Letter to Idris Wase

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Wase local government area of Plateau state blessed in all ramifications particularly in the area of natural endowments, but suffers unwarranted neglect and acute infrastructure deficit. Its underdevelopment is attributed to several factors including politics, geographical location; religion, corruption and sense of responsibility. Politically, it is one of the few local government areas enjoying the privilege of being a federal Read More

Godfatherism working well in Lagos, says Obasa

September 30, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, Thursday said the issue of godfatherism is on a positive note in the state. saying it has been responsible for consistency in development across the State. He made the submission while reacting to a lecture delivered at the assembly premises during the 13th edition of annual hijrah (1443 A.H.) lecture. Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Banditry: Gumi’s position self serving, threat to national security- PGF boss

September 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has faulted the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, for calling on the authorities to grant amnesty to bandits in the country. The APC chieftain said Gumi’s position was not only self serving but clearly a threat to national security. Lukman also applauded the role played by Chief Executive Read More

Ibori at 63: Uduaghan extols ex-gov’s leadership qualities

August 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Business Mogul, Chief Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan, has described the former governor of Delta state, Chief James Ibori, as a colossus, true patriot and political go-getter.  In a congratulatory message to Ibori on the occasion of his 63rd birthday, Monday, Uduaghan praised the former governor for his enormous contributions to the state and his achievements. ‘’Chief James Onanefe Ibori faithfully and Read More

NANS decries kidnap of students, demands intervention

July 2, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has lamented the kidnap of students in different parts of the country and demanded an urgent intervention from concerned authorities. Addressing journalists Friday in Abuja, its national president, Comrade Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi, after taking over power from the previous exco, said the association hds also spoken with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Read More

The third commemoration of June 12

June 11, 2021 Editorial III 0

Today, June 12, 2020, is being observed all over the country as Democracy Day. It is the third commemoration of the day, declared by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018. The day has supplanted May 29 as the Democracy Day to mark the handing over of the reins of power to a democratically elected government on May 29, 1999. In the Read More

Joblessness, frustration fueling insecurity, Youth leader warns

April 29, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Chairman of a foremost youth group in Cross River state, Nka Ikemesit Mkparawa Essien Efik Duopeba, Mr Ekpo Ekeng, has warned that it was joblessness, that birthed frustration and anger, responsible for ravaging security challenges Nigeria is facing. Ekeng, who spoke with Blueprint in Calabar, Thursday, said the problem could be surmounted if governments at all levels and the political Read More

Okupe harps on unity, security ahead of 2023

April 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A former presidential spokesman, Dr Doyin Okupe, has cried out to political leaders across party lines to unite in finding solutions to the problems  of insecurity bedeviling the Nation. Okupe in a personally signed statement in Abuja Sunday, said addressing the problem along with agitations for  self rule and intra ethnic hatred ahead of  2023 general elections , were very Read More

Kaduna agog as NUJ honours Uba Sani

April 11, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has bestowed on Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna Central) the award of ‘Outstanding Senator’ in the 9th National Assembly, describing the lawmaker as the most “media-friendly” in the North-west. The lawmaker bagged the award during the roundtable discussion on the effects of fake news on governance, organised by seven of the North-west states in Arewa Read More