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Police teargas PDP supporters in Jigawa

January 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters were tear gassed yesterday in Gumel during its North West zonal rally. Blueprint correspondent who was at the rally reports that police stopped the rally from holding at the proposed venue, which was closer to the market place. However, when the former Governor of the state, Alhaji Sule Lamido arrived at the venue of the Read More

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Falcons battle Cameroon for final AWCON place, target W/Cup slot

November 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Cup holders Nigeria have expressed confidence of reaching the final of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations, ahead of today’s semi final clash with the Lionesses of Cameroon at the Accra Sports Stadium. A 4-0 win over Zambia in Cape Coast on Wednesday zoomed the Falcons back into contention following an opening-day 0-1 loss to the Banyana Banyana of Read More

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Bafana to play Paraguay in Mandela challenge

November 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Bafana Bafana will play Paraguay in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Centenary celebrations at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday, 20 November. The match will kick off at 19h00 and comes three days after South Africa’s Africa Cup of Nations match against Nigeria at FNB Stadium on 17 November 2018. SA Football Association (Safa) President, Dr Danny Jordaan who made the announcement Read More

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Obaseki’s aide resigns, joins PDP

October 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

A Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki in Ohordua, Esan South East local government, Mr. Imhandegbelo Louis, has resigned his appointment and defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former aide, who left his post yesterday, said he was compelled to decamp from the ruling APC because of highhandedness of the party Mr. Victor Eboigbe, a leader of Read More

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Looted funds: Opposition in position to sponsor mischief – Buhari

June 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has raised the alarm that opposition is in possession of resources that can sponsor mischief against his administration. The President made the allegation on Friday when he received the Buhari Media Organisation at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He claimed that the opposition looted so much money before he assumed office and that his administration might Read More

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Nigerians should unite, vote out APC-led FG – Akintoye

March 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Professor Banji Akintoye has urged Nigerians to unite and vote the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 because of its incompetence in the formulation and execution of sound economic policies and tackling corruption in the country. The Second Republic Senator, who made the call s a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, programme, also supported the recurrent calls for Read More

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2019: SDP, CNM in talks

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM) initiated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo are currently in talks with a view to coming together to challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections. This development was confirmed by new entrant into the Social Read More

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Police grill Edo PDP chair over IDPs ‘rice diversion’

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The police in Edo yesterday grilled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), state chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, over his allegation that the state government diverted rice meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Uhogua, Ovia North East Local Government area of the state. According to sources, the PDP chairman was questioned for several hours by the State Investigation Baurea Read More

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S/East for president: UPP disagrees with Nwodo, Uzodima, others

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The United Progressive Party (UPP) has vehemently disagree with former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nnia Nwodo and Senator Hope Uzodinma, among others, who have contended that nobody of South East extraction would be qualified to contest for President of Nigeria until 2023. Lamenting the skewed arrangement that has eliminated any South Easterner from vying for the Read More

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PDP govs to Buhari: Your anti-corruption war targeted at opposition

March 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Gombe The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption, describing it as nothing but a war against the opposition party in the country ahead of the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Ayodele Peter Fayose stated this while addressing newsmen at the end of its meeting in Gombe yesterday. The party declared Read More

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2019: APGA strategises to win area councils

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Ahead of 2019 general elections, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has planned to clinch all the seats in the six area councils. Chairman of the party in the Territory, Hon. Chukwuebuka Okolie, who disclosed this at the weekend, said “APGA as one of the strong opposition party in Nigeria has put machinery Read More

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2018 Olympics: No prayer room for visitors

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has cancelled plans for a mobile prayer room in Gangneung for tourists at the 2018 Winter Olympics after strong opposition by anti-Muslim campaigners, the city tourism department’s chief told Al Jazeera. While just 0.2 percent of South Korea’s population of 51 million is Muslim, the KTO decided to build a prayer room to promote a Read More

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We’re working for no one – Sobi FM chair

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Chairman, Sobi FM, Ilorin, Alhaji Lukman Mustapha has debunked insinuations in some quarters that some opposition figures were behind the establishment of the radio station to pursue certain political interests ahead of 2019. He however argued that plying opposition role was good for democracy, asserting that “in a country where there is no opposition, government Read More

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Crack political engineers repositioning PDP for 2019 – Moro

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Donald Iorchir A crack team of political engineers are currently working hard to revive and strengthen the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) far greater than it was before the 2015 general elections. The team, according to immediate past Minister of Interior, Comrade Patrick Abba Moro, is working hard to unity members and forces against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Read More

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South-east and mainstream politics

November 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Itaobong Etim Politics is often seen as a game of numbers. Therefore, any region clamouring to clinch the number one seat in the country should play national politics because a geo-political region that is in the opposition would need to work harder to ascend the plum office. Political permutations in a multi-party democracy are not based on whipping up Read More