Children pawn for begging,our future woes

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In all states of the federation, it is not surprising to see children attached to beggars asking for aid. It bleeds my heart because I see the future of Nigeria that is hopeless. It is a familiar sense to see children begging alongside their parents especially when such a parent is handicap or physically unstable. It is also not surprising Read More

Let’s go back to parliamentary government

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

I have experienced three systems of government; parliamentary, military and democracy. One is good, one is hard and the third is worst. Other systems in the world are: socialist, autocracy, communism, etc. No doubt, each nation has reasons why they chose any of the above systems. Nigeria was colonised by Britain under parliamentary system, we changed to presidential, which is Read More

Controlling population with family planning

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The world population has been growing on daily basis against the carrying capacity of the earth’s resources. Nigeria population is 195,300,343 currently while the total world population now is 7,485,254,719, and 83 million people is added on yearly basis. The United Nations General Assembly, by its resolution 45/216 of December 21,1990 supported and continues with the World Population Day activities Read More

Re-On alleged fake admission at KSUSTA, Kebbi

August 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

in your esteemed national daily to set the record straight on your earlier publication captioned “On Alleged Fake Admission At KSUSTA, Kebbi” on August 10, 2018. The complainant was made by me and not Ja’afar Hamid Bage. As a journalist, a friend of mine in Birnin Kebbi begged me to do a story on the admission racket going in the Read More

Eliminating malaria

August 15, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a Plasmodium Parasite, it is transmitted to humans through the bite of the female Anopheles mosquitoes, called ‘malaria vectors’ and once an infected mosquito bites a humans, the parasites multiply in the host’s liver before infecting and destroying red blood cells. Meanwhile, Malaria is considered as major health challenge that hinders Read More

Still on Buhari and Nigerian youths

August 15, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Before President Muhammadu Buhari mounted the saddle of leadership, now as a democratic leader again, I had written in the newspapers that Boko Haram was a conundrum hard to crack. The emergence of Boko Haram is as a result of years of neglect of uncaring attitude of northern leaders and rich people in that zone in helping their poor people Read More

Kogi water producers

Plastic product, water in sustainable development

August 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Sustainable development is about economic and social development compatibility with nature means the attainment of economic growth to improve people’s life and societal well-being without having adverse impact on the environment. Effects of production and consumption of goods on the environment cannot be over-emphasised as far as sustainable development is concerned. With the introduction of packaged water, its environmental impact Read More

On abuse of children

August 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Greek philosopher, Plato, once said that if a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. The need for an African child to stand tall in life led to the agitation of nearly ten thousand black students marching the streets of Soweto, South Africa to protest the low quality of their education on June 16, Read More

Why we must continue to make case for agriculture

August 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As a stakeholder in the joint project called Nigeria, and as a practitioner of many years in the agriculture sector, I know that it is time we focussed on other sectors of the economy aside oil. Agriculture is one sector which can make us self-sufficient in food production and we all know that food importation is one area that drains Read More

Nigeria and the traitor within

August 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In my generation of Nigerians, political thugs, assassins, arsonists, executive fraudsters and murderous public officers are let off the hook in the wake of suspicious plea bargaining and bullying of the state. Such realities suggest rapid deterioration of our morals and mind. And the reasons are hardly far-fetched: despite our professed righteousness, the Nigerian society ennobles mindless profiteering off the Read More

Service chiefs should uphold dignity

August 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The lowest point that a general could descend to is when the civilian populace lambasts him for gross military incompetence in the face of small-league military opposition besting what this hapless general can throw at them. During the Vietnam War, one such hapless general was Orlinto Bassanto, whose name has continued to live in infamy. This is why I am Read More

2019, Atiku/Obasanjo and other matters

August 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

I am not surprised with the recent statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, that he will never support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s ambition of becoming president and that God will not forgive him if he does that. Well, one thing for sure is the fact, that I am not Atiku’s spokesperson, that can hold brief for him, but as a Read More

