Insecurity: Importers threaten to expose dealers in illegal arms, sub-standard items

June 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) has warned all the importers of arms and ammunition and sub-standard items into the country to desist, threatening to expose behind the illegal activities leading to insecurity in Nigeria. The association said it will do everything possible to assist the federal government on the efforts to end insecurity through all forms of illegal importation. Read More

Pan-Nigeria group commends Buhari’s choice of Farouk Yahaya as COAS

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

A pan-Nigeria group, Nigeria First, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Major General Farouk Yahaya as late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru’s successor for the position of Chief of Army Staff. According to the group, Maj Gen Yahaya’s appointment was another evidence of President Buhari’s commitment to the war against insurgency and insecurity across the nation. Nigeria First, which made Read More

Insecurity: FCTA demolishes Fulani settlement, other illegal structures in Abuja

May 30, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA ) has through its Joint Task Force  (JTF ) demolished a Fulani Ruga settlement located very close to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. This was even as illegal structures and outright encroachment within both the Army and Police estates along the Airport road, as well as a drug market, popularly called ” car wash Read More

PMB’s knack for merit and the Faruk Yahaya challenge

May 30, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

The appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya on May 27, 2021, has generally elicited loud endorsements from Nigerians. His appointment followed the sudden demise of his predecessor, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash, along with 10 other Army personnel in Kaduna a week ago. (May their souls rest in Read More

Revealed! What Buhari told interim Chad President inside Aso Rock

May 15, 2021 Abdullahi Gulloma 0

Nigeria would assist the Republic of Chad to stabilize, and return to constitutional order, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged. The President spoke Friday at State House, Abuja, while hosting Lt. Gen. Mahamat Idris Deby Itno, the President, Transitional Military Council of Chad. Marshal Idris Deby Itno, President of the country had died in battle last month, while leading troops to Read More

Troops repels attack in Mainok, kill scores, lose officer, 6 soldiers

April 27, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) deployed in Mainok, Borno state, with support from air component of OPLD have successfully repelled attacks by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists on Sunday, killing many in the process. A statement by Director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima on Monday however, said one officer and six soldiers were killed while 5 other soldiers sustained various degrees Read More

Residents protest mysterious death of herbalist in Oyetola’s hometown

April 16, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents of Iragbiji, the hometown Governor of Adegboyega Oyetola, in Osun state, Thursday barricaded roads in the town, protesting mysterious death of a popular herbalist.  The herbalist, it was gathered, died of food poisoning.  According to the protesters, the herbalist attended the naming ceremony of one man where he ate, thus leading to his death.  They alleged that the naming Read More

Osun: Abductors of Chinese expatriates demand N10m – Police

April 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday disclosed that abductors of two Chinese expatriates have demanded a ransom of N10million for release of their victims.  The spokesperson of Osun police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this on a private radio station, Rave FM, in Osogbo.  She said the abductors have demanded N10 million ransom noting that security operatives have launched a rescue Read More

Breaking: FG receives additional 100, 000 Astrazeneca vaccine doses from India

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has received an additional 100,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine from India. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja said the vaccines, donated by the government of India to Nigeria, will help boost the number of Nigerians to be vaccinated. Details loading…

DHQ to lead joint military operations in Nigeria-Air Chief

March 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and other sister Services have agreed to subordinate themselves to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor. According to a statement by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air CommodoreEdward Gabkwet, Friday the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Oladayo Amao made this Read More

All political leaders must take Covid-19 vaccine – Sultan …We’re taking it, SGF replies

March 19, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, said Friday that all political leaders in the country must first take Covid-19 vaccine before “common men can take it.” He stated this at the second NSCIA Covid-19 vaccine sensitisation programme for Muslim scholars and Imams at the Sheraton Hotels & Towers, Abuja. Read More

Buhari’s alarm on insecurity: Illegal arms in-flow defied Nigeria’s border closure

