Nigerians want government to prioritise security, economy – Poll

January 13, 2022 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo 0

A new public opinion poll released by NOIPolls has revealed that the top key areas Nigerians want the government to focus its attention in 2022 are security, inflation and economy. Others are electricity, health, agriculture, education, water and roads. While result shows that 50 percent Nigerians want government to focus on security, 44 percent of Nigerians want attention focused on Read More

IPAC tasks Nigerians on sustenance of democratic values, culture

January 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has called on all Nigerians to reiterate the significance of collective and honest commitment in order to deepen the culture, values and practice of democracy as a framework for the development and progress of the country. The National Chairman, Inter-Party Advisory Council of IPAC, Engineer Yabagi Yusuf Sani, in a press statement said it is Read More

2022: Akeredolu tasks Nigerians be focused, dedicated

January 2, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has congratulated the people of the state and Nigeria on the grace to witness the New Year, 2022. Governor Akeredolu, who rejoiced with the people of the state, said despite the hurdles and the challenges experienced in the out gone year, God’s grace sustained the state, her people and the country at large. Read More

NCPF felicitates with Nigerians, urges peace, unity in 2022

January 2, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

The North Central Peoples’ Forum (NCPF) has congratulated all Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora for a successful end of the year 2021 and wishes them all a happy and prosperous year 2022. In a congratulatory message signed by NCPF Executive Chairman, Architect Gabriel Yakubu Aduku on behalf of the Chairman, Board of Trustees, General Jeremiah Timbut Useni Read More

Let’s continue to be hopeful in 2022, Sylva tells Nigerians

December 31, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has predicted that 2022 “will be better than 2021” in the nation’s socio-political environment, urging Nigerians to “keep hope of a better Nigeria alive in 2022.” In his New Year message to Nigerians, Sylva said the citizens needed to continue to think positively of a better Nigeria, adding that President Muhammadu Read More

Nigerians live in fear over arms proliferation

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Human lives matter: That is why the recent arrest of individuals and non-state actors with large cache of arms in the country poses serious concerns; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Concerns are being expressed in many quarters about the mounting incidents of arms and high-calibre weapons being purloined into the country by unscrupulous Nigerians. Recent incidents Recently, in a space of two Read More

Kukah to Nigerians: Focus on citizenship, not religious, tribal sentiments

December 31, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hasan Kukah, has posited that Nigerians would continue to have problems until they agree to focus on their common citizenship rather than tribal or religious sentiments. Hassan Kukah, who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Sokoto on state affairs of the nation said he is more concerned about fixing Nigeria Read More

2 Nigerian dons make list of top global scientists

December 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Stanford University, United States of America-based Elsevier B.V. has named two Nigerian professors among the topmost productive scientists in the world. Elsevier B.V is an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. The two Nigerian professors are Prof. Kayode Oyewumi, the Dean of Faculty of Physical Sciences and Prof. Musa Yakubu, immediate past Director, Central Research Laboratories, both Read More

Opeyemi seeks N9m for kidney transplant

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The family of Fatai Jimoh Opeyemi is desperately calling on Nigerians to help save the life of their father who is currently down with End-Stage Renal failure. According to medical doctors at St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, Opeyemi needs an urgent kidney transplant to live again. An invoice from the General Hospital Gbagada, Lagos and made available to Blueprint showed that Read More

As dry season fire renders more Nigerians homeless, jobless…

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the dry season sets in there have been many fire out breaks in most parts of the country with victims rendered jobless and homeless, particularly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). PAUL OKAH reports. Fire outbreaks are reported in states across the federation, almost on daily basis, including fire in markets, shops, homes, vehicles, among others, despite efforts by Read More

2023 polls: PDP ready to win, liberate Nigerians from oppressors – Arapaja

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Deputy National Chairman (South) Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja Tuesday said the party is determined to win and liberate Nigerians from oppressors come 2023. Ambassador Arapaja stated this in a statement personally signed by him made available to journalists in Ibadan. The PDP Deputy National Chairman (South) maintained that towards this end, the party’s leadership has embarked Read More

