Boko Haram: Rejig your security architecture, AAC tells FG

June 18, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

  The African Action Congress (AAC) has called for immediate re-jiging of the nation’s security architecture to save the lives of the citizens killed on a daily basis by the Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.  National chairman of the party, Dr Leonard Nzenwa, made this call Thursday in a statement and expressed worry over unabated killings. He said the dastardly acts Read More

Northern coalition group leader arrested over Katsina protest

June 17, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Chairman Board of Trustees of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Nastura Ashir Sharif, has been arrested following the protest over killings in Katsina state.The Coalition Spokesman, AbdulAzeez Suleiman, who confirmed the arrest in a statement said Sharif was arrested in Katsina and taken to Police Headquarters in Abuja. According to Suleiman, “The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) hereby confirms Read More

Banditry: APC yet to account for its 2019 election ‘mercenaries’

June 15, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again blamed the incessant killings of vulnerable Nigerians by insurgents and bandits on ‘mercenaries’ that were allegedly mobilized by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 Presidential election. The party alleged those killings in Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Kogi, Taraba states respectively and other parts of the country were committed by agents Read More

Tambuwal to meet Buhari over incessant Sokoto killings

May 28, 2020 Sidi A. Umar 0

The governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, will soon meet President Mohammed Buhari over the incessant killings in Sabon Birni and other local government areas in the state   This was contained in a press release issued Thursday and made available to newsmen by special  adviser to the governor on media and public affairs, Malam Mohammed Bell, in Sabon Read More

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Insecurity: Persistent prayers’ll bring peace to Nigeria – Bishop Onaga

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Catholic bishop of Enugu Diocese, Dr. Callistus Onaga has expressed optimism that Nigeria will triumph in the prevailing insecurity in the land that has resulted in killings, kidnappings raping and armed banditry. He said the only way for Nigerians to triumph over the insecurity is prayers for divine intervention. “We should be persistent in prayers that peace will return to Read More

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NANPF’ takes to street, demand justice for slain Remo player, Kazeem

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers NANPF’, has concluded plans to stage a protest march to the offices of the Inspector General of Police, the National House of Assembly and the Nigeria Football Federation in Abuja on the 2nd of March 2020 to protest the killing  of one of her members, Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Assistant Captain and Read More

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Nigeria’s uncelebrated men of valour

January 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The past few years have not been entirely benign. The nation has been faced with nightmares that could never have been imagined long before now. It is no news that the country is at war – against terrorism. Boko Haram began its rebellion against the government in 2009, on the premise of creating an Islamic state. Since then, the country has Read More

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Commonwealth medical association wants security for healthcare professionals

December 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA)  Thursday called  on the federal government to improve security to prevent the killings and kidnappings  of medical doctors and other health professionals in the country.   President of CMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, made the call in a condolence message to  the family of late Professor  Jerome Elusiyan who was killed while returning from the  Ambrose Read More

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ACF condemns aid workers’ killing by terrorists

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has condemned the killing of aid workers by the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno. The aid workers were abducted by terrorists in July 2019 on their way to a remote community in the North-east to provide humanitarian support to victims of Boko Haram violence. This was contained in a statement signed by the national publicity Read More

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Northern Christian elders condemn Taraba killing, urge sustained prayers

August 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) Sunday lamented the growing insecurity situation in Northern parts of Nigeria, and solicit for sustained prayers to end the attacks and killings. NOSCEF also condemned the ongoing crisis between the Jukun and Tiv ethnic nationalities that has resulted to killing of two students and a staff of the Federal University of Wukari in Read More

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Police to Army: You got it wrong on slain policemen

August 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has taken a swipe at the Nigeria Army over the killing of its officers by a soldier in Taraba state. Force Public Relations Officer DCP Frank Mba faulted the explanation offered by the army in a statement, Thursday night, titled: Setting The Record Straight –Where Is The “Rescued” Notorious Kidnapper Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume? Mba Read More

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NECAS and its empowerment programmes in Yobe

July 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Recently, the North-East Commodity Association (NECAS) flagged-off the distribution of 100 tractors to farmers. MUSA M BUBA writes on how the scheme is empowering farmers in Yobe state. It is said that every crisis comes with its challenges which range from displacements, killings, among others. It is therefore the same with the Boko Haram insurgency that crippled economic activities in Read More

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NANS protest xenophobic killings, close down DSTV, MTN

July 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) Thursday staged a protest over the continuous murder of Nigerian citizens in South Africa. The students also closed down Summit Communication, the main agent of DSTV and MTN offices in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. The association, led by its Deputy Zonal Coordinator, Aba Owoicho Aba said they were out to condemn the Read More

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Insecurity: Obj’s open letter vindicates us- PDP

July 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the worsening insecurity in the country, vindicates its position on the situation in Nigeria. PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Monday, described the open letter as patriotic, momentous and captures the apprehensions of majority of Nigerians across board. Read More

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Suspected Herdsmen invade Kogi communities, kill 7 in separate attacks.

