PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

NDA invasion: Commandant presents report to Reps

September 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Major General Ibrahim Yusuf, has presented report of the August 24 attack on the institution to the House of Representatives Committee on Defence. Chairman of the committee, Hon. Babajimi Benson, on Tuesday, said the report would shed more light on the dastardly incident. Although the actual exercise was behind closed doors, Benson 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

Sowore: Police launches manhunt for assailants in Edo forests

September 5, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Operatives of Edo state police command has deployed its tactical team to Edo forests in a bid to apprehend suspected killers of Felix Sowore, the younger brother of #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore.  The younger Sowore was reportedly killed by suspected kidnappers at the early hours on Saturday around Okada community, Ovia North East local government area of Edo state.  The Read More

Insecurity: Self defence to the rescue

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The security situation in Nigeria has continued to deteriorate with growing concerns in many quarters and calls for self defence on the rise even as some opt for community policing and state police. In this report, BENJAMIN SAMSON examines self defence and community policing as panacea to kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country. The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

Kwara: Armed men invade hotel, kill one, abduct another as police ban planned protest in Ilorin

August 30, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

At least one person was shot dead as suspected kidnappers in military uniform invaded a hotel in Mandala, outskirts of Ilorin in Asa local government area of Kwara state. They abducted one person.Unspecified number of people also sustained varying degrees of bullet injuries in the attack on the hotel. Blueprint gathered that suspected kinappers in military uniform around 8pm on Saturday invaded Read More

War in Osun APC as Oyetola, Aregbesola’s thugs fight dirty

August 15, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A caucus of the All Progreasives Congress (APC) in Osun state, ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP), Sunday alleged that suspected thugs who wore Oyetola’s inscribed cap disrupted the Saturday hearing of ward congress appeal.  A statement by Chairman of TOP, Elder Lowo Adebiyi, made available to newsmen in Osogbo, alleged that the thugs that stormed the APC secretariat, venue of the Read More

Enugu APC excos ‘sack’ Nwoye as party chairman

August 10, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

Members of State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state have passed a vote of no confidence on state’s party chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, accusing him of insurbodination to statutory authorities and attempt to balkanise the state chapter of the party. Consequently, they appointed in his stead, Prince Chikwado Chukwunta Nnaji, the state vice chairman Read More

Breaking: NAF confirms Alpha Jet crash, pilot rescued

July 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed media reports that its Alpha Jet aircraft, returning from an air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna state was gunned down by bandits. A statement by Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet Monday, said the pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, successfully ejected from Read More

Deployment of modern fire-fighting truck, others excite Buni in Yobe

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala-Buni, has said that the deployment of a modern firefighting truck by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to the state will boost emergency response services. The excited governor Buni made the statement during the commissioning of one contemporary fire-fighting truck, Thursday in Yobe state. The Governor represented by the state’s deputy, Idi Gubana said that the Read More

Act now or lose Anambra – Group tells PDP

July 1, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A pressure group in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), PDP Rescue Movement, has charged the appeal committee to interrogate the outcome of the party’s primary election in Anambra to stand any chance of winning the forthcoming governorship elections in the state. In a statement in Abuja, Wednesday by spokesman of the PDP Rescue Movement, Emeka Ezenwa, warned that except the Read More

Gunmen kill pregnant woman, abduct husband in Kwara

June 27, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Unknown gunmen have killed a pregnant woman in Offa local government area of Kwara state and kidnapped her husband.The deceased simply identified as Hawa is said to be the wife of a phone and accessories dealer, Lukman Ibrahim, in Owode market, Offa.Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred last Saturday about 7pm while Lukman was driving his father-in-law, the pregnant wife and Read More

Special squad kills 5, arrests 3 bandits in Niger

June 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The  Security  Special  Squad inaugurated about a week ago by Governor  Abubakar  Sani  Bello  of  Niger  state to combat  bandits  and release  abducted  Islamiya School children in Tegina, has killed five bandits  and arrested three others during exchange  of fire in another  attack on the town. Blueprint learnt that the attack occurred in the early hours  of Thursday and that the squad successfully repelled the bandits inflicting fatal injuries on some. It Read More

