4 feared dead in Edo boat mishap 

October 23, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Four persons have reportedly died after a passenger boat rammed into a stationed oil company barge in Gelegele River in Ovia South West local government area of Edo state. Blueprint gathered that the boat was conveying passengers, mostly market women, from Ofunama community when the accident occurred last Thursday. However, the Edo state Police Command on Monday reacted to the Read More

Kidnapped prospective NYSC member rescued

October 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it has secured the release of one of the eight Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) abducted in Zamfara State, through the help of security agencies. The Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. Recall that eight PCMs and the bus driver were abducted Read More

Four students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, were abducted by terrorists between Monday and Tuesday

October 11, 2023 Admin III 0

. A few days earlier, four female students of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state, were also abducted by terrorists. The vice-chancellor, Armaya’u Bichi, would later say the terrorists were on a revenge mission when they attacked the school. In September, 24 students of the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara state, were abducted by terrorists. Though some of the students were rescued, many remained Read More

Excessive charges: OPay, Moniepoint, others to the rescue?

September 15, 2023 Admin III 0

OPay, Moniepoint, Palmpay and other financial technologies (fintechs) are increasingly being used by Nigerians, who complain of excessive transaction charges by traditional banks. With burgeoning customers, PAUL OKAH asks if fintechs are taking over the role of traditional banks.  OPay, Moniepoint, Palmpay and other financial technologies (fintechs) were arguably not popular or acceptable until the infamous Naira re-design policy by the Central Bank of Read More

Gunmen kidnap village head’s wife, son in Kano

April 4, 2023 Admin III 0

  Gunmen have kidnapped two members of the family of the village head of Nasarawa in Tsanyawa local government, in Kano state. Those kidnapped are his wife, Halima Kabiru, 38, and Dahiru Kabiru, who is 20 years old. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mamman Dauda, confirmed the abduction to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “On April 2, at Read More

Edo attack: 2 traditional rulers arrested, remaining kidnapped victims rescued 

January 18, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Seven suspects; including two traditional rulers have been arrested in connection with Igueben train station attack in Edo State. The State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Chris Nehikare, disclosed this to journalists in Benin City on Wednesday. He stated the suspects are currently helping the police in investigations. Nehikare also said the two remaining victims of the attack have Read More

Extra-judicial killings: Family petitions IGP against police in Jos

November 14, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The father of Usman Muhammad, a 16-year-old son, Malam Bala Muhammad, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), over alleged  extra-judicial killing of Usman by suspected men of the Nigeria Police Force in Jos. The petition signed by Akibu P. Idris Esq., for his client (Malam Bala Muhammad), said the police attached to ‘C’ Division, Jos, the Plateau state capital, “shot Read More

Police bombard terrorists to submission, rescue 48 traders

December 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Police Command said it has foiled a kidnap attempt along Birnin Gwari – Kaduna highway on Wednesday, rescuing 48 people, while a woman was missing.  Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Muhammed Jalige, in a statement on Thursday, said the police was escorting a convoy of traders from Udawa village along the highway when they came under Read More

UniAbuja honours 44 for role in rescue of abducted staff

November 16, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The management of University of Abuja weekend honoured 44 staff of the Safety Unit of the university for their role in the rescue of staff and children abducted recently by gunmen from the Giri Quarters in the early hours of Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021. The vice-chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, who celebrated the staff said they did the university proud by Read More

ANCA backs Sanwo-Olu probe panel, raises questions on collapsed building in Ikoyi

November 7, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Association of Nigerian Chartered Architects (ANCA) has commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his quick response to last week’s collapse of a 21-storey building along Gerald Road, Ikoyi. The building collapsed on Monday, November 1, 2021, with many workers trapped in the rubble. With rescue operations still ongoing, 15 survivors have been rescued from the rubble, while 42 people have Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Lack of proper awareness bane of organic agriculture processes – Don

September 20, 2021 John Oba 0

A lecturer, in the department of Soil Science and Land Resources Managment, University of Uyo, Dr. Jude Obi, has states that the main problem of organic agriculture processes and practices is largely awareness. Obi said this during his online presentation on `Organic Agriculture to the Rescue’ organised by Journalists Go Organic Initiative. He noted that although conventional production system and Read More

Gunmen attack church, kill 1, abduct 3 others in Kogi

September 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Barely one week after gunmen attacked custodial centre in Kabba where a soldier and a policeman were killed and over two hundred inmates were set free, another gunmen on Sunday morning  attacked ECWA Church in Okedayo along Kabba – Okene road in Kogi state. The attackers according to source stormed the Church in the morning when Church service has commenced 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

NDA invasion: Commandant presents report to Reps

September 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Major General Ibrahim Yusuf, has presented report of the August 24 attack on the institution to the House of Representatives Committee on Defence. Chairman of the committee, Hon. Babajimi Benson, on Tuesday, said the report would shed more light on the dastardly incident. Although the actual exercise was behind closed doors, Benson Read More

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

Sowore: Police launches manhunt for assailants in Edo forests

September 5, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Operatives of Edo state police command has deployed its tactical team to Edo forests in a bid to apprehend suspected killers of Felix Sowore, the younger brother of #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore.  The younger Sowore was reportedly killed by suspected kidnappers at the early hours on Saturday around Okada community, Ovia North East local government area of Edo state.  The Read More

Insecurity: Self defence to the rescue

September 3, 2021 Admin III 0

The security situation in Nigeria has continued to deteriorate with growing concerns in many quarters and calls for self defence on the rise even as some opt for community policing and state police. In this report, BENJAMIN SAMSON examines self defence and community policing as panacea to kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country. The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

Kwara: Armed men invade hotel, kill one, abduct another as police ban planned protest in Ilorin

August 30, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

At least one person was shot dead as suspected kidnappers in military uniform invaded a hotel in Mandala, outskirts of Ilorin in Asa local government area of Kwara state. They abducted one person.Unspecified number of people also sustained varying degrees of bullet injuries in the attack on the hotel. Blueprint gathered that suspected kinappers in military uniform around 8pm on Saturday invaded Read More

War in Osun APC as Oyetola, Aregbesola’s thugs fight dirty

August 15, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A caucus of the All Progreasives Congress (APC) in Osun state, ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP), Sunday alleged that suspected thugs who wore Oyetola’s inscribed cap disrupted the Saturday hearing of ward congress appeal.  A statement by Chairman of TOP, Elder Lowo Adebiyi, made available to newsmen in Osogbo, alleged that the thugs that stormed the APC secretariat, venue of the Read More

Enugu APC excos ‘sack’ Nwoye as party chairman

August 10, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

Members of State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state have passed a vote of no confidence on state’s party chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, accusing him of insurbodination to statutory authorities and attempt to balkanise the state chapter of the party. Consequently, they appointed in his stead, Prince Chikwado Chukwunta Nnaji, the state vice chairman Read More