APC chieftain dares Buhari, challenges dissolution of Oshiomole –led NWC in court

July 13, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Kalu Agu, has instituted a court action challenging the dissolution of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC). In the fresh suit, Agu, a Youth Leader of the party in Abia state, is challenging the powers of the National Executive Council (NEC) to sack the national leaders barely two Read More

APC will win Edo, Ondo guber – Caretaker Committee

July 12, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Despite crises rocking the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) in Edo and Ondo states ahead of gubernatorial elections coming up in the two states in September and November this year, assurance has been given for victories of candidates of the party in the two states.  The assurance was given by Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf (APC Taraba Central), while fielding questions Read More

Breaking: Umahi lifts suspension on conduct of LG elections amidst COVID-19 rising cases in Ebonyi

July 11, 2020 Editor 0

Ebonyi state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has directed the State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) to immediately commence activities for the conduct of the 2020 Local Government Elections in the State. In a statement made available to Blueprint Saturday, which was signed by the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters and Rural Development, Chief Barr. Samuel Okoronkwo, Umahi said the Read More

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Ajimobi’s death: As APC, PDP battle for Oyo…


The death of the former Governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, following COVID -19 related complications may have opened windows for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to score cheap political points ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes. The for Governor of Oyo state, Senator Isiaka Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, was born on December 16, 1949, to the Read More

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Edo/Ondo polls: Steer clear of rigging, CUPP warns politicians

July 10, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has warned political “buccaneers masquerading as democrats” to steer clear of Edo and Ondo states elections. The Chairman, Contact and Mobilization Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Rev Olusegun Peters, stated this in Abuja on Wednesday at the meeting of sub-committee on Contact and Mobilization. He said any attempt to manipulate the forthcoming Read More

I never received N4bn from Magu – Osinbajo

July 10, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described as “totally false and baseless” reports in certain sections of the digital media that he benefited from some of the loot recovered by embattled boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. Magu has been in police custody  after being  picked up from the streets of Abuja  Monday, July 6, 2020; and is being Read More

PDP declares purported Jigawa LGA caretaker committees illegal

July 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared the “purported composition and inauguration of unauthorised” caretaker committees of the party in 27 Local Governments Areas (LGAs) of  Jigawa state as illegal, null and void. The party made the declaration in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan urged members of the public to Read More

You can’t rig edo election, PDP mocks APC, Ize-Iyamu

July 9, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly plotting to use fabrications in a section of the media to arm-twist the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to manipulate the Edo state governorship election for their candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Thursday stated that “in Read More

Covid-19: INEC may bar voters from Nasarawa central by-election if… – REC

July 8, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the state Assembly Nasarawa central bye-election will be based on COVID- 19 guidelines.Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in the state, Dr. Uthman Ajidagba, stated this on Wednesday during a meeting with critical stakeholders in the electoral process in Lafia, the state capital. He also said eligible voters who do not Read More

Breaking: Deputy gov’s impeachment move tears Ondo assembly apart… deputy speaker, another lawmaker suspended

July 8, 2020 Editor 0

Crisis has continued to engulf Ondo state House of Assembly over plans by its lawmakers to impeach deputy governor Agboola Ajayi. Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon Irioju Ogundeji has become a political casualty after his colleagues suspended him and Hon Adewale Williams over alleged unruly behaviour. They were among those that kicked against against impeachment Read More

COVID-19: Disregard rumour of members’ infection, Reps tell Nigerians

July 8, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour making the rounds that some of its members were carrying the dreaded coronavirus without declaring their status. An online media publication on Tuesday said there had been panic in the National Assembly over reports of such infections, specifically indicating that about 50 members of the House of Representatives have Read More

APC didn’t prepare to rule Kwara – LG chairmanship aspirant

July 8, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Hon. Akeem Amao is a former governorship aspirant of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Kwara State. Also he served as the Senior Legislative Aide to the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. The Ojoku-born politician, who is a People Democratic Party (PDP) local government chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming local government election in Kwara state, in this interview Read More

Nasarawa: Almakura calls for unity among indigenes, parleys ex-lawmakers

July 7, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Senator representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Tuesday, stressed the need for unity and cooperation to move the state forward.Senator Al-Makura made the call while playing host to former members of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly (NSHA) in his Jabi Office, Abuja. Al-Makura, who was overwhelmed, thanked the former members for the visit, Read More

774,000 jobs: Minister surrenders, tenders apology to NASS… Keyamo adamant

July 7, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Apology came from the executive arm of government Tuesday to the National  Assembly on the lingering crisis over modalities for implementation of the 774,000 jobs proposed in the N10.8trillion revised 2020 budget under the Special Public Works Programme which had N52billion votes in the budget . The Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, made the apology during Read More

Ondo: PDP constitutes ward congresses electoral committee

July 7, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakarityau 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has approved  the nomination of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara as the Chairman of its Ward Congresses Electoral Committee for Ondo state governorship election. The National Organising Secretary of the party, Col Austin Akobundu (rtd), announced the approval in a statement issued in Abuja. The exercise has been scheduled to Read More

ADP members defect to PDP in Edo

July 7, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Many members of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) have also defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a few weeks after the defection of the Governor Godwin Obaseki from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP. The ADP defectors are from Egor, Ovia South West and Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo. The defections came as Edo Read More

Breaking: Ondo lawmakers set to axe deputy gov

July 7, 2020 Editor 0

Lawmakers at the Ondo state House of Assembly on Tuesday commenced impeachment process of deputy governor Agboola Ajayi. Ajayi who has been at loggerhead with governor Rotimi Akeredolu decamped from All Progressives Congress (APC) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDD). He is set to contest upcoming governorship seat in the state. Details loading…

COVID-19: FG issues new election guidelines ahead Edo, Ondo guber polls

July 6, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government Monday announced new guidelines for the conduct of elections in the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Director-General of the National Centre for Disease Control (MCDC) Dr Chike Ihekweazu, who made the announcement at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19, said political parties should use electronic media for campaigns. He said political parties Read More

Accommodate us to develop SE, Igbo in north begs governors

July 6, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some Igbo traders resident in the 19 northern states of the country have expressed readiness to relocate most of their enterprises to five South eastern states if given an opportunity by the governors from the geopolitical zone. Chief Shedrack Dimoha, the President General, Anambra State Indigenes Welfare Association (ASIWA), Kaduna branch, who disclosed this in an interview in Awka, the state Read More

Dirty war between NASS and Executive over Public Works

July 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last week, the National Assembly and the executive arm of government fired missiles at each other over modalities for recruitment of 774,000 youths into the Special Public Works Programme. Taiye Odewale recaps the crisis and possible way out. Succour for youth unemployment At the level of planning, both the Executive arm of government and the National Assembly , had as contained in the Read More