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Why Buhari won’t resign over insecurity – Lai

February 20, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari wasn’t contemplating resigning over the insecurity challenge. Mohammed who disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja also said, “As I said earlier, the country is facing security challenges, and the challenges are being tackled headlong. “However, there have been some red herrings in recent times, including Read More

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Buhari’s theory of self-help

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

When the Boko Haram marauders raided Kano in 2013 or thereabouts, killing close to 100 of innocent folks in one fell swoop, among them travellers at a popular motor park, former President Goodluck Jonathan visited the ancient city and was shocked by what he saw. After sniffing the air reeking with the stench of charred bodies, and bereft of fresh Read More

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Insecurity: Northern group urges security summit, wants amnesty for kidnappers, bandits

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Northern Coalition For Peace and Development on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to convene Northern security summit with traditional rulers, religious leaders and critical stakeholders to proffer solution to security challenges facing the region.   Rising from it’s stakeholders’ meeting in Kaduna on security challenges facing the North and Nigeria, the group lampooned those calling for the sack of security Read More

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Intelligence, community policing responsible for my success – Kano ex-CP

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyasu, on Sunday revealed how he policed Kano at the wake of threatening political tension.Blueprint recalled that AIG Iliyasu was posted to Kano at the hit of the inconclusive Governorship election in the state, with its attendant Political tension and security challenges.The police boss was recently promoted to AIG Read More

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Buhari promises to re-tool military

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said the military would be re-professionalized and re-equipped to meet the growing exigencies of security in the country, assuring Nigerians that the promise of ending terrorism would be realised.The president said this at the commissioning of two Nigeria Air Force Agusta 109 Power Helicopters and Mi-17 E Helicopters at the Eagle Square in Abuja.“We Read More

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Solution to kidnapping/banditry in North 

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria has surfed through numerous hurdles as far as security is concerned. They include Niger Delta militancy, the Boko Haram misadventure, herders/farmers conflicts and most recently, banditry and intractable kidnappings for ransom in the Northern part of the country. Nigerians nurture a feeling of absolute disappointment and insecurity towards the constitutionally mandated body saddled with the responsibility of their security and Read More

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Fight against terrorism: NAF commissions another K-9 wing in Bauchi

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As part of its efforts to deal with contemporary security challenges in the country, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Monday, commissioned another Canine (K-9) Wing in Bauchi bringing to two, the number of K-9 Wings under the NAF 057 Provost Investigation Group.  A statement issued by the Director of Public Relations  and  Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Read More

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Abuja natives seek security trust fund

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Indigenous youth in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the auspices of Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO) has called for the formation of FCT Security Trust Fund as a direct response to the security challenges in the FCT. President of the organisation, Isaac David told Blueprint Monday that they youth had already forwarded a letter the FCT Minister, Mallam Bello Mohammed Read More

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What we told Buhari on national security, others – Lawan, Gbajabiamila

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday had a close-door meeting with the President of the Senator Mr Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Senate President Ahmed Lawan said the security challenges in the country calls for closer working relationship between the executive Read More

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The aged rural farmers

February 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The lack of interest in farming by some youth is getting out of hand and presently the people that are feeding us are the small holders aged farmers. Some people see the cultivation of land as a poor man’s business while most peasant farmers who take bank loans find it difficult to paying back. Also, prices of agricultural produce, security challenges, poor infrastructure, high bank interest rate discourage the youth Read More

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Insurgency: Ebute tasks NASS on complementary strategy

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Elder statesman and former President of the Senate, Ameh Ebute, has called on President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, to engage other politicians, technocrats as well as businessmen from the North-east to “join hands to help in complementing roles that will solve the lingering security crises in the region.” Ebute urged Lawan, as the most senior political appointee from the Read More

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Our political process contributes to insecurity – Monarch

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Gomo of Kuje, Alhaji Haruna Tanko Jibrin, has said that the cumulative effects of the escalating security challenges are worrying signals that the political process is not functioning in a manner guaranteed to reduce the problem. He made this known Wednesday  in his palace in  Kuje while speaking to Blueprint on the security situation in Nigeria.  Gomo said:  “Ordinarilly, Read More

