We’re winning war against COVID-19 – FG

September 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Monday that the declining cases of infections suggests that the country is gradually winning the war against COVID-19.Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, said this at a briefing in Abuja. “Nigeria continues to progressively witness declining confirmed cases of COVID-19 with Read More

Breaking: Solskjaer prefers Maguire as Manchester United captain despite assault case

September 12, 2020 BBC 0

Harry Maguire will remain Manchester United captain, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed. Maguire, 27, was given a suspended prison sentence on the Greek island of Syros after being found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery. He maintains his innocence and has appealed against the decision, which nullifies the conviction. “He is going to be Read More

Sydney FC youngster seals Brighton move

August 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Sydney FC teenager Cameron Peupion after a trial at the English Premier League side, the A-League club announced on Tuesday.The central midfielder, who has been with Sydney FC’s academy for the past five years, becomes the third Australian player at the English south coast club alongside Socceroos Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy. The 17-year-old Read More

5G, an integration of 4G – Pantami

August 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, in this chat with a delegation of Blueprint’s senior staff led by the chief operating officer, Malam Salisu Umar, which paid him a courtesy visit recently, speaks on the 5G controversy and other issues. What do you have to tell Nigerians about 5G? Hmmmm…this issue of 5G; the allegation Read More

Soldiers’ prosecution: AGF opens up on Wadume’s case

July 1, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, said Wednesday that the federal government is not stopping prosecution of soldiers who fingered the case involving alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, popularly known as Wadume. Briefing State House correspondents after presentation to the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Read More

FG to perform simulation trial of flight operations at Lagos Airport

June 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has announced that it would perform a simulation trial of domestic flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Saturday as it plans to reopen the country’s airspace to commercial flights. It also promised Nigerians that airfares would be moderately priced despite speculations based on plans to begin social distancing onboard flights. This is as Read More

Racism, humanity and Africans

April 12, 2020 Abdulyassar Abdulhamid 0

That the Ivorian professional football player, Didier Drogba and the former Cameroonian player, Samuel Eto’o, countered a French doctor, Jean-Paul Mira, for his racist comments, telling him that “Africa isn’t a testing lab”, is commendable but not enough.Mira, a Paris-based intensive care doctor and Camille Locht, research head at France’s National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) based in Read More

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HURIWA blasts gov Ayade over six-months detention of journalist Agba Jalingo

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has berated the Cross River state Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, over the detention of a journalist, Agba Jalingo, for six months. Jalingo was granted bail, Thursday, by a Cross River state court after 175 days in custody following his arrest and trial over charges bordering on treason. HURIWA National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Read More

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Alleged Killing: Maryam Sanda gets Jan 27 date for judgment

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama Monday, fixed January 27, 2020, to deliver judgment in the trial of Maryam Sanda, who allegedly killed her husband. During the prolonged case, the woman Sanda was charged with the murder of Bilyaminu Bello, her husband and a son Haliru Bello, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman. Also charged Read More

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Taekwondo: Itiku, Esuku, 14 others pick 2019 African Games tickets

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

After keenly contested National trials conducted by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) which ended at the weekend in Abuja, 16 taekwondo Athletes out of expected 24 have been confirmed. Those who automatically booked a place for possible feature at the games to be staged in Morocco this year were top-ranked athletes after series of taekwondo events in recent times. Incidentally, Read More

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Chess: 14 players for African Games trials in Lagos

June 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF) has said that 14 players would feature in the chess event at the Africa Games trials in Lagos. The NCF Media Officer, Mr Babatunde Ogunsiku, who made the disclosure in an interview with in Lagos on Wednesday, said the athletes were being invited based on their Rapid Ratings. Ogunsiku said that the trials were billed Read More

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Judo Athletetargets Olympics, World C’ships medal

June 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Seventeen-year-old judoka Adijat Azeez on Sunday said that her target was to win medals for the country at the Olympics and World championships. Azeez, who won a silver and bronze in the 2018 Youth Africa Games in Algeria, at the ongoing national judo trials in Lagos, that she was hopeful of selection so that she could fulfill her goal and Read More

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Court adjourns Dasuki trial till March 22

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja An FCT High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the hearing of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) trial till March 22. Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the trial, after Dasuki’s counsel, Mr. Adeola Adedipe drew the court’s attention to an application dated November 3, 2017, for an adjournment, pending the outcome of a Supreme Court judgment on March 2. Dasuki is Read More

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Unlawful detention: Group demands Dasuki’s immediate release

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by Vivian Okejeme Citizens Initiative for Security Awareness has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of former National Security Adviser NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) from unlawful detention by the federal government. The group pleaded with the government not to be deaf and dumb to the rule of law in the matter, and allow natural justice to flow in Read More

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Delta CJ grants pardon to nursing mother, 149 others

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Amaechi Okwara Amaechi There was jubilation in Warri Medium Prison yesterday as the Chief Judge of Delta state, Justice Marshal Umukoro released 65 inmates to join in the Christmas festivity with their families. Those released include a nursing mother of a two-month old baby who was standing trial for grievous harm. Justice Marshal said he reviewed 3,036 remand warrants Read More

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Court orders ex-Enugu Gov Nnamani’s arrest

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos After about 10 years of fruitless trial, a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former governor of Enugu state, Chimaroke Nnamani, over N4.5 billion money laundering. The former governor’s sureties were also summoned to appear before the court to show cause why they should not be punished Read More

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Armsgate: Bafarawa, son’s trial resumes Dec 6

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A full blown trial of the former Governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir and his company, before Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf of a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, begins December 6. Bafarawa, his son and company, Dalhatu Investment Limited alongside former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda are Read More

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Alleged fraud: Maimuna Aliyu’s trial continues today

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The trial of Maimuna Aliyu, the rejected nominee to the board of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over charge of abuse of public funds and criminal breach of trust, slated to begin today. Maimuna is the mother of Maryam Sanda, currently standing trial for allegedly stabbing her husband, Bilyamin Bello to death in Abuja. Aliyu’s trial Read More

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Court adjourns ex-Aso Savings bank boss arraignment

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The arraignment of a former Executive Director, Aso Savings and Loans, Maimuna Salihu, earlier scheduled to hold yesterday has been adjourned till December 5. A court clerk told lawyers and journalists yesterday that the trial judge was attending a training resulting in the said adjournment. Mrs. Salihu was not in court yesterday. The former executive director is accused by the Read More

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SON arraigns businessmen over unfortified sugar sale

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has arraigned two traders before Justice Saleh Idrissa of a Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto, over allegation of selling and possession of unfortified sugar. The defendants, Shittu Abdullahi and Tukur Sabaru were arraigned on a five and six-count charge bordering on sales and possession of 140 and 868 bags of unfortified sugar respectively. According Read More

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IPOB: Abaribe seeks N10m compensation from Army

November 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Senator representing Abia South senatorial district, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, with an application, praying for an order compelling the Chief of Army Staff to pay him all expenses he incurred in the cause of the trial of the leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The Senator, who Read More

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Kinsman seeks Kanu’s repatriation from UK

October 9, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja, will on October 12, hear a suit asking for an order to the British High Commission and the Nigerian Immigration Service to arrest and repatriate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from the United Kingdom back to Nigeria to stand his trial. The suit also asked the court for an Read More