Killings: Oyo needs security summit to resolve challenges – NUJ

June 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Disturbed by the last Saturday night killings in Igangan, Oyo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Tuesday advised Governor Seyi Makinde to without wasting time convene security summit in the state. The union gave the advice in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan jointly signed by its chairman, Comrade Ademola Babalola and secretary, Comrade Sola Read More

Buhari won’t be judged by ‘artificial’ insecurity – APC

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration can not be judged based on social media comments and “artificial” security situation in the country. The party, however said that a lot of educated young Nigerians were misled to believe that SARS was an evil organisation. Speaking Thursday at a media briefing organised by the APC Read More

Women to Buhari: Prevail on herders to cease fire on Benue killings

May 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Women in Benue code-named Concerned Mothers on Monday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the nation and caution herdsmen to stop the killings in the state. The women led by Mrs. Rebecca Apedzan, a former Commissioner for Agriculture in Benue, who addressed a press conference in Makurdi, lamented the worsening security situation in the country allegedly being perpetrated by Read More

Insecurity: IPCR DG tasks stakeholders on conflict resolution

May 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, has called on the stakeholders to initiate activities that will resolve conflicts across the country.Though, Nigeria is currently facing some security  challenges, Bakut said  dialogue is the only way out, saying that peace did not have an alternative. He spoke in Abuja at the weekend during Read More

Insecurity raising child trafficking, labour cases in Oyo – C’ttee

May 26, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Steering Committee on Child Labour on Tuesday alerted that the present insecurity situation in Nigeria has resulted into increase in child labour across the country. The committee raised the alarm in a communiqué issued and made available to newsmen at the end of its quarterly meeting on ways of ending child trafficking and labour in Oyo state According Read More

Bishops hold prayer against insecurity, secession in Edo

May 24, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

Worried over the nation’s growing insecurity and secession agitation in some parts of the country, the Metropolitan College of Bishops from Church of God Mission International (CGMI), weekend prayed for God’s intervention This was just as the clerics disclosed that it is time for the righteous to takeover leadership positions in accordance with divine mandate for service. The group said Read More

Uneasy calm as APC takes over PDP secretariat in Cross River

May 22, 2021 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

More than 50 armed policemen on Saturday morning cordoned off part of the Murtala Muhammed Highway where the Cross River state secretariat of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is located while men suspected to be All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters pulled down PDP flags and painted the secretariat in APC colours. This generated tension in the ancient city as reports Read More

Insecuity: Youth block road with 4 corpses in Benue as IBB proffers solution

Former Military President General Ibrahim Babangida (retd) has called on the federal government to equip the military with modern weapons, train them on how to deploy same to decisively resolve insecurity across Nigeria. Speaking on a BBC Hausa programme monitored Sunday in Kaduna, General Babangida said the Nigerian military was doing a lot to address the multifarious security challenges such as Read More

Insecurity: Deal decisively with trouble makers, Buhari tells security agencies

May 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday directed security agencies to deal decisively with anybody perpetrating violence or causing mayhem in any part of the country. National Security Adviser, Mr Babagana Monguno, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of a National Security Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said the President would not relent in Read More

Insecurity: FG warns against influx of inmates into custodial centres

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has warned against the influx of more inmates into the Nigeria custodial centres as a result of increased insecurity and criminality across the country. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said this development should prompt the leadership of the nation’s Correctional facilities not only to be proactive and vigilant, but alive to their responsibilities to defend the Read More

Insecurity: FG begins inter-agencies training on public safety, internal security

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to improve security agencies’ response to various threats to public peace and safety across the country, the federal government has flagged-off an inter-agencies training on Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (NISPSAS). Declaring open the training Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the ministry charged with responsibility of ensuring internal Read More

NAAT urges FG to prioritise security, workers’ welfare

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the federal government to give priority to welfare of workers as well as the rising security situation in the country. NAAT President Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma in his May Day message to the workers said this year celebration is very important to Nigerian workers as this reflects on their Read More

Work with FG on Benue security challenges, Tiv youth tell Ortom

May 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Following the buck passing and trading of blame on the failing security situation in Benue state, the Tiv Youth Advancement Vanguard (TYAV), a pressure group, has called on Governor Samuel Ortom to collaborate with the federal government to find lasting solution to the challenges in the state. Addressing newsmen on Monday in Abuja, President of the group, Barr Tyohemba Denen, Read More

May Day: Prioritise security, workers welfare, NAAT tells FG

May 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the federal government to give priority to welfare of workers as well as the rising security situation in the country. President of NAAT, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma, in his May Day message to the workers said this year’s celebration was very important to Nigeria workers as it reflect on Read More

Nigeria security debacle: Heightened Hope “Uzodimma” travesty

April 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Comedy has always come to humankind and their existence as therapeutic, an ecstatic panacea to the despondent and hopeless person(s) at all parts of the world, times and seasons. Like music, it does several functions such as a melodic medium for driving home messages, teaching customs and traditions of a people, stirring sorrows away, anesthetic system for dissipating depression and Read More

FG to partner China, enhance security – Dingyadi

April 28, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Maigari Dingyadi has assured the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria of the willingness of the federal government to partner with China to enhance security in the country. Dingyadi stated this during a courtesy visit by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, to the ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja. The Head, Press & Public Relations Unit, Read More

Gov. Sule explains why he turns down awards

April 28, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said he wants to remain focused hence his refusal to receive awards from various quarters. He revealed this while playing host to the management of Blueprint on Tuesday in Lafia. Sule said the state has numerous challenges and he do not want to be distracted by receiving many awards in just two years Read More

Buni seeks new strategies to security situation in Yobe

April 27, 2021 Yusuf Y. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni Tuesday held security meeting with critical stakeholders on the simmering security challenges and assured of new strategies to curtail the onslaught in Geidam and nieghbouring communities. Speaking during the meeting which took place at the Government House Damaturu, Governor Mai Mala Buni said he felt sad with the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks on Read More

Niger/Kaduna/Oyo: Bandits sack another military base, attack hospital, abduct 2 nurses, 33 others

The   security situation in some parts of Nigeria experienced a worse turn in the last 48 hours with the bandits killing  and kidnapping innocent citizens. Most affected are Niger, Kaduna, Oyo, Benue, Edo and Zamfara states.    The latest of these was the kidnap of 15 persons following an attack on a military camp in  Zagzaga village in Munya local government of Niger state.  It was Read More

FG puts Army, Police, others on red alert, tightens security over Chad’s political instability

April 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Thursday that it would strengthen its border security following the death of President Idriss Deby and the seeming political instability in the country.This was disclosed by the Minister of Defence Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rted) while briefing State House correspondents in Abuja at the special weekly briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team. The minister said Read More

An agenda for IGP Usman Alkali Baba

April 10, 2021 Ruth Eguono Olofin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially appointed a new Inspector General of Police to replace the former IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu as the number one Cop of the nation. Mr Adamu whose tenure formally ended on February 1st, 2021 was extended against public outcry in view of public service rules and the provisions of the Police Act of 2020. That extension Read More