Yobe gov sworn as APC acting nat’l chairman

June 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Executive Committee of the APC has approved the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, appointing Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe as Caretaker Chairman of the party. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buni was sworn-in by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami. Buni, who was a one-time Read More

More crisis rocks APC as ex- contestants claim Oshiomhole’s position

June 18, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The leadership crisis rocking the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has become messier as a dominant group of stakeholders in the party faulted what it described as an illegal imposition of Senator Abiola Ajimobi as the acting Deputy National Chairman of the party. The group under the aegis of 2018 APC Convention Contestants described those laying claim to the Read More

Set up commission for the disables now, group begs Buhari

June 7, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

A group under the aegis of Women with Disabilities of Nigeria Support Foundation, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to set up the National Disability Commission as soon as possible. Recalling that the president had last year signed into law, a Bill seeking establishment of the commission, the group said if put in place, it “will make management of affairs Read More

Kano Govt offers free education to 1,000 repatriated Almajirai

May 28, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state government says it will enrol the over 1,000 repatriated Quranic education pupils, generally known as “Almajiri” into formal schools in line with its free and compulsory education policy. “Every child in Kano state, including Almajirai must go to school,” Gov Abdullahi Ganduje said Wednesday during media briefing by the State Task Force on COVID-19, held at the Government Read More

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NGE re-elects Egbemode as President

May 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of New Telegraph Newspapers, Mrs Funke Egbemode, has been re-elected President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).Egbemode won the position unopposed at the guild`s 2019 Biennial Convention on Saturday at Ikeja, Lagos. The convention with theme: “Media Convergence as Strategy for Survival,’’ had hundreds of editors in attendance.Other people returned unopposed at the event are Mr Read More

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One out 4 workers faces harassment in France – ILO survey

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Almost one in four people in France say they have been the target of workplace harassment because of their gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or health status. This is one of the conclusions set out in the annual Barometer on workplace discrimination published on Thursday by the Defender of Rights Office of the Government of France and the ILO Read More

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Fayose has no reason to quit PDP – Chairman

October 9, 2018 Editorial III 0

Chairman of the PDP in Niger, has said Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose has no reason to leave the party over the outcome of the National Convention. Fayose had threatened to leave the PDP following the failure of his preferred aspirant and Sokoto Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, to pick the party’s presidential ticket. The Blueprint had reported that Tambuwal lost Read More

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My emergence has caused Confusion in Buhari’s camp – Atiku

October 9, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the 2019 general election, former vice President Alh Atiku Abubakar claimed that his emergence at the Port Harcourt convention held last Sunday has caused confusion in President Muhammadu Buhari’s camp. Atiku who stated this in a statement through his Campaign Organizarion noted that, “Our attention has been drawn to a Read More

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Buhari hosts dance group from Ibadan

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday hosted the Xplicit Dancers to a breakfast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Xplicit Dancers are young boys and girls, who engage in vigorous and scintillating dancing to entertain their audiences. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity in a statement in Abuja said the dancers were in Abuja to show their Read More

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Nigeria will have PDP President next year – Jonathan

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, using his crystal ball, has predicted that any candidate elected out of the 13 at the Peoples Democratic Party convention will be the next President of Nigeria. Jonathan who spoke at the convention in Port Harcourt early on Sunday said that all the aspirants are qualified to lead the country, having interacted with them since 1999. Read More

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Buhari: We are proud of our achievements

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Full text of the acceptance speech by President Muhammadu Buhari as presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 presidential elections I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Chairman and members of the Convention Committee for planning and conducting this convention. The same appreciation goes to the chairmen of National and State Executive Committees of our Read More

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Secondus to Nigerians: Take back your country in 2019

October 6, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus at Special convention to elect presidential candidate for 2019 general elections charged Nigerians to take back the country from the failed All Progressive Congress (APC) led federal government. Declaring the convention open, Secondus at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, said that “this convention presents Nigerians with another opportunity Read More

