Fallacy of Democracy Day

June 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The word democracy being a Greek word which means “common people’s strength” which means a system of government of, by and for the people. As recently stated by President Muhammadu Buhari in his Democracy Day address to the nation, “democracy is about will of majority” and the educational status of these majority determines the political situation of the democratic practising Read More

Pictures: President Muhammadu Buhari, Service Chiefs, others attend Democracy Day parade

June 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

In commemoration of the nation’s 2023 Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari with other government top functionaries on Monday stormed Eagles Square in Abuja for military parade. The parade is an annual exercise held in honour of the nation’s return to civil rule and to remember Nigeria’s heroes of democracy. President Buhari’s arrival was heralded by a general salute, signalling the Read More

Breaking: Buhari vows peaceful, transparent process ahead 2023 presidential election in Democracy Day message

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday that he remains committed and determined to ensure that the new President is elected through a peaceful and transparent process. The President said this in a nationwide broadcast to mark this year’s Democracy Day anniversary in honour of the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, Chief Read More

Mbula chieftaincy: Letter to Gov FintiriI

June 22, 2021 Ibrahim Modibbo 0

Your Excellency, Having successfully celebrated yet another “Democracy Day” in office, let me join millions of your well wishers and supporters worldwide in congratulating you on this auspicious occasion in our national lives. It is with greatest respect and deepest sense of responsibility that I write this open letter to you on the current inconsistencies and illogical presentations on the Read More

Galloping population growth, crawling economy

June 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is sitting on a ticking population time-bomb. President Muhammadu Buhari passively acknowledged the danger ahead in his broadcast on Democracy Day when he listed “galloping population growth rate” as one of the reasons why government cannot create jobs for Nigeria’s army of restless youth.Ironically, the president was curiously silent on how to tackle the dangerous population growth. The imploding Read More

Democracy and Binta Bello’s model

June 18, 2021 Abdullahi A. Abdullahi 0

In celebrating Nigeria’s democracy, one name that comes to my mind is that of the former member representing Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe state, Hon. Fatima Binta Bello (Jakadiyar Kaltungo), who exemplifies and redefines the basis of selecting political office holders. As we choose who to celebrate in Nigeria’s democracy day I choose to celebrate Hon. Binta Bello for her Read More

North Korea envoy visits APC chairman, seeks Nigeria’s collaboration

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

North Korean government has said that the growing vitality of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria will serve as the foundation for bilateral relations between the two countries.   North Korea in Nigeria, Ambassador Chi Tun Chon Hu further said Nigeria is the only nation with physical presence in Pyongyang hence it will continue to maintain bilateral relations with Read More

June 12: Bala empowers 1, 200 women, youth with N150m materials

June 14, 2021 Najib Sani 0

To celebrate the June 12 Democracy Day, Governor Bala Mohammed Saturday empowered 1, 200 women and youth in Zaki and Gamawa local government areas with materials worth N150 million. The programme tagged Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme (KEEP),according to the governor, was to ensure the welfare of the citizens. He noted that his government has in the past two years embarked Read More

Masari urges agitators for secession to rethink

June 14, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state weekend called on those agitating for the division of the country to have a rethink, as the unity of the country is sacrosanct. Masari made the call during an interactive session with the NUJ Correspondent Chapel members to mark the Democracy Day activities in his office. He described the agitators as senseless people Read More

Democracy Day: This is not what my father died for – MKO’s first son

June 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The first son of the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, Presidential Election annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military government, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, popularly known as MKO, Kola Abiola, says is not impressed with how democracy is being practised in Nigeria, adding that this not what his father died for. Kola Abiola state this while interacting with journalists, Read More

Breaking: Tinubu’s posters flood Abuja

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Posters of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja even as Nigeria celebrates her democracy day anniversary. The posters which carries Tinubu’s bold picture and name surfaced on Sunday strategically pasted on public infrastructure like traffic kiosks, bus stops and other public places in the nation’s Read More

