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

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Uncertainty, fears as Anambra votes amid security troubles

…Over 34,000 officers, 3 copters, others to secure lives, ballot … Ensure every single vote counts, INEC boss orders staff …Voter apathy ominous – Mohammed …Victory ours, APC, PDP, APGA boast …IPC establishes special journalists’ safety monitoring, alert desk Today, the people of Anambra state will elect one of the 18 candidates as governor. This is despite the security challenges that Read More

COP26: Nigeria keying into electric, gas-powered vehicle manufacturing – Jelani Aliyu

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s automotive industry is advancing towards actualizing the manufacturing of electric and gas-powered vehicles, in keeping with the net-zero target by 2060. Mr Aliyu made the disclosure while addressing delegates at the ongoing COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where close to 200 countries gathered Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of kidnapped UNIABUJA lecturers, others

November 5, 2021 Admin III 0

The abducted University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) lecturers and others staff have been rescued, according to the Police. The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command DSP Josephine Adeh who confirmed the development said all the six abducted persons have been rescued and reunited with their families. She said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public Read More

Anambra poll: IGP orders restriction of vehicular movement

November 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of measures to protect the sanctity of the electoral process in the November 6, 2021, governorship election in Anambra state the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in and out of Anambra state from 11:59pm on Friday, November 5, 202, to 11:59pm on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Force Public Relations Read More

Be involved in efforts to curb insecurity, women, youth urged

November 4, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Mrs. Ofeoshi Peace of Greenland newsnagazine has called on Nigeria women and youth to be involved in efforts to find lasting solution to the nation’s security challenges. She made the call during the news magazine’s maiden edition/ annual lecture in Abuja on Saturday, with the theme; “Curbing Security Challenges in Nigeria.” Ofeoshi said as mothers, women are the worse affected Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

IPAC commends Yobe govt for adherence to electoral Act, rule of law

October 31, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council, Yobe state chapter has on Friday commended the state government for adherence to the electoral Act and rule of law by holding councillorship bye-election in two electoral wards Askekri and Hausari in Geidam Local Government Area of the state. In a statement signed by the chairman of IPAC Yobe Comrade Bala Mohammed equally appreciate the efforts Read More

APC returns El-Sudi as Taraba party chairman

October 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih,​ 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday elected Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi as the substantive chairman of the party to lead thirty five other state executive members. Leader of the party in the state Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf said that the party had resolved to go with affirmation rather than the tedious election process with the consent of all critical Read More

Fear grips Jalingo residents over increasing rate of missing persons

October 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih,​ 0

There is palpable fear in Jalingo Taraba state over increasing disappearance of persons in the metropolis and beyond. Blueprint investigation shows that from September 10th to date, over ten persons have mysteriously disappeared. This is aside rising insecurity which has led to the kidnapping and killing of many people in the state. Our correspondent who had​ been following this ugly Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

NAF airstrikes kill scores of terrorists in Lake Chad

October 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday said several terrorists were killed when 3 of its aircraft carried out series of strikes on an Island in the Tumbuns on the Lake Chad and at Malam Fatori in Borno state. NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said the strikes were carried out Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

Oyo jailbreak: 3 security operatives feared dead, 575 inmates still at large, 300 recaptured

October 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

No fewer than 575 inmates that escaped during the Friday attack on the Abolongo Correctional centre are still at large as about 300 others who escaped have been recaptured. Already, the Controller of the Correctional centre, Oyo state command, Mr. Noel Ailewon, on Saturday disclosed that one of the inmates at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abolongo, Correctional centre died during Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

NNPC GMD at Editors’ conference: We ‘ve mobilised contractors for Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Thursday called on the federal government to adopt necessary measures in tackling the insecurity bedevilling the country. The editors bared their minds at a two-day conference  in Abuja, with the theme “Media in Times of Crises: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus.” And at the event, Group Managing Director Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Mele Kyari announced that Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

You are flouting court order, ALGON tells Alabi-led faction

October 16, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Secretary of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Mohammed Abubakar, has said, the third tier of government has suffered grave set back in its contributions towards cohesive national development.  He said in press statement on Saturday that regardless of its yearly support from the Paris Club with huge donations running into Read More

Assist security agents with credible information – Minister

October 15, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.- Gen Bashir Magaji (rtd) has called on Nigerians to always assist security agencies with credible information on the activities of suspected criminals in their areas. Magaji, who gave the advice in Abuja Thursday, at a special summit on security and safety/award scheme organised by the National Watch, noted that security challenges should not be left Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

EndSARS: No protest ‘ll be allowed in Osun, CP warns

October 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode, Monday said he will not allow any protest in the name of celebrating one year anniversary of End SARS.He thereby warned those that are planning to embark on protest to desist, noting that mechanism has been put in place to stop the protest. The CP in a statement made available to the newsmen Read More