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

ASUU Strike: Agbese writes Buhari, volunteers to lead negotiation with union

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

Renowned human rights activist and writer, Philip Agbese, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, on the lingering strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Recall that university lecturers have been on strike for over eight months in protest against the federal government’s preferred Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The lecturers had demanded their Read More

Youths and the quest for political leadership

November 17, 2020 Blueprint 0

The recent #EndSARS protest by the youths threw up a number of issues in Nigeria. One of the issues on the front burner is that of the position of youths in the political equation in the polity. I have followed with interest the course of the protest and the demands of the youths but I have restrained myself from making Read More

#EndSARS: Cleric prays for Buhari, Nigeria, speaks against conspiracies

November 14, 2020 Editor 0

Renowned cleric, Bishop Sunday Garuba, has declared that all the conspiracies against President Muhammadu Buhari and the country through the EndSARS protests will end in futility.  Bishop Garuba made the proclamation on Friday at Day two of the ongoing 21 days special prayer and fasting organised by National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP). NIFROP’s National Coordinator, Bishop Garuba, alleged that demonic Read More

Ruling class must wake up

November 12, 2020 Blueprint 0

The recent #EndSARS protest in various parts of Nigeria is an indication that the Nigerian youths who are called lazy are no more lazy; it’s a clear cut statement from this populace that they have woken up to the fact that the Nigerian political ruling class has failed them and there’s a need for a swift and prompt redress of Read More

Political party for youth not the solution

November 12, 2020 Blueprint 0

The #EndSARS protests by Nigerian youths led to an assumption that they could find a solution to bad governance, through the formation of a political party for the youth. Firstly, I must state categorically that Nigeria goes beyond what many youths see today. Nigerian youths lack basic leadership experience to move the nation forward. Today we have many youth organisations Read More

Sowore’s offending noisiness

November 10, 2020 Femi Oke 0

Most times, it not all that glitters is gold. The 2019 general elections have come and gone. The winners have been declared, and the losers have known their fate. Four years for the next ballot is quite a long time, but quite short. Sometimes, some truths are hard to assimilate. Saharareporters publisher, Mr. Omoleye Sowore and 2019 presidential flagbearer of Read More

NYC launches Nigerian Youth Radio

November 6, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) has officially launched the long-anticipated ‘Nigerian Youth Radio’ as a part of the activities lined up to celebrate the National Youth Day. The body had on the October 1, 2020, while celebrating the Nigeria’s 60th independence Day in Abuja, announced its plans to launch the 1st ever Youth Radio in Africa to celebrate independence. The Read More

#EndSARS: Foundation, CSOs move to avert further protests

November 5, 2020 Paul Okah 0

A nongovernmental organisation Sub-Sahara Peace and Awareness Foundation, has said that it will partner Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to avert further protests by Nigerian youths. During an interaction with journalists Wednesday in Abuja, chairman of the NGO, Mr. Akibu Dalhatu, said the foundation was aware of the genuine intention of the protesters calling on government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Read More

EndSARS and the betrayal of our humanity

November 2, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

With the turbulence of #EndSARS protests gradually calming down in states rocked by the senseless riots in the pretext of protests by some Nigerian youths, a lot have been exposed. Nigerians now know the covert agenda of some leaders and senior citizens to destabilize the country, through clandestine sponsorship or encouragement of public anarchy and bloodshed. While there is an Read More

Minister, FIFA agree on youth football development

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare alongside Ministers from selected countries on Friday had virtual meeting with the top brass of the world Football Governimg body, Fifa where it was agreed that a new course must be taken to ensure youth football development. Speaking during the third edition of the Town Hall with Nigerian Youths, Mr. Dare Read More

#EndSARS: NYCN rallies youths against looting, destruction of properties

October 26, 2020 Agi Onda 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has expressed concerns over the mindless looting and destruction of private and public properties by hoodlums across the country. NYCN president, Solomon Adodo, while speaking with reporters in Abuja, Monday said it was unfortunate that the #EndSARS protest was being hijacked by unpatriotic elements bent on wrecking government and the hapless citizens of Read More

