)

October 10, 2021 Editor 0

Tyson Fury delivered a thrilling 11th-round knockout against Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight crown as their trilogy bout produced another classic on an electric night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Twenty months since Fury dethroned the American, the 33-year-old had to show all his resolve and resilience to extend his undefeated professional record to 32 fights Read More

56 justle for 5 vacant seats in Niger Judiciary

September 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

58  people have applied for appointment into the Niger state Judiciary as high court judges and Khadies  for five available seats. Bleuprint learnt that while 32 applicants are jostling for three seats at the atate High Court, 24 Sharia Court judges appliedfor the two vacant Khadi seats at the Niger state Sharia Court of Appeal. It was also learnt that the  Read More

2023: APC group intensifies lobby for Osinbajo to succeed Buhari

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of stakeholders within the All Progressives Congress (APC) has intensified lobbying highly-placed party members to join its efforts towards mobilizing support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.  Acknowledged copies of a three-page letter from the Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG) to the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan and other top party leaders indicates that several Read More

Tokyo 2020: Brown prunes down D’Tigers, Nwora rejoins team

July 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria men’s team currently in camp in California, will on Monday move to Las Vegas for the last phase of preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games but only 15 players will be on the trip.With Michael Eric ruling himself out of the team due to coronavirus infection, Coach Mike Brown will be letting 33 players return to the schools Read More

Breaking: Rep Godday Samuel meets Buni, to joins APC in Benue

May 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The member representing Apa/Agatu federal constituency Hon. Godday Samuel has met with the Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee Hon. Mai Mala Buni ahead of his defection to the ruling party. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the governor’s director general, Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed, said the federal lawmaker “had a Read More

African, National Champions storm Olympic camp for Anyanacho

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former African middle-weight female champion, Uzoamaka Otuadinma, has landed Abuja alongside four other established national champions for a one-week long fight camp with Tokyo 2021 Olympics-bound Elizabeth Anyanacho. The fight camp will hold between May 3 and 8, 2021 and is being organised by three-time Olympian and Beijing 2008 Olympic medalist Chika Chukwumerije to provide competitive experiences for Anyanacho after Read More

Defending champion Djokovic to miss Madrid Open

April 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

World number one Novak Djokovic will not defend his Madrid Open title after pulling out of next month’s event.The Serb, 33, said he was sorry he would not be able to travel to Madrid for the Masters 1000 event which starts on Sunday, four weeks before the French Open. “It’s been two years already, quite a long time,” he added. Read More

Ahead Tokyo Olympics: Ogun gov adopts Amusan

April 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian 100m Hurdler Tobi Amusan propect of winning medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics got a boost on Sunday following her adoption by the Ogun state governor Mr Dapo Abiodun. The adoption followed a visit to the governor by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare whose adopt-a-talent initiative has seen state governors, individuals and corporate bodies Read More

Breaking: 12 govs, ex-Speaker Bankole, Dogara make APC strategy c’mtt ahead 2023

March 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of preparations ahead of the 2023 general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a 61-man contact/strategy committee having 12 governors and some new prominent members on the list. Among the new APC members on the strategy committee list are two former Speakers of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole and Yakubu Dogara. The strategy committee Read More

African teams can be world contenders – Brown

December 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

D’Tigers head coach, Mike Brown is of the opinion that if the right things are put in place by African basketball federations, many teams can compete favourably with the best in the world. Teams have commenced preparations for the third window of the qualifiers between February 19 – 21, 2021 which was announced by FIBA on Monday. Brown who is Read More

AFCON U20: F/Eagles confront Wikki Tourist Thursday

November 25, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria’s U20 national team, Flying Eagles will confront Wikki Tourists Thursday evening at the FIFA Goal Project, Package B of the MKO stadium, Abuja.The friendly is part of the team final’s preparation before heading to AFCON U20 qualifiers in Benin Republic. Few days ago, the Coach Ladan Bosso led side thumped another Nigeria Football Professional side, Nasarawa United 4-2 in Read More

Lalong pays surprise visit to Plateau United training ground

November 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Doles out N1m cash to the teamTeam to get a brand new 32- seater bus Plateau State Governor , Simon Lalong has paid a surprised visit to Plateau United Football Club of Jos as they intensifies preparations ahead of their preliminary round CAF Champions League first leg tie against Simba SC of Tanzania slated for the Jos international Stadium on Read More

Lapai to host FEYSOC national U-21 soccer tourney

November 12, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The Federation of the Youths Soccer Club (FEYSOC) National Headquarters has  concluded  preparation for the commencement of the 2nd edition of His Royal Highness (HRH) Umaru Bago III Etsu Lapai of the Under-21 football competition to be held in Lapai, Niger state between  November 21-30, 2020. The tournament, which has 12 teams as participants, would cost N7,000,000 (seven million naira),  with the emir Read More

Farah, Arnold to make right decisions on Tokyo 2020-BA

November 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

British Athletics “trusts” Mo Farah and Hollie Arnold will make the “right decisions” regarding their Tokyo 2020 plans during their stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The duo are part of the line-up for the ITV show, which starts on Sunday.Last year, Farah, 37, revealed his plan to return to the track and bid for a Read More

LG polls: We don’t import voting materials – KANSIEC

October 12, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

As the much awaited local government elections in Kano is slated for January,16, 2021, Chairman Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC), Professor Garba Ibrahim Sheka has confirmed that the  commission is no longer importing  election materials from a foreign country. Speaking to newsmen on the preparations of the commission for conduct of the forthcoming election, Sheka said importing such materials had a serious financial Read More

VIDEO: How Nadal subdued Djokovic, picked 13th French Open title, equals Federer’s 20th grand slam

October 11, 2020 BBC 0

Rafael Nadal produced one of his finest French Open displays to stun Novak Djokovic and equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s titles. Spanish second seed Nadal outclassed world number one Djokovic in a 6-0 6-2 7-5 win, which clinched a record-extending 13th title at Roland Garros. Questions had been asked about 34-year-old Nadal’s level, but he responded Read More

Covid-19: Early preparation responsible for no fatality case in Taraba – Gov Ishaku

September 24, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Taraba state Governor, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, said his administration is expanding testing and treatment facilities for COVID-19 in preparation for the next phase of its campaign against the pandemic. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, on Thursday, quoted him as speaking in Jalingo when members of the Task Read More

We’ve begun preparations for 2021 Hajj – NAHCON

September 23, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commenced preparations for the 2021 Hajj exercise. Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Zikirulla Hassan, who said this in Yola on Wednesday, explained that much needed to be done to address issues arising from the cancellation of the exercise this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking when he led his Read More

Covid: Atletico Madrid boss Simeone tests positive

September 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has contracted coronavirus, the club have confirmed.The shock diagnosis comes just two weeks before their LaLiga season opener against Granada. An Atletico statement confirmed: “This Friday new tests were carried out on the whole group and the manager has given a positive result.“Simeone is isolated at home fulfilling quarantine.“Fortunately he does not present any symptoms Read More

NPFL: Rangers resume training on Monday

September 8, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Management of Rangers International F.C have set Sunday as resumption date for its old and new players for the fast approaching 2020/2021 NPFL season to arrive camp while training will start the following day. Rising from an elaborate meeting held over the zoom platform that had coaches, medical, media and management team in attendance, Monday, at the club’ administrative headquarters, Read More

Edo, Ondo polls: IG reads riot act to CPs on emerging trends, threats

August 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Edo and Ondo states Commissioners of Police (CPs) to rejig preparations ahead of the governorship elections coming up in the states. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. The IG said the order was to accommodate and address the threats and emerging Read More