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

Nasarawa: Wadada picks APC nomination forms to replace Adamu in Senate

April 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A two-time member of the House of Representatives, Hon Ahmed Wadada Aliyu has said he is in the race for Nasarawa West Senatorial district to win, replace Senator Abdullahi Adamu in the National Assembly and ensure that enabling laws are put in place that would diversify, deepen and grow the socio-economic well-being of his constituents.  Speaking with newsmen after picking Read More

FCT: Laniyi picks APC senatorial forms to replace Aduda

April 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Managing director of Doxas Digital Nigeria, Mrs Adedayo Benjamin Laniyi, has said she is in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) senatorial race to pursue the course of unity among all residents of Abuja in a bid to make the nation’s capital the true centre of unity for all the diverse ethnic groups.  The FCT senate seat is currently been Read More

Senate deputy minority Whip Danbaba defects to APC

April 28, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Ibrahim Danbaba (Sokoto South), has decamped from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmaker’s decision to join to the APC was conveyed in a letter read at the start of plenary by President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Wednesday. Danbaba, who represents Sokoto South in the upper Read More

Illegal refinery: Senate mourns oil explosion site in Imo

April 27, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Senate Wednesday mourned the deaths of those killed by an explosion at the site of an illegal refinery in Abaezi community, Ohagi-Egbema local lovernment area of Imo state on Friday, April 22, 2022. This was sequel to a point of order raised to that effect by Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC Imo West). Okorocha, while relying on order 42 of Read More

Senate amends bills to establish Counselling Practitioners Council, Agriculture University in Jalingo

April 27, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Senate Wednesday amended and passed a bill seeking to establish the Counselling Practitioners Council of Nigeria. Also passed was a bill to establish the Federal University of Agriculture, Jalingo. The passage of both bills followed their re-committal to the Committee of the Whole for consideration. The motion for re-committal was sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC, Kebbi Read More

2023: Kogi women, PWDs endorse Eshanumi for senate

April 21, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Women and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Kogi West senatorial district have endorsed the only female senatorial aspirant in the zone, Mrs. Adedoyin Ibikunle Eshanumi, as preferred candidate to represent them at the Senate in the 2023 general elections. The women, who are mostly widows from Yagba Federal Constituency, also appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to endorse the candidacy of Read More

GMO: HOMEF hails Senate over stand on strict regulation

April 18, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and others have applauded the Senate for considering a bill to review the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Act in the overall interest of protecting food safety and public interests in Nigeria. HOMEF Director, Dr. Nnimmo Bassey, in a Read More

NUPEC boss, Nneji commends Senate over passage of Peace Corps bill

April 13, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC), Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has commended the Senate for the passage of the Peace Corps bill. Dr. Nneji said the was long over due, adding that the Corps would facilitate peace, volunteerism, community services, Neighbourhood watch and national building in Nigeria. The Nigerian Senate Tuesday passed the bill establishing the the Read More

Breaking: APC national chair, deputy quit Senate

April 12, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on Tuesday, resigned as Senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District in the 9th Senate. This was even as the newly elected deputy National Chairman (North), Abubakar Kyari, also resigned as lawmaker representing Borno North Senatorial District.  The resignation letters of both lawmakers were read by the Senate President, Ahmad Read More

Senate confirms 7 members of CBN Monetary Policy Committee

March 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Wednesday, confirmed the nominations of seven members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The confirmation of the nominees followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions. The report was laid and presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna Central). President Read More

Electoral Act: Senate set to debate court judgment nullifying section 84

March 23, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, will in plenary, Wednesday, (March 23, 2022,), consider a motion to discuss the recent judgment by a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia that nullified the provisions of Section 84(12) of the newly amended Electoral Act 2022 passed by the National Assembly. Justice Evelyn Anyadike, in a judgment, held that the Section of the Act was “unconstitutional, invalid, Read More