#March4Nigeria: Military remains heroes of our democracy – Nigerian youths

October 25, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths under the hashtag #March4Nigeria have hailed the Nigerian Army as the heroes of the nation’s democracy for rising up to the occasion amidst vested interests.  Speaking at a town hall meeting on Saturday in Abuja, respected youth activist, Comrade Adamu Kabir Matazu, said Nigeria would have slipped into anarchy resulting from the #EndSARS protests if not for Read More

#EndSARS: Group backs Buhari

October 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have thrown their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that the country comes first before other interests.  The group’s backing, contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Ari Gwaska on Friday, follows public reactions that trailed the EndSARS protests across the country.   Some governors had expressed maximum support for President Buhari amidst pressure from Nigerians and the Read More

KIFA commiserates with victims of Lekki massacre, calls for peaceful resolution

October 24, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

The recent massacre of the #EndSARS peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos has continued to generate waves of emotional outpour from across the country and other parts of the world. In a message released by the Director-General of Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA), Prince Dapo Ajibade, it totally condemned the unfortunate incident which literally brought social and economic activities Read More

Popular American rapper drums support for #EndSARS protest

October 23, 2020 Blueprint 0

The #EndSARS protest has gotten the support of American rapper, Meek Mill who revealed that his heart broke while watching videos of police violence in Nigeria. Nigerian youths have been protesting against police brutality and extrajudicial killing for weeks now. The rapper took to Twitter and wrote, ”#ENDSARS I STAYED UP ALL NIGHT WATCHING CRAZY VIDEOS from #Nigeria IT LOOKS Read More

#EndSARS violence: Youth group offers dialogue stage

October 21, 2020 Editor 0

A Grand patron of Nigerian Youths and Vigilante Group of Nigeria Engineer Femi Soetan has advised the federal government to organise an immediate interface between leaders of the ongoing protests via the leadership of the Nigerian Youth Organisation (NYO). The Youth and Security patron in a statement emphasised that in order to forestall imminent degeneration of the crisis into full Read More

#EndSARS: Call for Buhari’s resignation, abuse to democratic principles – NIDO USA

October 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO), New York Chapter, on Tuesday, described the call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation as abuse to democratic principles.   According to the group, the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country have been hijacked by desperate politicians who they said were behind the campaign demanding for the president’s resignation.  In a statement signed by Solomon Gwamna and Zuweira Read More

At last, Buhari speaks on disbandment of #FSARS

October 12, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja declared that disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration. Speaking at the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), aimed at creating 774,000 jobs across the Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country, the president also directed that all those responsible for Read More

Super Eagles, Chelsea stars join #EndSARS protest ahead Algeria clash

October 9, 2020 Goal 0

Nigerian players Leon Balogun, John Ogu, former goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and Chelsea loanee Malang Sarr have joined youths in the West African country in calling for an end to police brutality. Nigerian youths took to the streets in large numbers on Friday to protest against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit in the Nigeria Police Force. Unlike other security outfits, SARS officials Read More

Security: Elder statesmen counters Obasanjo, affirms Buhari has recorded more achievements

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

Some elder statesmen under the aegis of the Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed his predecessors in terms of security, contrary to claims by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.   The group made this known in a communique issued on Tuesday and signed by Alhaji Muhammadu Ari Gwaska and Chief Simon Shango, its President and Secretary Read More

What is Npower and how relevant is it?

September 10, 2020 Blueprint 0

The N-Power program is a program initiated by by the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari with a Motto, “Empowering Nigerian Youths for Prosperity” since June, 8, 2016, to tackle issues of youth joblessness and improve social development of young people in Nigeria. The plan was made as a segment of National Social Investment Program (NSIP), to give youths an opportunity 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