EndSARS: No protest ‘ll be allowed in Osun, CP warns

October 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode, Monday said he will not allow any protest in the name of celebrating one year anniversary of End SARS.He thereby warned those that are planning to embark on protest to desist, noting that mechanism has been put in place to stop the protest. The CP in a statement made available to the newsmen Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

Oppression and scheming… and the expedited punishment (I)

August 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In the name of Allah, praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah  his family and Companions, and those who follow him.The divine norms of Allah, The Exalted, have no scope for favoritism or flattery; He Says (what means):·      {And you will not find in the way of Allah any change.} [Quran 33:62]·      {And you will never find Read More

2 lives, 14 vehicles lost to Anambra tanker fire – Official

August 16, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least two persons died on Sunday as about 14 luxurious buses got burnt in a fire incident caused by tanker explotion at Ogidi, near Onitsha, Anambra state. The tanker, it was learnt, felled into a drainage when an articulated vehicle rammed into it, and sparked fire after spilling it’s liquid content. According to the State Director of Fire Service, Read More

WANEP @ 20: Stakeholders worry over rising insecurity

June 24, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) Nigeria, has raised alarm over the rise in violent conflicts which it said has become a common feature in many communites across the country.It also lamented that this has led to wanton destruction of lives and properties as well as massive displacement of many families. This formed the core of discussion at Read More

Insecurity: Pioneer NGF DG urges former Governors to converge

June 15, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The pioneer Director General of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, (NGF) Osaro Onaiwu has urged former governors from 1999 to 2019 to converge as soon as possible to deliberate on issues bordering on national security. Osaro Onaiwu made this call recently in Abuja, charged the former governors to speak out against the insecurity and other vices ravaging the country, as keeping quiet Read More

Destruction of INEC facilities; one attack too many

May 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Analysts have warned that there is no justification for destroying public infrastructure as it is widely considered as economic sabotage. The effects according to them include disruption of services, economic loses and waste of public resources. These, among others effects, have always make patriotic citizens not only to be concerned, but also to seek measures to halt such acts. While Read More

The failure of political, security and economic socerey

Nigeria is currently facing a triplet of experts, specialists and pundits in political, security and economic socery. They always predict doom for Nigeria. They are simultaneously trading their wares in a country they live and call home. But for which they do not wish well in their practice of socery. Their devilish oracles tell them the untruth that Nigeria, home Read More

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