Odey completes loan switch to French club Amiens SC

September 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Stephen Odey has completed a season-long loan transfer to French second division club Amiens SC from Belgian club KRC Genk.This followed a successful medical at the French club, who have an option to buy the striker after the loan. L’Equipe reported Odey is a direct replacement for winger Ulrick Eneme Ella, who is on his way to the Premier League in Read More

Should change of service chiefs be the cardinal concern?

August 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The notion of anticipating miraculous security transformation as soon as the current service chiefs are surrogated, keeps growing profoundly in the minds of many Nigerians. What is of paramount significance, remains beyond the ‘call for change’ headlines. Although the probability of security restoration is unignorable if our military service chiefs are replaced, yet, the key factors sabotaging the collective relentless Read More

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Monaco sack Robert Moreno after 7-months

July 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Robert Moreno has been sacked by Monaco after only seven months in charge of the Ligue 1 club.The 42-year-old took over last December when they were seventh in the table – they eventually finished ninth when the season was halted early because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Our paths are separating earlier than expected,” said Monaco vice-president Oleg Petrov.“Robert did everything Read More

Martins rejoins Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua

July 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria forward Obafemi Martins has rejoined Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua as replacement for Odion Ighalo. Martins, 35, last featured in a competitive game more than two years ago. The pacy forward has struggled to stay fit due to hamstring injury. His last game was in April 2018 for Shenhua, for whom he scored 32 goals in 59 matches Read More

NNPC: Don’t replace Mahmoud Attah, Northern parliament begs Buhari

July 9, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern Parliament has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow people with parochial interest tamper with the list of NNPC board members as announced by his government, particularly the rumoured replacement of Alhaji Mahmoud Adamu Attah.  Addressing correspondent on Thursday in Kaduna on their open letter to President Buhari, Speaker of the Northern parliament, Dr Awwal Aliyu, and the Secretary, Read More

Osimhen, pals leave Lagos isolation center after quarantine

June 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles trio of Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu and Imoh Ezekiel have reportedly been freed at Lagos isolation center after spending 14 days in quarantine due to COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the entire world.  Victor Osimhen took to social media on May 24 to confirm the death of his father stressing that his demise has brought pain to him Read More

50,000 Filipinos seafarers trapped onboard ships

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Between 40,000 and 50,000 Filipinos seafarers were stuck on board cargo ships and waiting for their replacement crews after international ports around the globe were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to migrant and recruitment expert, Emmanuel Geslani. Citing a report from the International Chamber of Shipping, Geslani said that Filipino seafarers were among the 150,000 seafarers working onboard Read More

Anambra 2021: At last, Ngige opens up

May 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former governor of Anambra state and Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has advised governorship aspirants in the state 2021 gubernatorial race to leave him out of their mischief. The minister stated this in reaction to claim that he was mobilising to replace incumbent Governor Willie Obiano in 2021.   He dismissed the insinuation replete in the social Read More

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Club Brugge reject €10m Dortmund bid for Dennis

April 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Club Brugge have turned down a €10m offer from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund for Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis. According to reports in the German media, the bid was rejected by Club Brugge, who value Dennis between € 25 and €30. Dortmund are in the market for a replacement for England winger Jadon Sancho who is expected to leave the club this summer. Read More

Osimhen can become one of the best strikers in the world – Aiyegbeni

April 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

FIFA ambassador Yakubu Aiyegbeni has backed Lille forward Victor Osimhen to become one of the best strikers in the world. The 21-year-old has been in dazzling form for his French top-flight outfit following his move from Sporting Charleroi. The Great Danes have invested considerable faith in the Nigerian since acquiring him as a replacement for Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe. However, there is a sense the 2015 Read More

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La Liga allow Barca to make emergency striker signing

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Spain’s footballing authorities have given Barcelona the green light to make an emergency signing after confirming forward Ousmane Dembele will miss at least the next six months with a hamstring issue. The France international, who joins fellow striker Luis Suarez on the sidelines, underwent surgery in Finland last week. Barca, who allowed youngster Carles Perez to leave for AS Roma in January on loan Read More

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Rodgers is my mentor – Ndidi

