Fresh crisis hits Lagos assembly as lawmaker stages walk out

June 30, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

Mild dramatic atmosphere resurfaced at the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday during plenary.This time around, a member of the House, Hon Moshood Oshun (Mainland 1), walked out of the hallowed chamber during the sitting.The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, had directed Hon Oshun to take his allocated seat instead of the one he was sitting on.Upon this directive, Read More

NASS and electricity tariff hike reprieve

June 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Media report that the leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs effective from today, July 1, 2020, and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to defer the plan till the first quarter of 2021 is a welcome and commendable development. The proactive measure by the legislative arm of Read More

NASS wades in, halts planned hike in electricity tariffs

June 30, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs from July 1, 2020 and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to defer the plan till the first quarter of 2021. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and Read More

Failure of governance in Nigeria

June 23, 2020 Muazu Jibril Muazu 0

Professor Chinua Achebe, one of the most famous African writers, an eminent African novelist and critic – once said, ‘The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership.’ Our leaders from the first republic to this fourth republic are simply and squarely testifying the analysis and understanding of the novelist in his attempt to define Nigerian context Read More

Official: Nzenwa takes charge of IPAC’s headquarters

June 18, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

After five months of division within the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), its National President, Dr Leonard Nzenwa, said the new leadership has finally received the property of the council from the outgoing leadership.  Since February this year when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) de-registered 74 political parties, the 18 political parties now constituting IPAC have not had access to the Read More

Buhari to security chiefs: No more excuses

June 18, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday talked tough over the security situation in the country, saying the best by the service chiefs and heads of security agencies was not good enough.The president said this at a meeting with heads of the country’s security agencies at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.He said even though the service chiefs were doing Read More

NPSA to confer ‘Fellow of the Academy of Politics’ on Buhari’s CoS

June 2, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The leadership of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), Tuesday, said it has resolved to confer Fellow of the Academy of Politics on the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, for his contributions to the field of study. Gambari, a seasoned academic and diplomat, the association stated, was considered for the award in January, 2020 but will be conferred during Read More

Delta seeks collective involvement in providing quality education

May 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 The Delta Government on Thursday called on old students associations, corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals to assist it in providing quality education for children. Mr Patrick Ukah, the Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, made the call during the donation of textbooks and shelves to Emonu Comprehensive High School, Orogun, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta. The News Read More

FMYSD, NESG to chart course for the sports sector

May 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the world continues  to grapple  with the devastation caused by the Coronavirus which has shut down many sectors of the economies of various countries including Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development under the leadership of the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare in collaboration with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has organised a Webinar with the theme: Read More

What Kyari’s death ‘ll do to APC leadership – State chairmen

April 21, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The forum of the state All Progressives Congress Chairmen has commiserated the President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, his Chief of Staff. The chairman of the forum, who is also the Borno state APC chairman, Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori, in a statement Tuesday in Abuja said the death of Abba Kyari would really affect the leadership Read More

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Isah Dobi, Zainab Kuchi: Where are they now?

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

It is not clear where these former public officers are now long after they left office. AWWAL GATA asks where they could be currently. Ahmad Abdullah Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah is the former minister of agriculture appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan on April 6, 2010. This was shortly after Jonathan took over from the Late Musa Yar’Adua following Yar’Adua’s death. Read More

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Buhari holds teleconference with PTF on Covid-19

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held teleconference with members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 from his office, at the State House, Abuja. The president’s personal photographer, Mr Bayo Omoboriowo, confirmed this in a pictorial report in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reliably learnt that the president was updated on the daily activities of the presidential task force Read More

COVID-19: What we told Buhari – Lawan, Gbajabiamila

April 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The leadership of the National Assembly Tuesday called for more coordination in the management of donations received form individuals and organisations in support of the fight against coronavirus in the country.President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan made the call in a chat with State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in company of the Speaker of House Read More

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APC is stinking, facing extinction – PDP

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) faces extinction under the leadership of its national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. In a statement issued by PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Wednesday noted that “With the humiliated Adams Oshiomhole as its face, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has further confirmed that it remains a stinking coven Read More

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Updated: Reps ‘shuts’ NASS over coronavirus

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has asked management of the the National Assembly to immediately make arrangements for the testing of entrants to the National Assembly,  as well ban visitors to the complex, as a move against spread of the dreaded Coronavirus. The House in a resolution on Wednesday, also urged the federal government to ban public gatherings, including open religious worships, as Read More

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Study Koran, enhance knowledge, Christian leaders urged

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chairman, Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Augustine Akubeze Tuesday admonished the leadership of  the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Edo state to study the Holy Koran in order to enhance their knowledge. This was just as the cleric advocated that  the church must intensify its effort in empowering  youth,  economically and  get them involved in the things of God Read More

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Oshiomhole humbled, says I’ve learnt my lessons

March 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole was Tuesday remorseful after months of crisis that bedevilled his leadership of the party. Following the Court of Appeal judgement which, Monday, set aside the lower court’s ruling asking him to step aside as the party chair, the visibly humble Oshiomhole resumed office Tuesday, saying God permitted the crisis that Read More

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Faleke to APC govs: NASS members are with Oshiomohle, end leadership crisis now

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Finance and former Lagos state Campaign Director for Buhari/Osinbajo, Hon James Abidoun Faleke, has urged those involved in the plot to forcefully removed the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to focus on major national issues and end the current leadership crisis rocking the ruling party.  He stated that the governors involved Read More

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Edo group throws weight behind Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A socio-political group, the Safe Edo Movement, Tuesday, in Benin threw its weight behind the embattled All Progressive Congress (APC), national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Led by its President, Mr Chris Etuakhor, the group reaffirmed its solidarity with the leadership of Oshiomhole. The group disclosed this during a visit to Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a frontline aspirant in the forthcoming Edo governorship Read More

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Ebonyi PDP harmonises for March, April congresses

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter has harmonised its structures for the state, local government and ward congress. The congresses, which is to elect new leaderships of the party, are slated to hold on March 14th for ward, LGA  28th and state 11th April 2020, respectively. Barrister Onyekachi Nwebonyi, Ebonyi state PDP chairman disclosed this after the State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting held over Read More

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I’ll inspire service delivery, PDP candidate tells Oju electorate

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship candidate for Oju local government area in the March 28 council polls in Benue state, Mr. Clement Onaa Agi, has pledged to impact positively on the lives of the people when he formally takes over the leadership of the council. Mr. Onaa Agi Jnr., who spoke with Blueprint Monday on preparations for the epic election, said Read More

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Anchor Borrowers Programme: Reps summon BOA over N81bn debt

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the management of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) fails to recover over N81 billion loans disbursed to farmers under the Central Bank of Nigeria Anchor Borrowers Programme, the House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture has summoned the bank’s leadership to clear issues on this. The Committee according to report gave the summon on Friday when it paid an oversight Read More