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

Kudos, Customs boss Hameed Ali

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

I write to commend and appreciate the Nigeria Customs Service under the able leadership of the Comptroller General, Col Hameed Ali (rtd), for weariless contribution to the county’s annual revenue collection and curtailing the smuggling of arms proliferation and other prohibited items coming through the land borders. Prior to the appointment of Hameed Ali, the revenue generation of the Nigeria Read More

NSCDC boss to Commandants: Safeguard Nigeria or be removed

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi, has charged all Zonal and State Commandants to function optimally by stepping up their operational activities in securing the nation and safeguarding critical assets and infrastructure or be removed.  The charge is coming in view of the prevailing security situation in the country. Speaking Friday in Abuja at Read More

Our ED’s name not on UAE list of terror financiers – 9mobile

September 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Following a report from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that one ‘Abdulrrahman Ado Musa’ was part of terrorism sponsors from Nigeria; 9mobile has exonerated its executive director from the allegation. Musa’s name was mentioned alongside Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad as Nigerian terror financiers identified by UAE. The name Read More

Pictures: Another 400 boko haram members surrender to Nigerian troops

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

Following onslaught from superior fire of NIgeria’s Armed Forces, another set of Boko Haram members numbering over 400 have surrendered to the Nigerian troops. Reports say the terrorists gave up terrorism from their sites in Bama and Mafa on Thursday September 9, 2021. The list is as follows, BAMA (1)Male- 259. (2) Female-43 (3) Children-70 MAFA (1) Male-35 (2) Female-23 Read More

Why Nigera can’t track terrorists, bandits

September 4, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

Today, much of the priority and talking point is centered on how to counter the growing terrorist and insurgent groups in Nigeria in order to restore security of lives and property. Countering terrorism has become, without any doubt, the top national security priority of the Buhari administration. The nation has committed huge national resources to countering terrorism and insurgency as Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

Breaking: Police confirm kidnap of electoral scribe in Nasarawa

August 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state police command, Wednesday, confirmed the abduction of the Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) Barr. Muhammed Abubakar Opu by unknown gunmen. The Police Public Relations Officer in the, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed this in a statement made available to Blueprint in Lafia. He said the yet-to-be identified gunmen numbering about five stormed the house of Read More

Making Nigeria whole by investing in the girl-child

August 24, 2021 Adewale Ajadi 0

The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan is a global milestone. It is a prototype of counter-terrorism, as defined by the West, and its efficacy, and also brings into sharper focus the role of women and the effects of the exclusion of women in any society, especially those whose economic evolution is still emergent. In the same week, the president of the Read More

Much ado about ‘surrendered’ Boko Haram terrorists

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Boko Haram insurgents have killed and maimed many in North-east, Nigeria; even as many others have been left homeless and without a means of livelihood. As the Nigerian Army continue to battle these insurgents with loses on their part, there is an outcry over re-integration of surrendered Boko Haram terrorists, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes. The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the Read More

Insecurity and Commonwealth support for Nigeria

August 6, 2021 Abdullahi. M. Gulloma 0

Indeed, Nigeria needs and, therefore, would be glad to receive support from the Commonwealth in very challenging areas, the biggest of which comprised of security and agriculture. Thus, President Muhammadu Buhari, rightly asked for support from the Commonwealth. The President spoke during a bilateral meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit Read More

Elzakzaky‘s acquittal: The Imperative of counter-narratives

August 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The news of Elzakzaky’s acquittal by the Kaduna State High Court and his subsequent release greeted people in different ways. While IMN adherents and some other self-proclaimed human rights and justice advocates welcomed the news with felicity, others who are majorly former victims of Elzakzaky’s IMN’s terror and people in ground zero (Gyallesu community and Zaria at large) received the Read More

Buhari, Johnson on terrorism: Let judicial process run its course

July 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain Thursday, appraised the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria, and agreed that the judicial process be allowed to run its course.Holding bilateral talks at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit in London, the two leaders said it was important that the judicial process runs without interference, no Read More

Nigeria is underestimating it enemies

July 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

last week, I was glad to see the news of our resilient and skilled pilot who did not only survive a plane crash but also applied survival mechanisms and unmatched experience to escape death from the people who shot down his plane.Nevertheless, I find myself lost in thought and analysis of the whole scenario and circumstances which pronounced fear and Read More

Breaking: IPOB members arrested as Ezeife, Ohaneze leaders, others storm court for resumed Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

July 26, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Security operatives on Monday arrested members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as they converged on the federal high court in Abuja for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.  The IPOB members were chanting slogans in support of Kanu and demanding his freedom. Some of them were subsequently arrested while others fled.Kanu who was rearrested some weeks ago is being arraigned before Read More

Tax credit as catalyst for development

July 22, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

It is no longer strange to Nigerians that the country is engulfed in life threatening crimes such as terrorism, banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery, drug peddling, rape and a lot more that have become a cog in the wheel of progress of Nigeria and Nigerians. Similarly, the dwindling oil prices triggered by global economic melt down and recession have Read More

MMWGN congratulates Muslims, urges FG not to play politics with security

July 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWGN) has congratulated Muslims all over the world for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration and urged federal and state governments not to play politics with the security and economic well-being of the people. In a strongly-worded Sallah message released by the group and signed by its National Coordinator, Alh. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Monday, the group condemned Read More

Avoid aiding Nigeria’s disintegration, YAF urges Yoruba youths

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Friday, decried the ban on and the stoppage of its peace rally/sensitisation Motorcade by the police in the state. YAF expressed regret that the police in the state could not distinguish between it and other groups claiming to be championing Yoruba self-determination and independence with the disguised objective of Read More

When sovereignty strikes back

July 5, 2021 Japhet Maduka 0

The past week will remain a reassuring reference point in the annals of Nigerian security operations that first surprised the world by sensationally retrieving Nnamdi Kanu, the nation’s most wanted fugitive leader of a violent secessionist cult, from foreign hideouts before forcing the other tribal separatist provocateur, Sunday Igboho, to flee from a lightening raid on his home, abandoning his Read More

Arrest: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer exposes Kenya’s role as DSS grants IPOB leader ‘crucial freedom’

July 3, 2021 Editor 0

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Lawyer to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has revealed that the Kenyan government was deeply involved in the arrest of his client. Kenyan high commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, had on Friday denied his country’s involvement in the arrest of Kanu who is currently in the custody of Department of State Read More