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Kogi guber race: Akpa woos delegates, others

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As the 2019 Kogi State Gubernatorial election draws closer, those seeking the position have commenced wider consultations and strategic contacts to win delegates to the primaries and supporters for the main elections. One of the gubernatorial hopefuls and strongest aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Major General Patrick Ademu Akpa who was the former commandant of Read More

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Lagos AAC disowns Nzenwa, denies suspending Sowore

August 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos State Chapter of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) said Sunday that it would not recognise Mr Leonard Nzenwa as the national chairman of the party. The Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr Elias Ozikpu, expressed the position in an interview in Lagos. He was reacting to the reported sacking of Mr Omoyele Sowore as National Chairman Read More

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Updated: Kogi APC suspends deputy governor

August 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Kogi state chapter has suspended the Deputy Governor Elder Simon Achuba from the party for anti party activities before, during and after the 2019 general elections. Also, the party based the suspension on some actions the deputy governor took that constitute embarrassment to APC family in Kogi state.The state APC chairman, Hon Abdullahi Bello, who disclosed Read More

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APC stakeholders kick against indirect primary in Kogi guber

July 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of the Kogi state Stakeholders Forum have warned the state chapter the All Progressives Congress (APC) against adopting and using indirect primaries to pick its governorship candidate for the November 16 governorship election. The group made its position known after its meeting in Lokoja in a statement noting that the party risks losing the election should the indirect primaries Read More

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Minority leadership: Probe panel meets Elumelu, Ikpeazu, others

July 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The investigative panel set up the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) Thursday met with the party members that flaunted its choice of minority leadership positions in the House of Representatives. The five-man committee headed by former President of the Senate, Iorchia Ayu reportedly met with Hon Ndudi Elumelu, who was named the minority leader by Read More

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In search of jobs, over 10,000 Ebonyi natives apply as Umahi’s aide

July 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Not fewer than 10,000 persons have applied to work with Governor David Umahi as his aide. They applied to work either as senior technical advisers (STAs), technical advisers (TAs), development center coordinators, or liaison officers and so on The state government before now had asked that those interested in appointment in the above position should submit a written application and Read More

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PDD: No automatic ticket for outgoing Kogi exco members – Aspirant

July 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A chairmanship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party Kogi state chapter Muhammad Omuya has said that the National Working Committee of the party has not directed the retention of the outgoing executives in the state. He said, instead the NWC has only said that the positions should be retained in the senatorial districts where they are currently Read More

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At last, Edo gets Speaker for 7th assembly

June 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The newly elected Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye, has assumed duty at the assembly complex on Tuesday. Okiye, who addressed newsmen at the complex, thanked members and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the confidence reposed in him. “l am happy and very elated. Edo people, my party and the members of the House have found Read More

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New Imo Speaker emerges as Ihim resigns

May 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Imo lawmakers Tuesday, elected Hon Lawman Duruji representing Ehime Mbano state constituency as speaker to replace Rt. Hon. Acho Ihim who officially resigned from his position following a misunderstanding that ensued between him and his fellow lawmakers some days back. The election of  new speaker was conducted after Ihim reached an agreement with his colleagues that he would resign officially.Also Read More

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I’ll run for deputy senate president – Kalu

May 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former governor of Abia state and senator-elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr Orji Uzor Kalu said Monday that he would run for the position of the deputy senate president in the ninth National Assembly. Kalu said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after delivering a letter from President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela to President Read More

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Nwoha urges 9th NASS to elect corruption-free leaders

May 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The former Speaker of Imo House of Assembly, Amaechi Nwoha, has urged members-elect of the House of Representatives to elect persons with known proven integrity. Specifically, Nwoha said Thursday that the character and the antecedents of a potential speaker ought to be verifiable before he being elected to assume the position. He explained that corrupt leadership of any arm of Read More

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’Kwara North has no objection to Popoola’s speakership bid’

April 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara North zone has said it has no objection to Honourable Saheed Popoola’s bid as Speaker of Kwara state House of Assembly (KSHA). This was disclosed by the Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq Campaign Organisation (AACO) Director General, Mr Muhammad Kudu, Wednesday in Abuja against the backdrop of clamour by some groups that the position should be zoned to Kwara North. Kudu said Read More

