Group hails Buhari, Service Chiefs for peaceful Christmas in North East

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

The NorthEast Peace Ambassadors (NEPA) has said President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s service chiefs deserve credit for the return of peace and another Christmas celebration free from attacks in the region.  The group gave the commendation at a press conference on Tuesday in Modu Ganari, Maiduguri, Borno state.  In a statement co-signed by Alhaji Sadiq Bulama and Mallam Usman Geidam, Read More

Between Zulum’s conscience and his godfather

December 25, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

The true worth of leaders is measured by their consistency. True leaders are known for jutting and upholding truth; avoiding actions which might erode public confidence in them. That’s why Bulgarian-born writer, Maria Popova Maria reasoned that “Greatness is consistency driven by a deep love of the work.” In today’s world, most characters speak before they think. That’s the accident Read More

War against terrorism: Group backs Nigeria security forces

December 15, 2020 Editor 0

A Nigerian-based pro-democracy, human rights and justice sector group, Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), has condemned in strong terms the attempt by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to blackmail the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security forces presently fighting the war against terrorism in some parts of Northern Nigeria. While speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, the Compliance Officer Read More

UN-POLAC appoints Ofana Int’l peace advocate

December 14, 2020 John Oba 0

The United Nations Positive Livelihood Award Centre (UN-POLAC), has appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Santuscom Agro-Hub Investment Nigeria Limited, Chief Paul Santus Ofana, as International Peace Advocate. The appointment was stated in a statement released by trustees of POLAC, which said the basis of appointing the rising agribusiness entrepreneur and producer of Ogoja Rice is because of his pedigree Read More

Centre raises alarm over influx of ‘secret terrorist organisation’ in Nigeria

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has raised an alarm over the existence, secret sponsorship and operation of a terrorist organisation in the southern part of the country.  CESJET, in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, alleged that a supposed human rights group, InterSociety for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, are be behind the sect.  Read More

Abubakar: Driving Nigeria’s digital economy

November 29, 2020 Osarumen Idemudia 0

 At present, Nigeria’s economy is heavily dependent on the oil sector, which accounts for over 95 percent of export earnings and about 40 percent of government revenues, according to the International Monetary Fund. However, according to authoritative sources, the situation will change sooner than people generally imagine.  The reality is something to prepare for. So, “Beyond oil” is the catch phrase by Read More

Breaking: Wike imposes curfew on Port Harcourt

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on parts of Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital for the next two weeks. Wike revealed that the curfew which takes effect from Monday, Novenber 23, covers the entire area around the Okoro-Nu-Odu flyover in Rumuokoro. The governor who spoke via state wide broadcast said he decision was due Read More

Wanted Boko Haram terrorists: Coalition pledges support to Nigerian Army

November 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has pledged to support the Nigerian Army and the Borno state government in accelerating the capture of the 86 terrorists listed on the most wanted list released on Wednesday. CATE, while briefing select newsmen on the published list, in Maiduguri expressed the desire for Army to speed-up the capture or elimination of Boko Read More

Breaking: Nigerian Army unveil another Boko Haram wanted list

November 11, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday released another list of Boko Haram terrorists as the fight against insurgency continues. The latest list was launched by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai alongside Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum at the Nigerian Army Super Camp, Chabbal in Konduga Local Government Area of the state. Prominent on the list is the Read More

Breaking: Lalong re-imposes 24-hour curfew in Jos, moment after invasion of palliatives’ warehouses

October 24, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has reimposed a 24-hour curfew till further notice in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas (LGAs). The governor in statement personal signed by him said the decision to reimposed the curfew was reached after some hoodlums broke into the warehouses where palliatives delivered to the state by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Read More

Operation Crocodile Smile targeted at criminals, #EndSARS protesters – Human rights groups

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Human Rights Monitoring Groups (CHRMG) has assured Nigerians of maximum safety throughout the Nigerian Army’s operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ which it says is targeted at criminals.  CHRMG’s coordinator, Abubakar Gana, gave this assurance on Monday at a press conference in Abuja ahead of the start of the exercise.  Gana said the annual operation has no connection with the Read More

Gov. Zulum, Borno state assembly and Nigeria’s fight against terrorism

October 18, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The Armed Forces of Nigeria and its gallant troops fighting Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the northeast Nigeria, are not anybody’s weeping child. Officers, Soldiers ratings and airmen and women who are making enormous sacrifices for the peace and unity of Nigeria, day and night cannot be disparaged, ridiculed or diminished by Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, and his Read More

Boko Haram: Group condemns call for redeployment of defunct SARS operatives to Borno

October 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Arewa Citizens for Peace (ACP) has condemned the call for the redeployment of operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to the North-East to fight Boko Haram terrorists, describing it as “misplaced, senseless and capable of throwing the country into turmoil”.  While welcoming the disbandment of the anti-robbery unit of the Police, the ACP noted that such a Read More

General Buratai and his phenomenal exploits

October 8, 2020 Best Agbese 0

According to the great general of war, Winston S Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”. This is the reality of great leaders. Those who must excel in life must keep at whatever it is they want to achieve despite setbacks. Setbacks are a regular feature in the life of Read More

Zulum convoy attack: Lead calls for Boko Haram to surrender, group tells Borno elders

September 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) has charged fellow elders from the North-east to lead the call for Boko Haram terrorists to surrender.  In a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Simon Shango, and made available to newsmen on Monday, the PEC challenged leaders and stakeholders from the region to rise up against the terrorists.  The PEC’s call followed the recent attack Read More

Security: Elder statesmen counters Obasanjo, affirms Buhari has recorded more achievements

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

Some elder statesmen under the aegis of the Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed his predecessors in terms of security, contrary to claims by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.   The group made this known in a communique issued on Tuesday and signed by Alhaji Muhammadu Ari Gwaska and Chief Simon Shango, its President and Secretary Read More

Security: PMB and his loudest trumpet

September 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has scored many goals in different sectors of the Nigerian economy since 2015 when he assumed leadership of the country. Even though this fact has not been highlighted strategically by the media handlers of the President, in some quarters, it was stated that the body language of the president is not keen on grandstanding Read More

Mohammed Yusuf and Gana: What Benue is not telling us

September 12, 2020 Bernard Kifasi 0

The death of Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana, has generated some discourses in the country with the narrative of some politicians in Benue state. There seem to be an attempt to glorify his grave misdeeds that have seen to the death of thousands in parts of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states. This, in my opinion, should give Nigerians a Read More

Bauchi inaugurates community policing c’ttee, plans security trust fund

August 26, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed  has inaugurated  a 21-member community policing advisory committee and community policing committee.  Speaking at the inauguration Tuesday in Bauchi, Governor  Mohammed said the decision was to strengthen his administration’s efforts at ensuring peace and security across the state.  He said in order to ensure effective service delivery, the state government would  soon set up a security trust fund Read More

Stop harassing Mailafia, Na’Abba, MBF tells DSS

August 23, 2020 Agi Onda 0

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has cautioned the Department of State Service (DSS) to trade cautiously with a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia, on his recent media interview over which he has been invited twice by the secret police. The attention of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has been drawn to invitations extended Read More

Insecurity and our guilty elite

July 29, 2020 Philip Attah 0

The Holy scriptures admonishes us in Matthew 5:9 that “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” It is a sacred charge on all humanity to be partakers in the process of restoration of peace anywhere it is punctured. God Himself acknowledges the inevitability of wars and conflicts, precipitated by crisis among people, which culminates into Read More