Breaking: Police confirms abduction of 2 varsity students in Nasarawa

October 17, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Gunmen have invaded Mararaba Akunza the host community of the federal University of Lafia in Nasarawa state and kidnapped two students of the University. The Nasarawa state Police Public Relations office (PPRO) ASP Nansel Ramhan confirmed this to Blueprint on Sunday. He said the gunmen had between 7:00 and 8:00 pm on Saturday, invaded the University community with heavy gunshot Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for killing 50-year-old man over woman

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A-25-year-old man, Bisi Omoniyi has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for killing a 50 years old man he met at his woman friend’s house. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by Read More

Police hunt kidnappers of Kwara monarch’s twins, 6, others

October 15, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Six-year-old twin children of a Kwara state monarch, the Owalobo of Obbo-Aiyegunle, Oba Samuel Adelodun, have been kidnapped alongside their maid, the driver and the security guard. Blueprint Weekend gathered that the incident occurred, Thursday at about 8.30pm, when the victims were on transit from Osi Town to Obbo- Aiyegunle in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state. The abductors Read More

Anambra poll: IGP deploys 34, 587 cops, 3 helicopers, vows to deal with subversive elements

October 14, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has deployed 34,587 police personnel, three helicopter towards guaranteeing a safe, secure, and credible electoral process in the November 6 governorship election in Anamabra state. This is as the police boss has warned subversive elements who are bent on employing violence as well as any political actor who may want to adopt Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

Oyetola presents N129.7bn budget for 2022 fiscal year

October 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday presented a total sum of N129,8bn budget to the Atate House of Assembly for the 2022 fiscal year. Presenting the budget tagged “Budget of Sustainable Development,” Oyetola said advancement of economy will be given priority. The budget presentation, which was the 30th since the creation of the state, was higher than the year 2021 budget of Read More

Breaking: 5 days after, kidnapped Air Vice-Marshal regains freedom

October 2, 2021 Editor 0

Police have confirmed the release of Air Vice-Marshal Sikiru Smith from his abductors. Smith was abducted on Monday in the Ajah area of Lagos state. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who confirmed the release said the top Air Force officer was freed early Saturday morning. Details loading…

Gunmen set Imo monarch’s palace ablaze

October 1, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Gunmen Thursday set the palace of His Royal Highness (HRH) Eze Obi Ralph Ekezie of Obor community in Orlu LGA of Imo state ablaze. Although the Imo state police Command has not confirmed the incident up till now, an eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent said a lot of things, including the monarch’s documents and other surrounding buildings, had been Read More

Breaking: Ex-FCT Minister kidnapped

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers has reportedly abducted former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Ewuga, who also served as a Senator was kidnapped in the late hours of Tuesday in Plateau State. The former Senator, who represented Nasarawa North Senatorial district from 2011-2015, was returning home when the gunmen waylaid and abducted him. His abduction happened same day the Read More

Gunmen abduct retired Air Vice Marshal in Lagos

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gunmen Monday abducted a retired Air Vice Marshal, Sikiru Smith, in the Ajah area of Lagos. Smith was reportedly abducted while supervising an engineering work on a site in Ajah area of Lagos. The gunmen, who wore masks, were said to have invaded the site, shot sporadically, and whisked the retired officer away in a waiting speedboat. Confirming the incident, Read More

Police parades suspected killers of 7 farmers in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday paraded five suspected killers of some farmers who were murdered on their way to farm in Modakeke. The suspects are: Akingbala Olakunle aka ‘All Stand,’ Owoniyi Segun aka ‘Agbede,’ Daramola Muideen aka ‘Ede,’ Shina Adeyemi and one Awotunde Elijah. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder Read More

(VIDEO) Sit-at-home: Pandemonium as suspected IPOB members set bus, tricycle ablaze in Anambra

September 14, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

At least one 18-seater commercial bus and a tricycle were set ablaze in some parts of Anambra state on Tuesday as suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) enforced compliance to their sit-at-home order. IPOB had in a statement by its Media and Publicity Director, Mr Emma Powerful, Monday, declared that no economic activity would thrive in Read More

Breaking: Kogi state breaks silence on attack at correctional centre

September 13, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Kogi state government has confirmed the attack by some unknown gunmen at the Kabba correctional centre. A statement signed by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, on Monday read, “We can confirm that some gunmen attacked the Kabba Custodial Centre but investigations are still on to clearly ascertain the number of inmates that escaped from the Centre. Read More

Breaking: 2 Soldiers killed, 1 injured as gunmen invade Kogi correctional centre, free inmates

September 13, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Two soldiers mounting road block before the kabba correctional centre are said to have been allegedly killed with one fatally injured when gunmen invaded the prison facility in the early hours of Monday and released over 100 prisoners. The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point about 50 metres before the prison situated along Lokoja- Okebukun- Kabba- Read More

Bauchi monarch, police advocate women participation in decision-making

September 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A traditional ruler and village head of Liman Katagum village in Bauchi state Yakubu Abubakar Ghani, a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the area Umar Mahmuda and other stakeholders have advocated the involvement of women in decision making at home and security matters in the society. They made the advocacy Friday during a town hall meeting with the theme “addressing Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

Rights group launches public platform on police brutality

September 8, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

A non-governmental organisation, Behind Bar Human Rights Foundation, has commissioned a platform for public complaints to address issues of human rights abuses and other forms of violations by security operatives in Delta state. The platform is a talk show on a radio station where victims or families of victims of rights violations can share experiences with the overall objective of Read More

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

2022: Prepare your handover note, PDP tells Oyetola

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Tuesday arrived Osogbo, the state capital, to prepare for the 2022 governorship election in the state. Receiving members of the party in Osogbo, Adeleke advised Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to begin writing his handover note and prepare to leave the government house Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

2 killed as gunmen kidnap bizman in Plateau

September 3, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed that two people were killed at Mararaba Pushit, Mangu local government area, home town of the Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden. The gunmen were said to have kidnapped a businessman beside a Church in the town, just as the people who lost their live were identified as Simon Bakshak and Ibrahim lliya of Read More