Will pre-national convention hiccups break APC?

June 20, 2018 Patrick Andrew. Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) from the onset was a child of necessity, a kind of special project packaged by strange bed fellows specifically to wrestle power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose reign of 16 years had been largely marked by recurrent impunity, arrogance and absence of the rule of law. Our Politics Editor, PATRICK ANDREW, x-rays thorny Read More

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INEC declares position on party merger, defection

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Mutiu Agboke, has said that defection by politicians is in order within the ambit of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines. Agboke said this yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. He said that the commission also had no restriction against two or more political parties Read More

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600 ex-Reps endorse Nwogu as APC National Organising Scribe

June 20, 2018 Bode Olagoke .Abuja 0

Ahead of the Saturdays national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), no fewer than 600 former members of the House of Representatives caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed their colleague, Hon. Chidi Nwogu, for the position of the National Organising Secretary of the party. Spokesperson of the group, Hon. Nze Chidi Duru, told newsmen Read More

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APC only party that appreciates youths

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has declared that the All Progressives Congress(APC) is the only party that appreciates the youth in the country. Bello, who spoke in Ado-Ekiti yesterday at the mega rally in support of Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s governorship aspiration, used himself as an under-40 governor as an example and therefore urged Ekiti State to vote for the APC Read More

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Why I didn’t perform under Obasanjo – Atiku

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has explained why he performed below expectation the last time he was in government as a Vice President. Atiku also said that anyone with evidence that he stole or built his investment on public funds should come forth with such.Why I didn’t perform under Obasanjo – Atiku The former Vice President said that Nigerian constitution Read More

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Kwara 2019: PDP can’t win elections with divided house, says Ajia

A gubernatorial hopeful under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, Muhammed Ajia ,yesterday charged members of the party to close ranks and forged a common front for the party ahead of 2019 general elections. He lamented that the ‘rancour ‘and internal wrangling within the PDP in the state, would not do the party any good Read More

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REC laments 73,109 unclaimed PVCs in Edo

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Edo State, Dr. Emmanuel Alex Hart, yesterday decried what he termed high number of Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) by residents in Edo State. Hart said: “out of the 78, 398 PVCs sent to Edo State for collection, only 5,289 have been collected as at June 11, 2018. The REC who disclosed this when he paid Read More

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Party to sue INEC over disqualification of candidate

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

One of the political parties jostling for the governorship of Ekiti state in the July 14, Providence Peoples Congress (PPC) has threatened a legal action against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for disqualifying its candidate. The party handed the threat when it addressed newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Monday, accusing INEC of disqualifying and expunging the Read More

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Ekiti 2018: Tinubu, others urge residents to vote out PDP

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, yesterday charged voters in Ekiti State to collect their permanent voter cards and vote out the Ayo Fayose-led Peoples Democratic Party. The Asiwaju spoke at the mega rally of the APC candidate for the governorship election, Kayode Fayemi, held in Ado Ekiti, he led other national leaders including Vice Read More

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Windstorm: Buhari sends delegation to Bauchi

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to lead a federal government delegation immediately to Bauchi state in the aftermath of the windstorm which destroyed an estimated 1, 505 houses mainly in the state capital. Eight persons have been confirmed dead while 120 others have various degrees of injury. Azare, another major town was struck Read More

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FG commended on TSA, Ease of Doing Business

June 20, 2018 Chuks Nweze .Enugu 0

The federal government has been lauded for coming up with the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) initiative. A university lecturer, Prof. Aja Akpuru Aja, who gave the thumbs up, said the initiatives have been achieving the desired results since APC government came up with the initiatives. Akpuru-Aja, a formal Directing Staff in the National Read More

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Polio: Ganduje gets development partners’ clean bill

June 20, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

A cluster of development partners supporting Kano state government in the eradication of polio, resulting in making Kano a polio free enclave in the last three years, has commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for achieving the feat. The commendation was contained in a speech delivered by the representative of Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Dr Suleiman Adamu, who spoke on Read More

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Muslim community urges FG to support ranching

