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APGA: Northern leaders reject demand for chairmanship

April 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Northern leaders of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) have dissociated from the demand of the party’s former national secretary, Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, for the chairmanship position of the party to be zoned to the north. The former secretary’s insistence that the post be zoned to the north had further polarised the party along ethnic lines ahead of its national Read More

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Happening now: Delegates begin voting at PDP convention

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Delegates have started voting at the national convention of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt Rivers State. Accredited 3,274 delegates will pick a presidential candidate for the party. One hundred and six delegates from Abia State led the voting followed by Adamawa delegates. The election is being closely monitored by the 13 aspirants and their agents. More Read More

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2019: Donald Duke picks SDP presidential ticket

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Former governor of Cross River State,Mr Donald Duke,last night,emerged as presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP,in the 2019 election. Donald Duke Duke got a total of 812 votes in the keenly contested election to clinch the party’s ticket. He was trailed behind by the former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Professor Jerry Gana,who scored a total of Read More

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PDD National Covention: Davido’s performance thrills delegates

October 6, 2018 Editorial III 0

  AN interlude of music performance by Nigerian music sensation, Davido relieved distressed delegates moments ago as delay in ongoing accreditation of delegates alters the time table at ongoing PDP National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The convention happening at the Adokiye Amasiamaka Stadium, Igwuruta Aile, near Port Harcourt is supposed to have progressed at 7pm into a session Read More

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2019: No room for hijackers, money bags– RBNP

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the National Chairman of Re-Build Nigeria Party (RBNP), Chief Canice Okorie, has vowed that his party would not give room to hijackers and money bags. Rather, he said, Nigerians who are committed to the development of the country would be encouraged and supported to fly the party’s flag. Okorie, who spoke in Abuja over Read More

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PDP govs differ over consensus for presidential aspirants

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum has disagreed with the idea of consensus candidate, saying it is against internal democracy of the party. A source at the meeting told our correspondent, that in a meeting last night that, the governors also agreed that the party’s national convention where the presidential candidate would emerge, should be Read More

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Rep denies dumping APC for factional group

July 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abubakar Suleja, has denied rumours that he has defected from the mainstream All Progressives Congress (APC), to the break-away Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC). Speaking during a chat with media men at the National Assembly yesterday, the lawmaker representing Gurara/Suleja/Tafa Federal Constituency of Niger State said “I’m a bonafide and card carrying member Read More

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My presence at APC convention would’ve caused commotion – Kwankwaso

June 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Immediate past Governor of Kano, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has explained that he deliberately avoided the APC elective national convention held on Saturday and Sunday to avoid breakdown of law and order. Kwankwaso said he and his supporters intended to attend the convention but did not, due to APC leadership under John Odigie-Oyegun’s refusal to recognise the congresses that favoured his Read More

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Buhari’s second term bid: Mind your business, Tinubu warns Obasanjo

June 25, 2018 Blueprint 1

For daring to stop Muhammadu Buhari from his second term ambition, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was yesterday warned to stay off the ruling All Progressives Congress and mind his own business. National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who described the ex-president as an “election rigger and busybody”, said Obasanjo lacked moral right to dictate what APC and Read More

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Tinubu’s intervention paves way for Oshiomhole

June 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

Indications emerged last night that former Governor of Edo state, Comrade Adam Oshiomhole, is as good as emerging the next National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at tomorrow’s national elective convention. The coast became clearer yesterday, when the last of his three contenders and ex-Cross River state Governor, Clement Ebri, last night pulled out from the race. Read More

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APC appeal panel releases Convention guidelines

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Barely eight days to the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Screening Appeal Sub-committee has begun sitting, calling on all aggrieved aspirants to submit petitions in respect of the justconcluded screening exercise. The Governor Bello Masariled screening committee which concluded its assignment on Tuesday had said that no fewer than 179 aspirants obtained nomination forms to Read More

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APC convention: 179 jostling for positions – Masari

June 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kastina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has said that no fewer than 179 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have obtained nomination forms to run for various positions in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. Masari, who is the chairman, sub-committee for screening, told newsmen during the screening exercise in Abuja yesterday, that the panel “will abide Read More

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National Convention: Another crisis threatens APC, secretary resigns, replaced with Ndoma Egba

June 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Another crisis is currently rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) through its National Convention Committee (NCC) as the scribe of the planning committee, Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogu has resigned his position due to what he said were “domestic” reasons beyond his control. To this end, the party has appointed the Chairman of the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Sen. Read More

