Browning the Buhari mystique

February 2, 2024 Dan Agbese 0

The Teflon is wearing off. Actually, it began to wear off before President Muhammadu Buhari left Aso Rock Villa after his two-terms in office on May 29, 2023. A Daily Trust editorial wondered then where the president, who was supposed to be leading the nation, was when the nation was in existential throes of insecurity and increasing economic difficulties, among Read More

Between Buhari, Shagari and corruption

January 19, 2024 Admin II 0

On 31 December 1983, the then General Muhammadu Buhari unconstitutionally overthrew Alhaji Shehu Shagari, the first democratically elected president of Nigeria, and jailed him for two years in Ƙiriƙiri. Shagari’s offence was, according to Buhari, that he led a government that was “inept and corrupt”. However, Shagari’s alleged ineptitude and corruption were unproven, at least, not in a proper court Read More

Aide congratulates Bauchi gov Mohammed on Supreme Court victory

January 12, 2024 Blueprint news 0

Bauchi state governor Sen. Bala A. Mohammed has been hailed for his victory at the Supreme Court on Friday.  In a statement his special adviser on media and publicity, Comrade Mukhtar Gidado, said the victory “is a win for democracy as the people voted for him massively in the governorship election.”  The statement read in part, “Congratulations Your Excellency Sen. Read More

Ngige defends Buhari, reveals APC’s plan to takeover Anambra

January 6, 2024 Admin III 0

The immediate past Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said the former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was not a failure. The former Anambra State governor stated this in an interview with journalists on Saturday, in Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra state, while distributing palliatives to indigenes from the 21 local government areas of the Read More

Defection: Group gives INEC 14 days to conduct bye-elections in Rivers assembly

December 13, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) a 14 days ultimatum to conduct bye-elections to replace the 27 vacant constituencies in the Rivers State House of Assembly. This followed the defection of 27 lawmakers from the People’s Democracy Party to the All Progressives Congress. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Daniel Okwa, the Read More

Unubiko Foundation Chair, James Ume, bags HEDA Impact Award

December 13, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre has conferred the Gani Fawehinmi Outstanding Impact and Integrity Award (GFIIA) on the Chairman, Unubiko Foundation, Chief James Ume. Blueprint reports that HEDA presented the award to Ume, who is also the publisher of The Whistler.ng, during the 6th GFIIA and lecture held in Lagos, recently. The Resource Centre, with the Read More

Pictures: El-Rufai visits Buhari in Daura

December 11, 2023 Admin III 0

The immediate past governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday paid a courtesy visit to former President Muhammadu Buhari in his hometown in Daura, Katsina State. The Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the Ex-governor, Muyiwa Adekeye, shared photos from the visit on his X account on Monday. According to Adekeye, El- rufai’s visit to Buhari is the Read More

NDHS will enable effective resource allocation – Pate

December 11, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

The coordinating Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Mohammad Ali Pate, has emphasised the importance of a comprehensive Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), saying this will provide insights into healthcare needs that will enable the effective allocation of resources in the country. Pate who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ms. Daju Kachollom, stated this in Abuja at Read More

CSOs want ECOWAS to adopt standards on presidential term extension

December 9, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

A Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), influencers and stakeholders have called on ECOWAS to adopt standards on presidential term extension in West Africa. They made the call on a roundtable discussion organised by the Civic Mobilization campaign initiated and led by West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network WADEMOS/TLP in Abuja on Friday with the aim to discuss and explore ways to strengthen Read More

Kogi guber: Group accuses tribunal secretary of compromise

December 8, 2023 Admin III 0

A political pressure group under the aegis of Project Kogi Development (PKD) has called for the immediate sack of the tribunal secretary for the November 11 off-cycle Kogi state governorship election David Umar Mike. The group noted the tribunal Secretary’s claims that the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) filed petition before the expiration of the legally provided window was not Read More

Kukah to clerics: Influence churches, mosques’ worshippers against gender violence 

December 7, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

 Fiery Catholic cleric, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has called on religious leaders across the country to hold strong influence on their congregations and communities in the drive to arrest gender-based violence (GBV) in Nigeria. Bishop Kukah made the call, Thursday in Abuja, during the unveiling of the book, ‘Ethical and Religious Policy Framework for Addressing GBV’ through religious leaders and institutions in Read More

