Ekiti airport construction: Ebira farmers demand compensation

April 12, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Ebira farmers resident and farming at Bolorunduro community in Ado-Ekiti local government area of Ekiti state weekend appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi to pay them compensation for their crops worth millions of naira destroyed for the construction of an airport in the community. The Ebira youth leader of Bolorunduro community, Isah Read More

Bauchi police arrest robbers for stealing N3.4m items, cash

April 9, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state police command has arrested suspected armed robbers and conspirators who allegedly broke into houses on 25th March 2021 at Zango area of the state capital with dangerous weapons and robbed occupants of some valuable items which include phones, laptops, motorcycles, plasma televisions and jewelry worth N3, 159, 000 and a cash of sum of N290, 000. The state Read More

Pictures: Police exhume community leader’s corpse in Rivers

April 9, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Rivers state police command on Thursday exhumed the body of the community development chairman of Kereken-Boue community, Mr Bariereka Deekae, in Khana local government area of the state. Deekae was buried alive by unknown gunmen. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Bori police station, SP Bako Angbashim, led his team to the forest between Andoni and Bonny local government Read More

Breaking: Again, Imo boils as gunmen unleash fresh attack on Police divisional headquarters

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hour later, gunmen have attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in Mbaitoli local government area of the state. The incident which occurred on Wednesday night led to the release of the suspects in the police facility. Imo state Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack. He also confirmed one police officer was missing while two others Read More

Osun: Abductors of Chinese expatriates demand N10m – Police

April 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday disclosed that abductors of two Chinese expatriates have demanded a ransom of N10million for release of their victims.  The spokesperson of Osun police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this on a private radio station, Rave FM, in Osogbo.  She said the abductors have demanded N10 million ransom noting that security operatives have launched a rescue Read More

APC ward leaders pass vote of confidence on Buhari, Akpabio

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ward executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ukana West 2 have unanimously passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders of the party. Eearlier, the party leaders in Akwa  Ibom had declared Akpabio as the authentic leader of the party in the state. the affirmation was contained in a communiqué Read More

Ebonyi massacre: Effium communities petition Police IG, AI, demand military presence

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Indigenes of Ezza Effium communities in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state have petitioned the federal government over the lingering crisis in the community.  The petition filed through their Solicitor, Sampson I. Ekigbo, Esq and signed by Hon. Chinedu Awo, urged the FG to take decisive actions to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled community.  The petition Read More

Effium massacre: Declare state of emergency in Ebonyi to save lives, AESID urges FG

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on the federal government to immediately declare a state of emergency in Ebonyi state to put a stop to the ongoing killings defenceless citizens in Effium community, a suburb in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. According to AESID, another group of hired militia yesterday (Tuesday) stormed Read More

Effium community killings: Ebonyi indigines want Buhari’s urgent intervention

March 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) said it is alarmed by the persistent killings ongoing in Effium community, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state, calling on the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently intervene and put an end to it. The Ebonyi indigenes said The “senseless attacks on defenceless citizens” have claimed Read More

FG earmarks N1trn for cottage industries in each 774 LGs

March 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

… As Senate demands plan The federal government has proposed to spend one trillion naira on  establishment of one cottage industry in each of the 774 Local  Governments Area Councils  of the country. The Cottage Industries as declared by the Minister of Special Duties, Senator George Akume at an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Special Duties, are    to Read More

Effium crisis: Police declare 18 persons wanted

March 25, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

Not fewer than 18 persons Tuesday were declared wanted by the Ebonyi state police command, Abakaliki. The people according to a statement released by the Police public Relations officer, DSP Loveth Odah were alleged to be promoting the intra-communal war between Effium and Ezza- Effium in Ohaukwu local government  area  of the state. The statement reads, “Ebonyi State Police Command Read More

