Old tools, military might inadequate to defeat Boko Haram, banditry – CDS

July 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has stated that old weapons and tactics are not suited to defeat asymmetric warfare like kidnapping and Boko Haram insurgency, hence the need for new platforms.The CDS noted that long-term success against terrorism, insurgency, banditry and other internal security challenges require a total approach rather than just a military solution, hence the resolve Read More

The oneness and unity of humanity, remedy to global crises

June 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Our contemporary world is clearly divided into partials of distinguished ethnic groups, religions and nations, which brimfully goes and erectly stands against and in opposition of the oneness of humanity. Our planet is supposed to be one in which the core code is one or united humanity. Every human is supposed to see and believe that he and others are Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More

Breaking: Israel, Palestine effect ceasefire days after tragic air strikes

May 21, 2021 BBC 0

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas has come into effect. The ceasefire began early on Friday, bringing to an end 11 days of bombardment in which more than 240 people have died, most of them in Gaza. Palestinians poured onto the streets of Gaza soon after the truce began, shouting “God is greatest and thanks to Read More

Security: Where the service chiefs?

May 20, 2021 Samson Ayuba 0

I was scared to turn on my radio this morning for fear of listening to another terrible news. The state of insecurity in my beloved country Nigeria has drastically worsened. The one peaceful country is now being gradually torn apart from its insides by the demon called insecurity. Every Nigerian citizen has now been forced to live in constant fear. Read More

Breaking: Biden calls Israeli, Palestinian leaders as air strikes kill 10 family members, many others, UN set to meet

May 16, 2021 BBC 0

US President Joe Biden has phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after another day of violence in the region. The international community has called for an end to the escalating conflict. Earlier, Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed 10 people in a refugee camp and, separately, destroyed a building that housed foreign media organisations. Hundreds Read More

Let’s settle our differences

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The more priority is given to religion, ethnicity and culture, the more crises we have. I am sad over the attacks in some sections of the nation. But seriously I don’t understand the caricature behind the ongoing turmoil. Constitutionally, every Nigerian has right to live and own a property wherever he/she desires irrespective of religion, ethnicity and cultural boundaries. Unfortunately, Read More

Unacceptable infant mortality rate

April 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ranking of Nigeria as 11th country with the highest number of newborn deaths in the world ought to give government at all levels and healthcare givers a serious cause for concern. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released the damning statistics in Lagos not quite long ago. According to the report, eight of the 10 most dangerous Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria can`t afford another civil war, Osinbajo warns

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Yomi Osinbajo, has warned that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war, hence the need for political elites in the country to speak up against the calls for disintegration and the worsening insecurity. Osinbajo stated this Tuesday night at an interactive section with Anambra state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants organized by the state chapter of APC Patriots. Read More

South-east college of Bishops calls for collaboration between IPOB, ESN

April 27, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

College of Bishops, Methodist Church Nigeria Monday called for cordial relationship between Ebubeagu Security Network (ESN) formed by Governors of South-east and other existing outfit in the zone. While the Bishops supported the Ebubeagu security, they especially advised that they collaborate with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to secure South-east against further attacks and killings in the zone.  The Bishops disclosed Read More

19 years after ICJ ruling on Bakassi: Cameroon demands more areas in Borno, Adamawa

The Republic of Cameroon has formally asked Nigeria to disengage from the Bakassi Peninsula and all the border communities around the Lake Chad region and the international waterways along the Gulf of Guinea. If the demand is obliged, Nigeria might, besides losing Bakassi local government area of Cross River state, surrender other area councils to Cameroon. The likely affected local Read More

AMAC‘s right to tenement rates backed by law – Candido

April 8, 2021 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) is not in conflict with the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCTA), AMAC Chairman Abdullahi Adamu Candido has clarified. Rather, he said, as the present occupant of that seat, he owed his would-be successors and indeed residents of the area council an obligation to ensure what belongs to them was not taken by another authority. Read More

CJN TO JUSUN: Why I can’t persuade govs on financial autonomy

      As theJudiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN)  commenced a nationwide  industrial action Tuesday,  Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)  Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has explained reasons he would not persuade governors to meet the workers’ demands. The judiciary workers paralysed court activities nationwide following the refusal of the state governors to comply with the Executive Order 10 which gives financial autonomy to the state judiciary, as 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

Ebonyi massacre: Discovery of crude oil, other minerals causing killings in Effium – AESID

April 2, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) said it has uncovered the actual reason behind the recent massacre of innocent citizens in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.  The persistent attacks have led to loss of hundreds of lives and destruction of several property worth millions of naira by suspected hired militia. In a statement Read More

Insecurity: El-Rufai assures Agwatyap of government support on peace process

March 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Governor Nasir el-Rufai has reaffirmed the firm support of Kaduna state government for the ongoing community level peace processes in Zangon-Kataf and Jema’a local government areas.The governor who made this known when he hosted the Agwatyap, His Royal Highness Dominic Gambo Yahaya, urged traditional rulers and community leaders involved in promoting peace, not to be discouraged by the disruptions by Read More