South Korea’s Envoy visits Bayelsa, explores investment opportunities

July 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet  organised by the Bayelsa state government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa Read More

In Zamfara, Blueprint man, others emerge as NUJ correspondents chapel leaders

July 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondents Chapel Zamfara State Council on Saturday elected new leaders to serve for the next three years. Among them is the Blueprint correspondent Sanusi Muhammad who emerged as Treasurer unopposed. Speaking at the end of election held at the state secretariat of the union in Gusau, the chairman of credential committee, Comrade. Ibrahim Kanoma, Read More

Yari berates APC national leadership over dissolution of Zamfara executives

July 16, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The former Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara State has challenged the national caretaker committee chairman of APC, Alhaji Maimala Buni for dissolving the Zamfara state executives of the APC, describing the Buni’s decision as contrary to the constitution of the APC. Yari stated this at the APC stakeholders meeting held at his residence in Talata Mafara Town, the Headquarters Read More

Centre launches project to empower citizens to demand security sector accountability

July 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The African Centre for Leadership Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) has embarked on a public sensitization project aimed at strengthening citizens’ voices in demanding for accountability in the security sector. Director of Strategy, Centre LSD, Mr Itia Otabor told a news conference in Abuja on Monday that the project, tagged “Strengthening of Security Sector Accountability‘’, would be carried out in Read More

2023 Presidency: It’s the turn of North-east – COPJA

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition for Peace and Justice Advocates (COPJA) has called on the political class and all political parties to ensure the Presidency of the country is rotated round the six-geo-political zones of the country, rather than only North and South, as a way of ensuring inclusion and national unity. It, however, said North-east should be allowed to produce the next Read More

CISCO to partner FG on digital drive

July 14, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The leadership of Cisco Africa Team have called for a collaboration with the federal government on the digital drive in the country. Speaking at a virtual meeting initiated by Cisco with the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, senior vice president Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia Ms Pastora Read More

APC govs: Matawalle’s entrance strengthens membership, leadership recruitment

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have commended Zamfara state governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, for joining their fold, saying the later’s entrance into the ruling party will strengthen membership and leadership recruitment. In a statement signed by its chairman and Kebbi state governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Tuesday in Abuja, also commended what they described as “exceptional political virtues, and Read More

Trade dispute: Gbajbiamila meets Ghana’s head of parliament

July 9, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Hope has risen for amicable resolution of the lingering trade dispute against Nigerians in Ghana, with Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Ghanian counterpart, Alban Suman Kingsford pledging parliamentary interventions. Both leaders while speaking after a closed door meeting Wednesday assured that with the planned return visit of Gbajabiaila to Ghana next week, all the nutty issues Read More

2023: Buni making occupation of Presidency simpler for APC – Ambassadors

July 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria 2020 Non-Career Ambassadors have lauded the recent harvest of political big wigs into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the leadership of governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state was making “continuous occupation of Presidency simpler and easier come 2023.” The Ambassadors, in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

Insecurity: APC states agree on implementation of Security Trust Fund

July 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have resolved to strengthen the legal framework for the implementation of Security Trust Fund (STF) as part of efforts to end insecurity. The states under the leadership of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) however, commended the renewed offensive by Nigerian security agencies against criminal elements across the country, even as they reaffirmed the Read More

NADCEL: COAS sues for peace, harmony among Nigerians

July 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has called for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the COAS made the call today Friday during Jumma’at Prayers observed to mark the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021 at Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja. General Yahaya commended the effort of troops of the Read More

Chukwudozie emerges AAC gubernatorial candidate in Anambra

July 2, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The African Action Congress (AAC) gubernatorial primary election in Anambra has produced Obi Sylvester Chukwudozie as its flag bearer for the state gubernatorial polls in November.  Chairman of the party’s electoral committee Engr. Francis Abayomi, who also is the party’s national treasurer announced Obi Sylvester  Chukwudozie as winner after counting of votes monitored and witnessed by officials of the Independent Read More

Women votes ‘ll determine outcome of 2023 elections – Okotete

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women votes will be a key determiner of candidates elected as state/federal legislators, governors and the President, the Woman Leader and representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared said. Okotete, however called on women to cooperate and forge a united front to ensure more women occupy Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More

N/Convention: I won’t tolerate godfatherism as APC chair – Moniedafe

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the chairmanship aspirants and former chairman of the defucnt Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has promised that his leadership would not tolerate godfatherism in the choice of candidates for elections. Moniedafe also promised to ensure the provisions Read More

Breaking: APC Caretaker committee another tenure extension, set to release convention timetable

June 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Blueprint has reliably gathered that Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been granted another six months tenure extension. Our correspondent report that the decision was taken after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari this morning (Friday). It was gathered that Caretaker Committee from the Ward, Local government and state levels Read More

Enugu: Ayogu Eze not under suspension, APC declares

June 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed report and speculation that its 2019 governorship candidate in Enugu state, Ayogu Eze was under suspension. The party also said its membership has risen from 63, 000 to 184, 294 registered members in Enugu state. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja, Enugu state chapter Caretaker Committee Chairman Dr. Ben Read More

Convention: APC chieftain tips Niger Senator as national chairman

June 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party has revealed that a dark horse might emerge as the national chairman of the party.  The chieftain who craved anonymity said that the dark horse is a serving Senator from Niger state.  Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, the popular APC chieftain said two Read More

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical Read More

UniAbuja inaugurates TETFund leadership centre

June 9, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The University of Abuja has inaugurated its first public outing of Abuja leadership centre. A TETFund Center of Excellence in Public Governance and Leadership at the University of Abuja. Speaking at the inauguration on Tuesday, the Vice Chancellor UniAbuja, Prof Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, said the centre is indeed the journey to fulfilment of a national aspiration for a world-class institution located Read More

Buhari pledges partnership with new NGE leadership

June 2, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mustapha Isa, the President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), who won a second-term of office in the just concluded convention of the Guild in Kano. The President also congratulated those who emerged as members of the Standing Committee, both the re-elected and the ones who won fresh seats. He commended the rancour-free conduct Read More

COAS meets PSO’s, commanders, pledges professionalism, collaboration to tackle insecurity

May 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.- Gen. Farouk Yahaya, says the  Nigerian Army under his command will collaborate with sister Services and other security agencies to tackle several security challenges confronting the nation. Maj.-Gen. Yahaya stated this Monday in Abuja during his maiden meeting with Principal Staff Officers  (PSOs) and Field Commanders of the Nigerian Army in Abuja on Monday.He Read More