Senate wants Melaye’s security aides restored

July 12, 2018 Taiye Odewale. Abuja 0

The Senate yesterday urged the federal government to restore Senator Dino Melaye’s security details. Senate’s resolution to this effect was sequel to a motion personally moved by Senator Melaye. Melaye, who anchored the motion on Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Rules, said since his security details were withdrawn from him shortly before his arrest on April 23 Read More

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Katsina Central group wants Barkiya to run for senate

July 12, 2018 Hamidu Sabo. Katsina 0

A coalition of 50 youth groups in Katsina have called on Engr. Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya to contest Katsina Central senatorial seat, to take the area to another level, saying his performance at FERMA will add colour to his mandate. the groups include, Katsina state Unity Association, Katsina Youth for Effective Leadership, Kofar Kwaya Multi Purpose Society, Katsina Young Farmers Association, Read More

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ADP disowns PDP-led merger, to lead another coalition

July 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has revealed plan to lead another coalition to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress. Addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, the National Chairman of the party, Engr. Yabaji Sani, described both PDP and APC as two sides of the same coin, adding that “it was a similar ragtag coalition that brought the Read More

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FEC okays N35.6bn roads, bridges

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N35.6 billion for construction of roads and bridges in some parts of the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja. He said N8.9 billion was approved by the Read More

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Buhari’s Laboured Opposition

Buhari not losing sleep over merger – Group

July 12, 2018 Chizoba Ogebche. Abuja 0

A pro-Buhari group, Noble Women Movement for Buhari and Osinbajo (NWM4BO), has declared that the Presidency is not losing sleep over the reported merger of 39 political parties in a bid to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress in 2019. The women group, in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Dr. Rachael Ahmadu, in Abuja described the merger Read More

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2019: Group drums support for Atiku

July 12, 2018 Adeola Tukuru. Abuja 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the United Support for Atiku (U.S.A) has called on Nigerians to support former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar for president, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed. The group further lamented that the present administration has been offering no solutions but excuses and the time-worn tactics of blame game. National Coordinator of USA, Ben Read More

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Restructuring, security SDP’s priority – Gana

July 12, 2018 Emeka Nze. Abuja 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has declared that if it wins presidential power in the forthcoming general election, its priority will be the restoration of peace, stability and security in the country. To this end, the party has promised the restructuring of the country, reconciliation of the people and devolution of powers among the federating units as cardinal to enabling Read More

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Flush out PDP elements in our govt, Oshiomhole tells Buhari

July 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has frowned at the presence of Peoples Democratic (PDP) elements in theMuhammadu Buhari administration, and therefore called for their sack. The party chair also described the recent coalition being led by the PDP and some aggrieved APC members as “a gathering of a million snails trying to outrun Read More

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kano public defenders

Contempt: Kano antigraft czar apologises over remarks

July 12, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and AntiCorruption Commission, Alhaji Muhuyi Magaji RiminGado yesterday apologised to the state High Court Judge, Justice Mohammed Yahaya, over disparaging remarks he made recently. Tendering the apology at a press briefing, Rimin-Gado said the recent altercation had soured the relationship between the Judiciary and the Commission, noting that “the judiciary does not need anticorruption Commission Read More

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Senate wants Adamu Ciroma immortalized

July 12, 2018 Taiye Odewale. Abuja 0

The Senate yesterday asked the federal government to immortalise the late former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN), Malam Adamu Ciroma by naming a national monument after him. The Senate resolution was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Mohammed Hassan (PDP, Yobe South) in which he formally informed his colleagues of the passing away of Ciroma on Read More

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FG urged to force ex-Heads of State to return looted funds

July 12, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

A former National Chairman of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Alhaji Abdulkarim Daiyyabu, has called on the federal government to probe the activities of former Heads of State, both civilian and military, with the aim of recovering funds found to be looted. Speaking at a public rally organised by the North-west Zonal headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Read More

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Anti-graft: Row in NASS over Executive Order

  -Senate alleges rights abuse of Dasuki, El-Zakzaky The continued detention of former National Security Adviser, Col. Dasuki Sambo, and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise known as Shi’ites, Malam Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, yesterday divided the Senate as the body commenced debate into alleged human rights violations and assaults on provisions of the 1999 Constitution by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Read More

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Emergence of rAPC, a challenge to Buhari

