Lawan, Omo – Agege greet Jonathan @64

November 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Both the President and Deputy President of the Senate , Senators Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo – Agege respectively have felicitated with former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 64 birthday anniversary. The two presiding officers of the Senate expressed their felicitations to the former President through separate statements issued on Saturday and signed by their media minders. Lawan in his Read More

How politicians wasted N6.5trn in Anambra within 22 years – ADC candidate

October 24, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) for Anambra state November 6 poll, Dr Akachukwu Nwankpo, has accused the leadership of the state for the past 22 years of wasting over N6.5 trillion. Nwankpo, an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, in a viral video from his campaign office, attributed the ‘waste’ to ‘wickedness,’ not involving the masses in Read More

Our policemen baby-sitting our big men

October 14, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

The lives of important people matter.  Here is some evidence.  There are 400,000 personnel in the Nigeria Police Force. For a population of 170 million people that works out at one policeman to 425 people. The UN recommendation is one police man to 400 people. As the experts like to say, we are under-policed. We expect one policeman to effectively 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

Rotational presidency: Here comes another merry-go round

October 6, 2021 Zainab Suleiman Okino 0

In 2007 and 2011, Nigeria was practically on the edge of the precipice, due to intense wrangling over zoning of the presidency. While that of 2007 was swiftly nipped in the bud, when then President Olusegun Obasanjo hand-picked late President Umaru Yar’adua as a successor, that of 2011 lingered on and caused some frictions in the then ruling Peoples Democratic Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Amaechi’s “confession”

September 2, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, stepped into the cauldron of controversy this week. At an interview with the Daily Trust, he was quoted as saying no individual could steal public funds openly under Buhari. Said he: “Let us assume we are corrupt, can you openly take money from this government? In the past governments, what happened? You can take Read More

Pictures: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio, others visit Olu Of Warri

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Newly crowned Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwaste lll, received ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, at his palace on Saturday in Warri South council area of Delta state. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, also visited the Warri monarch. The former President visited the palace in the company of HRH King Amalate Turner, Obanema of Opume-Ogbia, Bayelsa Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More

PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

Subsidy saga: Govt’s stance, citizens’ dilemma

July 16, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

… Nigeria bleeding from subsidy payment – Kyari ‘… Irregularities make amount being spent uncertain’  … It’s compounded by politics – Economist ‘…A pro-people policy on crude refining key’ … Ignorance fuelling oppositions – Sylva The issue of fuel subsidy removal remains a thorny one with each administration engrossed in the debate. Notwithstanding Nigeria’s economic realities, its fiscal authorities are Read More

Mohammed Daggash, Joseph Mbu: Where are they now?

June 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

At different times, they served Nigeria meritoriously in various capacities, but many years after their exit from the public scene, nothing has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes in this piece asks where they could be at the moment. Mohammed Daggash He was twice a lawmaker who was very prominent in the Senate between 1999 and 2007. Senator Read More

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APC-LAC), said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999. The administrations before President Muhammadu Buhari include former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. In its weekly reports of Buhari’s legacies through a statement Read More

Health care delivery: Inuwa bags Blueprint Governor of the Year award

June 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has emerged the 2020 Blueprint Newspapers’ Governor of the Year in Health Care Delivery. According to a statement Friday by the director-general (press affairs), Ismaila Uba Misilli, the award was in recognition of Inuwa’s excellent performance and giant strides in the health sector. The governor was presented with the award alongside winners of Read More

Ex-President, Jonathan, bags new crucial appointment

May 29, 2021 Editor 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appointed Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan as chairman of the ECOWAS Council of the Wise. ECOWAS disclosed the appointments in a statement published on its website after a two-day meeting which ended on May 25, 2021, in Ghana. As special envoy, Jonathan had helped ECOWAS to facilitate dialogue with all principal stakeholders in Read More

Atiku’s chances to be president

May 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar had tried several times to rule Nigeria but failed. His failure to win the presidential elections was linked to alleged corruption against him which until date he has not been arrested by the EFCC or forced to refund any of the money he was said to have stolen during his service as the vice Read More

Plan reduction of salaries insensitive, provocative inciting, NASU tells FG

May 9, 2021 Moses John 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has described as insensitivity, provocative and inciting move by the Federal Government to reduce salaries of federal civil servants. General Secretary of NASU , Comrade Peters Adeyemi in a statement said contrary to insinuation that salaries of workers is responsible for bloated recurrent expenditure, it is actually the salaries and allowances of political Read More

APC: Dousing the fuss over registration/revalidation exercise

April 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Abdulrauf 0

The APC registration and revalidation exercise under the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee and the needless fuss around ‘extension,’ forms the thrust of this piece by ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF. Following protracted crises that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) declared the elected officials sacked June Read More

Almajiri needs national solution

March 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The almajiri system of education is a scar in Northern Nigeria. Almajiri is an Islamic system of education majorly practiced in northern Nigeria. The word almajiri is an Arabic meaning a person who leaves his abode in search of Islamic knowledge. The knowledge that he/she will serve the Almighty Allah. It’s impossible for human beings to live without religious studies Read More

Letter to the North

March 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Thank you for your constant gesture in promoting peace in Nigeria. Your sons and daughters possess a high sense of maturity and patriotism. As usual, you remain the most peaceful region ever in the country since when the country got its name, Nigeria. Nigeria as a country must know that peace in the country was born from the north. Where Read More

Pius Anyim Pius: Still impacting his milieu at 60, by James Ume

February 19, 2021 James Ume 0

He is no less a child of providence, wielding influence with alluring humility and exemplary focus. He has spoken and continues to speak to both regional and national uncertainties and fears with courage and conviction. He has demonstrated with his life’s trajectory that law, spirituality, politics and philanthropy fundamentally address transformation of the human condition for good. To-date, he unabashedly Read More

Breaking: Jonathan’s COAS teams up with APC

February 16, 2021 Editor 0

A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), has joined the All Progressives Congress Lt. Gen. Ihejirika who served under former President Goodluck Jonathan teamed up with the party after registering as member in the ongoing nationwide registration and revalidation exercise at Ezere Ward 2 in Isuikwuato country home in Abia North Senatorial District. He officially Read More