Cultism: Court remands 16 varsity students in Minna

July 15, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna Chief Magistrate Court has remanded 16 boys charged for being suspected members of a secret cult and joining unlawful gathering in Lapai. The boys mostly students and graduates of the Niger state University also known as  the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda University Lapai (IBBUL), according to the First Information  Report  (FIR) were on Thursday arraignment before the court on 2 count Read More

Court remands 2 in Minna for linking Abubakar with bandits’ helicopter

July 7, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Minna Niger state Wednesday remanded two persons accused of publishing injurious statement on social media against former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, linking him with ownership of a Chooper suspected to be supplying  arms to bandits  in the state.  The accused suspects, Abdulkareem Ajibola and Anas Umar were charged under  section 24(1B) of the Cyber crime law. The Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More

LG polls: Crisis rocks Ogun APC over alleged selection of candidate

June 20, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Crisis seems to be looming in Ogun state All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the local government elections as aspirants in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state took to the street to protest the selection of a Chairmanship candidate battling certificate forgery scandal. The protesters who storm the premises of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Iwe Iroyin, Oke Read More

Police confirm death of 7 in Osun bank robbery

June 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police has confirmed the death of four policemen and three civilians in the bank robbery that took place at Apomu/Ikire on Wednesday evening.  According to the spokesperson of the command, SP Yemisi Opalola, armed robbers numbering about 35 stormed the towns around 6:10pm in attempt to rob banks.  Opalola explained that four policemen, ASP Read More

Another police station razed, 4 killed in Imo

May 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Less than 24 hours after gunmen burnt down the Atta Police Station in Njaba  Local Government Area of Imo State, another police station in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of the state has been touched by people believed to be unknown gunmen.  However unlike the Atta incident, four of the hoodlums met their untimely death in an exchange of fire Read More

9 cultists arrested during supremacy clash in Ogun

May 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Nine members of Eye cult group, were on the 24th of May 2021 arrested in Ajegunle area of Ibogun during a supremacy battle between them and members of Alora confraternity.  The arrested was contained in a press statement issued by the police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprintthe suspects, Sodiq Olabisi, Oluwatosin Andrew, Oladimeji Oyedele, Read More

Ogun: 4th wife stabs husband to death for marrying another wife

May 20, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

A 47-year-old woman, Olanshile Nasirudeen, has been apprehended by men of the Ogun state police command for stabbing her 51-year-old husband, Jimoh Nasirudeen to death. DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police public relations officer (PPRO) made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Thursday. According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a distress call received Read More

AESID condemns abduction, torture of Ebonyi ex-DC coordinator

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the kidnap of the former Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre, Okposi in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, Barr. Amos Ogbonnaya allegedly some political thugs. The victim was said to have been abducted at a gun point after he was bombarded with series of threatening text messages Read More

In Sokoto, Police rescue girl locked inside room

May 15, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Sokoto state Police command has rescued 12-year-old girl identified as Joy, who was allegedly locked up in a room by her parents for eight months in Dadin Kowa area of Sokoto. Joy who was said to have been locked up and deprived of food due to her unstable mental condition, was rescued after the police were alerted by neighbors. Read More

Police nab 4 in Ogun over alleged kidnapping

May 12, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Four members of a kidnap syndicate, have been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in Onipanu area of Ado odo ota local government area of the state.  The suspects, John Nelson, Adeleke Ayotunde, Adekunle Basit and Abey Fagbemi were arrested, following a complaint lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters, by one Adejunwon Odunowo, who Read More

Woman in police net for killing stepson

May 12, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A 28-year-old woman, Favor Oko, from Ugwuegu community in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing her co-wife’s three-year-old son. She was said to have killed the little boy for lack of her husband’s attention. Meanwhile, Police in Abakaliki said they discovered decomposing bodies of two young men Silas Nkwuda and Chukwuemeka Nwoba in Read More

AESID condemns dastardly attacks in Ebonyi, cautions perpetrators

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has strongly condemned the recent dastardly attacks on several communities in Ebonyi state, even as it cautioned the perpetrators to give peace a chance. The group described  as “traumatic” for citizens and residents of Ebonyi state following reported cases of attacks on individuals and public facilities by some unknown gunmen.  In Read More

NSCDC nab 2 suspects, recover 3,000 litres of AGO in Akwa Ibom

April 28, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Akwa Ibom state command says it has arrested two suspects with over 3,000 litres of suspected adulterated Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) concealed in a truck laden with yoghurt drink.The Akwa Ibom commandant of NSCDC, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the command exhibits yard in Uyo on Wednesday . Fadeyi Read More

Banditry: Edo senator escapes death

April 28, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP Edo Central), was on Monday, attacked twice by suspected bandits along Okenne-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abaji roads. Ordia who heads the Senate committee on Local and Foreign Debts, lamented to  newsmen on Wednesday on  how  escaped death by whiskers, when the daredevil suspected bandits opened fire on his convoy, while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo Read More

19 bandits informants arrested in Niger

April 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Nineteen suspected agents of bandits have been arrested by men of the vigilantes in Munya and Shiroro local governments of Niger state. It was learnt that five of the informants made up of two brothers of the same father and the other three, fulani herdsmen were apprehended at Chiri village in the Shiroro local government of the state while the Read More

Worshippers scamper for safety as Terrorists kill one in Kaduna Church

April 25, 2021 Editorial II 0

At least one worshipper was shot dead after suspected bandits invaded a church in Chukun Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Details of the incident which happened Sunday morning are still sketchy but newsmen gathered that some worshippers were abducted while others sustained injuries. Chukun has been under siege by bandits and all efforts to secure residents have not yielded Read More

2 Killed as gunmen raze Gov. Uzodinma’s house in Imo

April 24, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A day after disclosing to newsmen that 50 suspects of the Easter Monday Imo attacks have been arested and that they were sponsored by politicians, Governor Uzodimma’s palacial building at his country home, Omuma, Oru West LGA of Imo state has been razed. Although the Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Imo Police Command, Mr Orlando Ikokwu could not be reached to confirm the Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Oyo, kidnap 18

April 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted about 18 persons on the Igboora-Eruwa Road in Ibarapa area of Oyo state. Blueprint gathered that the 18 persons were abducted by the gunmen on Wednesday night while traveling in an 18-seater bus said to be coming from Abeokuta, and heading for Eruwa through the Igboora- Eruwa road. The gunmen alleged to be herders Read More

Suspected bandits kills 25yr-old Amotekun operative in Oyo

April 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

A 25-year-old operative of Amotekun was on Tuesday shot dead by suspected armed bandits at Fiditi town, in Afijio local government area of Oyo state According to the Oyo state Commandant of Amotekun Corps, Col Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), during the attack, another Amotekun operative was shot by the suspected bandits. Col Olayanju (rtd) in a statement made available to journalists Read More