Calming the tide, Buhari’s antidote

October 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

There came a moment when almost all the citizens were glued to their television sets, then President Muhammadu Buhari appeared to address the nation over the nation-wide #EndSARS protest. “The spreading of deliberate falsehood and misinformation through the social media in particular, that this government is oblivious to the pains and plight of its citizens is a ploy to mislead Read More

Beyond the #EndSARS protest

October 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the #EndSARS brutality continues to gather momentum, there is suspicion that either the protests being held across the country are politically motivated or have a tacit support of some influential Nigerians who want to cash on the situation for their own political benefit.  The proponents of this theory agree that government has already yielded to the protesters demand, scrapped Read More

Stop the ticket racketeering at railway stations

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Media report last week to the effect that ticket racketeering has become a booming business among staff of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), security personnel and individuals at the train stations in Kaduna and Abuja is not only condemnable and reprehensible but also requires urgent action to nip the criminal trend in the bud. According to the report, the situation Read More

Gov. Lalong, just do it for the Muslim communities too

October 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A number of significant communities predominantly occupied by adherents of Islamic faith in Plateau state have suffered unprecedented hardships because the stools of their various heads were left vacant for years. The communities have been neglected without functional traditional authorities for decades thereby causing a lot of ruins to healthy living among residents of the area. Located across local government Read More

#FSARS operatives desert Imo office

October 12, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The current ban on the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Armed Robbery Squad (FSARS) by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Abubakar Adamu has resulted in the dissertation of the premises of the Imo state police command. When our correspondent called at the office Monday to find out whether the IGP’s order was carried out, it was gathered that the place was under lock Read More

Shocker! Cavani hints on exit, days after joining Manchester Utd

October 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Edinson Cavani is already looking at his future beyond Manchester United after admitting he is keen to possibly end his career in Argentina. The 33-year-old made the deadline day switch to Manchester United on a free transfer following his release from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. The forward was the subject of interest from many clubs after ending his seven-year spell in the French capital, including Boca Read More

Maina vows to recover $10bn stolen funds in 30 days if…

October 1, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Malam Abdulrasheed Maina, has expressed readiness to use his technical expertise to recover $10 billion (N4 trillion) stolen fund for President Muhammadu Buhari administration within 30 days.Maina, who spoke from his hospital bed as he recovers from a surgery, made this known in a statement in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.Speaking Read More

Badaru begs Buhari to reverse fuel price, electricity tariff hike

September 27, 2020 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state overnor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to look into the plight of Nigerians by reversing the fuel price and electricity tariff hike. Badaru, who made the call at the commissioning of township roads in Gumel, headquarters of Gumel local government area, begged President Buhari to look into the situation with a view to reducing Read More

Nigeria ‘ll support consolidation of democracy in ECOWAS countries – Buhari

September 18, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Nigeria would within the limits of resources do her best to support the consolidation of democracy in West African countries, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged. The president said this Thursday at the State House in Abuja while playing host to President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, who was on a one-day official visit to Nigeria. “We are keeping Read More

Checking rising inflation, hardship by Nigerians

September 13, 2020 Musa Ilallah 0

Most Nigerians are on the same page with President Muhammadu Buhari on the disturbing rising inflation and sudden spiral increase of food prices at a time when the economy is already mired in a slowdown occasioned by the global coronavirus. Only the doubting Thomases mischievously think and believe otherwise.Times without number, President Buhari has emphasised that agriculture remains the bedrock Read More

Insecurity: We need urgent intervention, Afikpo residents decry incessant cult clashes

September 8, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Residents of Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi state have appealed to concerned authorities to urgently intervene in the insecurity experienced in the area, especially incessant clashes involving rival secret cult groups.In separate interviews with Blueprint Tuesday, residents of the town expressed fear at the open display of violence and braggadocio by cultists in the area and seeming helplessness of Read More

