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Solid minerals will yield over 50 per cent of Nigeria’s revenue – Ladi Ibrahim

June 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

Hajiya Mariam Ladi Ibrahim, a Kogi state delegate at the National Conference, is the immediate past president of the Association of Nigerian Accountants (ANA) and presently chairs the Financial Reporters Council of Nigeria (FRCN).  She is also a board member of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Among other issues, she tells EMEKA NZE that there is need to Read More

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There’s crack in South-east Governors Forum – Nwaorgu

June 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, a delegate at the national conference is the Secretary General of the apex Igbo pan socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo. In this interview with EMEKA NZE, the delegate expresses the  believe that the South East Governors Forum(SEGF) has no unified agenda for the Igbo  at the ongoing confab When you were nominated as a delegate into the national Read More

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Jonathan has not failed Nigeria – Uko

June 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

Aham Uko is a banker, economic expert and currently a  regional staff of United Bank for Africa. He was recently in his Ohuhu community in Abia state during which he donated some projects, including the inauguration of an endowment for widows in the area. SUNDAY NWAKANMA takes him up on some national issues as well as those bordering on development Read More

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We will open more estates in Imo – Nwosu

June 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

In this interview, Hon. Uche Nwosu, the Imo state Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Planning, tells  CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA  how the administration blocked the land racketeers in the state The lands ministry I met I arrived the ministry at a time its image and rating were at its lowest ebb as a result of the activities of past commissioners and Read More

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Lagos crooks send retired army officer to early grave

June 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Holy Writ tells us that those who want to get rich fall into diverse temptations. Temptation is a primordial phenomenon, which took its root from the Garden of Eden following the enticement of Eve by Satan to munch the forbidden fruit. Later, the bait was passed to Adam and he too fell for it. Ever since, temptation has stuck Read More

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Solid minerals will yield over 50 per cent of Nigeria’s revenue – Hajiya Ladi

June 16, 2014 Blueprint 0

Hajiya Maryam Ladi Ibrahim, a Kogi State delegate at the national conference, is the immediate past president of Association of Nigerian Accountants (ANA) and presently the chairman of Financial Reporters Council of Nigeria and board member of Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI). She spoke with EMEKA NZE on the need to establish a solid mineral producing states commission to Read More

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Meet the man who generated #BringBackOurGirls hashtag

June 16, 2014 Blueprint 0

Nnenna Ibehc Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi is an Abuja-based lawyer.  He started the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter, which helped to create awareness worldwide about the plight of the kidnapped school girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok Borno State. As at May 31, a Twitter analytic tool, Topsy, estimated that more than 3.1 million tweets have been sent using the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag. Read More

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Our researches are of international standard – Nasarawa varsity VC

June 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

In this interview with AHMED TUKUR, the Vice Chancellor,  Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Muhammed Akaro Mainoma,  speaks on measures put in place to improve the 12-year old university amidst some challenges My agenda for the university Certainly, we have a structure that is already established. First, we want to build on what is already established and how we want Read More

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Bamaiyi’s comment on emergency rule shocking, unfortunate – Bego

June 4, 2014 Blueprint 0

Abdullahi Bego is Special Adviser on Press Affairs and Information to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State. In this interview with pressmen in Damaturu, he discusses what the Yobe State Government is doing to help restore peace and security to parts of the state affected by Boko Haram insurgency. He also described as shocking and unfortunate comments credited to retired Read More

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I‘ve cured judges, senators others of HIV/AIDS – Cure claimant

May 29, 2014 Blueprint 0

Prince Ayodele Adeleye is a   laboratory science graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The medical science researcher commonly called professor researched into some ailments, including HIV/AIDS all of which he now claims to have the right cure. In this interview with IDIBA GABRIEL, the former staff of ABUTH speaks on how he came about the cure and the accompanying challenges Read More

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Our plan is to actualise Biafra by December – Kalu

May 28, 2014 Blueprint 0

Nnamdi Kanu is the Director of Radio Biafra.  In this Interview with select journalists, he bares his mind on sundry issues as they affect Igbos; even as he describes Nigeria and an illegal entity. PATRICK AHANOR was there Resurrecting Biafra The reason we are resurrecting Biafra again is that the same reasons that led to the initial declaration of independence Read More

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In restoring peace to Okene, I lost 6 brothers – Karakau, ex-council chair

May 21, 2014 Blueprint 0

Alhaji Abubakar Yahaya Karaku, a grassroots politician  is a special adviser to the Kogi state governor who hails from Okene local government area of the state. In this interview with OYIBO SALIHU,  the former council chairman of Okene local government  relives his experience and the sacrifice he made while trying to restore peace to the then crisis-torn area.   The governor’s Read More

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Ghost prostitute leads banker to Christ

