Anambra guber: I’ll win, Ubah boasts

October 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

One of the contenders in the coming gubernatorial election in Anambra state, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has boasted that he will win. Ubah who spoke after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from the Baze University said in terms of popularity and general good will from Anambarians across the three senatorial districts in the state, he is far ahead of Read More

Court bars vice chair, Reps member from voting in PDP’s convention

October 23, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

Edo State High court sitting in Benin City has restrained the National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, and the member representing Oredo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, from participating in the  party’s convention scheduled for October 30, and 31, 2021. The court also barred the Edo state secretary of the party, Read More

Do not restrict INEC on technology, Yakubu tells NASS

October 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the National Assembly not to  restrict INEC on usage of technology in the 2023 general elections by way of provisions in the electoral Act being worked upon.Professor Yakubu made the appeal on Thursday in Abuja at the retreat held by the harmonization committees of Read More

Borno APC youth urge Zulum to withdraw statement

October 21, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Some youth in Borno state under the umbrella of Borno All Progressives Congress (APC) Youths Vanguard, have reacted to the utterances attributed to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Monday where he described them as ‘miscreants’ and blaming them for their recent conduct as agents of security forces against peace and stability in Maiduguri metropolis. The group Wednesday urged the governor, Read More

2023: SWAGA inaugurates factional APC exco

October 21, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

As the race to the 2023 general elections draws near, former Minister of Works and National Chairman, Southwest Agenda for Tinubu presidential ambition codenamed SWAGA 2023, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has disclosed that 16 All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are now covertly ensuring the realisation of the presidential aspiration of the former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The group, Read More

Anambra guber: INEC publishes notice of polls

October 21, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday said it has published the notice of poll at its state and all the local government offices in Anambra state. According to INEC yesterday in a statement by National commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, this is in line with Section 46 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). Read More

Oyo PDP: One party, two chairmen, exco

October 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BAYO AGBOOLA in Ibadan reports that the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congresses in Oyo state resulted in the emergence of two chairmen for the two different factions, one controlled by Governor Seyi Makinde and the other by former Majority Leader the House of Representatives, Hon Mulikat Adeola . To underscore that all is not well with the PDP, Governor Makinde Read More

Anambra 2021: ZLP candidate fires warning shot at politicians

October 21, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Anambra state November 6 poll, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, has warned politicians in the state against compromising the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a credible election. Okonkwo, who spoke in a press conference at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, after a town hall meeting, and presentation of research Read More

APC congress: Muslim-Muslim ticket in Adamawa is possible – Aziz Nyako

October 21, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

 Commodore Abdulaziz Murtala Hammanyero Nyako (rtd), the senator who had represented Adamawa Central zone, has reiterated that a Muslim-Muslim ticket is very possible despite the ethno-religious diversity of Adamawa state.  Citing Niger and Kaduna states where the governors and deputies are Muslims, he warned that if Christians in Adamawa state are not careful, the same fate will befall them. Speaking Read More

2023: Women leading with over 3,000 in PVCs registration – Kwara REC

October 21, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kwara state, Garba Attahiru Madami, said in Ilorin that women have outnumbered their male counterparts in the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), registrarion excercise in Kwara state.Madami, however, expressed reservation that the idea of having woman president in the country remains a mirage because women were never in support of one of them.The REC stated this Read More

Lawan hails Gowon at 87

October 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with former Head of State, His Excellency, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) on the occasion of his 87th birthday. Lawan in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday , joined the family, friends and numerous well-wishers of the former Nigerian leader in celebrating his good health and long life. He said: “General Gowon Read More

Senate slams NBRI over poor revenue generation

October 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate’s Commitee on Science and Technology slammed  the Nigeria Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) on Wednesday for generating  only N18 million  in the 2021 fiscal year which is less than 10% of N49billion budgetary allocation.   Chairman of the committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife (PDP Anambra Central), while accessing the agency’s 2021 budget implementation and 2022 projections, said it Read More

Buhari commends Erdogan as Nigeria, Turkey sign agreements on energy, mining, defence

October 20, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja praised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for opening his country’s borders to accommodate millions of refugees in dire need of humanitarian support. Speaking at a joint press conference on the occasion of the official visit of the Turkish leader to Nigeria, the President said his Turkish counterpart has set an example to the rest Read More

PDP convention: Battle for presidential ticket

October 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) national convention slated for 30th and 31st October draws closer, it is becomes clearer that the battle is not just about who becomes  members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), rather about who flies the party’s ticket in 2023 presidential election. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes Ugwuanyi’s zoning arrangement unsettles aspirantsThe Chairman of PDP Zoning Read More

Adamawa APC crisis deepens as group petitions over Yola South congress

October 20, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

A coalition of All Progressives Congress (APC) youth in Adamawa state has petitioned national secretariat in Abuja over the party’s congress in Adamawa South. The crisis has deepened to the extent of calling the attention of Governor Mai-Mala Buni who is the caretaker chairman of the party to act fast in order to save the party from collapse.The letter which Read More

PDP will reclaim lost grounds in 2023 – Nnamani

October 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP Enugu East), has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party will reclaim its lost grounds in the 2023 general elections. Indications to this effect according to Nnamani in a personally signed statement, reflected in the matured and very strategic decision taken by the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led committee on zoning of key party offices ahead of 2023. “Governor Read More

Anambra: My administration ‘ll end segregation against non indigenes, secure lives, properties – Ozigbo

October 20, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Anambra State November 6 poll, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, has said his administration would end all forms of discrimination against non indigenes if elected. Ozigbo, who disclosed this while addressing over 1000 non-indigenes of Anambra state in Awka after endorsing his aspiration to govern the state, stated that his government believed on Read More

Breaking: PDP top shot quits, joins APC

October 19, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The deputy state Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, Alhaji Umaru Amale, the party’s assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others on Tuesday defected to All Progressives Congress (APC). Receiving former PDP officials in Damaturu, the state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention, Mai Mala Buni, said they should be part of the movement to salvage Read More

Lagos: My emergence in line with APC constitution, Tugbobo insists

October 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  Factional chairman of the Lagos state All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Beatrice Omotayo Tugbobo, has stated that the congress through which she emerged was conducted in line with the party’s constitution. According to Tugbobo in a telephone conversation with Blueprint, the party  constitution stipulates that the congress can be held by consensus arrangement or election. She said, “According to the constitution Read More

2023: Alao- Akala ‘ll foster unity in Oyo APC – Party chieftain

October 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain,  United Kingdom chapter, Prince Yomi Oke, has called on leaders and members of the party to join hands with the Chairman of APC Elders Advisory Committee in Oyo state, in repositioning and rebuilding the party.Prince Oke in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan said Otunba Alao-Akala and other APC stakeholders in Oyo state Read More

2023: Ohanaeze insists on president of Igbo extraction

October 19, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has lent their voice to the calls for Nigerian president of Igbo extraction come, 2023. Many prominent Igbos and political leaders of late have been making the clarion call that Ndigbo should be given the opportunity to produce Nigeria’s president.  Even Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, had at one occasion or the other pointed out that now Read More