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

Anambra: Merge with APC for seamless victory, Okechukwu tells APGA

October 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has once again reminded the leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) of the imperatives of striking a merger with APC, in the Zikist Model strategy, to win the November 6, governorship poll. Okechukwu, who is also the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) told newsmen Sunday in Abuja that Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

Breaking:Troops rescue Maj. Datong abducted at NDA

September 18, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Air Task Force, Department of State Services and other security agencies have resued Major CL Datong who was abducted at Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Permanent on 24 August 2021.A statement byA statement by Deputy Director Army Public Relations Col. Ezindu Idimah said Maj. Datong was rescued after exchanged fire with Read More

Take fight to terrorists, bandits’ enclaves, COAS charges commanders

September 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya, has tasked Army commanders to take the fight to terrorists, bandits and other enemies of the country. He said, “You must take the fight into the identified and known enclaves of terrorists and criminals to neutralize them.”  He also said the Nigerian Army will henceforth talk to the terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and Read More

It’s too late, Matawalle reveals why he made u-turn on amnesty for bandits

September 11, 2021 Muhammad Sanusi, Gusau 0

Days after telecommunication network was cut off, Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has revealed that window of amnesty he gave bandits has expired. Matawalle said the decision became necessary after the bandits failed to embrace the peace initiative earlier extended to them by the state government. The governor who spoke on Friday after attending in Gusau, the state capital said, Read More

Why Nigera can’t track terrorists, bandits

September 4, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

Today, much of the priority and talking point is centered on how to counter the growing terrorist and insurgent groups in Nigeria in order to restore security of lives and property. Countering terrorism has become, without any doubt, the top national security priority of the Buhari administration. The nation has committed huge national resources to countering terrorism and insurgency as Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a 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

Police rescues 8 abducted victims in Zamfara

August 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammd 0

The Zamfara State Police Command has secured the unconditional release of eight abducted victims, who were abducted on 25th August 2021 at Kangon Sabuwa in Bungudu LGA, the spokesperson of the command SP Muhammad Shehu has confirmed in a statement issued to Newsmen in Gusau Monday. He explained that the victims who were abducted and taken to Kungurmi bandit’s camp Read More

2 bandits shot dead during gun battle with police in Ogun

August 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate have been shot dead by men of the Ogun state Police Command during a gun battle at Itori area of Ewekoro local government of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, Monday. Oyeyemi stated that the two suspects met their waterloo Read More

Troops neutralise 6 kidnappers, recover weapons in Jos

August 24, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Troops of the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a multi security taskforce in Jos, part of Bauchi and Kaduna State, have Monday neutralised syndicate of 6 criminals that specialised in kidnapping. The OPSH spokesman, Major Ishaku Takwa, in a press release Tuesday in Jos, said troops also recovered weapons from the gang. “On Monday 23, August 2021, troops of Operation Safe Haven Read More

Anambra: APC’s chances of landslide victory certain – Buni

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the chances of his party in winning the forthcoming governorship election with a landslide victory has increased. Buni stated this Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating National Campaign Committee of the party head by governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman. Other party Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Court remands 2 in Minna for linking Abubakar with bandits’ helicopter

July 7, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Minna Niger state Wednesday remanded two persons accused of publishing injurious statement on social media against former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, linking him with ownership of a Chooper suspected to be supplying  arms to bandits  in the state.  The accused suspects, Abdulkareem Ajibola and Anas Umar were charged under  section 24(1B) of the Cyber crime law. The 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

Buhari’s vision, policies ensuring self-sufficiency in food production – APC group

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was moving Nigeria steadily towards self-sufficiency in food production in a way that has never been witnessed since independence.  The group said the country’s steady progress in the administration’s efforts at positioning agriculture as the fulcrum of the country’s economic Read More

Troops kill several bandits, recover arms, ammunitions in Zamfara

June 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army says troops of 8 Division on fighting patrol at Mayanchi-Dogo Karfe and Fagantama villages in Talata Marafa Local Government Area of Zamfara state killed several bndits.Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu who stated this in a statement Saturday, said troops also killed five bandits at Bingi village, in Bungudu Local Government Area in another encounter.He said Read More

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Beneficiaries commend Gora for empowering less privileged

June 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

No fewer than 120,000 women and youth across Nigeria and some African countries benefiting from Dr. Philemon Ibrahim Gora’s Nigerian Poverty Alleviation Stipends (NPAS) through African Investors in Diaspora Association (AIDA) have commended him for empowering the less privileged. One of the beneficiaries, Pastor Deborah Tanko, who spoke with Blueprint, said a lot of families have benefited from Dr. Gora’s Read More