Jama’are emir at 50

November 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Emir of Jama’are, His Royal Highness Alhaji Abdulkadir Wani, marked his golden jubilee on November 19, 2020, as an outstanding, selfless and caring father not only to the inhabitants of Jama’are but also to the entire Bauchi state and its environs. No doubt, 50 years in a politically unstable country like Nigeria in which loyalties and alliances are bound Read More

NEF on restructuring: North won’t succumb to other interests

November 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has alleged moves by ‘certain elements’ to weaken the north ahead of the 2023 general elections. The forum also said while the region was not opposed to the country being restructured, it would not succumb to any form of blackmail by “interests that believe that this is their only path to success in the 2023 Read More

Kogi LG elections: SDP presents C of R to aspirants

November 8, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Ahead of councils election in Kogi state, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state has presented Certificates of Return to aspirants who have successfully scaled through the screening of Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC). The Chairman of the party, Alhaji Mouktar Atima who presented the certificates to the candidates at the meeting of the State Executive Working Committee Read More

Millman claims debut ATP title in Astana

November 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Australian John Millman claimed his debut ATP title with a 7-5, 6-1 win over France’s Adrian Mannarino at the Astana Open on Sunday.The 31-year-old’s career milestone came at his third appearance in an ATP final after Tokyo in 2019 and Budapest the season before. This was the world number 45’s third win over Mannarino in as many meetings and he Read More

Updated: At last, Nuhu Bamalli emerges as 19th Emir of Zazzau… See his full profile

October 7, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Following weeks of anticipation and anxiety, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Wednesday approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the19th Emir of Zazzau.The former Nigerian ambassador to Thailand emerged as the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi, in 1920, according to a statement Read More

We’re determined to succeed – NAICOM boss

October 5, 2020 Edet UdoH 0

The Commissioner for Insurance, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Sunday Thomas has expressed the Commission’s determination to succeed even in the face challenges just as he promised not to fall President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians. He also reaffirmed that the commission would boost the recent confidence President Buhari reposed in the insurance sector, stressing that his administration would not fail Nigerians. Read More

Azarenka crashes out of French Open

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tenth seed Victoria Azarenka suffered a shock straight-set defeat by world number 161 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the French Open second round.The Belarusian, 31, reached the US Open final earlier this month but struggled on the clay against Schmiedlova, who won 6-2 6-2.The Slovak fell in the second set and the trainer was needed to treat her knee, but it Read More

Parma sack head coach D’Aversa

August 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Italian side Parma have sacked manager Roberto D’Aversa.The Italian, 45, guided the club from the third division back to Serie A, overseeing two of their three successive promotions.He is expected to be replaced by former Lecce boss Fabio Liverani. Parma said D’Aversa’s dismissal comes after “the cohesion, unity of intent, harmony and mutual enthusiasm which have been so key to Read More

Wada Maida: Mentorship as a mantra

August 23, 2020 Garba Shehu 0

  In his life, the late Malam Wada Maida was synonymous with brilliance, humility, patience, kindness and courage. His thoughts, ideals, views on journalism and in life motivated many of us who came close to him and will continue to inspire us. Here are my remarks as the tributes flow in praise of a good man that he was. In my early days Read More

Dortmund snap up Real Madrid youngster Reinier on loan

August 19, 2020 Editorial IV 1

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Real Madrid attacking midfielder Reinier has signed on loan for the two forthcoming seasons. The 18-year-old Brazilian moved to the Spanish capital from Flamengo in January for a reported fee of €30 million and has since plied his trade with the club’s B-team. The move is similar to the one taken by Achraf Hakimi, who Read More

Nigerian Navy celebrates success amist covid-19

June 2, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Nigerian Navy on Monday said that crime has reduced in the maritime sector of the Niger Delta region due to the sustained efforts of its personnel in policing the maritime domain. Rear Admiral Saidu Garba Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command in yenagoa disclosed this during a chat with newsmen in yenagoa shortly after the end of Navy Read More

