COVID-19: How FG, Nigerians can explore block chain options to fight poverty, revive economy

July 11, 2020 Editor 0

A versatile economic expert, Amos Sewanu Omotade-Sparks, has advocated for more economic diversification as vital means of overcoming downturn occasioned by the rampaging coronavirus pandemic. Omotade-Sparks who spoke in an interview in Abuja said time has come for Nigerians and Nigeria to expand their frontiers of financial opportunities in a bid to avert looming recession. He noted that the blockchain Read More

Breaking: What we told Buhari on Coronavirus spread – Boss

June 29, 2020 Editor 0

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has revealed that 18 local government areas in Nigeria that account for 60 per cent of COVID-19 cases will be locked down to contain the spread of the pandemic in the country. Mustapha who spoke after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari of Read More

APC threatens to boycott June 30 Taraba LG poll

June 18, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday stated that it would not participate in the forthcoming local government election scheduled to take place on June 30 this year. State chairman of the party,  El-Sudi Ibrahim, who stated this in Jalingo while  briefing journalists, lamented that the state chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Dr. Philip Dowe is Read More

Covid-19: Taraba PDP holds consensus LG primaries

June 16, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state on Tuesday held its primary election in preparation to the forthcoming local government council polls through consensus. The Publicity Secretary of state PDP, Inuwa Bakari, while speaking in Jalingo said in order to adhere to the Coronavirus social distancing  directive,  the PDP conducted its primaries through consensus. The names of the PDP Read More

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Breaking: No more Okada, tricycles, Opay in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu-led gov’t declares

January 27, 2020 Editor 0

The activities of commercial motorcycles, popularly called Okada, and tricycles, known as Keke Napep, have banned by the Lagos state government. Opay and Gokada operators were also caught up with the restriction in some Local Government Areas in the state. Among the 15 Local Governments and Local Council Development Centres affected are Apapa, Apapa Iganmu, Lagos Mainland, Yaba, Surulere, Itire Read More

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Kaduna state LG reforms: One year after

October 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

“No nation develops beyond the capacity of Its public service.” -Nasir El-RufaiSeveral studies by multilateral institutions have clearly established that “individual investment projects are less likely to succeed in a distorted policy environment and that neither good policies nor good investments are likely to emerge and be sustainable in an environment with dysfunctional institutions and poor governance.” It follows that Read More

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Kebbi to conduct LG polls Oct 26

October 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Kebbi State Independent Electoral Commission (KESIEC) has set aside the 26th of October 2019 for the local government council elections in the state. Speaking to newsmen shortly after the meeting of all political parties and stakeholders, KESIEC Permanent Commissioner in charge of media and publicity, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammed Yakaji, said the time table of activities indicates that the party Read More

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Ex-BSIEC chairman, 7 others emerge PDP candidates for August 10 council polls in Bayelsa

June 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has concluded its party primaries for the August 10 local government elections in the state with the immediate past Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC), Dr. Perekeme Bertola and seven others emerging as flag bearer for the party. Others include the incumbent acting Caretaker Chairman of Ogbia local government Ebinyo Turner, the former Read More

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Akume ‘ll be recalled – Ortom

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring the return of peace in the local government areas attacked by herdsmen through Operation Whirl Stroke. Ortom also said the people of Benue North West will soon commence recall process of Sen. George Akume, for trying to change the narrative about the killings in the state. Ortom disclosed this yesterday in Gbajimba, Read More

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Resist plans to make Kwara colony of Lagos politicians-Saraki

November 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has advised Kwarans to resist plots by some politicians to turn the state to a colony of Lagos politicians.   Further, Saraki cautioned them against local politicians who would readily surrender the state to their paymasters to dominate and control the way they have done in Lagos.   Instead of surrendering the soul of Kwara Read More

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Will they stick to issue-based campaign?

November 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Electoral violence has become a recurrent decimal in Nigeria’s nascent democracy largely due to unrestraint resort to hate-speeches. However, the two major political parties have promised to conduct solely issue-based campaigns. Patrick Andrew highlights the campaign issues raised by the APC and PDP released some 72 hours ago.   APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, in response to Read More

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Kwara PDP rejects rep bye -election results

November 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state yesterday rejected the results of the bye-election conducted in Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency where the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Raheem Tunji Olawuyi, was declared winner. The party described the outcome of the election as a daylight robbery and did not reflect the will of the people as its members were Read More

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Imo guber: N-APGA may settle for consensus candidate ahead 2019 -Nwosu

