Let’s stop it abductions together

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s no longer interesting seeing screaming headlines of abduction on the national dailies. Abduction isn’t bizarre anymore to Nigerians as it happens day in day out. I have no idea when kidnapping became rampant in Nigeria. However, I blame our teeming populace, government, traditional rulers as well as stakeholders for not working together to put an end to the menace. Read More

Bauchi 2023: Appeal for unity in Katagum zone

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Considering the fact that youths are the backbone of positive transformation in any society, I would like to draw the attention of all youths in Katagum zone of Bauchi state to strive through thin and thick to convince our numerous gubernatorial aspirants to possibly look into the significance of uniting ourselves by picking and supporting only one aspirant for some Read More

War against sexual abuse

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Child sexual abuse is on the increase annually in Nigeria. Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without the person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, Read More

Dancing naked joyfully

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Just like the two types of family; nuclear and extended, the nuclear is a small cycle of family while the extended is a big family cycle. It’s very paradoxical that members of the extended family fights with one another over political ambitions, power and resources. Also Like the popular masquerade culture events somewhere in Nigeria, where masquerades do play on Read More

Yobe’s unique approach to education development

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

“In line with our commitment to reform the education sector, I hereby declare a state of emergency on Basic and Secondary education in Yobe state, to build a solid, vibrant and robust foundation for the development of education” – Hon. Mai Mala Buni, 29th May, 2019. The new approach to changing the face of education in Yobe state under the Read More

As Amotekun crossed the line of action…

February 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Sadly, on Sunday, January 11, the nation woke up to the news of the brutal killing of three Fulani herdsmen, including a father and his two sons by members of the Southwest security agency, Amotekun, in Oyo state. Recently, the whole nation particularly the Southwest region was on fire over the right infringement by some members of the State Anti-robbery Read More

Covid-19 pandemic and misconceptions

February 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulation, which makes wearing a face mask in public places a compulsory act and a punishable offence if one refuses to wear it. Immediately, mobile courts were established and scores of offenders were arrested and tried for breaking the new health order. However, the questions to be asked are: Read More

On Magashi’s comment

February 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

It sounds awesome and peculiar that an important figure occupying the position of defense minister publicly asserted that Nigerians should take up arms to defend themselves. This act depicts a call to destabilise and disunite Nigerians. The minister should know that by saying this, a lot of depressed citizens would be inspired to follow the footsteps of ESN and other Read More

Tackling youth unemployment

February 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Unemployment is a very serious issue in Nigeria. There are hundreds and thousands of youths out there who do not have employment. Besides, the problem of unemployment is very severe because of the growing population and demand for jobs. Moreover, if we neglect this problem then it will become the reason for the doom of the nation. In the country, Read More

Accommodation hiccups in Unimaid

February 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Insufficient accommodation at the University of Maiduguri is perhaps the worst pain going through the inner feelings of students of the institution who either lives near or far. We have witnessed the way other universities with a large student population have structured their hostel and this is quite interesting. I believe the Tertiary Education Trust Funds, which is a Federal Read More

Flying the kite of ethnic violence

February 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The intra-ethnic violence that rocked Shasha market last week, resulting to the loss of many lives and properties worth millions of naira, is uncalled for and condemnable. The crisis came at a time when the country is grappling with numerous security challenges ranging from Boko Haram, banditry to kidnapping. It is not an understatement to say, Nigeria had experienced ethno-religious Read More

Let’s settle our differences

February 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The more priority is given to religion, ethnicity and culture, the more crises deteriorate. I am deeply sad over the attacks ongoing in some sections of the nation. Being a northerner or herder in particular doesn’t mean being a criminal; to southerners, reverse is the case. But seriously don’t understand the caricature behind the ongoing turmoil. Constitutionally, every Nigerian has right to live and own a property wherever he/she Read More

Arewa, Yoruba ties: Only a fool will forget

February 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

History will keep serving as a weapon and golden mirror to wise men which they will use to take a critical look at the past and attack their vicious enemies with. Perhaps, without history many could have been deceived and fooled.  Actually, I was young when June 12 saga took place, and I don’t really know the rationale behind what IBB did against Read More

