Mosquito and malaria

Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Pictures: Ex-international, Abdul Sule, unveiled as Honey Badgers boss

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

History was made on Tuesday following the emergence of former Super Eagles player Abdul Kareem Sule as the chairman of one of the rising women clubs in Nigeria, Honey Badgers. Founded in 2019, Honey Badgers recently gained promotion to the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) championship. At a brief but remarkable handover ceremony in Abuja, President of Ratels Sports Development Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

I want to play in NPFL with Bendel Insurance – Tolulope Ojo

August 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

One of the brightest lights in Bendel Insurance brilliant performance in the current NNL, Tolulope Ojo, has reiterated his desire to play in the Nigeria Professional Football League next season with the Edo Gunners. The Ekiti State born talented youngster who joined Insurance from Lobi stars of Makurdi is a highly rated player in the promotion gunning team. The left-footed Read More

NNPC promotes, redeploys senior management staff

August 10, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

In a bid to strengthen and reposition the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) towards attaining global excellence and profitability, management of the corporation has announced the promotion and redeployment of some staff to fill key vacant positions. In a statement released by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru on Monday, Mr. Billy Okoye has been Read More

UNIDO, NOTAP partner to fast-track industrialization, poverty alleviation

August 6, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) revived their bilateral relationship to fast-track industrialization and eradicate poverty bedeviling Nigerian citizens. According to a press statement signed by the Public Relations and Protocol Unit of NOTAP, Raymond Onyenezi Ogbu, this was revealed when the country representative and head, Investment and Technology Promotion Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

NBC, Rite Foods suit resumes Sept 22

July 14, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned till September 22, proceedings in the suit between Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Ltd and Rite Foods Ltd. In the suit, marked FHC/L/CS/92/2021, both firms are locked in battle over alleged similarities or not between the logos of their energy drinks. Rite Foods had instituted a legal action against the NBC on February Read More

Military personnel seek AGF’s intervention in EFCC’s unending corruption investigation

June 15, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Director of Finance and Administration in the office of the National Security Adviser, Jafaru Mohammed, has called on the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to intervene in the unending investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in a case of conspiracy, stealing and money laundering. In a petition to the AGF Read More

NNPC restates commitment to sustainable environment

June 6, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it remains committed to the promotion of a sustainable environment across its operations, stressing that its energy transition programme and support for carbon neutral projects are proof of that commitment. The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, stated this at an event organised by the Group Health, Safety, and Environment Read More

La Liga: My goals ‘ll count if… – Sadiq Umar

June 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Almeria star, Sadiq Umar, has said it was painful after his club could not be promoted to La Liga at the end of the season. In an interview, Umar said, “To me the goals do not really count but the promotion is the main target of the club as it should have been a collective responsibility to promote the team Read More

NSCDC boss warns promoted officers against corruption

June 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Audi, has threatened serious sanction against any officer of the Corps cought in the act of corruption  saying such will not be tolerated under his watch. Speaking Wednesday at the Corps national headquarters in Abuja, while decorating five new Acting Deputy Commandant Generals (ACGs) and 12 Read More

Bauchi workers appeal for regular promotions

May 2, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Workers in Bauchi state have appealed to governor Bala Mohammed for regular release and implementation of promotions to all deserving officers. Bauchi state chairman Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Danjuma Saleh made the appeal on Saturday during the commemoration of the 2021 international workers day. According to him, the promotions are not coming as at when due lamenting that passing Read More

UFC to fight in Africa in 2022 in honour of Kanaru Usman

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigerian born African champion, Kanaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain world MMA title as the world welterweight champion in the early hours of Sunday 25th April 2021 (WAT), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to stage the 2022 champions fight in Africa in honour of the current champion.  Following Kamaru Usman’s electrifying title defense, at the weekend, the Read More

Don’t deploy military to South-east, Ohaneze warns FG

April 18, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ohaneze Nigbo Worldwide Sunday warned the federal government against deploying Military to South-east region, saying it may lead to the braking up of the country. This was contained in a statement signed and made available to Blueprint by the Secretary General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro. Isiguzoro noted that the southeast had  remained the safest place for foreign and local investments Read More

Tinubu is a man of excellence, APC celebrates national leader at 69

March 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described its national leader and former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a man of “excellence, true Democrat and a great leader.” Tinubu turns 69-year of age on Monday 29th of March 2021.In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja  by the APC’s National Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, Read More

PTAD committed to recognising hard work – ES

March 17, 2021 Edet Udoh 0

The Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Dr. Chioma Ejikeme, has re-affirmed the management’s commitment to recognizing hard work and career progression. She stated this while congratulating two acting directors on the confirmation of their appointment and fifteen (15) PTAD staff on their success in the 2020 Promotion Exercise. The successful officers range from the junior to senior cadre Read More

Expect timely promotion, payment of arrears, NSCDC boss, Audi assures personnel

March 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has assured officers and men of the Corps of timely promotion and credible deployment in his bid to rejig, revamp, rejuvenate and reposition the agency. He gave the assurance while addressing the personnel during his review of the first Muster Parade at the National Headquarters Read More

PSC promotes 9 CPs, 9 DCPs, 20,338 other senior officers

January 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 20,356 senior Police officers including nine Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and nine Deputy Commissioner to Commissioners of Police (DCPs) to CP. PSC Head, Press, and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said: “The promotion Read More

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Kukah as member of Vatican Congregation

January 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Catholic Pontiff Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto as a Member of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting of Integral Human Development. In a statement signed last night by Fr Christopher A. OmotoshoDirector, Social Communications, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, said the appointment was contained in a recent letter signed by His Eminence, Cardinal Read More

IGP promotes 16 EndSARS victims, 82,763 others

November 23, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has approved the promotion of 16 police officers who were killed during the EndSARS protests, and 70 others injured during the protests, alongside 82,693 others. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said the promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspectors; 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants; Read More

Defender Hegazi leaves West Brom for Saudi side Al-Ittihad

October 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Ahmed Hegazi has joined Al-Ittihad on loan from West Brom until the end of the season, when he will sign a permanent deal with the Saudi club. The 29-year-old Egypt defender scored four goals in 104 appearances for the Baggies after joining from Egyptian side El Ahly in 2017.He made 14 starts last season as West Brom won promotion to Read More

French Open winner Swiatek to quarantine after contact with Covid-19

October 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

French Open winner Iga Swiatek is feeling good, but will quarantine, after she met Polish President Andrzej Duda who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus. “Neither I nor members of my team have symptoms of coronavirus. We carry out tests regularly. We will quarantine ourselves in accordance with current procedures,” the 19-year-old tennis star said in a Twitter post.Fresh from winning Read More