Mohammed Daggash, Joseph Mbu: Where are they now?

June 11, 2021 House keeper 0

At different times, they served Nigeria meritoriously in various capacities, but many years after their exit from the public scene, nothing has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes in this piece asks where they could be at the moment. Mohammed Daggash He was twice a lawmaker who was very prominent in the Senate between 1999 and 2007. Senator Read More

Igangan killings: MSSN calls for arrest, prosecution of perpetrators

June 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has urged the federal government and the security agencies to ensure arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of Igangan.   A statement jointly signed by the B-Zone Amir/Zonal Coordinator, Qaasim Babatunde Odedeji, Secretary, Abdul-Jalil Abdur-Razaq and the Public Relations Officer, Mos’ud Tohir, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo Wednesday, condemned the killings, saying “Nigerians are tired Read More

Again bandits kill 15 in Niger community

May 31, 2021 Aideloje 0

Barely 24 hours after 200 school children were abducted by bandits  in Niger, the gunmen  again attacked another community killing 15 villagers in Beri town in Bobi district of Mariga local government of the state on Monday morning. It was learnt  that one Mobile Policeman was also killed by the bandits during the  attack. It was gathered that the men of the local Read More

Sit-at-home: Casualties recorded, total compliance in Ebonyi

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state among other states in south-east zone Monday recorded total compliance of the sit at home order of Biafra. Major streets in the state like water works road, Ogoja road, Afikpo road were business activities are always going on were all deserted. Banks were closed, commercial motor parks were closed, fuel and gas station  and other business activities were all Read More

Breaking: Nasarawa Lawmaker kidnapped

May 30, 2021 House keeper 0

A member of the Nasarawa state house of Assembly representing Nasarawa Central state constituency, Hon.Ismail Danba, has been kidnapped. Chairman Nasarawa state house of Assembly committee on information, Hon.Mohammed Omadefu, confirmed the development on Sunday.  He said the kidnappers ambushed and whisked the lawmaker away around forest, in Sanga local government of Kaduna state. He explained that Danbaba was kidnapped Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

Recruitment: DSS disowns Jesustofunmi Nifemi Alabi Facebook group

May 24, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over a fraudulent Facebook account purportedly set up for the Service 2019/2020 recruitment. DSS Public Relations Officer, Dr. Peter Afunanya, who raised the alarm in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, warned job seekers against falling prey to the fraudsters. It reads in part: “This is to inform the public Read More

Breaking: Fire guts another INEC office

May 14, 2021 House keeper 0

A top official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed fire outbreak has occurred at its office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu local government area of Enugu state. The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident, said the cause of the fire is still not ascertained. In recent times, fire had engulfed INEC offices in Read More

Osun: Council wants killers of mother, son in Ife arrested

May 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Ile Ife people in Osun state, Thursday, urged law enforcement agents to unravel those behind the killing of two, a mother, her son and some others at Alapata village on Tuesday. A statement jointly signed by the president, Ife Action Council (IAC), Dr Gbolade Famoriyo, secretary, Prince Lawrence Adewale and the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chief J.O Olafare said the Read More

Correctional Service promotes 6,332 personnels

May 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has approved the promotion and upgrade of 3,877 officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service to various ranks. This is contained in a letter No. CDCFIB/S.004/Vol.111/79 of 10th May, 2021 signed by the Director/Secretary of the Board, Aisha A. Rufai.  A statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday in Abuja by the Read More

Woman in police net for killing stepson

May 12, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A 28-year-old woman, Favor Oko, from Ugwuegu community in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing her co-wife’s three-year-old son. She was said to have killed the little boy for lack of her husband’s attention. Meanwhile, Police in Abakaliki said they discovered decomposing bodies of two young men Silas Nkwuda and Chukwuemeka Nwoba in Read More

Breaking: One killed as Akwa Ibom police foils another attack at divisional headquarters

May 12, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

The Operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command have foiled another coordinated attempt by unknown gunmen to raze two divisional headquarters in the state. A statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon, and obtained by Blueprint on Wednesday, said the two divisional headquarters targeted were Etim Ekpo division and Ika division. According to the Read More

Police arrest 2 fraudsters operating with fake bank alerts in Ibadan

May 11, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Two suspected fraudsters are now in the net of Oyo state police command for allegedly defrauding residents of the state by buying goods, collecting money from point of sales (POSs) operators with fake bank alerts. The suspects identified as Olayide Olumide and Oluwemimo Adeyanju were alleged to be purchasing clothing materials and electronics from shop owners, market women as well Read More

FCT Police investigate viral video of looting in Kubwa

May 8, 2021 House keeper 0

The FCT Police Command has commenced investigation into a viral video of alleged looting of Southerners at Arab Road, Kubwa-Abuja by suspected Hausa. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a press statement, Friday, said: “The attention of the FCT Police Command has been drawn to the viral video of looting in the social media, suggesting that Read More

2 armed robbery suspects arrested in Ogun

May 6, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command, on the 4th of May 2021 at about 9:30 p.m., arrested two suspected armed robbers while going for a robbery operation.  The arrests was contained in a press statement issued by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint ThursdayAccording to the release, “the suspects, Rasheed Ayinde and Matthew Oladipupo were Read More

Imo Police gets new CP

May 5, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has appointed a new Commissioner of Police for Imo state. He is CP Abutu Yaro. A statement made available to Blueprint in Owerri, Imo state capital by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikokwu, said CP Yaro would be taking over from CP Nasiru Mohammed who was deployed to the Read More

Insecurity: Afikpo chair, stakeholders pray for God’s intervention

May 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Following widespread insecurity recorded in states across the federation, chairman of Afikpo North local government area, Barrister Obiageri Oko-Enyim, has led a delegation of stakeholders from the council to pray for divine intervention. In a statement made available to Blueprint, signed by the public relations officer in Abuja Sunday, Mr Sunday Nkama, Oko-Enyim, called on the people of the LGA Read More

Gunmen kill man, wife in fresh Benue attack

April 29, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Gunmen suspected to be armed herders have killed a man and his wife at Udei branch in Mbabai ward of Guma local government area of Benue state. Blueprint gathered that the man, whose name was given as Igba Faga, and his wife were on Tuesday evening macheted to death while returning from their farm on a motorbike. Special Adviser on Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen attack security checkpoint in Anambra

April 28, 2021 NAN 0

Unknown gunmen have launched an attack on a Naval checkpoint near Enamel Ware Junction on Onitsha – Owerri Highway in Anambra State. Tochukwu Ikenga, the Police public relations officer, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, said the command sent a response team to the scene after it received a distress call that there was sporadic Read More

4 Osun phone shop burglars arrested in Ogun

April 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

Four suspects who burgled a phone shop in Ile-Ife, Osun state, have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command in Mowe area of state on the 21st of April, 2021. Their arrest was contained in a press statement issued by the police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Blueprint Sunday. According to Oyeyemi, Read More

Gunmen kill NSCDC officer, steals riffle in Edo

April 22, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Gunmen suspected to be robbers have shot dead an  officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) guarding the University of Benin Bursar’s private residence at Ogheghe Community, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo state. The incident reportedly occurred at about 2.45am on Thursday at the presidential area of the community.  A community source who craved for annonimity Read More

Breaking – Alleged murder of Abuja-based Pastor: Police break silence

April 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police has debunked information on some social media platforms insinuating that anAbuja-based cleric, Pastor Evans Unaegbu, was attacked and murdered at his worship centre, even as the command has warned residents against circulating fake news. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Marian Yusuf, in a press statement Friday in Abuja, debunked the allegation. “The FCT Read More