COVID-19: Group trains 114 Gombe primary health care workers

June 18, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

  Health Mission Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation based in Gombe has trained over 114 primary health care workers on infection, prevention and control of COVID-19. Speaking to newsmen shortly after the training Thursday, the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Mal. Mohammed Sadiq, said the training was part of their COVID-19 response project sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Abuja. Read More

Gwagwalada appoints 7th LEA scribe

June 18, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

The seventh substantive Local Education Authority (LEA) secretary of Gwagwalada area council, Mr. Mamman Musa has assumed office. Musa, who assumed office, Monday said his priority attention would be the training and re-training of teachers to enhance their productivity. He stated that he would work hand in hand with the chairman of the council, Adamu Mustapha, to  introduce good policies Read More

Kwara, Anambra joins Ekiti, slash RoW prices

June 9, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The governor of Kwara, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and his Anambra counterpart, Governor Willie Obiano have joined their Ekiti colleague in slashing the prices of Right of Way (RoW) in their states.This latest developments makes it three states out of the 36 states to fall into line with the resolution of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the National Broadband Plan by Mr Read More

Balotelli sent home from training by Brescia

June 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Mario Balotelli’s stand-off with his club Brescia appeared to continue on Tuesday morning when the striker was apparently sent home from training only moments after arriving. The former Italy forward joined the Serie A club in 2019 after failing to agree to a long-term deal at previous club Marseilles, but has been absent from training in recent weeks after being Read More

Ibrahimovic suffers injury in training

May 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

AC Milan’s veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suffered an injury in training, several Italian media reports said on Monday. The 38-year-old Swede pulled up at the end of the session, possibly with a calf muscle problem, according to Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky Sport Italia, among others. There was no immediate comment from the club itself. Ibrahimovic spent some of Read More

Watford captain Deeney refuses return to training

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Watford captain Troy Deeney will not return to training this week over fears he could pass coronavirus on to his five-month-old son. Deeney has consistently voiced his concerns over the speed with which the Premier League hopes to return to playing matches despite the United Kingdom having the second-highest death toll in the world. England’s top-flight clubs are due to Read More

‘Why Unilorin cancelled Guinness World Record hackathon’

April 2, 2020 Umar Abdulwahab 0

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancelation of a Guinness World Record programme at the University of Ilorin (Unilorin). The Guinness World Record Hackathon innovation on renewable energy to feature 5,000 students across Kwara state participating in a technology training was scheduled to hold March 21 but had to be postponed till further notice in deference to the federal Read More

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ITF launches InfoTech skills empowerment programme, trains 700 youth

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has launched the InfoTech Skills Empowerment Programme with the training and certification of 700 youths across the six geopolitical zones of the country. ITF Director General, Sir Joseph Ntung Ari, stated this on Thursday during the graduation ceremony of the 2019 InfoTech skills empowerment programme held in Kaduna. Ari, who was represented by the Kaduna Read More

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Buhari launches National Emergency Toll Free Number

March 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the launch of the National Emergency Toll Free Number was to keep Nigerians safe. He said this at the launch of Emergency Communications Centre and Toll Free Number 112 on Thursday March 19, 2020, in Abuja. Also launched at the event was flag off of the digital innovation and entrepreneurship training; unveiling of the Read More

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Sharia council tasks NAHCON on pilgrims’ enlightenment

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Members of the Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria,Thursday called on the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to prioritise training and enlightenment of pilgrims on how to worship and relate with one another during Hajj. The delegation led by Sheikh AbdulRasheed Hadiyatullah made the call when they paid a courtesy call on the NAHCON chairman, Barrister Zikirulla Hassan in Read More

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NCAA, NCAT task aviation stakeholders on training programmes

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) have urged aviation stakeholders to take advantage of training and retraining programmes to improve the safety record of the sector. The two bodies, at the just concluded training workshop for aviation reporters and communication officers of various parastatals recently in Zaria, Kaduna State, said the current zero-accident Read More

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NDE inducts 400 Bauchi women for skills acquisition

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has inducted 400 women across the 20 local government areas of Bauchi state for a three-month training on entrepreneurship and skills’ acquisitions. The beneficiaries were inducted under the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) Vocational Skills Department Programme of the NDE. Director-General of NDE in the state, Mr Ladan Argungu, advised the beneficiaries during Read More

