[Breaking] Insecurity: Imo state government names Okorocha, son-in-law as sponsors

January 4, 2022 Editor 0

Ahead of scheduled stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday inside government house Owerri, the Imo state government has identified Senator Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-law Chief Uche Nwosu as sponsors of kidnapping and banditry in the state. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, alleged that Okorocha and Nwosu have been mentioned by suspects currently in Read More

Kidnapping for ransom: Kwara raises alarm over plot to siphon funds

December 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kwara state government Monday raised the alarm that some persons were collaborating with kidnapers to siphon state funds under the pretext of negotiating ransom to save lives of abducted victims. To this end, the government has advocated for a review of the provision of the laws regarding presumption of innocence of defendants with respect to some crimes threatening the cooperate Read More

Letter to Mr President

December 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dear Sir, I write to you this letter at the most disturbing epoch. This is glaring. I highly doubt this message will reach you or even any of your numerous aides. But it is the least I can do for the only country I have, I truly believe in, and love a lot.  Even as I write this long letter,  Nigeria Read More

Rule of Law, Nigeria’s only hope of survival (1)

December 12, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

Our current situation of a glaring failure of the rule of law must disturb any Nigerian who has come of age. The average citizen today lives in fear. When you retire into your house, you pray to God to deliver you from evil marauders who have removed peace from the calmness of the night. When the sun rises, you again Read More

Release of 13 kidnapped LG workers: NULGE felicitates with Zaria LG boss

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Union of Local Governments Employees (NULGE), Kaduna state chapter, has felicitated with the chairman, Zaria local government area of Kaduna state, Aliyu Idris Ibrahim, otherwise known as Magani Sai da Gwaji, over the recently released Kidnapped workers of Zaria local government workers. The president of the union, Comrade Rayyanu Isyaku Turunku, who led other executives of the union Read More

Senatorial aspirant, Deway, condemns kidnapping, killing of Onijala’s brother

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The leading Kwara South Senatorial Aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Olabode Oyedepo, popularly known as Deway has condemned in its entirety, the kidnapping and killing of Amb. Onijala’s brother, Oni-Jay in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State by unknown gunmen. Deway in a statement he released on Thursday through Adebayo Olodan, his Special Assistant on Media, Read More

Ogun Police seek residents’ support to end kidnapping, cultism

November 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command Thursday solicited the support of residents of the state to end incessant kidnappings, cultism and other criminal activities. The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, made the appeal during the induction of Asiwaju of Orile Imo, Olakunle Olalekan as the patron of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Ogun state chapter. In the last three weeks, Read More

Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Editorial II 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group Read More

Piracy drops in Gulf of Guinea, Nigerian waters-Report

October 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy says report by International Maritime Bureau (IMB) indicates that piracy incidents in the first nine months of 2021 is the lowest reported cases in 17 years. A statement by Navy spokesperson Commodore Suleiman Dahun on Monday, said statistics shows that in the first nine months of the year, pirates’ hijack have resulted in the kidnap of 51 Read More

Breaking: Police confirms abduction of 2 varsity students in Nasarawa

October 17, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Gunmen have invaded Mararaba Akunza the host community of the federal University of Lafia in Nasarawa state and kidnapped two students of the University. The Nasarawa state Police Public Relations office (PPRO) ASP Nansel Ramhan confirmed this to Blueprint on Sunday. He said the gunmen had between 7:00 and 8:00 pm on Saturday, invaded the University community with heavy gunshot Read More

Independence: NSCDC boss calls for renewed mindset, intelligence against insecurity

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, has emphasized on the need for continued tolerance of each other’s differences and mutual co-existence as a people who are united in diversity and reselient in the face of daunting challenges to our continued survival as one unified entity.  He advocated for a renewed mindset and provision of actionable intelligence to keep Nigeria safe Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

October 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle and Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

Osun warns herdsmen agaisnt violating anti-open grazing law

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government Wednesday met with leaders of Fulani and warmed them against violating the new anti-open grazing law. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting with Fulani leaders and herdsmen in the 30 local government including the area office, in Osogbo, the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, advised the herders to obey the law Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Int’l Peace Day: NWMN charges govt on security

September 21, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian Women Mediators Network (NWMN) has expressed deep concerns over what it termed “exacerbating insecurity, threats to life, properties and wanton loss of lives across the six geopolitical zones in the country. This was contained in a statement by its management to commemorate the International Day of Peace with the theme: “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. The Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

X-raying military’s renewed onslaught against bandits

September 17, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

The federal government recently shut down telecom services in Zamfara to enable security agencies to flush out bandits and other criminal elements terrorising the state. BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report examines the successes of the military’s offensive.      For many years, some states in the North-west of Nigeria have been facing myriads of security challenges, ranging from armed group violence Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

‘DSS charged with detection, prevention of crimes against Nigeria’s internal security’

September 6, 2021 Chizoba a Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Service (DSS) has restated that the service was primarily charged with the detection and prevention, within Nigeria, any crime against the internal security of the country. The Service is also saddled with the role of protection and preservation of all non-military classified matters and such other responsibilities affecting internal security or as may be directed by Read More

2 killed as gunmen kidnap bizman in Plateau

September 3, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed that two people were killed at Mararaba Pushit, Mangu local government area, home town of the Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden. The gunmen were said to have kidnapped a businessman beside a Church in the town, just as the people who lost their live were identified as Simon Bakshak and Ibrahim lliya of Read More

Bauchi gov can calm PDP storm, northern youth leaders tell Obasanjo

August 30, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), an umbrella of 42 Arewa groups, has called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other Nigerian leaders to prevail on the Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, to clam the storm within the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was contained in a statement, signed by NYLF President, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, dated Sunday Read More