Advocacy group hails Buhari on financial autonomy for State Assemblies, Judiciary

March 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A leading civil society organisation in the country, Parliamentary Advocacy Network (PAN), has described as unfortunate, the disdain and lack of respect governors accord members of the various State Houses of Assembly. It said lawmakers in many States, appear like paupers and are often treated like errand  boys by governors, due to their many years of lack of financial autonomy Read More

Middle aged man feared dead in Osun 

March 18, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A middle aged man simply identified as Gbenga has been feared dead at Okesa, Ilesa, Osun state, Saturday. The victim was seen inside the van of soldiers in apparent attempt to take him to the hospital. It was gathered that the victim was a commercial motorcyclist who had been drunk before the incident. Eyewitness in the area told Blueprint that Read More

In Bauchi, Bala votes, expresses confidence of winning 2023 governorship election

March 18, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, Saturday voted at his Bakin Duste polling unit 008 in company with his wife,  Aisha Bala Mohammed at about 11:20 am, with a warning to the Nigeria AirForce against interfering in the electoral process in the state. Speaking with journalists shortly after casting his vote, the governor expressed concern with helicopter hovering and flying Read More

Low turn out, violence greet governorship, assembly elections in Ebonyi

March 18, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Unlike during the presidential elections, the ongoing governorship and state House of Assembly elections have recorded low turn out of voters in Ebonyi state. Few voters were seen exercising their franchise in most of the polling units visited by Blueprint Correspondent. An electorate at Amudo Primary School polling unit in Ezza South local government area of the state, Paul Onyia attributed Read More

APC suppressing, intimidating voters in Lagos — Rhodes-Vivour

March 18, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Lagos state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour popularly known as GRV has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government takes its strength and validity from voter intimidation. According to him, the indigenous of Lagos are informed and exposed, but added that unfortunately the APC government takes its strength from division, violence, intimidation and Read More

2023: Ogun ADC governorship candidate, Otegbeye casts vote, commends electoral process 

March 18, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun state, Barr. Biyi Otegbeye has cast his vote. Otegbeye cast his vote at about 10:01am at the State hospital, Ilaro, Ward 1, Unit 1, in Egbado South local government area of the state. Speaking with newsmen after casting his vote, Otegbeye commended the electoral process saying that, it is Read More

Governorship election: Gombe records high female voters

March 18, 2023 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state Governorship and State House of Assembly election has recorded a large turnout of female voters in most polling units in the state. Our Correspondent reports that in Gombe and Yamaltu/Deba local government areas, women have come out en masse to cast their vote. Aishatu Muhammad Jibirin of Unguwan Birma in the Liji quarter of  Yamaltu/Deba who spoke with Read More

2023: Ebonyi APC governorship candidate votes, commends INEC over peaceful election

March 18, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship andidate in Ebonyi state, Rt. Hon Francis Nwifuru, Saturday described the ongoing electoral process in the state as peaceful and calm. He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for living up to the expectations of the electorates. Nwifuru disclosed this shortly after casting his vote at his polling unit, Edukwu Okenmini 002, Anyawu Read More

Breaking: 10 NNPP fake election observers reportedly arrested in Kano

March 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ten members of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) masquerading as election observers in the ongoing governorship and State House of Assembly elections have been apprehended in Fagge Local Government Area of Kano state. PlatinumPost gathered that the arrest came as voters are set to exercise their franchise to elect governor and members of the state House of Assembly. The Read More

Bayelsa: Why Timipre Sylva is unfit to contest APC governorship ticket – Group

March 17, 2023 Solomon Alaba 0

Progressives Consultative Forum (PCF) has said that former governor of Bayelsa state and Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre is unfit to fly the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming governorship election. The group said Sylvia’s political inconsistency in recent times made him unfit for the party’s ticket. A statement released Friday in Abuja, signed Read More

2023 governorship election: Labour Party excos split in Ebonyi as factions endorse PDP, APC

March 17, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Following the declaration by the national body of Labour Party that it has no governorship candidate in Ebonyi state for the saturday elections, the state executive has splitted into two factions over the choice of political party to support. While a faction led by the state chairman declared support for the governorship candidate of APC, other executive members led by Read More

2023 elections: Shun religious, ethnic sentiments, Rebuild Nigeria Movement urges politicians

March 17, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Rebuild Nigeria Movement Worldwide (RNMW) has called on the political class and their supporters against using primordial and religious sentiments for their political campaigns. The national coordinator of the group, Amb. James Erebuoye, made the appeal in a statement Friday in Abuja ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections. He also warned supporters of some candidates Read More

I hear the Supreme Court of Nigeria

March 17, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

It is just as well that less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari denied that he instructed the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, not to obey the Supreme Court judgement of March 3, Emefiele took immediate steps to obey it – at Read More

Functionalists’ view of crime in Nigeria

March 17, 2023 Fadeelah Adeyemo 0

The functionalists perspective of society describes it as consisting of integrated parts, working together for the sustainability of the whole. In their assertion, they believe that all parts of society are working interdependently and/ or interwoven for the betterment of the whole. Parts need whole and whole needs parts. It is also called system theory. It tries to delineate society Read More

The chemicals in our food: Implication on Nigeria’s trade

March 16, 2023 Donald Ikenna Ofoegbu 0

According to the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Nigeria loses about $362.5m yearly in terms of foreign exchange to the ban on the exportation of beans in the last eight years. The banned beans were found to contain between 0.03mg kilograms to 4.6mg/kg of Dichlorvos; a pesticide activity ingredient ban in the EU since 2006 and many other countries (like Read More

Election: Kano govt accuses NNPP of recruiting fake observers

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state government has raised the alarm over credible information it received on planned use of suspected election observers by members of the opposition New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in the state to perpetrate a network of election rigging during and after the conduct of Saturday, March 18 governorship and state House of Assembly election. The state commissioner for information Read More

Coalition to Tinubu: Nicolas Felix deserves ministerial appointment

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Coalition of Nigerian Youths (CNY) has urged the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to consider appointing the Deputy National Youth Coordinator of his presidential campaign council, Dr Nicolas Felix, as one of his ministers.  In a statement released Thursday in Abuja by the group convener, Umar Gazali, and titled “Coalition of Nigerian Youth Groups recommend Read More

Tinubu rallies Nigerians, promises to form government of ‘national competence’

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has rallied Nigerians across political divides to support his incoming administration, even as he ruled out talk of forming a government of national unity when he eventually swear in, adding that he will rather a form a government of ‘national competence.’ Tinubu also declared that in selecting his cabinet he will not be weighed down Read More

Election: INEC distributes sensitive materials in Bauchi 

March 16, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

In preparation for the 18th March gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Bauchi State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to the 20 LGAs in the state.  At the distribution exercise at the Bauchi branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mohammed Nura assured Read More

Osun: Adeleke declares Friday as public holiday for Assembly election 

March 16, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has declared Friday 17th March as a public holiday for the house of assembly election.  He said the holiday was to enable residents to travel to their respective polling units to vote on Saturday.  In a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Thursday, Adeleke urged the people to go out and exercise their civic rights.  He Read More

Lukman to Omisore: My statements are fact, no apology for you

March 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

National Vice Chairman, North-west of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh. Lukman, has dismissed threats of a lawsuit made against him by the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore over alleged allegation of defamation by the former. Lukman said the statements he made in his press statements were fact. In a letter by his lawyers, Read More