Kogi: Yahaya Bello moves to establish science and technology varsity

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kogi state governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has approved the transmission of a bill for the establishment of the Confluence University of Science and Technology. The state Commissioner of Information and Communication Kingsley Fanwo disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of the state Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Lokoja. The commissioner said the university which will be Read More

Breaking: Ize-Iyamu ‘s fate made known as APC declares full primary election results in Edo

June 22, 2020 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election ahead of Edo gubernatorial general poll has been conluded. The result shows that Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged victorious. He is now the official governorship candidate of APC in Edo state. At the end of the primaries, Ize-Iyamu polled 27, 838. A) Edo South Senatorial District: 1. lkpoba-Okha LGA – Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu = Read More

Sallah: Almakura congratulates Muslims

May 24, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Senator Umaru Almakua representing Nasarawa south senatorial district has congratulated muslims across the country on completion of the 30 days mandatory fasting and urged them to continue to show compassion to the need. This was contained in a statement he personally signed and made available to Blueprint on Saturday, in Lafia. Almakura said that Ramadam fasting teaches the values of Read More

Senator distributes palliatives to constituents in Edo

May 2, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Senator representing Edo North Senatorial District at the Senate, Mr.  Francis Alimikhena, has  distributed foodstuff to households in his constituency in a bid to cushion the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on the people.  The lawmaker also distributed agricultural and farming  equipment such as farm chemicals, farm water pumping machines, hand sprayer which according to him, would be of great Read More

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Breaking: New Speaker emerges in Bayelsa

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Deputy Speaker, Abraham Ngobere, has been elected as new Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly. This followed the resignation of Monday Bubou-Obolo as Speaker. He resigned after the inauguration of Governor Douye Diri, who is from the same Bayelsa Central Senatorial District as Bubou-Obolo. Details loading…

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Senate adjourns for Longjan, holds valedictory session for Uwajumogu

February 11, 2020 Editor 0

The Senate Tuesday sat for just  five minutes from 10:55 to 11:00am as a result of the  death of Senator Ignatius Longjan who died at the Turkish Hospital Abuja on Sunday.  This is as the Upper legislative Chamber set Wednesday, February 12, 2020, for valedictory session in memory of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu who died on December 17, 2019 . Shortness of Read More

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Constituency project: Senator doles out 698 rice milling machines, irrigation water pumps

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) representing Adamawa central senatorial district, Monday gave out  698 equipment to her constituents for job creation and empowerment. A statement from the lawmaker’s media office Monday in Abuja listed the items to include irrigation water pumps (100);  sprayer kits (570);   rice milling machines (14) and  tricycles (14).  Similarly, the lawmaker distributed 139,000 free exercise books to Junior Secondary Read More

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Adamawa: Senator Abbo attracts dams to constituency

January 24, 2020 Editor 0

In fulfillment of his commitments to better the lots of his people and attract  federal projects to his senatorial district, the senator representing Adamawa North Senator Elisha Ishiaku Abbo has attracted the sighting of three Dams project in his senatorial.  This is coming after several months of his intense lobbying of the executives and tireless efforts which prompted the federal government Read More

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Medicare: Adamawa Senator reaches out to 5000 constituents

January 24, 2020 Editor 0

Moved by the successes recorded during his first medical outreach and increasing demands of his people, the senator representing Adamawa  South senatorial district, Senator Binos Yaroe, has organised another medical outreach for the people of his constituency targeted at 5000 patients. The exercise which was held at Ganye general hospital attracted many people from the various local governments that make up Read More

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Olujimi: Appeal Court’s decision travesty of justice – APC

November 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) has rejected the Court of Appeal judgement which sacked the Spokesman of the Senate, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, saying it did not reflect the wishes of people of the Ekiti South senatorial district. The party dismissed the judgement saying apart from being an affront on the people that it ‘can best be described as a travesty Read More

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In Plateau, Appeal Court affirms Dimka’s election

