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Clergyman laments spate of killing in Taraba

May 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

The leader of the Southern Conference of the United Methodist Church of Nigeria (UMCN), Rev. Philip Micah Dopah, Sunday lamented that the administration of President Muhammad Buhari may not yield the desired results if the insecurity ravaging Taraba state and other parts of the country are not checked. Dopah, who stated this in Jalingo while briefing newsmen, expressed dissatisfaction over Read More

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Insecurity: NYSC withdraws 20 Corps members from Bayelsa community

May 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yenagoa zonal office has withdrawn 20 Corps Member serving in Famgbe Community, Bayelsa State, over activities of armed youths terrorising the community. A community source who craved anonymity said armed youths suspected to be cultists invaded the residence of the Corps Members, tied them and carted away with  their belongings. “After collecting their belongings, Read More

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Zamfara’s negative peace

May 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Over the last few years, Zamfara state has been reduced to a theatre of violence. The orgy of bloodletting reached a crescendo some months ago. We cried out as Nigerians, pitching our tents with humanity against our differences. We can heave a sigh of a somewhat relief, for the measure of success recorded by military intervention. At the risk of Read More

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Family laments murder of grandmother, kidnapping of daughter in Osun

May 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Aregbesola family of Ikire township in Irewole local government area of Osun state has lamented the alleged murder of their grandmother, Ramota Olabiyi and the kidnapping of their daughter, Oluwakemi Muritala by Ayee secret cult members in the state. According to a statement made available to Blueprint Thursday by the family, the incident occurred at about 1:00am on April Read More

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Ohaneze youth urges FG to integrate MASSOB, IPOB in fight against insecurity

May 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ohaneze Ndigbo youth Council (OYC),  has called on president Muhammadu Buhari to integrate Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafria(MASSOB) and  the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the fight against youth restiveness, insecurity in the society. The group which spoke through its leader Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro further enjoyed the federal government to bring other Biafra Read More

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Gombe Gov-elect calls for prayers against insecurity

May 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Gombe state Governor-elect,  Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has called for special prayers against the current insecurity and other challenges facing the country. The Governor-elect made the call while making remarks during a Ramadan Tafsir session at the Bubayaro Central Mosque, Emir’s palace, Gombe. Alhaji  Yahaya who underscored the importance and efficacy of prayers, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, Read More

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Police parade 16 suspects in Kogi

May 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kogi state Police Command on Wednesday paraded 16 armed robbers ,  kidnappers and other heinous crime suspects who have been terrorising the state . Parading the suspects at the headquarters of the command in Lokoja , the state Commissioner of Police Mr Hakeem Busari said the “Operation Puff adder” which was launched in Kogi state last month had started yielding Read More

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FG, APC should take responsibility for insecurity in Nigeria – Atiku

May 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the last general elections, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has urged the federal government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to take full responsibilities for the insecurity in Nigeria. Atiku in a statement issued by his media adviser Paul Ibe, said the contrived report by a fictitious Read More

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Banditry: NGO urges northern govs to emulate El-Rufa’i

May 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

The national coordinator, Consolidation Group for Nigeria 2023, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Barrister Rabiu Garba Butu-butu, has called on governors in the North to “borrow a leaf from the methodology adopted by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state in combating the menace of armed banditry” in their states. He made the call Friday in a chat with newsmen, saying Read More

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Frank decries collapse of security under APC

May 3, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has exppressed support for the leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on his recent comment that President Muhammadu Buhari should not be recognised as President-Elect. Frank said until the Supreme Court determines the true winner of the 2019 Read More

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Police launches ‘operation puff adder’ in Edo

May 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

Edo state police command Thursday inaugurated a special force code-named operation ‘operation puff adder’ to fight criminality. The State commissioner of police, Dan-Mallam Mohammed said the outfit is ‘based on the principles of community policing and intelligence’. The CP explained that the inauguration is in compliance with the directives of Inspector General of Police aimed at checkmating criminals and their Read More

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Kaduna: Aremu blows hot over insecurity, violence

May 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The rising spate of killings, kidnappings and armed banditry in parts of Kaduna state leading to loss of lives and properties worth millions of naira and payment of millions in ransom was unacceptable state, Comrade Issa Aremu has said. Kajuru and parts of Chikun have witnessed communal and sectarian crises, Birnin Gwari has been bedevilled by kidnapping and armed banditry, Read More

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Insecurity: Shake up as IGP redeploys Kaduna, Benue CPs, 4 others

