I’m committed to rebranding Niger – Gov Sani Bello

May 31, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said that his resolve to rebrand the state in line with the manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC ) informed his actions in the last three years. He said he was propelled by the need to change the narrative of the state from being a civil service state to an Read More

APC crisis: Tinubu’s panel making progress -Gov Ajumobi

May 31, 2018 Online Editor 0

Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajumobi, has said that a presidential panel led by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was making progress in reconciling all the aggrieved party in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Ajumobi, who is the chairman media sub-committe on media told newsmen at a press conference Thursday in Abuja, that Tinubu’s committee has been Read More

APC members protest, demand sack of nPDP members

May 31, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of Vanguard for the Protection of Democracy in Nigeria (VPDN) have asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leadership of the party to expel the Abubakar Baraje-led new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) members from the APC. Led by their leaders, Sharon Faliya Cham and Zara Gift Onyinye, the protesters Read More

Group demands stiffer measures against corruption

May 31, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Members of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) have demanded for the federal government of Nigeria to redouble its effort in fighting corruption. They made this demand Thursday in Abuja during a public integrity debate competition organized by the group for students of tertiary institutions, which was aimed at sensitizing members of the public on the dangers Read More

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law, the `Not Too Young To Run Bill’

May 31, 2018 Online Editor 0

While signing the bill, the president, on a lighter mood, ‘appealed’ to young people to defer their presidential ambition till after the 2019 general elections. It would be recalled that President Buhari had on Tuesday in his Democracy Day broadcast, pledged to sign the bill. The bill was passed by the National Assembly in July 2017 to alter Sections 65, Read More

NGO charges youth to be good ambassadors

May 31, 2018 Adeola Tukuru 0

Nigerian youths has been charged to be of good ambassadors wherever they find themselves as they are a vessel that makes up the heart of Africa. This charge was given by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) at it just concluded “I AM A NIGERIAN Conference 2018” in Abuja. The convener, Project One Production (POP), Mrs. Abisayo Busari Akinnadeju, also charged them Read More

Political deception: Who is at risk?

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

During campaign rallies many promises are made by candidates contesting a particular position, but the question is, does the candidate fulfi l his campaign promises after being elected? Many people go into politics not because they want to be agents of development but to steal public funds. Political deception has led to the downfall of many political parties as well Read More

Rep Bala Ikara, it’s time to take a bow

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The 2019 general election is around the corner and politicians have been making preparation, consultation, scheming or distortion of agreement to remain in power. In Ikara/ Kubau federal constituency of Kaduna state, crisis is brewing in the APC. The member, House of Representatives, Yusuf Bala Ikara, insisted to contest for the third term against a gentleman agreement reached between the Read More

Niger state: Democracy at its best

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The state which housed the three hydro power stations is being positioned for greater developmental strides by the government of Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. Democracy is working in Niger state, the state governor has spread development across the state, no zone or local government is left out. Abubakar Sani Bello, popularly call Lolo, is an Read More

The organic evolution of Nigeria into a nation, by Majeed Dahiru

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As Nigeria marks the milestone of nineteen uninterrupted years of successive civil democratic rule [the longest in its history], Nigerians are divided about the very relevance of politics in the economic lives of the citizens. However, all sides of the debate are unanimous in their conviction that democratic rule has not lived up to its promise of individual and collective Read More

Bolt trains with Norwegian top-flight side

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is training with Norwegian top-fl ight football team Stromsgodset. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, is scheduled to play a training match against Norway Under19s in his week at the club. Bolt, the 100m and 200m world record holder, has already trained with Borussia Dortmund and South African club Sundowns this year. “Maybe a club will see Read More

Ekong wins ‘Big Bull Rice Man of the Match Award’

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

TGI Group, the official Food Sponsor of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, through its locally produced rice brand, Big Bull Rice, has rewarded William Troost-Ekong, the team’s defender, for putting up an outstanding performance at the farewell friendly between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Leopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ekong who scored Nigeria’s goal in a one-all draw Read More

