Jos stories, Kwararafa Cinema and Terminus market

September 6, 2020 Prince Charles Dickson 0

Thus our fable goes to sea, and he who will smell its perfume first, will go to heaven.” From September 7 to 13, 2001, Jos, the capital of Plateau state in central Nigeria, was the scene of mass killing and destruction, the meanest in her recent history. Hundreds of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced in less than Read More

Halting the killing haemorrhage

September 2, 2020 ‘Yemi Adurotoye 0

        The New Telegraph newspaper on August 24, 2020, reported Amnesty International as affirming that “Bandits kill 1,126 Nigerians in 6 months”. This is scary! The headline had riders indicating that “thousands displaced in Kaduna, Katsina, other states; IPOB, security agents clash claims 21 in Enugu?         The report pointed at recent happenings, posting half-year statistics. Unfortunately, killing had been going on for close Read More

We’ve lost 13 district, ward heads to insurgency – Shehu of Borno

September 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The lingering Boko Haram insurgency has led to the killing of 13 District Heads and several Ward Heads (Bulamas), the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai Elkanemi said on Monday. The monarch revealed this in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the Senate Committee on Special Duties, led by Senator Abubakar Yusuf, who were in the Read More

CAMA: Bishop accuses FG of ‘hate action’ against Christianity

August 27, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

The Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) bill recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari is a ‘hate action’ against Christianity, Archbishop, Province of Niger Delta, Anglican Communion and chairman, Christian Council of Nigeria (South-south), Most Rev. Tunde Adeleke, has said. At a press conference in Calabar to mark the 2020 Synod of the Church, the clergy man said Read More

Rearrested 19-yr-old ‘serial killer’ to be remanded at correctional custody – Oyo CP

August 26, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Police Commissioner, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, Wednesday said the rearrested ‘serial killer’, Sunday Sodipe is to be moved to the correctional custody. The CP stated this while briefing journalists at the state police command in Eleyele, Ibadan where 32 other suspected criminals were paraded by the state police command. CP Enwonwu stressed that the re-arrested Sunday Sodipe also Read More

Southern Kaduna: JNI decries unguarded utterances over crisis

August 26, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Jama’atu Nasril Islam has called on elder statesmen and other stakeholders to watch their utterances on the Southern Kaduna killings. The group said the call is anchored on the need  to ensure that the ‘politically driven’ killings does not turn to ethno-religious crises.  A statement signed by JNI Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Aliyu,  Wednesday, said  the killings can be resolved for Read More

Unresolved boundary adjustment, cause of Tiv, Jukun crisis – Aku Uka

August 25, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Aku Uka of Wukari and chairman, Taraba state Council of Traditional Rulers, Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa’ibi Kuvyon II, has attributed the lingering crisis between the Tiv, Jukun and other neighbouring communities to unresolved boundary adjustment in the state. Aku, who spoke through the secretary of Wukari traditional council, Bala Hussaini, stated this Monday when he appeared before the Judicial Read More

Cult war claims 8 in Asaba

August 19, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

There was panic in Asaba, Delta state capital Wednesday as persistent cult war claimed another two young men early in the  morning. Sources said the deceased, who was simply identified as Nnamdi was murdered at Stop Abortion junction by Isieke, Asaba. The deceased, who was a staff of Oshimili South LG  was shot multiple times by unidentified men, who alighted Read More

Cult war claims 8 persons in Asaba

August 19, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 1

Panic has enveloped Asaba, Delta state capital following the persistent cult war that has claimed another eight young men as at Wednesday morning.   It was gathered that the deceased who was simply identified as Nnamdi was murdered at stop Abortion junction by Isieke, Asaba.  The deceased who was a staff of a Local Government, Oshimili South was shot multiple times Read More

Southern Kaduna: CAN wants perpetrators prosecuted, urges dialogue

August 17, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Samson Olasupo Ayokunle has stated that CAN is ready to partner the Kaduna state government to ensure that the crises in Southern Kaduna does not linger. Speaking at the Council Chamber of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House during a courtesy call on Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Monday, Rev Ayokunle noted that the crises Read More

Hausa/Fulani community lays claim to Southern Kaduna, wants own chiefdom

August 17, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Hausa-Fulani and Muslim community of Southern Kaduna have debunked allegations of genocide against the Christian natives, as well as claims that Hausa-Fulani Muslims are minority and settlers in the area. Reacting to the spate of killings in the area, the Hausa-Fulani community said facts had been distorted for too long against them, claiming the “Christian militia of Southern Kaduna Read More

