Insecurity: As search for peace begins…

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Today, Nigeria, the acclaimed giant of Africa, is battling with serious security challenges across its regions, while there are industrial acrimonies in some of its establishments. These have resulted in countless killings, kidnappings and industrial actions. But will peace salvage the situation? TOPE SUNDAY writes. The level of insecurity in the country is well-pronounced. There is banditry in the North-west and North-central; Boko Haram Read More

Parliament of World Religions: Where faiths converge

October 27, 2021 Hawwah Jiddare 0

Six Nigerians attended a training on interfaith and cultural conflict mediation at the Center for Interfaith and Cultural Conflict Resolution of Drew University New Jersey in 2016. For an in-house country girl like me, it was not just the first time I would be travelling to America, but also the first time I would be meeting a lot of people Read More

40m membership: We ‘ll win Anambra, victorious in 2023 general elections – APC

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that it will win the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and later win the 2023 general elections with its membership strength of over 40 million. The ruling party has boasted that governorship  elections in Ekiti and Osun states will be in their favour. Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee Read More

PIND celebrates 10 yrs of peace-building, capacity devt in Niger Delta

October 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Partnership for Initiatives in the Niger Delta, a non-governmental organization committed to peace-building and capacity development in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is set to mark its 10th years of operation in the region. Since its establishment in 2010 with initial funding from Chevron Corporation, PIND has been promoting peace and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta region by Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

Peace Day: IPCR takes ceasefire message to communities

September 17, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The director-general, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, has disclosed that the Institute had concluded arrangements with some stakeholders to achieve a ‘ceasefire’ or ‘silent the guns’ in some Nigerian communities. Addressing a press conference to herald the 2021 International Peace Day in Abuja, Bakut also called on all Nigerians to work assiduously to return peace Read More

Jos crisis: Time to end artificial wall of hatred

August 17, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The eve of a democratic Nigeria witnessed high incidence of ethnic-related rivalry and violence in the North Central zone, to which Plateau state belongs. These ethnic rivalries posed serious socio-economic threats to the state and the fortunes of the people are being jeopardised.  Ethnic rivalries are as old as the world itself.The Plateau ethnic rivalry has received both local and Read More

PDP crisis: Again, protesters call for Secondus removal

August 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Protesters on Tuesday besieged the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the second day in a row, demanding the removal of the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus for alleged anti-party activities. Recall that Monday, a handful number of youths storm the party headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. The protesters, consisting of male and female of Read More

2023: PDP swimming in troubled waters

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections draws closer the rancour in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to taking a turn for the worse as stakeholders battle over the party’s structure. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU examines the situation and its impact on the party’s chances. Barely two years to the next general elections the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been Read More

Stakeholders harp on funding, improved education, others to curb insecurity

August 4, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Stakeholders have recommended more funding, equipping of the security agencies and improved education as possible solutions to curb insecurity in the country. They made the recommendations at the just concluded zoom meeting discussion on insecurity in the country shifted to the Northeast midweek organized by CLEEN Foundation. The theme of the meeting was :“Emerging Security Challenges in North-East Nigeria: Convening Read More

Buni and APC national leadership

August 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

We need to believe the fact that “success is not final, failure is not fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts”.There is an assertion that “Time does not change people, time reveals the real face of people” and my belief is that, excellent work must always be recognised and differentiated as such; while high performers are intrinsically motivated by Read More

Breaking: APC warns members against parallel congresses, divisive actions, others

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of Saturday’s ward congresses across the country, the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to sanction any member or group who organises “any purported; parallel congress, parallel party organ and or parallel party office.” The National Caretaker Committee, in a notice issued to all members and signed Friday in Abuja, by the party’s national secretary, Read More

CSOs, stakeholders worry over spate of conflicts, insecurity

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Civil Society Organizations (CSO) have expressed concern over the spate of unemployment, farmers-herders conflicts, cultism, control and ownership of markets and motor parks saying they are sources of security threat across the country .  The CSOs noted this at a stakeholders engagement on Emerging Security Challenges in the Southwest organised by Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN) Foundation at a webinar.  Read More

N/Convention: I won’t tolerate godfatherism as APC chair – Moniedafe

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the chairmanship aspirants and former chairman of the defucnt Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has promised that his leadership would not tolerate godfatherism in the choice of candidates for elections. Moniedafe also promised to ensure the provisions Read More

Re – 1,500 Christians killed in 6 months in Nigeria

June 15, 2021 Ernest Adadu 0

While taking a vivid look at the article being published on the spiteful statements made by the immediate past United States Secretary of State and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency , Mike Pompeo, all I saw was nothing but a tool (Pompeo) that is craving for relevance, and being used by the news agency to propagate pernicious propaganda Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

Group lauds Pam’s leadership at Christian Pilgrims’ Commission

May 20, 2021 Editor 0

Some Christian youths have hailed Rev. Yakubu Pam’s exemplary leadership since taking charge as Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). The group, under the aegis of Young Christians Forum of Nigeria (YCFN), said the commission has recorded tremendous progress in its operations in the last 10 months. The Christian youths made this known in a strategic report Read More

NCPC and the footprints of a colossus

May 18, 2021 Best Agbese 0

The appointment of the Plateau-born famed minister of the gospel, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam, as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), on June 26th 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari attracted loud applauses within the Christian community in Nigeria. Rev. Pam emerged leader of the commission on the hills of the unceremonious exist of his predecessor, Rev. Tor Uja Read More

Rotary Club holds symposium, iftar to preach peace

May 6, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Rotary Club of Kaduna has tasked Nigerians to imbibe peaceful coexistence as part of the teachings of the Ramadan fasting to end the banditry, kidnapping and insecurity ravaging parts of the country. President Rotary Club of Kaduna, Joyceline Anagende, told a Peace Symposium /Iftar (breaking fast) jointly organised in Kaduna with Muslim Peace Network and Justice Development and Peace Communication, Read More

Ramadan: God ordains fasting to teach peace, patience, perseverance – Imam

May 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 God ordained fasting for Prophet Muhammed​ (PBUH), other prophets and pious people to teach them peaceful coexistence, patience and perseverance and to prepare them for life, an Islamic scholar, Imam AbdulSalam AbdulKadir has said.  Delivering a lecture titled ‘Peace Building and Lessons of the Holy Month of Ramadan’, at a Peace Symposium/Iftar (breaking fast) jointly organised in Kaduna on Tuesday Read More