I will reconcile with Aregbesola, others if… – Oyetola

September 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, has given condition for reconciliation with former Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola. He insisted that he is amenable to reconciliation, “but only if they exhibit regret and a desire to make amends.” Oyetola, who lost his re-election bid as governor of Osun State in 2022, said the crisis within the All Progressives Read More

FG hails NSCDC boss over staff welfare, tasks Corps on safety

May 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The federal government has commended the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, for his exemplary leadership and commitment towards staff welfare. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said this Tuesday, at the commissioning of the NSCDC parade ground, a two-unit bedroom edifice at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja. Aregbesola who was represented Read More

Breaking: FG directs Immigration CG to hand over to senior DCG

April 19, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has directed the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Isah Jere, to handover to the most senior officer in the Service. This directive is coming following allegation that the outgoing NIS boss was plotting another tenure extension. Jere has had his retirement extended from last year to April 24, 2023. Some officers of the Service Read More

NIS officers plan massive protest against CG’s plot for another tenure extension 

April 17, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) are planning to come out and protest should the federal government extend the tenure of the Comptroller General, Idris Isah, after the ongoing one year extension he was given expires on April 24. However, all efforts made Sunday evening to get the reaction from the Service Spokesman, Tony Akuneme. Speaking with Akuneme’s Read More

Aregbesola promises more production of passports in 2023

March 28, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has promised that efforts are on by the Nigeria Immigration Service to produce more passport booklets this year. He disclosed that one million booklets were produced in 2021 and the production was increased to 1.8 million in 2022, saying “we shall keep working at it to ensure that we provide for as many Nigerians Read More

Adeleke issues executive order granting Aregbesola leave to enter govt office anytime

March 28, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, Tuesday issued another executive order, granting the former governor and Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, the leave to enter the government house anytime. He said Aregbesola now has the power to enter the government house and will be the first person to commission the ongoing building and to sleep there. He stated this Read More

Interior minister, agency heads mourn late board secretary, Rufai

March 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has condoled with the family and people of Kano state over the passing of their daughter, wife, mother and aunt, late Hajia Aisha Ahmed Rufa’i. The minister described Hajia Aisha Rufai as fantastic officer whom she met about 18 months Read More

Again, Aregbesola boycotts election in Osun 

February 25, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former governor of Osun state, now Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola,  again boycotted the election. Aregbesola did not vote in the July 16 governorship election in the state. When Blueprint’s Correspondent visited his polling unit at Ifofin PU 1, Ward 8, voters said the Minister did not come home. Another voter at the polling unit said the Minister came home Read More

Breaking: Immigration dismisses 4, demotes 14, 11 awaiting trial for various offences

January 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has sanctioned 36 of its personnel for corruption as part of efforts to sanitize the agency. A statement released Tuesday morning in Abuja by the Service spokesman, DCI Tony Akuneme, said four officers were dismissed while 14 were demoted for various offences for which they appeared before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service. Read More

2022: NCoS emerges best in ethics, integrity compliance award

November 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has emerged overall best in the Law and Justice Sector comprising 47 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The assessment was carried out by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for year 2022 ethics and integrity compliance scorecard. A statement released Tuesday in Abuja by the NCoS’s spokesman, ACC Umar Abubakar, said Read More

NSCDC arrests 501 oil thieves, destroys 71 illegal refineries, commissions 93 vehicles

September 8, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has said it has arrested suspected vandals and oil thieves, got 49 convicted and destroyed 71 illegal refineries destroyed between January 2022 to August. The Corps has, however, acquired 93 new operational vehicles to fight insecurity and crimes across the country. Speaking Thursday at the commissioning event of the newly acquired operational Read More

Bunkering: FG commissions 8 gunboats to combat oil theft

August 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to end the menace of crude oil theft, illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism, the federal government has commissioned eight gun boats for the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to wage a full scale war against the perpetrators. According to the government, the move became necessary to strengthen the combative capacity of NSCDC Anti Read More

