In Zamfara, bandits abduct 66, Police confirm

August 21, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad Gusau 0

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the Kidnap of 66 people in Rini town of Bakura local government council of the state. The Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, stated this in a telephone interview with Blueprint on Saturday. Blueprint reports that the Bandits numbering up to over 100 stormed the community around 2:30am and began Read More

Customs men becoming killer cops?

August 19, 2021 Victoria Ngozi 0

The government and people of Katsina state in northwestern Nigeria are  seething with anger over the killing of ten persons by men of the Nigeria Customs Service while pursuing  alleged smugglers. The anger is palpable in the air, from the ordinary man/woman on the street to its number one citizen, Governor Aminu Masari. People in the border town of Jibia Read More

NCS launches investigation into death of 8 in Jibiya

August 13, 2021 Patrick Andrew 0

The Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), has directed that a holistic investigation be conducted into the remote cause of the accident involving officers of the service Tuesday, in Jibiya, a border town in Katsina state. Though the service had attributed the accident involving its vehicle that led to the death of eight persons in Jibiya, Read More

IGP deploys new CPs to FCT, 12 other states

August 6, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Baba, has deployed new Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 12 other states. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, made the disclosure in a statement Friday in Abuja. Mba said deployment of the senior officers, was part of efforts to reposition the force for greater efficiency, stabilise the Read More

Breaking: 4 dead, vehicles burnt as Police, gunmen clash midnight in Imo

August 6, 2021 Editor 0

A Police inspector and three attackers have been confirmed dead after gunmen invaded Police divisional headquarters in Orlu, Imo state Thursday night. Confirming the latest development on Friday morning, Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, Mike Abattam, said Policemen on duty squared up against the attackers which led to the death of three out of others. He said the remaining Read More

33-year-old man arrested for killing stepson in Ebonyi

August 4, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A 33 –year- old man, Martin Odanwu from Amaofia Ngbo, in Ohaukwu local government of Ebonyi state has been arrested for allegedly killing his 11-year- old stepson, Edeh Destiny. Odanwu was said to have beaten the boy to death after he saw him and his other children outside their home at odd hours. The incident occurred at Ohaukwu local government Read More

Breaking – Police IRS: Tunji Disu in, suspended Abba Kyari out

August 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has announced Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Tunji Disu as the new head of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). Disu has now replaced Super Cop Abba Kyari who is currently under probe days after he was accused of accepting bribe from Hushpuppi. This was revealed in a press statement by the Police Read More

MPB pays gratuities of retirees discharged between April 2019 and May 2021

August 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Military Pensions Board (MPB) said it has paid all outstanding shortfalls of gratuities of pensioners who were retired or discharged between April 2019 and May 2021. A statement signed by Public Relations Officer of MPB Flight Lieutenant O. Lawal o on behalf of the Chairman, Commodore Saburi Abayomi Lawal, commended the pensioners for their patience, understanding and continued support Read More

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: 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

3 injured as police repel bandits’ attack on Maraban Jos station in Kaduna

July 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Armed bandits on Friday night attacked Maraban Jos Divisional Police station in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state but were repelled by policemen on duty. However, three policemen sustained injuries during the attack. Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, while confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, said the bandits came in three utility vehicles Read More

Monarch flees home as cult war claims 2 in Akwa Ibom community

July 21, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The wake of a supremacy battle between two rival cult groups has claimed no fewer than two persons at Udianga Enem community in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom state. Blueprint gathered that the village head, Josiah Udoekoriko, of the community fled his palace on Monday due to fierce war between members of Iceland confraternity and Debam Read More

Oyo police assure on adequate security at Sallah

July 16, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state Police Command on Friday assured the people of the state of adequate security in and across the state before, during and after this year’s Eid el-Kabir celebration festivities. The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Vivian Ngozi Onadeko, in a statement in by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Adewale Osifeso, said necessary security measures had been put Read More

One Nigeria group elects new leaders

July 14, 2021 Editor 0

The Promoters of One Nigeria (PRONIG), a pan-Nigerian group dedicated to promoting peace and unity in Nigeria, has elected new executive to pilot the organisation’s affairs. A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Iroka Chibueze Chamberlain, stated that the newly elected excos are men of repute with strong commitment to upholding the ideals of One Nigeria. “At the Read More

Cult war claims 10 persons in Asaba

July 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

No fewer than 10 persons have been killed in Asaba, Delta state, as rival cult groups, Aromate and black axe confraternities engaged in reprisal attacks. There was palpable tension in Asaba metropolis especially the affected areas as fear gripped residents. Details of the incident was sketchy as at press time but a reliable source said trouble trouble began following the Read More

Zamfara: Bandits kill 39 in a reprisal attack

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 39 innocent people have been killed by the group of recalstrant Bandits in a reprisal mission in Faru district of Maradun local government area of Zamfara state. In a telephone conversation with Blueprint, resident of Faru, Malam Lawali Ahmad Faru said the bandits raided the town at around 4:30 pm on Thursday and began shooting sporadically on Read More

Ibadan: Police arrest Lagos- Warri bound driver for allegedly kidnapping 5 persons

July 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Oyo state Police command have arrested a 38-year-old Lagos – Warri bound driver over an alleged attempt to kidnap five persons with his Sienna SUV in Ibadan. The suspected kidnapper, identified as Emekume Augustine was arrested along Odo-Ona Elewe area, Ibadan while attempting to escape with the five victims. Blueprint learnt that the passengers who comprised of 3 males and Read More

Legislative drafters can make or mar a country – AGF

July 2, 2021 Administrator 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said Friday in Abuja that legislative drafters “can make or mar a country.” Malami, who stated this in his remarks at the opening ceremony of a two-day Capacity Building for the Department of Legal Drafting of the Federal Ministry of Justice organised by the National Institute of Read More

RMAFC to begin review of revenue allocation formula

June 29, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has concluded arrangements to fully commence the review of the Nation’s Revenue Allocation Formula (RAF). The review is targeted at equitable distribution of the accrued revenue into the federation account to the three tiers of government. The review is expected to be concluded before the end of 2021. A statement signed by Read More

Breaking: Police confirm student shot dead during Kaduna protest as NANS threatens massive action

June 28, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed the killing of a student of College of Education Gidan Waya, Kafanchan by security operatives during a protest by the students over the hike in tuition fees by the state government. This is just as the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) gave Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state 21 days to pacify Read More

Ogun: 2 notorious cultists arrested during supremacy battle

June 28, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a notorious cult group, Jamiu Okanlawon and Oluwaseun Owoeye were on Sunday 27th of June 2021 while engaging a rival cult group in supremacy battle, at Orelope area of Ilogbo ota, in Ado-Odo Ota local government area of Ogun state.  The arrests of the suspects was contained in a press release issued by the police public relations Read More

Police arrest man, 40, for raping 60-year-old in Ogun

June 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of the Ogun state Police Command have arrested a 40 year old man, Adesina Adebowale for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 60-year-old woman. The arrest was contained in a press release issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint Monday. Oyeyemi in the release stated that the suspect was arrested following Read More

Step mother starves children, punishes girl with fire in Bauchi

June 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A divorcee, Habiba Sani Khalid of Bakin Kura area of the Bauchi metropolis, has cried out over alleged starvation and torture of her two children by their step mother. Habiba in an interview with journalists at Tashan Babiye Hospital Bauchi where her ‘maltreated children’ are receiving medical attention, alleged that one of the children, a three year old girl, Sumaiya Read More