Alkali’s answers to North -East humanitarian question

April 5, 2021 Raphael Odoh 0

Apparently, Boko Haram insurgents and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have gravely injured and shackled the North East Development Commission (NEDC), a baby created out of necessity to cater for humanitarian crisis incited by Boko Haram. The NEDC’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, (MD-CEO), Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali experiences grippingly retells the story of managing the near Read More

Indigenous company to launch trackers for kidnappers, bandits

March 30, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Founder of the first indigenous robot company in Nigeria, Robotic and Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN), Dr Olusola Ayoola, Monday stated that the company is set to launch dedicated inescapable trackers for kidnappers and bandits in Nigeria. Dr Ayoola stated this while receiving the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare in his Ibadan office. Dr Ayoola said the trackers Read More

YFSN drums support for service chiefs

March 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The youths under the aegis of Youths for Sustainable Nigeria (YFSN) have urged Nigerians to support the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) as they chart a way out of the present security challenges in the country. They particularly advised a group, the Coalition of Concerned Nigeria Security Experts to join efforts with the leadership of the AFN to seek solutions Read More

Military not spying on Sunday Ighoho – DHQ

March 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters says the Military cannot stoop so low to “spy” on one individual, as alleged by the acclaimed Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, who stated this in a statement on Saturday, warned individuals and groups to desist from disparaging the reputation of the Nigerian Military. Read More

Bandits strike in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto as Police kill 2 gunmen, lose 1… students, pastor, others abducted

 The ugly trend of banditry in the North-west and a part of North-central of Nigeria continued Thursday with the criminal elements killing innocent citizens and abducting others. The affected states include Kaduna and Zamfara and Sokoto, all in the North-west, as well as Niger in the North-central Although they killed a security officer, they however lost two of their gang members in Read More

Unstable Libya remains big problem for Sahel region – Buhari

March 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As far as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow in the Sahel region of the African continent, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The President said this Thursday at the State House Abuja while receiving in farewell audience the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Read More

Ishaq: Kwara-born Army General as Zulum’s security adviser

March 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Governor Babangana Umura Zulum of Borno state and his predecessor Kashim Ibrahim Shetima, for the love of their people and desire to see the war against Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) come to end, have in the past criticised the military, particularly the Army for their handling the war against insurgency in the North-east. Zulum had Read More

Buratai: A lesson in resilience

March 9, 2021 Samson Aboh 0

By my estimation, patience is not merely one of life’s fusillade of virtues. It means much more than such simplistic conclusions. And maturing with each passing day, I devout considerable time to gauge the actions and postures of others before sketching conclusions or pinning down judgements from informed perspectives. Therefore, patience is an enabler of so many things to me, Read More

Nigerian military recaptures Marte, kills several terrorists

February 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian troops Tuesday successfully recaptured Marte from Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents. Marte is a local government area in Borno state, Nigeria, and it is located on the western coast of Lake Chad. ISWAP fighters armed with machine guns had on January 16 overran a military base in the area. At least seven persons were killed Read More

Gov Zulum’s victory bell at Biu

January 26, 2021 Charles Ibekwe 0

Since the onset of the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East, Nigeria in 2009, Nigeria has witnessed a period classified as one of the most trying in its history. I would say that the Boko Haram insurgency was underestimated. Consequently, conventional tactics were deployed in an asymmetric war. And the outcome of such military deployment remains a topic for another day. Read More

The diaspora and it’s negative influence on our democracy

January 20, 2021 Abubakar Gana 0

We yearned and prayed passionately for democratic leadership for decades. It was not easy for a nation as famous and naturally endowed like Nigeria to face the enslavement of dictatorship for the years it was imposed on us by our Military. At last, democracy reincarnated in Nigeria in 1999. Good enough, for over two decades now, we have savored the Read More

Group uncovers plot to ‘destabilise’ Nigeria Military hierarchy

January 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Centre for Justice in Africa (CJA) has said it has uncovered a fresh plot by the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International (AI) and Transparency International (TI) to destabilise the Nigerian military through a “fictitious” report.   The centre, which raised this alarm at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, also revealed that the leadership of the armed forces of Nigeria Read More

Gov. Wike; if wishes were horses….!

