Timi Frank to DSS: Stop alleged plot to arrest Emefiele 

December 20, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, Tuesday, urged the Department of State Services (DSS), to urgently halt their alleged grand plot to harass, humiliate, arrest and illegally force the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, out of office.  Frank who was reacting to allegations to that effect made Read More

Niger police neutralise 7 terrorists, arrest 18 thugs

November 18, 2022 Aideloje Ojo Minna 0

The Police in Niger state has neutralised seven bandits who had been terrorising farmers within Kumbashi district of Mariga local government area of the state. In a related development, the Police also arrested 18 miscreants and thugs in Minna over criminal activities in the city. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Niger state police command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, Read More

Terror threats: US, UK, others can’t scare us in Nigeria – Gov Sule

October 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has dismissed terror attack threats on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by some foreign governments, saying no country can scare Nigerians in their country. Governor Sule assured that Nigeria is safe and will continue to be safe. He, however, charged the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel, as well as other security Read More

US forces launch attack in Syria, kill ‘ISIS leader’

October 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

US special forces carried out a midnight raid deep into the heart of government-controlled territory in Syria that killed an ‘ISIS leader’ and took others captive, two security sources said.  Local sources said that US troops landed in the village Muluk Saray in the countryside of the Qamishli region in north east Syria, where territory is controlled between US-backed Kurdish fighters and Read More

NSCDC establishes data base on money laundry, terrorism finance, others, trains investigators

October 5, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) said it has established a central data base for storing and sharing of intelligence on Money Laundering, Terrorism Finance and Proliferation Financing, among others. Speaking Wednesday in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a 2-day training workshop on Anti Money Laundering, Terrorism and Proliferation Financing for NSCDC Investigators and Prosecutors, Dr. Audi Read More

Renewed war against insurgency: CSO passes vote of confidence on DSS, DIA, NIA

September 19, 2022 Editor 0

The Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development has passed a vote of confidence on the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Defence Intelligence Agency, (DIA) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) “for the tremendous successes recorded in the renewed war against insurgency, banditry and criminality in the country in the past one month.” The Conveners Read More

Banning motorcycle sales to prevent terror attacks

September 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Insecurity in Nigeria has worsened. In the North-east region, despite gains recorded by the military, the activities of jihadist terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province have continued unabated. In the North-west and North-central regions, armed bandits continue to unleash mayhem on local communities. The number of kidnappings and demands for ransom have risen, Read More

Terrorism: Nigeria ranked 2nd most terrorised country globally after Iraq

September 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria has been ranked second most attacked country by the Islamic State terrorist group globally, according to the data by an acclaimed global and international terrorism research group, Jihad Analytics, with Iraq being the first and Syria being the third in the world. The report which was made in its half year report spanning January to June 2022 stated that Read More

Nigeria at the mercy of abductors, terrorists

August 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The headline of this piece crawled to my brain while envisaging the pickle of the incessant kidnapping and the burning terrorism unleashed by men of the underworld, making this country an abode of dastardly acts. The dailies are replete with this horrendous news, creating among peace loving citizens. In July, President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy was brazenly attacked, two people were Read More

FG, media on war path over terrorism trial

April 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The new directives by the federal government ordering terrorism trial in camera is perceived among media practitioners as another move to gag the media and return practitioners to the dark days of fears, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. At first, it made the rounds like rumour until a directive came few days ago barring the media from covering terrorism trials in Nigeria’s Read More

Troops kill 3 terrorists, recover arms in Kaduna community

January 15, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops have attacked suspected bandits meeting point along the Telele -Sabon Gida road in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, where they engaged the bandits killing three of them and recovering three AK-47 guns.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Saturday said the troops recovered three AK-47 magazines, two motorcycles Read More

From bandits to terrorists: Will status change end insecurity?

December 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

‘…Court ruling shows FG’s resolve to crush banditry’ ‘…It indicates govt remains with global standards’ …Mere declaration meaningless unless… – Gumi ‘…Re-naming bandits terrorists a political stunt’ …It’s better late than never – Northern youth A Federal High Court in Abuja under trial Justice Taiwo Taiwo has ruled that the activities of bandits, as well as other similar groups, in Read More

Odili, others: Nigeria under seige – Afenifere

November 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Pan Yoruba socio-political rganization, Afenifere, Wednesday declared that the last week invasion of the Abuja residence of Hon Justice Mary Peter Odili, the attack on Ado Ekiti home of Professor Banji Akintoye, the abduction of Kwali Chief Imam and his children among others are indications that Nigeria is clearly under siege by evil minded people. Afenifere stated this in a Read More

Exercise Sky Lock: Group commends DHQ for institutionalizing synergy

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigeria Youths for Peace (NYP) a civil society group with interest in peace building in Nigeria, has lauded the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) for organising Joint Operations Planning Exercise (JOPEX) code named Exercise Sky Lock 2021 for the three Services, to enable them effectively respond to contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country using a joint and multi-agency approach. Blueprint reports the Read More

Media sensational in reporting terrorism, others – DSS

October 30, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over sensational  reporting of activities of bandits, terrorists, secessionists in the Nigeria media, warning that it holds negative consequences for public order and peaceful coexistence. DSS Public Relations Officer,Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a press statement, Friday night, advised the media to apply restraint and avoid sensationalising news, noting that bandits, terrorists, Read More

UN to partner Nigerian Army against security challenges

October 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The United Nations (UN) has pledged continuous partnership with the Nigerian Army in tackling security challenges in the country and the Sahel region. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu on Friday said representative of the UN Secretary General for  Central Africa Mahamat Khatir Annadif Saled stated this  during a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt- Gen. Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Should we leave this inferno for frivolity?

October 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

No news day-in-day-out in Nigeria will actually please you to listen to. Every day is totally filled new dramatic and silly information from the set of the so-called people who are running the affairs of our beloved and dearest country. The statement of Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubabakar Malami, on Friday, October 22, has generated Read More

Nigeria: In need of Elrufa’ism

October 24, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Do you remember when El-Rufa’i chased bandits into the bush, along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway as he came across a bandit attack along the highway? He practically trailed the assailants into the bush, chasing the gunmen, along with his retinue of armed escorts. He just wouldn’t stand aside and watch the security men put their lives on the line alone. They Read More

North-east underdevt fuelling insurgency – Buratai

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), has said the North-East lacks development and this is fuelling insurgency in the zone. Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff, stated this on Friday in Yola at the 24th, 25th and 26th convocation lecture of Modibbo Adama University. Buratai, who was the Guest Lecturer, said the under-development of the North-east was Read More

Gunmen attack Adamawa police station, kidnap nursing mother

October 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected kidnappers have attacked Ngurore Police station in Yola South local government area of Adamawa state. They also attacked a house in the area and abducted a nursing mother. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. Nguroje said the criminal gang attacked the station at about 2 a.m.  Sunday, but Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Nigeria and the World Tourism Day

September 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Today is being observed by the global community as the World Tourism Day. The day was set aside by the United Nations Tourism Organisation in 1980. The cardinal objective of the celebration is to sensitise the entire world to long-term planning and development, as well as harnessing the multiple benefits from tourism. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Leave Read More