How to buy land using stock investment

November 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Stock trading and investment is the buying and selling of companies shares in the stock market to make profit or to earn dividend, it’s not a long term investment that most people believe. With adequate knowledge of stocks one can deploy the idea into investing in companies and later selling to execute your pressing needs. Paying house rent modus: With Read More

Makama mars Misau/Dambam

November 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria operates a representative democracy where government constitutes three arms, namely, the executive, judiciary and legislature. The legislature is the institution which differentiates a democracy from a dictatorship. It constitutes elected senators for the upper chamber and elected representatives for the lower chamber as it is with the presidential system.  Legislators have the onus to check the excesses of the Read More

Lesson from American election

November 27, 2020 Blueprint 0

Many Nigerians have seen 2020 presidential election in America as justification for the mess we call elections since 1999. American democracy is over 200 years, and had gone through reforms that make it a model for the rest of the world. India is the biggest democracy in the world and their elections are reasonably credible with the help of technology Read More

Tribute to Sheikh AbdulJalil Dabo

November 27, 2020 Blueprint 0

On November 2, 2020, my phone woke me up with a text message from Prince Adam Idris, a member of the security committee of Uthman Bin Affan Masjid popularly known as “Banex Mosque”, with the sad news of the death of Chief Imam Sheikh AbdulJalil Dabo. I was shocked, but I submitted to the will of Allah that every soul Read More

A reflection on #EndSARS struggle

November 27, 2020 Blueprint 0

Nigeria has been on the global scene for some weeks due to a protest tagged EndSARS. The focal point of the protest and its aftermath have drawn attention and comments from many quarters, ranging from local news outlets to social media platforms and even international NGOs. Through the protest, Nigerian youth demonstrated valour and organised ability to mobilise street action Read More

Yobe youths: Stand up and be involved

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

Youth participation in politics can best be described as one of the ways to recreate value, empower the country with creative ideas, leading to the provision of essential projects to the citizens. Youths can do better in politics when their voices are heard in decision-making. The power of the youth to support this drive must not to be underrated and Read More

Who is safe in Northern Nigeria?

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

Even in times of war, women and children are spared. Unfortunately, the bandits in Northern Nigeria rape and kill women and children frequently. When her family delayed paying millions as ransom, a mother of three was raped and killed by kidnappers in front of her husband and children. No fewer than 26 women including children of Dan ’Aji village in Read More

A case for more funding of Code of Conduct Bureau

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) was created by the Nigerian constitution with the mandate of managing the asset declarations of all public officers. This includes public officers at the federal, state and local government levels across the executive, legislative and judicial arms of government. The scope of the target public officers ranges from the president to the cleaner or Read More

Stem rising cases of yellow fever

November 25, 2020 Blueprint 0

In the past few days, there have been reported cases of yellow fever outbreaks in some parts of the country which have led to loss of lives. While some tagged it as ‘strange disease’, health officials have attributed such deaths to yellow fever. Yellow fever cases have been confirmed in Delta and Enugu states. There are also likelihood that the Read More

Before we stop plying Kaduna-Abuja road…

November 25, 2020 Blueprint 0

Last week, as usual, dare devil kidnappers had a successful outing on Kaduna to Abuja road. These kidnappers stopped motorists, kidnapped their victims and killed those who attempted to escape. According to the villagers around the dangerous road, “the kidnappers had four successful operations where many passengers lost their lives and countless victims vanished into the kidnappers’ den”. The return Read More

What is the minister of state for works & housing doing?

November 25, 2020 Blueprint 0

The delay in the completion of the Kaduna-Zaria-Kano expressway is a major topic in the northern part of Nigeria. Recently, I witnessed a debate between two friends in Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa state, on the completion of the Kaduna-Zaria-Kano expressway. That debate prompted this headline. The duo debated the role of Engineer Abubakar D. Aliyu, as Minister of State for Works Read More

Empowerment of our merchant navy

November 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

This is a clarion call on the federal government to empower the Nigerian Merchant Navy (Coastal Defence Force) force with patrol vans, rifles, speed boats, and also the operational equipment, this will in turn compliment the administration’s efforts to boost maritime trade and unlock the vast maritime potential of Africa. President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the Nigerian Merchant Navy (Coastal Read More