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3SC shift training for slain player, Tiamiyu

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In honour of Remo Stars assistant captain, Tiamiyu Kazeem, who died last Saturday, the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) Monday training has been cancelled. According to the chief coach of the Oluyole Warriors, Edith Agoye, the development became necessary as the entire 3SC team joins other Nigerians in mourning the departed Tiamiyu. “We are saddened by the unfortunate death of Read More

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Edo 2020: Imo athlete slump, die in training

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Imo athletes preparing for the forth coming National Sports Festival in Edo State were jolted when news of the death of a budding talent and festival medal hopeful, Barthlomew Nwachukwu was revealed to them. Blueprint sport gathered that Bathlomew, a wrestler in the Sports Commissions, was having his morning session training when he slumped and was immediately rushed to the Read More

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Farah withdraws from London half marathon with injury

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has withdrawn from ‘The Big Half’ race on 1 March with a minor Achilles injury. Farah, winner of the half marathon event in London for the past two years, suffered the injury in training. The 36-year-old, who will defend his 10,000m title at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will now continue the build-up to the summer Read More

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1.4m corps members benefited from NYSC training- DG

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has said that more than one million, four hundred thousand ex-corps had benefited from the scheme’s skills acquisition training since its commencement in year 2012. He stated this in his office when he played host to the chairman, Nigerians in Disapora Commission,  Abike Dabiri-Erewa who was on a courtesy Read More

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Nigerian among victims of Ukraine plane clash

January 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Nigerian, identified as Dauda Onoruoiza, was reportedly among the victims of the Ukrain International Airlines flight 752 crash in Iran on Wednesday. Reports said Onoruoiza was working with Boeing on three months training in Ukraine and was attached to the Boeing 737-800 to fly with and study the mechanical noise and report back to the company. The ill-fated plane Read More

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NNL: Early resumption of players, sign of seriousness – TM

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Team Manager of Crown Football Club of Ogbomoso has expressed satisfaction with the early resumption of players and described it as sign of seriousness and dedication towards the actualization of the set target for the 2019/2020 NNL Season. Ojotoro, as fondly called by his admirers stated this after today training which saw many fans of the Soun boys in Read More

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Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former world number one Venus Williams has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International after suffering an “unexpected setback” in training. The 39-year-old, who won the last of her seven Grand Slam singles titles in 2008, hopes to play in Adelaide before the Australian Open on 20 January. A replacement for the world number 52 will be announced on Thursday. World Read More

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70% agric devt projects under-funded – NAERLS boss

December 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Executive Director, National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaisons Services (NAERLS), Professor Mohammed Khalid-Othman, Wednesday expressed concern that over 70 per cent of agricultural development projects (ADPs) are under-funded by the state governors. He spoke on the sideline of a training held at the institute at Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna state. The training was tagged: Capacity Building of Agriculture Extension Managers and Read More

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‘Why Pogba is not returning for Man United yet’

December 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Paul Pogba’s Manchester United comeback is set to be delayed after he missed two days’ training because of illness. The France midfielder was expected to return to training this week after recovering from the ankle injury that has kept him out since September. Pogba attended his brother’s wedding in France on Friday, but needed a check-up with United’s doctor on Saturday. His Read More

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UNESCO trains journalists on gender, investigative reporting

December 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO) has engaged journalists on the rules of reporting gender based violence. The training, which took place at The Dover Hotels, Lagos, Wednesday, was aimed at  bringing an end to violence against women and girls in Nigeria. The training drew journalists from five states of the federation; Ebonyi, Adamawa, Cross River, Sokoto, Lagos Read More

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NDE graduates 416 Katsina youth in different skills

November 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) under the Environmental Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS) has resettled 416 graduates with tools and cash to enable them unlock their potentials and boost job creation in the country. The scheme was initiated to offer young school leavers the opportunity to receive employable skills and experimental learning that transfers hard and soft landscaping skills Read More

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NASC, CRS, trains 18 third party inspection officers

October 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI) have commenced training of 18 third party agencies for cassava seeds inspection in Benue state.  The inspections are expected to assist the Seeds Council on certification of quality cassava seeds to small holder cassava farmers.  Declaring the training open in Makurdi Benue State Read More