Man arrested for killing mother-in-law in Ogun

May 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, was on the 3rd of May 2021 arrested by men of Ogun state police command for killing his mother in law, Abosede Oyewole.  The suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew, who reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, Read More

May Day: NLC tasks Ayade on release of kidnapped Chairman

May 1, 2021 Editor 0

The organised Labour in Cross River state has charged Governor Ben Ayade and the security operatives in the state to ensure the immediate release of the Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Ben Ukpepi, who was kidnapped on March 21, 2021 and a ransom tag of N150 million put on his head by his abductors. They made the demand in Calabar, Read More

FG issues shoot-at-sight order against Prisons’ attackers, fleeing inmates

April 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed great outrage at the recent wave of attacks on Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS, ordering personnel of the Service’s armed squad to shoot-at-sight any internal and external aggressor. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting with NCoS Squadron Commanders, Field Commanders and Heads of Armed Squads. Read More

PDP, other hired contractors can’t blackmail Pantami to resign – Forum

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Professionals’ Forum (PPF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large to ignore the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other “hired contractors” calling for the sack of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Ali Pantami. The forum said the opposition party and Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s insecurity is real, APC admits, sympathises with citizens

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has admitted that the current state of insecurity bedeviling the country is real even as it sympathised with Nigerians who have been victims. The ruling party, however, assured that it won’t play politics with matters of life and collective wellbeing of the country. In a statement released Monday in Abuja by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Read More

Banditry: Uba Sani wants service chiefs to redouble efforts

April 24, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Senator Uba Sanii (APC, Kaduna Central) has tasked the service chiefs to redouble the fight against banditry with all seriousness in order to ensure a defeat of all bandits and other criminal elements. This, according to the lawmaker, is one sure means of saving the country from the painful daily bloodletting. Senator Sani said the National Assembly also restated the  Read More

Senate probes alleged killing of Nigerians in Togo

April 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, to probe the alleged killing of some Nigerian nationals of Enugu State origin resident in the Republic of Togo. This followed a petition to the upper legislative Chamber by Concerned Igbo-Eze North Youths, presented by former Deputy President of the Senate and former Speaker of the Parliament Read More

Police arrest teenager in connection with attempt kidnap in Osun

April 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday said an 18-year-old man, Salisu Sulaiman, has been arrested in connection with the attempt kidnap in Koka village, Ibokun.  A statement by the Police Public Relation Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed that the suspect was arrested about 12:15am on Tuesday.  According to Opalola, the suspect came from Idofihan in Kwara state.  Some suspected Fulani herdsmen Read More

Surrender power to young ones, AMAC Chairmanship aspirant tells older politicians

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President, National Youth Council of Nigeria and chairmanship aspirant of Abuja Municipal Area Council ?AMAC) under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comerade Bello Shagari, has asked older politicians to surrender power to the younger ones. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday at the national secretariat of APC in Abuja, Shagari said the Nigerian youths, backed by the “Not too Read More

Drug trafficker excretes 1.750kg cocaine after arrest at Lagos airport

April 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A Madrid, Spain bound drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos on Easter day, Sunday 4th April, 2021, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750 kilogramme with a street value of N423 million. Okonkwo was about boarding a Turkish Airline flight number TK0626 at about 8pm when he Read More

Police confirms release of abducted Anambra commissioner

April 4, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

 The Anambra state Police Command, Sunday, confirmed release of the abducted state commissioner for Public Utilities, Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne. Ezenwanne was kidnapped four days ago when unknown gunmen invaded the venue where the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  and gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Charles Soludo, was having an interactive session with Read More

FG hands over old Airport to Bauchi for estate construction

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal government has handed over the old Bauchi state air strip located at GRA to the state government for the construction of an estate. Blueprint reports that the old air strip was initiated by the administration of former president Shehu Shagari. Bauchi state commissioner of works Abdulkadir Ibrahim while briefing journalists Wednesday on the outcome of the state executive Read More

