Breaking: One dead as hoodlums attack Akire palace in Osun

August 2, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

One person has died after a fracas ensued when suspected hoodlums attacked the palace of Akire of Ikire in Irewole local government area of Osun state, Sunday.  The hoodlums were said to have bombarded the palace around 1pm with an attempt to forcefully release a suspect purportedly arrested by vigilante attached to the palace.  It was gathered that the attempt Read More

Updated: Ka3na, Lilo evicted from #BBNaijalockdown

August 2, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Two popular housemates Ka3na and Lilo were on Sunday evicted from the ongoing season 5 Big Brother Naija show. Four housemates – Praise, Lilo, Eric and Ka3na were initially put up for eviction by viewers of the show after having the least votes. Ebuka revealed earlier to the rest of the housemates that they will be voting for the housemate(s) Read More

Insecurity: Matawalle advocates prayers, unity in Zamfara

August 2, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has appealed to people of the state to continue to pray for the peace, progress and unity of the state. The governor made the call while extending Eidl-Kabir celebration message to people of the state during a statewide broadcast Saturday. He said the call became imperative considering the lingering insecurity challenge to bandit’s nefarious Read More

Fish out criminals among you, Nasarawa gov tells Udege chiefdom

August 2, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Sunday, charged the people of Udege chiefdom in Nasarawa local government area of the state to fish out the criminal elements amongst themselves.This was contained in a statement signed by Ibrahim Addra,Chief Press Secretary to the governor, and made available to Blueprint on Sunday. The statement said the governor issued the directive to key stakeholders when Read More

It’s Ibadan’s turn to produce next UI VC – CCII

August 2, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Ibadan indigenes under the auspices of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) Sunday raised the alarm of an alleged marginalisation of Ibadan indigenes in the appointment of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.  Addressing a press conference at Ibadan House Oke Are Ibadan, CCII president general, Chief Adeyemi Soladoye stated that it is now the turn of an Ibadan Read More

NWFL board pays condolence visit to Ukaigwe family

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

The board of the Nigeria Women Football League, headed by Aisha Falode, paid a courtesy visit to the family of late NWFL board member, Henrietta Ukaigwe, at their family house in Abba, Imo State. Ukaigwe, a leading women’s football promoter, administrator and journalist, died after a brief illness. The Imo State-born journalist was a fierce advocate for women’s football in Read More

Osimhen is Super Eagles future – Amuneke

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has crowned Victor Osimhen the big future of the Super Eagles after the striker completed his much-awaited transfer to Napoli. Osimhen joined Napoli on a five-year contract with an option for another year on what is now believed to be more than 81 million Euros. Amuneke lined up Osimhen at the 2015 U17 FIFA World Cup in Read More

Leicester City willing to sell Iheanacho

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

Leicester City are open to selling Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho this summer. Iheanacho, 23, linked up with the Foxes from Manchester City in a big money move in 2017. The versatile forward has however failed to secure a regular playing berth under Brendan Rodgers. The arrival of Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United last summer further limited his playing time at Read More

Dessers ready to dump Super Eagles for Belgium

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

Cyriel Dessers is still interested in playing for Belgium despite already committing his international future to Nigeria. Dessers, 24, was born in Leuven to a Belgian father and qualifies for Nigeria through his mother. The Genk striker was set to make his debut for Nigeria in March, but the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against the Leone Read More

Police vow to fish out killers of Nasarawa district head

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

Police in Nasarawa state have vowed that it will fish out the killers of the district head of Odu village in Nasarawa local government area, Amos Obere. Mr. Obere was murdered by gunmen Friday. Police spokesman in the state, Nansel Ramhan, made the vow while speaking Sunday in Lafia. He said the command will not rest on its oars until the killers Read More

Outrage as parents protest N25,000 Covid-19 test fee in Ogun

August 2, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Parents of students in private secondary schools in Ogun state, Sunday protested against the compulsory payment of N25,000 for COVID-19 test by each student. Final class students are to resume on Tuesday ahead of their Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) starting on Monday, August 17. The government had mandated each boarding student to undergo a test as a precondition for Read More

