June 2, 2020 Editor 0

The Leadership and Members of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA) heartily congratulate our distinguished and resourceful professional colleague, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR, on a well-deserved appointment as the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Members of the NPSA are pleased with this critical appointment and hereby congratulate the Federal Government for this Read More

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GBV: Kebbi, other northern states govs’ wives collabo British High Commission

February 1, 2020 Editor 0

The wive of Kebbi State Governor, Dr.Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, has expressed optimism that the collaboration between the British High Commission and Northern Governor’s Wives Forum would yield positive results in addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV) especially in northern Nigeria. A press statement from Yahya Sarki, special adviser on media to Kebbi state governor revealed that Dr. Bagudu who is also Read More

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On #NorthNormal!

December 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

“Babu Arewa kamar Arewan da” – Prof Adamu Baiki Yes, there are a lot of societal challenges in Arewa as a region, but guess what?  Such happens everywhere in Nigeria and indeed the world at large. But there sure stands a difference. It is only the Arewa of “then” that would self-appraise themselves, establish the problems and stand to proffer Read More

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Let’s restore North’s lost glory, Matawalle tells monarchs

October 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has tasked traditional rulers in the North to help the third tier of government to restoring back the lost glory of the region. The governor made the call Wednesday when he paid a solidarity visit on the Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Umar Faruk at his palace in Azare, Bauchi state. In a press release Read More

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The future of the media in the North

October 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

On Friday, September 27, 2019, the Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano, celebrated four decades of mass communication in Kano State in grand style. A public lecture themed “Four Decades of Mass Communication in Kano: Celebrating History, Productivity and Growth” was organized by the Mass Communication Students’ Association (MAKOSA), Bayero University, Kano and presented by Dr Bala Muhammad of Read More

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Why the North’s industries are collapsing?

September 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

This week I have taken the trouble of digging deeper in search of an answer to what seems a philosophical question of why industries in the North are dying, with a special attention paid to those industries that folded up with the demise of the pioneer industrialists. The decision was first informed by the decline of a number of industries Read More

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Needed: Northern economic and peace summit

May 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

Let me start from an article written by renowned journalist, Yakubu Mohammed, published in Daily Trust of Wednesday, April 24, 2019, with a caption “The Taiwan Formula, Today the North has become the epicenter of insecurity, social, political and ethnic upheaval.” Truly, the situation in Northern Nigeria today is so pathetic that people from the region have to come together Read More

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Dangote’s sound warnings to the North

May 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Alhaji (Dr.) Aliko Dangote, President of the Dangote Group, needs no introduction as the world’s richest black man alive today. He is the richest African, being the world’s 65th richest man, according to the Bloomberg billionaire’s list. He is also the world’s 66th most influential person. In recent years, he has proven to not only be a successful businessman, but Read More

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Kidnappings, killings: North under security threat – NEF

April 14, 2019 Editor 0

The upsurge in activities of bandits, armed robbers, kidnappers and Boko Haram have put Northern Nigeria in a precarious position that could threaten its existence, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said. Boko Haram has continued to wreak havoc in the North East, kidnappers and armed bandits currently dominate most parts of North West and North Central, just as farmers herders Read More

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Kukah, MURIC and the dilemma of Almajiris

January 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

On Wednesday, January 2,  2019, as reported by many national dailies, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), through a statement issued by its founder and director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, rejected Reverend Mathew Hassan Kukah’s initiative to train 10 million almajiris (specifically on what? Nobody knows) alleging what Hausa call Lauje cikin nadi: a Trojan Horse (in alluding to Trojan War about the Read More

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Equity market drops N28bn

November 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday opened week in negative trend, dropping by N28 billion, Specifically, Market Capitalisation of listed equities declined by 0.24 per cent to N11.700 trillion from N11.728 trillion reported on Friday. The NSE All Share Index also depreciated by 76.76 basis points to 32048.18 points from 32124.94 reported previously. Investors traded Read More

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NSE: Market capitalisation declines by N2bn

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday returned to negative trend, shedding N2 billion . Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities depreciated by N0.16 basis points to N11.819 trillion from N11.821 trillion reported the previous day. The NSE All Share Index declined by 5.88 basis points to 32375.12 points from 32381.00 recorded the previous day. Investors traded Read More

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Corps members decry facilities at Kaduna camp

September 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Corps members yesterday decried poor state of facilities at the permanent orientation camp Kaduna. The corps members, in a letter sent to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, at the closing ceremony of 2018 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) joint orientation course for corps members deployed to Kaduna and Niger states, revealed their dissatisfaction about the state of facilities at the camp. The letter, Read More

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NSE: Equity market declines further, sheds N422bn

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Trading activities at the Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday sustainer declining profile, dropping by N422 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities depreciated by 3.46 per cent to N11.789 trillion from N12.211 trillion reported the previous day. Also, the NSE All Share Index went down by 1156.38 basis points to 32292.79 points from 33449.17 traded on Tuesday. Investors traded 246.906 million Read More

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I’ll be first female gov in the North –Akwashiki

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Nasarawa state governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Minister of Information and Communication, Professor Patricia Akwashiki, has declared that she “will bring the jinx to become the first female governor in Northern Nigeria.” Akwashiki, who made the declaration on Friday when she submitted her forms at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, promised to utilise the Read More

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Northern Nigeria lacks formidable structure for writers –Dzukogi

July 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

BM Dzukogi, a former Association of Nigerian Authors’ General Secretary, is the pioneer chairman of the Northern Nigeria Writers Summit. He is also the founder of the Hill-Tops Art Centre based in Minna, Niger state. He is a facilitator of numerous literary initiatives. In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, he speaks on the forthcoming 3-Day Northern Nigerian Writers’ Summit (NNWSummit). Read More

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Combating the desertification menace

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria yesterday joined the global community to mark this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The theme of the commemoration is “Land has true Value; Invest in it”. In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly set aside June 17 every year as the Day to remind the nations of the world of the imperative of putting the twin Read More

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Fashola is planning an Oduduwa republic —Junaid Mohammed

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

A former House of Representatives member in the Second Republic, Dr Junaid Mohammed has been one of the fiercest critics of the present administration since its inception. In this interview with IBRAHEEM MUSA, the Russian-trained medical doctor speaks about the alleged corruption and nepotism that characterise the Buhari administration, how Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola is Read More

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Kano LG elections and the garbage from outside

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

One wonders why the recent local government election in Kano state kindles unnecessary furore from outside the state. For one, I know in most of the southern states, there have been reports of gunmen coming out at the day time, firing at people who are/were to cast their votes to elect the people of their choice. These gunmen, who are Read More