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Buhari’s theory of self-help

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

When the Boko Haram marauders raided Kano in 2013 or thereabouts, killing close to 100 of innocent folks in one fell swoop, among them travellers at a popular motor park, former President Goodluck Jonathan visited the ancient city and was shocked by what he saw. After sniffing the air reeking with the stench of charred bodies, and bereft of fresh Read More

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Where I was, how unknown gunmen launched attack around my residence – Jonathan

December 24, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has narrated how unknown armed men in the early hours of Tuesday launched attack near his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state. Jonathan who spoke through his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said he was not in his residence during the attack. The statement reads, “A security post stationed near the Otuoke residence of former President Dr Goodluck Ebele  Read More

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NASS election: Jonathan, wife not backing me, APC candidate declares

January 16, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state has asked the PDP government in the state to focus on how to redeem its fast declining image and stop creating distractions for the APC with their unsubstantiated allegations that former President Goodluck Jonathan was backing its candidate for the Ogbia Federal Constituency in the forth coming elections. The APC candidate for Read More

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16 years of PDP in power was disastrous, Group fires back at Atiku 

December 8, 2018 Editor 1

The People’s Rights Assembly [PRA], a group has fired back at the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over his claimed that the best Nigeria enjoyed was under the PDP government. PRA was reacting to the claim by Atiku in Ibadan earlier in the week at the South-West zonal presidential rally of the party Read More

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2019: Who’ll ‘liberate’ the Igbo?

December 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Since independence and the subsequent Nigeria/Biafra Civil War, the South-east and the Igbo are yet to get it right in the political calculation contrary to expectations given their population and successes in almost every other sphere of life. Who will liberate the Igbo Nation? KEHINDE OSASONA asks in this piece. It goes without saying that Nigerians of South-east extraction who Read More

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 Jonathan and the Chibok girls’ affair,  By Majeed Dahiru

November 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

Expectedly, the book, My Transition Hours, written by former President Goodluck Jonathan, which was publicly presented 28th November, a day he turned 61, has generated a lot interest within and outside Nigeria. The book is essentially a brief narration of events before, during and after the historic 2015 elections by the central character in the plot. By no means, an Read More

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Nigerians will reject Buhari, APC in 2019 – Bafarawa

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has predicted that Nigerians will reject the All Progressive Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 as they rejected former President, Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. The aspirant, who alleged that the APC-led federal administration has failed Nigerians as it has not fulfilled Read More

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Gombe: APC’s many gubernatorial aspirants and Goje’s dilemma

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Though likely Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants have remained calm and calculative, there is obvious tension in the camp of the main and other opposition parties as aspirants struggle to edge out one another ahead of the governorship primaries and election proper in Gombe state. Ishaya Umar x-rays the situation and contending elements. Between APC and Goje’s nPDP There Read More

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NFF not excluded from Nigeria laws –Giwa

July 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

There have been controversies surrounding the yet-to-be resolved crises in Nigerian football. At the moment, Ambassador Chris Giwa-led board holds sway at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In this interview, Giwa clears the air on certain contentious issues. Securing our mandate at Glasshouse We were elected in 26th August 2014 into the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Read More

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Ex-CJN Katsina-Alu dies at 76

July 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloysious Katsina-Alu, is dead KatsinaAlu, who headed the Nigerian judiciary between 2009 and 2011, reportedly died at an Orthopaedic Hospital in Abuja in the early hours of yesterday. The former CJN, who hailed from Ushongo local government area of Benue state, died at the age of 76 after a brief illness. Katsina-Alu, Read More

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Time to outsource Nigeria? By Zainab Suleiman Okino

July 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

Within a span of six months—between November last year and April this year, I travelled to Jos twice. First, I was a participant at the Policy Strategy and Leadership course (PSLC) of the Nigeria Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies at the instance of the Nigerian Guild of Editors. Apart from the rigorous academic endeavours, I savoured the nature-endowed beautiful Read More

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Dapchi: Boko Haram’s end not in sight

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

It is becoming clearer by the day that there is no end in sight to the activities of the Boko Haram Sect with the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, recently by the insurgents. During the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration, nearly 300 girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, were abducted Read More

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…No preferred aspirant – Jonathan

December 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has sent goodwill messages to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as they prepare for today’s national convention. In a message of felicitations on Friday by his media adviser, Mr.Ikechukwu Eze, the former President also expressed his optimism that the convention would produce positive outcomes which would help “the party regain its pride of place Read More