Kwara gets additional COVID-19 testing centre

July 9, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state now has a second COVID-19 testing centre, which will be fully operational soon, the state government announced Thursday in a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye. The government also clarified that the disparity in figures from COVID -19 cases was due to the delayed declaration on the part of the Nigeria Centre for Read More

Police arrest notorious Abuja car thief in Niger

June 29, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The police have arrested an Abuja-based notorious car snatcher in Lambata area of Niger state.The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the state police command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, stated this Monday in a press release.He said, “Based on a tip-off, on 26/6/2020 at about 1630 hrs, a Police patrol team attached to Gawu Babangida division intercepted a Toyota Camry vehicle Read More

Anambra: Provost dies of COVID-19 complications

June 25, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

  The Provost, Nnamdi Azikiwe University College of Health Sciences,  Nnewi Campus, Professor Okwudili O. Udemezue, has been reported dead.Prof. Udemezu, who was suspected to have died of coronavirus symptoms, was alleged to had been at the Isolation Center of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, till his death on Thursday. A source alleged that the deceased’s sample was sent Read More

COVID-19: Ogun raises the alarm over teenage pregnancy among school girls

June 17, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state government has expressed worry over the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy among school girls as a result of school closure, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint in Abeokuta, the state capital, Wednesday, urged parents to encourage their children to visit the teenage Read More

Rainbow of incitement to hatred

June 16, 2020 Abdulyassar Abdulhamid 0

Nigeria today is on an incitement-to-hatred mode. Vested interests, for various reasons, are into play to make sure that advocacy to hatred to incite violence, discrimination and hostility is well played out – example are galore: herdsmen-media, Dangiwa’s letter to President Buhari and Kukah’s continual inciting statements. One may have assumed that the “herdsmen-media” have reached the apex of their evil Read More

Nasarawa assembly passes 15 bills, 16 resolutions in one year

June 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Wednesday, said it has passed 15 bills and 16 resolutions within the last one year. The Speaker of the house, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, disclosed this during the occasion of the end of the first session of the sixth assembly in Lafia.He described the sixth assembly as one of the best in the history of the Read More

Mabo wants local coach for Super Falcons

June 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Falcons handler, Coach Ismaila Mabo, has insisted that the mantle of coaching the senior female national team should be given to an indigenous coach in the country. Mabo was the head coach of the Nigerian women’s national team at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2000 Summer Olympics, and 2004 Summer Olympics. Mabo in an exclusive chat with Read More

Doping: Popular Nigerian athlete slammed 4-year ban

May 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former World Para Powerlifting and Paralympic, Esther Oyema, has been been hit with four years ban after she committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) made the announcement of the ban on its official website on Wednesday. Oyema, who won gold at London 2012 in the women’s up to 48kg, returned an adverse analytical finding for Read More

Kyrgios tells Murray: ‘You’re better than Djokovic’

May 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Andy Murray is a better player than Novak Djokovic and should have had a better career, according to Nick Kyrgios.Murray joined Kyrgios for an Instagram Live on Saturday where the Australian lauded his rival, who trails Djokovic 17-3 in Grand Slam titles.The basis for Kyrgios’ argument? Murray is better at returning his serve than Djokovic – a serve that has Read More

Dybala tests positive for coronavirus for 4th time

April 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Juventus and Argentine forward Paulo Dybala has tested positive for the coronavirus for the fourth time in six weeks. Dybala confirmed on March 21 that he and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini had contracted coronavirus after his first positive test for the disease. According to Spanish programme El Chiringuito, Dybala has had a total of four tests in six weeks as a result Read More

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COVID-19: Oyo, Edo FA suspends all football activities

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some Football Association have already toeing the directives from the Nigeria Football Federation on cessation from all football related activities in the country for the next four weeks, as a result of the global COVAD 19 pandemic. The board of the Oyo state Football Association, Edo State FA  are the early birds to complied with the latest development though they Read More

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UTME: JAMB takes fresh stand on first 2020 exam, releases new results *Code to use and know your result

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has declared that it has not cancelled the results of its examination conducted last Saturday as being speculated on the social media.  Also, the board has released another batch of results of about  450, 000 312 candidates that sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Tuesday. JAMB’s Head of Media and Read More

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Lagos govt to partner Institute for better competencies.

