Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Independence: NSCDC boss calls for renewed mindset, intelligence against insecurity

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, has emphasized on the need for continued tolerance of each other’s differences and mutual co-existence as a people who are united in diversity and reselient in the face of daunting challenges to our continued survival as one unified entity.  He advocated for a renewed mindset and provision of actionable intelligence to keep Nigeria safe Read More

(Breaking) 61st Independence anniversary: Buhari exposes those sponsoring agitations, violence, preaches unity

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari has said  Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges.In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the president reiterated that the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a Read More

Only equity, justice can silence secessionist agitators – Gen. Abubakar

September 30, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Thursday said the only sure way to solve the problem of agitations for succession in the country is for the government to ensure equity, fairness and justice in appointments and distribution of the commonwealth. The former head of state stated this while speaking to journalists in Minna to mark 61 Independence Day Anniversary Read More

2023 presidency: SaMBA kicks against northern govs’ position

September 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Southern and Middle-Belt Alliance (SaMBA), has kicked against the position taken by the northern governors on 2023 presidency, saying retaining power in the north, would engender the unity of the country . Northern governors had after their meeting in Kaduna on Monday, kicked against their Southern counterpart over power shift to the South in 2023. The governors in a Read More

Sit-at-home against Igbo interest – Sen Nnamani

September 12, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Worried by the weekly Sit-at-Home order imposed on residents of the five South Eastern States by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP Enugu East ), has called for stoppage of the action. In a personally signed statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, Nnamani said the sit-at-home is antithetical to the innate Igbo Read More

Despite Igboho’s detention, Yoruba Nation agitators set to resume rally

September 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Barring any last-minute change, agitators have announced plans to resume Yoruba Nation protest on Saturday, September 11. Blueprint learnt the rally is based on solidarity and support for embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho currently in detention in Cotonou. Yoruba Nation’s rallies had taken place in Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo States respectively. Yoruba Nation agitation is a Read More

2023: Nigeria needs a leader with broad world view, not parochial politician – Tambuwal

August 24, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governors Forum, Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said Nigeria needs a leader with a broad world view and not a parochial and provincial politician. He also noted that the nation needs an incorruptible leader who understands that the best way to fight corruption is by personal examples and also by the Read More

The road to Nigeristan

August 22, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

In Part 3 of the film ‘Rambo’, there was a scene where the character Rambo, played by Sylvester Stallone who became an instant megastar after he debuted in the film ‘Rocky’, discussed with his Afghan guide. He was supposed to infiltrate a Russian military camp in Afghanistan to rescue some detainees. Each on horseback, Rambo and his supposed Afghan helper, Read More

NDYA awards Abaribe, Okorocha, others, task youths on curbing insecurity, unemployment

August 5, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Nigerian Diaspora Youth Ambassador (NDYA) has organised a one-day summit and award ceremony to recognize outstanding politicians, entrepreneurs, youth leaders, transitional leaders, among others. In attendance at the event held Thursday in Abuja were Senate Minority Leader,  Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senator representing Imo West, Owele Rochas Okorocha, Senator representing Abia North, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu (represented by his Senior Legislative Aide), President of Read More

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

UNGA: Yoruba group petitions UN, others against pro-Igboho groups

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has petitioned the United Nations, its five permanent members, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other powerful countries across the world over a plan by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, to present a petition against the Nigerian government at the 76th Read More

2023 presidency: Middle Belt, North-east zones also marginalised

July 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

As 2023 gets closer day by day, politicians, ethnic warlords, and religious parasites are scheming, using all available arsenal at their disposal, such as taking advantage of our ethnic and religion diversity, creating tension in the land through calls for secession and cries of marginalization to blackmail, hijack and maintain leadership positions. All things considered, these calls and agitations are Read More

Those supporting agitations in South-east have wrong understanding of realities on ground – CDS

July 23, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has said the current agitations in the South-east zone makes security situation in the region very peculiar, saying that a good number of those who are in support of such agitations have wrong understanding of the realities on ground. According to a statement by Deputy Director Defence Information, Defence Headquarters Air Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians championing secession – Osun monarch

July 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama, has faulted the call for secession, describing the agitators as unpatriotic separatists.  This is just as the monarch advised the leader of Yoruba Nation’s agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself rather than being chased around by security operatives.  Speaking with newsmen Read More

Is renaming Nigeria to United African Republic the solution?

June 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Many things in Nigeria start like a joke, so, it won’t surprise me if the proposal for renaming the name of the 60 years old country also started in that way. The proposed change of name has caused mix reactions among Nigerians especially on Twitter and Facebook–some were in support of it and majority, as seen earlier, kicked against it, Read More

Towards youths inclusiveness in Kogi state

June 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

It is a known fact that the youths are the greatest asset and building blocks of every developed nation. OYIBO SALIHU takes a look at efforts to create enabling environment for youth engagement in Kogi state. In Nigeria, youths who are regarded as leaders of tomorrow have for long been relegated in all aspects of human endeavour.While many tertiary institutions churn Read More

Yoruba group raises the alarm over plot to undermine APC’s govt

June 8, 2021 Editorial II 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, were promoting agitations in the South-west Read More

Yoruba nation: Ilana Omo Oodua slams Aregbesola for tagging agitators foolish

June 7, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, has slammed the Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, for allegedly calling agitators of Yoruba nation ‘foolish.’ Ilana Omo Oodua in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan late Sunday by its Media Communications Secretary. Maxwell Adeleye, condemned the utterances of the minister. The body said with such a Read More