Segun Adewale emerges Lagos West PDP senatorial candidate

May 24, 2022 Tope Olusanya 0

Former Lagos Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Otunba Segun Adewale popularly called Aeroland, has emerged as Lagos -West PDP senatorial candidate. Adewale, who polled 264 votes to emerge winner at the party’s primaries, charged all hands to be on deck to wrest power from the ruling party. In his acceptance speech, Adewale noted that having emerged the candidate of the Read More

Gombe Sen. empowers 7,055 youth, women

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Senator Saidu Ahmad Alkali, has empowered 7, 055, to eradicate poverty and provide self-reliant job opportunities amongst youth and women within Gombe North Senatorial District, Senator Alkali Sunday, distributed 50 cars, 500 motorcycles to his constituents and gave irrigation and processing machines to 1, 000 rice and maize farmers. While flagging off the distribution of the items at the Gombe Read More

The scary security report on Kaduna

October 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent revelation that at least 888 people have been killed and 2,553 others kidnapped in Kaduna state between January and September 2021 is not only frightening but it is also alarming and deplorable. The Kaduna state report also disclosed thar 720 people were injured within the period.   The third quarter security report presented by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Read More

Cross River north has been liberated – Imoke

October 24, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Former governor of Cross River state, Senator Liyel Imoke, has said that the election of Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as Senator representing the northern senatorial district of the state has liberated the people of Ogoja and the entire district from the shackles of political oppression. Imoke said this in Ogoja during a church service to thank God for the success of Read More

Shem Zagbanyi Nuhu, Isah Mohammed: Where are they now?

October 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

They once occupied public offices and served meritoriously to the admiration of many, but long after that, even though they are still alive, not much has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA asks where they could be at the moment. Shem Zagbayi Nuhu Dr. Shem Zagbanyi Nuhu was the deputy governor of Niger state between 1999 and 2007, during the administration of late Abdulkadir Kure. During their time, this Read More

*Nigeria @61: Sani Musa felicitates with citizens, calls for unity

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

To mark Nigeria’s milestone of six decades and a year of independence from the British colonial rule, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has felicitated with Nigerians, the good people of Niger state, especially his constituents. In his Independence Day message, Senator Musa charged all Nigerians to Read More

ICT, major world economy driver critical to Nigeria’s future – Folarin

September 30, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, Thursday tasked the Nigerian youth to recognise the role of Information Communication Technology (1CT) as a major driver of world economy and critical to our future as a nation. Folarin said this while speaking at the closing of his facilitated 4-day Batch “B” empowerment trainings for 1000 youths of the Read More

Breaking: Ex-FCT Minister kidnapped

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers has reportedly abducted former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Ewuga, who also served as a Senator was kidnapped in the late hours of Tuesday in Plateau State. The former Senator, who represented Nasarawa North Senatorial district from 2011-2015, was returning home when the gunmen waylaid and abducted him. His abduction happened same day the Read More

2023: Engaging men for gender-sensitive constitutional reform

September 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The advocacy for a gender-sensitive constitution is at its peak with the ongoing amendment of the 1999 constitution, even as activists continue to engage male allies to influence gender-sensitive constitution alterations. ENE OSHABA writes. The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) is considered in many quarters as unfavourable to women as it suggest a male dominated Read More

Philanthropy: Touching lives where it matters

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

These days, it is rare to see anyone touching the lives of others expecting nothing, but it’s a different case for this Nasarawa state-born businessman. MUAZU ABARI reports. In every human society, icons emerge in the socio-economic and political affairs to touch the lives of people and ultimately contribute their quota to the development of that society. That is why Read More

Senator Bamidele donates Coaster bus to Oluyin-in-Council

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) has donated a Toyota coaster bus for the operational use of the Oluyin-in-Council.  The council comprises of all the traditional chiefs and title holders in Iyin-Ekiti, hometown of the senator, is headed by HRM Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, the Oyinyosaye Uyin III.  The senator, Read More

Gunmen abduct Edo PDP chieftain, driver

September 13, 2021 Patrick Ahanaor 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) in Edo state, Chief Dickson Imasogie, has been abducted with his driver. Imasogie, who is also the leader of the party in Edo South senatorial district, was reportedly whisked away from his farm in Obada along Benin-Agbor road in Uhumwonde local government area around 7am on Monday. It was gathered the gunmen Read More

