Discussing ownership of Lagos amidst present challenges a distraction – Bode George 

December 7, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has described as shameful and embarrassing the prevailing discussion about the ownership of Lagos, despite the festering challenges facing the country. Bode George in a statement he personally signed and obtained by Blueprint, Thursday, stated that the country is at the moment going through hardships, stressing that Read More

Enugu: TechHer trains CSOs on project tracking, monitoring, FOI request 

November 8, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

The Signpost Project, TechHer, has hosted a comprehensive training session for over 40 young people from diverse civil society organisations in Enugu state, on project tracking, monitoring and freedom of information requests to equip young people with the skills and knowledge to hold their leaders accountable.  The Signpost Project initiative seeks to address the low participation of women and youth Read More

Reps summon Humanitarian Minister over N1.1trn conditional cash transfers

October 31, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has resolved to invite the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, to appear and explain the modaility being adopted in distribution of the N1.1 trillion conditional cash transfers. To this end, the House has mandated its  committee on constituency outreach and committee on poverty Alleviation to carry out the engagement with a view to ensuring Read More

Kalat wins Jema’a assembly election, promises good governance

March 21, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

Ali Kalat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the March 18 Kaduna state House of Assembly elections for Jema’a constituency. The returning officer, Professor Ishaya Dauda, who declared the result in Kafanchan Sunday said Kalat polled 26,640 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Sambo Maigari of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 22,371 votes. Read More

Letter to Nigeria’s in-coming president

February 26, 2023 Gozie Irogboli 0

Dear president-in-waiting, I must begin by congratulating you on your electoral victory even though it has not been announced. But very soon, you will be unveiled to the 200 million Nigerians who voted for you to pilot their affairs in the next four years. It is my earnest desire that you do not tow the line of your immediate predecessor Read More

PDP berates Uzodimma over statement on Imo INEC attack 

December 13, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Imo state chapter, has berated Governor Hope Uzodimma over his reaction on Monday’s bombing of the Imo headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Owerri. Uzodimma had during an assessment visit to the Imo state Police command reportedly said that the attack was politically contrived by those who were desperate to win elections. In Read More

Why we tackle corruption at the grassroots – Ilo

December 11, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

A non-governmental organisation, The Signature Communications Limited, has explained that its anti-graft campaign at the grassroots was to eliminate corruption at the source from where it recruits its army. The Chief Executive Officer, Chief VinMartin Obiora Ilo, stated this at an event to mark World Anti Corruption Day. Apart from giving Nigerians an opportunity to evaluate the efforts of the Read More

Politics of derivation, accusations of pilfering of local government funds

December 5, 2022 Admin III 0

Within the last two months, there have been barrage of attacks  against governors across the 36 states of the federation, bordering on alleged squandering of allocations. TAIYE ODEWALE reports  Who are governors in the configuration of powers in Nigeria?  Nigeria being a federation, has the centre called the federal government and headed by an elected executive President and Commander in Read More

It’s good governance, stupid

November 23, 2022 Mohammed Haruna 0

Section 22 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, imposes an obligation on the media to hold government accountable to Nigerians. “The press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media,” the section says, “shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in this Chapter and uphold the responsibility and accountability of Read More

2023 election: Youth advised to be agent of positive change

November 17, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

Chairman Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) in the FCT, Comrade Shanabo Abubakar, has advised the Nigerian youth to shun malpractices during the forthcoming general election, urging them to be agent of positive change for democracy to strive in the country.  He also urged them to ensure they collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) so that they would Read More

How inter-agency rift, personal ego affect good governance

November 11, 2022 Admin III 0

Over the years, what looked like a cold war has been going on among the various agencies of the government and this portends tardiness for government programmes. ELEOJO IDACHABA takes a look at such beef, especially as it relates to the recent near-rift between the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Ministry of Finance over currency redesign. It Read More

How Makinde, Oyetola are spearheading regional revolution on good governance

November 3, 2022 Admin III 0

Despite their different political affiliations, two South-west states are collaborating to link their states with a servicable road. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. Considering the on going gesture between Oyo and Osun state governments on the planned rehabilitation/ construction of 91km Ibadan-Iwo-Osogbo road, there are indications that better days are now ahead of Nigerian masses in terms of reaping real dividends of Read More

Declining public trust in governance

May 17, 2022 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

The impact of good governance in the country is abysmally low. The level of hardship, austerity and economic crunch is unimaginably high. No doubt, many live below the poverty line. There is already a general sense of apathy. The level of societal mistrust, contempt and indifference to government is now common. We have seen a direct shift from the decadent Read More

PMB, good governance and re-enforcement of state institutions

April 10, 2022 Gidado Ibrahim 0

The indicator to determine if a society is developed or developing does not depend on the number of tarred roads, steady electricity or water at the turn of the tap. In practical sense, the first indicator for measuring the health, strength and resilience of any society is the viability of state institutions. In a democracy, good governance is anchored on Read More

Benue 2023: The governor the people need

February 13, 2022 Andrew Oota 0

The race for the next governor of Benue sate after the completion of the two- term of Chief Samuel Ortom has begun with about 31 aspirants on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Ahead of the party primaries, the Benue political landscape is currently warm. Consultations have reached advanced stages as aspirants criss-crosses the length and breadth Read More

Essence of good governance defeated in Oyo – Alao

January 9, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Oyo state, Engr Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has said the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde has defeated the essence of good governance in the state. The APC Chieftain in a statement issued by his Media Office at the weekend to assess the administration of Makinde in 2021accused the administration of making life difficult for Read More


We must ensure electorate’s right of free choice – Osinbajo

December 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

– Democracy remains the best system of establishing governments because it guarantees respect for the fundamental rights of individuals to choose their leaders, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Osinbajo said this Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo state, where he chaired a roundtable in honour of former Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi in commemoration of his posthumous 72nd birthday. Speaking on Read More

The hollow rituals of democracy

October 21, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Sometime in 1996, my good friend, the late Abidina Coomassie, published a book, Political Opportunism, in which he primarily excoriated the political enemies of the late head of state, General Sani Abacha. He saw them as men lacking in principles and floating in the wind and being blown wherever political opportunities beckoned; men who were willing to eat leaves, mud or Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Northern govs celebrates Gowon @ 87

October 19, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF), felicitated with former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon on his 87th birthday, he “served Nigeria with an uncommon loyalty and fairness.” In a congratulatory message, the chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong said the special day brings with it great joy for the life of a great personality who Read More

Awo’s legacy lives on

October 17, 2021 Admin III 0

I attended a play recently at Glover Memorial Hall at Broad Street, Lagos. Yes, the old Glover Hall built and named in 1887 in honour of Sir John Hawley Glover who was Governor of Lagos Colony between 1864 and 1872. The hall has undergone a lot of repairs, thanks to the Lagos state government. The title of the play was Read More

LG polls: Plateau IPAC hails peaceful conduct of electorate

October 12, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has commended the electorate for their peaceful and orderly conduct at last Saturday’s local government elections. The IPAC also said it was studying the results of all 17 Local Government Areas of the state for possible actions where necessary. State chapter chairman of IPAC also chairman of the Social Democratic Read More

A shared journey with Gov Yahaya @ 60

October 8, 2021 Ismaila Uba Misilli 0

Today, October 9 marks the 60th birthday of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.  It is plausible if we interrogate the life of the amiable governor with the enviable view of Laura Catherine Schlessinger on the essential quality of integrity. In her noble words, “people with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others give excuses.” In this course Read More