16 days of activism: Government, WACOL, NAWOJ preach unity

November 29, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

   Ebonyi state government, Women’s Aid Collective(WACOl) and Nigeria Association of Women Journalists(NAWOJ) among other coalitions, sensitised the state on the need to unite to achieve women’s and girls’ rights in the society. The sensitisation programme which included road work, visit to traditional rulers, stakeholders and others were part of activities making the 16 days of activism on eradication of Read More

A dialogue with Satan

November 3, 2022 Editorial IV 0

 Deep at night, I had this dialogue with Satan. Shortly, I heard the Fajr (dawn) prayer call. I wanted to go to the mosque. He said: “The night is still long, so take a nap.”  I said: “I’m afraid I’ll miss my obligatory prayer!” He said: “There is much time to go ” I said: “I’m afraid I’ll miss praying in congregation.” He said: Read More

Afenifere to Buhari: Practice justice, equity you preach at UNGA

September 28, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Monday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to put into practice what he said about justice, fairness and equity on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last Friday. Afenifere stated in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, quoted President Buhari while calling for the reform Read More

Nigeria needs dialogue not secession – Cleric

September 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Chief Imam of the University of Ibadan, Prof Abdulrahman Oloyede, has declared that what Nigeria needs to solve its current challenges is dialogue and not secession. Prof Oloyede said this on Sunday at a two-day seminar organised by the Federation of Ahlus-Sunnah organisations in Nigeria (FASON) in Ibadan. In a lecture entitled “Lies and facts of one Nigeria”, the Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justice

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justiceBy Bode OlagokeAbujaThe mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher has broken her silence and spoke for the first time since her daughter died following medical complications arising from condom, which was left inside daughter by the rapist, infecting the daughter with sepsis and resulting in her death on 22nd of Read More

APRM, AUDA, NEPA urge politicians to address insecurity in Nigeria

July 16, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in collaboration with the African Union Development Agency (AUDA), and New Partnership African Development (NEPAD) have tasked the political stakeholders in the north central to be accountable, and address challenges faced by people on daily basis in the region. Chief Executives Officer AUDA -NEPAD Mrs. Gloria Akobundu made the call during stakeholders’ town hall meeting on Thursday, in Read More

Survivors of rape, sexual exploitation, others, commit suicide-Report

July 9, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

European Union, United Nations, EU-UN spotlight initiative programme said that most survivors of harmful practices being done on girls and women ends up committing suicide. Chairperson Child protection Network Cross River state James Ibor, disclosed this on Wednesday during a 3-day capacity building on child protection case management and community dialogue for Ezza South local government area end VAC/VAWG community Read More

COVID-19: Oyo vaccinates 90,000 people – PHCB

July 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The executive-secretary of the Oyo State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Muyideen Olatunji, on Wednesday disclosed that 90,000 people have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in the state.  Dr Olatunji made this known in Ibadan at a sensitization programme on COVID-19 vaccine safety for religious leaders organised by the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace in conjunction with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency Read More

Buni’s statement misquoted at APC youth conference – Spokesman

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General, Press and Media Affairs to Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, Mamman Mohammed, has debunked some misrepresentations in the media regarding his principal’s speech at the Progressives Youth Conference held at the International Conference Center, Abuja on Monday. A national daily (not Blueprint) had claimed that the APC chairman said “retrogressive elements with evil intentions are causing Read More

Insecurity: Expert tasks FG on dialogue

June 18, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Movement, Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof. Banji Akintoye, on Friday advised the federal government to call for dialogue to “peacefully dissolve the amalgamation of 1914 of Southern and Northern Nigeria.” Akintoye, who gave the advice in a statement issued to journalists in Ibadan by his communications manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, said “this Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

We don’t support break-up of Nigeria, Ohanaeze tells FG

June 4, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday declared that it does not support Nigeria’s disintegration.  The organisation, however, urged the government to use dialogue to solve the national question rather than using force. It appealed to Igbo youth involved in violence to stop, noting that there was nothing to celebrate in violence. It also tasked the government to Read More

Re: National dialogue in two words

May 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Words upon words might be the essence of Mr. Dan Agbese’s article with the above headline published on the back page of the Blueprint of Friday, May 21, 2021. The article by the famous journalist, Sir Agbese, went beyond my feeble understanding because of the high grammar involved from the beginning to the end. Truly, I read the article hastily Read More

Northern youth leaders back calls for ban on open grazing

May 23, 2021 Editor 0

A frontline coalition of Arewa groups, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has backed the position of the Southern Governors’ Forum, banning open grazing in their states. National Chairman of the forum, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, stated this at a press conference in Yola, Adamawa state capital, on May 22, 2021 after the 27th annual delegates conference. The group however, lamented the Read More

ALGON backs southern governors on ban of open grazing

May 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON on Thursday backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the country. The Association made their position known shortly after their montly meeting in Warri South Local Government Council through the ALGON Chairman in the state who is also the Read More

Insecurity: Change strategy, military onslaught only cannot work, Okorocha tells FG

May 12, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC, Imo West ), has urged the federal government to change its approach and strategies in addressing the country’s problem of insecurity, since military onslaught only cannot solve the problem. Okorocha stated this in Abuja on Monday evening when he hosted the Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, and dozens of other Muslim faithful, including the Read More