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

Breaking – Olympics: Buhari to bid team Nigeria bye as first batch heads to Tokyo

July 6, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will in few days from now bid Team Nigeria contingent to Tokyo Olympics bye before the second batch departs. Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare disclosed this, Monday morning, while bidding farewell to the first batch of contingent inside Moshood Abiola stadium in Abuja. The Minister expressed optimism that the team Nigeria will make the Read More

North-central APC stakeholders to Buni: Convene NEC meeting to avoid legal conundrum

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A forum of North-central All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party to immediately convene the National Executive Committee (NEC) to avoid legal conundrum over the conduct of the congresses vis-a-vis its powers. The group known as North-central APC Stakeholders Forum also cautioned over the recent mass defections into the ruling Read More

2021 Total Basketball division One league tips off in Lagos

June 25, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Exciting times are back again for lovers of the big men game, as the 2021 Total Baskeball Division One league tips off in Lagos, Saturday, June 26 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere. Eleven teams in the Savannah Conference and nine teams from the Atlantic Conference are expected to compete for four available slots in the Read More

FCT SWAN: Give elected leaders necessary support, cooperation, North Central Zone tells stakeholders

June 5, 2021 NAN 0

The North Central Zone of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), has congratulated the newly-elected executive members of the FCT chapter of the association for emerging victorious at its elective congress held on Friday in Abuja. The message was communicated in a statement jointly signed by the Zonal Vice President, Danmusa Mohammed, and Secretary, Abubakar Hassan. They applauded members Read More

SWAN FCT: Blueprint online editor, FRCN man reelected secretary, chairman

June 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Editor Online of Blueprint Newspapers, Ikenna Okonkwo, and a sports manager with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Ndubueze Chidoka have been reelected secretary and chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter. Both emerged winners after the 2021 election conducted in Abuja. While Okonkwo garnered a whopping 78 votes, his opponent, Chris Onokpegu, of an online platform Read More

Bicycle day celebration: FRSC commander leads ride in Bauchi

June 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

This year’s world bicycle celebration in Bauchi state was colourful as participants from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Immigration service, Nigerian Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigeria correctional service (NCS), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) state fire service as well as students joined the celebration. The celebrants led by the zonal commanding officer Read More

Call for secession ‘ll cause hunger, suffering – Oluwo says

June 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbduRasheed Adewale Akanbi, Wednesday said the call for secession will not bring any development except hunger and suffering that the agitation will cause.  He alleged that some of the agitators are using it to accrue wealth from international community, wring the youths against being used to cause chaos in the nation.  Oluwo spoke at the Read More

Again, Nimrod receives Authentic outstanding sports personality award, vows to do more

June 1, 2021 Editor 0

Caretaker Committee Chairman of the NIgeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engr. Musa Nimrod, has once again, received the prestigious AUTHENTIC News Daily Outstanding Sportsman Of The Year Award For 2020. He was presented with the award at the just concluded 2021 National Volleyball League 1 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Speaking at the presentation, Consulting Editor of Authentic News Daily, Read More

Another police station razed, 4 killed in Imo

May 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Less than 24 hours after gunmen burnt down the Atta Police Station in Njaba  Local Government Area of Imo State, another police station in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of the state has been touched by people believed to be unknown gunmen.  However unlike the Atta incident, four of the hoodlums met their untimely death in an exchange of fire Read More

‘Sexual assualt’: Nike part ways with Nyemar

May 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

US sportswear giant Nike says it stopped working with Brazilian footballer Neymar because he “refused to co-operate in a good faith investigation” into an allegation of sexual assault against an employee. The alleged incident happened in 2016 and was reported to Nike in 2018. Nike said its investigation was inconclusive. A spokeswoman for Neymar said he denied the sexual assault Read More

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Pipul TV promises exciting times for sports fans

May 20, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

…Sets to cover Nigerian stars across the world Nigeria’s wholly-owned Internet protocol television (IPTV) has reeled out over 12 dedicated sport channels to satisfy the growing appetite of sports-loving Nigerians for top-level and live coverage of sports events around the world. In a release signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Pipul TV, Benjamin Okoroafor, and made available to the Read More

Ebi Egbe congratulates Pinnick on reappointment into AFCON committee

May 19, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Renowned sports facility construction expert, Ebi Egbe, has congratulated Amaju Melvin Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation on his reappointment into the Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of nations.In a chat with Nigeria Sports Centre, Egbe, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Monimitchelle Sports Facility Construction Company, described the reappointment of Pinnick into CAF’s flagship competition committee as Read More