A call to action in Northern Nigeria

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The scars from the Boko Haram abductions, #bringbackourgirls, sexual abuse, are scars that go un-noticed. These are scars from sexual violence against the defenseless girl-child, young women, their mothers, and the severe rape, induced trauma. Research has shown that stigma is preventing survivors of sexual violence from accessing medical care and getting legal support. They always develop the fear of Read More

Our leaders should travel by road

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The bad condition of our road, especially Maiduguri – Damaturu highway, which has become a safe haven for Boko Haram, kidnappers, among others, reminds one on our leaders’ failed promises and their constitutional responsibilities which they swore to uphold. The Maiduguri – Damaturu highway has consumed many innocent lives. My course mate Zarah, whose ambition was to become a journalist, Read More

Air Chief insists missing Jet not shot down by Boko Haram

April 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has urged pilots, technicians and ground troops of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) not to be discouraged by events of the past few days involving the crash of an Alpha-Jet aircraft, but to remain resolute and unrelenting in the fight against insurgency in the North-east and other parts of the Read More

Amnesty for Boko Haram, herders’ll end insurgency – Prophet Nwachukwu

April 2, 2021 SEGUN ODUNEWU 0

The Senior Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Mission International, Lagos, Dr. Anene Nwachukwu, a political scientist, in this interview with SEGUN ODUNEWU, speaks on the significance of Easter; the focus on ‘deliverance’ in Rhema and many other national issues. What is the Rhema Deliverance Mission all about? I am Dr. Anene Nwachukwu, the Senior Pastor of Rhema Deliverance Mission International, Lagos. Read More

Yobe: EU, AFRYDEV support youths on conflict recovery in 3 LGs

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

As part of peace dialogue and reintegration, African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) with support from International Alert under European Union (EU) has supported early recovery from conflict and resilience building project in Yobe state to forestall further conflicts in the state. AFRYDEV Senior Programme Officer, Abdullahi Edoka, explained this during a capacity building for youths to Read More

Dala, Shatima, Tambuwal, others for northern Nigeria peace award

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Peace Achievers Global Award is set to honour men and women who have contributed exceptionally to the growth and development of the northern region. This was made known in Abuja by a representative of the organisation Amb. Kingsley Amafibe at a press conference held at his office at Wuse 2. According to him, the event which is slated for Read More

Zulum, Onyeama receive Chadian President, Idris Deby

March 28, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum alongside the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on Saturday received the President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby at Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja. Details of President Deby’s mission to Nigeria is yet to be disclosed. Zulum had met Deby on December 16, 2020 in N’Djamena over issues relating to ongoing fight Read More

Breaking: Another blackout in Maiduguri looms as Boko Haram brings down transmission tower again

March 27, 2021 Humanitarian Times 0

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno state capital are in the state of confusion following sudden blackout three days after transmission company of Nigeria managed to fixed the transmission lines destroyed by suspected armed insurgents about two months ago. Reliable security sources said another transmission tower was brought down by heavy explosives that were planted on the foot of the high tension Read More

PDP, NLC suffering from Stockholm syndrome

March 22, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

From the foregoing, it can safely be inferred that Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) might be suffering from Stockholm syndrome. They are inordinately getting used to taking comfort on the sideline and feigning ignorance of our corporate ordeals. The masses who hoped on them to lead a march against some Read More

Buhari’s alarm on insecurity: Illegal arms in-flow defied Nigeria’s border closure

 President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite the closure of Nigeria’s land borders, arms and ammunition continued to flow into the country. President Buhari spoke Thursday when the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited him in Abuja. A statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, Read More

Zulum’s vision and the people’s thought

March 18, 2021 Wadzani Apagu 0

Governor of Borno state, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, is recognized by the world as an active governor in Nigeria due to his approach to situations in the state – providing security and developing infrastructure. Governor Zulum unveiled quite a number of projects which include building of new schools, adequate health facilities, housing scheme, portable water supply, electricity supply, education, roads, Read More

Who will rescue Arewa?

March 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s undoubted that Northern Nigeria is the epicenter of terrorism ranging from kidnapping, banditry, cattle rustling, Boko Haram insurgents, etc. It’s sad that northerners are always at the forefront when it comes to senseless killings. The most perturbing question that is running in the minds of northerners is who will bring succour to the region at this time of unprecedented Read More

$1bn missing arms fund: Northern professionals tell NSA to apologise to Nigerians

March 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern Nigerian Professionals Forum has advised the National Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) to apologise and seek Nigerian’s forgiveness over his controversial statement about $1 billion arms deal or resign. Speaking after their emergency National Executive Council session No. 26 in Kaduna on Wednesday on the issue of national security as it affects survival of the North, they Read More

UN laments insecurity in North East

March 17, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has lamented rising insecurity in North-east Nigeria, saying that the situation is getting out of hand. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja during a launch of north-east Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plan and US$1 billion appeal, Kallon said the last four years has been particularly tasking for states like Borno Adamawa, and Read More

Osun APC caretaker blames insurgency, banditry on PDP govt

March 16, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun State Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Prince Gboyega Famodun, has blamed past administration for the banditry and insurgency all over the country.  He said the insurgency was inherited by the present administration from former administration.  Speaking with members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, in Osogbo, the state capital, Famodun stated Read More

Troops kill 41 terrorists, rescue 60 in Borno

March 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have killed 41 Boko Haram Terrorists and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Gamboru axis, Ngala Local Government Area of Borno state. A statement by director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima Monday, said troops also recovered weapons and rescued 60 persons from the terrorists’ captivity. “The gallant troops who maintained aggressive posture, Read More

Mysterious fire wrecks havoc in Borno community

March 15, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

A mysterious fire broke out in Gajiganna town of Magumeri local government area in Borno state, Sunday afternoon, and razed down several houses, and several other facilities. A member of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), and resident of Gajiganna town, Malam Hassan Musami, told Blueprint via telephone that the inferno, “started from the roof of a house  at the middle of a neighbourhood shortly Read More

End of insurgency in sight – COAS

March 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Ibrahim Attahiru, Sunday, assured that the war against insurgency would soon come to a successful end. Attahiru, who gave the assurance in Damaturu, Yobe, while addressing troops of Sector 2 of Operation Lafiya Dole, commended the troops for their recent gains in neutralising insurgents. “I’m very pleased, your commanders have told me what you Read More

Transformational leadership, equity ‘ll guarantee peaceful co-existence in Nigeria – Chukwu

March 13, 2021 Editor 0

Mr. Celestine Chukwu is the founder and President of Celchi Global Peace Foundation, and the Secretary General of Igbo community assembly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In this interview with Ikenna Okonkwo, Chukwu bares his mind on burning national issues, especially on how Nigeria can be free of Bandits, Boko Haram, and other insecurity problems. What does Celchi Global Peace Read More

Gombe cannot be anyone’s cauldron

March 7, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

Last month was really not a good one for Nigeria. It was a month that witnessed more than one mass abduction of secondary school students apart from other forms of kidnappings and killings by marauders. It was also a month in which on two occasions Boko Haram released kidnapped people, one a bride and her bridesmaids and the other a Read More

Breaking: Zulum appoints retired General as security adviser

March 5, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has approved the appointment of retired Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq, as special adviser on security affairs.  Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, announced in a statement released that General Ishaq, retired from the Nigerian Army on January 10, 2021, after 35 years of service, with his last position being coordinator of the Nigeria Police Read More