Court remands nursing mother for stealing clothes 8-day after delivery

March 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 21-year-old nursing mother, Janet Ismail, was Monday remanded in Ilesa correctional centre by a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, for allegedly stealing clothes.  The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Kayode Adeoye, alleged that the defendant committed the purported crime eight days after she delivered her baby.  Prosecution told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on March Read More

Matawalle commends military operations against bandits in Zamfara

March 24, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara state, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has commended the efforts of the military in a joint task operation in dislodging bandits in the state. The Governor made the commendation through his Commissioner for Security and home affairs, Abubakar Muhammad Dauran in an interview with newsmen in Gusau Tuesday. According to him, the commendation was imperative considering the tremendous success Read More

35-year-old man docked for alleged theft of N2m car

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 35-year-old man, Baba Emmanuel, who allegedly stole a car valued at N2 million, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Emmanuel, who resides at Iju, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing. The Prosecutor, ASP Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 30, 2020 at Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. Ogunleye said that Emmanuel Read More

PDP, NLC suffering from Stockholm syndrome

March 22, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

From the foregoing, it can safely be inferred that Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) might be suffering from Stockholm syndrome. They are inordinately getting used to taking comfort on the sideline and feigning ignorance of our corporate ordeals. The masses who hoped on them to lead a march against some Read More

Unravel those who attacked Ortom, APC tells security agencies

March 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on security agencies to unravel the criminals behind the Saturday’s attack on the convoy of the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom. The ruling  party while condemning the incident, insisted that the attackers must be brought to book. The ruling  party in a statement signed Sunday  in Abuja by its national secretary of the Read More

Ogun: Police arrests herbalist, bricklayer for killing woman, son for money ritual

March 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi and a bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja over the killing of a housewife, one Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4 year old son, Peter Folorunsho for money making ritual. The police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Read More

Shun stories celebrating criminals, Blueprint chairman urges media

March 21, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The chairman of Blueprint Newspapers Media Conglomerate, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has advised media organisations to avoid ethnic and religious coloration in reporting security challenges in the country. He said journalists should shun stories that celebrate criminals in the reportage of prevailing insecurity in the country. Idris who is also the Kakakin Nupe stated this at the weekend in a lecture Read More

FCT Police nab 10 for robbery, drug peddling

March 21, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested 10 suspects for armed robbery and drug peddling along Mpape, Kado-Biko and Life-Camp axis. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP  Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, said: “Amongst the suspects are: Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, 26; Abubakar Rabiu, 23; Abdulmumini Bello, 19; Abubakar Mohammed, 20; and an ex-convict Shaban Abubakar, 19; arrested Read More

Suswam as victim of political vendetta

March 21, 2021 Denen Tyowua 0

  The brutal murder of Terkura Suswam, the elder brother to Senator Torwua Gabriel Suswam, has sent shock waves reverberating throughout the length and breadth of Benue state and the entire world, as many wondered what lies ahead of him and the family. From what has happened is seems nobody is safe from Zone A political axis and even beyond Read More

Breaking: Gunmen burn down security vans, kill soldiers, policeman in Anambra

March 18, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some unknown gunmen, Thursday, attacked police and military posts across different locations in Anambra state, killing some numbers of officers.   Sources told Blueprint that the hoodlums attacked a checkpoint at Okacha junction, Neni in Anaocha Local Government Area (LGA) during which they killed about two policemen,  while some soldiers at an outpost in Awkuzu, Oyi LGA, were equally shot dead.  According Read More

Wakili: 3 OPC members charged for alleged arson, murder

March 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

 ….Remanded in Correctional facility An Oyo state Chief Magistrates’ court on Wednesday remanded three members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested by the Police in connection with the arrest of Abdullahi Wakili The three OPC members were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Olaide Hamzat for alleged arson and murder. Arraigning the three OPC members, namely Awodele Adedigba, 45; Dauda Kazeem Read More