Access to safe water: Agony of Nigerian rural communities

July 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Water scarcity and lack of access to safe water constitute a problem, if not nightmare for majority of Nigerians, most especially to those in rural areas where other basic necessities of life are denied them. TEMITOPE MUSOWO writes on the pains of Nigerians searching for clean water WHO on safe water According to World Health Organization (WHO), safe water means Read More

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Ebonyi: As supporters, posters clamour for Atiku’s leadership

July 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In this analysis, EGWUAGHA AMARACHUKWU in Abakaliki feels the pulse of the people towards Atiku Abubakar’s presidency, as posters flood the landscape Background The issue of herdsmen, Boko Haram has been a serious one in this country, as thousands of lives have been lost to the killings by headsmen in difference part of the country. The country’s economy has dwindled, Read More

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APC chieftain condemns impeachment move against Imo deputy governor 

Imo: Okorocha’s many home troubles

July 19, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Recently, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state had his bag full of troubles emanating largely from his burning desire to oust his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere. This is viewed in some quarters as extension of his fight against the people of Owerri Senatorial zone, and at the same time, actualise his infamous third- term bid. CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA articulates his challenges Read More

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North: In search of lasting peace

July 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Northern Nigeria, a region blessed with vast arable land and productive population has become shadow of its former self. The region has turned to theatre of war. From Borno to Sokoto is a gory story of bloodletting, arson and heaps of refugees. In fact, the once peaceful and prosperous region has been polarised along ethnic and religious fault lines. How Read More

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Why I parted ways with Kwankwaso – Ganduje

Ganduje: Garlands for workaholic governor

July 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As Kano governor bagged Blueprint Award yesterday, BASHIR MOHAMMED, looks at the many of honours and encomiums showered on Governor Umar Abudullahi Ganduje of Kano state, for his sterling performance since he has been in the saddle, over three years ago Score-card, pedigree for the electorate It is a well- known tradition in the conventional media today that those calling Read More

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Constituency projects, budget padding unconstitutional – Enekwechi

July 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In this interview with OKEY CHRIS in Awka, a legal practitioner, George Enekwechi, addresses some topical issues laced around the controversial constituency projects, budget padding, among others Could we know your thoughts on lawmaking, good governance and professionals involved in it? Lawmaking is a legislative act empowering the legislators such as Senators, members of Federal House of Representatives, state Houses Read More

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Kaduna community where open defecation attracts 7 lashes, N200 fine

July 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Hygienic environment for healthy living As part of commitment to ensure hygienic environment for healthy living, open defecation now attracts seven lashes and N200 fine in Unguwan Damaru in Soba local government area of Kaduna State. Adda’u Ibrahim, the community’s Chairman of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committee, said that in addition to seven lashes and the fine, the offender Read More

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When Charity gave persons with disability succour, joy in Ebonyi

July 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

EGWUAGHA AMARACHUKWU in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, narrates how a worship center- “Power For Change” Interdenominational Worship Center, touched the lives of over 1,000 Persons With Disability as well as the downtrodden in the state, last week, with its empowerment programme When the blessing of God is coming a man’s way it usually seems like a dream. Eleagada’s peculiar blessing This Read More

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2019 polls: Monitoring campaign funding and matters arising

2019 polls: Monitoring campaign funding and matters arising

July 15, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

In a bid to finalise modalities that could put an end to money politics in Nigeria, federal government is currently on the verge of deploying no less than 17,000 special operatives to monitor the movement of funds as a way of tracking sources of political campaign funds and vote-buying ahead of next year’s general elections. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA Read More

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Killings: Where are the CSOs, pressure groups?

Killings: Where are the CSOs, pressure groups?

July 15, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The killing of Nigerians all over the country has continued unabated; recently, more than 200 residents of Plateau state were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Pressure groups and Civil Society Organisations like the Oodua Peoples Congress, Arewa People’s Congress, Ohaneze Ndigbo, PANDEF – Pan Niger Delta Forum, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Read More

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World Population Day: Worries over Nigeria’s growth rate

July 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

JOHN NWOKOCHA, examines the dynamics of a rapidly growing Nigeria’s population and critical initiatives towards addressing concerns such as hunger and housing among others, resulting from high population figure put at 198 million Phenomenal population increase It was the United Nations UN that raised the alarm over Nigeria’s population which it said was rising at phenomenal speed. The UN had Read More

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Tackling rural poverty through innovation platform

