FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for Read More

Assist security agents with credible information – Minister

October 15, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.- Gen Bashir Magaji (rtd) has called on Nigerians to always assist security agencies with credible information on the activities of suspected criminals in their areas. Magaji, who gave the advice in Abuja Thursday, at a special summit on security and safety/award scheme organised by the National Watch, noted that security challenges should not be left Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Jude Okeke-led APGA expresses concern over rising insecurity in Anambra

October 13, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over the rising spate of insecurity in Anambra state. The Okeke-led APGA said that the party is in a mourning mood over the spate of political killings in the state. The Okeke-led APGA, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere lamented that “we have lost Anambra Read More

Tiv youth council slams Daniel Saror over comments on insecurity

October 12, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide has decried recent comments credited to a former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Prof. Daniel Saror, who raised an alarm on “a coordinated agenda to conquer, Islamise and spread the Caliphate in the country.” The former two time senator representing Benue North East senatorial district had while commenting on the security challenges in Read More

FG approves N13.3bn for community policing take-off

October 12, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N13.3billion for the take-off of the community policing initiative across the 36 states of the country. He also announced the federal government’s plan to commence local production of weapons for the military to avoid the nation’s over reliance on foreign countries.  President Buhari said this Monday while speaking at a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat Read More

Gunmen attack Adamawa police station, kidnap nursing mother

October 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected kidnappers have attacked Ngurore Police station in Yola South local government area of Adamawa state. They also attacked a house in the area and abducted a nursing mother. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. Nguroje said the criminal gang attacked the station at about 2 a.m.  Sunday, but Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Don’t complicate security situation in South East, SERG warns FG, govs

October 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The pan-Igbo sociopolitical pressure organisation, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has warned the Federal Government and the five governors in the eastern states not to take steps that could worsen the security situation in the region, saying that “the cost of reckless utterances and unguarded actions may consume the zone.” The SERG in a statement signed by its President Read More

Abubakar and the task of getting food from farm to fork in Nigeria

October 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global food system is expected to provide safe and nutritious food to a population that will likely grow from the current 7.5 billion people to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Not only will there be more mouths to feed, but as incomes grow in emerging and developing economies, so too will the demand for meat, fish, and dairy.The global Read More

Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, Read More

Akeredolu calls for urgent restructuring of Nigeria

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following rate of criminality and security challenges facing the nation, Govenor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of Ondo state has called for urgent restructuring of the country in the best interest of all. Governor Akeredolu, speaking over the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital during the commemoration anniversary of the 61st  anniversary of the country said the current system adopted in the county does Read More

Nigeria’s 61st Independence: FCT Minister preaches peace, unity

October 2, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on residents of the Territory to join hands with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and stand firm on the side of unity, peace and the collective progress of the country. The Minister who made this call in his 61st Independence Day Anniversary message to FCT residents, Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Desperate politicians trying to destablise Anambra – Obiano

October 1, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, on Friday attributed the dire security situation in the state to alleged attempts by desperate politicians to rig the November 6 election. Blueprint reports that security challenges in the state had led to loss of valuables including notable sons and daughters like Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late Prof. Dora, the Read More

Okowa signs anti-open grazing bill into law

October 1, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday signed the State Livestock, Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Bill, 2021, otherwise known as Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law. Governor Okowa while assenting to two Bills passed by Delta State House of Assembly, at Government House, Asaba recalled that southern Governors met and took certain decision which they believed was in the best interest Read More

Pensioners urge Buhari to take result-oriented actions against insecurity

October 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take actions that would bring to an end the security challenges in the country. The group while felicitating with Nigerian pensioners across the country, federal and private retirees in particular and all Nigerians in the celebration of the country’s 61 years of independence, Read More

NHRC urges stronger security presence in schools

October 1, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the federal government to protect schools, students and teachers from all incessant attacks. Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu stated this during the multi-stakeholders’ forum on safe schools organised bythe commission in collaboration with PLAN International and other stakeholders on Tuesday in Abuja. The forum was to provide a Read More

Breaking: NSCDC CG Audi loses father

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The father of Comptroller General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Alhaji Abubakar Audi, Magajin Gari Laminga, has died. He died yesterday and will be buried in his hometown of Laminga today according to Islamic rites. A statement released by the NSCDC spokesman Olusola Odumosu, said Alhaji Audi was a retired civil servant who worked in several Read More

Social protection cover for citizens will end insecurity – Wabba

September 29, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Wednesday said providing social security cover for Nigerian citizens will reduce the insecurity ravaging the country. Speaking at a roundtable on social protection cover organised by the congress, NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said social protection is essential for human security and social justice. He said it is the foundation for peaceful societies committed to Read More

Police confirms death of 2 officers in Osun bank robbery

September 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday disclosed that two police officers were killed in a bank robbery at Iragbiji, Boripe local government, contrary to one casualty reported by the media. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Yemisi Opalola, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen, Wednesday morning. The two officers, according to Opalola are, Inspector Ogunbiyi Ahmed Read More