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

From all indications, the newly formed New All Progressives Grand Alliance (N-APGA) may settle for a consensus governorship candidate as hostilities for the 2019 governorship elections hot up. The Chairman of N-APGA, Dr. Chima Nwosu said the issue of going for a consensus candidate would be necessary to further express dissatisfaction over the failed governorship primaries of the now dilapidated All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) Read More

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Journalist appointed APC young farmers’ scribe

October 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Young Farmers of Nigeria has appointed a seasoned journalist, Alhaji Nasiru Masama as the National Secretary of the forum. Until his appointment, Alhaji Masama was a publisher of a Hausa vernacular magazine, Annuri ta Kabi. The appointment letter thus contained and duly signed by the National Coordinator, Dr Tunde Adeleke, stated that ‘‘on behalf of Read More

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INEC gets ultimatum to act on Zamfara APC primaries

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Coalition of Democratic Watchdog of Nigeria (CDWN) has given INEC an ultimatum to do the needful on the All Progressives Congress (APC) Zamfara state primaries. The group said congresses were held on October 3 in 140 local government areas out of 147. The coalition also claimed that the said primary election was witnessed by the necessary parties, including INEC. Read More

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FG begins rehab of 10 neglected electrical facilities in Ondo

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

The federal government has begun rehabilitation of electrical facilities neglected for over 10 years in Ondo South Senatorial District. Some residents in Ode-Aye, Okiipupa, Igbokoda and Irele confirmed this to newsmen. According to them, the Niger-Delta Power Holding Company Ltd (NDPHCL) has started work on the facilities. Okitipupa, Irele, Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government areas of the state were disconnected Read More

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Saraki abandons independence celebration for Kwara PDP crisis

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki yesterday abandoned the 58th Independence anniversary celebration for an emergency trouble shooting trip to Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state . Saraki who as number three citizen in the country arrived Abuja on Sunday morning from Ilorin for the ceremony, rushed back to Ilorin twelve hours to the celebration. He left precisely by 9:30pm on Read More

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150,000 displaced in Bayelsa

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

No fewer than 150,000 persons have been displaced by flood in Bayelsa State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has said. Co-ordinator, Emergency Operation Centre E, Rivers/ Bayelsa, Mr Yakubu Suleiman, Territory of NEMA disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa, the state capital. Suleiman said that several homes, farmlands, schools and churches were submerged in the Read More

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Kwankwaso financed 2015 presidential primaries with Kano govt money – Ganduje

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje weekend criticized his former boss, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and accused him of financing the 2015 Presidential primaries with money he embezzled from the five kilometer projects for the 44 local government areas of the state. Governor Ganduje made the accusation when he inspected a huge crack that thorn through several meters on Read More

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Borno APC aspirant denies defecting to PDP

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

One of the major contenders for the gubernatorial ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno state, Alhaji Idris Mamman Durkwa has said that he is still in the race. Durkwa, who reacted to a statement credited to him on Sunday morning to the effect that he has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and has even been given Read More

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Primaries: Vote aspirants of your choice, Bello tells APC members

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has charged supporters and members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state to vote for aspirants of their choice in the ongoing primary election of the party, saying that whoever wins will be the candidate of the party. Governor Bello who stated this at the state secretariat of APC in Lokoja on Read More

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Jigawa: As floods wreck havoc…

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

In Jigawa, scores have been dispatched to their early graves, hundreds homeless and many others are in shanties in various camps for the Internally Displaced Persons in the state, due to flooding since the rain started this year. BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA looks at the havoc, neglect of the flood victims as well as efforts by governments to ameliorate their situation Read More

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Okowa emerges Delta PDP guber flag bearer

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Delta state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday emerged as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Chairman of the PDP gubernatorial primary elections in Delta state, Mrs Uzo Nwandu declared Governor Okowa winner of the primaries held in Asaba, stating that out of the 3, 278 accredited delegates from different local government areas of the state, 26 invalid Read More

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Kano donates N100m to flood victims

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Kano state government has announced a direct financial assistance of N100 million to the victims of flood disaster in the state, with a call on the federal government to further alleviate the suffering of the affected communities. The state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, stated this during a media briefing held in kano yesterday. According Read More

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Politicians sharing money, gifts in Osun – TMG

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has raised the alarm over alleged plans by politicians to disrupt Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state. Chairman of TMG, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, in a statement yesterday said investigation has revealed that, besides plans to unleash violence, politicians have embarked on the distribution of money, food items and gifts in 12 local government areas of Read More