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Aso Rock top official murdered, police gun down 6 bandits in Niger

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

A top civil servant in the State House Abuja has been reportedly murdered Monday night. The development came as police in Niger state engaged bandits in a gun duel, killing six of the hoodlums in the process. Similarly, some gunmen also killed two soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven in Jos, Plateau state Tuesday, even as three persons were killed in Read More

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2019: Oruk-Anam students nationwide back Kierian’s return bid

December 21, 2018 Editor 0

Overwhelmed by the quality representation of the Oruk/Anam State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly by the Majority Leader, Honourable Udo Kierian Akpan, students of Oruk-Anam extraction from various tertiary institutions nationwide have rallied support for the lawmaker’s re-election bid. The students, who were on a solidarity visit to the lawmaker Monday, praised the Majority Leader for Read More

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Bribe video: Court bars Kano Assembly from probing Ganduje

December 6, 2018 Editor 0

Kano State House of Assembly has been barred by a Kano State high court, presided over by Justice Ahmad Badamasi from further investigating the $5 million bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Delivering the judgement on Thursday, the judge said collecting bribe from contractors is a criminal offence in section 115 and 116 of penal code, and the House has Read More

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Kaduna Assembly passes financial autonomy bill

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following the amendment of section 121 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, which conferred financial autonomy to state Houses of Assembly, the Kaduna state House of Assembly passes its financial autonomy. The law seeks to provide for the management of funds accruing to the House of Assembly from consolidated revenue funds of the state in order to Read More

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A’bom Assembly decries illegal session by sacked lawmakers 

November 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has condemned what it termed kangaroo session by the ousted lawmakers held Monday night which allegedly led the emergence of Hon. Nse Ntuen as the new Speaker. The Assembly decried the illegal session by the five members whose seats were declared vacant on Manday describing same as a slap and disgrace to parliamentary Read More

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I’ve forgiven those who wanted to impeach me – Ortom

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom on Sunday said he has forgiven those who plotted to illegally impeach him as Governor. The governor made this known at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, North Bank Makurdi, during a thanksgiving mass organised in his honour and the Majority Leader of the Benue state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Avine Agbom. The governor stated that though he has Read More

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Ex-Kwara Majority Leader emerges factional APC guber candidate

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

A former majority leader of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon. Kayode AbdulWahab, has emerged the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state. AbdulWahab, a former senior journalist with THIS DAY newspaper, polled 891 votes to beat other 12 contestants for the APC gubernatorial ticket. A total number of 1007 delegates participated in the governorship Read More

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Kwara guber race: Concerned APC members, elders disagree on primaries

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

With less than 48 hours to the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Kwara state, there is confusion amongst major stakeholders on which mode of voting should be adopted during Saturday’s primaries. While some elders of the party have advocated direct primaries, a group known as Concerned APC Foundation members insisted that they neither want direct nor Read More

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Doctors demand implementation of health insurance law in Akwa-Ibom

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Doctors in Akwa Ibom State have demanded the immediate implementation of the State Health Insurance Law to take care of the health needs of indigent citizens of the state and the payment of 14 months’ salary arrears. State Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Nsikak Nyoyoko, made the appeal when he led members of the association to visit the Read More

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PDP rakes in N.9bn from presidential, governorship aspirants

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

With the close of purchase of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms on Monday, the Peoples Democratic Party has raked in about N918 million from its presidential and governorship aspirants. The party commenced sale of forms for various elective offices from State House of Assembly, National Assembly, Governorship to Presidency on August 28, and the exercise lasted some three weeks. Read More

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Buhari and the moral burden of leadership

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

It is difficult to live in our country without being confused. Things are getting messier when they should be getting clearer. President Muhammadu Buhari captured our imagination in 2015 as a man totally intolerant of corruption or at least practices that give the country a bad name at home and abroad. So, we flocked to him and we gave him Read More

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APC chieftain condemns impeachment move against Imo deputy governor 

July 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, Hon Joseph Ekwueme, has condemned moves to unseat the state’s Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, describing the impeachment process as unconstitutional and unjustifiable. The Imo State House of Assembly had on Monday, commenced impeachment process of Prince Madumere, alleging negligence and abandonment of duty. Ekwueme in a press statement Read More