Combating the scourge of malnutrition

August 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is public knowledge that more than 13m kids of school age are out of the classrooms especially in the northern parts of the country. Added to this mystery is the reality that Nigeria is home to over 10m children who are not only malnourished but also faced the grave consequences of stunted growth. Nigeria is ranked second in the Read More

Tinubu: Northern christians protest over Muslim-Muslim ticket

July 16, 2022 Ahmid Lawal, Abuja 0

Over 10, 000 Nigerians from across the 19 northern states converged on Abuja to protest over the Muslim-Muslim ticket adopted by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The protesters under the All Christians Community of Northern Nigeria marched to the Presidential Villa to submit a protest letter to the Federal Government over the Muslim-Muslim Read More

Kannywood’s biggest streaming platform, Northflix clocks 3

June 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Launched in 2019, the popular Kannywood streaming platform “Northflix” has clock three years operating in the cyberspace. Northflix is a video streaming application that projects and dessiminate exclusive Hausa films to viewers across the world in real time on their devices over the use of internet. The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Northflix Jamilu Abdussalam made the statement in a Read More

Alleged killing of northerners: Anambra government cautions on reportage… CNG, CAN warn on conspiracy of silence

The Anambra state government has said contrary to insinuations making the rounds, there is no religious or ethnic killing in the state. The government said the clarification became necessary because of what it described as a “misleading” media report. In a statement Tuesday in Awka, the state government, through the Press Secretary to the governor, Christian Aburime, said the clarification became Read More

With insecurity, northern children no longer ambitious – IBM Haruna

A former chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum and ex- federal commissioner for information and culture, Major-General Ibrahim Bata Malagwi Haruna (retd), has bemoaned the prevailing security challenges in the northern part of the country. He also said failed leadership systems in the country discouraged youths in the region from assuming leadership responsibility.  Similarly, the 82-year-old former minister blamed the combination of failures Read More

Meet DJ AB, fast-rising Northern Nigerian rap star

April 13, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Haruna Abdullahi professionally known as DJ AB is a Nigerian rapper, music producer, songwriter and performer. DJ AB was born on 30 December 1993 in Kaduna State, Nigeria. He attended Federal Government College (FGC) and went on to acquire a degree in B.Sc. Quantity Surveying at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. DJ AB hastened up to his learning process in the Read More

2023: Emefiele’ll unify Nigeria, enhance socio-economic devt – Northern group

April 7, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

The convener of the Unified Northern Nigeria Youth Forum for Emefiele, Muhammad Salisu Danlami, has said the only responsible and responsive person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023 general elections, is the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Dr Godwin Emefiele. Danlami stated this while speaking with journalists in Gombe Thursday. He said: “If Dr Emefiele agrees to run Read More

Northern group condemns attack on military base, vows protest if…

April 6, 2022 Editor 0

A group, the Northern Advocacy for Peace (NAP), has vowed to within 72 hours stage a protest within 19 northern states demand for the sack of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Chief of Defence Intelligence Information (CDI) after various terrorists attacks in parts of the country. NAP President Ambassador Khalifa Shuaibu who dropped the hint on Wednesday in a Read More

2023: Leaders North must reject, vote for – Ex-INEC scribe

January 15, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Ahead of 2023, Northerners have been urged to reject corupt politicians currently seeking to buy power at all levels and vote for competent, honest and visionary candidates, who will not buy or steal power. Former Secretary of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and spokesman of Northern Elders Forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, who made the call on Saturday, said the Read More

Northern Nigeria weeping blood

November 28, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

The presumption was that General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), as a candidate for president, with battlefront and war time experience, would be a better fit than former President Goodluck Jonathan in handling the insecurity situation of the country. Boko Haram had spread its murderous wings and was flying sky high, killing and maiming, like we’ve never seen in this country before. Read More

Arewa: One region, many issues

November 4, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

Nigerians will always remember the 1960 independence of Nigeria that has its Prime Minister, Sir Abubabakar Tafawa Balewa, a northerner from Bauchi state, heads of state Gen.Yakubu Gowon, Plateau state, Gen. Murtala Mohammed from Kano state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Katsina state, Gen.Ibrahim Babangida, Niger dtate, Gen Sani Abacha from Kano state, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar from Niger dtate, Musa Yar’adua and Read More

