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 convention: Group rejects Ayu, insists on North-central for president

October 15, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The North Central PDP Rebirth Forum (NCPDPRF) has vehemently opposed the candidature of former President of the Senate, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu as the national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Convener of the group, Engr. Mohammed Idah, at a press conference in Abuja, Thursday, claimed the choice of Ayu was in tandem with a clandestine plan by some Read More

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

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

APC Senators to rise to 84 by next week, says Senate spokesman

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Senator representing Osun Central and spokesperson of the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, Wednesday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators must have increased to 84 by next week. He stated that some members of the opposition have disclosed their readiness to dump their party for the ruling APC. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement of Read More

Senate calls for commissioning of completed projects

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Members of the Senate Committee on Works have commended the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and his team for the progress so far made on the on-going construction, rehabilitation, and expansion of roads across the country. The committee members, who made the commendation when they paid an oversight visit to the ministry, also called for the commissioning Read More

Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, Read More

FAAN MD risks arrest over unremitted N1.5bn – Senate

October 4, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts has threatened to issue warrant of arrest on the Managing Director of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Rabiu Yadudu, over alleged failure to remit N1.5 billion Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMeT) Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the past six years. Chairman of the committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South), issued the Read More

Senate moves to stop illegal charges on cargo transport

September 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has commenced moves to stop processing delay and illegal charges on cargo transport by freight agents. The decision to end multiple charges on cargo processing and transport was reached by the upper chamber in a resolution, following consideration of a motion during plenary Wednesday. The motion tilted: “The need to streamline Import and Export Cargo Processing in the Read More

Defraudment of Nigerian travelers: Senate investigates fake COVID-19 test

September 28, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Tuesday, resolved to investigate allegations of fake COVID-19 test results used to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians in Ghana and the use of fake vaccination cards in Nigeria. The decision to investigate the allegation against the Ghanaian authorities was sequel to a motion sponsored to that effect by Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC Kwara Central) . Oloriegbe in the motion Read More

The Arms Control Bill

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The letter by President Muhammadu Buhari last week, requesting the Senate to consider two executive bills to tackle insecurity in the country is an ample demonstration by the Buhari administration to tackle the seemingly intractable hydra-headed insecurity which has been bedeviling the Nigeria for over 10 years, prior to his government that assumed power in 2015. This is, indeed, a Read More

Politics Today names Senator Sani Musa Lawmaker of the Year

September 24, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

As part of activities marking the Second Anniversary of Politics Today, an Online newspaper, Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger state), has been declared its Lawmaker of the Year 2021. Presenting the award to the lawmaker in Abuja on Thursday, representative of the newspaper’s management and Editor-in-Chief, Nasir Dambatta, said it was in recognition of the sterling contributions of the lawmaker Read More

Sen. Da’adut seeks establishment of agric institute in Namu

September 23, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Senator Nura Da’atu representing Plateau South is advocating for the establishment of Federal Agricultural Research center in Namu locality of Qua’anpan local government area of the state. She advocated for the centre in a private bill pending before the senate which came up on floor Wednesday for first reading. She said the agricultural potentials in the area makes it important Read More

Breaking: Few weeks after, Buhari seeks amendment to Petroleum Industry Act

September 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Senate Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to amend the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 passed by the National Assembly in July this year. Buhari’s request was contained in a letter dated September 16, 2021, and read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.  The amendment request is coming few weeks after the President signed the Petroleum Industry Bill Read More

Why they are after FCC chairman, Dankaka

September 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Barely six moxths into assumption of office of Dr Muheeba Farida Dankaka as the Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission, FCC, pessimists, who would rather like the business-as-usual approach by the chairman against the new ways of doing things based on the targets given by the president to execute the mandate, wrote a lengthy petition against the person of the chairman Read More

Kogi: Group tackles APC chieftain over comment on presidential ambition

September 8, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

A socio-political group, North Central Union for Credible Leadership (NCUCL) has come down hard on a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Alex Kadiri, for urging the zone to forget its quest for the nation’s presidency. A statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Tuesday, signed by NCUCL’s chairman, Ganiyu Ene Salau while reacting to the call by Read More

Call for elimination: Ohanaeze demands apology from Sen. Bulkachuwa

September 6, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Peeved by the statement attributed to Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa from Bauchi state to the effect that rather than give Ndigbo opportunity to produce president come 2023, they should be eliminated from the face of the earth, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked the senator to apologise to Ndigbo. Bulkachuwa, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and husband Read More

Mining: Senate summons minister, threatens zero budget for non-performing agencies

September 4, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Friday, summoned the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, over poor regulation and loss of revenues in the sector. This is as the upper legislative chamber, through its joint committees on Finance, National Planning, Gas Resources, Petroleum Upstream and Downstream, fixed N15 billion as target revenue for Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (NMCO) in 2022 as against Read More

Buhari celebrates ex-Borno gov, Kashim Shettima, at 55

September 3, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state as one of Nigeria’s success stories “since the beginning of the recent democratic journey.” On the occasion of Shettima’s 55th birthday anniversary, September 2, the President who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity Garba Shehu said, “I’m proud of Shettima for his achievements in Read More

Boko Haram members’ surrender a welcome development – Lawan

August 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Monday, stated that the reports that Boko Haram elements are coming out of their trenches to surrender to Nigerian troops should be seen as a welcome development and encouraged. Lawan stated this in Maiduguri, Borno state at the palace of Shehu of Bor, Abubakar El-Kanemi. Lawan was in the state, in company of Yobe Read More

Lawan condoles with Senator Na’Allah over son’s death

August 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the family of Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah over the gruesome murder of their son, Abdulkarim Na’Allah, in Kaduna on Sunday. Lawan in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja on Monday, said he was deeply saddened by the dastardly murder of the young pilot Read More

Breaking: Stella Uduah dumps PDP for APC

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Minister of Aviation in the administation of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and a serving Senator, Princess Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi, known as Stella Oduah, has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). She was received at a brief ceremony in Abuja Thursday and admitted into the party by the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Read More

Of BSc and HND dichotomy

August 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The days of picayune arguments between BSc and HND certificates still linger. We hope it would have waned, especially in an era where a secondary school certificate holder controls 200 million people, and primary school leavers control businesses with millions breathing in their accounts. It, however, seems extrinsic debate is a core meal Nigerians can’t take off their table. BSc Read More

Abaribe mourns Okpara, Aguiyi-Ironsi

August 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South) ,  Monday bemoaned the death  of two former  First Ladies, Chief Mrs Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi and Chief Mrs Adanma Okpara . Abaribe in a statement issued in Abuja  said  Nigeria and Abia state in particular  have lost two great women.  He said the death within a space of two days Read More

N378m tax waiver: Senate orders AGF to handover firm owners to EFCC

August 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate in one of the detected financial infractions in the 2015 Audit Report, has ordered the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), to hand over officers involved in N378 million tax waiver to private firm (Webb Fontaine Ltd). The Auditor General in the report, alleged that an illegal agreement on tax waiver was signed by some officials of Office Read More