Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

NAWOJ makes case for girl child rights, safety, education

October 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has made case for the rights, safety and education of the girl child in Nigeria as governments and organisations around the world come together to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child, which is observed annually on October 11. NAWOJ National President, Ladi Bala, and National Secretary, Helen Udofa, in a Read More

IPC condemns brutal attack on GM JAMZ 100.1FM in Ibadan

September 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The International Press Centre (IPC) has condemned in strong terms last Sunday’s brutal attack on the General Manager, JAMZ 100.1FM, Ibadan, Mr. Tony Awobode, reportedly by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and his men from the Eleyele Police station in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. In a press statement by the Executive Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, expressed shock Read More

Covid-19 third wave: Fears grip Nigerians over FG’s measures

September 10, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Govt’ll apply basic law against vaccine hesitancy – NPHCDA …Mandatory vaccination justified for infectious diseases – Lawyer ‘…Forcing people to take jab violates human rights’ ‘…Public ought to be well-enlightened’  …FG should adopt the polio approach – Expert The federal government has disclosed that it is planning to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for civil servants and other segments of the Read More

Insecurity: Govt’s effort not only below expectations but discriminatory– CAN president

August 23, 2021 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo 0

The president, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) His Eminence, Dr Samson Ayokunle on Monday took a swipe at federal government’s effort at fighting insecurity especially banditry in the country, saying it as not only below the expectations, but largely discriminatory. He noted that presently in Nigeria, God is the only refuge of His people and not the government. He spoke Read More

Stripping down on women issues female genital mutilation

August 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

KNOCK , KNOCK.BABA: YES COME INMARYAM: IT’S ME BABABABA: MY DAUGHTHER HOW ARE YOU.MARYAM: (LOOKING QUITE) BABA, I DON’T WANT THIS MARRIAGE AGAIN WITH GARBA.BABA: WHY MY DAUGHTHER? DID GARBA RAPE YOU AGAIN? MY DAUGHTHER, I AM CONFUSED ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE.FORGIVE ME PLEASE. I KNOW I FORCED YOU. MARYAM: BABA ,YOU FORCED ME TO MARRY GARBA.HE HAS RAPED ME REPEATEDLY,I Read More

New Cross River CP parades suspected gun runner

August 13, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The new Commisssioner of Police for Cross River state, CP Aminu Alhasaan, has paraded a man identified as Godwin Ubung who is suspected to be part of a gun running syndicate in the northern part of the state. The CP, who paraded the suspect on Thursday, barely 24 hours after taking over as the state police boss, said Ubung was Read More

Intensify operations against bandits- COAS charges troops

August 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has charged troops of 8 Division and Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) to intensify their operations against bandits marauding in parts of North-west.He however, urged the troops to always show respect for the fundamental human rights of law abiding citizens in the conduct of their operations. A statement by Director Army Public Read More

Breaking: Baba Ijesha back in Court over ‘sexual assault’

July 27, 2021 Editor 0

The embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha is back in court in continuation of his trial over alleged abuse of a minor. On Monday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the matter after the counsel for comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess, played primary evidence against the embattled actor. The actor, who is being tried over charges bordering on Read More

Breaking: Produce detained Sunday Igboho’s aides, Court tells DSS

July 23, 2021 Editor 0

In Abuja, the Department of States Services (DSS) has been ordered by the federal high court to produce the detained aides of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, on July 29, the next day of adjournment. The DSS had raided the residence of Igboho in Ibadan on July 1 and arrested 13 of his aides. Lawyer to the detainees O. Pelumi, on Read More

Army arrests soldier for allegedly killing 400 level UNICAL student, assures family of Justice

July 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerin Army said it has arrested a soldier deployed on duty at the Calabar Correctional Service facility for allegedly killing a final year student of the University of Calabar, Mr Gray Agbesu, on Friday 9 July 2021.Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement Sunday, said the soldier was apprehended while trying to flee out of the Read More

Kanu: Nigeria turning into a pariah state – Igbo group

July 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Igbo National Movement has alleged that the current leadership in Nigeria “is quickly turning the Federation into a pariah state, known only for lawlessness and corrupt purpose”.   In a statement jointly signed by the group’s Executive Director Anthony Olisa Okolo, Executive Secretary Onyemuche Mbachu, Director Media/Mobilisation, Chief Peter Agba Kalu, Legal Adviser Barr. Eze Eluchie and obtained by Read More

2023: Ortom backs southern governors over rotation

July 6, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom Tuesday commended the Southern Governors Forum for their position on rotation of the presidency between the north and south in 2023. Governor Ortom in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase said he believed that only equity, fairness and justice could strengthen the unity of Nigeria, give all citizens a sense of Read More

Fighting terror: The human right challenge

July 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, Islamic scholar, cleric and former military officer with the rank of captain in the Nigerian Army, said in a recent interview on Arise TV that the bandits in Nigeria are “operating with a lot of people in the security system. This is business, otherwise how can these big weapons they use cross the borders into the country Read More

Nationhood question in Nigeria: Detweeting the Twitter

June 15, 2021 Prof MK Othmam 0

The world is inching towards becoming a global hamlet from its current status of global village. Thanks to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that has made distance, no matter how long, immaterial and allow people from different continents participate in a common event in real time. ICT is saving cost and time for several people from not being physically presence Read More

How hardship knocks Twitter vendors over ban 

June 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

witter vendors who found it easy using the microblogging social network platform to promote their businesses are still lamenting over its ban as it stalls business activities thereby causing more hardship. ADEOLA TUKURU reports.  Business owners across the country are expressing concern over the ban on Twitter activities by the federal government, thereby stalling the promotion of their businesses as Read More

Army debunks report of mass killing in Abia

June 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Army debunks report of mass killing The Nigerian Army (NA) has denied report making rounds in the social media that troops are on vengeance mission in some communities in Abia state, following the death of six soldiers in a clash with Eastern Security Network (ESN)/ Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorists.According to a statement by Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima Read More

The ban on Sheikh Abdul-Jabbar

June 10, 2021 Aliyu Samba 0

In modern civic societies institutions of the state are established and necessary laws promulgated to promote peaceful coexistence and protect individual liberties. Fundamental human rights including right to dignified life, freedom of thought, religion and association considered sacrosanct in this system, are codified in the constitution which elected government officials at all levels take a solemn oath to protect. In Read More

Twitter ban: TPAP-M calls for immediate, unconstitutional release of arrested Nigerians

June 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Alternative Political Movement (TPAP-M) has called for the immediate and unconstitutional release of all those arrested in connection with the unconstitutional ban of Twitter by the federal government. Omotoye Olorode and Jaye Gaskia for TPAP-M Secretariat in a press statement issued in Abuja, “unequivocally condemn this unconscionable act of impunity on the part of a failing government and Read More

On 15-year jail term for kidnapping

May 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The first time I heard the issue of paying ransom in Northern Nigeria was in 2018 when twin sisters were abducted by an armed group in Dauran village of Zamfara state. Their abductors demanded N150 million ransom, their demand generated concern in most of the communities of the state and some neighbouring states especially in the mosques where imams were Read More

Grazing ban: Miyetti Allah urges govts to provide reserves with amenities

May 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has endorsed calls for a ban on open grazing, but urged the federal and state governments to provide grazing reserves with necessary infrastructure and social amenities.  The governors from the Southern part of the country recently called for a ban on open grazing, and this was supported by their Northern counterparts and Read More