NFSC honours Pele, opens condolence register

January 5, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s foremost supporters club, Nigeria Football Supporters Club, (NFSC) has nonoured king of football, Arantes Dos Nascimento , Pele , in Lagos. The legend was laid to rest on Tuesday in Brazil with the NFSC opening a condolence register in Lagos  for its members and the public to express their feelings about late Pele in recognition of his immense contribution Read More

Cape Verde emerges first country to name stadium after Pele

January 4, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Cape Verde’s national stadium is to be renamed after Pele, the country’s prime minister has said. The 15,000-seater Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde, located just outside the capital Praia, will become the Pele Stadium. The news comes after Fifa’s president Gianna Infantino proposed – while speaking at Pele’s memorial service in Brazil – that every country should name a stadium Read More

Morocco players, officials receive Royal Awards after heroic welcome

December 22, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Members of the Atlas Lions of Morocco and officials received royal awards from the country’s monarch, King Mohammed VI, following the team’s impressive performance at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. Morocco made history in Qatar as they became the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. According to Moroccan national news agency MAP EXPRESS, following Read More

Sterling clinches 5th straight great place to work 

December 8, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc, has set a new milestone by winning the overall Best Place to Work title for the fifth consecutive year at the annual Great Place to Work awards. The award which is held in Lagos recognises the best Nigerian firms to work for, with Sterling receiving first place in the Large Corporates category, ahead of multinationals such as Read More

NPFL: Wike bestows highest honour on players, officials of Rivers United

December 4, 2022 Editorial IV 0

he Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has bestowed one of the highest awards in the state on players and officials of Rivers United football club of Port Harcourt. The award, Governor’s Medal of Service (GMS), is the third highest distinction in Rivers State Order conferred on individuals in recognition of their exceptional service/performance in any field of human endeavour. Wike Read More

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Mane’s statue unveiled in Senegal

November 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A statue of Senegal and Bayern Munich forward, Sadio Mane, has been unveiled in his hometown of Bambali. Mane who joined Bayern in the summer after spending six years at Liverpool, continues to do incredible work in Bambali – a village in the south of Senegal. The 30-year-old donated significant sums of money to help improve the conditions of the Read More

CNL: Splashing $10bn on Nigerian suppliers, service providers in 10 years

December 15, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Benjamin Umuteme writes on how Chevron Nigerian Limited has impacted Nigeria’s economy since its operation in teh country.   December 1, 2021, Chevron Nigeria Limited (“CNL”), operator of the joint venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, (“NNPC”) – “NNPC/CNL JV” – marked 60 years of its operations in Nigeria.  It was on December 1, 1961 that Gulf Oil Company, a Read More

9 burnt beyond recognition in Niger multiple crash

November 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Nine persons have  reportedly been burnt  beyond recognition in an  accident involving two cars and two trailers in Edati area of Niger state.The accident, it was learnt,  occurred on Monday at about 10am. According to an eyewitness account, the accident occurred when a speeding sharon bus rammed into the trailer heading to Minna.It was said to have bursted into flames Read More

NUJ press week: Makinde emerges Best Media-Friendly Governor

November 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde is to be honoured as the Best Media-Friendly Governor by the state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Monday, November, 29. According to a statement jointly issued by Oyo NUJ chairman, Comrade Ademola Babalola, press week committee chairman, Comrade Joseph Okwuofu and the committee secretary, Comrade Jeremiah Olalekan Oke, the honour Read More

SRTV set for ‘next president’ TV Reality show December

October 26, 2021 Godwin Osafhae 0

SRTV a digital multicast, multicultural arts, entertaining and life style online streaming television is set for the second edition of its talent Expo program scheduled to take place between 1st and 5th of December at the velodrome facility, MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja Nigeria. According to Victor Otabor, the head strategy at Rinet Limited, this year event will unveil the Read More

Group confers award on NYSC boss, others

October 15, 2021 Eleojo Idachaba 0

The director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has been conferred with the fellowship of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN). This honour was bestowed on the DG at the 66th annual conference of the society held in Enugu. In his welcome address, the president of the society, Prof. Okpeh Okpeh Jr., said ibrahim and other Read More

