Is Bello the new Prince of the Niger?

December 31, 2022 Abdullahi Haruna 0

In his heydays when he littered everywhere with tangible traces of real governance, late political maverick, and bulldozer, Alhaji Abubakar Audu – the Adoja of the universe was famously and boisterously called ‘The Prince of the Niger’. It was an appellation carved on the marble of reverence, prestige, and royalty. In his days as the Executive Governor of Kogi State Read More

At last, Tinubu speaks on ‘meeting with G5 governors’

December 31, 2022 Admin III 0

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has debunked meeting with the G5 governors which includes; Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Samuel Ortom of Benue, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu. Reacting on the alleged meeting in a statement by the media aide to Tinubu, Tunde Rahman, on Saturday, said the reports Read More

Pictures: Award-winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie, honoured at home

December 31, 2022 Admin III 0

Award winning author, Chimamanda Adichie, has been conferred with a chieftaincy title in her home community in Abba, Anambra state. She was honoured with the title of Odeluwa Abba on Friday. This was disclosed by a Facebook user, Uche Nworah, who shared photos from the ceremony. He wrote, “Award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, was on Friday honoured by her native Abba Read More

Everton peg Manchester City as Premier League holders suffer title setback

December 31, 2022 Admin III 0

Manchester City missed the chance to move to within two points of Premier League leaders Arsenal after Demarai Gray’s stupendous finish earned Everton a battling 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium. Gray’s bolt from the blue breathed life into Frank Lampard’s side and simultaneously scuppered City’s title charge on the final day of 2022. Erling Haaland made space for himself Read More

Official: Approved league venues for 20 NPFL clubs in 2022/23 football season

December 31, 2022 Admin III 0

The venuesKwara United – Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan. Akwa United – Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo. Remo Stars – Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne. Sunshine Stars – Akure Township Stadium, Akure. Gombe United – Pantami Stadium, Gombe. Niger Tornadoes – Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Rivers United – Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Portharcourt. Rangers Int’l – Awka Stadium, Awka. El-Kanemi Warriors – El-Kanemi Stadium, Read More

Fola Olumo tackles Obasanjo over Peter Obi’s endorsement

December 31, 2022 Ade Adabara 0

The Convener of Diaspora Support for Asiwaju, Fola Olumo, has declared that the endorsement of the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, by the former president Olusegun Obasanjo, doesn’t represent the stance of Nigerians. In a statement on Sunday in New Jersey, Fola said, Obasanjo doesn’t speak for Nigerians on the endorsement of the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi. Read More

Terrorism: Exonerate Emefiele now, Human Rights Commissioner tells  DSS, IGP

December 31, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

More reactions have continued to trail Thursday judgement by Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court barring the Department of State Services (DSS) from arresting, detaining or inviting the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele over alleged fabricated charges of terrorism financing and economic crimes. A member of the governing board of the National Human Rights commission, Bar. Jideani Read More

Premier League: From bench, Rashford’s lone goal lifts Manchester United to top 4

December 31, 2022 Editor 0

Marcus Rashford turned from villain to hero as he came off the bench to score the only goal against Wolves and move Manchester United into the Premier League top four. Manager Erik ten Hag left Rashford out of his starting line-up for “internal disciplinary” reasons. But after a disappointing opening period, in which Rashford’s replacement Alejandro Garnacho wasted the visitors’ Read More

Yuletide: Young ladies in politics spread love in Abuja market

December 31, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The leadership and team of a women political group known as Young ladies in Politics during on Christmas eve shared love to several marketers and individuals in Kabusa market in Abuja. Blueprint gathered that the women shared several gift items to encourage the market traders in line with the spirit of the season. The leader of the group Hon Loveth Read More

2023: Ukraine hits Honours list as World rings in New Year

December 31, 2022 BBC 0

A number of people have been recognised in this year’s New Year Honours list, including some who worked on the UK’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They include senior diplomats Melinda Simmons, ambassador in Kyiv, and Deborah Bronnert, ambassador in Moscow, who were awarded damehoods. The UK started withdrawing some embassy staff from Kyiv in January, shortly before the Read More

