Nwosu has constitutional right to be governor – Okorocha

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has insisted that his son-in-law, and Chief of Staff , Mr Uche Nwosu, is constitutionally qualified to be the next governor of the State. Okorocha said though he was aware of the massive gang up against his favoured candidate, but was quick to note that he has been encouraged by the spate of endorsements across Read More

Senate invasion condemnable, threat to democracy – SDP

April 21, 2018 Emeka Nze. Abuja 0

The Social Democratic Party SDP has described as condemnable and great threat to democracy the invasion by hoodlums of the upper chamber of the national assembly last Wednesday. The party in a statement said all lovers of democracy should rise against “ this dangerous development” while the security agencies should do more than recovering the mace, the authority of the Read More

Omo-Agege: Need for sanctity in the red chambers

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Diverse opinions have greeted news about the suspension of Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 legislative days by the Nigerian Senate penultimate Thursday. FEMI SALAKO writes on the need to uphold the sanctity of the Senate The Senator, a member of the ruling APC, was reportedly suspended for championing the opposition to the National Assembly’s elections Read More

2019: PDP set for coalition, plans name change

The leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is prepared to form a coalition with some other political parties to dethrone the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the saddle. Also, the party may be planning to change its name as part of the new efforts to rejig and reposition to wrestle power from the ruling APC. Blueprint Newspapers gathered Read More

Ekiti guber: Fayose vows to stay away from PDP primaries

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed that he would not interfere with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries, but would travel out of the state to avoid being accused of influencing the process. The governor stated this yesterday while receiving the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, and former Senate President, David Mark, in Read More

Nigerian youths not lazy, ADP tells Buhari

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has refuted comments made by President Muhammadu Buhari at the CHOGM in London where he described Nigerian youths as lazy and dependent on free things. The ADP said it was shocked that a president of a country swore an oath to make lives better for citizens could make such derogatory remarks about his fellow citizens. Read More

Senate mace-snatching, coup against democracy – Shehu Sani

April 21, 2018 Patrick Andrew . Abuja 0

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has described that the invasion and the snatching of the mace from the upper legislative chambers as an attempted coup d’etat and an assault to democracy. Last Wednesday, thugs suspected allegedly loyal to suspended Senator Ovie OmoAgege representing Delta Central Senatorial district invaded the Senate chambers and forcefully took away the mace-the symbol of Read More

Mace theft: NASS tightens security

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Security was beefed up at the National Assembly complex yesterday after Wednesday’s invasion of the Senate by some hoodlums, who made away with the mace. The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) observed the deployment of heavilyarmed security personnel at the complex, who were conducting serious search of vehicles entering the premises. An additional checkpoint was mounted at the entrance of Read More

Expel, prosecute Omo-Agege, group tells Senate

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A socio-political group, Urhobo Solidarity Union, (USU) has called on the Senate to immediately begin process for the expulsion and subsequent prosecution of suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for allegedly leading hoodlums to the Senate chamber to steal the Mace. The group in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade John Enitekiru, condemned in strong terms, Omo-Agege’s involvement in the act, Read More

Anambra lawmaker declares to run for Reps

April 21, 2018 Okey Chris. Awka 0

A member representing Onitsha North I State constituency in Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Chugbo Enwezor, has declared his intention to run for Onitsha North and South federal constituency under the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Enwezor, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Awka, explained that he was driven by issues affecting the generality Read More

INEC: Only 21 parties qualified to participate in Ekiti Guber

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) on Thursday disclosed that only 21 out of the 42 political parties existing in Ekiti State are qualified to participate in the July 14 gubernatorial election. The Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Ekiti, Prof Abduganiy Raji, who made the disclosure at a with security chiefs in the state, said though, INEC had received correspondences affirming existence Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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