Arms proliferation: Nigerians alarmed as insecurity heightens

June 4, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…It’s a threat to nation’s corporate existence – CDS ‘…6,145,000 illegal arms with civilian non-state actors’ …Increases insecurity, deaths – Ex-head of state …Drives increasing violence rate in Nigeria – Oxfam …Land borders, maritime routes poorly manned – Experts Despite the efforts being made by security agencies to tackle the myriads of security challenges confronting the country, insecurity is on Read More

Breaking: Gunmen free kidnapped school attendant in Ondo

June 3, 2021 Editor 0

Omolayo Ojo, a school attendant kidnapped by gunmen after a school bus was hijacked on Thursday morning in Akure, Ondo state capital, has regained freedom. Blueprint gathered that the gunmen had released her after they missed their target. The dare-devil men had thought that school pupils were inside the bus when they struck. The gunmen, who rode on motorcycles, had crossed Read More

Police confirms kidnap of 6 as protesters raze police station in Niger

May 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State Police Command has confirmed kidnap of six residents of Gauraka area Tara local  government  of Niger state  resulting in protest during  which a police station was burnt. The  Police Public  Relation  Officer  (PPRO) of The Niger State  Police  Command,  DSP Wasing Abiodun in a statement  in Minna  Monday said the police is on top of the situation.  He Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Anambra: CSOs task NASS on speedy passage of Electoral Act

May 20, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Expansion of Electoral and Democratic Space (ACCESS) has called on the 9th National Assembly (NASS) to immediately enact and pass the Electoral Act 2021, saying this will guide the conduct of the Anambra state gubernatorial election scheduled for November 6. It’s Spokesperson, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, made the call in Abuja during a peaceful #OccupyNASS Read More

Security: Where the service chiefs?

May 20, 2021 Samson Ayuba 0

I was scared to turn on my radio this morning for fear of listening to another terrible news. The state of insecurity in my beloved country Nigeria has drastically worsened. The one peaceful country is now being gradually torn apart from its insides by the demon called insecurity. Every Nigerian citizen has now been forced to live in constant fear. Read More

Group condemns attack on Umahi over kidnap, torture of former aide

May 18, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

A group, Ebonyi Concerned Citizens for Good Governance Tuesday condemned the attacks on Governor Umahi by opposition People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in the state following the kidnap of former aide to the Governor, Amos Ogbonnaya. Barrister Ogbonnaya about a week ago was kidnapped and tortured by suspected political thugs and has since been released by his abductors. But PDP and chieftains Read More

Nigerian Army and war against insurgency beyond slogan

May 18, 2021 Isaac Ikpa 0

I don’t know him; may be, only a few Nigerians might have encountered him in the sanctuaries of books and there is no possibility that any Nigerian would ever have a chance of knowing him personally, but Frederick C. Blesse is a living legend or a genius of wisdom by conquering the essence of existence with his timeless philosophy. Blesse Read More

AESID condemns abduction, torture of Ebonyi ex-DC coordinator

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the kidnap of the former Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre, Okposi in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, Barr. Amos Ogbonnaya allegedly some political thugs. The victim was said to have been abducted at a gun point after he was bombarded with series of threatening text messages Read More

ALGON backs southern governors on ban of open grazing

May 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON on Thursday backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the country. The Association made their position known shortly after their montly meeting in Warri South Local Government Council through the ALGON Chairman in the state who is also the Read More

PDP urges unity, patriotism at Eid-el-Fitr

May 12, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has felicitated with Nigerians on this year’s Eid-el-Fitr to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and urged them to use the opportunity to unite in confronting the challenges facing our nation. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Olognondiyan, in a statement, Wednesday stressed that “the virtues of self-sacrifice, love, perseverance and inner peace Read More

3 abducted cattle breeders in Igangan regain freedom after N6m ransom

May 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Three cattle breeders abducted by gunmen at Idi- Ope kidnapped at Idi Ope, village in Igangan, Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state have regained freedom from their abductors. According to the Convener of Igangan Development Advocate, Oladokun Oladiran, the three cattle breeders regained their freedom after payment of N6 million ransom by their families. “Yes. They kidnapped three Read More

‘Mastermind’ of 6-yr-old kidnap dismissed from Army in 2013-Yerima

May 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has debunked a video on social media alleging that a soldier, Lance Corporal Adamu Galadima, was involved in an alleged kidnapp and murder of his neighbour’s child after collecting the sum of N5m as ransom.Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima in a statement, Tuesday said Galadima has been dismissed from the Army after Court Martial.The statement reads: “The Read More

Abductors of council chairman demands N100m

May 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The abductors of Pius Kolawole the Yagba West Local Government Chairman in Kogi State  has allegedly demanded for N100 million for the release of the elected chairman The  kidnappers were said to have on Sunday night called one of the family member of the chairman to demand for the ransom. According to the source, The abductors  promised to called back by Read More

May Day: Prioritise security, workers welfare, NAAT tells FG

May 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the federal government to give priority to welfare of workers as well as the rising security situation in the country. President of NAAT, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma, in his May Day message to the workers said this year’s celebration was very important to Nigeria workers as it reflect on Read More

Gunmen kill 323, kidnap 949 in 3 months in Kaduna, troops kill 64 bandits

April 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A total of 323 persons were killed and 949 kidnapped by bandits in the last three months across Kaduna state, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has disclosed. Speaking while presenting the state’s security report for the first quarter of 2021, Aruwan, however, said the military troops killed 64 bandits and arrested several others during the Read More

CBN warns staff of increasing risk of kidnap

April 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s central bank warned its employees to take extra precautions against kidnappings because of deteriorating security in the West African nation. Staff should “take note of the elevated security alert condition around the country,” the Central Bank of Nigeria said in a memorandum to employees seen by Bloomberg and verified by one of its officials. Intelligence gathered by the organization’s 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

Air force ‘blunder’: Group demands Amao’s sack

April 27, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Citizens Action for Peace and Justice (CAPJ), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, and reappoint a competent person that will deliver in the war against terror without mindless excuses and blunders. The group was reacting to report that an air force fighter jet mistakenly fired at Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s insecurity is real, APC admits, sympathises with citizens

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has admitted that the current state of insecurity bedeviling the country is real even as it sympathised with Nigerians who have been victims. The ruling party, however, assured that it won’t play politics with matters of life and collective wellbeing of the country. In a statement released Monday in Abuja by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Read More

Terrorists kill 3 abducted Kaduna varsity students

April 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

Terrorists, otherwise known as armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students, a statement by Samuel Aruwan, state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said. The armed bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the institution located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA. “The Read More

Police nab 30 secret cult members, 3 kidnappers in Oyo

April 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner of Police, CP Vivian Ngozi Onadeko, Thursday said the command has arrested 30 suspected secret cult members and three suspected kidnappers. CP Ngozi Onadeko stated this during a press briefing held at the Oyo state Police Command headquarters in Eleyele area of Ibadan on the activities of the command in the past few days. The Commissioner of Read More

Police arrest teenager in connection with attempt kidnap in Osun

April 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday said an 18-year-old man, Salisu Sulaiman, has been arrested in connection with the attempt kidnap in Koka village, Ibokun.  A statement by the Police Public Relation Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed that the suspect was arrested about 12:15am on Tuesday.  According to Opalola, the suspect came from Idofihan in Kwara state.  Some suspected Fulani herdsmen Read More