PICTURES: G12 academy helped my career – Hogan Effiong

October 14, 2021 Editor 0

Rising Nigerian star, Hogan Effiong, has expressed his gratitude to G12 Academy, for helping him build his stamina and skills, which provided him the stage to stardom. The offensive player is the rave of the moment in Latvia league. He took a retrospective look at his early playing days with G12 academy, who gave him the platform to excel as Read More

N-Power batch C employment: Here are things to know on physical verification, PPA enrollment

September 7, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

As Npower batch C Beneficiaries begin physical verification and deployment processes on Friday, here are things to note so as to avoid disqualification and late payment of stipends. Late PPA enrollment simply means a situation whereby a deployed Npower beneficiaries refused to complete his or her deployment process on time. The deployment process of an Npower beneficiary starts from physical Read More

Sweet moment! Man proposes to visually impaired athlete at 2020 Paralympics

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

When you suffer the disappointment of missing out on qualification in your Paralympics race, getting a surprise proposal from your partner is one way to get over it. That’s what happened to Cape Verde para-athlete Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo, who failed to qualify for the women’s 200m T11 semi-finals by coming last in her heat, only for her guide – Manuel Antonio Vaz de Read More

Sanusi to commission Egypt, Angola World Cup qualifier in Cairo

August 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football to serve as the match commissioner for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match between hosts Egypt and Angola taking place in Cairo on Wednesday. CAF has already moved the game, earlier scheduled for Thursday, 2nd September forward by a Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

No ethnic or religious bias in FUHSO – VC

August 19, 2021 our correspondent 0

The management of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo (FUHSO) in Benue state has dismissed as false and unfounded allegation of appointment of principal officers of the institution on ethnic or religious considerations. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Innocent Ujah, in a statement, Thursday, said the appointment of principal officers of the university was made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Read More

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles ready for Egypt, others –Rohr

August 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says his ‘young team’ will be ready to face any opponent at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The three-time champions will face Egpyt, Sudan and Guinea- Bissau in Group D. The competition which will be staged in five cities will start on January 9 and end on February 6, 2022. “We Read More

ICSAN gets new president as Ayeku completes tenure

August 17, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria’s leading professional body authorised in Nigeria to conduct examinations for qualification of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) penultimate Thursday elected Taiwo Owokalade as its new president. Owokalade took over from Bode Ayeku, who held sway as president of the Institute for two years, as the 28th president of the institute. Owokalade Read More

Umeoji, Soludo and the verdict of equity in APGA

August 5, 2021 Sunny Igboanugo 0

There was this drunken lawyer that I met back then in Asaba, Delta State. It was during the tribunal case involving then Governor, the late Olorogun Felix Ibru and Eric Opia. Ibru became governor on the back of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), as against Opia’s National Republican Congress (NRC), the two political parties that former Military President, the gap-toothed Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court, according to the extract released by the APC, the court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Read More

Team Nigeria’s 4 x 400m Olympics qualification excites Onyali

June 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Team Nigeria’s 4×400m female relay team qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been discribed as mission accomplished by former African, Commonwealth and Nigerian 100 & 200m champion Mary Onyali. According to the Special Adviser on Sports to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mary Onyali who is also an Olympic medalist, “Team Nigeria’s qualification in the relay in Read More

Former Bayelsa commissioner berates group for issuing 7-day ultimatum to petroleum minister

June 16, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

A former Commissioner in Bayelsa state and Public affairs Commentator, Chief Nathan Egba Ologo, has described the 7-day ultimatum, recently issued to the Hon. Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr Timipre Sylva by a civil rights group, calling for the withdrawal of the nomination of Dr Samuel Ogbuku for the position of Managing Director of the NDDC, as “highly vexatious Read More

Buhari appoints new aides for First Lady

June 7, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Rukayyatu Abdulkareem Gurin as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs in the Office of the First Lady. She is a Doctorate degree holder in Curriculum Instruction from the University of Maiduguri. She was at various times a Lecturer at the University of Maiduguri; a Deputy Director at Read More

Wrestling: Agiomor books first ever Olympic ticket for Nigeria

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ekerekeme Agiomor will be the only Nigerian male wrestler at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after securing qualification to the global multi-sport showpiece on the final day of the Africa/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Hammamet, Tunisia. Wrestling in the 86kg Freestyle event, the 2018 African champion produced three big wins to seal a first-ever Olympic berth. In his opening quarter-final bout, Read More

Nigeria can win AFCON – Egbayelo

April 1, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

… Calls for early preparations Nigeria’s qualification for next year’s AFCON slated to hold in Cameroun has continued to elicit excitements among lovers of Nigerian football at home and diaspora. Speaking from his base in Tokyo, Japan, sportspreneur and president of Iganmu FC, Abayomi Egbayelo expressed his happiness on the feat achieved by Super Eagles who defeated Lesotho 3-0 in Read More

Breaking: Crocodiles invade Lagos ahead Super Eagles AFCON clash

March 29, 2021 Editor 0

The Crocodiles of Lesotho a while ago arrived Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre Lagos day ahead of a dead rubber Nation’s Cup qualifying match against Super Eagles. Already, Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified but Lesotho being at the bottom of group L won’t be at Cameroon for 2022 continental showpiece. While Super Eagles beat Benin one nil at Port Novo on Read More

Pius Anyim Pius: Still impacting his milieu at 60, by James Ume

February 19, 2021 James Ume 0

He is no less a child of providence, wielding influence with alluring humility and exemplary focus. He has spoken and continues to speak to both regional and national uncertainties and fears with courage and conviction. He has demonstrated with his life’s trajectory that law, spirituality, politics and philanthropy fundamentally address transformation of the human condition for good. To-date, he unabashedly Read More

F/Eagles beat Trippe 44 to claim second friendly win

November 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Flying Eagles vs Trippe 44 in actionNigeria’s Flying Eagles recorded their second friendly win after defeating Tripple 44 Football Club 3-0 in Abuja on Tuesday morning. The friendly is part of preparations for the Flying Eagles ahead of the WAFU B Zonal qualifiers where they are drawn in Group B with Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.The WAFU B Zonal will serve Read More

F/Eagles start preparations for WAFU Nations Cup

October 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Flying Eagles started preparations for the WAFU UFOA B zonal qualification tournament on Wednesday in AbujaThe team was earlier expected to kick-start preparations for the competition last weekend but it was postponed to this week following the End Sars protests in some parts of the country. Head coach of the team Ladan Bosso took charge of the training session Read More

Rename NPF as Nigeria Police Service, give corps members military training – Bakare

October 26, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

A former vice presidential candidate to President Muhammadu Buhari and General Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Sunday proposed a change in the appellation of the current Nigeria Police Force to Nigeria Police Service while the minimum entry qualification should be an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) obtained from a recognised polytechnic. Bakare, a social crusader whose church started Read More

Olympic-bound Anyanacho makes top 30 game changers list

August 15, 2020 Editor 0

Months after picking Olympic ticket ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Malala Fund has named the Nigerian taekwondo athlete, Elizabeth Anyanacho, as one of the 30 Game Changers of 2020. The 21-year-old became the first female Nigerian taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Games in 16 years. She secured one of two berths available in the women’s under-67-kilogramme event at the African Read More