Mecer Inter-Ed appoints Bytes Ahead as official training partner in Nigeria

June 18, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Training solutions company Mercer Inter-Ed has announced software and tech consultancy firm Bytes Ahead Ltd. as it’s official training partner for the Nigerian market. Mecer Inter-Ed, a subsidiary of Mustek Limited and located in Midrand, South Africa is a broad-based training provider accredited with various SETAs (Sector Education and Training Authorities) and a Certified Partner for international certifications. MIE provides Read More

IPOB accuses security agents of killing, harvesting human organs

June 13, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the security agencies of killing and harvesting human organs which they say is now a lucrative business. They pointedly maintained that many Biafran youth who are labelled as IPOB or ESN members are being exterminated by security agents and their organs harvested and sold. According to a statement made Read More

What happened to Bayelsa state anti kidnapping law?

May 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Laws are made to be obeyed for the good of all and where not obeyed, there should be enforcement, but such is not about some extant laws in Bayelsa state. JOY EMMANUEL examines such laws. Indeed, it is one thing to enact good laws that looks human in order to govern a society; yet, another problem is implementing or enforcing Read More

Olatunji: Challenges of securing data of every Nigerian

May 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

If there is one sector that can boast the readiness to take Nigeria to the desired height in global competitiveness, a state of development that will signal Nigeria’s capacity to overcome its myriad challenges, it is the Information and Communication Technology sector. Ever so proactive, the leadership of the sector has created the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB). The agency Read More

Interrogating China’s global security initiative

May 17, 2022 Charles Onunaiju 0

Escalating pockets of regional tensions and their impacts beyond the immediate center of conflict is generating and inflaming security threats across countries. For example, the immediate consequences of the collapse of the Colonel Muammar Ghadaffi government in Libya is the flow of light weapons and military instructors which has feed insurgencies in the Sahel in West Africa, with Nigeria as Read More

Anti-piracy war: Security experts storm Abuja for Gulf of Guinea maritime conference

May 4, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in conjunction with the Nigerian Navy and the Inter-Regional Coordination Centre Yaoundé have concluded arrangements to host the fifth plenary of the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum for the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (GOG-MCF/SHADE). A statement by Assistant Director, Public Relations, NIMASA Osagie Edward, notes that the conference which will bring Read More

Sultan urges state govs to shun party differences, fight insecurity

May 4, 2022 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has called on the 36 state governors in the country to set religious and political differences aside to face security challenges which is currently ravaging the country. Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar made the remark when he received Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir who paid him Sallah homage in his palace. Read More

Protection of government critical infrastructure everyone’s business – NSCDC

April 29, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said the protection of government critical infrastructure was a collective responsibility, and should not be left in the hands of security agencies alone. The state commandant, NSCDC Akwa Ibom Command, Mr Abidemi Majekodunmi, said this during a stakeholders’ summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Uyo on Thursday. Blueprint reports Read More

Reps and the national concern over growing insecurity

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives, penultimate week, for the umpteenth time, devoted a substantial part of its plenary to express anger and disappoint on the rising insecurity. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. Since inception of the current House of Representatives in June 2019, there have been tens of resolutions passed, which bothered on insecurity in the country. One of such culminated in the Read More

Buhari’s marching order to security agencies

April 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive last week to the military and security agencies to immediately rescue all those held hostage by kidnappers and terrorists is not only a welcome development but also underscores the fact that the president is as concerned about the rising security challenges in the country as critics of his government. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno(retd), Read More

Plateau killings: Reps task Buhari on coordinated security initiative

April 13, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to cause a coordinated security initiative, in order to restore peace to the communities attacked in Kanam area of Plateau Ssate. The House on Wednesday, said the president should as a matter of urgency direct the Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, the Inspector General of Police and the Director Read More

