Killings: Presidency warns against hasty response to cruel viral videos

The Presidency Wednesday cautioned against what it referred to as “any knee-jerk reactions, the creation of panic, disruption of lives and livelihoods, or even retaliatory violence” following the viral videos of the alleged killings of non-indigenes by the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and its mother group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This was contained in a statement issued by Read More

2023: How presidential polls ‘ll be won and lost – Primate Ezeanyache

May 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Primate Belonwu Ezeanyache, founder of Sword of Life Ministries, in 2015, predicted the second coming of Muhammadu Buhari as President. Prior to this, he had made other predictions published in the national dailies which came to pass. In this interview with EMEKA NZE, he discloses that the ongoing electoral process will witness disruption and a man named ‘Elrufai’ will emerge Read More

Politics of APC presidential nomination

May 11, 2022 Charles Onunaiju 0

The clique directing the noxious game of the ridiculous proliferation of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress is utterly graceless, shameless and self-serving in its desperation to foist a smokescreen of democratic and popular choice of candidate for the presidential poll, scheduled for next year. The entire exercise of picking nomination and expression of Read More

Nigeria-2023: Stripping the presidential hopefuls

May 3, 2022 Prof. MK Othman 0

On one of my trips to the USA after the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria, I met a flamboyant Nigerian on transit. As we were struggling to introduce ourselves, he fished out his business card and tossed it to me. I carefully studied the card and observed a spectacular expression, written boldly “Former Presidential Aspirant in Nigeria”. I looked at Read More

Breaking: Northern PDP presidential consensus arrangement collapses, Tambuwal pulls out

April 22, 2022 Editor 0

The initial presidential consensus arrangement for northern aspirants in People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has collapsed. To this end, the Governor of Sokoto state and PDP presidential aspirant, Aminu Tambuwal, has pulled out. This was disclosed in a press statement by the Tambuwal Campaign Organization (TCO) on Friday night in Abuja. The terse statement signed by Nicholas Msheliza, Director Organisation and Read More

APC presidential ticket: Zoning has left Nigeria backward – Yahaya Bello

April 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor and one of the presidential aspirants of the All progressive congress (APC) Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has decried the agitation for zoning ahead of ruling party’s presidential primary election, saying zoning has not helped Nigeria since 1960. The governor, however, asked Nigerians to place priority on competence, capacity and political will to develop the Natio. Speaking at an Read More

APC presidential ticket: Osinbajo not my son – Tinubu

April 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and one of the frontline presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said he has no son grown enough to contest the ticket of the ruling party with him. Tinubu, who met behind a closed-door with some governors of the party to seek support and encouragement Monday in Abuja, said Read More

2023: Presidential primary election as Ayu’s litmus test

March 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, on assumption of office made it known that his mission was to rescue and rebuild Nigeria by returning the opposition party to winning ways. However, as the 2023 general elections approach, intrigues and contention surrounding zoning in the party would likely be the litmus test for the Ayu-led National Working Committee Read More

Why I want to be President – Adebayo

February 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Barrister Adewole Adebayo is a presidential aspirant on the platform of an emerging coalition of political parties. In this Interview with EMEKA NZE, he speaks about the rot in the country masterminded by leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Excerpts: What changes would you want to bring to the table, if elected? We have Read More

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Tambuwal joins presidential race

February 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has declared his intention to run for the highest political office, the presidency, in Nigeria come 2023. Tambuwal would be seeking to realise his ambition under the Peoples Democratic Party. The former Speaker of the House of Representatives made this known Monday evening after a high-level stakeholders’ meeting in Sokoto. Speaking at the declaration, Read More

Presidency 2023: PDP BoT Chair declares support for Bala Mohammed

January 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Chairman, Board of Trustees, (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin on Wednesday in Bauchi assured Governor Bala Mohammed on the support of the BoT on his 2023 political ambition. Senator Walid gave the assurance while commissioning the over 330 million naira newly General Hospital in Dambam local government area of Bauchi state constructed by the Read More

Igbo president’ll ensure balance, sense of belonging – Ohanaeze

January 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The president-general, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof George Obiozor, has said a president of the South-east extraction would ensure political balance and a sense of belonging to the region. According to him, Nigeria must create a political equilibrium that accommodates all the regions. He said “it is only the South-east that has not had a shot at the presidency since the Read More

Sickness not impediment to Tinubu’s presidential ambition – Kofa

January 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Director-General, Tinubu’s Support Group Management Council, Honourable Abdulmumini Jibrin Kofa has described the impression bandied about that Asiwaju Bola Ahamed Tinubu is not fit to run for presidency come 2023 on health ground as preposterous and counter productive. The support group DG added that nothing could ever stand as a cog in the wheel of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Read More

Breaking: Barrow leads as vote count continues in Gambia presidential election

December 5, 2021 Reuters 0

Gambian President Adama Barrow had a narrow early lead after Saturday’s presidential election, according to provisional results from the first few constituencies to be verified by the electoral commission. In a test of stability and democratic progress, the small West African country is holding its first election since former President Yahya Jammeh was voted out of office in 2016, ending Read More

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