Elitist conspiracy fuels insecurity – Chukwu

May 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Chief Celestine Chukwu is the secretary general of Igbo Community Assembly in the FCT. In this interview with ROSEMARY MORIBIRIN and SOLOMON AROWOLO, he speaks on ways out of current security situation ahead of 2023 general election. 2023 is around the corner. What do you expect from political parties? One thing that is very key is to ensure that there Read More

Why northern elite must support Blueprint as their own – Danbirni

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Musa Danbirni, a notable and widely acclaimed social affairs analyst and politicians of note, tells BASHIR MOHAMMED that for attaining uninterrupted ten years in the newspaper industry, Blueprint deserves a standing ovation. He also makes a case for the need by northern elite to support the newspaper in the ever competitive media space, to further give the region a voice of Read More

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Why FCTA re-introduced park and pay – Emetu

May 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mr. Kalu Emetu is the head of public relations and enlightenment, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), also known as the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO). In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he speaks on the Park and Pay Policy in the FCT, the reasons for the past failure and the re-introduction of the Read More

Fake wine factory uncovered in Delta, suspect arrested

April 29, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state Police Command on Thursday said it has uncovered a fake wine factory in Amadaga community in Udu local government area of the state. The state police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe who revealed this in Asaba, said the suspected sole manufacturer has been arrested for thorough investigation and prosecution. DSP Edafe said operatives of the Read More

We have transformed FPI through prudent management – Rector

April 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr David Danjuma Baba is the rector of the Federal Polytechnic Idah (FPI) in Kogi state. In this interview with OYIBO SALIHU, he bares his mind on efforts to reposition the institution amidst scarce resources. For three years now you have been in the saddle as rector of Federal Polytechnic Idah. So far, how has it been? The achievements I Read More

Anambra has mechanism to contain ecological issues — NEWMAP coordinator

April 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Anambra state has many ecological challenges demanding attention. In this interview with OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU, the state project coordinator of Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Project (NEWMAP) Mr Michael Ivenso, speaks on how the agency has been able to tackle the menace. What has been some impact of erosion in Anambra state lately? We are talking about fatalities, loss of lives, critical Read More

Female gender most vulnerable to trafficking – NAPTIP DG

April 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Imaam Sulaiman – Ibrahim is the director general,  National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) . In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she says women especially young girls are most vulnerable to trafficking. How has it been piloting the affairs of NAPTIP? I’m sure you will agree with me that it’s very challenging but more importantly it’s Read More

It’s time to decentralise Nigeria – Sen Adeyeye

April 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former minister of state for works, Senator Dayo Adeyeye in a no-hold bared interview with UKO ETIM while on a working visit to Uyo recently says for the country to move forward, now is the time for so many things being managed presently by the federal government to be decentralised. You have been at the forefront campaigning for Bola Ahmed Read More

Anambra burial law would attract revenue if… —Bishop Ezeokafor

April 7, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Rather than enforcing taxes on the people, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Anambra state, in this interview with OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU says the state government would earn higher income if the state burial law is fully implemented.  What is the place of Easter celebration in Christendom? Generally, people are thinking that Christmas is the highest celebration in the church, but Read More

Construction of Agbara-Lusada road begins in 2 weeks – Gov. Abiodun

April 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state government has said it will, in two weeks’ time, flag off the construction of the Agbara-Kusada road, to ease vehicular and pedestrian movement in the axis. Governor Abiodun, who stated this at the opening ceremony of the 10th Gateway International Trade Fair, tagged, “Transforming Agriculture and Commerce in a Highly Competitive Global Market” held at the Trade Read More

There was no council election in Kogi last year – Activist

April 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In a no-hold bared interview with SALIHU OYIBO, Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul,  the executive director Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution based in Lokoja said contrary to claims by the state government that it conducted the best council elections last year, no election was held in the state, among other issues. What is your assesement of the November 2020 Read More

Amnesty for Boko Haram, herders’ll end insurgency – Prophet Nwachukwu

April 2, 2021 SEGUN ODUNEWU 0

The Senior Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Mission International, Lagos, Dr. Anene Nwachukwu, a political scientist, in this interview with SEGUN ODUNEWU, speaks on the significance of Easter; the focus on ‘deliverance’ in Rhema and many other national issues. What is the Rhema Deliverance Mission all about? I am Dr. Anene Nwachukwu, the Senior Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Mission International, Lagos. Read More

