Happening now – International Week of the Deaf: Awareness rally rocks Abuja

September 24, 2020 Paul Okah 0

In celebration of the International Week of the Deaf, the Deaf Resource Centre, in collaboration with the Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Nigeria, Rotary Club Abuja-Gwarinpa and Abuja-Jabi district is presently holding an awareness campaign for Federal Capital Territory (FCT) residents to draw attention to the plight of deaf people in Nigeria. The theme for 2020 is “Reaffirming deaf people’s Read More

KCCN stages Ankara – Hanbok online exhibition

September 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is staging an online Ankara – Hanbok exhibition to showcase of 10 best fashion designs from the design competition which took place from between February and March, 2020. A press statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday and made available to Blueprint, the director of the Korean Cultural Centre Read More

Breaking – WTO job: Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iwela crosses first hurdle

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s former coordinating Minister of Economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been shortlisted alongside three others who are eligible to go into another stage of World Trade Organization (WTO) contest. In the first stage, three candidates were dropped from the race to be the next Director General of WTO. The contestants will be reduced to two final candidates between on September 24 Read More

Fresh beginning as FIFA rankings return, Super Eagles current position exposed

September 17, 2020 Goal 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have climbed to the 29th position in the latest Fifa rankings released by the world governing body on Thursday. The Super Eagles garnered 1493 points, same as the points acquired in the last edition released in March which ranked the West Africans 31st.   Nigeria are third in Africa behind 2019 Africa Cup of Nations runner-up, Senegal, who have 1555 Read More

What COVID-19 has taught us – UNGA President

September 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

Outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has highlighted some critical lessons from COVID-19. He told the News Agency of Nigeria in New York that the pandemic had further underscored the need for concerted efforts to bridge the global technological gap. Muhammad-Bande referenced a UN report indicating that 463 million school children, mostly from developing countries, Read More

20 lab scientists of OOUTH test positive for Covid-19

August 19, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

There is palpable tension at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu, Ogun state as no fewer than 20 medical laboratory staff at the hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. It was also gathered that, a family of four contracted the virus from their father who worked at the hospital’s main laboratory. Blueprint gathered that a staff of the hospital who Read More

‘BBN immoral, non – educative’

August 17, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

An educationist, Dr Adebayo Oluwatosin, Monday described the ongoing reality show, Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) as immoral, non – informative and non – educative. This is coming barely three days after the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, also condemned the reality show and called for its replacement. Oluwatosin who is the African Regional President, Scholarship Aid Initiative, argued that Read More

Displaced politicians behind fake news against Buhari – NYCN

August 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the Nigerian youths to be careful of some powerful politicians allegedly sponsoring “fake security reports, divisive narratives, fake news and hate speech” to discredit the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.  The council, however, asked the youths to act as a common fortress for the country against internal and Read More

NGF congratulates IBB @79

August 17, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has congratulated former military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on his 79th birthday. Chairman of the Forum and Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong, made the felicitation in a message signed by his director of press and public affairs, Dr. Makut Macham, Sunday in Jos. Governor Lalong described the elder statesman as a loyal and patriotic Nigerian Read More

FIIRO unveils remedy for sickle cell patients

August 15, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

Patients of sickle cell disease will now heave a sign of relief as the Federal Institute of Industrial Research says it has finally come up with a remedy. The former Director- General, Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO),  Prof. Gloria N. Elemo,who disclosed this in Lagos Friday, 14 August, 2020 at the 21st Anniversary Celebration of The Temitayo Awosika Read More

Waje: How pregnancy sent me packing from church choir

August 15, 2020 Editor 0

Popular Nigerian singer, Aituaje Iruobe, popularly known as Waje has revealed that she was banned from church after she got pregnant at an early age. Waje, who is a mother of one, in an Instagram Live chat with gospel rapper, Bouqui, said she loved the father of her child at the time and that sex was the only way she Read More

Anyim Pius Anyim, Yusuf Hamisu Mairago: Where are they now?

