Breaking: FCTA re-introduces pack and pay policy

April 13, 2021 Muhammad Tanimu 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has reintroduced the park and pay policy in the city centre. Briefing Journalists Tuesday in Abuja, the Acting Secretary FCT Transportation Secretariat, Usman Yahaya said reintroducing the on-street parking policy was to bring about sanity in the city. Recall that the park and pay system became a controversial issue about five years ago before Read More

Fire guts Bodija plank market, destroys N200m property

April 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Property worth about N200 million were on Monday night destroyed during a midnight inferno at the Bodija plank market axis of the Bodija International market in Ibadan. It was learnt that the fire incident affected some of the plank shops at the Zone 7 axis of the Bodija plank market, Monday night. The plank sellers at the market have however Read More

Fayose, Makinde end truce at PDP zonal congress in Osun

April 12, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between the former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose and the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, might have been settled during the zonal congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Osogbo, Osun state, Monday.  The process that was initially appeared tensed with the arrays of thugs mobilized into the state for the congress, turned peaceful with the Read More

A/Ibom: Shun fraud, focus on genuine businesses, group urges youths

March 23, 2021 Uko Etim 0

A group of young business professionals under the umbrella body of International Christians Chamber of Commerce  (ICCC) has advised  youths to refrain from fraudulent businesses and focus on credible enterprises for profitable results. The National President of the group, Mr Gideon Ekanem, who spoke during a media chat with newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday, cautioned the youths to imbibe what Read More

Reps or PRODA, where lies the truth?

March 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

For about a fortnight running, issues generated during an investigative hearing by House of Representatives committee on public procurement, into the activities of Enugu-based Project Research and Development Institute (PRODA), have remained a subject of controversy. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the unending drama The probeThe Hon. Nasir Ahmed led committee got a mandate of the larger house, to specifically look Read More

Bandits kill one, injure others, set market ablaze in Zamfara

March 18, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected armed bandits numbering over 100 stormed Yartashar Sahabi market square during market day under Dansadau Emirate in Maru local government council of Zamfara state, Thursday, opened fire on traders killing as many other injured and set the market on fire. In a Telephone interview with Blueprint in Gusau, a resident of the village said the bandits took positions and Read More

Volume of transactions at NSE dips by 19.66%

March 17, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Volume of activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday declined by 19.67 per cent as investors continued to seat on the fence to watch the pullback and correction being experienced in the market. The NSE trading result for the day showed volume of transactions fell by 43.461 million as Investors traded 177.396 million shares valued at N2.676 billion Read More

CAFCC: Enyimba sure of victory over Orlando Pirates

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Two time African champions, Enyimba Football Club of Aba gaffer  Fatai Osho insists his team is well prepared for Wednesday’s CAF Confederation Cup away clash against South Africa’s Orlando Pirates. The Peoples Elephant will look to build on their impressive 2-1 home win against Ahli Benghazi of Libya on matchday one when they come up against the Buccaneers at the Read More

ATBU matriculates 7,158 students

March 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi has admitted 7, 158 students for the 2020/2021 academic session as against 4, 000 admitted in the previous years. The Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Mohammed Abdul’aziz disclosed this Friday during the matriculation ceremony of the newly admitted students held at the university hall. He said even though huge number of students were Read More

Nigeria’s oil export drop amid rise in OPEC+ supply

January 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries )OPEC), including, Russia and others oil output has risen for a seventh month in January, a Reuters survey found, after the group and allies agreed to ease record supply curbs further, although an involuntary drop in Nigerian exports limited the increase. Among the countries showing lower output, the biggest drop was in Nigeria after Read More

Updated: NECO releases 2020 SSCE results, deregisters 12 schools in 6 states

January 13, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has deregistered 12 schools for two years for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2020 SSCE. The Chief Registrar of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma stated this while releasing the results in Minna on Wednesday. He said the Council’s harmer also fell on 24 supervisors who have been blacklisted for aiding and abetting examination malpractices. Read More

Scientists use microwave oven to turn coal into graphite

January 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

In a microwave oven, sparks are generated inside a glass vial containing coal powder and copper foil. The result is polycrystalline graphite. Mining.Com reports that this “one-step method with metal-assisted microwave treatment” is a new approach that, in their view, could represent a simple and relatively inexpensive coal-conversion technology to make good use of Wyoming’s Powder River Basin coal. According Read More

