Security: INEC to relocate 357 PUs in Katsina

December 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it would relocate 357 polling units (PUs) to safer areas due to security challenges in Katsina state. According to the Commission, the decision is to ensure that all Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the state are allowed to cast their votes during the 2023 elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Read More

NOUN don advocates adequate security for miners

December 9, 2022 Benjamin Samson Abuja 0

A senior academician with the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Joseph Itah Omada, has called on the government at all levels to provide adequate security to developers of solid minerals at all the stages of mining activities. According to a statement by the Director, Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, Omada, a lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Read More

Buhari directs law enforcement to solve Anambra babies’ kidnap

December 9, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the reported kidnapping of five newborn babies in Anambra state, directing that the rising crime rate in the areas be reduced without any delay. The reported kidnapping occurred at Stanley Hospital, Nkpologwu, in the state where the attackers reportedly picked up the babies and zoomed off. Expressing concerns about the strange incident, the Read More

UN tasks governors on action plan for women, peace, security

December 9, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The United Nations (UN) has called on state governments in Nigeria to key into Action Plan for promoting peace and security for women and by extension, the global community. The call was made Thursday in Abuja by Programme Specialist, UN Women, Mr Peter Mancha, at a one-day consultative engagement organised for women and mediators in Plateau and Kaduna states by Read More

Group slams security forces for allegedly not enforcing orders

December 7, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau Abuja 0

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWGN) has called on security forces in Nigeria, especially the Nigeria Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to enforce President Muhammadu Buhari’s orders to reduce insecurity bedeviling the country. The group stated this while condemning a fresh attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC’s) office in a local government Read More

Sen Eyakenyi urges prosecution of exam malpractice perpetrators 

December 5, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Dr. Akon Eyakenyi, has called for the prosecution of exam malpractice perpetrators in line with the country’s extant laws. She stated this during the national sensitisation workshop on examination malpractice in Nigeria, organised by the National Examination Council (NECO), in conjunction with the National Assembly, Monday in Uyo. Blueprint reports that the theme was: ‘The Read More

2023: Kaduna security chiefs tasks political parties, candidates on peace, order

December 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

The Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, and other security chiefs have urged political parties, candidates and supporters to avoid violence and breakdown of law and order during political campaigns and elections. Addressing a meeting of security chiefs with political parties and their candidates ahead of the 2023 general elections, CP Ayoku said “the Electoral Act 2022 especially in Read More

On the proliferation of small arms and light weapons…

December 2, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

This week, President Muhammadu Buhari called for vigilance and tightening of security around the nation’s borders mainly because of the increased numbers of arms, ammunition and other types of weapons that are, suspiciously, coming in as a result of the ongoing Russia and Ukraine war through the Lake Chad Basin. The President spoke during the 16th Summit of Heads of Read More

FCT security committee re-assures of safety in Abuja

November 25, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

The FCT Security Committee has reassured the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of the safety of their lives and property, as adequate security arrangements have been made to sustain the state of law and order in the nation’s capital. This was one of the high points of the resolutions at the just-concluded Monthly FCT Security Committee meeting held Read More

JTF nabs suspected kidnappers in Ekiti, recovers ransom

November 25, 2022 Ojo Oladele Ado-Ekiti 0

The Joint Task Force raised to protect the Kogi/Ekiti border area has arrested two suspected kidnappers that reportedly held four victims hostage in the last few days. The JTF, comprising combined forces of the military, police, Amotekun corps, local hunters and Operation Eradicate Bandit at the Borders of Rural Ajoni Communities (EBBORAC), also recovered part of the N3 million collected Read More

IGP tasks communities on Police facilities – IGP 

November 22, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkai Baba, Tuesday, said host communities where police facilities are located should strive to protect them under whatever circumstance. He said such facilities do not belong to the police but the host communities’. IGP Baba stated this in Ilorin at the commissioning of the new model police station and quarters in Madi, a Read More

2023: Going to the polls amidst rising insecurity

November 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Africa’s biggest election would be held in February 2023 in Nigeria. It is the seventh successive general election in Nigeria’s 23 years of unbroken democratic experiment after the end of military rule in 1999.That election would be massive with an estimated 95 million registered voters who would go to the polls in 176,846 polling units across 774 local government areas.A Read More