January 17, 2021 Kolawole Anthony 0

Nigeria has quite terrible and horrible leaders. One of them is Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Governor of Rivers state. Wike’s soul is gravely tormented and he unswervingly finds himself in a state of perpetual restlessness. Gov. Wike is anguished or tortured by the spirits and blood of the innocent. The blood of those he spilled in his fiendish quest Read More

Marte: Coalition hails troops for victory over Boko Haram insurgents

January 17, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has hailed the Nigerian Army for another successful onslaught on Boko Haram terrorists in Marte local government area of Borno state. The centre, in a statement on Sunday, said the insurgents suffered decisive damage but urged the troops not to allow them to regroup.  Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango in conjunction with Air Task Force Read More

Economic interest driving insecurity in the North – Mba

January 15, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, has condemned the spike of insecurity and violence in northern Nigeria, saying the perpetrators are more interested in the economic benefits derivable from the heinous crime than the humanitarian crisis it has generated in the country. Mba stated this in a Channels Television programme, ‘Sunrise Daily’, monitored by Blueprint in Abuja, Thursday. Responding Read More

Armed Forces Day: Buhari ushers in salvation at last

January 15, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Jesus Christ acquiesced to his challengers because he was on a divine mission. So, it was needless disrupting the course of its divine fulfilment. Nigeria’s leadership by President Muhammadu Buhari aligns with the same tenor. Like Christ, the President is on a messianic, redemptive and regenerative mission in Nigeria. He came with an unalloyed mind and spirit. Therefore, he silently Read More

How Capitol Hill exposed AI, others against Nigerian Military – Group

January 14, 2021 Editor 0

The invasion of the United States’ Capitol by pro-Trump protesters has exposed the hypocrisy of Amnesty International and others in the forefront of the #EndSARS movement against the Nigerian military.   This was the submission of the March4Nigeria Movement in reaction to the violent attack of December 6 at the U.S Congress aimed at overturning the presidential election. In a statement Read More

Centre speaks up, alerts British parliamentarians against sanction on Nigeria

January 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) has alerted the House of Lords in the United Kingdom against attaching religion to Nigeria’s security challenges, as any sanction would do the country more harm than good.  The centre, which gave the warning in a press conference on Wednesday, in Abuja, also advised the British parliamentarians to be properly guided in their Read More

2021: As Nigerian military silence wailers…

January 13, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

All President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aides occupy a special place in my heart. It is not easy to discharge the arduous obligation of defending a leader who is deliberately and nastily persecuted. Of all the aides, however, Mr Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu have caught my endless admiration. Each time I read their pieces and analyses of national issues, Read More

Capitol Hill and a salute to Nigerian Military

January 10, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Quite incredible!  In a twinkle of an eye, four persons kissed death during and in the aftermath of the invasion/desecration of Capitol Hill by pro-Trump extremist supporters. Capitol Hill, America’s most powerful symbol of democracy and civil authority, transmuted into an artefact of sorrows, wails, death and blood. It is an understatement to say, the world is stunned to its Read More

In 2021, God ‘ll expose Boko Haram sponsors – Clergymen deliver prophecies

January 5, 2021 Editor 0

The sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements in the country will be exposed this year, some renowned clergymen have revealed.  This was part of the 21 prophetic declarations by the National Interfaith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) at the opening ceremony of its 21 days prayers, fasting and intercessory programme for Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari on Read More

2021: Group commences 21 days inter-faith prayers for Nigeria, Buhari

January 5, 2021 Editor 0

The National Interfaith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has commenced a 21 days prayer and fasting session against agents of destabilisation and improved security in Nigeria.  The session which is also aimed at ensuring the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration kicked off at the Unity Fountain, Abuja with over 500 clerics in attendance.  The Grand Patron of Read More

PMB and burden of healing broken bones

January 1, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

My New year Epistle to Nigerians This present generation has had their diaries well filled with details of their vivid share in first-hand history experience of insurgency in their life time, in which these verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first emerged in 1988 and subsequently Read More

Group hails Buratai, military for restoring peace in Yobe

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

Some stakeholders from 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe state have applauded Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and the nation’s military for restoring peace in the state.   The group, under the auspices of Yobe Progressive Association (YPA) consented that the troops have done well in securing lives and property in the state.   In a statement signed by its Read More