CAF presidency: CSOs back Pinnick, set to raise campaign funds

October 14, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of 87 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Civil Society Network for Good Governance on Wednesday declared support for the desire of current President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick to vie for the number one position at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2021. Already, CAF has slated March 12, 2021 for Read More

Breaking: Hours to Nigeria’s 60th anniversary, Presidency makes u-turn, announces new schedule for Buhari’s independence address

September 30, 2020 Editor 0

The presidency has just declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians by 7am, as against 10am when it was initially scheduled. The official address which will be broadcast on government-owned media outfits is now part of the events marking Nigeria’s 60th anniversary. Part of the statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Read More

What COVID-19 has taught us – UNGA President

September 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

Outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has highlighted some critical lessons from COVID-19. He told the News Agency of Nigeria in New York that the pandemic had further underscored the need for concerted efforts to bridge the global technological gap. Muhammad-Bande referenced a UN report indicating that 463 million school children, mostly from developing countries, Read More

NCPC boss Pam asks state pilgrimage leaders to work with NCPC

August 14, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has stressed the need for good working relationships between the Commission and the states’ Christian Pilgrim Welfare Boards. He stated this Thursday in Lagos during a strategic meeting with chairmen and secretaries of the Boards. According to a press statement issued Friday by the Commission’s head of media, Celestine Read More

2023: El-Rufai breaks silence, declares where Nigerian President ‘ll come from

August 8, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely a week after Malam Mamman Daura spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 elections, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that the next Nigerian President should come from the South. Speaking in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC monitored by Blueprint Correspondent in Kaduna on Saturday, the governor equally cleared the air over Read More

Breaking: Senate want IMC dissolved, NDDC back to Presidency

July 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Senate is calling for dissolution of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over alleged financial recklessness. The panel set up by the upper chamber has already submitted the recommendation which is currently being debated at plenary. Part of their recommendation is that the NDDC should be returned to the Presidency for direct supervision. Read More

Breaking: Presidency replies Senate over call for sack of Service Chiefs

July 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Presidency has responded to call by the Senate to sack Service Chiefs if they refuse to resign. Special Adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina who reacted to the recent calls by the Senators over increasing insecurity via his twitter handle said, “President Buhari notes the resolution of the Senate asking Service Chiefs to Read More

Breaking: Buhari signs revised 2020 budget Friday

July 9, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in June. This was made known by the official Twitter handle of the Presidency, Thursday night. The information reads, “President @MBuhari will tomorrow, Friday July 10, 2020, sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly last month.”

Atiku’s son gears up for top political seat ahead 2023

June 7, 2020 Muazu Abari 1

The son of the former vice president,  Atiku Abubakar, who is also the Adamawa state commissioner for works and energy development, Alhaji Adamu Atiku Abubakar, has said that  although it is too early to talk of 2023 ambition but if his father makes up his mind  to contest the presidency, there  is nothing wrong if he decided  to also contest Read More

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Auno Killings: Buhari has abandoned Nigerians – PDP

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has abandoned Nigerians to killings, banditry and kidnapping, adding that the Sunday carnage in Auno, Borno state, by insurgents, has left the nation with no other option than to hold that the Buhari Presidency has abandoned Nigerians. The PDP in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Read More

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Call for Buhari’s resignation: Presidency fires back at Abaribe

January 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Presidency has described Wednesday’s call by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over security issues in the country as “foolish.” A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said the senator’s call does not represent the opinion of the country. The statement reads: “Just because Read More

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FG outlawed Shi’ites’ criminality, not freedom of worship – Presidency

July 29, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidency said Sunday that proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, had nothing to do with banning the larger numbers of peaceful and law abiding Shi’ites in the country from practicing their religion. In a statement issued in Abuja, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu said the proscription was Read More

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North ‘ll insist on presidency in 2023 – Tofa

July 25, 2019 Editor 0

An elder statesman and former presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the June 12 botched elections, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, has said the North would still take a shot at the presidency in 2023. He also cautioned politicians and leaders in the South-west against overheating the polity by blaming the nation’s security challenge on the “so-called herdsmen” Read More

