Ondo students to dialogue with guber candidates on manifestos

August 13, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Students of tertiary institutions across Ondo state said Thursday that they have concluded plans to meet and dialogue with all governorship candidates contesting the October 10, 2020 gubernatorial election to discuss on the plans they have for students and youths in general. Addressing newsmen in Akure, the leader of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS), Ayoade Kikiowo, stated that Read More

Edo 2020: Envisaging a keen contest

August 13, 2020 Olusanya Anjorin 0

It is no longer news that the Governor of Edo state, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,  will both slug it out once again in the September 19, election. This time in the opposite direction, the governor is  the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Revealed! Kashamu’s last words before he died

August 11, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The former governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Tuesday revealed the last conversation he had with late Senator Buruji Kashamu, disclosing that the deceased last wish was to cede his political structure to him. This revelation is coming barely four days after the demise of Kashamu, a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state who died of complications Read More

Breaking: Family reveals when, where Kashamu ‘ll be buried

August 8, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The remains of Senator Buruji Kashamu would be laid to rest on Sunday at his Ijebu-Igbo residence in Ogun state. A family source who spoke to Blueprint on condition of anonymity, said Kashamu would be buried according to Islamic rites at 10am at his “Omo’lu” residence in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun state. Kashamu reportedly died from complications of COVID-19 at the First Read More

Breaking: Senator Buruji Kasamu is dead

August 8, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Senator Buruji Kashamu, the immediate past lawmaker who represented Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, is dead, Blueprint has learnt. His former colleague and ally Ben Bruce who announced his demise on his Facebook page Saturday evening said, “I have just lost my good Read More

I’ll never follow Obaseki to PDP – Esele

July 21, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Mr Peter Esele, a labour leader and former strong ally of Governor Godwin Obaseki, has said he has no intention of joining the governor in the PDP, though he had supported him during the crisis between the governor and former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Esele said he remains an All Progressives Congress (APC) member and would therefore remain loyal Read More

Edo guber: 35 parties collapse structure, back Obaseki

July 17, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Ahead of the September 19 governorship poll in Edo state, a coalition of 35 registered and the recently de-registered political parties have joined forces in support of the reelection bid of governor Godwin Obaseki and Philip Shaibu, his deputy. The coalition advised its individual governorship candidates “to withdraw and join hands with the governor to consolidate on the growth, developmental legacies and foundation Read More

Ahead Edo poll, PDP hands Obaseki guber ticket

June 26, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Thursday emerged as an unopposed governorship  candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the party’s primaries held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City after last aspirant, Mr. Kenneth Imasuagbon, stepped down for him.  Two other aspirants, Messers Gideon Ikhine and Omoregie Ogbede-Ihama had earlier collapsed their ambition for the governor.   However, despite Read More

Breaking: Ize-Iyamu ‘s fate made known as APC declares full primary election results in Edo

June 22, 2020 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election ahead of Edo gubernatorial general poll has been conluded. The result shows that Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged victorious. He is now the official governorship candidate of APC in Edo state. At the end of the primaries, Ize-Iyamu polled 27, 838. A) Edo South Senatorial District: 1. lkpoba-Okha LGA – Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu = Read More

Tension as court rules on Edo APC primaries Thursday

Justice Mohammed Umar of the Federal High Court Benin City, Edo state capital Tuesday reserved ruling on the mode to be adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the state’s governorship primaries billed for June 22.  While the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), led by its National Chairman, Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshimohole declared direct primaries as the way to go, Read More

I’ve not withdrawn from Edo guber race – Airhiavbere

April 26, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

An APC governorship aspirant in Edo, retired Maj.-Gen. Charles Airhiavbere, Sunday, has debunked claims that he had withdrawn from the governorship race. Speaking in an interview in Benin, Airhiavbere said that he had no reason to withdraw from contesting the election, scheduled for Sept 19. He said that he was very much in the race, having been the first of Read More

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Kogi Election: Hearing on PDP, Wada’s petitions fixed for Feb 10

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, has fixed February 10 for pre-hearing on the petitions filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Engineer Musa Wada. The All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Yahaya Bello and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was dragged to the tribunal by the petitioner over the November 16, 2019 Read More

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Imo: Confusion as APGA sends Ararume packing

January 25, 2020 Editor 0

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State, has expelled its governorship candidate during 2019 general election Senator Ifeanyi Araraume. APGA caretaker committee chairman of John Iwuala who disclosed this said the senator who represented Imo North between 1999 and 2007 and was guilty of alleged anti-party activities. Araraume had endorsed the APC candidate of the Okigwe North House Read More

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Accept defeat, shun appeal – ex commissioner urges PDP

October 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kano state immediate past Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to waste its time by appealing the judgement of Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal. This is contained in a statement he signed in Kano Wednesday following the verdict of the Kano state Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which validated the election of Governor Abdullahi Read More

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Tribunal overrules APC, Ekere’s objection on subpoenaed witnesses

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Akwa state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Wednesday overruled the objection of the petitions filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Nsima Ekere, seeking to stop subpoenaed witnesses to the first respondent Gov Udom Emmanuel from testifying at the tribunal. J.S. Okutepa, the lead counsel to the APC and Chief Ekere and APC, objected Read More

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Adamawa begins free feeding for boarding schools

June 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Adamawa State Government has started free feeding programme for students of its boarding secondary schools. The state Governor Ahmadu Fintiri spoke about the programme on Monday in Yola while receiving members of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) who were led on a solidarity visit to him by its governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections, Senator Abdul-Azeez Nyako. Fintiri Read More

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AA suspends national chairman, secretary as crisis deepens

June 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Action Alliance National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Think Tank Committee (NTTC) have suspended indefinitely its national chairman Chief Kenneth Udeze, and national secretary, James Vernimbe, respectively. The party acting national chairman, Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this Monday in Abuja, where he lamented reported media attacks on the party’s governorship candidate in Imo state, Uche Nwosu. Nwosu, the former Read More

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Oyo governorship tribunal admits results of 495 polling units in 26 LGs

June 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Oyo state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has admitted results from 495 polling units and wards in 26 local governments as exhibits tendered by the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adebayo Adelabu. Adelabu is challenging the victory of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seyi Makinde, in the March 9 governorship election in the state as declared Read More

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Tribunal to INEC: Produce documents submitted by kwara governor – elect

May 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Ilorin, Kwara state Thursday adjourned to May 22, 2019  to enable the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) produce before it documents in its custody about the educational qualifications of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 election in Kwara state, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. The tribunal had on Wednesday Read More

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Kano re-run: CSO warns on misleading information

April 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A civil society group, StandNigeria Initiative, an election observer in the recently concluded elections in Kano state, has describe as “falsehood” the information be peddled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that elections in Kano, especially the re-run, were not free and credible.  It also stated that the recent interview captioned “Why Ganduje’s re-election cannot stand” by the PDP’s governorship Read More

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Benue rerun: SNP candidate warns supporters against violence

March 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governorship candidate of the Sustainable National Party (SNP) in Benue state, Mr Gabriel Hemba has cautioned his supporters against violence during the rerun election scheduled to hold on Saturday.    Addressing his supporters Wednesday in Makurdi, he said his party is strongly in support of the view that no election is worth the blood of any Nigerian. He stated that Read More

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Official: INEC declares AbdulRasaq winner of Kwara governorship election

March 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kwara state, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, winner of the Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections. Presenting results of the elections at the state headquarters of the INEC in Ilorin  Sunday, the INEC Returning Officer, Professor Liman Sanusi, said that the APC flagbearer polled 331,546 Read More