Our women, our future

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Issues on women and children are gaining more attention universally, There are laws on the rights and privileges of women and children with a view to afford them the opportunity of contributing their quota to the development of their society in particular and human race in general. But despite these laws many women and children suffer oppression and deprivation as Read More

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Letter MKO could have written to Buhari

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Your Excellency Sir, It was with profound humility and heartfelt gratitude that I received the news of your decision to bestow upon me our great country’s highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR, alongside my running mate at the 1993 presidential election, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe, as GCON, as the acclaimed winners of that historic election. Since the Read More

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Abiola and June 12

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

As a member of NADECO in its heyday when it was most dangerous to be a member, June 6 marked the fulfilment of dreams, and the achievement of visions. On that day, President Buhari recognised the validity of the June 12 1993 presidential elections, declared MKO Abiola as the winner of that election, conferred national honours on Abiola, his running Read More

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June 12 as Democracy Day needs to be reconsidered

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to honour my late friend, Alhaji Moshood K. Abiola (may Allah grant him peace), and officially recognise him as the winner of the inconclusive June 12, 1993 presidential election in which I was a candidate, I have been inundated by calls from friends, well-wishers, former political associates and journalists. While some worry about Read More

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Why honour Kingibe?

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

What is the basis of awarding Babagana Kingibe a national honour side by side Chief MKO Abiola? This was a running mate who opportunistically deserted Abiola and abandoned him to his fate, and ignobly lapped up an appointment from dictator Sani Abacha, the military usurper. President Muhammadu Buhari has been misled by honouring Kingibe. Soldiers who run away from the Read More

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Remembering Abiola, Nigeria’s uncrowned messiah

June 19, 2018 Tajudeen Kareem 0

Barely a week after marking this year’s Democracy Day, nothing was on the horizon to suggest a shift in policy; a monumental one for that matter that will obliterate the military-imposed May 29 on Nigerians. So, Wednesday, June 6, the country woke up to a unique Press Statement signed by the President himself. “…in the view of Nigerians, as shared Read More

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IKEDC, stop this extortion

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

I want to use this medium to draw the attention of the management of Ikeja Electric to the way and manner their Ayobo Undertaking, supervised by the Akowonjo Business Unit, has been treating the residents of Isefun community and environs in Ayobo. Officials of the company who are fond of collecting bribes from most residents who do not pay their Read More

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Plight of the Nigerian girl child

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The utmost responsibility of every nation is to provide security for its citizens. Security is when everything is settled. Lives and properties are protected. The citizens do not live in fear. One of the problems bedeviling Nigeria today is the issue of insecurity. It is no longer news that nobody is safe in Nigeria today. Everybody lives in fear of Read More

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Presidential system as huge burden

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A people’s hope in any democracy is good governance from the system of government put in place and also the activities of political party at the helm of affairs. Most important is the improvement in the standard of living of the majority of the population. Where this is lacking, there is then poor political service delivery. This naturally leads to Read More

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Bringing sanity to education sector

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The degree of hypocrisy in expressing outrage at the rot in the education sector and doing nothing to sanitise the sector and prevent future slides to the precipice of total collapse is alarming. My article, “The Northern clog”, hits the nail on the head and is apt in describing our predicament. There is no better way to tell ourselves the Read More

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Gombe science varsity’s path to excellence

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Education is the most vital pillar in the life of an individual and society. Progress and development is only achieved where education is given the top priority. Failure in the development of the education sector translates to failure of all other sectors of human and societal development. It is most likely the realization of this fact that governments strive to Read More

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June 12: Triumph of natural justice

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The best thing to have happened to Nigeria in her 19 years of democratic dispensation is the proclamation of June 12 as a public holiday by President Muhammadu Buhari, to commemorate Chief MKO Abiola for the supreme price he and many other Nigerians paid in the struggle to entrench democracy in our country. The election acclaimed to be the freest Read More

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Sweet, sweet codeine? Perhaps, sweet death!