July 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  TEMITOPE MUSOWO writes on a new concept of reducing rural poverty in the face of worrisome rapidly increasing population of the country, without proportionate increase in food production, due to the current threat to food security across the country, resulting from the incessant herders/farmers’ clash Discovery of oil It is no longer news that before the discovery of oil Read More

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Yobe CSDP reducing plight of IDPs

July 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Since the inception of Community and Social Development Project (CSDP), in Yobe state, many lives have been touched in the communities, especially the returning IDPs.  General Manager of CSDP, Goni Baba Gana, in an exclusive interview speaks with MUSA M. BUBA, on the progress made.  Excerpts How did Yobe CSDP come about? The Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) Read More

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Day Niger gov decorated gallant super cops

July 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

AIDELOJE OJO writes that it was a spectacular ceremony last Monday, when Governor Sani Bello of Niger state, squeezed out time from his busy schedules and decorated principal officers of the state police command, which created enduring memories of colours, pomp and excitement Spectacular occasion It is rare for a governor to set aside other duties to decorate police officers Read More

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Using lottery funds to touch Nigerians’ lives

July 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Many are still perplexed over the claim that funds generated from lottery are used to improve on the lives of Nigerians. But, NAJIB SANI reporting from a recent activity of the National Lottery Trust Fund, in Bauchi, posits that the funds if properly applied will touch lives Raising money by lottery ‘Lottery is a way of raising money for a Read More

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Improving female hygiene in northern Nigeria through school-based initiative

July 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Hadiza Isah is a class 6 pupil of Tudunwada Model Primary School, Tsakuwa in Talata Marafa local government area of Zamfara state. She proudly told how her personal hygiene has improved in the past few months. Hadizah said she began to feel the improvement, especially during her menstrual period, after the introduction of the Girls for Girls initiative (G4G) to Read More

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Imo: How residents mocked Okorocha/Buhari’s rally

July 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Last Tuesday, the All Progressives Congress(APC) held its South East Mega Rally in Owerri, Imo state in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid, as well as Okorocha’s ambition. In the streets of Owerri and its environs, residents mocked the governor, calling the rally ‘rented crowd’, ‘show of shame’. CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA who spoke to a cross section of residents, Read More

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Unexplained issues in cattle rustling

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

For a few years now, there has been a raging battle between cattle rustlers, Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the Middle Belt and some northern states of Benue, Plateau, Kogi, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Kaduna, Taraba and Zamfara states. With the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east, having appreciably diminished over the past year, the conflict between farmers and herders and cattle Read More

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Service Chiefs: Time for change of guard?

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

With the mounting security challenges across the country, coupled with the fact that they have been given more than their lawful two terms, there is a growing agitation for President Muhammadu Buhari to change the nation’s security chiefs as IBRAHEEM MUSA reports Unwittingly, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Abubakar Yari, the Zamfara state governor, gave vent to his colleagues’ frustration on June Read More

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Fake news: Stakeholders activate awareness campaign in Kano

July 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

BASHIR MOHAMMED writes that last week in Kano, stakeholders took steps to address the trending fake news in the state by reviewing their awareness campaign with a focus to changing its negative impacts Advent of the Digital Age The resurgence of social media with the advent of the digital age has opened the floodgate for information to be disseminated on Read More

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Amidst growing insecurity, call for sack of service chiefs rises

July 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

JOHN NWOKOCHA, in this analysis asks: Will President Muhammadu Buhari sack the service chiefs, rejig the nation’s security architecture, amidst growing insecurity in the country? Escalation of Violence Across the length and breadth of Nigeria over the past couple of weeks, calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the deteriorating state of insecurity in the country, by sacking the Read More

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Issues in fake news and Nigeria’s herder crisis

July 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Gruesome image Fake pictures circulating on social media which users are falsely claiming depict inter-communal violence are inflaming already high tensions in Nigeria. It comes after three days of violence left more than 200 people dead in the centre of the country. A gruesome image of a woman face down in a pool of blood with a gaping shoulder wound Read More

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Plateau Killings: Meet cleric who saved Christians from gunmen

July 3, 2018 Dooshima Abu 0

By Dooshima Abu BBC Pidgin, Plateau state Risk his life to save theirs When an imam in Nigeria saw hundreds of desperate, frightened families running into his village last Saturday, he decided to risk his life to save theirs. They were fleeing from a neighbouring village – a mainly Christian community. They say they came under attack at about 15:00 Read More

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