PDP, other hired contractors can’t blackmail Pantami to resign – Forum

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Professionals’ Forum (PPF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large to ignore the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other “hired contractors” calling for the sack of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Ali Pantami. The forum said the opposition party and Read More

Pro-Tinubu group celebrates Colloquium, Arewa House lecture outings

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political group, Tinubu Vanguard, has celebrated the recent outing of its principal and former Lagos state governor Bola  Ahmed Tinubu, at the Arewa House Lecture in Kaduna and the colloquium held in Kano state. The group loyal to the cause of Tinubu said the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has proven himself as a detribalized Read More

DPR seals 19 filling stations in Niger for selling above N165 per litre

March 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 19 filling stations in Niger state for selling above government regulated pump price of N165 per litre.  The DPR shut the filling stations Wednesday during surveillance operation led by the Operations Controller, Field Office Minna, Engineer Abdullahi Isah Jankara.  Speaking to journalists during the operation, Jankara said all measures would be taken Read More

‘Nigeria has highest burden of tuberculosis, HIV in Africa’

March 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Nigeria has been described as a country with the highest burden for tuberculosis (TB), Human Immuno Defiency Virus (HIV) in Africa and third among the high burden nations for TB in the world. Bauchi state commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro revealed this Wednesday during a press conference on the occasion of 2021 world tuberculosis day commemoration in the state Read More

How Abhishek Agrawal’s story inspiring youths

March 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Digital media expert Abhishek Agrawal has challenged youth not to lose focus on their life goals affirming that their ultimate return on investment should be happiness.  Agrawal, who is considered an authority in the digital media industry said he has made investments over the years, and has realized that it’s not just about building wealth and growing businesses but says Read More

Ogun: Police arrests herbalist, bricklayer for killing woman, son for money ritual

March 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi and a bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja over the killing of a housewife, one Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4 year old son, Peter Folorunsho for money making ritual. The police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Read More

Hair production: Top Nigerian young CEO, Itua, breaks silence

March 20, 2021 Editor 0

Hair Stylist, and one of Nigeria’s youngest Chief Executive Officers (CEO), John Itua, has been uncovered as the brain behind the popular J.I Emporium in Lagos. The Ambrose Ali University graduate according to reports, has successfully ran the company since 2016, with its primary focus on hair manufacturing, sales and distribution. “According to him, “We are also involved in social Read More

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Matazu assumes office as DG/CEO NiMet

March 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Professor Mansur Bako Matazu has assumed office as the Director General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet. Professor Matazu takes over from Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi following an approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the reorganization of Aviation agencies in line with the implementation of his administration’s Aviation Development Roadmap. A press release by the General Manager, Public Relations , Read More

Argue with facts, APC challenges PDP over alleged stolen N15trn

March 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to argue with facts over alleged stolen N15trillion and the employment racketeering. The ruling party was reacting to reports of stolen N15 trillion public funds as canvassed by the opposition party, describing it as “unfounded and baseless allegation.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the 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

Bala sets up screening panel over salary delay

March 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

To address the complaint of civil servants working in various organizations in Bauchi state over non payment of salaries for some months, the state governor has set up a committee to verify those omitted in the civil service payroll. The committee Thursday commenced the physical screening exercise across the three senatorial zones with assurance of settling all the outstanding salaries Read More

CAF Champions League: Why we crashed out – Kano Pillars

December 6, 2020 Editor 0

Kano Pillars Football Club of NIgeria have blamed their ouster from the Confederation of African Football (CAF)  Confederation Cup on bad officiating, after the second leg against ASC Jaraaf FCof Senegal ended in a goaless draw at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Saturday December 5, 2020. Coach of Kano Pillars Coach, Emmanuel Lionel Soccia, in an interview with sports writers after Read More

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 0

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