PDP crisis: We’re still available for reconciliation – G-5 govs 

November 20, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

The five governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other chieftains of the party opposed to Dr. Iyorchia Ayu as the national chairman met in Lagos on Sunday saying they were still open to reconciliation. While announcing the purpose of their meeting, Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, said they were in Lagos to deliberate on moving the party forward, Read More

Ohanaeze blasts Northern elders for requesting expulsion of Igbos

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council of Elders Chief Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has described as provocative and insulting the action instituted by a group described as Northern Elders requesting the Court to order the National Assembly to make a law expelling Igbos from Nigeria. Chief Iwuanyanwu who said this in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja, recollected that a few years Read More

APC congresses: Why reconciliation may fail ahead national convention – Concerned stakeholders

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Concerned Stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described as embarrassing, the wave of crisis trailing Saturday’s conduct of state congresses of the party, asking the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) to ensure there is rectitude in party administration before any reconciliation of aggrieved forces. They said despite feeble attempts at troubleshooting by the Sen. Abdullahi Adamu-led Read More

PDP, APC get new chairmen in Ebonyi

October 17, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Congresses of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state on Saturday have produced new leadership for both party. While All Progressive Congress returned the caretaker Committee chairman, Mr Stanley Okoro Emegha, People’s Democratic Party got a new chairman, Mr Tochukwu Okorie. Emegha at the Congress polled 1,080 votes against his opponent Akanu Okoro that Read More

APC state congress: Nabena calls for urgent reconciliation in Bayelsa

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a chieftain of the party in Bayelsa state, Hon. Yekini Nabena, has commended the peaceful conduct of State Congress in the state where new leaders have emerged. At the Bayelsa state delegate election congress, Barr. Dennis Otiotio emerged as the new APC Chairman, Hon. Francis Koloko as Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

Nigeria @61: Group preaches tolerance, patience to surmount challenges

October 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Promoters of One Nigeria Ambassadors Group (PRONIG), has advised Nigerians to be patient and tolerant so that the country can surmount its numerous challenges.  According to a statement in Abuja Friday by its publicity secretary/PRO, Chibueze Chamberlain Iroka, there is a need for political leaders to begin a process of national reconciliation and healing in order to continue keeping the Read More

Buni and the rebirth of APC

September 29, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has just set up a formidable nine-member team to consolidate its successful reconciliation effort initiated by the 13-member Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).By dint of hardwork, deft political engineering, wide consultation and listening to hitherto aggrieved and alienated members and supporters, the caretaker committee has reunited the party, and made it Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

LG congress: Buni commends APC members for peaceful exercise nationwide

September 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, has congratulated the party faithful, stakeholders and congress officials on the peaceful and successful conduct of the party local government congresses across the country. In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja, by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, quoted Buni as saying “Reports reaching my office indicate Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

51 years after civil war, ex-presidential candidate calls for reconciliation commission

June 8, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Former Presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party, YPP, in the 2019 general elections Professor Kingsley Moghalu has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to make findings and recommendations on Nigeria’s civil war. Moghalu, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, expressed the optimism that the commission would address the current insurrections Read More

Ayade appoints Ndoma-Egba peace committee chair on warring communities

May 18, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Governor Ben Ayade has appointed the former Senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, to head the peace, reconciliation and rehabilitation committee on the Ebom/Ebijaghara and Ediba/Usumutong communal crisis. The crisis which had claimed many lives with attendant destruction of means of liveliood and properties, is believed to have started in early seventies. Speaking Tuesday while inaugurating the committee, governor Ayade Read More

Bauchi to repatriate non-native prostitutes, marry off indigenes

April 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state shariah commission has disclosed intention to repatriate non-native prostitutes operating in the state and marry off the indigenous ones as part of efforts to tackle immoral acts in the state. The permanent commissioner of the commission in charge of ‘hisbah’ (Islamic police) Aminu Balarabe Isah disclosed this Monday during a Pre-ramadan sensitization organized by his office for prostitutes Read More

Amnesty for Boko Haram, herders’ll end insurgency – Prophet Nwachukwu

April 2, 2021 SEGUN ODUNEWU 0

The Senior Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Mission International, Lagos, Dr. Anene Nwachukwu, a political scientist, in this interview with SEGUN ODUNEWU, speaks on the significance of Easter; the focus on ‘deliverance’ in Rhema and many other national issues. What is the Rhema Deliverance Mission all about? I am Dr. Anene Nwachukwu, the Senior Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Mission International, Lagos. Read More

Yobe: EU, AFRYDEV support youths on conflict recovery in 3 LGs

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

As part of peace dialogue and reintegration, African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) with support from International Alert under European Union (EU) has supported early recovery from conflict and resilience building project in Yobe state to forestall further conflicts in the state. AFRYDEV Senior Programme Officer, Abdullahi Edoka, explained this during a capacity building for youths to Read More

Bandits kill one, injure others, set market ablaze in Zamfara

March 18, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected armed bandits numbering over 100 stormed Yartashar Sahabi market square during market day under Dansadau Emirate in Maru local government council of Zamfara state, Thursday, opened fire on traders killing as many other injured and set the market on fire. In a Telephone interview with Blueprint in Gusau, a resident of the village said the bandits took positions and Read More

APC set to reclaim Zamfara in 2023 – Gov’ship aspirant

February 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A former governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 20219 in Zamfara state, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has expressed confidence that his party will surely reclaim the state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) come 2023 election. Jaji, a former Chairman, House Committee on Internal Security said despite the protest vote against APC in 2019 PDP Read More

Membership registration: Come and own APC, Yahaya Bello woos Nigerians

February 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) begin, the Publicity Sub-Committee of the Contact and Mobilisation Committee headed by Governor Yahaya Bello, has called on Nigerians, especially women and the youths, to see the exercise as a golden opportunity to register and own the ruling party. The Publicity Sub-Committee also praised the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Read More

Buni restates commitment to reconciliation, membership registration in APC

February 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has restated the commitment of the party to reconciling aggrieved members, uniting the party, registration and revalidation of its members. Governor Buni, through a statement released by his Director General, media affairs, Mamman Mohammed, said the party has through the Caretaker committee succeeded in building a new Read More

Shekarau at 65

November 5, 2020 Muazu Muazu 0

[email protected] Today, November 5, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, two-governor of Kano State, the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential candidate in the 2011 elections, former Minister of Education, and currently the Senator representing Kano Central in the red chamber, turned 65. Possibly, no any form of government needs great leaders as much as democracy. For democracy is not self-executing – it Read More