Aisha Alhassan stood by me through thick and thin, Atiku mourns

May 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubabar has said that, with the death of the former Minister of Women Affairs and gubernatorial candidate in Taraba State, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, Nigeria has lost yet another impactful female politician in our recent memory. Reacting to her death, Atiku said in a statement in Abuja on Friday evening that “Aisha Alhassan was a Read More

Blueprint: Double milestones for a tabloid and its publisher

ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF chronicles tributes by the management team of Blueprint newspapers on the occasion of the publisher’s birthday and the tenth year anniversary of the tabloid.   Barely had the team settled in Monday evening  when the heavenly shower announced the members’ presence to possibly show the hand of God in the day’s business. And waiting to receive his beloved management Read More

Buhari greets media guru, Muhammed Idris, at 55

May 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the General Secretary of Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria, NPAN, Mohammed Idris, on his 55th birthday. In a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari joined family members and friends to celebrate with the ”influential media and communications entrepreneur, whose profile continues to rise.” The president congratulated Idris, the Read More

Kwali chairman pledges increased youth empowerment, picks APC ticket ahead FCT council poll

April 28, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun, Abuja 0

The Chairman of Kwali Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory [FCT], Hon. Danladi Bomboyei Chiya, has promised increased youth empowerment and rapid development of the area council during his second tenure in office. Danladi Bomboyei Chiya said he used the first tenure to thoroughly understand the technicalities of government especially local administration and would put to effective practice and Read More

Secession agitators can’t intimidate, bully Buhari, Presidency declares

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has asked Nigerians to ignore those calling for secession, saying President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be intimidated and bullied for their selfish interests. The seat of power also ruled out the calls for another National Conference to discuss the much talked about unity of Nigeria. Speaking Tuesday at the national secretariat of APC during a media interface organised by Read More

AESID to Police, DSS: Mop up illegal arms in circulation in Ebonyi

April 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on all the security agencies to urgently mop up all the illegal arms and ammunition in the hands of unauthorised persons, especially political thugs in the state. The association revealed that it has gotten information on how some top politicians have shared illegal weapons for some political thugs to Read More

2023: Beware of self destruction, PGF boss warns APC leaders

April 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has warned the leaders of the party to beware of ‘self destruction’ ahead of 2023 general elections. Lukman said an inconvenient reality APC leaders and members, should be worried about is that “the strongest opponent of the APC is within Read More

‘PDP ‘ll use council polls to reassert dominance in Rivers’

April 6, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

The Chief of Staff to the Rivers state governor, Engr. Emeka Woke,  has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will use forthcoming April 17, council election to reassert its dominance in Rivers state. Woke said Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s huge investments in infrastructure projects  across the twenty three Local Government Areas of the State will spur the people to vote Read More

The Tinubu Colloquium and 2023 elections

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Last week, Kano, the venue of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu colloquium which was 12th series and outside Lagos and Abuja where the event usually took place, was agog with eminent personalities who trooped the ancient city to celebrate the birthday of Tinubu the Jagaba of Borgu and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Tinubu who clocked 69 Read More

Protesters storm APC, demand extension of membership registration, revalidation

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress have staged a protest at national headquarters of the party, asking the it leadership to extend the ongoing party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise. The protesters had stormed the party’s Secretariat Monday  in Abuja, by 10.30am in a sting operation that lasted for about 30 minutes, displaying posters with various inscriptions, collectively Read More

Threat to life: Beef up security around Akande, Dare tells Makinde

March 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare has cautioned that nothing must happen to a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain in Oyo state and  a former Leader of the House of Representatives, Honourable Mulikat Adeola Akande. The Minister who is also the Agbaakin of Ogbomoso in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan asked Governor Seyi Makinde Read More

China’s Xinjiang Province and a modified way of deradicalisation

March 15, 2021 Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim 0

Moderation in political ideology, religious practice and feeding among other things, ultimately results in peace and harmony in human nature and in what constitutes human society. Extremism results in violence, rebellion and war for failure to accept the very austere position of ideas and ideology especially in religion and politics. Nations and states battle on how to deal with extremists Read More

