Stop the hike in varsity tuition fees

January 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The essence of government is to make life affordable for her citizens by initiating and implementing economic policies and programmes geared towards upliftment of their living standard. Section 13 of the Nigerian constitution emphasises about education and skills development and provides that every young person shall have the right to education of good quality. However, this constitutional provision has suffered Read More

Gov Matawalle should not open a pandora box

January 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

I would like to draw the attention of the Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara state to the recent improper move raised by a group of elder statesmen in the state over the alleged indiscriminate release of arrested bandits and their collaborators by the authorities in the state. Astonishingly, at a time when the entire country is in upheaval and Read More

Yobe Micro-finance Bank and youth empowerment

January 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

As a leader, one of the most important things to remember is empathy. Truly, listening when you are being spoken to and recognise each team member’s input. Leading with empathy enables a person to predict the effect of their decisions or actions on the other members of a team and make strategies accordingly. This will help you not only understand Read More

On the cloning of FCC chairman’s Facebook account

January 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

Since assumption of duties as Dr.Muheeba Dankaka the substantive Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, FCC, Dr Muheeba Dankaka has been severally attacked by forces that are afraid of the change mantra of the Buhari administration which she is religiously implementing according to the mandate given to her by Mr President. From alleged certificate forgery, contracts inflation, ethnic bias to Read More

Calling on Kaduna South LG chair

January 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is sad that we still don’t know the forbidden fruit in our communities. Schools, hospitals, worship centers, etc. are forbidden fruits.  We are not suffering from banditry or insurgency in Kaduna South. Where have we gone wrong? This same issue happened at LGEA Faki road and Mohammed Kabir.The money spent in building and renovating schools is our money and Read More

The digital minister In the 21st century

January 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

In the 21st century, when the world has transitioned to a digital system, the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy is fortunate to have a digitalised gentleman as its minister. Everything is now in your control because the entire planet has become a global village. The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Pantami, has become a household Read More

Will Tinubu win APC primaries?

January 16, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Let me start by commending the effort of the All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Senator Asiwaju Ahmad Bola Tinubu, for his courage and braveness in declaring his intention to contest for president in the 2023 general elections. Being the first APC member to indicate interest is worthy of emulation, because it’s not easy for someone to take such action. Indeed Read More

The wisdom behind Armed Forces Remembrance Day

January 16, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Gone are the days, World War I & World War II, when people were conscripted into the armed forces to fight a war they know nothing about. Same occurred during Nigeria civil war, where the indigenous teenagers of Biafra were fused with elderly men in that segment to carry rifles and fight against the federal troops. But now, joining the Read More

2023: Candidates above 60-year-old should keep off

January 16, 2022 Editorial IV 0

— Approaching 2023 general elections, a lot of candidates started declaring intentions to run for president with false and misleading statements that they are capable of making Nigeria better when given the chance. Those who have declared their intentions should note that we Nigerian youth have heard a lot of such statements previously. I’m competent, capable, accountable and transparent have Read More

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GSF recognised for implementing ESG principles

January 13, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

In recognition of its commitment to the Environment, Social and Governance Principles (ESG) principles, Green Sahara Farms (GSF) has been shortlisted by the global alliance for a bio-economy led by the Prince of Wales as the only the Nigerian company to participate at the Living Labs for Nature and People Event to be held at the Dumfries House, Scotland on Read More

Late Oromoni Jnr: Who should be held responsible?

January 13, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Since the media report on the ugly incident of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, who was allegedly bullied to death by his schoolmates, many concerned Nigerians have been asking the question, “who should be held responsible?” The ulterior motive in Oromoni’s case is said to be his refusal to join a secret cult. Murder is an offence under Section 316 of Read More

The shadow of parenting

January 13, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Parenthood is an interesting phase of life that comes with the responsibility of parenting, which is the process of promoting and supporting the development of children. Parenting is an act of raising a child to the upmost good character. However, to me parenting is a shadow work in the sense that they make us do whatever they couldn’t do but Read More

