Why making INEC strong matters

December 24, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

Professor Mahmoud Yakubu is back at his duty post as INEC chairman after he stepped aside briefly for the senate to confirm him for a second term. He has promptly served notice that he is bent on pursuing some amendments in both the 1999 constitution and the Electoral Act to strengthen the commission and commit it being fair to all Read More

Opposition sponsoring violence in Nigeria to discredit Buhari govt – Group

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Democratic Coalition of Nigeria (DCN) has raised the alarm over what it termed the way, and manner members of the opposition have “continually initiated moves to undermine the sovereignty of Nigeria through the sponsorship violence across the country.” The group stated that the wave of violence across the country was the handiwork of those that are hell-bent on “truncating Read More

INEC Chairmanship: ZLP demands immediate clearance of Yakubu by Senate

November 22, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has said it would approach the court to be joined in a suit against the nomination of Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu as the Chairman of the Indepndent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by a deregistered political party, even as it demands immediate clearance by the Senate of President Muhammed Buhari’s nominee. National Chairman of the ZLP, Chief Read More

Sowore’s offending noisiness

November 10, 2020 Femi Oke 0

Most times, it not all that glitters is gold. The 2019 general elections have come and gone. The winners have been declared, and the losers have known their fate. Four years for the next ballot is quite a long time, but quite short. Sometimes, some truths are hard to assimilate. Saharareporters publisher, Mr. Omoleye Sowore and 2019 presidential flagbearer of Read More

#EndSARS: Group backs Buhari

October 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have thrown their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that the country comes first before other interests.  The group’s backing, contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Ari Gwaska on Friday, follows public reactions that trailed the EndSARS protests across the country.   Some governors had expressed maximum support for President Buhari amidst pressure from Nigerians and the Read More

Crocodile Smile: Oduduwa group hails Nigerian Army, drums support

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Oduduwa Integrity Foundation (OIF) has welcomed the launch of the operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ by the Nigerian Army, describing it as “timely” at a period the corporate existence of Nigeria is under threat.  With the #EndSARS protests taking a violent twist after reportedly being hijacked by individuals and groups against the interest of the nation, the Oduduwa group said the Read More

#EndSARS: Call for Buhari’s resignation unacceptable, politically instigated – NDF

October 17, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has warned individuals and groups hiding under the guise of the #EndSARS protest to demand President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation to desist.  According to the NDF, the agenda of the Organisation for Global Youth Peace Empowerment and Development Initiative (OGYPEDI) and others were unacceptable and politically motivated. Protest across the country demanding an end to Police brutality Read More

Nigerian Army and where Sowore got it wrong

October 16, 2020 Charles Mbani 0

Failed presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and the convener of the failed #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, is not one to count his teeth with his tongue. If he were, he would have realized that picking on the Nigerian Army, even at the height of the #EndSARS/#EndSWAT protest, will not do much to boost his stature as one who Read More

Security: PMB and his loudest trumpet

September 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has scored many goals in different sectors of the Nigerian economy since 2015 when he assumed leadership of the country. Even though this fact has not been highlighted strategically by the media handlers of the President, in some quarters, it was stated that the body language of the president is not keen on grandstanding Read More

Truthful words that make one proud of our Military

September 15, 2020 Emmanuel Kolawole 0

The role of the Nigerian Military in the preservation of democracy in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. This much has been stated in numerous forums due to her exploits in fulfilment of its constitutional mandate of preserving the territorial integrity of the country as well as its invaluable interventions in internal security operations across the country. The exploits of the Nigerian Read More

APC to conduct primary for Kosofe constituency 2 bye-election

August 23, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos is to conduct primaries to pick its candidate for the Kosofe II bye election. The option followed failed attempts by leaders of the party to pick a consensus candidate for the forthcoming bye-election. The seat for Kosofe constituency II became vacant following the death of Hon. Tunde Braimoh in June this year,with many Read More

