Wasting Nigeria’s scarce electricity

Last week, I was on a two-day trip that has changed my ignorant position on the nation’s perennial energy crises. It was an opportunity to inspect Jebba and Kainji Hydropower Plants, given a privilege to inspect the facilities and also provided with an avenue to interact with the management. The two plants, located in Niger State, have been under More...

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By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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Rahama Sadau: Kannywood’s off-screen drama

When an individual’s morality and personal preferences trended in a region more than a tragedy that killed its people on the very day, you know there’s a problem. It’s even more so when this is discussed as More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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The evil spirits Reuben Abati met at Aso Villa

The former presidential spokesman has rushed to the media with what seemed like a trite Nollywood script, a tale of existence of “evil spirits” at Nigeria’s seat of power. It was a tragic and pitiable attempt More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, October 20th, 2016
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The room President Buhari really needs now

At first, like every sane Nigerian, I took President Muhammadu Buhari’s response to his wife’s criticism of his government as a joke (taken to far). And even agreed with Malam Garba Shehu’s description of More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Kaduna’s conflict resolution disaster

Those skeptical of the handling of Army -Shiites clash in Kaduna State last December, predicted a disturbing backlash. The earliest clue that the clash may not be fairly resolved was inferred from the government’s More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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Abdulmumin Jibrin’s medicine before death

I was part of a group that met the embattled lawmaker, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on October 3. It was a mission arranged by the social media community to establish the fact of his conflict with his colleagues at the More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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The danger of Shekau’s death mythology

“Were my days of living over,” said the Book Haram leader in a new video, “you wouldn’t have seen me here.” And this put an end to another official statement of his killing by the Nigerian troops. Shekau More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Portrait of the critic as a hater

Perhaps it’s sub-clinical, but partisanship as exhibited by Nigerians appears to be more than just uncritical loyalty to a political party. It’s a psychiatric dilemma. Perhaps this is only my lack of explanation More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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Change does not begin with a slogan, Mr. President

Last Thursday the federal government, obviously terrified by the burden of expectations upon it, launched what’s a form of psychological propaganda. It’s a social orientation campaign named “Change Begins More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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Happy recession, Nigeria!

We do not know the exact date of this historic festival neither are we in the know of its end. This festival of inflation and hunger, unemployment and job cuts, liquidation and crimes, and mental health crisis and More...

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