Bauchi emir reinstates sacked Bello Kirfi as ‘Waziri’

August 5, 2020 Najib Sani 0

The emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rilwanu Suleimanu Adamu Wednesday reinstated Alhaji Bello Kirfi as ‘Waziri’ of Bauchi. Recall that Kirfi was suspended three years ago by the emir over alleged disloyalty and insubordination. Blueprint learnt that the Waziri title in the Hausa land is being confered on a person close to emir and serves as adviser to the emirate. It Read More

New Police headquarter in Bayelsa: Diri heaps praises on Buhari

July 26, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the police high command for establishing zone 16 Police headquarters in Yenagoa, the state capital. Diri said the new establishment would boost his administration’s stance on zero tolerance to crime. The governor stated this during the courtesy visit by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge Read More

Breaking: Kwara state governor’s Dad is dead

July 25, 2020 Editor 0

The death has been announced of Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR), father of Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Alhaji Folorunsho died in the early hours of Saturday, a press statement by Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq, a member of the family has revealed. He died at the age of 93. The governor’s father was first Lawyer from Northern Nigeria. Details loading..

Breaking: Akeredolu recovers from Coronavirus

July 6, 2020 Editor 0

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has recovered from coronavirus after over one week he entered isolation in Akure, the state capital. Akeredolu who disclosed this on Monday when he briefed newsmen said he was confirmed negative twice after necessary tests. Details loading…

Breaking: Yahaya Bello is Kogi governor, Appeal Court affirms

July 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Appeal Court in Abuja has affirmed the election of Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello. Unanimously, the five-man panel led by Justice Adamu Jauro, in separate judgments on Saturday, dismissed four appeals filled by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and three other political parties for lacking in merit. Details loading…

Breaking: Registrar confirms Godwin Obaseki graduated from UI

June 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Management of University of Ibadan (UI) on Wednesday confirmed that the Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, graduated from the country’s higher institution. UI management in a statement by the Registrar of the University, Mrs Olubunmi O Faluyi, stated that the Edo state governor studied Classics at the premier university. According to the statement, “Mr Obaseki gained admission Read More

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Obaseki’s “N6 billion annual security votes”: Matters arising

July 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of the state Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, for all of eight years that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was in the saddle as governor, harangued him over security votes and their deployment in dealing with flash-points and other security issues in the state. The purport of PDP’s relentless exertion Read More

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IGP petitioned over SARS alleged torture to death of gov’s cook

November 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Inspector General of police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has been petitioned over a domestic cook at Gombe state governor’s private residence in Kaduna, who was allegedly tortured to death by men of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for allegedly stealing four TV sets. In the petition, made available to Blueprint, Mr. Sunny Olorunmola, lawyer to the late cook, urged the IGP Read More

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Kaduna to boost infant, young child feeding with multimedia campaign 

November 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Kaduna state government has launched multimedia campaign to boost Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices in the state.   Launching the campaign in conjunction with Alive and Thrive in Kaduna at the weekend, wife of Kaduna state governor, Hajiya Aisha Ummi el-Rufai, said that the campaign was designed to create attitudinal and behavioural change among parents and care Read More

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World bank, Ekiti partner on N4billion water project

November 24, 2018 Editor 0

Ekiti  state government has announced a plan for the commencement of the rehabilitation work on  Ero Dam. In a press release made available to Blueprint, the Chief Press Secretary to Ekiti State Governor, Olayinka Oyebode stated that the plan to  commence the rehabilitation work on Ero Dam, the largest water supply dam in Ekiti State was concluded with the World Read More

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Why Ekiti can’t pay N30, 000 minimum wage – Fayemi

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has said that the federal government needs to address the current revenue allocation formula, to enable state governments pay the new minimum wage being requested by workers. Fayemi spoke when he received the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office, in Ado-Ekiti. He said that Ekiti, which Read More

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Imo: Okorocha’s inlaw in shock as INEC confirms Uzodinma ‘authentic’ APC Guber candidate

November 10, 2018 Editor 0

Uche Nwosu, much talked about Son-in-law to Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha is currently counting the cost of sticking with his God-father after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the preferred governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2019 elections. Spokesperson of INEC, Emmanuela Ben Okpara who spoke from Owerri confirmed Uzodinma’s Read More

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Fayemi appoints COS, SSG, CPS

October 17, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has made his first appointments, with Abiodun Oyebanji being named as Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Fayemi also named Biodun Omoleye as Chief of Staff to the Governor, and Yinka Oyebode as Chief Press Secretary. Oyebanji, a former University lecturer,  previously served as Chief of Staff during the administration of Otunba Niyi Read More

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How I escaped kidnap – Gulak

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

time (2015) will be more this time. “Keep your gunpowder dry, we will mobilise you with the necessary logistics when the time for the governorship primary comes. If they are making kurukere moves, tell them that they will be disgraced. We are on the ground here. “Nobody is going to kill anybody, if you have the love of Ogun State, Read More

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Youths protest 3 years of darkness in Niger

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Youths from the Kontagora emirate council yesterday staged a peaceful demonstration and blocked the Minna – Tegina road in protest over lack of electricity supply for over three years. The angry youths took to the road at about 9:30am in Zungeru axis during which over 1000 vehicles were stopped. The gridlock, it was learnt, caused hardship to motorists, while some Read More

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I’m not vying for Senate to share money –Tijani

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Aliyu Ahmed Tijani is Commissioner for Education and an aspirant for Nasarawa West Senatorial District on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu, he says he is not new to Nasarawa politics because he has been there been for 39 years. Excerpts: How to you hope to reciprocate the gesture of Read More

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Ambode denies endorsing Sanwoolu

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has denied reports that he had withdrawn from the 2019 governorship race. Reports had emerged on social media that the governor had stepped down from the 2019 gubernatorial race and had endorsed Jide Sanwoolu as the governorship candidate for APC. But reacting, Ambode in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said Read More

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Consensus: Mob attack Yari’s convoy as 7 guber aspirants kick

September 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Zamfara state Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari yesterday escaped lynching by the aggrieved members of the All Pro- gressives Congress (APC) along Lalan Bypass, Gusau, reportedly over the adoption of a governorship candidate as consensus. The governor’s convoy was attacked by supporters of the seven aggrieved governorship aspirants, including his deputy, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, who jointly organised a rally in Gusau to Read More

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16 teams for Leke James invitational tournament

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The second edition of Leke James Invitational Tournament billed for Kaduna Township Stadium will feature 16 academies drawn from across the state, the organisers have said. The football tournament, scheduled for December 6th – 15th, 2018, is expected to discover budding talents for the horde of scouts coming from Europe and Africa to find and link with top football clubs Read More

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Gov’ship polls: Fayose, Fayemi setting Ekiti on fire – SDP

June 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Ekiti state, Akinloye Ayegbusi, has accused the state Governor, Ayodele Fayose and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi of heating up the polity and causing atmosphere of confusion ahead of the July 14 elections. The candidate said the two parties had engaged each other in a “war of attrition, Read More

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Tinubu’s intervention paves way for Oshiomhole

June 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

Indications emerged last night that former Governor of Edo state, Comrade Adam Oshiomhole, is as good as emerging the next National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at tomorrow’s national elective convention. The coast became clearer yesterday, when the last of his three contenders and ex-Cross River state Governor, Clement Ebri, last night pulled out from the race. Read More