Gambari as stabilising factor for Buhari Presidency

May 14, 2020 Gidado Ibrahim 0

  When the news of the appointment of a seasoned administrator, diplomat and scholar, Prof Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, as new chief of staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari filtered in, Wednesday, the internet, particularly, the social media had a feel of the man who will serve as a stabilising factor for the Buhari-led federal government.The choice of Prof Gambari to Read More

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Recruit more personnel to end B/Haram, lawmaker begs FG

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The member representing Gombi constituency in the Adamawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Japheth Kefas, has called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency  recruit more security personnel to end Boko Haram attacks in the North-east.  The lawmaker, who is the Deputy Majority Leader of the Assembly, stated this in an interview with Blueprint in his office in Yola while shedding light Read More

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NCPC boss unveils 2020 Bible quiz competition logo

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The director-in-charge of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mrs. Esther Kwaghe, has unveiled the logo for this year’s Bible Quiz Competition. She performed recently at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. Mrs. Kwaghe commended the Israel embassy for sustaining the competition, adding that NCPC would continue to give support working with the Israel embassy to ensure the success of the Read More

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Trabzonspor terminate Sturridge’s contract

March 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge has become a free agent after mutually agreeing to terminate his contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor, the club said on Monday. Sturridge, who joined Trabzonspor on a three-year deal in August, had seven goals and four assists for the Turkish Super Lig side in all competitions, last making an appearance in a 2-2 Read More

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Grassroots hold the key to sports dev’t in Nigeria – Minister

February 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The  minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has again reiterated his administration’s interest in grassroots and youth football development which he insists is the way to go in order to achieve success in football  and other sports in the country. The Minister made the assertion when appeared on Channels Television’s sports program Sports Tonight. “We must carefully Read More

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MotoGP world champ Marquez extends Honda contract till 2024

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has extended his contract with Honda until the end of 2024, the Japanese team announced Thursday. “Honda Racing Corporation are delighted to announce six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has signed a four-year extension of his contract and will continue to race with the factory team until at least December 2024,” the team said in Read More

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Army records 100% in 2020 LCPP examination

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

                                                                                                        The Nigerian Army has recorded 100 per cent success among candidates that took part in its just concluded Lieutenant to Captain Practical Promotion Examination (LCPPE) 2020.  Deputy director, Army Public Relations 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lt. Col. Aliyu Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu, Sunday. Yusuf noted that the LCPPE 2020 Read More

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EFCC wants anti-corruption campaign included in schools curriculum

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called for the inclusion of anti corruption campaign in primary, secondary and tertiary school curriculum across the country. Kaduna Zonal Coordinator of EFCC, Mailafiya Yakubu, stated this during a walk against corruption in Kaduna in collaboration with National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He said that the campaign if included in school curriculum, Read More

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Olopade applauds AFN contribution to success of Lagos City Marathon

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The General Coordinator of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Hon. Bukola Olopade, has applauded the invaluable contributions of the  president of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Mr. Olamide George, to the success of the 2020 Lagos City Marathon, held last weekend. Olopade, who spoke in Lagos Monday morning, disclosed that, the AFN President gave the organisers of the Silver Read More

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5 APC councilors dump APC for PDP in Zamfara

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Five out of the 11 councilors elected on the platform of the All Progress Congress (APC) in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state have defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was contained in a statement signed by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General of Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication to Governor Bello Matawalle in Gusau, Monday. Those, who Read More

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Abba Kyari: The chief of staff they don’t know

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Often, the success of any president is predicated on the effectiveness of his/her Chief of Staff (CoS). The CoS is the one who works behind the scenes to solve problems, mediate disputes, and deal with issues before they are brought to the president. Often chiefs of staff play the roles of a confidante and advisor to the president, acting as Read More

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FCT FA boss, Muktar gives Fashikun’s family N.2m

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Football Association, Chairman, Mohammed Muktar, has doled out as sum of N200,000 to the family of late Jide Fashikun. Muktar made the donation during a Lecture Series organised by the FCT Chaptar of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) to commemorate its week at the MKO Abiola Stadium Abuja, Monday. Muktar while giving out the Read More