Apple devices, iOS versions – 14.4 & 14.6 under attack, NITDA warns

September 16, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Apple has released security updates for a newly discovered zero-day vulnerability that affects every iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. According to a statement signed by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit Mrs Hadiza Umar, “Research revealed that, the zero-click exploit, which targets iMessaging, is used to illegally spy on iOS devices. An Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

Kogi jailbreak: We ‘re mobilising Interpol to track 256 escaped inmates – FG

September 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Armed men have attacked a prison facility in Kabba, Kogi state, killing two officials and freeing many inmates, the federal government has confirmed. The government, however, assured that it was mobilising Interpol to track down the jail breakers some of whom may have crossed the nation’s border. Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola announced this in a statement Monday by his media Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier: Awaziem, Omeruo, Osimhen to start for Super Eagles vs Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks

September 6, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr is expected to ring changes in his starting line-up for Tuesday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde. The Covid-19 restriction in Europe especially in the UK has forced the departure of several key players from the squad and the Franco-German tactician have no other choice to make do with the likes of Italy Read More

How gunmen invaded Abuja, kidnapped mother, 2 daughters

September 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Terrorists on Sunday attacked Pegi, a community in Abuja suburb and kidnapped a 45-year-old woman, Oladapo Bukola, and two of her daughters. Pegi community is located in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The woman’s daughters were identified as Moyo Oladapo, 17 years old, and Glory Oladapo, 14 years old. A resident simply identified as Abednego, said Read More

Ortom, Akume are good for nothing

September 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator Akume, with the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, are a disgrace to the Tiv nation and the Benue people in general. They have divided the state because of politics for their selfish interest, making it easier for the rogue herdsmen and other enemies of the sto invade and kill ceaselessly. Read More

Bloodbath in kogi community as gunmen kills 4, injure scores

September 1, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Four persons were in the late hours of Tuesday night allegedly killed and scores injured by unknown gunmen that attacked Bagana community in Omala local Government Area of kogi state. An eyewitness who cheated death told our correspondent that the gunmen invaded a provision shop located in the heart of the village and opened fire killing four persons on the Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

MBF tackles presidency over Ortom’s Channel TV interview

August 29, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has described the response by the Presidency to last Tuesday interview granted Channels Television by Benue state governor, Dr Samuel Ortom as a “twaddle that should be thrown into the garbage bin”. In a press statement, Sunday, the Forum through its national president, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said “After a careful review of the interview and Read More

Vehicle attacked in Osun not our truck – Correctional Service

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Osun State Command, Thursday said the vehicle allegedly attacked by hoodlums was not correctional vehicle as reported Iy some national dailies. A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer (CPRO), DSC Olusola Adeotan, stated that all custodial facilities in Osun State are safe and calm. “In addition, all operational vehicles deployed for court duties on the said date, went Read More

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

NDA invasion: A blaze from the sea

August 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In the early hours of Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the one and only Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) confirmed the invasion by gunmen of their staff quarters where two officers were killed, one abducted and some were injured, and  that they were all senior commissioned officers ranging from the rank of lieutenant upward. There’s an adage in Hausa, when something happens Read More

Gunmen kill 2 cops on duty in Kogi

August 25, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Two policemen serving at Kabba in Kabba/Bunu local government area of Kogi state were Monday evening killed by yet to be identified gunmen. The policemen were allegedly killed by gunmen at a checkpoint in Kabba, headquarters of Kabba/Bunu local government area of Kogi state. An eyewitness account revealed that the policemen were said to have been gunned down at the Read More

Breaking: Bandits attack NDA, kill 2 officers, abduct 1 in Kaduna

August 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Defence Academy has confirmed reports that two of its officers Lt Cdr Wulah and Flt Lt C.M Okoronwo were killed by bandits while one officer, Maj. Datong was kidnapped. A statement by the Academy Public Relations Officer Major Bashir Muhd Jajira Tuesday said the incidents occurred at the residential area within the Academy in Afaka in the early Read More

Bandits invade palace, kidnap monarch, royal maid in Zamfara

August 22, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Group of suspected bandits on Saturday abducted the District Head of Adabka Alhaji Nafi’u Shehu and his royal maid, Malam Ashiru Umar, in Bukkuyum local government area of Zamfara state. A resident of the town who spoke anonymously in an interview with Blueprint via telephone said the Bandits stormed the town around 12:30pm and went straight to the palace of Read More

Jos crisis: Ogun begins evacuation of over 80 students, corpers

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State government has ordered the immediate evacuation of indigent students and corps members from crisis troubled Jos, the Plateau state capital, owing to the bandit attack which left about 24 persons dead. Briefing newsmen on the development Sunday, the the National President of the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS), Comrade Gbemileke Ogunrombi stated that the state government intervention Read More

Shell suffers another setback as gunmen hack staff to death

August 19, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Not too long after Shell suffered major defeat in the court over oil spillage, a set of gunmen have killed a police officer and six of the oil giant’s employees. Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Nigerian unit recently agreed to pay a local community $111 million to resolve a long-running dispute over an oil spill that occurred more than half a Read More

Hoodlums kill police officer in Zaria

August 17, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

Hoodlums in Zaria, Monday,  killed a police officer in-charge an outpost in Zaria local government area of Kaduna state, ASP Ismila Dogara at his residence in Nagoyi village, an outskirts of the city, off Jos-Zaria road. A resident in the area told Blueprint that the Police is believed to have been attacked by unknown hoodlums at his residence in the late hours Read More

Kaduna: 3 killed, 1 injured in fresh Zango Kataf attack

August 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Fresh attack by unknown gunmen in Goran Gida, Gora district of Zango Kataf local government area has led to the killing of three people, while leaving one person injured. A car was also burnt during the attack.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna on Monday.  He Read More