It’s injustice zoning PDP presidential ticket to South – Dokpesi

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

High Chief Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees. In this interview with journalists in Abuja, he speaks on the zoning controversy in the party, saying it will be an act of injustice to deny the North the presidential ticket in 2023. ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF was there. As a member of the PDP Board of Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Foundational falsehood is genesis of Nigeria’s problem – Archbishop Irefin

October 7, 2021 Editorial IV 0

– Archbishop David Irefin is a disciple of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu and  international chairman, Christ Missionary Crusade Fellowship for the Brotherhood of Cross and Star. In this interview with OYIBO SALIHU in Lokoja, the Professor of Economics says until Nigerians begin to imbibe the teachings of Olumba Olumba, the country would continue to meander in confusion.Most often, people have Read More

Kogi state university has overcome all accreditation hurdles – VC

September 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Professor Marietu O. Tenuche is the vice chancellor of Kogi State University Anyigba. In this interview with members of the Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kogi state chapter, she spoke extensively on achievements the new leadership of the university has recorded within one year. OYIBO SALIHU was there..Kogi State University (KSU) Anyigba was established in 1999. How Read More

Pneumonia still poses great threat to children in Nigeria -Dr Adamu

September 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

At an interactive session organised for media practitioners from Lagos, Jigawa and the FCT recently, Dr Adamu Isah, chief of party for Save the Children International says pneumonia remains a major killer disease in Nigeria. BAYO MUHAMMED ALABIRA was there.Give us an overview of the INSPIRING Project.The overview of the INSPIRING Project is to raise awareness to the killer disease Read More

I’m a man with more than 9 lives – Charly Boy

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s weird musician and song-writer, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, aka Charly Boy, whose latest efforts in the film and music industry is causing waves across the local and international scenes has said that he is a man of more than nine lives.  Charly Boy who is currently enjoying a post-Covid-19 deserved holiday in London revealed that he could count more than 13 Read More

FG should engage only in responsible borrowing – Odeyemi

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Adebayo Solomon Odeyemi is the vice-president of CITITRUST ADVISORY LIMITED. In this interview with BENJAMIN UMUTEME, he says rather than rake up debts, the government should engage in responsible borrowing. He also speaks on other economic issues. How is the money market playing out especially with the business climate as it is at the moment? Presently, the business environment is Read More

We need peace on the Plateau – Bala PJ

September 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Ya’u Bala PJ is a philanthropist, peace advocate. In this interview with MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU, he says people should regard peace and peaceful co-existence as their single religion and tribe.  You are a philanthropist. What attracted you towards that direction? I have been a young man with windows of opportunities. As I reflected, I asked myself what I could Read More

Nigeria’s space programme now of global reckoning – Shaba

September 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr Halilu Ahmad Shaba was born on October 1, 1966. He began his basic education from Capital School in Sokoto and rounded off his primary education in Kaduna. He attended Rimi College, Kaduna and Government Secondary School Bindor. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Bayero University Kano in 1988. He has worked with the national population Read More

Why it was easy for me to emerge as Afikpo North chair – Obiageri Oko- Enyim

September 11, 2021 PAUL OKAH 0

Barrister 0biageri Oko-Enyim is the first female chairman, Afikpo North local government area, Ebonyi state. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, she speaks on her experience and achievements; criticisms, the situation of women in politics, among others. You were sworn in as the first female Executive Chairman of Afikpo North LGA on 1st September last year, what has the experience Read More

We recreate old labels into modern-day brands – Fawaz

September 10, 2021 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

Muh-FawazAbdulganiyu is a multi talented entrepreneur and the Chief Marketing Officer of GMB Agency, a branding company he co-founded with two of his friends during his NYSC year. In this interview SAMSON BENJAMIN, the entrepreneur speaks on his passion for launching new businesses into the market and re-branding old labels to fit into the modern-day system. Tell us about yourself, Read More