June 20, 2018 Daniel Agbo .Makurdi 0

The Muslim community in Benue has called on the federal government to deepen its support for ranching of livestock, especially cattle as earlier endorsed by the National Economic Council (NEC). The Islamic body made the call yesterday at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el Fitr homage on Governor Samuel Ortom. Leader of the delegation Read More

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Presidential aspirant to Buhari: Step down for me

June 20, 2018 Eleojo Idachaba .Abuja 0

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Christmas Akpodiete, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to step down for him to be the sole candidate of the party in the 2019 presidential polls. Akpodiete, who made the appeal in Abuja yesterday while officially declaring his intention to run for the office, commended Buhari and Read More

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Only restructuring can rescue Nigeria – Atiku

June 20, 2018 Joy Emmanuel .Yenagoa 0

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has insisted that Nigeria must restructure if the country would achieve the desired unity and development being craved by the citizenry. Speaking in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital during a consultation visit to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, the Waziri of Adamawa said, “You all know, I have been an advocate of restructuring,” while calling on Read More

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Aggrieved PenCom staff petition SGF

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Some newly recruited staff of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM), whose assumption of duty was put on hold by the Commission since May 2017 have petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, asking him to intervene in their case. The group in a letter signed by Mustapha Sadiq and Ismail Gazali dated March 8, 2018, Read More

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Panel recovers Agura Hotels for NPA

June 20, 2018 Bode Olagoke .Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, of his support and non-interference, in line with the policy of his administration. In a statement released at the weekend by panel’s head of media, Lucie-Ann Laha, said the President gave this assurance recently while receiving updates on the Panel from its chairman, Chief Read More

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IOCs treat Labour issues with contempt – NUPENG

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

President of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Comrade Williams Akporeha, chatted journalists during the just concluded International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on issues affecting the union. MOSES JOHN who attended the conference brings the details. Struggle against exploitation The status of NUPENG as a trade union in terms of membership, financial capacity and Read More

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12m nomination forms: APC has lied again – PDP youth leader

June 20, 2018 Emeka Nze Abuja 0

Peoples Democratic Party has stated that its guidelines neither demanded N12 million for nomination forms, nor barred aspirants below the age of 40 from vying for elective offices. The party which accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of propagating such lies added that as a law abiding party it would not contravene relevant sections of the Electoral Act No. 6 Read More

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Bello urged to embrace Audu’s family

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, has been urged to embrace the political family of the Late Prince Abubakar Audu in moving the state forward. Leader of the family, Prince Yahaya Audu, made the call at the 40th Day Prayer in honour of the matriarch of the family, Hajiya Zainab Audu, who died on May 3, this year. Leading the prayer Read More

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nPDP: ‘APC’ll pay for ignoring us’

June 20, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

The defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) political bloc in the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it was not aware of any decision by the Presidency to ignore their complaints. There were speculations in the media yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari might have decided to call the bluff of members of the nPDP and to ignore their threat Read More

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Buhari signs 2018 budget today, puts off FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 Appropriation Bill into Law tomorrow at noon. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. The statement said the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting would not hold today due to the Eid el-Fitr holidays on Friday and Monday, Read More

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FG to End Farmers, Herders’Crisis

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government has presented a plan to permanently solve the farmers, herders conflicts which had claimed the lives of thousands over the years. Hundreds of people have been killed in 2018 alone in violence involving nomadic herdsmen in states like Benue, Plateau, and Kaduna. Aside FROM the loss of lives, the federal government has said that “Nigeria loses about Read More

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JUNE 12: Abiola okayed Kingibe, Jakande, others for Abacha govt – Zwingina

Director-General, Hope 93,’ the Campaign Organisation of Chief MKO Abiola, Senator Jonathan Silas Zwingina, has cleared the air on the participation of some members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the government of the Late General Sani Abacha. He also declared that Alhaji Bashir Tofa, the National Republican Convention candidate in the June 12 1993 election, did not deserve Read More

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APC leaders drop out-going NWC members from ‘unity list’

June 20, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

Barring any last minute change, the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to remove all the names of the outgoing National Officers seeking re-election in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. It was, however, gathered yesterday that only the outgoing National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, has been penciled down to make the said unity list. Read More

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