COVID-19: Safety-net to lift 30,000 C/Riverians out of poverty

May 12, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Coordinator of the National Social Safety-Net Programme (NSSP) in Cross River state, Mr Chris Anake, has said the programme was targeted at lifting at least 30,000 Cross River people impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic, out of poverty. Mr Anake, who said this in Calabar, Wednesday, during a press briefing, noted that, “Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Read More

MACBAN condemns renewed killings of Fulani in Zango Kataf

April 1, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has condemned the renewed killings of Fulani and cattle in Zango Kataf, Atyap Chiefdom, while calling on Kaduna state government to bring those responsible to book.  Addressing the media in Kaduna on Thursday, MACBAN lamented the killing of seven people between March 11 and 21 including Ardo Pate Kurmi (Wakilin Fulani in Atyap Read More

The Fulani as the North’s bogeyman

March 28, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

We grew up seeing the bogeyman here and there. Between 1967 and 1968, I lived with my paternal grandmother, Iya, later Hajia Iya after she visited Makkah in the mid-70s. Her name was Khadijah but her children called her Iya, meaning mother, and so we, their children, grew up calling her thus. Being a simple village woman, she was a Read More

Ibrahimovic reverses international retirement at 39

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Sweden’s record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the national team five years after announcing his retirement.The 39-year-old scored 62 goals in 116 internationals before quitting after the team’s Euro 2016 group-stage exit. He opened the door to a return in a newspaper interview in November 2020 and Sweden coach Janne Andersson then flew to Milan to meet with Read More

2021 will see mobile, online gaming become even bigger in Nigeria

November 12, 2020 Editor 0

Improved internet connection, greater penetration of smartphone technology and a youthful population mean that Nigeria is at the forefront of the movement towards mobile and online gaming. In fact, Nigeria had the highest level of mobile internet usage as of 2019 and remains within the fastest growing area for mobile internet use (Africa) in 2020. This means that mobile and Read More

NLC mourns NULGE President

October 8, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed shock at the death of its national treasurer, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel Abdulkadir, describing him as a great leader, whose death will be a huge loss to the Labour movement.  Late Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, who before his death was the President of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), died at the National Hospital Abuja Read More

COVID-19: Science minister, Abdullahi, strives to make impact in office

September 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Since assumption of office, the Minister of state, Science and Technology, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi has strived to carry out his major responsibility to augment activities in the sector reaching out to those at the grassroots. BINTA SHAMA reports. Mohammed H. Abdullahi was born on 21st, April, 1968 at Uke in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa state.  He is a Read More

27-year-old man shoots friend over N1000 debt

July 18, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

A 27-year-old man has been arrested for alledgely shooting his friend with gun over N1000 debt in Anambra state. The Anambra State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this while speaking to news men in Awka, the state capital. He said: “On the 17/7/2020 at about 11:45am, police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad Read More


June 2, 2020 Editor 0

The Leadership and Members of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA) heartily congratulate our distinguished and resourceful professional colleague, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR, on a well-deserved appointment as the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Members of the NPSA are pleased with this critical appointment and hereby congratulate the Federal Government for this Read More

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Protesters at NIRSAL admits being sponsored

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As part of the ongoing campaign against the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) by corrupt interests fighting against the successful agricultural reforms by the Muhammadu Buhari administration, some sponsored miscreants have been staging a protest outside NIRSAL’s offices in Abuja. The miscreants carried placards with unsubstantiated and discredited allegations against NIRSAL, its managing director and the Central Bank Read More

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New emirates aimed at improving security situation (II) – Governor Ganduje

September 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

In spite of the turbulent political waters of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje broke the jinx, as he is reckoned by historical antecedent to be a two-term governor. His gargantuan steps in infrastructural development is said to be unrivaled by the performance of his predecessors. In his parley with Blueprint’s Achiever’s Profile, he enumerated a number of achievements by Read More

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Be strategic, experts caution Buhari on food sufficiency claim

August 15, 2019 Editor 0

Experts in the nation’s financial sector have said there is no cause for alarm over the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) not to release foreign exchange to food importers. Receiving the governors elected on the All Progressive Congress(APC) platform Tuesday, President Buhari said he had directed the CBN not to allow  food importers access Read More

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Breaking: Saraki, Fashola, Aregbesola, Lai, 8 others still on queue as Senate resume ministerial screening

July 29, 2019 Editor 0

Former Governor of Lagos Babatunde Raji Fashola and that of Osun state Rauf Aregbesola as well as former Senate President’s sister Gbemi Saraki are among remaining Minister nomi nees yet to take their turn in the ongoing ministerial screening by the Senate. The others are; Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi State), Goddy Jedy- Agba (Cross River), Engr. Suleiman Adamu ( Jigawa), Read More

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Lawan: Legal practice backbone of business

May 31, 2019 Blueprint 0

Musa Abdullahi Lawan is a renowned Kano-based legal practitioner, he is the incumbent chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA Kano Branch. In this interview with Blueprint Achiever’s Profile, he disclosed how he narrowly missed becoming a media practitioner, noting that his life dream was to become an icon broadcaster. Abdullahi Lawan said the number of registered lawyers total about Read More

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PIN Kano, Nigeria: The social reformer

May 29, 2019 Blueprint 0

The acronym PIN stands for Peace Initiative Network. The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that is non partisan in politics, religion, and charitable in nature,based in the Northern Nigeria State of Kano. PIN was founded in the year 2004 and it fully committed itself irrevocably to peace — building and development in Nigeria through advocacy, human capacity development, sports, and participatory research. Read More