Restructuring and the herdsmen question

April 21, 2018 Adetokunbo Pearse 0

  Reform in the fiscal and the security sectors can aid the effort to alleviate growing tension between nomadic herdsmen and sedentary farmers which has captured national consciousness lately. Unfortunately, these clashes are fast becoming a way of life in Nigeria. In 2017 alone, deadly confrontation between roving herdsman and local communities were reported in every geopolitical zone except the Read More

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Peace and unity as tools for development

April 7, 2018 Jabir T. Usman 0

It is not our differences that create disharmony, conflicts or religious/ethnic crises. Rather it is the large intolerance and un-willingness to accept each other as one family and brothers in humanity. We need to accept one another, and love our fellow mankind, we don’t have to agree with each other; but we shouldn’t disparage other’s belief and culture or make Read More

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SGF tasks state govts on cooperation

  Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has called for synergy between the various arms and tiers of government to achieve national growth and socio-economic development. Speaking at the First Quarter 2018 edition of the Forum of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Secretaries to the Governments of the states in Read More

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Youths tasked on peace, accountability, good governance

March 10, 2018 Paul Okah 0

  Director of Political and Democratic Matters of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade Obinna Nwaka, has charged youths to shun cultism and promote good governance. He gave the charge recently during the 2nd Annual Conference of the Council held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. The event, which was equally used to mark the 61st Read More

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Youths decry rejection of Peace Corps bill

March 9, 2018 Ene Osang, Abuja 0

The African Youth Support Center (AYSC) has expressed shock over the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s to assent to the bill to establish the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), after being passed by both chambers of the National Assembly. Its Executive Director and former president of the Pan African Youth Union Comrade Ben Duntoye, noted that the PCN is designed Read More

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Why there’s no insurgency, herdsmen, farmers’ crisis in Kano – Ganduje 

February 21, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said that the peace being enjoyed in the state in spite of pockets of insurgency and conflicts between farmers and herdsmen was as a result of government’s policy of inclusiveness and proactive approach to security issues. The governor, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Blueprint newspaper in Abuja on Wednesday, Read More

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Embrace dialogue, Nnajofor advises Daily Star pensioners

February 21, 2018 Chuks Nweze 0

Enugu Chairman, House Committee on Information, Enugu state House of Assembly, Hon. Paul Nnajiofor, has called on labour leaders to always toe the path of dialogue to show their grievances rather than embark on confrontation with the government. Nnajiofor, who made the call at a meeting with the retired staff of state-owned newspaper, Daily Star, yesterday, said a lot could Read More

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Military lauds AEPB on environmental cleanliness

February 20, 2018 Helen Oji 0

  The Commanding Officer of 7 Guard Battalion Lt Col. Mukhtar Daroda commended AEPB for helping to avert a looming epidemic caused by a blown out sewer manhole which was spewing offensive odour and impending disease all over the place especially in Lungi Barracks. He made this known recently during a courtesy visit to AEPB with his team in Abuja. Read More

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We’ll get to the root of Bwari crisis – FCTA

February 20, 2018 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has stated that it would get to the root of the Bwari crisis in its bid to ensure the prevailing peace in that town was permanent. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, gave the assurance last week during a second peace meeting with the stakeholders in Esu Bwari palace. Read More

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Benue: Missing police officer found dead

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A police officer was missing in Benue state on Saturday has been found dead, locals said yesterday. The officer, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was amongst the four mobile police officers that went missing following an ambush on their patrol vehicle in Logo local government area on Saturday. The incident occurred in Tse Akpam village, near Azege town Read More

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Peaceful transitions no longer negotiable in Africa – Buhari

February 9, 2018 By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said political transitions in Africa must be properly managed to safeguard countries from slipping into crises that slow down economic growth, and throw citizens into avoidable hardships. In a ceremony to receive Letters of Credence at the Presidential Villa, the President told the Ambassador of the Republic of Togo, Mr. Lene Dimban, that peaceful Read More

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  Peaceful transitions in Africa no longer negotiable – Buhari

February 8, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja said political transitions in Africa must be properly managed to safeguard countries from slipping into crises that slow down economic growth, and throw citizens into avoidable hardships. In a ceremony to receive Letters of Credence at the Presidential Villa, the President told the Ambassador of the Republic of Togo, Mr. Lene Dimban, that Read More

