Hope vs Okorocha: Wade in to save APC in Imo, Buhari, party leaders urged

February 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some pro-democracy groups Monday held a protest in Abuja against the arrest of the immediate past governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to quickly wade in. Some of the inscriptions on the placards reads ” United we stand, divided we fall”, “Gov Uzodima stop Read More

PDP lacks moral compass to demand Magashi’s sack – BCO

February 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO), Sunday said the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), has not in any way, ‘abdicated’, his responsibilities of administering the security architecture of Nigeria, to warrant the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) recent statement calling for his sack. The BCO’s National Coordinator, Alhaji Danladi Pasali, said in a press release that the PDP lacks Read More

HEDA sues Accountant General, wants details of ₦173b MDA budget

February 21, 2021 Editorial II 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to compel the Accountant General of the Federation to release details of the N173 billion released to various Ministries, Departments and parastatals during COVID-19 The ministries, parastatals including security agencies, educational institutes and other contractors are alleged to have received some N173b from federal purse in the first half of 2020 Read More

Restructuring: Making Nigeria work

February 18, 2021 Abachi Ungbo 0

It goes without saying that mutual suspicion runs deep amongst the ethnic groups, with significant exchanges of hate poisoned arrows flying routinely across the divide. In effect, instigating enormous tear on the fabric of our unity. Thus, making attempts at stitching a mammoth task. Undoubtedly, spats between members of a family cannot be foreclosed but flag of caution needs to Read More

PenCom DG bags outstanding performance award

February 17, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

A civil society organisation, Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI), has honoured the director-general of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Hajiya Aisha Dahir-Umar, with the award of ‘The Most Outstanding and Distinguished Director-General of the Decade in Nigeria.’ This was contained in a press statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by the group’s executive secretary, Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele. According to the statement, Read More

Tinubu, Akande’s divergent views don’t portray registration as illegal – Fayemi

February 11, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

The Governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that the divergent views espoused by the former Osun state governor and the party’s ex-caretaker chairman, Chief Bisi Akande and its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) membership registration/ revalidation did not portray the exercise as unconstitutional and illegal. Fayemi stated that what Read More

Senate’s move to legalise constituency projects

February 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Obviously, flowing from the controversy surrounding the constitutionality and/or legality of the constituency projects of given to members of the National Assembly as well as the corruption to which the funds have been enmeshed, the senate recently passed for second reading a bill seeking to legalise constituency projects and dedicate 20 percent of annual national budgets to such zonal intervention Read More

Breaking: Yahaya Bello accepts to contest 2023 presidential seat, tables conditions

January 29, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has accepted to run the 2023 presidential race “but on certain conditions”. Bello responded to the 14-day ultimatum issued to him by a coalition of youth support group under the umbrella of Governor Yahaya Bello to President Yahaya Bello be(GYB2PYP). Bello personally handed over his response letter to the Director General of the group, Read More

Breaking: Another Bauchi gov’s appointee resigns

January 23, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Mohammed Musa Kirfi, a principal private secretary to governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Friday resigned his position. Blueprint reports that kirfi is the fourth top appointee in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ledgovernment that abdicated their seats since the inception of the present administration two years ago in the state. The other three cabinet members who resigned included Read More

Trump’s second impeachment: The beauty of democracy

January 20, 2021 Prof. MK Othman 0

Right from the very beginning, Donald Trump’s presidency was, perhaps, the most unpopular within and outside the USA. The world was wishing the presidency to expressively finish without an ugly incident and a chance for a second term. True to type, President Trump did not disappoint those who felt this time around America would be led by a tough-talking, fearless, Read More

Bobi Wine rejects Uganda Presidential election results, claims victory

January 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a “complete sham” early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead. The 38-year-old former ragga singer said his party’s polling agents were beaten and chased away in parts of northern and western Uganda, that ballot boxes were opened and stuffed, and that some voters Read More

Sanwo-Olu mourns ex-Lagos MILAD Ndubuisi Kanu

January 14, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the death of the chairman of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and former Military Administrator of Lagos, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd) on Wednesday. Ndubuisi Kanu, a retired naval officer and former military governor of Imo state between 1976 and 1977, died at a hospital in Lagos, Wednesday morning at Read More

Counter insurgency: Stakeholders drum support for armed forces

December 22, 2020 Editor 0

A clarion call has been made to all Nigerians to rally round the Armed Forces in their bid to wipe out remnants of terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the country.  Renowned academic, Prof. Peter Madoki, gave the charge at a one-day summit for target rights groups, conflict managers and social media influencers, Friday, in Abuja.  Prof. Madoki, speaking as Read More