November 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal has affirmed the election of Senator Hezekia Dimka of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected representative of Plateau Central senatorial district. Also, Justice Mudaseer Oniyangi, who read the consensus judgement, dismissed the appeal No. CA/J/EPT/PL/NA/SEN/382/2019, filed by Mr David Paradang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) The court held that the petitioner/appellant issues 1,2,3 Read More

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More PDP witnesses testify against Ubah’s election

July 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

More witnesses have testified at the Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Awka against the victory of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the February 23 election Anambra South senatorial district election. Chief Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is challenging Ubah’s victory in a consolidated petition no. EPT/AN/SEN/11. Uba had said he had no Read More

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Constituents demand release of Uwajumogu’s certificate of return

July 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senator-elect representing Imo North senatorial district, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, Monday staged a protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding the immediate release of his certificate of return being withheld by the commission. In the vein, Imo North senatorial district constituents have urged the INEC to issue a certificate of return to Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu Read More

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Supreme Court upholds Nwaoboshi’s election

July 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the election of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party primary held on October 2, 2018 for the Delta North senatorial district, and therefore duly elected on February 23, 2019. The Supreme Court five-man panel of Justices lead by Justice John Okoro dismissed the two suits filed by Chief Ned Nwoko Read More

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Logo omission: Tribunal to hear petition against INEC, Senator

June 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Plateau state House of Assembly and National Assembly Electoral Commission, has fixed 25th June, for hearing of a petition challenging the election of Senator Istifsnus Gyang, as senator representing Plateau North senatorial district. The United People’s Party (UPP) candidate in the election Hon Sanusi Muhammad Inuwa in a petition No EPT/PL/NA/01/2019, has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Read More

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Akpabio gave us uncommon representation in the senate- Constituents

June 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Stakeholders of Ikot Ekpene senatorial district has appraised the performance of Senator Godswill Akpabio in 8th senate and rated him as the best performing senator in the district since the creation of the state from Cross River state. The stakeholders described Senator Akpabio, the former governor of Akwa  Ibom state and senate minority leader in the 8th National Assembly as an uncommon senator whose performance touched every community in the senatorial district. Read More

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Ministerial slot: Seven APC chairmen back Lai Mohammed for re-appointment

May 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Seven local government chairmen of All Progressives Congress(APC) that make up the South senatorial district of Kwara state have thrown their weight behind the reappointment of the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mohammed hails from Oro in Irepodun local government council area of the state that make up the Kwara Read More

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ERA lauds adoption of bill to ban gas flaring

April 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Senate’s unanimous adoption of the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Gas Flaring in Nigeria sponsored by Senator Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom North east Senatorial district. The bill, which passed second hearing in 2017, seeks to ensure natural gas is not flared or vented in any oil Read More

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‘Ogun spent N9bn on road construction in 3 months’

April 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ogun state Government on Monday said it spent N9.348 billion between January and March on the construction and rehabilitation of some roads across its three senatorial districts. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr  Kayode Ademolake, said this at the budget performance presentation of the ministry before the House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation Read More

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Borno-central seat: Abba-Aji challenges Shettima’s victory

April 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Borno-central senatorial seat Senator Mohammed Abba-Aji has asked the court for an order mandating INEC to conduct a fresh election for the Borno-central senatorial district. The candidate equally asked the Borno Election Petition Tribunal to nullify the victory of Governor Kashim Shettima of All Progressive Congress (APC) as winner of senatorial seat. Also joined in the Read More

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Rivers: PDP wins all 3 senatorial districts

April 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the elections conducted in all three senatorial districts in Rivers State. George Sekibo (Rivers East), Bari Mpigi (Rivers South East) and Betty Apiafi (Rivers West) defeated their opponents, to ensure a clean swoop for the opposition party. Governor Nyesom Wike, who is also contesting on the platform of the PDP, is leading in eight of Read More