Nigerian youth adopt ADC for 2023 aspiration

April 19, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerian youth over the weekend adopted African Democratic Congress (ADC) as party to field all youth aspirants across the country in the 2023 general election. The youth, under the umbrella body of Nigerian Youths Home and Diaspora Electoral College Institution (NYHDECI) also blamed the failure of Buhari-led government on the infiltration of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into Read More

2023: Yahaya Bello won’t drop ambition – APC Vanguard

April 13, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Youth Vanguard has maintained that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state will not drop 2023 presidential ambition because he represents over 70% of Nigerian youths. The State Coordinator APC Youth Vanguard, Abubakar Mohammed Achis stated this Tuesday in a press briefing in Minna,. Achis said that the call by some groups Read More

Nigerian youth and politics

April 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria as the giant of Africa is experiencing lots of political instability and one sided policy making without including the youths. In Nigeria today, youths are expected to play certain roles and it is not just a common fact that youths are the backbone and engine room of societal development in the economic, social and political sphere. This fact is Read More

Dare on the right track

April 10, 2021 Kola Daniel 0

Leadership isn’t all about position or ranking, neither is it a title. Instead, it is the ability to serve the purpose for which the position is given. The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, has been an exemplary leader right from his first day in office as a serving Minister of the federal republic of Nigeria. Read More

ASUP strike: Another time bomb?

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The #EndSARS protest did more harm than good for the country as its bombshell remains and ignites fear. Research has shown that #EndSARS protest was successful and made dreaded impact because of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, prolong strike at that time because an idle man is the devil’s workshop. Though, strike of such nature is not a Read More

Nigerian youths and nation’s future: A waiting time bomb?

March 31, 2021 Prof MK Othman 0

As of the time I am writing this piece, Friday, March 26th, 2021, the current population of Nigeria is 209,840,702. This population estimate is based on Worldometer (software application) elaboration of the latest United Nations data. In the last fifty years, the Nigerian population has escalated at a geometric proportion. Data available in the 2012 revision of the World Population Read More

Surviving in drought: Youths and the new status symbol

March 30, 2021 Alex Enemanna 0

It was Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, who in his famous book Leviathan that described life as ‘nasty, brutish and short’ where the scramble for survival is the order of the day, where human adopts any possible means to exercise power over the other to feather his nest in pursuit of personal agenda – purely driven by survival instinct. For Read More

Grammy awards: Burna Boy, Wizkid inspirations to Nigerian youths – APC

March 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has celebrated Nigeria’s Afrobeat stars Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy) and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (Wizkid) on winning awards at the 63rd 2021 Grammys held in Los Angeles.  The ruling party said the duo are now inspiration to Nigerian youths. Burna Boy and Wizkid’s Grammy awards are an inspiration to Nigerian youth as they continue to make Read More

2023: Join presidential race, youths beckon Tinubu

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Members of the Nigeria Youths Movement for Tinubu (NYMT) have urged the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu to join race for the 2023 presidential election. The group said the former Lagos state governor is the best to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to consolidate on the gains of the APC administration. Director-general Read More

2023: Coalition endorses Shekarau for president

March 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A coalition of civil society organisations led by Murtada Ogu-ejiofo Siddiq has endorsed former governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, to run for president in 2023. Siddiq said the group made the decision Thursday at a conference in Abuja. He said they chose Shekarau following his vast experience in the areas of economy, security and social wellbeing of the Read More

Social media as bane of modern journalism

February 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The advent of the social media, also known as the new media, has opened new vistas in journalism practice with some perceiving it as a blessing to the profession while other see it as the bane of modern journalism. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA examines the arguments for and against as presented in recent media stakeholder’s forums. The emergence of Read More

NYCN tasks govs on youth inclusion in governance

February 18, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Wednesday presented an award of recognition to Governor Yahaya Bello as the “Doyen and Mentor of Nigerian Youths” just as the group called on other governors to do the same in their respective states. The award was in appreciation of Governor Bello’s youth inclusion in governance as well as support and advocacy for Read More

Nigerian youths and the quick money syndrome

February 10, 2021 Adnan Abdullahi Adam 0

In 1920, Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant swindler, become famous in America and Canada for his fraudulent money-making scheme, the murky venture is run by paying back the earlier investors using the money of new investors. Ponzi has promised investors 50% fake “return” within a few months for what he claimed was an investment in the international mail coupons. His Read More

