On Victoria Chimtex’s murder

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

According to the report, On Monday, 28th November, 2022, Mrs. Victoria Chimtex, the Labour Party (LP) woman leader in Manchok, Kaura local government area, Kaduna state was callously mowed down in cold blood by callous gunmen and left his husband severely injured receiving medical attention. This is nothing to write home about. I could vividly recollect a piece written by Read More

Impacts of JP awardees on society

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Recently, Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state conferred the awards of Justice of Peace (JP) on his deputy, Barrister Bayo Lawal; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, and 398 others. A lot of people in the state and even in the country at large do not know the responsibilities and duties of the awardees. This piece will Read More

Please, I’m sorry, and thank you

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Entitlement, I think, can be a healthy trait. It betrays our humanness, and it can be a call for decent human behaviour, if applied in the right context. And I am writing about rightful entitlement; being entitled to the amount to which a person has a right. For example, we should be entitled to our salaries after working for them. Read More

Rape a social crime

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that 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, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual Read More

Analysing power of the media

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The media which is the fourth estate of the realm realm plays the vital role of being the watch dog of society. The functions of the media include to inform, educate, enlighten, and entertain. These have made it possible for the journalists or media practitioners to earn the respect and trust of the people. Jjournalists work round the clock to Read More

2023: Letter to Nigerians

December 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The first set of leaders on the return of democracy in 1999 were patriotic and exemplary. But the system collapsed when corruption, political propaganda, greed, and disregard for the rule of law became the order of the day. Without a doubt, we have a chance to change the narrative by challenging the candidates seeking political offices in the forthcoming 2023 Read More

2023 and citizens’ power in elections

December 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

With the 2023 presidential elections fast approaching, and this current dire situation of our society where the quest for power has changed the narrative of power shift and struggle, there is the high tendency for prevalence of electoral malpractice and youth exploitation by our leaders and candidates who crave so much for power and are ready to do whatever it Read More

Zamfara PDP in perpetual disarray

November 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

For quite sometime now, the main opposition PDP in Zamfara state has been relegated to the background in the political arena like a fish swept off the ocean, trying to grapple with what remains as life for its survival. It is expected that those who are not learned in a field of endeavour, especially in politics, should bury their pride Read More

Christmas: Need to avoid fireworks

November 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

The season of Christmas is here. In about three weeks time, precisely on December 25, Christians will celebrate the festival with glitz, glamour, glee and euphoria. The bull’s eye of this piece is to shed light on a fact and to instill in the youths the need to avoid sounding of bangers at this present time. Many places like supermarkets, Read More

Health sector should be properly funded

November 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

For decades, the Nigerian health sector has suffered from underfunding which has consequently put it in a distressing state. Meanwhile, the political elite and other wealthy Nigerians always jetted off to the UK, Germany, India and the United Arab Emirates, to get their medical care and treatment. These leaders have savagely denied their compatriots, especially those living in rural areas Read More

The return of history to schools

November 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

The news that the federal government has reintroduced history as a stand-alone subject in the basic education curriculum in Nigeria 13 years after its abolition is a good development. Adamu Adamu, minister of education, announced this in Abuja, last week at the reintroduction ceremony/training of history teachers at the basic education level. The minister who was represented by the state Read More

The relationship between prayer and work

November 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

Dear destiny friends, Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.” – Saint Augustine. As we are gradually approach the end of the year, it is pertinent to examine how we have fared thereby ascertain where we got it right and wrong, and take steps to make an improvement. A good way to know Read More

Tackling the high rate of unemploymentHide quoted text

November 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is a fact that Nigeria is among the countries with the highest level of unemployment in Africa, where youths are roaming the streets looking for jobs. According to recent statistics, there are 25 million unemployed graduates in the country. This has, however, shown that there is a need for graduates to invest in entrepreneurship because the government cannot provide Read More

Thank you, President Buhari

November 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

On behalf of the entire people of Bauchi and Gombe states, I wish to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for flagging off the Kolmani Integrated Development Project in the North-east, the first of its kind in the geopolitical zone. Fellow indigenous people of Bauchi and Gombe, help me shout hurray, and say a big thank you to our dear Mr President Read More

2023: Why Ozurigbo (OZB) is indomitable

November 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Of all the 10 federal constituencies in Imo state, the only lawmaker who will have a seamless or easiest re-election for a second term is Rt. Hon Ugonna Ozurigbo, popularly known as OZB. The main reason that will guarantee an easy re-election for him is predicated on his performance as a lawmaker right from his stint as a state lawmaker Read More

A nation withered by corruption

November 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

For more than 62 years of our independence, economic and financial crimes became major threats to our nation’s progress. Nigeria is being crippled by multiple economic and financial crimes perpetrated by its citizens at home and abroad. It is like cancer that permeates the body of the society. It is an unfortunate trend which nearly brings our nation to total Read More

MPI: Buhari’s govt did not throw 133m Nigerians into poverty

November 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is Peter Drucker- the management guru, that is often quoted to have said: “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” But I wish to follow up with an addition that is as relevant and critical, which is: “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”. These quotes are important premises for this discourse. On Thursday 17 November, 2022, Read More

World Bank and citizen engagement

November 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

“Too often, services fail poor people – in access, in quantity, in quality. But the fact that there are strong examples where services do work means governments and citizens can do better. How? By putting poor people at the center of service provision: by enabling them to monitor and discipline service providers, by amplifying their voice in policy making, and Read More

Arik Air resumes flight operations to Owerri, Kano

November 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

Domestic carrier Arik Air said it is resuming its daily flights from Lagos and Abuja to Owerri while it will fly four weekly flights from Abuja to Kano. The resumption of flights to Owerri and Kano, according to the airline, is aimed at enabling customers to celebrate the festive season with families and friends as well as have a safe Read More

Broken homes main cause of insecurity In Nigeria

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Family as an agent of socialization is a crucial factor towards the moral upbringing of a child in every society. Poor family setting such as domestic violence and shattered homes leads to moral decadence that eventually turns into insecurity, among other malaise in the to society. It also paves the way for children to learn basic concepts about what is Read More

On the rise of juvenile delinquency

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Juvenile delinquency refers to criminal activities done by a child mostly below 16 years of age for boys and 18 years for girls which violate the law such as rape, burglary, stealing, and prostitution, among others. However, it’s the early stage gateway to adult crime due to the large percentage of criminal activities during the stages of childhood. Also, this Read More

The menace of vote-buying

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Another general elections are around the corner, the seventh since the restoration of democracy in Nigeria in 1999.It is now less than 100 days before polling units open at 8:30am on Saturday, February 25, 2023 for national elections (presidential and National Assembly) and two weeks later on Saturday, March 11, 2023, for state elections (governorship and state houses of assembly). Read More

Human trafficking as barrier to development

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

The right of individuals to freedom of movement and be in charge of their lives should be enjoyed without restrictions. People trying to infringe such rights should be dealt will accordingly. The Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Abuja, His Lordship Most Rev. Anselm Umoren, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Damian Dodo; and the Director of Public Enlightenment, National Agency for the Read More

Nigeria: A nation withered by corruption

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

For more than 62 years of our independence, economic and financial crimes became major threats to our nation’s progress. Nigeria is being crippled by multiple economic and financial crimes perpetrated by its citizens at home and abroad. It is like cancer that permeates the body of the society. It is an unfortunate trend which nearly brings our nation to total Read More