May 14, 2014 Blueprint 0

Nigerians have come to terms with the phenomenon of ghost workers and ghost pensioners. Going by the recent discoveries in the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) at the state and federal levels, close to 30 percent of the workforce come from the graves every month to collect wages and pension entitlements. The third tier of government is also not left Read More

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‘Boko Haram’ll be over by 2016’

May 14, 2014 Blueprint 0

Your impression of the national conference I feel as if the president had to rush through the programme because for a long while it appeared that he was not enthusiastic about the idea of whether sovereign national conference or national conference at all. That he probably got persuaded that it was in the national interest for us to come together, Read More

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Workers’ housing to be ready in six months – Omar

April 30, 2014 Blueprint 0

Finally, the long-awaited mass housing scheme for workers is set for launch. In this report, MOSES JOHN who spoke to the NLC President, Abdulwaheed Omar, on the project, among other national issues, writes on the encounter        2014 May Day and the workers housing scheme? Provision of housing especially affordable housing for Nigeria workers is a major priority on ground Read More

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No need for jamboree visits to the president – Don Pedro Obaseki

April 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

Popularly referred to by his peers and admirers as Don-P or The Don, Chief (Dr) Obaseki was formerly President of the Filmmakers Cooperative of Nigeria (FCON). He became a lecturer of Theatre Arts at the University of Benin, Nigeria, at age 21. Arguably one of Nigeria’s most influential entertainment personalities, the blunt and outspoken Don Pedro Obaseki, is one of Read More

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My life as a model – Tobi Phillips

April 11, 2014 Blueprint 0

At 21 years old, Queen Tobi Phillips, a 400 level Marine Sciences student of the University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, was crowned on November 3, 2012, the sixth World Miss University Nigeria title out of 30 participants. Tobi is currently the sixth Nigerian Student Peace Ambassador to the United Nations and Goodwill Ambassador to the International Vaccine Institute (IVI). She made Read More

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I want to paint imagery with words – Jenim Dibie

April 8, 2014 Blueprint 0

Scarcast is a collection of poems written by Jenim Dibie. The pharmacist-turned poet, who started writing at age 14, started with rhyme and overtime built it into something else. She speaks to OYELOLA OGUNRINDE on why she likes poetry What is Scarcast about and why the title Scarcast? It’s a collection of sixty poems and ‘Scarcast’ was a word I Read More

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Jonathan’s perceived weakness, manifestation of statesmanship – Tabai

April 2, 2014 Blueprint 0

Hon. Jude Tabai, popularly known as ‘King of the Niger Delta Youths’ was the Director of Mobilisation to President Goodluck Jonathan during the 2011 electioneering. In this interview with SAMUEL OGIDAN, Tabai speaks on the APC’s threat to PDP  ahead of 2015, Boko Haram and the president’s re-election bid among others View on perceived President Goodluck Jonathan’s weakness I know Read More

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I didn’t deviate from acting in English movies – Ayo Adesanya

March 21, 2014 Blueprint 0

Ayo Adesanya is one of Nollywood’s most proficient actresses. Her versatility as a cross-over actress has won her accolades from different quarters, although the dazzling diva is not a stranger to controversies, most of which have to do with her relationships. In this interview with MORAKINYO OLUGBIJI, Ayo opens up a little about her failed marriage and what she is Read More

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APC youth leader, cause of disunity among youths – Adzama

March 5, 2014 Blueprint 0

Mr. Jubrila Madu Gadzama is the National Coordinator of All Progressives Congress National Youth Vanguard (APCNYV).  In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he speaks on the reasons for the formation of  the group, its relationship  with the party and why  the organisation will not  endorse any candidate within the party Relationship with APC The Vanguard came up as a pressure Read More

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Kebbi: A land of equity crying for equity

February 27, 2014 Blueprint 0

UMARU MARADUN goes down the path of history as he x-rays the battle for political succession in Kebbi state, especially within the ruling PDP as the country moves towards 2015 Precisely in 1806, the headquarters of the vast Kebbi kingdom, Birnin-Kebbi under the watch of Sarkin Kabi, Muhammadu Hodi was sacked.  Birnin-Kebbi, however, maintained its status as the capital of Read More

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How APC will select its presidential candidate – Tumsah

February 27, 2014 Blueprint 0

Mr. Tijjani Musa Tumsah is the interim National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he speaks on  the purpose of  the just concluded membership registration of the party, its selling points to Nigerians and the process of selecting the party’s presidential candidate, among others Reason for recent APC registration The exercise, to me, Read More

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Why sacked LG workers have not been recalled – Wada

February 12, 2014 Blueprint 0

Governor Idris Wada of Kogi state recently celebrated his two years in office. In this interview with OYIBO SALIHU and other journalists, the governor opens up on some issues bordering on his administration, including the N20 billion bond from capital market, its agricultural reform as well as that of some sacked local government workers in the state Bond We applied Read More