Assist security agents with credible information – Minister

October 15, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.- Gen Bashir Magaji (rtd) has called on Nigerians to always assist security agencies with credible information on the activities of suspected criminals in their areas. Magaji, who gave the advice in Abuja Thursday, at a special summit on security and safety/award scheme organised by the National Watch, noted that security challenges should not be left Read More

2023: Agitation for power rotation ‘ll kill democracy – Hon. Jaji

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, is the immediate past Chairman, House Committee on Internal Security in the 8th Assembly. He also contested the APC governorship ticket in Zamfara during 2019 general elections. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he speaks on the agitation for Southern Presidency, insecurity in the and the economy. What is your take on insecurity affecting the nation Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Abubakar and the task of getting food from farm to fork in Nigeria

October 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global food system is expected to provide safe and nutritious food to a population that will likely grow from the current 7.5 billion people to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Not only will there be more mouths to feed, but as incomes grow in emerging and developing economies, so too will the demand for meat, fish, and dairy.The global Read More

Nigeria @61: Tackle insecurity, pensioners tell Buhari

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take action that would bring an end to the security challenges in the country. The group, while felicitating with Nigerian pensioners across the country, and all Nigerians on the celebration of the country’s 61st independence anniversary, said insecurity was hampering progress and development Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Nigeria’s 61st Independence: FCT Minister preaches peace, unity

October 2, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on residents of the Territory to join hands with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and stand firm on the side of unity, peace and the collective progress of the country. The Minister who made this call in his 61st Independence Day Anniversary message to FCT residents, Read More

Nigeria @ 61: The good, bad, ugly

…Nigerians have good reasons to celebrate – Buhari …We’ve learnt our lessons from civil war – Prof. Nwachukwu ‘…We deserve to congratulate ourselves for our achievements’ …Insecurity, secessionist threats worrisome’ …There’ll be light at end of the tunnel – Osinbajo …Citizens can build a mighty nation if…- Adeboye Nigeria on Friday October 1 marked her 61st independence anniversary. BENJAMIN SAMSON and Read More

Independence: NSCDC boss calls for renewed mindset, intelligence against insecurity

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, has emphasized on the need for continued tolerance of each other’s differences and mutual co-existence as a people who are united in diversity and reselient in the face of daunting challenges to our continued survival as one unified entity.  He advocated for a renewed mindset and provision of actionable intelligence to keep Nigeria safe Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Insurgency: What America’s support means for Nigeria

September 30, 2021 Abdullahi M 0

The support given to Nigeria by the United States of America has made a great difference in the country’s efforts to stamp out terrorism within its borders, President Muhammadu Buhari said this week. Meeting Friday in New York with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of America to the United Nations, the President said America’s support serves as a morale booster Read More

Adopt use of new technology to tackle insecurity, Pantami charges security agencies

September 29, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has charged security institutions to adopt research and development as viable tool for improving security in the country. The minister who made the call on Tuesday while delivering the keynote address at a security summit organised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abuja, themed; Synergy: Read More

Group tasks Nigerians on peaceful co-existence

September 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Universal Peace and Violence Amelioration center (UPVAC), has urged Nigerians to irrespective of their religious and ethnic affiliations live in peace with one another, saying “it is the solution to the current security challenges in the country.” The group made the appeal weekend during an empowerment programme it organised in collaboration with Algier12 Properties in Maiduguri, Borno state, Read More

Challenging Oyo NSCDC personnel on security

September 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

It was a session of training and retraining for men of Oyo State Command of NSCDC on overcoming security challenges. Bayo Agboola, reports. The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in its quest to shape up its officers and men for the modern day task of security challenges engaged its personnel in a two-day Read More

How Rivers security architectures are working out

September 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Rivers state, the security arrangements put in place to secure the state are working as GODWIN EGBA reports on those strategies. Nigerians are overwhelmed by the activities of bandits and their deadly operations across the country who kill scores of innocent souls and destroy property worth millions of naira despite the efforts of security agencies. However, Rivers State Police Read More

Economy: Coalition stages rally, hails Buhari, Emefiele

September 22, 2021 Editor 0

Teaming members of Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Wednesday September 22, 2021, staged a solidarity rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele for their tact in handling Nigeria’s economy amidst global pandemic COVID-19. In his address during the rally held at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, Read More

Fani-Kayode: Nobody can stop defectors into APC – Party chieftain

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state and state chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Hamidu Saidu Sani, has said no one can stop anybody from decamping to the ruling party from another party. The APC chieftain was reacting to outrage following the recent defection of former Avaition Minister Femi Fani-Kayode into the ruling APC. Saidu made this clarification Read More

Anambra police commissioner partners community vigilante, others to curb herders’ clashes, crimes, criminalities

September 16, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The new Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr Tony Olofu, Thursday, said the command would partner community vigilante and other security agencies to flush out vices and security challenges in the state. Olofu, who stated this in a press conference at the command’s headquarters at Amawbia, Awka South LGA, identified some security challenges facing the state to include  farmers/herders Read More

De-congestion: Kano converts non-approved lands, structures to mega schools

September 14, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has begun the conversion of non-approved lands and structures to mega schools to de-congest the boarding schools in the state. This was contained in a statement issued Monday by the Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Garba. The statement read in part, “In view of the prevailing security challenges coupled with the congestion of schools in the Read More

Presidency: MBF seeks North-South-Middle Belt rotation

September 13, 2021 Agi Onda 0

  Smarting from the flu of herders, farmers’ clashes and sundry security challenges, the Middle Belt Forum (MBF) Sunday demanded for power rotation among the North, South and Middle Belt regions to assuage the people’s concerns. The umbrella body encompassing the states within the Middle Belt region of the country took the stand at the end of a two-day National Executive Committee (NEC) Read More

Buhari has made remarkable achievements despite insecurity- PDP chieftain

September 10, 2021 Editorial III 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, chief Charles Idahosa, has noted that President Muhammadu Buhari had made remarkable achievements despite the nation’s security challenges.Idahosa, an ally of Governor Godwin Obaseki, stated this in Benin City on Friday at a news conference as part of activities to mark his 68th birthday.He said the security challenge had Read More

Group drums support for Nigerian military

September 9, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan advocacy group, the One Nigeria Project (ONP) has urged Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic and religious affiliations to support the Armed forces of Nigeria (AFN) in order for them to tackle all security challenges confronting the nation. The group, while thanking the Armed forces for being a stabilizing factor in the unity of the country, described as ‘uncharitable’, Read More

Nigeria will never break up – Obaseki

September 8, 2021 Editorial III 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Monday, expressed faith in the unity of the country, saying the country will never break up. “Nigeria has come to stay,” Obaseki said while receiving the visiting Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai, a retired lieutenant-general, at the Government House, Benin. General Buratai served as the Chief of Army Staff between Read More

Celebrating 2021 World Literacy Day

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Today, Nigeria joins the global community in celebrating this year’s International Literacy Day (ILD). The Day is set aside annually to draw the attention of the various countries to the importance of literacy not only as a sine qua non for socio-economic and political development but also a potent weapon to fight poverty, ignorance, disease, joblessness, oppression among others. The Read More