Man, 35, to die by hanging for killing police officer

November 11, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye of Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital has sentenced Abdulsalam Adinoyi to death by hanging. Giving his judgment, Justice Ogunmoye said: ‘’I hold that the prosecution had proved his case beyond reasonable doubt against the defendant, thus, implying his culpability in all the charges against him. “The sole issues for determination are Read More

Man arrested for allegedly killing son for money rituals

November 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

A man in Enugu state, Nigeria’s South-east, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his son for money rituals. A pastor in the state has also been arrested in connection with the crime, according to the police. The police spokesperson in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement Thursday said that the man’s seven-year-old son was reported missing Read More

Reps task security agencies on finding missing Vanguard reporter

November 9, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House Of Representatives has charged all security agencies in Nigeria to urgently investigate and unravel the whereabouts of missing reporter of the Vanguard Newspaper, Mr. Tordue Salem. Mr Salem reported for work at the National Assembly, from where he had been reporting activities of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday the 13th of October and was reportedly last seen Read More

Murder of 3: Imo Police personnel assure on arrest of culprits

November 8, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Imo state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hussaini Rabiu, has assured Imo people that the murderers of the three innocent people in Obowo LGA at the weekend will be arrested in no distant time. The commissioner through the command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, said in a statement that the command was working with the traditional rulers, presidents general and the Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Osun poly student dies after visiting boyfriend

November 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A National Diploma (ND1) student in the department of Mass Communication, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has been declared dead after developing sickness in her boyfriend’s house. The lady, simply identified as Wumi, was said to have visited her boyfriend at the weekend where she had complication and became unconscious. It was gathered that the lady was living at Gaa Fulani, Read More

Anambra poll: IGP deploys 2 DIGs, 5 AIGs, 14 CPs, 31 DCPs, 48 ACPs, others

October 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has deployed Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Joseph Egbunike to Anambra state as the coordinator of the security component for the November 6 governorship election. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said the IGP made a major overhauling of the security landscape Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Osun govt withdraws case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

October 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government, Friday, withdrew case instituted against some loyalists of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who are standing trial on alleged breach of peace. The defendants are leaders of the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). They are Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former party secretary and chairman of the factional APC, former State Chairman of the party, Read More

Breaking: Bandits strike, abduct 30 passengers in Niger

October 20, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have struck again, and the abduction of 30 passengers at Garun Gabas in Rafi local government area of Niger state. The passengers were reportedly abducted on Wednesday by the gunmen from three separate vehicles comprising of 18 seater bus and two other vehicles. It was learnt that the bandits in their large number with dangerous weapons stormed Zungeru Garun Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

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

Flying Officers Cup 2021: With maximum points from 2 games, Confluence queens zoom into quarterfinal as action hits up (Pictures)

October 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Flying Officers Cup 2021 Matchday 4 continued on wednesday as groups take shape ahead of their final group game. Honey Badgers FC held Ghana Police Ladies FC to a 1-1 draw in the first game of the day. The Ghanaian forward, Juanita Aguadze expertly looped the ball above Dzer Comfort to give Ghana Police Ladies a precious lead in 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