The scary security report on Kaduna

October 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent revelation that at least 888 people have been killed and 2,553 others kidnapped in Kaduna state between January and September 2021 is not only frightening but it is also alarming and deplorable. The Kaduna state report also disclosed thar 720 people were injured within the period.   The third quarter security report presented by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Read More

Danbo Schools’ quest for qualitative education

October 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Amidst the falling standard of education in Nigeria is the succour from Danbo international Schools. For the good people of Kaduna state and environs, the name of the school which continues to ring bell is synonymous to qualitative education delivery. The school in the last four decades, to the satisfaction of parents, guardians and educationists, has become a force to Read More

Shem Zagbanyi Nuhu, Isah Mohammed: Where are they now?

October 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

They once occupied public offices and served meritoriously to the admiration of many, but long after that, even though they are still alive, not much has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA asks where they could be at the moment. Shem Zagbayi Nuhu Dr. Shem Zagbanyi Nuhu was the deputy governor of Niger state between 1999 and 2007, during the administration of late Abdulkadir Kure. During their time, this Read More

First declare state of emergency in the North, Ohanaeze tells FG

October 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Thursday challenged the federal government to first declare a state of emergency in northern Nigeria before threatening to do so in Anambra state. Secretary general of the group, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said in a statement that the planned declaration of state of emergency was an attempt by APC government to take over the state and appoint a Read More

Re: 2023, Osibanjo-Zulum ticket

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

This is a response to the mischievous interview published by the Daily Post on Friday, which was credited to one Dr Garus Gololo. This brings the camp of Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo to our feet and compels us to officially clear the air on this purported interview lest the general public confuses the pseudonym Garus Gololo as the reputable Hon. Read More

Shariff: A resilient activist from Northern Nigeria

September 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of the factors that worsens the challenges societies are going through is absence of activists that speak-out or channel the pleas of people to the rightful authorities. Northern Nigeria had leaders such as Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Malam Aminu Kano, etc, who fought tirelessly along with others from South for the independence of the country from Read More

Covid-19 third wave: Fears grip Nigerians over FG’s measures

September 10, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Govt’ll apply basic law against vaccine hesitancy – NPHCDA …Mandatory vaccination justified for infectious diseases – Lawyer ‘…Forcing people to take jab violates human rights’ ‘…Public ought to be well-enlightened’  …FG should adopt the polio approach – Expert The federal government has disclosed that it is planning to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for civil servants and other segments of the Read More

Saving Nigerians from food poisoning

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerians are still groaning under the throes of food poisoning despite the government’s enlightenment campaigns against it; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Over and over again, the blames for food poisoning are heaped on the government/regulating agencies who are accused of not doing enough to mitigate such occurrences. Investigations by this reporter have, however, revealed that carelessness and general poverty, among other Read More

Amala360 slashes prices by 50%

September 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An Abuja-based eatery, Amala360, has reduced its prices by half to mark its second anniversary, Senior Manager Integrated Marketing Communications Ms Onyinyenchi Azubuike has said. Ms Azubuike, who stated this Thursday  in a statement in Abuja, also quoted  the board chair, Mr Sebagen Henry Noboh as speaking on the inspiration behind the outfit. “The general concept of amala joints is a cafeteria below the standard of Read More

Living under the chain of modern slavery

August 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Shaihu Umar is a fictional narrative by late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first prime minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The novel tells the story about an orphaned child called Umar, who was stolen and sold as a slave. He was fortunate to find his way to Egypt where he met a generous slave-owner who freed him and Read More

Ex-super perm sec, Ahmed Joda, is dead

August 13, 2021 Editor 0

A former super permanent secretary and one of Nigeria’s elder statesmen, Ahmed Joda, is dead. Joda an administrator, journalist and politician, died at the age of 91 at Federal Medical Center, (FMC) Yola following a brief illness on Friday August 13, 2021. Confirming the death, Mohammed Baba, a long time associate of Joda told our reporter that the elder statesman Read More

IDY: Youths are sweeping game-chargers

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

International Youth Day is observed annually on 12 August worldwide with the aim of bringing the challenges of youth around the world to the attention of the global authorities so as to save their bacon to fulfill their potential and play their vital role in their nation-building. The theme of this year is “Transforming food systems: Youth Innovation for Human Read More