2023/ill health: Tinubu not for Olympics, Shettima slams critics

The immediate past governor of Borno state and serving federal lawmaker, Senator Kashim Shettima, has told those criticising the health condition of former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that the latter is not preparing for an Olympic game but Nigeria presidency.!! Asiwaju Tinubu had made his intention known publicly to contest 2023 presidential election when he met President Muhammadu Read More

About one year to 2023 polls: INEC waits, tension mounts over unsigned Electoral Bill

With barely one year to the 2023 general elections, Nigerians have continued to express worry over the continued delay in the signing of the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill 2021. More than any other thing, the delay has kept the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) waiting and guessing on how best to plan ahead of the 2023 general elections. President Read More

2023: Igbo in diaspora budgets N10 billion for presidency

January 17, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Monday said Igbo in diaspora have set aside N10 billion to support any candidate of Igbo extraction that will emerge for presidency in the 2023 general elections.  Speaking at a meeting with the president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima in Kaduna on Monday, Secretary General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Worldwide, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said he led Read More

Electoral Bill, Constitution review at front burner as NASS resumes

January 17, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Two major legislations that will be focused upon by both chambers of the National Assembly on resumption today, are the 2021 Electoral Bill and Report on Constitution Review. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Electoral bill  The required laws, rules and regulations inform of an Act, that will guide the conduct of the 2023 general elections when passed and assented to by the Read More

Breaking: PGF boss resigns over APC national convention controversy

January 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the division among the governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) over whether the national convention should hold or not, the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has resigned from the office. Blueprint gathered reliably that Sunday’s meeting of the APC governors deliberated on whether the Read More

2023: PDP governors set to meet in Port Harcourt

January 16, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have scheduled a meeting on Monday in Rivers, Port Harcourt to discuss “the state of the nation”.Director of the PDP Governors Forum, Hon CID Maduabum, who stated this in a statement, Sunday explained that the meeting will review the state of the states, the state of the nation and Read More

2023: VP gets boost with unveiling of Osinbajo, If Empowered…

January 16, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The speculated ambition of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s presidential ambition Sunday received further boost with the unveiling of Osinbajo, If Empowered… by the Identify the Right Leader (ITRL), is to be unveiled Monday. ITRL National Coordinator Temi Okesanjo  announced this in a statement, a copy of which was made available to Blueprint in Abuja. Osinbajo, If Empowered…, is a chronicle and impact assessment report Read More

Why we’re committed to Bayelsa senatorial road projects – Gov Diri

January 16, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has restated his administration commitment to construct and complete federal road projects in the state like the Central, East and West senatorial roads. Speaking in Ekeremor at the weekend shortly after inspecting the progress of work on the Bayelsa West senatorial road from Sagbama to Ekeremor, Governor Diri said the determination to construct the Read More

2023: Tinubu plays politics without bitterness- Makinde

January 16, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has declared that only the best is good enough at this particular time for Nigeria as a nation. Gov Makinde stated this in Ibadan on Saturday while receiving the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) National leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, into the Oyo State Government House, Agodi. The former governor of Lagos was on condolence visit Read More

You’re still living in stone age, Tinubu group fires back at Bode George

January 16, 2022 Uko Etim 0

Days after comments against the All Progressive Congress (APC) leader’s aspiration, Akwa Ibom state steering committee of Tinubu Support Group (TSG) has described Bode George as “primitive critic who still lives in stone age.” Recently George, who is a fomer deputy national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, had described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s declaration to contest for the office of Read More

2023: Leaders North must reject, vote for – Ex-INEC scribe

January 15, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Ahead of 2023, Northerners have been urged to reject corupt politicians currently seeking to buy power at all levels and vote for competent, honest and visionary candidates, who will not buy or steal power. Former Secretary of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and spokesman of Northern Elders Forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, who made the call on Saturday, said the Read More

Cubana Chief Priest gets political appointment

January 15, 2022 Editor 0

Popular socialite, Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest has been appointed Special Adviser on Social media and social events management to Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma. Part of his mandate, Blueprint gathered is to influence young people from Imo state to be empowered through social media. Shortly after receiving his appointment letter, Cubana Chief Priest through his Read More