New world new radio

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The importance of radio in human endeavour cannot be overmphasised. Thus, the United Nations general assembly set every February 13, as a World Radio Day; the day to celebrate the significance of radio and its contribution towards societal development. Without doubt, radio has made and still making a remarkable contribution in almost every spheres of human endeavor, prior to the Read More

When foolishness is wisdom

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  At last, the loud silence broke and for the first time, the South-west governors of Nigeria got a response from one of their colleagues in the Northeastern part of the country. And as it were, the loud silence and the response were by their characteristics northern. The northern tradition is such that matters are hardly confrontationally approached, no matter Read More

Gololo and repair of Gamawa-Udubo-Yobe road

February 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

This road was destroyed by windstorm which resulted to loss of properties worth millions of naira, Alhamdulillah, with the intervention of this extraordinary gentleman, now the problem is being solved. On February 14, 2021, we went for an inspection, Alhamdulillah, the progress made is appreciated and quality of work, engineering specification was strictly adhered to – laterite, sub-base, base course, Read More

Nigeria is our home

February 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is our country- our home, none other. There is no other place we could call our home, our country other than Nigeria. It is saddening, anyway, that it’s subconsciously in our instinct that whenever we hear something about Nigeria we usually vituperate, flaw and condemn it at a go, this is very unfortunate, no doubt . We have to Read More

Dancing naked joyfully

February 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Just like the two types of family; nuclear and extended, the nuclear is a small cycle of family while the extended is a big family cycle. It’s very paradoxical that members of the extended family fights with one another over political ambitions, power and resources. Also Like the popular masquerade culture events somewhere in Nigeria, where masquerades do play on Read More

A note from the North

February 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

“We must learn to live together as brothers or we perish all as a fools” -Martin Luther King Jr. In 1914, the colonial rulers under Governor Friedrich Luggard amalgamated the southern and northern protectorates to form Nigeria. We can define amalgamation as an act of merging two different entities to form one new animated entity. Amalgamation in Nigeria is a Read More

De-population by forced vaccination?

February 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Amidst rising global numbers of daily coronavirus infections, a fresh flush of the vaccine trials result is the hope for human race; close to 900 million doses of vaccines have been secured so far through various initiatives, enough to inoculate about 30% of Africa this year. The World Health Organization in July 2020 started a working group to prioritise the most promising vaccines. It said practical realities will require Read More

Journalists and poor ethical reporting

February 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Like any other professional practices, journalists too have their guiding laws and ethics but this days it seems the media have turned deaf ears to the principles and in their duty in promoting peace, unity and understanding between the diverse ethnic groups.   Instead of journalists leading calm and rationale discuss on the existential challenges we face with a view to promoting actionable solutions, Read More

Poor parenting major cause of societal ills

February 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

It is a responsibility vested upon all children who were brought up in a morally sound way to give a complete respect and utmost sincerity to their parents as well as whoever they (the parents) are acquaintances with. But in our today’s lives, everything has changed to the extent that many a times a child does not see the values Read More

So, something good can come out of Nazareth?

February 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the New Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO) with its headquarters in Switzerland, is indeed an upliftment of her nation Nigeria, and Africa in general. The ongoing cordial relationship between Nigeria and China was obviously a threat to Okonjo-Iweala’s election as the DG of WTO, due to the trade war between China and Read More

Jaji, APC looking for safe landing in Zamfara

February 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

There is a popular Hausa adage – “tabarmar kunya…da hauka aka nadeta,” which fits the current disgruntlement of the APC in Zamfara especially from its former member of House of Representatives for Birnin-Magaji/Kaura-Namoda, Aminu Sani Jaji, who is looking notice as his party struggles to regain the confidence of Zamfara people after eight years of misgovernance that turned the state Read More

Independence hero: Immortalising Sa’adu Zungur

February 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Malam Ahmad Mahmud Sa’adu Zungur (1915-1958) who hailed from Bauchi was a poet, Islamic scholar, progressive politician, and emblem of northern Nigeria civilization. He was the first northerner that attended higher educational institution (Yaba College, Lagos). Zungur was son of a sound Islamic scholar, Liman of Bauchi. Zungur opposed the traditional rulers’ autocracy and British sub-channel system of rule, by Read More