Parties denouncing coalition not known to us -CUPP

July 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

One of the major stakeholders in the recenly signed coalition and the National Chairman of the Peoples Progressives Alliance (PPA) Chief Peter Ameh, has said that some of the political parties denouncing membership of Coalition for United Political Parties (CUPP) were never part of the arrangement at all. Recall that about 20 political parties were reportedly disassociated theselves from the Read More

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Why I walked out of CUPP- ANN chair

July 11, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

National Chairman of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) has said he walked out of the meeting of Coalition for United Political Parties (CUPP) when he realised the gathering wasn’t what tne country needed to move forward. He, however assured that his party (ANN) will not go into any alliance with either the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) non main Read More

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Osun APC members reject zoning

July 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC)- the Development Advocacy Group (DAG)- yesterday in Osogbo staged a peaceful protest against the zoning of the party’s governorship ticket. The protesters insisted that whether Osun West Senatorial District which had repeatedly agitated for the ticket equally produced it or not, the people were not really concern about where the governorship Read More

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Senate to debate FG’s ‘constitutional breaches’

July 11, 2018 Taye Odewale .Abuja 0

The Senate yesterday resolved to debate allegations of constitutional and human rights violations by the federal government, following a motion sponsored by Senator David Umaru to that effect. Though the debate should have been conducted yesterday but because of the absence of the lead sponsor of the motion, Senator Umaru, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights Read More

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Madumere to Okorocha: I’m being persecuted

July 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Imo state Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, has denied any wrongdoing to warrant the impeachment notice served on him by the State House of Assembly on Tuesday. In a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Uche Onwuchekwa, Mr Madumere described the allegations levelled against him as embarrassing and an old ploy of calling a dog a bad name to hang Read More

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2019: Saraki pledges support for youth inclusion

July 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Senate President Bukola Saraki has pledged commitment to involvement of young people in the political process ahead of the 2019 election. Saraki gave the pledge when he conferred with members of the New Nigeria 2019 Movement led by Moses Siasia at his residence in Abuja. The meeting discussed issues bordering on the nation’s current leadership selection model and challenges around Read More

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MoU will promote unity govt, restructure – Ikimi

The Memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 38 other political parties is intended to promote unity government, restructure Nigeria and promote acceptable core national values. This was disclosed by Chief Tom Ikimi when he unveiled the grand alliance of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) where a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Read More

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Ekiti: NSCDC deploys 19,997 personnel

July 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Muhammadu, has ordered the deployment of 19,997 personnel, Mobile Surveillance Vehicles and Sniffer Dogs for Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state. The directive is contained in a statement by the Corps Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Okeh, in Abuja yesterday. Mr Okeh reported the commandant-general as giving the order while Read More

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Deployment of 30,000 police to Ekiti makes no sense – Senate

July 11, 2018 Taiye Odewale .Abuja 0

Senate yesterday condemned the federal government for deploying 30,000 police officers and men for the governorship election coming up in Ekiti this coming Saturday while killings of innocent Nigerians continue unabated across the country. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah (APC Kebbi South) said it did not make any sense for the Nigeria Police Read More

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Lagos Assembly reconstitutes committees

July 11, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

Months after the dissolution of its standing committees, Speaker of Lagos state Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has announced the reconstitution of the committees of the House. Announcing the new committees during plenary yesterday, Obasa revealed that while he would head the Selection Committee, the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Rotimi Abiru, would be the Chairman of the Read More

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Imo Assembly begins impeachment process against deputy governor

July 11, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi .Abuja 0

Imo state Assembly yesterday commenced impeachment proceedings against the state Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, accusing him of gross misconduct. Madumere had fallen out of favour with Governor Rochas Okorocha over succession to the governorship seat next year when Okorocha will end his second term. Okorocha, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governor, is backing his in-law, Uche Nwosu, against Madumere who Read More

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Group: Dogara’s camp responsible for Bauchi APC crisis

July 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A group under the aegis of Bauchi Youths for Good Governance has blamed the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and his supporters for the lingering crisis rocking the ruling party in the state. The group specifically lashed at Dogara for generating the issues between Governor Muhammed Abdullahi Abubakar of the state and the Speaker’s rivalry gang. Chairman of the Read More

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I’ll rebuild Kano on accountability – Guber aspirant

July 11, 2018 Bashir Mohammed .Kano 0

A gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, Abdulkadir A. Yusuf, has said he has decided to join the race for Kano Government House in order to build a solid foundation of trust, honesty, accountability and integrity. Speaking at the presentation of letter of intent to the leadership of the party in Kano yesterday, Yusuf said he was Read More

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