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Bornor gov’s aide commits suicide in Maiduguri

May 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An official steward to Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima has committed suicide at the Goverment House on Maiduguri. The steward identified as John Achagwa hanged himself on a Neem tree at the back of the Presidential Lodge, Government House on Tuesday afternoon, May 28, according to Legit. It is not yet clear why the man decided to take his life but his Read More

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NAF at 55: Buhari commissions 2 attack helicopters

April 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

As part of activities lined up for the 55th anniversary celebration of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), President Muhamadu Buhari Monday, at Eagle Square in Abuja commissioned two Agusta 109 power helicopters in order to boost the operational and air capabilities of the Nigerian military. The president who was represented by vice president Prof Yemi Osinbanjo also commended the NAF Read More

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Rising insecurity: Senate passes Police Trust Fund Bill

April 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Nigerian Police Trust Fund Bill (HB 1583). The passage of the bill by the upper legislative chamber came barely a week after the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu visited the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in his office to plead for passage of the bill by in concurrence with earlier one done by Read More

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Salaries commission raises alarm over fake circular

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Chairman, National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission, (NSIWC), High Chief Richard Onwuka Egbule, says the Commission has not issued any circular to revise the supplementary allowance payable to security personnel attached to political, public and Judicial office holders. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the commission, Mr Emma Njoku, Thursday indicates that the fake circular fraudulently Read More

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CLEEN foundation rates 12% security officers at polling units partial

February 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Election Security Support Centre (ESSC) of CLEEN Foundation has observed that about 12% of the security officers deployed to the poling units were observed to be somewhat partial and partial.  The Executive Director, Dr Benson Olugbuo while briefing newsmen in Abuja said this gives credence to incidents of complicity of security personnel on election duty in some polling units.  According Read More

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Security personnel ‘ll be held accountable for unlawful act- CSOs

February 22, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room in support of Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) has warned that military and other security personnel who carry out unlawful orders would under international law, be held accountable. The group was reacting to President Mohammudu Buhari’s order for military and police orders to be ruthless with thugs who try to snatch ballot boxes in Read More

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Suspected EKSU rapists arrested]

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Female students of Ekiti State University (EKSU) felt relieved when a suspect who had raped many of them in recent times had been arrested. The 18-year-old suspected rapist, Chidi Okoye Christian, used to go to the off-campus residence at Iworoko community of the students to rape them at gunpoint in the night. Okoye has been on the wanted list of Read More

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Politicians sharing money, gifts in Osun – TMG

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has raised the alarm over alleged plans by politicians to disrupt Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state. Chairman of TMG, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, in a statement yesterday said investigation has revealed that, besides plans to unleash violence, politicians have embarked on the distribution of money, food items and gifts in 12 local government areas of Read More

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Suspected kidnappers invade Ozoro Poly

August 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Fear of the unknown has gripped students, teachers and the community of Ozoro Polytechnic in Delta state following reported invasion by suspected kidnappers Already the school’s governing board chairman, Mr. Funkekeme Solomon, has dismissed the apprehension as unfounded saying, “our students are secured, no cause for alarm.” However, reports said the alleged invasion by suspected kidnappers might have heightened the Read More

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Dapchi110: PENGASSAN urges FG to recruit more into security agencies

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has called on the federal government to commence immediate recruitment of more people into the security agencies in the country, especially the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigerian Army, to curb crimes. The association, while criticising the number of security personnel attached to politicians, also urged the Nigerian Army Read More

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JOHESU strike paralyses Enugu neuropsychiatric hospital

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Enugu The strike embarked upon by workers of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu has crippled activities at the facility, leaving patients stranded. It was gathered that the entire hospital was deserted as workers have complied to the strike declared by the Joint Health Sector Union(JOHESU). Our correspondent who observed the strike noticed that only few senior medical officials and security Read More

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How we rescued 4 kidnap victims – Police

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna The police in Niger state has said that its officers and men rescued the village head of Unguwan Gizo of Kagara local government area of the state, Malam Haruna Gizo, and three others from kidnappers, over the weekend. Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Mr Austine Agbonlahor, told journalists in Minna that they were rescued Read More

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ENSIEC officials, security operatives risk jail – APC

November 3, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday raised fresh alarm over alleged plan by certain staff of the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) to doctor the result of the November 4 council polls in some areas. State Chairman of the party, Ben Nwoye, said the APC had it on good authority that some unpopular Read More