Let sanity, security be restored going forward

April 21, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Clearly, but avoidably, we are not living in Nigeria as we used to know it – a peaceful country inhabited by sane people. Today’s Nigeria is clearly inhabited by some insane people, both in government and out of it, and bedevilled by myriads of problems, chief among them is insecurity, poverty and high levels of unemployment and internal conflicts. Now, Read More

Nigeria’s calamitous movement: Which way out?

April 5, 2022 Prof. MK Othman 0

Nigeria is calamitously moving to the abyss of anarchy with the serious tendency of tragic disintegration. Life is becoming unbearable to a common man by the day. To many Nigerians, the daily essentials for a good or even manageable living are difficult to afford and access. Prices of necessities – rent, food, transportation, health services, electricity, water rate, and the Read More

PDP presidential ticket: Crisis looms over zoning, consensus

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may be headed for another round crisis following plots to subvert the party’s traditional zoning pattern and alliances to produce a consensus candidate, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes. A week after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), party commenced the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms, six presidential aspirants have bought their forms. Read More

Musings on Neptune Prime’s maiden colloquium

March 21, 2022 Mahdi Garba 0

Nigeria has been ridden with different crises like other countries in the Global South. From insecurity, to lack of infrastructure, to corruption, to bad governance, to poor healthcare systems and so on. I feel disturbed by these problems every day, and I feel glad any time I become part of any conversation to change this narrative. Last Wednesday, I had Read More

As peace returns to Zamfara…

March 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Following the successful and peaceful conclusion of the 36 National Maulud where over three million people attended, SANUSI MUHAMMAD examines the situation and aftermath of the exercise in honour of Sheik Ibrahim Nyass that was marked peacefully. For over 22 years now when the former first civilian governor of Zamfara state, Senator Ahmed Sani (Yariman Bakura) launched Sharia Legal System Read More

2023: Crisis-free party primaries ‘ll reduce violence – Osakwe

February 28, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

A peace and gender expert, Chief Bridget Osakwe has said the conduct of political parties’ primaries in the country ahead the 2023 general elections will play a significant role in reducing violence and litigations associated with outcomes of elections in Nigeria. Bridget, who is the National Network Coordinator for the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) in Nigeria, urged political Read More

Ethnic crisis: Hausa community in Zango Kataf cries out

February 15, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Hausa community in Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna state has described the recent world press conference addressed by the president of Atyap Development Association (ADA), as a figment of a drowned man. In their reactions under the auspices of ZUDA, the association said the accusations by ADA was to call a dog a bad name in order Read More

El-Rufai on Kauru, Zangon Kataf crises: We lost 387 lives in 2 years to needless bloodshed

January 26, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Not less than 387 lives were lost to communal clashes in Kauru and Zangon Kataf local government areas of Kaduna state in 2020 and 2021, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said. Governor El-Rufai stated this Wednesday at an emergency security meeting with traditional rulers, religious and community leaders from the areas. He said the lives were lost to clashes among Atyap, Fulani, Chawai, Irigwe and Hausa Read More

2 feared killed in Delta community crisis

January 21, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

Two people on Friday were reportedly feared dead in a community crisis that erupted in Mosogar in Sapele local government area of Delta state. Blueprint learnt that a Sienna bus was also burnt to ashes as a result of the crisis that involved the youth president of the community. It was gathered that two quarters in Mosogar had an issue Read More

Gunmen kill Benue monarch in his sleep

January 10, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

  The traditional ruler and District Head of Edikwu community in Apa local government area of Benue state, Chief Stephen Ochekwu has been reportedly murdered in his sleep by gunmen men. The death of the royal father was confirmed in a statement made available to Blueprint weekend by the state Police Command in Makurdi, which stated that the royal father Read More

Anambra polls: PDP to set up committee to review performance, sanction ‘saboteurs’

December 28, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday, said it would setup a committee to understudy their performances at the Anambra state November 6 governorship elections and recommend ways forward for the party and appropriate sanctions on members found to have engaged on anti-party activities. The State Chairman, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, who stated this at the stakeholders meeting held at Awka, regretted Read More

