Buratai: Why leadership is key in the war against insurgency

January 18, 2021 David Onmeje 0

Leadership is an art meant for those that understand the intricacies involved in bringing about positive change in every society. I say this for the fact that in Nigeria, one of the banes of our numerous challenges remains the lack of sound and credible leadership by those saddled with the responsibility of translating our hopes and aspirations into tangible realities. 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

COVID-19 and the future of Nigerian students

January 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Education is the only instrument that paves the way for remarkable positive changes that lead to a better and a brighter transformation of every human society. Other sectors like health, economy as well as security all depend on education to prosper. The likes of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and the Nigerian Police Academy (NPA) are typical examples illustrating the fact Read More

COVID-19: FCTA demolishes 5 wrestling, drama theatres, arrests 25

January 13, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has pulled down five local wrestling and drama theatres popularly called Gidan Drama and Gidan Dambe. The demolition exercise which took place at Dakibiyu, Gwarimpa 1 and Sector Centre districts, had armed personnel of the Nigerian Police, State Security Services (SSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Speaking to newsmen during Read More

Coalition seeks extension of IGP Adamu’s tenure

January 13, 2021 Binta Shama 0

A Coalition of Nigerian Students and Youths have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the extension of the tenure of Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in the interest of national peace and stability. This is coming as the police chief is expected to retire from service by February 1, 2021. The group in a resolution taken after an Read More

Land dispute: Igbo group passes vote of confidence on Police

January 11, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Igbo Youth Movement, has passed vote of confidence on the Nigerian Police following resolution of land dispute between Mrs. Uju Ohanenye and a paint factory. In a press statement on Monday, National Coordinator of the group, Chidiebere Odimegwu, said, “Igbo Youth Movement a group of Igbo Youths that cut across 36 States of the Federation and FCT has Read More

‘Shootings didn’t happen within Ochacho carnival’

December 28, 2020 Editor 0

Following reports making rounds in the media platforms that Jennifer Robert and an unadentifed person were killed at the well attended Ochacho Carnival, held in Otukpo, Benue state, the food basket of the Nation, it has been gathered that the incident reportedly happened two streets away from the venue of the carnival. Reports earlier suggest that the event which suggested Read More

Abia: Nigerians demand arrest, sack of Chief of staff

December 7, 2020 Editor 0

Nigerians are calling for the sack, arrest as well as immediate prosecution of the Abia governor’s Chief of Staff, Dr ACB Agbazuere, “for abusing the naira note”, a symbol of the country’s sovereignty. Agbazuere was on Sunday suspended from office after he was caught on camera ‘spraying’ money on controversial Nigerian pastor, Odumeje, right inside his office at the Abia Read More

Auto crash claims 11 in Sokoto community

December 2, 2020 Sidi A. Umar 0

Eleven people reportedly lost their lives following a ghastly auto crash involving a Sharon vehicle with registration number LFA 890 ZP at Takakume in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto state. The accident which occurred at Kwanar Kawadata outside Goronyo town had as occupants women from Takakume to Lafiya, Nassarawa state. A report from the area said the driver of Read More

Centre raises alarm over influx of ‘secret terrorist organisation’ in Nigeria

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has raised an alarm over the existence, secret sponsorship and operation of a terrorist organisation in the southern part of the country.  CESJET, in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, alleged that a supposed human rights group, InterSociety for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, are be behind the sect.  Read More

Shadows behind the #EndSARS mask

November 26, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

These days, every Nigerian has noticed the loud silence of the usually garrulous human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana and his clan of minions over preachments on the propriety of the #EndSARS protests in Nigerian. Or even, the inappropriateness of Government actions on the protestors to tame the tide of the destructive violence. The silence has become very pronounced in Read More

Lekki shooting: Apologise to Nigerian Army, group tells Sanwo-Olu

November 16, 2020 Editor 0

The Lagos Observers Group (LOG) has appealed to Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to apologise to the Nigerian Army for allegedly misleading the general public on the EndSARS protests. The group said it arrived at the conclusion after reviewing circumstances that led to the escalation of violence in the state during the protest while analysing the Army’s testimony as well as Read More

