Ohanaeze hits Onochie over comment on Nnamdi Kanu, Igbo leaders

November 2, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned in strong terms the disparaging and derogatory remarks made by Ms Lauretta Onochie, President Buhari’s aide on social media’s that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu is a lunatic and that Igbo leaders are senile to have demanded his release from custody. In a statement issued Tuesday, national publicity secretary, Chief Alex Read More

2023: APC will ensure religion balancing – Omo-Agege

October 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to respect religious diversity in the country by balancing its presidential tickets among major faiths in Nigeria, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said. This is even as he tasked religious organisations to use their platforms to enlighten Nigerians on the need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Speaking on Read More

On electronic transmission of election results

October 28, 2021 Jimoh Abdullahi 0

The senate yielded to the clamour of the Nigerian populace recently, over the amendment of the extant and not too-good Electoral Bill, as contained in clauses 43, 52, 63 and 87, respectively. Though, subject to the presidential assent which still remains a bureaucracy to the perfect action of the senate. The new clause 52(2) of the Electoral Act allows the Read More

Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

Our policemen baby-sitting our big men

October 14, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

The lives of important people matter.  Here is some evidence.  There are 400,000 personnel in the Nigeria Police Force. For a population of 170 million people that works out at one policeman to 425 people. The UN recommendation is one police man to 400 people. As the experts like to say, we are under-policed. We expect one policeman to effectively Read More

The Atiku, Wike, Fintiri game

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

On September 29, 2021, at the  Akwa Ibom governor’s residence in Abuja, the 12 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors in a meeting, zoned the party chairmanship to the north. Some politicians were quick to assert that the governors’ decision doesn’t in any way affects the party’s presidential ticket status- whether it will be zoned to the north or south. Those Read More

Rotational presidency: Here comes another merry-go round

October 6, 2021 Zainab Suleiman Okino 0

In 2007 and 2011, Nigeria was practically on the edge of the precipice, due to intense wrangling over zoning of the presidency. While that of 2007 was swiftly nipped in the bud, when then President Olusegun Obasanjo hand-picked late President Umaru Yar’adua as a successor, that of 2011 lingered on and caused some frictions in the then ruling Peoples Democratic Read More

Northern govs’ rejection of zoning: SERG knocks Umahi

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

In view of the resolution of the Northern Governors Forum not to support zoning in 2023, insisting that despite the fact that some Northern states’ governors had earlier expressed views for a “power-shift to three geo-political zone in the South with a view to promoting unity and peace in the nation”, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has carpeted the Read More

Re: 2023, Osibanjo-Zulum ticket

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

This is a response to the mischievous interview published by the Daily Post on Friday, which was credited to one Dr Garus Gololo. This brings the camp of Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo to our feet and compels us to officially clear the air on this purported interview lest the general public confuses the pseudonym Garus Gololo as the reputable Hon. Read More

Presidential aspirant, Olusegun Bamgbose, is dead

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

National coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, and leader of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) Barr. Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq. Bamgbose died in the early hours of Friday after a brief illness. One of his close friends and business associate, Steve Ikechi, confirmed the sad news. Bamgbose was the senior director of God’s Own Chambers, a legal team based Read More

2023: Group endorses ex-Bauchi gov Mu’azu for president

September 8, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A group, ‘The North-South United Movement’ has called on former governor of Bauchi state, Ahmed Mu’azu to run for president come 2023, describing him as a leader with a difference who can lead the nation to greater height.  In a press statement made available to journalists in Bauchi, leader of the group, Ambassador Ken Akpan, stated that Mu’azu governed Bauchi Read More

2023: Don’t waste PDP’s ticket, group cautions Atiku

September 2, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been cautioned not to waste the People’s Democratic Party (PDP’s) ticket. The group under the aegis of PDP Action 2023 warned that, to give Atiku another chance as PDP presidential candidate, is to facilitate a clear defeat for the party at the presidential contest, admonishing the former vice-president Read More

2023 presidency: Bala Mohammed’s support group inaugurates BOT

August 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the ‘Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed Vanguards’ (BAM-V), a support group of the Bauchi state governor who is currently eyeing the number one seat in the nation has inaugurated its Board Of Trustees (BOT) to be chaired by a former member of the house of representatives Honourable Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki. The group inaugurated the board alongside Read More

Buhari congratulates Zambian President-elect, Hakainde Hichilema

August 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday congratulated the President-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, on his victory in the presidential election of August 12, 2021. The President applauded the people of Zambia who came out in their numbers to exercise their civic rights, voting candidates of their choice, signposting that the prospect of a united, stable and prosperous Africa lies in the power Read More

Agunwa Anaekwe, Jimoh Ibrahim: Where are they now?

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

After they had served their country meritoriously in different capacities and left the scene, no one knows where they are and/or what they are doing presently; writes ELEOJO IDACHABA. Agunwa Anaekwe Chief Agunwa Anaekwe was the speaker of the House of Representatives between 1992 and 1993, during the aborted Third Republic. This was just before the June 12 presidential election Read More

2023: Buhari has no succession agreement with Tinubu, Okechukwu replies Hanga

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu, has expressed support for the proposal for a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election. The APC chieftain also refuted the claim by Senator Hanga that there was an agreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Read More

Gale of defections: Thin hope for PDP as fortunes plummet

…Defectors intimidated by govt instrument – Secondus …No, APC more transparent – Gombe gov ‘…Party’s 2023 chances slimmer’ …We aren’t losing sleep – PDP …Nemesis catching up with them – Ojo ‘…It’s gradually losing grip as main opposition party’  Ahead 2023 general elections, governors, lawmakers and other critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been leaving the party Read More

Niger-delta coalition urges gov Yayaha Bello to declare for presidency

June 29, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Niger Delta Youth under the ageis of 36 Youths Coalition for Yahaya Bello 2023 Presidency has said that those waiting for the break up Nigeria will certainly be disappointed, saying “Nigeria will remain strong and more united in the eyes of those praying for the evil to break up.”Speaking today in Delta, head of coalition, Ambassador Timiseleipre Job Desmond said Read More

Democracy Day: This is not what my father died for – MKO’s first son

June 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The first son of the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, Presidential Election annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military government, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, popularly known as MKO, Kola Abiola, says is not impressed with how democracy is being practised in Nigeria, adding that this not what his father died for. Kola Abiola state this while interacting with journalists, Read More

Breaking: Donald Duke returns to PDP ahead 2023

May 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Caretaker Committee in Cross River state, Effiok Cobham, disclosed this on Wednesday at a press briefing in Calabar. When asked to confirm the speculations that the former governor had returned to the party, he said, “Yes, Read More

Northern youth leaders back calls for ban on open grazing

May 23, 2021 Editor 0

A frontline coalition of Arewa groups, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has backed the position of the Southern Governors’ Forum, banning open grazing in their states. National Chairman of the forum, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, stated this at a press conference in Yola, Adamawa state capital, on May 22, 2021 after the 27th annual delegates conference. The group however, lamented the Read More