2023: PDP’s chances, search for peace in South-west


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had overtime lost most its party controlled states in the South-west states which was part of its undoing in the 2015 and 2019 general elections. In this report ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU examines the parties search for a stronger and united structure in the geo-political zone as well as the party’s chances in 2023 general elections. Following Read More

774,000 Jobs: I ‘ll quit Buhari’s govt if… – Keyamo threatens

April 29, 2020 Moses John 0

Minister of state, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has threatened to resign his appointment if the 774.000 jobs approved by President Muhammadu Buhari under the special public works programme of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for the unskilled rural persons is hijack by politicians. The pilot scheme was approved to be implemented in five local government areas in eight Read More

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Court halts PDP’s LG congress in Nasarawa

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

A High Court in Nasarawa state, sitting at Akwanga, has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from conducting local government congresses scheduled to hold on March 21, 2020. A suit number NSD/AKW.6/2020 seen by Blueprint on Friday, in Lafia, filed by Idris Jidde and 14 others against the PDP, challenging the ward and local government areas’ congresses said to have Read More

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Court suspends Ogun PDP congresses

March 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has suspended the proposed ward, local government and state congresses of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state chapter, pending the hearing of an application. The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, ordered that all parties in suit to maintain status quo, until the hearing of all applications in the suit. The PDP National Read More

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PDP in Ogun now united – Secondus

February 27, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, has said the Ogun state chapter of the party is now united after successfully settling all issues. Secondus, who stated this when he received PDP delegates and some factional state executive from Ogun state, led by Hon. Ladi Adebutu, Wednesday in Abuja, boasted that the PDP unlike others have a Read More

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PDP withdraws petition against INEC, APC

February 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has withdrawn its petition before the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) The PDP had before the Supreme Court’s verdict challenged the emergence of Mr David Lyon of the APC as the duly elected governor in November 2019 governorship Read More

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2023: We’re more concerned with re-building our party – Secondus

February 8, 2020 Editorial III 0

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, in this interview with journalists in Abuja said they are more concerned with re-building the party now rather than strategising for the 2023 general elections. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU was there. The Buhari Media Organisation is making mockery of your party that for 16 years in office you could not Read More

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Tambuwal set to bag Man of the Year award

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has formally received the letter conveying his emergence as Silverbird Man of the Year, 2019. A press statement from his Special Adviser on Media and Puboicity Muhammad Bello confirmed that the award is in consideration of his achievements in the areas of education, infrastructure development and job creation. According to the release, Read More

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Breaking: PDP blows hot, declares defected lawmakers’ seats vacant in Imo

January 29, 2020 Editor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared the seats of its members in the Imo State House of Assembly, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) vacant. The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Kola Ologbodiyan, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abia, Wednesday, also asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence process of conducting Read More

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Imo Assembly: Speaker, Majority Leader, 6 other lawmakers dump PDP, Ihedioha; joins Uzodinma in APC

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

Eight members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Leading the pack is the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chiji Collins, of Isiala Mbano state constituency;  Majority Leader, Hon Chigozie Nwaneri of Oru East; Hon Uche Ogbuagu of Ikeduru and Hon Dominic Ezerioha of Oru West. Others are Hon Read More

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Breaking: INEC declares PDP’s Alagbaoso winner in Imo re-run amidst controversies

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

Against all odds, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo state Tuesday evening declared Hon. Jerry Alagbaoso of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner of last Saturday’s Re-run election for Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency, thus making it the third time he is emerging victorious. After last Saturday’s election, it was declared inconclusive but on Monday,  information went round that the results Read More

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Tension in Bauchi, Sokoto as Supreme Court decides Bala, Tambuwal fate

January 20, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of the Supreme Court judgement on Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano and Benue governorship elections Monday, there is palpable tension in the affected states as politicians variously went divine to ensure their favourite candidates and parties emerge victorious. Judgements in the suits were rescheduled Tuesday by the apex court’s panel, which also declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Read More

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PDP BoT chair on 2023: My life in danger for not endorsing Atiku

