Concerned Catholics demand Lalong’s suspension

August 12, 2022 Emeka Nze Abuja 0

Concerned Catholics in Nigeria have called for the suspension of Plateau state governor Simon Bako Lalong for dragging the name of Pope into local politics that has nothing to do with the Church. The group canvassed that Lalong should be punished for bringing the name of Pope and the Catholic Church to disrepute while giving his reasons for accepting to Read More

FG provides interventions to flood victims in Jigawa

August 12, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The federal government has flagged off the distribution of relief materials to flood victims, who lost most of their farms and houses in Jigawa state. The distribution was flagged off on Thursday, at the Manpower Development Institute Dutse, by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Investment, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk. She said, “Upon receiving the news of Read More

Anxiety over Kenya presidential election results

August 12, 2022 Agency Report 0

Two days after Kenya’s general election, officials were yet to announce who is leading the presidential race in East Africa’s regional powerhouse, as confused citizens struggled to make sense of divergent tallies from the media in a nail-bitingly close race. Media houses are compiling results from images of forms that the election commission uploaded on to its website from more Read More

Paris Club refund: FG exposes governors

August 11, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami said Thursday that the $418 million deduction from the Paris Club refund was paid to consultants at the behest of the governors of the 36 states of the federation. Fielding questions from State House correspondents at the weekly media briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team in Read More

Mai Mala Buni chairs Blueprint lectures, awards August 16

August 11, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state would, Tuesday, August 16, 2022, chair the 2021 Blueprint Newspapers’ Impact Series/Awards ceremony scheduled to take place at the International Conference Centre Abuja. Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company, Malam Salisu Umar, who disclosed this Monday in a statement in Abuja, said the 17th Chief of Army Staff and former Minister of Read More

How 2023 population census can be accurate in Nigeria – Buhari

August 11, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said deployment of digital technology in the 2023 National Population and Housing Census was ensure effectiveness and more accuracy in the figures, while noting that Nigeria could rank third largest in the world by 2050, after China and India. Speaking at the national stakeholders’ summit on the 2023 Population and Housing Census held at Read More

2023: Datti and I, will give Nigerians required leadership – Obi

August 11, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, declared in Abuja Thursday that he and his running mate, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba – Ahmed, will give Nigerians visionary leadership they deserved if voted into office. Obi gave the assurance at leadership summit organised by coalition of support groups for his presidential ambition at the International Conference Centre. He said Read More

N6.7 trn oil subsidy: Reps furious as CBN fails to provide details, summons Emefiele

August 11, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

A special Ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives investigating the nation’s subsidy payments on petroleum products since 2013 to date, has expressed displeasure with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over its failure to provide it with details of the payment. The Hon. Almustapha Aliyu-led panel on Thursday further fumed on the failure of the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Read More

2023: Is Accord party the expected Third Force in Oyo?

August 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

BAYO AGBOOLA, in Ibadan writes that the emergence of Chief Adebayo Adelabu a former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as the governorship candidate of the Accord Party marks the coming of a third force in the Oyo state political landscape. Perception The public perception in Oyo state political landscape is that the Accord Party, on daily basis, Read More

Lalong on Muslim-Muslim ticket: As a Knight, Pope hasn’t told me to reject Tinubu’s campaign DG

Plateau state Governor and Director-General All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation Simon Lalong, has said as an ardent Catholic, the Pope never told him that accepting to lead the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket was wrong. The governor said this Wednesday in Abuja while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the Concerned Read More

Both Christians and Muslims underdeveloped Nigeria – Oshiomhole

August 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), tipped to play a prominent role in the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign, in this interview on Arise TV speaks on the Muslim-Muslim ticket, the APC campaign plans and why Tinubu will win the presidential contest. BODE OLAGOKE, monitored the interview. Excerpts Do you think your party stands a strong Read More

2023: Obasanjo backs Diaspora voting, wants NASS to amend laws

August 10, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has thrown his weight behind Diaspora voting in Nigeria, just as he makes case for the National Assembly to amend the relevant laws to make it possible for Nigerians in the Diaspora to Vote. Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit disclosed this in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja. The statement Read More

