Bandits attack convoy, ‘kidnap’ APC chieftains in Kaduna

September 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state were abducted by bandits on Thursday night during an attack along Kachia – Kaduna road, while others escaped with gunshot injuries.  Blueprint learnt that the politicians were attacked at Tashar Icce near Kujama in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, on their way back to Kaduna from Read More

Breaking: IGP summons top officers over insecurity

September 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba is currently meeting with some top police officers at the force headquarters in Abuja over security concerns in the country. Amongst those summoned to the meeting is the Deputy Inspectors General of Police(DIGs), Assistant Generals of Police(AIGs), Commissioners of Police from the 36, States and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) among other senior Read More

2023: Nigerians want government to prioritise insecurity, poll reveals

September 21, 2022 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo Abuja 0

A recent survey conducted by NOI Poll shows that as the 2023 general elections draw nearer, Nigerians want the current administration and indeed the next president to prioritise attention on crime and insecurity. According to details of the survey released to journalists during a public presentation Tuesday in Abuja, crime and security rank top most among other challenges facing Nigerians. Read More

Nigeria needs force, and good governance to end insecurity

September 15, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, in Lagos, for the umpteenth time, has called on Nigerians to believe in the capability of the armed forces to protect lives and property and restore peace and stability to the country. The current security crises seizing Nigeria include banditry and kidnappings for ransom. A few years ago, the spotlight was on violent conflict between farmers and Read More

Lawan lauds latest military’s onslaught against terrorists

September 9, 2022 Taiye Odewale, 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commended the armed forces for renewed and sustained fight against terrorists, banditry and kidnapping in the last one month. Lawan, in a speech delivered in Abuja Friday to declare open a National Policy Dialogue on Corruption and Insecurity in Nigeria, praised the military for flushing and neutralising insurgents and terrorists in states such Read More

Rising insecurity, misinformation others may undermine credibility of 2023 election – CDD

September 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has warned that rising insecurity, misinformation, money politics, religion and ethnic narratives may undermine the credibility of the 2023 election. The report titled ‘Nigeria’s presidential polls: A SWOT Analysis’ raised concerns over the safety of election personnel, voters and election materials, as well as the hurdles posed by threats such as kidnapping, violence, banditry, Read More

Insecurity may frustrate 2023 elections, CDD raises the alarm

September 7, 2022 Ene Oshaba Abuja 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said rising insecurity, misinformation, money politics, religion and ethic diversion may frustrate the outcome of the 2023 general elections. The alarm was raised in a new report released Monday in Abuja. A statement by the management noted that the report titled ‘Nigeria’s presidential polls: A SWOT analysis’ raised concerns over the safety Read More

Investors lose N283bn in August amid insecurity, low purchasing power

September 4, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu, Lagos 0

Despite good performance reported by quoted companies in the Nigerian Exchange, uncertainty in the global economy, low purchasing power, insecurity have continued to impact negatively on the stock market as investors lose N283 billion in the month of August. The NGX trading result for the month of August showed that the market capitalization of listed equities which opened at N27.163 Read More

FG engaging friendly nations to tackle insecurity – Lai

August 31, 2022 Bashir Mohammed Kano 0

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Tuesday, said the federal government is involved in constructive engagement with friendly countries, member states of ECOWAS and other regional blocks in order to decisively deal with insecurity in the country. Besides, he said the war should not be left to the government alone noting that all hands must be on deck Read More

Insecurity: FG begins ranching in 10 Katsina frontlines communities

August 31, 2022 Hamidu Sabo Katsina 0

Katsina state in collaboration with federal government has commenced ranch development in 10 frontline local government areas in the effort to prevent terrorism activities in the state. The federal government has already released the sum of N6.25 billion to the state government for the establishment of pasture development and construction of infrastructure in the affected areas of Ruma-Kujar-Jangarai grazing reserves Read More

Worsening insecurity: What exactly should the govt do?

August 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The wave of insecurity in different states across the country is leaving thousands displaced and many dead, with major cities and even the hinterlands no longer the safe havens many hitherto regarded them. PAUL OKAH speaks with a cross-section of Nigerians on what should be done to curtail it. Employment, adherence to security reports critical Job creation will help to Read More

Insecurity: ‘We’ll continue to demolish encroached rail corridor, criminal enclaves’

August 19, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to sustain the demolition of illegal structures, markets and shanties built on the encroached rail corridor in Gwarimpa. The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT, Comrade Ikharo Attah, disclosed this shortly after the clean-up exercise in Gwarimpa. The joint tasks team which comprises FCTA senior Read More

Worsening insecurity: What exactly should the govt do?

