2023: Is Southeast poised to return to factory settings?

January 1, 2023 Editorial IV 0

OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU writes that the Southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria may stand a chance to smile again after 2023 general elections, should the people decide to forgo their comfort zones and cast their votes for credible leaders capable of reactivating the factories It has been generally agreed that bad leadership is the bane of the Southeast zone in terms of Read More

Christmas: Dedicate yourselves to Nigeria’s progress, Adegoke tasks Nigerians 

December 25, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

 Chairman Accord Campaign Council in Oyo state, Olooye Adegboyega Adegoke on Sunday, urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves for the progress of the country. Olooye Adegoke in a Christmas message he personally signed, said there was the need for fervent prayers for peace, security, unity and stability of the country by remaining steadfast in their prays. He tasked that all Nigerians Read More

Buhari lauds Islamic group for promoting religious tolerance

December 20, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhamamdu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja received members of Jam’iyyatu Ansaridden (Attijaniyya), commending the Islamic group for promoting religious tolerance in the country. The President told the group led by Sheikh Muhammad Khalifa Niass, Khalifa of the Jam’iyyatu Ansaridden (Attijaniyya), that he valued so much their roles in promoting stability in several African countries. President Buhari, who thanked members of Read More

Nigeria must get it right in 2023 – Nwafor

December 14, 2022 Sam Obinna Ibe 0

A voter in Umuahia, Abia state, Mr Sasa Ugwumba Kalu Nwoke, popularly known as ‘Corporal Nwafor’ because of his heroic role during the Nigeria civil war, has advised Nigerians against making the wrong choice in the 2023 presidential poll. Corporal Nwafor spoke when he came to collect his Permanent Voter Card (PVC), at the office of the Independent National Commission Read More

2023: NNCPF endorses Tinubu, slams critics 

December 7, 2022 Abubakar Labaran 0

  The Northern Nigeria Christians Professors Forum (NNCPF) has endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The interim president of the forum, Professor Katuka Yaki, stated this on behalf of the forum at a press conference held at Abuja Merit House, Maitama, Abuja. He said the endorsement of Tinubu followed the adoption of Read More

Attah Igala tasks subjects on unity, people’s cohesion

September 30, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

The Attah Igala His Royal Majesty, Dr Alaji Opaluwa Oguche Akpa, has urged all Igala people both at home and in the diaspora to unite and shun discrimination to ensure rapid growth and development of the kingdom. Attah, who doubles as chairman, Igala Traditional Council, gave the advice when the Movement for the Sustainable Development of Igala Land (MOSUDIL), paid Read More

Happy New Year

January 5, 2022 Hawwah Jiddare 0

Welcome to the first week of 2022.  It feels strange and exciting to think we are in the 3rd year of the 2020s decade, the 22nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century. Phew, sounds kinda scary, and a lot. I know, but there you have it, folks. We live in those times the age that seemed so Read More

Yuletide: Atiku urges Nigerians to sow seeds of unity

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to be intentional in thinking good thoughts and sowing better seeds of harmony and unity in diversity. Abubakar, in his Christmas message issued by his Media Office on Friday in Abuja, said the actions would make Nigeria greater today and in the future. He said that as the world celebrates Christmas, which Read More

Buhari, NSA and the fight against insecurity

December 12, 2021 Gidado Ibrahim 0

The protection of life and property is axiomatic in every modern and civilized society. Governments the world over throw everything in the works to ensure this primary objective is not only achieved but sustained. This narrative is hinged on the reality that insecurity is an albatross to any nation; it stifles economic growth by prevents investments, increases unemployment and dwindles Read More

Lack of BoT responsible for worsening crisis in APC – Moniedafe

November 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A national chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has identified lack of Board of Trustee for the party as reason for worsening crisis rocking the party across the country. Moniedafe, however declared that “it is time for the APC to do the right thing” adding that if given opportunity to lead the party he has Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

Anambra: Accord candidate dimisses merger rumours with APGA

October 27, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Governorship Candidate of the Accord Party in the November 6 election in Anambra state, Dr. Godwin Maduka, has dismissed rumours that he was about to collapse his structure into the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Dr. Maduka rather vowed to inflict crushing defeat on the APGA candidate, Prof. Charles Soludo and other contestants in the election. The governorship hopeful spoke Read More

Breaking: Police confirms abduction of 2 varsity students in Nasarawa

October 17, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Gunmen have invaded Mararaba Akunza the host community of the federal University of Lafia in Nasarawa state and kidnapped two students of the University. The Nasarawa state Police Public Relations office (PPRO) ASP Nansel Ramhan confirmed this to Blueprint on Sunday. He said the gunmen had between 7:00 and 8:00 pm on Saturday, invaded the University community with heavy gunshot Read More

PDP, APC get new chairmen in Ebonyi

October 17, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Congresses of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state on Saturday have produced new leadership for both party. While All Progressive Congress returned the caretaker Committee chairman, Mr Stanley Okoro Emegha, People’s Democratic Party got a new chairman, Mr Tochukwu Okorie. Emegha at the Congress polled 1,080 votes against his opponent Akanu Okoro that Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

Chieftaincy: Osun court jails 6 for impersonation

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun atate high court aitting in Osogbo, Wednesday sentenced six persons to nine months imprisonment for impersonating kingmakers. The convicts were said to have paraded themselves as kingmakers and members of Ataoja in council to install one Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi as Baale of Irepodun Community, Osogbo. The convicts are: Akande Suleiman, Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi, Isiaka Balogun, Prince Lateef Jayeola, Basiru Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

2023 presidency: South using VAT to force North to concede – Jaji

October 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former House of Representatives member, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji has said that the controversies surrounding the collection Value Added Tax (VAT) is being used to compel the north to cede the presidency to the south in 2023. Jaji who chaired the House committee on Internal Security in the 8th Assembly told those pushing for power shift to the South to Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

*Nigeria @61: Sani Musa felicitates with citizens, calls for unity

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

To mark Nigeria’s milestone of six decades and a year of independence from the British colonial rule, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has felicitated with Nigerians, the good people of Niger state, especially his constituents. In his Independence Day message, Senator Musa charged all Nigerians to Read More