Group warns on consequences of undermining war against terrorism

January 20, 2021 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has asked some international organisations to be wary of their actions or “be prepared to meet the masses, whose lives they are jeopardizing with their subversive activities.” The NDF made this known on Tuesday in reaction to allegations that some international organisations are colluding to undermine Nigeria’s war on terrorism. In a statement signed by its Director of Read More

Breaking: Defunct CPC chairmen regroup, back power shift to South

January 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) have met in Abuja and floated another political movement known as New Nigeria Movement (NNM), even as they support a shift of power to the South. CPC was among three major political parties that merged with others to form the APC in 2013. The Read More

Conduct LG poll or resign, PRP stalwart tells Masari

January 20, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

A former state assembly aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Hon. Hamish Yusuf (Sa’in Jibiya) has urged Governor Aminu Bello Masari to resign if he cannot conduct the local government elections. In press statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Yusuf said the people of the 34 local government areas of the state were in critical Read More

Buratai as African steward man of the year 2020

January 19, 2021 Thomas Uzah 0

Eventually, the Year 2020 grudgingly dragged to an end. It was a difficult and tough year for all Africans. From economic meltdown to wars, conflicts and the blight of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In the continent, Nigeria also had her fair share of these troubles. These predicaments were varied and complex. As already known, the position of Nigeria in the Read More

What else does Falana want?

December 16, 2020 Mohammed Jega 0

Lagos based lawyer, Femi Falana lives in a cage. He has like the character, Malone, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s science fiction, The Lost World, who realising he had lost his fiancee to another man, gave up on trying to make meaning out of civilisation and chose to go back to the jungle. Like Malone, Falana, who delude in the deception of Read More

2023: Mr LA as the choice of Kaduna central

November 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

The 2023 general election is fast approaching. Already, there are alignments and re-alignments of political forces on how power can be won. In Kaduna central, the political permutations have been structured to favour Lawal Adamu Usman, aka Mr LA. Lawal Adamu Usman needs no introduction in Kaduna state politics. His name rings a bell in the nooks and crannies of Read More

Professor docked over election fraud in Akwa Ibom

November 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom state Tuesday arraigned Professor Peter Ogban before a High Court sitting at Ikot Ekpene over election fraud during the 2019 general elections. Ogban, a professor of Soil Science, University of Uyo, who was the Returning Officer at Ikot Ekpene, was accused of trying to manipulate scores of two parties of the Read More

Breaking: INEC announces when voter registration ‘ll resume ahead 2023 general elections

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence in the first quarter of 2021 ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who discloed this during a budget defence session with the Senate Committee on INEC on Wednesday said the sum of N1billion has also been earmarked for the exercise. Details Read More

Focus on crumbling PDP, APC advises Secondus

August 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC)  has asked the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus, to concentrate his energy on recuing his party which has allegedly become “shockingly rudderless” under his watch.  The APC was reacting to the recent comments by the PDP national chairman on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) decision Read More

US Presidential race: Meet Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate

August 11, 2020 BBC 0

Months after her own presidential dreams sputtered to a halt, Kamala Harris will now get another shot at the Democratic ticket. A year ago, the California senator had surged to the front of a crowded field of candidates on the back of a series of strong debate performances – and a searing critique of her rival Joe Biden over race. Read More

2023 Presidency: Mamman Daura’s zoning comment sparks row

  In a rare unanimity of purpose, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday kicked against calls by political parties to jettison zoning and dwell on competence as a criterion for fielding candidates for the 2023 general election.  Malam Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday told the BBC Hausa Read More

Suspension: Gombe PDP violated my right – Lawmaker

July 29, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

A member of Gombe state House of Assembly, Hon Rambi Ibrahim Ayala, has said the one-month suspension imposed on him by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a violation of his right as a loyal party chieftain. Ayala, who is one of the few opposition members in the state assembly alleged that some few party members Read More

In Ebonyi, PDP inspects projects, okays Umahi for presidential contest

June 25, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi state chapter Thursday said it would present Governor Dave Umahi to the country for presidency come 2023 general elections.   The party disclosed this in Abakaliki, the state capital while inspecting the shopping mall under construction by the governor. Chairman of the party, Onyekachi Nwebonyi, who led members of the state working committee for the inspection, inspected Read More

