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2019: 25 states pass #NotTooYoungToRunBill

February 16, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

…Gives Buhari 30 days ultimatum A group of young Nigerians under the aegis of Not Too You To Run Movement, said the Bill has received affirmative votes from twenty-five (25) state assemblies across the country, which is the constitutional threshold prescribed by Section 9 (2) of the 1999 constitution. Addressing a press conference Friday in Abuja, one of the conveners Read More

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Buhari meets Abdulsalam, Tinubu, Akande in Aso Rock

February 13, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday had a close-door meeting with former Head of State, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting held after the President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Niger to Nigeria, Mr. Alat Mogaskia; the High Commissioner of Ghana, Alhaji Rashid Bawa and that of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy Read More

Boko Haram - Boko Haram membership thinning out - Buhari

Boko Haram membership thinning out – Buhari

February 13, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said the era of Boko Haram terrorism is gradually drawing to an end with the narrowing of the recruitment base of the insurgents, and renewed onslaught by the Nigerian Army. Receiving the Letter of Credence of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Nigeria, Most Rev. Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, at the State House, the Read More

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Security chiefs keep mum after meeting with Buhari

February 12, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday had a close-door meeting with heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to review the current security situations in the country. Security chiefs that attended the meeting declined to brief journalists on what transpired. It was an enlarged meeting attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Read More

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PDP condoles Buhari over loss of relatives

February 12, 2018 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari and his family on the loss of two close relatives, Hajiya Halima Dauda and Hajiya Aisha Alhaji Mamman, which occurred in quick succession. A statement on Monday by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated that the PDP family was “indeed been saddened by this very sad loss for Read More

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ANALYSIS: Can Tinubu cement the cracked walls of APC?

February 10, 2018 Bode Olagoke 0

The appointment of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), to reconcile aggrieved party members is seen as a welcome idea. In addition, Tinubu is a seen a round peg in a round hole for the assignment. However, opinions are divided whether the strong man of South west politics can deliver on this daunting task Read More

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Plateau elders endorse Buhari, Lalong for re-election

February 10, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

A group, the All Progressives Congress Elders Advisory Council in Plateau state, yesterday, endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong for re-election in the 2019 general elections. The Chairman of the group, Captain Joseph Din (retd), who addressed a press conference in Jos, said Buhari and Lalong’s achievements qualified them for re-election. He said: “We hereby unanimously endorse President Read More

Tinubu Buhari - PDP To Presidency: Tinubu cannot deliver bad product 

PDP To Presidency: Tinubu cannot deliver bad product 

February 8, 2018 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again bashed the Presidency for abandoning its duty of governance and now deploying resources meant for Nigerian people to push a desperate but ill-fated mission to foist on Nigerians, an obviously unpopular presidential candidate in 2019. The party said the Presidency has become so panicky that it effectively hijacked the functions of the leadership Read More

Muhammadu Buhari -   Peaceful transitions in Africa no longer negotiable - Buhari

  Peaceful transitions in Africa no longer negotiable – Buhari

February 8, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja said political transitions in Africa must be properly managed to safeguard countries from slipping into crises that slow down economic growth, and throw citizens into avoidable hardships. In a ceremony to receive Letters of Credence at the Presidential Villa, the President told the Ambassador of the Republic of Togo, Mr. Lene Dimban, that Read More

Buhari in Ebonyi - 2019: Buhari must re-contest for president - Igbo group

2019: Buhari must re-contest for president – Igbo group

February 8, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Ohandigbo Youths Organization (OYO) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has no choice than to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections. The group said its members across the country were already mobilising for a mega rally in Abuja to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election. Speaking at a meeting held on Thursday at the Abuja residence of the group’s Read More

El rufai - APC Vice Chairman counters El-Rufai's report on onshore/offshore oil dichotomy               

APC Vice Chairman counters El-Rufai’s report on onshore/offshore oil dichotomy               

February 6, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

National Vice Chairman, South South Zone of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Ntufam Hilliard Eta has said that the federal government will not resuscitate the rested issue of onshore /offshore oil dichotomy in the ongoing scrutiny and consideration of the report on Restructuring as submitted by the Mallam Nasir El – Rufai led committee recently. Eta in a statement Read More

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Nassarawa killings: Maku accuses Al-Makura of complicity, asks President to restore peace during visit

February 6, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has said that the frequent attacks and displacement of citizens in Nasarawa state could be attributed to politics and lack of political will to solve the problem. Maku, who came second in the last governorship election behind the current governor Tanko Al-Makura, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take a special interest in the ongoing Read More