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Super Eagles and Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has given credit to club manager, Brendan Rodgers for the tremendous improvement noted in his game. The Nigeria international admits that there has been a massive improvement in his game but acknowledges the impact Rodgers has had on his progress. Ndidi is widely regarded as one of the world’s best midfielders, and Read More

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INEC to commence voter registration soon- Oyo REC

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, Mr Mutiu Agboke, says the continuous voters registration would soon commence. Agboke made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday in Iseyin. He said the exercise would capture new registrants and those that have issues with their PVCs such as replacement of lost or defaced cards and  transfers from former locations. Read More

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Edo APC faction sacks spokesman 

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has removed the suspended State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Christian Azebamwan. In a statement, by the state Assistant Secretary, Ikuenobe Anthony Esq, Azebamwan’s removal was reached at the end of the meeting of the State Executive Committee which include Local Government Area (LGA) Party Chairmen. The party also nominated Rev. Read More

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Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former world number one Venus Williams has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International after suffering an “unexpected setback” in training. The 39-year-old, who won the last of her seven Grand Slam singles titles in 2008, hopes to play in Adelaide before the Australian Open on 20 January. A replacement for the world number 52 will be announced on Thursday. World Read More

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Ohakim, Araraume, others jostle for Uwajumogu’s seat

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Less than one week after the death of the senator representing Imo North senatorial zone (Okigwe zone), Ben Uwajumogu, heavy weight politicians from the zone have indicated readiness to take part in a fresh election expected to hold in the next few weeks for replacement.  Our correspondent gathered that those at the forefront of the contest are former governor, Sir Ikedi Read More

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Plateau: Crises deepen as PDP sacks acting chairman, endorses Hassan

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barely a fortnight following the resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in the state, the State Executive Committee (SEC) has removed the acting chairman Hon Amos Gombi and endorsed Hon. Chris Hassan as his replacement. The SEC members said the decision was base on Section 47 (6) of the PDP constitution, which stipulates that Plateau North was expected Read More

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3 LGAs likely to celebrate Christmas in Anambra in darkness

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

There is indication that some Anambra state residents might celebrate Christmas and New Year festivities in darkness as vandals allegedly destroyed some facilities of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in the area, leading to a total blackout at some parts of the state since on Sunday. Blueprint learnt that some of the affected areas include Awka, the state capital Read More

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AFCON qualifier: Enyimba’s Anaemena called up for Super Eagles vs Lesotho clash as camp bubbles

November 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Enyimba defender Ifeanyi Anaemena has been called up to Super Eagles AFCON 2021 qualifying squad to face the Benin Republic and Lesotho as a late replacement for Bryan Idowu who misses out because of passport issues, the team’s Twitter handle has announced. Anaemena was in action for Enyimba at the weekend in the NPFL where he conceded a penalty and was sent off Read More

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Ikhana solicits for N10m to do hip surgery

November 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Green Eagles defender, Kadiri Ikhana has called for financial support from Nigerians to enable him undergo three surgeries. Ikhana who made the call in an interview on Sunday in Abuja, said the surgery would cost N10 million naira. He explained that he was advised by the medical Director, Dr. Christopher Otabor of Alliance Hospital in Abuja to undergo a hip Read More

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Bayern vacant job: Ex-Arsenal coach Wenger loses out

November 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Arsene Wenger is out of the race to become the next head coach of Bayern Munich, according to Sky in Germany. The 70-year-old spoke to chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on the phone on Wednesday but, after an initial conversation, it was decided the Frenchman was no longer an option for the role. The former Arsenal boss was on Bayern’s wanted list Read More

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Environmental challenge: FEC okays conversion of natural gas to methanol

October 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved the conversion of natural gas to methanol in order to address the environmental challenge caused by gas flaring in the country.This was disclosed by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Read More

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Actress goes naked, celebrates 73rd birthday

October 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

American actress, Suzanne Marie Somers celebrated her 73rd birthday by sharing her nude photo on Instagram. She captioned the photo, “Here I am at 73 in my Birthday Suit!!!” The actress and famed Thigh-master spokeswoman has previously spoken about how she maintains her health, telling ET in 2017 that she relies on exercise and “maybe 60 vitamins a day.” “I Read More