NANS lauds IGP, urges operatives to secure Okorocha, Nwosu

January 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for conducting immediate investigation into what it termed the “unlawful kidnap and attack of Comrade Uche Nwosu,” a former gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 election, and son-in-law to the former governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. President of NANS, Comrade Chuks Okafor, gave the Read More

SaMBA slams gov, security agencies on Southern Gombe killings

January 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Southern and Middle Belt Alliance (SaMBA) has condemned the killing of 13 people in Tal, Banganje and Kalmai communities in Billiri local government area within the Southern Senatorial District of Gombe state by suspected herdsmen. In a statement by its spokesman, Rwang Pam Jnr., in Abuja Friday, SaMBA berated Governor Inuwa Yahaya for his alleged silence on the carnage. Read More

Nigerians want government to prioritise security, economy – Poll

January 13, 2022 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo 0

A new public opinion poll released by NOIPolls has revealed that the top key areas Nigerians want the government to focus its attention in 2022 are security, inflation and economy. Others are electricity, health, agriculture, education, water and roads. While result shows that 50 percent Nigerians want government to focus on security, 44 percent of Nigerians want attention focused on Read More

Security threats may have implications for 2023 – Awoyale

January 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The president general of Orisun Igbomina, a socio-cultural association for the predominant ethnic group in Kwara-south, Chief Gbenga Awoyale in this interview with selected journalists speaks on governance in Kwara and ruling APC. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB was there.  Nigeria would have another round of elections in 2023 to elect new set of leaders. What’s your perception about that election?Without mincing Read More

Ugwuanyi invites security agents, community heads on security

January 7, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

As a result of the security threats in Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu state, the Enugu state government has summoned Eha-Amufu local government council community heads, security heads to a meeting at the Government House. A statement by the governor’s special adviser on information, Chief Steve Orurua, indicated that, “The following persons are hereby invited to an emergency security Read More

£400: ‘London-based Nigerian lied against airport security’

December 31, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A Nigerian, Olakunle Tayo Fapohunda, is said to have lied against two aviation security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammad Airport in Lagos after his allegation of pilferage was found to be false. Tayo, who passed through the terminal on December 22 enroute the United Kingdom via a Virgin Read More

Ekweremadu tasks FG on security, state police…Mark harps on unity 

December 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged the federal government to rescue Nigerians from the worsening security situation in the country by prioritising the decentralisation of policing, starting with state police in the New Year. Also, a former President of the Senate, David Mark, in his New Year message, harped on unity among Nigerians. Ekweremadu regretted Read More

Bauchi: No security threat in Bogoro LG, group tells Dogara

December 29, 2021 Mohammed Lawal 0

Concerned youth in Mwari, Bogoro local government area of Bauchi state, have denied allegation made by the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, that there would be security threat in the forthcoming reception in honour of an elder statesman in the area, the late Baba Peter Gonto. Chairman of the youth forum, Isuwa Samaila, at a Read More

Security: Edo enlists ex-servicemen to coordinate vigilantes’ activities

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government has engaged ex-servicemen in all the local government areas of the state to help coordinate the activities of vigilante groups. The governor also said they will collaborate with security agencies in the state to boost the capacity of their personnel as part of efforts to strengthen the security of lives Read More

NSCDC boss tasks private security firm on performance

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has asked private security organisations in the country to live up to government’s expectations from them. He spoke recently in Lagos when a private security firm, Turret International Services Limited, was awarded Emerging Security Company of the Year 2021 award by the Association of Licensed Read More

Insecurity: We won’t dialogue with Turji – Masari

December 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has kicked against dialogue with armed bandits operating in the state and other North-west states. Masari spoke in a Sunday interview with DW Hausa radio. He was reacting to a controversial letter by a notorious bandit, Bello Turji, seeking dialogue with the government. Turji wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Bello Read More

Illegal mining as threat to national security

December 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

On November 25 2021, the federal government inaugurated a 14-member National Taskforce Committee to draft a framework that would guide mining activities in the country. The committee is chaired by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno. Part of the committee’s terms of reference is the development of a framework for vetting of prospective miners who would undertake mining activities Read More