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NUPEC will cooperate with governments at all levels, CG

December 31, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps, Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and local government chairmen that the organisation under his leadership will work with all other sister agencies to bring about peace in the country. Nneji, however, urged the president to sign into law the bill establishing the Read More

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Nasarawa NGO trains youth on peace, religious tolerance

December 29, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Beyond Boundaries Legacy Leadership Initiative (BBLLI), in collaboration with Niwano Peace Foundation, Japan said it would train 15 youth leaders on peace and religious tolerance in Nasarawa in the interest of peace and development in the state. This was contained in a statement jointly signed and issued to newsmen yesterday in Keffi by the Executive Director Read More

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Shehu of Borno tasks clerics on peace

December 27, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Ibn Umar El Kaneni has called for continuous prayers for lasting peace in Borno, North east and Nigeria as a whole. He also acknowledged the role played by Islamic scholars in the state in the effort to restore peace in the North east region ravaged by the Boko Haram Read More

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Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

December 14, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise “the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital”. An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital as “null and void”. It also says the move has signalled Washington’s withdrawal from its role in Read More

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Attack: Nasarawa ‘thugs’ turn down DSS invitation

December 11, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By our correspondent Hoodlums suspected to be aides attached to governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state have shunned invitation by the Department of State Service, Lafia for interrogation. The aides; Darda’u and Baban Laria (a.k.a Master), who were at Mohammed Yangida’s residence last week Thursday morning in Lafia, allegedly attacked Blueprint reporter, with the help of some thugs. They were Read More

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Eid el-Maulud: Ekweremadu urges Nigerians to close ranks

December 1, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged Nigerians to close ranks in order to move the nation forward. Ekweremadu stated this yesterday via a statement issued by his Special Adviser (Media), Uche Anichukwu, in his Eid el-Maulud message to the Muslim Ummah. He said: “The celebration of the birth of the holy prophet is Read More

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Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – Benin monarch

November 28, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Benin monarch and Chairman, Edo state Council of Traditional Rulers, Omo N’Oba Nedo Okpolokpolo Ewuare II, has called on Nigerians, especially the traditional rulers in the country to give firm support to the federal government in exploiting the rich culture of the country to keep Nigeria one indivisible entity. The monarch, who made the call Read More

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Peace: JNI harps on tolerance, understanding

November 28, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna Kaduna state chairman of Jama’atul Nasrul Islam (JNI), Alhaji Jafaru Makarfi, has reiterated the need for tolerance and understanding as the sure way to Nigeria’s growth and development as a nation. Makarfi made the call while receiving members of Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria (PRRFN), comprising Muslims and Christians in the state Read More

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US, Amnesty condemn Mubi mosque attack

November 23, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The United States has condemned the suicide attack at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa state, which killed no fewer than 50 people and injured several others. The U.S. Department of State, in a statement by its spokesperson, Heather Nauert, described the blast as “a terrorist attack,” and extended its condolences to the Nigerian people and the families of the victims Read More

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We remain committed to peace, security – Bello

November 17, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the maintenance of peace and security of the people of the state. Bello made the pledge at a programme tagged “Building a People of Peace,” organised by the state directorate of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Lokoja yesterday, expressed the determination Read More

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Ronaldinho poses alongside stunning portrait of himself in London

November 16, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Brazil legend Ronaldinho flew to London to meet with an artist who created a stunning portrait of him on Tuesday afternoon. Ronaldinho was attending England’s friendly with Brazil at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday evening but fulfilled his Football for Peace ambassadorial duties first. The former Barcelona star joined up to work and support the Football for Peace initiative, which uses Read More

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Support Army for peace, COAS tells NIPR

November 11, 2017 Sadiq Abubakar 0

By Sadiq Abubakar In a bid to enhance relationship with professional institutions, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has charged the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) to stand firmly with the Army in efforts to protect the country for peace and unity. A statement made available to newsmen, said Buratai gave the charge yesterday Read More

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‘Mambila is now calm’

October 17, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state recently sent a high-powered delegation led by the deputy governor, Haruna Manu, to Atta, Adamawa province in Cameroon, where the displaced people affected by last June crisis between the Fulani and Mambila refuge, to assess the situation preparatory to their return. Manu answered some questions after the visit. Excerpts: Security was one of the Read More

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