Nigerian politics: When is the time for the youths?

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Politics in Nigeria is experiencing one sided policy making without including the youths. Nigeria is a country blessed with lots of natural resources but the nation doesn’t know how to utilize it. One of the major problems in Nigeria is lack of good governance. In Nigeria, a majority of the leaders don’t have the love for the nation but rather only Read More

Rare gems of our time

September 10, 2020 Abdulazeez Taufeeq 0

Nigeria has been a country with successful leaders who possess good leading traits and skills. Indeed, they were leaders in leadership. Leaders with credible economic value, good social interactions and accountabilities. However, these went into extinction as result of god-fatherism, ethnicity, religious, language differences and the likes. Many Nigerians are lost in the nightmare of good leadership because of the Read More

British High Commission okays NYC’s London independence day lecture

September 8, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The British High  Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing CB, Tuesday, gave a nod to the Independence Day Lecture and inauguration of the Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), United Kingdom chapter slated to hold at Hilton, London, on 1st of October. The lecture is themed: “Nigerians ‘image and integrity in Diaspora; the place of the youths”, and all attendees are expected to Read More

Senate backs NYC

August 30, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege , Sunday , pledged  the support of the Senate to the leadership of the Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) and commended the body for its youth-related activities. Omo-Agege, who spoke in Abuja at a meeting with the Chairman Governing Board of the Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Dr. Yakubu Shendam,promised to also brief the Senate Read More

Of good leadership and Islamic perspective

August 30, 2020 Tomasi Akingbade 0

Leadership is essentially a continuous process of influencing behaviour, it may be considered in context of mutual relations between a leader and his followers. The leader tries to influence the behaviour of individuals around him to achieve desired goals. It is also a dynamic process, which deserves study; it is a relational process involving interactions among leaders, members and sometimes Read More

Taraba PDP chair vows to unite aggrieved members

August 25, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The newly elected state chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state, Col. Kefas Agbu (rtd), Tuesday gave an assurance that the party was not losing control over its members.   He promised to work hard to resolve grievances among members. Agbu stated this in Jalingo when he received members of the Taraba state House of Assembly on a Read More

Halims’ exemplary leadership

August 24, 2020 Musa Wada 0

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Steel Development, Hon.  Abdullahi Ibrahim Halims, has been impacting the lives of his people for the past 10 years. A man of history and humble to the core, the Ankpa/Omala/Olamoboro of Kogi state people’s finest son at the moment has been a successful business man in the hotel and  oil and gas sectors but decided Read More

Group tasks women for managerial, leadership positions

August 20, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The 100 Women Lobby Group in collaboration with ActionAid Nigeria and Canada has called for women voices to be heard in managerial and leadership positions across the country. The women made the call at the meeting and capacity building for members of the lobby group with the theme: “Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project,” held in Abuja on Wednesday.  National Read More

APC: Hold me accountable for my comments not govs, PGF boss tells Oshiomhole

August 18, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said he has respect for the immediate past national chairman of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other party leaders. Lukman declared that his recent public statements were not meant to disrespect any party leader but as a geniue member of the ruling party, where internal Read More

Kefas emerges Taraba PDP chair

August 13, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday elected Rtd Col. Kefas Agbu as the state chairman of the party at a state congress held at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo. The former state publicity secretary, Inuwa Bakare, was elected deputy chairman while Mr. Korea Tafarki emerged the secretary. While speaking at the convention, Governor Darius Ishaku charged Read More

Why Buhari should review social schemes

August 12, 2020 Hakeem Adesina Folarin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari made a strong promise in his inaugural address for his second term in office on June 12, 2019. He promised to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years. He said his administration would henceforth begin to lay the foundation for accomplishing the poverty redemption goal by offering leadership with a sense of purpose. “With leadership and Read More

hy Buhari should assent Audit Bill

August 10, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

There are several benefits to be derived by the time President Muhammadu Buhari finally appends his signature to the “Federal Audit Bill”, passed by the National Assembly (NASS). The Eight Senate, in May 2018, passed a Bill for the establishment of the Federal Audit Service Commission, in line with Mr. President government’s anti-corruption fight. The Bill was read the third Read More

Ex-Minister now PDP Chair in Imo

August 2, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A former Minister for Commerce and Industry, Engr. Charles Ugwu, has emerged the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state. This followed the announcement by the Congress Electoral Committee Chairman, Barr. Uzor Azubuike. Blueprint correspondent who monitored proceedings gathered that some of the key positions witnessed a return of some serving officers including former acting chairman, Sir Read More

OPEC-Nigeria talks discuss market recovery after Covid-19

July 29, 2020 David Agba 0

The OPEC-Nigeria Bilateral Meeting that took place last week has sent yet another signal of the strong dialogue and cooperation between OPEC and Africa’s biggest producing country. Such a dialogue is key for compliance with the OPEC global production cuts deal of April, to which all of OPEC’s African member countries have agreed to. Nigeria’s support to global market stability Read More

Education: Covid-19 exposing leadership deficiencies

July 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The coronavirus pandemic is described as a leveler. Globally, yes. Locally, especially in Africa, nay Nigeria, it has exposed our leadership deficiencies at various levels. Worst, at the political level. Two sectors aided the exposure of pretense of leadership; health and education. Should the pandemic linger more than necessary, and there are indications it will, it will further expose lack Read More

Mohammed, EFCC and the need for consolidation

July 16, 2020 Gidado Ibrahim 0

Studies have shown that hitherto good knowledge of the internal workings of an organisation is pivotal to the success of leadership engagement. Oftentimes when outsiders are appointed to head an organisation, especially a sensitive government agency like an anti-corruption outfit that impacts on the wellbeing of the people.  World over, nations prioritise creative management of the economy in such a Read More

2023: Igbo residents in north advocate unity to produce Buhari’s successor

July 6, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

 The Igbo residents in the northern parts of the country have called for unity and more political awareness among the people with a view to producing the next Nigeria president in 2023 general election. The President General, Igbo Community Welfare Association (ICWA), Kaduna state branch, Bar. Chris Nnoli, who made the call in an interview with Blueprint in Awka, the Anambra Read More

Kaduna govt strategising to ensure food security – Commissioner

July 5, 2020 Editorial IV 1

In this interview with Chamba Simeh, the Kaduna state Commissioner for Agriculture, Hajia Halima Lawal, talks about the threats to food security due to the banditry on farming communities in the state, the impact of Covid-19 on farming and the efforts of the government in tackling these challenges. Before we go into the issue of food security, can you share Read More

NSITF mgt attacks Buhari’s Minister, denies sack report

July 2, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has countered reports that it had been sacked and replaced by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige. Reacting to media reports on the purported sack, the NSITF Management led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive, Bayo Somefun, said the minister lacked the powers to sack the leadership of any Read More

Fresh crisis hits Lagos assembly as lawmaker stages walk out

June 30, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

Mild dramatic atmosphere resurfaced at the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday during plenary.This time around, a member of the House, Hon Moshood Oshun (Mainland 1), walked out of the hallowed chamber during the sitting.The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, had directed Hon Oshun to take his allocated seat instead of the one he was sitting on.Upon this directive, Read More

NASS and electricity tariff hike reprieve

June 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Media report that the leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs effective from today, July 1, 2020, and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to defer the plan till the first quarter of 2021 is a welcome and commendable development. The proactive measure by the legislative arm of Read More

NASS wades in, halts planned hike in electricity tariffs

June 30, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs from July 1, 2020 and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to defer the plan till the first quarter of 2021. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and Read More