Rohr drops Agbo, Lokosa, two others

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has dropped four players from his World Cup-bound squad. However, Moses Simon is currently nursing a thigh injury and will be out of action for at least three weeks, will be travelling with the team, according to team sources. Dropped from the squad are Standard Liege defender Uche Agbo, Bulgaria-based Stephen Eze, Dele Ajiboye of Read More

Saraki: These Eagles are role models, best-organized ever

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

President of the Senate of the Federal Republic, Distinguished Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday night described the present crop of Super Eagles as the best –organized ever, as he bade them farewell to the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia. At a brief but gorgeous event inside the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria’s number three man and leading Read More

2018 FIFA World 018 FIFA World Cup special: up special: Mikel Obi ikel Obi leads 25 eads 25 Eagles to agles to London

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Skipper Mikel John Obi was joined on the chartered fl ight from Abuja to London on Wednesday afternoon by deputy skipper Ogenyi Onazi, defender Kenneth Omeruo, pacy winger Ahmed Musa and 21 other players as the Super Eagles headed for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. There will be stop-overs in London and Austria. Mikel, Onazi, Omeruo and Musa all Read More

Company tackles Osun over N1.3bn debt

May 31, 2018 Lateef Dada. Osogbo 0

A construction firm, Sammya Nig. Ltd., has tackled Osun state government for allegedly refusing to pay a debt of N1.3 billion owed the company. The company which is piqued by the attitude of the state government over the debt described the sealing of its company by Osun State Internal Revenue Task Force as “persecution and embarrassment.” The company, in a Read More

Zaria monarch commends FG on NITT board appointment

May 31, 2018 Moh Bello Habib. Zaria 0

Emir of Zazzau and Chairman, Kaduna State Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has lauded the federal government on the appointment of Mr Olorogu John Onojeharho as Chairman, Governing Council of the Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria. The Emir made the commendation when management of the Institute led by the chairman paid him a courtesy visit Read More

Group congratulates Nigerians, extols Buhari

May 31, 2018 Baba Yusuf .Abuja 0

The Grassroots Mobilisers for Buhari (GMB) has commended Nigerians and the presidency for the modest achievements recorded in the last three years of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration under the leadership of Maigaskiya Muhammadu Buhari. The commendation was given in a congratulatory message made available to newsmen by the National Matron of the group, Hajiya Fatima Mohammed Goni (Mama Read More

Ortom’s aide resigns, may join Benue gov’ship race

May 31, 2018 Daniel Agbo .Makurdi 0

Senior Special Assistant to Benue state Governor on Politics, Mr. Boniface Ortese, yesterday resigned his position to join the Benue governorship race. Governor Samuel Ortom had recently asked his appointees wishing to contest for political positions in the 2019 general election to resign on or before May 29 or be sacked. Ortese served in Ortom’s administration as Executive Secretary, State Read More

Taking our democracy to the next level, by VICTORIA NGOZI IKEANO

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria on Tuesday celebrated Democracy Day which started in 1999 when the military junta handed over power to a civilian regime after decades of jackboot military regimes. This is the 4th Republic, so called to designate the intervening periods when we had interruptions from the military in our political system. The first republic – a political system withelected representatives – Read More

I will challenge Buhari, others in 2019, Elishama declares for presidency

May 31, 2018 Online Editor 0

Ahead of 2019 presidential election, a woman, Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh, has declared to contest against the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential aspirants who have made their intentions known. To realise her ambition, the presidential aspirant is therefore seeking nomination as the presidential flag-bearer of the Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN). While declaring officially on Thursday in Read More

Establish peace institute in states, activist urges FG

May 31, 2018 Oyibo Salihu .Lokoja 0

A human rights activist and Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR), Mr Abdul Miliki, has called on states to replicate the federal government’s Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution to promote peace and mediate in conflict situations. Miliki, who made the call while interacting with newsmen in Lokoja yesterday, said the institute would also be mandated Read More

Senate replies Jega: Name names or shut up

May 31, 2018 Taiye Odewale .Abuja 0

The Senate yesterday fi red back at the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, over his allegation that some members of the National Assembly were notorious bribe-seekers, asking him to “name names or shut up.” Specifically, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the allegation from the former INEC boss was an embarrassment to Read More