26 victims of Omusu killing given mass burial

March 16, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

Twenty six victims of herdsmen attack on Omusu community of Edumoga-Ehaje in Okpokwu local government area of Benue were yesterday given mass burial amid tears. The victims were hacked to tragic death by marauding herdsmen in one fell swoop on Monday, the 5th of March this year. Five of the victims whose bodies had started decomposing or badly mutilated were Read More

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Gemade’s view on Nation’s security system

March 15, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

“There is a fundamental problem, a dislocation in the security system in the nation and something must be urgently done to change the situation. “We need an overhaul of the basic security organisation in the country which is the police. “When you hear the Inspector General speaks you know clearly that that organisation is not in position to do what Read More

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Jigawa: Residents jittery over ‘strange disease’

March 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Last two weeks, a ‘strange disease’ reportedly hit Majiya village, in Taura local government area of Jigawa state, claimed lives and left the people in nightmares and jitters. BAYO ALABIRA reports Outbreak of strange disease Like the outbreak of meningitis in November 2017, in Gidan, Dugu in Dutse local government area, which claimed the lives of about 40 children, presently Read More

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Visit to Taraba is charade, hypocritical – PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Taraba and other troubled States as political afterthought that lacks genuine concern for victims of suspected marauders. The party National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement yesterday said President “Buhari’s morbid comparison of more people being killed in one state than the other, as if one Read More

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Improving the healthcare needs for Abuja IDPs

March 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Many on the fringes of society have lost their lives as a result of poor healthcare services. In Nigeria, the healthcare needs of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) readily come to mind in this respect. The issue of poor healthcare system is one of the major problems faced by Nigerians generally. It is an important issue the government in particular Read More

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Ortom raises alarm over ‘influx of cattle into Benue’

February 27, 2018 Daniel Agbo 0

Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state yesterday raised the alarm over the continuous influx of cattle into the state after the launch of Ayem Akpatuma military exercise. The governor raised the concern when he took the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr Pastor Paul Enenche, and his wife, Dr Pastor Becky, to the grave site of the Read More

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We’ll assist FG in Yobe school girls rescue – EU

February 23, 2018 Sidi A. Umar 0

Sokoto The European Union (EU) has reacted to the abduction of school-girls in a secondary school in Yobe state by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The organisation in a statement signed by press officer, Modestus Chukwulaka, yesterday, while sympathising with the victims’ families said it would support the federal government in the rescue of the students. The statement read in part: Read More

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Attention! Senator Ali Wakili

February 19, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

I deem it fit to write this piece; this means seems to be the only medium through which I can reach you. As a distinguished senator representing the good people of Bauchi South in the red chamber, I think it is not right that to allow small boys to drag you into banter with them. You have more to lose; Read More

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1,697 cattle recovered from rustlers in Niger

February 13, 2018 Aideloje Ojo 0

Minna At least 1,697 cattle have been recovered in the last three months from rustlers by security operatives of the Operation Karamin Goro launched about three weeks ago to flush out criminal elements from three local government areas of Niger state. The state’s Director-General on Nomadic, Ardo Abdullahi Babayo, made this known in Minna yesterday while speaking with journalists on Read More

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Badoo hypnotises, smashes victims’ head before taking blood – Police

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday disclosed how three arrested Badoo suspects hypnotised and smashed their victims’ heads while asleep. Imohimi said this while presenting the suspects to journalists in Lagos. He gave their names as Chibuzo Igwe, Samuel Akaeze a.k.a Samito, Gift Akaeze, Omotayo Abamoyegun and Fatai Adebayo, a herbalist, who Read More

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PDP condemns Benue attacks, urges presidency to intervene

January 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Tuesday’s attack by gunmen on Benue farmers, calling on the presidency to arrest and bring the culprits to book. The PDP Publicity Secretary in Benue, Mr Bemgba Iortyom made the call in a statement yesterday in Makurdi. “Once again, heavily armed gunmen on January 2, unleashed violence and mayhem on some rural communities Read More

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Kano police record 601 crimes, rescue 52 kidnap victims

