Hajj and the Journey of a Pilgrim

June 9, 2022 Editorial IV 0

He leaves his house happy and contented. He has pledged to his Lord to try hard to make his Hajj Mabroor (i.e., accepted by Allah The Almighty, performed with the intention of seeking His pleasure only and not to show off, without committing a sin and in accordance with the traditions of the Prophet ). He dreams of all the good Read More

Atiku to PDP NWC on 2023 presidency: With my 11m votes, I deserve right of first refusal

April 29, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of next year’s general elections, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described himself as the most qualified of all the 17 aspirants vying for the 2023 presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He also told the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) that he deserved the right of first refusal, given his experience and competence. But the NWC replied it would Read More

Politics aside, we are brothers, join me to build Anambra – Soludo tells Ozigbo, others

November 10, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, Wednesday, beckoned on his opponents in other political parties to join him to build the state. Soludo who spoke after he was declared winner of the just concluded Anambra state governorship election pledged to govern the state as a Chief Servant, assuring that he would seek advice and guidance of the populace always. Read More

Anambra supplementary election: 1 die, journalists, others trapped as security operatives battle suspected IPOB members at Ihiala

November 9, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some journalists and observers were trapped on the road for about three hours while monitoring election at Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA), where Anambra state supplementary poll was held Tuesday. Blueprint learnt that the incident happened at Mbosi-Orsumoghu junction, communities in Ihiala LGA which share boundary between Anambra and Imo state as security operatives engaged in a gun battle with suspected Read More

Kwara: Outrage as trucks crush 2 to death in separate incidents

November 4, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

There was tension at the general post office area of Ilorin, Kwara state capital and eye-korin, a suburb of Ilorin following the killings of two persons by articilated trucks in separate incidencies Thursday.. The victim at the post office area identified as Usman Salakani was reportedly crushed to death while trying to get money from articulated truck driver.Similarly, that of Read More

Intersociety, CLO urges FG to release Kanu, end crackdown

October 24, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

  International Human Rights Organisation, Intersociety, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) as well as South East Based Coalition of Democracy and Human Rights Organisations, (SBCDHRO), have called on the Federal Government of Nigeria, in the interest of peace, to set the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu free. The human rights organisations also called on the government to end violent crackdown against Read More

FMARD organises capacity building for 40 agric extension workers in Yobe

October 22, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), department of agricultural extension in collaboration with National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) has organized a 4-day training for extension workers on extension tools, methodologies and selected agricultural value Chain in Yobe state. Yobe state Coordinator, FMARD Garba Usman Chiromari, said the training is aimed at equipping extension workers Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

Electronic transmission of results ‘ll banish slection collation banditry – Okechukwu

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu has commended the Senate, the House of Representatives, civil society organisations and President Muhammadu Buhari for the final process leading to the insertion of Electronic Transmission of election results in the country’s Electoral Law. Okechukwu who is a foundation member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) expressed optimism that Read More

Anambra: Merge with APC for seamless victory, Okechukwu tells APGA

October 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has once again reminded the leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) of the imperatives of striking a merger with APC, in the Zikist Model strategy, to win the November 6, governorship poll. Okechukwu, who is also the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) told newsmen Sunday in Abuja that Read More

55-yr-old man, wife found dead in Osun

October 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Tensions have pervaded Ireti-Ayo area, along Ijebu-Jesa road, Ilesa, Osun state, has a man, Eso Olasunkanmi (55), his wife, Fisayo (50), were found dead in their dinning room.  Residents of the area have been in fear since Friday that the incident happened. The spokesperson of the police in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident. She explained that causes of their death Read More

Group withdraws call for sack of CBN Governor

September 22, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A civil society organisation operating under the aegis of  Nigeria Citizen Action Group (NCAG) has recanted its earlier call for the sack and resignation of Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele.The group also apologised to the duo of Mr Godwin Emefiele and President Muhammadu Buhari for the embarrassment their action must had caused the nation.Addressing a press conference in Abuja Read More

Man stealing cable electrocuted in Potiskum

September 17, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

A middle aged man in Potiskum local government area of Yobe state suspected to be a vandal was electrocuted while stealing electric cables. The deceased identify as Mohammed Isa A.kA Boby was found dead on top of an electricity pole. According to one Adamu who knows at Nasarawa area of Potiskum, the man is notorious for stealing. He said he Read More

2023: Pro-Osinbajo group takes lobby to Masari, Daura, others in Kastina

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A major phase in the race towards the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket has begun with the weekend’s visit to Kastina state by a lobby group loyal to Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential primaries of the ruling party. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) declared that their weekend mobilization and Read More

Breaking: Again, hoodlums invade Jos, many feared dead

August 25, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Tension is mounting in Yelwa village located inside Jos North local government area of Plateau state after suspected hoodlums invaded the area and reportedly killed dozens of people midnight on Tuesday. A local in the area said, “Nothing less than 30 people were killed, houses were raised down.” A source later told Blueprint that the General Officer Commanding 3rd division Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

Covid-19: 3rd wave, Delta variant and vaccine efficacy

August 5, 2021 Abdoulaye Dia 0

The ongoing 3rd wave of COVID-19 in Africa will be more deadly than the previous ones. Unlike the first wave that was more brutal because of the surprise effect, the following waves are less brutal because we see them coming. But they have a more significant impact because they are longer and more deadly. This phenomenon is explained by the fact Read More

Presidency vs governors: Era of frosty relationship ended under Buhari – APC group

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the era of frosty relationship between President and state governors has ended under President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC group said the Buhari’s administration had rather strengthened national and sub-national governments’ relations. In a statement made available to newsmen Tuesday in Read More

North-central APC stakeholders to Buni: Convene NEC meeting to avoid legal conundrum

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A forum of North-central All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party to immediately convene the National Executive Committee (NEC) to avoid legal conundrum over the conduct of the congresses vis-a-vis its powers. The group known as North-central APC Stakeholders Forum also cautioned over the recent mass defections into the ruling Read More

Tenure elongation: Nabena rallies support for Buni’s comtt, lauds Buhari

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Yekini Nabena, has rallied support for Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the party, even as he commended President Muhammadu Buhari for granting tenure extension for the 13-man committee. The President had approved tenure extension for Governor Buni-led APC caretaker committee after a closed-door meeting Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

NDDC Board: No rift between Sylva, Akpabio over constitution of members

June 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of State Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva has said that their is no rift between him and Minister of Nigeria Delta Affairs Senator Godswil Akpabio over the constitution of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja, media aide to Sylva, Julius Bokoru, those concocting the rift were enemies Read More