Is age just a number?

June 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The hunt for a president has sent Nigerians far and wide and earlier signals have already suggested the feelings of a grim inevitability about what would come next. Whilst it is possible for America’s Joe Biden to lead his country at the age of 70, the same cannot be said of a country like Nigeria whose institutions are thin and Read More

Voices of history 3: Buhari and the anti-corruption war fatigue

June 9, 2022 Dan Agbese 0

Thomas Erskine, a British lawyer, defended Thomas Paine on charges of alleged treason in absentia on the publication of his book, The Rights of Man. In his address to the court on December 18, 1792, Erskine, famous for his flowery language, said, “Methinks, I see this noble and puissant nation, not degenerated and drooping to a fatal decay but casting Read More

Buhari approves NAICOM Board

April 5, 2022 David Agba 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of part-time chairman, and members of the board of National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) This appointment is based on the fact that the chairman and the current board members of the commission were appointed for a four-year term with effect from 8th March, 2018 and their tenure will expire on 7th March, 2022. Those Read More

Letter to President Buhari

April 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

Its clear that Nigeria has never been perplexed with myriad of challenges varying from security to an economy like this before. Under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari, the security challenges are gaining more height without any decisive measures put in place to cushion the suffering of millions of Nigerians who are not safe in their homes and on the Read More

Buhari transmits bills repositioning secondary education, establishing Otukpo health varsity

March 29, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has received the National Senior Secondary School Education Commission Bill transmitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill was accompanied with a letter which was read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary, Tuesday. President Buhari, in the letter stated that the request for the passage of the bill was made pursuant to Section Read More

Buhari triumphs as court nullifies Section 84(12) of amended Electoral Act

March 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia state, on Friday nullified Section 84(12) of the newly amended Electoral Act, stating that it was a violation of the provisions of the Constitution. The court, in a judgement delivered by Justice Evelyn Anyadike, held that the Section was “unconstitutional, invalid, illegal, null, void and of no effect whatsoever.” According to Justice Read More

Buhari condoles with kebbi over bandits’ killing of vigilantes

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the people and government of Kebbi state on the recent killing of innocent persons, including vigilantes and members of self-help groups, known as “Yan Sa Kai” by bandits in the state. In the condolence message, delivered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyema, President Muhammadu Buhari prayed Allah to grant all those Read More

President Buhari, Bazoum, Gov Matawalle and fifth columnists

February 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

An arrested bandit in the North-west, on interrogation, told security operatives that he purchased his fierce-looking gun-truck from the neighbouring Niger Republic. A few months back, another young gun-runner arrested said he has supplied over 400 AK47 to Zamfara state from the same Niger Republic. These are, indeed, a tip of the iceberg. Now, we are fighting bandits and banditry Read More

Zoro’s deserved call to national service

February 13, 2022 Lawal Jet Kaugama 0

Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Sani Zoro as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Public Affairs and Strategy, Office of the First Lady Aisha Muhammadu Buhari. Zoro, a journalist, politician and former lawmaker, brings to the new job decades of experience in media practice, publishing and activism. At various times, Zoro held sway as Read More

Buhari felicitates with former labour minister Wogu at 57

February 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

President Mohammadu Buhari has described a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Emeka Wogu, as a steadfast Nigerian committed to service to his country in different positions. The president said this in a press statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, when he felicitated with the former minister on his 57 birthday. “President Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Group to Presidency: You‘ve no justification to blackmail Ortom

January 31, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

A Benue group under the aegis of Zone A People’s Assembly (ZAPA) has cautioned the Presidency to desist from blackmailing Governor Samuel Ortom, declaring amongst other things that it lacks justification to criticize or blackmail the governor. The group in a statement issued Sunday challenged the presidency to rather address sensitive issues of insecurity, inflation and rising unemployment in the Read More

Buhari sympathises with Onitsha markets fire victim…Receives ‘thank you team’ from Ogun, praises projects quality

January 28, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to victims of the fire incident at the Main Market and Relief Market in Onitsha, Anambra state, respectively, which reportedly destroyed several goods. This was contained in a statement issued by the president’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja. The president directed federal government’s agencies working with the Anambra state government Read More

People-oriented health system key to Buhari’s vision for growth – Osinbajo

January 28, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN,has urged members of the Health Sector Reform Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to brace up for the task ahead, noting that a modern, and people-oriented healthcare is fundamental to the vision for the country’s growth and development. Prof. Osinbajo stated this Thursday in his address at the inauguration of the committee, drawn from Read More

CSOs fault Buhari’s statement on 2022 Budget

January 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Speak Out Africa Initiative has expressed displeasure over the comment made by president Muhammadu Buhari when he signed the 2022 budget saying the budget is unlikely to be implementable. The Executive Director of the group, Kenneth Eze and member CSOs Partners on Electoral Reforms, made this position known in an interview on Independent Television (ITV) in Abuja recently. According to Read More

Niger law reform commission chairperson drums support for Buhari

January 11, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The Chairman Law Reform Commission Niger state, Barrister Aisha Galadima Gana, has charged Nigerians to remain resolute in their support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in order to experience more dividends of democracy. Hajia Gana, who is also the matron of ANG Progressive Associates, also commended the First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari for her immeasurable achievements, stating that Read More