Mismanagement of funds: Adeleke suspends Osun health insurance, PHC

December 31, 2022 Admin III 0

The Osun state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has suspended the Executive Secretary of Osun Health Insurance Agency, Dr Niyi Oginni, and the Head of the Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Adebukola Olujide. A statement signed by the spokesperson to the governor, Olawale Rasheed, noted that Adeleke also directed the Public Procurement Agency and other relevant government agency to immediately Read More

Ganduje sacks commissioner over disloyalty

December 31, 2022 Admin III 0

The Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has sacked the Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Dr Muhammad Tahar Adam. A statement issued Saturday by the Kano state Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Mallam Muhammad Garba, said the removal was with immediate effect. Garba said Ganduje has already forwarded the name of a nominee, Dr Nazifi Ishaq Bichi of Bayero University, Kano Read More

2023: Senate seeks active participation in electoral process as Southern lawmakers rejoice with Nigerians on New Year

December 31, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Few hours to 2023 and about 46 days to general elections, the Senate has urged Nigerians to take active part in the coming elections. This is as Southern Senators tasks them on Unity and Patriotism in the New year for Nationhood journey of the country. In separate statements issued in Abuja Saturday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, caucus of Read More

2023: Nigerian professionals in Europe assure Atiku of one million votes

December 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of February 2023 presidential election, a forum of Nigerian Professionals in Europe, under the aegis of Nigerian Professionals for Atiku Abubakar in Europe, has promised to mobilise not less than one million votes for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming poll. The forum said it desire a more secured, economically bouyant and better Read More

Breaking: Ex-Pope Benedict XVI is dead

December 31, 2022 BBC 0

Former Pope Benedict XVI has died at his Vatican residence, aged 95, almost a decade after he stood down because of ailing health. He led the Catholic Church for less than eight years until, in 2013, he became the first Pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415. Benedict spent his final years at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery within the Read More

Salary: FG makes u-turn amidst rising inflation in Nigeria

December 31, 2022 Admin III 0

After raising hope of workers, the Federal Government has said it was not planning any upward review of salaries for civil servants. Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has now said the increase he earlier talked about was on the remuneration and emoluments of the affected workers, especially the civil servants, adding it is still work in progress. He Read More

NBA: Players suspended after clash

December 31, 2022 BBC 0

Eleven players were suspended by the NBA following a mass scuffle during the Detroit Pistons’ 121-101 victory over the Orlando Magic. Magic centre Moritz Wagner received a two-game ban for pushing Pistons guard Killian Hayes off court on Thursday. Hayes was banned for three matches for retaliating by hitting Wagner on the back of the head. Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo Read More

Premier League to honour Pele

December 31, 2022 Editor 0

Premier League and English Football League clubs are set to wear black armbands and hold a minute’s applause to honour Brazil football legend Pele. The three-time World Cup winner passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. Tributes have poured in from across the world and Brazil has declared three days of national mourning. The Premier League’s next round Read More

Pele, Maradona, Messi: Who is the greatest of all time?

December 31, 2022 Supersports 0

When Fifa declared Pele and Diego Maradona jointly the players of the 20th century, and effectively the best of all time, they side-stepped but did not resolve a heated debate that has grown more complicated as Lionel Messi has dominated the 21st century.Just who is the greatest? Pele, who died on Thursday, and the two Argentines all won the sport’s Read More

Revealed! Where Pele will be buried

December 31, 2022 Admin III 0

Day after his demise, Monday January 2, 2023 has been scheduled for the burial of late World soccer icon Pele. This was disclosed in a statement by his former Brazil club Santos. The statement made available on Friday reads, “The body of the greatest football player of all time will be laid to rest at Estadio Urbano Caldeira, in Vila Read More