Breaking: Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, receives N100m form, joins presidential race

May 9, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The widely rumoured Presidential aspiration of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, turned to reality Monday when he received the All Progressives Congress ( APC) N100million nomination form from the National Stability Project at the Senate Guest House, Maitama. The group led by Chief Sam Nkire said they bought the form for the Senate President being a stabiliser Nigeria needed at Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as explosion rocks Senate President’s home town, 1 dead, 6 injured

April 25, 2022 Yusuf .A. Yusuf, Damaturu 0

Resisdents of Gashua in Bade local government area of Yobe state are now living in fear after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) triggered explosion hit the community Sunday night. Already, one person has been confirmed dead while six others in a specialist hospital are injured. The incident according to Blueprint findings occurred at a popular area known as Abasha Gidan Read More

David Mark greets Ortom @ 61

April 23, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has congratulated Benue state Governor Dr Samuel Ortom on his 61st birthday. Senator Mark in his goodwill message to the governor on Saturday, urged him to sustain the peace and unity of the people of the state. He praised Ortom’s indomitable spirit in defense of the state so far and told him Read More

Senate President bags Magayaki chieftaincy title in Kwara

March 19, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Kaiama Emirate Council in Kwara State will on Sunday honour the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan with a chieftaincy title. In a statement released in Abuja, Saturday, Lawan will be turbaned as Magayaki of Kaiama Emirate, which means the lead warrior that ensures the Emirate is protected, survives and progresses. The title as explained in the statement by Read More

[Breaking] Electoral Act: Senate ignores court order, proceeds on amendment

March 8, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Senate Tuesday ignored ruling of a federal high court in Abuja , purportedly stopping it from amending the 2022 Electoral Act as requested for, by President Muhammadu Buhari . President Buhari had penultimate Friday before signing the 2022 Electoral Bill into law , urged the National Assembly to expunge section 84(12) of the Act which requires appointive political office Read More

2023: Anyim can be entrusted with higher responsibilities – Buhari, Jonathan

February 19, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

The ambition of a Presidential aspirant and former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) received a boost as President Muhammadu Buhari and immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, said he can be entrusted with higher responsibilities. In their separate remarks Saturday at an event in Abuja to honour Anyim on the occasion Read More

Breaking: FG bows, shelves planned fuel subsidy removal

January 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The federal government Monday halted its proposed plan of subsidy removal from pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as fuel in July 2022. Postponement of the plan as declared by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, at an emergency stakeholders’ meeting held at the National Read More

Breaking: Senate bows, approves direct, indirect primaries for political parties, passes amended Electoral bill

January 19, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Senate Wednesday concurred to observations raised by President Muhammadu Buhari on why he refused assent to the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021, by rescinding mandatory direct primaries imposed on political parties for nomination of candidates. The upper legislative chamber had in collaboration with the House of Representatives in November 2021 as contained in clause 87(2), made direct primaries Read More

Nguru market: Senate President sympathises with victims of fire incident, demands probe

January 8, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the victims of the fire outbreak at the Central Market in Nguru, Yobe state. Lawan sympathised with those whose shops, stalls and warehouses got burnt or lost materials in the unfortunate incident which occurred on Saturday morning. “I commiserate with the people of Nguru and in particular those who are Read More

Kano APC: CSO passes vote of confidence on Senator Jibrin

December 18, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

 A coalition of non-for-profit organisation, Civil Society Groups for Transparency and Accountability (CSGTA), has expressed confidence in the chairman of the Senate committee on appropriation, Senator Barau Jibrin, for his exemplary leadership for Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).  Expressing solidarity and support for Jibrin, the group also condemned the politically-motivated campaign of calumny against the Senator Read More

Breaking: Former Senate President, Joseph Wayas, is dead

December 2, 2021 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Second Republic Senate President, Dr Joseph Wayas, has died in a London hospital. The Chief Press Secretary and Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state, Mr Christian Ita, who made this known in a press statement said Dr Wayas died in the early hours of Tuesday. The statement, made available to Blueprint Read More

Lawan, Omo – Agege greet Jonathan @64

November 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Both the President and Deputy President of the Senate , Senators Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo – Agege respectively have felicitated with former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 64 birthday anniversary. The two presiding officers of the Senate expressed their felicitations to the former President through separate statements issued on Saturday and signed by their media minders. Lawan in his Read More

Charting economic path for South-east, the SECCIMA initiative

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The South-east needs economic rejuvenation to come out of its present state. CHUKS NWEZE writes on how this can be achieved. Before the recent agitations for self rule took the centre stage, Nigeria had been bedevilled with crisis in the Niger Delta occasioned by outright neglect. Also, insurgents in the North-east have been resisting western-styled education. While Nigeria was trying Read More

Breaking: Ayu, Anyanwu confirmed National chairman, secretary as new PDP executive emerge

October 31, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

A former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, from Benue state, North Central Nigeria has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman-Elect. Ayu was declared National winner after 3, 426 delegates affirmed his unopposed position at the party’s convention in Abuja. The outcome of the election was announced in the early hours of Sunday. Similarly, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, from Read More

Honour galore as Buni’s aide bags NANS award of excellence

October 30, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday Conferred an award of Exellence on the special adviser to Governor Mai Mala Buni on Political and Legislative matters, Alhaji Aji Yarima Bularafa (Mal Terab of Gujba Emirates). The NANS leadership under the office of its deputy Senate President, Comrade Usman Adamu Nagwaza, and other top National officers of the Association Read More

2023: Anyim declares for Presidency

Former Secretary to Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim, has finally declared his intention to contest for the post of President come 2023. Anyim made his intentions known while speaking to Journalists on Saturday. Anyim, a former Senate President, noted that he would contest for the presidency under the Umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party not minding where it would be Read More

Lawan, Gbajabiamila, others task govt on education accessibility

October 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , Speaker of the House of Representatives , Femi Gbajabiamila and other stakeholders, Monday called on government at all levels , to make education more accessible to Nigerians. The call for accessibility and adequate funding of education came to the fore in Abuja during the 4th convocation ceremony for post graduate and Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

PDP’s quest for national chairman and the Saraki factor

October 15, 2021 Osazemen Imagbenikaro 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, one of the oldest and major parties in Nigeria, is to hold its national onvention to elect leaders into the National Working Committee on October 30-31, 2021. However, there is no clear indication as to which of the six geo-political zones of the country will produce the national chairman, consequent on the fact that the Read More

E-transmition of results: ZLP commends Senate, rejects direct primaries

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has commended the Senate on the revision of Electronic Transmission of Election results even has it condemned the proposed imposition of Direct Primary Election on political parties. ZLP in a statement released Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national chairman, commended the Nigerian Senate particularly the Senate President, on revising Read More

Breaking: Stakeholders adopt Senator Ayu as consensus candidate for PDP National Chairman

October 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021, the northern stakeholders have unanimously adopted the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, as their consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman. Recall that, the Chairman of PDP Zoning Committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State last week recommended that “consequently, the current Read More

Aku Uka worked tirelessly to unite his people – Lawan

October 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi, the 24th Aka Uka of Jukun Kingdom in Taraba state, as a great leader who worked to unite his people and bring development to Taraba and the defunct Gongola state. Lawan stated this Wednesday during plenary in his remarks to honour the deceased. The Senate President Read More

Electronic transmission of results ‘ll banish slection collation banditry – Okechukwu

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu has commended the Senate, the House of Representatives, civil society organisations and President Muhammadu Buhari for the final process leading to the insertion of Electronic Transmission of election results in the country’s Electoral Law. Okechukwu who is a foundation member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) expressed optimism that Read More