Why APC need Almakura as National Chairman

June 28, 2021 Ukkasha Hamza Rahama 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) came to be in 2014 after three political parties Congres for Progressive (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) were merged. The ACN was led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ANPP was the current Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu as leader, while the CPC was led by the incumbent Read More

AKK pipeline project and Kano’s rebounding industries

June 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

A ray of hope is coming for Kano’s dying industries with the initiation and implementation of various policies and programmes that aimed at rebounding manufacturing entities in Kano and northern Nigeria. When Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state received in his office on a courtesy call the management team of the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) at the Read More

Re – 1,500 Christians killed in 6 months in Nigeria

June 15, 2021 Ernest Adadu 0

While taking a vivid look at the article being published on the spiteful statements made by the immediate past United States Secretary of State and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency , Mike Pompeo, all I saw was nothing but a tool (Pompeo) that is craving for relevance, and being used by the news agency to propagate pernicious propaganda Read More

Ridding the North of Boko Haram and other ills

May 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The destructive activities of Boko Haram insurgents have rendered a substantial part of Northern Nigeria prostrate due to its asymmetric modus operandi in destroying all the long term legacies so bequeathed by centuries of cultural and economic interactions of the early inhabitants. Analysts are of the strong opinion that illiteracy and poverty play significant roles in all the crises and Read More

…Plateau herders berate Tambuwal, Bala, Fintiri, others

May 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Plateau state chapter of the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has thumbed down Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Bala Muhammad of Bauchi, Fintiri of Adamawa states and others “going against the fundamental human rights of herders in Nigeria.” Its chairman, Malam Muhammad Nuru Abdullahi, in an interaction with our correspondent, said the decision of the PDP Read More

Insecurity, ban on open grazing: It’s time to renegotiate Nigeria – Mogaji

May 21, 2021 PATRICK ANDREW 0

Dr. Muazu Magaji, a former commissioner for finance in Kano state, believes that the rising insecurity in the country as well as the calls for ban on open grazing are clear signals that Nigeria needs restructuring to harness its richly diverse potentials as an industrialised nation. PATRICK ANDREW monitored his interview with the African International Television (AIT) during the week. Mixed reactions Read More

Pam’s transformational leadership at NCPC and matters arising

May 21, 2021 Steven Onwu 0

Purposeful leadership can do wonders. It can turn things around in a twinkle of an eye. And it can make tedious tasks seem simple. The aforementioned aptly describes the Yakubu Pam adventure in the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission since he assumed leadership some months ago. I have been a fan of Rev Yakubu Pam for his numerous contributions to the Read More

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed and the rest of us

May 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, is just a centre seeking relevance. I respect some people in this forum because they are ex-this and ex-that. For sure, some so-called elders in that forum are relevance seekers, especially when the government tends to have nothing to do with them. Take the example of its protem chairman, Professor Ango Abdullahi, who was the Read More

NCPC and the footprints of a colossus

May 18, 2021 Best Agbese 0

The appointment of the Plateau-born famed minister of the gospel, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam, as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), on June 26th 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari attracted loud applauses within the Christian community in Nigeria. Rev. Pam emerged leader of the commission on the hills of the unceremonious exist of his predecessor, Rev. Tor Uja Read More

Ex-students tip Ogbonnaya Onu as next president

May 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former students of the minister of science and technology Mr Ogbonnaya Onu of the university of portharcourt have endorsed him for president come 2023. The ex students of the minister of northern extraction under the auspices of the ‘Northern Nigeria’s youths and students front for Ogbonnaya Onu 2023 made the endorsement Tuesday in Bauchi when they donated clothes to orphans Read More

Lalong represents shining light of APC politics – Governors

May 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described Chairman, Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and the governor of Plateau state, Simon Bako Lalong, as a shining light of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) politics. The APC governors said they acknowledged and commended the leadership, vision and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria by the Plateau governor. In a statement signed Wednesday Read More

Mohammed Idris at 55, Blueprint at 10

May 2, 2021 Ibrahim Sheme 0

In my life, there are three people that I call Chairman, and they are related in more ways than one. First, all three happened to come from Niger State. Two of them are Nupe, so those are my “Katsina slaves”. But all three were my masters, on a serious note. Why? They employed me at one time or the other. Read More