3 beggars die of Cholera, another 3 hospitalized in Osun

March 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Tuesday disclosed that three persons died of Cholera while another three hospitalized in Ede, Osun state. The incident happened at Oke-Gada, Ede North local government area of the state on Monday evening.  The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Yemisi Opalola, who spoke on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, dispelled the rumour Read More

FGM: UNICEF, NOA train 24 community surveillance team in Ebonyi

March 23, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

National Orientation Agency, NOA Ebonyi state chapter with the support from the United nations children’s fund (UNICEF) Monday , trained 24  surveillance  team to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) i in Onicha local government area of the state. All the 12 communities that made up the local government had made denounced of FGM on Saturday March 13, 2021.  However, in Read More

The neglect of Burdugau G’ in Katsina state

March 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

I want to express my views on the impact of democracy on the rural communities in my state Katsina, specifically the zone where I and our current Governor Aminu Bello Masari hail from. I am the indigene of Malumfashi local government area of Katsina state. My ancestral village is Burdugau G’, ‘G’ means Galadima District while Kafur LGA where my Read More

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Insecurity: Gov Makinde heads new security Task Force

March 16, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Worried by the security challenges in Oyo state, Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday announced the formation of the state’s security Task Force committee. Inaugurating the committee, the governor said that the Security Task Force is to serve as the war room to tackle insecurity in the state. The governor stressed that like the Task Force on COVID 19, the Task Read More

Bandits kidnap 2 OOU female students in Ogun

March 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Aiyetoro Campus in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun State have been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be bandits. Blueprint report that the incident occurred when the bandits stormed Igbole Aibo Quarters shooting sporadically at about 9pm Sunday. It was further gathered that the suspected bandits targeted a female call card Read More

Vigilantes kill 9 bandits, arrest 4 in Niger

March 15, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

 Vigilantes have reportedly killed nine  armed bandits in Lapai local government area of Niger state after a shoot out. Blueprint learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon in Gulu district of the local government while the bandits were waiting to collect ransom and food from relations of victims they abducted earlier. The Vigilantes were said to have been alerted Read More

Troops kill 41 terrorists, rescue 60 in Borno

March 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have killed 41 Boko Haram Terrorists and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Gamboru axis, Ngala Local Government Area of Borno state. A statement by director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima Monday, said troops also recovered weapons and rescued 60 persons from the terrorists’ captivity. “The gallant troops who maintained aggressive posture, Read More

Ishaq: Kwara-born Army General as Zulum’s security adviser

March 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Governor Babangana Umura Zulum of Borno state and his predecessor Kashim Ibrahim Shetima, for the love of their people and desire to see the war against Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) come to end, have in the past criticised the military, particularly the Army for their handling the war against insurgency in the North-east. Zulum had Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kill 6 in Osun village

March 14, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

No fewer than six people have been killed in a village around Wasinmi, Ayedire local government area of Osun state.  Residents of the area have been thrown into panic and fear.  It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the village and started shooting people on their sight.  The Spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the attack.  Read More

Bala sets up screening panel over salary delay

March 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

To address the complaint of civil servants working in various organizations in Bauchi state over non payment of salaries for some months, the state governor has set up a committee to verify those omitted in the civil service payroll. The committee Thursday commenced the physical screening exercise across the three senatorial zones with assurance of settling all the outstanding salaries Read More

Residents scamper for safety as robbers attack bank in Osun

March 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents of Okuku in Odo-Otin local government area of Osun state have been thrown into panic as some robbers invaded a generation bank in the town.  The robbers, who invaded the twin in their numbers, arrived the town around noon and started shooting sporadically into the air.  The shooting caused panic as residents immediately scampered for safety. The amount carted away Read More

Breaking: Over 370 students kidnapped in Zamfara

February 26, 2021 Sanusi Mohammed, Gusau 0

Bandits have reportedly kidnapped over 350 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara state. A resident of the area Sani Tela Jangebe in a telephone conversation with Blueprint said the Bandits stormed the school in the midnight Friday night and began shooting sporadically on air, in the process, over 370 female students were Read More