Panel commences investigation into killing of 36 in Niger

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Judicial Commission of Enquiry constituted top look into the killings and abduction of people in Maza Kuka and Adogo Mallam communal clash in Mashegu local government area of Niger state has commenced sitting and members of the commission promised to be fair and just to all parties. The chairman of the commission, Hon. Justice Danladi Ahmed, stated this during the Read More

Hushpuppi: At last, PSC receives IGP’s recommendation, to decide Kyari’s fate this week

December 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Indication has emerged that the Police Service Commission (PSC), would decide the fate of former Commandant, Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, this week. Kyari was suspended in August following the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, to the Police Service Commission (PSC) to enable an independent.ptobe into allegations against him. He has Read More

Senate probes jail breaks, summons Aregbesola, Malami, NCS CG

November 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday mandated its Committee on Interior to carry out a full scale investigation into the causes of horrendous attacks on Correctional Centres across the country by unknown gunmen with attendant jail breaks. It accordingly resolved to summon the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Read More

In Ebonyi, Police confirm attack, two officers missing

November 29, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state police command, Monday, confirmed attack on police personnel on Sunday, November, 28, 2021. Personnel of the anti-robbery squad of the Nigerian Police were said to have gone to Igbuduoke village in Effium/Ezza clan with Hon. Chinedu Awo, the state House of Assembly member representing Ohaukwu North to investigate activities in connection of three missing engineers who were abducted early November Read More

2 in police net for child trafficking

November 22, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Two women identified as Achibong and Blessing Akpan have been arrested for child trafficking.The suspects, Achibong is said to hail from Akwa Ibom and Akpan from Cross Rivers state.They were reportedly intercepted by Ebubeagu Security Network at Abomege, Onicha Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi state.According to information on the social media, they were alleged to have taken babies of Read More

Osun police arrest 3 for burglary, foodstuffs theft

November 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested three persons for alleged house breaking and stealing of foodstuffs. The suspects, Muideen Osikoya Azeez, Paul Azeez and Lukman Olakunle Olayanju, were alleged to have stolen vegetable oil, semovita, spaghetti, tomato paste, curry and thyme.  The Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, in a statement, Tuesday, alleged that the suspects committed the crime on October 26, Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

Revealed! Air Force officer arrested over NDA Kaduna attack

November 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

An Air force officer has been arrested in the Adamawa state capital, Yola over the attack on Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna in August. The officer, Sergeant Torsabo Solomon, was picked up on Monday and flown to Kaduna for further investigations. The military university in Kaduna was hit by a surprise attack in August when two officers were killed. Solomon, Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Group berates Tinubu’s silence over invasion of Justice Odili’s residence

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political pressure group known as the South-west Frontiers has condemned the prolonged silence of the former Lagos state governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the invasion of the residence of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili by armed security operatives. The group similarly faulted the APC leader’s inaction about the recent Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More

COP26: Nigeria keying into electric, gas-powered vehicle manufacturing – Jelani Aliyu

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s automotive industry is advancing towards actualizing the manufacturing of electric and gas-powered vehicles, in keeping with the net-zero target by 2060. Mr Aliyu made the disclosure while addressing delegates at the ongoing COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where close to 200 countries gathered Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Exercise Sky Lock: Group commends DHQ for institutionalizing synergy

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigeria Youths for Peace (NYP) a civil society group with interest in peace building in Nigeria, has lauded the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) for organising Joint Operations Planning Exercise (JOPEX) code named Exercise Sky Lock 2021 for the three Services, to enable them effectively respond to contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country using a joint and multi-agency approach. Blueprint reports the Read More

Breaking: Obi Cubana now free from EFCC custody – Associate

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

Popular billionaire businessman Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana is now a free man, Blueprint reports. He was was reportedly released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, according to his close associate Instigator PH who shared the information on his Instagram page. The news of Obi Cubana’s arrest was everywhere on Monday. The Read More

Breaking: Gunmen ‘attack’ Yoruba nation agitator’s house in Ekiti

November 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), on Tuesday raised alarm of an alleged attack by unknown gunmen on the house of its leader, Professor Banji Akintoye. Ilana Omo Oodua in a statement by its Communication Secretary, Mr Maxwell Adeleye, in Ibadan, said Prof Akintoye’s house in his Ado Ekiti country home was allegedly attacked on Read More

Anambra poll: SNM demands probe of alleged $4m bribe

November 2, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A civil society organisation, Save Nigeria Movement (SNM) has raised the alarm over alleged plot to rig weekend Anambra governorship poll in favour of Professor Charles Soludo of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). SNM convener, Rev Solomon Semaka, at a press conference in Abuja, Monday, accused top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of allegedly masterminding the plot Read More

Osun poly student dies after visiting boyfriend

November 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A National Diploma (ND1) student in the department of Mass Communication, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has been declared dead after developing sickness in her boyfriend’s house. The lady, simply identified as Wumi, was said to have visited her boyfriend at the weekend where she had complication and became unconscious. It was gathered that the lady was living at Gaa Fulani, Read More

Fear grips Jalingo residents over increasing rate of missing persons

October 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih,​ 0

There is palpable fear in Jalingo Taraba state over increasing disappearance of persons in the metropolis and beyond. Blueprint investigation shows that from September 10th to date, over ten persons have mysteriously disappeared. This is aside rising insecurity which has led to the kidnapping and killing of many people in the state. Our correspondent who had​ been following this ugly Read More

Ogun police nab 3 ‘ritualists’ exhuming corpse

October 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police Command has disclosed that it had arrested three persons suspected to be ritualists. According to the Command, they suspects are Sunday Aregbede, Salisu Mamud and Bosere Rasaq who were allegedly exhuming the corpse of one Segun Taiwo, which was buried about six months ago in Abeokuta. This was contained in a press statement issued Friday by Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

Pandora Papers: Another can of worms

October 18, 2021 Aminu Saidu 0

Five years ago it was the Panama papers, an undercover investigation that exposed how highly influential politicians, business moguls and other high ranking personalities were secretly  and fraudulently hiding their riches offshore in order to avoid being taxed by the countries where those fortunes were made. This investigation led to the indictment of an Panama based law firm Massock Fonseca Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for killing 50-year-old man over woman

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A-25-year-old man, Bisi Omoniyi has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for killing a 50 years old man he met at his woman friend’s house. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by Read More