Influential Cardinal resigns from Vatican

September 24, 2020 AFP 0

One of the most influential Vatican cardinals, Angelo Becciu, from Italy, resigned his position unexpectedly on Thursday, the Holy See announced without explanation. “The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and from the rights connected to the Cardinalate, presented by His Eminence Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu,” a one-line Read More

NDLEA intercepts 1,503.044kg drugs in Zamfara

September 23, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The National Law Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Zamfara state command has intercepted a Mercedes Benz truck with registration number Anambra XY 200 FGG on the Gusau-Sokoto road, conveying some assorted drugs worth 1,503.044 kilogrammes. This was disclosed by Zamfara state commander of the agency, Gabriel Adamu Eigege, at a press conference Wednesday in Tsafe town, headquarters of Tsafe local government Read More

Gunmen kill DPO, Inspector, 5 farmers, abduct 3 housewives in Sokoto, Katsina

 Gunmen in the early hours of Thursday attacked Gidan Madi town, the headquarters of Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state, killing a divisional police officer and an inspector of police, with three housewives abducted in the process. A reliable source from Gidan Madi told Blueprint that at about 12.20am, the bandits carrying dangerous weapons, stormed the police station shooting sporadically and in the Read More

Ex-president faces new money laundering charge

September 15, 2020 Blueprint 0

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces a new charge of money laundering as part of the investigations into the largest corruption scandal in Latin America. The former president, known as Lula, is accused of accepting 4 million reais (759,000 dollars) worth of bribes disguised as donations, according to a Monday statement from prosecutors in the Brazilian state of Read More

In Yobe, NHRC trains military on civilian protection

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has engaged key officers and soldiers of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole in Yobe state in a training to reduce the high rate of infringement and violation against civilians. The training which was declared open at Summit Hotel in Damaturu, Yobe state capital by the Executive Secretary of the Commission represented by deputy director Investigations, Read More

Revealed! How notorious criminal, Gana, was killed in Benue – Investigation

September 11, 2020 Editor 0

A preliminary report by the Coalition of Human Rights Groups in Nigeria has revealed that Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana was killed during a shoot-out with security operatives on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, along Makurdi-Gboko Road in Benue state. The deceased terrorist had been declared wanted by security operatives for his atrocities in the state and the environs. He Read More

As BUK VC resolves to ensure ICT driven Institution in Nigeria

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

With respect to the promulgation made by the newly elected Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, in an interview with INFORMEDIA, where he pledged to make BUK Information Communication Technology (ICT) Driven institution in Nigeria, as such so many BUK students were happy to express their concerns about Prof. Sagir’s statement.The Question asked was; AS A BUK Read More

Intrigues surrounding custody of 4-year-old boy in Ebonyi

September 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The custody of a four-year-old boy is enshrouded in mystery following the intrigues in the matter as two families are laying claim to the child. AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA reports that the foster parents are claiming N500 million as compensation before the child can be released.A former mentally-unstable lady who goes by the name Ifeoma Chukwu is demanding the custody of her Read More

25-year-old girl ‘stabs’ boyfriend to death in Anambra

September 3, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A 29-year-old man, Mr. Azubuike Eleyi, was allegedly stabbed to death in his house by his girlfriend, Miss Onyinye Chime. The suspect, 25, allegedly perpetrated the act on September 2, 2020 at Ochiagha Street, Nkpor, Idemili North LGA of Anambra state. A release from the Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra state police command, Mr. Haruna Muhammed, said  preliminary investigation revealed Read More

Activists petition IGP over killings in Delta community, call for independent investigation

September 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Worried by killings and maiming of youths in the Evwreni Kingdom, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state, by vigilante group, Bakassi Boys, allegedly armed by the community’s monarch, HRM Oghenekevwe Kumane, some civil rights activists have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, to order an independent and impartial investigation into the activities of the group. Read More

Crashed helicopter was not fitted with recording equipment-AIB

September 1, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

Against insinuations that the helicopter that crashed in Lagos last Friday had a Flight Data Recorder (FDR) taken from the accident site, the Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB-N) yesterday affirmed that the aircraft was not fitted with the instrument. AIB-N Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Akin Olateru, debunked speculations circulating on social media and other public fora with regards Read More

Ganduje’s Covid-19 response strategy and the challenges

August 27, 2020 Muhammad Garba 0

While one is filled with hope that it is relatively safe now to say that the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is tenaciously fighting the war against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, given the numerous measures adopted to cushion the impact of the ravaging disease, the response strategy, right from the beginning, is faced with many unnerving challenges.This is in Read More