June 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen allegedly invaded koton-karfi and Onzo communities in Kogi local government council of Kogi State, killing seven persons and inflicting injuries on many Blueprint reliably gathered that the two separate attack occurred in the  early hours of Tuesday at about 2am to 3am. Source in Koto-Karfe , said the herdsmen have been hidden in a mountain Read More

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Insecurity: Etsu Nupe urges prayers

May 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, said prayers remained the most plausible solutions to the seemingly intractable security and other related challenges in the country.  “The seemingly intractable security challenges as epitomised in Boko Haram insurgency and the upsurge of armed banditry, kidnappings would be overcome through ceaseless and fervent prayers by Muslims in this holy month of Ramadan,” the Read More

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Aftermath of Easter: Reps to probe killing of Boys Brigade in Gombe

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to investigate the killing of 11 members of the Boys Brigade during an Easter procession in Gombe State.This came following a motion sponsored under matters of urgent public importance by Chairman of the House Committee on Electoral and Political Parties matters, Hon. Aishatu Dukku. Its committee on internal affairs has been mandated to carry Read More

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The untold story of gold mining in Zamfara state

April 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

There are many dimensions to the gold mining business in Zamfara state which are not in public domain. SANUSI MUHAMMAD in this report reveals some details. Gold mining in Zamfara state has became a source of income not only to some persons in the state but  thousands of people from neighbouring states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina and Kaduna. However, findings Read More

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Ooni’s queen decries kidnapping, Killings in Nigeria

April 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

Wife of the Ooni of Ife and founder of En-heralds Ministry, Prophetess Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi, has added her voice in condemning the high incidence of kidnapping and killings in the country. Oueen Ogunwusi challenged the religious leaders in the country to work harder in order to reduce the ugly development. The wife of the Yoruba monarch said faith remained one of the Read More

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At Kaduna, Stakeholders proffer solution to kidnapping, banditry in Zamfara, other states

April 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President of United Church of Christ In Nations (HEKAN), Reverend Amos G. Kiri and Chairman, North-East Development Commission, Gen. Paul Tarfa (retd) have called for improved synergy among security agencies as solution to kidnapping, armed banditry and others crimes in Nigeria.   Kidnapping, armed banditry and cattle rustling have become rampant in parts of the country leading to loss of several Read More

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Timi Frank demands sack of Service Chiefs over killings, banditry, others

April 7, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to account for the $1 billion he illegally withdrew from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to purportedly fight insecurity in view of the increasing spate of killings, banditry and kidnapping across the country. Frank, in a statement in Abuja Read More

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ACF worried over kidnapping, killings in North

April 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has lamented the increasing spate of kidnapping and killings in the country, particularly in the North, while calling for deployment of troops to affected states to go after the bandits.  The Northern socio-cultural group, who urged the Federal Government to re-examine its security apparatus, increase the number of police personnel and provide equipment and other logistic to Read More

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Nigeria is like Afghanistan, a country haunted by the blood of innocents, it can’t make progress by Fredrick Nwabufo

April 2, 2019 Editorial II 0

The life of a cat in Europe is much more valuable and protected than the life of a Nigerian living in Nigeria.  In fact, there is a European convention for the protection of pet animals. Article 3 of this convention states: “Nobody shall cause a pet animal unnecessary pain, suffering or distress. Nobody shall abandon a pet animal.” Really, there is Read More

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Reject el-Rufai on Saturday, Maraya tells voters

March 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Sheikh Halliru Maraya, a Kaduna based Islamic Scholar and former adviser on religious affairs to former Governor Ramalan Yero Monday appealed to people of Kaduna state to come on Saturday and vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Alhaji Isa Ashiru Kudan. He dismissed as baseless rumours in Kaduna state that the deputy governorship candidate of PDP, Sunday Marshal Read More