August 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The wave of insecurity in different states across the country is leaving thousands displaced and many dead, with major cities and even the hinterlands no longer the safe havens many hitherto regarded them. PAUL OKAH speaks with a cross-section of Nigerians on what should be done to curtail it. Employment, adherence to security reports critical Job creation will help to Read More

Insecurity: Can NASS carry out impeachment threat?

August 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the terrorists and other violent criminals continue to cause havoc in Nigeria, members of the 9th National Assembly have threatened President Muhammadu Buhari with impeachment if he failed to tackle the issues head-on. Can they carry out their threat? ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU asks. Senator and members House of Representatives across party lines gave President Muhammadu Buhari a six-week ultimatum to Read More

Kidnapped Ondo traditional head, 4 others regain freedom

August 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The traditional chief of Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East local government of ondo state, Mukaila Bello, Adeniran Adeyemo, Bashiru Adekile and Chief Gbafinro, kidnapped by gunmen along Owo-Ikare expressway Thursday, have regained their freedom. A source who pleaded anonymity told Blueprint that the victims were released on Owo-Ikare road on Saturday evening. The source said, “The victims who were kidnapped Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen invade Ondo, kidnap traditional chief, ex-lawmaker, 2 others

August 5, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a traditional chief in Ikare Akoko, Akoko North East local government area of Ondo State, High Chief Mukaila Bello. Blueprint gathered that Chief Bello was abducted with three other persons including a former member of Ondo House of Assembly Yeye Gbafinro Thursday evening. Other kidnap victims are Hon Adeiran Adeyemo and Mr. Bashiru Adekile. The the Read More

Tackling insecurity: Successes of the Yahaya Bello model

August 3, 2022 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Just about a month ago, in a piece titled, ‘Gov. Yahaya Bello: A valorous ambassador of the new age’, I brought to you, the very remarkable strides of Governor Bello in Kogi state. His first term presented an unprecedented, and revolutionary agricultural development programme, where land worth over 1000 hectares was purchased and shared to the teeming youth population of Read More

Insecurity: APC Chieftain slams Buhari

August 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Aviation Minister and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Femi Fani-Kayode, has criticised the government of President Muhammadu Buhari for pardoning terrorists. Fani-Kayode spoke while commending the US for killing Osama bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Al-Zawahiri was killed on Monday by United States forces in a strike in Afghanistan, delivering a long-sought blow to the terrorist network. President Biden Read More

Between slaughtered cattle and insecurity in Nigeria

August 1, 2022 Is'haq Modibbo Kawu 0

Recently, the video of hundreds of slaughtered cattle was making the rounds on various social media platforms. An old classmate posted it on my Secondary School Class WhatsApp platform; and because he neither spoke Fulfulde nor Hausa, he was sufficiently alarmed, to request for translation of what was being said, by the obviously distressed people, in the video. I made Read More

Who wants to kidnap President Buhari?

July 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Terrorists who attacked, bombed and kidnapped passengers that boarded Abuja-Kaduna train recently have issued a new threat. The terrorists in a short video clip released last week were seen flogging the helpless train abductees and threatened to kidnap the Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state and President Muhammadu Buhari. Governor El-Rufa’i said that President Buhari was not aware about the Read More

Unveil your blueprints on insecurity, ASUU strike, hijrah body tasks politicians

July 29, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The chairman, Hijrah Organisation of Nigeria, Prof Badmas Yusuf, on Friday challenged politicians seeking elective office in the 2023 general elections to make their campaigns issue-based and proffer solutions to myriads of problems confronting the nation. He said those seeking elective offices at all levels must tell Nigerians the strategies they would employ to end insecurity, incessant strikes by lecturers Read More

Insecurity: CNG tackles UN over Nnamdi Kanu’s release

July 29, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has urged the United Nations to desist from “unwarranted interferences in Nigeria’s internal legal processes” and demanding for the unconditional release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from detention. Speaking during a press conference Friday in Abuja, CNG’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said by demanding for Kanu’s release Read More

Again, gunmen invade Owo

July 28, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have launched another attack in Owo local government area of Ondo state. It was gathered that the gunmen invaded Craneburg Construction Company around 10:00pm Wednesday night, and opened fire on everyone on sight. The number of casualties was yet to be verified as of the time of writing this report but some residents of the Read More