Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This is just as he disclosed recruitment of 750 vigilantes across all local governments in the state to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals in the state. The Amotekun Corps was inaugurated at the Wole Soyinka Grammar School, Ejigbo, Read More

Breaking: DSS ‘release 2 more Sunday Igboho’s aides’

September 3, 2021 Editor 0

Tajudeen Irinloye and Uthman Adelabu, two more aides of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also knownasSunday  Igboho have been released by the operatives of Department of Security Services (DSS). The DSS released them on Friday after two months. The detainees’ lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, confirmed their release Friday night. Last week, the DSS released eight of the 12 aides of the Yoruba Read More

Breaking: Tension as security operatives seal Plateau state assembly complex

August 30, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Tension is mounting around the Plateau State House of Assembly in Jos, early Monday morning after heavy joint security taskforce has sealed the complex. The House clerk Mr. Ponven Wuyep, who disclosed this to Blueprint via telephone interview, said the joint security taskforce has been deployed.  “The OC police in the house woke me up early morning, telling me that the Read More

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

Oyetola directs withdrawal of court case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, to withdraw complaint against some chieftains of the party for proper withdrawal of charges against them. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, disclosed that the Governor was away when the charge was instituted and the Read More

Police arrest 7 notorious armed robbers in Delta

August 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Police command on Sunday arrested seven suspected armed robbers believed to have been terrorising Sapele local government area of the state and it’s environs. The hoodlums were arrested separately by the police operatives for armed robbery in Oghara and Sapele axis. The state command public relations officer PPRO DSP Bright Edafe who confirmed that development said on “18/8/2021 Read More

2 bandits shot dead in Ogun, as police recovers 2 AK-47 riffles

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State Police operatives, in continuation of its bush combing operations in search of kidnappers terrorising parts of the state, weekend, engaged suspected kidnappers in gun battle at Bere forest in Onigaari, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement made available to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the operations is as a result of information received by Read More

Police arrest IPOB chief priest, recover explosives, others

August 11, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Imo Police Command says it is on record that the remnants of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) now patronize spiritual churches for fortification. This is contained in a press statement issued to newsmen and signed by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, Tuesday.  According to him, the patronage to spiritual churches was confirmed on 4/8/2021, at about 1820 hours, while  interrogating suspects arrested Read More

Dickson, ex-Bayelsa governor in EFCC net

August 10, 2021 The Nation 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed a former Bayelsa Governor and senator representing Bayesla West Seriake Dickson. According to a source, Dickson presented himself to the EFCC following an invitation by the agency. The source said the ex-Governor was grilled over allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year administration in Read More

Breaking: Tension in Buhari’s House as Police take over APC secretariat

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

There was palpable tension at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) early hours of Monday, as policemen, loaded in over five Hillux Patrol Vans took over the recently named Buhari House. The police team numbering over 30 had strategically positioned themselves within the secretariat along Blantyre street, without harassing passersby and the motorists using the street. Blueprint Read More

Fire disasters: Fayemi urges Nigerians cooperation with firefighters to improve response time

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, has asked Nigerians to cooperate with officials of the State and Federal Fire Services (FFS) to improve response time to fire incidents. The governor, however commended Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Ibrahim Liman, for the provision of operation truck by his agency to the state. Speaking Friday during the commissioning of Read More

Breaking: Again, DSS bars Journalists from covering Sunday Igboho aides’ trial, coalition demands arrest of operatives

August 4, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) have again barred Journalists from covering proceedings at the trial of associates to Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. This is happening on Wednesday inside the federal high court arena in Abuja. The court had adjourned the trial of Igboho’s associates till August 4, 2021. Meanwhile, the Coalition in Defence Read More

Police arrests man for stabbing prostitute to death in Ogun

July 28, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Police operatives in Ogun state have apprehended an eighteen year old boy, Jamiu Malomo, who murdered a 28 years old lady, Azeezat Akande in cold blood.  The arrest was contain in a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Wednesday. Oyeyemi, according to the statement said the suspect was Read More

2 armed robbers shot, arrested during operation in Ogun

July 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of Ogun State police command have apprehended two armed robbery suspects while carrying out operation in Agbara area of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government area of the state.  The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Monday. The suspects, Olanrewaju Sikiru and Olayemi Obisesan, according to the statement were Read More

4 cops, others feared dead at Enugu police check point attack

July 22, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

About four policemen and some unidentified persons were reportedly shot dead on Wednesday evening when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Obeagu-Amechi community in Enugu South local government area. Apart from the security operatives, many residents and passersby who ran into the scene were either killed or wounded by stray bullets in the ensuing gun duel. The policemen were said to Read More

Loan: ActionAid makes case for rural women farmers

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, has called on the federal government to ease access to loan facilities by rural women across the country. The Program Coordinator on Food and Agriculture, AAN, Azubike Nwokoye, made the call during a roundtable meeting on access to agricultural credit for small holder women farmers. She urged the federal government consider policies that would ameliorate this challenge Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians championing secession – Osun monarch

July 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama, has faulted the call for secession, describing the agitators as unpatriotic separatists.  This is just as the monarch advised the leader of Yoruba Nation’s agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself rather than being chased around by security operatives.  Speaking with newsmen Read More

Motorcyclists accuses Customs of extortion in Apapa

June 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Commercial motorcycle riders popularly known as okada have accused Customs officials manning the gate of Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) of extortion. The okada riders lamented the incessant collection of “tolls” by the Apapa Area Command Customs operatives whenever they drop passengers in front of its gate. One of the okada riders, who identified himself as Read More

Court sentences hemp seller to 2-yr jail in Osun

June 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Makinde Gbolahan, for illegal possession of 11kg hemp, otherwise known as cannabis sativa.  The prosecutor, Ogaga Azugo, said the convict was arrested by the operatives of Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on April 11, 2017 at Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area Read More

IPOB: Police tightens security in Edo command headquarters, others

June 21, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

Three weeks after the reported presence of Biafran secessionist group in Edo state, operatives of the State police command have condoned off access roads to its headquarters in Benin City. Whilst pedestrians are barred from waiting or loitering around the command headquarters located on Central road, vehicles are diverted to other adjourning streets- thereby causing traffic gridlocks and hardship for Read More

Attack on Journalists: NUJ condemns DSS, Police for harrasing PUNCHman in Abuja

June 10, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Nigeria Union of journalists (NUJ) has condemned the attack on a Chief Correspondent with PUNCH Newspapers, Friday Olokor, by a combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Services and Police Force. The union describe the development as “reprehensible.” The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chairman of NUJ, Emmanuel Ogbeche, who condemned the act, described it as “the Read More

In Kaduna, Police foil kidnap attempt, rescue five victims

June 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Kaduna state Police Command has foiled two kidnap attempts along Jagindi Godo-Godo road and in Mahuta Community.The Police also rescued five victims from the two operations, gunmen  succeeded in kidnapping a man. A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, on Tuesday said the police was on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure the release of Read More

Police confirm death of 7 in Osun bank robbery

June 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police has confirmed the death of four policemen and three civilians in the bank robbery that took place at Apomu/Ikire on Wednesday evening.  According to the spokesperson of the command, SP Yemisi Opalola, armed robbers numbering about 35 stormed the towns around 6:10pm in attempt to rob banks.  Opalola explained that four policemen, ASP Read More