Okechukwu hails Buhari for supporting devolution of powers

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the devolution of powers which will arise from the ongoing constitutional amendment exercise. Okechukwu, a foundation member of All Progressives Congress (APC), said by so doing, the President has denounced the negative narrative that he was averse to restructuring or true federalism Read More

We must sustain democracy we fought for, Uba Sani vows

June 12, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has said that Nigeria’s democratic journey has been tortuous, and vowed that it must be protected. The senator, while congratulating Nigerians  on this year’s Democracy Day, recalled that many people laid down their lives to ensure the nation tows the democratic path.  “Our nation still boasts of patriotic watchdogs holding leaders accountable Read More

Matawalle condemns bandits attacks on innocent people in Zamfara

June 12, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara state Governor, Bello Muhammed Matawallen Maradun, has condemned the recent incessant attacks on communities by bandits, describing the acts as senseless. This is contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner of Information, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara and made available to Blueprint in Gusau Saturday. “The government therefore expresses it’s deep sympathy and heart felt condolences to Read More

Democracy Day: Buhari addresses the nation Saturday

June 11, 2021 AbdullahiM. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation on June 12, at 7:00am, the president’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said the broadcast “is to commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day slated for Saturday.” “Television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Read More

June 12, a positive history worth sustaining – Omo-Agege

June 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has said June 12 had crystallised into a beacon of hope and rallying point for the development of democracy under a progressive agenda. In a message to mark this year’s Democracy Day, Omo-Agege who chairs the Senate Committee on Constitution Review, gave the assurance that the exercise would “deepen our democracy.” Describing Read More

Democracy Day: Our challenges not peculiar – Coalition

June 10, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

A civil society group, Civil Society Youth Coalition, has noted that the country’s current security and other challenges were not peculiar to Nigeria. The group made the observation in its pre-national peace and unity rally press conference held Wednesday in Abuja. According to the group’s position which was contained in a press statement issued by its national president, Aminu Aminu, Read More

2nd anniversary: Bala fetes Bauchi orphans

May 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

To celebrate his second year in office, Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed Saturday organised a lunch for orphans drawn from orphanage homes and communities in the state capital. The governor along with his deputy, Bala Tela, and wife, Aisha, ate together with the children at Ramat House, Bauchi. The governor stated that the idea to organise the feast for the Read More

Only true democracy ‘ll end insecurity in Nigeria – Ebonyi lawmaker

June 12, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The member representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency of Ebonyi state in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, Friday said only true democracy would end Nigeria’s insecurity. Ogah noted that allowing the masses to freely elect their leaders would equally curtail insecurity in the county. The lawmaker made this known, while addressing journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital during this Read More

FG’s deployed 5,000 agro-rangers to protect farm investments – Buhari

June 12, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

…Says 30, 000 paramilitary personnel employed President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was delighted that “more and more Nigerians are taking advantage of the opportunities in the agriculture and agri-business sector,” adding that “5,000 agro-rangers have been deployed to protect farm investments.” President Buhari disclosed in an address to the nation to mark this year’s Democracy Day, in Abuja on Read More

We must work cordially to improve our electoral system – Okowa

June 12, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has charged Nigerians to continue to work together in unity “so as to surmount the challenges threatening to destabilise the democratic experience and undo the gains of the past 21 years.” Okowa felicitated with Deltans and commended them for their support and contributions to the growth and development of the state. In a message Read More

June 12: Seiyefa makes case for women, youth inclusion in governance

June 11, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

Governorship candidate of Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) in the 2019 Bayelsa state election, Mrs Seiyefa Fetipigi Eches has called on Government at all levels to use the occasion of this year’s Democracy Day to formulate and implement policies that will empower women and youth participation in politics and governance. Seiyefa who stated this in a press statement issued on Thursday Read More

Five years of APC and the journey ahead

June 11, 2020 Waziri Bulama 0

  June is a significant month in Nigeria’s recent political history. The famous significance, for which we mark ‘Democracy Day’ today, thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari’s altruistic sense of history, was the landmark national consensus of June 12, 1993.  On that day, Nigerians trooped out to pass a vote of confidence on our unity and coexistence as a people, through Read More