President Buhari and the Electoral Bill

January 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The controversy surrounding the withholding of assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari may have to some extent, subsided by now, after the president’s failure to assent to the bill as at December 19, 2021, deadline provided by Nigeria’s constitution. The bill was presented to the President on November 19, 2021, after being passed by both Read More

Suspended Sarkin Burra my man of the year

January 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

I am relatively apathetic to royalism and monarchy perhaps because there is no royal blood in me and the fact that traditional institutions in Nigeria are weakened by our constitutional democracy by not assigning any role to them. However, I am always attracted to traditional rulers and monarchs who despite the lack of constitutional role assigned to them, have excelled Read More

As 2023 politicking beckons…

January 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Are you getting involved in the politics that has effect on you? Do you know that all those who will be contesting in the next elections have decided already? Have you made your analysis and decided for who to root for? Do you know that all political parties have to conclude their primary election latest by August 2022, just some Read More

Need to avoid another ASUU strike

January 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

 Although the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called off its planned strike, the need for the federal government to address the issues it raised remains. The various agreements made by the government and ASUU during their meetings and negotiations have often failed to meet the expectations of the union.  The ongoing crisis between the federal government and ASUU Read More

Can APC win 2023 elections?

January 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), may lose the 2023 presidential election to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or another opposition party if the ruling party does not put its acts together. Buhari stated this in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Thursday last week. He spoke against the backdrop of Read More

Rape: Who can be trusted?

January 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The rape and subsequent murder of two female university students in 2020, one in Benin inside the church, and the other in Ogun at her father’s house, has generated tension and condemnation from Nigerians. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the brutal act, and commiserated with the victims’ families. In addition, the inspector general of police directed an investigation into the matter Read More

Adieu, Sheikh Ahmad BUK

January 10, 2022 Editorial IV 0

As I woke up late in the morning, trying to figure out the schedules of the day, someone called me with a remorseful and emotional tone trying to break the saddest news of the hurtful demise of Sheikh Dr. Ahmad BUK. All I did was to calm my jittered nerves for me to be able to control myself to accept Read More

Bauchi 2023: Katagum vs. Bauchi zone

January 10, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The 2023 general elections are fast approaching. It’s less than one and half years to have a new set of leadership at various levels of government and representations. Already, politicians and gladiators are mooting for some coveted positions, especially for the presidential position that President Muhammadu Buhari is finishing his tenure and some states whose governors are finishing their tenure Read More

Stop the massive arrest of government critics in Yobe

January 9, 2022 Editorial IV 0

There is a tragic and undemocratic situation in Yobe state with the massive arrest and detention of some youth politicians and social media activists. The presence of a political movement known as the “Stand-Up and Be Involved” (SUBI) in Yobe state has not gone unnoticed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). SUBI has been consistent with its determination to Read More

Cleaning the El-Rufa’i mess

January 9, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has indicated interest to join the governorship race in 2023. The lawmaker disclosed this while speaking during a radio interview in Kaduna recently. Sani said he was joining the race to rescue the state from the mess that had been created by Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i.  The lawmaker said that Read More

Ahmad BUK, when the light goes out

January 9, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Today, I write this piece full of sorrow not because our Islamic scholar, Dr Ahmad Buk, who specialised in Islamic jurisprudence, has passed on, but simply because I am afraid whether the Muslim ummah across the world can find his replacement. Despite the fact that I don’t know Dr Buk in person, as we never met, he has been a Read More

End the lingering insecurity in the country

January 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

 On behalf of Magama Youth Progressive Forum (MAYPROF), we want to seize this opportunity to call on the government at all levels to wage an all out war against terrorism in Nigeria as the mayhem is getting worse each passing day. This call has become necessary given the 10-paragraph letter written by notorious bandit Bello Turji to the federal government Read More

2023 and politics of vote buying

January 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Elections and vote buying have been a nationwide sing song across the length and breadth of the country.Vote buying has taken the center stage in our political activities. This is because parties and candidates have shown, by their conduct during political campaigns, that good party manifestoes and the integrity of candidates are no longer sufficient to guarantee electoral success. Thus, Read More