Violence: PDP urges police to search Oshiomhole’s home

September 4, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has urged the police to execute a search warrant on the country-home residence of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party’s call came amidst rising political violence in Oshiomhole’s Edo North senatorial district ahead of the September 19, 2020 governorship election. Spokesman of PDP campaign Read More

Breaking: Uncertainty as SARS takeover Edo Assembly complex

August 6, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly deployed from Abuja have taken over Edo State House of Assembly. Blueprint gathered that the operatives chased away policemen guarding the assembly complex which is currently undergoing renovation. It is not yet clear why the operatives’ was deployed to house of assembly premises as at the time of filling this report. Read More

Breaking: Oshiomhole, Ajimobi ‘gone’ as APC NEC sacks NWC

June 25, 2020 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has just sacked Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC). The dissolution followed the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) decision in Abuja. Bashir Ahmad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari revealed the latest development via his twitter handle. He wrote, “Following the recommendation of President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Working Committee (NWC) of Read More

As Obaseki declares for PDP… APC loses Edo

June 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Friday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declaring that the move was in furtherance of his ambition to seek re-election for a second term in the governorship election billed for September, 2020. Obaseki arrived at the PDP secretariat on First East circular road at about 1.30pm amidst jubilation by party members and supporters. He Read More

Edo guber: Ize-Iyamu thanks APC screening committee

June 12, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The consensus governorship aspirant of Adams Oshiomhole’s faction of  the Edo state All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,  has expressed gratitude to the screening committee of the party for carrying out “a thorough job”. A statement endorsed Mr. John Mayaki, the Director of Communication and Media, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s Campaign Organization stated this in response to the aspirant’s clearance Read More

Disqualification: Obaseki weighs options ahead Edo guber poll

June 12, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has called on supporters to stay calm and await further directives. The immediate response of the incumbent governor many political watchers believed was an indication that he would join another political party ahead of the forthcoming governorship election. Obaseki had in a statement said he would not appeal his disqualification from participating in the Read More

Obaseki: Oshiomhole had no money; I, other party men made him Edo gov

June 3, 2020 Bode Olagoke 1

Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has revealed how he contributed in helping his predecessor Adams Oshiomhole become governor for eight years. Obaseki who spoke shortly after submitting his nomination form in Abuja, party’s national secretariat, ahead of APC governorship primary election in Edo told Journalists, “In life everybody get helped, everybody get assisted. The person you talked about (Oshiomhole) had Read More

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APC crisis: Nabena urges Buhari’s urgent intervention

March 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

With the worsening crisis that has engulfed the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, has called on warring groups to consider the party’s general interest as opposed to personal political interests being pursued by some. Nabena, who spoke to newsmen Monday in Abuja, warned his party not to allow the crisis to degenerate Read More

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APC: Marafa raises alarm over Oshiomhole’s travails

December 13, 2019 Editor 0

Senator Kabir Garba Marafa CON (Zamfara Central in the 8th Senate) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged plot by some Northern governors in concert with their allies who want to fight the president in 2023 to remove the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and replace him with the former Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari. Marafa said what 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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Oshiomhole to Obasanjo: You mustn’t go unpunished

January 31, 2019 Editor 0

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar is working for foreign interests. Speaking at the APC presidential campaign at the Abakaliki Township Stadium in Ebonyi state, Oshiomhole said Atiku, who wrote letters to United Kingdom, United States of America and the European Union was Read More

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Oshiomhole woos Opposition: Join APC, you‘re forgiven

January 18, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of February general elections, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, yesterday, wooed ‘corrupt’ opposition members to join the ruling party and get pardoned. The APC chairman stated this during the party’s presidential campaign rally held in Benin City, the Edo state capital. Though the party chair was not categorical on the ‘sins’ of the perceived Read More

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Alleged corruption: Arraign Oshiomhole now, Coalition beckons EFCC

December 7, 2018 Editor 0

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under aegis of the Coalition for Democratic Watchdog of Nigeria has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arraign the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Mallam Daudu Lawal, the Governorship aspirant from Zamfara state over allegations of corruption. In a press statement Read More

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Just Now: Buhari overrules Oshiomhole, declares ‘any party man free to sue APC’

November 26, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, has faulted decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC), barring members dissatisfied with the conduct of the party’s primaries from seeking legal redress. The Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee recently threatened to sanction any member who took the party to court. Overruling the party hierarchy, President Buhari said such a decision was wrong, saying the court remains Read More

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Breaking: Buhari ally, Okechukwu demands Oshiomhole’s resignation

November 8, 2018 Editorial II 0

An ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and the incumbent Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu, has called for immidiate resignation of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the allegation of corruption arising from the recent party primaries. Okechukwu, who is also an aggrieved Senatorial aspirant in Enugu state, also urged the Read More

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Why I won’t contest against Oshiomole – Oyegun

June 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Ahead of the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) the incumbent National Chairman Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has given reasons he would not seek re-election. Speaking with newsmen last night at his Asokoro residence, Chief Oyegun said while he was yet to declare his interest, several stakeholders within the party at all levels began to rally support Read More

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Oshiomhole still plotting Oyegun’s removal, APC chieftain warns 

November 13, 2017 Blueprint 0

A lawyer and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Elvis Asoro has accused the immediate-past governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole of plotting the removal of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.  Asoro described as lame, the spirited defence put up by the former governor denying the allegation. But the former governor had in a Read More

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Oshiomhole behind those attacking Oyegun, Edo APC chieftain says

October 29, 2017 Blueprint 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Duke Edobor Oshodin has frowned at the constant attacks on the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun by some loyalists of the immediate-past administration of Gov. Adams Oshiomhole, describing the trend as senseless and selfish. The APC chieftain in a statement he signed in Abuja Sunday, Read More