Arik Air reintroduces flights from Abuja to Maiduguri

May 5, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Arik Air is reintroducing flights from Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with effect from Monday, May 10, 2021. Passengers traveling from Lagos can connect seamlessly to this service from Abuja. The four weekly Abuja-Maiduguri flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The airline is assuring passengers of their safety and well-being at every Read More

Impact of social media on students

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Social media is specifically designed for exchanging information, sharing pleasantries, having fun, and other systems that can be easy for people around the world. However, surveys show that students from secondary and tertiary institutions consider social media platforms quite usable despite its negative effects. Poor academic performance is the major negative impact of social media on students. In some developed Read More

Calling on the Muslim Ummah

April 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

I would like to give a piece of admonition to those who have the means and enough wealth to persevere and feed the foodless especially at this juncture where each good deed is rewarded more than a hundred times. We are experiencing hardship. However, if you donate no matter how little to those that are desperately in need whether with Read More

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Tackling malaria scourge in Nigeria

April 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The World Malaria day was observed on Saturday, April 24, 2021. It is necessary to draw the attention of the Nigerian government to the devastating effect of and the dire need to curb malaria as millions of Nigerians die yearly from the scourge. Malaria remains one of the most infectious diseases in the world, being a major public health problem Read More

On gender based violence

April 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gender based violence (GBV) tempers with the issues of human rights and it is an ill in the society that is eating deep into its foundation. In the numerous number of gender based violence (GBV), gender inequality is the aspect of our report today. The gender is categorized into two; male and female. Each has his/her genital differences and capacity. Read More

Graduates and white-collar jobs

April 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The most perturbing question that is always running in my mind is how some of our graduates are sitting idle waiting for the government to employ them, this is so unfortunate it’s high time we woke up from our deep slumber and face the reality. Recent statistics show that 25 million graduates are unemployed in Nigeria, an indication that the Read More

Grounding of Azman, another attack on northern viability – Jirgi

Veteran journalist and public affairs commentator Alhaji Ibrahim Jirgi, has lamented the suspension of Azman Air operations saying it is more of aviation power than economic or political power. Jirgi said continued suspension of the airlines’ operations has put Northern Nigeria at the receiving end. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, Jirgi, who is a member of the Read More

Time to tame banditry

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s no longer news that banditry, kidnapping, terrorism and other forms of insecurity are nightmares to Northern Nigeria. Perhaps, people share divergent perceptions on how to tame the issue of insecurity in the region, some go with the idea of negotiation like Sheikh Gumi of Izala and some set of people hold another belief like taking a drastic action against Read More

Impact of peer group in higher institutions

April 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The academic environment taught us a broad alliance of individuals connected from different social, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds formed together as an emergent group. However, the system provides a student as a socialization agent that explored him to a different world which in turn, influences him to conform to the laid norms and values of the institution which if Read More

High prices of commodities

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The incessant increases in prices of commodities in many markets in some parts of Nigeria are alarming. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) the prices of some food items have shot up by 30 percent in many markets. Nigeria has more than 70 per cent of its populace living below the poverty line, and unfortunately, as the demand Read More

A call to action in Northern Nigeria

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The scars from the Boko Haram abductions, #bringbackourgirls, sexual abuse, are scars that go un-noticed. These are scars from sexual violence against the defenseless girl-child, young women, their mothers, and the severe rape, induced trauma. Research has shown that stigma is preventing survivors of sexual violence from accessing medical care and getting legal support. They always develop the fear of Read More

Hijab is not compulsory

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Irrespective of geographical location, tribe, culture, age, gender, one is entitled to practice his/her faith as provided in the 199 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. Section (38) sub-section (2), states that, no person attending any place of education shall be required to receive religious instruction or to take part in or attend any religious ceremony or Read More

Air Chief insists missing Jet not shot down by Boko Haram

April 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has urged pilots, technicians and ground troops of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) not to be discouraged by events of the past few days involving the crash of an Alpha-Jet aircraft, but to remain resolute and unrelenting in the fight against insurgency in the North-east and other parts of the Read More

