Prison congestion: Death warrants to the rescue?

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Nigeria over 3,000 condemned criminals are on death row awaiting the hangman even as the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, pushes for state governors to sign death warrants to decongest the prisons. In this report  KEHINDE OSASONA examines the possibility of decongesting Nigeria prisons by executing death warrants. Nigeria is among countries with the highest number of death Read More

Strike: Negotiate grievances with state govts, APC govs tell resident doctors

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has appealed to the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to negotiate their grievances with affected state governments and end the ongoing nationwide strike. The APC governors also said that issues affecting resident doctors in federal establishments should be negotiated with the Read More

Supreme Court ruling: Osinbajo, APC govs move to reconcile, Keyamo, others

August 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commenced move for a truce among warring parties within the All Progressives Congress (APC). Friction broke out within the party following last week’s Supreme Court judgement which declared Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu winner of the last governorship elections in the state. In the ruling, the apex court returned a verdict of 4 to Read More

Mona: As APC searches for new national chairman…

August 1, 2021 Aliyu Farouq Abdullahi 0

Records from our national archives have put the population of the Nigerian youths at more than 70% (males and females) put together. This projected figure has made it possible for us to decide the future of Nigeria politically and otherwise. It is in the light of the above narratives that the youths are currently clamouring for active inclusiveness in government Read More

PGF boss calls for review of APC manifesto to strengthen national unity

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has called for the review of manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen political initiatives for national unity.  The PGF boss made the call amidst the challenge of national unity facing Nigeria. According to him, the big question is whether the Read More

Breaking: APC congresses begin July 31, Buni writes INEC

July 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has now fixed July 31, 2021 for the commencement of its congresses, Blueprint has gathered exclusively. A letter dated 11th July 2021 and addressed to the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a copy received by our correspondent stated that APC congresses will now commence on 31st July, 2021 starting with the Ward Congress, Local Read More

Why APC need Almakura as National Chairman

June 28, 2021 Ukkasha Hamza Rahama 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) came to be in 2014 after three political parties Congres for Progressive (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) were merged. The ACN was led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ANPP was the current Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu as leader, while the CPC was led by the incumbent Read More

N/Convention: I won’t tolerate godfatherism as APC chair – Moniedafe

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the chairmanship aspirants and former chairman of the defucnt Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has promised that his leadership would not tolerate godfatherism in the choice of candidates for elections. Moniedafe also promised to ensure the provisions Read More

APC back to life – Buhari

June 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

…Congratulates caretaker c’ttee on job well done President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja said the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been revived, energised and repositioned for its national convention and future elections. He stated this while commending the national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) led by the Yobe state governor, Malam Mai Mala Buni. Speaking at the APC CECPC Read More

Convention: APC chieftain tips Niger Senator as national chairman

June 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party has revealed that a dark horse might emerge as the national chairman of the party.  The chieftain who craved anonymity said that the dark horse is a serving Senator from Niger state.  Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, the popular APC chieftain said two Read More

Convention: Nothing ‘ll stop Yari’s national chairmanship of APC – Group

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) a group under the aegis of Progressives for Yari (P4Y) has said that the former governor of Zamfara state and former Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari will emerge party’s next national chairman. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the newly-formed Progressives for Yari (P4Y) Read More

Buhari, govs, other leaders ‘ll determine June national convention – APC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that national leaders of the party, including the President, Governors, National Assembly leaders among others will determine whether the party’s national convention will hold in June or another time. Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen John James Akpanudoedehe, told Read More

No plan for congresses, national convention yet – APC

May 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as misinformation being circulated in some sections of the media on purported plans and timetable for Congresses and the National Convention of the party. The party said the report was “obviously coordinated and syndicated misinformation.” In a statement signed Monday in Abuja by the national secretary of the Read More

No crisis between Buni, Lawan – APC

May 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of Yobe State and Chairman All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker /Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni has denied any rift with the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan.  A daily newspaper had reported that the two APC chieftains were in crisis over who succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.  However reacting to the report through a Read More

NIMASA to facilitate STCW status for Navy, accredit professional courses

May 6, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) would assist in the accreditation of professional courses offered by the Nigerian Navy. The Agency would also facilitate the attainment of International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) status for the Nigerian Navy’s training institutes. Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said these on Tuesday in Lagos, Read More

APC disowns ‘fake zoning list’ in circulation

April 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to disregard “a fake zoning list” in circulation, saying the arrangement was not from the Caretaker Committee. A purported zoning list emerged on social media on Wednesday  listing the zone to produce certain offices ahead of the 2023 general elections. But when asked to authentic the said list, national secretary, Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Read More

APC: Dousing the fuss over registration/revalidation exercise

April 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Abdulrauf 0

The APC registration and revalidation exercise under the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee and the needless fuss around ‘extension,’ forms the thrust of this piece by ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF. Following protracted crises that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) declared the elected officials sacked June Read More

APC: Don’t contemplate another tenure extension, PGF boss tells Buni’s c’mtt

April 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has called on the party’s National Caretaker Committee to quickly set in motion process that will lead to the National Convention of the ruling party. Lukman warned that governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee should not contemplate another extension. In Read More

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APC plans to rule Nigeria for 8 terms – Gov Buni

March 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

Yobe state state governor and the chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed plans by the party to govern country for 8th term consecutively. APC came to power at center in 2015 and got reelected in 2019 but said it has plan to govern Nigeria for another 32 years. To this end, a strategic Read More

National Convention: Moniedafe joins race for APC national chairmanship seat

March 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Adamawa state, Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has declared officially to contest the position of the national chairman in the forthcoming national convention of the ruling party. Moniedafe said if given opportunity he will end the era of ‘Monkey dey work, Bamboo dey chop’ in APC.” Addressing a press conference Friday in Abuja, the Read More

Protest: How AAC members chased Sowore out of INEC headquarters

March 15, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The African Alliance Congress (AAC) on Monday insisted that Omoyele Sowore has been expelled from the party and should be arrested by the police for impersonation. A group led by Sowore had attempted to occupy the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday but were chased away by members of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) led by Read More

2023: APC women set up lobby group, target 108 Rep members

March 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the women wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the representative in the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Stella Okotete, has said that it will work to achieve about 108 female members in the House of Representatives. Currently, only 11 female lawmakers are in the House of Representatives out of the Read More

2023: It’s time for Igbo to lead Nigeria – Alex Otti

March 6, 2021 Editor 0

Dr. Alex Otti is an accomplished entrepreneur, philanthropist and economic guru. In this interview, Dr. Otti who was twice the governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state, speaks on 2023 presidential moves, his political interest, among other issues. Excerpts: What’s your reaction to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ’s order to banks and other financial institutions Read More

APC national chair: North-central forum rallies support for Al-Makura

February 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Young Stakeholders Forum in North-central zone has joined the calls for the emergence of former Nasarawa state governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, as the next national chairman of the ruling party. The next national chairman is expected to emerge in the forthcoming national convention. The forum while lamenting the unfortunate Read More

Interest Lawyers write AGF, want prosecution of Journalist

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

A group of public interest lawyers under the umbrella body of International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) has written the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, calling for the prosecution of a journalist, Mr. Ahmad Salkida, over alleged acts of terrorism. In the letter signed Eze Njokwu, Esq, Advocacy Officer of the group said Read More