APC govt has failed Niger people – Guber aspirant

August 17, 2018 Aideloje Ojo. Minna 0

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Hannafi Muazu Sudan, has described the APC administration of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in Niger state as woeful failure, unable to deliver on promises made to the people in 2015. Sudan stated this yesterday while declaring ambition ambition to contest for the 2019 governorship seat of the Read More

Don’t change NASS leadership by force-Group

August 17, 2018 Tope Sunday. Abuja 0

Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) has cautioned against the deployment of ex-judicial measures in effecting leadership change in the National Assembly. Recall that tension was high last week over calls for the impeachment of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who recently dumped the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP). The President Read More

Defectors are big losers – Darangi

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Alhaji Sale Sahbi Darangi, a former gubernatorial aspirant, now a senatorial aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Niger state, tells ABBULLAHI MUHAMMAD that the serial defectors from APC to PDP will end up losing Introduction Actually before the 2015 elections i defected to All Progressives Congress (APC), So i am fully a strong and committed Read More

Buhari committed to PVC, card readers’ use?

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Presidency, as it is wont to do, said this week that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to use of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and Card Readers in the 2019 general elections. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, said this in a statement. The statement said it was imperative for the Presidency to Read More

Electoral Act amendment: PDP accuses Buhari of holding Nigeria to ransom

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari, of holding the nation to ransom by refusing to sign the Electoral Act Amendment bill, passed by the National Assembly to check manipulations in the 2019 general elections. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement on yesterday said “President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are quavering Read More

2019: I’m more qualified to be elected president – Atiku

Former Vice President of Nigeria, and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar insisted that he is better qualified to be elected president of the country in the 2019 elections. According to a statement that emanated from Atiku Media office on Thursday, the former Vice President was in Enugu State on Thursday, where he made the claim at Read More

No merger, faction in ACPN, says Galadima

August 17, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

The National Chairman of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima, has dismissed a media report credited to a former member of the party in Ondo state, Chief Adetuwo Ogunjumelo, that the party had merged with another party. Galadima said the report is not only baseless, the source of it has long been dismissed from ACPN by Read More

2019: Only Saraki can save Nigeria from further division – Baraje

Ahead of the 2019 general election, former Acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kawu Baraje, has said that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, remains the only politician that can unite Nigeria. Baraje spoke with newsmen on the sideline of the graduation activities of his Baraje Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies in Ilorin, Kwara state. Read More

Bafarawa urges respect for constitution, good governance

August 17, 2018 Ene Osang. Abuja 0

Former Governor of Sokoto state and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has called for the promotion of true democracy in the country. Bafarawa made the call while briefing the media on his presidential ambition in Abuja saying that democracy can be achieved when the constitution guiding conduct of affairs in the country and even that Read More

Assembly aspirant lauds INEC, Okowa on PVC

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Asaba A frontline contestant for the Delta state House of Assembly,,Aniocha south state constituency on the platform of Labour Party (LP), Comrade Gospel Amaliamifeobu yesterday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the extension of the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration exercise and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state for declaring Thursday 16th and Friday 17th August 2018 Read More

CSOs decry 2019 election budget

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The murmuring against committing the huge sum of N242 Billion to conducting the 2019 general elections in Nigeria has, at last, gotten the ears of the civil society in the country. A coalition of thirteen civil society organizations is now on the warpath, decrying how N242 Billion would be needed to conduct the elections, a figure it considers not only Read More

Don’t tamper with electoral process, RHWR counsels FG

August 17, 2018 Temitope Musowo Lagos 0

The Regional Watch for Human Rights group, while launching its official existence in Nigeria, has stated the resolve to collaborate with genuine Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to intensify advocacy against flagrant abuse of human rights in the country The non-governmental group which formerly existed in Liberia for over three decades cited the synergy enjoyed from the CSOs in Nigeria back Read More

2019: PDP, gang of thieves can’t be trusted, says APC

August 17, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Nigerian electorates to resist every pressure and temptation to entrust the leadership of the country to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing them as gang of thieves. In a statement signed yesterday in Abuja by the acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the ruling party commended the anti-corruption agencies for trying a Read More