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PDD National Covention: Davido’s performance thrills delegates

October 6, 2018 Editorial III 0

  AN interlude of music performance by Nigerian music sensation, Davido relieved distressed delegates moments ago as delay in ongoing accreditation of delegates alters the time table at ongoing PDP National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The convention happening at the Adokiye Amasiamaka Stadium, Igwuruta Aile, near Port Harcourt is supposed to have progressed at 7pm into a session Read More

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We are set for a credible PDP convention – Okowa

October 6, 2018 Editorial III 0

FEW hours to the emergence of Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed joy that everything has been put in place for a credible process to be delivered. Addressing Journalists at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State (chosen venue for the Convention) yesterday , Read More

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Breaking: PDP alleges plot by FG, APC to disrupt convention

October 4, 2018 Editorial III 0

  With less than 48 hours to its national elective convention, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it has uncovered plot by the federal government in sync with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to disrupt the exercise. This disclosure was made a few minutes ago by the party’s spokesman, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan. Details shortly…

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APC in make or mar convention

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) holds its first national convention today barely three years after it ended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) 16-year rule in 2015. However, the frosty relationship between the top echelons of the party may be its albatross at the convention if not properly handled, and subsequently, could lead to post-convention crisis. CHIZOBA OGBECHE, BODE OLAGOKE, Read More

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APC convention: Hajia Salamatu joins women leadership race

June 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

In preparations for the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the first aspirant for the position of women leader, Hajia Salamatu Umar-Eluma, has obtained her nomination forms, promising to provide all inclusive and pro-active leadership for Nigerian women. Hajia Salamatu also promised to institute a Think-tank of women to brainstorm and throw up ideas/solutions on issues affecting the Read More

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Why I won’t contest against Oshiomole – Oyegun

June 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Ahead of the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) the incumbent National Chairman Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has given reasons he would not seek re-election. Speaking with newsmen last night at his Asokoro residence, Chief Oyegun said while he was yet to declare his interest, several stakeholders within the party at all levels began to rally support Read More

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ILO constitutes panel on allegation against Venezuela

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to examine allegations that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, failed to comply with Conventions on freedom of association, tripartite consultation and setting of minimum wages. The complaint, lodged in June 2015 by 33 employers’ delegates at the International Labour Conference, refers to Read More

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APC NEC rules out convention, to sanction members who drag party to court

March 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead today’s National Executive Council, NEC meeting of the ruling All Progressives Council (APC), the party said that the issue of convention will not form party of the agenda. It also revealed that members who took the party to court over the recent tenure elongation for the executive at all levels, without considering internal mechanism for crisis will be sanctioned. Read More

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Succession feud of governors and deputies, by Ifeanyi Maduako

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By the extant provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and the 2010 Electoral Act, a governor cannot be elected without a deputy. For a governorship candidate to be deemed qualified to stand for an election, he/she must have a running mate, who automatically becomes his/her deputy if they win and assume offices. The Read More

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Continental surges in corporate governance

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Continental Reinsurance Plc has been recognised as one of the listed companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange ( NSE) , with high ranking in the Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS ) . The company received the award during the CGRS certification ceremony in Lagos . Six directors of the company were also recognised for passing the Fiduciary Awareness Certification Read More

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Presidency, NASS set to review trade treaties

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Special Assistant to the Senate President on Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Bamidele Omishore, says the Presidency and National Assembly are partnering to review treaties and conventions entered into by Nigeria. He said Nigeria entered into several conventions decades ago and that it had become necessary to review some of the treaties to ensure that Nigeria gets the best out Read More

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2018: PDP ‘ll be robust, vibrant – Secondus

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Andrew, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will offer to the ruling a robust and vibrant opposition that will re-engineer political activities and set in motion credible democracy in Nigeria. The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, declared in a New Year message to Nigerians and assured the Nigerian populace that the worst was over for Read More