Low oil output, 17.7% inflation, insecurity worsens misery of Nigerians -ICiR

June 20, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICiR) said Nigerians’ growing misery is continuing unabated, as the country plunges deeper into debilitating conditions of lower oil output, rising inflation and insecurity. A 2021 research on misery index undertaken by Steve Hanke, a professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, United States, which focused on four salient parameters of inflation, Read More

CSO seeks involvement of traditional rulers in combating insecurity

June 15, 2022 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

The Executive Director, Connected Development, a civil society organisation, Ambassador Hamzat Lawal, has advocated for full involvement of traditional rulers in the creation of state police to critically address the incessant security challenges in the country. Lawal, an international election monitor, made the call at the 25th coronation anniversary of the Ohinoyi of Egbiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, held at his Read More

How epileptic power supply heightens insecurity

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

The epileptic power supply being experienced across the country recently took a turn for the worse with the citizens and residents lamenting a downturn in businesses. This, according to analysts, has o criminality under the cover of darkness and frustrations. PAUL OKAH reports. In the creation story, as written in the book of Genesis, when God said “let there be Read More

FCTA overwhelmed by spate of insecurity?

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have continued to raise the alarm over menace of violent criminals and gross insecurity in the territory with some asking whether the authorities were overwhelmed, TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA write. Following the deteriorating security situation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the House of Representatives last year summoned the Minister of the Read More

Radio Zamanu ‘ll educate nomads, reduce insecurity – NCNE

June 7, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Radio Zamanu International will address insecurity in Nigeria by reducing herders-farmers clashes, educate and enlighten nomads and ensure their integration into the society, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) has said. Nigeria has been ravaged by various forms of insecurity ranging from terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, farmers-herders clashes and cattle rustling among others, with lack of education and Read More

Insecurity: ActionAid urges govt to promote insurance for smallholder farmers

June 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

ActionAid and other stakeholders have urged the federal and state governments to promote insurance for smallholder farmers across the country to mitigate agricultural risks confronting farmers. According to the stakeholders, the challenges that are posing threat to farmers’ lives and crop production are floods, droughts, fires, pests and diseases, cattle destruction of farms, rising insecurity in farms and kidnappings. They Read More

Child malnutrition as a catalyst to insecurity

May 30, 2022 Carl Umegboro 0

Without doubt, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations is a global policy document that is human rights driven. ‘No Poverty’ and ‘Zero hunger’ are the first and second respectively in the (17) seventeen goals followed by ‘Good health and well-being’ as the third. Poverty and hunger apart from being inseparable are also the chief enemies of man. Read More

Ekiti state: Examining insecurity challenges in recent times

May 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ekiti state has had its ugly experiences about insecurity challenges in the recent past. OJO OLADELE reports. Less than few weeks to the conduct of the much awaited gubernatorial poll in Ekiti state sheduled for June 18, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said there is need to ensure that the exercise is not affected by the prevailing insecurity situation Read More

Africa, Middle East, South Asia facing worst food insecurity in history – WEF

The World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Economists expects lower economic activity, higher inflation, lower real wages and greater food insecurity globally in 2022, pointing to the devastating human consequences of the fragmentation of the global economy. According to the survey report “reversing previous expectations for recovery, the majority of respondents to the latest survey expect only a moderate economic Read More

Insecurity: Our children no longer ambitious – IBM Haruna

Former commissoner of Information and Culture, Major Gen Ibrahim Haruna (rtd), has bemoaned the prevailing insecurity challenges in the northern part of the country regretting that failed leadership systems have discouraged youths in the region from assuming leadership responsibility. He blamed the combination of failures of past military and civilian regimes in Nigeria as reasons for the prevailing security challenges Read More

2023 presidency: Tackling insecurity, unemployment, power my top priorities – Fayemi

May 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Ekiti state governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Friday in Bauchi said if given the opportunity to be Nigeria’s next president, his administration “will consolidate on the gains of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and tackle the gaps identified.” Fayemi, at a consultation meeting with Bauchi state APC delegates to seek their support on Read More

Insecurity: FCT minister vows to dislodge Apo-Dutse Pantaker

April 29, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has said there was no going back on the planned removal of Apo-Dutse Pantaker, famed to be one of the biggest scrap markets in the country. Bello stated this Friday at an interactive meeting with stakeholders of the pantakers market, at the FCT Administration secretariat, in Abuja. The minister, Read More

Insecurity: Why baban bola menace thrives in Abuja

April 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

The menace of metal scavengers and dumpster divers otherwise known as ‘baban bola’ in the FCT Administration out-lawed their activities leading to the police swooping on them. In this report KEHINDE OSASONA examines why they thrive despite several attempts to curb their activities. Over time, many residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had resulted to patronising metal scavengers and Read More

Nigeria’s nationhood foundations threatened by insecurity – Gbajabiamila

April 29, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said the current security challenges in Nigeria are a threat to the foundations of the country’s nationhood. The speaker, however, noted that the federal government has responded to the challenges by taking certain measures such as increasing funding for the police and the military, recruiting personnel for security agencies, among others. Read More

Insecurity: Muslims tasked on prayers for God’s intervention

April 15, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Muslims have been urged to use of the Ramadan period to seek Allah’s intervention in the insecurity bedevilling the country. A governorship aspirant in Zamfara state, Alhaji Sanusi Bala, Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta, made the call in a Ramadan message, Thursday. He said, “Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and a Read More

Insecurity: How do we go to Kaduna?

April 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The suspension of train services along the Abuja-Kaduna rail route following terrorist attack on the a Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) train enroute Kaduna from Abuja has travellers stranded as the road and airport had not been spared of similar attacks. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA echoes the question in the minds of many: How do we go to Kaduna? Gunmen Read More

Insecurity: Monarchs deserve constitutional roles – Adegoke

April 3, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The newly promoted Aare Onibon of Ibadanland, Olooye Adegboyega Adegoke, has asked government to make traditional rulers more responsible constitutionally to their domains to reduce social vices to the barest minimum. Olooye Adegoke made the call in Ibadan over the weekend while speaking with journalists shortly after his promotion from Bada Balogun of Ibadanland to Aare Onibon by the Olubadan Read More

Insecurity: Reps decline audience with service chiefs, ministers’ representatives

March 31, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase, Wednesday, refused to grant audience to representatives at a meeting where the nation’s service chiefs were expected. The House of Representatives following a resolution on Tuesday in face of attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train, scheduled the meeting for Wednesday, where its Committees on Aviation, National Security and Intelligence, Police Affairs, Army, Read More

Insecurity: Tambuwal vows to flush out Bandits, Informants

March 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Wednesday warned marauders and their collaborators to stay clear of the state or they will face the full wrath of the law once apprehended. Governor Tambuwal, who cut short an official trip midnight Tuesday to address the reported influx of suspected bandits and their informants into the village of Sabon Garin Liman Read More

A new world of cyber insecurity

March 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Cyberspace is today very critical to every country’s socio-economic, cultural and political activities. Its disruption may adversely affect the country because with many activities readily moving to the internet, cyberspace has become a new stage for innovations, enterprise, social networking, criminality and war. Indeed information and communication technology systems are now as basic to humans as life necessities such as Read More

Insecurity affecting food supply, displacing farmers – SWOFON

February 16, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

Small Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria (SWOFON) has expressed concern that the socio-economic effects of insecurity across the country have led to a reduction in crop yield and income of farmers. SWOFON also noted that it has equally led to the displacement of farmers, loss of lives and properties and loss of products. The women farmers further said the Read More