Letter to Gov El-Rufai

May 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Sir, it is with due respect I write this letter to draw your attention to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections scheduled to hold tomorrow, Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Kauru local government area.Sir, if I could recall, immediately after the Kaduna State Electorate Commission (SIECOM) released the local government elections’ guidelines and fixed date for the election, you Read More

A drab Workers’ Day

May 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The world celebrated the International Worker’s Day on May 1. Nigeria was not left out of the celebration even though it had nothing worthy of celebration. Most of the workers leave civil service corridors without being giving pension, gratuity and any form of recognition. The welfare of the civil servants is no longer on the government front page, as most Read More

Who is responsible for the killings in Nigeria?

May 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria as a democratic nation that has the record of promoting peace, unity, and progress has now become a war zone, far beyond the fiction that is being displayed in a movie.  The insecurity resulting to the killing of many Nigerians is now becoming more alarming than ever. According to the Council for Foreign Relationship, over 37,500 Nigerians have been Read More

The nasty game of international politics

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The game of international politics is full of jargons and intricacies to the brim. Often the ideology of minor non-individual and individual actors are determining the future and fate of many un-powerful actors in international affairs. Such unjust actions of the moronic actors manifest nothing but their weakness when it comes to the field of justice and fair play. It’s Read More

Press Freedom Day: The need to regulate social media

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Like every profession, journalism has its own code of ethics guiding the smooth practice of the profession. Unfortunately, the emergence of citizen journalism and some social media platforms is jeopardizing the conventional journalists’ effort towards ensuring good and smooth practice of the profession, whereby every baboon and moron can use blog or any other social media platform to spread unreliable Read More

Of El-Zakzaky and tyrants

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Although, it has been constitutionally stated that Nigeria is a secular state, the way some people and religious creeds are treated down here is telling us to say it’s just paperwork or a hoax, nothing but that in a true sense. While commenting on Shi’ites in one of his clips, I watched some years back, the tyrant guy who loses Read More

Curb the rising cases of rape

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Despite the outcry over the rising cases of rape in Nigeria, there seems to be no end to the nemesis. There is no day in the country without a reported case of sexual violence, especially rape, in the media. One contestable reason for the apparent rise of sexual violence in Nigeria could be that sexual violence victims are becoming more encouraged Read More

Insecurity and 2023 elections

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electorate Commission (INEC) last week Wednesday, announced February 18, 2023 as the date of presidential election, 660 days from the date of announcement. The chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated that the complete time table will be released after the November 6, Anambra gubernatorial election. Immediately INEC announced the elections’ date, mixed reactions trailed it. Read More

Challenges of girl-child education in Nigeria

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Girl-child education in Nigeria has many challenges. They include gender discrimination, cultural and religious limitations, poverty, illiteracy, among others. Education is a basic human right and has been recognised as such since the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A positive correlation exists between the enrolment of girls in primary school and the gross national product and Read More

Affirmative action: Huddles before the new Reps’ Bill

May 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

On the floor of Nigeria’s House of Representatives last week, a Bill seeking creation of special and exclusive seats for women in the National Assembly and state Houses of Assembly scaled the second reading. JOSHUA EGBODO explores the historical huddles that earlier blocked such moves, and the likely challenges the current effort may contend with  Failure of past efforts The Read More

Letter to my nephew

May 3, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The year 2020 was no doubt, a harrowing one. It was a year in which a lot of unpleasant things occurred. Chief among them was the Coronavirus disease 2019 which disrupted almost everything. The world came crumpling to its knees. For Nigeria, it was much more than that. Unfortunately, the last few days have been as horrible for us Nigerians. Read More

Let’s settle our differences

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The more priority is given to religion, ethnicity and culture, the more crises we have. I am sad over the attacks in some sections of the nation. But seriously I don’t understand the caricature behind the ongoing turmoil. Constitutionally, every Nigerian has right to live and own a property wherever he/she desires irrespective of religion, ethnicity and cultural boundaries. Unfortunately, Read More

