Gunmen abduct Kogi Chief of Staff’s mother

December 14, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Some gunmen Monday evening abducted the mother of  Chief of Staff to Kogi state Governor Pharmacist Abdulkarim Jamiu Asuku at her residence in Adavi local government area of the state. The incident is one out of  several others that occurred in the state in the last one month. A resident of Inese/Ovakere new layout in Nagazi community, Adavi LGA where the mother Read More

Breaking: Bandits strike, abduct 30 passengers in Niger

October 20, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have struck again, and the abduction of 30 passengers at Garun Gabas in Rafi local government area of Niger state. The passengers were reportedly abducted on Wednesday by the gunmen from three separate vehicles comprising of 18 seater bus and two other vehicles. It was learnt that the bandits in their large number with dangerous weapons stormed Zungeru Garun Read More

Many injured, several vehicles damaged, as Ogun APC factional congress turns bloody

October 16, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) state Congress conducted  by the faction loyal to Senator Ibikunle Amosun was Saturday  invaded by thugs allegedly loyal to the governor’s camp. The thugs who were armed with dangerous weapons stormed the venue of the Amosun’s factional Congress at Ake Palace in Abeokuta, shooting sporadically, while party members at the venue took to their heels for safety. “They Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

Cultism: Court remands 16 varsity students in Minna

July 15, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna Chief Magistrate Court has remanded 16 boys charged for being suspected members of a secret cult and joining unlawful gathering in Lapai. The boys mostly students and graduates of the Niger state University also known as  the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda University Lapai (IBBUL), according to the First Information  Report  (FIR) were on Thursday arraignment before the court on 2 count Read More

Ekiti: 22-year-old man to die by hanging for robbery

June 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A High Court in Ado Ekiti, Thursday, sentenced a 22-year-old man, Kehinde Olajide to death by hanging for armed robbery. Delivering judgment, the judge, Lekan Ogunmoye held that the prosecution had proven ingredients of armed robbery against Mr Olajide, without any reasonable doubt. Also charged with Olajide are Kareem Azeez, 24, Bamisile Lateef, 28, and Adebayo Basiru, 25. Mr Ogunmoye, Read More

Ebonyi: PDP NASS caucus accuses Umahi of raising militias against opponents

May 19, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

Gov dismisses claim, says lawmakers are idle  Ebonyi state Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) caucus  in the National Assembly,   has accused the State Governor, David Umahi, of fueling series of violent attacks in the state . This they alleged , is being done by the governor through  indiscriminate arming of known cultists and agents against perceived political opponents in the state who Read More

Shiites kill policeman as Police nab 49 for ‘violent protest’

May 8, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A policeman, Asp Adama Ezekiel, was, Friday, killed during a protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites in Abuja. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a press statement in Abuja said: “The FCT Police Command on Friday, May 7, 2021, has successfully restored calm at Berger Roundabouts Read More

Again, gunmen kidnap 2 nurses in Kaduna hospital

April 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Barely 24 hours after kidnapping at least 20 students and staff of Greenfield University, Kasarami, Kaduna state, gunmen have struck again, this time abducting two nurses at the state General Hospital in Idon, Kajuru local government area. Gunmen on Tuesday night attacked the private university killing a porter and whisking away a matron and at least 20 students.On Wednesday Read More

Residents protest mysterious death of herbalist in Oyetola’s hometown

April 16, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents of Iragbiji, the hometown Governor of Adegboyega Oyetola, in Osun state, Thursday barricaded roads in the town, protesting mysterious death of a popular herbalist.  The herbalist, it was gathered, died of food poisoning.  According to the protesters, the herbalist attended the naming ceremony of one man where he ate, thus leading to his death.  They alleged that the naming Read More

Bauchi police arrest robbers for stealing N3.4m items, cash

April 9, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state police command has arrested suspected armed robbers and conspirators who allegedly broke into houses on 25th March 2021 at Zango area of the state capital with dangerous weapons and robbed occupants of some valuable items which include phones, laptops, motorcycles, plasma televisions and jewelry worth N3, 159, 000 and a cash of sum of N290, 000. The state Read More

FCT: Residents desert Kiyi community over rising kidnapping

April 8, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Etsu of Kiyi in Kuje council area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Alhaji Jibrin Shaban has raised the alarm over the rising cases of kidnapping in his domain. Speaking with Blueprint on the recent incident in the area, Shaban said gunmen believed to be kidnappers, armed with dangerous weapons recently attacked Kiyi community, a suburb of Kuje Read More

Ortom, halt ceaseless Bonta-Ukpute crisis, killings now

April 5, 2021 Mike Alewu 0

It appears the government of Governor Samuel Ortom is not taking the problem that the Ukpute people in Oju local government area are suffering from the ceaseless attacks from the Bonta people of Konshisha local government area of Benue state. For months now, the Awajir-Oju road has been closed to traffic and the people in the entire Igede are now Read More

10 reasons why students join cultism

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Here are 10 reasons students join a cult group in schools: The overwhelming influence of peer pressures The parental background, if my dad or mom was in a cult, I will likely join one Society decay in standards, morals, dignity, religious faith, honor and discipline Fallen standard of education Violent electoral and political processes Inadequate siting of fun or recreational Read More