Disasters: How FFS saved N56bn property in 4 months – Jaji

August 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Controller-General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS), Engr. Abdulganiyu Jaji, has revealed how his agency fought 519 fire outbreaks and saved properties worth N56.92 billion within four months of his assumption of office. Jaji said between April 28, 2022 that he took over the saddle of the Federal Fire Service till date, his tenure had lost a total of Read More

Osun as a predictor of presidential elections, by Farooq Kperogi

July 17, 2022 Farooq Kperogi 0

Since 2014, Osun State has emerged as Nigeria’s bellwether state, as Americans call states whose voting patterns almost always align with the winning presidential ticket with mathematical exactitude. APC’s victory in Osun in 2014, in spite of the intense, all-out PDP-controlled federal effort to swing the election in PDP’s favor, presaged APC’s odds-defying victory in the 2015 presidential election. In Read More

Insurgency: 61,000 Boko Haram suspects held in North-east – FG

July 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has reveal that the country was on the path to totally defeating Boko Haram terrorists and other criminals ravaging the country, saying that about 61,000 of them have been arrested, especially in the north-east. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, revealed Tuesday when he paid a surprise visit to the Kirikiri Maximum and Medium Security Custodial Centres Read More

Osun: Aregbesola splinter group declares support for Oyetola 

July 8, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Some allies of the former governor of Osun state and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, have accepted governor Adegboyega Oyetola and declared their support for him in the July 16 governorship election. The splinter group who had presented former Secretary to the state government, Moshood Adeoti, as their governorship candidate, met at their monthly meeting held in Ejigbo and declared Read More

Breaking: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays Eid-el-Kabir celebration

July 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July, 2022, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Muslims and Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora on this occasion. The declaration was made in a statement Read More

How Boko Haram attacked Kuje Correctional facility

July 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Dare-devil gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group, yesterday night around 10pm laid siege to the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje Abuja, attacking the facility with explosive devices and sophisticated assault weapons. The gunmen numbering about 300 according to eyewitnesses, rode motorcycles invading multiple military and police checkpoints in the city to successfully overpower a Read More

Aregbesola advocates 12-month timeline for dispensation of Justice on criminal cases

June 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has called on the judicial arm of government to support the ongoing reform in the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) through timely conclusion of criminal cases.  Aregbesola specifically advocated a 12-month timeline for dispensation of justice on criminal cases brought to the court.  The Minister spoke on Tuesday at a two-day Controller General of Read More

New rank: Coomassie felicitates with Immigration boss Jere Idris

June 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

An immigration expert and United Nation SDG Ambassador, Hussaini Coomassie, has congratulated the newly decorated Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Isah Jere Idris over his new rank. CGI Idris Jere got one year extension of Service by President Muhammadu Buhari on 22nd April, to enable him lead the service to higher heights. Coomassie who also doubles as Read More

Breaking: FG declares May 2nd, 3rd public holidays for workers day, Eidul-Fitr

April 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd May, 2022 as public holidays to mark this year’s Workers Day and EIdul-Fitr Celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr. Shuaib Belgore. He congratulated workers across the Read More

Breaking: Buhari appoints Olola Abdulganiyu new FFS CG

April 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Jaji Olola Abdulganiyu as the Controller General Federal Fire Service (FFS) with effect from Friday 22nd April, 2022. Until his appointment, Engr Abdulganiyu was the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Administration and Supplies in the Federal Fire Service. A statement released Tuesday in Abuja by the Secretary of the Board Ministry Read More

Aregbesola charges NSCDC, FFS, others on public perception

April 22, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, has asked agencies under his ministry to take public perception management more seriously. The minister also applauded the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and other agencies under his watch for their performances. Speaking Friday in Abuja at the quarterly review meeting of the ministry of interior and its agencies, Aregbesola said the need Read More