Pay us N24m or face attacks, bandits tell 9 Zamfara communities

January 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

Bandits operating in Gando forest in Bukkuyum local government area of Zamfara state have written to nine communities asking them to pay their levies or face deadly attacks. This is coming a few weeks after bandits massacred at least 58 people in Bukkuyum and Anka local government areas. In that carnage, he bandits burnt down five villages, killed many residents Read More

Gonto memorial: Sayawa community condemns attack on Bauchi, Dass emirs

January 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Sayawa community in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local government areas of Bauchi state has condemned in strong terms, the recent attack on the emirs of Bauchi and Dass on their way to attend the 21st Baba Gonto memorial anniversary. President, ZAAR Development Company, Engineer Isuwa Gallah, at a press conference at the NUJ secretariat in Bauchi, said the Sayawa Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

In Ebonyi: Political thugs destroy traditional ruler’s house, 6 others

October 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

…Injured 10 persons Youth suspected to be political thugs Wednesday invaded Nkalagu community in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state.  They attacked the villagers injuring over 10 persons, destroyed buildings, set motorcycles ablaze and made away with other items. Houses belonging to the acting traditional ruler of Nkalagu community, Eze Livinus Umeanu, the town union president, Mr. Omaha Joseph, the Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

Breaking: Power sharing tussle tears Taliban leaders apart

September 15, 2021 BBC 0

A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban just days after they set up a new government in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials told the BBC. Supporters of two rival factions reportedly brawled at the presidential palace in the capital Kabul. The argument appeared to centre on who did the most to secure victory over the US, and how Read More

Under fire over planned sale of public companies

September 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The decision by Benue state government to privatise some non-functional public companies is causing furore in the state as Governor Samuel Ortom has cone under attacks. JOHN SHIAONDO reports. Criticisms have continued to trail the proposed sale of 25 companies owned by Benue state government as most of the citizens faulted the move on the ground that it is ill-timed. Read More

Group advocates for safe schools in Yobe

September 11, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

In an effort to make schools remain safe, an Education in Emergency Working Group (EIEWG) in collaboration with GOALPRIME organisation, a non-governmental organisation has called on government and international partners to come up with a concrete measures to build resilient at the community level, and evolve security measures that will help curb persistent attack on educational facilities in Nigeria. The Read More

Farmers, herders’ crises: Expert tasks media practitioners on objectivity, stereotypes

August 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

As the spate of conflicts among farmer, herders continues across the country, Data and Science Journalist, Chikezie Omeje has called on media practitioners across the country to shun perpetuation of stereotypes in their reportage, stating that it doesn’t solve conflicts. Chikezie noted this at virtual workshop while delivering a 2020 Davis Projects for peace on Covering farmer-herder violence through data-driven Read More

Insecurity: Seek foreign help, Northern Christian Elders tell Buhari

August 27, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Following the worsening cases of insecurity in NIgeria, the Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) has advised the President Muhammdu Buhari-led federal government to seek foreign assistance. This was contained in a statement, signed by NOSCEF’s Chairman, Engineer Ejoga Oyinehi Inalegwu, and made available to Blueprint on Thursday August 26, 2021. “There is nothing to be ashamed of now, seeking Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

How herdsmen attacks tore my life apart, before the Transforming church rescued me – Joseph Ukam

August 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

He escaped from the clutches of herdsmen attacks in Taraba state, came to Abuja with nothing until a church helped to change his story. IDACHABA SUNNY ELEOJO spoke with him. Who is Joseph Ukam? I am from Vandeikya local government area of Benue state. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture and Environmental Engineering from University of Agriculture Makurdi and Read More