Lazy youth’s comment: Frank begs Buhari to apologise

April 21, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has begged President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise to the nation’s youth for saying that the country’s “young population are lazy, but want free things.” According to him, the government has not given the youth opportunity to serve, hence no need to de-market them at an international event Read More

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Aregbesola makes U-turn on workers’ posting battle

April 21, 2018 Lateef Dada. Osogbo 0

Osun state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has surrendered to pressure from two of the state workers to rescind his order for their redeployment. The posting of two members of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, OSBC, had recently generated reactions and condemnation of government by lovers of the two staff , forcing the state government to rescind its decision. The affected persons, Read More

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NASS invasion, mace snatching evidence of failed state – MASSOB

April 21, 2018 Okey Chris. Awka 0

The Comrade Uchenna Maduled Movement for Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has expressed happiness over the sudden invasion and seizure of the mace, the symbol of authority in the Senate by political thugs. The pro-Biafra group, in a statement released by its National Director of Information, Comrade Edeson Samuel, described the incident as evidence that Nigeria is Read More

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Sen Wamakko commissions electricity projects in 20 communities

April 21, 2018 Sidi A. Umar 0

  Chairman, Northern Senators Forum, representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has commissioned the repaired electricity supply line to 20 communities in Gumbi district of Wamakko local government in Sokoto state. In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani, and made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Friday, stated that Read More

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2019: 42 parties forms alliance to unseat Buhari

April 21, 2018 Emeka Nze 0

  A coalition of 42 political parties, under the aegis of Committee of Concerned Political Parties have declared that it would present a presidential flag bearer in the 2019 general elections with a view of winning the election. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, chairman of the 42 registered political parties, Dr Onwubuya Breakforth, stated that 22 parties started the formation Read More

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Trust, respect and Nigerians

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

This week, President Muhammadu Buhari, speaking like a President should, said to Nigerians that their confidence in his administration is well placed, respected and will not be abused. The President spoke in London while receiving the Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation led by Mr Charles Efe Sylvester. “We will do our best to justify your trust in us, and that confidence Read More

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Mixed reactions trail Buhari’s statement to Theresa May

April 19, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

During a visit to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari told her that he is more interested in the economic emancipation and security of Nigerians than in the 2019 general elections. PAUL OKAH seeks the views of Nigerians on this assertion. There are lack of jobs in Nigeria I view N-power, which is called “youth Read More

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Fayemi deceiving himself – Olusola, Crossfire

April 19, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Deputy Governor of Ekiti state, Prof Kolapo Olusola has described the comment attributed to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, as empty boasts. Speaking through the Director General of Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation, Mr Bisi Kolawole, Olusola said the PDP would prefer the emergence of Fayemi as APC flag bearer for a fair contest. For us Read More

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Ekiti 2018: APC’ll defeat, jail Fayose – Fayemi, Crossfire

April 19, 2018 Patrick Andrew . Abuja 0

Former Governor of Ekiti state, who is the curent Minister of Steel and Solid Minerals Development, and gubernatorial aspirant, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will defeat Governor Ayodele Fayose-led PDP in the July 14 poll and ensure that he goes to jail afterwards. PATRICK ANDREW brings excerpts: “They said the June 21 governorship poll Read More

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How we’ll restructure Nigeria – Adoba

April 19, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Onwe Jacob Jackson Gezy (aka Angel Agila Adoba) is a 1988 Language and Linguistics 1988 graduate of the University of Calabar. Adoba, an English language teacher of many years standing, plans to rule Nigeria in 2019. He speaks with AGI ONDA and PATRICK ANDREW. Excerpts: The push to rule Nigeria I really want to run for the highest office of Read More

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Police returns Senate’s Stolen Mace

April 19, 2018 Taiye  Odewale, Abuja  0

Barely 24hours after the Upper legislative chamber lost its symbol of Authority (Mace) to hoodlums who invaded the chamber Wednesday, the Nigeria Police has  retrieved and returned the mace to the Senate . The return of the stolen mace to the Senate was carried out by Deputy Inspector General of Police ( DIG) in charge of operations , Habila Joshaq Read More

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FG trains fresh 60 ex-militants on fish farming in Edo

As part of efforts geared towards re-integrate and reduced unrest in the Niger Delta region, the federal government under its Amnesty Programme has trained 60 exmilitants from the oil producing communities in Edo and Delta states on fish farming. The ex-agitators were taking through the process of entrepreneurship skills, fish processing, breeding and feed production. The federal government had handed Read More

