Nigeria needs new constitution, not amendment – Olanipekun

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, Wednesday said that the ongoing constitutional amendment can not work, maintaining that Nigeria needs constitutional replacement. Olanipekun who delivered the 13th convocation lecture of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, insisted that the present constitution can not solve the security, pandemic and other problems facing the country. Speaking Read More

Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

I never accused Akume of interfering in lottery operations – Board chair

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The chairman, Board of Lottery Regulatory Commission, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle has debunked media reports in some section that he accused Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume of interfering in the operations of the commission. Alhaji Ibikunle said that there was no iota of truth in the publication as there was never a time the Governing Board Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Budget Office secretly withdrew N151.3bn from federation account, report alleges

October 15, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Office of Auditor General of the Federation (AGF) in its 2016 Audit Report accused the Budget Office of withdrawing N151.3 billion secretly from the federation account in 2015. According to the report, “The Budget Office of the Federation expended the sum of N151,371,407,619.10 above its approved budget for the year 2015. “This was extra-budgetary spending incurred without recourse to Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

Open-grazing, VAT, others: Danger as North, South govs tango

…South blackmailing North for power shift – APC chieftain  …PDP’ll re-visit Bala-led c’ttee on zoning – Spokesman …Every country has its own peculiarities – Olujimi ‘…Anti-open grazing law’ll protect citizens’ ‘…VAT being used for North to cede presidency’ Ahead 2023 general elections, the battle of wits has started between the North and the South political elite with governors and ethnic Read More

Why we arrested Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu -Army

October 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has arrested a popular Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu for dressing in an attire of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Army also accused Agu of inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the IPOB. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu Thursday denied reports on social media that Agu was assaulted Read More

Akeredolu calls for urgent restructuring of Nigeria

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following rate of criminality and security challenges facing the nation, Govenor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of Ondo state has called for urgent restructuring of the country in the best interest of all. Governor Akeredolu, speaking over the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital during the commemoration anniversary of the 61st  anniversary of the country said the current system adopted in the county does Read More

Sealing leakages: The OAGF’s efforts and initiatives

October 1, 2021 Ibrahim Muhammad 0

The idea of dwindling economy explains an occurrence wherein an economy is in a state of financial turmoil, often the result of a period  of  negative  activity  based  on  the  country’s Gross  Domestic Product (GDP) rate.  In recent history, the  crash in global oil price and the global pandemic jointly made the problem of dwindling economy a  global  phenomenon.  This occurrence, undesired as it were, in Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Indian president congratulates Nigeria on 61st anniversary

October 1, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Ram Nath Kovind of India has congratulated the government and people of Nigeria on the occasion of the 61st independence anniversary. In a congratulatory letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Kovind conveyed his best wishes to the Nigerian leader as well as the continued prosperity of the country. ‘‘India and Nigeria have warm, friendly and deep rooted ties. Our multifaceted Read More

Again, ECTDA boss, Commissioner for Lands shun Enugu assembly

September 28, 2021 Chuks Nweze109 0

For the third time, the Chairman of Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, (ECTDA), Hon. Josef Onoh, has declined to honour an invitation from the Enugu State House of Assembly special committee set up to look into allegations of extortion and other related matters in the Enugu Capital Territory. The Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Dr. Victor Nnam, also shunned Read More

2023: Real reason Northern govs rejected power shift to the South

The debate around the zoning of the presidency ahead of the 2023 elections continued Monday with the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) condemning their southern counterparts over their stance on power shift. The NSGF’s position was reached at the end of its meeting with traditional rulers from the region in Kaduna. Reading the 11-point resolution at the end of the Read More

Delta: 2 police officers dismissed over assault

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

Delta state police command has dismissed two officers of the command for seriously assaulting tricycle rider, one Brodrick Omesan.  The two dismissed officers,  Sgt Felix Ebikabowei, and Ndubuisi Abazie before were attached to ‘B’ Division Warri.  In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, said, “On 12/8/2021, after close of work conspired among themselves and engaged in Read More

2023 presidency: Kogi group insists it’s North Central’s turn

September 9, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A group under the auspice of North Central Coalition for Leadership (NCCL) has urged the leadership of the country to zone the 2023 presidency to the North Central in the interest of equity, fairness and justice. The was contained in a statement signed by the Director General of the coalition , Williams Oluwatoyin and made available to newsmen on Thursday Read More

Technical killing of Toro General Hospital

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

With reference to chapter 11, section 24 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, it is the responsibility of every citizen to protect the state’s property. Humongous amounts of funds are spent by the government on creating public properties so as to improve the standard of living of the citizens. As such, it is our Read More

Call for elimination: Ohanaeze demands apology from Sen. Bulkachuwa

September 6, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Peeved by the statement attributed to Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa from Bauchi state to the effect that rather than give Ndigbo opportunity to produce president come 2023, they should be eliminated from the face of the earth, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked the senator to apologise to Ndigbo. Bulkachuwa, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and husband Read More

Igbo group rejects exclusion in FCT politics, demands equity

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

A group, Ikenga Ndi Igbo Progressive Union Worldwide has rejected the exclusion of other Nigerians, especially people of Igbo extraction from holding elective positions in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In a release jointly signed on Wednesday by its President, Hon. (Chief) Alfred Ozoemena, and the Secretary General, High Chief Victor Uche Okei, the association said it has painfully observed Read More

OBJ: Metaphor of 2023

August 23, 2021 Muyiwa Lekan 0

After successfully breeding two presidents and suffering a post-natal abortion of the third, the nation’s prolific king-maker and former president Olusegun Obasanjo has suffered a blow below the belt in his fourth effort. It has effectively castrated the robust thrust he had mustered towards implanting another embryo in the 2023 presidential womb. From the prognosis given by the bewildered inner Read More

Breaking: Ex-deputy Senate President is dead

August 17, 2021 Editor 0

A former deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, has passed on. A family source revealed that Mantu died early Tuesday morning. His profile Mantu was bom on Februay 16, 1947 in the present Plateau state. He was one of the few Nigerians who took politics seriously and had from the onset decided to make it a full time vocation. Read More

CEOs, public officers on honours’ list as 3rd Abuja business excellence awards takes centre stage

August 12, 2021 Editor 0

Organisers of Abuja Business Excellence awards have rolled out plans for this year’s edition of the programme expected to honour outstanding Chief Executive of Officers (CEOs) and public servants within the nation’s capital. Simon Tuleh, Managing Director/CEO Dapines Global Investors Ltd, organisers of the yearly awards, described the event which is at its third edition as the biggest in Abuja Read More

Hushpuppi: Northern lawyers heed CNG’s call, mobilise to defend Kyari

August 11, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In apparent response to recent calls for support for Abba Kyari by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), a group of about 31 young northern Nigerian lawyers has volunteered to render legal services to the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police. Speaking for the group during an interaction with journalists in Abuja Wednesday, Barrister Sanusi Bappah Salisu said the volunteer lawyers Read More

APC CECPC: Supreme Court validated Buni’s appointment – govs

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni with regards to his appointment into such capacity by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The governors made their position known in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by their Read More