How I’ve fared in the past 18 years – Etsu Nupe

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

His Royal Highness Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, is marking his 18thanniversary on the throne today while tomorrow, Sunday, is his 69th birthday. To commemorate the two significant events, the chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, spoke to journalists on his experiences down the line, the reasons behind the insecurity currently ravaging the North, among others. AWAAL GATA was Read More

2023: Nigerian youths deserve 30% affirmative action – AKINLOSOTU

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Comrade Blessing A. Akinlosotu is the President of Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC). In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, he speaks on the 2023 general elections and advocates for 20 to 30 per cent positions for the youths in the next elections. Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) is relatively new, what led to its formation? NYC was established in 2016, the Minister Read More

I did nothing special to earn me first class at law school – Odia

August 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ofure Odia, a graduate of Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, in Edo State, who made Upper Credit (2.1) aggregate, was one of the 2021 batch at the recent Call to Bar ceremony for law school graduates held in Abuja. In this interview with KEHINDE OSASONA, the 22-year-old lady, divulged to BLUEPRINT how she attained the feat. Excerpts; Congratulations on the attainment Read More

How herdsmen attacks tore my life apart, before the Transforming church rescued me – Joseph Ukam

August 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

He escaped from the clutches of herdsmen attacks in Taraba state, came to Abuja with nothing until a church helped to change his story. IDACHABA SUNNY ELEOJO spoke with him. Who is Joseph Ukam? I am from Vandeikya local government area of Benue state. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture and Environmental Engineering from University of Agriculture Makurdi and Read More

Secession agitations: The youth should keep hope in Nigeria – Edoh

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Dr. Raymond Edoh is the Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States and the secretary-general, Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC). In this interview with journalists, he speaks about Nigeria’s challenges and his appeal to the youth. TOPE SUNDAY was there. Now, some of the challenges bedevilling the country such as kidnapping and other factors that make Nigerians to feel unsafe are Read More

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I’m testimonial of triumph over sickle cell pains – Mohammed

July 23, 2021 PAUL OKAH 0

Shehu Olaitan Mohammed is a chartered accountant and a sickle cell patient. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he speaks on his recently published autobiography; life as a ‘warrior,’ how laboratory scientists contribute to sickle cell anaemia; the role of lovers; parents; doctors and society in combating sickle cell anaemia among other issues. What should people know about sickle cell Read More

2023: Our problem in Nigeria’s hinged on citizenship issue – Yerima

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former Zamfara state governor Senator Ahmed Yerima, in this interview with journalists, speaks on zoning formulas ahead of the 2023 presidential election as well as recent political happenings in his state. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU was there. What is your take on the recent defection of Gov Bello Matawalle from the PDP to the APC? It is a good development for us Read More

Gov’t should be blamed for various ethnic agitations – Chukwu

July 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Chief Celestine Chuckwu is the current cordinator of People’s Democratic Party Grassroots Support Foundation (PDPGSF) in the FCT. In this interview with SOLOMON AROWOLO, he speaks on electoral act, insecurity across Nigeria and other issues. You have been a crusader for societal justice, fairness and equity. What have you been up to lately? Well, I think I’m an advocate of Read More

Military presence has improved security at Veritas University – VC

July 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In this interview with Patrick Andrew, the vice chancellor of Veritas University, Prof Hyacinth Ichoku, says the presence of military and other armed guards in the university has given it the status of a security buffer which allows uninterrupted academic exercise to continue. You hold community mass for members of the community irrespective of their faith. What’s the essence? We Read More

Marginal oil field: Bid processes followed international standard – Dutchess Energy MD

June 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dutchess Energy Limited just won the last marginal oil field bid organised by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). In this interview with some  journalists, its managing director/CEO, Ms Olatimbo Ayinde, speaks on the bidding processes and other topical issues. BENJAMIN UMUTEME was there.  Your company emerged the successful bidder of the last oil marginal field. What were your experiences Read More