Shettima attempted to instigate mutiny against Buhari – Arewa group

December 17, 2020 Editor 0

The Arewa Citizens for Good Governance (ACGG) has called for the arrest of Senator Kashim Shettima for attempting to instigate mutiny against President Muhammadu Buhari. The group made this known in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Silas Adamu, on Wednesday. According to Adamu, the Borno Central lawmaker’s recent remarks on national security could potentially incite serving military officers to mutiny Read More

A president of strong condemnations

December 17, 2020 Blueprint 0

It is rather unfortunate as to invite the word disappointing that the Muhammadu Buhari government has failed to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians despite the promise of doing so which the retired general made ahead of his elections both in 2015 and 2019. The primary responsibility of government is to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizens. Read More

Activists dismiss corruption, nepotism allegations against CBN

December 6, 2020 Editor 0

A front line anti corruption and human rights group, Good Governance Africa, has dismissed allegations of corruption and favouritism from some quarters against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) leadership. Addressing journalists at a press conference in Makurdi, Benue state capital, the executive secretary of the group Rev Solomon Semaka revealed how the organisation compiled series of malicious allegations against Read More

Don’t pass 2021 budget until Buhari tackles insecurity, elders tell NASS

December 6, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Some elders across the country have called on the National Assembly not to pass the 2021 budget pending before it until President Muhammadu Buhari implements the resolutions of the two chambers of the legislature that demanded the sack of service chiefs. The elders insisted that President Buhari must not look back again in sacking the service chiefs, saying the ovation Read More

MKO Nat’l stadium: Group hails Dare for rejecting N81m for cutting grass

December 1, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

A nongovernmental organisation promoting youth and good governance, “Ojo Ola Oyo,” Tuesday hailed the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare for rejecting the humongous bill of N81million presented by Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for the cutting of grass in MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja. The group in a statement signed by its founder, Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan, hailed Read More

Unraveling the conspiracies against Buhari

November 30, 2020 AbdulRahman Agboola 0

Moment of darkness is an appropriate caption for the #EndSARS oddities that occurred recently. A fiction above realities was the propeller that fuelled the tragedies, what a contradiction!! Vast majority among the youth population joined the bandwagon, without even evaluating the consequences of their actions, they deepened the traumatic experience of innocent citizens who are victims of criminalities. There is Read More

Tribute to Sheikh AbdulJalil Dabo

November 27, 2020 Blueprint 0

On November 2, 2020, my phone woke me up with a text message from Prince Adam Idris, a member of the security committee of Uthman Bin Affan Masjid popularly known as “Banex Mosque”, with the sad news of the death of Chief Imam Sheikh AbdulJalil Dabo. I was shocked, but I submitted to the will of Allah that every soul Read More

It is now time to unbundle the Supreme Court, Buhari’s anti-graft war, a failure – Omirhobo

November 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Lagos-based legal practitioner, Chief Malcolm Richard Omirhobo, is a firebrand constitutional lawyer, and activist. He recently dragged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to court over Arabic inscriptions on the Nigerian currency. In this interview with KEHINDE OSASONA, he spoke on a wide range of issues including the need to unbundle the Supreme Court of Nigeria (SCN), the human rights Read More

EndSARS: PRNigeria tasks FG on transparency, good governance

November 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A media outfit, PRNigeria, Wednesday, challenged governments at all levels to rebuild confidence in Nigerians by ensuring transparency, accountability and good governance as a way of checkmating rising cases of fake news in the country. Fake news according to the firm emanated from abuse of social media and, has become a major threat to peace and tranquility in the country. Read More

Judiciary, fulcrum of good governance – NJI Administrator

November 16, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Administrator of the National Judicial institute, Justice Rosaline Bozimo, has described the judiciary as the fulcrum of good governance globally. Bozimo made the statement on Monday while delivering an address at the virtual opening ceremony of the 2020 All Nigeria judge’s conference of the lower courts, held in Abuja. The theme of the conference is: The role of the Read More

NGOs drag Bayelsa govt to Court over state loans, debt profile

November 14, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

A coalition of 45 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Bayelsa state have dragged the Governor Senator Douye Diri, the state House of Assembly and four of his aides before the High Court in Yenagoa on the need to make public the status of the finances, lists of loans obtained and debt profile from 2015 till date. The Four aides to the Read More

EndSARS: Provide definite timelines for response to youths, ActionAid tells FG

October 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

ActionAid Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to provide definite timelines response to youths’ demands demonstrating within the past few weeks amidst the violence . The Country Director, Ene Obi in a press statement issued in Abuja also called on the Federal Government to give clear-cut responses to all demands of the protestors.She said the government recognised the rights of youths Read More