Woes of Borno boat mishap

September 24, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Using agency report, JOHN NWOKOCHA looks at the recent boat mishap in Borno state, and posits that besides loss of lives, economic implication, fatal boat accidents are becoming frequent development around the country that should be arrested Incessant boat accidents The boat mishap that occurred in Jere local government area of Borno state, has draw attention to incessant boat accidents Read More

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Zimbabwe’s cholera emergency: ‘Stench of sewage’ in Harare

September 24, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Zimbabwe is struggling with its worst outbreak of cholera in a decade, which has killed at least 28 people. An emergency has been declared and public gatherings banned in the capital, Harare. Large plastic tents dot the clinic grounds. Health workers, some in yellow protective clothing and white plastic gloves, move between them. A child is crying inside one tent. Read More

Kema Chikwe, Anthony Manzo: Where are they now?

September 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former Minister of Aviation, Kema Chikwe, was a popular figure in the political arena after the country’s return to democratic rule in 1999, so also was Senator Roland Owie who represented Edo South in the Senate between 1999 and 2003, as well as Anthony Manzo, who was chief of staff to former Senate President, David Mark. In this piece ELEOJO Read More

Shehu Sani: Torn between two worlds

September 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Senator Shehu Sani is a delight in many ways and one of the legislators who have made the 8th National Assembly vibrant and engaging, however, his political stand in recent times has kept everyone wondering where he really belongs. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes Human rights activist turned politician, Senator Shehu Sani, means different things to different people. To some, he is Read More

The country where Facebook posts whipped up hate

September 21, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Decades of ethnic and religious tensions, a sudden explosion of internet access, and a company that had trouble identifying and removing the most hateful posts. It all added up to a perfect storm in Myanmar, where the United Nations says Facebook had a “determining role” in whipping up anger against the Rohingya minority. “I’m afraid that Facebook has now turned Read More

CISLAC expresses worry over FG’s neglect of economy

September 21, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has expressed disappointment that this government has spent its tenure without properly addressing this key important sector of the economy where corruption, inefficiency, community conflict and sabotage have been institutionalized. In a press statement signed by its Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa said CISLAC considers this refusal to assent as a big failure Read More

2019: NDA backs Umeh for Senate

September 21, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Nigerians for Democratic Action (NDA) , has endorsed the candidature of Chief Dr. Victor Umeh for Senate in the 2019 general elections. The National publicity secretary, NdukweKalu, after its annual Congress on Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, in Abuja said Umeh is an embodiment of patriotism, a detribalized compatriot with abundant milk of human kindness which he generously dispensed particularly to Read More

Earth tremor: Support FG to investigate, foundation asks stakeholders

September 21, 2018 Adeola Tukuru Abuja 0

Coalition of non-Governmental Organisations(NGOs), Urban Rural Environmental Defenders (U-RED) and Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) have called on stakeholders to support the federal government’s ministerial committee to investigate the earth tremor in Abuja. It would be recalled that earth tremor recently occurred in some parts of Abuja. Consequently, the FCT minister, Mohammed Bello banned rock blasting and other related Read More

Kwara retirees threaten boycott of 2019 polls over N50bn pension

September 21, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Hundreds of pensioners in Kwara on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest in Ilorin, threatening to boycott the 2019 elections, if the state government fails to settle their over N50 billion unpaid pensions and gratuities. The pensioners, including those from the 16 local government areas of the state and primary school teachers, carried placards of various inscriptions, demanding for the Read More

Beware of fraudsters, NECO warns Nigerians

September 21, 2018 Aideloje Ojo Minna 0

The National Examination Council (NECO) has called on the general public to disregard online publication purporting that the council is planning to recruit new members of staff. Acting Registrar of NECO, Abubakar Gana said it was the antics of fraudsters to dupe unsuspecting applicants. He stated this yesterday in a statement issued by the Head of Information and Public Relations, Read More

FG concessions 20 silos for N6bn

September 21, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the concessioning of 20 out of its 33 silos to private sector operators at the cost of N6 billion. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja, saying the silos, built at different parts of Read More