Breaking: Family reveals when, where Kashamu ‘ll be buried

August 8, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The remains of Senator Buruji Kashamu would be laid to rest on Sunday at his Ijebu-Igbo residence in Ogun state. A family source who spoke to Blueprint on condition of anonymity, said Kashamu would be buried according to Islamic rites at 10am at his “Omo’lu” residence in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun state. Kashamu reportedly died from complications of COVID-19 at the First Read More

Moghalu denies joining APC

August 5, 2020 Editorial III 0

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, Wednesday denied defecting to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC) as reported by an online medium. Moghalu, a political economist and presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 general elections, made the denial in a statement in Lagos. He said: “My attention has Read More

Breaking: FG jerks up hate speech fine

August 4, 2020 Editor 0

The fine for hate speech in Nigeria has been increased from N500,000 to N5 million. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed Broadcasting Code said the increase came into effect after President Muhammadu Buhari approved recommendations to reposition the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC). A statement by the Federal Ministry of Information Read More

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2023: NASS reacts as INEC plots more polling units, sacks 74 political parties

February 7, 2020 Editor 0

The debate around the delisting of non-performance of some political parties sailed through as the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  Thursday announced  deregistration of 74 political parties for their inability to fulfil the law establishing them.  INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu announced this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying, with the de-registration; only 18 parties are now in existence.  INEC Read More

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Breaking: Shock as ex-Lawmaker dies after celebrating own birthday

February 5, 2020 Editor 0

Waling and deep sorrow have blouded Sagamu and his home town in Emurenn, following the sudden death of Hon Yinka Mafe, former Lawmaker at the Ogun state House of Assembly who died shortly after celebrating his 46th birthday. Mafe, the immediate past Majority Leader of the Assembly contested the House of Representatives election during the 2019 general elections under Allied Read More

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Imo: Confusion as APGA sends Ararume packing

January 25, 2020 Editor 0

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State, has expelled its governorship candidate during 2019 general election Senator Ifeanyi Araraume. APGA caretaker committee chairman of John Iwuala who disclosed this said the senator who represented Imo North between 1999 and 2007 and was guilty of alleged anti-party activities. Araraume had endorsed the APC candidate of the Okigwe North House Read More

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PDP to review its performance in 2019 election

January 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has concluded plans to set up committee to review its performance and roles of its members in the 2019 general elections. PDP Presidential candidate in the last election and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar made the recommendation which was later adopted at the 87th emergency NEC meeting, Friday in Abuja. Atiku Read More

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APC sets new agenda in Nasarawa state

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

When the national leadership of APC says they are set for the next level, for the party’s governorship candidate in Nasarawa state, it is a new agenda unfolding. MOHAMMED YANGIDA writes. It is time again for the people of Nasarawa state to eschew the politics of religious and tribal sentiments to unite as a common front in order to elect Read More

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Women’ll have lead roles in our administration – Atiku

December 13, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has promised that women will play lead role in his administration if elected. Atiku who walk into Chida Hotel amidst thunderous cheers from women at the maiden interactive session with women groups in Abuja, yesterday charged Nigerians to hold him accountable. He said: Read More

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2019: Who’ll ‘liberate’ the Igbo?

December 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Since independence and the subsequent Nigeria/Biafra Civil War, the South-east and the Igbo are yet to get it right in the political calculation contrary to expectations given their population and successes in almost every other sphere of life. Who will liberate the Igbo Nation? KEHINDE OSASONA asks in this piece. It goes without saying that Nigerians of South-east extraction who Read More

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‘Embattled’ Adeyanju gets freedom again

December 6, 2018 Editor 0

A Wuse II Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Thursday, admitted political activist and Coordinator of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, to bail in the sum of N500,000. Adeyanju was remanded by the court on Tuesday, following his arraignment on charges of cyber-stalking, inciting disturbance and criminal defamation by the police. NAN reports that Magistrate Idiat Akanni, in her ruling, said the offence Read More