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Some hours after the release of a fifty-two minutes documentary on cough syrup with codeine by the BBC (African eye) titled ‘sweet sweet codeine’ and how it has destroyed the lives of Nigerian youth, the federal government swing into action like a commando-style and placed an embargo on the importation of the drug. The minister of health, Isaac Adewole said Read More

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Anticipatory approval and constitutional breaches

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

When the federal government flew the kite about taking $1bn from the Excess Crude Account last year for some undisclosed security-related purchases, many Nigerians thought it was a crude joke, excuse the pun. The Excess Crude Account is owned by the federal, state and local governments and the latter two arms had NOT been consulted when this kite was flown. Read More

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Go, Super Eagles, go!

June 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

I write to sincerely wish our dear national football team, the Super Eagles, the very best in the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Though we know it would be an uphill task for an African team to lift the World Cup given every variable, we hope we can get better this time around by at least progressing beyond the second Read More

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Nigerian system feeds criminality and insecurity

June 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Armed robbery is a complex criminal offence and firsttimers rarely participate in the act successfully. The effective operation strategies and materials needed are only available to experienced criminals. Today, we are contending with highly sophisticated robbers, cultists, kidnappers in the country. All these deviants groom themselves together to become experienced armed robbers, and with global communication gadget, recruitment and appointment Read More

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Patriotism and hate speech

June 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Though the constitution allows freedom of speech, a patriotic Nigerian should audit whatever he wants to utter. If Obasanjo has an up-to-date file about Nigeria, he should know that for years he was our president and head of state in military uniform. What achievement Obasanjo record throughout his tenure as the head of state and president? Personally, I believe there Read More

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Why Ekiti election is important to APC

June 9, 2018 Timothy Faboade 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Presidency have not hidden their desperation to win the gubernatorial election in Ekiti state. The election seems so important to them that they are ready to spend everything to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate but was quite to have a sitting governor losing all the local government areas in Read More

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As Gbagalape Link Road in FCT nears completion

June 9, 2018 Danladi Akilu 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) deserves commendation for the swift manner it has intervened to rehabilitate and reconstruct the once dilapidated road linking Gbagalape community to the Nyanya/Keffi express way in the FCT. Before now, that road was so bad that it was referred to as the gully of death due to a huge gully that was threatening to Read More

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Raging questions over Kano health care agency

June 9, 2018 Abbas Datti 0

I hope it will reach the table of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje that most of Kano state civil servants are not comfortable with the current development that followed the payment of this month’s salary. The main motive that provoked me to offer this probono publico service is, despite the agonizing pain occasioned by economic hardships that people are writhing in Read More

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FG should ease sufferings of Nigerians

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government alongside state governors needs to proffer immediate solutions to the pains and agonies the masses are going through. The hard time Nigerians are facing has led to unpalatable news of terror, anguish, sadness, kidnapping, barefaced wickedness and of hopelessness, such that, frustration is written on the faces of many people, there are dashed hopes, thus, it has Read More

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Stop health workers’ strike

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) recently directed its counterparts in states and local governments to join the ongoing health workers strike after series of meetings with the government to resolve the crisis failed to produce positive result. After three weeks on strike by health workers except doctors, laboratories have been shut with no technicians and technologists to attend to Read More

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Menace of abduction

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Abduction has now become a generic word both in public and private discourse going by its prevalence in the country. The word is derived from “abduct”, meaning; to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, especially to kidnap. Abduction now appears to be an emerging concern in Nigeria though it is not a Read More

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Achieving Africa’s integration through entertainment

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Africa, the second most populous continent and home to a billion people making about 15 per cent of the world’s population is made up of multi-ethnic and multicultural societies. With 54 countries, the continent is divided into Northern Africa with its Arab cultures and part of the MENA region (Middle East- North Africa) and Sub-Saharan Africa. Each country has a Read More

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Menace of child labour

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives them of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school. Child labour is considered exploitative by many international organisations. Legislation across the world prohibit child. These laws do not consider all work by children as child labour; exceptions include work by child artists, family duties, Read More

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