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Taraba lawmaker’s abductors demand 75m ransom

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Stephen Osu   Jalingo Abductors of the member representing Takum I state constituency in the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Hosea Ibi have demanded N75million ransom for his release, a family source has disclosed. A source who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent yesterday that the kidnappers have contacted a family friend who is also a lawmaker in the Read More

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Rep bemoans setbacks in Toto, promises better deals

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Baba Yusuf Lafia A member representing Nasarawa/Toto federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Mohammed Ja’afaru Ibrahim has bemoaned the losses incurred by the people of Toto local government council as a result of ethnic skirmishes in the late 1990s. The local government was engulfed by ethnic crisis involving Egbira and Bassa ethnic groups, resulting to huge losses Read More

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Aliero donates N100m poverty reduction items to constituents

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Kabiru Dogon Daji Birnin Kebbi The senator representing Kebbi Central, Muhammadu Adamu Aliero has distributed items estimated at N100 million to members of the constituency aimed at alleviating their challenges and improving their economy. The occasion which took place at Aliero’s residence located at the GRA in Birnin Kebbi, was attended by the state governor, Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, Read More

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Edo 2014 primaries: Supreme Court sacks APC lawmaker

December 10, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal brought before it by a member of the Edo Sate House of Assembly representing Ovia South West, Sunday Aghedo and his party, All Progressive Congress (APC), claiming it has right to choose a candidate. The apex court ordered Hon. Aghedo to refund all salaries and allowances he collected from Edo State House of Read More

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Akawu: Recognising a peace maker

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

For being a peace maker and agent of peace, the sterling qualities of a former Chief Whip, Kogi state House of Assembly and Galadima Koton- Karfe, Hon. Saidu Akawu Salihu, were recently recognised and rewarded. OYIBO SALIHU reports When the people of Kogi/Koton –Karfe Constituency in Kogi state overwhelmingly voted for Hon. Saidu Akawu Salihu to represent them at the Read More

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48 hours after presentation, Ogun’s N345bn 2018 Budget scales 2nd reading

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Peter Moses Abeokuta Barely 48 hours after its presentation, the N345 billion 2018 Appropriation Bill yesterday scaled second reading at the Ogun state House of Assembly. Blueprint recalls that Governor Ibikunle Amosun on Tuesday presented the budget proposal christened “Budget of Accelerated Development” to the legislators for their approval. At the yesterday sitting, Hon. Olawale Alausa, representing Ijebu-ode constituency, Read More

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10 Zamfara parties endorse Marafa for gov

November 8, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau No fewer than 10 opposition political parties in Zamfara State have unanimously endorsed Senator Kabir Garba Marafa to contest the 2019 governorship election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A statement signed by the state chairman Action Alliance (AA), Alhaji Bello Aliyu Alkali, said at the end of a joint meeting of the Read More