Niger: Court stops appointment of Sarkin Sudan Kontagora, restrains govt from issuing staff of office

October 12, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna High Court has ordered Mohammed Barau Kontagora to stop parading himself as the 7th Sarkin Sudan Kontagora by virtue of the selection purportedly held on 19th day of September 2021. The court gave the order Tuesday after hearing the motion ex-parte moved by Barrister W. Y Mamman on behalf of 15 plaintiffs. Presided over by Justice Abdullahi Mikailu, Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

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Anglican Communion: Nike Diocese announces programme for 5th Synod in Enugu

October 6, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Nike Diocese (Anglican Communion) has announced that the third session of her 5th Synod shall hold from Thursday, October 14, 2021, to Sunday, October 17, 2021, at St. Peter’s Church, Thinker’s Corner, Enugu, Enugu State. According to a statement signed by the Bishop, the Rt. Rev’d. Dr. Christian Onyeka Onyia, as a religious and social organization, the church has Read More

FCT monarchs hail NBA chair on community development

October 4, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Traditional rulers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have commended the vice chairman Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Gwagwalada branch, Barr David Aigbefoh for his contributions towards the development to community. The traditional rulers, led by the Hakimi, Alhaji Hussaini Barde, gathered Saturday to celebrate this worthy citizen of Nigeria for his giant strides and enormous contributions to the growth Read More

Kogi’s Yahaya Bello bags Governor of the Year Award

October 1, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has been nominated for the the award of ‘Governor of the Year’ by a high profile online news platform, Politics Today as part of activities marking its second anniversary. Bello, the assessment committee explained, became eligible for the prestigious award having scaled all the strict standards of excellence laid by the management of the Read More

Edo correspondents laud reappointment of Osagie as media aide

September 29, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Correspondents’ Chapel in Edo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has congratulated Mr. Crusoe Osagie over his reappointment as special adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media Projects. This was just as the journalists commended the governor for finding Crusoe worthy to manage a very critical department of government. The chapel said Crusoe’s appointment Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

How I’ve fared in the past 18 years – Etsu Nupe

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

His Royal Highness Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, is marking his 18thanniversary on the throne today while tomorrow, Sunday, is his 69th birthday. To commemorate the two significant events, the chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, spoke to journalists on his experiences down the line, the reasons behind the insecurity currently ravaging the North, among others. AWAAL GATA was Read More

Matawalle, others for Int’l award as peace achievers celebrate 10th anniversary

September 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

It’s with emotions, joy and satisfaction that Peace Ambassador Agency Worldwide, organisers of Northern Nigeria Peace Award, Nigeria Youths Conference, Big Dreams Talent Show and Peace Achievers International Awards would be marking her 10-years of promoting Africa and the global business community. The organisation which is known for championing peace through the Peace education programmes, Rural developmental project and others. Read More

Yobe: Clerics task residents on charity

September 5, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

In recognition of the significant role that charity plays in alleviating human suffering, the United Nations has set aside the 5th of September every year to create awareness by sensitizing and mobilizing groups and individuals to promote charitable efforts. It is against this background that, Blueprint correspondent interviewed some religious leaders in Damaturu yobe state capital on the significants of Read More

Dana Air win double security awards

September 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Domestic carrier, Dana Air and the company’s Chief Security Officer recently cart home the Best Security Conscious airline and Best Security Conscious Chief Security Officer at a Security Conference and Awards ceremony put together by International Institute of Professional Security. Director General of the Institute, Dr Tony Ofoyetan, stated that ”we commend the awesome efforts of Dana Air in ensuring Read More

Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu and colours of service

September 1, 2021 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

In 2019, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu shook hands again with destiny with her appointment as Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where she has slowly but steadily blazed the trail with remarkable achievements. As a minister of state, Dr Ramatu Tijjani has shown rare promise, indicating penetrating vision and a clear grasp of issues which are enabling her to 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