Tinubu, South-South monarchs’ desire for inclusive, responsive governance

January 25, 2024 Abdullahi M. Gulloma  0

In a key engagement with the South-South Monarchs Forum this week, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to tackling the multifaceted challenges facing the South-South geopolitical zone, a region historically embattled with environmental degradation and developmental hurdles. The South-South Monarchs Forum, under the leadership of the chairman of the Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers and Vice-Chairman of Read More

Malawian President, Obi, others disagree on solutions to Africa’s problems

November 16, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The President of Malawi, Dr Joyce Hilda Banda, Thursday, identified neo-coloniasim as a problem confronting the Africa continent, which according to her, could be solved through unity in diversity. Banda, who was a guest lecturer at 12th edition of Zik’s (Nnamdi Azikiwe) annual lecture series held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, urged Africans to imbibe the philosophy of Read More

Subsidy: Nigerians deserve good governance – NNPP Chieftain 

November 15, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

A Chieftain of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, has declared that Nigerians need good governance as dividends of democracy. Ambassador Ajadi said this in Ibadan on Tuesday while speaking at the closing ceremony of the 2023 Press Week of the Oyo NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel held in Ibadan. He disclosed that Nigerians deserved better dividends of democracy, Read More

The unsustainable high cost of governance

November 9, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

I thought these two important items would be on Jagaban Bola Tinubu’s plate on his assumption of office as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. One is the high cost of governance about which there have been muted cries from those who know what this means for a struggling developing nation; the other is the current and confused nature Read More

NILOWV decries low inclusion of women in governance

September 7, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue chairperson, Nigeria League of Women Voters (NILOWV), Mrs Irene Awunah-Ikyegh, Thursday, decried the low inclusion of women in governance in Nigeria in general and the state in particular. Awunah-Ikyegh made her feelings known at a two-day stakeholders consultation on women inclusion and effective sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) organised by NILOWV with support from Palladium and USAID-Scale Read More

Gov. Bala’s youth inclusive governance

August 24, 2023 Abdullahi Rufa'i Adamu 0

In a resounding demonstration of visionary leadership and a commitment to the future, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state has showcased his dedication to the empowerment of youth in the state’s governance structure. The recent nomination of caretaker chairmen for local governments and commissioners for various ministries in Bauchi state not only signals a new era of leadership but Read More

Maikalangu, good governance and AMAC

August 2, 2023 Emeka Oraetoka 0

June 14, 2023, marked one year since Honourable Christopher Zakka Maikalangu was sworn in as the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). In the period under review, can Maikalangu say, “I have lived up to expectations”, good governance wise? And what are good governance indicators? Who is evaluating or should examine him? Honestly, there are many good governance barometers Read More

Tinubu, whistleblowing and the quest for good governance

August 1, 2023 Godwin Onyeacholem 0

Whistleblowing is steadily growing to become the dominant theme in ethics literature. It has earned a prime position as a forceful vehicle not only for delivering clarity and openness in workplace culture, but also for defining responsible behaviour expected of an individual. On a wider scale, whistleblowing has shaped up to become a democratic accountability tool, and a check on Read More

Nasarawa: Time for inclusive governance rather than politics

July 11, 2023 Admin III 0

Despite the distraction by the main opposition to cause division, MOHAMMED YANGIDA reports that Nasarawa state government is poised for democracy dividends. In Nasarawa state, it is said that the time to do away with divisive rhetorics and religious sentiment is now as the opposition party makes desperate moves to take over power in the state, but indigenes of the Read More

10th senate: Will Abbo now focus on governance?

June 9, 2023 Yusuf Saidu Tara 0

Senator Ishaku Abbo, alias SIA, of Adamawa North, Adamawa state, was elected to the Nigerian senate in 2019 on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He was re-elected in 2023 under the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In 2019, he promised to initiate legislative reforms to better Nigerians’ lives and provide sustainable development in his constituency. His campaign Read More

Osinbajo jets to Kenya for Mo Ibrahim Governance Forum

April 28, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has jetted out to Nairobi, Kenya, where he will participate in the 2023 Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend with the theme “Global Africa.” This was contained in a statement issued Friday by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the organiser of Read More

Be a unifier, support group urges Tinubu 

March 6, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

One of the support groups which rooted for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidency, Ahmed Tinubu Movement (ATM), has called on him to hit the ground running by unifying the country. The group said in a statement made available to Blueprint weekend that considering his wealth of experience in governance, business and politics, Tinubu has capacity to provide effective leadership for the Read More

Adopt inclusive governance, Bagudu charges Kebbi LG chairmen

February 11, 2022 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has mandated the newly sworn in chairmen of the 21 local government areas in Kebbi state to adopt an all-inclusive governance in steering the affairs of their respective areas. Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave the order Wednesday while administering oaths of allegiance and of office on the elected chairmen and twenty-one vice-chairmen at the Presidential Lodge, Read More

NIES 2022 to put PIA on the front burner

November 16, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The recently enacted Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021 and its implementation so far, will face thorough scrutiny by industry professionals, policy makers and stakeholders at the 2022 Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES 2022), scheduled to take place in Abuja from February 27th to March 3rd, 2022.  The Petroleum Industry Act 2021 was assented and signed into law by the President Read More

You can’t win Anambra with propaganda, group tells Soludo

November 1, 2021 Admin III 0

A political pressure group Coalition for True Democracy (CTD) has told the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Chukwuma Soludo to reach out to the people with issues of governance instead of spreading empty propaganda against his opponents. The group coordinator, Mr. Samuel Okolo stated this while reacting to a statement credited to Soludo, where he accused 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

Osinbajo’s supporters fault ‘fake’ analysts, commentators over 2023 presidential poll

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group loyal to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the platform of Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has faulted some comments and analysis made by some commentators against the ambition of the Vice President. The group raised concern over attempts by various acclaimed social media influencers to act under the guise of analysis, free Read More

How Gov Bagudu sustains people’s confidence in Kebbi

October 20, 2021 Admin III 0

In Kebbi state, Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu ensures that he maintains the people’s confidence by making every member of his party to remain focused as he provides democracy dividends, KABIRU DOGON DAJI reports. Since assuming office in 2015, Senator Abubakar Bagudu has been able to return to the fold some politicians from the opposition side who admire his style of Read More

Between Twitter ban, fake news and Dele Giwa’s murder

October 14, 2021 Abdullahi Suleiman Otiwe 0

Tuesday, 19th October, 2021 will mark the 35th year of the squalid murder of the Nigerian finest investigative journalist, Dele Giwa. He was coldly murdered through a venom letter bomb he opened to his face.  Because Giwa’s murder was of conscience, for the media and in this epoch month of October that our country attained her Independence in 1960 after Read More

2023: Osinbajo best qualified to succeed Buhari, APC group declares

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the 2023 general elections, a support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Consolidation Group (PCP) has rated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the best qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC members said Osinbajo’s presidency will increase party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

Why I piriotise payment of salary, others in Osun – Oyetola

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has revealed why he has had no problem paying salary of workers in the state, saying he has been able to overcome the past challenge of meeting its financial obligations with his years of managing human and financial resources in the private sector. The governor also commended Nigerians for their resilience and contributions to national Read More