Ranching: PDP condemns Umahi for secretly collecting N6bn

August 26, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Thursday lambasted governor David Umahi for secretly collecting the sum of 6 billion naira for ranching programme in the state. Special Assistant to President Buhari, Gabar Shehu had on Wednesday night in program on channels television revealed that Ebonyi among three other state in the federation accessed 24 billion naira for ranching. Read More

Police arrest 7 notorious armed robbers in Delta

August 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Police command on Sunday arrested seven suspected armed robbers believed to have been terrorising Sapele local government area of the state and it’s environs. The hoodlums were arrested separately by the police operatives for armed robbery in Oghara and Sapele axis. The state command public relations officer PPRO DSP Bright Edafe who confirmed that development said on “18/8/2021 Read More

2 bandits shot dead in Ogun, as police recovers 2 AK-47 riffles

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State Police operatives, in continuation of its bush combing operations in search of kidnappers terrorising parts of the state, weekend, engaged suspected kidnappers in gun battle at Bere forest in Onigaari, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement made available to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the operations is as a result of information received by Read More

Police, community leaders call for calm over killing of 5 in Osun

August 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, CP Olawale Olokode, and community leaders in Modakeke and Ile-ife have appealed to residents of the two towns to avoid any action that may lead to renewed war.  The advice came on the heels of killing of five farmers by unknown assailants at Alape via Modakeke, Friday morning.  The CP in a statement Read More

Anambra: Integrate fully into APC, Okechukwu tells APGA leaders

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and member of the recently inaugurated Anambra Governorship Campaign Council, Osita Okechukwu, has asked the leaders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state to integrate fully into the APC in the light of the current travails facing the party. Okechkwu said by joining APC at the moment, when it Read More

Prioritise safety, security of the Nigeria’s cyberspace, Pantami tells professionals

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, on Tuesday tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace. Dr. Pantami who made the call during his address in Uyo, titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy said priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as the capacity and Read More

Sahara Reporters: One step too far

August 1, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Back in the stone age of the social media world, Sahara Reporters used to be the only online news medium; where Internet users could readily get information about the happenings in the country. News that was ordinarily stifled from regular people. Over time, like most things that are not founded or hinged on good intentions, Sahara veered off and went Read More

Medical report confirms Keren-Happuch was raped – GBVR coalition

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders (GBVR) has condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to allegedly distort facts leading to the death of a – 14 year old student, Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died following infections caused her by the condom left inside her by her rapist. According to the coalition, the Read More

Bauchi Hisbah commences head counts of prostitutes for rehabilitation

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to tackle prostitution among girls and women in Bauchi state, the office of the permanent commissioner of ‘Hisbah’ (Islamic police) under the Bauchi State Sharia Commission has commenced census to get the number of prostitutes operating in brothels in the state capital. The census was flagged off Wednesday at the notorious Bayan Gari area that houses Read More

Insecurity: FCT monarch calls for collaboration among traditional rulers

July 27, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Chairman, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Council of Traditional Rulers and Onah of Abaji, HRH Adamu Baba Yunusa, has called for closer cooperation between community leaders across the six geopolitical zones in the effort to find solutions to the spate of insecurity in the country.He made the remarks on Tuesday while delivering his Sallah message during an interaction with newsmen at Read More

4 cops, others feared dead at Enugu police check point attack

July 22, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

About four policemen and some unidentified persons were reportedly shot dead on Wednesday evening when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Obeagu-Amechi community in Enugu South local government area. Apart from the security operatives, many residents and passersby who ran into the scene were either killed or wounded by stray bullets in the ensuing gun duel. The policemen were said to Read More

Pictures: 8 things to know about first Nigerian Olympic Gymnast Uche Eke

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria will for the first time participate in gymnastics at the Olympics this July and her winning ticket to the games is Uche Devon Eke. Below are eight things you should know about him: He was born to a Nigerian father, Daniel Eke. Uche recently graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information’s Master of Science in Information program Read More

Sallah: NSCDC boss orders massive deployment nationwide

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered a massive deployment of officers and men of the corps to every nooks and crannies of the country, most especially all identified flash points to ensure that the public is safe and government infrastructures are heavily guarded before, during and after the festive season. 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

Abdulrazaq vs Lai: 11 minister’s loyalists under suspension – APC

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the suspension of eleven party members loyal to the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for taken the party and the Kwara state chairman Hon. Abdullahi Samari Abubakar to court. The minister’s group had oppose to the removal Bashir Bolarinwa as the caretaker chairman of the party in Kwara state, leading Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

Breaking: APC moves to punish Lai Mohammed over outburst against Kwara governor

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given indication that it may sanction the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his recent outburst against governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in the state. The minister had claimed that he sponsored the electioneering campaigns of the governor in 2019 which has been denied. Responding to the development Read More

Dogara demands apology from online blog over N1bn diversion report

July 4, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and member Representing Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency of Bauchi state, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has threatened to institute legal action against publishers of Bauchi based online news blog Wikki Times over alleged defamatory story published against him on June 28, 2021. In the said story, the online medium alleged that the former Speaker “connived” Read More

Insecurity: APC states agree on implementation of Security Trust Fund

July 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have resolved to strengthen the legal framework for the implementation of Security Trust Fund (STF) as part of efforts to end insecurity. The states under the leadership of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) however, commended the renewed offensive by Nigerian security agencies against criminal elements across the country, even as they reaffirmed the Read More

Dikio rekindled our hope in amnesty programme, say ex-agitators

June 28, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Some leaders of the first phase Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) said that they lost hope on the programme until Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd) came on board as its interim administrator. The leaders spoke after meeting with Dikio in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state at the weekend as part of PAP’s continuous engagements with all ex-agitators and beneficiaries of the programme. Those Read More

A/Ibom: Pastor in police net for beating wife to death

June 17, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The founder of Omega World Global Ministry, Pastor Ukachukwu Christopher who hails from Eboyi State is currently cooling off in police custody in Akwa Ibom for killing his wife and buries her corpse in a shadow grave within his compound. The residents of Ikot Abia village in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state have been thrown into a state Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More