March 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

To ensure continuous improvement of the housing sector, the Lagos State Government has welcomed a proposal by the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) for a partnership arrangement for regular upgrading of the skills and competencies of artisans.The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for housing, Mr. Wasiu Akewusola, who spoke during a visit of NIOB to the Ministry of Housing in Ikeja, called Read More

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Equity market sustain decline profile, sheds N181bn

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange Monday sustained declining profile, shedding N181 billion.Spevifically, market capitalisation of listed equities declined by 1.27 per cent to N14.087 trillion from N14.268 trillion reported the previous day.The NSE All Share Index depreciated by 347.59 basis points to 27041.03 points from 27388.62 points traded on Friday.Investors traded 429.003 million shares valued at Read More

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NPFL: How Abia Warriors fans’ attack marred Enyimba clash, + results, scorers of other matchday 20 games

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

*MD 20 FULL TIME RESULTS #NPFL20*Nasarawa Utd 1-0* Jigawa GS Ikenna Ofor 65’*FC Ifeanyiubah 3-1 Sunshine Stars* Samuel Kalu 29’, Abdullahi Aliyu 42’, Chigozie Chilekwu 77’ – Uche Ihuarulam 22’*Kano Pillars 1-0 MFM*Usman Babalolo 23’*Rangers 1-2 Akwa Utd*Kenechukwu Agu 55’ – Ndifreke Effiong 13’, Akarandut Orok 70’*Kwara Utd 1-1 Rivers Utd*Dede Moughara 17’ (PEN) – Michael Enaruna 41’*Wikki 4-0 Lobi*Manu Garba 3’, Read More

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Bauchi re-run: PDP clinches Gamawa Federal Constituency seat

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Madaki Gololo, candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), has emerged winner of Saturday’s rerun elections for Gamawa Federal Constituency in Bauchi state. Announcing the result in Gamawa town on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Dr Abubakar Mayin of Federal University, Dutse, said Gololo polled 21,223 votes to defeat his rival, Isa Wabu of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Read More

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APC wins reps seat in Ogun

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Kolapo Osunsanya, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election for Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu North-East Federal Constituency in Ogun. INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Charles Onwuka, of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), announced the results on Saturday at Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode, collation centre of the constituency. Onwuka said that Read More

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Omeje emerges Nsukka LG chairmanship candidate in PDP primary

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chief Patrick Omeje, the immediate past chairman of Nsukka Local Government was on Tuesday nominated unopposed as chairmanship candidate in People Democratic Party (PDP) primary. With this victory, Omeje would be the candidate of the party in Nsukka LGA in the Feb. 29, LG election in Enugu State. Announcing the result of the election in Nsukka on Tuesday the returning Read More

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TETFund c’ttees are working round the clock – Prof. Darma

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The co-chairman and coordinator of impact assessment ad hoc committee of TETFund interventions in tertiary institutions, Nazifi Abdullahi Darma, a professor of Development Economics at the University of Abuja said ,Monday that  the three ad hoc committees inaugurated by the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund),  are working round the clock in order to achieve  result at the Read More

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Niger LG election: IPAC urges SIEC to declare Tafa result

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has called on the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) to release the result of Tafa local council election by announcing the result. The IPAC said the delay in the release of the result of the election was generating tension, adding that once the outcome was made public it would douse the current growing tension. Read More

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LG election: Kebbi PDP rejects results, heads to tribunal

November 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the results of local government election announced by the Kebbi State Independent Commission (KSIEC), held on October 26. The state PDP chairman, Mallam Haruna Saidu, said in Birnin Kebbi that the results announced by the commission did not reflect the true outcome of the election. “I hereby declare that the PDP has not only Read More

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How to avoid building collapse in FCT – Expert

October 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Abuja-based consultant engineer, Mr Olumoh Sharafadeen, has advised the public against engaging quacks in the construction and building industry, saying it often results in building collapse in the country. Sharafadeen, who is the managing director, Pure Tech Engineering Consultants Limited, gave this advice in an interview Tuesday in Abuja. He said it is necessary to get the right advice, the right design and Read More

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Ahead FIFA U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets begin MRI test

October 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Golden Eaglets on Thursday began their MRI age test for 50 players listed on a provisional squad for the U-17 World Cup in Brazil later this month. Results of the age tests will be known by next week and it is been conducted by reputable hospital in Abuja These tests have recently decimated the U-17 squad particularly the one Read More