Make efforts to ensure Ajaokuta Steel becomes operational, Reps tell FG

August 5, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Steel has called for concerted efforts by relevant authorities towards ensuring that the Ajaokuta Steel Mill in Kogi state becomes fully operational. The chairman of the Committee, Abdullahi Halims, made the call during an oversight visit with other members of the committee to the Ministry of Mines and Steel development in Abuja. Halims said Read More

Naira’s precipitous depreciation: Emefiele Vs Senate

August 1, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

The naira is sinking and no one knows precisely how to save the currency of Africa’s largest economy. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has deployed all the weapons in its arsenal in defence of the naira. Ironically, none is working. Even lending rate hikes have become counter-productive. On July 27, 2021, the apex bank fingered Nigeria’s treacherous bureau de Read More

Breaking: Buhari wants Senate to confirm Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as CJN, 19 RECs too

July 26, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to confirm appointment of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The President in another letter requested the Senate for confirmation of appointments of 19 Resident Electoral Commissioners, five of whom are for re – appointment while the remaining 14 are for fresh appointment. Confirmation of appointments of four non Read More

2023 Benue North-west Senate: Periscoping Ortom’s strengths, weaknesses

July 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the race to occupy the Benue North-west Senatorial District, popularly known as Zone B, seat in 2023, reaches its peak, JOHN SHIAONDO peeps into Governor Samuel Ortom’s chances in the contest. The battle is indeed expected to be both fierce and interesting considering the pedigrees of those who have already shown interest in the race. Currently, there are more Read More

Breaking: Another serving Senator dumps PDP

July 20, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, representing Akwa-Ibom North East Senatorial District, has resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). His resignation as a member of the PDP was contained in a letter dated July 15, 2022. The letter was read at the start of plenary on Wednesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Senator Akpan, who chairs the Committee Read More

US senators and global terror

July 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The United States of America has largely contributed to the misgivings of Nigeria as a peaceful nation. Actually, many people believe that American political power game has naturally centered on Africa thereby threatening its political freedom. America contributes to the weak economy of Nigeria. The International Monetary Fund, IMF, forced Nigeria to embrace the Structural Adjustment Policy (SAP) with its Read More

Assessing Shekarau at the senate

July 3, 2022 Sule Ya’u Sule 0

It is the campaign season again, and in the last few months, we have witnessed frenzied footwork of politicians jostling for party tickets. National Assembly legislators are not left out. While many have temporarily relocated to their home constituencies to secure or safe-keep their partisan interests, the red and green chambers have mainly been emptied, and legislative business has taken Read More

N322m fraud: Nigerian Senator bags seven years in prison

July 1, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The rulling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator from Delta State, Peter Nwaoboshi, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an appeal court in Lagos State for money laundering. The court also ordered the lawmaker’s two companies – Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd – to be wound up. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had Read More

Senator Lawan’s 7th term bid

June 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

To begin with, the seventh term bid of Senate President Ahmad Lawan for the National Assembly should and or must follow the due process of law. As the third citizen in the land and a lawmaker, he must make sure that due process is followed. Anything short of due process will make one fault his bid. As politicians, both Senator Read More

Ahmed Lawan set to lose Senate seat

June 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The winner of Yobe North senatorial primary election, Bashir Mashini Sherrif, has written to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), that he will not step down his ambition for Senate President Ahmed Lawan. Bashir in a letter dated June 13, 2022 said he was totally committed to his mandate, and he is working towards delivering Yobe North Senatorial District for Read More

Breaking: Delegates affirm ex-Nasarawa governor, Tanko Al-Makura, as APC south senatorial candidate

May 28, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates in Nasarawa south district, Saturday, affirmed Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to represent them at the senate for a second term. The election, conducted through a voice vote, in Lafia, was presided by the returning officer to the zone’s primary election committee chairman, Abdullahi Garba Abbas. Abbas urged delegates to stick to APC during the next election. Read More

After quitting governorship contest, Abaribe leaves PDP, resigns as Senate minority leader

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

Few after quitting governorship contest in Abia state, Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The serving Senator also resigned as the Minority Leader in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. Senator Abaribe confirmed his exit from the party, and resignation as a minority leader in the Senate in separate letters to the ward Read More

Kogi West PDP: Teejay woos Dino Melaye, others after victory

May 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kogi West senatorial district, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, has asked for the support of his opponents at the just concluded primary election in Kogi state ahead of the general elections. Hon. Yusuf defeated former Senator Dino Melaye, Hon. Sam Aro and Otunba Adeniyi Olayemi, at the said election. But in a Read More

Edo: Delegates reject Senator’s free food at primary venue as Urhoghide fails to pick return ticket

Delegates to Edo South People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial primary election, Monday, rejected jellof rice and beverages provided by incumbent Senator Matthew Urhoghide. The delegates alleged that the free food distribution could sway individuals to cast their vote for the embattled Senator. Urhoghide who is the chairman, Senate Committee on public account is seeking a return ticket to contest the Read More

Senate: Aduda wins FCT ticket

May 24, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

Incumbent Senator, Philip Tenimu Aduda, has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial primary in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Senator Aduda polled 190 votes out of the192 total number of the delegates in the six area council of the FCT. Announcing the results, Aminu Suleiman Gwada, the PDP electoral panel chairman in the FCT said Senator Aduda Read More

Breaking: Reps member, TJ Yusuf, floors Dino Melaye, picks PDP senatorial ticket

May 24, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Three-term House of Representatives member, Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf, on Tuesday beat former Senator Dino Melaye to secure the ticket of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to contest for Kogi west senatorial zone. Yusuf representing Kabba/Bunu Ijumu federal constituency, polled 163 delegates votes to defeat Melaye with 99 in a rerun after Monday night contest tied at 88 apiece. Details loading…

2023: Senatorial aspirant tasks APC on peaceful primary

May 23, 2022 Ojo Oladele 0

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress(APC) National Assembly primaries, a leading contestant for the Ekiti North Senatorial Seat,Chief Segun Ajibulu has charged the party leadership to guide against any negative tendency that could mar the image and peaceful conduct of the exercise. The aspirant who was hopeful of emerging victorious in the contest, said all political indices favoured his emergence Read More

2023: Sen. Otu vows to revisit ceding of 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom

May 19, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

Ten years after the ceding of 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom state, a frontline governorship contender in Cross River state, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, has vowed to revisit the matter when elected into office. Otu spoke in Calabar, Wednesday, during a press conference shortly after being received by his teeming supporters in Calabar. The reception came few days after Read More

The battle for Kwara central senatorial seat

May 15, 2022 Abdullahi Lanre 0

As politicians nationwide begin to clean their ‘boots’ in readiness for the 2023 political race, the contest for the Kwara Central senatorial seat would perhaps turn out to be one of the critical highlights of the election. The All Progressives Congress (APC) which holds the levers of power in Kwara state especially has a point to prove, considering the still Read More

Kaduna South: Bulus summits senatorial forms, assures of quality representation

May 13, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Supporters and members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Friday accompanied Honourable Bulus Banquo Audu to the party’s headquarters in Abuja for the submission of his expression of interest and nomination forms to run for senator on the platform of the party in Kaduna South zone. The crowds were chanting sai Bulus, describing him as “a humanitarian and a philanthropist Read More

Kontagora APC endorses Sani Bello for Senate

May 6, 2022 Aideloje Ojo Minna 0

The executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kontagora local government area of Niger state and all its ward leaders have endorsed the state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, to contest the Niger north senatorial seat in 2023 elections. The endorsement was announced at a brief ceremony Thursday at Government Lodge, Kontagora. Blueprint learnt that all the 378 executive members Read More