Throneroom donates food to Southern Kaduna IDPs

August 2, 2020 Abubakar Labaran 0

Kafanchan-based international Christian organisation, “Throneroom Trust Ministry in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state has donated food items worth millions of Naira to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Mercy IDPs camp Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf local government area of the state.  The IDPs were affected by the recent crisis that affected parts of Southern Kaduna. Handing over the food items Read More

NMA carpets Cross River as COVID-19 claims doctor’s life

August 2, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

  The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River state, Sunday carpeted the state government for displaying a lukewarm attitude in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The virus last week claimed the life of a medical doctor as its fourth victim. Speaking over the weekend, NMA chairman in the state, Dr. Agam Ayuk, gave the name of the deceased as Dr. Read More

Why home based players don’t make Super Eagles team – Ebi Egbe

August 2, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Renowned sports facility expert and consultant Ebi Egbe, has explained why it has been difficult for home based players to make the Super Eagles team. Egbe, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Monimitchelle Sports facility company, stated that the standard of football in the local league is poor and not good enough to match the high standards of the Read More

The politico-economy of fuel subsidy

August 2, 2020 Miss Ilallah 0

To begin with and as a backgrounder one needs to put the definition of Fuel Subsidy in proper perspective to further have a deeper understanding of the topic at hand. Fuel subsidy means that a fraction of the price that consumers are supposed to pay to enjoy the use of petroleum products is paid by the government so as to Read More

Troops kill 80 bandits, arrest 33 in North-west

August 2, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

The troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY have  so far neutralised 80 bandits and arrested 33 suspected bandits in Sokoto, Katsina and Zamfara states within the last one month. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, made the disclosure during a press briefing at the Special Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina state on Saturday. “The aim of the operation Read More

Enugu demolishes sinking 3-storey building

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

Enugu state government, Sunday demolished a sinking three-storey building within the Maryland Layout axis of Enugu South local government area, Enugu metropolis. The occupants of the building, tenants most of whom were unable to evacuate their property before the demolition, wept uncontrollably lamenting their fate while some expressed gratitude to God for sparing their lives. There was no casualty as Read More

TUC, CSOs to hold protest next week over corruption

August 2, 2020 Moses John 0

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other civil society organisations are to embark on mass protest next week over allegations of corruption in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and other governmental agencies. President of the union, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, who spoke at the weekend said workers were uncomfortable with the corruption revelations in government’s establishments. He said the workers Read More

Jema’a LG chair tasks stakeholders on peace, unity

August 2, 2020 Abubakar Labaran 0

Executive chairman Jema’a local government Kaduna state, Peter Danjuma Averik, Friday led a high-powered delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Jama’atul Nasir Islam (JNI) and civil societies  on a courtesy visit to the palaces of the Emir of Jama’a, Alhaji Muhammadu Isa Muhammadu II and Chief of Zikpak, Dr. Josiah Tagwai Kantyok. The visit was a follow-up to Read More

Science communication and demystifying the myth around agric biotechnology

August 2, 2020 Admin III 0

As controversy continues over the economic and health benefits of genetically modified food, the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) took time to improve journalists’ capacity on agricultural biotechnology communication, JOHN OBA reports. Dr Gidado Communication is said to have ensued, when listeners are able to decode the message that is passed across. For some years now the Genetically Modified Read More

Debt recovery: Experts call for clearer regulations, implementation of GIS framework

August 2, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Stakeholders in the Microfinance Banking segment of the nation’s financial industry have called for more clarity on the regulations and implementation of the Global Standing Instruction (GSI) framework that expected to  to kicked off from August this year. Stakeholdders made this call during webinar video conferencing on the “Implications of Global Standing Instruction & Sandbox Policies for MFBs” organised by Read More