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

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More

2023: Pro-Saraki group distributes fertilisers to farmers

August 17, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, ‘Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation,’ has donated bags of fertiliser to low-income farmers in North-west part of the country. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Abuja, said the gesture was to deepen the philanthropic gesture and disposition of the President of the 8th Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Read More

Anambra: APC’s chances of landslide victory certain – Buni

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the chances of his party in winning the forthcoming governorship election with a landslide victory has increased. Buni stated this Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating National Campaign Committee of the party head by governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman. Other party Read More

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

Kaduna: One lawmaker so close to widows’, orphans’ hearts

August 15, 2021 Nasir Dambatta 0

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal”- Steve Maraboli, in Life Truth and Being Free. The respected Steve Maraboli probably has people like Senator Uba Sani of Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone when he crafted the above quote. This firebrand lawmaker, a one-time fiery civil rights activist and now Chairman of Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance Read More

Breaking: Governor resigns amidst sexual harassment allegations

August 10, 2021 BBC 0

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned after an inquiry found he sexually harassed multiple women, prompting efforts to remove him. “The best way I can help now is if I step aside,” he said on Tuesday, while maintaining the claims were untruthful. His resignation goes into effect in 14 days. Power will then be transferred to Lieutenant Governor Kathy Read More

Buhari approves ‘Presidential Wing’ for State House clinic

August 10, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the site for the construction of the Presidential Wing of the State House clinic within the precinct of the Aso Villa. The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs had visited the site during its oversight function to know the level of utilisation of budgetary allocation to State House. Permanent Secretary, State House, Umar Read More

Where is Senator Lawal Gumau

August 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s been a while since Bauchi South populace declared Senator Lawal Yahaya Gumau missing as a result of not reporting to the constituency since assumption of office in 2019. It sounds so confusing to declare an incumbent senator missing but here in Bauchi South this is our current situation, Senator Gumau is nowhere to be found. For about three years 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: Consider Nigerians, call off strike, Senate, Reps tell residents doctors

August 4, 2021 Editor 0

Both the Senate and House of Representatives have jointly called on the resident doctors to call of their strike and return to negotiation table with the federal government. The residents doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had resumed strike on Monday August 2, 2021. Already, the strike action is affecting medical services at various government-owned Read More