On Buhari’s commitment to free, fair polls…

September 1, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, this week in Abuja, assured that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would bequeath strong political institutions to Nigerians at the end of his tenure. He, also, said that he would not interfere with the conduct of the general elections billed to hold next year. Specifically, the President said that peoples’ choices will be the sole determinants Read More

Presidency: It’s time to reciprocate Tinubu’s gestures to North, NPA tells Buhari

June 3, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) group loyal to the former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on the aiges of Northern Progressives Agenda (NPA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to reciprocate Tinubu’s gestures by supporting him to be presidential candidate of APC in 2023. The group called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, political elites from Read More

Why Yoruba should support Igbo to succeed Buhari

March 30, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

The 2023 general elections are less than a year from now. With the recent conclusion of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention where Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu was elected by consensus as the national chairman of the party, activities for the 2023 general elections have commenced in earnest. The election of Senator Adamu as the national chairman presupposes that the Read More

Abandoned promises

March 17, 2022 Dan Agbese 0

This is the twilight zone of the Buhari administration. And this is the time for the president to engage in mopping up operations to see that the mess he promised to clean up in 2015 has been sufficiently cleaned up to give our country a refurbished, sparkling image; a country more secure, a country more united and a country less Read More

Buhari, Osinbajo, others to grace Nigeria Employers’ Summit May 30

March 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to grace the maiden edition of the Nigeria Employers’ Summit from May 30 to May 31 in Abuja. The summit is organised by Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA). NECA’s Director, Learning and Development/Projects, Mrs. Celine Oni, stated this at a news conference on Friday in Lagos. She said other guests Read More

Electoral Act: Buhari has written his name in gold, says Omo-Agege

February 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

For signing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law, President Muhammadu Buhari has written his name in gold. The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, said this in his reaction, expressing delight that the country would go into the next general elections with a new electoral legal framework. According to him, Mr. President’s assent has removed uncertainty concerning the Read More

Electoral Bill: Lawan assures Buhari’s assent as Reps, Senate concur on consensus

The House of Representatives Tuesday concurred with Senate’s position on consensus as one of the modes of primary elections for emergence of political parties’ candidates. Recall that the National Assembly had in November last year, transmitted the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021 to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. But the President as stated in separate letters addressed to the Read More

Bandits’ attacks: Buhari dispatches security chiefs to Sokoto, Katsina

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a high-level security delegation to Sokoto and Katsina states in response to the recent spike in the activities of bandits. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, MalamGarba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, saying the delegation is made up of the heads of the nation’s intelligence Read More

Buhari praises SGF, staff of Cabinet Affairs Office

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Many regard him as Mai gaskiya, otherwise interpreted to mean the man who lives by the truth. Others applaud him as frugal and taciturn. All these are known attributes of President Muhammadu Buhari. While the president has seldom wielded the big stick on erring state officials, he has effusively commended his number one bureaucrat, the Secretary to the Government of the Read More

Buhari commends FUTO on actualisation of College of Medicine

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Governing Council/Management, Senate, staff and students of Federal University of Technology Owerri( FUTO) for meeting the conditions/ guidelines for the commencement of Barchelor of Medicine, Barchelor of Surgery(M.B.B.S.) degrees and assured them of the support of the federal government in the establishment of full- fledged Federal Teaching Hospital in Imo state. This commendation came Read More

Unacceptable wheat importation

November 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent appeal by President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerian wheat farmers to embrace wheat farming as a way of stopping importation of the commodity is a welcome step in the right direction. Nigeria spends about $2.2bn to meet local demand of the products annually. President Buhari made the appeal at the flag-off of the first-ever rain-fed commercial wheat cultivation at Read More

‘Why Buhari is in Paris’

November 10, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday afternoon arrived in Paris, French capital, for a one-day official visit as guest of President Emmanuel Macron at Palais de l’Élysée, and will afterwards attend the three-day Paris Peace Forum (PPF), November 11-13, 2021. The President’s plane touched down at Le Bourget Airport at 2.45pm.During the official visit on Wednesday, President Buhari will meet with his Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Capacity of terror groups largely degraded – Air Chief

November 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the capacity of terror groups in the country has largely and significantly been degraded. He however, noted that the threat posed by terrorism would require a far greater and comprehensive approach in collaboration with contiguous states and international partners. A statement by spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More

COP26: Nigeria keying into electric, gas-powered vehicle manufacturing – Jelani Aliyu

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s automotive industry is advancing towards actualizing the manufacturing of electric and gas-powered vehicles, in keeping with the net-zero target by 2060. Mr Aliyu made the disclosure while addressing delegates at the ongoing COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where close to 200 countries gathered Read More

Maritime security: Navy signs contract for purchase of two warships

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy (NN), Wednesday, signed a contract with a Turkish company, Messrs Dearsan Shipyard Limited for the purchase of 2 brand new offshore patrol vessels. A statement by naval spokesperson Commodore Suleman Dahun on Wednesday, said the 2 vessels are expected to be completed within 37 months. Speaking at the ceremony, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Read More

Provide land for new federal institutions, students urge Bauchi gov’t

November 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A coalition of Bauchi state students and youth has called on the state government to provide sites for the construction of the new federal institutions approved by president Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that president Buhari had recently approved the establishment of Federal University of Health, Nutrition and Medical Science in Azare, Katagum local government, Federal College of Education in Jama’are local Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

Pictures: Excitement as delegates from 34 states storm Abuja ahead National Youth Conference

October 31, 2021 Editor 0

Delegates from the 34 states in Nigeria have trooped into Abuja, the nation’s capital ahead of much talked about National Youth Conference (NYC) scheduled to begin on Monday November 1, 2021. The conference organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will take place inside the Moshood Abiola National stadium whose Velodrome is hosting what promises to be an Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More