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Benue killings: When eminent persons threatened

May 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

JOHN NWOKOCHA evaluates the weight of calls on the federal government by eminent persons, like President Donald Trump of the United States of America, to end the protracted sectarian killings in Benue state, and other parts of the country, by suspected herders. Trump charged Buhari on Benue killings Penultimate Monday, President of the United States, Donald Trump, during a bilateral Read More

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2019: ‘Denying Nasarawa North governor, invitation to anarchy’

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Sulaiman Nagogo (Ciroman Wamba) one of the many APC gubernatorial aspirants in Nasarawa state, says denying Nasarawa North the governorship in 2019 will lead to anarchy. In this interview with Muazu Abari, the former Director of Finance and Administration in the federal civil service speaks on other matters. Considering the calibre of contestants for the governorship seat what are Read More

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2019: Are the youths ready?

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Given the huge cost required to run for elections in Nigeria and owing to the fact that the ‘old brigade’ will not just leave the stage, Nigerian youths should gird their loins for the task ahead, in spite of the traction that the #nottooyoungtorun# campaign is gaining by the day, as SAMSON BENJAMIN observes. In the 90s, military President Ibrahim Read More

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ANALYSIS: 2019 Buhari, NASS on collision course?

March 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

There has been rocky relationship between the National Assembly and the President Muhammadu Buhari- led executive and by extension the All Progressives Congress (APC).Expectations were that the two arms of government which took off on a bad footing after the 2015 elections would have found a middle course, however, almost three years into the life of the administration the relationship Read More

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Nigerians’ll not vote party in 2019 – Kana

March 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

A governorship aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, Hon. Ishaq Ahmed Kana, has said that 2019 general elections would not be based on party affiliation but on individuals’ track records. Hon. Kana, who was a former Member of the House of Representatives, told Blueprint that Nigerians will vote individuals with proven track records against Read More

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2019: Disloyalty to Buhari by APC lawmakers unacceptable – Adamu

February 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Federal lawmakers elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are by the principle of party supremacy supposed to be loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari and not antagonise him, Abdullahi Adamu has said. Senator, who represents Nasarawa West, made the observation at a gathering of APC stalwarts in Keffi , Nasarawa state yesterday where the Nasarawa chapter of Read More

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Lawmaker donates N3m materials to IDPs in Nasarawa

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja A federal lawmaker representing Nasarawa/Toto at the House of Representatives, Hon. Mohammed Ja’afaru Ibrahim, has donated materials worth over N3million to persons displaced by recent crisis between herders and farmers in Benue state. The relief materials, which comprised bags of rice, sugar, garri, tubers of yam and bottled water, were received on behalf of the IDPs by Interim Management Read More

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Insecurity: Nasarawa attacks politically motivated – Maku

February 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja A former Minister of Information, Labara Maku, has said that the frequent attacks and displacement of citizens in Nasarawa state could be attributed to politics and the lack of political will to solve the problem. Maku urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take a special interest in the ongoing violence and displacement of people, as he (President) Read More

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A/Ibom community in Nasarawa seeks Gov Emmanuel’s re-election

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Baba Yusuf Lafia The Akwa Ibom community in Nasarawa state has expressed support for Governor Udom Emmanuel for what they described as ‘the effective piloting of the affairs of the state,” saying his stewardship in the last two and half years is commendable. Speaking through their president, Mr. Ephraim Udofia, in a press statement made available to newsmen in Read More

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Attack: Nasarawa ‘thugs’ turn down DSS invitation

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By our correspondent Hoodlums suspected to be aides attached to governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state have shunned invitation by the Department of State Service, Lafia for interrogation. The aides; Darda’u and Baban Laria (a.k.a Master), who were at Mohammed Yangida’s residence last week Thursday morning in Lafia, allegedly attacked Blueprint reporter, with the help of some thugs. They were Read More

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2019: Govs, North Central leaders urge Buhari to re-contest

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Governors and key political leaders from the North Central geo-political zone have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections. The call was made by the group yesterday at the regional meeting of the national committee of Buhari support groups in Abuja, saying they would only persuade and compel him to Read More