May 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

As part of efforts to re-jig the fight against armed banditry, kidnapping, and other sundry crimes across the country, particularly in Kaduna and other contiguous states, the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the redeployment of the Commissioner of Police in charge of Kaduna state, CP Ahmed Abdulrahaman. CP Aji Ali Janga, who until now was in Read More

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Kaduna: NLC tasks govt on textile industry revival, sacked workers’ reabsorption

May 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday tasked federal and state governments to resuscitate moribund textile industries, while urging Governor Nasir el-Rufai to retrain and reabsorb sacked government workers to reduce unemployment and insecurity in the state.  NLC Chairman in Kaduna state , Comrade Ayuba Suleiman, who commended the planned revival of intracity railway from Tsaunin Kura (Sabo Tasha) to Read More

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Adopt bi-partisan approach to tackle insecurity, speaker urges FG

May 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly speaker, Barr Onofiok Luke, has urged the federal government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari to adopt a bipartisan approach in tackling the lingering insecurity in the country. Luke, who gave the admonition during the 2019 Workers Day Wednesday at the Uyo Township Stadium, said party lines must be secondary in fighting the deteriorating Read More

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Terrorism: Army plans N1bn for manufacturing of combat vehicles – Buratai

April 27, 2019 Editorial II 0

Nigerian Army is sourcing for N1billion to boost capacity of its vehicle manufacturing company to produce more combat vehicles to counter terrorists and other insurgents, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said. Nigeria has recently been bedeviled by different forms of insurgencies; Boko Haram, kidnapping, armed banditry, armed robbery and cattle rustling. But demonstration of locally Read More

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ACF’s panacea for insecurity in the North

April 26, 2019 Blueprint 0

Obviously worried by heightening insecurity in the North, particularly the Zamfara killings and Boko Haram insurgency in the North-west and North-east, respectively, the National Executive Council of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) recently called on security agencies to do more by taking the war to the criminals. This is, without a doubt, a pro-active, result-oriented and cost-effective mechanism and consequently Read More

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Insecurity: IGP inaugurates zonal security stakeholders forum in Osun

April 25, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday, inaugurated zonal security stakeholders forum in zone 11 to further strengthen community policing. Speaking at the Police Zonal Command, Osogbo, Adamu who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Taiwo Lakanu, said the forum was designed to galvanize the people of Ondo, Osun and Oyo States towards Read More

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When our royal fathers, lawmakers misspeak

April 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

Miscue. Misspeak. Goof. Faux pas. Slip of the tongue. Whichever you wish to call it, two of our most important institutions were guilty of this. They are the traditional institution, custodian of our customs and values, and our representatives in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, whose primary duty is to make laws for the good governance. Last week Read More

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Civil Defense better poised to end violent extremism- Gana

April 18, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that the agency is positioned to end all forms of violent extremism in the country. He stated this Thursday in Abuja during a workshop organized by the agency, in partnership with Royal Initiative against Poverty & Starvation (RIAPS), with theme: “preventing and Read More

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Insecurity: Consider Maj. Almustapha, sack incompetent service chiefs, BIG tells Buhari

April 18, 2019 Editorial II 0

A Pro-Muhammadu Buhari Group, the Buhari Integrity Group (BIG) has urged the president to consider the likes of Major Hamza Almustapha (Rtd) and other serving and retired military officers to inject fresh ideas into dealing with the nation’s security challenges. The group believe that some of the current head of security agencies, considered to be incompetent should be sacked. National Read More

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Police: AIG zone 6 inaugurates operation Puff Adder in Ebonyi

April 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Assistant Inspector General of police, AIG Musa Kimo in charge of zone 6 calabar Tuesday,  launch operation PUFF ADDER in Ebonyi state. He said the operation was to curb inter and intra communal crisis in the state. Kimo who inaugurated the outfit at the police headquarters Abakaliki called on Ebonyi stakeholders to join hands with the Police to ensure Read More

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Yobe: Candidates lament UTME, WAEC time table clash as JAMB records high turnout in Damaturu, Pokistum, Geidam

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Yobe state, said it had recorded large turn out of candidates despite the security challenges witnessed two days ago where the Boko Haram insurgents attempted to launch attack on the state capital. The State Coordinator, Mohammed Umar, disclosed this on Thursday while going round the centres in Damaturu. Umar, said there were three Read More

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Timi Frank demands sack of Service Chiefs over killings, banditry, others

April 7, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to account for the $1 billion he illegally withdrew from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to purportedly fight insecurity in view of the increasing spate of killings, banditry and kidnapping across the country. Frank, in a statement in Abuja Read More