Northern govs celebrates Gowon @ 87

October 19, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF), felicitated with former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon on his 87th birthday, he “served Nigeria with an uncommon loyalty and fairness.” In a congratulatory message, the chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong said the special day brings with it great joy for the life of a great personality who Read More

2023: Agitation for power rotation ‘ll kill democracy – Hon. Jaji

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, is the immediate past Chairman, House Committee on Internal Security in the 8th Assembly. He also contested the APC governorship ticket in Zamfara during 2019 general elections. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he speaks on the agitation for Southern Presidency, insecurity in the and the economy. What is your take on insecurity affecting the nation Read More

Open-grazing, VAT, others: Danger as North, South govs tango

…South blackmailing North for power shift – APC chieftain  …PDP’ll re-visit Bala-led c’ttee on zoning – Spokesman …Every country has its own peculiarities – Olujimi ‘…Anti-open grazing law’ll protect citizens’ ‘…VAT being used for North to cede presidency’ Ahead 2023 general elections, the battle of wits has started between the North and the South political elite with governors and ethnic Read More

Northern govs’ rejection of zoning: SERG knocks Umahi

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

In view of the resolution of the Northern Governors Forum not to support zoning in 2023, insisting that despite the fact that some Northern states’ governors had earlier expressed views for a “power-shift to three geo-political zone in the South with a view to promoting unity and peace in the nation”, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has carpeted the Read More

2023: Real reason Northern govs rejected power shift to the South

The debate around the zoning of the presidency ahead of the 2023 elections continued Monday with the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) condemning their southern counterparts over their stance on power shift. The NSGF’s position was reached at the end of its meeting with traditional rulers from the region in Kaduna. Reading the 11-point resolution at the end of the Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More

Nigeria not a failed state – Abdullahi Adamu

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 61st Independence Anniversary of Nigeria, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa West), fielded questions from journalists and declared that the country may not be where it ought to be but certainly not a failed state. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Distinguished, in few days to come, Nigeria will clock 61 years as an independent nation. How would you assess the Read More

EFCC harps on intelligence gathering to curb cybercrime, others

September 2, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has said that fighting cybercrime requires a lot of intelligence gathering which entails the collaboration of everybody including the youth. Bawa who was a guest mentor at the just concluded 2021, Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation (SABF) scholars mentorship forum in Abuja on Thursday explained that intelligence gathering Read More

Tackle North’s over-population

July 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ravaging insecurity in the northern part of the country is as a result of over population. The region has a large population of idle and unemployed youth as the government has failed to provide job opportunities for its citizens. There are no industries where the youth can be employed as many of the industries have been shut down. Many Read More

Between Kanu, Igboho, Gumi and southern governors

July 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Southern governors last week rose from their second-ever meeting with a communique sounding more like one by Niger Delta militants in their heydays. While some of their conclusions are in the national interest, some smack of arm twisting and blackmail. For instance, their position on the removal of electronic transmission of election results from the Electoral Act is spot on. Read More

YAF to Southern govs, politicians: Stop heating up polity

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), on Friday urged caution over the on-going national debate arising from the resolutions of last Monday’s Southern Governors’ Forum meeting. YAF noted that the tension being generated by the resolutions of the Southern governors with the rest of the country had become a cause for concern amongst Nigerians. Already, Northern governors and elders, youth Read More