Breaking: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays Eid-el-Kabir celebration

July 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July, 2022, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Muslims and Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora on this occasion. The declaration was made in a statement Read More

Troops kill 100 terrorists in Niger, recover 50 motorcycles 

March 18, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

  Over 100 hundred terrorists have been killed in a gun battle with Joint Security Task Force in Bangi  area of Mariga local government area of Niger state.  Blueprint learnt that the terrorists Wednesday night attempted to lay siege to the Bangi Divisional Police Headquarters but were over powered by the security operatives during the exchange of fire. It was gathered that the criminals were the same gang that Read More

Troops foil attack, kill 5 bandits in Kaduna villages

January 10, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops during a clearance patrol in Giwa local government area of Kaduna state foiled bandits attack on Fatika town on Sunday, killing five of the bandits in a gunbattle. The troops were conducting clearance patrols in Giwa when they received intelligence of terrorists’ planned attack on Fatika town, they rapidly mobilised to Marke and Ruheya in pursuit of the bandits Read More

Kaduna: Indigeneship, citizenship dichotomy a cancer set to destroy Nigeria – Commission

October 4, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The indigeneship, citizenship dichotomy in Nigeria has become a cancer that would destroy the country if not quickly addressed, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO Kaduna State Peace Commission, Dr Saleh Momale has said. Addressing 2021 citizen summit on national integration, peace and security, organised by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Kaduna state chapter, Momale, who was represented by the Permanent Commissioner Read More

Gunmen kill 2 as security operatives discover corpses in Kaduna community

October 3, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Unknown gunmen have attacked Ungwan Taila village, Zangon Kataf local government area and killed two people.Also, security agencies also discovered two corpses in Kacecere village in the same local government of Kaduna state.  According to Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, discovery of the dead bodies followed killings and reprisal attacks in Kacecere and Madamai villages in the Read More

Cleric killed in Kaduna community as el-Rufai sues for calm

September 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A pastor of ECWA Church Kibori-Asha Awuce, in Zangon Kataf local government of Kaduna state, Rev. Silas Yakubu Ali, has been reportedly murdered in a horrifying manner by unknown assailants between Saturday and Sunday. His corpse was said to have been discovered on Sunday by a search party at Kibori after he left home on Saturday and never returned.  A statement by Kaduna state Read More

Attack on NDA assault on Nigeria’s territorial integrity – Kaduna Speaker

August 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, has described the invasion, killing and abduction at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) as an assault on Nigeria’s territorial integrity, which must be treated with all seriousness. Zailani said this in a statement signed by his special assistant media and publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, o Tuesday Read More

The ominous signs on North’s education

July 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

An exclusive report published by this newspaper recently to the effect that in about three months, bandits have serially attacked not less than five schools in both the North-west and North-central states of Nigeria, paints a gloomy picture for education not just in these geo-political zones but also in the entire North in particular and the country in general. The Read More

NAF wings 6 helicopter pilots

July 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…60 personnel trained on A-29 Super Tucano The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, on Friday winged 6 helicopter pilots who recently completed their basic flying training at Draken Helicopter Academy in the United Kingdom. A statement by Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force Air (NAF) Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said Air Marshal Amao Read More

Zamfara SUBEB chair calls on security agencies to safeguard all schools in the state

July 12, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Worried over the impact of lingering insecurity in the Northwest on the education sector , the reinstated chairman, Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Maradun (Dan-Madamin Maradun), has appealed to security agencies in the state to adopt holistic measures in securing all public schools. The SUBEB chairman made the call while addressing journalists shortly after the stakeholders Read More

Northern group commends Armed Forces of Nigeria’s joint operations in region

June 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, the Northern Solidarity Forum (NSF) has commended the ongoing joint military operations aimed at tackling insurgency, banditry, and other forms criminality in some parts of the region by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.In a press statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Umar Gundiri on Tuesday, NSF said the proactive leadership of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has translated to Read More

Kaduna: Bandits kill 4, injure 3 in fresh attacks

Armed bandits have killed two people in Zangon Aya, Igabi local government area – one person each in Ungwan Murtala near Yakawada in Giwa and Godogodo in Jema’a local government areas of Kaduna state.  The bandits also injured three people during the attacks, while an effort to break into a police outpost in Godogodo was repelled by the police, who Read More

Monarch’s scribe, wife, daughter-in-law killed in Kaduna community

May 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Secretary to the Ward Head of Golkofa, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, his wife and daughter-in-law were on Saturday night shot dead by unknown gunmen, while his son was also injured. A teenager was also stabbed to death, as irate youths carry out jungle justice in Kachia local government, while troops are searching for a missing teenager in Zangon Kataf Read More

Joy, celebration galore as freed Afaka students reunite with parents, narrate ordeal in kidnappers’ den

May 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna was agog with unbridled joy, singing and dancing on Friday as the 17 freed students were finally reunited with their parents 58 days after their abduction. The students and their parents wore various expressions as some were crying, some were smiling, some were singing and dancing, while others were kneeling down and giving Read More

Insecurity: FG begins inter-agencies training on public safety, internal security

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to improve security agencies’ response to various threats to public peace and safety across the country, the federal government has flagged-off an inter-agencies training on Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (NISPSAS). Declaring open the training Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the ministry charged with responsibility of ensuring internal Read More

DSS warns against unsavoury, inciting utterances

May 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has condemned unsavoury and inciting statements by some Nigerians that threaten the government, sovereignty and corporate existence of this country.DSS handed the warning in a statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr. Peter Afunanya, Sunday in Abuja.It read in part, “The DSS hereby condemns the unsavoury statements by misguided elements who have continued to threaten the Read More

APC chieftain, Jaji reveals how to end kidnapping, banditry in 3 months

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past chairman, House committee on internal security, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has called on National Assembly to budget a special fund for the security agencies to acquire sophisticated weapons. Jaji said if the executive and the legislature could agree on such special fund for the security agencies to acquire Read More

Breaking: Bandits kill 2 more kidnapped Greenfield varsity students

April 26, 2021 Editor 0

Another two of the undergraduates of Greenfield University Kaduna have been killed by their abductors. This is happening about four days after three abducted students were earlier killed by the bandits. Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this on Monday evening. Details loading…

Breaking: Gunmen kill 3 kidnapped Greenfield University students

April 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Armed bandits have shot three abducted Greenfield university students dead. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan disclosed this on Friday. He said, “In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students. “The remains of three students were found Read More

Is Nigeria in trouble?

April 23, 2021 Gidado Y. Shuaib 0

The title of this piece is a poser triggered by a blunt remark by Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the formidable political arch-rival of a former Edo state governor and immediate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki, the incumbent Governor of Edo state, was, at an event, reported as blurting: “We are in trouble!” Why are we Read More

AESID to Police, DSS: Mop up illegal arms in circulation in Ebonyi

April 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on all the security agencies to urgently mop up all the illegal arms and ammunition in the hands of unauthorised persons, especially political thugs in the state. The association revealed that it has gotten information on how some top politicians have shared illegal weapons for some political thugs to Read More