Fire guts Bodija plank market, destroys N200m property

April 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Property worth about N200 million were on Monday night destroyed during a midnight inferno at the Bodija plank market axis of the Bodija International market in Ibadan. It was learnt that the fire incident affected some of the plank shops at the Zone 7 axis of the Bodija plank market, Monday night. The plank sellers at the market have however Read More

Respect rule of law, release El Zakzaky now, IMN tells FG

April 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The students and followers of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al Zakzaky,under the umbrella of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), have asked the Nigeria government to release their leader as a mark of respect for the rule of law. The movement made the call at a press conference addressed by the South west coordinator of the movement, Mallam Muftau Zakariya, after a Read More

High prices of commodities

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The incessant increases in prices of commodities in many markets in some parts of Nigeria are alarming. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) the prices of some food items have shot up by 30 percent in many markets. Nigeria has more than 70 per cent of its populace living below the poverty line, and unfortunately, as the demand Read More

Dilapidated public schools

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

This is to express my view on the poor state of the education sector in the country. For public schools, pragmatic policies and programmes should be formulated and implemented before they collapse. We all know how other countries around the world improve their education sector to improve their people and develop their economies. But, the situation in Nigeria is pathetic Read More

Youth empowerment key to fighting joblessness, insecurity – Ex-MP

April 5, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Former Member of the Federal House of representatives and Director Federal Housing Authority, Alhaji Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, has said that he has adopted a strategic plan aimed at supporting youths as a subtle way of fighting the spectre of insecurity and joblessness plaguing the nation. To this end, he distributed a mobile phone, N10,000 cash and a book as guide Read More

Breaking: Uzodimma summons emergency security meeting as fear grip Imo residents, Abia govt on red alert, imposes curfew

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

Imo state Governor Hope Uzodimma has summoned heads of the security agencies in the state to a closed door meeting. The emergency meeting Blueprint learnt is currently taking place inside the Government House in Owerri, following attacks on police headquarters and Owerri Correctional Centre by gunmen in the early hours of Monday. Before the meeting, security had already been en Read More

Govt should stop paying ransom

April 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

After witnessing various records of kidnappings in Nigeria, the security system seems to be weak where some amounts of money are being demanded by the hoodlums before rescuing the victims. The best way to stop paying those who demanded ransom is by facing our security challenges and use manpower to abort all ways of these kidnappings. However, by stop paying Read More

FG hands over old Airport to Bauchi for estate construction

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal government has handed over the old Bauchi state air strip located at GRA to the state government for the construction of an estate. Blueprint reports that the old air strip was initiated by the administration of former president Shehu Shagari. Bauchi state commissioner of works Abdulkadir Ibrahim while briefing journalists Wednesday on the outcome of the state executive Read More

Only justice ‘ll end insecurity in Nigeria – Archbishop

March 29, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The Archbishop of Methodist Archdiocese of Enugu, Rev. Christopher Edeh has  called on President Muhammadu Buhari to enthrone justice in the country to end insecurity.  According to him, “once  there is justice there is peace.” He  enjoined Buhari’s government to correct injustices in the country which he said gave rise to insecurity. Edeh disclosed this in Abakaliki  while speaking with journalists during the consecration of Read More

Senate moves to recover N16trn AMCON loans

March 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday  considered a critical bill seeking to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), in the aspect of assets recovery, as well as strengthen it against economic sabotage by debtors with unpaid loans to the tune of about N16 trillion naira. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Amendment Bill 2021, which scaled second reading on the Read More

Lagos threatens to prosecute govt’s land encroachers

March 22, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Lagos State authorities have threatened to prosecute trespassers, who encroach on government land or violate building control laws.The General Manager of the state’s Building Control Agency, Gbolahan Oki, said this during the removal and demolition of illegal constructions at Oluwole Urban Mall land in Lagos Island at the weekend. Oki said government would not hesitate to remove structures built Read More

Ogun seeks stakeholders support to improve health sector

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ogun state government has called on critical stakeholders across various sectors to join in the quest to re-define the health sector and make it the envy of all nations. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, made the call while receiving medical equipment donated by by the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Ogun state branch, executive members Read More

