Whistle-blowers: Treasury looters dilemma

“If the amount of money stolen from Nigeria in the last 30 years was stolen from the UK, the UK would cease to exist”.  Those were the words of David Cameron, the immediate past prime minister of Britain.  Cameron drove home that point when in a hearty discussion with the Queen prior to the 2016 conference on corruption he casually remarked that More...

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By Blueprint Newsroom On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Abia state first lady Vs the village headmistress

Two weeks ago, the Punch newspaper published a story that catalogued the cruelty of those in position of authority. Ironically, no one seems to bother about the sad incident. Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, Abia State fi rst More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Ali’s starchiness and Jemibewon’s bizarre analogy

David Jemibewon recently portrayed a rather puerile sense of analogy by implicitly comparing his former position as minister of police affairs to that of the comptroller- general of customs and concluding that he More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Forex dealers’ woes

Th e hissing and gnashing of teeth in Nigeria’s foreign exchange market has shifted from the regulators and endusers to the operators of the market. Th e tacticians at the exchange rate war room of the Central More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Magu before the Sanhedrin

The federal government has handed Ibrahim Magu over for trial by the men and women he is either investigating or prosecuting.  Some of the senators drilling the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Foreign Affairs: Between Onyeama and Dabiri-Erewa

American immigration and customs officials are on unbridled ego trip.  President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration has handed them a blank cheque to intimidate and humiliate foreign visitors. Two More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Naira’s laborious climb

The naira climbed laboriously in the parallel market last week.   By the beginning of the week, the currency of Africa’s largest economy had appreciated almost by 15 per cent in one week.  It climbed to a record More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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CBN and naira exchange rate

The naira was Africa’s worst performing currency in 2016. In the closing weeks of February the naira suffered its greatest humiliation in the parallel market as it tumbled to a record low of N520 to the dollar. The More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

DisCos, GenCos’ bitter pill for FG

Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) have handed the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) a long list of demands for taking Nigeria out of its eternal darkness.  Probably the most nauseating More...

By Blueprint Admin Staff On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Kerosene scarcity and PHRC’s bumper production

The spate of buck-passing over kerosene scarcity and its intolerably high price took a dramatic turn last week with a key stakeholder opening a can of worms in its defence. Bafred Enjugu, the managing director of More...