Popular Nigerian actor escapes death as gunmen launch attack on Nollywood location, kill 4

November 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Popular Nigerian actor, Sylvester Madu, escaped death after gunmen attacked a movie location in Cameroon. The horrible incident was confirmed in a press release issued by DAMA, the film company that invited Sylvester Madu to Cameroon for the shoot. The actor reportedly relocated to Bamenda in Cameroon on November 23, 2023, in order to work on a film project. But Read More

Alleged threat: Beef up security around NNPP leaders, national secretariat, Ajadi tells security agencies

November 26, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

A New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) chieftain, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, at the weekend, called on the security agencies to beef up security around the party’s leaders in the country. Ambassador Ajadi in a statement made available to journalists, specifically, tasked the Police, Department of State Security (DSS) and other security agencies to offer protection to leaders of NNPP in Read More

Bandits kidnap over 150 persons in Zamfara communities

November 25, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Uncountable number of armed terrorists have attacked four communities under Dansadau district and kidnapped over 150 people. The attack was said to be coordinated by one of the notorious bandits’ kingpin who terrorised the area known as Damuna. Blueprint gathered that the affected villages included Mutunji, Kwanar Dutsi, Sabon Garin Mahuta and Ungugar. It was learnt that the terrorists kidnapped Read More

Why Soldiers invaded Police headquarters – Army

November 23, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Brigade Commander of the 23 Armored Bridget, Yola, Adamawa, Brig. Gen. Gambo Mohammed, has disclosed the reason behind the invasion of Adamawa Police Command Headquarters by soldiers. Brig. Gen. Gambo said the policemen from the command shot and injured a soldier at a checkpoint leading to a fracas that ensured between the two security agencies on Tuesday. According to Read More

Adamawa CP condemns attack on Police headquarters, orders probe

November 22, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, has condemned the assault on the state police headquarters by soldiers. Babalola also ordered an immediate investigation into the incident. The attack unfolded as a result of a clash between police and military officers along Target Junction in Yola North Local Government Area. During the attack, which took place in the early Read More

Breaking: Gunmen launch attack on Police headquarters

November 22, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Adamawa State Police command has confirmed an attack on its headquarters by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday November 22, 2023. The Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), SP Suleiman Nguroje, said further details of the attack will be released as soon as possible. The PPRO further disclosed that a full investigation into the attack has commenced and the Read More

One killed, 6 wounded as terrorists attack Yobe governor’s convoy

November 19, 2023 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

One person was reportedly killed, while up to six security personnel attached to Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, were wounded when Boko Haram terrorists fired at them on the highway. The security officials were said to be to returning official vehicles belonging to the convoy of the governor, from Maiduguri in Borno state to Damaturu. Governor Buni was in Read More

Attackers of NLC President arrested – NSA

November 15, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, Wednesday, said some suspected political thugs that brutalised the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, has been arrested. Blueprint recalls that the NLC president was allegedly attacked in Owerri, Imo state capital on November 1, 2023 when workers in the state staged a protest over unpaid salary. The NLC Read More

Nasarawa: Sule urges restraint by citizens on Appeal Court hearing 

November 14, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has called on his supporters and people of the state to exercise restraint ahead of the Court of Appeal hearing slated for Wednesday. He made the call Monday during an expanded security meeting at the Government House, Lafia. Governor Sule filed an appeal challenging the judgment of the Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal (GEPT) that Read More

Fear grips Osun community as hoodlums attack Soldier

November 8, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Residents of Iree town in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State have been thrown into panic over fears of a reprisal attack due to an attack on Nigerian Army personnel in the town. Blueprint gathered that a soldier was assaulted and left wounded on Tuesday by some hoodlums at the Poly Junction area of Iree. The identity of the Read More

Army, DSS foil Boko Haram planned attack in Kano

November 3, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Nigerian Army and the Department of State Service (DSS), Friday, foiled planned attack by Boko Haram in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano state. According to a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, five AK 47 rifles, five AK 47 Rifle Magazines, one rocket-propelled gun, five RPG bombs, six hand grenades, five pairs of desert camouflage Read More

Bandits shoot ex-Zamfara lawmaker, kill two others

November 2, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

A former member of the House of Representatives representing Talata Mafara/Anka Federal Constituency of Zamfara state, Kabiru Yahaya Classic, was attacked by bandits. Kabiru Yahaya was a member of the 9th National Assembly between 2019 and 2023 under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). According He was shot in his vehicle around Kucheri, a community along Gusau – Read More

