Coalition hails Buhari, military on fight against insecurity

Following an extensive appraisal of the security situation across the 19 northern states, the Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has said President Muhammadu and the Nigerian military have successfully quelled the threats posed by criminal elements.  According to the coalition, the feat was particularly impressive considering the concerted effort by some interest groups to undermine troops’ progress.  The CNP…

9 kidnapped ABU students released

The nine French Language students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state who were kidnapped Sunday last week, have been freed. The nine students were on their way to Lagos, for an immersion programme at the Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV) in Badagry, when they came under attack by armed kidnappers along the Kaduna-Abuja…

Breaking: Kidnappers invade Zaria, abduct Lecturer, 2 children, 1 shot in Nuhu Bamali poly

Kidnappers Saturday night invaded the official staff quarters of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, where they kidnapped three  persons and shot one. Confirming the incident, the Rector of the school, Engineer Kabir Abdullahi, said the bandits gained entrance into the school around 9pm on Saturday. “I was in kaduna when the Chief Security Officer of the college…

A case for 2020 Electoral Act

The last time an amendment was made to the laws governing elections in Nigeria was in the year 2010. That is clearly ten years ago, when the Electoral Act was amended. From that period up until now, several issues and problems arising from the conduct of elections make an amendment of the subsisting law even…

Breaking: 2 Catholic priests kidnapped as hoodlums attack another prison in Edo amidst #EndSARS protest

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted two Catholic priests, Reverend Fathers Otori Francis and Avajara Simeon – who are both of the Catholic Diocese of Lokoja. Blueprint gathered the clerics were taken hostage along the Benin-Auchi road in Edo state while they were on their way to Delta state for the funeral of their parishioner. The…