Breaking: Again, explosion hits Taraba as terrorist strikes Military base

May 11, 2022 Editor 0

Few weeks after terrorists’ attack rattled Jalingo, another explosion has reportedly occured within the capital of Taraba state. This is after a passerby suspected to be a terrorist threw a bomb into a military base located within Jalingo on Tuesday night. Blueprint gathered that the terrorist threw the explosive through the fence with of casualties yet to be ascertained. The Read More

Russia loses 8 top military generals in Ukraine

April 18, 2022 Mirror 0

Vladimir Putin’s eighth top general has died in the war with Ukraine, with a funeral service taking place this week. Russian forces admitted that Major General Vladimir Frolov had been killed, saying he ‘died a heroic death in battle’. It comes after the flagship Russian warship the Moskva sunk in the Black Sea, which Ukraine claims was due to a missile strike. Despite Read More

Group condemns call for CDS, CDI’s sack

April 7, 2022 Editor 0

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development, has described as dubious and vain attempts to cash on Nigeria’s tragedy by those calling for the sack of the Chief of Defense Staff and Chief of Defense Intelligence. In a press release jointly signed by Conveners of the group, Dr. Adamu Muhammad and Hon. Read More

CSO condemns media attacks on military, upbeat on insurgents’ final defeat

March 12, 2022 Editor 0

The Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development (CCSPSND) has decried the rate of media criticism against the military saying it smacks of patriotism sponsored by enemies of the state. The CCSPSND’s position is coming days after a group, Peace and conflict Resolution initiative and Alliance for Justice and Peace, had taken a swipe against the military Read More

Breaking: Uneasy calm as Military announce full takeover of power in Burkina Faso over ‘insecurity’

January 25, 2022 BBC 0

The military in Burkina Faso says it has seized power and overthrown President Roch Kaboré. The announcement was made on state television by an army officer, who cited the deteriorating security situation for the military takeover. Mr Kaboré had faced growing discontent over his failure to stem an Islamist insurgency. His whereabouts are unclear, but the officer said that all Read More

COAS to enhance operational effectiveness of soldiers through trainings

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, Tuesday in Bauchi reaffirmed his commitment towards achieving his mission of enhancing the operational effectiveness of officers and men of the army through training and retraining for better service delivery. The army chief stated this while speaking at the closing ceremony of the live firing exercise to round up the Read More

Coup: DHQ debunks Naija News House report

November 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Sunday debunked a report by an online medium Naija News House that it warned politicians and officers against a coup. A statement by Acting Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, described the publication as a handiwork of mischief makers and enemies of the state. He said the military is apolitical and would not hesitate Read More

Breaking: Ex-Military governor in Delta, Cross River is dead

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

A former Military administrator of Delta and Cross River states, Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (Rtd), has died. Kefas served as administrator of both states at different times under General Sani Abacha who was then Nigeria’s President. Blueprint reports that Kefas, passed on on a day Nigeria marked her 61st anniversary of independence. Details loading…

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Breaking: Power sharing tussle tears Taliban leaders apart

September 15, 2021 BBC 0

A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban just days after they set up a new government in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials told the BBC. Supporters of two rival factions reportedly brawled at the presidential palace in the capital Kabul. The argument appeared to centre on who did the most to secure victory over the US, and how Read More

Breaking: Ex-Rivers state governor is dead

September 6, 2021 Editor 0

Former military Administrator of Rivers State, Brigadier General Anthony Ukpo, is dead. Brigadier General Anthony Ukpo, a former information minister during General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida’s regime died Monday morning. Close ally, Leonard Anyogu, who is the secretary of the Ogoja State Creation Committee which was chaired by Ukpo, confirmed the former military administrator’s death. Details loading…

Breaking: Gunmen invade palace, abduct traditional ruler in Niger

September 5, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Gunmen have reportedly abducted the Wawa of Wawa, a traditional ruler in Borgu local government area of Niger state, Dr Mahmud Ahmed Alivu from his palace.  The traditional ruler was reportedly kidnapped at about 9.30pm on Saturday night.  He was said to have been whisked away amidst spontaneous shooting by the gunmen dressed in military uniforms into the Kainji National park. It Read More

Plateau: Coalition condemns call for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Plateau State Advocates (COPSA), has condemned in strong terms the renewed call in some quarters for the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau state, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, in the face of recent killings in some communities. Describing the clamour for the removal of the GOC, who 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

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Insecurity: Group tasks Buhari on infiltrators in Nigerian Army

August 27, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

A socio-cultural group, Oodua Youth Coalition, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently order a background check on infiltrators and identify betrayers in the Nigerian Army. The group also urged the president to provide the military with necessary institutional and moral support to tackle insecurity. This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Tayo Oluyi, and Mr Oluwagbenga Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

Insecurity: Nigerians have lost hope in Buhari, APC – PDP

August 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the decision by some state governments to evacuate their citizens from Plateau state, further confirms that Nigerians have lost faith in the capacity of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration to secure the nation. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Tuesday, lamented that “the insecurity 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