Northern group commends Armed Forces of Nigeria’s joint operations in region

June 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, the Northern Solidarity Forum (NSF) has commended the ongoing joint military operations aimed at tackling insurgency, banditry, and other forms criminality in some parts of the region by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.In a press statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Umar Gundiri on Tuesday, NSF said the proactive leadership of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has translated to Read More

Pantami: Nigeria begins production of SIM cards, Smartphones

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the country now has capacity to produce SIM cards and iPhone for the continent of Africa. The minister said henceforth importation of SIM cards and other 60-70 percent of items needed in telecommunications sector will be produced locally. Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday Read More

Insecurity: A-29 Super Tucano aircraft will boost battle against insurgency, other criminalities – Adigun

June 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The Vice Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Air Force, Hon Abass Adigun (Agboworin), has declared that the 12 units of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft ordered by the federal government will be the game changer in the battle against insurgency and other criminalities in the country. Hon Adigun representing Ibadan North-East/Ibadan South-East federal constituency of Oyo state stated this in a statement  from Read More

Pan-Nigeria group commends Buhari’s choice of Farouk Yahaya as COAS

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

A pan-Nigeria group, Nigeria First, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Major General Farouk Yahaya as late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru’s successor for the position of Chief of Army Staff. According to the group, Maj Gen Yahaya’s appointment was another evidence of President Buhari’s commitment to the war against insurgency and insecurity across the nation. Nigeria First, which made Read More

Army Kills 7 IPOP/ESN terrorists, arrest 5 in Rivers

May 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army Saturday said troops of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion in conjunction with operatives of Nigerian Police, DSS, and NSCDC on Thursday, killed 7 Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Esthern Nigerian Network (ESN) terrorists. Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima who stated this in a statement Saturday, said they were killed in a clearance/raid Read More

Iseyin killing: Elders demand prosecution of Customs officers

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Iseyin Elders Council (IEC) on Friday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the arrest and immediate prosecution of officers and men of the Nigeria Customs that killed five passersby in Iseyin on Sallah day. IEC in a statement by its Vice-Chairman and former Commissioner for Works and Transport in Oyo state, Alhaji Bolaji Kareem, demanded a probe panel Read More

Stop arming criminals with charms, Police tell native doctors

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Police Command in Ebonyi state has warned native doctors against providing criminals with charms to perpetrate criminal activities in the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Loveth Odah, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abakaliki. Odah, who said the Command was committed to the protection of Read More

No foreign interference able to undermine rule of law in Hong Kong

May 14, 2021 Zhong Sheng 0

The rule of law is never to be played with, and those who go against the laws shall never escape punishment. The District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) recently sentenced Joshua Wong Chi-fung, an instigator of the Hong Kong riots, as well as other three persons, four to ten months in jail for participating in an Read More

Troops kill 4 bandits’ commanders, 48 others in Zamfara

May 10, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…rescue 18 hostages, recover arms The Nigerian army on Monday said troops deployed in the fight against bandits in the North-west region of the country have killed 48 bandits and rescued 18 persons held hostage  in first phase of its newly launched Operation Tsare Mutane, to flush out the criminals.Among the bandits killed are 4 top commanders namely Yellow Mai-Bille, Read More

Insecurity: Are security agents now endangered species?

May 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Years ago, the sight of a policeman, army officer and security agent would instill fears in the citizens, especially criminals. But with insecurity ravaging the land, security agents appear to have become soft targets by gunmen. PAUL OKAH asks if security operatives are now endangered species. Presently, army officers, policemen, personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Read More

Insecurity: There’s coordinated approach to thwart threat on Airports nationwide – NSCDC

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has assured Nigerians that a highly coordinated approach has been put in place to avert the looming threat of attack on Airport facilities across the country. The NSCDC boss who in a swift reaction to an intelligence report directed Commandants of states with Airports to immediately liaise Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen attack security checkpoint in Anambra

April 28, 2021 NAN 0

Unknown gunmen have launched an attack on a Naval checkpoint near Enamel Ware Junction on Onitsha – Owerri Highway in Anambra State. Tochukwu Ikenga, the Police public relations officer, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, said the command sent a response team to the scene after it received a distress call that there was sporadic Read More

