Labour Party raises alarm over killings, assaults, harassment of leaders, candidates

December 18, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barrister Julius Abure, has raised alarm over the safety of the leaders, candidates and members, calling on the Inspector General of Police to wade into the killings of its leaders, candidates and members. Recently the members, leaders and candidates of the party have become targets of assassinations, assaults and harassment.  He said the Read More

2023 UTME: Candidates can now generate profile codes – JAMB

December 12, 2022 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

As part of its measures to ensure a smooth 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that prospective  candidates can now generate their profile codes and save same for use during registration.  This was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint Monday by JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Read More

UTME: 1.5m candidates registered for JAMB – JAMB Registrar

March 21, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Registrar Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede, while monitoring the 2022 UTME/DE registration in Kano weekend said over 1.5 million candidates had so far registered for the exercise. Prof. Oloyede visited a number of JAMB approved CBT centres in Kabuga satellite town Kano, and the JAMB PTC zonal office. He lamented the low turnout of candidates Read More

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

71.64 % made 5 credits including Maths, English – NECO registrar

October 29, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

878, 925 candidates have passed English Language Mathematics representing 71.64% as the National Examinations Council (NECO) released the 2021 SSCE internal examination results. The Registrar, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, stated this Friday while announcing the release of the results in Minna. According to him, “The number of candidates who made credit and above in English Language is 945, 853 representing Read More

2023: 12 presidential aspirants to join ADC – National chairman

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Hon. Ralph Nwosu, has revealed that about twelve presidential candidates of different political parties have agreed to join his party, adding that Nigerian youth have agreed to adopt the party come 2023 general elections. Speaking at the national secretariat of ADC Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially received former Presidential candidate Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Searching for a suitable vepee candidate from the North

October 13, 2021 Salihu Isa Nataro 0

A consensus is steadily building among the progressive members of the political class who are fair, just, equitable and who continue to believe in one united and strong Nigeriain favour of Vice president YemiOsinbajo becoming the presidential candidate of the ruling APC in 2023 and he eventually becoming the president of the country itself. This is especially so among the Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Isoko South 1 bye-election: INEC declares PDP winner

September 12, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Evivie Ovuakpoye, as winner of the Isoko South 1 State Constituency bye-election. According to the official results released by INEC Sunday morning, the PDP’s candidate secured his victory with a total 6,957 votes to defeat 11 other candidates including his closest rival, Ifowodo Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

PDP chairmanship tussle and future of opposition

August 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The crisis in Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may have taken a turn for worse with the tussle over the position of national chairman even as the party gears up for its national convention, writes ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on August 10, 2021, rising from a stakeholder’s meeting agreed that elective national Read More

Buhari congratulates Zambian President-elect, Hakainde Hichilema

August 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday congratulated the President-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, on his victory in the presidential election of August 12, 2021. The President applauded the people of Zambia who came out in their numbers to exercise their civic rights, voting candidates of their choice, signposting that the prospect of a united, stable and prosperous Africa lies in the power Read More

How to address the massive failure in JAMB

August 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, was established by an Act of 1978, subsequently amended in 1989 and 1993.14 per cent pass and 86 per cent failure at the just-concluded 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by JAMB, divergent views have been expressed by stakeholders as to what led to the poor performance by the candidates. While some Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court, according to the extract released by the APC, the court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Read More

Congress: Buni sues for peaceful exercise, warns against sabotage

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the All Progressives Congress brace up for the ward Congress on Saturday, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has enjoined party stakeholders and members to conduct the exercise peacefully. In a statement signed Friday night by his director general on media and publicity, Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni called on officials Read More

An era of political commercialisation

July 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Yunusa 0

Honestly, it’s a sad reality that today no political party in Nigeria is on the mission of social salvation rather they unanimously share a common interest of manipulating our interests and mandates in favour of their selfishness thereby exploring our economy and take away all the wealth that is meant to be used for the development of the country and Read More

Group warns APC of imminent defeat in Lagos LG polls

July 19, 2021 Editorial III 0

The leadership of All progressive Congress( APC) in Lagos state have been warned of imminent defeat to opposition parties in the forthcoming local government elections. This warning was contained in a statement released by Demoracy Action Group (DAG), a group of concerned APC members.According to the statement signed by Otunba Wale Ishola, APC risks losing the local government polls if Read More

The JAMB saga

July 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Passing a board examination is not a miracle or rocket-science, because all what I believe is that, whoever read and understand question perfectly will definitely pass the examination even with an average grade. But still, I often say that to some extent it could be a miracle, because it was someone else that will mark the paper(s) instead of the Read More

FCT council polls: PDP chieftain accuses party of candidate’s substitution

July 6, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Ahead of next year’s Area Council Election in the Federal Capital Territory, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Gwagwalada chapter has been accused of illegally substituting validly elected candidates in its primary election held in April this year. One of the affected candidates who contested the primary election for Kutunku ward, Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the allegation while speaking with newsmen in Read More

NANS decries kidnap of students, demands intervention

July 2, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has lamented the kidnap of students in different parts of the country and demanded an urgent intervention from concerned authorities. Addressing journalists Friday in Abuja, its national president, Comrade Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi, after taking over power from the previous exco, said the association hds also spoken with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Read More

Kano scraps REMASAB, releases over N314m for NECO, NBAIS

June 28, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Following the signing of the revised Memorandum of Understanding between Kano state government and the Capegate Investment Company Limited on Integrated Municipal Solid Waste and Air Quality Management, Kano state Executive Council has approved the scrapping of the state Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB). The measure is part of efforts towards resolving the municipal solid waste predicament which has Read More

N/Convention: I won’t tolerate godfatherism as APC chair – Moniedafe

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the chairmanship aspirants and former chairman of the defucnt Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has promised that his leadership would not tolerate godfatherism in the choice of candidates for elections. Moniedafe also promised to ensure the provisions Read More