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

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DR Congo want Rohr, seek to lure German out of Super Eagles’ job

August 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr is a subject of interest for the chieftains of Congolese Football Association (FECOFA, who are eager to hire the German as replacement for Florent Ibenge. Ibenge, 57, quit as head coach of the Leopards on Wednesday, ending his five-year stint with the team. He had been in charge of Dr Congo since August 2014 Read More

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Allardyce turns down return to Newcastle United

July 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Sam Allardyce said he turned down a possible return to Newcastle United after Rafael Benitez left the club. Benitez left St James’ Park at the end of June after his contract expired, and joined Chinese side Dalian Yifang. Allardyce had previously managed Newcastle between 2007 and 2008, and claims he was considered as a possible replacement for Benitez. His last Read More

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Barcelona sign Valencia ‘keeper Neto for £23m

June 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Neto from Valencia for an initial 26m euros (£23.3m), plus 9m euros in add-ons. Neto joins the La Liga champions on a four-year deal as a direct replacement for Jasper Cillessen who joined Valencia for 35m euros on Wednesday. The deal will keep the 29-year-old at Barcelona until the end of the 2022-23 season. A buyout Read More

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Rufai storms Umuahia replacement in Eagles for grassroots coaches

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Super Eagles captain, Peter Rufai will on Friday tutor some Grassroots coaches in Abia State on recent trends in developing grassroots players. The Football Coaching Clinic which is being packaged by Carl Academy and Football College Umuahia, a brain child of Abia Warriors chairman, Pastor Emeka Inyama is expected to be declared open by the Abia State Sports Commissioner Read More

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Nigeria Police, IGP Idris need support not condemnation

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The recent wave of attacks, condemnation and name-calling against the Nigeria Police Force as an institution and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, as a person, has become a source of concern to well-meaning Nigerians. It is even more worrisome to hear such attacks and condemnations coming from those who are supposed to know and understand the Read More