Transformational leadership, equity ‘ll guarantee peaceful co-existence in Nigeria – Chukwu

March 13, 2021 Editor 0

Mr. Celestine Chukwu is the founder and President of Celchi Global Peace Foundation, and the Secretary General of Igbo community assembly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In this interview with Ikenna Okonkwo, Chukwu bares his mind on burning national issues, especially on how Nigeria can be free of Bandits, Boko Haram, and other insecurity problems. What does Celchi Global Peace Read More

Stakeholders advocate trust funds for women in politics

March 11, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Concerned stakeholders have advocated the need for Nigerian women to build political structure towards promoting maximum participation in politics and other spheres of life. The stakeholders also called for establishment of trust fund and media support in assisting women with political ambition to build networks, break social and economic barriers. These were the recommendations at a one-day sensitization workshop on Read More

Food blockade of south by north — not in Nigeria’s best interest, by Fredrick Nwabufo

March 1, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

No region in Nigeria is a self-sufficient archipelago. None is more fortunate in human and material assets than the other. Each region has its unique quality and contributes a consequential substance to Nigeria. None is greater than the other. We are like geopolitical sextuplets sharing one umbilical cord – nourished and oxygenated by mother Nigeria. It is delusive to assume Read More

Jega urges PRP members to shun money politics, corrupt leaders

February 23, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

A chieftain of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Prof Attahiru Jega has urged members at all levels to shun money-bag politicians so as to enable the party produce corrupt-free leaders that will rule Nigeria in the year 2023. Jega, a former chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the call while addressing journalists in Birnin kebbi, during an interactive meeting Read More

2023: No cultist ‘ll rule Akwa Ibom says Ex-CAN chair

February 7, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The former Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence Sunday Mbang has warned all politicians in Akwa Ibom state who wish to contest in the upcoming 2023 elections to distance themselves from cultism. Mbang gave the warning while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after Covid-19 exclusive prayer summit for Akwa Ibom national assembly Members, tagged; “do you know Read More

2023: No plan to field Jonathan for presidency- APC

February 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has ruled out rumoured plans to field former President Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate in the 2023 presidential election. There were reports last week that some Northern governors were working hard to ensure that the former president gets the APC ticket. The party clarified that such story was not on its table but just the Read More

Ogoni clean up deceptive, politically motivated – Wike

January 7, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has lambasted the federal government for what he described as “playing politics with the Ogoni environment remediation programme,” recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He said, having played a pivotal role in the economic development of Rivers state and the country, the Ogoni deserves more than what is currently being offered to Read More

It’s time for faith-based organisations to join politics – Laosun

January 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Lead Pastor and Trustee, Gates of Praise International Centre (GOPIC), Rev Akinwale Laosun, Wednesday tasked Christian faith organisations in Nigeria to be involved in the politics and governance of the land. Rev Laosun in a statement in Ibadan stated that this can be done by supporting and sponsoring God-fearing, selfless and compassionate individuals. According to the GOPIC lead pastor, Read More

Harnessing Nigeria’s youth bulge for development

September 3, 2020 Abachi Ungbo 0

Recently, I was in the company of four brilliant and innovative young entrepreneurs. It was a fortuitous meeting as a result informal with conversation swinging from business, politics and issue of governance to the ravages of the pandemic. To my consternation, they evinced good judgement, perspicacity and broad-mindedness. I was happy to learn about what they were doing through the Read More

Breaking: APC’s Danbaba wins Nasarawa constituency bye election

August 8, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Ismail Danbaba, has been declared winner of the bye election into Nasarawa central state constituency in Nasarawa sate held August ,8 2020. The returning officer, Mr. Iiyasu Umar, who announced the results on Saturday night in Nasarawa local government area said the APC candidate scored 7,475 to defeat Mr. Bage Nuhu of Peoples Read More

Breaking: Senator Buruji Kasamu is dead

August 8, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Senator Buruji Kashamu, the immediate past lawmaker who represented Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, is dead, Blueprint has learnt. His former colleague and ally Ben Bruce who announced his demise on his Facebook page Saturday evening said, “I have just lost my good Read More