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Buhari and his critics

July 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

Expectedly, President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, fired back at his critics who have recently developed a somewhat higher level penchant to castigate his administration for the alledged growing state of insecurity in the country. Speaking when he welcomed the national executives of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) at the State House in Abuja, the president said those criticising him over Read More

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Treasonable felony: Timi Frank alleges plan to arrest Atiku on Trumped up charges

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the APC of plotting to arrest former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on trumped up charges of treasonable felony. Frank in a statement made Read More

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Minimum wage: We‘re running out of patience, Wabba tells Presidency

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has expressed concerns over the delay by President Muhamadu Buhari to transmit an executive bill on the agreed N30, 000 Minimum wage, to the National Assembly. The National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee was mandated to review the current N18, 000 minimum wage. And at the end of its meeting two Read More

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PDP, IPOB, Boko Haram in ‘collaborative plans to stop 2019 Elections’-PFN

November 24, 2018 Editor 0

A group, Patriotic Front of Nigeria (PFN) has accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of working with terrorists and separatist groups to disrupt the 2019 General Elections,  saying that this strategy marks a new low for even the former ruling party, which it will seek to compel the courts to ban should it persists in undermining the nation. PFN National Read More

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Breaking: APC Appeal panel upholds Shehu Sani as candidate

October 17, 2018 Editorial II 0

The Appeal Panel set up by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the decision of the party to returned Senator Shehu Sani as the candidate of the party for the Kaduna Central Senatorial District. The committee said the primary conducted by the electoral panel set up by the party was done in contempt of Read More

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Water Resources: Rivers control, mgt lies with FG – Ita-Enang

June 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Presidency, yesterday made fresh move to see to the passage of the National Water Resources Bill 2018 , stepped down on the floor of the Senate last month at the third reading stage. The Executive Bill, which ran into trouble waters on the floor of the Senate on May 24, arising from contentious provisions, seeks, amongst others, for Read More

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I will challenge Buhari, others in 2019, Elishama declares for presidency

May 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of 2019 presidential election, a woman, Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh, has declared to contest against the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential aspirants who have made their intentions known. To realise her ambition, the presidential aspirant is therefore seeking nomination as the presidential flag-bearer of the Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN). While declaring officially on Thursday in Read More

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Finally, Presidency receives 2018 Budget

May 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Presidency has confirmed the receipt of the 2018 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate),Ita Enang, confirmed the development to State House Correspondents at about 8.30pm on Friday. “I have received the budget on behalf of the Presidency. I am transmitting it now,” the presidential aide simply said. Read More

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2019: Can PDP reclaim the presidency?

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

With barely 10 months to the 2019 elections, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the leading opposition party, which lost power at the centre in 2015, seems in disarray as a result of its post national convention crisis. Consequently, some of its leading lights defected to other parties. In this report, TOPE SUNDAY AND KEHINDE OSASONA look at the party’s preparadness or Read More

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PDP to Buhari: Nigerian youths not lazy

April 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

– Criticism not targeted at all of them – Presidency The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, blasted President Muhammadu Buhari, submitting that Nigerian youths, by their demonstrated industry, cannot in any way be described by anybody as lazy. The party, in a statement through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “Nigerians find it extremely shocking that President Buhari could Read More

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Presidency defends Buhari’s approval of $1bn security fund

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina has said that those opposing or criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of $1billion dollars for security funding are only playing politics with the lives of Nigerians. Adesina, who is also the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, responded to the PDP’s condemnation of the approval in a special interview on Channels Television on Thursday night, Read More

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Sequence of elections: ‘We ‘ll mobilise Nigerians against NASS’

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Since the National Assembly re-ordered the sequence of elections last February, the action has generated more heat than light, culminating with President Muhammadu Buhari declining to sign the amended Electoral Act on March 3. Thereafter, law makers from both chambers of the National Assembly have been threatening to override the president’s veto. In this interview, Mr Ezenwa Nwagu, the Read More