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

2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition

August 21, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is using security agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to hound and harass its leaders in a renewed move to cow and weaken opposition formation ahead of the 2023 general elections. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Read More


Osinbajo’s sermon on national security, unity and tolerance

August 12, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

It is, indeed, true that some of the greatest nations in the world are multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious and you can name such countries to include the USA, India, Singapore, Taiwan, e.t.c. and the reasons are simple: united people working together are more likely to be economically successful. Rightly so, this is the view of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, which Read More

FG employing digital technology to tackle insecurity- Magashi

August 10, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has said the federal government is leveraging on digital technologies for enhanced national security architecture. A statement by the minister’s media aide, Mohammad Abdulkadri, quoted Magashi as saying this Monday, at the Course 29 graduation lecture of the National Defence College, Abuja. While soliciting the supports of all Nigerians and  friendly nations  to Read More

Arms Control Centre: Military Chiefs, Police partner to mop up illegal weapons

August 3, 2021 Editorial III 0

…IGP vows to fish out, punish agencies impersonating NCCSALW Newly established National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW), Military Chiefs, and the Inspector-General of Police have pledged collaboration to combat the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Nigeria, which many security analysts describe as a major driver of insecurity in the country. Read More

Sawyerr takes over as defence spokesperson, cautions against sensational journalism

August 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The newly appointed Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, has cautioned the media against reports that undermine national security. He charged the media to be objective, fair and balanced in their reportage. Maj.-Gen Sawyerr gave the charge Friday, while taking over as spokesman of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja. The Read More

Those supporting agitations in South-east have wrong understanding of realities on ground – CDS

July 23, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has said the current agitations in the South-east zone makes security situation in the region very peculiar, saying that a good number of those who are in support of such agitations have wrong understanding of the realities on ground. According to a statement by Deputy Director Defence Information, Defence Headquarters Air Read More

Air crash: Group celebrates Dairo, commends NAF for adequate training

July 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A Civil Society Organisation, Nigerian Advocates for Peace (NAP), has commended the gallantry of Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo for successfully ejecting an Alfa jet aircraft that was gunned down by bandits, saying “it is an indication that Nigerian Air force (NAF) pilots are well trained.” NAP in a press release signed by its convener Dotun Akindele on Wednesday, solicited support Read More

Eid el Kabir: Defence minister calls for national sacrifice to end insecurity

July 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has urged Muslims to render sacrifice for national security and unity in their prayers for this year’s festival of sacrifice, known as Eid’il Adha.  A statement issued Tuesday by Special Assistant to the Minister on Media Mohammad Abdulkadri, General Magashi stated this in a message to felicitate with the Muslim Ummah Read More

Engagements with veterans helped in rescue of NAF fighter pilot – CDS

July 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has said engagements with retired senior military officers partly contributed to the rescue and safe return of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter pilot that was involved in air crash on Sunday, after embarking on a successful air interdiction mission against bandits between Zamfara and Kaduna states boundaries. According to a Read More

Insecurity: Reps recommend vetting programme to fish out moles, okays use of private security contractors

July 13, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has recommended to the executive arm of the federal government, to initiate a screening and vetting programme of all frontline officers of the Nigerian military to fish out moles and double-agents who have so far compromised most efforts at combating insecurity and win the war against insurgents and terrorists. The recommendation was one among several others Read More

NIMASA: Deep Blue Project driven by competent manpower

July 12, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Bashir Jamoh, has that assets deployed under the Deep Blue Project, recently launched by President Muhammadu Buhari, are manned by proficient officers from the Nigerian security services. Dr. Bashir Jamoh, stated this in Lagos during the graduation ceremony of officers trained to crew the Special Mission Vessels, the Read More

Reps committed to Nigerians safety, wellbeing – Gbajabiamila

July 9, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has restated the commitment of the lawmakers to doing what was required of the 9th Assembly to make sure the country can overcome the serious national security challenges that currently threaten the safety and wellbeing of Nigerians. Gbajabiamila made the commitment, Friday, while declaring opened the National Security Legislative Reform retreat for the Read More

PAN has continued to invest in critical area…Hosts Air Force War College on security, defence architecture

June 21, 2021 David Agba 0

Peugeot Automobile (PAN) Nigeria Limited says it has continued to invest in critical areas that means much to users of the company’s product range as a way of sustaining its operations.The areas include deepening customers service and aftersales support. The Acting Managing Director of PAN, Ms Taiwo Oluleye, stated this in her welcome address to participants of the Air Force Read More

Security of lives, property top priority in 9th Senate – Senator Musa

June 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As part of activities to commemorate the second anniversary of the ninth Senate, the chairman Senate Committee on Senate Services, Senator Sani Musa, in this interview with ROSEMARY MORIBIRIN delves into a range of topics including the insecurity and measures towards restoring peace. How has the 9th Senate been able to manage its differences in cooperating with the executive? Right Read More

Buhari attends ECOWAS mid-year summit in Ghana Saturday

June 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari would participate in the 59th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday. The president’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed the development in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Shehu said the president would depart Abuja on Saturday to join other Heads of Read More

Insecurity: Pioneer NGF DG urges former Governors to converge

June 15, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The pioneer Director General of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, (NGF) Osaro Onaiwu has urged former governors from 1999 to 2019 to converge as soon as possible to deliberate on issues bordering on national security. Osaro Onaiwu made this call recently in Abuja, charged the former governors to speak out against the insecurity and other vices ravaging the country, as keeping quiet Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

Yoruba group raises the alarm over plot to undermine APC’s govt

June 8, 2021 Editorial II 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, were promoting agitations in the South-west Read More

Will engaging China end Nigeria’s insecurity?

Since the emergence of the current security situation in Nigeria, as well as the entire Lake Chad and Sahel regions of Africa, every sane person knows that there are international directions to these insecurity quagmires. Most notable is the geo-politics involved. Particularly with France losing its grip from its sustenance (its former colonies in West and Central Africa), specifically with Read More

Killings: Ebonyi indigenes call for change in security tactics

June 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

Following the report of recent attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Odoke, Ndiobasi and Obakotara communities in Izhi, Ebonyi Local Government Area, an Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has blamed governor Dave Umahi, for the continued killings in the state. The Ebonyi indigenes said the recent attack is considered the highest number casualties in the South-east region Read More