Tragedy! Bus crushes 8 dead at marriage party

December 18, 2021 Agency Report 0

A bus ran over a marriage party on Friday night in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, leaving eight people dead and nine others injured, local media and police said. The uncontrolled bus crushed a group of people enjoying a marriage party in front of their house on the roadside near the Tahli Adda area of the Mandi Bahauddin district of Punjab, Read More

‘78% northern girls married off before age 18’

November 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Save the Children International Nigeria has revealed that 78% of girls in the northern region of Nigeria are married off before the age of 18, this is even as the federal government had few years back pegged marriage age to 18 accros the country. In a statement by made available to Journalists in Abuja by it’s media and communications Manager, Read More

I’m not a prostitute, Sadiya Haruna cries out

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

 Former Kannywood star Sadiya Haruna, who was recently arrested by officials of Kano Hisbah Command for posting a nude video on Youtube, tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she’s not a woman of easy virtue.   Background When Hadiza Gabon and Auwal Isah West, both of whom popular Kannywood actor and actress, were recently locked in a serious battle of moral Read More

Nigerian girl-child as endangered species

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child recently, there have been calls for stakeholders to remember that all human beings come from that species of human that many backward societies tend to look down on. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Recently, October 11 to be precise, Nigeria joined the rest of Read More

Kebbi lawmakers pass law on child rights

The Kebbi state House of Assembly Tuesday passed a bill to domesticate the Child Rights Act in the state. The Child Rights Act is an international law domesticated by Nigeria in 2003. It protects children against abuse. The passage of the bill in Kebbi state followed that of Katsina in December last year. Both North-west states are affected by child Read More

How my role in Dadi Kowaaffects me – Sister Altine

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mariya Ibrahim is popularly known as Sister Altine in the Dadin Kowa programme that is being aired on Arewa 24 in Kano. She tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that even though the programme has made her a celebrity, she regrets the role she plays in it. Regrets As a result of the role I play in the programme when Read More

How social media fuels divorce

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nowadays, the news of divorce cases is no longer surprising as many people often set countdown clocks with the celebration of every marriage. And the advent of the internet has not in itself helped matters as couples, especially celebrities, often rush to the social media to post marital issues. PAUL OKAH reports. “So, they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, Read More

Erotica: The most misunderstood genre

September 1, 2021 Sule Abubakar Mark 0

In our contemporary society, many people have preconceived notions about the art of writing erotica. Erotic literature has become a taboo theme because of its peculiar prurient qualities. It has become an object of scorn, and it’s a scathing attack on entire literature. And the bitter irony is that some supposedly educated people, or better put, some acclaimed literary pundits Read More

Rude boy’s marriage crashes as wife, Anita Okoye, files for divorce

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Anita Okoye, wife of popular singer, Paul Okoye, Psquare has petitioned an Abuja court to dissolve their marriage after seven years. This is coming a few days after Rudeboy released his debut album as a solo act, ‘Rudeboy Kill Us.’ In a court document published by Pulseng, Anita requested for dissolution of her marriage to the ‘Reason with me’ singer. Read More

VIDEO: 10 years after, couple discover they are siblings

August 19, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

An unidentified couple in a viral video have said that they discovered they are siblings after 10 years of marriage. The American couple who already have two kids together, also revealed that they’ve been together for 13 years. They however didn’t state in the video how they found out that they are siblings. Watch the video below

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: Read More

Polygamy as panacea to infidelity?

July 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Monogamy, which is the state of being married to one person at a time, has been the system of marriage commonly practised by many Christians in Nigeria and other African countries. However, it has continued to be cited as one of the reasons wives and husbands engage in infidelity. PAUL OKAH asks if a return to polygamy can curb the Read More

P/Harcourt prince, Lawrence Chukwu, escapes assassination attempt

July 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Son to the late Eze Ekenta Jackson Chukwu of Ogbakiri, River state, Mr. Lawrence Chukwu, has reportedly escaped assassination attempt on his life at Gudu area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. A family source, who craved anonymity, told this reporter that the gunmen traced Lawrence Chukwu to his abode in Gudu area of Abuja over the weekend where Read More

Disregard bill seeking to scrap NYSC, youth group tells NASS leadership

May 26, 2021 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths have urged the National Assembly leadership to ignore the bill seeking to scrap the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), describing it as “obnoxious”. The Concerned Nigerian Youth (CNY) said  discontinuing the scheme will jeopardise the chances of a greater and united Nigeria as the opportunities acculturation will be totally lost. The group’s President, Obande Gideon Obande, Read More

NYSC at 48: Giant and commendable feats of an institution

May 24, 2021 Atim Atedze 0

The National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) has come of age so much so that the institution’s gains cannot be quantified in the country’s socio-economic life. So much has been written and said about the scheme regarding its contribution to the country’s socio-economic development. And this is where it stands in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the existence of Read More

Tolerance as solution

May 19, 2021 Furera Bagel 0

At no point in my life did I remember being taught or lectured about tolerance, but it was something I was raised with. It was something I grew up being part of my immediate family and me. It was something I unconsciously learned from my mother. Even though we never met her, all my mother’s children have known about Maman Chindun Read More

Breaking: After 27 years, Bill, Melinda Gates divorce

May 3, 2021 BBC 0

Bill and Melinda Gates say they are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair wrote on Twitter. The two met in the late Read More

Nigerians must shun tribalism

April 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Tribalism in Nigeria like all other impediments bedeviling the country is destroying the little peace and good image the country still has. The menace of tribalism has gone a long way in ruining all sectors of the nation. It has very negative impact on human relationships and leaderships. Tribalism has had an influence in every aspect of human relationships, ranging Read More

Bauchi to repatriate non-native prostitutes, marry off indigenes

April 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state shariah commission has disclosed intention to repatriate non-native prostitutes operating in the state and marry off the indigenous ones as part of efforts to tackle immoral acts in the state. The permanent commissioner of the commission in charge of ‘hisbah’ (Islamic police) Aminu Balarabe Isah disclosed this Monday during a Pre-ramadan sensitization organized by his office for prostitutes Read More

The value of girl-child education

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The value of the girl child education is enormous. It is beneficial not only to the girl and her family but also to the society and the nation. Educated girls’ population can go a long way to increase a country’s productivity and fuel economic growth. The economy can grow faster if more and more women become financially strong thereby reducing Read More