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2019: Granting Atiku US visa means endorsement – FG

November 29, 2018 Editorial III 0

The federal government has warned the United States of America, and other ‘friendly’ nations not to take side with any presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections. The government spoke against the backdrop of the speculations that the US was planning to grant former Vice President Atiku Abubakar visa to visit the country. Atiku, who is the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate Read More

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Youth ‘ll determine outcome of 2019 elections – NYCN

November 28, 2018 Editor 0

The President National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Ambassador Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo has debunked media reports that portray the youth as divided on 2019 general elections, that the youth will “largely determine the outcome of the elections. Sukubo in an exclusive interview with Blueprint noted that the success of a nation in all ramifications depends on the youth and that Read More

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Come clean on travel ban to US, APC challenges Atiku 

November 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday  challenged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to come clean “on the nagging issue of his travel ban to the United States of America” following his alleged indictment for corruption in that country. The ruling party also alleged that the Dubai meeting attended by Atiku and other PDP leaders Read More

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2019: APC will win majority in National Assembly –Lawan 

November 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, has dismissed the chances of victory for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019. Lawan said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will not only retain power but also form majority at the National Assembly. The lawmaker from Yobe state said the next National Assembly will be dominated and led by the legislators from Read More

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Projects: South-East Govs set for showdown with FG

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi has commended the Federal government for capturing Southeast in their railway projects but insisted that South-East Governors are working for the project to be pushed to the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Umahi who said that one of the risen southeast governors visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was to talk about the much adorned second Read More

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 2019: Nollywood premieres movie for Atiku  

November 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Hollywood Actors under a socio political group, Celebrities for Atiku Mandate (CEFAM), has designed a film called Good Husband for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as a good husband, father and leader who Nigerians can safely entrust with presidential power in 2019. The film which was unveiled in Transcorp Hilton Abuja during the Atiku Family Nite Exclusive Premiere, x-rays the Read More

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Sacked A’Ibom lawmaker declares self Speaker

November 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

Sacked Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly member, Nse Ntuen, one of the five members of the House whose seats were declared vacant earlier yesterday, last night announced himself the new Speaker of the House. The Assembly, had in compliance with the Federal High Court judgement last Wednesday, declared their seats vacant but Ntuen told news men last night that Read More

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Probe Saraki’s campaign funding claim, SERAP tells INEC

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has requested the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegations that Senate President, Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC).” The body similarly urged INEC to “investigate the sources Read More

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PDP blasts FG over non release of NBS’ report

November 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has described as worrisome the inability of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to release the annual unemployment report that it is mandated by law to produce. Recall that the NBS Statistician General of the Federation, Yemi Kale, had last week said the Bureau would be Read More

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I’ll do my best to ensure Buhari goes- Atiku

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) presidential flagbearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has vowed that come what may, President Muhammadu Buhari must go in 2019. Atiku who was addressing elders and leaders of thought in Igboland in Enugu yesterday said whether he eventually becomes president or not, he must fight to see that Buhari does not remain the president of Nigeria. “I’ll fight to the last Read More

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SDP, party to beat in Enugu State – Nwobodo

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Enugu State chapter, has boasted that it is the party to beat in the state in the forthcoming general elections in 2019. The party made the claim during the weekend when it opened a new party office in Awgu, Awgu Local Government Area of State. According to the party chairman, Barrister John Nwobodo, the SDP would Read More

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We will resist any plot against Gov. Abubakar – Sani

November 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader in Bauchi state, Sani Umar, has said that the youth will resist any plot to undermine the party’s success in the 2019 general elections. Addressing newsmen in Bauchi yesterday the youth leader decried the prevailing politics in the state, alleging that some estranged members of the party are working against the success of Read More

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Like Obasanjo, Okupe’s son dumps father, backs Buhari ahead 2019 poll

