Bad governance: Group canvasses support for Bala Mohammed’s presidency

April 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a pro-democracy group, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad vanguard, BAM-V, has begun canvassing support for the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, saying that the former Senator possesses what it takes to lead Nigeria. Addressing newsmen on Sunday the Kano State chapter of the movement, Chairman of the Chapter, Adnan Mukhtar-Adam, noted that Mr Mohammed has the Read More

Yet again, our politicians show their colour.

February 24, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Sometime ago, in a piece titled, ‘’Here they go again, our politicians’’, I wrote inter alia, “Why is it that whenever an election date is drawing near, we see our politicians exhibiting their shenanigans, intrigues, vile characteristics to undo one another, even for those of them in the same ‘family’, nay party?”. As it is, this trait of our politicians Read More

In Kano, Ganduje mourns late district head

December 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has expressed sadness over the death of Alhaji Musa Saleh-Kwankwaso, the father of former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso. Ganduje, in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Abba Anwar, Friday in Kano, described Saleh-Kwankwaso’s death as a great lost, not only to his family, but to the entire state. The News Read More

Why Ganduje’s not interested in probing Kwankwaso – Salihu Yakasai

December 12, 2020 Blueprint 0

The special adviser to the Kano state governor on media and strategy, Comrade Salihu Tanko Yakasai, in this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA reveals why Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is not interested in probing former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso as well as Ganduje’s achievements so far. Recently, some members of the Kwankwasiyya political group led by Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo addressed Read More

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Official: Voters reject Dankwambo, Ajimobi, Kwankwaso for Senate

February 26, 2019 Editor 0

The electoral ‘sword of Damocles’  was dangled on  Ibrahim Dankwambo  and Abiola Ajimobi, both governors of Gombe and Oyo states respectively as they  failed  to win their senatorial bids.   Dankwambo of the Peoples Democratic Party lost the Gombe North senatorial seat to Sa’idu Alkali, the  All Progressives Congress candidate , while Ajimobi, who contested on the platform of the Read More

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2019 : Buhari testing  the microphone in Kano

November 26, 2018 Editor 0

Kano, the political headquarters of Northern Nigeria was agog yesterday in a fanfare atmosphere. The occasion? Over 5,000 members of the Kwankwasiyya movement decamped from the PDP to join the APC. This is just another in a series of defection we have witnessed in the Country since the beginning of this year. It amazes me when I hear people say Read More

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Kano guber: PDP submits Kwankwaso’s Son-in-law’s name

October 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has submitted the name of Abba Yusuf the son-in-law of the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s gubernatorial candidate. According to source at the party headquarters in Abuja, Yusuf was among the list of candidates submitted to the electoral body in Abuja, Thursday, last Read More

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2019: PDP and Kwankwaso’s hypothesis,

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

It is an established precedence in our democratic culture that whenever elections approach, the atmosphere would be saturated with self-styled prophesies, postulations and self-promotional media hype. In another angle, cross carpeting by politicians is equally taking the center stage all due to inordinate lust and desperation to occupy political positions. Yes, it’s desperation shrouded by the abridgement of internal democracy Read More

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Osinbajo meets Saraki, Kwankwaso, other nPDP members

May 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with members of the new PDP bloc of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting, which took place yesterday, held behind closed doors inside vice-president’s Aguda residence, at the presidential villa, Abuja. The nPDP had requested a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari after cataloguing the group’s grievances against the APC administration. Blueprint gathered Read More

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APC: Defection looms as nPDP threatens to pullout

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

One of the building blocks of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) has fired a letter to the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, alleging marginalization. In this report, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARI’YAU examines the issues that are threatening to implode the ruling APC For a long time, the move has been widely anticipated because all seems Read More

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2019: Those after Buhari’s job

April 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Barely 10 months to the presidential election in 2019, some serious and others not too serious presidential aspirants have started jostling for the job of incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari. PATRICK ANDREW writes Not a few were in suspense over the likelihood of President Muhammadu Buhari re-contesting for the exalted office he currently occupies. Severally, he has said that he will Read More