Kidnapping: Oyo engages traditional leaders, vigilantes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

November 18, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The Special Adviser on Security Matters to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, CP Fatai Owoseni (retd.), on Friday said the state government would engage the services of traditional leaders and local vigilantes to put an end to the incessant kidnappings on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Owoseni said this in Ibadan while briefing newsmen on the outcome of a stakeholders’ security meeting held at Read More

Afenifere to FG: Stop kid-glove treatment for arrested terrorists, bandits 

November 6, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, weekend advised the federal government to change its style on insecurity in the country and confront it headlong.  In a statement in Ibadan Saturday by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, the pan Yoruba socio political organisation said in doing this, the federal government should stop the alleged kid glove treatment being given to Read More

Elite criminality and Nigeria’s hobbled development

November 1, 2022 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

The pervasive neediness which proceed from the asphyxiating socioeconomic challenges is the harsh consequence of the nation‘s rapacious elite whose criminality is legendary. And, aside been evasive, the reality on the ground is unashamedly obfuscated by their minders as well as their overt or covert accomplices. The elite criminality is quintessentially characterized by wanton plunder of the nation’s resources which Read More

Breaking: Jabi Lake Mall shuts operations over security threats

October 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As security threats within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja increases, the management of Jabi Lake Mall has shut down operations. The management in a post on their Instagram page said the decision was taken for the overall safety of all staff and valued customers of the mall. “Centre Management is committed to minimising any disruptions; however, the safety of our Read More

SOS to Oyo state govt

September 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

That security of this country is in a coma is no news. That Ogbomoso, the land of the valiant, in Oyo state, is under the siege of abductors is also an incontestable fact. In the dead of the night on Monday, September 19, 2022, along the express, in Gbede, Surulere local government area, a man identified as Alhaji Yisa Agric Read More

Rapid response, technology key to railway security – Minister

September 19, 2022 Suleiman Idris Lagos 0

Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo said after a careful study of recommendations and proposals on how to safeguard the country’s railway infrastructure, the ministry has settled in on what he described as a long term solution that will cover both rail and road security. He disclosed that with plans to test the safety measures adopted in the coming Read More

2023: I’ll hunt those undermining Nigeria’s security, democracy – DGSS Bichi

September 16, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

As preparations for next year’s general elections reach full swing, the Director General, Department of State Services (DGSS), Mohammed Yusuf Bichi, has vowed to hunt down those behind insecurity in the country, as well as those undermining the nation’s democratic processes. This, he said, was to pave the way for a smooth, free, fair and safe conduct of the polls. Read More

Need to sustain current onslaught against terrorists

September 16, 2022 Monsuru Arilesere 0

After what seemed like an unending barrage of attacks by insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements, the Nigerian military has responded robustly by taking the fight to the enemies and recording significant successes. Recall that, on August 18, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the military and other security agencies to take the fight against Boko Haram insurgents and other non-state Read More

Experts call for new security apparatus to safeguard Nigerian airports

September 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Experts in the Nigerian aviation industry has called for new security arrangements across the country’s airports as part of measures to safeguard critical assets and persons in the aerodromes. They spoke at a one day industry security summit organised by the industry think tank group, Aviotion Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI) second quarter 2022 Breakfast Business Meeting in Lagos The Read More

Banning motorcycle sales to prevent terror attacks

September 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Insecurity in Nigeria has worsened. In the North-east region, despite gains recorded by the military, the activities of jihadist terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province have continued unabated. In the North-west and North-central regions, armed bandits continue to unleash mayhem on local communities. The number of kidnappings and demands for ransom have risen, Read More

Too bad for our security

September 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

It was a bad moment for our country, which immense resources were expended not only on training these young-men as soldiers, but even entrusting the lives of millions of country men-and-women, aged-and-young citizens, yet a worst scenarior of killing Sheikh Goni Aisami, cripped-in from their (Gideon and Gabriel) end. It is indeed sad that while the country is in dire Read More