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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

Gov Matawalle suspends 2 Zamfara monarchs

June 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has approved the suspension of the Emir of Dansadau, His Royal Highness Alhaji Hussaini Umar with immediate effect. Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa gave the information in a statement issued to journalists in, Tuesday. The statement further hinted that Governor Matawalle also directed the District Read More

Open grazing: Going, going…

May 28, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

After many years of crisis between farmers and herders across Nigeria, the 17 southern governors on May 11 resolved to ban open grazing of cattle in their states. BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report wonders if the Asaba resolution is the beginning of the end for open grazing in the country. The governors who made the decisions were Rotimi Akeredolu of Read More

Restructuring ‘ll not address insecurity, other challenges – El-Rufai

May 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Restructuring is not the solution to insecurity and other challenges facing Nigeria, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has said.The governor rather said devolution of power will address governance imbalance and help Nigeria achieve it’s potentials. Addressing the Northwest zonal public hearing on the proposed alterations to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 on Wednesday in Kaduna, Read More

COAS: Nigeria lost committed officer, gentleman – CNPP

May 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has expressed shock at the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, other officers and crew members in a plane crash, describing it as a major setback in the fight against terrorists. According to CNPP, the death of the COAS and other officers has robbed the country of their  determination to Read More

Support Police, ex-IGP tells Nigerians

May 15, 2021 Editor 0

The former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in its relentless efforts to tackle the recurring security challenges in Nigeria. He said with such sustained support from all well meaning citizens, the myriad of security challenges that include kidnapping, banditry and other related security infractions in the country will be Read More

Insecurity: Review appointment of service chiefs, southern governors tell Buhari

May 11, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Nigeria Southern Governors Tuesday asked President Mohammadu Buhari to review appointment of security agencies to reflect federal character as Nigeria’s overall population is heterogeneous. In the communique issued and read at the end of its meeting that lasted for over two hours in Government house, Asaba by the Governor of Ondo state and chairman of forum, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Read More

PDP NEC passes vote of confidence on Secondus, others

April 29, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of confidence on the Prince Uche Secondus led National Working Committee (NWC). In recent times, there have been calls for the resignation of the embattled PDP Chairman. Only last Monday, the former Edo State Commissioner of Information, Prince Kauaim Afegbau petitioned the Economic Financial Crime Read More

APC chieftain, Jaji reveals how to end kidnapping, banditry in 3 months

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past chairman, House committee on internal security, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has called on National Assembly to budget a special fund for the security agencies to acquire sophisticated weapons. Jaji said if the executive and the legislature could agree on such special fund for the security agencies to acquire Read More

UNIABUJA is safe, FCT Police assure

April 28, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has debunked the viral message on social media alleging that University of Abuja has been attacked by bandits. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Marian Yusuf, gave the assurance in a press statement late Tuesday night.“The FCT Police Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that Read More

19 bandits informants arrested in Niger

April 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Nineteen suspected agents of bandits have been arrested by men of the vigilantes in Munya and Shiroro local governments of Niger state. It was learnt that five of the informants made up of two brothers of the same father and the other three, fulani herdsmen were apprehended at Chiri village in the Shiroro local government of the state while the Read More

Breaking: Police in gun battle with bandits, nab 5 as gunmen kidnap wives, children in Zaria (Pictures)

April 26, 2021 Mohammed Bello Habib 0

Two house wives and children have been kidnapped by gunmen at Kofar Kuyambana low cost in Zaria local government area of Kaduna state. A resident in the area, Mallam Garba Jumare, told Blueprint correspondent that the kidnappers invaded the area and attacked a house of Customs officer around 10pm on Sunday. He said the kidnappers whisked away the Customs officer’s wife, Read More

PDP laments fresh killings in Zamfara, insists on state, community policing

April 23, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the Tuesday night’s massacre of no fewer than 30 in simultaneous bandit attacks on four villages in two local government areas of Zamfara state. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Thursday also bemoans the killing of a staff as well as abduction of unknown number of students of Greenfield Read More

Terrorists kill 3 abducted Kaduna varsity students

April 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

Terrorists, otherwise known as armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students, a statement by Samuel Aruwan, state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said. The armed bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the institution located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA. “The Read More

Suspected bandits kills 25yr-old Amotekun operative in Oyo

April 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

A 25-year-old operative of Amotekun was on Tuesday shot dead by suspected armed bandits at Fiditi town, in Afijio local government area of Oyo state According to the Oyo state Commandant of Amotekun Corps, Col Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), during the attack, another Amotekun operative was shot by the suspected bandits. Col Olayanju (rtd) in a statement made available to journalists Read More

PDP members benefiting more from Buhari’s govt – Okechukwu

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu, has said that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have majorly benefited from President Muhammadu Buhari’s continuity trademark. The President promised continuty on his return from medical check up which the opposition PDP frowned at. But in a statement he Read More

Breaking: Another 5 kidnapped Kaduna students freed

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that five more kidnapped students have regained their freedom from Bandits enclave on Thursday. The freed students were among the initial 39 abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Kaduna. The latest release brings to 10 the number of those who are now free. Five released earlier this week have already reunited with Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC to commission Special Women Squad against bandits, kidnappers

April 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The new Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has said his leadership will soon commission a special Women Squad to fight the challenges of banditry and kidnapping in the country. Dr. Audi also revealed that the Corps has commissioned a team of researchers and intellectuals who are currently conducting what “vulnerability Read More

Time to heal Nigeria, Uba Sani preaches at Easter

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly has called on Christians in the country to see Easter as the period to pray for the healing of the nation. He said the need for prayer is because Nigeria is at the crossroads, facing huge economic and security challenges. In his Easter message to the people, the lawmaker noted Read More

5 soldiers, civil defender killed as bandits raze Niger military base

Bandits Thursday launched a fresh attack on a military base in Allawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, killing six security personnel. After burning down the base, the bandits, it was gathered, stormed surrounding villages during which seven villagers were reportedly killed, 10 others abducted while they also stole seven motorcycles. A villager from the area who spoke Read More

Banditry: Recruit 50m youths into Army, Tinubu tells Buhari

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has advised the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Army to aid the fight against insecurity. Tinubu spoke at the 12th colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday in Kano State. He said: “We are under-policed and we are competing with Read More