IDGC: Stakeholders charge girls on digital skills, passion

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

An On Air Personality (OAP) and the Convener of Teenage School Girl Outreach Chinyereugo Chinwuba, has urged girls in Nigeria to defy societal challenges confronting them and follow their passion. She stated this at a Girl’s Workshop and presentations of awards to winners of essay competition she organized in collaboration with Education as a Vaccine and Planned Parenthood Federation of Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Girl most marginalised in Anambra, Kaduna -Christian Aid

October 11, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Christian Aid’s Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion lead, Mercy Okeke has revealed according to Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) that despite socio-cultural differences, girls were identified as one of the most marginalised groups within local governments in Anambra and Kaduna. She made assertion based on data gathered through its work to reduce poverty and improve the wellbeing of marginalized groups in various parts of the country. She explained that the Evidence and Collaboration Read More

Education of the rising Sun

October 10, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

We went on a trip a while back, to Jama’are local government area in Bauchi state, for the turbaning ceremony of my cousin as the Ubandoman Jama’are. Jama’are is a two-hour journey from Bauchi metropolis. On our way, we ran into one of the potholes and we got a twisted tyre. After our event, we proceeded to Azare, another local Read More

18 out of 27 LGAs are open defication free- Jigawa commissioner

October 8, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

The Jigawa state Commissioner of Water Resources, Honourable Ibrahim Mohammed Garba Hannungiwa, Thursday said 18 out of 27 local government areas had obtained certificates for Open Dedication Free (ODF) from UNICEF. The commissioner stated this while speaking during the Correspondents Biweekely Media Engagement Forum held at the Manpower Development Institute (MDI), Dutse. He stated that there are only nine local Read More

Naija Ratels to face Ghana Police Ladies in opener as 2021 Flying Officers Cup kicks off Oct. 10 (PICTURES)

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

The 16 teams, including those in Nigeria and neighboring country Ghana were on Thursday drawn into four different groups which will compete for honours from October 10 to 24, 2021, at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The tournament which was formerly known as Ratels pre-season championship was re-named the Flying Officers Cup to celebrate and immortalise the late Flying Read More

Oyetola presents N129.7bn budget for 2022 fiscal year

October 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday presented a total sum of N129,8bn budget to the Atate House of Assembly for the 2022 fiscal year. Presenting the budget tagged “Budget of Sustainable Development,” Oyetola said advancement of economy will be given priority. The budget presentation, which was the 30th since the creation of the state, was higher than the year 2021 budget of Read More

Zazzau emir okays ex-ABU VC, finance minister, 4 others as ZEDA’S BoT members

October 5, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Emir of Zazzau and Chairman Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli has approved the appointment of former Vice Chancellor Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Professor Shehu Usman Abdullahi, Minister of Finance, Dr Zainab Shamusuna Ahmed alongside four other prominent indigenes of the emirate as members of the Board of Trustees of Zaria Education Development Association Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

September 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

   Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle Read More

Bayero named chancellor of Al-Istiqama University

September 29, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Al-Istiqama University, Kano, has appointed Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero, as pioneer chancellor of the new private institution. Emir Aminu is presently serving as chancellor, University of Calaba. He was appointed by the federal government. Presenting the letter of appointment to the emir Wednesday at the palace, founder of the university, Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila stated that Emir Aminu Read More

Cholera: Community organisation fumigates Bauchi metropolis

September 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera and malaria that recently broke out in Bauchi state, a community based organization in the state known as ‘Wunti Graduates Forum’ on Saturday embarked on fumigation exercise in some parts of the state metropolis.  The exercise followed the outbreak of cholera and malaria ravaging communities in the state. Addressing journalists during Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Breaking: Taliban stop girls as schools reopen

September 18, 2021 BBC 0

The Taliban have excluded girls from Afghan secondary schools, after they ordered only boys and male teachers to return to the classroom. Schoolgirls told the BBC they were devastated not to be returning. “Everything looks very dark,” one said. A Taliban spokesman said there were plans to open girls’ schools soon. But there are fears Afghanistan is returning to the Read More

I ‘ll fully implement women affirmative action if elected Benue gov – Igbawua

September 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman of all governorship aspirants in Benue state for the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chille Igbawua, has expressed readiness to fully implement the 30 per cent women affirmative action, if elected governor of the state. A statement by the Media Coordinator for the Governorship Consultative Team, Mr Andrew Oota, said the aspirant Read More

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Blueprint staff launches Princess in the Rain

September 17, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Notable Nigerians, including clerics, will this Saturday, September 18, file out to Red Sparrow Event Centre, Maitama, Abuja for the launch and public presentation of The Prince in the Rain, a novella by  Kemi Samuel, a staff of Blueprint Newspapers Limited. The book is the enthralling story of Princess Laide, whose grandfather betrothed her at infancy to  the son of his Read More

NABCOTECH to turn out graduates with creative, innovation skills -Rector

September 16, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Nation-Builders College of Technology (NABCOTECH), a faith-based tertiary educational institution Wednesday said the institution would focus on producing graduates with creative and innovative skills. Speaking with the newsmen in Asaba, the rector of the faith based tertiary education, Dr. Chukwuma Anuku, said it would be the pace setter and the leading light for other tertiary institutions in the area of Read More

FG begins skills acquisition as alternative to white collar job

September 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The federal government has commenced the training of youths and unemployed in the South-East zone in various skills as an alternative to white collar jobs. Minister of Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige announced this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, by the Ministry’s Deputy Director Press/Public Relations, Mr Charles Akpan. The statement quoted Ngige as saying Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

NUC approves law programme for Edo varsity

September 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to Edo State University Uzairue Law programme. The approval followed a review of the report of NUC accreditation panel’s visit of to the university in March and April, 2021. Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, who disclosed this in a statement said: “The accreditation feat tallies with our university’s Read More

OAU dismisses another lecturer for sexual harassment

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has announced dismissal of another lecturer, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, for alleged sexual harassment. This would be the second lecturer dismissed in the university for the same allegation.  A federal high court sitting in Osogbo, had convicted Prof Richard Akindele for sexual harassment and the university dismissed him in June 2018. A Read More

Adieu, Muh’d Danladi Mamu

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Late Mallam Muhammad Danladi Mamu was a well trained and learned educationist. He was born into the family of a sound scholar Mallam Mamu Duba Gari. He was a brother to the publisher of Desert Herald, Mallam Tukur Mamu.He was the principal of GDJSS Dorawa, Kara and Mamudo, He was recently appointed as a director in Yobe Ministry of Education, Read More

COVID-19: We’re ready to help Nigeria on vaccination – Rotary Int’l president 

September 6, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, Monday, declared the readiness of the club to assist Nigeria on the Covid-19 vaccination process. Mehta, who spoke with Journalists shortly after his visits to the Primary Health Centre, Garki 11, where he monitored the Polio Immunization exercise and IDPs camp at Durumi, both in Abuja, said in the last 35 years, the club Read More