The future of Kogi

June 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Since the creation of Kogi state by the Ibrahim Babangida administration in 1991, the contest for power supremacy has been the major political characteristic. The three main tribes: Igala, Ebira and Kabba have a rich and interesting history in both the colonial and pre-colonial context.     Brought together by fate,  the vision of the founding fathers was to see the Read More

Kajuru Attacks: CP announces suspects’ arrest, as el-Rufai meets Adara, Fulani leaders

May 20, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Wednesday held meeting with Fulani, Adara leaders and state security chiefs to find lasting solution to the incessant  attacks in Kajuru communities.This is the latest in series of meetings between the Kaduna state government and key stakeholders in the Kajuru, Adara and Fulani communities aimed at permanently laying to rest security issues in Read More

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Edo APC declares fasting, prayers over internal crisis

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Worried over recent bombings, apparently for political reasons in the state, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo has declared Friday, February 20 as fasting and prayer for God’s intervention. The party urged members to comply with the exercise starting “from dawn till 12.00 noon and beyond in order for peace to reign in the state and the country Read More

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Plateau: Speaker assures communities of support

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Speaker of the Plateau state House of Assembly, Honourable Abok Ayuba, has pledged that the assembly would work with the executive to end the killing of innocent persons by gunmen.  Ayuba made the pledge Monday when he led some members of the assembly to communities in Bokkos and Mangu LGA’s that were recently attacked. The speaker in a press release Read More

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Insecurity: El-Rufai in emergency security meeting with security chiefs, traditional rulers

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Following return of kidnapping by abductors, who often kill their victims, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has held security meeting with heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and political leaders in the state.  The security meeting, which held behind closed doors, aimed at finding lasting solution to the spate of kidnappings and killing of victims in parts of the state Read More

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National unity: 100 Islamic scholars begin 3-day fasting, prayers

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 100 Islamic scholars,  Monday commenced three days fasting and prayers for national peace and unity in the country. The team leader of the Volunteer and Patriotic Muslim Scholars, Malam Salihu Abdullahi-Mai, said at a news conference in Tudun Wada, Kaduna that the group mobilised 100 clerics for the three- day fasting and prayers. He said “Prayers and Read More

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3 men in court for allegedly hitting IKEDC staff with block

December 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The police, Tuesday, arraigned three men: Alabi Tayo, 40, Olufemi Sangokeye, 37, and Lekan Lawal, 28 before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. They were arraigned for allegedly hitting two staff of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) while on official duties with moulded block.  The defendants, whose residential addresses were not provided, are facing a three-count-charge of conspiracy, breach of the peace and assault. They Read More

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LG boss preaches peace as Numana community marks end of year

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Mr. Peter Danjuma Averik, has advised Nigerians to live in peace irrespective of tribal, religious, political and other differences.He made the call at the end of year celebration put together by Arak Family, one of the major clans of the Numana ethnic group, weekend in Abuja. The end of year celebration Read More

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Riding: Nigeria, South Africa bikers set to promote unity

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bikers from Nigeria and South Africa are to engage in a riding initiative in South Africa tagged, ‘Africa Unite Bike Ride’ aimed at fostering peace and unity between both countries. Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Marketing and Branding International, Mr Yinka Abidoye, said during an interview that the exercise was under the auspices of MzansiNaija and Inspire Marketing & Branding International. “The Read More

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Pray for our host communities, Miyetti Allah in Southeast urges Muslims

November 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As Muslims celebrate Eid el-Maulud, the South East zonal chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MCBAN), Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, has urged Muslims especially those resident in the zone to use the occasion to pray for continuous peace and unity among their host communities. According to Siddiki, the highest respect people could accord Prophet Muhammad (SAW), whose birthday was commemorated Read More

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Eid-el- Maulud: Lagos speaker tasks Muslims on peace, tolerance

November 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Speaker of Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has tasked the Muslim faithful across the Nigeria to always embrace of peace tolerance  and  charity among other virtues which he described as pathway to development.Obasa gave the counsel in a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday by his chief press secretary, Mr.Tolani Abati, in commemoration of this year’s Mawlid Nabiyy in recognition of Read More

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Yobe: Nigerian Army stages religious enlightenment on counter insurgency

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Army said insurgency and violent extremism is one of the greatest challenges against the existence of peace and progress of the country. Brigadier General Shehu Garba Mustapha, Director Islamic affairs, Nigerian Army made the disclosure Thursday at a one day seminar with a theme “countering insurgency and violent extremism in Nigeria through authentic religious enlightenment held in Damaturu, the Read More

