Lawyers can’t submit petitions, Bauchi APC appeal committee declares

October 25, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The appeal committee sent by the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Bauchi state to listen to the complaints of aggrieved members has stated that lawyers are not allowed to be involved during sittings with the committee. Chairman of the committee Alhaji Mohammed Mabo Kassim stated this Monday while addressing newsmen on the commencement of the committee’s Read More

Diri urges NNRA to explore Nigeria’s space potential

October 19, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NNRA) is to site its South-south zonal headquarters in Bayelsa state. The NNRA director-general, Dr. Yau Idris, disclosed this on Monday during a courtesy visit to Bayelsa state governor Douye Diri, in Government House, Yenagoa. Dr Idris noted that the agency is a regulatory body in charge of issues relating to radiation. According to him, Read More

2023: Our victory in Kano guber race certain – APC chair

October 18, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The re-elected chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, has said that he had no i doubt that the race for Kano Government House in 2023 would be won by the party, considering the formidable clout the party is gathering ahead of the next gubernatorial election. Speaking shortly after being sworn in for second Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

Is Kano Government House for sale?

September 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

One needs to know whether the Kano State Government House is for sale. This is the controversy that needs immediate clarification. The first civilian governor of Kano state, Late Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi, was the most formidable politician in the state’s history of. Rimi did not ask to contest for governor. His desire was to contest the senatorial slot which was Read More

Katsina to sustain support for NYSC – Masari

September 11, 2021 Hamidu Sabo, Katsina 0

Katsina state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, said the state would sustain the tempo of its support for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He gave the assurance Friday, when the NYSC Director-General, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Katsina.  Masari, who praised the existing cordial relationship between the state government and the scheme, thanked Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

Tambuwal donates 550 motorcycles, 10 Hilux to vigilant groups

September 8, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

To fight banditry, kidnapping and sundry criminality in the eastern part of Sokoto, the state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has donated Kasia brand 550 motorcycles and 10 operational Toyota Hilux vans to vigilante groups working with security agencies to fight armed bandits in the state. This was contained in a press statement issued and made available to newsmen in Sokoto Read More

2022: Prepare your handover note, PDP tells Oyetola

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Tuesday arrived Osogbo, the state capital, to prepare for the 2022 governorship election in the state. Receiving members of the party in Osogbo, Adeleke advised Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to begin writing his handover note and prepare to leave the government house Read More

Okeke-led APGA links mass defection in party to ‘injustice’ against Umeoji

September 3, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

… Says party will lose The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) linked the mass defection of lawmakers elected on the platform of the party in the Anambra state House of Assembly to the injustice meted out against Honourable Chuma Umeoji. The Okeke-led APGA, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwuyere, Friday warned that APGA will Read More

Breaking: Plateau House speaker absent as APC stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Gov. Lalong

August 31, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Plateau state, on Tuesday passed a vote of confidence on Governor Simon Lalong. The confidence vote was passed on the governor in an emergency meeting held at the Victoria Gowon hall, of the Government House, in Jos. The meeting was attended by all APC members of the state House of Assembly, members Read More

Empowerment: AbdulRazaq launches 100 tricycles

August 31, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Monday launched 100 tricycles to ease transportation challenges in the state. The government also officially enrolled members of the Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) on the informal package of the state’s health insurance scheme. “Today, we are launching 100 tricycles which our government guaranteed for members of TOAN. This is done through a partnership with Read More

Breaking: In Nasarawa, Gov Sule dissolves cabinet

August 30, 2021 Mohammed Yangida,Lafia. 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Monday, announced immediate dissolution of the State Executive Council (SEC).  Sule announced the dissolution at the end of an expanded cabinet meeting inside government house, Lafia. The governor also said the special advisers, and senior special assistants were relieved of their appointments.  Governor Sule therefore, thanked the commissioners and the aides for their sacrifices and contributions to Read More

2023: Pro-Osinbajo group takes lobby to Masari, Daura, others in Kastina

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A major phase in the race towards the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket has begun with the weekend’s visit to Kastina state by a lobby group loyal to Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential primaries of the ruling party. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) declared that their weekend mobilization and Read More

I’ll hunt abductors of Tegina Islamiyya kids – Bello vows

August 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The  Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani, has said that government would ensure the arrest and prosecution of all those involved in the kidnapping of the Tegina Islamiyya school children who were freed, Friday, after three months in captivity. Speaking when he received the children at Government House, Minna, he confirmed the actual number of pupils kidnapped was 91 while 90 were Read More

How Kebbi state government is tackling banditry

August 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kebbi state was prior to this time in the news for the wrong reason. No thanks to the activities of bandits who took over many communities; however, KABIRU DOGON DAJI writes on how peace finally returned to southern part of the state especially in the troubled zones of Zuru and Yauri emirates where early year 2021 was a den of Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

Congress: Oyetola’s group boycotts direct primary option in Osun – Party scribe

August 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Osun state and the party’s State Caretaker Secretary Alhaji Razak Salinsile, has said despite the enthusiasm showed by the party members to elect ward executives at Saturday’s ward congress, a group loyal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola boycotted the exercise. Although, the Caretaker party chairman in the State, Prince Gboyega Famodun, had Read More

Oyetola, Aregbesola plan parallel congresses in divided Osun APC

July 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, may once again manifest on Saturday as factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC), goes for parallel congress.  A faction loyal to Aregbesola had alleged that the state Governor has refused to ensure fair play in the planning of the coming congress, Read More

Cholera: Bauchi flags off free oral vaccination

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of cholera that killed several people in Bauchi state in recent time, the state Governor Bala Mohammed, Wednesday flagged off free oral vaccination against the plague. The governor while flagging off the exercise at the Banquet Hall of Government House Bauchi, directed health authorities in the state to also treat cholera patients free of charge. He said Read More

LG autonomy: Govs are the enemies

June 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s obvious, local governments, like state and federal governments, have their separate constitutional powers which guide their administration. The residual power is meant to equip lower entities with privilege to develop, but sadly in the case of Nigeria some devils have snatched it from them for being weak to protect it. Sadly, in line with this, LG will receive money Read More

Breaking: APC caretaker chairman suspended

June 11, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Plateau State, Mr. Lateb Dabang, has been suspended indefinitely. An insider within the party told Blueprint that the suspension came after Thursday’s emergency meeting of the party was concluded. According to the source, the state Governor Simon Lalong, APC’s 17 local government area chairmen, their secretaries, as well as 16 LGC Read More

Umahi sets up 21 man committee to evaluate EBSUS crises

June 10, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Wednesday constituted a twenty one man committee to evaluate the problems bedeviling Ebonyi state university. Management of the institution had been on a loggerhead with trade union and students in the school for several months. Governor Umahi on Wednesday convened a closed door meeting of stakeholders of the state, management of the institution and the trade Read More