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

Fayemi’s antidote to underdevelopment

May 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state hit the bull’s eye recently when he said Nigeria remained underdeveloped and an infant at 60 because of foundational errors and concentration of power in the centre, while calling for devolution of power and fiscal federalism to allow Nigeria attain greatness. Addressing a lecture at the Arewa House at 50 anniversary in Kaduna recently 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

In Kaduna, Police rescue toddler, 3 women, 11 others from kidnappers

Kaduna state Police Command has rescued 15 people including a toddler and three women from suspected kidnappers in Chikun local government area, Kaduna state government has said.    According to an official statement, “15 kidnapped citizens have been rescued by security operatives in Kaduna state. This was disclosed by the Kaduna state Police Command in an operational feedback to the Read More

Security agencies probe 3 missing community leaders in Atyap Chiefdom

March 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 The military and police are investigating the circumstances leading to the disappearance of three community leaders in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf local government area after a successful dispute resolution meeting on Sunday. Kaduna state government said six of the community leaders went missing on their way home after the meeting, while troops found one and handed him over to the Read More

Breaking: Tragedy strikes as 19 perish along Abuja-Kaduna expressway

March 22, 2021 Editor 0

Up to 19 people have been confirmed dead in an auto accident at the Kateri along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Sunday. The DAF trailer involved in the accident was said to be heading for Kano from Lagos when the incident happened. According to the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the accident, which happened late Read More

Buhari’s alarm on insecurity: Illegal arms in-flow defied Nigeria’s border closure

 President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite the closure of Nigeria’s land borders, arms and ammunition continued to flow into the country. President Buhari spoke Thursday when the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited him in Abuja. A statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, Read More

The ominous signs on North’s education

March 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

An exclusive report published by this newspaper on Tuesday to the effect that in about three months, bandits have serially attacked not less than five schools in both the North-west andNorth-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

Afaka: 23 female, 16 male students still missing as troops kill 2 bandits

March 13, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops on Friday killed two bandits in Gwagwada and recovered a motorcycle and a local rifle, even as 39 students, 23 females and 16 males, from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka Kaduna are still missing.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in Kaduna on Saturday that the troops killed the two bandits in an ambush Read More

Breaking: Kaduna govt confirms kidnap of 30 students as troops rescue 180 (Pictures)

March 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Barely 36 hours after giving 2020 Security Report, bandits have attacked Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state and kidnapped 30 male and female students. However, troops have rescued 180 students and teachers of the College.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, while confirming the incident said the bandits attacked Read More