Edo attack: 2 traditional rulers arrested, remaining kidnapped victims rescued 

January 18, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Seven suspects; including two traditional rulers have been arrested in connection with Igueben train station attack in Edo State. The State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Chris Nehikare, disclosed this to journalists in Benin City on Wednesday. He stated the suspects are currently helping the police in investigations. Nehikare also said the two remaining victims of the attack have Read More

Police kill 1 bandit, arrest 2 other 

January 15, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has killed one bandit and arrested two others, recovering AK-47 rifle, locally fabricated general purpose machine gun and 10 rounds of ammunition, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammed Jalige, has said.  Jalige, in a statement issued, Sunday, said the incident happened on Saturday in Amana Maimadachi village close to Rigachikun, Igabi local government area of Read More

Reps demand ban on alcohol, others for policemen on duty

December 28, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Worried by Sunday’s incident of a policeman shooting dead a young woman, Mrs Bolanle Raheem in Lagos, the House of Representatives has asked for the banning of alcohol and other intoxicating substances for police personnel on duty as a guard against unruly behaviour. While calling for an immediate investigation to be carried out to get justice for the latest victim, Read More

Marafa condoles victims of military airstrike in Zamfara

December 21, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Coordinator in Zamfara State, Kabiru Garba Marafa, has condoled with the families of victims caught in military fire against bandits in Maru Local Government Area of the state. At least, 64 people were reportedly killed in the airstrike on Sunday. Marafa, who is the senatorial Candidate for Zamfara Central, expressed sympathy over the Read More

Investigate ‘abortion programme’, UN Secretary-General beckons Nigeria 

December 19, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called on Nigerian authorities to investigate allegations of systemic and coerced abortions reportedly perpetrated by the Nigerian Army, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said. The Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday that the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast since at least 2013. The programme allegedly Read More

How I escaped assassination ambush – Sani Musa

December 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Senator Mohammed Sani Musa representing Niger East Senatorial District at the National Assembly has given vivid description of how he escaped assassination ambush at his Minna residence on Sunday.  Speaking in a telephone discussion with journalists, Senator Musa said he nearly fell into the hands of the assassins before making a u- turn to go to Abuja instead of having Read More

OPWS troops rescue kidnapped victims, foil Benue robbery attack  

December 4, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Troops of Operation Whirls Stroke (OPWS) have arrested two kidnap kingpins and foiled attempts by kidnappers in Zaki Biam Ukum local government area of Benue state.  The notorious kidnappers identified as Kperai Daniel and Kanyitor Chiangi were known to have specialised in kidnapping locals for ransom. The Public Relations Officer  (PRO) of OPWS, Flight Lieutenant Audu Hussaini Katty, in a statement Read More

Attack on Atiku despicable, Zulum tells APC campaign council 

November 28, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum  Sunday inaugurated Borno state’s campaign council for the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the 2023 general elections. At the inauguration held at the multipurpose hall of the Government House, Maiduguri, Zulum reminded the campaign council of his ban against political thuggery and stated that he was opposed to the use of political thugs at any Read More

Another INEC office set ablaze

November 28, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said, another INEC office located in Iboko has been set ablaze Izzi Local Government Area, Ebonyi state. National Commissioner & Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye in a statement said the incident occurred around 10.00am on Sunday November 27, 2022, when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze. Okoye stated Read More

Lady, 29, arrested with teenager for armed robbery in Ogun

November 27, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 29-year-old-lady, Chioma Okafor, and a teenager, Nweke Joshua, 19, have been arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command while carrying out robbery operation at Adesan area of Mowe, in Ifo Local government area of the state. Their arrest was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday, by the command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

4 wanted kidnappers nabbed in Ogun

November 23, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Four members of a notorious kidnap gang terrorising Abeokuta and its environs have been apprehended by operatives of Ogun state Police Command.  Their arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday by the command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi. Oyeyemi listed the suspects as Ismaila Ibrahim, Musa Muhammed, Irekura Abu and Okanlawon Muhammed. He said they were arrested following Read More

‘$9.6bn P&ID fraud’: Court issues bench warrant on Briton, Nolan

November 16, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

‘ Justice D U. Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday,   November 15, 2022, issued a bench warrant on  James Richard Nolan, a Briton,  for jumping bail and failing to appear before him for trial. Nolan, one of the directors of Goidel Resources Limited, a Designated Non-Financial Institution, DNFI,   and another company,   ICIL Limited, are standing trial on 16- count charges bordering on money laundering. Read More

Cleric arrested for defiling two underaged sisters in Ogun

November 15, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 30-year-old prophet of Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Ajuwon area of Ogun state, Joseph Ogundeji, has been arrested by men of Ogun state Police command for defiling two under age sisters who are members of his church.  The command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, in Abeokuta. The suspect, according Read More

EFCC investigating contractor of abandoned Abuja cargo terminal – Sirika

November 8, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed that contractor handling one of the cargo terminals at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja is currently under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to him, the ministry had to approach EFCC, after the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, that the contractor be investigated and prosecuted. Addressing the House Read More

Set up investigation unit, AIB Commissioner tells airlines

August 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), Engr. Akin Olateru, has called on Nigerian airlines to establish a unit for accident investigation in their respective organizations to enhance air safety. He spoke while receiving the investigation team from Cameroon probing the crash of the Havilland DHC -6-400 Twin Otter operated by Caverton Cameroon at the Read More

Court orders forfeiture of 10 properties, funds linked to ex-Zamfara governor

February 23, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the interim forfeiture of about 10 properties and funds in banks allegedly owned by a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari. Justice Obiora Egwuatu gave the order while ruling in an ex-parte application by lawyer to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Osuobeni Ekoi Akponimisingha. Justice Read More

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