2023: Resign as VP candidate, Middle Belt Congress tells Shettima 

August 10, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Opposition to the emergence of the former governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima as the running mate of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu continued to swell on Wednesday as a socio-cultural organisation, Middle Belt Congress, urged him to resign. The organisation noted that his resignation would potentially save the party from impending Read More

Wike invites Gbajabiamila to commission Rivers legislative quarters

August 10, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike has invited the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila to commission the official residences of the members of the Rivers State House of Assembly. It was learnt, Wike personally wrote a letter to Gbajabiamila inviting the Speaker to commission the Legislative Quarters, built by his administration. The commissioning is billed for Read More

Muslim-Muslim ticket: Lalong opens up on DG campaign appointment

August 10, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state said Wednesday that as an ardent Catholic, the Pope has not told him that accepting to lead the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket was wrong. The governor said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the Concern Christians on the Plateau (CCP) that staged a rally Read More

2023: Atiku, Okowa best combination to salvage Nigeria – Group

August 10, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Atiku Haske Organisation has described the emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate and running mate respectively as the best combination to salvage Nigeria in 2023. The Coordinator of the Niger state chapter, of the organisation, Alhaji Aminu Sani Bello, made this known in a press statement made available Read More

In Kogi, ex-political office holders hail GYB on security 

August 9, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Coalition of Former Political Office Holders in Kogi state has commended Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state for steps taken to address insecurity challenges in the state. In a press statement made available to newsmen by the Spokesman of the Forum Hon. David Alfred-Dogwo said since the governor’s assumption of office six (6) years ago, his government has taken Read More

2023: Don’t overheat polity on Muslim-Muslim ticket, Alao warns 

August 9, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao has warned politicians against overheating the polity and set the country on fire with their utterances on the APC Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket. Alao gave the advice on Monday while reacting to a statement credited to Senator Ishaku Abbo  representing Adamawa North senatorial district purportedly posted Read More

Insecurity: Don predicts gloomy future for 2023 elections

August 9, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a University Lecturer and Director, Centre for Democratic Development, Research and Training, Zaria, Prof. Abubakar Siddique Mohammed has expressed fear that election may not hold in some parts of the country due to rising insecurity in the areas. He said the country is losing more territories to terrorists citing instances of such places as Read More

2023: INEC opens up on Lawan, Akpabio as senatorial candidates 

August 9, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied reports that it has yielded of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), by backdating documents  recognising Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and former Akwa Ibom state governor, Godswill Akpabio as senatorial candidates. In a statement on Tuesday, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Barrister Festus Okoye, said this Read More

Northern APC stakeholders protest, reject Lalong as campaign DG

August 9, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Thousands of stakeholders and supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the six north-central states, including the federal capital territory, on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest in Abuja over the appointment of Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, as the Director General of APC Presidential Campaign Council. The protesters under the aegis of APC North-Central stakeholders also marched to the Presidential Read More

Impeachment: Can lawmakers actualise threat against Buhari?

August 9, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Since the issuance of an ultimatum by opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari within which to address the lingering insecurity in the country, or face impeachment, it had been a frenzy of debate across the polity. JOSHUA EGBODO writes  Past unsuccessful moves  With the return of democratic governance in May 1999, it was seemingly a smooth Read More

2023: Group mobilises structure for Obi

August 9, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Obidient Ambassadors of Nigeria (OAN), a pressure group, Tuesday, said it was poised to mobilise structure for presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, ahead of the 2023 general elections. The National Chairman of OAN, Chief Vincent Ezewuzie, who disclosed this at inauguration of the Anambra State chapter of the group, said his group would raise a campaign Read More

2023: Amidst feud with predecessor, Ogun monarchs rolls out endorsement for Abiodun’s second term bid

August 8, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Royal fathers in Ijebuland on Monday unanimously endorsed Governor Dapo Abiodun for a second term in office.  Leading other monarchs, the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, said, “You have worked assiduously these past three years and three months and you have justified why you deserve a second term in office”. Oba Adetona spoke through his Read More

Lamido bags appointment in Buhari’s government 

August 8, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Muhammad Sabo Lamido to the Senate as Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts, for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission. In a letter addressed to President of the Senate, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, the President said Lamido was being nominated due to the death of Hassan Gambo, who occupied the position until his demise. Read More