December 31, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano command of the Nigeria Police Force recorded 601 major crimes in 2017, with 52 victims of abduction rescued and reunited with their families. Besides, the command recovered 35 stolen vehicles, 75 different types of arms and 273 live ammunitions during the period under review. Speaking to newsmen on their scorecard in 2017, the command’s Public Read More

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Pitbulls dogs maul owner to death

December 21, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  A woman was mauled to death by her own pitbulls in an “absolutely grisly” attack in the United States. Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found by her father who went looking for her in a wooded area where she often walked the dogs in Goochland, Virginia. It was there he found his daughter and her two “very large” pitbulls Read More

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Corruption: CISLAC calls for clear guidelines on recovered assets

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), yesterday called on the federal government for urgent action on asset recovery management guidelines and transparency in the end-use of recovered assets. The group in a press statement issued by the Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, in Abuja, noted that the anti-corruption summit in London in 2016 prompted the government Read More

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99 die in Kebbi, Niger, Lagos boat mishaps

December 6, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

No fewer than 99 persons died in six boat mishaps that occurred in Kebbi, Niger and Lagos states between April and September, according to a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The survey was conducted in Kebbi, Niger and Lagos states. Two boat mishaps each were recorded on River Niger, Niger and Lagos state, within the period. The Read More

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Navy arrests recruitment fraudster

December 4, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Navy has arrested a 27 year old man, Yohanna Ahmadu, a recruitment fraudster for allegedly attempting to defraud one Mr. Adamu Ibrahim during the last nationwide recruitment exercise. In a statement by the acting Navy’s spokesperson , Navy Captain Suleman Dahun said the Commander Naval unit Abuja, Commodore Gbolahan Olubode–Fazaz in his brief stated that the suspect charged Read More

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Aisha Buhari assists Numan, Mubi attack victims

November 29, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Muazu Abari Yola Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has through her NGO, Future Assured, distributed consumables and financial support to the victims of last week Boko Haram attacks in Numan and Mubi local government areas of Adamawa state. Presenting the assistance to the victims receiving treatment in Yola Specialist Hospital and Federal Medical Centre, representative of the first Read More

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Garaku police rescue 4 kidnap victims

November 28, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  By Godwin Tyonongu Garaku Police Division, in the neighboring Nasarawa state, has disclosed that there was kidnapping between Agwan Mayo and Sabon Gida villages, where four key personalities of the society were kidnapped. Police sources said the next day, the Divisional police Officer (DPO), SP Zamdam Abdulbaqi Inua, led a team of police with the local vigilante and through Read More

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Insurgents behead 6 farmers in Borno

November 21, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Boko Haram insurgents have beheaded six farmers at Dimge plantation in the Mafa local government area of Borno state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the killing is the latest in a string of attacks in the violence-wracked North-east, where more than 20,000 people have been killed in nine years of insurgency. The killing occurred on Sunday, while Read More

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15 die in Morocco food stampede

November 20, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

At least 15 people have been killed and at least five injured in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was being handed out. The incident happened in the village of Sidi Boualem, about 150km (90 miles) south-west of Casablanca. It is not yet clear who was distributing the aid but it is reported to have been donated by a Read More

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Buhari directs Adewole to investigate strange disease in Jigawa

November 9, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Heath, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to investigate reports of an ‘unknown disease’ that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State. The President also directed the minister to deploy all the necessary machinery to combat the outbreak of the disease reported in Gidan Dugus village Read More

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Checking the snake bite menace, By ADEWALE Kupoluyi

November 7, 2017 ADEWALE Kupoluyi 0

Of recent, cases of snake bite in the northern parts of the country seem to be on the increase. What is more worrisome is that despite the severity of the problem, relevant authorities do not appear to be doing enough to put a tab on what can be described as a national crisis. This is not too surprising. There is Read More

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Landslide kills one, injures 2 in Jigawa

October 18, 2017 Bayo Alabira 0

Bayo Alabira   Dutse   A 27- year-old Surajo Umar of Galamawa in the outskirts of Dutse, was killed while two other persons were seriously injured in a landslide around Jura village in Auyo local government area of Jigawa state. Confirming the incident in a telephone interview yesterday, the state Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abdu Jinjiri, said Read More

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