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

500 killed in Sokoto within 2 months, 50, 000 flee to Niger Republic as Senate makes crucial demand

   The Senate Wednesday told President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists and wage total war against them.  Classification of bandits as terrorists by the Senate came on the heels of killings being carried out by the criminal elements across the three senatorial zones of Sokoto state.  Massive killings of innocent lives in Sokoto state, totalling about 500 within Read More

The ghost of tollgates

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ghost of tollgates demolished by the Obasanjo administration about 18 years ago appears to be warming its way back to the highways. Indeed, it has haunted successive administrations in power. Just recently, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) came up with a resolution to restore the collection points. Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, who announced the reintroduction of the Read More

Plateau assembly gives pass mark to Lalong

September 16, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau State House of Assembly, has Thursdayay, gave a pass mark to Governor Simon Lalong, over his leadership style. In a press conference held in Jos, its chairman on Information Philip Dasun, said the governor has acted on all its resolutions on worsening security situation in the state. Blueprint reports that the House had given two weeks ultimatum to the Read More

Jos Muslims to Christians: We’ll protect churches in our domain

Muslim communities in the crisis ridden Jos North local government area of Plateau state Sunday rose from a stakeholders’ meeting with a promise to give necessary cover to churches in their areas. They said the decision became imperative as stakeholders had realised some politicians were using religion to achieve their selfish ends. The meeting was an aftermath of the killing Read More

Enugu APC excos ‘sack’ Nwoye as party chairman

August 10, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

Members of State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state have passed a vote of no confidence on state’s party chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, accusing him of insurbodination to statutory authorities and attempt to balkanise the state chapter of the party. Consequently, they appointed in his stead, Prince Chikwado Chukwunta Nnaji, the state vice chairman Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps 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

North-central APC stakeholders to Buni: Convene NEC meeting to avoid legal conundrum

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A forum of North-central All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party to immediately convene the National Executive Committee (NEC) to avoid legal conundrum over the conduct of the congresses vis-a-vis its powers. The group known as North-central APC Stakeholders Forum also cautioned over the recent mass defections into the ruling Read More

Yobe: British Council, MCN resolve 409 disputes through traditional system

June 30, 2021 Editor 0

About 409 disputes that might have escalated to conflicts in Yobe state have been resolved in the last one year by British Council Programme, Managing Conflict in Northeast Nigeria. The MCN state team Lead, Abdulkadir Sambo, disclosed this during a one-day Lesson Sharing Event of Community Peace and Safety Partnership in Damaturu, the state capital. Sambo said the traditional system Read More

2023: 42 Northern groups back Bala Mohammed to emerge as President

June 9, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

 Ahead of the 2023 general elections, 42 northern groups under the umbrella of Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), has endorsed the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, whom they said has all it takes to save NIgeria from you it’s present security challenges and economic woes. The group made it’s position known at a World Press Conference held in Yola, Read More

Buhari didn’t ban Twitter but on suspension in Nigeria – APC

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The youths wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not ban Twitter in Nigeria but on temporary suspension. National youths leader of the ruling party, Barr. Ismaeel Ahmed, told newsmen Wednesday in Abuja that he was not personally happy about the development, adding that the controversy will soon be resolved amicably. Barr. Ahmed Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

Breaking: FG breaks silence on ‘fuel price hike’

May 21, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The federal government has allayed the fear of Nigerians who are apprehensive that there would be increase in the price of fuel.  A statement signed, Friday, in Abuja by Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, insisted that despite the burden continuous subsidy was having in its finances, there will be no increase in fuel price.  “Once again, it has Read More

ALGON backs southern governors on ban of open grazing

May 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON on Thursday backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the country. The Association made their position known shortly after their montly meeting in Warri South Local Government Council through the ALGON Chairman in the state who is also the Read More

Reps give NIS 72 hours to issue passports to waiting applicants

April 29, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has passed a resolution, directing the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to, within 72 hours, issue International Passports to Nigerians who have applied, paid, and have been captured but are yet to be issued their booklets. The House also on Thursday, urged the Federal Ministry of Interior and the NIS to review its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Read More

Reps ‘fight’ over call for Pantami’s ouster

April 23, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Exchange of words has ensued between spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the Minority Caucus, over the recent move on the floor, to the effect that Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami should resign over allegation of terrorism links, of be sacked. Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu had on Wednesday during plenary, raised a point Read More

Mining stakeholders want end to double taxation

April 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Meanwhile, at the stakeholders meeting in Rivers state, stakeholders decried the double taxation in the state. Second National Vice President of Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) Kennedy Enebeli revealed that the major mining activities in Rivers state are sand dredging and quarrying, he however said operators in the state are hemorrhaging under the yoke of multiple regulations, controls and taxation Read More

Kaduna LG elections: Group backs Zimbo

April 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A youth group, the Zangon Kataf Youths for Good Governance (ZKYGG), Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, has thrown their weight behind the aspiration of Mr. Francis A. Sani Zimbo, as the chairman of the local government in the forthcoming local government election in Kaduna state. The group, which membership cuts across all the ethnic groups in the Read More

Reps or PRODA, where lies the truth?

March 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

For about a fortnight running, issues generated during an investigative hearing by House of Representatives committee on public procurement, into the activities of Enugu-based Project Research and Development Institute (PRODA), have remained a subject of controversy. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the unending drama The probeThe Hon. Nasir Ahmed led committee got a mandate of the larger house, to specifically look Read More

ASUP threatens strike over unresolved issues with FG, states

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has threatened to embark on a strike from April 6, over what it described as “unresolved issues” with the federal government and some states. ASUP gave the notice in a communiqué at the end of its 99th National Executive Council meeting on Friday, in Katsina. In the communiqué, signed by its president, Mr. Read More

RIMSON advocates strategies for tackling emerging risk, inducts new Fellows

December 29, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

Risk management professionals under the aegis of Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RIMSON) have risen from the Society’s 2020 National Risk Management Conference listing resolutions geared at harnessing both individual and collective strategies for tackling emerging risk management challenges. A statement signed by Joseph Obah for Risk Managers Society of Nigeria, noted that the conference which took place on Wednesday, Read More