FCT Boko Haram threat: IGP reassures on security of lives, property

September 7, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Despite information making the rounds about Boko Haram insurgents setting up camps in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has assured residents of the safety of lives and property in the territory, even as he said the situation was not as it appeared. A leaked internal memo reportedly emanating from the Nigeria Read More

NLC gives Kaduna Int’l airport 100% on COVID-19 protocol

September 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna state council has commended Kaduna International Airport for observing the Covid-19 protocol in totality.NLC Kaduna state Chairman, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman, gave the commendation when he led members of the Labour/Civil Society Situation Room on an inspection tour of the airport on Wednesday.  He expressed satisfaction that from the entrance to the departure lounge, 100 Read More

Day after taking Barcelona decision, Messi ‘heads’ to Man City

August 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lionel Messi has contacted his former mentor Pep Guardiola over a transfer to Manchester City, Spanish reports say. It comes after Messi stunned the Nou Camp hierarchy by handing in a transfer request to leave the club. Inter Milan and City were understood to have been monitoring his situation as he grew ever frustrated with the Spanish giants last season. And according Read More

How environmental pollution is destroying lives in Okrika

August 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A community in Rivers state is suffering from the effect of oil pollution at the expense of corporate social responsibility. GODWIN EGBA reports on this and other issues.Environmental pollution is causing unmitigated disaster to the land-locked Okrika local government area of Rivers state.The daily outcry of Okrika people is that they are in the grip of death and short life Read More

Address constraints to youth engagement in agriculture – FAO

August 16, 2020 John Oba 0

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that re-engaging youth in agriculture requires addressing the numerous constraints that they face as they try to earn a livelihood.The UN agency in a statement said the problem of insufficient access to skills development and education; limited access to resources such as land; and low levels of involvement in decision-making processes should Read More

Despite pullouts, US Open will still be grand slam- Nadal

August 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Rafa Nadal believes this year’s U.S. Open champion will still feel like a Grand Slam winner despite the tournament losing some glamour due to the withdrawal of top players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.The hardcourt Grand Slam, which starts on Aug. 31, lost its men’s defending champion in singles with Nadal deciding against travelling to New Read More

Christian Rights Agenda raises alarm over Kaduna killings

July 26, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Christian Rights Agenda (CRA) has raised the alarm over renewed killings in Southern Kaduna region of Kaduna state and calls for lasting solution.The group in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja, said: “Following renewed violence in Southern Kaduna, the CRA have accused Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, of  turning a blind eye to Read More

5 years after, NLC, ULC end feud, back together as one entity

July 16, 2020 Moses John 0

The internal crisis that led to the formation of United Labour Congress (ULC) from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over five years ago has been resolved as the leadership agreed to work together as one entity. Our correspondent, who has been following the situation since 2015 reports that with this reconciliation, the two labour centres are now one and would Read More

COVID-19: 6 die in Ebonyi, Umahi stable

July 7, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The deputy governor of Ebonyi state, Kelechi Igwe, Tuesday said his boss, David Umahi’s health remains stable, adding that the governor was still asymptomatic to coronavirus. Mr. Igwe stated this during an interactive meeting with members of the state anti-coronavirus pandemic at Old Government House, Abakaliki, where he was  briefed by the commissioner on the situation of things regarding the virus Read More

Arsenal ‘turn to’ Griezmann

July 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal are reported to be eyeing a move for Barcelona attacker Antoine Griezmann during this summer’s transfer window. Griezmann has struggled to perform for Barcelona since a big-money move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019. The 29-year-old has scored 14 times at club level this term, but was only given the final minute against former club Atletico in La Liga on Tuesday evening Read More

Eco currency: Ouatara’s copyright infringement

June 29, 2020 Jerry Uwah 0

Alassane Ouatara is in a hurry to float the Eco as replacement for the CFA franc. The CFA has been used in Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo since 1945. Guinea Bissau eventually joined the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), the CFA monetary zone, after it obtained independence from Portugal in 1973. Of Read More