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

Chairman Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Walid Jibrin has raised the alarm over threats to his life following his comments that the party would not zone its presidential ticket to the North come 2023.  He raised the alarm in a petition to Director General Department of State Services (DSS) Yusuf Magaji Bichi and Inspector General of Read More

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2019 not a successful year for Nigerians – Atiku

December 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said he does not believe 2019 was a successful year for Nigerians. In a statement he personally signed, Atiku noted that “the coming of the New Year 2020 is symbolic in many ways. First, it heralds a brand new Read More

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Zamfara APC chieftain resists arrest by the police

December 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara Alhaji Sani Gwamna Mayanchi has on Saturday escaped been arrested by the police in Gusau the state capital after a serious clash between irate APC youths and the police. Briefing newsmen about the development, Sani Gwamna accused governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle by using the police attached to the Government House Read More

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Don’t surrender your independence, PDP urges NASS

November 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the leadership of the Senate to resist any form of intimidation to surrender its independence and pass bills and requests without statutory legislative scrutiny and oversights. The party’s position was predicated on the comment credited to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, that any request from President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Read More

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Edo PDP: Never a good time to play Russian roulette

November 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

With less than a year to the governorship election in Edo state, there has begun an interplay of political forces as the dominant political parties – All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party – commence a much needed house cleaning for self re-positioning ahead of the election. The ruling party in the state, the APC, is no doubt a house Read More

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Kogi guber: Bello loading communities with thugs, PDP alleges

November 7, 2019 Editor 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Camapign Council in Kogi has alerted the military special operation ,and other security agencies not to protect the influx of armed thugs into the state, allegedly sponsored by All Progressives Congress (APC) and the state government, to prevent the people of the state from voting for candidates of their choice The Council in a statement issued Read More

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Jonathan, Wike, Alaibe shun PDP’s mega rally ahead Bayelsa guber

November 7, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha, (retired), Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Mr Timi Alaibe, who came second in the Peoples Democratic Party primaries in Bayelsa State were absent at the party’s mega rally. The mega rally, which was held on Wednesday at the Oxbow Lake Pavalion in Bayelsa kickstarted the party’s campaign ahead of Read More

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Breaking: Appeal Court ends Senate spokesman’s journey to NASS, declares PDP’s Olujimi as winner in Ekiti

November 6, 2019 Editor 0

The Court of Appeal has sacked Senator Dayo Adeyeye of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared Senator Biodun Olujimi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of Ekiti South Senatorial Election held on February 23. Adeyeye who was elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress is the spokesman of the Senate. The court also affirmed the earlier Read More

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APGA’s Umeh bows as PDP’s Ekwunife floors ex-Nat’l party Chairman at Appeal Court, remains serving Senator for Anambra central

November 1, 2019 Editor 0

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), for Anambra central senatorial zone in the last general election, Senator Victor Umeh, has accepted the verdict of the Appeal Court, which upheld the victory of his opponent, Senator Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The Appeal Court had affirmed on Friday that Ekwunife actually won Umeh in the election. Read More

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Kogi: PDP flags off ‘massive’ campaign, eager to defeat Bello’s APC at guber poll

October 26, 2019 Editor 0

The  People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday officially flagged off its campaign in Lokoja the state capital ahead of the November 16 governorship election with a promise to dislodge the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) out of Lugard house, then make prompt payment of salaries a top priority. The National Chairman of Party, Uche secondus while presenting Musa Wada Read More

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South-east PDP VP disowns fake social media accounts

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

The National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the South East zone, Chief Austin Umahi, has disowned fake social media accounts attributed to him. Umahi in a release he personally signed, said that criminal elements use his name and pictures to create social media accounts and defraud unsuspecting members of the public. “I do not operate any Read More

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Secondus faults budget 2020 as Saraki leads PDP reconciliation committee in Kogi, Bayelsa

October 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has described the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari as voodoo and was sent without the budget estimates. He stated this Friday in Abuja when he inaugurated the Kogi and Bayelsa states National Campaign Council as well as the party’s National Reconciliation Committee. Secondus said, “There is confusion Read More