120 minutes with Maikanti

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, I walked into my office and met an invitation card addressed to me. I opened the envelope (not brown, please but white) and lo and behold, it was the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, himself asking me to attend a dinner organised for selected Abuja-based More...

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By Blueprint Admin Staff On Friday, April 14th, 2017

The Dinomyelitis pandemic

It is customary in medical circle to name diseases after their discoverers. It is a primordial tradition. One example will suffice here: Parkinson’s disease. It is an incurable movement disorder named after James More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Friday, April 7th, 2017

NBC: Tackling impunity in the airwaves

Last week, the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, hosted a coterie of notable Nigerian columnists and veteran broadcasters at the Protea/ BON Hotel, Asokoro, More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Friday, March 31st, 2017

The day Indimi fired my appetite

The first time I set my eyes on the Borno-born billionaire, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi was at the Government House, Bauchi. He had come to see the military governor of the state, then Col. Abu Ali. And I was privileged More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Friday, February 26th, 2016

Buhari: Our President, their Deity

This biggest challenge in the assessment of any government is always the counterforce of a marked legion of partisans loyal to it, and willing to employ both literary and physical violence to defend it and malign More...

By - On Friday, July 10th, 2015

APC and Akande’s strange postulations

A Yoruba adage says agbakiiwalojakioriomotuntunwo. It presupposes that elders are sta¬bilising forces for the peace of society. It gives preeminence to the role of elders in guaranteeing stability and peaceful More...

By - On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

A season of political trekking

When I was growing up in Kumasi, Ghana, Johnnie Walker was a very popular brand of whisky most middle level men loved to fraternise with. The whisky originated from Scotland in the 19th Century. As kids, we used More...

By - On Friday, January 16th, 2015

Charlie Hebdo: A centrist’s perspective

For those who’ve confessed to being moderate in both adherence to religion and political ideology, commenting on a clash of two extremes is often a huge dilemma. This familiar dilemma, I experienced, in my initial More...

By - On Friday, December 12th, 2014

Politicking without human rights

Obo Effanga   This year’s Human Rights Day on December 10 has a very interesting theme. It is simply, “Human Rights 365”, recognising that every day is for upholding, protecting and preserving human rights. More...

By - On Friday, December 12th, 2014

The dangers of do or die politics

Nuratu Oyetunji AbdulRasheed     Politics in Nigeria is at an alarming stage whereby winning elections is now a do or die affair and politicians feel they must rule by force. This situation is creating More...