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

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 […]

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Embrace dialogue, Nnajofor advises Daily Star pensioners

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, […]

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Military lauds AEPB on environmental cleanliness

  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 […]

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

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 […]

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Benue: Missing police officer found dead

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 […]

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Peaceful transitions no longer negotiable in Africa – Buhari

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, […]

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  Peaceful transitions in Africa no longer negotiable – Buhari

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 […]

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NUPEC will cooperate with governments at all levels, CG

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 […]

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Nasarawa NGO trains youth on peace, religious tolerance

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 […]

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Shehu of Borno tasks clerics on peace

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 […]

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Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

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 […]

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Attack: Nasarawa ‘thugs’ turn down DSS invitation

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 […]

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Eid el-Maulud: Ekweremadu urges Nigerians to close ranks

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 […]

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Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – Benin monarch

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 […]

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Peace: JNI harps on tolerance, understanding

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 […]

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US, Amnesty condemn Mubi mosque attack

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 […]

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We remain committed to peace, security – Bello

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 […]

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Ronaldinho poses alongside stunning portrait of himself in London

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 […]

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Support Army for peace, COAS tells NIPR

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 […]

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‘Mambila is now calm’

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: […]

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Kamara communities in Kaura pledge  support for El-Rufai

  By Abubakar Labaran Kafanchan   Three villages, Kajim, Mahuta and Randiyam, jointly called Kamara in Moroa’a chiefdom of Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, have pledged their unflinching support to the state government under the leadership of Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’I and his deputy, Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex. Addressing newsmen recently at the […]

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CCII wades into Olubadan chieftaincy crisis

By Agboola Bayo Ibadan The Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) at the weekend raised a 15 man reconciliation committee to mediate on the crisis between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja The committee is to the review the Olubadan Chieftaincy […]

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Crisis resolution: Peace Corps personnel heads to U.S for training

The United States Peace Corps is set to train officers and men of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPC) in the area of peace building and crisis mediation in the country. Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, Commandant General of the NUPC, Dr Chinedu Nneji, said a delegation from his Corp is expected in the […]