Oyo new PDP exco and the tough reconciliation challenge

December 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BAYO AGBOOLA in Ibadan reports that the new state working committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo state have realised the need to unite in order to retain the Government House come 2023. But the reconciliation challenge remains tough as many still stick to their guns It is not news that the PDP in Oyo state amidst its prolonged Read More

ALGON crisis: Maje-led IMC raises the alarm over plans to flag off NAMTAXS

November 25, 2021 John Oba 0

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), led by Hon. Abdulahi Maje, Thursday, raised the alarm over alleged fraudulent moves by Hon. Alabi Kolade David-led faction to mislead and defraud unsuspecting general public. A statement signed by the national publicity secretary of IMC, Ashonibaire Jide, alleged that there are plans by Alabi and his cohorts in Read More

Ukpute/Bonta crisis: The facts beyond controversy

November 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The last has not been heard about the crisis that engulfed part of Igede land of Benue state early this year. AGI ONDA writes on the facts of the crisis. Ukpute, a little-known settlement in Oju local government area of Benue state came to world attention in July 2021 following a hydra-headed clash between it and Bonta community of Konshisha Read More

Oyo PDP: One party, two chairmen, exco

October 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BAYO AGBOOLA in Ibadan reports that the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congresses in Oyo state resulted in the emergence of two chairmen for the two different factions, one controlled by Governor Seyi Makinde and the other by former Majority Leader the House of Representatives, Hon Mulikat Adeola . To underscore that all is not well with the PDP, Governor Makinde Read More

2023: Rivers APC now stronger, united – Dimkpa

October 18, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

A chieftain of the All progressives congress (APC) in Rivers state, Engineer (Dr) Chukwudi Dimkpa, has assured that the party in the state is now a stronger platform for peace and unity to achieve its 2023 general elections project. Engineer Dimkpa, who is also a member of the Olympic organizing committee, Rivers state, made this declaration while speaking with select journalists during the Read More

When cash crunch conjures insurmountable debt crisis

October 18, 2021 Jerry Uwah 0

Muhammadu Buhari recently argued that Nigeria has revenue challenges, and not debt crisis. There is a lot of economic and logical sense in the president’s argument. Nigeria’s debt of N35 trillion is a scant 30 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP). The United States of America (USA), the world’s largest economy, carries a debt burden amounting to 105 Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for killing 50-year-old man over woman

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A-25-year-old man, Bisi Omoniyi has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for killing a 50 years old man he met at his woman friend’s house. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by Read More

Breaking: APC state congress won’t hold in Abia, elders declare

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of elders and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state led by Senator Chris Adighije, has said that the party’s state congress scheduled for Saturday 16th October, will not hold. The elders asked the national leadership under governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state to call back the state congress committee sent to Abia state. Read More

Nigeria’s forex revenue soars as crude production hits 1.45mbpd September

October 14, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves get another boost days after the Eurobond funds hits the treasury, with additional 155,000 barrels of crude oil added to the nation’s daily production in September, report by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said. With this addition, average daily production for the mont rose to 1.451 million barrel per day (mbpd). It stood at 1.296mbpd Read More

Edo: PDP okays rep, Orbih’s suspension

October 11, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has ratified the suspension of Hon. Ogbeide Ihama, the member representing Oredo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly and the South-South National Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih. The party also okayed the suspension of the State Secretary, Mr.  Hilary Otsu; the PDP Chairman in Oredo, Oduwa Igbinosun, and ward four  Chairman Read More

NCPC boss thumbs up Plateau clerics for peace initiatives

October 8, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has commended church leaders for their invaluable role in peace keeping on the Plateau, especially during the last crisis in Jos, the state capital He said his visit to them was to re-awaken their consciousness on the forthcoming local government polls in the state slated for Saturday, stressing the Read More

Re: Crisis festers at FCC

October 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Character Commission, FCC, was established by Act No 34 of1996 to promote, monitor, and enforce compliance with the principles of the proportional sharing of all the bureaucratic, economic, media and political posts at all levels of government. The Act inserted in section 14 (3) of he 1999 Constitution as amended to ensure that the composition of the government Read More

Management closes down OAU, asks students to go home

October 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced closing that of the university till further notice. The closure, according to a release by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, Friday evening, became necessary to forestall breakdown of law and order following the continuous protest of the students. A 24-year-old, female, final year student of the Department of Foreign Read More

Buni and the rebirth of APC

September 29, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has just set up a formidable nine-member team to consolidate its successful reconciliation effort initiated by the 13-member Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).By dint of hardwork, deft political engineering, wide consultation and listening to hitherto aggrieved and alienated members and supporters, the caretaker committee has reunited the party, and made it Read More

Billiri crisis: Gombe pays victims N59m compensation

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gombe state government has paid N59m as compensation to some victims of crisis that rocked Billiri local government area in February over Mai Tangle tussle. Recall that Billiri was thrown into mayhem over emergence of the new Mai in Tangle kingdom after the demise of the 15th Mai Tangle, Abdul Buba Maisheru. The violent protest occurred because of reports that Read More

Gombe: Gale of defections hits APC

September 27, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Thousands of card-carrying members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe state, including a former Deputy Governor, John Lazarus Yoriyo, a former gubernatorial aspirant, Abdulkadir Hamma Saleh, a former member of the House of Representatives, Abubakar Abubakar BD,  party executives at various wards and local government levels and others decamped to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Gombe State Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More

Surrendering terrorists and the burden of justice

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent wave of surrender by the members of Boko Haram and Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups and their families to troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in the North-eastern part of the country has become a topic of discourse within security and intelligence circles. In the last three weeks, more than 1,500 Boko Haram fighters have 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

Atmosphere of grief, depression

August 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

When night came, death sat on the street in shackles, stretching his hands towards all who passed. It went out from the city to the highway connecting to the northeastern part of the country. For the past decades, Jos town had been a blood flowing river, where innocent souls are slaughtered. From those who knew what had happened to those Read More