Workers day: Invest in capital market, Uduk urges Nigerian workers

April 30, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Nigerian workers have been urged to invest in the Nigerian capital market in a bid to create wealth and save towards their retirement.The advice was given by the Acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Mary Uduk, in a goodwill message on the commemoration of the 2020 International Workers Day celebration. Uduk urged workers to deliberately set Read More

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Nasarwa PDP ward congress, a charade – Aspirant

March 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A stalwart aspiring to lead the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state, Jibrin Sabo Keana, Monday said there was no ward congress in any of the 147 electoral wards in the state. He stated this in an interview with Blueprint in Lafia following the Saturday ward congress. Sabo alleged that the whole process was hijacked by the state exco, insisting that Read More

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Kwara by-election: Observers give INEC pass mark

March 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Local observers accredited to monitor Saturday’s Kwara House of Assembly by-election in Patigi state constituency have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conduct of the exercise. The coalition of observers, in a communiqué read by its leader, Mr Victor Kalu, Monday, in Patigi adjudged the exercise free, fair, credible and transparent. The communiqué jointly signed by Read More

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Gov Bello charges SIEC on transparency in LG polls

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has charged the newly inaugurated members of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) to discharged their duties of organising and conducting council’s election with high level of transparency in order to achieve a free , fair and credible election. Governor Bello gave the charge Thursday during the inauguration of members of SIEC, Hajj Commission Read More

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Tambuwal, others call for free, fair party congresses

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has appealed members to ensure that the ongoing party congresses in 26 states of the federation should be transparent. “ We go into congresses we are appealing that we shall be all inclusive in whatever we are going to do. We shall be transparent and be Read More

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Ondo 2020: Woman activist urges electorate to join Kekemeke movement

October 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the 2020 governorship election, Ondo people have been urged to identify with and join the growing Isaac Kekemeke political movement which will be committed to enthroning transparent, developmental and progressive government in the state. Managing Director of UD Bond Shelter Services Limited, Mrs. Priscilla Orji, who made the call in a chat with newsmen in Abuja, Thursday noted Read More

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Don’t shortchange ad-hoc staff, INEC warns electoral officers

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised its electoral officers in Bayelsa state to be transparent in the payment of entitlements to ad hoc staff to be used for the November 16 governorship election.  Its national commissioner, Prof Okechukwu Ibeanu, gave the advice Wednesday during an interactive session between members of staff, INEC, Bayelsa, and the commission’s chairman, Prof Read More

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LG poll: Fayemi warns APC against imposition of candidates

September 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the forthcoming local government election in Ekiti, Governor Kayode Fayemi Tuesday warned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against imposition of candidates. The governor also said he had no preferred candidates for the December 7 election. A statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, quoted Fayemi as urging the leadership of the Read More

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MTN, Oando:Analysts fear regulatory enforcement may be official tyranny

June 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Following the sudden re-awakening of regulatory enforcement in the country, analysts are warning that, unless transparent due process is observed, the recent wave of enforcement involving Oando, MTN, and DAAR Communication may be construed as official tyranny. Analysts at Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited , while brainstorming during a breakfast session at Lagos Business School (LBS), were unequivocal, when the Read More

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MTN, Oando:Analysts fear regulatory enforcement may be official tyranny

June 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Following the sudden re-awakening of regulatory enforcement in the country, analysts are warning that, unless transparent due process is observed, the recent wave of enforcement involving Oando, MTN, and DAAR Communication may be construed as official tyranny. Analysts at Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited , while brainstorming during a breakfast session at Lagos Business School (LBS), were unequivocal, when the Read More

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Abia: Otti asks tribunal to annul Ikpeazu’s victory

April 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Abia state governorship candidate, Dr Alex Otti, has asked the Abia Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to annul the election result alleging that it was marred by irregularities. According to Otti, the election held on March 9 was not free, fair and transparent and particularly asked for the cancellation of results in 15 local government areas Read More

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Gamji, Human Rights Commission hail INEC over presidential poll

March 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Gamji Members Association (GAMA), one of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) accredited domestic observers and the National Human Rights Commission, has hailed the commission for conducting a peaceful and transparent presidential and National Assembly elections. The president of the association and coordinator, 2019 Domestic Observation Team of GAMA, Dr Abdullahi Bala Isa stated this Sunday in a chat with Read More

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1.7m to vote in Sokoto – INEC

February 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Sokoto state, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, says no fewer than 1, 726, 887 eligible voters are expected to vote in 2019 general elections in the state. Sadiq, who disclosed this at stakeholders’ meeting Thursday in Sokoto, assured that INEC was determine to ensure free, transparent and fair elections and urged the people to continue to pray Read More

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INEC committed to all-inclusive process, Yakubu assures PWDs

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reiterated the Commission’s commitment towards ensuring an all-inclusive electoral process in the 2019 general elections and beyond. Yakubu gave the assurance yesterday during an interactive meeting with representatives of groups of Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) under the leadership of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) at Read More

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Activist charges Okowa on credible LG election

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Amaechi Okwara Asaba Niger Delta activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, yesterday charged Deltans to protect oil facilities and continue to tread the path of peace while calling for credible and peaceful council election scheduled for January 6, 2018. Mulade, who is also the national coordinator of Centre For Peace And Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) stated this in his new year goodwill Read More

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…Wike thumbs up PDP congress

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has thumbed up for the PDP National Convention describing it as transparent and credible exercise that surely has sent signals to other parties about what the PDP is capable of doing. He spoke after casting his vote for different candidates at the National Convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, noting that with Read More