Edo: Police comb forest for kidnapped campaign coordinator

May 20, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The authories of Edo state police command has reportedly deployed its operatives to Ogbese, Okada forests in search of kidnapped All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Mr. Presley Ediagbonya. Blueprint gathered that the state Commissioner of Police, Jimeta Lawan, was said to have deployed the team to ensure that the political leader is rescued unhurt.  Ediagbonya, a former commissioner for youths Read More

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In Ogun, 50-year-old man defiles, impregnates 13-year-old stepdaughter

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

A 50-year-old man, Kayode Oladehinde, has been arrested by the men of the Ogun state Police command for allegedly defiling and impregnating his 13-year-old stepdaughter (name withheld). A statement by the command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta on Saturday, disclosed that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday, February 5 at his residence in Ogijo, Sagamu area of the state. The Read More

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Insecurity: Senators divided over state police

February 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last Wednesday in the Senate, during debate on the rising wave of insecurity in the land, agitations for and against establishment of State Police tore Senators apart across party lines. Taiye Odewale reports. The issue Policing in Nigeria listed as item 45 among the 68 items on the exclusive list of the 1999 Constitution as amended, is an exclusive preserve of the Read More

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We’ll provide legislative support for Amotekun –South-west speakers

January 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

Speakers of the Houses of Assembly in the South-west zone have pledged to provide legislative support for Amotekun, the security initiative conceived by governors in the region. The speakers made the pledge in a communiqué issued on Friday by the chairman, Conference of Speakers of South-west States Legislatures, Mr. Bamidele Oleyelogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Read More

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Community policing: NPF partners education ministry on quiz competition

January 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

As part of efforts to evolve new initiatives that will address the causes of crimes, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is partnering the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders on a quiz competition for secondary schools. Speaking at the unveiling of the logo for the IGP Quiz Competition, Tuesday at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Read More

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Insecurity: Ex-Police Affairs minister advocates recruitment of 5m policemen

May 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A former Police Affairs Minister, Humphrey Abba, has said government needs to engage five million policemen to tackle the insecurity challenges in the country. Abba said Nigeria was not ripe for practice of state police which some people have canvassed for. He blamed politicians and political parties for the high rate of kidnapping and killings in the country.  According to him, politicians engage youths Read More

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‘Yahoo boys’ invade Delta communities, scrabble for ‘female old pants’

November 28, 2018 Editor 0

Suspected ritualists popularly known as ‘yahoo boys plus’ have invaded Delta State, buying female used pants for  between N300,000 and N500,000 for ritual purposes. Blueprint gathered that the major areas of operations by these evil ritualists are Asaba, Abraka the DELSU community, Jesse community and many other communities in the state. The yahoo boys  ritualists many times deceived young girls Read More

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Akwa Ibom: Police pulls out Bassey, Kimo takes over as new Commissioner

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

After days of ‘democratic turmoil in Akwa Ibom state, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has removed Bassey Abang and replaced him with Mr Musa Kimo, who has already assumed duty as the new Commissioner of Police. A statement from the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Odiko Macdon, which revealed the latest development in Uyo on Friday maintained, Read More

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Engage conflict communities to resolve herders, farmers’ clashes – IFDFP tells govts

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IFDFP) has tasked federal and state governments in cooperation with all stakeholders to work sincerely for peace and harmony in the country in order to keep the hope of the country flying. The Forum, comprising of notable Christian and Muslim leaders across the country, stated this yesterday in Makurdi, Benue state on peace advocacy Read More

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Gunmen hit Abuja, kill 7 cops

July 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

The spate of killings in parts of the country is taking a frightening dimension, with some gunmen hitting Abuja, the nation’s capital city on Monday night, killing seven policemen and injuring one other. The tragic incident occurred at the Galadimawa roundabout, an Abuja suburb very close to the ever-busy Airport Road, at about 10.00 pm. A breakdown of the casualties Read More

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State Police

July 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

But the question is, would prayers in such motions include the need to start the process of decentralising policing in the country in paving way for establishment of State Police as widely being suggested now as panacea to the problem by no less personalities like the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and even Read More

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State police, solution to insecurity – Governors

February 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Barely one week after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo expressed the federal government’s support for the creation of state police as a way out of the nation’s security challenges, the 36 state governors, have also thrown their weight behind the proposal. The governors’ position was declared by the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari in Abuja, during an interview Read More

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That bad call for state police

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Eric Amazu The police have remained at the receiving end of the blames for the herdsmen crisis that is ravaging some parts of the country, especially Benue State. The police inaction was interpreted to entail their partisanship, support for, and collusion with the herdsmen. Since we have established a national culture of calling out the army to intervene in many Read More