Breaking: Ex-deputy Senate President is dead

August 17, 2021 Editor 0

A former deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, has passed on. A family source revealed that Mantu died early Tuesday morning. His profile Mantu was bom on Februay 16, 1947 in the present Plateau state. He was one of the few Nigerians who took politics seriously and had from the onset decided to make it a full time vocation. Read More

Anambra: APC appoints Uzodinma, Omo-Agege, 22 other govs to lead campaign

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed the Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman, National Campaign Committee to lead 22 other governors to campaign for the party. Other party leaders in the national campaign team include the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker Idris Wase, Minister of State for Petroleum 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

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

Breaking: Fresh trouble for Bukola Saraki as EFCC ‘grills’ ex-Senate President

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is facing fresh trouble as he is currently being held in custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations 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

Justice Tanko’s date with history

July 19, 2021 Mohammed Adamu 0

As the judicial grapevines are abuzz with the speculations that the current Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, may resume the judicial reforms begun some ten years ago by a predecessor of his, the late Justice Dahiru Musdapher, it is necessary to do a recap at least of some of the fundamental aspects of the reforms with a Read More

Breaking: Discordant tunes in Senate over proposed electronic transmission of election results, harmonised PIB passed

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

Plenary in Senate is currently stalemated over amendment made on proposed electronic transmission of results. Earlier, the Senate had passed harmonised Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The upper legislative chamber ran into trouble waters when it got to clause 52(3) of the Electoral Act ( Amendment ) 2021 . The clause states, “The Commission may transmit results of elections by electronic Read More

Another PDP bigwig joins APC

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

A member of the board of Trustees (BoT) of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Grace Jackson Bent, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) barely two weeks after the Party lost Zamfara State Governor and most lawmakers from the state. On Saturday, Yola the capital of Adamawa State that was thrown into a carnival Read More

Help democracy to prosper, Senate President tells Nigerians

July 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged members of the public who have access to the media to help democracy to prosper in Nigeria by saying the truth. Lawan made the appeal in his keynote address at the Conference of Presiding Officers of the Nigerian Legislature which began in Abuja late Friday. The theme of the conference which Read More

Why Nigeria should remain indivisible entity – IwuanyanwuBy

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Thursday, canvassed the indivisibility of Nigeria as a nation. Iwuanyanwu’s call is coming as the federal government extradited to the country on Tuesday, the separatist leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Iwuanyanwu who spoke in Abuja when the National Association of University Students (NAUS) conferred on him, the ‘Ambassador Read More

Advancing women equality can add $12trn to GDP by 2025- Omo-Agege

June 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Deputy Senate President, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that $trillion could be added to the Gross Domestic Profit (GDP) in the year 2025 by advancing women equality.  He said this is because women are the backbone of global economy as they engage more in entrepreneurship.  He noted this on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the new executives Read More

Breaking: Day after suspension from PDP, Nwaoboshi joins APC

June 25, 2021 Editor 0

The Senator representing Delta North senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi, joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) day after he was suspended by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Nwaboshi was on Friday presented to President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) inside the state house, Abuja by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege. Details Read More

Lawmakers wait at lobby as NASS roofs leak under heavy rain

June 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Lawmakers wait at lobby as NASS roofs leak under heavy rain Roofs of the White House segment of the National Assembly built about 30 years ago caved in Tuesday during heavy downpour with water leakages from several points in and outside the hallowed chambers. The intensity of the roof leaking which started at about 10:30am , prevented many senators from Read More

2023: Send electoral act amendment bill to Buhari now, Onochie urges Lawan

June 20, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A leading presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Orefo Nnamdi Onochie, has called on the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan to immediately forward the amendments to the Electoral Act to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent. Onochie’s request was contained in a statement signed by Mr Ken Amechi Enemokwu, of the campaign organisation in Abuja. Read More

Yoruba group raises the alarm over plot to undermine APC’s govt

June 8, 2021 Editorial II 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, were promoting agitations in the South-west Read More

Ayade wins Blueprint Newspapers Governor of the Year award on Agro-Industrialisation

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has been awarded the Blueprint Newspaper Governor of the Year award for 2021. The event took place Thursday at the prestigious Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Ayade clinched the award in recgonition of his giant strides in agro-industrialization. The Blueprint 10th anniversary/Impact Series and Award is one in a series of Read More

Breaking: Senate passes Bill to end HND/BSc dichotomy

June 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Senate has passed a bill that prohibits employers in the country from discriminating between first degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters; and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.  Chairman of the Joint Committee, Ibrahim Shekarau (APC, Kano Central), said, Read More

Breaking: Buhari sends Teachers’ retirement age extension Bill to Senate

June 2, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s executive Bill which seeks to increase the retirement age for teachers in the country from 60 to 65 years has been handed over to the Senate. Buhari, in a letter read on the floor by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Wednesday, noted that the Bill provides for harmonised retirement age for teachers in the country. According to him, Read More

Constitution review: Senate to hold national public hearing Thursday

June 1, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday reaffirmed its readiness to hold national public hearing Thursday and Friday this week to alter some provisions of the 1999 constitution. An announcement was made by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan in plenary as conveyed in a letter addressed to him by the Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. According to the Senate President, Read More

Lawan’s aide Tabiowo inducted FIMC

May 27, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Institute of Management Consultants – Nigeria, has inducted the Special Assistant (Press) to the President of the Senate, Ezrel Tabiowo, as a Fellow of the Institute. Tabiowo’s induction was sequel to his election as a Fellow by the Board and Governing Council “in recognition of his outstanding academic and professional standing as well as demonstrated commitment to creating, maintaining, Read More

Revisit my petition, FUTO student appeals to Lawan

May 26, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

A student of the Federal University of Technology (FUTO) Owerri, Mr Phillip Brian Otobha, has appealed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to revisit the case of victimisation, extortion and breach of duty he leveled against some lecturers of the institution. The native of Emede in Isoko South Read More

Women re-emphasise need for constitution amendment

May 24, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigeria women has harped the need for a critical review of several sections of the 1999 Constitution. They said the review would enable creation of additional seats in the federal and state legislative houses as well as enhance women’s political participation in the country. The Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen made the call in Abuja at the joint Read More

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More