@52: APC govs laud Zulum’s commitment to end Boko Haram

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has joined Nigerians and other well wishers to celebrate the birthday of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno state, even as they acknowledged Zulum’s dedication and commitment to the fight against Boko Haram. The APC governors, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, by their chairman and governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Read More

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

PDP crisis: BoT summons expanded stakeholders’ meeting

August 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

As the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) festers, the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) has summoned another expanded stakeholders meeting to discuss recent development in the party. The party, at its last expanded stakeholders meeting on August 10, 2021 resolved that all concerned should sheath their sword in the greater interest of all and that the processes leading Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

2023: APC group intensifies lobby for Osinbajo to succeed Buhari

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of stakeholders within the All Progressives Congress (APC) has intensified lobbying highly-placed party members to join its efforts towards mobilizing support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.  Acknowledged copies of a three-page letter from the Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG) to the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan and other top party leaders indicates that several Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC vows to sanitise private security guard companies

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has expressed the Corps commitment to eliminating quackery in the private security industry to sanitize the system for effective security service delivery towards complementing the efforts of government agencies in mitigating the security challenges bedevilling our Nation.  Audi made call while presenting operational licence to 24 Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Strike: Negotiate grievances with state govts, APC govs tell resident doctors

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has appealed to the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to negotiate their grievances with affected state governments and end the ongoing nationwide strike. The APC governors also said that issues affecting resident doctors in federal establishments should be negotiated with the Read More

APC CECPC: Supreme Court validated Buni’s appointment – govs

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni with regards to his appointment into such capacity by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The governors made their position known in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

Congresses: Mischief makers propagating confusion in APC – Omo-Agege

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has said that some mischief makers were behind the propagation of confusion aimed at misleading party members into a state of disarray in the party. The deputy senate president, however, warned that the proponents of congresses cancellation should “eschew mischievous behaviours and deliberate attempts at misinterpreting and misrepresenting the law to satisfy an egocentric agenda.” Read More

APC vows maximum punishment to members who hold parallel Congresses

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of today’s commencement of its Wards, Local Governments and States Congresses, the ruling All Progressives Congress “APC) has threatened to dish out maximum punishment on any of its members who conduct parallel exercises or open parallel party secretariats. Some aggrieved party chieftains in Kwara, Osun, Delta, Imo states and many others have threatened to conduct a parallel exercise. The Read More

Breaking: NSCDC captures wanted notorious bandit, Galadima in Sokoto

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A wanted notorious bandit, Bello Galadima, has been captured by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). The 40-year-old bandit had been on the wanted list of security agencies for more than two years. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the NSCDC director of public relations, DCC Olusola Odumosu, said the Corps’ Commandant-General Ahmed Audi, commended the Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Unemployment: APC governors to roll-out programmes against poverty, inequality

July 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured to roll-out programmes that would strengthen the capacities of APC governments at all levels to create jobs, stimulate economic activity, reduce inequality and poverty in country. The governors on the aiges of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) also acknowledged and commended the Ebonyi state governor David Nweze Read More

Ex-IPAC leader urges youth stop ‘fraudulent’ politicians

July 18, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A former President of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and National Secretary Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), High Chief Peter Ojonugwa Ameh, has urged youth in Nigeria to take drastic measures against those who have held the country down since independence. According to Ameh, the youth should take their destiny in their own hands and create for themselves Read More

Breaking: APC congresses begin July 31, Buni writes INEC

July 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has now fixed July 31, 2021 for the commencement of its congresses, Blueprint has gathered exclusively. A letter dated 11th July 2021 and addressed to the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a copy received by our correspondent stated that APC congresses will now commence on 31st July, 2021 starting with the Ward Congress, Local Read More

Defections: One party system not possible in Nigeria – Gombe gov

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor Inuwa Yahaya, has rule out possibility of heading to a one party system in Nigeria. The governor said Nigerians should expect more political parties coming up to join the existing ones as soon as they meet INEC’s requirements and constitutional provisions. The governor spoke with newsmen at the national secretariat of APC Friday in Abuja after the Read More

Defection: APC denies allegation of planned rigging in 2023

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the allegation of planned rigging in 2023 by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus.  The governing party however said its track record in implementing projects and programmes that meet the needs of Nigerians was attracting more members, supporters and sympathisers from all over the country into the Read More

Buhari’s vision, policies ensuring self-sufficiency in food production – APC group

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was moving Nigeria steadily towards self-sufficiency in food production in a way that has never been witnessed since independence.  The group said the country’s steady progress in the administration’s efforts at positioning agriculture as the fulcrum of the country’s economic Read More

Cholera outbreak: Abuja records 3 death, 91 suspected cases

June 24, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has reported Cholera outbreak in the territory. Addressing Journalists in Abuja, the Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, said that as at June 23, no fewer than seven deaths and 91 suspected cases have so far been recorded. While explaining that the sporadic outbreak in the rainy season could be as Read More

PANDEF wants constitution of NDDC board within 7-days

June 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has given the federal government a one week ultimatum to inaugurate a board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Speaking Friday in Abuja, leader of the forum, Chief Edwin Clark, who gave the altimatum, said the inauguration of a board for the commission was critical in the interest of the people of the Read More

Ogbonnaya emerges EITI’s global chair on contract transparency

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Initiative (NEITI), Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, has emerged chairman of the global body on Contract Transparency in the extractive industry. Executive Director, Centre for Transparency Advocacy, (CTA) Faith Nwadishi, made this known in a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, saying there couldn’t have been a better choice than Dr Ogbonnaya who heads Read More