Deborah: Sokoto killings sheer lawlessness – Lawyer 

May 15, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The chairman, Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) in Osun state, Qaseem Odedeji, has said the killings of Deborah Samuel over blasphemy of Prophet Muhammad in Sokoto has no justification and it is a “sheer lawlessness.” Odedeji who is the Ameer, B-Zone of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), stated this in Osogbo while featuring on a private radio station. He Read More

Panel commences investigation into killing of 36 in Niger

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Judicial Commission of Enquiry constituted top look into the killings and abduction of people in Maza Kuka and Adogo Mallam communal clash in Mashegu local government area of Niger state has commenced sitting and members of the commission promised to be fair and just to all parties. The chairman of the commission, Hon. Justice Danladi Ahmed, stated this during the Read More

2022 Census: Senator Adeyemi kicks against N400bn budget

December 15, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi West) , kicked against proposed 2022 census estimated to gulp N400billion during interactive session between the Senate Committee on Appropriation and Chairman of the National Population Commission, Alhaji Nasir Isa Kwarra. He said going ahead with the exercise which would gulp over N400 billion when no part of the country was safe for such exercise Read More

Sani-Bello institutes commission of inquiry on Niger killings

November 3, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has instituted a commission of inquiry into the recent killings in Maza Kuka and Adogon Mallam villages in Mashegu local government area of the state. The attack was first reported in Maza Kuka village on 25th October 2021 while a reprisal on Adogon Malam village followed the next day, resulting to the death Read More

CUPP condemns Plateau speaker’s removal, says impunity by APC must be curtailed

October 28, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Thursday reacted to the removal of the Speaker of Plateau state House of Assembly, Ayuba Abot, saying impunity of Governor Simon Lalong must be curtailed before they derail the nation’s democracy. CUPP, which linked the removal to the alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to remain in power beyond 2023, added that it Read More

Jude Okeke-led APGA expresses concern over rising insecurity in Anambra

October 13, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over the rising spate of insecurity in Anambra state. The Okeke-led APGA said that the party is in a mourning mood over the spate of political killings in the state. The Okeke-led APGA, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere lamented that “we have lost Anambra Read More

Halt Anambra killings, Reps tells NSA, others

October 5, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and security agencies to deploy all necessary machineries to Anambra towards containing killings in the state. The House has further mandated its Committee on National Security and Intelligence, and Police Affairs to ensure that normalcy is restored within the state and report back within three weeks. A member, Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

(Breaking) 61st Independence anniversary: Buhari exposes those sponsoring agitations, violence, preaches unity

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari has said  Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges.In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the president reiterated that the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a Read More

Elumelu hits APC-led govt as PDP Rep defects

September 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, on Thursday took a swipe on the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government for failing Ngerians, as members on platform of the ruling party celebrated the defection of a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Promise Dike. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila had midway into the plenary read a letter by the lawmaker, Read More

Nigeria can’t go the path of destruction again, Gbajabiamila warns agitators

September 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has cautioned promoters of secessionist agenda across the country to desist. He said Nigeria cannot travel through the path of destruction again.The speaker was also Wednesday, given the mandate by his colleagues to lead a high-powered delegation to Plateau state, with a view to commiserating with the government and people of the Read More

Absence of justice fueling Jos killings, says Rep

September 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Bagos, has blamed the lingering killings in Jos on lack of political will by the government to act on security intelligence and offer justice to the victims against perpetrators.Addressing journalists in Abuja, Tuesday, the lawmaker who represents the Jos South/Jos East Constituency of Plateau state, described as “worrisome” a situation where Read More

Cultists clash in Osun: Amotekun, JTF raid hideouts, arrests 11

September 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was panic in Owo-Ope area, Osogbo, Osun state, as suspected cultists clashed and killed one person. The victim whose name was not confirmed as at the time of filing this report, was allege to be a member of a rival group of the cultists. It was gathered that residents scampered for safety when the suspected cultists stormed the area, shooting Read More

Plateau: Killings height of inhumanity, ungodliness – PFN

August 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Tuesday condemned the recent killings in Jos, describing it as height of inhumanity and ungodliness. PFN in a statement by its President Bishop Francis Wale Oke charged the federal government to take preemptive measures to forestall likely reprisal that may arise from the Jos killings . Bishop Wale Oke who is also the presiding 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

On the Rukuba killings

August 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is a disheartening that the “Irigwe Youth” allegedly carried out the gruesome killing of over 25 Muslim Fulani while several others got injured and some were missing last Saturday around Rukuba area, in Plateau state. The victims were on their way back to their homes after attending a special Jumma’at Dhirk and prayers for peace in Nigeria which held Read More

Customs CG ignores killing of 30 people in South west

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Comproller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Hameed Ali, who has consistently turned blind eyes to the frequent and unwarranted killings of unarmed civilians in the southwest by his officials, on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the accident involving an operational vehicle of the organisation, which killed six people at the border town of Jibiya, Kastina state.Recent reports have Read More

Hijrah: University Don, monarch lament insecurity, call for self-protection

August 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Muslims in Osun state Monday lamented incessant killings and kidnapping in the country, calling on community leaders to provide security in their abodes.  The Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo, Prof. Hamid Sanni, and the the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRasheed Olabomi, spoke at the Hijrah 1443 celebration in Osogbo, the state capital.  In his lecture titled “Insecurity Level in Nigeria, Tilting Read More

Insecurity: WODDI flags off 40-day prayer for Nigeria

August 9, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In a bid to avert negative events in Nigeria, especially Insecurity, a Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO), Women of Divine Destiny Initiative (WODDI) will Tuesday flag-off a 40-day virtual prayer for healing, security and progress of the country.WODDI Founder, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, in a press statement by her Executive Assistant, Media, Delmwa Gogwim, Monday in Abuja, said “Nigeria our country is a Read More

Curbing insecurity, ritual killings in Nigeria

August 5, 2021 Adeola Tukuru  0

The spate of insecurity and ritual killings seems to be creeping across the country. This has been as a result of the Nigerian history and development challenges that have been continuously rooted in conflicts and instability. Adeola Tukuru examines the new trend and efforts to curb it.  The Federal Government has made several efforts aimed at addressing the situation ranging from creation Read More

Benue killings: Lawyers, journalists protest in Abuja, demand Buhari, Ortom’s intervention

July 29, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Association of Lawyers from Conflict Zone in liaison with the Association of Igede Media Professionals Thursday staged a peaceful protest against alleged killing of residents of Ukpute, Ocoro and communities in Oju local government area of Benue state by Bonta (Tiv) militia since last year. Addressing journalists during the protest held at the Unity Fountain Abuja, President of the Read More

Herdsmen invade farmland, hold farmers hostage in Delta community

July 29, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

There was tension in Obiaruku community in Ukwuani local government area of Delta state as Fulani herdsmen allegedly chased farmers out of their farmlands and held some hostage in the bush. It was gathered that the herdsmen invaded the community and seized some farmer in their farmland last week Saturday. The development has left the community in a state of Read More