Stop ethnic profiling, we ‘ll continue to kill bandits – Buhari

February 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to stop ethnic profiling of criminals, noting that bandits, kidnappers and insurgents are criminals irrespective of their origin and should be seen as such.He also assured that the government would continue to kill criminals. Declaring open the meeting of Northern Governors with Northern traditional leaders and National Assembly leaders from the North on Thursday Read More

Amidst calls for dialogue… Killings persist in Kaduna, 18 slained in Igabi, Chikun

February 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodi 0

   Amidst rising calls for dialogue as a way out of the current security challenges in Nigeria, the orgy of violence continued in Kaduna state Wednesday with the bandits killing another 18 people and injuring several others. There are calls in certain quarters for dialogue with the hoodlums who have ceaselessly visited a regime of terror on innocent citizens, particularly Read More

EFCC: Learn from your predecessors’ pitfalls, Senate warns Bawa

February 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday confirmed Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new helmsman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with a stern warning to him to learn from his predecessors’ pitfalls. This is even as Bawa promised Nigerians a proactive anti-graft agency and not a reactive one that it had been within the last 16 years. He was confirmed by the Senate at about Read More

Breaking: Bandits kill 18, troops neutralise dozens in Kaduna

February 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Bandits have killed 18 people in several attacks on soft targets across Igabi and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state, just as troops in air attacks killed dozens of bandits in several locations in the state. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in Kaduna on Wednesday said a particular bandits Read More

Breaking: Death toll rises to 16 after multiple explosions in Borno

February 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Boko Haram jihadists attacked Nigeria’s city of Maiduguri in the volatile northeast killing 16 people, including nine children who were playing football in a field, local militia told AFP Wednesday. Officials said previously 10 people were killed and 47 were injured in Tuesday’s attack when jihadists fired rocket-propelled grenades on the densely-populated city. Boko Haram has previously made incursions into Read More

Breaking: Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC Boss

February 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

After just two hours, the Senate has confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission. Bawa was accompanied into the Senate Chambers by his family members and political associates. The 40-year-old has worked with the anti-graft agency for 16 years and is a Certified fraud examiner and anti-money laundering expert. During his screening, Bawa assured the federal Read More

Breaking: Burial date for crashed Air Force officers revealed

February 24, 2021 Editor 0

Seven personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), who crashed during a recent plane crash in Abuja will be buried Thursday. The officers who died last Sunday will interred at the National Cemetery located along Airport in Abuja. A NAF aircraft, Beechcraft KingAir BB305i, crashed on Sunday afternoon, as a result of engine failure. The victims include Flight Lieutenant Haruna Read More

Happening now: Bawa storms Senate, set to be confirmed youngest EFCC Boss

February 24, 2021 Editor 0

The newly appointed acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa is currently at the Senate. The 40-year-old Bawa, the first career officer of the commission to be appointed will be meant to face Lawmakers at the upper chamber for screening on Wednesday. His screening is happening amidst applause and criticisms from various quarters since President Muhammadu Read More

After 3-year lull on digital switch over… FG okays N9.4bn for project execution

February 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Three years after a lull of sort, the federal government has reactivated the Digital Switch Over (DSO) rollout stopped in 2018 having kick started the project in five states namely;  Plateau, Kwara, Kaduna, Enugu and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. Apart from inaugurating a 13-man task force to get the work done in the remaining 31 states, the federal government Read More

Ogun: Two ex-convicts arrested for armed robbery

February 24, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two ex-convicts, Abiodun Oshoba and Mustapha Sakiru, have been apprehended by men of the Ogun state Police command for robbing one Aminu Illiyasu of his Bajaj Motorcycle with registration number SGM 965 VQ on gun point.  The arrest was contained in a press statement issued by the police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta. The suspects, according to Read More

Insecurity: Dialogue not best option but a necessity – Abdulsalami

February 24, 2021 Aidoleje Ojo 0

Former Head of state General Abdulsalami Abubakar has said dialogue with bandits and insurgents is certainly not the best but a necessity to avoid unnecessary casualty that could arise from the use of force. Abdulsalami stated this in Minna Tuesday while answering questions from journalists after hosting the five governors who paid him a courtesy visit. The governors, under the Read More

Breaking: Confusion as explosion hits Maiduguri, 10 dead, 47 injured

February 23, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar, Maiduguri 0

Multiple rocket launchers or artillery from unknown destination and sources were thrown into Maiduguri city and suburbs of the metropolis around 6.27 pm Tuesday, killing 10 residents. Up to 47 people were also wounded just as valuable property got destroyed. No fewer than 10 rockets were actually fired into the heart of Maiduguri and nine boys were killed while playing football at Read More

Breaking: Tiger Woods crashes, hospitalised

February 23, 2021 BBC 0

Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering “multiple leg injuries” in a car crash in Los Angeles, California. The LA County Sheriff’s Department said that it “responded to a single-vehicle rollover” accident in which the “vehicle sustained major damage”. The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics. Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg said: Read More

Breaking: Fatal auto crash claims 7 persons, 4 cows in Delta

February 23, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

No fewer than seven persons have been reportedly killed on Tuesday in a fatal accident at Uromi junction, Agbor in Ika North local government area of Delta stateIt was also gathered that about four cows died in the accident while several other persons, including goats and cows sustained various degrees of injuries. The accident occurred when the truck “conveying mostly Read More

Breaking: Makinde reopens Shasha market

February 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Tuesday announced immediate reopening  of the Shasha market in Ibadan shut down during the bloody clash between Hausa and Yoruba traders two weeks ago. The governor stated this at a meeting with the leaders of the Hausa and Yoruba warring communities at the state Government, House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan. Governor Makinde Read More

Protest as Makinde joins APC

February 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A member of the House of Representatives from Ondo State, Peter Makinde, has joined the All Progressives Congress. Makinde defected from the African Democratic Congress on the floor of the House. Makinde, in his letter of defection, read to members at the plenary on Tuesday by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, blamed the defection on the alleged division in the ADC. Read More

Pictures: Uzodinma visits Buhari in Aso Rock

February 23, 2021 Editor 0

Imo state Governor Hope Uzodinma on Tuesday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Uzodinma’s visit may not be unconnected to recent clash between and former governor Rochas Okorocha. Details loading…

Breaking: Govs storm Niger for freed Kagara students

February 23, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Governors under the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Tuesday stormed Minna, Niger state capital in solidarity with the state government over the abduction and eventual release of 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara. Blueprint reports that the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, and his Kwara state counterpart, Abdulrazaq Abdulfatah arrived Minna airport at about Read More