Fire disaster: FG commissions 20 life-support ambulances, 7 firefighting trucks

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned another twenty new Basic Life Support Ambulance buses and seven state-of-the-art firefighting trucks as part of efforts to reduce incidences of fire disasters in the country. The newly acquired equipment were part of the N10.4 billion infrastructure upgrade approved by the Federal Executive Council on March 3, comprising of 44 firefighting engines, 15 water tankers, Read More

Yobe rescues 314, saves N1bn properties in one year

May 27, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe government rescue about 314 lives and saved properties worth N1billion in the state between 2020 and 2021. The state Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Bukar Alhaji Dauda, disclosed this Thursday while briefing journalists in Damaturu. He said the Yobe state Fire Service Board effectively responded to fire outbreaks and many other emergency rescue situations to save lives and Read More

Police confirms kidnap of 6 as protesters raze police station in Niger

May 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State Police Command has confirmed kidnap of six residents of Gauraka area Tara local  government  of Niger state  resulting in protest during  which a police station was burnt. The  Police Public  Relation  Officer  (PPRO) of The Niger State  Police  Command,  DSP Wasing Abiodun in a statement  in Minna  Monday said the police is on top of the situation.  He Read More

ARAN commends FG over efforts to recover stolen artifacts

May 24, 2021 Editorial III 0

Artifacts Rescuers Association of Nigeria, (ARAN) a body responsible for rescue of Nigeria artifacts and its patrimonies has commended Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his recent call for all artifacts looted from Nigeria by foreigners to be returned. The President, Obalosa Bamidele made the commendation in Abuja on Monday while speaking with journalists saying that Alhaji Read More

How Igboho’s footsoldiers, DSS operatives clashed at Ataoja’s palace – Sources

May 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Fresh facts have emerged over last Saturday’s clash between the supporters of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo in Osun state, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun. Sources revealed that Igboho’s supporters actually abducted an operative of the DSS, who Read More

In Sokoto, Police rescue girl locked inside room

May 15, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Sokoto state Police command has rescued 12-year-old girl identified as Joy, who was allegedly locked up in a room by her parents for eight months in Dadin Kowa area of Sokoto. Joy who was said to have been locked up and deprived of food due to her unstable mental condition, was rescued after the police were alerted by neighbors. Read More

Police nab 4 in Ogun over alleged kidnapping

May 12, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Four members of a kidnap syndicate, have been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in Onipanu area of Ado odo ota local government area of the state.  The suspects, John Nelson, Adeleke Ayotunde, Adekunle Basit and Abey Fagbemi were arrested, following a complaint lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters, by one Adejunwon Odunowo, who Read More

Troops kill 4 bandits’ commanders, 48 others in Zamfara

May 10, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…rescue 18 hostages, recover arms The Nigerian army on Monday said troops deployed in the fight against bandits in the North-west region of the country have killed 48 bandits and rescued 18 persons held hostage  in first phase of its newly launched Operation Tsare Mutane, to flush out the criminals.Among the bandits killed are 4 top commanders namely Yellow Mai-Bille, Read More

Breaking: 14 burnt to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

May 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

About 14 passengers (11 adults and three children) were on Thursday night burnt to death in an accident around the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, Friday. Confirming the incident, Akinbiyi said the accident involved a silver Toyota RAV 4, with registration number, LND 13 GS, a Read More

Accident: 2 Nurses die, 10 others Injure at Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

April 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two nurses were reportedly dead while 10 other passengers sustained different degrees of injuries when a Toyota Hiace bus was involved in a loan accident along Akinale village on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. The spokesperson to the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the accident to Blueprintin Abeokuta According to Akinbiyi, the accident which occurred at about Read More