Exercise Sky Lock: Group commends DHQ for institutionalizing synergy

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigeria Youths for Peace (NYP) a civil society group with interest in peace building in Nigeria, has lauded the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) for organising Joint Operations Planning Exercise (JOPEX) code named Exercise Sky Lock 2021 for the three Services, to enable them effectively respond to contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country using a joint and multi-agency approach. Blueprint reports the Read More

Buhari attends climate change confab in Glasgow, peace summit in France

October 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu. In a statement issued in Abuja, Shehu said the President is scheduled to deliver his national statement at the High-Level segment Read More

Reactions as FG cancels commissioning of cargo airport in Anambra

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The official commissioning of Anambra Cargo Airport slated for Saturday October 30, 2021 has been cancelled. It is gathered that the stoppage of the event, was ordered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on the advice of the National Security Adviser (NSA), who raised security concerns of such an event at this moment. But stakeholders are taking divergent views Read More

Jamoh rallies support for Nigeria’s IMO Category C reinstatement in Portugal

October 26, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Ahead of the December International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council Election, Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has called on the international maritime community to support Nigeria’s bid for reinstatement into Category C. Speaking at the third Seminar of the Atlantic Center in Lisbon Portugal on Tuesday, Jamoh sought support of Nigeria’s friends to Read More

Sunday Igboho’s major financier a NASS member – Malami

October 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said on Friday that the federal government had found out that the major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), is a member of the National Assembly. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a report by a committee constituted Read More

NIMASA DG rallies support for Nigeria’s IMO category C reinstatement

October 22, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has called on the international maritime community to support Nigeria’s bid for reinstatement into Category C. The call is coming ahead of the December International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council Election. Speaking at the third seminar of the Atlantic Center in Lisbon Portugal, Jamoh sought support from Nigeria’s Read More

Open grazing law: Where South South governors, others got it wrong – Rivers MACBAN chairman

October 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent enactment of anti-grazing laws by some state governors has elicited a mountain of mixed reactions and condemnation across the country. Joining in the reaction is the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Rivers state chapter under its chairman, Alhaji Musa Yah. GODWIN EGBA reports. The signing into law of anti-grazing bill by some state governors to Read More

2023: Nigeria needs virile, visionary leadership – Bala

October 13, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed has said the country needed a honest, virile, visionary and capable leadership  to tackle the myriad of challenges bedevilling the nation.   Governor Mohammed spoke Tuesday during the public presentation of  “Scents of Power,” written by a celebrated columnist,  Dr. Amanze Obi, at the Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre Abuja. The governor, who lauded the Read More

Two of a kind: A nation and its defence minister

October 8, 2021 Muhammed Abdulkadri 0

All nations of the world have peculiarities and commonalities in terms of their very rich historical evolutions, their sovereignties and clearly defined geographical entities as well as their human capital assets and Nigeria as a sovereign state is not an exception. Certain things normally and naturally shape the course of history in the anals of the developed and developing countries Read More

Independence: NSCDC boss calls for renewed mindset, intelligence against insecurity

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, has emphasized on the need for continued tolerance of each other’s differences and mutual co-existence as a people who are united in diversity and reselient in the face of daunting challenges to our continued survival as one unified entity.  He advocated for a renewed mindset and provision of actionable intelligence to keep Nigeria safe Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Blueprint’s Najib Sani wins NUJ best reporter award in Bauchi

September 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state correspondent of Blueprint Newspaper Najib Sani, has won the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) award as ‘Best Upcoming Print Media Reporter’ award. The award was presented to him by the state commissioner of information Hon. Dayyabu Ciroma during the closing ceremony of this year’s NUJ press week held at Command guest house Bauchi. The Read More

Erect border walls to stop arms proliferation, Navy urges FG

September 27, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Nigerian Navy has urged the federal government to erect walls across the nation’s borders as a quick measure to stop proliferation of arms and ammunitions. Speaking at a public hearing on four security related bills, organised by the House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence Monday, Commodore Jemima Malafa, who represented the Nigerian Navy said: “I was Read More

Why Gombe enjoys peace, by Gov Yahaya

September 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Gombe state governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said the relative peace being enjoyed in the state despite its central position in the North-east “is a result of strategic planning.” Yahaya stated this at a roundtable on the crisis situation in Afghanistan and its implications for Nigeria and Africa, organised by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College (AANDEC) on Read More

Breaking: Buhari goes to US

September 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States of America, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). The session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly sacks speaker, splits over smear campaign against Emefiele

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Arewa Youth Assembly on Thursday splits over smear campaign against the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The Assembly has also sacked its Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda and tenure extension. Recall that the Speaker of the group, Danlami, in a statement had insisted that Emefiele has option of voluntary Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

CONSAC 2021: Sea power and national prosperity

September 15, 2021 Jibrin Ndace 0

“Any nation which derives benefits from the sea cannot turn its back on the sea” – Doctrine of Sea PowerThe marine environment has always been very important factor in human existence – symbolising the saying, ‘water is life’. From pre-history, humankind has depended on the sea for transportation, trade, exploitation of natural resources, military operations and the spread of ideas.Despite Read More

2021 CONSAC: FG assures Navy of fleet recapitalization

September 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

President MuhammaduBuhari has assured the Nigerian Navy of his administration’s continued support in the ongoing drive for Fleet Recapitalization. The President said the need to acquire more platforms for the Service is sacrosanct to enhance her capabilities to effectively secure the national waters against infractions by sea pirates and other criminal elements. A statement by media aide to the Minister Read More

Why Nigera can’t track terrorists, bandits

September 4, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

Today, much of the priority and talking point is centered on how to counter the growing terrorist and insurgent groups in Nigeria in order to restore security of lives and property. Countering terrorism has become, without any doubt, the top national security priority of the Buhari administration. The nation has committed huge national resources to countering terrorism and insurgency as Read More

We didn’t disrupt doctor’s attending interview in Abuja – DSS

August 27, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said its operatives did not disperse medical doctors attending a recruitment exercise organised by Saudi Arabia in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Report is a session of media, Friday morning, had it that operatives of the DSS had besieged Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, the venue of the recruitment exercise, and dispersed the doctors. There 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

NDA Attack: Again CNG fumes, demands FG’s intervention in curbing insecurity

August 26, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has lamented the invasion of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, saying Nigeria’s political body has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly.  In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Wednesday, signed by its spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the CNG said the Read More

Attack on NDA: Northern elders demand review of security architecture

August 24, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Northern elders have attributed Tuesday’s morning attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, by bandits leaving two military officers dead and an officer abducted, to failure of Nigeria’s intelligence network. Recall that the Nigerian Army had earlier confirmed the killing of two of its officers and abduction of a senior officer at the NDA in Afaka, Kaduna State. Witnesses Read More