Insecurity, bad roads: Why Nigerians still prefer night journeys

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Amidst daunting security challenges and deplorable roads across the country, some Nigerians still prefer night journeys. TOPE SUNDAY writes. Nigeria is currently bedevilled by internal security challenges, which according to the military authorities, are being addressed. However, the reported cases of armed robbery and accidents on the nation’s roads are not yet reduced due to the activities of the men Read More

Eternal battle against poverty

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global community observed yesterday as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The day is set aside to raise awareness about thepeople struggling for survival amidst poverty. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent, Respecting all People and Our Planet”. The day was adopted on December 22, 1992 through a United Nations General Assembly Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Checkpoints or extortion points?

September 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Commuters expect highway security agents to keep the road safe and convenient for travellerss across the country. The police and military checkpoints are meant to provide maximum security on the roads against the backdrop of the prevalence of kidnapping, armed robbery, Boko Haram, marauding killers, etcetera. Regrettably, checkpoints in Nigeria are points of delay and extortion. Some of the officers Read More

PDP crisis: Nnaji prays for God’s intervention

August 27, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Worried by the party’s internal wrangling, a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Barr. Ray Nnaji in Enugu state has prayed for God’s intervention for the peaceful resolution of the crisis, adding that it is only his party that has the capacity to wrestle power from the firm grip of the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

Police nab 39, recover 2 RPGS, 13 AK47 rifles, 58 wraps of dynamite

August 17, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested 39 suspects for murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, arms trafficking, and cybercrime. Parading the suspects, Monday at the office of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, said some of the exhibits recovered from the suspects are two RPG launchers, 13 AK47 rifles, four locally made pistols, 58 wraps of dynamite, 769 AK47 live ammunition, 14 AK47 magazines, 30 live cartridges, mobile Read More