Sadique Abubakar: The truth and the lies

August 13, 2022 Ukkasha Hamza Rahama 0

Bauchi state is an institution where politics and governance are being thought at different levels of elections. It is unarguable that it is the only state where power and money politics does not win elections for candidates. Those who were alive in 2007 have the pictorial view how the former governor of Bauchi state Mallam Isa Yuguda triumphed over the Read More

UN Indigenous Peoples Day: FCT original inhabitants and their struggle for justice

August 12, 2022 Armsfree Ajanaku 0

August 9 every year is observed by the United Nations as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The Day is observed to celebrate the achievements of indigenous peoples around the world and highlight their struggles, as well as what governments, and societies can do to address the plights of these marginalized peoples. For Nigeria, the commemoration of the Read More

Letter to ‘Abdallah’

August 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Dear Abdallah, I am writing to you from a very distant country, thousands of kilometers away because of how I feel about your suffering. Although I have to admit that I am skipping anything that I come across related to the bombardment you are going through. Not because I don’t care about your suffering, Abdallah, but because I do not Read More

That fabricated report on ex-Chief of Air Staff Sadique

August 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

I write in response to a publication with the above title by Sahara Reporters on August 7, 2022. The online purveyor of fake news tried to smear the hard-earned reputation of Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar (rtd), the Bauchi state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), whose rising popularity and acceptability by the electorate is giving the ruling Peoples Read More

Atiku, magic wand of Nigeria’s politics

August 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

One recalls when Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was vice president of Nigeria from 1999 – 2007. He contributed immensely to the socio-economic and political development of Nigeria. Of course, this astute politician is never one with a vulgar language like many others. A man of justice, Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2023 elections, Read More

International Youth Day and 2023

August 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, mobilise political will and resources to address global problems, and celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. 12 August every year marks International Read More

In defence of Trust TV

August 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The message is clear: documentary or film has the power to override our emotions of morals, and it is important to be aware of the process. ~ Joshua Oppenheimer. Nigeria is not aware and so ‘must be told’. Her president must be told bandits were planning to lay siege on him, he was not aware! The Trust Television Network, Trust Read More

As Danbo International School breaks 20-year record

August 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Danbo International School has continued to soar high and still rated the best in Kaduna state and Northern Nigeria as a whole. In another historic record breaking academic performance, Danbo International School has set a new record in the National Education Council (NECO) and the Basic Education Commission (BECE) Junior School Certificate (JSCE) examinations.  Miss Esther Nyam, one of the Read More

That Prof. Othman’s piece on ASUU strike

August 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Professor MK Othman’s article published on the Back Page of Blueprint of Thursday, August 4, 2022, was a masterpiece. The article on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) demonstrates the ego of Nigeria’s leaders. I hope that the issues raised by the professor, who is renowned for writing on agriculture and other national issues, will Read More

Vehicular Support to Niger: Critics got it wrong 

August 10, 2022 Aliyu Mohammed 0

There is, currently, a national hysteria over the recent vehicles purchased by the Federal Government of Nigeria and donated to Niger Republic to boost security in that beleaguered nation. Since the “scandal” blew open, Nigeria’s tribe of the informed, the misinformed and the mischievous are united in lacerating and whipping the government of the day on this account. Columnists, writers Read More

ASUU should restrategise

August 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is one of the strongest national bodies. It has been serially engaged in industrial actions (strikes) for over a decade. It often adopts strike as a last resort to press home its demand after all other options are exhausted. The present strike is in its sixth month; it started in February 2022. Interestingly, Read More

Shettima: The fallacies of Boko Haram link

August 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The emergence of Senator Kashim Shettima as the running mate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has continued to generate reactions from all corners of Nigeria. Most worrisome is the puerile attempt by some ill-intentioned social media influencers to link the former governor of Borno state to Boko Haram terrorism. What could have influenced the Read More

Abdulsamad Rabiu, an uncommon philanthropist at 62

August 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it”- William James. The story behind the business journey of Abdulsamad Rabiu, chairman/chief executive officer of BUA Group, cannot be fully comprehended without looking closely at how he took over his father’s business empire at the embryonic age of 24 when he returned to Nigeria. Read More

The YADAI initiative

August 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the name implies, the Youth Against Drug Abuse Initiative (YADAI) is an initiative to confront the increase in drug abuse, improper sale of hard drugs, and youths’ involvement in crime as a result of illicit consumption of drugs and smoking intoxicated items. The body was founded by a group of undergraduates from Potiskum local government area of Yobe state. Read More

Journalism taken for peanuts?