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How NSCDC arrests 8 B/Haram members, prosecutes 100 vandals – CG

April 18, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has narrated how his agency arrested about eight Boko Haram members and prosecuted 100 vandals between January 2018 till date. Speaking when he received participants of course 40/2018 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, led by AVM HC Okpala, he Read More

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APC Crisis: Oyegun, the sacrificial lamb

The controversies surrounding tenure elongation for all national officers of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had enjoyed considerable public discourse for some weeks until Presidential fiat offered those seemingly favoured, both the carrot and the stick. In this article, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU, adduces reasons why Chief John Oyegun may have been sacrificed for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu The birth of Read More

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Autonomy ‘ll strengthen LGs – Saraki

April 18, 2018 Moses John. Abuja 0

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has commended the Kwara State House of Assembly and other eight states that passed the bill on Local Government Autonomy, saying their action would deepen democracy. Saraki, who spoke at a meeting with the leadership of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), led by its National President, Comrade Ibrahim Khalil, Read More

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PDP guber: Kwara youths endorse Ajia

Youths in Kwara state have endorsed a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim Ajia, as their consensus governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections. The youths, who praised the passage of Not Too Young to Run Bill by the National Assembly, said the bill has provided the enabling environment for members of the younger generation to Read More

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Adamawa SDP crisis: My suspension exercise in futility –Bello

April 18, 2018 Muazu Abari. Yola 0

A former member of the House of Representatives and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Adamawa state, Hon. Emmanuel Bello, has dismissed his alleged suspension by the state chapter of the party, describing it as illegal. The former All Progressives Congress (APC) member, who defected early this year to the SDP, further said the so-called suspension by the Read More

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Senators may soon lose jobs over herdsmen’s killings – Ekweremadu

April 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday said Senators may lose their jobs if they fail to stop the killings across the country. Ekweremadu, who spoke during plenary, charged his colleagues to find a solution to the killings even if it meant shutting down the National Assembly in order for lawmakers to deliberate with the executive. The lawmaker also asked Read More

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State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has knocked President Muhammadu Buhari over his incessant complaints about what his predecessors failed to do, saying “only a leader like Buhari that lacked competence enjoys playing blame game. The Governor, who slammed President Buhari’s economic policies, claimed that the APC-led federal government is challenged want of knowledge and visionary leadership needed to steer the Read More

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Ekiti 2018: APC warns aspirants on hate speeches, unruly conduct

Ahead of the May 5 primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, the party has advised aspirants to make their campaigns issued based, and devoid of calumny and hate speeches. The party said any aspirant involving in blackmail or hate campaigns as a means of attracting members will be disciplined in accordance with the provision of the Read More

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APC accuses Wike, PDP of arming gunmen

April 18, 2018 Patrick Andrew . Abuja 0

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday accused Governor Nyesom Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring gunmen to attack its members in the state. The party claimed that the Governor and the ruling partyPDP- had especially since 2015 general elections been responsible for the “spate of killings and violence that have bedevilled Rivers Read More

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Extortion rocks Atiku Campaign Organisation

April 18, 2018 Patrick Andrew . Abuja 0

The presidential aspiration of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, may be threatened following allegation of extortion of various support groups by an unnamed official in the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation. Blueprint scooped from impeccable sources that an official from the campaign organisation had over the weekend convened a meeting with many support groups where a fee N10,000 each was imposed Read More

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Rep urges protection for Tiv in Nasarawa

April 18, 2018 Mohammed Yangida. Lafia 0

A member representing Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Architect Mohammed Jafaru-Ibrahim, has appealed to the Nasarwa State government and security outfits to put in more efforts to secure lives and properties of Tiv people in Nasarawa. Jafaru-Ibrahim, who urged for permanent resolution of the differences between farmers and herdsmen in the state, made the appeal when he Read More

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Stolen Mace: Senate resumes  Plenary, says act treasonable 

April 18, 2018 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The troubled Senate has described the action of the hoodlums which broke into its hallow chambers and forcefully  take away its mace as an act of treason geared towards attempting to overthrow an arm of the government . The upper legislative chamber in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi ( APC Niger North), says it will not Read More

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Leave Senator Adamu alone, group tells Senate

April 18, 2018 Mohammed Yangida. Lafia 0

The North Central Media Support Group for Buhari has urged the leadership of the Senate to direct its energy towards nation building and leave Senator Abdullahi Adamu and members of Pro -Buhari group alone. A statement signed by the National Coordinator of the group, Ahmed Tukur, and made available to newsmen yesterday in Lafia, said that the activities of Senator Read More

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