The unprofessionalism of Sahara Reporters

The way and manner Sahara Reporters is constantly waging wars against those in authority and villifying them shows that it is the purveyor of fake news and propaganda. At best, Sahara- Reporters’ variant of journalism is no-par-value as against evidence-based, factual, authenticated and verified reports of a credible medium. The nontradable products of the medium are fertile grounds for a Read More

Bye-election: A vote for Mayanan Lere

July 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electorate Commission (INEC) has fixed August 14, as the date for the bye election to fill the vacuum created by the death of Engineer Suleiman Aliyu Lere, who represented Lere federal constituency, Kaduna state at the House of Representatives. The late member, fondly called Gari Yawaye, died three months ago after a brief illness. And in line Read More

Igboho is nothing like Muhammad and can never be

July 28, 2021 Usman Abdullahi Koli 0

 For many years Sahara Reporters has well known for spreading fake news, rumours and sentimental reports all over the country. The online news newspaper tries to dig out facts about governments but all of its reports have not once captured the triple virtues guiding the journalism profession.  Yesterday, the media outlet published on their timeline a report credited to Afenifere, Read More

Toro General Hospital deserves FG’s intervention

July 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Toro local government area of Bauchi state is the most populous local government area in Nigeria and West Africa. Toro has nearly 1.2 million people largely small scale business people. By proximity, Toro local government area shares boundary with Plateau, Kaduna, and Kano states. Despite its large population, the General Hospital in Toro is the only government hospital having an Read More

Tackle North’s over-population

July 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ravaging insecurity in the northern part of the country is as a result of over population. The region has a large population of idle and unemployed youth as the government has failed to provide job opportunities for its citizens. There are no industries where the youth can be employed as many of the industries have been shut down. Many Read More

E- transmission of results: Is APC jittery?

July 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The hopes that the country will have a free and fair election in 2023 general elections have been dashed by our senators. Section 52(3) of amended Electoral Act 2021 to provide for the electronic transmission of election results from polling units was killed by APC senators after rowdy session in the senate. In 2015, when President Goodluck Jonathan introduced the Read More

Good news for persons with disabilities

July 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

 The captivating news coming from the newly established National Commission of Persons with Disability is that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is going to empower 50,000 persons with disabilities through its Conditional Cash Transfer with a view of mitigating their untold plight very soon, more especially in this COVID-19 pandemic. The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the commission, Mr. James Read More

Still on Governor Bala for president

July 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

My last week’s opinion on why Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state fits the presidential cap was greeted with barrage of questions, diverse perceptions and, on the other hand, fully loaded criticisms. In a 15-paragraph piece, I opined that Nigeria at this critical time needs only a detribalised leader to stabilise it and Bala Mohammed is one, having all is Read More

Kaduna-Jos road and FERMA

July 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Permit me a space to draw the attention of Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on its ongoing Kaduna to jos road rehabilitation which it abruptly stopped. Recall, the FERMA began the rehabilitation of the road even when the federal government has already awarded the contract for the total construction of the new road from Kaduna to Jos. In view of Read More

The dangers of drug abuse

July 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Drug abuse is now one of the major ways destroying Nigerians who have subscribed to taking sedative drugs without a doctor’s prescription. The victims of drug abuse wrongly think that getting high will help them in overcoming depression and other ill-advised ways to a moderate level. However, the coming of General Mohammed Buba Marwa into office as NDLEA chairman has Read More

How to get your dream body back after child birth

July 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The truth is that a woman’s body undergoes many transformations during the nine months of pregnancy and as much as lots of women still find it hard to digest this truth, these changes are sometimes physical such as an expanded belly, weight gain, stretch marks, and rough skin. Others are enlarged uterus, breast swelling, morning sickness and backaches; these changes Read More

Nigeria’s worrisome insecurity

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, Nigeria has been trending on both local and international media over ceaseless kidnappings, banditry, robbery and other criminalities threatening the fabric of our social existence in the country. It is no longer news that terrible and horrific things are happening day in day out in almost every part of the country. While it is compounded, it is aching that Read More

