Who is responsible for the killings in Nigeria?

May 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria as a democratic nation that has the record of promoting peace, unity, and progress has now become a war zone, far beyond the fiction that is being displayed in a movie.  The insecurity resulting to the killing of many Nigerians is now becoming more alarming than ever. According to the Council for Foreign Relationship, over 37,500 Nigerians have been Read More

Job creation: Delta approves 900 skills acquisition for RYSA, GEST

May 5, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state government has approved the commencement of a new cycle for the Rural Youths Skill Acquisition (RYSA) and the Girls Entrepreneurship and Skills Training (GEST) programmes. The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, announced the approval at a post exco press briefing at the Government House, Asaba. Aniagwu who was flanked by his youth development counterpart, Comrade Read More

Blueprint: Double milestones for a tabloid and its publisher

ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF chronicles tributes by the management team of Blueprint newspapers on the occasion of the publisher’s birthday and the tenth year anniversary of the tabloid.   Barely had the team settled in Monday evening  when the heavenly shower announced the members’ presence to possibly show the hand of God in the day’s business. And waiting to receive his beloved management Read More

Enhancing infrastructure financing through corporate tax

May 3, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The 2020 financial year was a tough period for Nigerian companies due to COVID-19 pandemic and unfriendly operating environment.The operating environment before the advent of Covid-19 was challenging with companies battling to live up to expectation in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), income tax payments, dividends to shareholders and projects for host communities. spite of the challenging operating environment, Read More

How bandits punctured prevailing peace in Kebbi

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Kebbi state used to be  peaceful both for human habitation and investment until that peaceful atmosphere was truncated recently by bandits who now terrorise the residents especially around Zuru Emirate Cuncil. KABIRU DOGON DAJI writes on how kidnapping, armed banditry activities broke down the peace in the erstwhile peaceful state.  It is on record that for decades, Kebbi state has Read More

2021 World Press Freedom Day: A time for reflection on continuous media attacks

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Journalists all over world work under difficult situations in order to serve the society; however, the society doesn’t appear to value this all-important role. Therefore, as the whole world marks World Press Freedom Day, ELEOJO IDACHABA chronicles the plights of journalists worldwide. The year 2021 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) celebration that started on April 29 2021 ends today May Read More

Philip Asiodu, Jubril Aminu: Where are they now?

May 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Several years have passed since these elder statesmen served the country meritoriously. Since then, nothing has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this report asks where they could be at the moment. Philip Asiodu Chief Philip Asiodu is a man of many parts. He is a former diplomat, minister and special adviser at different times. Although he is Read More

Still on overcoming infant mortality in Nigeria

May 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Infant mortality is still a threat in most states across the country even though some state governments have woken up to challenge the scourge as ELEOJO IDACHABA reports. The majority of Nigerian children are at risk of dying a few months after birth, according to reports. The number of the lucky ones that survive to formative years is rather less Read More

As lawmaker sets empowerment pace in constituency…

April 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In a show of endless love for his constituents, a federal lawmaker from Oyo state has put smiles on the faces of his people in what his party described as exceptional. BAYO AGBOOLA reports.It was jubilation galore for women and the youths from across the Ibadan North Federal Constituency in Oyo state as the lawmaker representing the constituency at the Read More

Curbing anaemia through iron/folic acid supplement

April 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) intervention scheme administering Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation (IFAS) to reduce anaemia prevalence is making huge impacts in Katsina state, especially among grassroot children. CHIZOBA OGBECHE reports. Kastina state is among selected states in Nigeria used to experiment United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) intervention scheme on administering Iron -Folic Acid Supplementation (IFAS) to adolescent boys and Read More

Appraising int’l applauses for China Communist Party

April 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Communist Party of China (CPC)’s secret to success in governance over the past decades lies in its people-oriented development philosophy and its walking- the-talk in a relentless pursuit of happiness for the Chinese people. This is according to foreign party leaders and officials said ahead of the 100th anniversary of the CPC’s establishment.Such a philosophy has been specially reflected Read More

Putting public service rule under trial

April 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In fragrant disregard for laid down public service rule, head of a medical institution in Plateau state is still sitting right in office despite overwhelming reasons he should vacate office. MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU reports.  Public service rule stipulates punitive measures on erring officers. While this same rule provides interdiction of erring officers, the Ministry of Health has continued to retain Read More

World Insights: Int’l community praises CPC’s people-oriented philosophy as secret to success in decades of governance