Nigeria should embrace mRNA Covid-19 vaccine

November 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated its potent ability to afflict and paralyze social and economic systems with no regard for techno-economic status.Frankly, social distancing, the use of face masks, hand washing and hand sanitizers are effective but temporary measures that can contain and curtail the spread of Covid-19. The development and widespread distribution of vaccines, however, remains the most reliable Read More

ASUU strike: No future for the common man’s child

November 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

During my pupilage in primary school, we often sang a song during assembly. Even though, I could not sing the song, I was able to grasp the core message that ‘children are the leaders of tomorrow’. My thought was the future was for all, but unknown to me the future is not for the child of the common man. Unfortunately, Read More

Bala Mohammed’s statesmanship

November 23, 2020 Blueprint 0

The dialogue initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari, aimed at engaging critical stakeholders, particularly the youths, in finding a solution to the #EndSARS problem, is step in the right direction. A flurry of town hall meetings and entreaties, by prominent Nigerians, to the protesters to sheath their swords appears to be making the right impact. By happenstance, I witnessed the town Read More

On failed politicians’ move against INEC chairman

November 23, 2020 Blueprint 0

We are selected members of the pro-democracy and human rights community under the various platforms of the below mentioned civil society groups including those accredited for Election Observer Mission by the UK Electoral Commission. Equally, some of us served as Members of INEC Monitoring and Observation Board Anambra and FCT Area Council Election 2010. As stakeholders in the electoral process, Read More

When the protector becomes the victim

November 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The responsibility of any government is the protection of her citizens’ lives and properties. This is done through the various law enforcement agencies and arme forces. In this regard, funding and proper care of these personnel is sacrosanct. Anything less is tantamount to failure and a jeopardy of the nation’s security.  Over the years, Nigeria has suffered insecurity. Animals’ lives Read More

Lesson from American election

November 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Many Nigerians have seen 2020 presidential election in America as justification for the mess we call elections since 1999. American democracy is over 200 years, and had gone through reforms that make it a model for the rest of the world. India is the biggest democracy in the world and their elections are reasonably credible with the help of technology Read More

Tribute to Sheikh AbdulJalil Dabo

November 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

On November 2, 2020, my phone woke me up with a text message from Prince Adam Idris, a member of the security committee of Uthman Bin Affan Masjid popularly known as “Banex Mosque”, with the sad news of the death of Chief Imam Sheikh AbdulJalil Dabo. I was shocked, but I submitted to the will of Allah that every soul must Read More

A reflection on #EndSARS struggle

November 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria has been on the global scene for some weeks due to a protest tagged EndSARS. The focal point of the protest and its aftermath have drawn attention and comments from many quarters, ranging from local news outlets to social media platforms and even international NGOs. Through the protest, Nigerian youth demonstrated valour and organised ability to mobilise street action Read More

Jama’are emir at 50

November 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Emir of Jama’are, His Royal Highness Alhaji Abdulkadir Wani, marked his golden jubilee on November 19, 2020, as an outstanding, selfless and caring father not only to the inhabitants of Jama’are but also to the entire Bauchi state and its environs. No doubt, 50 years in a politically unstable country like Nigeria in which loyalties and alliances are bound Read More

Letter to Yobe youths

November 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

The use of inappropriate language and vulgar words by our youths in Yobe state is outrageous and uncalled for. This issue is getting out of hand. There is the need for us to learn how to use social media positively and to develop our society. We can use social media to share information and pleasantries leading to our personal and Read More

Maryam Katagum: Driving SMEs development with passion

November 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

Giant strides made by man are usually relieved with pomp and pageantry. While some roll out the milestone amidst glass clinging, others play the breakthrough low but all in praises and in anticipation of a better future. In this momentous instance, the success story always overshadows the nauseating hurdles and barricades accompanying such feats. However, despite the society’s convulsion threatening Read More

Umahi’s move to APC

November 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

There has been so much hype about the move by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state to cross over from the PDP to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). Umahi has made up his mind to leave the protective cover of the PDP’s umbrella to embrace the APC’s brooms of ‘sweeping change’ and ‘next level’. We learnt Uncle Umahi wants Read More

Obaseki, no more ‘godfatherism’ alibi

November 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki has been inaugurated as governor of Edo state for another four-year term. Obaseki fought his political godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, to become governor of the state. Now that Obaseki has defeated godfatherism, there is no more excuse why he must not deliver on his campaign promises. He could blame his first term non-performance term on godfatherism factor but Read More