2023: We‘re waiting for Tinubu to declare – Iyaloja General

November 4, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The Iyaloja General of Nigeria, Chief (Mrs) Folasade Tinubu-Ojo has said her team was anxiously waiting for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to officially declare his presidential ambition before it begins its mass mobilisation. Mrs Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of the former governor of Lagos, was speaking with newsmen at a book launch in Lagos, Wednesday, promising to Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Anambra guber: I’ll win, Ubah boasts

October 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

One of the contenders in the coming gubernatorial election in Anambra state, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has boasted that he will win. Ubah who spoke after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from the Baze University said in terms of popularity and general good will from Anambarians across the three senatorial districts in the state, he is far ahead of Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

It’s a new era for Quarters Ward – Bello

October 16, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Earnest E. Bello is the first woman to vie for the position of Councillor in Quarters Ward, Gwagwalada Area Council, on the platform of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she shares her passion for community development and aspiration to change the Quarters Ward for the better. What is your background and what motivated you to Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

Gov Bala Mohammed still mum on presidential ambition

September 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

One month after his pledge to make pronouncement on whether to contest for president in the 2023 elections or not, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has once again failed to do so. Recall that on Thursday August 12, 2021, Bala promised to declare his 2023 political ambition in three weeks saying he was making consultations with stakeholders in the Read More

Banditry: Gumi’s position self serving, threat to national security- PGF boss

September 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has faulted the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, for calling on the authorities to grant amnesty to bandits in the country. The APC chieftain said Gumi’s position was not only self serving but clearly a threat to national security. Lukman also applauded the role played by Chief Executive Read More

2023: Nigeria needs a leader with broad world view, not parochial politician – Tambuwal

August 24, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governors Forum, Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said Nigeria needs a leader with a broad world view and not a parochial and provincial politician. He also noted that the nation needs an incorruptible leader who understands that the best way to fight corruption is by personal examples and also by the Read More

Anambra: ZLP denies financial deal over candidates, confirms coalition talks

July 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has denied allegation that that the party has reached certain financial deals with some individuals in connection to its candidate for the November 6, Anambra state governorship election. A section of the media (not Blueprint) had reported that the National Chairman of the ZLP, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, reached the alleged agreement Read More

Education remains my top priority – Buhari

July 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Daura, Katsina State, said improving quality of education will continue to be his government’s priority. Speaking while receiving the proprietress, principal and students of a private school, Premier Pacesetters School, Daura, at his house, President Buhari gave assurances that more emphasis will be given to improvement of education.  “We will allocate an increasing share of Read More

Eid el Kabir: Defence minister calls for national sacrifice to end insecurity

July 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has urged Muslims to render sacrifice for national security and unity in their prayers for this year’s festival of sacrifice, known as Eid’il Adha.  A statement issued Tuesday by Special Assistant to the Minister on Media Mohammad Abdulkadri, General Magashi stated this in a message to felicitate with the Muslim Ummah Read More

APC govs: Matawalle’s entrance strengthens membership, leadership recruitment

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have commended Zamfara state governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, for joining their fold, saying the later’s entrance into the ruling party will strengthen membership and leadership recruitment. In a statement signed by its chairman and Kebbi state governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Tuesday in Abuja, also commended what they described as “exceptional political virtues, and Read More

I ‘ve gotten PDP’s approval to run for president – Bala

July 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday declared that he had gotten the go ahead of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to run for president in the 2023 election. He made the declaration when coalition of groups including the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), National Union of Bauchi State Read More

Women votes ‘ll determine outcome of 2023 elections – Okotete

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women votes will be a key determiner of candidates elected as state/federal legislators, governors and the President, the Woman Leader and representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared said. Okotete, however called on women to cooperate and forge a united front to ensure more women occupy Read More

Convention: Nothing ‘ll stop Yari’s national chairmanship of APC – Group

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) a group under the aegis of Progressives for Yari (P4Y) has said that the former governor of Zamfara state and former Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari will emerge party’s next national chairman. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the newly-formed Progressives for Yari (P4Y) Read More

FG signs construction agreement BPPT to curb illegal refining

June 11, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

In a bid to curb illegal refining and stabilise products pricing in the Niger Delta region, the federal government on Friday signed a shareholders’ agreement for the construction of Brass Petroleum products Terminal Limited ( BPPT).  Speaking after the signing in Abuja, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, noted that when completed, the project will help close Read More

2023: Former APC exco endorses Matawalle for Senate

June 3, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

All former All Progressives Congress (APC) from the 55 electoral wards of Nasarawa west senatorial district have resolved to support the candidature of Barrister Labaran Magaji , Matawallen Toto as senator representing Nasarawa west senatorial district of Nasarawa state  in the 2023 elections. The former executive members of the party led by Shuaib Obugye, former APC chairman Guto/ Aisa ward Read More

FG: Over 100 youths to benefit from N75bn NYIF in Osun

May 31, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The federal government has hinted that over 100 youths in Osun state will benefited from the N75billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).  The Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this in Ile-Ife during the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYL) 2021 award session.  He said, “we are awarding a hundred of our youths out of thousands of Read More

2023: Battle for the soul of Taraba begins

May 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As politicians warm up for the 2023 general elections, ANDREW OJIH writes about the political scenario in Taraba state, particularly, with regards to the governorship race, which is becoming very interesting as a lot of intrigues have already started playing out.Place of zoning formula The scene is tensed up partly because, based on the prevailing zoning arrangement, the three senatorial districts Read More

Anambra 2021: Okadigbo, others drum support for Uba’s aspiration

May 12, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The former Senator for Anambra North District, Mrs Margery Okadigbo and her teaming supporters have thrown their weight behind the gubernatorial aspiration of Senator Andy Uba in the November 6 governorship election. Okadigbo, who disclosed this at Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area during the inauguration of Senator Andy Uba Campaign Council, Oyi Chapter, explained that Uba was the best among Read More

Bamidele, a unique senator and member Body of Benchers

April 21, 2021 Austin Asadu 0

In the annals of the nation’s history eminent positions and strategic offices have been occupied by outstanding personalities, highly motivated public officers and dedicated politicians. This category of Nigerians have proved their mettle in their various fields of endeavour while acting as prolific catalysts and trailblazers impacting positively on their various establishments, constituencies and the nation as a whole. It Read More