November 9, 2018 Editor 0

Son of Dr. Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Ditan Okupe, has declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term project. In a letter he sent to Festus Keyamo, Buhari’s campaign aide, the young Okupe, who is a lawyer, begged to join the campaign team of Buhari to ensure the president’s victory in 2019. He Read More

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5,000 APC members join PDP in Delta

November 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

No fewer than 5,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday in Asaba. Receiving the defectors led by former APC chieftain, Chief Andrew Orugbo, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, praised them for developing the courage to dump the sinking APC. He expressed confidence that the PDP will win with large margin in Read More

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PDP cautions Tinubu against blackmailing Atiku

November 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the All Progressives Congress national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu against resort to unsavoury comments just to blackmail its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.   Recall that Asiwaju had on Wednesday after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, said demeans Atiku’s recent consultations with economic experts stating Read More

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2019 : Atiku will crash fuel price – PDP

November 1, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led federal administration will immediately on assumption of office on May 29, 2019 crash the pump prices of fuel products in the country. The party says that its consultations and discussions with top international players in the oil and gas industry have shown that the appropriate pump price of fuel in the Nigerian market, under Read More

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Anenih was a great Nigerian – PDP

October 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party has described the demise of one of its founding fathers, former Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman and former Minister of Works and Housing, Chief Tony Anenih as a monumental loss. PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan yesterday said ‘‘Chief Anenih was a great Nigerian, a light bearer, brilliant administrator, fine Read More

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Ekweremadu is PDP body and Soul- Akobundu

October 24, 2018 Editorial III 0

The National Organizing Secretary, (NOS) of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Col. Austin Akobundu rtd discribed the defection of the Deputy Senate President DSP Senator Ike Ekweremadu as rumoured that was allegedly promoted by the All Progressives Congress, (APC) as a result of the rising profile of the party. In a statement signed by the PDP NOS on Wednesday, Akobundu Read More

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Kano guber: PDP submits Kwankwaso’s Son-in-law’s name

October 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has submitted the name of Abba Yusuf the son-in-law of the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s gubernatorial candidate. According to source at the party headquarters in Abuja, Yusuf was among the list of candidates submitted to the electoral body in Abuja, Thursday, last Read More

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We are set for a credible PDP convention – Okowa

October 6, 2018 Editorial III 0

FEW hours to the emergence of Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed joy that everything has been put in place for a credible process to be delivered. Addressing Journalists at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State (chosen venue for the Convention) yesterday , Read More

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Why I withdrew from Kano senatorial race – Lado

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

A former senator and aspirant of the Kano Central senatorial race under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bashir Mohammed, who is popularly known as Lado, has stated that he withdrew from the race as a mark of respect for the Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje. Lado, who was formerly a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to Read More

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Breaking: PDP alleges plot by FG, APC to disrupt convention

October 4, 2018 Editorial III 0

  With less than 48 hours to its national elective convention, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it has uncovered plot by the federal government in sync with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to disrupt the exercise. This disclosure was made a few minutes ago by the party’s spokesman, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan. Details shortly…

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Ortom emerges Benue PDP guber candidate

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state yesterday emerged as winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election held at the main bowl of Aper Aku stadium, Makurdi. The governor polled 2210 votes against the other three aspirants including John Tondu, Felix Atume and the former NAFDAC boss, Dr. Paul Orhii who scored 475, 44 and 10 votes respectively. Earlier, Read More

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Saraki abandons independence celebration for Kwara PDP crisis

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki yesterday abandoned the 58th Independence anniversary celebration for an emergency trouble shooting trip to Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state . Saraki who as number three citizen in the country arrived Abuja on Sunday morning from Ilorin for the ceremony, rushed back to Ilorin twelve hours to the celebration. He left precisely by 9:30pm on Read More

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Borno APC aspirant denies defecting to PDP

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

One of the major contenders for the gubernatorial ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno state, Alhaji Idris Mamman Durkwa has said that he is still in the race. Durkwa, who reacted to a statement credited to him on Sunday morning to the effect that he has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and has even been given Read More