Reps summon minister over failing infrastructure, security in FCT

November 9, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has summoned Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Bello, to answer questioms over decaying infrastructure in the nation:s capital. The minister is to appear before its Committee on the FCT, on a yet to ne announved date, and also to answer questions on the alleged I filtration of the city by bandits. This Read More

Abuja: Sanusi and the paradox of modern city life

November 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The problem of teenage hawking is already becoming an embarrasing menace on the society. In this special report, ALIYU BASHIR took a walk round Abuja and reports that the rising number of traffic junction hawkers is akin to Abuja sitting on keg of gunpowder. Teenagers are often seen on the streets and roads of Abuja, the federal capital of Africa’s Read More

Insecurity: As search for peace begins…

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Today, Nigeria, the acclaimed giant of Africa, is battling with serious security challenges across its regions, while there are industrial acrimonies in some of its establishments. These have resulted in countless killings, kidnappings and industrial actions. But will peace salvage the situation? TOPE SUNDAY writes. The level of insecurity in the country is well-pronounced. There is banditry in the North-west and North-central; Boko Haram Read More

Commendations by Buhari, UN show military winning war against terrorists – Northeast elders

October 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The North-East Elders Forum has said recent comments of commendation about the security situation in the North-east credited to the United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General, Ahunna Eziakonwa and President Muhammadu Buhari show the that military is winning the war against insecurity in the country. Eziakonwa had after a visit to the North-east said that there appear to be more glimmer Read More

Unpleasant report of bank robberies in Osun state

October 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Banks in Osun state have come under attacks lately because armed robbers have been having their ways both day and night. LATEEF IBRAHIM reports that many banks have closed shop as a result of this. The security situation in Osun state, particularly the havoc caused by bank robberies, has paralyzed business activities in some local governments as many banks have Read More

The imperative for saving the Gulf of Guinea

October 7, 2021 Dr Austin Maho 0

The Gulf of Guinea is a large maritime area of about 2.3 million square kilometers and stretching for over 5700 kilometers of coastline with considerable economic opportunities that cannot be ignored. The area comprises of 17 countries from Senegal to Angola, apart from the fact that this area has considerable deposits of natural resources especially hydrocarbons it is also an Read More

Benue govt to Miyetti Allah: Your open confrontation portends danger

September 8, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state government Wednesday expressed worry over the open confrontation by leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore against constituted authorities. The state government said the utterances of the group portend danger to the already fragile security in the country. Addressing a press conference at the Government House, Makurdi, Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Adingi, said Read More

Basic Education in Nigeria: North, profusely hemorrhagic

September 7, 2021 Professor M .K. Othman 0

Northern Nigeria, the region with the highest turnover of political and military leaders, is profusely bleeding and desperately needing a saviour. The region is educationally bleeding, economically emaciating, and demographically expanding in geometric proportion. There is a looming dangerous situation in the region akin to sitting on a keg of gunpowder. Save for the empty promises on how to address Read More

Insecurity: KADSIECOM suspends election in 4 councils…Police vow to strictly enforce vehicular ban

September 4, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Less than 20 hours to Saturday’s local government election in Kaduna state, the Kaduna state Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) has suspended the polls in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Kajuru, and Zango Kataf local government areas. This is as the Nigeria Police have vowed to strictly enforce vehicular ban according to a press statement by the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) for Read More

Insecurity: Sack defence minister now, APC chief tells Buhari

September 3, 2021 Bashir Mohammed Kano 0

Worried by the deteriorating security situation in the country, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state, Abdulmajid Danbilki Kwammanda, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.) for poor performance. The call comes days after the President sacked two cabinet members, Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development, Read More

Insecurity: Self defence to the rescue

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The security situation in Nigeria has continued to deteriorate with growing concerns in many quarters and calls for self defence on the rise even as some opt for community policing and state police. In this report, BENJAMIN SAMSON examines self defence and community policing as panacea to kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country. The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

We’ll continue to partner NSCDC to provide security at elections – INEC

August 10, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed resolve to continue to collaborate with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to provide the security capable of guaranteeing transparent elections.Chairman of the Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, stated this in Abuja Tuesday at a courtesy visit by the NSCDC Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi, to the INEC headquarters. The Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Northern coalition, NGOs want Kyari’s suspension reviewed, transfered to NIA

August 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Northern Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), have demanded the review of DCP Abba Kyari’s suspension and immediate transfer of his case to the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA).Rising from a roundtable meeting in Kaduna on Sunday, the coalition in its communique read to journalists said the joint CNG, CSOs and NGOs meeting was called Read More

Navy plans two operational bases in Bakassi

August 5, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Navy is establishing two operational bases in Bakassi local government area of Cross River state to be located at Ikang and Dayspring Island. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, who made the disclosure in Calabar, Thursday, while paying a courtesy visit to Governor Ben Ayade, said the plan has been on for some time Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians to support military’s effort in combating insecurity 

July 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

A non-governmental organization (NGO) We Are All One Foundation (WAAOF), has called on Nigerians to support efforts of the military and other similar agencies in combating insecurity across the country.The Founder and President, WAAOF, Musa Abdullahi Garba Gokaru, expressed concern that this is the right time to boost the morale of security forces as they have put their lives on Read More

Abaji council chair tasks APC panel on impartiality

July 23, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The seven-man panel constituted by the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reconcile members of the party in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been urged to conduct its assignment with a sense of fairness and impartiality to win the trust of party members. The executive chairman of Abaji area council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Hassan Ajiya, made the Read More

MMWGN congratulates Muslims, urges FG not to play politics with security

July 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWGN) has congratulated Muslims all over the world for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration and urged federal and state governments not to play politics with the security and economic well-being of the people. In a strongly-worded Sallah message released by the group and signed by its National Coordinator, Alh. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Monday, the group condemned Read More

Loan: ActionAid makes case for rural women farmers

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, has called on the federal government to ease access to loan facilities by rural women across the country. The Program Coordinator on Food and Agriculture, AAN, Azubike Nwokoye, made the call during a roundtable meeting on access to agricultural credit for small holder women farmers. She urged the federal government consider policies that would ameliorate this challenge Read More

Hunger, starvation imminent over security concerns

June 25, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Farmers unable to go to farms due to banditry – el-Rufa’i …Food calamity looms unless…- CAN …12.83m citizens in crisis levels – FOA, ActionAid …We’re finding it difficult to cope – Nigerians …Don’t worry, we’re combing bandits’ hideouts – Military The increasing security concerns in Nigeria especially in the North have made it difficult for farmers to go to their Read More

Fighting instability in West Africa, Sahel region

June 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

West African countries and those from the Sahel region in particular are facing many challenges affecting their stability and prosperity. Conflicts, such as in Mali, terrorist attacks as the ones experienced in Nigeria, and general unstable security and political environments have, in recent years, become serious obstacles on t West Africa’s path towards sustainable development and peace.Terror attacks in the Read More