#EndSARS: When Ilorin was looted

November 5, 2020 Administrator 0

Ilorin the Kwara state capital also suffered a devastating blow from hoodlums who struck last week to wreck havoc on public and private businesses. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB in this report xrayed its implication on the economy of the state. For a state lamenting that it is not comfortable being labelled a ‘civil service’ state, recent event of looting thriving businesses Read More

Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry as a contraption

November 3, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The recent happenings in the country indeed call for concern from discerning minds. The EndSARS protest has opened a new vista in the battle for the soul of the country. Those against the interest of the country almost had their way, but for a timely intervention, which some segment of the country have decided to turn a blind eye to, Read More

EndSARS and the betrayal of our humanity

November 2, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

With the turbulence of #EndSARS protests gradually calming down in states rocked by the senseless riots in the pretext of protests by some Nigerian youths, a lot have been exposed. Nigerians now know the covert agenda of some leaders and senior citizens to destabilize the country, through clandestine sponsorship or encouragement of public anarchy and bloodshed. While there is an Read More

ENDSARS: Correctional centres rejecting arrested looters – Police

– There appears to be some momentary confusion over what becomes of over one thousand suspected looters arrested in Lagos, Kwara, Adamawa, Oyo, Ondo, Cross River and Anambra states. This development has however brought some pressure to bear on the correctional facilities which before now, were far from being adequate. The hoodlums hijacked the ENDSARS protest which sought to put Read More

#EndSARS: Human rights group move to drag violence instigators to ICC

October 31, 2020 Editor 0

The Global Network for Human Rights (GNHR) has vowed to drag instigators of violence that led to the killing of policemen and destruction of properties during the EndSARS protests to the International Criminal Court (ICC).  The group, at a press conference on Friday in Abuja, said the individuals must be brought to justice for their roles in inciting “massive terror Read More

#EndSARS protests: Any gainers, losers?

October 30, 2020 Administrator 0

With the address of President Muhammadu Buhari to the nation on Thursday, October 22, #EndSARS protests gradually ebbed, with protesters leaving the streets after more than two weeks and hoodlums taking to looting Covid-19 palliatives warehoused in different states. PAUL OKAH takes a look at the possible gainers and losers of the protests. If there is any lesson to be Read More

FCTA moves to tackle unrest in Abuja

October 30, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has said the administration was taking steps to tackle youth restiveness that resulted to looting and destruction of government facilities. The minister stated this during a virtual stakeholders’ meeting. He called on critical stakeholders to embark on strategic sensitisation of residents across the six area councils in the FCT. She commended Read More

#EndSARS looting: RIMAN urges FG on compensation

October 30, 2020 John Oba 0

Rice Millers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) has appeals to the federal government to urgently compensate millers whose mills were attacked, vandalised and looted. It also urged the government to provide adequate security coverage to Rice mills under threat, in order to avert future occurrence. The Association in a statement signed by the National President, Mr Peter Dama, sais the association Read More

#EndSARS protest: We‘re now endangered species – Police

Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force have now become endangered species in the hands of hoodlums, Anambra state Commissioner of Police John Abang has said. He also said the personnel now feared going home as they were closely under the watch of hoodlums who now traced them to their various abodes all in the name of EndSARS protests. Read More

#EndSARS: Political implication of palliatives looting

October 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In the last one week, most Nigerian states have witnessed unprecedented looting of both private and government warehouses by citizens. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes on the political implication of this heinous action carried out by mostly Nigeria youths.Looting from Lagos to other statesAs a result of the COVID – 19 pandemic lockdown, palliatives were distributed by the federal government to states Read More

Palliative looting and the Bauchi narrative

October 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

On October 22, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on the #EndSARS protests, which many believed would calm the ravaging storm of the protests and bring an end to the rampages of hoodlums who found the protests as niche to wreak havoc on innocent citizens and the Nigerian government. It is unfortunate that the president’s address had little or did Read More

Happening now: Again, hoodlums invade private shop, palliatives’ warehouse, cart away building materials, food items in Abuja

October 26, 2020 Amos Ajara and Ene Osang 0

Angry mob in large numbers, Monday morning, gained entrance into Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Aluminium market located at Idu industrial layout and took away different funiture materials including doors, window frames, cutting machines, welding machines, chairs, tables and lot of other valuables. The popular aluminium shop is said to belong to Albert Aluminium Company (AAC). Blueprint reports the situation is Read More

Breaking: Hoodlums raid another store in Abuja, cart away items

October 25, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Hoodlums have raided the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) agric store located at Gwagwa-Tasha, in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), carting various items, such as bags of grains, sewing machines, mattresses, cartons of milk and tin tomatoes and other items. Blueprint reporter gathered that the store, which is maintained by the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS) of the FCTA Read More

#March4Nigeria: Military remains heroes of our democracy – Nigerian youths

October 25, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths under the hashtag #March4Nigeria have hailed the Nigerian Army as the heroes of the nation’s democracy for rising up to the occasion amidst vested interests.  Speaking at a town hall meeting on Saturday in Abuja, respected youth activist, Comrade Adamu Kabir Matazu, said Nigeria would have slipped into anarchy resulting from the #EndSARS protests if not for Read More

Breaking: Plateau govt reacts as thugs cart away palliatives from warehouses

October 24, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state government has condemned the burglary of warehouses and subsequent looting of palliatives in Jos and Bukubu by some hoodlums, Saturday morning. The state commissioner of information and communications, Hon. Dan Majang, who spoke in a statement, said it wasn’t true that the items were hoarded by the state government. Commissioner Manjang, said, “It has become expedient for Read More

#EndSARS: Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘ve unleashed war on the people – Group

October 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Council of Patriotic Yoruba Youth (CPYY) has blamed Nnamdi Kanu and his proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the attack on innocent #EndSARS protesters and the arson that followed in Lagos State. tement signed by its President, Fagbemi Olanrewaju, Friday, the CPYY said Kanu had declared war on the Yoruba nation and effectively carried out his threat.    Peaceful #EndSARS protesters Read More

EndSARS: Ogbomosho monarch turns down N100m for palace renovation, demands youth empowerment

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Soun of Ogbomoso land, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, has rejected a pledge by Governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde, for the sum of N100 million for the cost of renovation and repairs of the ancient and expansive Ogbomoso palace, which was attacked and damaged by hoodlums, thugs and miscreants, who disguised as #EndSARS protesters recently. Following the violent Read More

Breaking – #EndSARS: Lalong confirms 3 dead, imposes 24 hours curfew in Jos

October 20, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has confirmed the killing of three persons as he imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North and South local government areas, effective from 8 pm, Tuesday. He described the peaceful #EndSARS protest, which turned violent on Tuesday and led to the destruction of properties, cars and looting of business premises along the Ahmadu Bello way Read More

Why I imposed 24-hour curfew on Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called on all residents and #EndSARS protesters to abide by the 24-hour curfew he imposed to enable security agencies carryout immediate action that would deescalate issues of recent recorded violence. Sanwo-Olu who spoke via his twitter handle, Tuesday evening, wrote, “Imposing this curfew was difficult, especially as we have just returned from a COVID19 Read More

Edo: Residents defy govt curfew, open shops

October 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The 24-hour curfew imposed by the Edo state government arising from hoodlums infiltration of the EndSARS protest, Tuesday, witnessed partial compliance in the Benin metropolis. Concerned Nigerian citizens in states across the country are protesting alleged  brutality and extortions by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)- a unit of the police. Akpakpava, Ikpoba-hill, Aduwawa, New Benin and M.M way Read More