Abdulsamad Rabiu, an uncommon philanthropist at 62

August 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it”- William James. The story behind the business journey of Abdulsamad Rabiu, chairman/chief executive officer of BUA Group, cannot be fully comprehended without looking closely at how he took over his father’s business empire at the embryonic age of 24 when he returned to Nigeria. Read More

Albarka Radio: Celebrating four years of transformation

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

With global communication becoming so easy after the first invention of radio by Guglielmo Marconi in 1885, it has traversed different stages of evolution and series of transformations which gave birth to present radio set we see and use. Radio is considered globally as the simplest means of disseminating information, because of its peculiar features such as portability, immediacy, transient Read More

Alan Waka: Role model par excellence

October 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

It gives one a great feeling to know that people look up to him whenever they wish to do something, not because he inspires fear, but because of his generosity and good human relations.  It is easy to find living legends that thousands of followers see as role models in their interactions, dealings and ways of daily lives. The unflinching Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Igala students thumb up philanthropist Yakubu Oyibo

September 24, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The national president, Igala Students Association (ISA), Comrade Musa Bedmasi, has commended Alhaji Murtala Yakubu for bringing smiles to the faces of the less privileged in Igala kingdom, urging him to sustain the gesture. Bedmasi, who made the commendation in Lokoja Friday, said the philanthropist had distinguished himself in reaching out to the less privileged across the length and breadth Read More

Presidency receives, hails Maduka’s medical prowess

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidency, on Tuesday, gave thumps up to Dr. Godwin Maduka for his exploits in the field of medicine, with specialization in pain management. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, commended the pain management specialist for his remarkable exploits in medicine. Maduka is noted for setting up the gigantic Las Vegas Pain Institute Read More

Okunbor’s death painful – Lawmaker

August 13, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Matthew Urhoghide, has expressed shock over the death of business mogul, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbor, describing it as “very painful.” Urhoghide, who represents Edo South senatorial zone at the National Assembly, said the “pains of Okunbor’s death are piercing,” adding that the vacuum created by his demise would be difficult to fill. The Read More

Kaduna records 2.3m poor, vulnerable residents

August 6, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state has identified 2,366,753 individuals from 607,974 poor and vulnerable households in the state and captured them into the National Social Register (NSR). The coordinator, Kaduna state Operation Coordinating Unit (KADSOCU), National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Mrs. Dawong Nina Yakwal, gave the statistics Friday in a presentation during the 2nd quarterly roundtable media engagement on the status Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

Abdul Samad Rabiu @ 61: A new vista of giving

August 4, 2021 Bamidele Ogundana 0

August 4, 2021, ushered in another birthday for Nigerian industrialist and philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu. The chairman/CEO of BUA Group who is easily one of the richest in the continent has in the last one year carved a niche for himself with his lifestyle of giving. Hate him or like him, you cannot deny the fact that he played a Read More

FCT bakers’ll miss Danmadamin Gwagwalada – Son

July 12, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja Master Bakers will forever miss their former chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Nura Ibrahim and Danmadamin Gwagwalada, who died in Gwagwalada Abuja, Thursday last week, after a protracted illness. Speaking to Blueprint in his Gwagwalada residence, the second son of the deceased, Engineer Nura Musa described the death of his father, Nura Ibrahim as a great Read More

Kogi 2023: Shuaibu Audu most qualify to govern Kogi-Group

July 5, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, 0

A political pressure group under the auspice of Conscious Political Forum, has described Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu the son of former governor of Kogi state, late Prince Abubakar Audu, as a political unifier who is capable of turning the fortune of the state for better. The group therefore, throw its support for the governorship aspiration of the foremost philanthropist. This Read More

TB Joshua’s death devastated me – Chika Okpala

June 25, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Chief Chika Okpala, aka Chief Zebrudaya of the Soap Opera fame, New Masquerade, has said the death of the Lagos based televangelist, Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue of All Nations ministry, devastated him. Okpara, who said he was with TB Joshua on the Mountain for prayers three weeks before he passed on pointed out that he never knew that Read More

Foundation pays exam fees for 300 students in Nasarawa

June 19, 2021 Mohammed Yangifa, Lafia 0

The Aliyu Bello charity educational foundation has paid the registration fees for 300 students that will sit for 2021/2022 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and National Examination Council (NECO) examination in Nasarawa state. Chairman and founder of the foundation, Hon. Aliyu Bello, disclosed this during the ceremony with the beneficiaries on Saturday,  in Lafia. He explained that 200 students Read More

Imande emerges president of Kuje Tiv community, pledges development

May 26, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

A socialite and philanthropist, Mr Philip Imande has emerged president of the Tiv Community Progressive Association (TICPA) Chibiri Ward in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. Imande along with other new executives are to pilot the affairs of the association for the next three years. The others in the team of the new executives are, Charles Read More

Obasanjo

Sifax boss Afolabi donates 4,000 Obasanjo’s book to varsities, libraries

May 25, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Foremost philanthropist and Executive Vice Chairman of  Sifax Group Limited, Barr (Dr) Taiwo Afolabi will donate 4,000 copies of the book “The Man, The General, The President (MGP) written on former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday, June 3, to some universities and libraries across the country. The biography account of the former president, written by his former aide, Otunba Femmy Read More

We’d be back better next season – Egbayelo, Iganmu FC president

May 20, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The President of Iganmu FC, Abayomi Egbayelo, has promised that his Lagos based NLO side would be back in action next season and better prepared. In a good will and thank you message to its associates, teeming supporters and sponsors, the Tokyo, Japan based philanthropist and sportspreneur, recalled with glee, the valiant efforts of the team and its modest achievements Read More

Expert lauds Buhari’s appointment of NHRC governing board member

April 21, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

A legal practitioner, Barrister Joseph Odok, has lauded the appointment of Barrister Jamila Isah Eneika, as m,ember Governing Board of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by President Mohammadu Buhari. In a statement made available to Journalists in Abuja, Odok maintained that the appointment was well deserved, adding that her advocacies for gender justice for victims of human rights abuses Read More

Tinubu is a man of excellence, APC celebrates national leader at 69

March 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described its national leader and former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a man of “excellence, true Democrat and a great leader.” Tinubu turns 69-year of age on Monday 29th of March 2021.In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja  by the APC’s National Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, Read More

ASR-Africa Initiative begins $100m grant disbursement, donates N1bn to ABU

March 26, 2021 Agi Onda 0

ASR-Africa Initiative, the brainchild of Abdul Samad Rabiu, Founder and Executive Chairman of BUA Group has provided a grant of N1billion to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria as part of its yearly $100 million ASR-Africa Fund for Social Development and Renewal. A press statement issued to Blueprint Thursday said the grant will go towards the provision of a hostel and Read More

Makinde pursuing selfish agenda with demolition of Oyo liaison office, renovation of Gov’s office – AD Chieftain

March 25, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Former Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate in Oyo state, Engr Oyedele Alao on Wednesday accused Gov Seyi Makinde of “pursuing selfish unreasonable agenda” with the sudden renovation of the Governor’s Office and the demolition the Oyo State Liaison Office in Abuja. The AD Chieftain in a statement by his media spokesman, Omotayo Iyanda, made available to newsmen in Ibadan Read More

Anambra guber: Nothing ‘ll stop me from winning the election – Ezeemo

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Mr Godwin Ezeemo is among those aspiring to be governor in the Anambra state contest slated for November 6, 2021 poll. In this interview with OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain speaks on the forthcoming election. Excerpts: Who is Ezeemo? I’m a social entrepreneur, publisher, businessman, philanthropist and farmer. I have been living in Anambra state since 2012. Read More