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Open letter to Sen. Kwankwaso

April 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Of recent, I became fully involved in the activities of President Muhammadu Buhari, I was supporting many of his policies, even though, it doesn’t stops me from criticizing him but I see no reason why I should not work and support the success of a government that I worked in seeing its emergence a reality. When the APC decided to Read More

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2019: ‘Kwankwaso can’t be president’

March 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Kano State Commissioner for Rural Development, Honourable Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, has dismissed the aspiration of former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to contest for the presidency in 2019 as a huge joke. The commissioner, who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) said former Governor Kwankwaso lacks the capacity Read More

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2019: Kwankwaso an experienced presidential material -Igbo group 

March 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2019 general election, a group, the Amalgamated Igbo Political Pressure Group (AIPPG)  has given the nod to the candidature of former governor of Kano state, Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso. In a statement signed by its National coordinator, Lady Rosemary Ukiwe and National secretary, Hon Romanus Azubuike respectively, the group noted that they were convinced that the former Kano Read More

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2019 Elections On The Brink Of Chaos Courtesy Ganduje/Kwankwaso Feud

March 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

The hostile political relationship between Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje and his predecessor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is now a major cause of worry for Kano indigenes and Nigerians in general. However its effect have been seen rubbing off on the infamous Kano underage voting picture and videos which was circulating in the public sphere recently, hence threatening the integrity of Read More

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2019: How I’ll fix Nigeria – Kwankwaso

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Promises to resign if he fails A former governor of Kano state and the senator representing Kano-central, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has declared his intention to run for president in next year’s elections, vowing to resign and never to seek second term if he failed to deliver on his promises. Kwankwaso, who promised to fi x the country “within a Read More

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Kwankwaso is dreaming to be president instead of making laws — Ganduje

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso were political soul mates since 1999. As governor, Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy and when the latter became Minister of Defence, Ganduje was Special Assistant. When Kwankwaso staged a comeback in 2011 as governor, Ganduje was again his deputy. In 2015, Ganduje succeeded his boss but almost Read More

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Ganduje: 17 attempts to reconcile Kwankwaso and I failed

February 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, has opened up on his relationship with his predecessor and erstwhile boss, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Ganduje and Kwankwaso, both of the ruling All Progressives Congress, are currently engaged in a face-off , with the governor saying he won’t allow the lawmaker to control his administration from outside. Kwankwaso, the immediate former governor Read More

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Kwankwaso wants to control me from outside – Ganduje

February 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

*Says underage voters mere propaganda Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state said on Tuesday that his decision to resist moves by his predecessor, Mr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to remote control him was the genesis of their feud in recent times. Ganduje said this in Abuja while fielding questions from State House correspondents on the sidelines of Hightable Dialogue on Ethical Read More

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Emerging dangers ahead of 2019

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

By Ariyo-Dare Atoye Having studied the character of Nigerian election cycle since 1999, I believe it is unlikely there will be a let-off in the rising tension in the political space. The state has vacillated too much; and, there is always no proactive mechanism in place to arrest this dangerous slide in elections season. The usual last-minute interventions by stakeholders Read More

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No more peace between me and Kwankwaso forever – Ganduje

February 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje says there will be no reconciliation between his political pressure group, Gandujiyya and Kwankwasiyya, a political group owned by Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. DAILY POST had report that no fewer than six members of the Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya groups of the All Progressives Congress were on Sunday injured in Kano following a clash between the Read More

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Kwankwaso still in APC – Chieftain

February 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Arch. Aminu Abubakar Dabo, has confirmed that Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was still a card-carrying member of the party, despite the reports being bandied about in the media that he was set to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking to newsmen in Kano yesterday, shortly after receiving Read More

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Nothing wrong with PRP alliance with PDP — Batagarawa

January 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

As a party that is known for its ideological purity, the Peoples Redemption Party(PRP) stands out of the motley crowd of the over 50 odd political parties in Nigeria, for its history and consistency. However, the party is now trying to open up and accommodate what may seem like strange bedfellows into its fold. In this interview with IBRAHEEM MUSA, Read More