Kadzai bags CNNC leadership award

October 12, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Leader of Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC), Engr. Daniel Kadzai, Sunday, bagged the youth leadership and mentorship award of Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) Adamawa state chapter. Engr. Kadzai, who is also the former National President of YOWICAN was given the award in recognition of his outstanding leadership role and humanitarian services, his struggle and Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

Unity of Nigeria more important than 2023 – Kalu

October 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

As most politicians are strategizing and jostling for different political offices ahead of 2023 general elections, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has advised Nigeria’s unity is of more paramount important than the politics of 2023. Senator Kalu who represents Abia North in the Senate stated this in Abuja Wednesday while fielding questions from journalists after Read More

Nigeria @61: Defence minister lauds Buhari’s determination to combat insecurity, others

October 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), has assured Nigerians of the total commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to the wellbeing of Nigerians in the face of numerous challenges threatening the nation’s peace and unity. According to a statement signed by the special assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri, the minister stated this in a Read More

Nigeria at 61: Is it worth celebrating?

September 30, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The history of Nigeria can be traced to settlers trading across the Middle East and Africa as early as 1100 BC. Numerous ancient African civilizations settled in the region that is known today as Nigeria, such as the Kingdom of Nri, the Benin Empire, and the Oyo Empire. Islam reached Nigeria through the Borno Empire around (1068 AD) and Hausa Read More

Nigeria @61: Yoruba group warns against agents of destruction

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigeria marks its 61st independence anniversary, the nation’s youths have been urged to shun agents of destruction who are bent on using them to cause trouble within the polity. The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) while making the call also noted what it termed as “the resilience and commitment to the ideal of our forefathers” is what has kept the Read More

Far beyond “Us vs Them” and other Plateau nasty drama

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The misconception of ethnicity and religion has descended on Jos, the Plateau state capital, from the lofty height of Nigeria’s tourism city to a dreadful home of ‘red spills’. Today, many Plateau communities are terribly faced with serious conflicts relating to ethnicity and religion over which the people have been wagging tongues. Violent eruptions from ethnicity and religion have, overtime, Read More

Anambra: PDP hails Appeal Court judgment confirming Ozigbo

September 3, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it received with delight, the judgement of the Court of Appeal, which affirmed its candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, for the November 6, 2021, Anambra state governorship election. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Friday thanked the judiciary for restoring peace and unity in the PDP as well as strengthening the 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

PDP crisis: Take party to court, be disciplined – BoT

August 6, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The internal crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is far from over as the Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting with the embattled chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, some members of the National Working Committee (NWC), Rivers state governor, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike and others ended in deadlock. Addressing party leaders during the 73rd meeting, Thursday, BoT chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, described Read More

Pilgrimage: NCPC prays for Nigeria in Jordan

July 30, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) held its maiden prayer congress Thursday at Mount Nebo, Jordan, for the 2020 Pilgrimage exercise. This was contained in a statement issued in Amman, Jordan, by the Commission’s head of media and public relations, Celestine Toruka. It indicated that the NCPC executive secretary, Rev. Yakubu Pam, in his welcome address, expressed gratitude to the Read More

From Oba to Big Brother House

July 28, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Just when some of us thought that the social media space would take a breather from the Obi Cubana (Oba) crass show of materialism to pay some attention to more edifying and noble matters, it is about to be bombarded and overtaken by the triviality called Big Brother Naija which while entertaining our flitting physical passions, does little to uplift Read More

NBAIS has roles to play in inculcating spirit of trust, religious cautiousness for peace – Gbajabiamila

July 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has vital role to play in inculcating the spirit of trust, tolerance, patience and religious cautiousness to the teaming students/youths for peace and harmony in Nigeria. The speaker who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon Sanusi Rikiji stated this, Read More

Oba Adetona backs US-based musician‘s prayer for peace in Nigeria

July 9, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetaona, has declared support for the 30-day-Global Prayer for Peace in Nigeria. The prayer which begins on September 1 is the brain child of Prince Ayo Manuel Ajisebutu, a US based musician, peace activist and social entrepreneur. Declaring his support for the initiative in a statement Thursday, Oba Adetona said, “we owe it Read More

Peaceful co-existence: Bishop Onaiyekan tasks religious leaders on tolerance

June 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Archbishop emeritus of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has tasked religious leaders across the country to preach tolerance between the Christian and Muslim communities so as to ensure peaceful co-existence.  Bishop Onaiyekan said religious leaders have to work together to achieve some amount of religious harmony, as a condition for peaceful co-existence.  Bishop Onaiyekan who stated this in Abuja at Read More

Thanks for visiting Borno, Mr President

June 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

I want to start by saying safe trip, Mr President. Indeed, It was a joyous moment in Maiduguri,  the Borno state capital,, as thousands of people came out en masse from the nooks and crannies of the state to welcome  you. Once again, thanks so much for the reconsideration, Mr President. The kind of love, support and good work you Read More

How to regulate social media

June 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Social media has virtually become a ground for spreading baseless and unconfirmed news that would temper Nigerians to series of crises. Some unscrupulous media usage who don’t want peace and unity in our country through disseminating unverified news ranging from killings people in a different part of the country, tribal conflicts, and so forth. They would share the said unauthentic Read More

APC: Dousing the fuss over registration/revalidation exercise

April 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Abdulrauf 0

The APC registration and revalidation exercise under the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee and the needless fuss around ‘extension,’ forms the thrust of this piece by ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF. Following protracted crises that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) declared the elected officials sacked June Read More

Bandits don’t deserve to live, must be wiped out – El-Rufai

April 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Bandits who are terrorising parts of Nigeria are at war with the country, challenging its sovereignty, they have lost all rights to life and must be wiped out, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has reiterated.  Addressing a federal government town hall meeting on National Security and National Unity titled “Setting Benchmarks for Enhanced Security and National Unity in Nigeria” Read More

Ex-APGA presidential candidate sues for unity, coexistence

April 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A former presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Major General John Gbor (rtd) has called for genuine unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians to ensure continuous corporate existence. In a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday, General Gbor also urged all Nigerians to love one another irrespective of religion, ethnic and political differences. He said no nation can Read More

Candido felicitates with Christians at Easter

April 5, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

As Nigerian Christians join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate Easter, the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) chairman, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has sent his warm greetings to all Christian faithful in the council on the occasion of the 2021 Easter celebration. Candido, in the message through the council’s divisional head of information, Mrs Patience Olaloye, called on all Read More