Zubairu tasks youth on political participation

November 19, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Lack of youth participation in politics has been attributed as reason for crisis among political parties. The assertion was made by Hon. Mu’azu Zubairu Mayana at a press conference in Gusau Thursday. Mu’azu who declared interest to contest for the position of All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader in the north-west in the upcoming APC national convention, said for any Read More

Gunmen on rampage, kill Benue monarch’s son, abduct daughter

November 16, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The spate of insecurity across the northern part of the country took a worse turn Sunday and Monday when bandits, in quick succession, attacked some parts of Benue, Sokoto, Niger and Zamfara states, killing some and abducting several others.   The tragic development is raising concern over the level of security in the land amidst efforts by security agencies to Read More

Zamfara lawmaker empowers over 300 constituents with cash

October 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A lawmaker representing Zamfara west senatorial zone, Senator Lawal Hassan , has Sunday, empowered over 300 vulnerable men and women in Gummi local government in his constituency with cash grants. Senator Hassan who was represented by the permanent commissioner Zamfara state Hajj commission, Alhaji Shuaibu Isah Mafara, explained that the gesture was aimed at boosting the morales of his constituents. Read More

Insecurity: Bandits in North-west, North-central are terrorists – PGF boss

October 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has declared that bandits operating in the North-west and North-central parts of the country all have the characteristics of terrorist groups. The APC chieftain however condemned opposition by some persons such as Sheikh Ahmed Gumi to declare the Read More

Muslims perform funeral prayers for father of Zamfara speaker

October 5, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Hundreds of Muslims converged at the residence of the speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya in Gusau Monday, to observe absentee funeral prayers for his late father. Magarya died in Bandits den last week. The funeral prayers was led by the state chairman Ulamas Consultative Forum, Sheik Abubakar Fari, along with the speaker, Magarya, prominent Islamic 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

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

Buhari names TWG on 230,000 refugees in Lake Chad region

September 3, 2021 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

The federal government has commenced the process of repatriating over 230,000 Nigerian refugees in the Lake Chad region. A breakdown of the figure shows 122,000 of them are in Niger Republic, Chad hosts 30,000 while 80,000 are in Cameroon. Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, announced this at a recent media Read More

Breaking: Police confirm how many students were kidnapped at another Zamfara school

September 1, 2021 Muhammad Sanusi 0

Hours after, the Zamfara state Police command has confirmed that up to 73 students were on Wednesday kidnapped from Government Day Secondary school, Kaya in Maradun local government area. Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara SP Mohammed Shehu revealed this in a press statement in Gusau. According to the statement, “The Zamfara State Police Command wishes to confirm the abduction Read More

Breaking: Bandits kidnap many students, teachers in Zamfara

September 1, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

Suspected group of recalstrant unrepentant Bandits on Wednesday stormed Government Day Secondary school Kaya in Maradun local government area, and kidnapped over 100 students alongside some of their teachers during school hours. A resident of the area who pleaded anonymity told our Correspondent via telephone conversation that the Bandits stormed the school premises around 11:00am began shooting indiscriminately on air Read More

Niger gov wants states joint operations to end banditry, kidnappings

August 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of the  affected states  to  end  the nefarious activities of bandits and kidnappings.  The governor stated this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government Area of the state which has been deserted by members of the community for about one year now due to banditry activities.   He said,  Read More

Jos crisis: Time to end artificial wall of hatred

August 17, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The eve of a democratic Nigeria witnessed high incidence of ethnic-related rivalry and violence in the North Central zone, to which Plateau state belongs. These ethnic rivalries posed serious socio-economic threats to the state and the fortunes of the people are being jeopardised.  Ethnic rivalries are as old as the world itself.The Plateau ethnic rivalry has received both local and Read More

Updated: Police confirms abduction of 15 students, 4 staff in Zamfara

August 16, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Nigeria Police has confirmed the abduction of 15 students, four staff, and death of  one police officer and three security men at College of Agriculture and Animals Health Bakura in Zamfara state Blueprint reports that the Commissioner of Police CP Ayuba N. Elkana accompanied by strategic and tactical commanders had visited the College and confirmed the incident. A statement signed Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

200 corps members not murdered in North-east – NYSC

July 30, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the general public to dismiss the story that 200 corps members were murdered this year in the North-east as fake and unsubstantiated. A statement from the office of the director-general of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, read in part, “The attention of management of the National Youth Service Corps has been Read More

Insecurity: Matawalle, others to speak at Arewa media writers conference

July 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Bello Mohammed Mutawalle of Zamfara state is expected to address Arewa youths in Kaduna on Sunday on insecurity and political development affecting the Northwest region. A statement signed by National Secretary, Arewa Media Writers, Haidar Hashim Kano on Saturday said the Conference, aimed at addressing insecurity in the region, will equally be graced by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, the Read More

Air crash: NAF recants, says pilot survives after hitting bandits’ base

July 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Monday confirmed media reports that its Alpha Jet aircraft returning from an air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna state was gunned down by bandits. A statement by Director Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, successfully ejected from the aircraft. Read More

In Zamfara, Blueprint man, others emerge as NUJ correspondents chapel leaders

July 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondents Chapel Zamfara State Council on Saturday elected new leaders to serve for the next three years. Among them is the Blueprint correspondent Sanusi Muhammad who emerged as Treasurer unopposed. Speaking at the end of election held at the state secretariat of the union in Gusau, the chairman of credential committee, Comrade. Ibrahim Kanoma, Read More

Zamfara: Bandits kill 39 in a reprisal attack

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 39 innocent people have been killed by the group of recalstrant Bandits in a reprisal mission in Faru district of Maradun local government area of Zamfara state. In a telephone conversation with Blueprint, resident of Faru, Malam Lawali Ahmad Faru said the bandits raided the town at around 4:30 pm on Thursday and began shooting sporadically on Read More

Shinkafi to Buni: Remove Yari, Marafa as APC members over breach of trust

July 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A former national secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, has called on the Yobe state governor Mai Buni-led national caretaker committee of the APC to take a decisive action against former Governor Abdulaziz Yari and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa over their alleged plans to “disrupt the peace and progress of the APC, anti-party activities Read More

Matawalle’s desperation for re-election led him to APC, Rep member blasts governor

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A serving House of Representatives member, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, has said that Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in desperation for reelection in 2023. Governor Matawalle dumped the PDP for APC on Tuesday. But reacting to the development on Wednesday through a statement he personally signed, Hon. Yusuf said Mutawalle’s secret alliance with the Read More

Breaking: Zamfara Senator dumps PDP for APC

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator representing Zamfara Central in the National Assembly, Hassan Mohammad Gusau, has tendered his resignation as a member of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). His resignation was conveyed in a latter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and read during the start of plenary on Tuesday. He explained in the letter that, “My decision is necessitated Read More