The neglect of Burdugau G’ in Katsina state

March 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

I want to express my views on the impact of democracy on the rural communities in my state Katsina, specifically the zone where I and our current Governor Aminu Bello Masari hail from. I am the indigene of Malumfashi local government area of Katsina state. My ancestral village is Burdugau G’, ‘G’ means Galadima District while Kafur LGA where my Read More

Abductions: Education facing imminent threat, NAWOJ warns

March 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists  (NAWOJ ) had raised the alarm that Nigeria’s education sector was facing immediate threat following spate of kidnapping of large number of students from school by suspected bandits. NAWOJ, which the umbrella body of women journalists in Nigeria, raised the alarm in a press statement by the National President, Ladi Bala, Friday in Abuja. It read in part: Read More

Masari urges APC c’taker chairmen, to register all members

February 25, 2021 HAMIDU SABO 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has urged all APC council caretaker chairmen and committees responsible for registration and revalidation exercise to ensure all members of the party are captured during the exercise. Masari gave this charge during a stakeholders meeting of the party held at the Government House Katsina. The governor who observed that only by so doing Read More

Let’s stop it abductions together

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s no longer interesting seeing screaming headlines of abduction on the national dailies. Abduction isn’t bizarre anymore to Nigerians as it happens day in day out. I have no idea when kidnapping became rampant in Nigeria. However, I blame our teeming populace, government, traditional rulers as well as stakeholders for not working together to put an end to the menace. Read More

Buhari condoles with ex-Customs’ family

February 20, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family and friends, the government and people of Katsina state on the demise of Abdullahi Dikko Inde, the immediate past Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, conveyed the president’s condolence message in a statement in Abuja on Friday. The president Read More

2022 NSF: North West states back Kaduna to host

February 6, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The North West zone comprising seven states have endorsed Kaduna state to host the 2022 National Sports Festival (NSF) even as they all vowed to support Kaduna in actualising the bid and hosting a successful Festival. Chairman Directors of Sports, North West states, and Katsina State Director of Sports, Nalado Iro Kankia, stated in Kaduna on Saturday after the sports Read More

Buratai: The General who led from the front

January 27, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Change is inevitable. But whenever it occurs, what comes to mind is how those exiting would be remembered.For the outgoing Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), the answer is very simple; he would be remembered as the Army General who led his troops from the front.  That simple description sums up the difference between the outgoing Read More

Lesson from Kankara abduction

January 25, 2021 Muhammad Sagir 0

Few months ago, the country witnessed a terrifying incident that made the news all over, where boarding school students were abducted by gunmen. The incident rendered both the society and the parents of the abducted children in a situation that its magnitude cannot be described. As we all know, the incident at Givernment Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina state was Read More

Conduct LG poll or resign, PRP stalwart tells Masari

January 20, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

A former state assembly aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Hon. Hamish Yusuf (Sa’in Jibiya) has urged Governor Aminu Bello Masari to resign if he cannot conduct the local government elections. In press statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Yusuf said the people of the 34 local government areas of the state were in critical Read More

Masari signs child protection bill allowing underage marriage

January 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Katsina Governor, Aminu Masari, has assented to the Child Protection Bill. The Chief Registrar of the Katsina State High Court, Kabir Shua’ibu, confirmed the development in an interview with reporters. The assembly passed the bill to protect children from abuse. It, however, said the legislation will not regulate the age of marriage for Muslim children. The development means although Read More

Banditry: Coalition hails Nigerian Army for commitment in North West

January 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has hailed the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, for the success of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity.  In a New Year message signed by its President, Nuruddeen Dodo, Friday, the coalition said the COAS and his troops’ commitment to restoring peace have drastically reduced crime and criminalities in the North West.  Read More

Gunmen attack Katsina community, kill lawmaker’s uncle, kidnap couple

December 29, 2020 Blueprint 0

Armed men on Monday killed one person and abducted a newly-wedded couple in Safana local government area of Katsina state. Residents said the incidents occurred at Rumka community when the community was attacked by the armed men. The slain victim, Sama’ila Supa, is an uncle to a lawmaker representing Safana in the state House of Assembly. The lawmaker, Abduljalal Haruna, Read More

