#EndSARS protests: NOA still sleeping, snoring?

November 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

SAMSON BENJAMIN in this report looks at the seeming lack of visibility and poor performance of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) during the nationwide protests against police brutality and the destruction of property that followed the demonstrations. The agency The National Orientation Agency (NOA) is an organ of government vested with the responsibility of informing or enlightening Nigerians about the Read More

AFCON qualifier: How Super Eagles collapsed vs Leone stars in Benin

November 13, 2020 Editor 0

Leaders Nigeria squandered a four-goal advantage at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City to delay their qualification for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations as Sierra Leone made a spirited fightback to tie the game 4-4 on the evening. It was an uncharacteristic capitulation on home ground for the Super Eagles, who led 4-0 on the half hour and Read More

More Nigerians mourn Musa as NCFront plans to immortalise his legacies

November 13, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The leadership of the National Consultative Front, NCFront has expressed great regret and sadness about the demise of Alhaji Dr Abdukadir Balarabe Musa, one the revered Elders and Political Icons of the Front, whose sad departure from the world occurred this morning in Kaduna at 84. In a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday, spokesperson of the group, Dr Tanko Yunusa, Read More

How comedy is taking over entertainment industry – Abiodun

November 12, 2020 Editor 0

Nigerian Entertainer and Comedian, Bajulaiye Oyetunji Abiodun, says the use of social media in propagating comedies has come to stay. Oyetunji was reacting to enquiries from fans on his Instagram page John_donbilly, if entertainment shows will not return soon. He stated that, Nigerians are now addicted to streaming videos online, to keep them going, than pay attention to shows or Read More

70% Nigerians now have access to basic water supply – Report

November 12, 2020 John Oba 0

The 2019 WASH NORM II Report launched on Tuesday by the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleman Adamu has revealed that percentage of the population with access to basic water supply services has steadily increased from 68% in 2018 to 70% in 2019, which is about 9 million more people while, 44% of the population were found to have access to Read More

FG grants to states hardly trickle down to citizens, Dalung alleges

November 11, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Immediate past Youth and Sports Development Minister, Mr Solomon Dalung, has chided the state governments for collecting huge allocations and grants from the Federal government but not allowing same to trickle to the people that such funds were meant for. Dalung also while saying that the federal government has rolled out the biggest programmes for the empowerment of the youth, Read More

More youth inclusion in modern agriculture will improve earnings, bolster economy – Buhari

November 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja urged agencies involved in agriculture to further streamline their priorities in the inclusion of youth in driving modern methods of farming while assuring all those interested that an enabling environment would be created for full participation. In his remark at the launch of National Young Farmers Scheme, designed by the National Agricultural Land Development Read More

Sowore’s offending noisiness

November 10, 2020 Femi Oke 0

Most times, it not all that glitters is gold. The 2019 general elections have come and gone. The winners have been declared, and the losers have known their fate. Four years for the next ballot is quite a long time, but quite short. Sometimes, some truths are hard to assimilate. Saharareporters publisher, Mr. Omoleye Sowore and 2019 presidential flagbearer of Read More

Nigerians want unrestricted access to the internet – Pol

November 5, 2020 Eleojo Idachaba 0

Nigerians from all walks of life have reacted to the ongoing plan by the federal government to regulate the social media, saying  thedigital platforms keep them more informed than the traditional media of information. They also noted that the social media have more impact on them as a way of keeping a tab of the political processes. This is according Read More

Lekki: Human rights groups storm panel, want celebrities, Int’l NGOs punished over spread of fake news

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

Some human rights groups have approached the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution with pieces of evidence indicting several Nigerian celebrities and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for inciting violence through fake news.  According to the groups, these Nigerians and NGOs must be punished for their gross misinformation which triggered the near-breakdown of law and order that accompanied the Read More

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Release ‘Power Steering’ publisher now or charge him to court, concerned Nigerians cry out

November 3, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

A group, under the auspices of Concerned Nigerians, has urged the Nigeria Police to unconditionally release the publisher ‘Power Steering’ magazine, Mr Oga Tom Uhia, who has been in police detention. The Concerned Nigerians also urged the police to alternatively charge the publisher to court if they cannot let him off the hook. Mr Uhia was arrested by the police Read More

Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry as a contraption

November 3, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The recent happenings in the country indeed call for concern from discerning minds. The EndSARS protest has opened a new vista in the battle for the soul of the country. Those against the interest of the country almost had their way, but for a timely intervention, which some segment of the country have decided to turn a blind eye to, Read More

