NPFL: Clubs bow, agree to play abridged league

January 4, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Against the backdrop of the ongoing disagreement between the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) organizers, Interim Management Committee (IMC) and the 20 Club  majority ofwhom  have revolved to align and playing the 2022/23 abridged league proposed by the IMC after initially kicking against the idea. According to some of the club managers, they noted that they are not against the process of Read More

JAMB announces when 2023 UTME, Direct Entry registration, examination will kick-off 

December 20, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved the commencement of registration for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from January 24 to February 14, 2023. The Board also fixed March 16, 2023, for the conduct of its optional mock-UTME. This is contained in a statement by the board’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, Read More

2023 UTME: Candidates can now generate profile codes – JAMB

December 12, 2022 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

As part of its measures to ensure a smooth 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that prospective  candidates can now generate their profile codes and save same for use during registration.  This was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint Monday by JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Read More

2023: INEC raises alarm over 132, 626 uncollected PVCs In Anambra 

December 7, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wednesday December 7, 2022 lamented over 132, 626 uncollected Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) in Anambra State. The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Mrs Queen Elizabeth Agwu, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting held at their headquarters in Awka, urging the media and others to sensitise populace for collections. The unclaimed PVCs, according to Read More

Register vocational courses alongside course of study, VC charges students 

November 28, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The vice chancellor of Federal University Lokoja (FUL) ,  Professor Olayemi Akunwumi, has charged the newly admitted  students of the institution to register for a vocational skill alongside their course of study. He assured that  the students  will be certificated at the end of third year. Professor Akunwumi gave the charge in his address at the matriculation ceremony of the Read More

CVR: INEC records 9.2m registrants in week 5

May 18, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday released figures recorded in quarter four, week five as at 7am, Monday 16th May 2022 on the ongoing voter registration. According to figures from the office of the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the figure for fresh registrants was 9,238,991. Those who completed the registration totalled 5,845,751 which Read More

About 60m subscribers submitted their NINs – MTN

May 2, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc says approximately 60 million subscribers have submitted their NINs, as at April 25, representing about 85 per cent of its subscriber base. The Telecom giant which disclosed this in its unaudited results for the first quarter of 2022, said it has supported the federal government’s regulation on SIM enrollment and also complied with the directive. It Read More

INEC’s fresh registration now over 7m

March 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says fresh registration in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) is 7,009,343 as at 7 a.m on March 14. The commission in the quarter 3, Week 10 update released on Monday in Abuja, also disclosed that the registrants who had completed their registration was 4,009,361 out of which 1,687,540 were done online and Read More

Voter education: CSOs urge Nigerians to support INEC

March 1, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Nigerians have been urged to support the Independent NationalElectoral Commission (INEC), political parties, Civil SocietyOrganisations, as well as security agencies towards strengtheningdemocratic process in the country. The urge was made by the Coalition of INEC accredited DomisticElection Observer Group, at a press conference, held in Jos. The text of the press conference, read by Bafunshoo Tunde, afterobserving the bye-elections that Read More

Breaking: JAMB reveals date for 2022 UTME, DE registration

January 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Monday, announced February 12, 2022 as the date for the commencement of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) examination. This was made known via the board’s weekly bulletin released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin. In the timeline of events attached to the Read More

40m membership: We ‘ll win Anambra, victorious in 2023 general elections – APC

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that it will win the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and later win the 2023 general elections with its membership strength of over 40 million. The ruling party has boasted that governorship  elections in Ekiti and Osun states will be in their favour. Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee Read More

Senate summons FUTO VC, 2 lecturers over victimisation of student

October 10, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has again summoned the management of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), over alleged victimisation, extortion and criminal breach of duty. Also summoned are two lecturers of the institution, Williams Akionbare and C. Onanuju. They are to appear for the public hearing on a petition written by the law chamber Read More

Over 180m telephone lines now linked to NIN – NCC

October 5, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that over 180 million telephone lines are now linked with the National Identity Numbers (NIN). This disclosure was made via an address by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Danbatta on Tuesday, during the Public Inquiry on three Regulatory Instruments on the Rule Making Process at the Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

2023: INEC berates low voters registration in Ogun

September 23, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has frowned at the low level of registration of eligible voters in Ogun state compared to other states in the country. The new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Olusegun Agbaje disclosed this to newsmen Thursday during a media parley held at the INEC state office, Abeokuta. Agbaje stated that some states especially in the Read More

Commercial motorcyclist commit suicide in Osun, jumps into river

September 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A commercial motorcyclist, Wednesday, killed himself by jumping into Osun river in Osogbo, Osun state capital. The incident happened around 4:15pm at Gbodofon bridge, old governor’s office, along Ibadan road, Osogbo. It was gathered that the motorcyclist came down on his motorcycle and jumped into the river. Eyewitness account revealed that he was receiving call immediately he parked his motorcycle Read More

Gulder Ultimate Search: The Form, how to apply

September 1, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Organisers say the new season of GUS is open to receiving applications from Nigerians between 21-35 years from September 1, 2021, via its online registration platform www.gulderultimatesearch.ng How do you do it?To submit an application, all you have to do is head to the GUS website. Here, applicants must enter their personal details, upload a photograph, and answer a few Read More

Expectations as Gulder Ultimate Search returns

September 1, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

After years of hiatus, Nigerian reality television series, Gulder Ultimate Search (also called GUS), created and sponsored by brewing company, Nigerian Breweries Plc, will return to the screen going by revelation of the beer manufacturing firm. The show which borders on the survival instincts of its contestants dominated the Nigerian airwaves in the early 2000s. The show which began in Read More

CVR: Over 2m Nigerians registered online in 8weeks – INEC

August 23, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday stated that “the number of fresh registrants since the launch of the online registration portal on 28th June 2021 has now exceeded two million.” A statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education (IVEC) Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said “as at 7am today Monday 23rd August 2021, the number of Read More

Woman killed in Osun accident

August 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A woman, whose name could not be ascertained, has been killed in an auto accident that occurred in Osogbo, Osun state capital.  It was gathered that the driver immediately ran away, leaving the car at the scene of the accident.  The accident occurred around Women and Children Development Foundation, WOCDIF, ring road, Osogbo, Monday evening.  The spokesperson of Federal Road Read More

CVR: INEC disowns fake online portal

August 14, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it has discovered a fake online portal on the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in circulation on the social media platform. The election umpire stated this in a press release, by its National Commissioner and chairman Information and Voter education committee, Festus Okoye Esq, posted on it’s Facebook page, Friday. He said the attention Read More

Ex- footballers reconnect with Lagos Legends Club

August 10, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

A group of legendary ex-footballers who once lived and plied their trades in Lagos, have come together under the umbrella, Lagos Legends Club.The group which was formed August, 2018 by ex-Nigeria international and former Chairman of Lagos FA, Waidi Akanni, last Sunday held a virtual meeting that saw an impressive turn out of members within in the country, and the Read More

CVR: Fresh registrants now 1,609,981 – INEC

August 9, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that as at 7am on Monday, the number of online fresh registrants has now risen to 1,609,981 while 195,591 citizens have completed their physical registration. A statement Monday by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, saidthe commission appealed to all eligible citizens to seize the Read More

2023: Youth targeting substantial number of elective public offices -Aliyu

August 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Aliyu Mohammed, a chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Plateau state chapter, in this interview with MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU, enumerates  reasons the youth should be supported to occupy substantial positions in the party. The APC is led by caretaker committee at all strata, are you satisfied with the arrangement? In every thing that people do, there must Read More