April 27, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Communist Party of China (CPC)’s secret to success in governance over the past decades lies in its people-oriented development philosophy and its walking the talk in a relentless pursuit of happiness for the Chinese people, foreign party leaders and officials said ahead of the 100th anniversary of the CPC’s establishment. Such a philosophy has been specially reflected in remarks Read More

Aftermath of N100m filing station demolition

April 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Akwa Ibom state gov’t and a private citizen are in tango over a demolished filing station for which the victim is demanding for compensation. UKO ETIM reports. Akwa Ibom state government through its Ministry of Works and Fire Service has demolished a private filling station in Nsit Atai local government area of the state and defied court injunction for compensation.The Read More

Addressing the myths of COVID-19 vaccine

April 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Plateau Council recently organised training for its members to enlighten them about the COVID-19 vaccine. The sensitisation became necessary because of the conspiracy theories popularised since the vaccine was imported.The training designed to equip journalists as information managers with appropriate information to properly educate the people was facilitated by the state House of Assembly Read More

Of self-determination and Ibadan mega rally

April 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In pursuance of its agitation for self determination, several nationalities gathered in Ibadan recently in what they described as a mega rally. BAYO AGBOOLA writes on the protest and outcome.   Reason for clamourThe clamour for self determination by some groups seems to be overshadowing the age-long call for the restructuring of Nigeria. It is therefore now becoming relevant towards finding Read More

Unemployment, inflation: Any hope for Nigerians?

April 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

PAUL OKAH takes a look at the rising unemployment in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other parts of the country, amidst inflation and wonders if there’s any hope for the citizens that struggle daily to survive in the face of Covid-19 pandemic and others. Months ago, Nigeria was declared the poverty capital of the world, thus overtaking India as Read More

Vincent Ogbulafor, Cecilia Ibru: Where are they now?

April 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s difficult to forget them in a hurry because of the positions they once occupied in the life of the country. But where could they be now? ELEOJO IDACHABA asks in this piece. Vincent Ogbulafor Chief Vincent Ogbulafor was the chairman and secretary respectively of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He became its chairman in 2008 and served less than Read More

Beyond representation to purposeful leadership

April 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nasarawa state House of Assembly speaker, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, is rewriting history in the current political dispensation due to purposeful leadership. MOHAMMED YANGIDA reports.Even though the basic functions of a legislative house are enactment of laws for peace and development as well as effective oversights, many believe that the Nasarawa State House of Assembly is fairing well in all Read More

Reaching out to youths through music and philanthrophy

April 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In these days, everything is being done to engage the youths meaningfully. In Ondo state, a lady is setting the record through music and philanthrophy. BARNABAS OLABISI reports.Among students of higher institutions especially in the South-west axis, Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo is a household name asthousands have benefited from her support with many more still benefiting. Her philanthrophy also includes Read More

Remembering Chibok school girls 7 years after

April 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Again, the plights of women and children being displaced by Boko Haram in Borno state especially the abducted Chibok school girls are being x-rayed as a reminder of government’s abdicated responsibility. Sadiq Abubakar reports. The founder/executive director of Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development, Maiduguri in Borno state, Hajiyaa Hamsatu Allamin, has called on the federal government to fulfill its promises Read More

Nigeria’s power sector reforms: Journey so far

April 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In this report, BARNABAS OLABISI reports on efforts by successive governments at improving power in the country even though with little results.  When the journey started Nigeria actually began generation of electricity in Lagos 1886 with the use of generators to provide 60 kilowatts.In 1923, tin miners installed a two megawatts plant on the Kwali River, six years later, the Read More

Insecurity: Ebubeagu to the rescue?

April 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

At last, leaders of the South-east geo-political region has woken up to the security challenge bedevilling the region. CHUKS NWEZE reports on what a new security outfit just set up can achieve. Insecurity is one of the factors that has given Nigerians sleepless nights apart from the appalling state of the economy.It has become so paramount that regions, states and communities Read More

Another look at the military’s quest for peace, national unity

April 17, 2021 Editorial III 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report looks at the efforts of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in uniting and securing the nation against the backdrop of the sacrifices of military personnel in tackling the country’s security challenges. Over the years the Nigerian military has been an instrument of national unity, integration and development, despite security challenges in the last decades. Read More

As tollgates return on Nigeria on roads…

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government in March announced plans to commence the procurement for 12 federal highway roads to concession under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI) heralding the return of toll gates on Nigerian roads, TOPE SUNDAY writes. Seventeen years after the toll gates were dismantled on federal highways by the administration of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the All Progressives Congress Read More