2023: Bala Mohammed in top contention, Atiku, Saraki sure of victory  

May 25, 2022 Editor 0

With less than a week to the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, top contenders are putting finishing touches to their strategies to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election. With former Anambra state Governor Peter Obi pulling out of the party, fourteen party chieftains are now left in the race for the Read More

2023: Fayose, Dino ‘at war’ over Atiku, Saraki

April 9, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The former Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayo Fayose, and Senator Dino Melaye are at daggers drawn over alleged disparaging comments  against Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki. Fayose was alleged to have while indicating his interest to fly the Peoples Democratic Party’s flag for the  2023 general elections made uncomplimentary remarks on Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki. But Senator Read More

2023 presidency: Can Saraki swim against the tide?

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Despite the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) stance on zoning, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has intensified underground lobbying to occupy Aso Villa come 2023. With the emergence of Iyorchia Ayu from the North Central as party helmsman can Saraki swim against the tide? KEHINDE OSASONA asks. As the 2023 general elections draw nearer gladiators from all political divides have started Read More

2023: Northern youth group drums support for Saraki

November 8, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Northern youths under the auspices of Saraki Northern Youths Vanguard have called on the members and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to support the former Senate President Bukola Saraki for president in the 2023 general elections. In a press statement, issued in Gombe, the group’s National Coordinator, Usman Mustapha Bello, said it would be easier for PDP to Read More

PDP’s quest for national chairman and the Saraki factor

October 15, 2021 Osazemen Imagbenikaro 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, one of the oldest and major parties in Nigeria, is to hold its national onvention to elect leaders into the National Working Committee on October 30-31, 2021. However, there is no clear indication as to which of the six geo-political zones of the country will produce the national chairman, consequent on the fact that the Read More

Ward congress: We’ve built solid base in Kwara – PDP

September 27, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state weekend said it has built a solid base at the grassroots to ensure it is a formidable party that will wrestle power from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2023. The party said the success of its last Saturday ward congress across the 193 wards of the state, was the outcome Read More

World Pharmacists Day: Work with stakeholders to save lives, Saraki tasks pharmacists

September 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has implored pharmacists in states across the federation to live up to their mandates by working together with physicians, nurses, laboratory scientists, organizations and stakeholders in the health sector; in order to tackle health issues. Speaking Saturday in Abuja, during the 2021 World Pharmacists Day commemoration organized by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Read More

PDP group alleges plot to harass, intimidate Kwankwaso

September 16, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A People’s Democratic Party support group, the Democracy Alternative, has alleged plots to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to intimidate and harass the leader of the Kwankwasiyya Movement, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. The recent plot is allegedly being orchestrated by some political opponents of the leader of Kwankwassiya movement in Kano in collaborations, with some national leaders Read More

Pro-Saraki group set gift fertiliser to north-central, north-east farmers

August 29, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation, is set to distribute fertiliser to low-income farmers in the North-Central and North-East geopolitical zones of the country. The group said this is sequel to similar exercise in the North-west zone in the last two weeks. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Read More

PDP caucus shuns Secondus, picks October 30, 31 for convention

August 28, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Despite the reinstatement of Prince Uche Secondus as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by a Kebbi State High Court the embattled chairman was, Friday, barred from attending the party’s national caucus meeting, even as the caucus settled for October 30 and 31 for its national elective convention. Blueprint Weekend reports that Secondus, who arrived the PDP national Read More

Jegede vs Akeredolu: A wake up call for APC

August 9, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a product of three political parties that came together in February 2013 and regrouped under a banner of changing the narratives in our democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) originated from The Buhari Organisation (TBO) formed in 2006 by the incumbent Nigerian leader and his political allies, the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Read More

Turaki of Ilorin: Kawu, Badmus others hail appointment of Mustapha

August 4, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A former Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, has described the Turaki as a very important title in Kwara state, adding that it was conferred on Mallam Saliu Mustapha in recognition of his contributions to the development of the ancient city. Recently, the Emir of Ilorin, His Royal Highness, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, appointed a national chairmanship aspirant Read More

Breaking: Fresh trouble for Bukola Saraki as EFCC ‘grills’ ex-Senate President

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is facing fresh trouble as he is currently being held in custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations Read More

2023: Saraki’s presidency will confront insecurity with unbiased boldness -SSG

July 7, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A group, Saraki Support Group (SSG) has said if the immediate past Senate President, Dr Abubkara Bukola Saraki is elected President in 2023 the current security challenges facing the nation will be a thing of the past. The Spokesperson of the SSG, Ed Malik Abdul in a statement, Wednesday expressed hope that Saraki’s presidency would confront insecurity with unbiased boldness. Read More

2023: As North-central agitates for president…

July 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, there are strong calls and agitations that the North-central geo-political zone should produce the next president. TOPE SUNDAY in this report, takes a look at the unfolding scenario. Just a few months to the 2023 general elections, there are growing calls from the North-central geo-political zone that it should produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor. Read More

Vincent Ogbulafor, Cecilia Ibru: Where are they now?

April 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s difficult to forget them in a hurry because of the positions they once occupied in the life of the country. But where could they be now? ELEOJO IDACHABA asks in this piece. Vincent Ogbulafor Chief Vincent Ogbulafor was the chairman and secretary respectively of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He became its chairman in 2008 and served less than Read More

Diri charges cabinet members on stewardship

March 18, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Senator Douye Diri, has implored members of the state executive council to explore ways to actualise the vision of his administration for the benefit of Bayelsans. Governor Diri gave the charge on Thursday at the opening of a three- day retreat for cabinet members tagged ‘Prosperity Agenda for Growth and Development’ at the Ibom Icon Hotel and Read More

2023: Will Saraki bounce back?

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

As countdown to the 2023 general elections begins, the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has returned to the Kwara political scene. Will he bounce back? TOPE SUNDAY asks in this report. In 2019, the over 40 years of political dominance of the Saraki dynasty in Kwara state was upstaged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in sweeping revolution, Read More

Breaking: Obasanjo, Saraki in close door meeting ahead 2023

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and the former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, are presently in a close door meeting at the former’s residence in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state. Details of the meeting is still very sketchy as at the time of filing this report. However, feelers revealed that the meeting is not unconnected with the rebuilding process Read More

South West PDP power tussle ‘ll be resolved but Makinde not my leader -Fayose

February 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former Governor Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, said he is optimistic that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South West leadership tussle would soon be resolved, adding that Governor Seyi Makinde is not his leader. Fayose stated this in an interview with journalists, Wednesday in Abuja during the Sen. Bukola Saraki-led PDP Reconciliation and Strategy Committee with former governors and deputies in Read More

PDP congratulates Saraki @ 58

December 20, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, as he attains the age of 58 years. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Saturday in a statement described Senator Saraki as “an exceptionally courageous leader, excellent administrator and brilliant legislator whose commitment to the unity, stability and development of our country has remained unshaken. Read More

APC and the challenge of membership register

November 12, 2020 Blueprint 0

When in July 2018, former Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former Kwara State Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed, former APC spokesman Bolaji Ahmed and their supporters in Kwara State left APC and joined PDP, their names still existed in the register of their respective wards owing to the fact that the membership register of the APC was yet to be updated since Read More

ABS signs partnership deal with Kanu International Football Academy

August 25, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Former President of the Senate Bukola Saraki yesterday signed a developmental partnership deal with Kanu International Football Academy. Senator Bukola Saraki who is one of the few private owners of Nigerian football clubs, reemphasized his desires for the continued growth and development of the Nigerian youth in the pact between his team, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club ( ABS) and Read More