In Akwa Ibom, Senator bags leadership award

September 11, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Distinguish Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, has been honoured with an African Icon Leadership Merit Award. Eyakenyi, who received the award in Uyo, dedicated it to her constituents, saying that they were the backbones behind her successes in her political journey. Consequently, the Ntisong Ibibio III, His imperial majesty Obong Read More

PIA: Frontier basins fund not restricted to North – Senator

September 8, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Pharm. Matthew Urhoghide, has said the 30 percent allocated for oil exploration in frontier basins as contained in the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) is not limited to the North. Urhoghide said, “Contrary to misconception regarding the Chad basins, we have over six basins including Anambra basin.. there is one Read More

Insecurity: KGIRS begins registration of 10, 000 transporters

September 7, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

As part of efforts to further curb security challenges, the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has commenced the registration of over 10,000 commercial transporters. Speaking with newsmen, Tuesday at the township stadium, Lokoja, the Special Adviser to Kogi state government on Security Matter, Jerry Omadara, said the registration was a strategy approved by Governor Yahaya Bello to curb insecurity Read More

PIA: Frontier basins fund not restricted to North- Senator Urhoghide

September 7, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

The Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District, Matthew Urhoghide, has said the 30 percent allocated for oil exploration in frontier basins as contained in the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) is not limited to the North. Urhoghide said “contrary to misconception regarding the Chad basins, we have over six basins including Anambra basin.. there is one in Kwara and Gombe. “For Read More

Sen. Goje distributes fertiliser for free in Gombe

September 4, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

As part of his efforts to boost food production in his constituency, the Senator, representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, Muhammad Danjuma Goje, has distributed thousands of bags of fertiliser to farmers for free.  Senator Goje, who was represented by member, representing Yamaltu West in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Sadik Ibrahim Kurba, said the gesture was in line with Read More

Senate: APC in threshold of two-third majority

August 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

With the defection of Senator Stella Oduah from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last week, to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the number of senators is inching towards 73 which is two-third of 109. TAIYE ODEWALE reports… Importance of two – third majority In any form of democracy, be it parliamentary or presidential, any political party that forms government at Read More

Mantu: Tribute to a nationalist

August 30, 2021 Yabagi Yusuf Sani 0

I was shocked by the news of the death of Senator Nasiru Ibrahim Mantu, on August 17, 2021. The last time we met, we discussed as always, the present ravaging insecurity and the disturbing political and economic currents in the country. An incurable optimist and patriot that he was, he expressed the confidence that Nigeria will survive the inclement tides Read More

Gombe APC stakeholders resolve to eschew bitterness, rancour

August 23, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe Central Senatorial District has resolved to eschew bitterness and rancour for the betterment of the party. This is coming amidst growing tension within the party but the party disclosed that the stakeholders believed to have been in two factions have unanimously resolved to operate as a one, united family under Read More

APC: Peace Corps boss retrieves car gift from party chair

August 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives and Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has decided to retrieve the Jeep he had given to the state party chairman, Chief Abba Yaro, three years ago, as part of the party’s crisis in Benue state. The state chairman, according to reports, has returned the Toyota Sequoia Jeep that the Read More

Constituency restoration: Suswam lauds Igbawua

August 14, 2021 Editor 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Senator Gabriel Suswam, has commended the immediate-past Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Honourable Chille Igbawua, over his relentless commitment in the struggle for the actualisation of the restoration of Mbagwa and Mata state constituency in Benue state. Senator Suswam, who represents Benue North East senatorial district of Benue state, stated this Read More

In Kaduna, Reps member declares for senate, promises quality representation

August 9, 2021 Abubakar Labaran 0

Member representing Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency in the National Assembly Honourable Nicholas Garba Sarkin Noma has declared his intention to contest for the senatorial position to represent Southern Kaduna Senatorial District come 2023. Addressing party executives, supporters and members of his constituency who thronged the party secretariat at Kafanchan Jema’a local government area, during the week, Garba assured the people of Read More

Food security: NEDC distributes farming inputs to 1,625 farmers in Yobe

August 7, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC), has distributed agric inputs to 1,625 members of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Yobe East senatorial district. The agric inputs distributed include NPK fertilizers, rice seeds and chemicals Addressing the beneficiaries, Yobe state focal person NEDC, Dr Ali Ibrahim Abbas, said the state NEDC is working very closely with governor Mai Mala Read More