Breaking – Banditry: Nigerian soldiers ‘ve abandoned communities, foreigners now protecting natives in Sokoto – Senator

May 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate was stunned on Tuesday by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC Sokoto East), with damning report that people of his constituency are now at the mercy of Nigerien Soldiers for protection against armed bandits , as Nigerian Army has completely abandoned them . This is as the Senate accordingly urged President Muhamnadu Buhari to direct the military for immediate expansion of Read More

COVID-19 broadcast: Again, Buhari offered no solutions – PDP

April 28, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari’s Monday’s COVID-19 address, saying that the speech again failed to offer decisive solutions to protect Nigerians from the deadly pandemic. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also expressed disappointment that President Buhari did not offer any post lockdown stimulus to assist Nigerians in Read More

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Assets’ declaration: SERAP hands Buhari, Osinbajo, govs ultimatum

January 5, 2020 Editor 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to provide information on the summary of the assets, specifically property and income as contained in their asset declaration forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). In a Freedom of Information requests sent by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to the Presidency, Read More

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Democracy and the kia-kia mentality

December 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

 President Buhari said at his 77th birthday reception given him by his aides that “this system (democracy) which is supposed to be more accountable, is too slow for my liking.” I thought I saw the cat peeping out of the bag. One can understand the president’s apparent frustration with democracy. The president was once nicknamed Baba Go-Slow – not as Read More

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Buhari’s daughter graduates with 1st class in UK

December 4, 2019 Blueprint 0

Hanan who is one of the daughters of President Muhammadu and Aisha Buhari has made her parents proud by graduating with a first class from a UK University. The announcement was made via twitter by the President’s wife, Aisha Buhari. She tweeted, “Alhamdulillah ! Today I was joined by family members, friends and well wishers for the graduation of my Read More

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A new Muhammadu Buhari

October 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

“When it comes to security, all other laws take a back seat. Nigeria must survive first, then we can begin to consider your rights” – Customs boss, (Rtd) Col. Hamid Ali. The rancor that the closure of our land borders has generated, has generally been centred around economic reasons, underscoring how importers of goods are running huge losses and deficits Read More

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Boko Haram: Shettima sheds tears as Borno elders beg Buhari for urgent intervention

January 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

‎Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on Monday wept over the renewed attacks by Boko Haram insurgents when he led elders of the state for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.  Amidst tears over the current setback in the fight against insurgency, the governor told the President that some people are concerned about government’s Read More

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Nigerians will not regret voting for APC – Gov. Masari

January 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

Katsina State governor, Amina Bello Masari has assured Nigerians that they would never regret voting for the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 16 and March 2 presidential, governorship and National Assembly elections. The Governor, who hails from the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, urged Nigerians to return Buhari for a second in view of Read More

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2019: Buhari reaffirms commitment to Nigerian project

December 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his commitment to move Nigeria forward, saying the ball is in the court of the electorate to vote wisely by electing people with credibility and integrity in the 2019 elections. The President, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund), Dr Abdullahi Baffa Bichi at the annual MauQkbi celebration Read More

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JAMB announces date for 2019 registration

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on yesterday declared that the registration for 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence in December. JAMB’s head of media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), at the board’s Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre in Abuja. Benjamin said no specific date had been Read More

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Persons living with disabilities seek political appointments in Ekiti 

November 29, 2018 Editor 0

Joint National Association of  Persons  Living with Disabilities (JONAPWD), Ekiti chapter, has pleaded to  the  State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to appoint a member as either  commissioner or special adviser in  government. The association said such would propel  Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to work hard and contribute to the society, rather than being liabilities. JONAPWD also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to 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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2019 : Buhari testing  the microphone in Kano

November 26, 2018 Editor 0

Kano, the political headquarters of Northern Nigeria was agog yesterday in a fanfare atmosphere. The occasion? Over 5,000 members of the Kwankwasiyya movement decamped from the PDP to join the APC. This is just another in a series of defection we have witnessed in the Country since the beginning of this year. It amazes me when I hear people say Read More

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Farooq Kperogi and his herd of Satanic Mourners

November 25, 2018 Editor 0

As a social commentator, there are some people I have regards for, and there are also some I do not have considerations for. The reasons are simple. There is a group that believes that the pen is mightier than that sword and are circumspect in their writings. The other group of people who are opportunists masquerading as social commentators, while 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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PDP blasts FG over non release of NBS’ report

November 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has described as worrisome the inability of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to release the annual unemployment report that it is mandated by law to produce. Recall that the NBS Statistician General of the Federation, Yemi Kale, had last week said the Bureau would be Read More

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I did not receive money from NNPC for Buhari’s campaign- Keyamo

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The spokesperson for the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, has denied collecting money from the NNPC to run the publicity department of the organisation. Keyamo, who is also the campaign organisation’s Director of Strategic Communications, said yesterday in Lagos that the organisation would not depend on public purse to run its activities. In a statement copied to the news Read More

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Minister pledges support to ECOWAS labour programmes

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

The federal government has pledged to support the Economic Community of West African States Commission in the implementation of its labour and employment programmes and policies in the region. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, stated this in Abuja when he received the ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender Matters, Dr Siga Fatima Jagni, on a courtesy Read More

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PDP presidential primary: Between new and old aspirants

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

So far, about 13 aspirants have indicated interest to contest for president on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this analysis takes a look at the old and new breeds aspiring to secure the party’s ticket. Interestingly, these aspirants are divided into two. The first are the group consists of returnees that defected from the Read More

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2019 election not for poor youths

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

When President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Not-Too-Young To Run bill into law, many Nigerian youths heaved a sigh of relief. They saw it as an opportunity to actively participate or take a shot at the country’s fledgling democracy. Since the return of democracy in 1999, Nigerian youths have been relegated to the background. They have been prevented or not allowed Read More

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Selfish politicians exited APC – Buhari

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the weak and selfish politicians who could not align themselves with the vision of the present administration have exited the ruling All Progressives Congress. The President said this when he received the N45 million Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for his reelection, purchased by a political group, Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN), at the Read More

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Gov M. A.Abubakar: Changing the old ways

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Mohammad Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi state believes that the major difference between the past PDP government and the APC-led government that took over in 2015, should be in the way we change our habit of doing things. He observes that “Nigerians showed resentment and utter disgust in the way things were done by the past PDP governments all over Read More

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You can’t distract me, Buhari tells opposition

August 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday declared that the combined efforts of defectors and their backers in the opposition will not distract his administration from the good work it is doing for the benefit and development of Nigeria. As a precursor to the 2019 general elections, some political office holders and their supporters recently switched camps. Notable among the defectors are Senate Read More