Eid-el-Kabir: Emperor Baywood salutes Muslims, urges tolerance

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Founder of Byawood Foundation and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Chris Baywood Ibe while greeting Muslim faithful nationwide has urged them to uphold the sterling virtues of Islam at Eid-el-Kabir celebration by upholding tolerance. In a statement released in Abuja Sunday, Baywood in commemoration of the Eid-el-Kabir, urged Muslims across the nation to imbibe noble Read More

Sallah: NSCDC boss orders massive deployment nationwide

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered a massive deployment of officers and men of the corps to every nooks and crannies of the country, most especially all identified flash points to ensure that the public is safe and government infrastructures are heavily guarded before, during and after the festive season. Read More

4 cultists arrested during supremacy battle in Ogun

July 18, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

4 members of a dreaded cult group were arrested by men of Ogun state police command during supremacy battle between Aye and Eiye confraternity in Atan Ota area of Ogun state.  Their arrest was contain in a press statement issued by the police public relations officer PPRO DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Sunday. According to the statement, Read More

PGF boss calls for review of APC manifesto to strengthen national unity

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has called for the review of manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen political initiatives for national unity.  The PGF boss made the call amidst the challenge of national unity facing Nigeria. According to him, the big question is whether the Read More

My political battle experiences ‘ll lead APC to success in 2023 – Yari

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

One of the frontline chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, said he has abundant experiences in political battles to lead the party to success in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, Alhaji Yari said he is not disturbed about speculations that some serving or former governors in the North-west Read More

Breaking: Civil defense shortlists 6,500 for final recruitment screening out of 1.4m applicants

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced the final stage of its 2019 recruitment exercise, shortlisting 6,500 candidates for its final screening out of the over 1.4 million who initially applied for the paramilitary job. Commandant General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, said this at a news conference Friday in Abuja. Audi who was flanked Read More

Delta rewards 10 youths with N5m contract each

July 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state government Wednesday said it will reward 10 top talented youths “made in Delta search” with N5 million contract award each for uncommon display of talent. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on talent hunt,  Mr Ogus Baba, while presenting the 20 shortlisted talented youths in Asaba, Delta State capital said the talent hunt was the new Read More

2023 Presidency: It’s the turn of North-east – COPJA

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition for Peace and Justice Advocates (COPJA) has called on the political class and all political parties to ensure the Presidency of the country is rotated round the six-geo-political zones of the country, rather than only North and South, as a way of ensuring inclusion and national unity. It, however, said North-east should be allowed to produce the next Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

Cult war claims 10 persons in Asaba

July 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

No fewer than 10 persons have been killed in Asaba, Delta state, as rival cult groups, Aromate and black axe confraternities engaged in reprisal attacks. There was palpable tension in Asaba metropolis especially the affected areas as fear gripped residents. Details of the incident was sketchy as at press time but a reliable source said trouble trouble began following the Read More

APC govs: Matawalle’s entrance strengthens membership, leadership recruitment

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have commended Zamfara state governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, for joining their fold, saying the later’s entrance into the ruling party will strengthen membership and leadership recruitment. In a statement signed by its chairman and Kebbi state governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Tuesday in Abuja, also commended what they described as “exceptional political virtues, and Read More

South-west govs demand 6 regions, states as federating units

July 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Governors from the southwest geo-political zone have asked for the constitutional validation of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones and converting same to federating units.They also called for the weakening of the nation’s administrative centre and made a case for the allocation of more powers to the federating units and states. The governors, who also sought an amendment to Section 44 (3) Read More

Breaking: APC congresses begin July 31, Buni writes INEC

July 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has now fixed July 31, 2021 for the commencement of its congresses, Blueprint has gathered exclusively. A letter dated 11th July 2021 and addressed to the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a copy received by our correspondent stated that APC congresses will now commence on 31st July, 2021 starting with the Ward Congress, Local Read More

APC governors condoles El-rufai over ex-deputy’s demise

July 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has sent condolences message to the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai over the death of Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex), former Deputy Governor of the state. The ruling party governors said they received the news of Bantex death with “heavy heart and gratitude to God for a life well lived.” The deputy governor died Read More

Firm signs MoU with Kaduna govt to boost Maize, Soybeans value chain

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A firm, Golden Agri Inputs Ltd. subsidiary under the Agro-Allied Division of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kaduna state, with aim to launch a Maize and Soybean Value Chain Development Programme for farmers called YALWA in the state. The “YALWA” program established to aggressively double maize and soybean output in Nigeria through Read More

APC bows to pressure, restarts registration exercise in Kwara, Imo, others

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the continuation of its membership registration and revalidation exercise in Imo, Kwara, Ogun and Rivers states for two weeks. A statement Tuesday in Abuja by Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the development followed the recommendation of the membership registration appeals committee. The statement, said; Read More

Osun: Police detain Imam, Esuleke over masquerades, Muslims’ clash

July 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has detained the leader of masquerade, Fashola Esuleke, and the Chief Imam of Kamorudeen Mosque, Qozeem Yunus, over the death of Alhaji Moshood Salahudeen during a clash between masquerades and members of the Mosque on Sunday.  It was gathered that Esuleke was quizzed by the police Thursday morning.  The Osun state president of Traditional Religious Worshippers, Read More

Insecurity: Defence minister seeks technology transfer to boost local production of weapons, hardwares

July 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), has appealed to Canada to assist Nigeria in local productions of sophisticated military weapons and hardwares through transfer of technology from Canada to boost the capabilities of the Defence Industrial Corporation of Nigeria (DICON).Magashi also restated the commitment of the Nigerian Armed Forces to national territorial defence against the forces fueling Read More

Buhari’s vision, policies ensuring self-sufficiency in food production – APC group

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was moving Nigeria steadily towards self-sufficiency in food production in a way that has never been witnessed since independence.  The group said the country’s steady progress in the administration’s efforts at positioning agriculture as the fulcrum of the country’s economic Read More

Yobe: British Council, MCN resolve 409 disputes through traditional system

June 30, 2021 Editor 0

About 409 disputes that might have escalated to conflicts in Yobe state have been resolved in the last one year by British Council Programme, Managing Conflict in Northeast Nigeria. The MCN state team Lead, Abdulkadir Sambo, disclosed this during a one-day Lesson Sharing Event of Community Peace and Safety Partnership in Damaturu, the state capital. Sambo said the traditional system Read More

APC information managers demand legislation, actions against media abuse, misinformation

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Information managers of the federal government and in All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have demanded for strengthened legislation, strategies and action plans with consequences for media abuse and misinformation in the country. The media managers also asked for a strengthened advocacy to amplify justifications of government policies and popularise government achievements across board. The demands are contained in a Read More