Naval Chief visits Baga, charges troops on synergy

October 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has urged Officers and Ratings of the Lake Chad Naval Base in Baga, Borno state to collaborate with sister Services and other security agencies in order to defeat the common enemy of terrorism and insurgency. He said prevailing national security challenges demand robust synergy of efforts by the Armed Forces, Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 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 called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Judge to sign Igboho aides’ release available – Abuja FHC

August 18, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court Abuja has said it has a judge on ground to sign the warrant of release of Sunday Igboho’s associates granted bail recently by the court. Chief registrar of the Federal High Court, Emmanuel Gakko, in a statement clarified that Justice Obiora Egwuatu, who admitted the 12 detainees to bail early in August did not disappear as Read More

FCTA condemns Naval officer’s assault on DRTS commander

August 4, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

There was uproar Tuesday morning at Kubwa-Dutse Road, otherwise known as Outer Northern Expressway, when a junior Naval officer attacked and assaulted the Area Commander of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS). DRTS, also known as Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) was attacked by a Naval officer identified by his name tag as A.A Yusuf, who allegedly disregarded traffic rules, Read More

Cholera: Bauchi flags off free oral vaccination

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of cholera that killed several people in Bauchi state in recent time, the state Governor Bala Mohammed, Wednesday flagged off free oral vaccination against the plague. The governor while flagging off the exercise at the Banquet Hall of Government House Bauchi, directed health authorities in the state to also treat cholera patients free of charge. He said Read More

Expose sponsors of criminality in Bauchi, APC challenges Bala

July 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the recent statement credited to the state governor Bala Mohammed who claimed that he knows the people that are busy bringing criminals to the state asking him to expose them. Recall that Bala had accused Bauchi state politicians based in Abuja of sponsoring criminality, kidnappings and stealings Read More

Breaking: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion. “I call on Muslims to continue Read More

Implement laws against torture, groups urge FG

June 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The federal government has been called upon to ensure effective implementation of the laws on torture focusing on prevention, protection, accountability and access to justice and rehabilitation services to victims of torture. The call was contained in a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) in collaboration with 16 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Forum Read More

Health workers practice mutilation for selfish interest says EU, UNICEF

June 10, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

European Union and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday, said that health workers who are practising mutilation were doing that out of selfish interest and fear of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) taken over their jobs. The international organizations disclosed this during sensitization program for traditional rulers of Afikpo south to eliminate female genital mutilation at Owutu Edda. The programme was Read More

Bicycle day celebration: FRSC commander leads ride in Bauchi

June 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

This year’s world bicycle celebration in Bauchi state was colourful as participants from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Immigration service, Nigerian Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigeria correctional service (NCS), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) state fire service as well as students joined the celebration. The celebrants led by the zonal commanding officer Read More

Breaking: 14 burnt to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

May 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

About 14 passengers (11 adults and three children) were on Thursday night burnt to death in an accident around the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, Friday. Confirming the incident, Akinbiyi said the accident involved a silver Toyota RAV 4, with registration number, LND 13 GS, a Read More

Oyo/Osun command generates N15.8bn in 3 months – Customs Area Controller

May 6, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Customs Area Controller, Oyo/Osun Area Command, Comptroller Adamu Abdulkadir on Thursday disclosed that the area command generated N15.8 billion between February 1st to April 30 this year. Comptroller Abdulkadir stated this while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command at the Oyo/Osun command headquarters in Ibadan. The area command stressed that the ” figure is the cumulative of Read More

Time for stiffer penalties for rapists

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent revelation by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, that during the relaxed lock-down in the country to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 3,600 cases of rape were recorded is not only alarming but quite despicable and reprehensive. The undesirable situation tends to lend credence to the call for stiffer punishment for rapists Read More

We’ll be law abiding in clamour for Oduduwa Republic – Akintoye

April 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ilana Omo Oodua, an umbrella body of Yoruba groups, Thursday, said it will continue to be law abiding in its ongoing clamour for self determination. The leader, Prof Banji Akintoye, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan to commend the police on their conduct during the last mega rally. Professor Akintoye stated that the Ilana Read More

Accident: 2 Nurses die, 10 others Injure at Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

April 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two nurses were reportedly dead while 10 other passengers sustained different degrees of injuries when a Toyota Hiace bus was involved in a loan accident along Akinale village on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. The spokesperson to the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the accident to Blueprintin Abeokuta According to Akinbiyi, the accident which occurred at about Read More

Understanding environmental justice crucial for change – HOMEF

April 4, 2021 John Oba 0

The concept of environmental justice deserves clear understanding to ensure that actions taken to correct environmental harms do not inadvertently generate more problems. Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF’s) School of Ecology (SoE) is a space for building people’s intellect and reasoning power around such environmental as well as other socio-ecological issues. The coming School of Ecology (SoE) session which Read More

DPR seals 19 filling stations in Niger for selling above N165 per litre

March 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 19 filling stations in Niger state for selling above government regulated pump price of N165 per litre.  The DPR shut the filling stations Wednesday during surveillance operation led by the Operations Controller, Field Office Minna, Engineer Abdullahi Isah Jankara.  Speaking to journalists during the operation, Jankara said all measures would be taken 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