Media house owners, public should rise in defence of journalism – NUJ

November 8, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

  Chairman Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Cross River Council, Mrs Eme Offiong, has appealed to the general public, publishers and owners of media houses to always rise in defence of the Journalism practice. Mrs Offiong who spoke during a local radio, HIt FM programme, monitored in Calabar, Monday, lamented that Journalists were being subjected to Read More

Music star addresses ‘police impunity’ through music

October 24, 2021 Idachaba Eleojo Sunny 0

Exploring the notoriety of some law enforcement officers, their unchecked impunity and flagrant violation of the rights of Nigerians, a music artiste, Ibejii, takes the world on a journey in his newly released EP, ‘Intermission’. The six-track project is a collection of songs with themes relating to the problems of Nigerian youth who have openly expressed their dissatisfaction through protests Read More

APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

NDLEA seizes 56,000kg of cannabis sativa in Kogi

September 30, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state command, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized 56,223.824kg of cannabis sativa through the efforts of its patrol operation in the last one year. The command also decorated 18 officers who were promoted to new ranks.The state NDLEA commander, Alfred Adewumi, stated this Thursday at the launching of War Against Drug Abuse (WADA), and decoration of Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

NDA invasion: Who defends the Defender?

August 31, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

Three weeks ago in this space, we mused on the topic: “Abba Kyari: Why are Nigerians acting surprised?” It was informed by the twist that having seen the endemic corrupt practices within the rank and file of our police force, Nigerians still expressed surprises at the allegations by U.S intelligent police that DCP Abba Kyari was accessory to Hushpuppi’s crimes. Read More

NDLEA nabbed 8,000 drug traffickers, secured 1,800 convictions in 6 months – Marwa

August 31, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd) has said the Agency has arrested over 8, 000 suspected drug traffickers and secured 1,800 convictions in the last 6 months across the nation. Marwa made the disclosure when he led his team to Badawa community in Nassarawa LGA Kano on awareness campaign as Read More

2023: Nigeria needs a leader with broad worldview- Tambuwal

August 23, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, has declared that in 2023, Nigeria would need a leader with a broad worldview and not a parochial and provincial politician. He also noted that the nation needed an incorruptible leader who understood that the best way to fight corruption is by personal examples and Read More

IGP Baba, Sierra Leonean counterpart sign agreement to improve policing

August 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, Tuesday, signed a cooperation agreement with his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Dr Ambrose Michael Sovula, in a bilateral policing engagement targeted at deepening and consolidating relationship between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in core areas of policing. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a Read More

NDLEA intercepts bandits, seizes heavy weapons in Katsina, Benue

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested three armed bandits – Adamu Shehu, Tukur Mohammed and Ibrahim Suleiman while on an attack mission in Katsina state, with three AK 47 rifles among other dangerous items recovered them. This is even as a heavy weapon manufacturer, Celestine Chidiebere Christian, has been arrested with a high calibre G3 Read More

How radical sermons fuel insurgency

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Everyone, including the government and military top brass, is seeking an end to insurgency and militancy in the land to enable peace to reign. As part of the solution-seeking measures, there have been calls for the regulation of radical sermons by the two major religions in the country. IDACHABA SUNNY ELEOJO writes. It was Karl Marx who once described religion 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

Insecurity: Gov Bello urges Nigerians to support FG

July 20, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has charged Nigerians to be proactive in supporting government to tackle security challenges bedeviling the nation. Governor Bello gave the charge Tuesday at his country home in Agassa , Okene local government area of Kogi state, shortly after the Eid-prayer to mark Eid- El- Kabir Muslims celebration. He stated that the issues of Read More

EFCC launches App for online reporting of crimes

July 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, launched an app, Eagle Eye, designed to ease the process of reporting economic and financial crimes in Nigeria. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said while the Chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, while speaking during the launch, described the app as a product Read More

Clampdown on Yoruba nation protesters unfortunate -Ekiti NBA

July 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikere-Ekiti branch, has described as unfortunate the clampdown on Saturday’s peaceful protest by the Yoruba nation agitators in Lagos. The body, after condemning the police invasion, described the act as antithetical and unknown to any democratic settings across the globe. Speaking through its chairperson at the 2021 press week of the branch with the theme, Read More

Recruitment: NDLEA releases names of successful Nigerians, tells candidates what next to do

July 4, 2021 Editor 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has completed their recruitment processes. Already, the agency has released the final list of successful candidates for the 2019 exercise for Narcotic Officer cadre and the first of three batches for the Narcotic Assistant cadre. According to head of media and publicity of the agency, Femi Babafemi, all successful candidates are to report Read More

NASFAT warns on consequences of drug abuse

June 29, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT) commemorating the international Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking has warned youth and the general public of the inherent dangers of drug abuse. NASFAT chief missioner, Imam Morufu Onike Azeez, while speaking at a webinar to mark the day said, Islam enjoins us to run away from whatever will distort our thinking ability, adding that drug Read More

Implement laws against torture, groups urge FG

June 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The federal government has been called upon to ensure effective implementation of the laws on torture focusing on prevention, protection, accountability and access to justice and rehabilitation services to victims of torture. The call was contained in a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) in collaboration with 16 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Forum Read More

NDLEA arrests 363 drug consumers, dealers in Jigawa

June 28, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has nabbed 363 people suspected to be illicit drug consumers and dealers in Jigawa state from June 2020 to date. The state commander of the agency, Hajiya Maryam Gambo announced this Saturday on the occasion of the 2021 World Drugs Day, which took place at the command’s headquarters in Dutse, the state capital. Read More

Chidinma/Ataga saga: Otive, Marwa, others warn on drug abuse

June 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Public health experts and anti-substance abuse campaigners, have warned of the dangers of drug abuse which is traceable to the tragedy that occurred between Usifo Ataga and Chidinma Ojukwu recently in Lagos . The anti- substance abuse campaigners who gave the warning on Saturday in Abuja in commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also cautioned Read More

Drug abuse major cause of insecurity in Nigeria – Marwa

June 18, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has identified drug abuse as the major cause of the nation’s security and called on critical stakeholders to support the agency to tackle the menace. The chairman of the agency, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd.), who stated this on Friday in Lokoja at a stakeholders’ meeting on the fight against drug trafficking and Read More

NBA condemns EFCC brutality, demands justice for member

June 10, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abuja Branch (Unity Bar), has condemned in strong terms the brutal treatment and ill reception of the chairman, Makurdi branch, Mr. Justin Gbagir, by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A signed statement by its secretary, Prince Adebiyi Adetosoye, demanded that the officers responsible for the brutality be brought to book, while Read More

UNGASS: Nigeria seeks simplified procedures for assets recovery, return

June 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Nigeria has called for the simplification of evidentiary requirements and other mutual legal assistance procedures to enhance international cooperation and facilitate timely recovery and return of stolen assets. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, stated this while presenting Nigeria’s statement at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly Special Session on corruption in New York, Read More