North-east projects and the APC administration

November 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The North-east region of the country contributed massively to the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration both in the first and second terms. All the states including the volatile Borno state gave 90% of their votes to APC in 2015 and 2019 elections, respectively. Despite this, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba and Borno states have not benefitted anything Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

Addressing the challenges of IDPs

October 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

For over a decade, Nigeria has been facing a series of terrorist attacks across the country, which have claimed the lives of thousands and displaced others from their ancestral homes. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are a group of terrorism victims who mostly fled from places of total cruelty and threat of death. According to a critical investigation, the IDPs, particularly Read More

Buhari restates commitment to rebuilding NorthEast ravaged by terrorists – Sylva

September 21, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

The Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to rebuilding the North east region of the country devastated by Boko Haram terrorist attacks in the last decade. A statement by the Senior Adviser, Media & Communication to the Minister Of State Petroleum Resources, Horatius Egua, quoted Sylva as making the pledge during the Read More

WFP requires $155mn to tackle food crisis in North East

July 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

The World Food Programme (WFP) has stated that it requires $155.4 million between May and October 2022 to render emergency food assistance to people in the North East. The March 2022 Cadre Harmonisé project estimates that 4.14 million people in northeast Nigeria will require lifesaving emergency food assistance. According to a report on its website, the late arrival of donor Read More

Running mate: Coalition spits fire over APC’s plan to jettison youthful candidate

July 6, 2022 Agi Onda 0

The Coalition of Northern Youth Leaders (CNYL) have threatened to stimulate a political backlash if the All Progressives Congress (APC) fails to feature its consensus candidate for the position of vice president whom it said must be less than 50 years old.  While addressing a press conference in Abuja, Monday, the coalition president, Mallam Suleiman Musa and secretary, Comr. Yahaya Ibrahim, Read More

2023: Let’s look to the North-east

May 22, 2022 Hassan Gimba 0

As parties are getting set to produce their candidates, we feel the need to reproduce this write-up, first published on October 18 last year. If I were to be as sentimental as people are, I would say the North East, my zone, must produce the president in 2023. Many people fight for their people, region, zone or state to produce Read More

2023 presidency: North East youth endorse Wike

May 12, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

North East Ambassadors for Wike 2023 for President has called on all Nigerians to rally round Rivers state governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, for the 2023 President as the most credible and suitable People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flag bearer. According to the group, Wike will salvage Nigeria from the shackles of depressing economy, insecurity, collapse of educational, health, industrial agricultural Read More

2023: Group urges ex-Bauchi gov Mu’azu to run for president

January 21, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

A coalition of youth under the aegis of North East Young Technocrats For Good Governance has urged a former governor of Bauchi state who’s also a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, to run for president in 2023. The group’s national coordinator, Dr. Mohammed Abdullahi, and its secretary- general, Mr. Solomon David, made the Read More

APC national convention: North-east group backs Al-Makura

January 7, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Bauchi APC Youth Progressive Forum, Thursday, declared total support to the chairmanship aspiration of Senator Umar Tanko Al-Makura as the next national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). National chairman of the forum, Ukasha Hamza Rahama, made this known while addressing journalists on the commitment of the forum towards ensuring the emergence of Al-Makura as the next Read More

Arewa group hails NEDC for building 3,500 housing units in North-east

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

A group under the auspices of Arewa Youths For Peace and Security (AYPS) has commended the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for building 3,500 housing units across the six North-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe to ease the sufferings of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and people of the region. The group in a statement signed Read More

FAO, WFO, others raise concern over increased hunger in North east

November 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector, has raised concern over the rates of increasing hunger in the northeast, saying the number of people in critical or worse phases of food insecurity may increase to about 16.9 million unless efforts are made to scale up and sustain humanitarian support and other government interventions for livelihood recovery and resilience. Speaking during the recent Read More

Insurgency has depleted housing population in N/East — Official

November 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali, has lamented that the housing population in the North east which was about four million had been depleted by activities of insurgents. He said the action of insurgents over the years necessitated the construction of housing units to help address infrastructure deficit in Read More

Breaking: Stakeholders adopt Senator Ayu as consensus candidate for PDP National Chairman

October 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021, the northern stakeholders have unanimously adopted the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, as their consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman. Recall that, the Chairman of PDP Zoning Committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State last week recommended that “consequently, the current Read More

Corps member donates toilet facility to Army Day school

October 9, 2021 Editor 0

As a measure to put a lasting solution to the felt needs of her host community, a corps member Iniobong Emmanuel Dorcas with service number (OY/20B/0993) as part of her personal Community Development Service recently donated a twin toilet facility to Army Day Secondary School, Iwo road, Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Commissioning the project, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Peace Day: Prepare for ex-combatants’ re-integration, MCN tells Yobe public

September 24, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The European Union Managing Conflict in North-east Nigeria (MCN) has asked governments and communities ravaged by Boko Haram conflicts to prepare their minds ahead of the re-integration of the ex-combatants. The MCN state Team Leader in Yobe state, Mr. Abdulkadir Sambo, stated this in Damaturu at a one-day policy dialogue to commemorate the 2021 International Day of peace with Internally Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More

Out-of-school-children and kidnappings: Matters arisis

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Of late, oservers have noted that kidnappings and abductions of pupils and students in various schools, especially in some parts of the northern part of the country, have amplified the roles of gender discrimination, disasters, conflict, poverty, language barrier, child labour and forced marriage in forcing more children out of school. They note that no fewer than 1,000 children have Read More

Urgency of halting ethno-religious attacks in the North

August 19, 2021 A. A Gadzama 0

The insurgency in the North East and acts of banditry in the North Central and North West are security challenges that have aggravated insecurity in the country. The failure of elites especially the political class and those in government has also betrayed the trust and expectations of Northerners and there is pent-up anger all over the Northern States. The insurgency, Read More

Again, 219 terrorists surrender in Borno

August 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Monday said 219 members of Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the terrorists that surrendered were led by their Amir, Manye Aga. He said items recovered from the surrendered terrorists include, several AK 47 rifles and magazines, a locally made Read More

Era of relegating women to background over – Adetunji

August 15, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

An All Progressives Congress, (APC), Ibadan North-East/South-East federal constituency of Oyo state seat aspirant, Hon Adebola Shakirat Adetunji, has declared that the era of relegating women to the background in politics has come to an end. Hon Adetunji disclosed this in Ibadan on Saturday at a parley with women of Ibadan North-East/ South-East federal constituency of Oyo while making her Read More