Should we leave this inferno for frivolity?

October 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

No news day-in-day-out in Nigeria will actually please you to listen to. Every day is totally filled new dramatic and silly information from the set of the so-called people who are running the affairs of our beloved and dearest country. The statement of Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubabakar Malami, on Friday, October 22, has generated Read More

Buratai’s purported comments on insecurity false – CSO

October 23, 2021 Editor 0

A rights group, Civil Society for Peace, Justice and Development has described the statement in some section of the media credited to Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic and former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, as “a desperation of enemies of Nigeria to create friction between the nation’s leaders in their efforts to end insecurity. Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (Rtd) Read More

North-east underdevt fuelling insurgency – Buratai

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), has said the North-East lacks development and this is fuelling insurgency in the zone. Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff, stated this on Friday in Yola at the 24th, 25th and 26th convocation lecture of Modibbo Adama University. Buratai, who was the Guest Lecturer, said the under-development of the North-east was Read More

Breaking: FG reveals Sunday Igboho’s major sponsor, exposes Nnamdi Kanu

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government on Friday said it has uncovered major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami who disclosed this revealed that a member of the National Assembly is capable. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 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 said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

October 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle and Read More

(Breaking) 61st Independence anniversary: Buhari exposes those sponsoring agitations, violence, preaches unity

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari has said  Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges.In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the president reiterated that the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a Read More

Peace Day: Prepare for ex-combatants’ re-integration, MCN tells Yobe public

September 24, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The European Union Managing Conflict in North-east Nigeria (MCN) has asked governments and communities ravaged by Boko Haram conflicts to prepare their minds ahead of the re-integration of the ex-combatants. The MCN state Team Leader in Yobe state, Mr. Abdulkadir Sambo, stated this in Damaturu at a one-day policy dialogue to commemorate the 2021 International Day of peace with Internally Read More

NSN attributes high cost of foodstuff to Covid-19, insecurity

September 24, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) has attributed the rising cost of staple food in the country to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as banditry, Boko Haram and Fulani herders’ attacks that have scared farmers from farming. The Society’s president, Prof. Wasiu Afolabi, who stated this at a press conference as part of their annual scientific conference Read More

October 1st: Nigeria‘ll be free from attacks, oppression-Kumuyi

September 23, 2021 John Oba, 0

The General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM), Pastor William Kumuyi has prophesied that Nigeria will experience real independence from attacks, oppression and torture as it celebrates this year’s Independence on 1st October. Kumuyi made this declaration upon his arrival to Abuja for for a 5-Day crusade with the theme, ‘Divine Solution Global’ which is starting, on Friday, 24th Read More

Int’l Peace Day: NWMN charges govt on security

September 21, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian Women Mediators Network (NWMN) has expressed deep concerns over what it termed “exacerbating insecurity, threats to life, properties and wanton loss of lives across the six geopolitical zones in the country. This was contained in a statement by its management to commemorate the International Day of Peace with the theme: “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. The Read More

NAF admits ‘bombing’ of civilians in Yobe, sets up Board of Inquiry

September 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has set up a Board of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances leading to the bombing of civilians at in Yunusari local government area of Yobe state. The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Residents of Buhari community, in Yunusari local government area of Read More

Nigeria can’t go the path of destruction again, Gbajabiamila warns agitators

September 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has cautioned promoters of secessionist agenda across the country to desist. He said Nigeria cannot travel through the path of destruction again.The speaker was also Wednesday, given the mandate by his colleagues to lead a high-powered delegation to Plateau state, with a view to commiserating with the government and people of the Read More

Ebonyi group asks Umahi to tender apology over 2023 comments

September 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement Read More

Please, let’s give peace a chance

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Every day people wake up to one news of insecurity or the other. Tune into television or pick up the newspaper, the major headlines center on Boko Haram, bandits, kidnappers, IPOB and so on. Lives are lost on a daily basis, man slaughtering fellow man like animals. Families are displaced and turned homeless, children turned orphans, wives turned widows, dreams Read More

Atiku deserves to be president

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, I was emotionally touched, psychologically defeated and baffled by the most worrisome security challenge in the past which put parents and children from Borno state in a real dilemma. It is over seven years since the abduction of female students from the GGSS Chibok, Yobe state when the state was hit by the Boko Haram insurgents initially in 2009. Read More

The North and the effect of Janus

September 5, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

I wrote the following on March 1, 2021. With what is happening, I find it still relevant, hence repeating it today. I had intended to continue with the topic, ‘Nigeria and Presidential Democracy: Any Better Alternative? (3)’ but I had to suspend it; it is more of a proposal for the future. I had to look at what was immediate. Read More

Forgiveness, not deserving of terrorists

September 4, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

The viral photos of surrendered Boko Haram commanders with placards of varying inscriptions denouncing their evil ways and sins they committed against the nation and humanity trended online penultimate week. The terrorists, numbering about a hundred whose stock in trade for over a decade has been killing, maiming, raping, stealing, destroying and pillaging the country, were seen with their families Read More

NEDC, group distribute palliatives to 5 Yobe, Borno LGs

September 3, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has partnered a group, ‘Yala Bornoye’ to deliver food and non-food items to remote and hard-to-reach communities in Yobe and Borno states. The benefitting local government councils are Damaturu, Gujba, Geidam and Yunusari in Yobe state while Kaga, Damboa and Magumeri local government councils in Borno state. Flagging-off the distribution, the Director Administration of Read More

Boko Haram surrender and the apprehension

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Public and security affairs analysts have discussed the massive surrender of the Boko Haram insurgents and they have asserted that two-thirds of the people reported by the media to have surrendered are not Boko Haram members. Rather they are persons associated with armed bandits. The insurgents conquered their communities and refused them access to flee. Now, they have access to 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

Who is behind the NDA invasion?

August 31, 2021 Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim 0

The invasion of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is indeed embarrassing and extremely unsettling. But what is more unsettling is the fact that this high level security breach is said to be orchestrated by “bandits”. While I had never underestimated the lethality and offensive capacity of these bandits, I still find it hard to believe they orchestrated this attack. And Read More

Boko Haram members’ surrender a welcome development – Lawan

August 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Monday, stated that the reports that Boko Haram elements are coming out of their trenches to surrender to Nigerian troops should be seen as a welcome development and encouraged. Lawan stated this in Maiduguri, Borno state at the palace of Shehu of Bor, Abubakar El-Kanemi. Lawan was in the state, in company of Yobe Read More

Defeating terrorism beyond military aid

August 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s article titled “Africa needs more than US military aid to defeat terror”, published in the Financial Times of London recently, came as a big surprise and shock to naysayers but a timely, nationalist and frank view to well-meaning Nigerians and other Africans. PMB’s thought-provoking views expressed in the article which coincidentally came on the same day with Read More

Post Conflict: SEMA, IPI organises spelling competition in Yobe

August 29, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

As part of it’s response to state of emergency on education declared by yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in collaboration with Intellectual Potential Initiative (IPI) Saturday organised a spelling Bee competition for junior secondary schools across the 17 local government area of yobe state. Member yobe state House of Assembly, Chiarman House Committee Read More