‘BBN immoral, non – educative’

August 17, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

An educationist, Dr Adebayo Oluwatosin, Monday described the ongoing reality show, Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) as immoral, non – informative and non – educative. This is coming barely three days after the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, also condemned the reality show and called for its replacement. Oluwatosin who is the African Regional President, Scholarship Aid Initiative, argued that Read More

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2019: Buhari andTraditional leaders, by Muhammad Ajah

May 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

“We have endorsed Buhari’s re-election because the policies and template of development already laid down by him in the last three years are already yielding fruit and needed to be actualized in his next four years in office”, His Royal Majesty, Eze Dr. Oliver Ohanwe, from a communiqué he read on behalf of Southeast traditional rulers at Okigwe, Imo state. Read More

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Kaduna needs $66bn to fix infrastructure in 50 years – el-Rufai

April 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna state has said Kaduna will require about $65.5 billion to address the state’s infrastructure challenges for the next 30 years. This was just as the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, appealed to senators from the state to forget their political differences and support their governor to access the $350 Read More

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FG, others hail Dangote at Kogi Summit

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The huge investments and philanthropic strides of Africa’s top industry-Dangote Group- came into limelight as Kogi State opened its First Investment Summit in Lokoja yesterday. The conglomerate is the major sponsor of the two-day summit with the theme: ‘Discover uncommon Investment Opportunities in the Confluence.’ The Dangote Cement’s Obajana Plant is the single largest cement factory in Africa. The Read More

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Ambode inaugurates LSTFC board

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday identified the importance of collaboration of key stakeholders to achieve the desired goal for sports administration and development in the country, saying funding of sports should not be the exclusive preserve of government. Speaking at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja when he inaugurated the new boards of the Lagos State Sports Read More

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Condemnation trails attacks on Ooni of Ife

February 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

An elder statesman in Osun state, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun, has condemned  what he  called “incessant attacks” on  the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan  Babatunde Ogunwusi by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale  Akanbi. In a press statement by Chief Ogundokun and made  available to journalists in Osogbo, Saturday, Ogundokun called on well meaning Nigerians, elders and leaders Read More

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Is the north afraid of restructuring?

December 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

At various times, prominent northerners and different socio-political groups in the region have supported restructuring and they have even boasted that the north is not afraid of a restructured Nigeria. However, the zone has not taken a common stand on the issue, like the South east, South south and South west geo-political zones. As ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU narrates in this report, Read More

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Buhari charges Imams: Take anticorruption fight to mosques

December 20, 2017 Blueprint 1

-Says Osbornegate culprits‘ll be sanctioned By Peter Moses, Abeokuta and Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Muslim clerics and leaders to support his government’s anticorruption crusade. He urged them to continuously preach against the menace in mosques and other religious gatherings. Buhari noted that the corruption war could only be won through joint efforts by all Nigerians. Read More

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Leadership failure caused slavery in Libya – Olanipekun

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, has identified leadership failure and wanton neglect of youths by successive governments as being responsible for the sale of some Nigerian migrants to slavery in Libya and other countries. Olanipekun said the slavery in Libya and other countries would “continue unabated if the government fails to identify Read More

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Corruption and its godfathers

September 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

When certain names like former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Tony Anenih, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Th eophilus Yakubu Danjuma are mentioned, Nigerians celebrate them as godfathers of Nigerian politics. Th e choices they make on behalf of the people and their opinions on a number of issues are well respected. In fact, their views and Read More

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Why Northern monarchs kept mum on Ife clash – Emir of Kano

July 11, 2017 Blueprint 2

By Lateef Dada Osogbo Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, yesterday provided an insight into reasons Northern traditional rulers kept mum on the March 8 violent clash between Ife indigenes and Hausa/Fulani settlers. According to him, the monarchs were greatly satisfi ed with the dexterity with which the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, handled the crisis. Sanusi Read More

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APBN set for 2017 annual summit in Abuja

