AS Zulum buries 43 rice farmers: Gunmen kill 9 in Kaduna, Plateau communities

 Kaduna, Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos, Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Joshua Egbodo amd taiye Odewale, Abuja Amidst wide condemnation of the 43 slain Borno farmers by  the Boko Haram insurgents, gunmen struck again in both Kaduna and Plateau states killing eight and 2 persons respectively. The Borno rice farmers were killed Saturday on their farms at Koshebe village, a place in Mafa local Read More

#EndSARS: Don’t subvert truth before Lagos panel, group tells Lagos govt, Amnesty Int’l

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Lagos state government and Amnesty International (A), have been told to allow the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to probe the allegation of brutality against the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos state to work without any form of interference. A civil society organisation, Advocates For Social Justice, at a press conference in Abuja, warned the Lagos Read More

Lawan condemns killings of farmers in Borno

November 29, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the killing on Saturday of rice farmers by terrorists in Zabarmari in Borno state.Lawan decries the incident as another act of barbarism against innocent Nigerians minding their own business.  The Senate President condoles with the families of the victims, Government and people of Borno state over the senseless carnage.“This incident is Read More

Jema’a killings: Death toll rises to 8, as security arrests 2 suspects

November 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The death toll in weekend attacks on Ungwan Pah and Ungwan Bido villages of Jema’a LGA of Kaduna state has risen to eight, just as security operatives arrested two more suspects in connection with the attacks.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed the latest development said, the two children earlier declared missing have Read More

FCT Police nab ‘drunk cop’ in trending video

November 29, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested an Inspector of Police captured drunk in a viral video making the rounds.Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mariam Yusuf, in press statement Sunday in Abuja, said: “Following the viral video of the ‘Drunk Policeman’ at CBN Junction, the FCT Police Command has identified, arrested and taken into custody the Police Inspector shown in the video.  “Furthermore, Read More

Breaking: Zulum leads Borno top govt officials, kinsmen, others to bury slaughtered farmers in Zabarmari

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Sunday morning led top government officials, kinsmen and other residents still in shock for the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari. Zulum, during his visit was told that the total death toll was yet to be fully ascertained. “Your Excellency, as you have seen here, 43 Read More

Breaking: Fear grips residents as explosion hits Wike father’s church

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

Fear has gripped residents of Portharcourt, River state capital after explosion hit a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike. A significant part of the church has been damaged by the explosion, Blueprint gathered. Reports say hoodlums numbering about five sneaked into the Christian Universal Church International on 25 Azikiwe Street Mile, 3 Diobu, on Saturday night Read More

Revealed! How Boko Haram invaded Borno community, slaughtered farmers

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

Boko Haram, Saturday, swooped on Kwashebe Zamarmari in the Jere local government area of Borno State, killing at least 43 people working in a farm. The victims were harvesting rice when the terrorists unexpectedly pounced in the latest episode of insecurity across the country. Sources told AFP that local hunters involved in search operations had retrieved 43 bodies of farmers Read More

Insecurity: Thanks for speaking for us, Northern elders applaud Sultan

November 28, 2020 Editor 0

Some Northern elders have commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, for summoning the courage to speak on the deplorable security situation in the troubled region. They revealed that the position of the Sultan was a true reflection of the state of insecurity in the North, which, they maintained was largely responsible for the food crisis bedeviling the nation. Read More

Coalition hails Buhari, military on fight against insecurity

November 28, 2020 Editor 0

Following an extensive appraisal of the security situation across the 19 northern states, the Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has said President Muhammadu and the Nigerian military have successfully quelled the threats posed by criminal elements.  According to the coalition, the feat was particularly impressive considering the concerted effort by some interest groups to undermine troops’ progress.  The CNP made this disclosure in its Read More

Cleric worried over spate of insecurity, poverty

November 27, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Reverend Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, has expressed worry over the alarming rate of insecurity and poverty in the country. He said banditry and kidnapping pose threat to corporate existence of Nigeria. Speaking at the 2020 Kaduna Archdiocesan Pastoral Council Meeting in Kaduna state, Archbishop Ndagoso said the peace and security of Nigerians and Nigeria as Read More