Attack on my LGA a reprisal after security smoked criminals’ camps – Soludo

April 8, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

Anambra state governor Prof Charles Soludo on Friday visited the headquarters of his home local government area, Aguata, which gunmen burnt down on Thursday, describing the incident as “a reprisal attack by criminal elements.” He said security men had stormed the camps of criminals at Ogboji in Orumba South LGA and Aguluezechukwu in Aguata LGA on the same day during Read More

FirstBank’s USSD: Integrating customers into mainstream banking

April 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the  milestones recorded by First Bank of Nigeria Limited  through the USSD banking payment channel The advent of technology in the nation’s financial industry has  changed the mode of banking transactions in the country. The transformation in the bank operations creates opportunity for customers to have access to their various  bank accounts at any  time of the day Read More

NBA, security agencies partner to end conflicts on human dignity

April 6, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and security agencies in the country are in fresh collaboration with a view to either eradicate or minimise conflict on human dignity and bickering in the discharge of their respective functions. As part of measures to achieve this, the NBA has already set up NBA/ Security/ Agencies Relations Committee (NBA-SARC) headed by Mr Joe Kyari Read More

Attack: Normalcy returns to Kaduna airport, El-Rufa’i hails security agents

Flight operations has returned to the Kaduna Airport after the aerodrome was temporarily disturbed on Friday following a terrorist attack on the Very High-Frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) equipment site operated by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) where they shot and killed a staff, Mallam Shehu Na’Allah, who was stationed at the perimeter fence and had raised alarm on Read More

Nigeria’s food security and CBN’s Kaduna example

March 25, 2022 Nasir Dambatta 0

“t’s clear that agriculture, done right, is the best means the world has today to simultaneously tackle food security, poverty and environmental degradation” — Irene Rosenfeld. It is now familiar to discerning observers that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under Dr Godwin Godwin Emefiele, has initiated and implemented policies that delt blow to some of our most debilitating socio-economic Read More

2023: I’ll end insecurity, fuel scarcity, ASUU strike, others – SDP presidential aspirant

March 22, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, serial entrepreneur and presidential aspirant under the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo, has lamented many issues affecting the country, including insecurity, fuel scarcity, perennial Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, among others. Addressing journalists Monday evening in Abuja, after his submission of Letter of Expression of Interest to the National Working Read More

Choose candidates that ‘ll restructure, tackle insecurity, Gana tells Nigerians

March 21, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

Former Minister of Information and National Orientation Prof Jerry Gana has called on Nigerians to choose a presidential candidate that would favour re-structuring with the capacity to tackle insecurity and economic downturn prevalent in the country today. Gana, who spoke to newsmen during the 80th birthday of foremost Nigerian philosopher and President General of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), Prof. Uzodinma Read More

Don’t take Kano back to thuggery

March 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

With the present ravaging insecurity, whereby terrorists gruesomely murdered almost 70 vigilantes in Kebbi state, it’s sad to note that the long-standing menacing threats of political thuggery is still rearing its ugly head in some states of Northern Nigeria as we approach the 2023 general elections. Incidentally, political thuggery will no doubt produce incredible candidates and rob the political sphere Read More

Repositioning security agencies for 2023 challenges

March 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The year 2023 will be epoch-making in the annals of the country for obvious reasons, the most important of which is that it is the year the country will have new governments at the federal and state levels. It is also the year the country will have surmounted security threats against its sovereignty and territorial integrity as Nigerians expect the Read More

Maritime security: Nigeria, 31 nations deploy warships, copters for military drill

March 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Navy on Friday deployed 10 warships and two helicopters in a joint multinational maritime exercise comprising 31 other foreign navies. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo, inaugurated the exercise tagged: “Obangame Express 2022” in Onne, Eleme local government area of Rivers state. Gambo said the exercise was aimed at improving security in the Gulf of Read More

Ogun community seeks justice for slain monarch

Residents of Agodo community in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun state have cried out to the state government and security agencies to ensure justice is served on the killers of Oba Ayinde Odetola, the monarch of the community. The community members besieged the governor’s office, in Abeokuta to protest the killing and stated that the monarch and his three Read More