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MAN Rector unveils plans for Maritime Academy

Newly appointed Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Commodore Emmanuel Duja Effedua, has unveiled plans to raise the standard of teaching, learning and infrastructure at the nation’s foremost maritime training institution. Speaking in Lagos, he said, under his watch, the academy will remain focused on delivering on its core mandates to train […]

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We rescued 114 victims of human trafficking – Immigration

The Nigeria Immigration Service has disclosed that its command has rescued 114 victims of child trafficking between January and October this year. The Comptroller of Immigration, Oyo state Command, Mrs. Victoria Isangedighi, stated this in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Thursday, during a one-day seminar on “Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking/Child Labour – Combating the Menace […]

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Shell donates equipment to FRSC in Bayelsa

In line with their corporate social responsibilities, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria  have donated a crash victim extraction equipment to Federal Road Safety Corps, Bayelsa State command this is to enhance quick response to accidents victims. The extractor equipment is to tear metals in case of accident where victims are trapped. Speaking at the […]

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Buhari inaugurates Armed Forces Council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the Armed Forces Council, which ratified the National Defence Policy 2017 (Revised) Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service Officers 2017 and Harmonized Terms and Condition of Service Soldiers/Rating/Airmen (Revised). Speaking to State House correspondents Thursday after the inauguration of the council, Minister of Defence, retired Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali, […]

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Niger Delta: Rumble among militants as FG plans to meet Tompolo

Militant groups in the Niger Delta region begins a new row over the alleged secret meeting proposed between the Federal Government led by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs  Pastor Usani Uguru and the Special  Adviser to the President on Niger Delta /Amnesty Coordinator, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh and the foremost former Militant Leader, ‎High Chief Government Ekpemupolo […]

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FCT police assure on safety of lives, property

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja FCT Police Command has assured members of the public that normalcy has been restored at Wuse and its environs following a misunderstanding that broke out between operatives of the Directorate of Road Transport Services (VIO) Taskforce and cab operators close to Wuse market. A press statement by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP […]

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Father of world’s brainiest family, condemns Nigerian governors using private Jets 

Professor Chris Imafidon, the father of the world’s brainiest family, has come down hard on Nigerian governors in the habit of using private jets, blaming them for rampant insecurity in the country.  Imafidon, who is consultant to Presidents , European and American governments, Monarchs and corporate leaders, also condemned the act of arresting internet fraudsters […]

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Instrument warfare: Minister wants new security framework

  By Binta Shama Abuja The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called for a new security framework for the nation with the upgrade of instruments of warfare through scientific research and innovation. Onu said this at a lecture delivered for Course 26 Participants, at the National Defence College (NDC) Abuja. Speaking […]

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NAF destroys oil barges in Niger Delta

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stated that it had destroyed some oil barges, containing stolen oil products, at Adokiakiri community in the Niger Delta. Its spokesperson, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, who disclosed this yesterday, said illegal oil barges and storage facilities were spotted by the NAF EC-135 Helicopter during […]

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4 killed in Maiduguri suicide bombings – Police

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state police command says four people were killed yesterday morning multiple suicide attacks near the state capital, Maiduguri. A spokesman, DSP Victor Isukwu, said in a statement that four teenage girls believed to have been primed by Boko Haram to carry out the attack, did not make it into Maiduguri […]

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Troops, vigilantes repel Boko Haram in Adamawa community

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola After fierce battles that lasted several hours, Nigerian troops supported by hunters and vigilantes pushed back invading Boko Haram terrorists in Gulak, headquarters of Madagali local government area of Adamawa state, officials have said. Premium Times reported how suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram on Monday night launched an attack […]

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‘Herders’ rape woman, torch houses in Benue

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Suspected herdsmen on Monday attacked and raped a mother of four, (name withheld) in Azege, Tse Ikyoifi in Logo local government area of Benue state. The herdsmen also destroy crops and burnt several houses in the villages and displaced many others in the process. Logo LGA chairman, Richard Nyajom who disclosed […]

