#EndSARS protests hijacked by politicians, anti-Nigeria forces – Youths

October 26, 2020 Editor 0

Some youth leaders, social media influencers and non-governmental organisations have confirmed that the #EndSARS protests across the country were hijacked by politicians and anti-Nigeria forces to destabilise the nation.  The group, under the auspices of March4Nigeria movement, also vowed to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari at a town hall meeting on Saturday in Abuja.  In a communique jointly Read More

#EndSARS: Group backs Buhari

October 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have thrown their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that the country comes first before other interests.  The group’s backing, contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Ari Gwaska on Friday, follows public reactions that trailed the EndSARS protests across the country.   Some governors had expressed maximum support for President Buhari amidst pressure from Nigerians and the Read More

Breaking: Buhari calls off protests nationwide… Read full Presidential broadcast

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the #EndSARS protesters that their grievances are being addressed after the SARS was disbanded. The President also called on protesters to stop all forms of protest and embrace dialogue as government was committed in addressing their grievances. Buhari who spoke during his broadcast said the essence of scrapping SARS was part of effort geared towards Read More

Exercise Crocodile Smile: Before we crucify Lt. Gen. TY Buratai

October 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Exercise Crocodile Smile VI commenced on October 20, 2020, and is scheduled to last to December 31. The exercise has been a huge success in dealing with criminals and scaling down the level of crime in many parts of the country in the past five years in areas like the Southwest, Southsouth and others within its scope. But since the Nigerian Read More

#EndSARS: Police needs total reformation not change of name – DG NILDS

October 17, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Director General for National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof Abubakar Sulaiman, said Nigeria Police Force needs total reformation rather than cosmetic change of name of a particular unit in the organisation. Speaking on the occasion of his 55 years birthday in Ilorin, Friday, Prof Abubakar, said the activities of Nigeria Police force goes beyond mere change Read More

#EndSARS: Give room for constructive dialogue, coalition tells protesters

October 16, 2020 Editor 0

A Coalition of multi-ethnic groups in Nigeria has called on the Nigerian youths to halt the ongoing protests and give peace a chance. The group, under the umbrella body of the Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO) at a press conference in Abuja, urged the protesters to be involved in constructive engagements with the Nigeria Police Force and the Federal Government of Read More

#RevolutionNow: Family tasks IG over missing son

October 16, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

The family of Pa Babatunde Samuel has appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed, to help locate their son, Master Ottu Samuel, who got missing in the wake of the #Revolution Now protest in Abuja on August 4, 2019. Pa Babantunde Samuel told newsmen in Lagos Thursday that their son participated in the August 4, Omoyele Sowore-led #Revolution Read More

Breaking – #EndSARS: Again, Buhari summons, issues marching orders to IGP

October 9, 2020 Editor 0

For the second time in barely 48 hours, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Friday night, met President Muhammadu Buhari inside Aso Rock on effort to address alleged Police brutality against Nigerians. This was disclosed via President Buhari’s twitter handle. The President wrote, “I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never Read More

Revealed! Facts emerge on collapsed building in Abuja

July 25, 2020 Eleojo Idachaba 0

Facts have emerged concerning a three-storey building that collapsed in Dawaki area of Abuja on Saturday morning. Blueprint investigation reveals that the owner of the property who also operates a supermarket by the name Said stores beside the collapsed structure in Dawaki is noted for using substandard materials for all his buildings in that part of the city. According to Read More

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Breaking: IGP moves Rivers CP to Force headquarters, redeploys 2 others

April 17, 2020 Editor 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the posting and redeployment of three Commissioners of Police (CP) to command, formation, and department. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, disclosed this in a press statement, Friday in Abuja. He said affected officers were: “CP Dandaura Mustapha who was re-deployed as CP Provost FHQ, Abuja; and CP Read More

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Breaking: Police extend, adjust curfew in Bayelsa

February 17, 2020 Editor 0

The curfew imposed Bayelsa state by the Nigeria Police has been extended with some adjustments. While making this known on Monday, the Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, said the curfew is now extended to February 23 from February 13, and that the time is 10pm to 6pm following what he described as credible intelligence available to the police command. He Read More

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Insecurity: We won’t tolerate killing of Nigerians – Senate

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has said that the leadership of the National Assembly will no longer tolerate the unnecessary killing of Nigerians by criminals threatening the nation’s security.  He also demanded for a complete restructuring of the security architecture of the Nigeria Police Force, equipping of police training institutions and training of men and officers of the force. Read More

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How Police nabbed 60 suspected kidnappers, robbers on Kaduna highway

January 21, 2020 Editor 0

As part of the on-going Operation Puff Adder, the Nigeria Police have arrested 60 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers on the Abuja-Kaduna highway. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) DCP Frank Mba stated this Monday while parading the suspects at the Police Divisional Headquarters, Katari, Kaduna state. He said the choice of Katari for the maiden briefing of the year was informed Read More

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Police Inspector slumps, dies on the way to work

March 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

A police inspector has slumped and died while going to work at the Abule-Ado bus stop on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos state. The inspector, who was identified as Amiel Dilli, was attached to the Trade Fair Complex Division of the Nigeria Police Force. A man, who said he knew the inspector but Read More

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Police recruitment: Application hits 104,289, 12 days after

December 11, 2018 Editor 0

Twelve days after recruitment portal was opened for the recruitment of Constables into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) 104,289 applications have been received from interested candidates. A press statement by the Head, Media and Publicity, Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr Ikechukwu Ani, on Tuesday in Abuja, said that: “.. just twelve days after the commission’s recruitment portal was opened on Read More

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Osun polls: Take bribe, lose your job, Police tell officers

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Police has warned its officers to refrain fraternizing with politicians or collecting bribe in the coming governorship election in Osun state. Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Public Complaint /Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), Mr. Abayomi Shogunle, gave the warning yesterday in Osogbo, Osun state capital when he visited the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Read More

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The psychiatric test on police recruits

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The recent explanation by the Nigeria Police hierarchy to the effect that it conducted psychiatric test on recruits to curb incidences of accidental discharge by its personnel is a right foot forward at repositioning the police force towards greater effi ciency. The policy will also help to way to improve the psyche of the rank and fi le of the Read More

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Killings: Any light at the end of the tunnel?

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Just as the killing of Buharin Daji, the Mafioso-in-chief of Zamfara state armed banditry has not stemmed the killings in Anka and Zurmi local governments, or have the arrests of some Boko Haram leaders stopped the insurgents’ attacks in Borno and Yobe states, the nabbing of Mr Aliyu Teshaku, head of Benue Livestock Guards, on suspicion of his involvement in Read More

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Melaye’s long walk to detention

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Senator Dino Melaye has been variously described as a cat with nine lives, given his penchant for surviving plots against him, including the recent failed bid to recall him from the upper legislative chamber. However, the senator has cases in three different court against him. Last Thursday, a Lokoja Magistrate court had order his detention for 38 days with the Read More