Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Editorial II 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group 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

Eternal battle against poverty

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global community observed yesterday as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The day is set aside to raise awareness about thepeople struggling for survival amidst poverty. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent, Respecting all People and Our Planet”. The day was adopted on December 22, 1992 through a United Nations General Assembly 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

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY 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

FCTA Taskforce hits criminals den, arrest 6 suspects

September 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Despite the heavy down pour, Wednesday, the FCT Ministerial Task Force Team on City Sanitation defied the rain and pulled down places suspected to be safe haven for criminals in Kugbo furniture and Nyanya on Abuja-Keffi Express way. The taskforce arrested six suspects.Chairman of the team, Mr Ikharo Attah, who led the operation, said the exercise is aimed at tackling Read More

In Nasarawa, Police arrest suspected notorious kidnapper

September 6, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state police command, Monday, arrested one Abubakar Mohammed, a notorious kidnapper in Akwanga local government area of the state for alleged kidnapping activities. This was revealed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Ramhan Nansel, and made available to newsmen in Lafia. The statement added that the suspect was arrested on August 5 around 1am following intelligence Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

Access Bank launches awareness campaign on E-banking fraud

August 24, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

As part of its commitment to educate and protect customers from e-banking fraud, Access Bank Plc has launched an awareness campaign to sensitize  customers on measures they can take to protect themselves. The campaign, themed ‘Banks Don’t Ask’, focuses on three key activities that account for most fraud incidents in Nigeria, phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud. Read More

Access Bank launches awareness campaign to combat E-banking fraud

August 23, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

As part of its commitment to educate and protect customers from e-banking fraud, Access Bank Plc has launched an awareness campaign to sensitize customers on measures they can take to protect themselves. The campaign, themed ‘Banks Don’t Ask’, focuses on three key activities that account for most fraud incidents in Nigeria, phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud. Read More

Living under the chain of modern slavery

August 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Shaihu Umar is a fictional narrative by late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first prime minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The novel tells the story about an orphaned child called Umar, who was stolen and sold as a slave. He was fortunate to find his way to Egypt where he met a generous slave-owner who freed him and Read More

The ominous signs on North’s education

July 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

An exclusive report published by this newspaper recently to the effect that in about three months, bandits have serially attacked not less than five schools in both the North-west and North-central states of Nigeria, paints a gloomy picture for education not just in these geo-political zones but also in the entire North in particular and the country in general. The Read More

Why criminalities persist in Akwa Ibom’

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Cult-related form of criminalities has in recent times been recorded in Akwa Ibom state. UKO ETIM reports that accusing fingers are pointed at some unnamed public officials. Reasons are currently being unearthed as efforts channeled by Akwa Ibom state government to eliminate cultism in the state seems to be somersaulting. This is even as activities of the criminal gangs are Read More

Akwa Ibom vows to shut down hotels linked with criminal activities

July 16, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state government Thursday said it will shut down hotels and other entertainment centers linked with cult and criminal activities. This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong in Uyo. The statement said the decision came at the backdrop of hotel owners relinquishing their premises to cult groups and Read More

Breaking: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion. “I call on Muslims to continue Read More

Police arrests man for allege culpable homicide, robbery in Zamfara

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara State Police Command arrested one Suleiman Baba Maiyaki in for criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide and armed robbery. The state command public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu said in a statement issued to journalists in Gusau Thursday. He explained that the arrest was sequel to a report received from a complainant by one Zaharaddeen Bashir from Kwotorkoshi emirate Read More

Letter to Buhari on siting of aircraft agency in Gusau

July 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mr President Muhammadu Buhari, Sir, it is a thing of great joy to all Nigerians that your administration has fulfilled its promises to the aviation industry with the establishment of the Advanced Aircraft Laboratory Engineering Agency. The establishment of this agency is indeed an indellible achievement of the present administration in its avowed commitment to reform and improve on the Read More

President Buhari’s timely commendation of the military

June 18, 2021 Bala Galadinma 0

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari said the nation owes a debt of gratitude to military men and women, and other security agencies currently tackling security challenges in the country, particularly those who paid the supreme price, assuring their families of government’s support. The President stated this during his official visit to troops of Operation HADIN KAI at the Maimalari Cantonment, Read More

Police smash rail track vandalism syndicate, recover 3 trucks

June 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have smashed a criminal syndicate responsible for recent economic sabotage and vandalism of rail tracks in the North-west and North-central parts of the country. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, made this known while parading 36 suspects arrested for various crimes before journalists, Wednesday at the Headquarters of the Special Tactical Read More

FCT Police arrest 5 for robbery, impersonation

June 9, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested four suspects at Nyanya, a suburb of the territory, for armed robbery and impersonation.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Marian Yusuf, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “Amongst the suspects are: James Salifu, 27; and Umar Hamza, 33; arrested by police detectives from Nyanya during a routine stop Read More

Igbo can secede from Nigeria if…- NEF

June 7, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said that the Igbo can secede from Nigeria if only it will prevent the breakout of another civil war in the country.Addressing selected journalists in Abuja Monday at the end of its meeting, NEF’s Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said that South East political leaders are even afraid of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Read More

Troops kill several terrorists, top commanders in 3 weeks-DHQ

May 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) Thursday says troops in various theatres of operations across the country have killed several terrorists, including senior commanders of Boko Haram/Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), Eastern security network (ESN) as well as top leaders of bandits. Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuku who disclosed this while briefing journalists on the Read More

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Insecurity: FCTA begins fresh clampdown on criminals’ flash points

May 16, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

In continuation of its operations against criminal activities, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA ), has over the weekend demolished a taxi park, reportedly turned to drug addicts colony and home for many other criminal elements.  The administration who said the place, located at Nicon junction in Maitama district, was supposed to be an interchange by the Abuja Master plan, but temporarily made a taxi park, Read More