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Nyako blames politicians for current insecurity 

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A retired Naval Officer and former senator representing Adamawa Central, Sen. Abdul-Azeez Nyako, has stated politicians should largely be blamed for the current security challenge in the country rather than the military. Speaking to newsmen on Sunday in Yola, Nyako said the Nigerian military which is currently overstretched is doing its best on the situation and deserved commendation. He said Read More

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Security: North-Central governors strategise on community policing

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governors from the Six North-Central states  have agreed to collaborate toward ensuring effective community policing to tackle the security challenges within the region and the country. The governors, who converged on Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, at the North-Central Security Summit with other stakeholders, also resolved to reinforce and provide improved capacity for the various security apparatus in their respective Read More

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Insecurity: North central govs laud Buhari over steps taken

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state and his counterparts in the North central zone, Wednesday, commends the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari, in evolving different approaches towards addressing the security challenges in the country. The governors made the commendation at the one-day North central zone Nigeria police Regional security summit in Lafia, with Strategic Partnership for Effective Community Policing in Read More

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Amotekun: FG ‘ll fail if … – Afe Babalola

January 20, 2020 Editor 0

Foremost lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Aare Afe Babalola, has said the federal government would fail if it goes ahead to challenge the legality of Amotekun, the South-western security initiative recently launched by governors in the region. Babalola, who spoke to journalists Sunday in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, said the idea was accommodated and given vent in the 1999 Read More

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Buhari launches national security road map

December 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhamamdu Buhari Wednesday launched the 2019 National Security Strategy document to address the multiple challenges facing the country and its people.  The document was launched by the president at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.Speaking at the event, the president said the present administration was committed to improving security education and health to make life more meaningful to Read More

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Face security issues headlong, emir tells FG, others

November 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari Monday called for collaboration among tires of governments at all levels to tackle headlong the menace of kidnapping and other security challenges in the country. The Emir made the call during the Eid- el- Maolud celebration held at the Ilorin township stadium. Hundreds of Muslim faithfuls including pupils and students of primary, Read More

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Yobe gov donates 30 operational vehicles to police

November 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has donated 30 patrolvehicles and office accommodation to the special squad of the Nigeriapolice and other security agencies worth N720 million in Damaturuthe Yobe state capital. Buni said the effort was too strengthen the newly established HabaMaza special squad to curb the security challenges in the state. “To achieve the overall objective of ensuring peace Read More

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Reps urge NAF to extend air-power to North-west

October 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Air Force, Mohammed Koko, has urged the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) to extend its airpower to nip the perennial security challenges in some states in the North-west. Koko, who made the call during the 2020 budget defence of the NAF Thursday, said the states affected were those carved out of old Sokoto Read More

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Insecurity: Aregbesola urges military, other agencies on determination

October 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has urged the military and other security agencies to be more determined in tackling various security challenges across the country. Aregbesola made the call Monday in Abuja during the opening of the Leadership in National Security Course 3, organised by Nigerian Army Resource Centre in collaboration with Peace Building Consult. He said the issue Read More

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Nigeria @59 : Labour says insecurity discourages potential investors

October 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called on government at all levels to tackle the security challenges in Nigeria, because according to them investors who may want to invest in country are running away.  In an independence anniversary massage, the group said is worrisome that billions of naira that could be channeled into creating jobs are yearly budgeted for arms Read More

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TNT boss urges FG to focus on North-east youth

September 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The founder of TNT Event, Sophie Tarfa, has urged the federal government to channel more attention to youth from the North-east of the country in order to move away from the lingering security challenges. This, according to him, is due to their vulnerability to the crisis creating security challenges in the region, including insurgency, kidnapping and drug abuse. Tarfa stated this Read More

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Taraba killings: Police, Army blame game dangerous to security challenges – NMA

August 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Abuja, Ekpe Phillips, has blamed the intractable security challenges in the country on lack of coordination among security operatives. He said the continued trading of blames between the Nigerian Army and the Police over the recent killing of police officers in Taraba state has left Nigerians in a state of confusion and hopelessness. Read More