Condemnations trails explosive attack on Abuja – Kaduna rail track by terrorists, NRC begins probe

October 22, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Nigerians have taken to the social media to condemn the Wednesday night attack of a Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) coach with explosives by yet to be identified persons between Rijana and Dutse along the Abuja-Kaduna rail track. Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Engineer Fidet Okhiria on Thursday confirmed the attack and said the explosives destroyed part of the 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

Troops kill 85 terrorists, 293 bandits in 1 month-DHQ

September 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday said troops of Operation HADIN KAI in the North-east and Operation HADARIN DAJI in the North-west have killed 85 Boko-Haram/ISWAP terrorists and 293 bandits in different military offensives in the last one month. The military also said over 90 terrorists and bandits including their collaborators and logistics suppliers were arrested in the course of Read More

Breaking: Like Zamfara, Kaduna set to shut down telecommunication services, declares war on bandits

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

There are strong indications that Kaduna state government is ready to shut down all telecommunication services in parts of the state. Governor Nasir El-Rufai who dropped the hint while granting interview to radio stations said the shutdown which will affect basically local government areas where terrorists are operating will be effected once security agencies have signalled their readiness to deal Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Out-of-school-children and kidnappings: Matters arising

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Boarding schools have become a hunting ground for kidnappers according to The New York Times.Following this, observers have noted that kidnapping and abduction of pupils and students in various schools, especially in some parts of the northern part of the country, have amplified the roles of gender discrimination, disaster, conflict, poverty, language barrier, child labour and forced marriage in forcing Read More

Breaking: IPOB drops fresh sit-at-home, ‘no Nigerian flag’ Oct 1 declaration, threatens residents

September 25, 2021 Editor 0

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has again warned those in Southeastern part of the country to stay at home on October 1. The biafran group while also declaring operation “no Nigerian flag” in the region as from September 25, 2021, warned residents to adhere. A statement from the Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, reads: Read More

Breaking: Another first class Emir kidnapped

September 14, 2021 Editor 0

Suspected terrorists on Tuesday kidnapped Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara state, Hassan Attahiru. The first class Zamfara state traditional was reportedly abducted while along Kaduna – Abuja highway, TVC News is reporting. According to the report, police personnel was said to have been killed during exchange of fire with the bandits. His aides were said to have sustained injuries. His Read More

Looking for the god of good leadership

September 12, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

When the glory of the “God” of good leadership departs, the people perish. Chris Kwaja PhD So it’s now Value Added Tax, VAT, everyone is an expert on taxation, the tempo has again increased on the need to restructure, we again are back to the fact we cannot continue like this, that all is not well, and that good governance Read More

Atiku deserves to be president

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, I was emotionally touched, psychologically defeated and baffled by the most worrisome security challenge in the past which put parents and children from Borno state in a real dilemma. It is over seven years since the abduction of female students from the GGSS Chibok, Yobe state when the state was hit by the Boko Haram insurgents initially in 2009. 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

Forgiveness, not deserving of terrorists

September 4, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

The viral photos of surrendered Boko Haram commanders with placards of varying inscriptions denouncing their evil ways and sins they committed against the nation and humanity trended online penultimate week. The terrorists, numbering about a hundred whose stock in trade for over a decade has been killing, maiming, raping, stealing, destroying and pillaging the country, were seen with their families Read More

Insecurity: Self defence to the rescue

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The security situation in Nigeria has continued to deteriorate with growing concerns in many quarters and calls for self defence on the rise even as some opt for community policing and state police. In this report, BENJAMIN SAMSON examines self defence and community policing as panacea to kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country. The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration Read More

Surrendering terrorists and the burden of justice

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent wave of surrender by the members of Boko Haram and Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups and their families to troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in the North-eastern part of the country has become a topic of discourse within security and intelligence circles. In the last three weeks, more than 1,500 Boko Haram fighters have Read More

Defeating terrorism beyond military aid

August 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s article titled “Africa needs more than US military aid to defeat terror”, published in the Financial Times of London recently, came as a big surprise and shock to naysayers but a timely, nationalist and frank view to well-meaning Nigerians and other Africans. PMB’s thought-provoking views expressed in the article which coincidentally came on the same day with Read More

Ekiti lawmaker tasks Buhari on security challenges

August 27, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

Following the attack launched by suspected terrorists on the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna state, Tuesday, a lawmaker in Ekiti state House of Assembly, Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency declare state of emergency in the security sector. Aribasoye, who represents Ikole constituency II at the Ekiti state House of Read More

Irabor allays fear on surrendered terrorists, says attack on NDA criminal

August 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has described the attack on Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) officers’ residential quarters as criminal. He said “It is criminal activities associated with the normal banditry action which the military was already on the matter.” The CDS equally allayed the fears of the general public on the ongoing mass surrendering of Boko Read More

Army reiterates commitment to fight insecurity, inaugurates 5,001 recruits for training

August 21, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Nigerian Army said it is committed to fighting insecurity in the country as it has inaugurated no fewer than 5001 81 Regular Recruits Intake for training to become soldiers. A statement by Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Depot, Nigerian Army, Zaria Lieutenant Joy Abah at the weekend, said  the Commandant, Depot, Nigerian Army, Brig-Gene Aminu Shehu Chinade warned Read More

That unfortunate tale of poor Sayyid

August 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

“When you grow up a fatherless son, in many ways, you have to raise yourself. No one tells you what looks good on you, how to carry yourself, or provides the approval. Without a father, you grow up never knowing what you didn’t have. There’s no intimate model of who you want to become, it’s as if you are always Read More

Afghanistan: A big lesson for Nigerian leaders

August 19, 2021 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

Political and economic leaders were the first casualty of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Disheartening videos and images of Afghan political leaders, billionaires, industrialists, technocrats, etc fleeing the country filled the internet, while on the other side, common people on the street cheered and welcomed the Taliban. This is an ominous signal to leaders of countries facing similar challenges as Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

Sustain onslaught against terrorists, Arewa youths charge NAF

August 5, 2021 Editor 0

Arewa Youth Federation has charged the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) to sustain airstrikes targeted at hideouts of ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters to overpower the remainder of the insurgents in the northeast. The group made the appeal in a statement by its President, Muhammad Matazu, while reacting to media reports that scores of Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorists were eliminated on Monday by airstrikes Read More

We‘re committed to ending insecurity, unity of Nigeria -DHQ

July 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) has reinstated its commitment towards maintaining the unity of Nigeria and tackling all security challenges bedeviling the nation.   Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig. – Gen. Benard Onyeuko stated this while briefing journalists on the updates of military operations in the country between 16 and 28 July 2021 on Thursday in Abuja. He Read More