NIGER 2023: Bluepriint Publisher, Mohammed Idris Malagi picks APC Governorship form

Chairman/CEO, Blueprint Newspapers Limited and frontline gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress(,APC) in Niger state, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi has picked his expression of interest and nomination forms.


Alhaji Malagi paid N50 million for both the expression of interest and nomination forms on Wednesday at the MuhammaduBuhari House APC secretariat, Abuja.

Barrister Bala Marika, Alhaji Abdulmalik Muye and Hon Isah Kutigi picked the nomination forms on behalf of Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi.


Malagi, a media mogul and Public Relations Practitioner, indicated interest to vie for governor of Niger state in the 2023 general elections on the platform of APC since 2019 and has remained consistent in reaching out to all stakeholders in the state and beyond.


To show his commitment as a loyal party man and exhibit seriousness of his political ambition, Malagi recently visited the newly elected state executives of the party in Minna and donated 31 buses and N43 million to the entire party structures in the state.


In addition to other behind-the-scene support to the party, he also recently gave food items as Ramadan support.

Within the same day, he reached out to Internally Displaced Persons in the state with food items through the state government.

In 2020, the frontline aspirant also gave the COVID-19 support to the IDPs through the state government.


Malagi’s foray into politics and his decision to vie for the number one office in Niger state has changed the political dynamics with his bridge-building efforts as well as encouraging issue –based political discourse and engagements.


Deploying his years of experience as a teacher, public relations practitioner and media owner, the media owner has been engaging with APC stakeholders, elder statesmen, traditional rulers, religious leaders, youth and women group, the media and other various interest groups and tendencies across the nooks and crannies of the state.


Regarded as a quiet, unassuming, silent achiever and visionary leader, in recognition of his contribution to the APC both at the state and national levels, he was appointed Chairman, Board of Directors, Abuja Property Development Company, APDC, in 2017, a positioned he resigned from recently to pursue his political ambition.


An accomplished media entrepreneur, public relations consultant, philanthropist and Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Malagi is the Chairman/CEO, Bifocal Group, a leading conglomerate with headquarters in Abuja and has been the chief strategist and visioner of all companies in the group for nearly 30 years, providing communication solutions to clients in the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy.


The media mogul is Secretary General, Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria(NPAN) and also member of the following associations: the International Press Institute, (IPI); US-based Online News Association; Public Relations Consultants of Nigeria; African Public Relations Associations, ( APRA) Northern Media Forum and Northern Broadcast Media Owners Association.

He was also at various times Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Kaduna Chapter and Vice Chairman, Public Relations Consultants of Nigeria.


Born on May 2, 1966, Malagi is 1987 graduate of English from University of Sokoto, now Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto and Masters Degree in English from Bayero University, Kano.


The 56-year- old politician holds the traditional tittle of Kakaaki Nupe, bestowed on him by His Royal Highness, Etsu Nupe, Alhaji (Dr) Yahaya Abubakar in recognition of his philanthropic gesture and his personal disposition as a worthy ambassador of Nupe Kingdom and Niger state on the national and international media and public relations space.

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