Nigeria-2023: Igbo undoing the Igbo presidency

July 20, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

Believe it or not, Igbo are among the most treasured set of people in Nigeria’s nationhood. They are the most sagacious entrepreneurs, traders, transporters, hoteliers, and all sorts of money-spinning enterprises within the Nigerian system outside. They are also not lagging in the educational system. Their trademarks include tenacious aggressiveness to a point of being offensive, a trace of arrogance, Read More

2023: Saraki’s presidency will confront insecurity with unbiased boldness -SSG

July 7, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A group, Saraki Support Group (SSG) has said if the immediate past Senate President, Dr Abubkara Bukola Saraki is elected President in 2023 the current security challenges facing the nation will be a thing of the past. The Spokesperson of the SSG, Ed Malik Abdul in a statement, Wednesday expressed hope that Saraki’s presidency would confront insecurity with unbiased boldness. Read More

Paradigm shift: Parochial jingoism sweeping across Nigeria

July 6, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

An acute scourge of social plebeianism, peasant mentality and anthropological mediocrity is plaguing our national consciousness, and it is very unfortunate. But that’s what you get each time tribalism, nepotism and ethnicism take front seats as drivers of our national polity. Citizens will inadvertently begin to drift from striking the gold mean and positing objective arguments into the myopic idiosyncrasy Read More

2023: Buni making occupation of Presidency simpler for APC – Ambassadors

July 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria 2020 Non-Career Ambassadors have lauded the recent harvest of political big wigs into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the leadership of governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state was making “continuous occupation of Presidency simpler and easier come 2023.” The Ambassadors, in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

PDP govs berate presidency over response to Its Uyo communique

June 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the presidency over its response to it’s Uyo communique. The governors had in its meeting on Monday in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state, expressed concern over the operational method of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). While the Presidency had on Wednesday said that Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More

Bauchi gov appoints new SSG

June 15, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Four days after he sacked his cabinet including secretary to the state government and all the commissioners, governor Bala Mohammed Tuesday appointed a new secretary to the state government. The new SSG Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim was until his appointment the director general Bauchi State Bureau for Privatization and Economic Reforms. According to a press release issued by the Special Adviser Read More

Breaking: President collapses in Zambia

June 13, 2021 Agency Report 0

Zambia President Edgar Lungu collapsed in the capital, Lusaka, during a national defence day event on Sunday, local media reported. Shortly after, Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Simon Miti, issued a statement to reporters and the State TV, assuring the local public and the international community that President Lungu “is well and has continued to discharge his duties”. Dr Miti Read More

Breaking: Tinubu’s posters flood Abuja

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Posters of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja even as Nigeria celebrates her democracy day anniversary. The posters which carries Tinubu’s bold picture and name surfaced on Sunday strategically pasted on public infrastructure like traffic kiosks, bus stops and other public places in the nation’s Read More

Insurgency: How thousands of Soldiers were maimed – Army

June 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigeria Army declared Saturday in Kaduna that several thousands of Soldiers and their counterparts in other sister security agencies have been maimed in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency over the years . This is as the Senate in a show of empathy donated N10 million to some of the Wounded Soldiers In Action (WIA), undergoing treatment at the Read More

PANDEF wants constitution of NDDC board within 7-days

June 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has given the federal government a one week ultimatum to inaugurate a board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Speaking Friday in Abuja, leader of the forum, Chief Edwin Clark, who gave the altimatum, said the inauguration of a board for the commission was critical in the interest of the people of the Read More

Presidency: APC to decide 2023 zoning arrangement – Buhari

June 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will decide where the presidency would be zoned to in 2023. He added that the Caretaker Committee of APC will submit their report to him by the end of this month which mark’s the end of their tenure. Buhari said the report will show when the convention of Read More

The man behind the wheels at NYSC

The appointment of the current Director General (DG) of NYSC was a prophecy long foretold when he was still a young Major in the Nigerian Army, so to most of his close friends and associates, we were not shocked when he was eventually appointed the DG. This is one appointment this government should be very proud of, it’s a round Read More

2023-Nigeria: Total rejection of tribal presidency

May 18, 2021 Prof M. K. Othman 0

The 2023 is an election and a special year for the country and, indeed, the whole of Africa. Nigerians will have another democratic opportunity to elect leaders who will govern the nation at the state and federal levels. The current level of decadence, uncertainty, the threat of balkanization, arms proliferation has gradually and steadily made the Nigerian project sinking into Read More

NYSC and Ibrahim’s two years’ impactful leadership

May 18, 2021 Leonard Aluor 0

A Congolese proverb says; “You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.” The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (DG-NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim is an old administrative gorilla in Nigeria. He has dispensed himself perfectly, both as a soldier and administrator per excellence. Anywhere he berths his feet, it leaves in its trail, Read More

Breaking: Crisis looms in Chad as opposition rejects late President’s son

April 21, 2021 BBC 0

Opposition politicians in Chad have rejected the army’s appointment of President’s Idriss Déby’s son to take over in the wake of his death. Déby, 68 – who had been in power for three decades – died after being shot as he battled rebels on the frontline. The rebels have also objected the move, saying: “Chad is not a monarchy.” Mahamat 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

Don’t deploy military to South-east, Ohaneze warns FG

April 18, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ohaneze Nigbo Worldwide Sunday warned the federal government against deploying Military to South-east region, saying it may lead to the braking up of the country. This was contained in a statement signed and made available to Blueprint by the Secretary General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro. Isiguzoro noted that the southeast had  remained the safest place for foreign and local investments Read More

Effium killings: Ebonyi indigenes demand investigation into escape of 55 suspects

April 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has demanded for thorough investigation and prosecution of the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Aliyu Garba and other security personnel for claiming that 55 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Effium communities escaped. In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja by the President of the Read More

2023 presidency: Group begins mobilisation for Bala’s aspiration

April 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A political group known as Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed Vanguards (BAMV) has begun mobilization of stakeholders in Bauchi state on their endorsement of the state governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for president come 2023. The group started the mobilization with visitations to traditional rulers in the state to seek their blessings and support to the aspiration. While at the palace of the Read More