The politics of running mate

June 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Since the conduct of national convention by political parties, the prominent issues that become the topic of discussion and caught the attention of Nigerians is how the presidential candidates would pick their running mate. In a bid to beat INEC’s June 17 deadline for the submission of running mates, the opposition PDP, after consultation and political calculations, picked Governor Ifeanyi Read More

Relief as court vacates order stopping APC National convention

March 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

An FCT High Court in Kubwa on Friday vacated an interlocutory injunction earlier granted stopping the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention from holding. Malam Salisu Umoru, dragged APC, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Gov. Mai Mala Buni and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the court to challenge the planned convention. Justice Bello Kawu vacated the Read More

Chairmanship: Akume’s candidacy soars as NEC members, Sheriff, Yuguda’s groups declare support

March 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the candidacy of Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs and former governor of Benue state Chief George Akume, has recieved massive support. The support is coming following the zoning arrangements of the National Chairmanship position to the North-central zone where Senator George Akume hails from. The support Read More

20 days to  D-day: APC’s pre-convention activities yet to take off, aspirants wait on AbdulRazaq’s zoning committee 

Amidst the dark cloud hovering over the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the party would surprise Nigerians at the major event of the party. The assurance came as the Kwara state Governor AbduRahman AbdulRazaq-led zoning committee won’t submit its report today (Monday) to the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) as Read More

Musa hails Buni”s committee on APC national convention

January 20, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

A national chairmanship aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has hailed the Governor Mala Buni’s Convention Planning Committee for scheduling 26th of February for the party’s national convention. Senator Musa represents Niger East at the Senate stated this in Minna, Wednesday, in a press conference by his advisory council. Addressing journalists, the chairman of the advisory Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Dismissal of Secondus’ case rebirth of PDP – Anyim

October 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The former Senate President, Ayim Pius Ayim, Saturday, said the dismissal of the case filed against People’s Democratic Party (PDP) by its former national chairman Uche Secondus by the Court of Appeal would bring about rebirth to the party. Anyim disclosed this while speaking to journalists on the 2021 PDP convention. Anyim who also was a former Secretary to the Read More

Breaking: Ayu, Anyanwu confirmed National chairman, secretary as new PDP executive emerge

October 31, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

A former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, from Benue state, North Central Nigeria has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman-Elect. Ayu was declared National winner after 3, 426 delegates affirmed his unopposed position at the party’s convention in Abuja. The outcome of the election was announced in the early hours of Sunday. Similarly, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, from Read More

2023: Anyim declares for Presidency

Former Secretary to Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim, has finally declared his intention to contest for the post of President come 2023. Anyim made his intentions known while speaking to Journalists on Saturday. Anyim, a former Senate President, noted that he would contest for the presidency under the Umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party not minding where it would be Read More

Breaking: PDP National Convention to go on as party floors Secondus at Appeal Court

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

It has now been confirmed that the scheduled National convention by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will go ahead after the country’s main opposition party defeated it’s suspended national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus in court. Specifically, the court asked the party to carry on with its national convention unhindered. Secondus had approached the Court of Appeal, sitting in Port-Harcourt, the Read More

Secondus moves to stop PDP national convention

October 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) slated for October 30 to 31 in Abuja is being threatened as the suspended national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, approached an Appeal Court to stop the convention and reverse his suspension. Secondus in a document obtained by Blueprint Weekend is seeking the leave of the court to force the party to Read More

APC congresses: Why reconciliation may fail ahead national convention – Concerned stakeholders

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Concerned Stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described as embarrassing, the wave of crisis trailing Saturday’s conduct of state congresses of the party, asking the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) to ensure there is rectitude in party administration before any reconciliation of aggrieved forces. They said despite feeble attempts at troubleshooting by the Sen. Abdullahi Adamu-led Read More

PDP convention: Aspirants in last minutes rush to submit forms

October 20, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention slated for 30th and 31st October, aspirants into various national offices are in a rush to submit their nomination and expression of interest forms. The party had earlier fixed Saturday, October 16 as the last date for the submission of duly completed forms. It was later extended to Tuesday, October 19, Read More

National Chairman: PDP North-central stakeholders adopts Senator Ayu

October 13, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for 30th and 31st October, the North Central Stakeholders drawn from Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Plateau, Benue states and Federal Capital Territory unanimously adopted the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu as their consensus candidate for the position of national chairman. North central stakeholders meeting held Tuesday at Benue state governor’s Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

South South caucus backs Modu Sheriff for APC chair

October 4, 2021 Agi Onda 0

As intrigues continue to trail the upcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, the South South APC support groups have thrown their weight behind the candidature of former governor of Borno state, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff to clinch the national chairmanship position of the party. The decision was reached during consultative meetings with various groups comprising of youth, women groups Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

Group tips Sen. Akume for APC national chair

September 24, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Queen Amina Support Initiative (QASI), has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC), to elect Senator George Akume as its national chairman. The group in a statement Thursday, issued in Jos by its Director General Segun Nelson, said it has since commenced canvassing votes for the serving Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs. The statement reads, “He is a man of the people, Read More

CNPP, PDP youths disown party over call for Emefiele’s sack

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has disowned the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), from office. This is even as the PDP Youth Movement (PYM) support group, berated the leadership of the party for calling for the resignation of Emefiele. In a Read More

APC national chair: Ex-Borno gov, Modu Sheriff, begins campaign, lobbies APC govs

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) planned national convention expected to hold before the end of the year, former Borno state governor, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has embarked on state wide campaign, even as efforts are intensified to secure the support of the party’s serving governors. Aside Modu Sheriff, other national chairmanship aspirants include; former Gombe state governor, Senator Read More

NIMASA automates verification of new ship registration certificates

September 6, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has announced the electronic verification of the new Ship Registry Certificates the Agency introduced on July 1. The new Ship Registry Certificates now have QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) embedded in them to enable Ship-owners, Stakeholders and Regulatory Agency’s Enforcement officers verify the validity of the certificates. The Agency has also commenced Read More