Pictures: Ex-international, Abdul Sule, unveiled as Honey Badgers boss

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

History was made on Tuesday following the emergence of former Super Eagles player Abdul Kareem Sule as the chairman of one of the rising women clubs in Nigeria, Honey Badgers. Founded in 2019, Honey Badgers recently gained promotion to the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) championship. At a brief but remarkable handover ceremony in Abuja, President of Ratels Sports Development Read More

Battle of Teens: 2 unknown faces clash in US Open final

September 11, 2021 Supersport 0

Win or lose in Saturday’s US Open final, teen sensations Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez have already cemented their star power after announcing themselves on the big stage at Flushing Meadows. The two unseeded players were virtually unknown quantities this year but Fernandez — who turned 19 this week — beat three top-five seeds along the way while Raducanu became Read More

Breaking: Horse-trading, campaigns begin as ministry announces when 2021 sports federations election will be conducted

September 8, 2021 Editor 0

The federal Ministry of Youth and Sports development has rolled out plans for the conduct of elections into various boards of sports Federations. A statement released by the ministry’s director of press and public relations, Mohammed Manga, on Wednesday said this year’s election will be held on September 30, 2021. The statement said, “The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Read More

NPower batch C employment: Here are all physical verification documents, requirements

September 4, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

All Npower batch c stream 1 beneficiaries will begin physical verification on Friday September 10, 2021, Plateau state Focal Person, Dr Sumaye Hamza, has announced. According to her, “All deployed Npower Batch C Beneficiaries who should note the following documents to carry along when going for thier physical verification. “Accordingly, you are advised to proceed to your designated verification centre Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

2020 Paralympics: Nigeria’s Envoy hails team Nigeria in Tokyo 

August 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Envoy to Japan, Ambassador Husaini Abubakar Moriki, has hailed team Nigeria performance so far at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Amb. Moriki who spoke in Tokyo described Nigeria as a sporting nation which has transformed to world beaters. He said, “I’m delighted that we have just won a gold medal in the Paralifting and not only that but I’m Read More

Youth and Sports Minister receives ‘HeForShe’ award, rallies support for docio-economic emancipation Of Young Girls, Women

August 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare has received a ‘HeForShe’ award for his contributions to the overall development of women even as he continues to make a case for conscious efforts in the promotion of the interests of the girl-child. The award was also for securing of socio-economic emancipation for the nation’s womenfolk through targeted policies and programmes. Read More

Pictures: Alhanislam becomes AS Roma Football Acadamy brand ambassador

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Celebrity Influencer and spoken word artists ‘Alhanislam’ has just been signed on as a brand ambassador for the African branch (based in Abuja) of the renowned global football academy –  AS Roma international Academy – an offshoot of the AS Roma Football club.  This was contained in a released signed by Mr. Robinson Adakosa, the representative and owner of the Read More

Breaking: PSG reject Real Madrid offer for Mbappe

August 25, 2021 AFP 0

Paris Saint-Germain turned down Real Madrid’s bid to price away Kylian Mbappe on Wednesday, with sporting director Leonardo saying the offer of around 160 million euros ($188 million) was “not enough” for a player they wanted “to keep”. “Our position has always been to keep Kylian, to renew his contract” which expires next June, said the Brazilian to some media Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

FG commissions NIS Enugu command headquarters damaged during #ENDSARS protest

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service, Enugu state command office complex attacked and damaged by arsonists during the #ENDSARS protest While commissioning the office complex Thursday in Enugu, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, expressed delight that the complex is being commissioned after been rebuilt with the assistance of some illustrious citizens of Enugu State.  Aregbesola said: Read More

Breaking: Final team Nigeria batch returns from Tokyo, Adekuoroye promises to bounce back

August 12, 2021 Editor 0

Few days after 2020 Olympics Games ended in Tokyo, Japan, final team Nigeria batch have returned to Abuja. The team comprising athletes and officials who arrived via Nnamdi Azikiwe airport touched down around 12.45pm on Thursday. Blueprint crew on ground reports that the team was received by jubilant sport-loving Nigerian fans and relatives at the airport. Head coach of Nigeria Read More

‘Heartbroken’ Messi announces ‘next destination club’ after Barcelona exit *Life and times of Argentine at Camp Nou

August 8, 2021 BBC 0

An emotional Lionel Messi said joining Paris St-Germain was “a possibility, but nothing is agreed” as he confirmed his exit from Barcelona. Messi is ending his 21-year association with Barca, who cannot afford to honour the new contract they agreed with him because of La Liga’s salary limit. The record six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 34, is now a free agent. “My family Read More

Breaking: FIFA slams ban on ex-CAF President Issa Hayatou

August 3, 2021 BBC 0

Fifa has banned its former vice president and the ex-president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Issa Hayatou for a year. Football’s world governing body found the 74-year-old Cameroonian responsible for having breached the article relating to ‘duty of loyalty’ in its Code of Ethics. Fifa’s investigation centred on Hayatou’s involvement in the deals struck with Lagardere Sports over Read More

Mona: As APC searches for new national chairman…

August 1, 2021 Aliyu Farouq Abdullahi 0

Records from our national archives have put the population of the Nigerian youths at more than 70% (males and females) put together. This projected figure has made it possible for us to decide the future of Nigeria politically and otherwise. It is in the light of the above narratives that the youths are currently clamouring for active inclusiveness in government Read More

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: Read More

Breaking: For attempting to bite opponent, Tokyo Olympics organisers disqualify boxer

July 27, 2021 AFP 0

Moroccan heavyweight boxer Youness Baalla attempted to bite David Nyika’s ear during his defeat to the New Zealander at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The 22-year-old was subsequently disqualified for unsportsmanlike behaviour, although he was already out of the Games anyway following his unanimous-points loss in the round-of-16 bout. A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions “intolerable”, saying that he Read More

Messi mobbed in US days after leading Argentina to win Copa America

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

Lionel Messi was mobbed by hundreds of fans outside an Italian restaurant in Miami, Florida as the Argentine takes some well-needed rest before heading back to Barcelona. The 34-year-old has endured a summer like no other after he was effectively released by Barcelona at the start of July, before lifting his first eve international trophy title with Argentina in the Read More

Senate approves Buhari’s N2.343trn external borrowing request

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of N2.343 trillions! ($6.183 billion USD) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.  This was just as it directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Read More