Tinubu Buhari - Breaking: Buhari appoints Tinubu to lead APC reconciliation, consultations

Breaking: Buhari appoints Tinubu to lead APC reconciliation, consultations

February 6, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

As part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu. The statement said Tinubu’s assignment would Read More

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Speak now on how to end herdsmen killing, PDP tasks Buhari 

February 5, 2018 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) and it’s Governors’ Forum has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari should come out clean on the herdsmen killings and address the nation on how to end the carnage. The party said the President must take responsibility on the protection of lives and property of Nigerians which is the most important of his responsibilities, Read More

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No alternative to APC – Speaker

February 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The speaker of the Nasarawa state Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has said the All Progressive Congress ( APC ) still remained the best option for 2019,  considering its laudable achievements in the last two and half years. The speaker stated this yesterday while speaking with newsmen in Lafia ahead of President Muhammdu Buhari’s  visit to the state tomorrow commission Read More

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2019: Kingibe’s indomie flood Nigerian market

February 4, 2018 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Despite denying presidential ambition, branded and customised Indomie Noodles bearing the ‎name and portrait of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, have flooded the Nigerian market. Kingibe, in an advertorial in some newspapers last Thursday, denied that he was nursing presidential ambition. He said in a statement that ‎he “neither produced Read More

Buhari congratulates former Ekiti governor, Niyi Adebayo on birthday

February 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and professional colleagues of the former Governor of Ekiti, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, in congratulating him on his 60th birthday slated for Feb. 4. President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Saturday, felicitated with the family Read More

Buhari’s victory in 2015, a political revolution – Dalung

February 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mr Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory against an incumbent in 2015 had proved that one could win election in Nigeria without having money. Dalung, who said this, while addressing officials of the Permanent Mission, Nigeria House in New York, said there was a brewing political revolution against ‘god-fatherism’ in the Nigerian Read More

Presidency replies The Sun, says Buhari not a murderer

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Presidency has condemned an opinion article published by The Sun newspaper associating President Muhammadu Buhari with the killings in Benue and calling him a murderer. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made the condemnation when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday. He also frowned at the frequent expressions Read More

Obaseki meets Buhari, pledges to tackle illegal migration, human trafficking

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says the state government will partner with Federal Government agencies to tackle the menace of human trafficking, illegal migration and modern slavery in the state. Obaseki stated this on Friday after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He revealed that Edo state government had put in place strategies Read More

Buhari’s $1bn request to fight Boko Haram divides Reps

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Plenary of House of Representatives on Thursday was rowdy as members disagreed over the propriety of the one billion dollars sought by President Muhammadu Buhari to fight Boko Haram insurgency. The confusion followed a motion by Rep. Ken Chikere (Rivers-PDP) on the “Need to deduct 13 per cent Derivation from the one billion dollars approved by the National Economic Council Read More

For The Records: Buhari’s Letter To Saraki On Benue Killings

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

FOR THE RECORDS: LETTER BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO SENATE PRESIDENT, BUKOLA SARAKI, ON BENUE KILLINGS, DATED JANUARY 25, 2018     I thank you for your letter Reference NASS/8S/R/01 /33 dated 18th January, 2018 and I have carefully studied the resolutions and comments contained therein. As I briefed you and the Rt. Hon. Speaker when we met on the Read More

Single unified market will not affect economy – FG

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Federal Government has said that the proposed launching of African single trade market would not affect Nigerian economy as adequate measures were being put in place to protect the economy. The Chief Negotiator for Continent Free Trade Area (CFTA), Amb. Chiedu Osakwe, stated this in Abuja on Thursday night at a joint news conference on the outcome of the just Read More

Media consultant challenges Obansanjo to public debate over Buhari

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

A media consultant, Malam Mohammed Garba, on Thursday, challenged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to a televise debate over demand for President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest the 2019 presidential election. Garba, the Chief Executive Officer of Right Contact Services Nigerian Ltd., said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, that the demand contained in a Read More

South east leaders - Can APC win the South east?

Can APC win the South east?

Last Monday, the All Progressives Congress(APC) had inaugurated the Niyi Adebayo Strategic Committee to investigate why the party lost the last Anambra state gubernatorial election and to fashion out how the ruling party will win the South east geo-political zone. However, the committee’s leader seen be a round peg in a square hole as ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU and TOPE SUNDAY highlight Read More