APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

Premier League: Chelsea’s Pulisic out of Arsenal clash, Kante, Ziyech

August 21, 2021 ESPN 0

Chelsea and United States men’s national team midfielder Christian Pulisic will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. Manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Friday that the 22-year-old has not trained with the side since Wednesday following his positive test and will isolate for at least 10 days under government guidelines. “Christian is unfortunately pretty easy to explain,” Tuchel told Read More

Covid-19: 35 corps members test positive in Ogun

August 6, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

At least 35 corps members have tested positive to COVID-19 at the Ogun state National YNYSC orientation camp. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, disclosed this Thursday while briefing newsmen in Abeokuta on the rise in the 3rd wave of Covid-19 in the state. She stated that about 109 corps members were diagnosed with the virus at the Read More

COVID-19: No corps member, camp official tested positive – NYSC

August 5, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) management has refuted a report by a news media on alleged red alert at the NYSC camp on positivity of 109 corps members, saying neither corps member nor camp official tested positive. Reacting to the news report, Wednesday, the Director Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said there is clearly no single case Read More

Breaking: Blessing Okagbare in big mess, tests positive for banned substance, out of 2020 Olympics

July 31, 2021 Reuters 0

Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare’s Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday morning after she was provisionally suspended following a positive test for human growth hormone, the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement. The 32-year-old, who has also won world championship medals in the 200m and the long jump and is competing in her Read More

Real Madrid’s Benzema tests positive for COVID-19

July 24, 2021 Agency Report 0

It has been confirmed that Real Madrid star, Karim Benzema, has tested positive for COVID-19. The French striker had planned to rejoin the discipline of the white team this Friday and meet again with Carlo Ancelotti in the new stage of the Italian as Real Madrid coach. Benzema was on vacation since the elimination of France from the European Championship, Read More

Breaking: Nigeria ‘s Kamaru Usman ‘devours’ Jorge Masvidal in UFC 261 welterweight clash

April 25, 2021 ESPN 0

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman dominated Jorge Masvidal last year over five rounds, but he wasn’t satisfied with that performance — he thought he could do better. Usman put a stamp on his rivalry with Masvidal on Saturday night, dropping him with a crushing right hand and following up on the ground for a knockout victory at 1:02 seconds of the second round in Read More

’51 people in Makurdi out of 609 screened tested positive for TB’

March 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Dr Chubby Eze, Senior Programme Officer, KNCV Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has confirmed that 51 out of 609 people screened in Makurdi had symptoms of Tuberculosis (TB). Eze, who fielded questions from journalists on Friday, in Makurdi, said that samples of the people were moved to gene expert sites, across the Local Government Areas (LGAs), in Benue, for testing. Read More

Fake documents: Kenyan athlete convicted

March 13, 2021 AFP 0

Kenyan long distance runner Florence Jepkosgei Chepsoi has received a one-year community service sentence for faking documents as part of her defence on a doping charge, the Anti-Doping Association of Kenya (ADAK) announced. She becomes the first Kenyan athlete to be found guilty in a criminal court. The verdict was handed down after the trial in Eldoret following an investigation Read More

Breaking: Syrian President, wife contract Coronavirus

March 8, 2021 Reuters 0

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for COVID-19 after showing minor symptoms, his office said on Monday. The Syrian leader and his spouse, who announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, were both in good health and would keep working while in isolation at home, the statement said. Syria has seen a sharp rise Read More

Updated: More hard times for Real Madrid as Zidane tests positive for COVID-19

January 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for coronavirus as his week from hell continues. Los Blancos will be without their under-fire manager for Saturday’s crunch clash against Alaves. The legendary Frenchman, 48, will now enter a period of self-isolation. Real Madrid confirmed the news with a statement on their club website. It read: “Real Madrid CF announces that Read More

Breaking: Manchester City star Aguero tests positive for COVID-19

January 21, 2021 Editor 0

Sergio Aguero has announced he is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus. The Manchester City striker had been self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of another confirmed case. Now the 32-year-old has revealed he too has tested positive. The Argentine tweeted: “After a close contact, I’ve been self-isolating and the latest test I took was positive for Covid-19. Read More

Pochettino tests positive for COVID-19

January 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the French champions said Friday, just two weeks after taking up his job. The 48-year-old Argentine will “respect isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocols”, PSG said on Twitter. His assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take charge of the team for Saturday’s trip to Angers. Three Read More

Breaking: Day after going into isolation, Sanwo-Olu contracts Coronavirus

December 12, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state Commissioner for Health Akin Abayomi has just diclosed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tested positive for Coronavus A statement, Saturday night, Sanwo-Olu is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by a clinical team from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba. “The governor is showing mild symptoms and fatigue typical of a mild case of COVID. Read More

Wilfred Zaha tests positive for Coronavirus

November 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Monday’s match against Burnley. Palace manager Roy Hodgson confirmed Zaha is self-isolating after returning a positive test ahead of the trip to Turf Moor. “He has tested positive unfortunately for coronavirus so is self-isolating, and is awaiting the results of the next test,” said Hodgson.  “He is Read More

Breaking: British PM in fresh COVID-19 scare, isolates

November 15, 2020 BBC 0

Boris Johnson is self-isolating after meeting an MP who later tested positive for Covid-19. The PM was contacted by NHS Test and Trace on Sunday but is not showing symptoms, Downing Street said. Mr Johnson spent about 35 minutes with Ashfield MP Lee Anderson who has since tested positive, BBC political correspondent Nick Eardley said. In April, Mr Johnson spent Read More

Breaking: More headache for Liverpool ‘s Kloop as Salah contracts Coronavirus in Egypt

November 13, 2020 TheSun 0

Liverpool’s Mo Salah has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt. The forward, 28, is not suffering from any symptoms after returning a positive swab test, the Egyptian FA confirmed. Salah was the only member of the Egyptian side to test positive in the African nation’s round of testing. The news will come as another blow to Reds boss Read More

Breaking: Niger governor contracts Coronavirus

November 9, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has announced that he has tested positive to COVID-19. The governor made this known via his Twitter handle. His tweet was also confirmed via a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mary Noel-Berje in Minna on Monday. She said, “The governor said his sample was taken for test, and unfortunately returned positive.” Read More

Breaking: Chelsea’s Havertz tests positive for Coronavirus ahead Rennes clash

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard confirmed Havertz’s positive test ahead of their Champions League match against Rennes on Wednesday evening. “It’s significant because he’s tested positive for Covid in the testing going into this game,” Lampard told BT Sport. “So he’s come away from the squad, he’s in isolation Read More

Breaking: Newly invited Super Eagles goalkeeper tests positive for Coronavirus ahead Leone stars clash

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

Swiss Super League club Lugano announced that newly-invited Nigeria goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe has tested positive for coronavirus. Osigwe was handed his debut Super Eagles call-up on Thursday ahead of their double-header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in November, and his health status was confirmed shortly after. The Luzern-born goalkeeper and Mattia Bottani contracted the virus in Maurizio Read More

CAF President contracts Coronavirus

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr Ahmad Ahmad has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement on the website of the continental football governing body on Friday read:”the president after his arrival to Cairo on Oct. 28, presented mild flu symptoms and submitted to the COVID-19 protocol. ”Today, the test results are positive and the president immediately Read More