Why we fired teargas, water cannons at Rivers governor – Police 

November 1, 2023 Dennis Essang 0

  The police in Rivers state Wednesday explained why operatives  Monday fired teargas and water cannons at governor of Rivers state, Siminalayi Fubara in Port Harcourt, during the chaos that followed an impeachment proceedings against him.  Governor  Fubara who was  accompanied by some security aides and youth suspected to be his political supporters was heading to the Rivers House of Assembly Complex which had Read More

Military speak on ‘attack’ against Kogi governor

October 23, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Defence Headquarters has denied that its personnel attacked the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, on Sunday. Bello had claimed there was an assassination attempt on his life a few kilometers away from Abuja, on his way to an official engagement from Lokoja, the state capital. A statement by the state Commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo, stated that the assailants Read More

Nov 11 poll: How Kogi Gov Bello escaped assassination attempt – Official 

October 23, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello on Sunday, allegedly escaped an assassination attempt a few kilometres away from Abuja, on his way to an official engagement from Lokoja.  This was contained in a statement issued Sunday by the state commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo, a copy of which was made available to Blueprint in Lokoja. The statement said the attack occurred Read More

Israel violating international law with blockade on ‘open-air prison’ in Gaza – Bernie Sanders 

October 11, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A two-time presidential candidate and one of the most prominent Jewish politicians in the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders, has called for restraint in the wake of Hamas’s attack on Israel. He said the Jewish state is violating international law by imposing a punishing blockade on Gaza. “For many, it is no secret that Gaza has been an open-air prison, Read More

DSS investigates attack on staff in Adamawa

April 17, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has commenced investigation into attack by some staff of the Service staff in Adamawa state by miscreants. DSS Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Peter Afunanya, in a press statement, Sunday, said, “The attention of the DSS has been drawn to a trending video on the social media in which someone suspected to be its Read More

Kaduna government confirms kidnap of 8 students, other residents 

April 4, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has confirmed the abduction of eight students of Government Day Secondary School, Awon and other residents in Kachia local government area by unknown gunmen suspected to be terrorists. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who gave the update in a statement on Tuesday, said according to detailed report received by the state Read More

Reps summon CDS, Army chief over Gboko attacks

March 29, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has invited the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, and the Army Chief, Gen. Farouk Yahaya, to explain the circumstances behind the reported attacks and assaults on Gboko residents in Benue State, by soldiers of the 401 Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army. The House in a resolution on Wednesday, demanded to know why Read More

Kaduna –Abuja train attack: Kaduna government accounts for items belonging to victims  

March 28, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Following the Kaduna-Abuja AK9 train attack a year ago, the Kaduna state government has accounted for items belonging to the train attack victims, noting that 94 items were claimed by the owners, while 16 bags and various loose items remain unclaimed. A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, on the Read More

Peter Obi speaks on violence during 2023 governorship election 

March 20, 2023 Admin III 0

 The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has reacted to the pockets of violence across the country during the governorship elections which took place Saturday. He expressed his concerns via a tweet early Sunday, noting his sadness as Nigerians lost their lives due to the elections. Several incidents of attacks and voter suppression were reported across the country, Read More

Lagos PDP condemns conduct of 2023 governorship, assembly elections 

March 19, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the spate of violence and attacks that trailed the governorship and state House of Assembly elections, which took place Saturday, March 18, 2023. The party in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Hakeem Amode, said the party agents and its members  witnessed  some of the violence and Read More

5,138 killed in Benue herders’ attacks since 2015 – SEMA 

March 13, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BSEMA) Monday said no fewer than 5,138 persons have been killed by suspected herders since 2015. SEMA also lamented the increase in attacks and influx of herdsmen and cattle into the state in the past two and a half weeks which has resulted to displacement of over 3,000 persons. Briefing newsmen at the SEMA headquarters in Read More

Ondo constructs park in honour of Owo Church attack victims 

March 12, 2023 Admin III 0

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state weekend announced the commencement of a memorial park in honour of the victims gruesomely massacred at the St Francis Catholic Church in Owo last year. Akeredolu, who stated this during the inspection visit to the site of the park, conveyed the determination of his administration not to forget the victims. The governor added that Read More