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Coronavirus: Bayelsa gov tells workers to stay at home, clears air on contact with Abba Kyari, Bala

March 26, 2020 Editor 0

The Bayelsa state government has asked civil servants on grade level 1-12 to stay at home for two weeks with effect from Thursday, March 26. It explained that only those on essential services such as medical and health workers, fire service personnel, cleaners and other related personnel were exempted from the temporary restriction. The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Read More

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Death sentence shocks Sanda as another wife kills husband in Katsina

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

After prolonged legal battle lasting two years, Maryam Sanda, accused of killing her husband-Biliyaminu Bello was Monday sentenced to death by hanging by a Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja. In his ruling, Justice Yusuf Halilu, who described the incidence as unfortunate and wicked held: “You Maryam Sanda is guilty of murder of your husband, Bilyaminu Bello. You are hereby Read More

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One week after national grid’s collapse: NEC admits power sector setback, N1.7trn spent in 3 years

January 24, 2020 Editor 0

The National Economic Council (NEC) Thursday said the entire country’s power sector is broken and needs intervention to avoid national disaster. This position came barely one week after the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced the collapse of national grid, a development that put some parts of the country into darkness. Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the Read More

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Breaking: 50 APC NEC members demand Oshiomhole’s sack, says meeting ended ‘abruptly’

November 22, 2019 Editorial II 0

Some aggrieved members of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to tender his resignation. The group accused Adams Oshiomhole of disregard for the President at the Friday’s NEC meeting, adding that the meeting ended abruptly. The aggrieved group include majorly state chairmen of the Read More

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BREAKING NEWS: New Ministers, govs return to Aso Rock as Osinbajo chairs NEC meeting

August 22, 2019 Editor 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting taking place at Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, which started around 11am was the 96th and fourth NEC meeting in 2019. In attendance at the meeting are the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Read More

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Boko Haram: Buhari summons Security Chiefs as Army confirms 44 Soldiers dead

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Service Chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday. It was gathered that the urgent meeting was necessitated by the latest security developments across the battle fields in the North East region of the country. A reliable source, who Read More

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PDP NEC rejects kano governorship primary

October 3, 2018 Editorial III 0

The National Executive Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissociated itself from the the governorship primary election conducted in Kano on Monday. Shehu Yusuf Kura, the Special Adviser Media to National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), made the remark in a telephone interview in Kano on Wednesday. According to Kura, the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) Read More

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Ranching: The devil is in the details

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

National Economic Council (NEC) recently adopted ranching in four states as panacea for incessant herders/farmers clashes, however, there are indications that the report is short on specifics as ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARI’YAU highlights in this report From grazing reserves to cattle colonies as well as ranching, all panaceas being canvassed to end the farmers/herders’ conflicts with their attendant fatalities. First, Governor Samuel Read More

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Breaking: Buhari sacks Oyegun led APC NWC

March 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

In an unexpected move, President Muhammadu Buhari, has rejected the National Executive Council (NEC) decision to extend the tenure of Chief John Oyegun led National Working Committee (NWC) and other executives beyond June this year, saying such move was unconstitutional. The president has, however, asked any of the party executive who is interested in continuity to resign and present themselves Read More

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APC NEC rules out convention, to sanction members who drag party to court

March 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead today’s National Executive Council, NEC meeting of the ruling All Progressives Council (APC), the party said that the issue of convention will not form party of the agenda. It also revealed that members who took the party to court over the recent tenure elongation for the executive at all levels, without considering internal mechanism for crisis will be sanctioned. Read More

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Another crisis looms as APC youths declare NWC tenure elongation illegal

March 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

Decries marginalisation of youths by party A forum of young stakeholders in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which include young men and women from across the states, has called for caution in regards to the issue of tenure elongation for the party executives, especially the National Working Committee (NWC). The forum warned against any form of illegality and breach Read More

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APC NEC: Saraki, Dogara absent as Oyegun, others get tenure elongation

February 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved one year tenure elongation for the current National Working Committee (NWC) of the party and other executive committees at various levels for another twelve months, starting from June 30th. This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari blamed the fracas between his Federal Executive Council and the Read More

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Herdsmen-Farmers Clash: NEC raises sub-committee to visit affected states

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

As part of its deliberations at its resumed sitting Thursday, the Working Group set up by the National Economic Council, NEC, on the Herdsmen-Farmers violence in some parts of the country has constituted a Sub-Committee to visit frontline States in the conflict, hold consultations with stakeholders and interested parties on how to end the conflicts. At the meeting presided over Read More

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2019: No automatic ticket for Buhari, APC NEC disagrees with governors

October 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

…To reach out to Atiku, others National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) held Tuesday in Abuja has refused to adopt President Muhammafu Buhari, as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. Although, the meeting unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the president and the leadership of the APC under Chief John Read More

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Buhari promises APC loyalists more cabinet positions

October 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has given an insight into a possible shake up in the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with a view to injecting more party support in the running of his government.  The President’s promise is contained in his speech to the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which was however not read to the hearing Read More

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Again, APC fails to hold national convention 3 years after 

October 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

Contrary to expectations of its members and the position of the party’s constitution, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its national convention to the first quarter of 2018. Though, the party will still go ahead with the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting slated 31st of October this year. Recall that the lifespan of the current APC National Working Committee (NWC) Read More