My assets seized because of presidential ambition– Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi

October 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A former presidential aspirant, Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi, has stated that she had to pay a high price for contesting for the presidency after her assets were allegedly seized.Okunnu-Lamidi made headlines earlier this year as the first woman to declare interest in the presidency ahead of the 2023 general elections.She sought the presidential ticket of the Social Democratic Party but Prince Adewole Read More

2023: Peter Obi better than Tinubu, Atiku, others – Afenifere leader insists

August 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, has endorsed the Labour party presidential flagbearer, Peter Obi. He said in “politics of principles” the former governor of Anambra state is better than Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He also explained that in the area of principles Read More

Osinbajo’s surgery successful – Presidency

July 17, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has undergone a successful surgery to treat recurrent pains in his leg. In a statement signed by the Medical Director, Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, and released by the Spokesperson to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, Saturday, the Vice President is alert and well. Akande said doctors who performed the surgical operation on Osinbajo, to Read More

Blame past government for ongoing ASUU strike, Garba Shehu tells Nigerians

July 12, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has warned the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on the issue of the ongoing industrial action, to direct its blame to the past administration. Shehu, while responding to questions on channels Television, accused the Goodluck Jonathan’s regime of signing agreement “which they had no capacity to Read More

Killings: Presidency speaks on ‘cruel viral videos’

May 26, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency Wednesday cautioned against what it referred to as “any knee-jerk reactions, the creation of panic, disruption of lives and livelihoods, or even retaliatory violence” following the viral videos of the alleged killings of non-indigenes by the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and its mother group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This was contained in a statement issued by Read More

Breaking: APC shifts presidential screening exercise

May 22, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its presidential screening earlier scheduled to hold on Monday 23rd of May 2022. No reason was given for the postponement. About 25 aspirants are jostling for the presidential ticket of the ruling party. A statement released Sunday night by the party’s national publicity secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, said a new date for Read More

Presidency: Osinbajo has no plan to step down for Tinubu – TPP

May 22, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the presidential primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the umbrella body of all groups rooting for the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, under the platform of The Progressive Project (TPP) has denied a viral video indicating that their principal was planning to step down for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In the viral video released Sunday by Read More

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Tambuwal joins presidential race

February 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has declared his intention to run for the highest political office, the presidency, in Nigeria come 2023. Tambuwal would be seeking to realise his ambition under the Peoples Democratic Party. The former Speaker of the House of Representatives made this known Monday evening after a high-level stakeholders’ meeting in Sokoto. Speaking at the declaration, Read More

Nigeria may resort to more borrowing to shoulder fiscal overheads – Femi Adesina

January 26, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

Following the decision of the federal government to retain subsidy payment for the next eighteen months, Special Adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has argued that the country may be left with no other choice than to continue borrowing to shoulder its fiscal overhead. Nigeria’s Public Debt rose to N38 trillion as of September Read More

Garba Shehu, other Presidential aides test positive as COVID-19 hits Aso Rock again

December 25, 2021 Editor 0

Mr. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly tested positive to COVID-19. Blueprint gathered that apart from Shehu, there are indications that those diagnosed with the infection after PCR test results were released are the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the President, Yusuf Dodo, and Chief Security Officer (CSO), Aliyu Musa. There are Read More

Delay in NDDC substantive board, a ticking time bomb

October 30, 2021 Nsoh Offong 0

The delay in the constitution of a substantive Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) can be likened to a time bomb ticking to detonate. This is due to the volatility of the Niger Delta region as occasioned by long time neglect of it’s people by successive federal government administrations. Judging from the avalanche of protests by aggrieved youths Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

Global voices and the criminalisation of Chinese entrepreneurs

October 11, 2021 Dr. Austin Maho 0

In the August 31, 2021, article in the “Global Voices” an online publication. there was a piece by one Nwachukwu Egbunike title: “Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship” This piece is a response to the article, because it falls within the growing spat of misinformation about China and the Chinese which is fuelled mostly Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

2023 presidency: South using VAT to force North to concede – Jaji

October 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former House of Representatives member, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji has said that the controversies surrounding the collection Value Added Tax (VAT) is being used to compel the north to cede the presidency to the south in 2023. Jaji who chaired the House committee on Internal Security in the 8th Assembly told those pushing for power shift to the South to Read More

2023 presidency: Seek support of other zones, lawmaker urges South-east

September 28, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

  The lawmaker representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency of Ebonyi state, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, Tuesday, urged South-east leaders to lobby other zones to produce the next president of the country. Ogah noted that the five states that made up the zone cannot on their own produce the needed number to get the presidency.  The lawmaker stated this while speaking with journalists in Abakaliki, the Read More

I’m not gunning for NBBF President position – Ejike Ugboaja

September 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The former Nigerian basketball and NBA star, Ejike Ugboaja, has clarified that he is not contesting to become the next Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) President as it was widely speculated. Ejike, who was the players’ Representative under Engineer Musa Kida-led NBBF board that was dissolved by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, earlier this year in a Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More

Osun ministerial nominees: Alimi lied – Oyetola’s aide

September 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The claim by Osun State’s former Commissioner for Local and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Kolapo Alimi, that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola failed to nominate his predecessor for a ministerial slot is not only untrue but also wicked, illogical and mischievous, Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, has said. He was reacting to the claim by Alimi in a newspaper interview that Read More

On sack of agric, power ministers

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is said “destiny can never be denied, but can only be delayed” so whatever happens to us is already written in the book of destiny. It’s good for us to comprehend that democracy is not a perfect system of government, because it’s a combination of different ideologies from different philosophers. Besides, it was formulated based on interest. Permit me Read More

Presidency tasks FAAN to improve passengers, customers experiences

August 31, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Presidency has urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to up its ante in service delivery across airports in the country and ensure passengers and airport users receive prompt and adequate attentions in order to achieve government desired goals in airports development. It said FAAN must continuously position itself as a customer-centered sensitive organisation and realised that customers Read More

MBF tackles presidency over Ortom’s Channel TV interview

August 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has described the response by the Presidency to last Tuesday interview granted Channels Television by Benue state governor, Dr Samuel Ortom as a “twaddle that should be thrown into the garbage bin”. In a press statement, Sunday, the Forum through its national president, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said “After a careful review of the interview and Read More