2019: I’ll build on Gov Shettima’s legacy – Aspirant

September 21, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri 0

A 2019 gubernatorial Aspirant in Borno state, Matawalle Kashim Ibrahim Imam has said that as part of post insurgency project and programmes, he would build on what Governor Kashim Shettima has done on the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement processes by introducing free and compulsory education at the primary and secondary school levels. He said if elected, he will introduce a Read More

The WHO’s alarm over TB increase

September 21, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

JOHN NWOKOCHA, in this analysis evaluates the recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the alarm over rising cases of Tuberculosis, TB epidemic in the country, as well as challenges to end the killer disease Grim report Tuesday September 18, the World Health Organisation, (WHO), gave a grim picture of the state of Tuberculosis, commonly called TB in Read More

Enugu: Twist in Ogbosinne crisis as arrests continue

September 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Peace has been elusive in Ogbosinne community, in Nkanu West local government area of Enugu state, since the assassination of its traditional ruler, Igwe Stephen Nwatu, and destruction of property in the community. CHUKS NWEZE in this report observes that there is twist in the crisis, making return to normalcy a forlorn hope Elusive peace Peace may remain elusive for Read More

Imo: Outrage over gruesome murder of catholic priest

September 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Last week, three horrible incidents occurred in Imo state, raising fear over insecurity in and around the state, because it came on the heel of assurances by none other than the Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galandanchi, that Imo state was crime-free. CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA reports A few weeks ago, Imo State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki D. Galadanchi, while celebrating his achievements Read More

Examining peculiarity of UNIABUJA’s 2018 post-UTME

September 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

On a yearly basis, within the last five years, universities and other tertiary institutions in Nigeria are known for the conduct of in-house examinations otherwise known as Post-UTME tests for admission seekers, but University of Abuja has a peculiar way of carrying out its in own exercise TAIYE ODEWALE examines the unique method Unique processes While some Nigerian universities including Read More

Amidst dispute, Ibadan high chiefs shunned Olubadan’s 90th birthday reception

September 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Ordinarily, the 90th birthday celebration of Oyo monarch, Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, recently held in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, was an opportunity to reconcile the monarch and aggrieved high chiefs, but the absence of chiefs at the occasion was an indication that not only will the face-off linger, also, all is not well with the traditional council. AGBOOLA Read More

Boko Haram: How Gudumbali residents survived attack on military base

September 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Lamentations, sporadic shootings Survivors of Saturday’s attack by Boko Haram in Gudumbali, Guzamala Local Government Area in Borno, have recounted their near death ordeal during the incident. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that scores of insurgents in gun trucks and various caliber of arms, stormed the town and attacked a military base, a battle that lasted for about Read More

The legend of Benin’s fearless female warriors

September 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

This fierce all-female army was so ruthless that European colonists called them the Amazons after the merciless warriors of Greek mythology Actors Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan earned high praise for their roles in the 2018 Marvel film Black Panther. But for me, the real stars were the Dora Milaje, the special forces unit of the fictional Kingdom of Read More

Floods: When rainfall becomes a curse

September 10, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Rainy season is supposed to be a blessing to farmers, others, but recently rivers have started overflowing their banks, with citizens losing their lives and property to flooding. Thousands have been sacked from their homes and crops washed away from farms; which portends danger to the food needs of the country. PAUL OKAH looks at the impending national disaster. Natural Read More

Ortom’s PDP leadersghip as threat to Akume Dynasty

September 10, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

On Monday, September 3, this year, the Benue state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) handed over the leadership of the party to Governor Samuel Ortom amidst grumblings by his co-aspirants. The decision of the party ended weeks of speculation about the governor’s status in the party and tension which threatened to break the party. DANIEL AGBO analyses the Read More

Ondo: Communities suffer as abandoned constituency projects litter

September 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Aponmu Lona, a village under Idanre local government, in Ondo Central Senatorial District, cuts a picture of many neglected communities across Ondo State. The sorry picture begins at the entrance to the village through a detour off the Akure-Ondo expressway. The rocky road is impassable and difficult to drive through. The dearth of basic amenities is palpable as one approaches Read More