Bandits attack 2 villages, face troops around Kaduna-Niger boundaries

November 26, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Armed bandits on Wednesday morning attacked Kugosi and Kajari communities in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state, but faced troops firepower in Kawuri Chikun LGA close to the boundaries with Niger state. A statement issued and signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Thursday said a place of worship and a residential building were set ablaze Read More

Shadows behind the #EndSARS mask

November 26, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

These days, every Nigerian has noticed the loud silence of the usually garrulous human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana and his clan of minions over preachments on the propriety of the #EndSARS protests in Nigerian. Or even, the inappropriateness of Government actions on the protestors to tame the tide of the destructive violence. The silence has become very pronounced in Read More

Tackle raging insecurity, banditry, FG told

November 26, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As Nigerians suffer spate of kidnapping and armed banditry especially in the North, the federal government has been urged to put measures in place to tackle the insecurity bedeviling the nation, and to ensure security of life and property. Coordinator of Kaduna Youth for good Governance (KYGG)|, Comrade Aliyu Modibbo, made the appeal in a statement he issued to Newsmen in Read More

Lawmakers want FG to end insecurity, guarantee safety nationwide

November 25, 2020 David Agba 0

The Federal government has been called upon to urgently use its security operatives and other relevant agencies to ensure the safety of lives and properties across the country. This call is sequel to a motion moved by Garba Datti Muhammad of the House of Representatives, titled ‘ Urgent need to address the security threats posed by the phenomenon of banditry Read More

IGP promotes 16 EndSARS victims, 82,763 others

November 23, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has approved the promotion of 16 police officers who were killed during the EndSARS protests, and 70 others injured during the protests, alongside 82,693 others. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said the promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspectors; 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants; Read More

Lekki: CCTV footage has vindicated Nigerian Army – Rights lawyer

November 23, 2020 Editor 0

A human rights lawyer, Werigbelegha Zinaka, has stated that the Nigerian Army has been vindicated of any wrong doing at the Lekki Tollgate incidence. He said this in an interaction with journalists on the sideline at the ongoing hearing of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution in Lagos. The human rights lawyer who serves as an attorney Read More

Troops foil attack on Kaduna communities

November 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops on Saturday night successfully foiled an attack by armed bandits on communities in Sabon Birni area of Igabi local government of Kaduna state.The military informed the Kaduna state government of this development when heads of security agencies led by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, visited Sabon Birni on Sunday, on a confidence building meeting.  Read More

Breaking: Wike imposes curfew on Port Harcourt

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on parts of Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital for the next two weeks. Wike revealed that the curfew which takes effect from Monday, Novenber 23, covers the entire area around the Okoro-Nu-Odu flyover in Rumuokoro. The governor who spoke via state wide broadcast said he decision was due Read More

Lekki shootings: How CCTV footage exposed purveyors of fake news against Nigerian Army – Group

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Progressive Yoruba Youths Council (PYYC) has alleged that the CCTV footage brought before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry has exposed merchants of fake news against the Nigerian Army.  According to the group, “The misconception that the clip from the Lekki toll gate was destroyed has been proven otherwise.” Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Lagos, its Read More

‘Nigerian Army’s actions at Lekki in line with Int’l best practices’

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The conduct of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Tollgate has been described commendable and in tandem with international best practices by a British freelance journalist Michael Edwards. Edwards, who is also an expert in radio-visual analysis, stated this while speaking with reporters on the sideline at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for victims of police Read More

Police confirm kidnap of Nasarawa APC chair

November 22, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state police command has confirmed the kidnap of the Nasarawa state All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Mr. Philip Tatari Shekwo, in his Bukan Sidi residence in Lafia. State commissioner of police Mr. Bola Longe confirmed this to newsmen in Lafia.He said the unidentified gunmen Saturday night in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around Read More