2023 Presidency: Osinbajo, Tinubu’s supporters differ, North central lawmakers back Bello

  With lobbying and high level politicking ahead of 2023 general elections, supporters of both Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have continued to push for the presidential bids of their preferred candidates. While Tinubu has announced his intention to vie for the nation’s plum seat, Osinbajo, a commissioner under Tinubu when the latter was governor in Read More

Aisha Buhari, APC to host progressive women’s conference

January 13, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The First Lady of Nigeria, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, is set to host the first-ever National Progressive Women’s Conference in Abuja. Chairman, Media & Publicity Committee, APC National Women’s Conference, 2022, Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa, made this known in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja. According to the statement, several topics including gender inclusiveness in politics and greater role for women Read More

Osun guber: PDP clears Adeleke, Ogunbiyi, 4 others

January 13, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the July 16 Osun governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared all the six aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket. Chairman of the screening committee, former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Muhammed Adoke, gave this indication, Thursday while submitting the Committee’s report to PDP National Organising Secretary, Umaru Bature in his office. According to Adoke, Read More

Stop playing politics with religion, security, Marafa APC faction warns Matawalle

January 13, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa’s faction of the APC in Zamfara state has warned Governor Bello Matawalle to stop playing politics with religion and security in the overall interest of the state political struggle. A spokesperson for Mafara APC faction, Alhaji Bello Bakyasuwa Maradun gave the warning in a statement issued to Newsmen and made available to Blueprint in Gusau Read More

Electoral Bill: NASS bows to Buhari

January 13, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

  After feeble attempt in the Senate last year to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021, both chambers of the National Assembly are now ready to rework the bill, said Hon Ossai Nicholas Ossai. Hon Ossai who chairs the House Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements, stated this in Abuja Thursday while featuring Read More

Anambra: Chidoka, Ezekwesili, Otti, Odinkalu, others in Soludo’s governorship transition committee

January 13, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state Governor-Elect, Prof. Charles Soludo, Thursday, released the list of transition committee members, which according to him, would liaise with a team to be set up by the state government to ensure a seamless transition from March 17, 2022 when he takes over. According to a statement by Joe Anatune, Media Assistant to Soludo, the committee would be Read More

APC reveals plans ahead of national convention, clears air

January 13, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

    The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Wednesday denied what it described as ‘fake news’ in some quarters that the party had suspended process of its national convention till June 2022. The national leadership declared that its immediate task for now was to address and resolve contestations within the party, litigations, fallouts of recently conducted congresses and generally Read More

Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, June 1950 – January, 2022

January 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

BAYO AGBOOLA writes about the late Otunba Alao Akala former governor of Oyo state who died yesterday January 12, 2022. Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo state and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was born on the 3rd of June 1950, into the family of Opadoyin Alaat Ogbomoso in the Ogbomoso North Local Government Area Read More

Ekiti 2022: Why I will succeed Fayemi – Bamidele

January 12, 2022 Ojo Oladele 0

Ahead of the June 18 Ekiti gubernatorial poll, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has predicted that he would certainly emerge as next governor of the state based on the sacrifices he had made for the growth of democracy. Bamidele, who is a governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress Read More

2023: Tinubu best for Nigeria – Group

January 12, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

 Barely 24 hours after the declaration of his presidential ambition for 2023, a political interest group, Progressives Solidarity for Asiwaju (PSA) has described the former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the best material for the job. The group on Wednesday led by  its Director of Budget and Finance, Hon. Ibrahim Idris said their aim of drumming support for Read More

2023: Candidates must come from South East for Nigeria to be great again – SERG

January 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Pan-Igbo sociopolitical pressure organisation, the South East Revival Group (SERG), has said that if Nigeria has to be great again, the 2023 presidential candidates of all political parties in the country should come from the South East region. The SERG made the call in a statement signed by its President and National Coordinator, Chief Willy Ezugwu, on Wednesday in Abuja. Read More