The man made fuel crisis in Nigeria

March 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is the sixth largest oil producing country in the world and became a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 1971. For decades, oil has been the major source of revenue for the country and also the major export product. Nevertheless, the price of fuel (petroleum products) keeps fluctuating in the country as a result Read More

A female president will salvage Nigeria

March 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Women can be successful presidents. Female leaders take responsibility, whether something is going perfectly or disaster strikes. Female leaders accept the consequences of their actions but there is no benchmark to articulate the best leaders Nigeria has ever had. Over the years, leadership has always been in the hands of men and we have experienced tremendous achievements, such as collaboration Read More

The fate of Borno if Zulum is impeached

March 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The tremendous successes recorded so far within the three years of Borno state governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum in office can’t be over emphasized, considering how he works round the clock in providing citizens with the necessaries to improve on their well being, especially the victims of Boko Haram insurgents. Borno state as an epicenter of Boko Haram, millions of Read More

Impact of peer group in higher institutions

March 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The academic environment taught us a broad alliance of individuals connected from different social, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds formed together as an emergent group. However, the system provides a student as a socialization agent that explored him to a different world which in turn, influences him to conform to the laid norms and values of the institution which if Read More

NALDA graduates 269 Borno Soil Doctors, extension workers

March 24, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has grabduated 269 soil doctors and agriculture extension workers and also given test kits to facilitate their field operations, in Maiduguri , the Borno state capital. This followed their successfulcompletion of a two week intensive training exercise organized by the NALDA in collaboration with the Borno state government. The trainees comprising graduates with Read More

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Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative launches $100m Africa fund for social devt

March 24, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Abdul Samad Rabiu (ASR) Initiative has launched a USD$100 million annual Africa fund for social development and renewal. Of the fund, USD$50million is allocated to Nigeria while USD$50million is allotted to the rest of the continent. A press statement by the Initiative Tuesday said the ASR Africa is specifically extending its work to the education, health and social development Read More

How to end open defecation

March 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Open defecation is the human act of excreting in the open as opposed to a latrine. Individuals may pick fields, hedges, woodlands, trench, roads, waterways or other open space for defecation. They do so either on the grounds that they don’t have a latrine or because of customary practices. The training is normal where sterilization framework and administrations are not Read More

The menace of Shila Boys in Jimeta

March 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Jimeta, Adamawa state kidnapping, burglary, theft, and snatching of valuables have become the order of the day leaving residents at the mercy of the hoodlums. Communities like Bajabure Federal Housing estate, Badirisa, Jambutu, Doubeli, Shagari, Damilu, among others, have been flashpoints for crimes and criminalities forcing the inhabitants to sleep with one eye open. These criminal activities cannot be Read More

Youths warn politicians against distracting Amaechi on PortHarcourt-Maiduguri rail project

March 15, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Irate youths under the aegis of the Concerned Youths of Eastern Nigeria (CYEN) have risen to condemn action of attack level against the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi by a socio-political group, World Igbo Peoples Assembly (WIPAS), Recall that WIPAS had in a press statement signed by its Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman, Chucks Ibegbu, at the weekend, queried Read More

Almajiri needs national solution

March 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The almajiri system of education is a scar in Northern Nigeria. Almajiri is an Islamic system of education majorly practiced in northern Nigeria. The word almajiri is an Arabic meaning a person who leaves his abode in search of Islamic knowledge. The knowledge that he/she will serve the Almighty Allah. It’s impossible for human beings to live without religious studies Read More

Mysterious fire wrecks havoc in Borno community

March 15, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

A mysterious fire broke out in Gajiganna town of Magumeri local government area in Borno state, Sunday afternoon, and razed down several houses, and several other facilities. A member of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), and resident of Gajiganna town, Malam Hassan Musami, told Blueprint via telephone that the inferno, “started from the roof of a house  at the middle of a neighbourhood shortly Read More