Tag: 2019

As the year runs out

Editorial III- December 10, 2019 0

Last week, a colleague drew my attention to one of my reflections on happenings around us. The parley afforded me an opportunity to revisit a ... Read More

Atiku better than Buhari, Obasanjo declares

Editorial II- April 1, 2019 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has defended his endorsement of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He said despite the fact that Atiku lost ... Read More

Saraki: Despite inadequacies in Kwara polls, I wish those who emerged best of luck

Editorial II- February 26, 2019 0

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that in spite of the reported inadequacies that attended last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in ... Read More

2019: CSO expresses dismay over INEC’s logistical lapses

Adeola Tukuru- February 23, 2019 0

Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room  has expressed disappointment the impact of INEC’s logistical lapses on the elections across the country. The Executive Director Policy and ... Read More

2019: INEC partners religious leaders in Yobe

Musa M. Buba- January 15, 2019 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on religious leaders to sensitize their followers on the importance of non-violence election as the commission has ... Read More

Afikpo youths sensitized against electoral violence

Paul Okah- January 4, 2019 0

Youths of Amangballa, a community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, have been advised against involvement in cultism, drug abuse, among others. ... Read More

NPFL: Wikki, Katsina, Lobi beef up as Gata, Effiong return home

Editor- November 23, 2018 0

Wikki Tourist have signed Ayo Asekunnowo and Adeshina Gata from Akwa United as well as Ahmed Jimoh( Kwara United ), Franklin Ebuka ( Akwa starlets ... Read More

Critical lessons on EO6

Bode Olagoke- October 24, 2018 0

It has been over two months since Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari issued Executive Order 6 of 2018. The stated purpose of the Executive Order was ... Read More

2019: No vacancy in Aso Rock – Kano APC chief

Aliyu Askira Kano- September 21, 2018 0

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano state, Alhaji Sharif Usman Baban Lungu yesterday said that those aspiring to be president in ... Read More

U-17 AFCON qualifier: Eaglets seek revenge against host Niger Republic

Blueprint- September 13, 2018 0

The Golden Eaglets will hope to avenge their elimination from the 2017 U- 17 AFCON when they face hosts Niger in the semi-final of the ... Read More

2019: Buhari planning to arrest me – Obasanjo

Bode Olagoke, Abuja- June 8, 2018 0

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has raised alarm over an alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to frame him for a crime in a bid to ... Read More

2019 election ’ll be about candidates, not parties – Abiodun Essiet

Ene Osang- June 2, 2018 0

Abiodun Essiet is a gender advocate and the women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF); foremost support organisation for female politicians. She is also ... Read More

I will challenge Buhari, others in 2019, Elishama declares for presidency

Blueprint- May 31, 2018 0

Ahead of 2019 presidential election, a woman, Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh, has declared to contest against the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential aspirants ... Read More

2019: Nigerian women pressing for progress

Ene Osang- May 26, 2018 0

As the 2019 election draws nearer Nigerian women are re-grouping to ensure they have a better outing than they had in 2015. In this report ... Read More

APC: What next after tumultuous state congresses?

Samson Benjamin- May 26, 2018 0

  In this report, SAMSON BENJAMIN looks at how parallel congresses became the main feature of last Saturday’s state congresses of the All Progressives Congress(APC), ... Read More

State of the nation and 2019 elections

Nze Nwabueze Akabogu- May 5, 2018 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently rolled out its timetable for the forthcoming general election scheduled for February 2019 amid ominous signs of ... Read More

NNPC restates 2019 fuel importation deadline commitment

Blueprint Newspaper- May 5, 2018 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed commitment to actualise the December 2019 target set by the federal government to end importation of petroleum ... Read More

2019: PDP inaugurates contact committee

AbdulRahman Zakariyau- May 5, 2018 0

  National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus, has inaugurated the party’s contact committee and said the All Progressives Congress (APC) ... Read More

2019: Can PDP reclaim the presidency?

Tope Sunday & Kehinde Osasona- April 21, 2018 0

With barely 10 months to the 2019 elections, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the leading opposition party, which lost power at the centre in 2015, seems ... Read More

Presidential aspirants with tall ambitions

Samson Benjamin- April 21, 2018 0

  By Niigerian standard, all of them are young but none is rich enough to run for the presidency. However,  all of them are passionate ... Read More

2019: Politicians should play according to rules

David Bob-Manuel- April 14, 2018 0

Politicians in Nigeria should abide by the guiding principles of elections as set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to avoid incessant killings and ... Read More

Sequence of election: Can Oyegun break the impasse?

SAMSON BENJAMIN, TAIYE ODEWALE, BODE OLAGOKE and ELEJO IDACHABA- March 31, 2018 0

  Penultimate Wednesday, the National Chairman of All Progressives Party(APC) went to the National Assembly to lobby senators over the order of election, which has ... Read More

2019: North-central ADP demand presidency

Bode Olagoke, Abuja- March 29, 2018 0

The North-central zone of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has demanded that the zone should be allowed to produce the presidential candidate ahead of 2019 ... Read More

Why Ali-Modu Sheriff yet to join APC – Ojougboh

Bode Olagoke- March 24, 2018 0

Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, until recently, was the Deputy National Chairman of the Ali-Modu-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He has since joined the ... Read More

Between the message and the messenger

Musa Aliyu- March 24, 2018 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s missive to President Muhammadu Buhari is one bombshell that was long expected. The wordings were deliberately chosen to make it as ... Read More