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I will send PDP, ADC, others into oblivion – Abu Sidiq

May 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), an aspirant seeking the National Publicity Secretary’s office, Abubakar Sidiq Usman, has promised to ensure that every propaganda by the opposition political parties are thwarted with facts and figures when he eventually emerge as the party’s spokesman. Abu Sidiq, who is known as a popular blogger and a Read More

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APC Convention: Committee urged on cost of forms, internal democracy

May 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a leading National Youth Leader aspirant, Ambassador Fubara Dagogo, has asked the convention committee led by the Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru, to be considerate in the cost of aspirants’ forms. He specifically urged the committee to maintain the old prices instead of increasing it beyond the reach Read More

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PDP: Metuh moves to placate aggrieved candidates

December 13, 2017 Blueprint 0

…Says party Is repositioned for 2019 Former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh on Wednesday declared that the outcome of the party’s recent national convention has repositioned it to take over power in 2019. Metuh in a statement, however urged aggrieved aspirants to join hands with the new party leadership under Prince Uche Secondus to Read More

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PDP Convention: Crisis brews as group rejects election results

December 13, 2017 Blueprint 0

The post convention crisis of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is assuming a new dimensions as a Forum of aggrieved candidates and other stakeholders in the party said they have rejected in totality the results of the Saturdays national convention. In a statement Wednesday signed by the candidates and stakeholders namely; Prince Obi-Nwosu Emmanuel, Hassan Adamu, Chief Dr Godwin Chinedu Read More

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PDP reconciliation: Dickson urges leaders against provocative utterances

December 12, 2017 Blueprint 1

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) Reconciliation Committee, Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa states has warned members and leaders of the party to desist from making provocative utterances which he said was capable of derailing the reconciliation process. Dickson who gave this warning after meeting with the members of his committee on Monday night stated that his committee has Read More

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Why Sulaiman deserves PDP spokesperson – UniAbuja Don 

December 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

Ahead of Saturday’s elective national convention of the People Democratic Party (PDP), a lecturer in the department of Political Science, University of Abuja, Olagunju Olowu, has called on delegates and leaders of the main opposition party to elect Prof. Abubakar Olarenwaju Sulaiman, as their spokesperson. According to Olowu, testimonies about the capacity and capability of Prof. Suleiman abound among eminent Read More

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Prof. Sulaiman Consistently speaks for PDP

December 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

Some are able but are not capable. Some are capable but are not able. It is rare in the Nigerian political firmament to see able and capable Nigerians offering themselves to serve human kind. Prof. Abubakar Olarenwaju Sulaiman is one of those very minute able and capable Nigeria who has offered to serve and scarify. Testimonies about his capacity and Read More

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PDP Convention: Atiku disqualified from voting,Makarfi denies presidential ambition

December 6, 2017 Blueprint 0

  ***Discloses plot to disrupt convention Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar may not vote at the convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) coming up on Saturday. However, the Waziri Adamawa will make a speech at the convention venue. According to the National Publicity Secretary, and chairman Publicity Committee of the Convention, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who disclosed this on Read More

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Okowa bans presidential campaigns during PDP National Convention

December 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Convention Committee, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has read a riot act to presidential aspirants on the platform of the party and their supporters that campaigns will not be allowed at the Eagles Square venue on Saturday. Okowa made this remark on Monday at the party headquarters in Abuja while briefing the Read More

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PDP chairmanship not for sale – IBB

December 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

Prelude to the forthcoming National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a party stalwart and former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has deplored what he described as “heavy monetization of the process and ultimate “procurement” of the position of the Chairman by the highest bidder.” Babangida who made this known Sunday in a statement by his media aide, Read More

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PDP Convention: We won’t tamper with delegates’ list – Makarfi

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, has assured that the committee would not allow the list of delegates to the December 9 national convention to be tampered with. Makarfi, who was speaking at the 2017 National Convention of the PDP National Professionals and Business Group yesterday in Abuja, Read More

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Forget 2019 if convention is not transparent, aspirants warn PDP

November 29, 2017 Blueprint 0

Few days to the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for various positions within the party offices have warned that if the outcome of the gathering is not transparent, the party risks collapse. The aspirants who made this remark at the national secretariat of the PDP while submitting their forms on Wednesday, emphasized the need for Sen Read More