Ekiti 2022: Why my popularity soars – Ex – Gov Oni

December 7, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

As the Ekiti governorship election slated for June 18 approaches, the former governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Engr Segun Oni, has said his popularity keeps soaring among the masses of Ekiti daily because he didn’t loot the treasury while in office between 2007 and 2010. Oni also warned that the PDP would resist attempt by any party Read More

Anambra supplementary election: 1 die, journalists, others trapped as security operatives battle suspected IPOB members at Ihiala

November 9, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some journalists and observers were trapped on the road for about three hours while monitoring election at Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA), where Anambra state supplementary poll was held Tuesday. Blueprint learnt that the incident happened at Mbosi-Orsumoghu junction, communities in Ihiala LGA which share boundary between Anambra and Imo state as security operatives engaged in a gun battle with suspected Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

2022: Why APC may lose Ekiti – Ex–minister

November 7, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

As the race to Ekiti state governorship election slated for June 18, 2022 gets fiercer, the National Chairman, Southwest Agenda for Tinubu 2023 presidential ambition (SWAGA), Senator Dayo Adeyeye, has feared the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the state may lose the contest. Senator Adeyeye attributed his fears to alleged “loss of popularity of the APC despite being the Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

[LIVE) Anambra election: Voters troop out, frustrated as voting machines malfunction in Amesi, Orumba, other areas, PDP candidate votes after long wait (Pictures)

November 6, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Valentine Ozigbo) has exercised his franchise at the on ongoing Anambra state governorship poll. It took Ozigbo and his wife over 20 minutes each to cast their votes as at 11.12am at polling unit 010 in Amesi, while the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Raphael Okpalaeke, got frustrated as at Read More

Uncertainty, fears as Anambra votes amid security troubles

…Over 34,000 officers, 3 copters, others to secure lives, ballot … Ensure every single vote counts, INEC boss orders staff …Voter apathy ominous – Mohammed …Victory ours, APC, PDP, APGA boast …IPC establishes special journalists’ safety monitoring, alert desk Today, the people of Anambra state will elect one of the 18 candidates as governor. This is despite the security challenges that Read More

Osun 2022: Oyetola urges transport unions to eschew violence

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appraled to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and other transport unions to sustain the peace that has existed in the state and eschew violence before, during and after the 2022 governorship election. Oyetola who spoke at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement rally organised for him by the Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage – Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as ‘bondage imposed by the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Electronic transmission of results, direct primaries best for Nigeria’s democracy – Dogara

October 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Honourable Abubakar Dogara, the Plateau state chapter chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), doubles as chapter chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC), and chairman Northern Forum. In this interview with MUHMMAD TANKO SHITTU, Dogara speaks on last Local Governmnt Councils’ (LGCs) polls, the use of direct primaries and sundry issues. How did IPAC view the conduct of last Read More

Anambra 2021: 18 guber candidates and their chances (2)

October 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports that come November 6, Anambra state’s electorate will file out to elect a new governor. The Anambra South is angling for the position, claiming it is their turn in the state which has 326 electoral wards, 179 communities, 21 LGAs and three Senatorial zones.  Col. Geoffrey Onyejegbu: Allied People’s Movement (APM) Onyejegbu is the governorship candidate of Read More

Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged 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

Lagos: My emergence in line with APC constitution, Tugbobo insists

October 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  Factional chairman of the Lagos state All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Beatrice Omotayo Tugbobo, has stated that the congress through which she emerged was conducted in line with the party’s constitution. According to Tugbobo in a telephone conversation with Blueprint, the party  constitution stipulates that the congress can be held by consensus arrangement or election. She said, “According to the constitution Read More

PDP, APC get new chairmen in Ebonyi

October 17, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Congresses of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state on Saturday have produced new leadership for both party. While All Progressive Congress returned the caretaker Committee chairman, Mr Stanley Okoro Emegha, People’s Democratic Party got a new chairman, Mr Tochukwu Okorie. Emegha at the Congress polled 1,080 votes against his opponent Akanu Okoro that Read More

Jude Okeke-led APGA expresses concern over rising insecurity in Anambra

October 13, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over the rising spate of insecurity in Anambra state. The Okeke-led APGA said that the party is in a mourning mood over the spate of political killings in the state. The Okeke-led APGA, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere lamented that “we have lost Anambra Read More

Electronic transmission of results ‘ll banish slection collation banditry – Okechukwu

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu has commended the Senate, the House of Representatives, civil society organisations and President Muhammadu Buhari for the final process leading to the insertion of Electronic Transmission of election results in the country’s Electoral Law. Okechukwu who is a foundation member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) expressed optimism that Read More