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

Abaribe mourns Okpara, Aguiyi-Ironsi

August 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South) ,  Monday bemoaned the death  of two former  First Ladies, Chief Mrs Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi and Chief Mrs Adanma Okpara . Abaribe in a statement issued in Abuja  said  Nigeria and Abia state in particular  have lost two great women.  He said the death within a space of two days Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 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 faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

Breaking: Another ex-Military governor is dead

August 21, 2021 Editor 0

Former Military Governor of old Oyo, General Tunji Olurin, has passed on. Olurin, who governed Oyo from 1985-1988, was born in Ilaro, Ogun state on December 3,1944. According to the Nation, Olorin passed on Saturday morning at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH) after a brief illness. Over two weeks ago, a former Kano military Dominic Oneya reportedly died. Details loading…

IBB @80: Some people will cut my neck for supporting resource control

August 17, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has thrown his weight behind resource control, saying it is just fair that people who produce resources should be allowed to benefit. He also said with that arrangement, the federal government would even benefit more. Babangida spoke to Blueprint Sunday ahead of his 80th birthday today (Tuesday) at his Hilltop Residence in Minna, the state 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

Please, re-equip our military

August 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian milliary must be commended and encouraged for their inexhaustible labour in the combat against insurgency subduing the country by all patriotic Nigerians. It is evident that Nigerian milliary are neutralising terrorists camps across the country based on various reports recorded so far. But its unpatriotic for Nigerians to, instead of encouraging them, always blame upon them when they err. Read More

Bauchi 2023: Why not Sidique Abubakar?

August 13, 2021 Editor 0

From all indications, Bauchi state will be the state to watch for “revolution” in the politics of transition climaxing in 2023 with the emergence of a new governor. The incumbent, Kauran Bauchi, Bala Mohammed has his head in the clouds of presidential ambition, repeatedly claiming to have the “nod”   of the PDP national caucus and throwing ill-advised controversial brick bats across Read More