Lekki: Coalition absolves Army of blame, drums support for troops

November 2, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) have absolved the Nigerian Army of any wrongdoing at Lekki toll gate or any part of the country during the EndSARS protests.  In a statement signed by General Secretary, Kolawole Emmanuel, Monday, the Oduduwa group said the troops acted in the best interest of the nation.  According to the COD, the intervention of the Army was Read More

#EndSARS: Human rights group move to drag violence instigators to ICC

October 31, 2020 Editor 0

The Global Network for Human Rights (GNHR) has vowed to drag instigators of violence that led to the killing of policemen and destruction of properties during the EndSARS protests to the International Criminal Court (ICC).  The group, at a press conference on Friday in Abuja, said the individuals must be brought to justice for their roles in inciting “massive terror Read More

Switch offers free money transfer service for Nigerians abroad

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

In a bid to revolutionise international banking and allied services for Nigerians in the Diaspora, Leading commercial bank, Sterling Bank PLC, has launched a new solution called Switch. Sterling Bank’s Divisional Head, Retail and Consumer Banking, Shina Atilola who disclosed this in a statement issued by the Bank recently said that Switch and the zero transaction charges offer are a Read More

#EndSARS protests: Nigerian celebrities indicated over arson, killings

October 26, 2020 Editor 0

Several Nigerian celebrities have been found culpable for the killings and arson that accompanied the EndSARS protests across the country.  The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), in its preliminary report on the mass action alleged that the individuals triggered the corresponding violence, looting and near anarchy that followed by peddling fake news.  Some of the celebrities the centre mentioned Read More

#March4Nigeria: Military remains heroes of our democracy – Nigerian youths

October 25, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths under the hashtag #March4Nigeria have hailed the Nigerian Army as the heroes of the nation’s democracy for rising up to the occasion amidst vested interests.  Speaking at a town hall meeting on Saturday in Abuja, respected youth activist, Comrade Adamu Kabir Matazu, said Nigeria would have slipped into anarchy resulting from the #EndSARS protests if not for Read More

Fake News: Nigerians in Diaspora seek withdrawal of statements by the UN, US

October 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), Ohio, United States, have called on the United Nation, United States, United Kingdom and other nations to withdraw their statements that appeared to taunt the Nigerian government over the Lekki tollgate shooting.  With overwhelming evidence now rubbishing supposed massacre in Lagos state, the NDMG said it is logical for the international community to Read More

Focus on Police reforms, coalition urges #EndSARS protesters

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition for Democracy (CD) has urged #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria to focus on the theme of their campaign on reforming the Nigeria Police in order not to allow subversive elements hijack the protest. President of the Coalition, Comrade Samson Atawodi, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja, said since President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Read More

#EndSARS: Police needs total reformation not change of name – DG NILDS

October 17, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Director General for National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof Abubakar Sulaiman, said Nigeria Police Force needs total reformation rather than cosmetic change of name of a particular unit in the organisation. Speaking on the occasion of his 55 years birthday in Ilorin, Friday, Prof Abubakar, said the activities of Nigeria Police force goes beyond mere change Read More

#EndSARS: Call for Buhari’s resignation unacceptable, politically instigated – NDF

October 17, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has warned individuals and groups hiding under the guise of the #EndSARS protest to demand President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation to desist.  According to the NDF, the agenda of the Organisation for Global Youth Peace Empowerment and Development Initiative (OGYPEDI) and others were unacceptable and politically motivated. Protest across the country demanding an end to Police brutality Read More

Nigerian Army as bastion of human rights

October 15, 2020 Abraham Ochayi 0

The recent events in the country have indeed brought to the fore some salient issues that have long been neglected by the generality of Nigerians. In my opinion, Nigerians didn’t take note of the renewed conduct of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the discharge of their duties, especially in the past five years. The emphasis has been Read More

At last, Buhari speaks on disbandment of #FSARS

October 12, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja declared that disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration. Speaking at the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), aimed at creating 774,000 jobs across the Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country, the president also directed that all those responsible for Read More

Oduduwa coalition counters call for secession, makes another proposal

October 7, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) has declared that what the country needs was attitudinal change, truthful and purposeful leadership and not secession being clamoured for by some activists.  The group said it is morally wrong for any true son and daughter of Oduduwa to mute the idea of secession from Nigeria. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, its President-General, Otunba Arokoyo Olumide, Read More