Aftermath of Edo 2020: Gunmen attack team Nasarawa, one feared dead

April 16, 2021 House keeper 0

One of the two buses conveying the last batch of Team Nasarawa contingent members from the just concluded 20th National Sports Festival held in Benin City, Edo state capital, was attacked by suspected armed robbers at Akeleku village, some two kilometres after Kadarko town, along Makurdi-Lafia express road. The 56-seater team bus had rammed into the robbers who were already Read More

Breaking: Hours after, Police IG exposes those behind Imo attacks

April 5, 2021 House keeper 0

The Inspector- General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other Police Tactical Squads to Imo state hours after hoodlums attacked and set Police and Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) headquarters ablaze. IGP Adamu said the measure was to strengthen security and prevent further attacks on security formations or any Read More

Gunmen kill 2 Poly staff in Kaura Namoda

March 24, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected bandits have stormed a low cost area in Kaura Namoda town, and killed a middle-age man, Usama Nazifi, and his neighbor Malam Bashir Muhammad who were staff of the Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda in Zamfara. The attack took place on Wednesday. According to brother of the deceased who spoke in a telephone interview with Blueprint said the bandits invaded Read More

Ekiti by-election: Senator Olujimi escapes death as thugs unleash mayhem, voters fear dead, others injured

March 20, 2021 House keeper 0

Gunmen on Saturday unleashed mayhem at voting centres at Omuo-Ekiti, during the House of Assembly by-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The position became vacant following the death of an All Progressives Congress lawmaker in the State House of Assembly, Hon Juwa Adegbuyi. The ugly scene led to the killing of three Read More

Again, gunmen kill 2 prison warders, hijack inmates in Anambra

March 19, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least two warders working with the Anambra State command of Nigerian Correctional Services were shot dead on Friday by gunmen. Sources told Blueprint that the attackers, who shot at the officers bus while they were returning from court at about 11am in Ekwulobia, Aguata local government area, equally hijacked and drove away inmates to unknown location. This came barely Read More

Breaking: Gunmen attack Corrections Court duty vehicle, kill personnel, release inmate

March 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

At about 11am Friday, gunmen yet to be identified attacked the court duty vehicle of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Anambra statet while conveying inmates back from court to the Aguata custodial centre, killing one officer and got an inmate released According to a statement made available to Blueprint and signed by the command’s spokesman Ezekiel Francis, the attackers killed Read More

Who will rescue Arewa?

March 17, 2021 House keeper 0

It’s undoubted that Northern Nigeria is the epicenter of terrorism ranging from kidnapping, banditry, cattle rustling, Boko Haram insurgents, etc. It’s sad that northerners are always at the forefront when it comes to senseless killings. The most perturbing question that is running in the minds of northerners is who will bring succour to the region at this time of unprecedented Read More

In Kaduna, gunmen attack Emir of Birnin Gwari’s convoy

March 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Armed bandits on Tuesday attacked the convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari.Blueprint learnt that the monarch’s convoy, was attacked at Kaduna – Birnin Gwari highway while on its way to Kaduna on Tuesday evening.The Emir was however, not in any of the vehicles during the attack, according to a witness.The Emir’s driver, Umar Jibril, Read More

Breaking: Bandits table conditions as Niger SSG, Sheik Gumi storm forest ‘for students, teachers’ release’

February 19, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, has appealed to Bandits across the state to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue and reconciliation for peace and security to prevail. The Bandits in their response appealed to the state government to assist in the release of their members arrested by security agencies and detained across Read More

Osun govt shuts school over students’ unrest

February 18, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Government has ordered immediate closure of Ifeoluwa Grammar School, Osogbo, over students unrest.  The order was following the clash between students of the school and some suspected cultists that reportedly invaded the school on Tuesday.  It was gathered that some suspected cultists invaded the school with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons as teachers scampered for safety. The whole school Read More

288 officers of Operation Puff Adder deployed to Kogi (4)

February 17, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

As part of efforts to rid criminals in states across the country, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu has deployed 288 officers of Operation Puff Adder to Kogi state. Receiving the officers Tuesday at Kogi state Police Command Headquarters in Lokoja, Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Edeh, charged the officers to be focused and committed to the operation in Read More