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Be patient, FG begs Niger Delta Avengers

*Says challenges in the region being addressed  The federal government has called on the Niger Delta Avengers to be patient and not to disrupt oil and gas operations in the region, saying that efforts are being made to address their grievances. Speaking to State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister […]

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Niger Delta Elders seek dialogue as Militants launch “Operation Red Economy”

Niger Delta Elders under the aegis of Pan Niger Delta Peoples Congress (PNDPC) have reached out to the High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers over the threat of renewed hostilities and bombing of Oil facilities in the region. Olorogun Monday Whiskey the coordinator of public affairs to the group confirmed that they have reached out to […]

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300 killed by cattle rustlers in Zamfara in 2 years – Yari

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari said the state has lost over 300 innocent lives to incessant attacks by notorious cattle rustlers between 2013 and 2015. Yari made the disclosure while delivering a keynote address at the formal commissioning of some completed projects at 207 Quick Response Airforce Base, Gusau, the state […]

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Miyyeti Allah calls for protection in Plateau

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos The Plateau state chapter of Miyyety Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has called on the Federal and Plateau state governments to ensure safety of the lives and properties of Fulani herders in the state. The body made the call in a press statement signed by its chairman, Muhammad […]

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NAF graduates first set of in-house-trained fitter mechanics

Nigerian Air Force (NAF has graduated the first set of 24 fitter machinists that were trained in-house at the recently rehabilitated machine tools workshop of the 131 Engineering Group, at the NAF Base Makurdi. The fitter mechanics graduated after two weeks of intensive and specialized training on the operation of fitter machining tools, welding, fabrication, […]

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‘Ruwan Wuta’ II: Fighter jets bombs terrorists meeting point in Sambisa

Nigerian Air Force (NAF)says it has killed several Boko Haram terrorists after an air strike on a building where the terrorist were holding meeting in Sambisa forest. NAF initiated Operation “RUWAN WUTA II”, on 23 October 2017, to further decimate the ability of the terrorists to freely operate in the general area of the North […]

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NAVY raises alarm over fake recruitment, fraudsters

Nigerian Navy has raised an alarm over activities of some “unscrupulous” person who parade themselves as naval personnel, with the intent of defrauding unsuspecting members of the public. A statement by the Acting Director of Information, Navy Captain Suleman Dahun, said such persons also disguised as “military personnel or members of military families to seek […]

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Troops ambush terrorists, kill 1

B y Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Troops of 152 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, ambushed a group of unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists along Banki-Bula-Yobe road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman said in a statement that one of the terrorists was killed during the encounter, which he […]

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Breaking : ADP chieftain assassinated in Jos

A Chieftain of Action Democratic Party (ADP) Josiah Waziri, has been murdered by unknown assassins last night in Plateau state. Waziri He was the chairman of ADP in Jos East of the state. National leadership of ADP in a short statement made available to Blueprint and signed by Kayode Jacob, said the deceased’s body was said to […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Niger Delta Avengers announce end of ceasefire to resume attacks

Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) says it has ended its ceasefire and will resume attacks in the oil-rich south. “We can assure you that every oil installation in our region will feel the warmth of the wrath of the Niger Delta Avengers,” the group said in a statement on its website. The campaign […]

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2 anti-election IPOB members arrested

By Agi Onda Abuja The Anambra state Police Command yesterday said it arrested two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at a printing press in Onitsha. “We recovered thousands of pamphlets printed by the IPOB members, who were planning to distribute same to the public in order to cause apprehension and prevent […]

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FOU makes N1.4bn seizures, warns smugglers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos State has announced seizures of contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.4 billion The amount represents the value of smuggled goods seized between 4th and 31 October according to the Controller of the FOU Mohammed Uba during a briefing with […]

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Police arrest, parade 37 robbery suspects

By Chizoba Ogbeche Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arrested 37 suspected armed robbers, bag-snatchers, and others. Parading the suspects before journalists at the command headquarters, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Sadiq Bello, named one of the suspects as Godwin Samson, “who is notorious for robbing motorists around […]