6 Killed, many houses razed in Kogi communal clash

October 27, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Six persons were in the early hours of Monday allegedly killed and scores injured by unknown gunmen that attacked Bagana community in Omala local government area of Kogi state. The attack occurred a month after the attack that led to the death of about nine persons and property worth millions of naira. Hundreds of inhabitants were forced to seek refuge Read More

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

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Osimhen ‘unstoppable’ hails Napoli coach

September 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Napoli coach has spoken about the quality of striker Victor Osimhen, who has been banging in the goals lately. Osimhen followed up his brace against Leicester City with a goal in a 4-0 bashing of Udinese in a Serie A clash on Monday. Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti has been very impressed with the Super Eagles striker, who last season netted 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

Youth leader killed, others injured as cultists clash in Akwa Ibom

July 28, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Suspected cultists numbering about 18 have shot dead the Youths’ President of Atai Ibiaku community in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. It was gathered that the cultists killed one Comrade Edet Ibanga, shot and fatally injured some tenants in a rented apartment occupied mostly by students of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) along Urua Ekpa Road. Speaking 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

9 cultists arrested during supremacy clash in Ogun

May 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Nine members of Eye cult group, were on the 24th of May 2021 arrested in Ajegunle area of Ibogun during a supremacy battle between them and members of Alora confraternity.  The arrested was contained in a press statement issued by the police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprintthe suspects, Sodiq Olabisi, Oluwatosin Andrew, Oladimeji Oyedele, Read More

One killed in Osun cult rival clash

May 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 35-year-old man, Babalola Lekan, has reportedly been shot dead during a clash between rival cult groups in Osogbo, Osun state.  The rival cult group engaged in gun duel around 2:30pm at Asoje area, Osogbo, on Friday.  It was gathered that the supremacy battle led to the clash between the rival cult groups.  The police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed Read More

2 dead as OPC, OPCI clash in Osun

May 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents of Apomu, Ikire and Ikoyi in Irewole and Isokan local government areas of Osun state have been gripped with tension following the clash between the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Oodua Peoples Congress Initiatives (OPCI) in the three communities.  It was gathered that the clash had led to the death one person in the OPC while one member of Read More

How Igboho’s footsoldiers, DSS operatives clashed at Ataoja’s palace – Sources

May 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Fresh facts have emerged over last Saturday’s clash between the supporters of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo in Osun state, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun. Sources revealed that Igboho’s supporters actually abducted an operative of the DSS, who Read More

Pinnick congratulates Ndidi, Iheanacho on FA Cup win

May 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

                   President of the Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much –fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England. Both players Read More

3 dead as 2 communities wage war over land in Osun

May 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents of Ile-Ogbo in Aiyedire Local Government and Iwo, Iwo Local Government areas of Osun state have drawn dagger over a piece of land.  It was gathered that the two communities have been engaging in communal clash over a portion of land at Asalu, Oke Saji, a border between Iwo and Ile-Ogbo.  It was learnt that no fewer that three Read More

Barty beats Kvitova to set up last-four clash with Badosa

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Ashleigh Barty will take on Paula Badosa in the semifinals of the Madrid Open after beating Petra Kvitova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday.World No 1 Barty is chasing her fourth singles title of the year after her triumph in Stuttgart 10 days ago. In the last four she faces the woman who knocked her out in the quarterfinals in Charleston Read More