Why #EndSARS protests escalated – Report

November 6, 2020 Editor 0

A special report by the Centre for Human Rights and Crisis Management (CHRCM) has alleged that a known human rights lawyer alliance on surviving COVID-19 and beyond for the escalation of violence in the aftermath of the shooting at Lekki toll gate in Lagos State.  In the report signed by its special rapporteur, Dr Thomas Uzah, Friday, the centre exonerated the Nigerian Read More

#EndSARS: Oyo to compensate families of slain policemen

November 4, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, Monday promised to compensate families of all the policemen that died in the recent #EndSARS protests hijacked by hoodlums.  The governor stated this when he visited the Oyo state Police command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan. He said the state government would rebuild all the Police stations burnt by hoodlums during the EndSARS protests. Makinde said the Read More

#March4Nigeria: Military remains heroes of our democracy – Nigerian youths

October 25, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths under the hashtag #March4Nigeria have hailed the Nigerian Army as the heroes of the nation’s democracy for rising up to the occasion amidst vested interests.  Speaking at a town hall meeting on Saturday in Abuja, respected youth activist, Comrade Adamu Kabir Matazu, said Nigeria would have slipped into anarchy resulting from the #EndSARS protests if not for Read More

Lekki shootings and the resurrection of the massacred

October 22, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

These are indeed interesting times in the country. I am scared as well as concerned for the future of our great nation with the way and manner the once peaceful EndSARS protests were hijacked by some elements that do not wish the country well. I recall that in some quarters, the youths on the streets were advised to leave the Read More

#EndSARS: Call for Buhari’s resignation, abuse to democratic principles – NIDO USA

October 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO), New York Chapter, on Tuesday, described the call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation as abuse to democratic principles.   According to the group, the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country have been hijacked by desperate politicians who they said were behind the campaign demanding for the president’s resignation.  In a statement signed by Solomon Gwamna and Zuweira 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

At last, Buhari speaks on disbandment of #FSARS

October 12, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja declared that disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration. Speaking at the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), aimed at creating 774,000 jobs across the Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country, the president also directed that all those responsible for Read More

General Buratai and his strategic ministration to Nigeria

September 23, 2020 Abubakar Gana PhD 0

“…tactics …is only a small part of generalship. For a general must also be capable of furnishing military equipment and providing supplies for the men; he must be resourceful, active, careful, hardy and quick-witted; he must be both gentle and brutal, at once straightforward and designing, capable of both caution and surprise, lavish and rapacious, generous and mean, skilful in Read More

Re: Lt. Gen. Akinrinade (rtd): A stakeholder who missed the path

September 22, 2020 Simon Shango 0

The Nigerian media buzzed with news of the visit of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. TY Buratai on Monday September 14, 2020 to the home state of his senior and retired colleague, Gen. Gen. Alani Akinrinade, Osun. The former COAS had a privilege, courtesy of the invitation extended to him by the Osun state Governor, to speak Read More

In Yobe, NERI renovates Police barrack burnt down by Boko Haram

August 28, 2020 Editor 0

As part of its social responsibility to the host communities, the Northeast Regional Initiatives (NERI) has renovated Geidam Police barrack consisting of eight apartments of two bedrooms, parlor, kitchen and two toilets each. The barrack was burnt down by the Boko haram insurgents. Handing over the structures, the NERI Programme Manager, Bukar Kurama, said the effort was to encourage the Read More

US visa ban: We ‘ve substantially met demands – FG

August 13, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government Committee on Citizen Data Management and Harmonisation said it has concluded its assignment and substantially addressed the concern of the United States America on citizen data that led to its imposition of visa ban on Nigerians.  Following the temporary visa restrictions placed on Nigerian citizens on January 31, 2020 by the United States Government, President Muhammadu Buhari, Read More

DCP Abba Kyari and the IGP Intelligence Response Squad

July 23, 2020 Hajia Hadiza Mohammed 0

The creation of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Squad (IRT) was one of the many innovative initiatives of the present IGP Mr. Mohammed Adamu aimed at combating crime, especially kidnapping that had become an intractable scourge before his coming into office. And with the coming of the IRT, the spate of kidnapping in the country seemed to have ebbed Read More