The press matters: Tribute to the Nobel Peace Laurates

October 28, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

The Norwegian Nobel Committee did something almost unthinkable on October 8 when it awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists: Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov of the Philippines and Russia respectively. Not many people associate the press with peace. The press is more associated with its power to afflict the comfortable. It does not carry the olive branch. Read More

Group urges Kogi monarchs, religious leaders to fight corruption

October 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Wadata Media and Advocacy Centre (WAMAC) has charged traditional rulers, religious leaders and communities to join hands in the fight against corruption through dialogue and discourse to achieve maximum result.The project manager, WAMAC Zubair Abdurra’uf Idris, gave the charge in Lokoja Monday during a town hall meeting on anti-corruption and promotion of good governance in Nigeria. Idris said the aim Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

[email protected]: Dunamis donates food, gift items to less privilege, hospitals, others

October 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

As part of activities marking Nigerian 61st Independence Anniversary of, Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Phase 4, Kubwa, Abuja has donated toiletries, beverages, food items to the less privileged orphans, patients in hospitals, detainees at Police Stations and inmates at Correctional Centres. Other gift donated are dresses, shoes, pampers, noodles, rice, fruit juice, biscuits, baby milk, bibles, daily devotional – Seeds 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

Adamawa 2023, APC and Bindow

September 15, 2021 Tom Garba 0

The immediate past Governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, set an indelible record in the All Progressives Congress (APC), having won the 2015 gubernatorial election by a landslide against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Indeed, Bindow came and left with a performance credited to his government as one of the best performing governors. But that is not Read More

Inna, Yawuro and the crave for power

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The crave for power by wives of leaders is not new. Historically, as is being seen in Inna and Yawuro, wives of emperors, kings, dictators and political leaders have shown interest in sharing if not usurping the powers of their husbands. While many have succeeded in doing so, others failed. And while many who have succeeded used their powers in Read More

Sule Lamido @73: Celebrating a political leader

August 31, 2021 Adamu Muhd Usman 0

Leadership is not an occupation, leadership is not an art of fraud and pride. Leadership is not yours or mine, leadership is an attribute of God, leadership is the will of God, leadership is the choice of God, and leadership is a trust. Leadership is a burden. Leadership entails alot of things. So, we must get faithful, courageous, selfless, liberal Read More

SGBV: Stakeholders renew calls for establishment of special court 

August 19, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Stakeholders have again pushed for the establishment of special courts for Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases in Nigeria. The programme is supported by Actionaid, WoldiAfrica Nigeria, British Council and the Canadian government. Participants at the high level stakeholder’s meeting christened ‘Moving Forward Actions Towards Establishment of Social Courts for SGBV cases in Nigeria’, were decision makers, political leaders, Read More

Afghanistan: A big lesson for Nigerian leaders

August 19, 2021 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

Political and economic leaders were the first casualty of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Disheartening videos and images of Afghan political leaders, billionaires, industrialists, technocrats, etc fleeing the country filled the internet, while on the other side, common people on the street cheered and welcomed the Taliban. This is an ominous signal to leaders of countries facing similar challenges as Read More

The burden of our past military heads of state

August 18, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

Almost all our past leaders on khaki do evoke some sort of situational irony each time they discuss burning national issues from their respective retirement homes. They suddenly become ‘omniscients,’ proffering solutions to all the problems facing us as a country, (even though their missteps in office visited most of these misfortunes upon us), and they would want their predecessors Read More

Confusion over IPOB’s sit-at-home order

August 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sit-at-home order slated to commence on Monday August 9, 2021 has been treated with lots of confusion. While a faction of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide is commending IPOB for adhereing to it’s earlier appeal to suspend the action, a statement accredited to  the younger brother of  Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB, Kanunta Kanu said the Read More