Banditry: Lawmakers seek more security presence in Katsina

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Katsina State House of Assembly has called on security agencies to beef up efforts at safeguarding lives and property in areas that are troubled by armed bandits particularly in Faskari local government area, which has been witnessing series of attacks in the last two weeks. The call followed a Matter of Urgent Public Importance moved by the member representing Read More

Welfare, security of all Tarabans remain my priority – Ishaku

December 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku, Tuesday assured Tarabans that the welfare and security of each citizen of the state remain his top priorities. Ishaku, who stated this in Jalingo while distributing Toyota Hilux vans to security agencies in the state said his administration will continue to do its best to fulfill the solemn promises made to the people of Read More

Leahy Law: Beyond US threat to Nigeria

December 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

As insecurity continues to affect every aspects of life in Nigeria, anxiety is mounting over the government of the United State of America (USA) recent threat to suspend military aid to Nigeria. In this report, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU takes a critical look at the implications of the threat. The Leahy Law is an American rights ordinance that prohibits the US government Read More

Banning medical tourism can’t end health challenges-Sen.Yaroe

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Senator representing Adamawa south Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Binos Dauda Yaroe, has said banning medical tourism is not a solution to Nigeria’s health challenges. He said the move will rather send more Nigerians to their early grave.He stated this in an interview with journalists in Jada local government area of Adamawa state at the closing ceremony Read More

Bandits’ attacks: Buhari dispatches security chiefs to Sokoto, Katsina

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a high-level security delegation to Sokoto and Katsina states in response to the recent spike in the activities of bandits. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, MalamGarba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, saying the delegation is made up of the heads of the nation’s intelligence Read More

Secure Abuja – Kaduna highway

November 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The appeal by the House of Representatives that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, should address the rising spate of attacks by bandits and kidnappers on travellers along the Abuja-Kaduna highway and other roads in the country, although, belated, is quite appropriate and commendable. The House also directed all its committees Read More

Improved security roadmap in Rivers: The Eleme example

November 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

An improved security arrangement in Rivers state replicated in Eleme has given the area turn-around for businesses to thrive and also attract new investors into the state. Godwin Egba reports. Economic analysts acknowledge that among other parameters to determine a society’s socio-economic growth are anchored on adequate provision of effective security and infrastructural development in order to attract both local Read More

NIA advocates law to allow private security bear arms

November 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has called for a legislative framework to empower private licensed security personnel to bear arms. Its director-general, Ahmed Abubakar, made the call in Abuja while speaking at the 1st Nigerian Private Security Industry Summit. Abubakar, represented by Mr. Ayuba Kadafar, said private licensed security companies should also be legally empowered to carry out VIP protection, Read More

Insecurity: PSC to recruit 30,000 Constables in 3 years

November 25, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said it would recruit 30,000 Constables into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in the next three years in order to boost manpower requirements for the fight against insurgency, armed banditry and kidnapping. Chairman PSC, IGP Musuliu Smith (retd.), who made the disclosure at a media briefing in Abuja, said as soon as the 2020 Read More

Katsina lawmakers to Masari: Telecom shut down worsening insecurity

November 17, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The leadership of Katsina state House of Assembly Tuesday said the order put in place by Governor Aminu Bello Masari on shut down of telecommunication network is worsening security situation in the state. The deputy speaker, Dalhatu Shehu Tafoki, stated at the plenary sitting that banditry and kidnapping across the state is becoming worse, hence the need to put it Read More

National security: Setting pace for virile NSCDC

November 16, 2021 Adikwu Samuel Ebo 0

Every result-oriented leader and manager on assumption on duty must carry out extensive research, vetting, auditing and a comprehensive appraisal of human and material resources in the organisation in order to reposition them for efficient and effective performance. It is no longer a debatable issue or an arguable news to peruse, that proficient results are not obtainable by haphazard approach Read More

Herdsmen: Benue LGs, groups urge security at entry points

November 16, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue local government chairmen and socio-cultural groups Monday called on the federal government to order deployment of special forces to entry points into Benue state that are usually used by herdsmen militia. The chairmen also said 21 local government areas out of the 23 were affected by attacks by the herdsmen who they said are bent on eliminating the people Read More