Breaking: Bernie Sander quits US presidential race, queues behind Biden

April 8, 2020 BBC 0

Senator Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign, clearing the way for former Vice-President Joe Biden to become the Democratic party’s nominee. Mr Sanders, 78, told supporters on Wednesday he saw no feasible path to get enough votes to win the nomination. An early front-runner, the Vermont senator found success with young voters, but slipped behind Mr Biden in recent Read More

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Umahi denies alleged 2023 joint ticket with El-Rufai

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The governor of Ebonyi state, Chief David Umahi, has denied alleged planned joint presidential ticket with Governor Nasir El- Rufai of Kaduna state in the forthcoming 2023 general election. Umahi, the chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the denial in a press statement he signed through his Special Adviser on Read More

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11 docks over alleged attack on Kwara APC chair, others

March 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara state Magistrate Court in Ilorin, Wednesday docked 11 persons alleged to have attacked the convoy of the state All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, and other members of his executives. The party’s excos were allegedly attacked February 26th this year in Shao town, Moro local government area, during a thank-you tour of the council for the Read More

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Oshiomhole as chairman‘ll further doom APC’s 2023 chances – Shittu

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The immediate past Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has alerted that retaining Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman would further create doom for the party ahead of the 2023 general elections. Barrister Shittu said this in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Saturday while featuring on a Fresh FM  105.9, Ibadan live programme, ‘South West Political Circuit.’   Read More

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PDP awaits South West nominees

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has confirmed that the SouthWest was yet to send in the names of its representatives in the recently constituted 14-man Review Committee,  which will review the party’s performances in the 2019 general elections. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, confirmed this at the end of the party’s 89th emergency NEC also Read More

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Thugs attack Kwara APC chair man, others

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara state chairman Hon Bashir Bolarinwa and other members of the executive council were allegedly attacked by suspected thugs. They were allegedly attacked Tuesday night in Shao town, Moro local government area during a thank-you tour of the council in appreciation for their massive support for APC at the last general elections. Suspected thugs, who reportedly Read More

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NYCN commends INEC for deregistering 74 political parties

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has described the deregistration of 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a good omen. The NYCN’s National Public Relations Officer, Mr Bestman Okereafor, said this in a statement to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu. He said that INEC’s current position on the state of some political parties Read More

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Breaking: Shock as ex-Lawmaker dies after celebrating own birthday

February 5, 2020 Editor 0

Waling and deep sorrow have blouded Sagamu and his home town in Emurenn, following the sudden death of Hon Yinka Mafe, former Lawmaker at the Ogun state House of Assembly who died shortly after celebrating his 46th birthday. Mafe, the immediate past Majority Leader of the Assembly contested the House of Representatives election during the 2019 general elections under Allied Read More

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2023 plot informed failed suit against me – Omo Agege

February 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has described the failed litigation seeking to disqualify him on account of allegedly being an ex-convict in the United States as a mere distraction ahead of the  2023 general elections . He stated this in Abuja Sunday at his Asokoro residence while  having in audience Read More

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Buhari to Danjuma: Nigerians’ confidence in me matters most not yours

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Notwithstanding the recent damning verdict on the state-of-the nation by a former Defence Minister, General Theophilus Y. Danjuma (rtd), President Muhammadu Buhari said the former’s opinion was least important compared to that of millions of Nigerians who re-elected him during the 2019 general elections. What Danjuma said Speaking late last year at the launch of a book during the launch Read More

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Pandemonium as NSCDC operative guns down top politician in Imo

January 26, 2020 Editor 0

Senatorial candidate of Action Alliance (AA) during 2019 general election, Chief Ndubuisi Emenike, was Sunday evening shot dead by his aide. Ototonwa as the popular politician was fondly called vied for senatorial seat under AA for Imo North Senatorial District. He was mistakenly shot allegedly by an operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who was his personal security Read More

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PDP ‘ll reclaim north, presidency in 2023 – Sen. Nazif

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Deputy National Chairman, North of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Dr. Suleiman Muhammad Nazif is confident that the party will bounce back to Power in the region in 2023 following its improved performance in the 2019 general elections. He said even though the party was robbed of  its many victories in the last polls, it was able to Read More