Buhari, governors end meeting with calls for protection of civilian communities, improved intelligence-sharing

August 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari and governors Tuesday ended their meeting on the state of the nation’s security with calls for a joint strategy to bring various conflicts to an end within time limits, while field commanders would take measures to protect civilian communities as a confidence-building mechanism between the military and those communities. The president and the governors believe that when Read More

Miyetti Allah threatens to sue Ortom over comment

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

A social cultural group, Miyetti Allah Kyautal Hore, has threatened to sue to the Benue state governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, over his recent comments against its plan to establish a vigilant group. The governor had on July 31, 2020, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, said the state would not allow the group to operate Read More

Those killings in Southern Kaduna

August 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state government had recently imposed curfew in Zango Kataf and Kauru local government areas due to the escalation of tension in these areas. However, there is uproar by the Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over what they alleged as ethnic cleansing by suspected Fulani marauders. These ethnic and religious associations have blamed Read More

Southern Kaduna killings: IGP orders full curfew enforcement

July 27, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Commissioner of Police (CP), Kaduna State Police Command to ensure full enforcement of the curfew imposed by the Kaduna state government in the wake of recent killings in Southern Kaduna.This is as the CP was equally directed to ensure optimal deployment of human and material assets to the Intervention Squad Read More

Killers of Benue Monarch Won’t Escape Justice – Ortom

July 22, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Wednesday said gunmen who murdered the District Head of Kundav in Ukum local government area of Benue state, Chief Awua Alabar will never escape justice. The governor equally condemned the killing and directed the security operatives in the state to ensure that those behind the killing of the monarch are tracked down and brought Read More

Ritualist linked to serial killings in Ibadan arrested

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Oyo state Police command has apprehended a ritualist linked to the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Governor Seyi Makinde, Fatal Owoseni, also confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a stakeholders’ meeting organised on tackling security in the Akinyele area. ”As I speak now, the perpetrators of Read More

Boko Haram: Rejig your security architecture, AAC tells FG

June 18, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

  The African Action Congress (AAC) has called for immediate re-jiging of the nation’s security architecture to save the lives of the citizens killed on a daily basis by the Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.  National chairman of the party, Dr Leonard Nzenwa, made this call Thursday in a statement and expressed worry over unabated killings. He said the dastardly acts Read More

Northern coalition group leader arrested over Katsina protest

June 17, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Chairman Board of Trustees of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Nastura Ashir Sharif, has been arrested following the protest over killings in Katsina state.The Coalition Spokesman, AbdulAzeez Suleiman, who confirmed the arrest in a statement said Sharif was arrested in Katsina and taken to Police Headquarters in Abuja. According to Suleiman, “The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) hereby confirms Read More

Banditry: APC yet to account for its 2019 election ‘mercenaries’

June 15, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again blamed the incessant killings of vulnerable Nigerians by insurgents and bandits on ‘mercenaries’ that were allegedly mobilized by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 Presidential election. The party alleged those killings in Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Kogi, Taraba states respectively and other parts of the country were committed by agents Read More

Tambuwal to meet Buhari over incessant Sokoto killings

May 28, 2020 Sidi A. Umar 0

The governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, will soon meet President Mohammed Buhari over the incessant killings in Sabon Birni and other local government areas in the state   This was contained in a press release issued Thursday and made available to newsmen by special  adviser to the governor on media and public affairs, Malam Mohammed Bell, in Sabon Read More

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Insecurity: Persistent prayers’ll bring peace to Nigeria – Bishop Onaga

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Catholic bishop of Enugu Diocese, Dr. Callistus Onaga has expressed optimism that Nigeria will triumph in the prevailing insecurity in the land that has resulted in killings, kidnappings raping and armed banditry. He said the only way for Nigerians to triumph over the insecurity is prayers for divine intervention. “We should be persistent in prayers that peace will return to Read More

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NANPF’ takes to street, demand justice for slain Remo player, Kazeem

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers NANPF’, has concluded plans to stage a protest march to the offices of the Inspector General of Police, the National House of Assembly and the Nigeria Football Federation in Abuja on the 2nd of March 2020 to protest the killing  of one of her members, Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Assistant Captain and Read More

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Nigeria’s uncelebrated men of valour

January 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The past few years have not been entirely benign. The nation has been faced with nightmares that could never have been imagined long before now. It is no news that the country is at war – against terrorism. Boko Haram began its rebellion against the government in 2009, on the premise of creating an Islamic state. Since then, the country has Read More