Driver bites off, swallows taskforce member’s finger in Ebonyi

November 16, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A commercial driver Tuesday bite off finger of a member of the state taskforce team in Ebonyi state to escape arrest. The driver did not just bite off the finger of the taskforce man identified as Iboko Kenneth but he equally swallowed it, Blueprint reports.The incident occurred at Onuebonyi junction in Abakaliki metropolis when the state Ministry of Capital City Development and its taskforce Read More

UNILORIN: 400-level student attacks, inflicts injury on female lecturer

November 14, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A 400-level male student of the department of microbiology, faculty of life sciences, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has allegedly attacked his female lecturer, Mrs Rahmat Zakariyyah, inflicting bodily injury on her.  Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday at the institution.However, the affected lecturer according to the university authority, is now said to be in stable condition and recuperating.The student, Read More

Mass burial for victims of fuel tanker explosion in Freetown

November 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The 115 people killed in Friday’s massive fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone are being buried in a mass ceremony in the capital, Freetown. Many of the dead were burnt beyond recognition after fuel leaked before catching fire at a busy junction. The authorities have also made an urgent appeal for blood donations to treat more than 100 burn victims Read More

Capacity of terror groups largely degraded – Air Chief

November 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the capacity of terror groups in the country has largely and significantly been degraded. He however, noted that the threat posed by terrorism would require a far greater and comprehensive approach in collaboration with contiguous states and international partners. A statement by spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force Read More

Still on vandalism of critical assets

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Critical national assets are under threat of vandalism from criminals who are bent on running the government aground. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece takes a probing look at the scenario. Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari, worried by the activities of vandals especially in the Niger Delta region, expressed concerns over the attacks on national assets like pipelines and other oil installations; a Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of kidnapped UNIABUJA lecturers, others

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

The abducted University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) lecturers and others staff have been rescued, according to the Police. The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command DSP Josephine Adeh who confirmed the development said all the six abducted persons have been rescued and reunited with their families. She said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public Read More

Bandits invade Police station, kidnap nursing mother, daughter

October 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Suspected kidnappers have attacked Ngurore Police station in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa state and abducted a nursing mother in the area. DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the development to Newsmen on Sunday. According to Nguroje, the criminal gang attacked the station at about 2am on Sunday, but no casualty was recorded. Read More

Banditry: FG donates relief items to victims in Zamfara

October 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The federal government has donated relief materials to victims of banditry in Zamfara state. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruq, who presented the items to the 36 committee set up by the state government for collection and distribution of relief items to vulnerable victims of banditry Thursday in Gusau. The minister, who Read More

ALGON to partner NAWOJ in fight against GBV, social vices

October 6, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Chairman Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Ebonyi state chapter and Chairman Ohaozara Local government area has promised to partner the National Association Women of Journalists, (NAWOJ) Ebonyi state to end Gender Based Violence (GBV) in her council area. The chairman, Mrs. Nkechiyere Iyioku, disclosed this during a courtesy visit on her by members of NAWOJ in the state. Read More

Lawmaker distributes 8, 000 bags of grains to displaced persons in Niger

October 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The lawmaker representing Chanchaga Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Umar Bago, has distributed 8,000 bags of grains and 4,000 cartons of indomie to people displaced by bandits in four local government areas of Niger state. The lawmaker handed over the food items to the state government at the weekend in Minna. Represented by his chief of staff, Hammed Read More

In Zamfara, Police nab bandits, rescue 3 weeks old baby, others

October 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state police command through the ongoing operation against armed bandits has arrested 21 notorious armed bandits at various locations of the state. This was made known by the state police public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu while addressing Newsmen at the command headquarters in Gusau on Saturday. According to him, five bandits were also neutralised during the operations Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added 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

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

Trafficking: NAPTIP rescues 43 victims in Osun

September 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Tuesday, disclosed that no fewer than 43 victims of human trafficking have been reached by the agency in 2021 alone. The agency stated that human trafficking has become a national embarrassment and urged members of the public to join hands in waging war against the menace. The Zonal Commander Read More

Police rescue 20 abducted Katsina indigenes in Zamfara

September 23, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

  The Zamfara state Police cmmand has rescued 20 Katsina state indigenes abducted by bandits on the 25th April, 2021. The state Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkana, stated this at a press conference Wednesday. He said the victims were held from Katoge village via Batsari local government area of Katsina state. “At about 22,00 hours on the 25th Read More

Sexual harassment: NGO signs MOU with Nasarawa varsity

September 9, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Nasarawa State University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a female rights non-governmental organisation known as Gender Mobile Initiative Against Sexual Harassment to aggressively tackle cases of sex- for-marks and other forms of intimidation suffered by female students at the nation’s tertiary institutions. The ceremony, which was presided over by Vice Chancellor, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, and witnessed Read More

Breaking: Travellers attacked in Ondo, many kidnapped

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen, Wednesday night, attacked travellers and abducted up to 18 travellers in Ondo state. The victims were reportedly abducted along the Ifira-Akoko/Idoani road in the state. The Commander of Ondo State Security Outfit, codenamed Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, has confirmed the incident. However, Police are yet to speak on the latest development. Details loading…

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

Group urges Oyetola to sign anti-open grazing bill

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Sunday urged Osun atate Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to sign the anti open grazing bill recently passed into law by the state House of Assembly.  A statement signed and made available to newsmen by its Director General, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said the bill as passed has provided the state the enablement to contain atrocities linked to the criminal Read More

I saw hell for 3 months, newly-found boyfriend opens up on relationship with Tonto Dikeh

September 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Tonto Dikeh and newly found boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri, have quit barely three months after the former went public with the relationship. The break up came after phone call recordings surfaced where Kpokpogri admitted to cheating on the actress with multiple ladies. The politician has tried to defend himslef by revealing Dikeh cheated on him at the start of their relationship. Read More

NEDC, group distribute palliatives to 5 Yobe, Borno LGs

September 3, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has partnered a group, ‘Yala Bornoye’ to deliver food and non-food items to remote and hard-to-reach communities in Yobe and Borno states. The benefitting local government councils are Damaturu, Gujba, Geidam and Yunusari in Yobe state while Kaga, Damboa and Magumeri local government councils in Borno state. Flagging-off the distribution, the Director Administration of Read More