Banditry: Edo senator escapes death

April 28, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP Edo Central), was on Monday, attacked twice by suspected bandits along Okenne-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abaji roads. Ordia who heads the Senate committee on Local and Foreign Debts, lamented to  newsmen on Wednesday on  how  escaped death by whiskers, when the daredevil suspected bandits opened fire on his convoy, while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo Read More

Incessant jail breaks: Army to train armed personnel of Correctional Service

April 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the incessant jail break the country has witnessed in the recent time, the Nigerian Army has accepted to assist the Nigerian Correctional Service in giving refresher training to its armed squad personnel.  This is made known through a statement signed by the service’s spokesman, Francis Enobore, Wednesday in Abuja, that the training was sequel to the increasing spate of Read More

Gombe new CP Babaita promises criminals hell

April 13, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The new Commissioner of Police Gombe state Police command Mr Ishola Babatunde Babaita has vowed to smoke out criminals in the state. Babatunde Babaita stated this while briefing newsmen at the state police command headquarters in Gombe, Monday. According to the new CP, “Intelligence-led, community-based police visibility will be improved to cover necessary locations so as to prevent crimes, in Read More

Fake news can set Nigeria ablaze – Kaduna Speaker

April 10, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Speaker, Kaduna state House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Zailani, has warned that fake news is capable of setting Nigeria ablaze, noting that it has contributed to the spate of insecurity affecting the country.  Addressing a one-day roundtable organised by NUJ Northwest Zone in collaboration with NUJ Kaduna State Council on ‘Fake News, Governance and Society’ in Kaduna on Saturday, Zailani said Read More

Insecurity: CAN President chides Buhari, calls for national dialogue

April 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Ayokunle Olasupo, has accused the President Mohammadu Buhari administration of incompetency in the handling of the insecurity situation in the country. The Christian Association President made this known at the Holy Convocation organised by the Victory Life Bible Church, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Rev. Olasupo who spoke Read More

In Kaduna, Police rescue toddler, 3 women, 11 others from kidnappers

April 4, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna state Police Command has rescued 15 people including a toddler and three women from suspected kidnappers in Chikun local government area, Kaduna state government has said.    According to an official statement, “15 kidnapped citizens have been rescued by security operatives in Kaduna state. This was disclosed by the Kaduna state Police Command in an operational feedback to the Read More

In Kaduna, El-Rufai preaches peace, harmony at Easter

April 3, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appealed to all citizens of Kaduna state to embrace their common humanity and uphold their obligations for peace and harmony in their various communities. Speaking in an Easter message to Christian faithful in Kaduna state on Saturday, the governor advised citizens to isolate and expose the criminals in their midst. ‘’While we all do our utmost Read More

Amnesty for Boko Haram, herders’ll end insurgency – Prophet Nwachukwu

April 2, 2021 SEGUN ODUNEWU 0

The Senior Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Mission International, Lagos, Dr. Anene Nwachukwu, a political scientist, in this interview with SEGUN ODUNEWU, speaks on the significance of Easter; the focus on ‘deliverance’ in Rhema and many other national issues. What is the Rhema Deliverance Mission all about? I am Dr. Anene Nwachukwu, the Senior Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Mission International, Lagos. Read More

After Blueprint reports, Abiodun inaugurates Amotekun in Ogun

April 1, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Rising from Blueprint Newspaper report on the cases of kidnapping and Banditry in Ogun State, the state Governor Thursday inaugurated the Joint Security Outfit, code named ‘Amotekun’ to fight criminality in the state. Speaking at the inauguration held at the Arcade Ground of the Governors Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Gov. Abiodun stated that with the inauguration, no part of Ogun State Read More

Banditry: Recruit 50m youths into Army, Tinubu tells Buhari

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has advised the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Army to aid the fight against insecurity. Tinubu spoke at the 12th colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday in Kano State. He said: “We are under-policed and we are competing with Read More

Bizarre! Woman kills mother, blames Pastor

March 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 30-year-old woman, Blessing Jimoh, has blamed her Pastor for allegedly killing her mother, Ijeoma Odo. Already, she has been arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command. Blessing said she has four children and committed the crime while they were working at the farm Ile-Iluji area. She claimed to be mentally unstable when she committed the crime. Blessing, who was Read More