2023: Civil Defense to release revised election guidelines on election duties 

January 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of February general elections, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) said it will soon release a revised standard operational guidelines on election duties, and other salient election security rules for personnel, aimed at ensuring safe and secured electoral processes nationwide.  The Corps also said everything is being done to deepen the capacity of Corps personnel, assist officers Read More

Senate charges INEC on credible election

January 18, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

   The Senate Tuesday declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has no excuse to give as far as required credibility of the coming general elections is concerned. It added that since funds and materials needed for smooth conduct of the elections, have been provided by the executive in collaboration with the legislature, there should be no room for any Read More

2023: APC afraid of BVAS – Aniagwu

January 12, 2023 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, Charles Aniagwu, on Thursday said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are scared of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ‘s decision to deploy Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). According to him, “The device would expose APC to ridicule following their abysmal performance since 2015.” Mr. Aniagwu in a statement in Asaba Read More

Imo: 2 abducted foreign contractors regain freedom

December 12, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The two foreign expatriates (names withheld) with a construction company,  abducted by gunmen last Friday along Okigwe expressway, Imo state while they were supervising construction work, have regained their freedom. Blueprint correspondent gathered that their freedom was made possible through the combined efforts of security operatives who immediately went to work as soon as they heard of their abduction.  The freed Read More

Osun police arrest 3 for burglary, foodstuffs theft

November 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested three persons for alleged house breaking and stealing of foodstuffs. The suspects, Muideen Osikoya Azeez, Paul Azeez and Lukman Olakunle Olayanju, were alleged to have stolen vegetable oil, semovita, spaghetti, tomato paste, curry and thyme.  The Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, in a statement, Tuesday, alleged that the suspects committed the crime on October 26, Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

Zamfara lawmaker donates solar panels to constituents

November 7, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

As part of efforts to improve the living standard of his constituents, the Senator representing Zamfara West Lawal Hassan DanIya, has flagged off official of several units of solar lights to some selected locations in Anka local government area of the state. Senator DanIya said plans are underway to extend similar items to all local government areas under his constituency Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Breaking: Man dies as telecom mast collapses in Kogi community (VIDEO)

November 6, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

An unidentified man has died after a telecomm mast on Saturday afternoon collapsed in Ihima community of Okehi local government area of Kogi state. Blueprint gathered that the collapsed mast belongs to the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Nitel) At the time of filling this story, it is unconfirmed if the affected family will be pressing any charges against the telecom company Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Uncertainty, fears as Anambra votes amid security troubles

…Over 34,000 officers, 3 copters, others to secure lives, ballot … Ensure every single vote counts, INEC boss orders staff …Voter apathy ominous – Mohammed …Victory ours, APC, PDP, APGA boast …IPC establishes special journalists’ safety monitoring, alert desk Today, the people of Anambra state will elect one of the 18 candidates as governor. This is despite the security challenges that Read More

COP26: Nigeria keying into electric, gas-powered vehicle manufacturing – Jelani Aliyu

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s automotive industry is advancing towards actualizing the manufacturing of electric and gas-powered vehicles, in keeping with the net-zero target by 2060. Mr Aliyu made the disclosure while addressing delegates at the ongoing COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where close to 200 countries gathered Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of kidnapped UNIABUJA lecturers, others

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

The abducted University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) lecturers and others staff have been rescued, according to the Police. The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command DSP Josephine Adeh who confirmed the development said all the six abducted persons have been rescued and reunited with their families. She said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public Read More

Anambra poll: IGP orders restriction of vehicular movement

November 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of measures to protect the sanctity of the electoral process in the November 6, 2021, governorship election in Anambra state the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in and out of Anambra state from 11:59pm on Friday, November 5, 202, to 11:59pm on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Force Public Relations Read More

Be involved in efforts to curb insecurity, women, youth urged

November 4, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Mrs. Ofeoshi Peace of Greenland newsnagazine has called on Nigeria women and youth to be involved in efforts to find lasting solution to the nation’s security challenges. She made the call during the news magazine’s maiden edition/ annual lecture in Abuja on Saturday, with the theme; “Curbing Security Challenges in Nigeria.” Ofeoshi said as mothers, women are the worse affected Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

IPAC commends Yobe govt for adherence to electoral Act, rule of law

October 31, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council, Yobe state chapter has on Friday commended the state government for adherence to the electoral Act and rule of law by holding councillorship bye-election in two electoral wards Askekri and Hausari in Geidam Local Government Area of the state. In a statement signed by the chairman of IPAC Yobe Comrade Bala Mohammed equally appreciate the efforts Read More

APC returns El-Sudi as Taraba party chairman

October 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih,​ 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday elected Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi as the substantive chairman of the party to lead thirty five other state executive members. Leader of the party in the state Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf said that the party had resolved to go with affirmation rather than the tedious election process with the consent of all critical Read More

Fear grips Jalingo residents over increasing rate of missing persons

October 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih,​ 0

There is palpable fear in Jalingo Taraba state over increasing disappearance of persons in the metropolis and beyond. Blueprint investigation shows that from September 10th to date, over ten persons have mysteriously disappeared. This is aside rising insecurity which has led to the kidnapping and killing of many people in the state. Our correspondent who had​ been following this ugly Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

NAF airstrikes kill scores of terrorists in Lake Chad

October 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday said several terrorists were killed when 3 of its aircraft carried out series of strikes on an Island in the Tumbuns on the Lake Chad and at Malam Fatori in Borno state. NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said the strikes were carried out Read More