Happening now: Incumbent Museveni leads Bobi Wine in Uganda Presidential poll

January 15, 2021 BBC 0

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has taken a significant early lead in the presidential race according to preliminary results released by the electoral commission on Friday morning. Mr Museveni has garnered 1,536,205 votes (65.02%), while his main rival Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has 647,146 votes (27.39%) from 8,310 polling stations. The country has a total of 34, 684 Read More

Breaking: Trump impeached again

January 13, 2021 BBC 0

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has officially confirmed Donald Trump’s second impeachment. Congress voted 232 to 197 on the sole article of impeachment, which charged Trump with “incitement of an insurrection” after last week’s riots at the US Capitol. Ten Republicans broke ranks and voted to impeach. This vote marks an important change from the president’s first impeachment. In Read More

Demons of PIB will be defeated in 2021 – Lawan

January 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, declared Tuesday in Abuja that the demons frustrating the passage and presidential assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) within the last 14 years would be defeated this year by the 9th National Assembly. Lawan, who made the declaration while speaking to journalists on his 62 birthday celebration, said the patriotic zeal used Read More

Border reopening’ll boost business owners’ fortunes – Buhari

January 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari has said the recent reopening of the land borders would boost the fortunes of business owners in the country. Buhari, who stated this in his 2021 New Year Broadcast on Friday, informed Nigeria’s West African neighbours like Ghana, Togo, Benin Republic, amongst others that Nigeria was fully open for business in the Year 2021. “With the Read More

A president of strong condemnations

December 17, 2020 Blueprint 0

It is rather unfortunate as to invite the word disappointing that the Muhammadu Buhari government has failed to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians despite the promise of doing so which the retired general made ahead of his elections both in 2015 and 2019. The primary responsibility of government is to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizens. Read More

Updated: FG orders reopening of 4 land borders

December 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reopening of four land borders with immediate effect while others would be reopened in due course. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said this at the end of 28th virtual meeting Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which the president participated from his hometown Daura, Katsina state. The minister said the Read More

Biden, Harris named TIME Magazine person of the year

December 11, 2020 Blueprint 0

TIME Magazine has named U.S. president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris as its person of the year. “For changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year,” Read More

Revealed! Why Reps invited Buhari

December 4, 2020 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has explained that its invitation extended to President Muhamadu Buhari over the nation’s security situation was not intended to ridicule the president and his office. Spokesman of the House, Benjamin Kalu, who dropped the hint on Thursday said while no date is certain for the President’s appearance yet, it may be likely next week. He however Read More

US: Biden to appoint Nigerian-American as deputy treasury secretary

November 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

The United States President-elect, Joe Biden, is set to name a Nigerian-born attorney, Adewale Adeyemo, as Deputy Treasury Secretary, in his latest wave of appointments for his economic team on Monday, CNN reported. Popularly known as “Wally,” Mr. Adeyemo, a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration, will serve under Janet Yellen, who is set to lead the Read More

Breaking: National sports festival gets new kick off date

November 26, 2020 Editor 0

Barring any further change, the National Sports Festival (NSF) will now kick off on January 3 and end on the 17th of same month. JJ Akanji, Special Assistant to the Minister of Youth and Sports development Mr Sunday Dare who revealed this on Thursday evening via WhatsApp confirmed, “Jan 3rd to 17 subject to adherence to covid-19 protocol decision was Read More

Breaking: At last, Minister Dare breaks silence on purported postponement of National sports festival

November 26, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Youth and Sports development Mr Sunday Dare has revealed that there is no indefinite postponement of the proposed 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF). Dare who spoke during one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter said in the next few days a definite date for NSF would be agreed between the ministry and Read More

Quattara wins third term in controversial Ivory coast Presidential election

November 1, 2020 Aljazeera 0

Opposition leaders in Ivory Coast have called for a “civilian transition” from President Alassane Ouattara’s government, as official results showed the incumbent taking a commanding early lead in his controversial bid to secure a third term in an election that has been marked by deadly violence. Ouattara won all 20 of the districts that were announced from Saturday’s vote by Read More

Breaking: At last, Buhari to address Nigerians 7pm

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday address the security situation in the country. According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, the address will be broadcast by 7pm. The statement read, “Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national Read More

Breaking: Buhari fires top govt official

October 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Dr Tony Jaja. The spokesperson for the Attorney-General of the Federation, Dr Umar Gwandu, revealed this on Monday. The document which was signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata (SAN), was dated October 15, Read More

#RevolutionNow: Family tasks IG over missing son

October 16, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

The family of Pa Babatunde Samuel has appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed, to help locate their son, Master Ottu Samuel, who got missing in the wake of the #Revolution Now protest in Abuja on August 4, 2019. Pa Babantunde Samuel told newsmen in Lagos Thursday that their son participated in the August 4, Omoyele Sowore-led #Revolution Read More

CAF presidency: CSOs back Pinnick, set to raise campaign funds

October 14, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of 87 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Civil Society Network for Good Governance on Wednesday declared support for the desire of current President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick to vie for the number one position at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2021. Already, CAF has slated March 12, 2021 for Read More

Breaking – #EndSARS: Again, Buhari summons, issues marching orders to IGP

October 9, 2020 Editor 0

For the second time in barely 48 hours, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Friday night, met President Muhammadu Buhari inside Aso Rock on effort to address alleged Police brutality against Nigerians. This was disclosed via President Buhari’s twitter handle. The President wrote, “I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as Trump, wife test positive for Coronavirus, quarantined

October 2, 2020 BBC 0

US President Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are in quarantine. The president announced the news in a tweet. It comes after one of Mr Trump’s closest aides tested positive for coronavirus. Hope Hicks, the 31-year-old adviser to the president, was the closest aide to Mr Trump to test positive Read More

Breaking: Buhari set to present 2021 budget, sends PIB to Senate

September 29, 2020 Editor 0

Buhari will next week present 2021 budget to the joint National Assembly. Senate President Ahmad Lawan who disclosed when he read Buhari’s letter on the floor of the Senate during plenary also disclosed that the President has transmitted the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the Senate. Details loading…

‘Diverted school feeding fund not from Humanitarian affairs ministry’

September 29, 2020 Editor 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has strongly dissociated itself from reports making round that N2.72 billion meant for school feeding during lockdown was diverted to private accounts. A press statement by Nneka Anibeze, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq, Monday night, revealed that the Read More

Sabo GRA condoles Senator Uba Sani over mum’s death

September 25, 2020 Editor 0

Tsaunin Kura Residents Association (Sabo GRA) has described the death of Hajiya Maryam Lawal Ismail, the step mother of Senator Representing Kaduna Central, Senator Uba Sani, as painful. This was disclosed in a statement signed by its executive Public Relations Officer (PRO), Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, and made available to Blueprint on Friday. The statement revealed that in a condolence Read More