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

Irate youth attack Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s brother, kill one, set vehicles ablaze as monarch escapes death

September 19, 2021 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

The Obi of Ogwash-Uku, Ifechukwude Okonjo II, younger brother to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala narrowly escaped death as irate youths of Otulu town attacked his convoy over fight for autonomous community. The incident which took place on Friday at Otulu community under Ogwash-Uku kingdom in Aniocha south local government area of Delta state left one person dead while several others were Read More

Security agents neutralise bandits in Zamfara

September 3, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Police tactical operatives in Zamfara state, in collaboration with other security agencies, have repelled a large number of armed bandits, who came to Shinkafi town in their hundreds, with intent to attack innocent people of the area.  In a statement issued to Newsmen in Gusau Friday, the the Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, said the bandits, who were from Read More

NDA: The unanswered question

August 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent attack of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna that led to the death of two innocent security personnel and abduction of an officer is totally reprehensible. Not a few Nigerians were shocked by the development while many others are in a dilemma as to its possibility given the heavy security within and outside the vicinity 24hours. Unfortunately, those who Read More

Plateau killings: Lalong begs Ondo people, govt for forgiveness

August 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state, weekend, begged the government and people of Ondo for forgiveness, following the recent attack on their people. Commuters were attacked en route Ondo along Rukuba Road in Jos North local government area, of which more than 30 were rescued by security agents. Governor Lalong apologised for the attack through his deputy, Sonny Tyoden, who Read More

Anxiety trails disappearance of 20-year- old man in Enugu

August 19, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The whereabouts of a 20-year- old man, a technician, Miracle Onoh, who allegedly got missing since Monday, after the sit-at-home order declared by IPOB because of Nnamdi Kanu’s detention at old Orie Emene, a suburb of Enugu metropolis. It is now a source of worry and confusion to his family members.It was gathered that Miracle, the first child of his Read More

Zamfara: Bandits burn mother, infant, 11 others to death

August 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A mother and her infant have been identified among 13 persons killed on Sunday by suspected armed bandits in Randa, Dansadau District of Maru local government area of Zamfara state. The Wazirin Dansadau, Mustapha Umar, who spoke with reporters, said most of the victims were burnt to death in their houses while hiding from being abducted by the armed bandit. The Read More

DCP Abba Kyari’s 96 hours

August 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

There is a popular saying- Life is a flip. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari just witnessed one. Just within 96 hours- DCP Abba Kyari’s life flipped. Just within 96 hours, his indictment by the American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was made public, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, set up a four-man Special Investigation Panel (SIP) headed Read More

Breaking: Again, DSS bars Journalists from covering Sunday Igboho aides’ trial, coalition demands arrest of operatives

August 4, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) have again barred Journalists from covering proceedings at the trial of associates to Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. This is happening on Wednesday inside the federal high court arena in Abuja. The court had adjourned the trial of Igboho’s associates till August 4, 2021. Meanwhile, the Coalition in Defence Read More

Police kill 10 bandits, lose 2 in Niger

July 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Nigerian Police Special Unit, Operation PUFF ADDER Saturday killed 10 bandits in gun battle in Kundu village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state.  The bandits  were reported to have  attack the police base recently established in the village due to incessant attacks and kidnap of a Royal father.  It was learnt  that  the police however  lost two of Read More

Avoid aiding Nigeria’s disintegration, YAF urges Yoruba youths

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Friday, decried the ban on and the stoppage of its peace rally/sensitisation Motorcade by the police in the state. YAF expressed regret that the police in the state could not distinguish between it and other groups claiming to be championing Yoruba self-determination and independence with the disguised objective of Read More

Bamgbose offers to assist families of slain security personnel

July 10, 2021 Editor 0

The National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG) Olusegun Bamgbose has offered to assist families of slain security personnel in Nigeria. Bamgbose in a statement said the worsening security situation in the country was no doubt, taking a toll on the security agents in the country. According to him, “Almost on daily basis, we are losing our men to Read More

Who will lead tomorrow?

June 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s awful seeing how agile youths are involving themselves in some irrational acts. These youths are always regarded as the backbone of any society. This automatically means that any society that fails to have rational thinking youths, if care is not taken, that society will cease to exist within a short time. It’s a pity seeing our youths carrying placards Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

Matawalle condemns bandits attacks on innocent people in Zamfara

June 12, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara state Governor, Bello Muhammed Matawallen Maradun, has condemned the recent incessant attacks on communities by bandits, describing the acts as senseless. This is contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner of Information, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara and made available to Blueprint in Gusau Saturday. “The government therefore expresses it’s deep sympathy and heart felt condolences to Read More

Yoruba group raises the alarm over plot to undermine APC’s govt

June 8, 2021 Editorial II 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, were promoting agitations in the South-west Read More

We don’t support break-up of Nigeria, Ohanaeze tells FG

June 4, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday declared that it does not support Nigeria’s disintegration.  The organisation, however, urged the government to use dialogue to solve the national question rather than using force. It appealed to Igbo youth involved in violence to stop, noting that there was nothing to celebrate in violence. It also tasked the government to Read More

Pantami: Nigeria begins production of SIM cards, Smartphones

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the country now has capacity to produce SIM cards and iPhone for the continent of Africa. The minister said henceforth importation of SIM cards and other 60-70 percent of items needed in telecommunications sector will be produced locally. Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday Read More

Ebonyi killings: Death toll rises to 42

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The death toll in the three communities of Ebonyi-Benue borders that was attacked by herders has risen to 42.  Armed herdsmen had on Saturday morning invaded Odoke Ishieke, Obakota Ishieke and Ndiobasi Ishieke communities all in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state and killed over 30 persons not leaving behind pregnant women and nursing mothers. The communities has common boundaries with Read More

Bauchi: Hisbah destroys 260 cartons of alcohol in Masau

May 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state Islamic Police otherwise known as Hisbah has destroyed 260 cartons of alcohol in Misau local government area of the state. Permanent Commissioner in charge of state Hisbah, Barrister Aminu Balarabe Isah, stated this in a press release issued to newsmen. He noted that the exercise was carried out in the presence of the executive chairman of the Read More

Bauchi Hisbah destroys 260 cartons of alcohol in Masau LG

May 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state islamic police otherwise known as ‘Hisbah’ has destroyed 260 cartons of alcohol in Misau local government area of the state. Permanent commissioner in charge of state Hisbah Barrister Aminu Balarabe Isah disclosed this in a press release issued to newsmen. He noted that the exercise was carried out in the presence of the executive chairman of the state Sharia Read More