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Akpabio: No regrets exiting PDP

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

Former Senate Minority leader, Godswill Obot Akpabio, has said he has no regrets leaving the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) just as he denied allegations that he is considering decamping back to the main opposition party. A press release signed by his Special Assistant on media, Anietie Ekong and made available to Blueprint, Senator Akpabio Read More

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Breaking – 9th NASS: APC again stamps Gbajabiamila as next Speaker

April 17, 2019 Editor 0

National chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole Tuesday presented Leader of the House Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, as the preferred choice of the party for the speakership position, Rep Abdulmumini Jibrin, said after President Muhammadu Buhari met with Reps-elect elected on All Progressives Congress (APC) platform. Source at the meeting said the president declined to make comment on Gbajabiamila’s Read More

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NASS leadership: Don’t break your ranks, Buhari tells Reps-elect

April 17, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday night appealed to elected members of the of House Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to break their ranks in the choice of the leadership of the ninth National Assembly. The president made the call at a dinner he organised for the members-elect at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja.  Read More

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9th NASS leadership: Buhari hosts APC’s Reps-elect

April 16, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night hosted members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja. Sources told Blueprint newspaper that the meeting was conveyed to draw attention on the need to ensure that what transpired in 2015 concerting leadership of the Read More

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Breaking – APC primaries: Supreme Court strikes Magnus Abe’s suit

April 8, 2019 Editor 0

The Supreme Court a while ago struck out the suit filed by Senator Magnus Abe on the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. In a unanimous judgment read on Monday by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Mohammed, the apex court dismissed the application on the ground that it lacked merit. The court also Read More

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Despite resignation, Onnoghen can still be tried –Sagay

April 6, 2019 Editor 0

Despite resigning as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen can still be tried for fraudulent practices, chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay has said. Onnoghen is currently standing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over a six-count charge bordering on non-declaration of assets. Also, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had laid Read More

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Senate presidency: Despite APC’s stand, Ndume steps up campaign, unfolds 9-point agenda

April 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

Former Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has reiterated his interest to contest and occupy the office of Senate President, as from June this year, by unveiling his nine-point agenda. The Borno South Senator in the document which was made available to Blueprint correspondent promised to improve on the performance of the 8th Senate. He also pledged to uphold the Read More

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Anambra: APC inaugurates fact-finding committee on 2019 election outcome

March 30, 2019 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Anambra State chapter, on Saturday, inaugurated a 13-member fact-finding committee to look into its performance on the just concluded general elections in the state. The party, neither retained its seat at the Senate Anambra South currently occupied by Senator Andy Ubah, nor secured even a seat in the state legislative election despite that it having Read More

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Breaking – 9th NASS: More intrigues erupt at HoR as Gbajabiamila gets Tinubu’s backing, to declare for Speakership seat

March 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Ahead of the 9th National Assembly, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, from Lagos state, has secured the full support of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola  Tinubu. Shortly after the top endorsement, his official declaration will take place on Sunday March 31, 2019. Blueprint gathered that the declaration would be televised live on the Channels Television in the Read More

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9th NASS leadership: Can APC avert 2015 scenario?

March 30, 2019 Editor 0

Ordinarily, with  comfortable majority seats won from the just concluded national elections  at both chambers of the coming 9th  National Assembly, emergence of the four presiding officers among elected federal lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), shouldn’t have been a problem. However, the cracks within their ranks signal a possible repeat of  2015 scenario. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. To Read More

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Breaking: Appeal Court affirms Fayemi as Ekiti gov

March 28, 2019 Editor 0

A petition filled by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ekiti State governorship election, Olusola Kolapo against the emergence of Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the election has been dismissed by Court of Appeal in Abuja. The court comprising of a three-member panel led by Steven Adah, dismissed Kolapo’s Read More

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9th NASS: Don’t handpick Senate President, group tells APC, others

March 28, 2019 Editor 0

The Partners for Legislative Agenda for Nigeria (PLAN), a coalition of civil society and youth groups in Nigeria, has called for more search for the Senate president from the North-East geo-political region rather than a hand-picked candidate. The body made the call at a press conference addressed by its chairman, Lord Charles Ibiang, in Abuja on Wednesday. According to PLAN, Read More

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Anti-party: APC exonerates Ameachi in Rivers, rejects Okorocha in Imo

March 27, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state was still under suspension placed on him by the National Working Committee (NWC). Okorocha, who was declared Senateor-elect is yet to recieve a certificate of return presented to other Senators-elect on the reason that he was declared winner under duress. When asked during a press briefing Wednesday Read More

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Aftermath of 2019 presidential poll: Atiku, PDP get tribunal’s approval to serve Buhari, APC

March 27, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidential election tribunal on Wednesday granted leave to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and it’s presidential candidate to serve President Muhammadu Buhari and his party petition  and other processes by substituted service. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 rescheduled presidential election and his party got the nod of the Court of Appeal Read More

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INEC issues Borno governor-elect, deputy, others certificates

March 27, 2019 Editor 0

The National Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in charge of Borno, Adamawa and Taraba States, Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Tijani Muazu (rtd), on Wednesday presented certificates of return to the Borno State Governor elect Professor Banagana Umara Zulum and his Deputy Alhaji Umar Usamn Kadafur. He also presented certificates of return to all 28 members-elect of the Borno Read More

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Akpabio‘ll reclaim his mandate – APC chieftain

March 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and former Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government, Etekamba Umoren, said on Tuesday that he was confident that Senator Godswill Akpabio would reclaim his mandate at the tribunal. Senator Goswill Akpabio, of the All Progressives Congress was defeated by Chris Ekpeyong, of the Peoples’ Democratic Party for the Akwa Ibom North West (Ikot-Ekpene) Read More

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Zamfara APC primaries: Court stops gov-elect

March 26, 2019 Editor 0

The Sokoto Division of the Court of Appeal Monday set aside the judgement of the Zamfara state High Court which allowed the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in the recently concluded 2019 elections. The appeal was filed by the chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Kabiru Marafa, and 129 others through his counsel, Mike Ozekhome. The respondents in Read More

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Ifeanyi Ubah has dumped YPP for APC – Oshiomhole

March 26, 2019 Editor 0

Anambra South Senator-elect Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, who won election on the platform of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) has dumped the party for  the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).  This is coming four days after he denied plans to dump the party. National chairman of APC Mr Adams Oshiomhole said at the opening session of meeting of the party’s stakeholders Read More

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Rerun: SDP’s Danladi wins assembly seat in Nasarawa

March 23, 2019 Editor 0

Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Abdulaziz Danladi, has been declared winner of Keffi east constituency election in Nasarawa state house of assembly. Danladi defeated both All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates after March 23, 2019 supplementary poll. Details loading…

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Plot to declare state of emergency in Taraba evil – Cleric

March 19, 2019 Editor 0

The leader of the Southern Conference of United Methodist Church of Nigeria (UMCN), Reverend Philip Micah Dopah, on Monday said plot to declare state of emergency in Taraba state by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) was evil. Reverend Micah, who stated this while briefing newsmen in Jalingo stated that the plan was uncalled for. He said that Tarabans would Read More

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Breaking: Court removes APC Chairman, annuls guber candidate’s election

March 18, 2019 Editor 0

Delta State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prophet Jones Ode Erue, has been sacked. Erue was sacked alongside his excos by a Delta State Federal High Court sitting on Monday, Vanguard reports. The court upheld Chief Cyril Ogodo-led executive as the authentic state executive. The court also declared as void the election of Great Ogboru as the governorship Read More