Imo: 2 abducted foreign contractors regain freedom

December 12, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The two foreign expatriates (names withheld) with a construction company,  abducted by gunmen last Friday along Okigwe expressway, Imo state while they were supervising construction work, have regained their freedom. Blueprint correspondent gathered that their freedom was made possible through the combined efforts of security operatives who immediately went to work as soon as they heard of their abduction.  The freed Read More

Abducted Bayelsa commissioner Otokito regains freedom

January 25, 2022 Joy Emmanuel 0

The abducted Bayelsa Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Mr. Federal Otokito has regained freedom. His abductors released him on Monday five days after he was kidnapped from his Otuokpoti community residence in Ogbia local government area. Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Ben Nebolisa, and State Director of the Department of State Services, Mohammed Abdullahi, presented Otokito to Governor Douye Diri on Read More

30 abducted FGC Birnin Yauri students regain freedom

January 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Thirty out of the 102 abducted students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, have arrived at Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi state capital following their release from captivity. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser, Media, to Kebbi state governor. “Today Thursday, the 21st of October, 2021 thirty (30) students of the Federal Government Read More

Ilorin chief regains freedom after 7 days in capacity

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

A traditional chief in Ilorin emirate and retired permanent secretary in Kwara state, Dr Zubair Oba Erubu, has regained freedom after spending seven days in the captivity of his abductors. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Supritendent Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the release of the kidnapped doctor. He said details will be made public later. Eburu, a veteran medical doctor, Read More

Osun 2022: Oyetola urges transport unions to eschew violence

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appraled to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and other transport unions to sustain the peace that has existed in the state and eschew violence before, during and after the 2022 governorship election. Oyetola who spoke at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement rally organised for him by the Read More

#EndSARS: Declare October 20th National Freedom Day, group urges FG

October 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A nongovernmental organisation, NGO, JusticeNOW International, (JNI), has urged the federal government to declare October 20th of every year National Freedom Day. JNI also vowed to continue working towards the safety and progress of the youth as well as the protection of the sovereignty of Nigeria as one indivisible nation. The president of JusticeNOW International, Comrade Vik-Morrow Okon Ulo, said Read More

Decongestion: Presidential committee visits Ilorin prison, frees 5 inmates, recommends 3 for bail

October 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion has set free a total of 11 inmates (both males and females) from the Maximum Security Correctional Centre in Ilorin Kwara state. The committee which was led by its Chairman and former Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice I.U Bello, had in furtherance of its mandate, Tuesday, commenced the exercise Read More

‘Endeavor Nigeria summit‘ll boost socio-economic transformation in Nigeria’

October 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Endeavor Nigeria, the leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs in Nigeria, has revealed that its 3rd annual scale-up entrepreneurship summit, Catalysing Conversations, which will be held on Thursday, the 21st of October will boost socio-economic activities in Nigeeria. According to a press statement signed by the Senior Associate, Marketing and Communications, Endeavor Nigeria Joy Mabia, driving a culture of entrepreneurial leadership Read More

3 kidnapped Catholic seminarians regain freedom

October 15, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Chancellor Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, has confirmed the release of three major Catholic seminarians kidnapped from Kafanchan on Monday barely 48 hours after their abduction. The three major seminarians who were kidnapped by armed gunmen suspected to be bandits from Christ the King Major Seminary, Fayit Fadan Kagoma in Jema’a local government area, Kaduna Read More

APC Senators to rise to 84 by next week, says Senate spokesman

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Senator representing Osun Central and spokesperson of the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, Wednesday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators must have increased to 84 by next week. He stated that some members of the opposition have disclosed their readiness to dump their party for the ruling APC. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement of Read More

Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More

The El-Zakzakys and half freedom

October 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

It has been more than a couple months since the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) and his wife, Malama Zeenah, were acquitted and discharged- of all charges filed against them, after spending almost six years in illegal detention.  The couple who were arrested in December 2015 have been languishing in the custody of State Read More

Breaking: 5 days after, kidnapped Air Vice-Marshal regains freedom

October 2, 2021 Editor 0

Police have confirmed the release of Air Vice-Marshal Sikiru Smith from his abductors. Smith was abducted on Monday in the Ajah area of Lagos state. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who confirmed the release said the top Air Force officer was freed early Saturday morning. Details loading…

Nigeria @61: Lawan preaches unity, faith

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has urged Nigerians to unite for the progress of the country and continue to keep faith with their fatherland at this auspicious time of of its 61st Independence anniversary. Lawan in a message in Abuja Thursday, , felicitated with all Nigerians on the milestone. He said, “This is the first year of our Read More

Global Rights, CSOs lament Twitter ban, demand conducive environment for businesses to thrive

September 22, 2021 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Global Rights, has lamented the ban on microblogging site, Twitter, saying that the losses necessitated by the ban are unquantifiable and not restricted to finance alone as lack of information has also led to loss of lives and property. Addressing participants Wednesday in Abuja during a workshop on business, human rights and the shrinking civic space, the Read More

NBC: Standing up for the code

September 19, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

If you listen to, or watch our OAPs (on air personalities) on our local radio or TV stations, you would be so sure they belonged to opposition political parties, or are perhaps sympathisers to insurrectionists and other anti-government movements or organisations. They invite guests that are squarely opposition party members and people who speak on behalf of insurrectionists and the Read More

75 abducted Zamfara school children regain freedom

September 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The 75 students kidnapped from the Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun local government area of Zamfara state have regained freedom, 12 days after their abduction. Following their release in undisclosed circumstances, the students and a teacher were received by Governor Bello Matawalle at the Government House in Gusau, Sunday evening, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) reported. “The seventy-five Read More

Abducted Niger traditional ruler regains freedom

September 11, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

District Head of Wawa also known as Dodo of Wawa Alhaji Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu has been released by his abductors. The District head was recently abducted at his palace in Wawa, Borgu Emirate in Niger state.  He is said to have been released with out payment of ransom. Details loading…

Breaking – ‘Human rights violation’: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer sues SSS DG

September 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Director General of the State Security Services (SSS) and the agency have been sued by an Abuja based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, over alleged violation of the fundamental human rights. Consequently, Opara, a lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had in a suit filed on Monday, demanded compensation of N50million with an Read More

Updated: Relief as 130 Tegina Islamiyya school children regain freedom after 3 months in captivity

August 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Over 130 pupils abducted from Tegina Islamiyya School in Rafi Local government area of Niger state have been released by after almost three months in captivity. The head teacher of the school, Alhassan Ahmed, confirmed this on Thursday night, adding that all the children kidnapped on May 30, 2022, have been released. He said all the children were however sick Read More

ESN is a monster

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

For anyone following the activities of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, the military wing of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, will not be surprised on how the movement is gradually transforming to its true colours. It is now unleashing violence and terror on the very people it claims to protect from the atrocities of Fulani herdsmen and presumably Read More

Avoid aiding Nigeria’s disintegration, YAF urges Yoruba youths

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Friday, decried the ban on and the stoppage of its peace rally/sensitisation Motorcade by the police in the state. YAF expressed regret that the police in the state could not distinguish between it and other groups claiming to be championing Yoruba self-determination and independence with the disguised objective of Read More