APC national chairmanship and the Yuguda factor

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

In every human society, there exist people with extraordinary blessings. Whatever they do reflects on the society in good shape. Such people are rare in this contemporary world, hence it takes a society long time to have them. Bauchi state and Nigeria at large is lucky to have one of these people, among whom Malam Isah Yuguda. He was first Read More

On the need to stop Abduljabbar

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Though I’m a Sunni and disciple of Sheikh Ja’afar Mahmud Adam of blessed memory but to be fair and objective, I must admit that Abduljabbar’s new brand of teaching is often naive, contrary to Malam Nasiru Kabara’s. Sheikh Abdjabbar Nasir failed to even pass the litmus test of how preaching should be. Although I will not go deep into Sheikh Read More

Ban street hawking

July 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Street hawking is the commonest form of child labour practices in Nigeria. It has huge implications on children’s physical and emotional well-being. Children who hawk in the street are exposed to social vices such as drugs and alcohol abuse, smoking, sexual abuse and so many others.The Nigeria Child Rights Act provides that children should be protected from child trafficking and Read More

Is education still key to success

July 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

With practical and logical studies in the system of Nigerian education, there is a great highlight that youths in various secondary schools and higher institutions will learn to be self-reliant, develop knowledge in technology, and graduate with productive knowledge for a great future. However, education can be described as the key to success if the government, at all levels, can Read More

Please, Mai Mala Buni, leave that Abuja

July 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Being the governor of a particular state is a famous task in a democracy to observe, restructure and improve the welfare of the people in efforts to maintain a linear movement of the state. The governor and his cabinet must work tirelessly to deliver the needful to be free from critics and public tension. But the story of Yobe state Read More

Thanks to education minister over Bogoro’s re-appointment at Tetfund

July 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

We, the prominent Bauchi South stakeholders, express our gratitude to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, for recommending Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro to President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointment as Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) in January 2019. Both the first and second coming of Bogoro as executive secretary of Tetfund brought a new lease of life to Read More

PDP to APC defections are mere political gimmicks

July 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

One will find it difficult to identify the clear differences that characterise the two major political parties ranging from their policies, strategies and system of administration. When looked at closely, one is bound to realise that it’s a group of the same people for over a decade running from one political party to another. Both PDP and APC have no Read More

Zamfara peace dialogue and the Ruga project

July 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Permit me to express my opinion on the Zamfara state security matters, even though I’m not an indigene of the state, neither am I a security expert. Nevertheless, a fight to end insecurity is a fight for all, regardless of any difference. It has been observed that the incumbent administration of Governor Bello Matawalle inherited insecurity problem from the immediate Read More

Is zoning of presidency democratic?

July 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

I write on the above title over a controversy of zoning of the presidency to the southern region of this country. The issue is trending on the media that southern governors are campaigning for zoning of presidency to their region. However, in democracy, there is no section that proposes zoning of any public office, as such the masses are the Read More

Review the Criminal Justice Act

July 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s truly a bold step the Lagos State House of Assembly is taking in ensuring that the law is given a role to play, looking at how the law was initially suppressed especially when it comes to anything associated with crime, giving jungle justice euphoria to flourish. Sometimes being a criminal is better than being the suspect in our society Read More

2023 and the clamour for power shift

July 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Two decades into the return of Nigerian democracy, the issue of power rotation is yet to be resolved among the Nigerian political elite. This is evident from the recent meeting of the southern governors and the agreement reached on certain policies such as banning of opening grazing and above all power rotation to the south in 2023. The resolution and Read More

Stop the security threat in Yobe

July 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Almuhajir’s disrespectful utterances to religious discourse have generated lots of reactions in Yobe social media space and beyond. The serving Managing Director of Yobe state Microfinance and a lecturer in Yobe State University posted on his Facebook page showing alliance to teachings of controversial Kano Islamic cleric that are considered blasphemous by some Muslims. After the recent dialogue that took Read More

Why kidnappings persist in North

July 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent kidnapping of Kajuru emir of Kaduna state with some members of his family, though he was later released, but the situation left many in doubt concerning President Muhammadu Buhari’s solemn oath to secure Nigerians. Mr. President, having due regard to your exalted office, recent unfolding happenings constrain me to tell you loud and clear that kidnappers remained stubbornly Read More