After deadlocked peace meeting in Mali, Buhari returns to Abuja

July 24, 2020 NAN 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening returned from Bamako, Mali, after many hours of consultations and closed door meeting meant to mitigate political crisis in that country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was attended by the host President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita; Presidents Machy Sall of Senegal, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and  Alassane Ouattara of Cote Read More

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Buhari’s theory of self-help

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

When the Boko Haram marauders raided Kano in 2013 or thereabouts, killing close to 100 of innocent folks in one fell swoop, among them travellers at a popular motor park, former President Goodluck Jonathan visited the ancient city and was shocked by what he saw. After sniffing the air reeking with the stench of charred bodies, and bereft of fresh Read More

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Breaking: Buhari calls Jonathan, condemns gunmen attack on his residence

December 24, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday put a call to former President Goodluck Jonathan to sympathize with him following an attack by gunmen on his Otuoke, Bayelsa state country residence. In the telephone conversation, the president expressed sadness over the “tragic and unfortunate attack,” during which a gallant soldier lost his life. While commending the soldiers on guard for bravely repelling the Read More

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Where I was, how unknown gunmen launched attack around my residence – Jonathan

December 24, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has narrated how unknown armed men in the early hours of Tuesday launched attack near his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state. Jonathan who spoke through his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said he was not in his residence during the attack. The statement reads, “A security post stationed near the Otuoke residence of former President Dr Goodluck Ebele  Read More

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Ex-President Jonathan hires personal envoy

April 5, 2019 Editor 0

Nze Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo, former aide to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has been appointed as personal enjoy. Spokeman to Jonathan, Ikechukwu Eze who disclosed the appointment in a statement on Friday, describing Nwankpo as “a friend and trusted aide”. He said: “By this appointment, Nze Nwankpo is returning to familiar ground as he had been in the service of Read More

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16 years of PDP in power was disastrous, Group fires back at Atiku 

December 8, 2018 Editor 1

The People’s Rights Assembly [PRA], a group has fired back at the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over his claimed that the best Nigeria enjoyed was under the PDP government. PRA was reacting to the claim by Atiku in Ibadan earlier in the week at the South-West zonal presidential rally of the party Read More

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Buhari, Atiku and 2019 showdown

December 8, 2018 Editor 0

In what must be close to Clash of the Titans, the leading opposition party, PDP, has hrown up Atiku Abubakar a familiar old war horse as its presidential candidate, to unseat the incumbent, and APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in next year’s elections. But can the PDP reclaim Aso Rock? KEHINDE OSASONA asks in this report. Proving bookmakers and hordes of Read More

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The betrayal of Ekwueme, entrapment of Atiku/Obi By Gideon I Onyedi 

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

Just a couple of days ago, after Alhaji Atiku Abubakar had ‘providentially’ emerged the crowned presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2019 general elections, the news greeted the ears of Nigerians that the new possible future president of Nigeria had made an informed decision in the calculated and strategic choice of a running mate, in the humble person of Read More

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Nigeria will have PDP President next year – Jonathan

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, using his crystal ball, has predicted that any candidate elected out of the 13 at the Peoples Democratic Party convention will be the next President of Nigeria. Jonathan who spoke at the convention in Port Harcourt early on Sunday said that all the aspirants are qualified to lead the country, having interacted with them since 1999. Read More

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The IBB shrine

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former President Ibrahim Babangida must be relishing his role as the crowned head of our elder statesman. His home in Minna has been turned into a political shrine. Many of our presidential and governorship aspirants seek his anointing in their quest. Many of them have gone thererecently to kneel at the shrine and receive his blessings. I am sure many Read More

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2019: No vacancy in Aso Rock – Kano APC chief

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano state, Alhaji Sharif Usman Baban Lungu yesterday said that those aspiring to be president in 2019 are wasting their time because there is no vacancy in Aso Rock. He said God has a purpose for making Buhari president in 2015, because that was the only issue that is keeping Nigeria Read More

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2019 and incumbency factor

August 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Until the defeat of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 Presidential election by opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians often held in awe the incumbency factor as an electoral advantage. This incumbency factor as an electoral advantage was reinforced in political culture of Nigeria between 1999 and 2007, when the Olusegun Obasanjo administration deployed state power to “capture” opposition strongholds Read More

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2019: Jonathan warns godfathers against imposing candidates on parties

July 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has warned godfathers and leading lights of political parties against the imposition of candidates on political parties. Speaking ahead of the 2019 general elections, Jonathan urged politicians not to yield to any form of negative influence from godfathers because most elections are lost due to the imposition of candidates. Speaking when he hosted Sen. Philip Gyunka Read More

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nPDP grouse: In whose interest?

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

…We’re not bothered – Oshiomhole …Party threatens legal action The All Progressives Congress (APC) is enmeshed in crisis following the formation of the Reformed APC, by some aggrieved members of the nPDP block within the party over allegations of being sidelined and unjustified persecution of its members. Emergence of nPDP In 2013, the political ally of the Senate President, Alhaji Read More