August 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

The world over, journalism is not a mere profession that can be consigned to the dustbin. The quota being contributed by the media/press in the advancement of a country is immense. It is not hyperbolic to stress that journalists are the light of the world; they are, indeed, painstakingly transforming our nation from obscurity to brightness through the dexterity of Read More

The right to health for Nigerians

August 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Health is to be a basic human right which is linked to the realization of other human rights. It’s obviously linked to the right to life, which is the fulcrum upon which other rights derive their validity. It implies that the right to life could be violated through the denial of health supporting conditions to the point of abrogation. Nigeria Read More

Forlornness as ASUU strike continues

August 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

In Nigeria, almost all higher institutions of learning are presently on strike. This issue has been a major discourse all over the country and this is nothing to write home about. Hapless students are at home, having nothing to engage in than sleeping, eating, walking aimlessly in the street, and all other non-profitable time-consuming tasks. This is disheartening. According to Read More

Legality of Section 842 of CAMA 2020 and the law of banking

August 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian banking sector is highly regulated by several laws, which seek to regulate banks and banking businesses. One of the effects of these laws is that they affect the relationship of banks with their customers, hence creating some peculiar legal relationship between banks and their customers. One of the legal duties that a bank is bound to respect is Read More

The consequences of incessant ASUU strike

August 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

It has been over five months since the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on an industrial action in their attempt to gain a concession from the government. Sadly, this development has not pronounced a single positive impact on the poor Nigerian public university students. It rather bolstered up a variety of underdevelopment. Of course, no nation in the Read More

2023 elections: Using our thumbs shrewdly

August 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Harold D. Lasswell, a political scientist cum communication theorist, conceptualided “politics” as who gets what, when, and how. The game of politics is about to be played in Nigeria. Who will triumph? The 2023 presidential election is fast approaching. The aspirants are working tirelessly to assume the mantle. By 2023, they will know their fate. According to the 1999 Nigerian Read More

Philanthropy: The good example of Saliu Mustapha

August 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

As I write, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, the Turaki of Ilorin in Kwara state, is on the verge of enabling the marketers at Alanamu market to return to business after a sad fire incident. He has authorized the immediate comprehensive renovation of the affected shops. This is typical of the Turaki who has since converted the act of personal generosity and Read More

Calling on JAMB to remedy the injustice

August 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

At the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, national policy meeting held in Abuja on July 21, 22, it was agreed by the stakeholders that 140/400 should be a minimum mark for a candidate seeking entry into a university; 120/400 for polytechnics and 100/400 for college of education respectively, which is the globallly accepted standard. Setting those marks showcases the Read More

Who wants to kidnap President Buhari?

July 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Terrorists who attacked, bombed and kidnapped passengers that boarded Abuja-Kaduna train recently have issued a new threat. The terrorists in a short video clip released last week were seen flogging the helpless train abductees and threatened to kidnap the Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state and President Muhammadu Buhari. Governor El-Rufa’i said that President Buhari was not aware about the Read More

The unhealthy variables in Benue politics

July 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Participatory democracy in Nigeria produces universally acknowledged outcomes. It gets people into elective public offices such as the presidency, governorship, senate, House of Representatives, houses of assembly, chairmanship and counselorship. The methodology for achieving those outcomes, however, has a distinctive Nigerian flavour. For instance, while in advanced democracies the pursuit of political power is anchored on a contestant’s antecedents and Read More

Gov. Matawalle, where’s our 4-year scholarship?

July 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

It gives me joy when I hear that a state governor is disbursing money to assist the students of his state. Truly, it makes me feel happy. Last week I read the news that Kano state government has increased scholarship for the state students by 50 percent. If one checks the welfare of Borno state students, many students will wish Read More