IPC demands release of FRCN reporter, condemns arrest of journalist in Ebonyi

April 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The International Press Centre (IPC) has demanded the immediate release of a reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), who was abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna. A statement by the Executive Director, IPC, Comrade Lanre Arogundade, also frowned at the arrest of a journalist in Ebonyi state, describing it as a renew assault on press freedom in the country. Read More

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Breaking: Again, Kidnappers strike in Kogi, abduct NSCDC operatives

February 20, 2020 Editor 0

Unknown gunmen on Thursday struck in Kogi, and abducted Four officers the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Ajegwu, Ofu local government area. Reports say the officers to be heading to Makurdi, Benue state capital, for a promotion examination in an official vehicle before they were whisked away along the Itobe-Anyigba highway. Already, the State Police Public Relations Read More

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Buhari meets Jonathan at Aso Rock

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday had a brief meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.The meeting which lasted for about 10 minutes was held behind close-doors. There was official statement on why the former president visited the Presidential Villa. But sources said Jonathan’s visit was to thank Buhari for emphatising with him over attack on his Read More

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Why gunmen attack my community – Jonathan

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A gang of unknown gunmen Tuesday stormed the Otuoke community of former President Godluck Jonathan, killing a soldier on guard at his courtyard in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state. But three of the hoodlums were however felled in the duel as they made effort to break into the house. Providing some insight into the attack, the former president said Read More

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Where I was, how unknown gunmen launched attack around my residence – Jonathan

December 24, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has narrated how unknown armed men in the early hours of Tuesday launched attack near his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state. Jonathan who spoke through his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said he was not in his residence during the attack. The statement reads, “A security post stationed near the Otuoke residence of former President Dr Goodluck Ebele  Read More

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Kaduna: Gunmen ambush, kill 3 policemen

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Three police operatives on patrol were on Tuesday killed in an ambush by unknown gunmen at Aboro Village along Fadan Karshi -Nimbia Forest, in Sanga local government area of Kaduna state, the Kaduna state Police Command has said.  According to a statement signed by ASP Suleiman Abubakar on behalf of the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, the policemen were on patrol when Read More

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Kaduna: Unknown gunmen abduct college principal in Kajuru

October 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barely a week after six school girls and two teachers were abducted from Engravers College Kaduna, Government Technical College on Thursday suffered another blow, as the school principal was abducted by unknown gunmen. According to the Kaduna State Police Command, Mr Francis Maji was kidnapped in the early hours of Thursday at the premises of the boarding school, while concerted Read More

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Insecurity: Cleric tasks FG on criminals in ‘religious clothing’

October 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President of United Church of Christ in Nations, popularly known as Hekan, Reverend Amos Kiri, has urged Federal Government to take action against those hiding under religion to make Nigeria unsafe. Reverend Kiri lamented that Nigerians are no longer safe on their farms, on the roads and even in their homes, hence the need for government to be proactive in Read More

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El-Rufai swings into action, plots rescue of 6 girls, 2 teachers kidnapped in Kaduna school

October 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Unknown gunmen early Thursday morning attacked Engravers College, a boarding secondary school near Kakau Daji village in Chikun LGA of Kaduna state.  The gunmen took away six female students and two staff of the college.  Kaduna state Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Sabo Yakubu, while confirming the incident said, “the Command received an information through DPO Toll Gate, in the early Read More

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Gunmen kidnap Senior Advocate

September 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Unknown gunmen on Saturday kidnapped a respected member of the inner bar, Chief Chika Onyemenam in Asaba. Chike Onyemenam SAN is the head of Chike Onyemenam SAN & Associates (​George-Ann Chambers) and staunch ember of Asaba branch. The Asaba chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), in a statement on Sunday, urged security agencies to quickly intervene and rescue the Read More

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Edo: Female-led gunmen abduct CMD, kill police orderlies

August 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A gang of suspected kidnappers have reportedly taken hostage, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Irrua specialist teaching hospital in Edo central senatorial district, Prof. Sylvanus Akhalufo Okogbenin.The gang were said to have shot at two police orderly of the CMD and thereafter whisked the latter to an unknown destination. Blueprint gathered that the incident occured at a time Divisional Police Read More

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Head hunter, son killed in Kogi

August 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The head of vigilante and chairman of Bunu hunters in  Suku community,  Kabba-Bunu local government council of Kogi state, Caleb Oshe and his son, Sunday Oshe were murdered by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday. A reliable source told Blueprint that some armed men invaded the residence of the chairman of the vigilante in Suku at about 3am Tuesday. The Read More

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Police arrest another suspected killer of ex-lawmaker

May 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Anambra State Police Command, on Monday, paraded one Mr Okoye Chinwe Ernest, a suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Chief Frank Anthony  Igboka, President General Nimo Community in Njikoka LGA of Anambra State.  The late former lawmaker was murdered on April 16, 2019 by unknown gunmen, and one Chigbo Aniegbu, an indigene of Imo was last week Read More

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Zamfara killings: Blame Buhari, Yari – Media chief

April 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

With the killings in Zamfara becoming almost a daily affair, President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari of the state should be held responsible for their indifference to intervene and resolve the deadly killings once and for all. A Media Consultant, Dahiru Hassan Kera, made the remark in a statement he issued in Kaduna on Monday in reaction to the Read More

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Gunmen ambush communities, kill 3, injure 1 in Kogi

March 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Unknown gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Wednesday ambushed  and killed three Bagana farmers on Abejukolo -Bagana road in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi state . Those who lost their lives in the deadly attack  include; Samson Ajene, Adah Audu and Monday Ocho while the injured, a son of a popular timber dealer Haruna Ajene is lying critically at Read More

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Updated: 17 killed, 1 missing in fresh Kajuru attack

March 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Sixteen persons have been reported killed in a fresh attack on Ungwan Barde in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Sunday.  This folowed the killing of a man identified as Danbuzu Nemi who was  reportedly killed on Saturday as he went to his farm after voting on Saturday. Trouble was said Read More

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Police confirm 29 dead in fresh Kajuru killings

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The police have confirmed the death of 29 persons, including a policeman in a fresh attack in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state on Tuesday morning. The police spoke hours after survivors of the attack told Premium Times that over 30 bodies were interred after violence that occurred in Maro Karami village. The official figure was given by the Read More