Oyo dusk-to-dawn curfew still in force – Makinde

April 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government, Thursday, said the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the state by Governor Seyi Makinde to curtail spread of Coronaviirus is still in office. This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, made available to Blueprint in Ibadan. According to the statement, the curfew was part of measures to curtail Read More

Revealed! Where Makinde contacted Coronavirus

April 1, 2020 Editor 0

The chief press secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Taiwo Adisa, has revealed that his principal got infected with coronavirus in a meeting where he had contact with persons who later tested positive for the disease. Adisa who described reports making that Makinde was infected at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Ibadan, said, “The governors went back to Read More

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Back to the trenches: APC, PDP in fresh battle for Imo, Zamfara

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

Controversies trailing the Supreme Court’s judgements on Imo and Zamfara states have become a subject of adjudication at the apex court where concerned stakeholders want the court to either reverse itself or stand on its decision. At the centre of this are the sacked Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the incumbent, Senator Read More

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Zamfara: What’s does Yari want?

February 17, 2020 Editor 0

It’s no longer news that the Supreme Court has fixed Tuesday, February18, 2020, for the review of its judgement over the lingering case of the All Progressives Congress (APC) botched primary election in Zamfara state. I woke up today with nosiness on what really former Zamfara state governor Abdulazeez Yari want and what will be his fate in the hands Read More

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Ahead Diri’s inauguration: Tension in Bayelsa as Oshiomhole dares Supreme Court

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

There is tension in Bayelsa state over Thursday’s Supreme Court judgment which sacked the governor-elect, Chief David Lyon and his deputy, Bishop Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In their place, it ruled that Mr. Doure Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his running mate, Lawrence Ewhruojakpo, who jointly came second during the governorship poll be sworn Read More

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2023: NASS reacts as INEC plots more polling units, sacks 74 political parties

February 7, 2020 Editor 0

The debate around the delisting of non-performance of some political parties sailed through as the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  Thursday announced  deregistration of 74 political parties for their inability to fulfil the law establishing them.  INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu announced this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying, with the de-registration; only 18 parties are now in existence.  INEC Read More

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Death sentence shocks Sanda as another wife kills husband in Katsina

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

After prolonged legal battle lasting two years, Maryam Sanda, accused of killing her husband-Biliyaminu Bello was Monday sentenced to death by hanging by a Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja. In his ruling, Justice Yusuf Halilu, who described the incidence as unfortunate and wicked held: “You Maryam Sanda is guilty of murder of your husband, Bilyaminu Bello. You are hereby Read More

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Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Plateau: Reactions trail Supreme Court victory for Bala, Tambuwal, Ganduje, Lalong

January 21, 2020 Editor 0

There was tight security in Abuja as Supreme Court Monday delivered judgement on the Bauchi, Kano, Sokoto and Plateau states’ governorship elections. Blueprint observed that police personnel and vehicles were seen positioned at strategic places and roads leading to the apex court. The police and army vehicles were also seen patrolling roads around the apex court and the federal secretariat to 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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Breaking: PDP Vice Chairman slumps, dies

January 8, 2020 Editor 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Chairman for Kogi West, Chief Kola Ojo, on Tuesday evening, slumped and died while playing tennis at his Lokoja residence. Report says Ojo was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital, where he was later confirmed dead. Ojo, who hailed from Okoro Gbede in Ijumu Local Government Area of the state, died in his 60s. The Read More

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Confusion as Ebonyi gov declares self as both PDP, APC member

January 6, 2020 Editor 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said he is a member of both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC). Umahi, who stated this while addressing PDP members planning to defect to the APC said he is also “100 per cent APC.” Speaking at the state Government House while receiving people of Ishielu and Onicha 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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Kogi West: Smart in, Dino out – Official

December 1, 2019 Editor 0

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Smart Adeyemi has been declared winner of the Kogi West Senatorial Election. According to the INEC Returning Officer for election, Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes to defeat his closest rival, Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dino Melaye, who polled 62,133 votes. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had a week ago declared the election Read More

