Anambra poll: US warns against violence, to impose visa ban on violators

November 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States has said that it was paying close attention to actions of individuals who interfere with the democratic process or instigate violence against civilian populations before, during, or after the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state. The US Mission in a statement on the upcoming Anambra election, Wednesday, said: “The United States looks forward to a gubernatorial Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Breaking – ‘Human rights violation’: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer sues SSS DG

September 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Director General of the State Security Services (SSS) and the agency have been sued by an Abuja based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, over alleged violation of the fundamental human rights. Consequently, Opara, a lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had in a suit filed on Monday, demanded compensation of N50million with an Read More

Expert calls on FG to enforce COVID-19 protocols

August 23, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

Renowned epidemiologist, Dr Francis Oyema, Monday, called on the federal government to stridently enforce COVID-19 protocols as a means of mitigating further spread of the pandemic in the country. Dr Francis said this in an interview, Monday, in Abuja where he noted that the need for strident enforcement has become critical with the discovered coronavirus B.1. 617.2 also known as Read More

Miscreants wreck havoc in Mpape as FCTA resumes cleanup

August 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Miscreants took to the street of Mpape on Monday snatching women’s hand bags and cell phones as the FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation resumed demolition exercise after three days break. Trouble ensued when FCT Task Team led by the chairman, Ikharo Attah had removed shanties, brothels, worship centres and National Union of Road Transport Workers Office (NURTW) on Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

No plot to unseat Buni, ex-PDP guber candidate denies court case

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Yobe state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Ambassador Umar Ilya Damagum has denied knowledge of any court process allegedly instituted with the aim of sacking the governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni from office.  In the alleged suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday, the plaintiffs allegedly argued Read More

Breaking: Again, DSS bars Journalists from covering Sunday Igboho aides’ trial, coalition demands arrest of operatives

August 4, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) have again barred Journalists from covering proceedings at the trial of associates to Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. This is happening on Wednesday inside the federal high court arena in Abuja. The court had adjourned the trial of Igboho’s associates till August 4, 2021. Meanwhile, the Coalition in Defence Read More

16 confirmed dead in Osun accidents, 9 injured

July 18, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Sunday confirmed death of 16 persons in a separate accidents that occurred in Osun state.  The spokesperson of Osun Command, Agnes Ogungbemi,  told newsmen that nine others injured in the accidents.  It was gathered that 14 passengers died in the multiple accidents that occurred along Akure/Ilesa expressway during the day, while two Read More

ORO condemns DSS attack on Igboho’s residence

July 5, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A Pan Yoruba oganisation, Oduduwa Rights Organisation (ORO) has condemned the invasion of the residence of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), last Thursday as blatant act of impunity, lawlessness and wickedness. The organisation said the premeditated attack, an illegal raid and a clear violation of the fundamental rights Read More

El-Rufai briefs Buhari on state rightsising policy

June 28, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Governor Nasir el-Rufai has met with President Muhammadu Buhari and provided a comprehensive briefing on the rightsising policy of his government and steps taken so far to implement it.The governor said Kaduna state will seek accountability for Nigerian Labour Congress’ actions in the state by setting up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the events of May 2021, adding Read More

Twitter ban, in Nigeria’s or other nation’s interest?

 ‘…Ban in nation’s interest, not to stifle free speech’ …Govt has duty to protect the country’s sovereignty – BMO …It’s lawful, legal, moral – Expert …Proscription draconian, unacceptable – NASS minority caucus … Twitter founder ‘funded’ #EndSARS protests – FG  For almost a week now, the proscription of Twitter, one of the highly accessed social media platforms by the federal government, Read More

Insecurity: A case for gender mainstreaming

June 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The need for the full involvement and participation of women in peace processes has led to the adoption of Gender Mainstreaming in the Armed Forces of Nigeria, ENE OSHABA writes. The work of security institutions, especially in Nigeria, has largely been considered as an exclusive preserve of the male folk. The adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) Read More

Of democracy and rights abuse

May 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Democracy is a system of government of the people by the people and for the people while, human rights are the basic rights and freedoms enjoyed by every citizen. These basic rights are based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence. These values are defined and protected by law. But this seems not to be the case Read More

Bala urges states, LGs to implement VAPP law

April 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has recommended the enactment and implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law in all the 36 states of the federation and local government areas of the country. He made the recommendation Friday during the launch of the cost model action plan and the inauguration of advisory and technical committees for the implementation Read More

Incessant jail breaks: Army to train armed personnel of Correctional Service

April 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the incessant jail break the country has witnessed in the recent time, the Nigerian Army has accepted to assist the Nigerian Correctional Service in giving refresher training to its armed squad personnel.  This is made known through a statement signed by the service’s spokesman, Francis Enobore, Wednesday in Abuja, that the training was sequel to the increasing spate of Read More

Saudi Arabia replaces 16,000 non-performing mosque Imams

November 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

MADINAH  Saudi Arabias Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Dr. Abdullatif Al-Sheikh has warned the ministry officials and preachers against the dereliction of duties and the involvement in corrupt practices. Any employee found to be committing violations, whether an imam, preacher, or observer, he will be referred to the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) in order to face the consequences Read More

‘Money laundering’: Judge clears Shekarau

October 22, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Kano Division of the Court of Appeal Wednesday cleared former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau of money laundering charges. The trio of Shekarau, Aminu Wali and Mansur Ahmed, were accused of conniving to collect N950 million as part of the $115 million allegedly distributed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Madueke, ahead of the 2015 general Read More

Edo: Residents defy govt curfew, open shops

October 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The 24-hour curfew imposed by the Edo state government arising from hoodlums infiltration of the EndSARS protest, Tuesday, witnessed partial compliance in the Benin metropolis. Concerned Nigerian citizens in states across the country are protesting alleged  brutality and extortions by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)- a unit of the police. Akpakpava, Ikpoba-hill, Aduwawa, New Benin and M.M way Read More

Rights violation: Judge refuses to compel FG, NIS to pay Onnoghen N130m

October 15, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja, Thursday,  refused to grant ex-Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen’s request for N130 million damages from the Federal Government and Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for violation of his rights. The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, has subsequently dismissed the suit. The suit is marked FHC/ABJ/CS/16/2020. In his judgment, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, held that the suit had no Read More

In Yobe, NHRC trains military on civilian protection

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has engaged key officers and soldiers of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole in Yobe state in a training to reduce the high rate of infringement and violation against civilians. The training which was declared open at Summit Hotel in Damaturu, Yobe state capital by the Executive Secretary of the Commission represented by deputy director Investigations, Read More

Breaking: Abuja court convicts, fines Naira Marley over lockdown concert (Pictures)

August 7, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Abuja mobile court has just convicted popular musician Azeez Fashola otherwise known as Naira Marley weeks after being a guest artist at a concert held at Jabi Lake mall within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Naira Marley was convicted by Magistrate Idayat Akanni after he pleaded guilty to a four-count charge preferred against him by the Federal Capital Territory Administration Read More