Our policy direction is inclusive governance – Gov Sule

March 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state in a recent interview with selected journalists said his administration is focused on all inclusive governance, the reason for which opposition members are joining his government. MOHAMMED YANGIDA was there. Your Excellency sir, with the level of defection from opposition political parties into APC, what is the secret?  Thank you very much. For now, Read More

Yahaya Bello is the best man to succeed Buhari in 2023 – Hon Nana

March 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Hon Mohammed Ayuba Nana is the Senior Special Assistant on Youths and Women Mobilization Ankpa federal constituency to Governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. In this interview with Chamba Simeh, Hon Nana explained why Governor Bello is man to be Nigeria’s president in 2023. What is the pedigree of Governor Yahaya Bello that stands him as Nigeria’s next president? Read More

States varsities are better off with IGR – VC

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

 In this interview by EMMANUEL OLOGUN, the vice chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, states that state universities can become less dependent on monthly allocations by exploring its IGR. What are the challenges your university has been facing lately? We faced a lot of challenges especially with the corona virus pandemic which halted academic activities leading to the Read More

Zone presidential ticket to South East, group urges parties

March 14, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Coalition of South East for Presidency, COSEP 2023, an Igbo pressure group, has called on the major political parties in Nigeria to zone the presidential election ticket to the South East of Nigeria for an enduring peace to reign. National Coordinator, South East for Presidency 2023, SEFORP, Rev. Okechukwu Obioha, who made the call in an interview after a zonal Read More

Transformational leadership, equity ‘ll guarantee peaceful co-existence in Nigeria – Chukwu

March 13, 2021 Editor 0

Mr. Celestine Chukwu is the founder and President of Celchi Global Peace Foundation, and the Secretary General of Igbo community assembly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In this interview with Ikenna Okonkwo, Chukwu bares his mind on burning national issues, especially on how Nigeria can be free of Bandits, Boko Haram, and other insecurity problems. What does Celchi Global Peace Read More

Covid-19 has greatly affected works ministry’s plans, programmes – Aliyu

March 12, 2021 ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA 0

Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu is the Minister of State for Works and Housing. He spoke to State House Correspondents recently on the activities of the ministry. ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA brings excerpts. The year 2020 witnessed unprecedented crises occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic. How did the Ministry of Works and Housing navigate through these difficult times? No doubt, Covid-19 pandemic has immensely Read More

Our current challenges predate Buhari administration – Utomi

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Political economist and All Progressives Congress (APC) member, Prof. Pat Utomi, says Nigeria’s electoral process is fatally flawed and can at best only produce ‘criminals’ as leaders. Utomi, who was featured on AIT’s live interview, monitored by PATRICK ANDREW on Tuesday, also thinks the country is fast sliding into anarchy. Excerpts…. What would be your initial assessment of the state Read More

Blame the youth if Nigeria collapses – Abdu

March 12, 2021 BABA YUSUF 0

Iliyasu Abdu is seeking to become the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He told journalists in this interview that he will ensure that everybody in the party complies with the rules guiding the party. He said if elected, he will take the party to higher heights. Abdu spoke on other national issues. BABA YUSUF was there. How do Read More

‘COVID-19 caused reduction in govt activities’

March 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Engineer Abubakar D. Aliyu is the Minister of State for Works and Housing. He spoke to State House Correspondents on the activities of the ministry. Excerpts The year 2020 witnessed unprecedented crises occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic. How did the Ministry of Works and Housing navigate through these difficult times? No doubt, COVID-19 pandemic has immensely affected the plans and programmes Read More

Halims Agoda, Salisu Maikasuwa: Where are they now?

February 19, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

They were once public gladiators whose records of service are worth in the book of remembrance. ELEOJO IDACHABA asks where they could be at the moment. Halims Agoda Honourable Halims Agoda is a former lawmaker who represented the people of Ethiope federal constituency of Delta state in the House of Representatives thrice. The first was between 1999 and 2003 on Read More