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Uyo rally: APC diverted N478m NDDC fund to rent crowd – PDP

December 28, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari led Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of secretly drawing over N478 million from the coffers of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to rent a crowd and offset bills in its re-election campaign rally going on in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State. The PPCO in Read More

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Presidency to Atiku: Your criticism on 2019 budget high on rhetoric, low on solutions

December 27, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Presidency on Wednesday attacked former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election over his comments on the 2019 budget estimates presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a statement issued in Abuja that Read More

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I’ll dismantle Lekki Toll Gate if elected –Agbaje

December 24, 2018 Editorial III 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has vowed to remove the Lekki I’ll dismantle Lekki Toll Gate if elected –Agbaje Toll Gate, if voted into power in 2019. Agbaje described the fee being collected at the toll gate as illegal. The PDP guber candidate noted that though the toll gate was built Read More

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2019 Budget shaky -Atiku

December 24, 2018 Editor 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 general elections, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, provided some insights into reasons the 2019 N8.83trillion budget, which according to him, won’t work. The budget, Abubakar believed, cannot bring about the desired inclusive, diversified and   sustainable growth President Muhammadu Buhari, last Wednesday, presented the budget with an oil Read More

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Atiku hits Buhari, says ‘2019 budget failed to address current economic realities’

December 23, 2018 Editor 0

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general elections, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has claimed the 2019 budget that was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari fails to address current realities. In an article titled “My Takeaways from Budget 2019” made available to journalists in Abuja, Atiku explained that  “the proposed budget as presented is Read More

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2019 polls‘ll determine Nigeria’s future – Clark

December 17, 2018 Editor 0

Elder statesman and leader, Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Chief Edwin Clark, has declared that the 2019 elections will likely determine the future of the country in the next four years and beyond. He also predicted that the outcome of the polls will surely shape the fate of future generations. To this end, the former federal commissioner of information called on Nigerians to shun religion, tribe and tongue and work together Read More

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Obasanjo not reading right report on Buhari – FG

December 11, 2018 Editor 0

The federal government, on Monday, said former President Olusgeun Obasanjo may have been ill-informed on the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government. The government also said  it’s within the prerogative of  President Buhari to either participate in the pre-election debate or not, stressing however that the APC would roundly defeat the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Read More

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APC to Obasanjo: You owe Nigeria full disclosure on Atiku

December 10, 2018 Editor 1

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to make full disclosures to Nigerians on all he knows about former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The position came amidst speculation that the former president was returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his supposed role in procurement of the United States of America visa for his former Read More

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2019: Gov Abubakar can’t be substituted – Kwano

December 8, 2018 Editorial III 0

There is a lot of hullaballoo over Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar’s indigeneship of Bauchi state and speculations that his name will be substituted by another contestant for the seat of the Governor against 2019. Alhaji Danladi OC Kwano, the governor’s media aide, speaks on this and other issues in this interview with NAJIB SANI. It is being speculated that the Read More

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2019: Kaduna PDP Guber vows to support communities devt, Youth if…

December 4, 2018 Editor 0

Kaduna state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Isa Ashiru Kudan has vowed to support the Kaduna State Community Development (KSCD), Youth Owners Club Association (YOCA) programmes, if elected governor in 2019. Addressing the KSCD YOCA 2018 Super Four Competition at the Kaduna Township Stadium at the weekend, Ashiru said he will ensure that their programmes take youth in Read More

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Atiku appoints woman. 3 Youths as aides

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar campaigns in Sokoto State, the former Vice President of Nigeria has appointed, three youths and a woman as aides.   In statement signed by his Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe, on Sunday, “the new appointees include Dr. Ahmed Adamu, Special Assistant (Youth and Strategy); Aliyu Bin Abbas; Special Assistant (Youth Read More