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Insecurity: Ex-PDP chair profers solutions

July 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP), Alh Abubakar Kawu Baraje, Sunday, aked the federal government to set aside special security budget to deal with security challenges confronting the nation. As a  first step, Baraje said the federal government should recruit youths across the country, give them quasi military training and upon completion of their training deploy Read More

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Mutawalle plans 3 Ruga settlements in Zamfara

July 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said his administration would soon establish Ruga settlements in each of the three senatorial districts in the state. This, he said, was to improve the wellbeing of Fulani communities and bring to an end the lingering security challenge bedevilling the state in the last eight years.. The governor said  this Sunday at a town Read More

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Nigeria will be peaceful again – Osinbajo

July 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said he was optimistic that the country would be peaceful again considering the current mechanism put in place by the federal government. Osinbajo said at the weekend during a condolence visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, was killed by gunmen a few days ago in the state. He said the federal government Read More

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Current security strategy yielding positive results – Chief of Air Staff

July 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said Thursday that the current security strategy adopted by the Armed Forces is yielding positive results in the fight against insurgency and other security challenges.  The Chief of Air Staff said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of Security Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari Read More

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IBBUL organises training workshop for security cadets

July 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Determined to rid the main and Kobo campuses of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), in Niger State, pockets of violence and other minor security challenges, the school management has organised a five-day training workshop for its security personnel and cadet officers. The training was themed: “Tackling security challenges in tertiary institutions”. The vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Read More

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Crime fighting gets impetus with DSS institute upgrade

July 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The upgrade of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) Institute for Security Studies following President Mohammed Buhari assent to the National Institute for Security Studies Establishment Act, 2019, has given impetus to the fight against crime in the country especially in the face of growing security challenges. CHIZOBA OGBECHE writes. The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has the Read More

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Rebuilding intelligence capacity of the security forces

June 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Dearth of timely and actionable intelligence constitutes a major reason why security challenges that have besieged the country in recent times have not been effectively tackled. In almost all cases of attacks by insurgents, bandits and kidnappers, the absence of intelligence that would have prompted pre-emptive or proactive actions by the security forces has been responsible. Another deficiency is lack Read More

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Insecurity: FG moves to outlaw almajiri education system

June 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government said Thursday that it has taken steps to outlaw the almajiri system of education that is making youngsters vulnerable to crimes and criminalities as one of the key measures to address the lingering security challenges in the northern part of the country. Briefing State House correspondent at the end of the maiden 2019/2023 National Economic Council (NEC) Read More

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Sallah: NSCDC deploys personnel at flash points in Yobe

June 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC in Yobe state said it has deployed personnel at some flash points across the state to curb any security challenge that could occur while Muslims observe the Eid-El-Fitr Sallah celebration. This was disclosed on Monday in Damaturu, by the State Commandant,Ayinla Olowo while speaking to Blueprintcorrespondent on their level ofpreparedness. “We have identified some Read More

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Addressing maritime insecurity focus of HLSI partnership’ – Amaechi

May 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has said the motivation behind the Ministry of Transport/Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)/HLSI partnership was primarily to halt the maritime insecurity in Nigerian waters and end revenue leakages caused by security challenges. Amaechi made the assertion in Lagos today, May 28 at a high Stakeholders interactive session on the issues and progress Read More

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Insecurity: Group backs Adeboye’s call to support Service Chiefs

May 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 Concerned Professionals’ Congress (CPC) has endorsed a call by the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye that replacing the Service Chiefs hastily may create fresh problems capable of compounding the security challenges currently facing nation. The highly-respected cleric who spoke to journalists at the weekend in Ebute- Meta, Lagos at the RCCG’s Read More

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Insecurity: Blueprint hails Military sacrifices

May 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Salisu Umar, has urged Nigerians to appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of the Nigerian Army in tackling the various security challenges in the country. He said although it was the constitutional duties of the military to protect the territorial integrity of the country and help in ensuring peace and security, Nigerians Read More

