Breaking: Super Eagles bag national MON award, get plots of land, flats

February 13, 2024 Blueprint News 0

President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, rewarded the Super Eagles of Nigeria with a national award (Member of the Order of the Niger, MON), flats and land in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). President Tinubu made the pronouncement when he received the players and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The delegation is Read More

Happening now: Tinubu receives Super Eagles inside presidential villa after AFCON 2023 final loss

February 13, 2024 Blueprint News 0

President Bola Tinubu is currently receiving the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja. The reception is following their sterling performance in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire. All the team members and officials were in attendance including Alex Iwobi, who had faced cyber-attacks following Nigeria’s Read More

Amidst criticism, Iwobi takes surprise action, fuels likely Super Eagles’ retirement call after AFCON 2023 final loss

February 12, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has deleted all the pictures he put up on his official Instagram page. A quick check by Blueprint on Monday afternoon confirmed that only one video is left on the account. The video was posted 10 weeks ago and the comment section is locked. Iwobi is one of the players who came under criticism following Read More

Happening now: Super Eagles depart Abidjan to Abuja day after AFCON 2023 final loss

February 12, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The players, technical crew and other officials of the Nigeria’s Super Eagles are about now heading back to Abuja from Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire, venue of Sunday night’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final. This was disclosed by the team’s media officer Babafemi Raji on Monday. According to the team’s travel itinerary, Raji said they would leave their camp at Pullman Read More

AFCON 2023: Tinubu hails Super Eagles despite defeat to Cote d’ivoire in final clash 

February 12, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  President Bola Tinubu has saluted the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their tenacious performance in the final of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.  President Tinubu commended the team, the coach, the crew, and the entire management team for their hard work, assiduity, and sacrifice to come this far in the tournament, acknowledging the hurdles Read More

Breaking: Cote d’ivoire beat Nigeria to grab third AFCON title

February 11, 2024 CAF 0

Cote d’Ivoire sealed a magnificent TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations title triumph after coming from behind to beat Nigeria 2-1 in Sunday’s gripping final. Sebastien Haller proved the hero, scoring the decisive goal as the Elephants completed a sensational comeback. The hosts looked doomed after William Troost-Ekong’s first half opener for Nigeria in Abidjan. But Frank Kessie levelled right Read More

The good, the bad and the ugly sides of GSM

February 10, 2024 Clem Oluwole 0

The GSM, an initialism of Global System for Mobile (Communication), made an inroad into the modern telecommunication space a little over three decades ago. Before then, it was the landline telephones that held sway, invented in the 19th Century by Alexander Graham Bell… from the cranking device to dialing and punching the buttons.   The GSM was introduced to Nigeria Read More

AFCON finals: Patriotism at all-time high as Nigerians unite behind eagles

‘… Nigerian Spirit of high significance’ … Tinubu leads high-powered delegation … Haller seeks revenge … Cardiologists warn against over excitement Sunday’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) final match between Nigeria and the host, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), is one that Nigerians are looking forward to with high hopes. Can the Super Eagles live up to expectations by lifting the Read More

Rare Super Eagles’ AFCON Feat: Day appointees, associates, others ‘ambushed’ sports minister  

February 9, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo  0

It was celebration unlimited at the headquarters of the Ministry of Nigeria’s Sports Development day after the Super Eagles conquered the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and soared into the final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations holding in Ivory Coast. Located inside the prestigious Moshood Abiola National stadium, the Sports Ministry was beehive of activities as early as Read More

Death toll hit 3 as another Nigerian dies watching Super Eagles vs South Africa AFCON match

February 8, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The deputy bursar of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Alh. Ayuba Abdullahi, on Wednesday night, died while watching the semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa in the ongoing 2023 AFCON tournament. Sources within the school said that Abdullahi died while watching the match at a viewing center in Sango area of Ilorin metropolis. Abdullahi was buried on Thursday morning Read More

Corp member dies watching Super Eagles vs South Africa AFCON match

February 8, 2024 Blueprint News 0

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme, serving in Adamawa State, has reportedly died watching the penalty shootouts of the semifinal match between Nigeria and South Africa in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament on Wednesday night. The corps member identified only as Samuel from Kaduna State, allegedly passed away just before the final kick, Read More

Breaking: Prominent politician dies watching Super Eagles AFCON match vs South Africa

February 8, 2024 Blueprint News 0

A former member of the House of Representatives who represented the Ika Federal Constituency in Delta State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Cairo Ojuogboh, is dead. According to a family source, Ojuogboh died on Wednesday night while watching the AFCON 2023 semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa. He reportedly collapsed as South Africa was awarded Read More

Breaking: Shettima storms Cote d’ivoire to cheer Super Eagles against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in AFCON 2023 semis

February 7, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, at the instance of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has left Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, for Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to lend the President’s unwavering support to the Super Eagles of Nigeria as they take on South Africa in the semi-final of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament. The match will be played at the Read More

Breaking [AFCON 2023]: Peseiro rings change, rolls out Super Eagles’ troops against South Africa *See lineup

February 7, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Nigeria’s left-wingback Zaidu Sanusi will miss today’s AFCON 2023 semi-final match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana due to injury. The Eagles’ defence will feature Bright Osayi-Samuel and Ola Aina, forming a robust five-man lineup to combat South Africa’s offensive prowess. Lineup 1. Stanley Nwabali 2. Ola Aina 3. Calvin Bassey 4. Semi Ajayi 5. William Troost-Ekong Read More

Chippa United dump South Africa for Nigeria’s Super Eagles in AFCON 2023 semi-final cracker

February 7, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Chippa United chairman, Siviwe Mpengesi, has revealed they would be supporting Nigeria over South Africa for Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final. All of South Africa will be backing their national team against the Supe Eagles. Bafana Bafana are looking to play in an AFCON final for the first time since 1996. But Mpengesi has chosen to support the club’s Read More

AFCON 2023: At last, South African government speaks on plot to attack Nigerians

February 7, 2024 Blueprint News 0

South African authorities have rubbished claims that Nigerians living in or visiting the country are not safe as both countries prepare to face each other in the AFCON 2023 semi-finals on today (Wednesday). Nigeria’s High Commission in Pretoria, in a statement, said potentially inflammatory online comments were made by a some South Africans against Nigerians living in the country. “Most Read More

Ogun sets up viewing centres ahead of Super Eagles vs South Africa AFCON 2023 semi-final clash 

February 7, 2024 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Semi-final match of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa will be aired live at various accredited viewing centres across Ogun State, on Wednesday, February 7, at 6:00pm, to allow residents and football lovers watch the game free of charge. A release signed by the Commissioner Read More