Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, Read More

Trafficking: NAPTIP rescues 43 victims in Osun

September 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Tuesday, disclosed that no fewer than 43 victims of human trafficking have been reached by the agency in 2021 alone. The agency stated that human trafficking has become a national embarrassment and urged members of the public to join hands in waging war against the menace. The Zonal Commander Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

Breaking: EFCC chairman Bawa slumps at Villa

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has slumped at the third National Identity Day celebration at the Banquet Hall Villa. According to the Nigeria Tribune, Bawa was reportedly delivering a goodwill message suddenly stopped, staggered back to his seat, and laid down. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, and other Read More

Revealed! How couple ‘stole male child, staged naming ceremony’ in Kano

September 11, 2021 NAN 0

The Police Command in Kano State has arrested a couple for allegedly stealing a day-old baby from Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital, Kano. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Kano. Haruna-Kiyawa said that one Rabiu Muhammad, residing in Gayawa quarters, Ungogo LGA of Kano, reported to the Police that one 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

Court remands woman for ‘biting’ neighbour’s scrotum in Osun

August 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 28-year-old woman, Nifemi Ajayi, has been remanded in Ile-Ife correctional centre by an Osun state Magistrate court sitting in Ile-Ife, for allegedly biting her neighbour’s scrotum.  The prosecutor, Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged crime on August 24, 2021 around 8pm, at 21, Oke-Soda, Ile-Ife. Osanyintuyi stated that the defendant caused bodily harm to Read More

Anambra 2021: Don’t use N60bn public fund to bankroll Soludo’s campaign, ZLP tells Obiano

August 21, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Friday, cautioned Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, against channeling N60 billion belonging to the state in sponsorship of the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for November 6 gubernatorial poll. The Publicity Secretary of ZLP for Chief Obiora Okonkwo Campaign Council, Mr Afam Ofomata, who raised the alarm in a press statement Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC vows to sanitise private security guard companies

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has expressed the Corps commitment to eliminating quackery in the private security industry to sanitize the system for effective security service delivery towards complementing the efforts of government agencies in mitigating the security challenges bedevilling our Nation.  Audi made call while presenting operational licence to 24 Read More

Sunday Babaji takes over as CP FCT

August 8, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

 Following the recent deployment of senior officers by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, CP Babaji Sunday has assumed office as the Commission of Police in charge of the FCT.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, said, “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public Read More

UNGA: Yoruba group petitions UN, others against pro-Igboho groups

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has petitioned the United Nations, its five permanent members, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other powerful countries across the world over a plan by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, to present a petition against the Nigerian government at the 76th Read More

Breaking: Fresh trouble for Bukola Saraki as EFCC ‘grills’ ex-Senate President

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is facing fresh trouble as he is currently being held in custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations Read More

4 arrested for ‘murder, culpable homicide’ in Yobe

July 27, 2021 Editorial III 0

Yobe state police command has arrested four culprits for alleged armed robbery and culpable homicide. In a statement signed by the Command’s police public relations officer, (PPRO) Abdul-Karim Dungus, the suspects are, Umar Shaibu AKA Abba aged 21 of Sabon Fegi ward, Tajjuddeen Taufiq aged 20 of Abasha ward, Ismail Moh’d aged 17 of Abasha ward, and Bulama Modu aged Read More

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Bethel: MMWGN hails freedom of abducted students

July 26, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

… Charges security agencies to upscale efforts in curbing kidnapping The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWGN), has hailed the freedom of 28 Bethel Baptist High School students in Chikum Local Government of Kaduna state. Blueprint recalls that 3 out of the 121 students were rescued by police operatives some days ago at a location also in Chikun Local Read More

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justice

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justiceBy Bode OlagokeAbujaThe mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher has broken her silence and spoke for the first time since her daughter died following medical complications arising from condom, which was left inside daughter by the rapist, infecting the daughter with sepsis and resulting in her death on 22nd of Read More

CSOs, stakeholders worry over spate of conflicts, insecurity

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Civil Society Organizations (CSO) have expressed concern over the spate of unemployment, farmers-herders conflicts, cultism, control and ownership of markets and motor parks saying they are sources of security threat across the country .  The CSOs noted this at a stakeholders engagement on Emerging Security Challenges in the Southwest organised by Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN) Foundation at a webinar.  Read More

Rotational Presidency uncounstitutional, Yahaya Bello tells Southern governors

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, said the agitations by the Southern governors to produce the next president “is unconstitutional.” Yahaya Bello said both Nigeria law book and the constitution of all political parties does not in any way give credence to such agitation. Speaking Friday in Abuja at a two-day workshop for the crime reporters and political reporters, governor Bello 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

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

‘We must defend, uphold, revitalise anti-corruption framework’

June 4, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, has made case for defending, upholding and revitalising international anti-corruption framework. Delivering the U.S. statement at the first-ever UN General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption in New York Thomas-Greenfield noted that President Joe Biden had called corruption “an insidious pandemic,” just as Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, it “threatens security Read More