NiMet alerts Nigerians on poor visibility

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has cautioned Nigerians on possibility of poor visibility in the coming days. According to a release by the Agency’s Central Forecast Office on Tuesday, the development is as a result of fresh dust plumes raised at the dust source region (Faya Largeau in Chad Republic). This, according to the statement is expected to advect into Read More

Popular Nigerian Artistes Who Were Once Famous, But Now Faded

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Talent is not enough to sustain an artist’s career when hard-work is missing in action. The Nigerian music industry is a highly competitive arena where consistency is the determinant factor that upholds your relevance. Often times, artistes attain stardom and when you think they’re in their prime fizzles out like smoke. Some fall short of the thought that, on the Read More

The sins of 91 private jet owners

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is inept in revenue collection and reckless in spending. It has a voluptuous spending appetite but is reprehensibly lethargic to revenue generation. In the first half of 2021, government missed its revenue target by a whooping N1.48 trillion and overshot its spending for the period massively. That has become an annual ritual. The strange phenomenon saw the federal government Read More

Nigeria and separatists: Is the nationhood negotiable?

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Idea, conception, or opinion is like an object in a space, which can be watched in thousands of different directions. Imagine a 1-point object that has 360 directional views, a 2-dimension (X-Y) object has 360X360 directional views; 3-dimension (X-Y-Z) object has 360 multiples compared to the 2-dimension object. However, in all these thousands of directional views, there is one, which Read More

Investiture: Diverse Nigerians receive awards from Rotary Club

November 26, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Commendations have trailed the emergence of Mrs. Britto Bukola Jatto as the 4th change-maker president of Rotary Club Abuja Bwari, District 9125 (2021/2022), after her well-attended investiture ceremony in Abuja. The investiture and induction of new members attracted Nigerians from diverse backgrounds, including the district governor, District 9125, Rotarian Ayoola Oyedokun, the president of presidents, District 9125, Dupe Abosede, with Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

BASNEC forms village savings and loans associations for women in Bauchi

November 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to mitigate poverty especially among rural women, the Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organizations (BASNEC) has stated that it formed ‘Village Savings and Loans Associations in some villages in five local governments of the state namely; Bauchi, Misau, Dambam, Itas Gadau and Zaki. Administration officer of BASNEC who is the manager of the project Zainab Read More

Group berates Tinubu’s silence over invasion of Justice Odili’s residence

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political pressure group known as the South-west Frontiers has condemned the prolonged silence of the former Lagos state governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the invasion of the residence of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili by armed security operatives. The group similarly faulted the APC leader’s inaction about the recent Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

Biyi Bandele to direct movie adaptation of Soyinka’s play

November 5, 2021 Editorial III 0

Principal photography has kicked off for Netflix and EbonyLife studios’ latest production, the film adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s “Death and the King’s Horseman”. Adapted for the screen by award-winning novelist and “Half of a Yellow Sun” director, Biyi Bandele who doubles as director, the film will be set as a period piece and will follow the plotline of Soyinka’s play. Confirming the production, EbonyLife Read More

Why Cross River should produce next president – APC group

November 4, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Cross River Youth Congress (CRYC), an All Progressives Congress (APC) pressure group, has aligned itself with the position of the Arewa Mandate Initiative (AMI) on power shift with a proviso that the state produces the occupant of that office in 2023. The group, in a five paragraph communiqué issued at the end of their meeting in Calabar, commended Arewa Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Breaking: EFCC arrests Obi Cubana

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrest a popular socialite and entrepreneur Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Cubana over alledged money laundering and tax fraud. EFCC authorities were yet to confirm the latest development as at the time of filling this report. Obi Cubana made headlines in July when he hosted an ostentatious burial for his late mother Read More