June 16, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Martin Paul Abuja The Association of Professional Bodies in Nigeria (APBN) has concluded arrangements for its 2017 annual summit. For a start, the body, led by its President Dr Omede Idris, paid a courtesy visit to Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ojaja 11, in his palace, at Ile Ife, to intimate him, of Read More

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Ile-Ife: Disrupting the peace of an ancient settlement

March 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

LATEEF DADA revisits the recent ethnic crisis in Ile-Ife and writes on efforts to restore normalcy to the cradle of Yoruba race Since the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi ascended the throne of his forefathers over a year ago, inhabitants of Ile-Ife, Osun state, considered to be the cradle of Yoruba race, enjoyed some modicum of peace and Read More

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Nigeria, a sleeping nation, Ooni of Ife laments

January 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf Abuja The Ooni of Ife Kingdom in Osun state, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has described Nigeria as a sleeping nation that should wake up from its slumber and sufficiently feed itself without external support. He said, besides being the most populous black nation, Nigeria is well endowed such that whatever a produce that comes Read More

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Anniversary: Buhari, govs, monarchs hail Ooni

December 12, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Ooni of Ile-Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), at the weekend, received plaudits from President Muhammadu Buhari, governors and prominent Nigerians, including traditional rulers at his one year coronation anniversary. Represented by the Minister for Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, the president described the Ooni as a “wound-healer” and a progressively-ordained personality. He said: “Ooni has healed Read More

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Ex-Deputy Gov, industrialist want FG to fund agric investment in Varsities

October 17, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado Ekiti In a bid to hasten the diversification process of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, former Deputy Governor of Ekiti state , Chief  Paul Alabi and an industrialist, Mr Abiodun Isinkaiye , have called for massive and intensive investment  in Agriculture in all Nigerian universities. The eminent Nigerians noted that the country will favourably attain the Read More

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Politics didn’t harm my relationship with Buhari – OBJ

October 4, 2016 Blueprint 1

 Atiku explains absence at book launch Gowon, Tinubu eulogise president By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz and Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari remains cordial in spite of political differences and upheavals over the years. Obasanjo, who described President Buhari as forthright and gentlemanly, spoke at the launch of a book: “Muhammadu Buhari: Read More

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Derby, Ooni, Adeyemi grace event

October 4, 2016 Blueprint 0

take over the country. “He was the only president to defeat an incumbent who was from a party that had produced three former presidents, there was no court case to challenge the outcome of this election,” he said. Attendees Meanwhile, the crème de la crème of the society thronged the International Conference Centre, Abuja, venue of the launch, which was Read More

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Ooni, patron of agric graduates – Ogbeh

August 15, 2016 Blueprint 0

Stories by John Oba Abuja Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, was very passionate about agriculture and matters concerning the youth. The Minister stated this in Abuja when the monarch visited the Minister of recently. Chief Ogbeh described the Ooni as “a patron of young agriculture graduates Read More

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Ooni of Ife commends Arik Air

June 16, 2016 Blueprint 0

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has commended Arik Air for flying Nigeria’s flag and pledged to use his royal position to get Nigerians to patronize the airline. The monarch stated this recently when he and a large entourage including some traditional rulers from the South West States flew the airline from Lagos to New York Read More

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Widening cracks as Yoruba monarchs battle over ranking

March 17, 2016 Blueprint 0

There seems to be no end in sight to cease- fire in the exchange of hot words between Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale of Ijebu land and Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Alake of Egba land, on ranking among the traditional rulers in Yoruba land. AGBOOLA BAYO reports that their recent cross fire is stoking bitter rivalry over supremacy among the Read More

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Focus on Nigeria’s development, Ooni charges leaders

January 4, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Agboola Bayo Ibadan The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, yesterday tasked Nigerian leaders to focus more on the development of the country in the New Year. Ogunwusi gave the charged in his message to Nigerians signed by the Director of Media & Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, Comrade Moses Olafare and made available to journalists. He maintained that Read More

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Work for nation’s peace, progress, Buhari tells new Ife monarch

October 28, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on his emergence as the 51st Ooni of Ife and successor to the late Oba Okunade Sijuwade. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President called on the new Ife monarch to work for the peace, stability and Read More