COVID – 19: FG commences distribution of inputs to smallholder farmers in Gombe

February 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri has flagged-off yet another distribution of free Agricultural Inputs and quality seeds to smallholders farmers in Gombe State. A statement by the Chief Information office at the ministry, Mr Ezeaja Ikemefuna, on Sunday said the minister revealed that the exercise would ensure food and nutrition security, create Read More

Stingy men and youth in governance

February 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Long before now Nigerian youths have been criticised for docility. They have perhaps not been concerned about politics and policies of their governments. Rather, European sports leagues have beclouded our minds while the leaders keep insulting the youth. In January, Stingy Men Association of Nigeria (SMAN) trended with notable youth leaders lending their voices. SMAN was targeted at spins who Read More

Breaking: Yahaya Bello accepts to contest 2023 presidential seat, tables conditions

January 29, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has accepted to run the 2023 presidential race “but on certain conditions”. Bello responded to the 14-day ultimatum issued to him by a coalition of youth support group under the umbrella of Governor Yahaya Bello to President Yahaya Bello be(GYB2PYP). Bello personally handed over his response letter to the Director General of the group, Read More

The fairytale of “Not too young to run”

January 28, 2021 Muhammad Mahe Abubakar 0

Despite growing evidence of youths activism and mobilisation, Nigerian youths have yet to achieve the level of inclusion required to gain representation in politics. Leadership deficits, money politics, poor internal democracy among the older parties and an absence of a strategic political agenda pose ongoing barriers to young people playing roles in national development. Africa’s political history is not complete Read More

The diaspora quagmire for Nigeria

January 24, 2021 Idoko Ainoko 0

It is established that the population of a nation is its strength; the intellectual and positive productive gifts of its citizenry are its power and enviable assets. The overbeaten cliché in the inaugural address by a former American President. Mr. John F. Kennedy’s in 1961, pricked the consciousness of the people to national loyalty and patriotism soberly; “ask not what Read More

Some Nigerians in diaspora in malicious campaign abroad, group alleges

January 21, 2021 Editor 0

Some Nigerians in the Diaspora have indulged in malicious campaigns to radicalise their compatriots and promote destabilisation back home.  This was revealed by the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) in a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja.   According to the group, these subversive elements intend to tarnish the image of leaders, while ultimately activating insecurity and economic crisis that would lead to anarchy. Read More

Youths as agents of nation-building

January 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The saying, ‘The youths are the bedrock of every societal growth and dovelopment’ is undeniable as the potential the youths possess is enormous. Hence, the youths are the greatest assets any country can have. It should be noted that the Nigerian youths played a critical role when the country was agitating for self determination as history reveals. Since independence, the Read More

Covid-19: FG advocates increased productivity to grow economy

December 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

In an effort to grow the nation’s economy due to the effect of covid-19 pandemic, the federal government on Monday called for increased productivity so as to deal with the age-long challenges of underdevelopment in the country. Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known during the flag-off of the “Nigeria Public Sector Productivity and Innovation Summit”, Read More

Shadows behind the #EndSARS mask

November 26, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

These days, every Nigerian has noticed the loud silence of the usually garrulous human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana and his clan of minions over preachments on the propriety of the #EndSARS protests in Nigerian. Or even, the inappropriateness of Government actions on the protestors to tame the tide of the destructive violence. The silence has become very pronounced in Read More

Group warns against another #EndSARS protest, commends IGP

November 26, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Following agitations on social media, a nongovernmental organisation, Food Not Bombs Nigeria (FNBN), has cautioned Nigerian youth against engaging in another round of EndSARS protest. The group urged Nigerians to give peace a chance for the development of the country. During a press conference Wednesday in Abuja, national coordinator of FNBN, Mr. Idowu Israel, commended the Inspector General of Police Read More

Echoes from Ilorin town hall meeting with Lai Mohammed

November 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

The call for a quick resolution of the lingering industrial disputes between the federal government and Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) topped discussion at a recent town hall meeting called by the minister for information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in Ilorin, UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports. Like the recent #ENDSARS peaceful protest that eventually turned bloody across most parts Read More