US media outfit fueling insecurity in Nigeria, group alleges

October 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A group, Arewa Youth Federation, has described the publication of a US- based media organisation, Wall Street Journal, that the Nigeria Air Force paid N20m as ransom to bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun allegedly seized from the Nigerian Army as spurious and veiled attempt to blackmail the armed forces and fuel insecurity in the country. The group also Read More

2023: Nigeria needs virile, visionary leadership – Bala

October 13, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed has said the country needed a honest, virile, visionary and capable leadership  to tackle the myriad of challenges bedevilling the nation.   Governor Mohammed spoke Tuesday during the public presentation of  “Scents of Power,” written by a celebrated columnist,  Dr. Amanze Obi, at the Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre Abuja. The governor, who lauded the Read More

Initiative to host national youth summit, curb insecurity

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Michelle Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development (MYISD) is set to host its National Youth Summit to fashion out workable solutions to curb insecurity across the country. The convener of the Initiative and President of the Nigerian Female Youth Organization, Princess Mimi Peter, in a press release signed by her media aide, Emmanuel Daudu said the summit became necessary considering Read More

Jude Okeke-led APGA expresses concern over rising insecurity in Anambra

October 13, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over the rising spate of insecurity in Anambra state. The Okeke-led APGA said that the party is in a mourning mood over the spate of political killings in the state. The Okeke-led APGA, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere lamented that “we have lost Anambra Read More

Hard times await traffickers of weapons- Defence minister

October 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd),  has said hard times await traffickers of small and light weapon fueling insecurity in the country. He said the recent inauguration of the National Centre for the Control of Light and Small Arms by President Muhammadu Buhari is a pointer of the present administration’s resolve to check mate illegal movement of Read More

Gains of joint efforts against insurgency

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Joshua 0

The tide has definitely turned in the protracted war of attrition against Boko Haram insurgents and their bandit offshoots. The insurgents have been dropping their weapons and surrendering in droves under awesome firepower and bandits abandon forests as they face a new normal of non-kinetic assaults that AK47s cannot counter. These turn-around events are results of strategic transformations in operational Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Okowa signs anti-open grazing bill into law

October 1, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday signed the State Livestock, Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Bill, 2021, otherwise known as Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law. Governor Okowa while assenting to two Bills passed by Delta State House of Assembly, at Government House, Asaba recalled that southern Governors met and took certain decision which they believed was in the best interest Read More

61st Anniversary: Revert to pre-independence unity, Kaduna Speaker tells Nigerians

September 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As Nigeria marks its 61st independence anniversary, Chairman Northern Speakers Forum and Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, has urged all parts of the country to unite as they were before independence. Speaking in his message to Nigerians on the 2021 independence anniversary, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Out-of-school-children and kidnappings: Matters arising

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Boarding schools have become a hunting ground for kidnappers according to The New York Times.Following this, observers have noted that kidnapping and abduction of pupils and students in various schools, especially in some parts of the northern part of the country, have amplified the roles of gender discrimination, disaster, conflict, poverty, language barrier, child labour and forced marriage in forcing Read More

Challenging Oyo NSCDC personnel on security

September 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

It was a session of training and retraining for men of Oyo State Command of NSCDC on overcoming security challenges. Bayo Agboola, reports. The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in its quest to shape up its officers and men for the modern day task of security challenges engaged its personnel in a two-day Read More

Tourism as antidote to unemployment, insecurity – DG NIHOTOUR

September 23, 2021 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo 0

The director general of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, has said that if properly explored, adequately harnessed and well managed, the Nigerian travel, tourism and hospitality industry has the potentials to tackle unemployment and curb the menace of insecurity that currently bedevils the country. Kangiwa, who stated this when he received Abimbola Ogunlusi, Managing Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

Nigeria not a failed state – Abdullahi Adamu

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 61st Independence Anniversary of Nigeria, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa West), fielded questions from journalists and declared that the country may not be where it ought to be but certainly not a failed state. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Distinguished, in few days to come, Nigeria will clock 61 years as an independent nation. How would you assess the Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

Maj. Datong: MUN hails military’s commitment to end insecurity

September 18, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), has said the rescue of Major C. L. Datong who was abducted by bandits in Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna by the military, coupled renewed onslaught on bandits shows leadership of the Armed forces of Nigeria (AFN) is working diligently to ensure that the country overcomes her present security challenges.MUN while expressing delight Read More

I ‘ll fully implement women affirmative action if elected Benue gov – Igbawua

September 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman of all governorship aspirants in Benue state for the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chille Igbawua, has expressed readiness to fully implement the 30 per cent women affirmative action, if elected governor of the state. A statement by the Media Coordinator for the Governorship Consultative Team, Mr Andrew Oota, said the aspirant Read More

NSCDC boss to Commandants: Safeguard Nigeria or be removed

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi, has charged all Zonal and State Commandants to function optimally by stepping up their operational activities in securing the nation and safeguarding critical assets and infrastructure or be removed.  The charge is coming in view of the prevailing security situation in the country. Speaking Friday in Abuja at Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

CORAfrica trains 1, 000 refugees in C/River on agribusiness

September 16, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

A nongovernmental organisation, Children of Rural Africa (CORAfrica), has organised training workshop on agribusinesses for no fewer than 1,000 refugees, migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cross River state. International coordinator of the organisation, Dr. Peter Obele Abue, who spoke in Calabar during the workshop said the training would equip the refugees to become self reliant, thereby reducing poverty Read More

Insecurity: 1m Nigerian children out-of-school – UNICEF

September 16, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the growing out-of-school children in Nigeria due to insecurity, saying more than 37 million Nigerian children started the new school year but one million are being left behind – afraid to return to school due to insecurity. The UN agency said learners are being cut off from their education and other vital Read More

Strategies to end insecurity in Nigeria

September 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria has been in peril for many years. Despite government’s efforts to address the crises plaguing the country, the situation is getting worse day by day. The lives of thousands of citizens are being snatched away from them, so too are their property. This tragic development of insecurity has thrown Nigerians into pandemonium to the point where many believe the Read More