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Review ECOWAS visa issuance to members, group tells FG

May 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of Kano Concerned Youths Forum, Alhaji Shittu Sani Marshal, has called on the federal government to review the issuance of visas to members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to check the movement of persons into Nigeria. Speaking to newsmen in Kano Tuesday, Marshal stated that the measure had become necessary in order to check the security Read More

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Reptiles’ power and national security

April 20, 2019 Editor 0

It is customary for the military authorities to code-name their operations to suit a particular war or security challenge. For instance, when the United States wanted to deal with the late Thief of Baghdad, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, for his invasion of Kuwait at the turn of 1990, it code-named the offensive as “Operation Desert Storm”. Lately, especially since the Read More

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Buhari to security chiefs: Deal ruthlessly with bandits, kidnappers

April 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Abuja-Kaduna road cleared, safe for travels – IGP President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security chiefs to deal ruthlessly with the bandits terrorising Zamfara state and its environs, kidnappers and other security challenges across the country. The president gave the directive at a two-hour close-door meeting with the Service Chiefs and other heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa in Read More

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Shippers Council partners Navy to tackle maritime insecurity

February 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) says it will intensify collaboration with the Nigerian Navy to tackle maritime insecurity on Nigeria’s waterways affecting the operations of shipping companies in the country. Alhaji Hassan Bello, the Executive Secretary of NSC made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of the Naval Staff on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, Read More

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We support security forces to ensure crime-free Yuletide-Ortom

December 25, 2018 Editorial III 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said that adequate support has been provided to assist security agencies and ensure that all parts of the state remain crime-free during the Christmas and New Year season. Governor Ortom also urged the people to embrace the teaching of Jesus and remain in peace, harmony, tolerance and show love to one another at Read More

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Boko Haram: Buhari summons Security Chiefs as Army confirms 44 Soldiers dead

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Service Chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday. It was gathered that the urgent meeting was necessitated by the latest security developments across the battle fields in the North East region of the country. A reliable source, who Read More

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Kidnapped lecturer dies after ransom paid

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa in Nasarawa state was thrown into mourning over the dead of one of their staff members, Mr Gbenga Adelakun Ajayi. The lecturer was kidnapped by unknown gunmen between Gitata/GidanMagoro along the border between Kaduna state and Nasarawa state. GbengaAjayi who is a senior instructor at the polytechnic in the department of Urban and Regional Planning is Read More

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2019: Kwankwaso, Turaki in Taraba, promise fresh air

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Two presidential aspirants on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, Rabiu Musa Kankwaso and Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, were both in Jalingo the Taraba state capital yesterday as part of their campaign tour of the country. Both aspirants in their separate presentations promised to give Nigerians a dose of fresh air if given the opportunity to serve. While Turaki promised Read More

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Saudi cautions 2m pilgrims against harsh weather

August 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

About two million Muslim faithful, including 55,000 from Nigeria, will today converge on Mount Arafat ((the mount of Mercy), as the 2018 hajj climaxes in Saudi Arabia. Hajj is globally reputed as one of the largest annual gatherings of people from diverse races, status, ethnic groupings and tribes in a country undergoing unprecedented socio-economic and political reforms. The convergence at Read More

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NAF graduates new Special Forces

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

– Povides free medical services to North-east IDPs The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated another batch of Special Forces personnel comprising officers, airmen and airwomen. With the recent graduation, NAF has so far trained well over 500 Special Forces personnel in asymmetric warfare in the past 6 months. The 8-week specialized training, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Read More

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Human rights critical to insurgency fight– Buratai

December 10, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said that observance of human rights by troops is fundamental in fighting insurgency and terrorism in the country. The army chief said this in his message in the occasion of the International Human Right Day celebration. The international community observes Human Rights Day every year on Read More

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Buhari to grace COAS confab in Ibadan

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to be the special guest of honour at the 4th quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference scheduled to hold in Ibadan from December 10 to 15. Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed this yesterday during a briefing with journalists at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. Represented by the Chief Read More