Police nab 39, recover 2 RPGS, 13 AK47 rifles, 58 wraps of dynamite

August 17, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested 39 suspects for murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, arms trafficking, and cybercrime. Parading the suspects, Monday at the office of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, said some of the exhibits recovered from the suspects are two RPG launchers, 13 AK47 rifles, four locally made pistols, 58 wraps of dynamite, 769 AK47 live ammunition, 14 AK47 magazines, 30 live cartridges, mobile Read More

Real reason insecurity persists in Nigeria – Sanusi

August 15, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has blamed insecurity and 70% of Nigeria challenges on its parlous economy, noting that Nigeria has retrogressed in its GDP and purchasing power parity to what it was 40 years ago.  Speaking in a colloquium to mark his 60th birthday anniversary on Saturday in Kaduna, the former CBN Governor said Nigeria’s economic downturn between Read More

2023: North, South on collision course over zoning

‘…Zoning primitive, normative mindset’ …Let’s jettison it – Arewa Forum ‘…For fairness, unity, South should be next’ …It’ll remain recurring decimal if… – Don …We should think about our future, not zoning – NGO One of the dominant discourses in Nigeria’s political terrain these days is the issue of which region of the country should produce the president in 2023. However, the issue Read More

Hijrah: University Don, monarch lament insecurity, call for self-protection

August 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Muslims in Osun state Monday lamented incessant killings and kidnapping in the country, calling on community leaders to provide security in their abodes.  The Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo, Prof. Hamid Sanni, and the the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRasheed Olabomi, spoke at the Hijrah 1443 celebration in Osogbo, the state capital.  In his lecture titled “Insecurity Level in Nigeria, Tilting Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

In Kaduna, troops foil 2 kidnap attempts, rescue 6

August 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have foiled a kidnap attempt and rescued five occupants of a commercial vehicle along Badde-Ungwan Ayaba-Keffi road. They also rescued a motorist from suspected kidnappers along Fanock-Kyayya-Keffi road. The troops foiled both kidnap attempts along the two roads in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, according to a statement signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

Nigeria is underestimating it enemies

July 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

last week, I was glad to see the news of our resilient and skilled pilot who did not only survive a plane crash but also applied survival mechanisms and unmatched experience to escape death from the people who shot down his plane.Nevertheless, I find myself lost in thought and analysis of the whole scenario and circumstances which pronounced fear and Read More

Insecurity: FCT monarch calls for collaboration among traditional rulers

July 27, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Chairman, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Council of Traditional Rulers and Onah of Abaji, HRH Adamu Baba Yunusa, has called for closer cooperation between community leaders across the six geopolitical zones in the effort to find solutions to the spate of insecurity in the country.He made the remarks on Tuesday while delivering his Sallah message during an interaction with newsmen at Read More

Domestic violence, kidnapping and climate change

July 26, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Recent discourse on domestic violence, kidnapping, and climate change came to the fore. For domestic violence, stakeholders have suggested ways and measures aimed at ridding Nigeria of domestic violence. They have called on victims of such dastardly acts to speak up for them to be protected rather than keeping the burden to themselves alone. The contributors said victims of domestic Read More

Niger police arrest couple for ‘self-kidnapping’

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The police command in Niger has arrested a man, Mohammed Mohammed, and his wife, Sadiya, for alleged conspiracy and self-kidnapping. The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement in Minna on Friday. He said that the couple who are residents of Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state were arrested on July 22, in Read More

Expose sponsors of criminality in Bauchi, APC challenges Bala

July 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the recent statement credited to the state governor Bala Mohammed who claimed that he knows the people that are busy bringing criminals to the state asking him to expose them. Recall that Bala had accused Bauchi state politicians based in Abuja of sponsoring criminality, kidnappings and stealings Read More

How Covid-19 threatened girl-child education in Northern Nigeria

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The girl-child education is faced with numerous challenges especially in northern Nigeria where economic barriers, social cultural norms and practices, among other factors, discourage parents/guardians from enrolling the girl-child in formal education. A recent report by UNICEF indicates that one in every five of the world’s out-of- school children is in Nigeria, of which many are girls. Another recent report Read More

kidnapping: FOMWAN commends FG, appeals for security in schools

July 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has commended the federal government efforts in tackling insecurity and appealed for more actions to further curb the issues of kidnapping, banditry and other insurgency to prevent education bankruptcy and food insecurity. FOMWAN stated this in a communique jointly signed by its National Amirah, Hajiya Halima Jubril and chairperson, National Education Read More

Court sentences 2 cops, 3 others to death for kidnapping cattle dealer

July 16, 2021 Uko Etim, 0

The Akwa Ibom state High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene presided over by Justice Eno Isangedighi has sentenced two police officers and three others to death for kidnapping an Uyo-based cattle dealer, Alhaji Muhammad Umar Barkindo. The condemned police officers are Corporal Friday Udo, a native of Ikot Inyang in Oruk Anam local government area and Corporal Saturday Okorie of Read More

Medical outreach: COAS tasks Nigerians to provide information to security agencies

July 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

As part of activities marking the 2021 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL), the Nigerian Army (NA) on Monday conducted medical outreach at Mpape community, Bwari Area Council in Abuja.The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya who flag off outreach, said aside its constitutional roles, the Army carries out humanitarian services to its host communities at intervals.According to him, Read More

Attack on Schools: NSCDC releases survey, laments high vulnerability nationwide

June 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students in schools from different parts of the country, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has conducted a vulnerability survey of all schools in the country according to the six geopolitical zones, states, senatorial districts and local governments. The NSCDC boss, Dr. Ahmed Audi, made the revelation while briefing Corps Read More

NCNE moves to adapt curriculum for education of farmers, pastoralists, others

June 21, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE), has held a five-day workshop to review and adapt curriculum guides for the education of pastoralists and migrant fisher-folk and farmers in four subject areas, including History, Islamic Religious Studies, Christian Religious Studies and National Values. Addressing participants at the workshop on Monday in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of NCNE, Prof. Bashir Usman, Read More

BAFEM CUP 2021: Football best way out of insecurity – Bamisile

June 20, 2021 Hakeem Busari 0

…As competition kicks off in Ekiti Title sponsor of the 2021 BAFEM CUP Rt.Honourable Femi Bamisile, has said that football is one of the tools in solving Nigeria’s insecurity issues. While speaking to journalists at the kick of the BAFEM CUP on Friday at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado Ekiti, Bamisile stated that football as a unifying factor, should be Read More

Kidnap suspects petition Buhari, IGP, demand case transfer to Abuja

June 18, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Three brothers held by the Nasarawa state Police Command, on the allegation of kidnapping, have accused the latter of demanding N35 million from them to secure their freedom. The brothers, Alhaji Bawa Adamu, Abdullahi Adamu and Ibrahim Bawa, who said they were arrested on April 15 by the police, following information by two police informants that they were involved in Read More