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9th NASS leadership tussle needless – Ogunlewe

April 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Minister of Works Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe has said that the tussle for the 9th National Assembly leadership was unnecessary because of its negative implication on the nation’s nascent democracy. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain also cautioned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) against imposing the leadership of the assembly on the lawmakers saying apart from undermining the independence of Read More

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Supreme Court to decide Kwara APC leadership tussle April 10

April 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court has fixed April 10 to hear an appeal in the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership struggle in Kwara state. The apex court Monday fixed the date as hearing notices were not served on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the state caretaker chairman of the party, Mr Bashiru Bolarinwa. The court is billed to determine the Read More

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APC did not zone DSP position to South-South – Oshiomhole

April 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomole, has dismissed media reports suggesting that the party has zoned the position of Deputy Senate President to the South-South. Oshiomole also denied reports that he was planning to zone the position of Deputy Senate President to Edo North senatorial district, instead said the party was yet to zone Senate key offices, Read More

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Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu assumes office as CEO, Elumelu foundation

April 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The former Director of Partnerships and Evaluation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, has assumed her new role as the foundation’s CEO on April 1. She becomes the third CEO and the first African to assume that position in the organization. In December 2018, the foundation, the leading African philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, announced Mrs. Ugochukwu’s new appointment as CEO Read More

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Speakership: Drop ambition now, S/east tells Gbajabiamila

March 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

APC state Publicity Secretaries (CAPS) in the South East have asked the House of Representatives Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, to drop his ambition of contesting for the position of the speaker of the House for the sake of equity. In a statement signed by members of the group, including the publicity secretaries of the party in the five south east Read More

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INEC chairman’s position should be advertised – Aremu

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate  in Kwara state, Comrade Issa Aremu has said that the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman should be advertised and candidates profiled and screened before confirmation to ensure that the best candidate emerge.  Speaking in Kaduna on the postponed presidential and National Assembly elections, Aremu expressed hope that INEC would conduct Read More

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52 females contesting guber, legislative seats

February 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 52 female candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are to contest for governorship, state and National Assembly seats in Adamawa. The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Kasim Gaidam, disclosed this at the North East zonal meeting on women’s participation in the 2019 general elections, held on Thursday in Yola. “In Adamawa, we have five females Read More

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Ekiti Lawmaker predicts victory for Buhari

February 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senator representing Ekiti Central senatorial district of Ekiti state, Mrs Fatimat Raji Rasaki, Monday, predicted victory for President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections.  Senator Rasaki, who spoke in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, said assured Nigerian women that their empowerment and appointments would be the priority of President Buhari. Read More

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Why I’m most qualified to be president ― Atiku

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that he is most qualified candidate among all the contenders for the position. The former Vice President, who spoke on a live television programme, ‘The Candidates’, adduced among others his vast experience acquired over the years in government and his depth in the private sector. His words: “Why me, Read More

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CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba edge Williamsville, top Group C

July 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Enyimba moved to top position in Group C of the CAF Confederation Cup following a slim 1-0 win against Williamsville Athletic Club of Cote d’l voire in their match day three encounter at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt yesterday(Wednesday) afternoon. The match kick- off few minutes after 2pm with Ibrahim Mustapha scoring the winning goal of the keenly contested Read More

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Will rumbles in Imo APC spell doom?

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

EMEKA NZE analyses the communiqué issued by the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to condemn acts of highhandedness of the Owelle Rochas Okorocha government in the state Crack in the wall? All is not well with the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), not with the arbitrary endorsement of the son inlaw, Uche Read More

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‘Freight forwarding no longer only male profession’

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Bomarah Group, Hajia Bola Muse, is one of the few women practising freight forwarding, a male-dominated profession in Nigeria. In this interview, she speaks on her aspiration to become the Financial Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA) in the forthcoming elections and the need for other women to take up elective positions Read More

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Nine years after, S/Court reinstates C’Appeal CR Thomas

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Abuja The Supreme Court has reinstated former Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Mr. Bode Thomas, nine years after he was compulsorily retired in 2009. The apex court re-absorbed Thomas to his former position on the grounds that he was denied fair hearing in the circumstances that led to his being pushed out of office by the Federal Read More