NSE releases results of full year market indices review

January 4, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), has released the results for the review of its annual full year market index. Some of the market indexes reviewed were the NSE 30, NSE Lotus Islamic, NSE Pension, Corporate Governance Index, Afrinvest Bank Value Index, Afrinvest Dividend Yield Index, Meristem Growth Index, Meristem Value Index; and the five Sectoral Indices of The Exchange – Read More

Rivers United will bounce back from Futuro Kings defeat – Anaemena

November 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Rivers United defender Ifeanyi Anaemena said his team is not down following their 1-2 loss to Futuro Kings on Saturday. Rivers United must overturn there 1-2 loss if they must advance to the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup. Anaemena acknowledged his teammates are disappointed but they have what it takes to overturn the result in the second leg. Read More

Malaria: AbdulRasaq launches house-to-house distribution of 2.3 million mosquito nets

November 19, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

 Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara state Thursday officialy launched the house-to-house distribution of 2.3million insecticide treated mosquito nets (ITNs).The government had announced  that it had taken delivery of the nets from global funds as a result of its payment of relevant counterpart funds.  Speaking at the ceremony, the governor said more than 50 percent of health complications reported across public Read More

Alleged compulsory retirement: Retired General sues NA

November 17, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Retired Brigadier-General Abubakar Sa’ad Tuesday Sued The Nigerian Army At The National Industrial Court, Abuja. In the suit, the former army chief is challenging his alleged compulsory retirement in the Nigerian Army. Joined as co-defendants in the suit are; the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Defence Staff, Minister of Defence and the Nigerian Army Council. At the resumed Read More

Handball: Kano Pillars lose ground to retain title

November 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Defending champion Kano Pillars lost ground on Tuesday, in their quest to retain their title at the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2020 holding at the Indoor Sports Hall (Package B) Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. In a Matchday 11 fixtures Kano Pillars were defeated by third place Lagos Seasiders Boys 30-24 in a high tension soaked match. In other Read More

Eagles Covid-19 results out Thursday

November 11, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

In line with the directives from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) Committee on Covd-19 the Super Eagles players and their backroom staff will know their status on Thursday after undergoing tests at the team’s camp on Wednesday morning.All 19 players in camp and members of the backroom staff(technical and administrative) were tested at the team’s  Etherno Hotel. The result will Read More

Hungary coach Rossi tests positive for Covid-19

November 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Hungary coach Marco Rossi has tested positive for Covid-19, the Hungarian football association (MLSZ) said Wednesday, a day ahead of his team’s Euro 2020 play-off final with Iceland. “After previous continuous negative test results, Marco Rossi’s latest test showed a positive result,” said the MLSZ in a Twitter post.“He was immediately separated from the players and staff members,” it said.The Read More

Yoruba youth group canvasses for S/E presidency

November 9, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

The Yoruba Youths Solidarity Forum (YYSF) has called on all to join in the call to bring on board a president from the South-eastern region of the country.The group said Nigerians deserve a new leadership style different from what the north and western region that have occupied the presidency since 1999 when democracy was attained has offered so far.Its national coordinator, Read More

Sokoto: NGO petitions NECO over non release of 2019/20 results

November 1, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

 A concerned citizen’s body in Sokoto, the Sokoto State Development Association (SOSDA) has written to the National Examinations Council (NECO) seeking for clarification on why the state’s 2019/20 results have not been released.In a statement signed by the chairman of the association, Hon. Malami Mohammed Galadanci, it called on the examination body to furnish the 2019/20 candidates and other stakeholders, Read More

Breaking: At last, WAEC announces readiness to release 2020 SSCE results… see details

November 1, 2020 Editor 0

The results of the 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be released on Monday, WAEC has said. The examination body which revealed this via their verified twitter handle on Sunday evening wrote, “This is to inform candidates that sat West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2020 that the results of that exam Read More

Kwara govt explains delay in October salary payment

October 29, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state government Thursday explained the reasons for delay in payment of October salaries to workers in the state even as it said it has just  commenced. The state commissioner for Communication, Harriet Afolabi- Oshatimehin said the delay was as a result of a platform switch aimed at bringing integrity to its payroll system. The statement reads, “The state Read More