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Nasarawa youth plan protest over ‘Buhari 2019 ban’

November 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Youths from different political organisations in Nasarawa State plan to protest against the state government’s decision to ban all Buhari 2019 political activities in the state. Leader of the group, Alhaji Isa Mohammed, revealed this yesterday in Lafia, explained that they would embark on the mass protest tomorrow in Lafia, the state capital, to compel the Read More

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2019: Nasarawa voters return home for Voter-Cards Transfer

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  Prospective voters of Nasarawa state indigene especially of Alago ethnic group leaving across the country are returning home in their numbers to transfer their voting points to the state from their respective areas of residence. The returnees, who also include those seeking fresh registration, have returned home to have their voters card transferred ahead of the 2019 general elections Read More

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Nasarawa 2019: Lessons from Osun rerun election

July 17, 2017 Blueprint 1

Th e recent defeat suffered by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun West senatorial rerun election where Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged winner is a wakeup call for governors ahead of the 2019 general election. Th e turnout of the election is a confi rmation that the electorate would no longer tolerate imposition Read More

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No faction in Nasarawa PDP – Chair

July 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafi a Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state, Mr. Francis Orogu, has refuted insinuations that the party was factionalized in the state. Orogu told newsmen on Monday in Lafi a that some suspended party members briefed newsmen on Sunday, and claimed that the National Chairman, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff , had dissolved the party’s Read More

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2019: Endorsing Al-Makura for Senate

July 10, 2017 Blueprint 1

In this piece, MOHAMMED YANGIDA writes that emerging political developments in Nasarawa State, ahead 2019, appear to favour Governor Tanko Al-Makura’s senatorial ambition, using his style of leadership as a benchmark for good governance Th e leadership style and image of Governor Umaru Almakura of Nasarawa state, are robbing off so much on the people in the state. So signifi Read More

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Nasarawa resources not for civil servants alone -Yahaya

June 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

Engr. Mohammed Wada Yahaya is the Nasarawa state Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport. In this interview with MU’AZU ABARI, he speaks on some controversial issues bordering on civil servants/government relationship, the airport project and alleged government’s role in the factionalisation of the state’s NLC, among others. Apart from the non payment of workers’ salaries, Nasarawa is the only state Read More

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Why I want to govern Nasarawa – Wadada

June 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Our Correspondent Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, has said if elected in 2019, he would abolish the state and local governments’ joint account to ensure transparency. Wadada, who made the promise at an interactive session with the executives of the Concerned Indigenes of Nasarawa state in Read More

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Buhari appoints 27 RECs aHEAD 2019

March 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

Senate confirms 45 non-career ambassador-nominees By Taiye Odewale Abuja Ahead of the 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate for confi rmation, appointments of 27 resident electoral commissioners out of the 36 states of the federation. Th is was as the Senate yesterday confi rmed the nomination of 45 out of 47 nominees for non career Read More

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‘2019, Nasarawa west will produce Al-Makura’s successor’

December 23, 2016 Blueprint 0

Engr. Mohammed Wada Yahaya was Commissioner for Works and Transport in Governor Tanko Al-Makura’s first term. With Al-Makura’s re-election he appointed him as special adviser on projects. In this interview with  MUAZU ABARI, he speaks on a wide range of burning political issues in the state Just recently Nasarawa state celebrated 20 years anniversary. What is your assessment of the Read More

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[email protected]: Time for sober reflection

September 27, 2016 Blueprint 1

By Ali Abare Abubakar Since its creation in 1996 by the late military Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Nasarawa State has been blessed by leaders that have contributed their best towards developing the state. Right from inception, with the late Wing Commander Abdullahi Ibrahim as its pioneer military administrator, through the eight-year rule of the first democratically elected governor Read More

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Women must start strategizing towards 2019

July 23, 2015 Blueprint 0

Olufunke Baruwa is the Nigerian Women Trust Fund new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Baruwa worked with PTF, NAPEP and the OSSAP-MDGs in the areas of project management, public policy, gender advocacy and social development. In this chat with ENE OSANG she stresses need for women in politics to begin strategies on winning elective offices come 2019 now. How do you Read More