Combating the threat of hunger

January 26, 2023 Daniel Ighakpe 0

In page 4 of The Guardian newspaper of Tuesday, January 17, 2023, we find a news headline that states: “25m Nigerians at risk of severe hunger in 2023, FAO warns.”  Under this news headline, we read about the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO’s) warning that some 25 million Nigerians are at risk of severe hunger between June and August this Read More

Police minister assures on Nigeria’s support for INTERPOL, WAPIS to end crime

January 18, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has reiterated the federal government’s support of the  to INTERPOL and West African Police Information Programme (WAPIS) to end crimes in the country and sub-region. He stated this during a courtesy visit by the INTERPOL Executive Directorate Police Services, Mr. Kavanagh Stephen, to the ministry headquarters in Abuja. A press statemenr Read More

Why then did Buhari weep?

December 22, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

Unlike women, it’s natural that men rarely weep or shed tears. Whatever makes a man weep must have overwhelmed him emotionally in such a manner that he cannot hold back tears. Therefore, when a man weeps in public, it’s possible that he may have wept several times over in his closet. Whatever makes a General to weep on camera before Read More

NCNE engages experts to develop training manual for nomads, others 

December 19, 2022 Paul Okah 0

  The National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) has said that insecurity, kidnapping and other social vices experienced in Nigeria will only end if the youth, especially nomads, are gainfully employed. Addressing participants Monday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of a four-day workshop on the development of training manuals on various sustainable livelihoods skills and trades for nomadic youth, Read More

Days to Christmas, Nigerians lament high food, transport cost

December 19, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigerians have expressed deep bitterness over the high cost of food and transportation days to Christmas.  Over 80 per cent of those who spoke with Blueprint said, this year, appears the worse, especially with the prices of food in various cities of the country skyrocketing. Hope Okolie, a business woman in Lagos said, the prices of rice, groundnut oil and Read More

We’ll deploy more resources to educational development – Bello 

December 18, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has commissioned a twin students hostel constructed to solve accommodation problem of the institutions.  He restated his determination to deploy more resources for the infrastructural development of educational institutions in the state.  The hostels, the governor said, were built through a contract financing arrangement with a commercial bank at the cost of over Read More

LP rep candidate to sponsor 52 varsity graduates if… 

December 18, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Federal House of Representatives candidate for Kaduna South on the platform of Labour Party, Ezekiel Baba, has promised to sponsor 52 students through university education if elected in the 2023 general elections.  Addressing Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) interactive session with legislative candidates of the Labour Party in Kaduna state, Baba said he would also prioritise policies that could boost education Read More

VIDEO: Insecurity has been degraded under Buhari – Tinubu

December 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the insecurity challenge in Nigeria. Speaking in an interview with BBC, Tuesday, he said, “It has reduced. I will defend him. Then, 17 local governments and about four states where we had flags of foreign jihadists in Nigeria. That is Read More

Regulate local arms market to end insecurity

December 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is no gainsaying that the poor regulation of small weapons is contributing to the rise in violence in Nigeria. The non-regulation of weapons has led to mass killings in different parts of the nation and has resulted in Nigeria having several internally displaced people. Also, the poor regulation of small arms by the government has brought about the escalation Read More

Zik’s Annual Lecture: When stakeholders sought solutions to insecurity in Nigeria

November 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the nation passes through a tortuous moment of insecurity, everyone is putting heads together towards finding a solution. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports about one of such efforts. The security of lives and property is outmost responsibility of every government given its importance to society. Evidences show that security promotes healthy living, peace and tranquility. This is however achieved when the Read More

Insecurity: Catholic Knights urged to defend Church, promote peaceful co-existence

November 25, 2022 Ahmid Lawal Abuja 0

Members of the Order of Knights of Saint Mulumba (KSM) have been urged to rise and defend the Christian faith and especially the Catholic Church in the face of the country’s various security challenges. The Order was also encouraged to continue to champion the call towards peaceful co-existence and reconciliation in the country amidst the cry of marginalisation by different Read More

Resolving insecurity without state police herculean task – Uba Sani

November 25, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

The Kaduna state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Uba Sani, has said “Nigeria is highly under-policed with three million operatives’ deficit, thus it’s imperative for state police to be allowed to augment the deficit.” He said this at an interactive session with the Nigeria Labour Congress Kaduna state Council Political Committee on Friday. Sani, a member Read More

Broken homes main cause of insecurity In Nigeria

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Family as an agent of socialization is a crucial factor towards the moral upbringing of a child in every society. Poor family setting such as domestic violence and shattered homes leads to moral decadence that eventually turns into insecurity, among other malaise in the to society. It also paves the way for children to learn basic concepts about what is Read More

Getting rid of kidnappers, criminals on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Oyo state government and governments of adjoining states are flushing criminals out of the popular Lagos/Ibadan expressway. BAYO AGOOLA reports. In the past few weeks, the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway has turned to another dangerous route with kidnappers gradually making it their operational base especially the Ibadan axis of the expressway with kidnapping taking place daily. In some instances, killing innocent Read More

Kaduna 2023: We’ll tackle insecurity through agric, technology – Ashiru

November 23, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for Kaduna state, Hon. Isah Mohammed Ashiru, has pledged to tackle insecurity and use agriculture, technology and ICT to address unemployment if elected governor in 2023. Addressing an interactive session with the political committee of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) at its state secretariat in Kaduna, Ashiru said his party’s public quietness is Read More

2023: PDP sure of victory in Lagos, Atiku boasts

November 15, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reiterated his commitment in ensuring that his party takes over government in Lagos state by 2023. Atiku who was represented at a rally organised for him by 100 volunteer groups in Lagos by the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State Olajide Adediran (JANDOR) said the party can only attain Read More

How insecurity affects nomadic education – NCNE

November 11, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Executive Secretary, National Commission for Nomadic Education, Prof. Bashir Usman,has said the spate of insecurity across Nigeria has had debilitating effects on nomadic education. Addressing participants at a training workshop for data collectors on Impact of Conflict and Insecurity in the Implementation of Nomadic Education Programmes on Nomadic Communities in Selected North-Central states of Niger, Nasarawa and Plateau, Prof. Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand probe, redeployment of CP Garba over insecurity 

November 10, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) has asked the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Ahmed, to immediately redeploy his Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Garba Aliyu, and also constitute a committee to probe him over various allegations levelled against his office. The Ebonyi indigenes also gave the Inspector General 48 hours ultimatum to disband Read More

Gov. Yahaya Bello and the fight against political insecurity

November 3, 2022 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

The huge flooding recently recorded in Kogi state has highlighted how strategic and important Kogi state is, as a confluence town and a major linkage between the North and the South. Kogi needs to be declared as a disaster zone and adequate attention should be dedicated towards ameliorating the very tough times being suffered by the people. The state government Read More

Bichi: National honour, insecurity and the spymaster

October 18, 2022 Joseph Tanimu Yakubu 0

For his commitment to national security and cohesion, President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday last week conferred on the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi, the award of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR). He was among the 447 high-profile personalities across Nigeria and beyond to be so honoured with the country’s Read More

Insecurity, storm destroy our poultry farms, PAN FCT laments

October 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2022 World Egg Day, the Poultry Farmers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has lamented the high rate of devastation that insecurity and rain storm has caused it members, saying several farms have closed up because of this. Speaking on behalf of the farmers on Friday during a press Read More