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Air Peace reaffirms commitment to passengers’ safety, comfort

October 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The management of Air Peace , Wednesday restated the its commitment to the safety and comfort of its passengers as it marks its fifth anniversary of flight operations. The Chairman of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, said in Lagos that the airline had made steady progress in five years. Onyema said the airline’s vision of creating seamless connections and network Read More

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Global Peace Day: Kogi gov harps on ethnic, religious harmony

September 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has enjoined Nigerians to live in peace and harmony irrespective of religious and ethnic background, urging them to eschew violence for the advancement and development of the country. Bello made the call while addressing a Peace walk organised by ActionAid Nigeria in partnership with Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development (PIBCID) in commemoration Read More

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Groups plotting to undermine Nigeria’s peace, DSS alerts

September 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted Nigerians on plans by subversive groups and individuals to undermine national security, peace and unity in the country. DSS Public Relations Officer Peter Afunanya who made this known in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said the groups also initiated narratives to deepen their subversive objectives so as to achieve preferred illegal Read More

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WANEP restates inclusive peace-building approach

September 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Nigeria (WANEP) has reiterated the call for an inclusive approach to peacebuilding, saying this will prevent violence, promote peaceful co-existence, and ensure more equitable and prosperous society. A statement signed Thursday in Abuja by its national network coordinator, Bridget Osakwe, expressed concern that women who are key stakeholders in conflict prevention and peacebuilding are Read More

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Yobe: 34 peace ambassadors trained on community mobilization, conflict management

August 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Yobe Young Generation Development Association (YOYGEDA) has organized peace dialogue and training for peace ambassadors in Yobe state. The programme which took place in Potiskum local government  council brought about 34 peace ambassadors across the state who were trained on community mobilization, advocacy and conflict management skill. According to the executive director, Adamu Muazu, the goal of Read More

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Let’s put 2019 election behind – Rep

August 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The member representing Hong/Gombi federal constituency of Adamawa state, Hon Yusuf Captain Buba, has urged Nigerians to put aside their differences which arose from the 2019 general elections and work together for the peace, unity and development of Nigeria.  Buba, who is the chairman House Committee on Foreign Affairs stated this Tuesday in Yola in his Sallah message to Muslim faithful Read More

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Eid el-Kabir: IPAC president calls for unity

August 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has urged Nigerians to use Eid el-Kabir for promoting peace and unity. IPAC President Peter Ameh made the call in a statement he issued on Sunday in Abuja to mark Eid el-Kabir, describing the festival as crucial part of Islamic faith. Ameh also urged Nigerians to pray to the Almighty Allah to grant the nation peace Read More

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ADP tasks FG on strengthening democratic institutions, economic restructuring

June 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government to develop a policy that would strengthen democratic institutions, economic restructuring, foster unity, peace and security in the country. The ADP national chairman, Alhaji Yabagi Sani, made the call in a statement he personally signed Sunday in Abuja as part of activities marking the second year of Read More

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NYCN sues for peaceful co-existence in Gombe

May 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

Gombe state chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has urged the citizens to restore their heritage of peaceful coexistence among the multi ethnic and religious groups in the state. This was contain in a communiqué signed by its chairman Abdullahi Bello Yaro and public relations officer Anas Umar Kunji made available to Journalists in Gombe on Sunday Read More

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Over 300 school children to feature in International Day of sport

April 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will on Saturday, April 6, mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, across the world. This is contained in a press statement signed by Anthony Asuquo, event coordinator and head coach of Tony International Gymnastic, on Thursday, in Abuja. The statement said the event would be celebrated in Read More

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Election: Buhari, Clinton speak after cancelled Nigeria trip

February 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciated former president of the United States of America Mr Bill Clinton for his continuous support for Nigeria and the growth of its democracy. The president, who took a telephone call from President Clinton Wednesday night, described Clinton as a friend of the country, while commending his constant support for the peace, stability and progress of Nigeria Read More

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Buhari addresses Nigerians, says “I’m your preferred candidate for Saturday’s polls”

February 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Assures elections’ll be peaceful…Says threats, intimidation don’t represent govt position President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that he is the preferred candidate for the presidential election scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday, February 16, 2019. In a nationwide broadcast, the president said Saturday’s election was about choice between consolidating the achievements recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the Read More

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El-Rufai to establish Sports Academy In Kagarko

February 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kaduna state Governor Malam Nasir el-Rufai has made known his intention of establishing a sports academy in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state to boost youth development. Addressing crowd of supporters who gathered for the finals of the Commissioner’s Cup, organised in support of reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor el-Rufai said the proposed academy is part Read More