‘BBN immoral, non – educative’

August 17, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

An educationist, Dr Adebayo Oluwatosin, Monday described the ongoing reality show, Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) as immoral, non – informative and non – educative. This is coming barely three days after the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, also condemned the reality show and called for its replacement. Oluwatosin who is the African Regional President, Scholarship Aid Initiative, argued that Read More

Probe: FIFA speaks up on Infantino

August 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

FIFA  president Gianni Infantino will remain in the role while he is a subject of a criminal investigation. Last week, prosecutors in Switzerland launched legal proceedings against Infantino in relation to an alleged secret meeting he held with the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Both men have denied any wrongdoing. Football’s world governing body Fifa, which is based in Zurich, said the Read More

Delta converts criminal hideout to farmers’ market

July 29, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

  Delta state government Wednesday converted former hideout of notorious criminals to Farmers’ Market & Gardens in Asaba, the state capital. The projects were sited at the popular Abraka Market at the Asaba axis of the Benin-Onitsha expressway.  State government warned traders across the state against harbouring criminals in their midst, as it was a source of security risk to Read More

Court acquits ex-Edo NMA chair, others of corruption charges

July 9, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Justice Efe Ikponwonba of Edo state High Court sitting in Benin City, has dismissed charges of corruption against a former Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the state, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro, and two others who were  executive members between 2013 and 2014. The Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) had arraigned the defendants in January 2018 over alleged conspiracy to commit felony and stealing Read More

How I escaped kidnappers along Abuja – Kaduna highway – Media house driver

June 25, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Sun Newspaper driver, Malam Ibrahim, on Thursday narrowly escaped from kidnappers after he was abducted alongside several other travelers in the early hours of the same day, along Kaduna-Abuja highway.Recounting his ordeal, Ibrahim said he escaped from the kidnappers’ hands, having slumped in the bush, making his abductors believe that he was sick and would not be fit to Read More

My appointment’ll end terror in the North, Bello assures govs

June 22, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Chairman of the high-power security committee set by the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) to address grueling security challenges in the North, Alhaji Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, has assured his colleagues that the end to terrorist activities in the area was in sight. The NSGF is under the leadership of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state. Speaking through his Read More

Trespass: Man bags 1 month community service

June 3, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A 28-year-old man, Misbahu Haruna, was Wednesday sentenced to one month community service for criminal trespass and attempted theft by a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court in Abuja. The convict was tried on two-count charge of criminal trespass and attempted theft. According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Sections 348 and 95 of the Penal Code Law.  Meanwhile, during the trial, Read More

Ayade demolishes kidnapper’s estates

May 28, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

  Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers state has demolished a sprawling estate along Edim Ita Street by the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) in Calabar South local government area of the state. The property reportedly   belong to a suspected kidnap kingpin whose name was given as Kufre Eyo. Eyo is among the 35 suspected kidnappers and cultists declared Read More

Revealed! How Covid-19 lockdown unites Ijegun residents against robbers

May 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Covid-19 lockdown has united residents and various communities of Lagos state towards waging war against criminal activities in their respective domains. EDET UDOH writes. In Lagos, it is no longer easy for criminals as residents have teamed up against their menace. Investigations by Blueprint in different parts of Lagos state including Alimosho, Surulere, Iba, Eti-Osa, Amuwo Odofin, Apapa, Mushin, Oshodi Read More

Suspect herders attack Benue community, kill one

April 21, 2020 Daniel Agbo 0

Suspected herdsmen, Monday attacked and killed one person in his farm at Mbagwa community in Mbawa council ward of Guma local government area of Benue state. The Monday attack is coming barely three days after the zonal coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Danladi Ciroma, pledged to cooperate with the Benue state government and security agencies to fight against Read More

Police smash Jos car theft gang, recover 21 cars

April 14, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Special Tactical Squad (STS) has smashed a two-man car stealing gang led by one Bashir Isiaku, 34, allegedly specialised in stealing cars from the car park of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said: “The arrest of Bashir, a graduate of one of Read More