All political leaders must take Covid-19 vaccine – Sultan …We’re taking it, SGF replies

March 19, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, said Friday that all political leaders in the country must first take Covid-19 vaccine before “common men can take it.” He stated this at the second NSCIA Covid-19 vaccine sensitisation programme for Muslim scholars and Imams at the Sheraton Hotels & Towers, Abuja. Read More

Biafra, Oduduwa Republic – ’liberation struggle’ as the new hustle, by Fredrick Nwabufo

March 17, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

In the tome of liberation struggles, a few names resonate infinitely. One name that rings trenchant to this day is Ernesto ‘’Che’’ Guevara. ‘’Che’’ envisioned a world as recreated in the dialectics of Karl Marx – where those is in the lowest rung of the social strata can command their destiny. Che fantasised about an ‘’international revolution’’ which would sweep Read More

Security: Forum lauds Gov Bello’s efforts

March 11, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger State Development Forum (NSDF) has lauded Governor Abubakar Sani Bello for t his efforts he is putting up to overcome security challenges facing the state. The forum led by the Minister of State, Foriegn Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, gave the commendation Tuesday in a visit to the governor at Government House, Minna. The minister said the group was Read More

Women’s Day: Northern girl-child shouldn’t be discouraged over abduction- Iwuagwu

March 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A Cyber security expert and Managing Director of CyberDome Nigeria, Chioma Iwuagwu, has called on Nigerian girl-child, especially in the North not to be discouraged by the recent activities of the bandits in the region. Speaking at a press conference Wednesday in Abuja to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day, Iwuagwu said Nigeria has come to a stage where older Read More

Tackle hunger before insecurity.

March 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Nigeria, life is getting tougher for the weak ones, prices of foodstuff are going high in the market, transport fares are on daily increase; hunger is ravaging millions of hopeless Nigerians, particularly, the youths. One of the main reasons for insecurity in the country could be hunger; things are going beyond the level of poor people. Nigeria, a country Read More

Breaking: Yahaya sacks 3 commissioners, reshuffles cabinet

March 1, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has affected a minor cabinet reshufflement.  Secretary to the government of the state, Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi made this known in a statement Monday in Gombe. No reason was given for the change.  “In his bid to further consolidate on the operations of government, Governor Inuwa Yahaya has approved a minor cabinet reshufflement as Read More

95% of Imo people backing Gov. Uzodinma against Okorocha- Nwanyanwu

March 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu has described the alleged acquisition of properties belonging to private citizens as well as land belonging to Imo State by the former government led by Senator Rochas Okorocha as mind-boggling, adding that more than 95 percent of Imo people are backing governor Hope Uzodinma against his predecessor. The ZLT Read More

Food blockade of south by north — not in Nigeria’s best interest, by Fredrick Nwabufo

March 1, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

No region in Nigeria is a self-sufficient archipelago. None is more fortunate in human and material assets than the other. Each region has its unique quality and contributes a consequential substance to Nigeria. None is greater than the other. We are like geopolitical sextuplets sharing one umbilical cord – nourished and oxygenated by mother Nigeria. It is delusive to assume Read More

Kano tricyclists’ indefinite strike

March 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kano, the center of commerce in northern Nigeria and Nigeria at large, to some extent now is in dilemma whereby thousands of tricylists or Keke Napep operators have embarked on an indefinite strike due to the compulsory levy imposed by the state government that isn’t in favour of the tricylists and Kano people in general. Most of the tricylists complained Read More

War against sexual abuse

February 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Child sexual abuse is on the increase annually in Nigeria. Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without the person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, Read More

Kagara abduction: Sultan urges govt on intelligence, bold measures

February 19, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged government to improve its intelligence gathering, and take proactive measures to stop spate of banditry in the country. Speaking in a statement signed by the JNI Secretary General, Alhaji Khalid Aliyu, on Friday, the Sultan urged the government and the new service chiefs Read More