Leave Saraki alone, face governance, Timi Frank tells APC

August 17, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to press it upon the leadership of the ruling party to face governance instead of distracting the nation with issue of National Assembly. According to Frank, Nigerians should open their eyes and not fall for the blackmail from the Comrade Adams Oshiomohle led ruling party Read More

2019: I won’t interfere in INEC activities, Buhari assures Nigerians

August 17, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised he will not interfere in the activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in organising a free, fair and credible 2019 general elections. Speaking through his Senior Special Adviser on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojodu, at the 2018 Annual Nigeria Political Parties summit under the theme; “Political Parties and Peaceful Conduct of the 2019 Elections’ Read More

23 new parties receive INEC certificate

August 17, 2018 Emeka Nze Abuja 0

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has urged the newly registered 23 political parties to help curb the issue of vote buying which has become worrisome in recent times. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the appeal yesterday during the formal presentation of certificates to newly registered parties at INEC’s headquarters. According to the chairman, the parties transformed from political associations Read More

FG to construct affordable houses for public servants

August 17, 2018 Helen Oji. Abuja 0

Chief Executive Officer, Federal Staff Housing Loan Board (FSLB), Mrs. Hannatu Adamu Fika, has said that a plot of land has been located to the board by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration to enable them construct affordable houses for civil servants. Fika disclosed this during the board meeting in Abuja, adding that a lot of public servant have indicated Read More

Tambuwal appoints 2 Permanent Secretaries

August 17, 2018 Sidi A Umar. Sokoto 0

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, has approved the appointments of 2 Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service. The appointment of the new Permanent Secretaries was contained in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen in Sokoto by Director General, Media and Public Affairs to the governor, Malam Abu Shekara The new Permanent Secretaries are, Alhaji Read More

Speaker Dogara pays tribute to IBB @ 77

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has felicitated with former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida as he clocks 77. He described him as a bridgebuilder, committed patriot and charismatic statesman. In a congratulatory message, Speaker Dogara said the elder statesman is a courageous, visionary and exemplary leader who continues to guide, mentor and inspire new generation Read More

2019: ADP declares free nomination forms for disabled, women

August 17, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has resolved to give free nomination forms to women and Persons Living with Disabilities interested in contesting elections in the 2019 general elections. The party said the step is to demonstrate its commitment to the provision of an all inclusive government and democratic empowerment of women and the youths as enshrined in its cardinal principles. Read More

SARS: Myetti Allah commends Osinbanjo, IGP over reform

August 17, 2018 Baba Yusuf. Abuja 0

The national president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has commended the acting president, Yemi Osinbanjo for the overhaul of the Special Anti-Rubbery Squad (SARS) and the prompt response of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris who effected change in the new Federal Special Anti-Rubbery Squad (FSARS). Bodejo made the commendation Read More

Maina persecuted for helping FG recover N1.3trn – Group

August 17, 2018 Usman Ibn A. Lapai. Kaduna 0

Executive Secretary, Legislative Watch, Ngozika Ihuoma, has described the travail of former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, Dr Abdurrashid Maina as pure persecution, saying the man ought to have been praised for helping the Buhari-led administration recover looted funds to the tune of N1.3 trillion. In a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, a copy of which was made available to Read More

FG launches alert system for federal fire service

August 17, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

The federal government has deployed a google-based technology, Fire Alert System Application (FASAPP) to reduce the response time to emergency situations by the Federal Fire Service (FFS). The application which was unveiled by the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau at a ceremony yesterday in Abuja would also provide ambulatory services, control the use of fire extinguishers by terrorists in Read More

N189bn election budget: INEC boss returns to NASS for clarification

August 17, 2018 Taiye Odewale. Abuja 0

For the second day running, disagreement ensued yesterday among members of the National Assembly joint committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over N189billion budgetary approval INEC is seeking for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.. For a way out of the stalemate , the committee resolved that the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu should appear before it Read More