Anambra guber: My deputy not endorsed by any godfather – Ozigbo

August 4, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Anambra state, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, Tuesday, dismissed claims that his running-mate, Mrs Azuka Enemo, was chosen by a godfather through a religious denomination. Ozigbo stated this in a media parley in Awka, the state capital. He stated that he emerged as an independent candidate and selected Enemo out of self conviction, Read More

Climate champions and the need to halve emissions by 2030

August 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

HELEN OJI writes on the UN High Level Champions’ plan to provide businesses, governments and the civil society organisations with greater clarity on how to halve emissions by 2030. Introduction With less than 100 days to go until COP26, almost three quarters of global emissions are now covered by a net zero goal. Corporate commitments, alone, under the Race to Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

NLC, solidarity centre AFL-CIO take GBVH campaign to Lagos markets

July 27, 2021 Moses John 0

In a bid to sensitise Nigerians against the dangers of Gender-Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) in the world of work, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) took its campaign to the popular Mile12 market, Ketu in Lagos state. Based on findings from a recent research study conducted by the NLC women commission, the market was identified as one of the informal Read More

Council polls: I’ll carry all ethnic groups along – APC flag-bearer

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Abubakar Giri, has assured that every ethnic group “will be represented in the next cabinet and provided with equal opportunities to grow like the original inhabitants.” Giri, who seeks to run for chairman in the February 2022 FCT election, assured that Read More

PGF boss calls for review of APC manifesto to strengthen national unity

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has called for the review of manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen political initiatives for national unity.  The PGF boss made the call amidst the challenge of national unity facing Nigeria. According to him, the big question is whether the Read More

My political battle experiences ‘ll lead APC to success in 2023 – Yari

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

One of the frontline chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, said he has abundant experiences in political battles to lead the party to success in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, Alhaji Yari said he is not disturbed about speculations that some serving or former governors in the North-west Read More

Campaign expenses: Deliberate strategy to exclude women?

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 election year draws nearer, Nigerian women are gearing up for a better outing that may bring them at par with their male counterparts in terms of occupying political positions, however, recent events appear to be working against their interest, ENE OSHABA writes. Women representation in elective and appointive positions since the return of democratic rule in 1999 Read More

Is zoning of presidency democratic?

July 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

I write on the above title over a controversy of zoning of the presidency to the southern region of this country. The issue is trending on the media that southern governors are campaigning for zoning of presidency to their region. However, in democracy, there is no section that proposes zoning of any public office, as such the masses are the Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

Day NGE Kano/Jigawa Forum hosted newly elected members

July 14, 2021 Aliyu M. Dangida 0

Sunday, July 4, 2021, was a historic day not only for the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) Kano/Jigawa Forum but also for the NGE at the national level, as it was the day set aside for the two historical events. It was on that day that the just-elected President of NGE, Mustapha Isah, attended the wedding ceremony of the daughter Read More

Ogun LG poll: Abiodun flags off APC’s campaign in Imeko Afon

July 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, Monday, flagged off the campaign for the local government election, in Imeko Afon Local Government Area, with a promise to reconstruct the deplorable Abeokuta-Olorunda-Imeko road. Abiodun, who was accompanied on the campaign train by members of his cabinet and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), also presented the flag the party’s chairmanship candidate in Read More

Arrest, detention of protesters at Dunamis Church fake news – Enenche

July 8, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Senior Pastor Dunamis International Dr Paul Enenche has described reported arrest and detention of some youths in the church on Sunday, the 4th of July 2021 as fake news. Reacting through Dr Adah Ochowechi of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Wednesday, Dr Eneche said “the narrative being peddled is that some youths wearing T-shirts branded with the inscription ‘BUHARI Read More

Breaking: APC moves to punish Lai Mohammed over outburst against Kwara governor

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given indication that it may sanction the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his recent outburst against governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in the state. The minister had claimed that he sponsored the electioneering campaigns of the governor in 2019 which has been denied. Responding to the development Read More

Lai Mohammed lied on campaign funds – Kwara assembly

July 4, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Members of the Kwara State House of Assembly Sunday debunked a claim by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that he funded the election of members of the ninth legislature in the state. The members said the only individual who could claim offering the members massive support during the election was governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who was the Read More

Pipul TV partners KIFA on football development

June 25, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Nigeria’s foremost and wholly-owned Internet protocol television (IPTV) service, Pipul TV, has boosted its drive to take its unique sports and entertainment programmes to every home, with the signing of sports and business partnership deal with Nigeria and Africa’s largest football academy, Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA). The deal that was signed Wednesday, June 23, in Abuja, would see Pipul Read More

ITUC-Africa seeks partnership to end child labour

June 23, 2021 Moses John 0

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) has expressed her readiness to collaborate with relevant organisations to end the scourge of child labour in Africa. In a statement to commemorate this year’s World Day Against Child Labour, general secretary of ITUC-Africa, Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, said Africans must act now to right against such practice in the region. Read More

The return of Galambi to the House

June 23, 2021 Audu Dauda 0

Hon. Yusuf Galambi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in last Saturday’s by-election, conducted to fill the Gwaram federal constituency seat in Jigawa state, has emerged victorious. He passed through all hurdles.The returning officer, Ahmad Shehu, after collating results from the 248 polling units, declared that Galambi polled 29,372 votes to defeat PDP’s Kamilu Inuwa, who polled a distant 10,047 Read More

Security agencies now speaking language bandits, IPOB, others understand- APC group

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress on the platform of APC Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) said peace has gradually returning to the country because the security agencies are now speaking the languages understood by bandits, terrorists and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorising the nation. The group said “the fear that has gripped the nation Read More

Jamoh launches campaign to end war risk insurance on cargoes

June 21, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Amidst the falling piracy incidence in the Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea since February when the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) deployed the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure popularly known as the Deep Blue Project, the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh has expressed worry over the Read More

Oyetola’s aide chides PDP over comment on salary

June 17, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Ismail Omipidan, has lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their comment over payment of salary in the state.  The PDP had flayed the Governor for flaunting regular payment of salaries as part of its achievements.   Omipidan in a personal statement maintained that Oyetola has not erred for Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More