Opposition’s mindset for 2021 in Nigeria

December 23, 2020 Anthony Kolawole 0

Nigeria’s opposition elements have a very strong and bigoted mindset. They are unbending in designs of heartlessness; something more virile than mere evil. Nigeria’s opposition claim expertise in everything. They strive through the backdoor to administer Nigeria on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari who has the popular mandate of the people to govern Nigeria. Life is full of oddities and Read More

Kankara schoolboys: Elders forum hails Buhari

December 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Patriotic Elders Council of Nigeria (PECN) has said the safe return of schoolboys abducted in Kankara, Katsina state has evoked memories of President Muhammadu Buhari they used to know.  In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Bishop Pinot Ogbaji, Monday, the PECN said President Buhari rolled back the years with his display of poise, celerity and focus.  Having risen Read More

Kankara schoolboys: Northern youths demand Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls rescue

December 21, 2020 Blueprint 0

Northern youth have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for securing release of the abducted Kankara schoolboys, while urging for the immediate release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls. The Northern youth under the aegis of Joint Action Committee of Northern Youth Associations told journalists in Kaduna on Monday that the commendation and call was the outcome of their conference Read More

PMB as wailers’ nightmare

December 21, 2020 Best Agbese 0

One of the legacies the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is sure to leave behind, is the fact that it had dealt a deadly blow on fake activism and obtaining funds under false pretences of holding government to account. Prior to the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari, mischief makers, cynics and fraudsters had found a haven for attracting funds from the Read More

Kankara Boys: Buhari commended, gets goodwill message from int’l human rights group

December 21, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has received commendation from an international human rights group for securing the release of hundreds of kidnapped Kankara schoolboys in Katsina state.  In a goodwill message by the International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) on Sunday, the group said President Buhari has made good of his promise to ensure that Nigeria remains a secure and indivisible nation where Read More

‘Nigerian activists at loss over rescue of Kankara schoolboys’

December 19, 2020 Editor 0

There are indications that a some prominent Nigerian activists have missed out on as much as $10 million bumper deal meant to come their way from global rights monitoring group, Amnesty International, following prompt rescue of the 344 schoolboys, who were abducted by gunmen from their school in Kankara, Katsina state. The abduction of the schoolboys by gunmen initially thought Read More

Abduction: Shekau, Salkida, and the rest of us

December 19, 2020 Idoko Ainoko 0

As a tenet of its false constituted ideology and business model, the insurgents had taken thousands of young Nigerians, many of whom were raped or conscripted as fighters. Most of these abductions went unnoticed, and it took the security forces unaware. For long, this name has always send shivers down everyone’s spine, whenever Boko haram is being mentioned. Unlike the Read More

Release of abducted students: Buhari has justified Nigerians’ confidence – Diaspora group

December 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), UK Chapter, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has repaid the confidence of Nigerians by securing the release of abducted Kankara students in Katsina state.  The NDMG made this known in a statement signed by its President, Cosmas Collins, on Friday, after an emergency meeting last Monday over the security situation back home in Nigeria.  According to Read More

Buhari meets rescued Kankara students, tells them what to do

December 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Katsina urged rescued students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina state, to remain focused in pursuing their interest of acquiring good education, despite the misfortune of kidnapping, noting that the reward of knowledge is not negotiable. The president, who met with the 344 students at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, said the Read More

What release of abducted Kankara students on Buhari’s birthday means – Anti-terrorism group

December 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has described the release of the abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara Katsina State as heartwarming and cheering.    CATE noted that the freedom of the schoolboys showed President Muhammadu Buhari’s versatility in leadership, expertise in security matters and seriousness in achieving his promise of securing the lives and property Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians sabotaging Buhari – Cleric

December 17, 2020 Editor 0

Foremost northern cleric, Bishop Pinot Ogbaji, has condemned the attempt by some people in the northern part of the country to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari through sabotage. The fiery preacher said those trying to sabotage the efforts of the government will not go unpunished as they will soon be exposed. Bishop Ogbaji who spoke at a media chat with Read More