Nigerians must shun tribalism

April 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Tribalism in Nigeria like all other impediments bedeviling the country is destroying the little peace and good image the country still has. The menace of tribalism has gone a long way in ruining all sectors of the nation. It has very negative impact on human relationships and leaderships. Tribalism has had an influence in every aspect of human relationships, ranging Read More

The foreign face of insecurity

April 19, 2021 Thomas Wakilim 0

It is curious to observe that Nigerians who have been so agitated and outspoken about the various disturbing dimensions of the raging insecurity plaguing the entire country in recent months continue to limit their analysis to internal factors otherwise described as ethno-religious fault lines. While there can be no denying of the highly inflammatory sentiments and irreconcilable contentions associated with Read More

Go after separatists in Yorubaland, group tells Police, Army, others

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has condemned the recent crisis across the country especially in Yorubaland, accusing the agitators of sinister motives to destabilise the country. The group, however, asked the Police authority, Army and other security agencies to immediately go after those calling for Yoruba Nation. In a statement released by the group’s national coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, Read More

Appeal to Governor Abubakar

April 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

With all due respect and loyalty, sir, I would like to draw your attention and give a piece of admonition on the massive impending flood that would submerge the Hadejia local government area which as declared by Mr. Nuhu Jibo, United Nations focal person on climate change. Jibo warned that the earth observation satellite data has already shown that disaster Read More

FCT Police disperse Shiite members in Maitama

March 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has said its operatives, Monday, “successfully restored calm at Maitama after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites.” A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, said: “Unfortunately, the members of the disbanded sect went on Read More

The Fulani as the North’s bogeyman

March 28, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

We grew up seeing the bogeyman here and there. Between 1967 and 1968, I lived with my paternal grandmother, Iya, later Hajia Iya after she visited Makkah in the mid-70s. Her name was Khadijah but her children called her Iya, meaning mother, and so we, their children, grew up calling her thus. Being a simple village woman, she was a 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

KWARA HIJAB CONTROVERSY: Tension as Muslim, Christian leaders lock horns, Parents throw stones at one another

·           The raging brouhaha generated by the use of Hijab (veil for Muslim women) in schools in Kwara state, appears to have taken a dangerous turn as both proponents and opponents of the matter were in near-fisticuff Wednesday in Ilorin, the state capital. At the height of the crisis, the state government directed the closure of 10  secondary schools February 19 to avert Read More

The 2020 Kaduna state security report

March 16, 2021 Emmanuel Ado 0

Until March 10, 2021, Danjuma La’ah, the “distinguished” senator representing  Southern Kaduna Senatorial District, had been in denial about the nature of the crisis that had bedeviled the entire state, but most especially that of the Southern part, that La’ah, his cohorts, kept describing as genocide in order to garner international sympathy for what from all intents was a political project- Read More

Food, cattle union to commence strike Thursday

February 23, 2021 Moses John 0

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN) has threatened to withdraw their services across Nigeria beginning Thursday over the killings of her members as well as destruction of properties worth millions of naira across the country. The union is also demanding the sum of N475 billion as compensation for the losses at the recent crisis at Read More

Dissociate yourself from ethnic champions, warlords, PGF boss tasks Nigerians

February 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has asked Nigerians to dissociate themselves from people identified as ethnic champions and warlords for peace to reign in Nigeria. Lukman also called on all political leaders to pioritise regular meetings where issues that promote unity will be Read More

Buhari won’t approve Fani-Kayode’s membership of APC, PGF boss warns

February 9, 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 President Muhammadu Buhari will not approve the possibility of a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode joining the ruling party. Lukman cautioned that such consideration will be stretching the trust of party members beyond acceptable limits. Fani-Kayode was Read More

Insecurity: We no longer ‘ve a country, Archbishop Adeleye laments

February 3, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

As spate of violent attacks, kidnapping, killing and wanton destruction of properties continue to sweep across Nigeria, the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Calabar and Archbishop of the Niger Delta Province Bishop Tunde Adeleye has lamented that there is no country again for Nigerians to call their own. Bishop Adeleye, who made the remarks, during a chat with journalists, Read More

Insecurity: Justify your salaries, mandates, Madu tasks NSCDC personnel

February 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The acting Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Hilary Madu, has charged Corps personnel to justify their salary and mandates by providing measures against any form of attack on the nation and its citizenry.  Addressing a news conference Monday in Abuja, Madu said all hands must be on deck in tacking the current security challenges Read More

Police arrest LG boss, lawmaker, others in Ebonyi over crisis

January 24, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police Commissioner, Aliyu Garba, Sunday arrested Chairman of Ohaukwu Local government area, Clement Odah, lawmaker representing Ohaukwu North Constituency, Chinedu Awo over the killings of seven persons and destruction of properties in Effium community, Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state.  About 30 other major stakeholders from the community were also arrested, they include Coordinator of Effium Development Centre, Sunday Agbo and his Read More

#EndSARS destructions: NIA re

December 31, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

A total of N9.7 billion from 1,036 claims have been lodged across the country by those who were affected by #EndSARS riots destructions, according to the Director-General, Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) Mrs. Yetunde Ilori. She said the association was already collating the claims from the losses incurred during the protest, noting that as at last weekend, 14 insurance companies have Read More

How UniCal lost N1.3bn property to #EndSARS protest – Pro Chancellor

November 30, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

The pro-Chancellor of the University of Calabar (UniCal), Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, has said about N1.3 billion worth of the school property were destroyed on October 24, 2020 when hoodlums hijacked the endSARS protest. Sen Nwaogu who said this in Calabar, Monday, during a press conference, lamented that adequate attention had not been given to the destructions in UniCal by authorities Read More

Yoruba community in FCT sues for peace

November 15, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Yoruba Community Council, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has sued for peace in the country, calling on youth to eschew every form of violence while demanding for their rights. President, Yoruba Community Council (YCC), FCT, Mr. Lanre Ajayi, stated this at the weekend during a press briefing on the recent happenings in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) chapter of Read More

Lekki shooting: ICC announces investigation, begins probe

November 4, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has commenced an inquiry into alleged Lekki shooting occasioned by the #EndSARS protests which grounded both social and economic activities in Nigeria while it lasted. The protests it would be recalled led to destruction of public properties and alleged massacre of protesting youth. The week-long demonstration which turned to riots and arson in Lagos and Read More

FCTA moves to tackle unrest in Abuja

October 30, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has said the administration was taking steps to tackle youth restiveness that resulted to looting and destruction of government facilities. The minister stated this during a virtual stakeholders’ meeting. He called on critical stakeholders to embark on strategic sensitisation of residents across the six area councils in the FCT. She commended Read More

#EndSARS protest: We‘re now endangered species – Police

Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force have now become endangered species in the hands of hoodlums, Anambra state Commissioner of Police John Abang has said. He also said the personnel now feared going home as they were closely under the watch of hoodlums who now traced them to their various abodes all in the name of EndSARS protests. Read More

The needle sleeps in the haystack

October 29, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

The judicial panel set up by the Lagos state government to find out who authorised the army to shoot the #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, is now at work. But let us lower our expectations in the capacity of their lordships to sift the grains from the chaff – and serve us the grains. Read More