Kogi guber: Group urges Court of Appeal President to relocate Elections Petition Tribunal to Abuja over insecurity

December 6, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A socio-cultural group, Uk’Omu Igala Organization, has called on the President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, to relocate the Kogi State Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal for the November 11, 2023 governorship elections to Abuja, in order to guarantee the safety of the members of the tribunal, litigants and the electoral materials . The group said the safety of Read More

Ebonyi: 11,000 people to benefit from lawmaker’s medical outreach

December 6, 2023 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

A lawmaker representing Ohaozara, Onicha, and Ivo federal constituency at the Green Chambers, Dr. Nkemkanma Kama, Tuesday, commenced free medical outreach for 11,000 members of his constituents. Kama flagged off the project through his foundation Dr Nkemkanma Kama Foundation. The Medical Outreach which began with the people of Oshiri and Isu communities in Onicha local government area is to cover Read More

FG funded only 422 delegates to COP-28 in Dubai, Malagi clarifies

December 4, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

… Says Tinubu, Nigerian delegates in Dubai for serious business, not jamboree Minister of information and national orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi says the federal government funded only 422 persons to the ongoing Climate Summit in Dubai, otherwise called COP-28 According to him, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other officials on the federal government delegation are in Dubai for serious Read More

Kaduna lawmaker Gaiya leads hundreds of PDP decampees to APC

December 4, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

A two term member representing Zango Kataf/Jaba federal constituency Godfrey Ali Gaiya weekend led hundreds of supporters of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zone three of Kaduna state. Speaking shortly after a rally at Sabon Gari Chori, Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna state, the Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Read More

NAF denies killing civilians in Kaduna

December 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) has debunked news making the rounds aledging that it’s aircraft accidentally killed innocent civilians in Kaduna.A statement Monday by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet described the report as false.He said the NAF has not carried out any air operations within Kaduna state and environs in the last 24 hours. ” Also, note that the Read More

POWA president rolls out empowerment scheme for annual conference

December 4, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark the 2023 Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) Annual Conference Week, the POWA President, Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Egbetokun, is set to unveil a multifaceted empowerment scheme aimed at uplifting and supporting members. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, weekend on Abuja, said: “POWA is eagerly anticipating its annual Read More

Election cases: Group urges Biden, Macron, Sunak to save Nigeria’s democracy

December 2, 2023 Nasir Gwangwazo 0

The world superpowers have been urged to save Nigeria’s democracy , accusing the judiciary and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of compromise. A pressure group, Nigeria Democratic Vanguard, established to enhance democracy in the country, made this assertion in a letter dated November 27, 2023, addressed to the President of the United States on Nigeria, Joe Biden; the President of Read More

Unlike Tinubu, Buhari never in charge of his government – Ali Ndume

December 2, 2023 Admin III 0

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has claimed that former President Muhammadu Buhari was not in charge of his government as the leader of the country. Ndume spoke when he appeared in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday. According to him, Buhari played a lesser supervisory role, unlike incumbent President Bola Tinubu. The Senate Chief Whip Read More

Ohanaeze hails Suleiman’s emergence as northern elders’ spokesman

December 1, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has hailed the appointment of Abdul-Azeez Suleiman as the spokesman of the Northern Elders’ Forum. Convener of the NEF, Prof Ango Abdullahi in a letter notified Suleiman on his appointment as the spokesman of the elite northern group. He said the appointment was a reflection of Suleiman’s unwavering dedication and contributions Read More

NGOs train 40 CSOs on peace building, conflict resolution

November 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Peace Action for Rapid Transformation of Nigeria Early Response (PARTNER) in collaboration with Mercy Corps, have trained 40 civil society organisations on conflict resolution, early warning and early response, peace building and national cohesion. The Chief of Party, Peace Action for Rapid Transformation of Nigeria Early Response (PARTNER), Mr. Danjuma Dawop told journalists in Kaduna that the project, which is Read More

Ex- LP presidential aspirant raises the alarm over govs’ alleged outrageous expenses

November 25, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Osun state-born ex-presidential aspirant on Labour Party platform, Comrade Faduri Oluwadare Joseph (aka Fadojoe), has raised alarm over the news making the rounds that some governors spent so much in their first three months. Fadojoe who narrowed, specifically, on Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state said the governor spent excessively in his three months in office. In a video Read More