Tinubu, Ganduje, governors, others bid Akeredolu farewell 

February 24, 2024  Barnabas Olabisi 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Friday, led the nation in bidding farewell to former Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, describing him as a “fearless soldier” and “unwavering advocate” for his people.  In a eulogy filled with grief and admiration at the St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo, Ondo state, President Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, lauded Akeredolu’s “indomitable Read More

Breaking: Tinubu, governors ‘strike deal’ on state police

February 15, 2024 Blueprint News 0

President Bola Tinubu alongside the governors on Thursday agreed to establish state police in the country. Minister of Information and National Orientation disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of an emergency meeting summoned by the President at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister said there will be series of meetings to fine tune the Read More

Nigeria has cheapest foods in West Africa – Governors 

February 7, 2024 Blessing Anaro 0

In spite of on-going protest in some cities of the country over rising cost of food, the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) has said the country has some of the cheapest foods in West Africa. Chairman, and Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahaman AbdulRazak disclosed this in Abuja on Monday when he led his coleagues, Agbu Kefas (Taraba), Ahmed Ododo (Kogi), and lucky Read More

APC governors meet, fail to honour Akeredolu 2-week after death

January 12, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has held its first meeting two weeks after the death of governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state. The former Ondo state governor died in December 27, 2023 after a serious ailment. The Forum, however, failed to honour or pay a condolences visit to the family of Read More

South-west Governors Forum’ll give Akeredolu state burial – Abiodun

December 30, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state on Friday said the South West Governors Forum would accord the late governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, a befitting burial. The Ogun state governor made this known while speaking with journalists during a condolence visit by South-west governors to the family of the late governor at their Ibadan residence. According to Governor Read More

NEC okays WHO, governors’ healthcare delivery agreement

November 24, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Economic Council (NEC) has endorsed the agreement between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the governors of the 36 states of the federation to improve healthcare service delivery. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the monthly NEC meeting chaired by Vice President Kashim Shettima at the Presidential Villla in Abuja, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Read More

Governors should be prudent

October 12, 2023 Admin III 0

A recent survey by this newspaper unveiling a startling reality that although the 36 states of the federation got the sum of N3.16 trillion in 2022, as against N2.42 trillion in 2021, from the Federations Accounts Allocations Committee (FAAC), there is nothing to justify the staggering amount, is worrisome. With reference to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Read More

Hold your governors accountable, Oluwo tells Nigerians

October 10, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland in Osun state, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has called on Nigerians to hold their respective state governors accountable for the utilisation of increased monthly allocation that accrued from the federal government. The monarch described President Bola Tinubu as the best choice for Nigeria and urged Nigerians to support him in checkmating organised crime, saying subsidy removal is Read More

Letter to governors

October 3, 2023 Admin III 0

The idea of some governors to purchase public buses to ease the transportation problem in metropolitan areas of their states is a welcome development amidst the hardship faced by Nigerians as a result of removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government recently. The removal of fuel subsidy by President Bola Tinubu has made Nigerians struggling to survive due to Read More

Stop accumulating debt, pay workers, Okonjo-Iweala cautions governors in Nigeria

May 15, 2023 Admin III 0

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has advised newly elected and re-elected governors to exercise caution when it comes to accumulating substantial levels of debt for their states. Okonjo-Iweala spoke on Monday at the opening of the 2023 induction for re-elected and elected governors with the theme: “Governing for Impact (Building Sub-national Governance)”, organised by Read More

2023: AAC governorship candidates vow to work against Sowore

February 13, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

12 out of 36 governorship candidates on the platform of African Action Congress (AAC) have dissociated themselves from the presidential candidacy of Mr Omoleye Sowore, vowing not to support him in the 2023 presidential election. In a press conference in Abuja, Monday, the candidates led by their Speaker Mr Iboro Otu, the AAC governorship candidate of Akwa ibom state, said Read More

Rural underdevelopment: Nigerian governors stealing local government funds – Buhari 

December 1, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday that rural areas in the country are not being developed because governors steal funds meant for local governments in their states. The President said this when he hosted members of the Senior Executive Course 44 (2022) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said the Read More

Breaking: PGF boss resigns over APC national convention controversy

January 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the division among the governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) over whether the national convention should hold or not, the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has resigned from the office. Blueprint gathered reliably that Sunday’s meeting of the APC governors deliberated on whether the Read More

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

Media sensational in reporting terrorism, others – DSS

October 30, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over sensational  reporting of activities of bandits, terrorists, secessionists in the Nigeria media, warning that it holds negative consequences for public order and peaceful coexistence. DSS Public Relations Officer,Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a press statement, Friday night, advised the media to apply restraint and avoid sensationalising news, noting that bandits, terrorists, Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

APC Senators to rise to 84 by next week, says Senate spokesman

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Senator representing Osun Central and spokesperson of the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, Wednesday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators must have increased to 84 by next week. He stated that some members of the opposition have disclosed their readiness to dump their party for the ruling APC. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement of Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

Edo 2024: I ‘ve no gov’shp ambition, Senator Ordia warns rumour mongers

October 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator representing Edo Central senatorial district, Clifford Ordia, has denied reports that he is nursing plans to contest for the governorship election of Edo state in 2024, barely one year into the second term four-year tenure of Governor Godwin Obaseki.  An online newspaper, had erronously reported that Ordia had been tipped to replace Obaseki. The media report had also claimed Read More

At last, Tinubu opens up on health status

October 3, 2021 Admin III 0

Former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has for the first time in months revealed his health status. Tinubu who has been in London for medical treatments spoke he received members of the House of Representatives northern caucus. The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said he is only undergoing physiotherapy. High profile Nigerians including President Read More

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In Ogun, Abiodun signs anti-open grazing bill into law

September 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Thursday, signed into law the Bill to regulate animal grazing and establishment of Cattle ranching in the state. Abiodun, who assented to the bill during a Security Council meeting in the State Secretariat at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, called on the security agencies to swing immediately into action and enforce provisions of the law. He Read More