August 14, 2020 ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA 0

Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar Mairago were household names in the country. They made significant impacts in government circles as well as in the political sphere in the past. ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA in this piece asks where they are now. Anyim Pius Anyim Senator Anyim Pius Anyim is, indeed, an intelligent, humble and courageous person whose amenability Read More

Amotekun: Don’t turn Yorubaland into Somalia, YAF warns YWC

August 13, 2020 Editorial II 0

A coalition of  Yoruba groups under the aegis of Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has warned the various groups claiming to be championing the cause of the Yoruba people of the South-west to stop their subversive, unpatriotic utterances and activities or risk the wrath of its members. YAF vowed to resist with “the last drop of our blood” all attempts by Read More

Ebonyi indigenes criticise gov Umahi over 2023 succession comments

August 12, 2020 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has condemned in totality statement credited to the Ebonyi state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi in which he reportedly vowed to sponsor crisis in opposition parties to make room for a fight while he sips champagne in the comfort of his bedroom.  The governor was said to have reportedly made the Read More

Blueprint publisher urges youth to embrace education, entrepreneurship

August 5, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

The Chairman/Publisher of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has advised youths to embrace education and entrepreneural skills to enable them contribute meaningfully to national development. Idris gave the advice when he visited his country home, Malagi, in Gbako local government area of Niger state to celebrate Eid el-Kabir with the community. “Most youths can become great if they pursue their Read More

Breaking: Napoli confirm Victor Osimhen capture from Lille

July 31, 2020 Editor 0

Napoli have confirmed the signing of 21-year-old Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen from Lille on a five-year contract. The deal is worth €50m fee + bonuses. Victor Osimhen has become the most expensive African player of all time in moving to Napoli, contrary to Italian sources about the nature of the fee. Last summer, Lille sold Nicolas Pépé to Arsenal in Read More

Breaking: Buhari, 5 other African Presidents storm Bamako, team up in search of peace in Mali

July 23, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, alongside other five African leaders are currently meeting in Bamako, Mali capital in search of peace for the troubled country. In Bamako with Buhari are Presidents Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast, Macky Sall of Senegal, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana. The five leaders were received by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Usman punches down Masvidal, retains UFC welterweight belt

July 12, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman dubbed as the Nigerian Nightmare has just defeated America’s Jorge Masvidal unanimously and retained welterweight belt in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Sunday morning. The clash happened at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal 50-45, 50-45, 49-46 in a keenly contested fight. Usman who the first two rounds but Masvidal took the third. At the Read More

Breaking: Nollywood loses another actor

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian veteran actor Jimmy Johnson is dead. He died in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja. Veteran actor Johnson popularly known for his character as “Okoro” in the then regular NTA TV series, “The village headmaster”, died at ripe age of 80. According to reports, Johnson died after a brief illness at Garki Hospital, Abuja.

Electoral reform and citizens political participation

July 8, 2020 Moshood Isah 0

The steady decline in voter turnout in Nigeria remains a cause for concern and calls to question the nation’s 21 years of uninterrupted democracy. After six circles of general elections, citizens are yet to trust the electoral system enough to participate in it. This is rightly so because the system is yet to inspire citizens’ confidence, and this calls for Read More

Jigawa and its falling education

July 8, 2020 Amir Mohammed 0

I am very sure that decapitation is not the cure for headache. If we do not invest in education, we will not reap in it. Therefore, the education system in Jigawa state needs some modifications.Though the state keeps developing but there are still so many things to improve, especially and most importantly on education. I believe that for a state Read More

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Floyd’s demise: Lessons for humanity

July 8, 2020 MK Othman 0

On May 25, 2020, the Minneapolis police officers in the USA brutally and cruelly murdered George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American in cold blood. Floyd was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill to purchase cigarettes at a convenience store by a staff who lodged a complaint against him through 911. Seventeen minutes after the first squad car arrived at Read More