Hoodlums burn Church pavilion in Kaduna

January 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has condemned the burning of pavilion erected by ECWA Church for a conference in Zangon Kataf local government area, while tasking security agencies to fish out the culprits for prosecution.  The pavilion erected close to the Agwatyap palace was burnt by unknown people, but a statement signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security Read More

Land dispute: Igbo group passes vote of confidence on Police

January 11, 2021 House keeper 0

A group, Igbo Youth Movement, has passed vote of confidence on the Nigerian Police following resolution of land dispute between Mrs. Uju Ohanenye and a paint factory. In a press statement on Monday, National Coordinator of the group, Chidiebere Odimegwu, said, “Igbo Youth Movement a group of Igbo Youths that cut across 36 States of the Federation and FCT has Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians sabotaging Buhari – Cleric

December 17, 2020 House keeper 0

Foremost northern cleric, Bishop Pinot Ogbaji, has condemned the attempt by some people in the northern part of the country to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari through sabotage. The fiery preacher said those trying to sabotage the efforts of the government will not go unpunished as they will soon be exposed. Bishop Ogbaji who spoke at a media chat with Read More

Breaking: Fear grips residents as explosion hits Wike father’s church

November 29, 2020 House keeper 0

Fear has gripped residents of Portharcourt, River state capital after explosion hit a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike. A significant part of the church has been damaged by the explosion, Blueprint gathered. Reports say hoodlums numbering about five sneaked into the Christian Universal Church International on 25 Azikiwe Street Mile, 3 Diobu, on Saturday night Read More

Put EndSARS behind you, IGP tasks police officers

November 27, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has advised officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to put #EndSARS protests behind them and resume their duties of protecting lives and property. He said his visit to Ondo state was to boost the morale of personnel which is low as a result of the destruction and looting of police stations Read More

Lekki, CNN and the dance of the spirits

November 23, 2020 Dele Collins 0

In African cosmology, and in communities where the practice of voodooism is predominant and worshipped, the dance of the spirits is dreaded. On the night spirits decide to stage their festival in the world of darkness, those who have wronged the gods or committed abominable acts in the community relish the whole day in drabby mood. The carnival of dance Read More

Breaking: Another tragedy as Ndoma Egba loses wife in auto crash

November 20, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

Mrs Amaka Ndoma Egba, wife of former Senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, has died in a ghastly accident along Benin-Akure road. Sen Ndoma Egba, in an emotion laden voice, confirmed this to Blueprint in Calabar in a telephone chat, Friday. Although information on how she died was sketchy as at press time, unconfirmed reports indicated that Mrs Amaka was Read More

Edo: Cultists on rampage, control three LGAs

November 17, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The raging cult clash between members of Black Axe and Eiye confraternity groups appeared to be far from over following the reported killing of three persons on Sunday night. The clash which is in its fourth week has reportedly claimed 30 lives in addition to the injury sustained by an Assistant Commissioner of Police and two inspectors during an exchange of Read More

Lagos panel: Coalition lauds Nigerian Army’s testimony

November 16, 2020 House keeper 0

The Coalition of Oduduwa Decedents has lauded the testimony of the Nigerian Army at the resumed hearing of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution which held recently. According to a statement by the group, the testimony of the Nigerian Army was an indication that the troops have nothing to hide with regards to its intervention in the EndSARS Read More

Gunmen attack Edo police station, loot armoury

November 10, 2020 House keeper 0

Armed men have attacked the divisional police headquarters at Igueben, Edo state, carting away a large number of arms and ammunition and injuring two police officers in the process. The two police officers, one Inspector of Police and a Corporal, who were badly injured during the attack, were said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. The suspected armed robbers came Read More

#EndSARS Relief Fund: Lagos council unveils list of 99 applicants

November 10, 2020 House keeper 0

The Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area in Lagos state Tuesday unveiled a list of 99 applicants for its N10 million Relief Fund for victims of the violence of last month’s #EndSARS protest. Also, the council will today conduct a face-to-face interview and screening November 11 and Thursday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The chairman of the Read More

Buhari receives pictorial reports on Lagos #EndSARS protest

November 6, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state behind closed doors where he received pictorial reports on property damaged by hoodlums during #EndSARS protests in the state. The personal assistant to the president (photography), Mr. Sunday Aghaeze, confirmed this via pictorial reports on the meeting. “The governor presented a report on the extent of the Read More