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NASS election: El-Rufai’s loyalist leads Shehu Sani in 4 out of 7 LGAs in Kaduna central

February 25, 2019 Editor 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Kaduna Central senatorial zone Malam Uba Sani has won three out of four local government results so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly election in Kaduna Central senatorial zone pits incumbent Senator Shehu Sani on People’s Redemption Party against Uba Sani and People’s Democratic Party ‘s Malam Read More

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2019: Bagudu’s herculean task

May 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Following the gale of defections in recent times, the All Progressives Congress(APC) is waxing stronger by the day in Kebbi state but is patently wrong to say that Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu is not likely to face any challenge in his return bid to the Government House. Although heavily depleted with the defection of the former governor, his deputy Read More

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Rogo LG chair tasks scribe, councillors on diligence, productivity

May 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of Rogo local government council, Mubarak Bashir Bello Fulatan, has sworn in the council’s secretary, Alhaji Malami Dan’azumi Rogo, and seven supervisory councillors. The supervisory councillors include; Alhaji Abdulsalam Daye Zoza, a former vice chairman of the local government as Councillor of works and housing, Alhaji Usman Sani, former council secretary as Councillor for agriculture and natural resources, Read More

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BREAKING: APC govs in closed-door meeting with Oyegun over convention

April 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of May 14 national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the governors elected under the platform of the party are currently in closed-door meeting with National Chairman of the party,  Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. The governors, who arrived the national secretariat of the party in Wuse 2, Abuja at about 2:25pm were seeing exchanging pleasantries. The agenda of Read More

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Buhari has failed the North – Balarabe Musa

April 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A former Governor of the old Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, is known for his criticisms of governments that he believes are not favourable to the masses. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, he says President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to impact positively on the North. Sir, President Buhari has finally decided to announce publically that he is going to Read More

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APC NEC meeting: Power play and matters arising

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

BODE OLAGOKE takes a look at the issues surrounding tenure elongation for the All Progressives Congress (APC) executives at all levels which was decided at the third National Executive Committee meeting of the party. Background Contrary to its constitution that its National Executives Council meeting be held three times in a year, the All Progressives Congress (APC) held its third Read More

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2019: APC Senators battle state governors

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has remained mired in controversies among its leading lights in respective states barely 12 months to the 2019 general elections. PATRICK ANDREW writes. Why the conflicts Since the All Progressives Congress (APC) against all odds took Nigeria’s political stage by storm by defeating the incumbent and seemingly invincible Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it has remained Read More

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Gana inaugurates new N/Tornadoes management C’ttee

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Lekan Olaseinde   Abuja Two weeks after their appointment, the Niger state government has inaugurated the eight man Niger Tornadoes Management Committee with a mandate to win the Nigeria Professional Football League title. Inaugurating the management at the sports council in Minna on Thursday, the permanent secretary, Ministry of sports development, Alhaji Mohammed Gana also urged them to ensure Read More

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The invasion of Kaduna NUJ secretariat

August 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

Like the invasion of Entebe Airport by the Israelites in the early 80s during the reign of President Idi Amin Dada in Uganda, the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna State Council, was overran on Sunday, July 31, 2017 in a commando style by a group of yet to be identifi ed political hoodlums. What was slated to Read More

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As Kaduna APC crisis worsens…

August 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

Before the press conference by Hunkuyi and his group, the leadership of the party had also addressed journalists at its secretariat, insisting that the delegate elections followed due process. USMAN IBN LAPAI writes   Th e lingering crisis in the Kaduna chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), took a diff erent dimension on Sunday when Senator Othman Suleiman Hunkuyi, Senator Read More

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How has Bello’s FCT fared?

June 13, 2017 Blueprint 0

By JamilaMusa As the Muhammadu Buhari administration marks its second year in office one of its shining stars is Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Bello. Although, the FCT has developed over the years as a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious city, the territory today can be proud that it has a minister that represents that categorization both in Read More

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DSS records harvest of high profile criminals

June 12, 2017 Blueprint 1

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday alerted Nigerians of the burst in high profile criminal cases, including the arrest of associates of notorious kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza (aka Ghana). DSS said that the Dondo Orsaa, Terhile Mbaloha and Teryima Ihiambe (aka Clark) were apprehended at various locations within Katsina-Ala local government in Benue State for their sustenance of Read More

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Gov Abubakar and the struggle to emancipate Bauchi

May 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Sani M. Musa For ages, it has been the sole and sinister objective for the social, political and economic elites of any society or nation to subjugate and oppress the majority of the people cum masses while cornering the common wealth and lucre for their sole benefits and control. In the historic days of the Russia aforetime to the Read More

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Late Abubakar Gimba: A Saint with many legacies

March 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Abubakar Akote The good spirits in late Alhaji Abubakar Gimba, which many people thought had died with him reawaked recently in Minna, Niger State, as families, friends and well wishers gathered at Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre to present to the Public, his new book  “Oh Uhud: Thy haunting Spirit”, published after his death by Kraft books, Read More

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Uba Sani: A call to service

February 20, 2017 Blueprint 0

Politics is a game of number and that is no news. To be a successful politician, particularly in the Nigerian murky political waters, you must be accepted by the people, especially at the grassroots. It has been observed that in politics there is no permanent foe or friend but interest. When the majority waves their olive branch to you, the Read More

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Our grudge with Gov Abubakar — Wakili

October 20, 2016 Blueprint 0

Senator Ali Wakil who represents Bauchi-South in the National Assembly recently revealed to select journalists in Bauchi why they are at logger heads with the state Governor, Mohammed Abubakar.  He also answered questions on sundry national issues. NAJIB SANI was there. Recently, Governor Mohammed Abubakar alleged that National Assembly members from Bauchi state are fighting him because he turned down Read More

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Kaduna APC: Gathering storms over Shehu Sani’s suspension

January 12, 2016 Blueprint 0

Is APC Kaduna state chapter a house divided against itself?  The  reverberating implications of the 11-month suspension  slammed on  the Comrade  Senator ,Shehu Sani by his party-the All Progressives Congress (APC), form the basis of this piece by  JOHN NWOKOCHA  and USMAN LAPAI His background as a human rights activist saw and conferred on him the privilege and opportunity of Read More

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Congratulations, Uba Nana

April 30, 2014 Blueprint 0

Tahir Ibrahim Tahir The APC in Bauchi State has held its party elections including ward congresses and elections into local government official positions as well as the state offices. With the topsy-turvy and the usual attendant petitions and protests, the party’s elections came through and the winners were all accepted by all, as the new faces of the party’s leadership. Read More

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Sending PDP out of power is a possibility – Sani Abdullahi

April 7, 2014 Blueprint 0

Mallam Ahmad Sani Abdullahi, the interim secretary of the Plateau state chapter of the PDM, among others, speaks on the party’s preparedness to take over government from the PDP. MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU reports Motivation behind PDM Actually, the motivation that brings about the evolution of Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) onto the political scene of Nigeria is first and foremost to Read More