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

Education key to addressing all insecurity challenges – Tambuwal

March 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Sokoto state governor, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in an interview with journalists who were in the state to inspect his legacy projects bares his mind on the economy, education, succession, the PDP and his ambition. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU was there. We’ve seen so many projects, how are you able to fund these Read More

Get more involved in security, Buhari tasks Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja urged Nigerians to get more interested in working with security agencies to tackle myriad of challenges facing the country, extolling the courage and bravery displayed by security agencies and service chiefs in promoting peace and order. In an address at the opening ceremony of Alumni Association of the National Defence College (AANDEC), President Buhari Read More

Insecurity: Tambuwal procures surveillance equipment for SSS in Sokoto

February 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

Left to right: Deputy Director Operations Department of State Security (DSS), Sokoto state Command, Mr A.O OGBODA, the Deputy Governor of Sokoto state, Hon. Manir Dan’Iya, Assistant Director of DSS, Aminu Muhammad Musa, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Director SSS, Sokoto state Command,
Alhaji Yahaya A. Hassan and the Deputy Director Administration of SSS, Sokoto Command, Alhaji Idris Garba after the conferment of DG SSS ‘Long Service Award’ on Musa, who is also the Chief Security Officer of Gov. Tambuwal, and seven others on Wednesday in Sokoto.

Wema Bank’s boss counsels accountants on data protection

February 22, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Wema Bank Plc, Mr Ademola Adebise, has advised accountants to store data safely and protect them against cybersecurity threats and other criminal breaches. Adebise said this at the 16th Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Western Accountants Conference themed ‘Digital Economy: Whither the Professional Accountant’ held in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. The Read More

Nigeria to set up regional maritime safety, security research center

February 22, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

Nigeria will soon set up a regional maritime safety and research center that will serve as a capacity development institute for 25 African countries. The research facility, according to the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh will be a center of excellence in research where Nigeria will collaborate and cooperate with other countries. Read More

Beyond the Kaduna security report

February 17, 2022 Godwin Njoku 0

The Kaduna state government, under the leadership of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has worked harder to curb insecurity than any other state of the federation. The governor himself has shown more commitment than any of his peers in the search for better ways to curtail the menace of terrorism and sundry criminalities across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria. Constitutionally, security Read More

NYSC DG harps on protection of Corps data

February 11, 2022 John Oba 0

The director-general, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Maj.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has assured the public that the scheme “is not letting down its guard as it has continued to evolve and enhance control measures, including those that are technology driven in its mobilisation.” Gen. Ibrahim disclosed this in his welcome address at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Batch ‘A’ pre-mobilisation Read More

FCT polls: Security agencies caution stakeholders against violence

February 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Police Force, the lead agency in election security, have assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of their readiness to safeguard lives and property in Saturday’s FCT election. Speaking at the stakeholders meeting in Abuja, the agencies called on stakeholders to eschew violence and other acts that are capable of undermining the elections by allowing the electorate Read More

Gombe trains 500 security, traffic, environmental corps

February 7, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state government has begun training OF 500 youth as Gombe State Security, Traffic and Environmental Corps (GoSTEC) in the state. Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya stated this during the induction of the youth into the training, Monday. He said no fewer than 2,000 youth were targeted to be engaged in the programme. The governor explained that the GoSTEC, which Read More

Operation Safe Haven drills vigilante members on security

January 24, 2022 Abubakar Labaran 0

The Operation Safe Haven, Sector 7 Kafanchan, has trained 103 vigilante members on security operations in a bid to curb criminal activities in trouble-ridden local government areas of Southern Kaduna. Speaking at the passing out ceremony of the trainees referred to as “Coalition Vigilante Network” on Friday, the guest of honour at the occasion, Mr Amos Gwamna Magaji thanked the Read More

Peaceful yuletide: Kudos to Nigeria’s security forces

January 18, 2022 Nnanna Ray 0

Citizens have the right to criticise security agencies when they make mistakes, but it is also incumbent on every good citizen to commend them and their valiant officers for ensuring the peaceful celebrations we all enjoyed over the Christmas and New Year holidays. This is more so that prior to the festive season, there seemed to be increased criminalities ranging Read More

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