Northeast insecurity: Group heaps blame on ex-Borno gov

April 30, 2021 Editor 0

The North East Peace Congress (NEPC) says ex-Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, should be blamed for the worsening insecurity in the region. According to the group, the Borno Central lawmaker championed the call for the removal of the immediate past Service Chiefs, a move it says has resulted in calamity. Since the retirement of the former military heads in January, Read More

FNPH seeks FG’s intervention to manage autism patients

April 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Barnawa, Kaduna, has identified parental care and awareness as the best optimal management strategies for autism, while calling for assistance from the federal government in managing the disease. The hospital’s head of clinical services, Dr. David Ewoada, disclosed this Friday during the inauguration of the Autism Solution Centre in Kaduna. He said: “Funding of mental health Read More

Grounding of Azman, another attack on northern viability – Jirgi

Veteran journalist and public affairs commentator Alhaji Ibrahim Jirgi, has lamented the suspension of Azman Air operations saying it is more of aviation power than economic or political power. Jirgi said continued suspension of the airlines’ operations has put Northern Nigeria at the receiving end. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, Jirgi, who is a member of the Read More

Time to tame banditry

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s no longer news that banditry, kidnapping, terrorism and other forms of insecurity are nightmares to Northern Nigeria. Perhaps, people share divergent perceptions on how to tame the issue of insecurity in the region, some go with the idea of negotiation like Sheikh Gumi of Izala and some set of people hold another belief like taking a drastic action against Read More

Another look at menace of hawking

April 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

In many major cities across Nigeria, hawking has almost taken over the streets. Despite the associated nuisance, analysts say it has come to stay. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Initially, it was seen as the South-east geo-political zone’s problem whose teeming youthful population were known to shun education in preference for trade especially in major streets of Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Kaduna. Read More

A call to action in Northern Nigeria

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The scars from the Boko Haram abductions, #bringbackourgirls, sexual abuse, are scars that go un-noticed. These are scars from sexual violence against the defenseless girl-child, young women, their mothers, and the severe rape, induced trauma. Research has shown that stigma is preventing survivors of sexual violence from accessing medical care and getting legal support. They always develop the fear of Read More

$1.9bn Maradi railway: Counting the cost of corruption

April 5, 2021 Jerry Uwah 0

Niger Republic, a land-locked and impoverished country has shown Nigeria how expensive corruption can be. Niger has no sea ports because it is land-locked. it therefore imports and exports through Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire. Nigeria is Niger’s nearest neighbor, but Niger’s importers and exporters do not use Nigerian ports for obvious reasons. Niger has a tiny stretch of land Read More

Dala, Shatima, Tambuwal, others for northern Nigeria peace award

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Peace Achievers Global Award is set to honour men and women who have contributed exceptionally to the growth and development of the northern region. This was made known in Abuja by a representative of the organisation Amb. Kingsley Amafibe at a press conference held at his office at Wuse 2. According to him, the event which is slated for Read More

Lulu Briggs, it was a royal burial

March 29, 2021 Simon Shango 0

In 1961, I sat for the Northern Nigeria Common Entrance Examination for admission into post primary institutions. One of the objective questions asked candidates was to name the town where the people of Kalabari live. The suggested options were: Calabar, Uyo, Eket, Abonnema and Warri. I had never heard of the word Kalabari but heard about Calabar; so without much Read More

For High Chief Lulu Briggs, it was a royal burial

March 28, 2021 Simon Shango 0

In 1961, I sat for the Northern Nigeria Common Entrance Examination for admission into post primary institutions.One of the objective questions asked candidates was to name the town where the people of Kalabari live. The suggested options were: Calabar, Uyo, Eket, Abonnema and Warri. I had never heard of the word Kalabari but heard about Calabar; so without much thinking, Read More

I want to emulate Sardauna of Sokoto – Al-Makura

March 27, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The former governor of Nasarawa state, Senator Umaru Al-Makura, Saturday, said he want to be like the late premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto by embracing all category of people. He stated this in Lafia when he was conferred with the chieftaincy tittle of Sardaunan Gwandara by the Gwandara extraction. Al-Makura who described the concept Read More

Tinubu to chair Arewa House lecture in Kaduna

March 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of his 69th birthday coming up on Monday, former governor of Lagos state and All Progressives Congress National chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is to chair this year’s Arewa House lecture holding on Saturday in Kaduna. The lecture, which is the 11th edition of the annual Arewa House lecture, will take place at the Arewa House Banquet Hall, Kaduna. Read More