PMB and 2019 chances

August 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

When President Muhammadu Buhari came on board as president, his coming was heralded with high hopes and expectations after attempting unsuccessfully three previous times. So, we expected him to be well prepared for the job ahead. PMB could have been one of the best presidents Nigeria ever had, but two obstacles are standing on his way; the economy, he is Read More

Why I parted ways with Kwankwaso – Ganduje

Demise of Kano city walls

August 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

One of the important aspects of city planning gobally is the preservation and protection of any identified historical and monumental features observed within a city either natural or man-made for aesthetic and tourism potentials. Kano city’s walls which was also referred to as “Badala” in Hausa language is one of the impressive magnificent monuments in West Africa built by the Read More

Anti-graft war: Don urges accountants to simplify figures

On alleged fake admission at KSUSTA, Kebbi

August 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A recent petition by a senior staff of Kebbi State University of Science and Technology (KSUSTA) had rocked the entire management when it alleges that, some senior academic staff have been involved in admission racketeering, that enrolls students with fake entry results. In the petition to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bashir Ladan Aliero, dated July 18, 2018 the petitioner who Read More

Ban on scavengers in the FCT

August 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The recent ban on scavengers popularly known as Baban Bolas in the FCT once again brings to the fore the dictum that every malfeasance has an end date. For scavengers in the FCT, the end game has simply come to their unwholesome activities because the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has proscribed illegal refuse collection from residential and other areas, Read More

Chanka-chakare: The 2019 elections

August 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Tit for tat, is the meanest meaning of inda-dillin-takanyi tillin: This was what surely happened in 2014 – 2015, when the new APC was merged within the three existing parties. Some Nigerians are said to be highly educated but with little knowledge of what is really politics and how it thrives. To their thinking, politics is a bad game and Read More

Saraki, the drowning fox

August 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The choice of verb distorted the news headlines. Bukola Saraki did not defect from the APC. He was forced out. “Was forced” is a passive tense, which connotes that the subject, that’s the senate president, did not take the action out of his own volition. He was temporising. But word leapt to his ears that a query letter was in Read More

Lessons from M.K.O Abiola

June 12 and the national question

August 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

I am not an all-time fan of President Muhammadu Buhari, but I know he means well for Nigeria. Between good intention and style of leadership, there can be a fundamental difference in expected results. Emotions have run on June 12 for a quarter of a century and whether we like it or not, it remains a phenomenon to the unanswered Read More

They don’t make them like Adamu Ciroma anymore

August 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As the Nigeria Airways F27 aircraft landed and began taxing to a stop at Kaduna airport, an announcement came that in obedience to new protocol order, passengers would have to wait for a senior military officer in the plane to disembark before they could do so. Malam Adamu Ciroma, managing director of the New Nigerian, wasn’t sure he had heard Read More

Huge election budget

August 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

When I heard the news of the huge election budget, it didn’t even strike a nerve; probably because there’s a subconscious demand for free, fair and credible elections. If the N242 billion election budget will guarantee institutionalised free, fair and credible elections, then I may have given it a nod. But when you consider the state of the nation, you Read More

Security siege as undemocratic practice

August 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Last week’s siege on the residence of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, by the Police and other security forces is a war on democracy and a direct attempt to muzzle opposition which may result into anarchy. We strongly condemn the siege laid on the residence of the Senate President, Deputy Senate President and other Read More

Senator Shehu Sani: Antics of a politician

August 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

He surprised many people by his non defection as some of his colleagues did by defecting to opposition parties like the PDP, ADC and SDP. His lame excuse that he was prevailed upon to stay by some notable people such like Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, does not hold water. Senator Shehu Sani, from his conduct during the gale of defections Read More

Nigerians as indentured servants

August 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Thousands of youths who dream of light and scent in Western Europe risk their lives through Sahara desert via Arlit (the dark path where decaying corpses along the footpaths guided many to promise land), in overcrowded ships, many drowned in water and few reached Lampedusa Island in Italy. History is repeating itself, first as tragedy, the second a farce. Migration Read More