 President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite the closure of Nigeria’s land borders, arms and ammunition continued to flow into the country. President Buhari spoke Thursday when the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited him in Abuja. A statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, Read More

Mysterious fire wrecks havoc in Borno community

March 15, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

A mysterious fire broke out in Gajiganna town of Magumeri local government area in Borno state, Sunday afternoon, and razed down several houses, and several other facilities. A member of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), and resident of Gajiganna town, Malam Hassan Musami, told Blueprint via telephone that the inferno, “started from the roof of a house  at the middle of a neighbourhood shortly Read More

Breaking: Confusion as explosion hits Maiduguri, 10 dead, 47 injured

February 23, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar, Maiduguri 0

Multiple rocket launchers or artillery from unknown destination and sources were thrown into Maiduguri city and suburbs of the metropolis around 6.27 pm Tuesday, killing 10 residents. Up to 47 people were also wounded just as valuable property got destroyed. No fewer than 10 rockets were actually fired into the heart of Maiduguri and nine boys were killed while playing football at Read More

COVID-19: We won’t take chances despite global drop – PTF

February 23, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 said Monday that government would not take chances over spread of the virus despite the fact that available records show global decline of reported cases. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja. “This trend in reduction compares with global observations of Read More

5 northern govs set for meeting in Ogun over herdsmen/farmers clashes

February 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following recent herdsmen attack on some parts of Ogun state, Governor Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that five northern governors will hold a security meeting with him in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Abiodun made this known Monday while on the spot assessment of affected areas with security chiefs and some members of the State Executive Council. Speaking, the governor said the invited governors Read More

Covid-19: Obiano declares partial lockdown, opens mobile courts

February 5, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, Friday, imposed nine hours curfew daily to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the state. He said the curfew would take effect from 9:00pm to 6:00am on February 8 till further notice, even as violators of it and other coronavirus safety protocols would be prosecuted at mobile courts. The governor, who stated this Read More

COVID-19 protection regulation: Break protocols, go to jail – Buhari

January 28, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday released the “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021,” targeted at stemming the second wave of the pandemic and curtailing the rising infection and deaths across Nigeria. The health protection regulation, which exhaustively deals with all aspects of the protocols on the deadly virus, prescribes penalties including six months imprisonment for violators of the guidelines. Buhari Read More

Breaking: FG makes another pronouncement on eased COVID-19 lockdown

January 25, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has again announced an extension of phase three of the eased lockdown by one month. The chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, who made announcement on Monday during the weekly briefing of PTF in Abuja said, “The PTF is improving on the International Travel Portal to minimise the challenges passengers keep encountering. “Similarly, it Read More

COVID-19: Youth group backs Bello, faults Fayemi

January 23, 2021 Editor 0

A youth mobilisation group, Governor Yahaya Bello 2 President Yahaya Bello (GYB2PYB), has flayed Governor Kayode Fayemi over his comments against Kogi state helmsman on controversial COVID-19 vaccine. Director General of the group, Amb. Oladele John Nihi, a prominent youth activist, and former president, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), made this known on Friday in Abuja. The GYB2PYB is Read More

Buratai: Why leadership is key in the war against insurgency

January 18, 2021 David Onmeje 0

Leadership is an art meant for those that understand the intricacies involved in bringing about positive change in every society. I say this for the fact that in Nigeria, one of the banes of our numerous challenges remains the lack of sound and credible leadership by those saddled with the responsibility of translating our hopes and aspirations into tangible realities. Read More

KDSG rescues 151 Almajirai, 9 foreigners

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has rescued 160 almajirai including 151 Nigerians from 13 states in the North and South and nine foreigners from Benin Republic, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Friday in Kaduna, said that the almajirai, including toddlers, were found in conditions that were Read More

School resumption: FG gives fresh hint as COVID-19 second wave spreads

January 11, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) Monday revealed plans to review the earlier date scheduled for resumption of schools across Nigeria. January 18, 2021 had been announced as schools’ reopening date. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who spoke during the routine PTF briefing on COVID-19 attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country. Adamu said Read More