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NYSC cries out over fake redeployment agents

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has cried out over continuous increase in the online advertisement claiming to specialise in deployment and redeployment of corps members to the state of their choice. In a statement signed by its coordinator, South-west area office, Mr Emmanuel Attah, the NYSC stated that such activities being currently circulated online in a soft copy Read More

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Bayelsa poll: Again, APC, PDP trade words

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed allegation by Governor Seriake Dickson claiming it plans to form “a government of criminals and cultists” in the state. Dickson had made the claim on Monday in Yenagoa at the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election campaign team. However, in a statement Wednesday, the state chapter of APC dismissed the Read More

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Court jails 3 for impersonation

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has sentenced three persons to prison terms for impersonation. The trio, who were found guilty of criminal impersonation, were Augustine Ekeson, Obinna Ureahi Ifeanyi and Osho Olalekan Micheal. They were convicted in cases filed against them by the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. After considering the facts of Read More

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AbdulRazaq reacts to abduction of 6 Kwarans along Kaduna -Abuja road

September 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has called on the police to intensify efforts to free the six Kwarans who were abducted at the weekend along Abuja-Kaduna expressway way on their way to Kaduna. This was contained in a statement by his media spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye.  “We urge the police and other security agencies to do everything possible to free these Read More

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Insecurity: Kaduna security council stops checkpoints along Kaduna highways

September 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state Security Council has outlawed checkpoints on Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria and Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highways, while urging motorists who come across such checkpoints to see and treat it as illegal.  Speaking against the backdrop of incessant kidnapping and banditry along the Kaduna – Birnin Gwari and Kaduna – Abuja highways, which is making in-road into Kaduna – Zaria highway following the Read More

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Anambra disbands tricycle operators’ union

August 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Anambra state government has disbanded all tricycle operators union in the state, and inaugurated a new body called Unified Tricycle Owners and Riders (UTORASS).The UTORASS chairman, Comrade Sylvester Obiora, who disclosed this in an interview, said the unions were banned due to infighting, cultism, illegal and multiple collections of revenues and tolls.Obiora called on keke operators to abide by the Read More

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Remediating Ogoniland in the face of mounting insecurity

August 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Recently, there have been increasing cases of insecurity in Ogoniland which Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP) says will not deter the federal government from going ahead with its remediation plan for communities which has been devastated for decades by oil spills, HELEN OJI reports.Background Hydrocarbon pollution and remediation Project (HYPREP) was set up by the federal government to determine the Read More

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How AMCON’s jumbo debtors impoverish Nigeria

August 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In countries where every citizen is equal before the law, those who take bank loans and refuse to pay back are regarded as criminals and treated as such. They are either in jail or are hiding under bridges.   The reverse is the case in Nigeria. Those who collected bank loans and refuse to pay live in luxury apartments and Read More

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No apologies over Dumburum air strikes –Yari

April 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has said the government would not apologise over the alleged killing of villagers in the state during bombardment of suspected bandits’ camps in Dumburum village in Zurmi local government area of the state. The governor made the statement when a 7-man investigation team on the matter visited him at his Talata-Mafara private residence. He said Read More

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Customs seeks border communities cooperation on smuggling

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has called for the cooperation of border communities in the fight against smuggling. The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), made the call at a news conference to mark International Customs Day (ICD) in Abuja. The World Customs Organisation (WCO) dedicates every January 26 for the celebration and improvement of efficiency in the Read More

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Mixed reactions trail Danjuma’s call for self-defence-Voxpop

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  T.Y Danjuma is right It’s high time we started telling ourselves the truth in this country. The statement from T.Y Danjuma is a good one because somebody needs to tell the government the truth. Since the government of Buhari came into power, there has been a lot of bad things happening in this country, especially in the north, and Read More

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NAFDAC warns on carbide-ripened fruits

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to shun consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide. The agency gave the warning yesterday in Abuja in a statement issued by its management, saying that dangerous effects of carbide-ripened fruits include cancer and other illnesses. According to the management, consuming such fruits can also cause Read More