APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

Pictures, video of mass burial not connected to our operations ― DHQ

September 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Sunday dismissed trending gory pictures and videos of a mass burial of persons purportedly to have been killed in the ongoing military operations in the North-west and North-central geographical zones of the country. In a statement made available by the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj.-Gen Benjamin Sawyer, the military described the claim as false Read More

Breaking: Fear grips many as gunmen assasinate Anambra monarch, driver

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

There is rising tension in Aguleri, a popular community in Anambra state after its traditional ruler, HRH Abakpulu Anamco, and his driver were killed by gunmen suspected to be hired assassins. The unfortunate incident which reportedly happened on Friday afternoon has already flooded the social media. While the traditional ruler was seen lying dead outside his silver colour Toyota Prado Read More

LG congress: APC group denies irregularities in Benue chapter

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of patriotic APC members in Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Benue state on the aiges of Likeminds, has frowned at a report  published by an online alleging irregularities in the last Local Government Area congress in the state The report, which quoted unknown sources, had claimed that the consensus APC Chairman for Ado Local Government Area Hon. 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

Bloodbath in kogi community as gunmen kills 4, injure scores

September 1, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Four persons were in the late hours of Tuesday night allegedly killed and scores injured by unknown gunmen that attacked Bagana community in Omala local Government Area of kogi state. An eyewitness who cheated death told our correspondent that the gunmen invaded a provision shop located in the heart of the village and opened fire killing four persons on the Read More

Nekede Poly admits 5,000 students for 2021/22 academic year

September 1, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri has admitted more than 5,000 freshers for the 2021/2022 academic session. During it’s 43rd Matriculation ceremony Tuesday, the Rector, Engr. Dr.Michael Chidiebere Arimanwa charged the freshers to concentrate on what their parents and guardians sent them to school to do within the minimum time span, starting from their very  first lectures to show serious commitment Read More

Insecurity: Another 2 farmers killed in Osun

August 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Barely two weeks that five farmers were killed in Toro village, Modakeke, two farmers have been killed in Alapata, another village in Modakeke. A man and a woman whose identities yet unknown, were said to be working in their farm when the assailants murdered them. It was gathered that another person who was in the farm very close to where Read More

Breaking: Fresh crisis erupts in Jos, Lalong re-imposes 24-hour curfew

August 25, 2021 Editorial III 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has reinstated the 24-hour curfew earlier relaxed in Jos North Local Government Area following growing tensions arising from the attack on Yelwa Zangam village where many people were killed and properties destroyed.A statement by Director of Press & Public Affairs to the governor Makut Simon Macham Wednesday, the 24 hour will come into force Read More

Letter to Kannywood film industry

August 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The establishment of Kannywood industry was to exhibit the Hausa culture and traditions through drama, as well as to pass other relevant information concerning day-to-day activities.The nature of Kannywood movies today contains zero messages, the movies portray negative messages that are injurious and harmful to especially the youth who are fond of watching the industry’s movies daily. To hit the Read More

How we settled Ife/Modakeke crisis – Col Bamigboye

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The last military administrator in Osun state, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, Tuesday disclosed that he settled Ife/Modakeke crisis with prayer. He described Osun as a complex society that is not easy to govern because of the level of exposure of people of the state. Speaking on a private radio station “Rave fm” in Osogbo, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Read More

Soldiers deployed to Ife/Modakeke over killing of 5 farmers

August 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Soldiers have been deployed to restore normalcy in Modakeke and Ile-ife following the killings of five farmers and subsequent protest that greeted the killings, Blueprint has reliably gathered.  It was leanrt that the soldiers arrived Modakeke around 6:30pm and moved round the town.  The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, had earlier led policemen to the palace of Ogunsua of Modakeke Read More

IBB survived more coups than any leader in Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida has been described as a leader who survived more coups than any other leader in Nigeria and one whose intellectual capacity was evident on the way he handled security matters while presiding the affairs of this nation. A business mogul and a close ally of General Babangida, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in a statement in honour Read More

Police arrest IPOB chief priest, recover explosives, others

August 11, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Imo Police Command says it is on record that the remnants of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) now patronize spiritual churches for fortification. This is contained in a press statement issued to newsmen and signed by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, Tuesday.  According to him, the patronage to spiritual churches was confirmed on 4/8/2021, at about 1820 hours, while  interrogating suspects arrested Read More

Osun: Court jails 6 for murder, possession of human parts

August 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun state magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, Tuesday remanded six persons for alleged murder and unlawful possession of human parts.  The defendants, Ifaseun Afolabi (40), Ifadare Afolabi (38), Badmus Shakiru (29), Adeleke Kabiru (38), Oloyede Maruf (39) and Oseni Mukaila (32), were arraigned by the police on six count charges of conspiracy, murder, unlawful possession of 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

Cholera: Bauchi flags off free oral vaccination

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of cholera that killed several people in Bauchi state in recent time, the state Governor Bala Mohammed, Wednesday flagged off free oral vaccination against the plague. The governor while flagging off the exercise at the Banquet Hall of Government House Bauchi, directed health authorities in the state to also treat cholera patients free of charge. He said Read More

Youth leader killed, others injured as cultists clash in Akwa Ibom

July 28, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Suspected cultists numbering about 18 have shot dead the Youths’ President of Atai Ibiaku community in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. It was gathered that the cultists killed one Comrade Edet Ibanga, shot and fatally injured some tenants in a rented apartment occupied mostly by students of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) along Urua Ekpa Road. Speaking Read More

PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

PGF boss calls for review of APC manifesto to strengthen national unity

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has called for the review of manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen political initiatives for national unity.  The PGF boss made the call amidst the challenge of national unity facing Nigeria. According to him, the big question is whether the Read More

Cult war claims 10 persons in Asaba

July 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

No fewer than 10 persons have been killed in Asaba, Delta state, as rival cult groups, Aromate and black axe confraternities engaged in reprisal attacks. There was palpable tension in Asaba metropolis especially the affected areas as fear gripped residents. Details of the incident was sketchy as at press time but a reliable source said trouble trouble began following the Read More

Troops kill 11 terrorists, recover arms, petroleum products

July 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Sunday says troops Operation HADIN KAI have killed 11 Boko Haram terrorists and recover arms, ammunitions and a truck of petroleum products in the North-east.Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu who stated this in a statement, said the feat was achieved in three separate operations The statement reads in parts: “Troops of 82 Division Task Read More

Security agencies now speaking language bandits, IPOB, others understand- APC group

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress on the platform of APC Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) said peace has gradually returning to the country because the security agencies are now speaking the languages understood by bandits, terrorists and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorising the nation. The group said “the fear that has gripped the nation Read More

Immigration boss shot dead in Imo

June 1, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Chief Provost of Nigerian Immigration Service in Imo state, Okiemute Mrere, has been killed by gunmen. Mrere was killed on Saturday night on Owerri- Port Harcourt Road in Owerri and his body discovered in a bush on Sunday morning. Mrere was said to be riding an Immigrations Hilux van when he was intercepted by his assailants and shot at Read More