DSS confirms 2 personnel killed in clash with IPOB in Enugu

August 24, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said that two of its personnel lost their lives following an attack by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Emene, Enugu state, while on patrol.The DSS Public Relations Officer, Dr. Peter Afunanya, disclosed this in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja.  The statement read in part: “The DSS wishes to inform Read More

I was procured to nail Magu, lawyer writes Salami panel

August 20, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

One Abuja-based lawyer, Victor Giwa, said he was procured to put paid to Ibrahim Magu’s alleged financial crimes. Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had been earlier suspended due to investigations on misappropriation of recovered loot. Ayo Salami, the head of the presidential panel is currently probing the activities of the agency under Magu. Magu Read More

Aviation safety: AIB, NCAA forms 11-man committee

August 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

In an effort aimed towards ensuring the safety of the aviation industry in Nigeria, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have formed partnership to further increase the air record. The two agencies in Abuja on Wednesday jointly inaugurated an 11-man committee that would review the NCAA’s response to safety recommendations issued by AIB on Read More

Unknown gunmen gun down Minister

August 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Somali regional minister, Abdukadir Abukar, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the town of Jowhar, middle Shabelle region. Abdifatah Hassan, a police official in Jowhar town, told Anadolu Agency over the phone that Hirshabelle state Agriculture Minister Abdukadir Abukar was shot dead minutes after the evening prayer on Monday, August 17. “The gunmen attacked minister Abdukadir Abukar Read More

StarTimes gets two weeks Reps’ directive to review increased

August 18, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has given one of Nigeria’s leading pay TV providers, StarTimes, two weeks ultimatum to review its subscription fees to reflect the current Value Added Tax (VAT).This was fallout of a resolution reached on Tuesday by an Adhoc Committee of the House, investigating the non-implementation of Pay as You Go tariff hike by broadcast satellite service providers Read More

Malami writes Buhari, says I’m not corrupt

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, refuting claims that he is corrupt and has embezzled public funds. Malami in the letter, listed the sources of his income before he became a minister and how he came about them, claiming that he is not corrupt and has never taken Read More

Anambra govt hunts killer of Obiano security aide

August 10, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state government has said it has commenced investigation to unravel circumstances surrounding the killing of Governor Willie Obiano’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Security, Mr Azubuike Ekwegbalu.Ekwegbalu was allegedly stabbed to death at his residence in Commissioners’ quarters on Saturday morning by yet to be identified persons.Reacting to the incident, the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Read More

Probe: FIFA speaks up on Infantino

August 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

FIFA  president Gianni Infantino will remain in the role while he is a subject of a criminal investigation. Last week, prosecutors in Switzerland launched legal proceedings against Infantino in relation to an alleged secret meeting he held with the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Both men have denied any wrongdoing. Football’s world governing body Fifa, which is based in Zurich, said the Read More

Police vow to fish out killers of Nasarawa district head

August 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Police in Nasarawa state have vowed that it will fish out the killers of the district head of Odu village in Nasarawa local government area, Amos Obere. Mr. Obere was murdered by gunmen Friday. Police spokesman in the state, Nansel Ramhan, made the vow while speaking Sunday in Lafia. He said the command will not rest on its oars until the killers Read More

Angry Zulum to Military: We’ll mobilise hunters, CJTF, vigilantes to recapture Baga if…

Accuses command structure of sabotage Absolves Buhari, Buratai Attack on gov’s convoy an isolated incident – Army Soldier suffering depression kills senior officer Multiple explosions kill 1, injure others in Maiduguri Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum said “there is s complete sabotage in the fight against insurgency in the North-east and the attacked on his convoy.” He also asserted Read More

Man, 24, arrested for raping girl in Ogun

July 30, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The police in Ogun state Thursday arrested a 24-year-old man, Godwin Akpan, for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl (name withheld). The suspect, according to a statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta, Thursday was arrested in Sango Ota area of the state. Blueprint gathered that the sister of the victim filed a report at the Sango divisional police headquarters Read More

Gunmen kill 13 Kogi family members, one other

In a shocking revelation, gunmen killed some 14 persons, 13 of whom were members of the same family, while only a member of the family survived. The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning when the hoodlums attacked the Abudu community in Kogi, Koton Karfe local government area of the state. Kogi state Commissioner of Police Ede Ayuba disclosed this Read More

‘Fraud’: Hushpuppi gets another lawyer

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Alleged internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi has hired another top rated lawyer to represent him in California. The first lawyer Hushpuppi hired, Gal Pissetzky, is only licensed to practice in Chicago and will now be supported by Vicki Podberesky of Andrues/Podberesky law firm based in Los Angeles. Vicki Podberesky’s law firm has a reputation in representing individuals in both state and federal criminal matters, Read More