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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

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2019: North-central ADP demand presidency

March 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

The North-central zone of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has demanded that the zone should be allowed to produce the presidential candidate ahead of 2019 general elections. The request was coming even as the party asked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to leave good a legacy before it vacates office in 2019, saying the current “legacy of killings, hunger Read More

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Dualization of Abuja-Jos Road

March 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

I wish to use this medium to congratulate Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau state for successfully hosting President Muhammadu Buhari during an official visit from March 8, 2018. The request passed to the President by the people of Plateau through their highly respected governor, among others, for the urgent dualization of the Abuja – Jos road has not come Read More

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OBJ: Worst president Nigeria ever had

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Nigeria as a country has no single data that can be said to be genuine, original, reliable or dependable, particularly if they come from government, local, state or federal. In most cases, they are either recycled, concocted, distorted, stale, fraudulent or non-existent. This makes it the more difficult to ascertain the volume and magnitude of expenditure incurred for all Read More

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Ndume lauds FG, ICRC on Boko Haram’s release of lecturers, others

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Senator Ali Ndume, has commended the federal government and the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) for the release of the three remaining lecturers of the University of Maiduguri and 10 Police women abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents last year. The victims were released after negotiations between the government and the terrorist Read More

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Presidency replies The Sun, says Buhari not a murderer

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Presidency has condemned an opinion article published by The Sun newspaper associating President Muhammadu Buhari with the killings in Benue and calling him a murderer. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made the condemnation when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday. He also frowned at the frequent expressions Read More

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NIA DG : Group says presidency desperate, deceptive

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

A group, the National Patriot’s Forum, has  said   the Presidency, in its seeming desperation to cover up the fraud at the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, and defend the wrong appointment of Abubakar Rufai Ahmed as the substantive Director General has been telling unbridled lies and half-truths, using its propaganda machinery A statement by the group noted Thursday that “In a Read More

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2019: PDP North intensifies search for presidential candidate  

January 9, 2018 Blueprint 1

**As Mark heads C’ttee to reconcile BoT Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) Northern elders and stakeholders have started profiling possible presidential aspirants of the party for the 2019 presidential election. Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin who disclosed this on Tuesday when he received members of PDP ward-2-ward on courtesy visit, said Read More

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Senate transmits Peace Corps bill to Presidency

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Agi Onda Abuja The much-anticipated Nigeria Peace Corps Bill has arrived the Presidency for onward assent by President Muhammadu Buhari, the President’s Special Adviser (Senate), Ita Enang, has confirmed. “The Peace Corp bill has just been forwarded to the President and it is undergoing the standard procedure,” Enang told an online publication yesterday. He said copies of the bill, Read More