Impact of social media on students

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Social media is specifically designed for exchanging information, sharing pleasantries, having fun, and other systems that can be easy for people around the world. However, surveys show that students from secondary and tertiary institutions consider social media platforms quite usable despite its negative effects. Poor academic performance is the major negative impact of social media on students. In some developed Read More

Time to fight cyber crime in Nigeria

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

With about 3.9 billion users, the internet has become one of the greatest technological developments which is widely accepted for its ease and efficiency. Technological advancements and development have led to the emergence of cyber crime.Cybercrime, which involves any crime committed with the aid of a computer and network like phishing, bank verification number scams, fraudulent emails, hacking, cyber harassment, Read More

Bala’s move against security threat in Bauchi

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Security of the lives and property of citizens is the primary responsibility of the government. This does not happen overnight but depends on the degree of attention security operatives are receiving, in terms of provision of relevant and requisite materials. In this regard, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state stands to make a difference. His usual move to nip security challenge Read More

Faggo’s laudable inclusive leadership

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Democratically, electorate vote massively for candidates because of confidence they have in them in terms of running an all-inclusive government or representation aimed at eschewing ethnic-regional balancing when reaping or distributing democratic dividends, when they assume their elected offices. Hence, every successful and inclusive leader is always surrounded by people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with ill-advised decisions of Read More

Heightening insecurity in South-east: What hope for Igbo presidency?

May 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

With the ceaseless killing of citizens, police personnel and burning of government property in the South-east states, will the region’s demand to produce Nigeria’s president in 2023 see the light of the day? ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this report examines the pros and cons of the development. Call to mind Nigeria is currently facing a plethora of problems in almost all Read More

Issues on digital economy

April 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

In spite of all the attempts being made by the previous and present governments, including establishing a Ministry of Communication and ‘Digital Economy’, Nigeria may not be able to achieve keying into the world and benefits of digital economy because she lacks the basic requirement for the scheme. Central to the functioning of a digital economy anywhere in the world Read More

Buni has lost focus

April 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Since the assumption of Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, as the caretaker chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yobe state has been facing a big setback in its development. Yobe is among the poorest and underdeveloped states in Nigeria.  Governor Mai Mala is popularly known as the traveling governor who never spent complete two weeks in his Read More

The role of sports in youth development

April 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. It is all forms of usually competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants, and in some cases, spectators. Engaging in sport Read More

The need for more entrepreneurship centers in Nigeria

April 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

                                 Skills acquisition is the ability to train on a particular task or function to become judiciously independent in business. It is pity seeing thousands unemployed graduate roaming the streets looking for one or two things to do to avoid being jobless. This is giving Read More

Calling on the Muslim Ummah

April 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

I would like to give a piece of admonition to those who have the means and enough wealth to persevere and feed the foodless especially at this juncture where each good deed is rewarded more than a hundred times. We are experiencing hardship. However, if you donate no matter how little to those that are desperately in need whether with Read More

On Boko Haram’s financiers

April 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Boko Haram set was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002. Since 2009 the group has been led by Abubakar Shekau, although it splintered into other groups after Yusuf’s death. In 2015, Boko Hara was classified as the world’s deadliest terror group by the Global Terrorism Network. The Boko Haram insurgents have contributed to regional food crises and famines. The Read More

Deby’s exemplary leadership

April 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Last week, we heard the sadden news of the death of Chadian president, Idriss Deby, who lost his life on the frontline battling the enemy of his dear country, that he loves so much, and swore to protect. This is quite different in some countries, where leaders who should ensure the protection of lives and property of their citizens continue Read More

Boko Haram in Niger state?

April 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

It is not understatement to say Niger state has been battling ferocious bandits who have sacked many of its communities and displaced thousands people. The activities of bandits have forced many peasant farmers to desert their ancestral lands. However, the statement credited to Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello on the infiltration of elements of Boko Haram into Niger state, two hours drive Read More