TUC wants FG to end insecurity in Nigeria

August 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called on the federal government as a matter of urgency to stop the senseless killings of Nigerians by bandits in the country. The congress in a statement jointly signed by TUC President Comrade Quadri Olaleye and  General Secretary Musa Lawal described as unacceptable the level of insecurity in the country, urging the Read More

Borno: In Zulum’s shoes, what else would you do?

August 13, 2020 Isa Gusau 0

Before reacting to that question-headline, please, take a little while to walk in the ‘shoes’ of Borno governor, Professor Babagana Umar Zulum. A few persons have been writing to condemn what they perceive as Zulum’s political incorrectness. They refer to the governor’s expression of concern over ceaseless killings of the people he serves and swore to protect; and on gun Read More

Troops arrest 8 suspects over Kaduna killings

August 11, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops of Operation Safe Haven in charge of maintaining peace in Plateau State, parts of Bauchi, and Southern Kaduna on Monday said eight persons have been arrested in connection with the killings in Southern Kaduna. The Commander of the OPSH, Sector 7, Colonel David Nwankonobi, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Kafanchan headquarters of Sector 7 on Monday. He Read More

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Gunmen invade Kano community, kill 2

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kano state police command on Tuesday confirmed the killing of two persons by suspected gunmen who on Monday night attacked Bagwai village, Bagwai local government area of the state. The spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the development to newsmen Tuesday. He said the gunmen stormed the area, shooting sporadically at persons by roadside shops, injuring three, of which two Read More

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Ex-army corporal arraigned for killing okada man in Aba

August 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Abia state police command Wednesday arraigned an ex-army corporal, Ajayi Johnson who allegedly killing an okada rider at Umuokereke in Obingwa LGA. The crime was allegedly committed on 7th August, 2019.  In a charge sheet number U/587/2019 holding in the Magistrate Court 1, of Abia state, Nigeria, in the Umuahia North Magisterial District, the Police said that Ajayi Johnson, male, Read More

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Murder: Court remands man for killing father

August 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 Minna Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 40-year-old man, Bisso Aminu, who allegedly killed his father, be remanded in prison custody, pending legal advice. Magistrate Binta Rijau, who declined to take his plea because her court lacked jurisdiction, ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send a copy to the office of the Niger Director of Public Read More

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Anita Akpason: Why we’re dragging Police to court-Family

October 17, 2018 Editorial III 0

The family of former Minister of Finance, Mrs Nenadi Usman, have dragged the Nigeria Police Force, to court over last Saturday’s night killing of their daughter, Ms Anita Akapson, by a police personnel, in Gwarimpa Area of Abuja. This is as the family has also demanded for an independent prosecutor to handle the prosecution of the officers involved in the Read More

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Stop justifying Bayelsa killing, APC tells Gov. Dickson

May 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress, Bayelsa State chapter, has condemned as callous the attempts by the government of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to justify Tuesday’s killing of protesters by the police in Amassoma on the excuse that the victims were cultists and hoodlums. In a statement made available to blueprint on Thursday in Yenagoa by the State Publicity Secretary Mr Doifie Read More

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Northern Christians urge Buhari to secure Dapchi girl’s release

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently seek the release of the remaining Dapchi girl” and to halt the herdsmen’s killings across the country. This is just as the nongovernmental body said that the criticism against the recent comments credited to former defence minister and elder statesman, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), was Read More

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Killings: FG absolves herdsmen, says govt hasn’t protected them enough

January 8, 2018 Blueprint 1

The federal government has said that the inability of government to pay attention to herdsmen and cow farming in the country, unlike others, has largely contributed and resulted to a threat against the farmers. The government however, expressed concerns that the current trend of clashes between the herdsmen and famers was dangerous for the country. Speaking on Monday in Abuja, Read More

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Buhari commiserates with Ortom over Benue killings

January 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state over the reported killings, injury of several persons and wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo local governments of the state in the New Year. While expressing immense sadness at the “wicked and callous” attacks on even innocent children, the President assured the governor and people of Read More

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Call heldsmen to order or we go to war, Benue APC tells Buhari

January 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Benue state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed dissatisfaction over the killing of over 20 people in the state, allegedly papeltrated by the Fulani herdsmen as an invitation of civil War. In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, state chairman of the party Comrade Abba Yaro, described the killing as an attempt to spark Read More

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Buhari condemns religious killings

January 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said the present administration would investigate and bring to book all perpetrators of mayhem across the country, reiterating that no religion or civilised culture tolerates violence, especially the taking of another life. Speaking at separate meetings with with the Qadiriyya Muslim Movement in Africa and the Izalatul-Bid’a-Wa-Iqamatus-Sunnah at the State House in Abuja, the Read More

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Police kills 13year old over argument in Bayelsa

October 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

A Police Corporal attached to the Bayelsa State Government Friday shot dead a 13 years old Senior Secondary School (SSS) student , Mr. Tomizibe Johnson, over what witnesses say was a mere argument. The incidence happened in Kpansia Community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the State. The trigger happy cop, identified as Corporal David Napoleon is attached to Department of Read More