Osinbajo’s death knell on the naira

October 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, stirred the hornet’s nest on Monday when he advocated that the naira rate should reflect market realities. He asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to review the exchange rate policy to reflect the state of the economy and foreign exchange (forex) market realities. Preserving the value of the currency, maintaining favourable external reserves position, Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

@80: IBB speaks on resource control, security issues

August 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (retd), remains a different personality to different people. While his tenure lasted, the military president always smarted  from one controversy to the other. Just two days to his 80th birthday, he spoke in an impromptu interview with Blueprint at his Hilltop Residence in Minna, Niger state, Sunday, on a range of issues, Read More

IBB survived more coups than any leader in Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida has been described as a leader who survived more coups than any other leader in Nigeria and one whose intellectual capacity was evident on the way he handled security matters while presiding the affairs of this nation. A business mogul and a close ally of General Babangida, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in a statement in honour Read More

Women group lauds military for synergy in North-east

August 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, North-East Women Solidarity Forum (NEWSF) on Tuesday said synergy in the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in tackling insurgency in the region is yielding results. The group in a press release signed by its president Aisha Gombe and Secretary Hajatu Maina, commended Nigerian Air force and Army for the recent successful outing that led to elimination of scores of Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Sallah: NSCDC boss orders massive deployment nationwide

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered a massive deployment of officers and men of the corps to every nooks and crannies of the country, most especially all identified flash points to ensure that the public is safe and government infrastructures are heavily guarded before, during and after the festive season. Read More

APC’s Litmus Test: Buhari, Tinubu, others to speak at public presentation

June 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo and many other leaders of the ruling party are scheduled to speak at the public presentation of a book ‘APC’s Litmus Test’ written by the director general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Mallam Salihu Moh. Lukman. A statement made Read More

APC: Envoy commends Buni’s caretaker c’mtt for political stability in Nigeria

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Kim Young-Chae, has commended Yobe state governor and Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Mai Mala Buni, for providing strong leadership which has contributed to political stability in Nigeria. The Ambassador made the commendation when governor Buni paid him a courtesy visit at the South Korean embassy Read More

Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru (1966-2021)

May 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The nation was Friday thrown into mourning following the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other military personnel. Benjamin Samson captures the mood of the nation and citation of the late COAS. The remains of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten others who died in a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Eid-el-fitr: NSCDC deploys new tactics, technology to forestall insecurity

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered the zonal commanders to beef up security in all the state commands under their jurisdiction by deploying improved tactics to maintain security before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. NSCDC revealed that it has set up a technology called Integrated Electronic Arrest Reporting System Read More

Impeachment: We ‘ll expose you to Vatican, Nabena warns Mbaka

April 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, has cautioned the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka, against making statements that could cause instability in the country. The APC chieftain, however, threatened to expose Father Mbaka to the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope Read More

After 30 years in power: 37-year-old Kaka Deby succeeds slain father as Chadian President

Chad’s President Idriss Déby has died following injuries sustained in clashes with rebels in the north of the country at the weekend, the Army has said. The announcement came a day after provisional election results showed he was on his way to winning a sixth term in office. The government and parliament have been dissolved, while a curfew was also Read More

As Sultan celebrates Ibrahim Idris…

April 14, 2021 Musa Wada 0

There was no way to believe that a poor young lad in the mould of Ibro, as he is fondly called, could alter history.The view that certain class of men could and would never aspire as long as their dreams can take them has been defied and that is the lesson today as we celebrate Alhaji Ibrahim Idris on his Read More