Plateau assembly crisis: Deputy majority leader Dasun resigns, Walok in

December 7, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The deputy majority leader of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Honourable Philip Dasun, has resigned, citing personal reasons for that as Hon. Philip Walok has been elected in his stead.Hon. Dasun is a strong ally of the ousted Speaker Abuk Nuhu Ayuba.He made his resignation known,Tuesday, at the house plenary, while also appreciating the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Read More

Oyo new PDP exco and the tough reconciliation challenge

December 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BAYO AGBOOLA in Ibadan reports that the new state working committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo state have realised the need to unite in order to retain the Government House come 2023. But the reconciliation challenge remains tough as many still stick to their guns It is not news that the PDP in Oyo state amidst its prolonged Read More

ALGON crisis: Maje-led IMC raises the alarm over plans to flag off NAMTAXS

November 25, 2021 John Oba 0

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), led by Hon. Abdulahi Maje, Thursday, raised the alarm over alleged fraudulent moves by Hon. Alabi Kolade David-led faction to mislead and defraud unsuspecting general public. A statement signed by the national publicity secretary of IMC, Ashonibaire Jide, alleged that there are plans by Alabi and his cohorts in Read More

Ukpute/Bonta crisis: The facts beyond controversy

November 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The last has not been heard about the crisis that engulfed part of Igede land of Benue state early this year. AGI ONDA writes on the facts of the crisis. Ukpute, a little-known settlement in Oju local government area of Benue state came to world attention in July 2021 following a hydra-headed clash between it and Bonta community of Konshisha Read More

Oyo PDP: One party, two chairmen, exco

October 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BAYO AGBOOLA in Ibadan reports that the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congresses in Oyo state resulted in the emergence of two chairmen for the two different factions, one controlled by Governor Seyi Makinde and the other by former Majority Leader the House of Representatives, Hon Mulikat Adeola . To underscore that all is not well with the PDP, Governor Makinde Read More

2023: Rivers APC now stronger, united – Dimkpa

October 18, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

A chieftain of the All progressives congress (APC) in Rivers state, Engineer (Dr) Chukwudi Dimkpa, has assured that the party in the state is now a stronger platform for peace and unity to achieve its 2023 general elections project. Engineer Dimkpa, who is also a member of the Olympic organizing committee, Rivers state, made this declaration while speaking with select journalists during the Read More

When cash crunch conjures insurmountable debt crisis

October 18, 2021 Jerry Uwah 0

Muhammadu Buhari recently argued that Nigeria has revenue challenges, and not debt crisis. There is a lot of economic and logical sense in the president’s argument. Nigeria’s debt of N35 trillion is a scant 30 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP). The United States of America (USA), the world’s largest economy, carries a debt burden amounting to 105 Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for killing 50-year-old man over woman

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A-25-year-old man, Bisi Omoniyi has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for killing a 50 years old man he met at his woman friend’s house. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by Read More

Breaking: APC state congress won’t hold in Abia, elders declare

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of elders and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state led by Senator Chris Adighije, has said that the party’s state congress scheduled for Saturday 16th October, will not hold. The elders asked the national leadership under governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state to call back the state congress committee sent to Abia state. Read More

Nigeria’s forex revenue soars as crude production hits 1.45mbpd September

October 14, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves get another boost days after the Eurobond funds hits the treasury, with additional 155,000 barrels of crude oil added to the nation’s daily production in September, report by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said. With this addition, average daily production for the mont rose to 1.451 million barrel per day (mbpd). It stood at 1.296mbpd Read More

Edo: PDP okays rep, Orbih’s suspension

October 11, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has ratified the suspension of Hon. Ogbeide Ihama, the member representing Oredo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly and the South-South National Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih. The party also okayed the suspension of the State Secretary, Mr.  Hilary Otsu; the PDP Chairman in Oredo, Oduwa Igbinosun, and ward four  Chairman Read More

NCPC boss thumbs up Plateau clerics for peace initiatives

October 8, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has commended church leaders for their invaluable role in peace keeping on the Plateau, especially during the last crisis in Jos, the state capital He said his visit to them was to re-awaken their consciousness on the forthcoming local government polls in the state slated for Saturday, stressing the Read More