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

Probe all dimensions of crude oil theft, Abbas charges panel 

November 22, 2023 Joshua Egbodo  0

  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, has urged the Special Committee on crude oil theft, to pay attention to all dimensions of theft of the product and strive to deliver on its mandate. Inaugurating the committee on Wednesday, the Speaker said “we set up this Special Committee to underscore our unwavering commitment to protect the nation’s Read More

FCT joint taskforce arrests 135 suspected criminals 

November 16, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, CP Haruna G. Garba, has said that the Joint Task Force of Operation Safe FCT, in the last two weeks  arrested 135 suspects for various crimes bordering on “one chance,” drug trafficking, among others. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at a press briefing with other security agencies on the successes recorded by Read More

Post-elections: FG, security agencies musn’t take sides,  CNPP warns

April 6, 2023 Admin III 0

The Conference Of Nigeria Political Parties has warned that the federal government and security agencies, particularly the police and the Department Of State Services (DSS) were appearing to be taking sides with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in recent post election events. CNPP noted that the federal government and its apparatus should not do the bidding of any political party Read More

Kano guber: CISLAC, TMG, others decry fake report on cancellation of results 

March 28, 2023 Ibrahim Hamisu 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Translation Monitoring Group (TMG) and Kano State Civil Society Elections Situation Room have issued a warning against attempts by some faceless groups and media outlets spreading fake news about civil society organisations calling for the cancellation of the governorship election in Kano and other parts of the country. The groups described as fictitious Read More

PDP alleges manipulation, misuse of security agencies in Sokoto  

March 22, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Sokoto state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended its teaming supporters for their commitment and resilience which manifested in the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. The party however disclosed that they are in possession of disturbing violation of the Electoral Act. Addressing a press conference in Sokoto on Tuesday, PDP Chairman Sokoto State Chapter, Read More

NSCDC to strengthen security measures ahead of governorship, State Assembly elections 

March 15, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the review, analysis, and processing of reports and observations from the field on the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said it has put in place a robust security arrangement geared towards the success of the forthcoming governorship election. The tightened security approach is to ensure that the Independent National Electoral Commission Read More

Banditry: 17 public schools closed in Shiroro – Niger council chair 

March 14, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The chairman, Shiroro local government area of Nigerstate, Alhaji Akilu Isyaku Kuta, has cried out to the presidency to establish military barracks in Maganda area identified as major routes used by bandits while lamenting that 17 public schools have been closed in the local government due to banditry activities.  The chairman stated this while speaking with journalists in his office Read More

March 11 2023 : Brace for credible elections, SaMBA tells INEC, security agencies

March 8, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of the gubernatorial and state assembly elections coming up Saturday, the Southern and Middle Belt Alliance (SaMBA) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to brace up for free, fair and credible elections across the states. The group in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Prince Rwang Pam Jr, in Abuja Tuesday, also tasked the Inspector – General Read More

2023 governorship election: Police Service Commission tasks police on improved conduct

March 7, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) hasn’t taskd police officers deployed for the March 11 Governorship and State Assembly elecrions to improve performance from what obtained during the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections. The commission in a press statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, Monday in Abuja.noted they it was currently studying cases of police Read More

Violence: APC warns NNPP in Kano, vows to defend members

February 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state has warned that if steps were not taken by security agencies to stop further unprovoked and mindless attacks and vandalisation of its campaign materials by the opposition New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), the ruling party will not fail to defend it’s members. Spokesperson for Gawuna/Garo Campaign Council and commissioner for information, Malam Read More

2023: Civil Defense to release revised election guidelines on election duties 

January 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of February general elections, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) said it will soon release a revised standard operational guidelines on election duties, and other salient election security rules for personnel, aimed at ensuring safe and secured electoral processes nationwide.  The Corps also said everything is being done to deepen the capacity of Corps personnel, assist officers Read More

Senate charges INEC on credible election

January 18, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

   The Senate Tuesday declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has no excuse to give as far as required credibility of the coming general elections is concerned. It added that since funds and materials needed for smooth conduct of the elections, have been provided by the executive in collaboration with the legislature, there should be no room for any Read More

2023: APC afraid of BVAS – Aniagwu

January 12, 2023 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, Charles Aniagwu, on Thursday said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are scared of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ‘s decision to deploy Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). According to him, “The device would expose APC to ridicule following their abysmal performance since 2015.” Mr. Aniagwu in a statement in Asaba Read More

Imo: 2 abducted foreign contractors regain freedom

December 12, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The two foreign expatriates (names withheld) with a construction company,  abducted by gunmen last Friday along Okigwe expressway, Imo state while they were supervising construction work, have regained their freedom. Blueprint correspondent gathered that their freedom was made possible through the combined efforts of security operatives who immediately went to work as soon as they heard of their abduction.  The freed Read More

Osun police arrest 3 for burglary, foodstuffs theft

November 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested three persons for alleged house breaking and stealing of foodstuffs. The suspects, Muideen Osikoya Azeez, Paul Azeez and Lukman Olakunle Olayanju, were alleged to have stolen vegetable oil, semovita, spaghetti, tomato paste, curry and thyme.  The Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, in a statement, Tuesday, alleged that the suspects committed the crime on October 26, Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

Zamfara lawmaker donates solar panels to constituents

November 7, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

As part of efforts to improve the living standard of his constituents, the Senator representing Zamfara West Lawal Hassan DanIya, has flagged off official of several units of solar lights to some selected locations in Anka local government area of the state. Senator DanIya said plans are underway to extend similar items to all local government areas under his constituency Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Breaking: Man dies as telecom mast collapses in Kogi community (VIDEO)

November 6, 2021 Admin III 0

An unidentified man has died after a telecomm mast on Saturday afternoon collapsed in Ihima community of Okehi local government area of Kogi state. Blueprint gathered that the collapsed mast belongs to the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Nitel) At the time of filling this story, it is unconfirmed if the affected family will be pressing any charges against the telecom company Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Admin III 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More