Plateau attack: Ignore smear campaigns against military, group urges Nigerians

August 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A peace advocacy group, Coalition of Plateau Peace Practitioners Network (COPPPN), has condemned recent attack on Irigwe community of Bassa local government area of Plateau state. In a statement, Monday, signed by its National Coordinator, Dr Daniel Babale Andruwus, and National Secretary, Mrs Lucy Nyami, respectively, the group expressed sympathy with the families of the victims, the government and people Read More

Nigeria needs more mediators to address growing conflicts- CSOs

July 23, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Coalition of Civil Society Organizations have called on the federal government to scale up the number of mediators in the country, lamenting that some conflicts have remained protracted. The CSOs stated this at the just concluded Mediation and Conflict Management Workshop in Abuja on Building, a Cohesive Community organized by Sarahtrihpany ltd, supported by MBBI-IPTI Women in Peace building, Rotary Read More

Edo dep gov advocates peaceful co-existence

July 20, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The deputy governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, Tuesday called on all Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnicity, to jettison their differences and push for a more united nation. In his good will message to Muslim faithful, Shaibu admonished faithful on the need for sacrifice, which he said, is the whole essence of the celebration. He said: “Eid-el-kabir is a Read More

On the need to stop Abduljabbar

July 20, 2021 House keeper 0

Though I’m a Sunni and disciple of Sheikh Ja’afar Mahmud Adam of blessed memory but to be fair and objective, I must admit that Abduljabbar’s new brand of teaching is often naive, contrary to Malam Nasiru Kabara’s. Sheikh Abdjabbar Nasir failed to even pass the litmus test of how preaching should be. Although I will not go deep into Sheikh Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: Matawalle pledges to address insecurity in Zamfara

July 20, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has reiterated his administration’s commitment to addressing the lingering insecurity challenges facing the state. The governor stated this Monday in a state broadcast to mark Eid-El-Kabir festival. He said the insecurity challenges was inherited by his administration from the previous government two years ago, stressing that the peace and dialogue with bandits terrorising the Read More

2023 Presidency: It’s the turn of North-east – COPJA

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition for Peace and Justice Advocates (COPJA) has called on the political class and all political parties to ensure the Presidency of the country is rotated round the six-geo-political zones of the country, rather than only North and South, as a way of ensuring inclusion and national unity. It, however, said North-east should be allowed to produce the next Read More

APC governors condoles El-rufai over ex-deputy’s demise

July 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has sent condolences message to the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai over the death of Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex), former Deputy Governor of the state. The ruling party governors said they received the news of Bantex death with “heavy heart and gratitude to God for a life well lived.” The deputy governor died Read More

Bamgbose offers to assist families of slain security personnel

July 10, 2021 House keeper 0

The National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG) Olusegun Bamgbose has offered to assist families of slain security personnel in Nigeria. Bamgbose in a statement said the worsening security situation in the country was no doubt, taking a toll on the security agents in the country. According to him, “Almost on daily basis, we are losing our men to Read More

Okorocha demands recognition of Nwafor-led APC in Imo

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The crisis rocking the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as the former governor of the state Rochas Okorocha, has asked the national leadership of the party to only recognise Daniel Nwafor-led executive for peace to reign. Okorocha who led a group known as Imo APC Pioneer Group to a meeting at the Read More

Yobe: British Council, MCN resolve 409 disputes through traditional system

June 30, 2021 House keeper 0

About 409 disputes that might have escalated to conflicts in Yobe state have been resolved in the last one year by British Council Programme, Managing Conflict in Northeast Nigeria. The MCN state team Lead, Abdulkadir Sambo, disclosed this during a one-day Lesson Sharing Event of Community Peace and Safety Partnership in Damaturu, the state capital. Sambo said the traditional system Read More

Sirika affirms Air Peace acquisition of new planes

June 29, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has affirmed that the acquisition of brand new aircraft by Air Peace is in tandem with the Federal Government’s roadmap for the nation’s aviation industry, adding that the feat is a step in the right direction. Sirika, who represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Aviation Ministry, Mr Hassan Musa, spoke at a delivery Read More

U.S. embassy partners Channels Academy to train conflict reporters

June 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Embassy Abuja, in partnership with Channels Academy, has trained over 150 journalists on Conflict Reporting and Peace Journalism. A press statement by the embassy, Friday in Abuja, indicated that, “In her opening remarks, the U.S. Embassy spokesperson/press attaché, Jeanne Clark, noted that the United States recognised that security challenges exist in many forms throughout the country, and that Read More

APC chieftain, Zaura vows to raise political climate in Kano

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kano state, Abdussalam Abdulkareem Zaura, popularly known as A.A Zaura, has vowed to raise political climate in the state. Zaura made this known during a meeting of his zonal coordinators held at Tourist Camp, Kano, Kano state, as contained in a statement by his media aide, Al-Amin Ciroma. “Our coming in to Read More

Those threatening peace ‘ll be brought to book – Buhari

June 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that every criminal elements that has taken up arms against the peace of the country and its citizens will be brought to book accordingly. The President also assured that as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, no effort will be spared in tackling every form of insecurity confronting Nigeria. Speaking at the first Progressives Youths Read More

Nwachukwu assumes as Army spokesperson, seeks media collaboration to tackle insecurity

June 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Director of Amy Public Relations  Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, has called for collaboration between the Nigerian Army and the media to tackle security challenges confronting the nation. According to him, “it is an indisputable and very well established fact, that the sword or gun cannot alone, provide a panacea to the complex and multifaceted security challenges that characterize todays world.”  Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

10 years after FoI Act, Jonathan tasks media on fake news

June 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday asked the Nigerian media practitioners how they had fared with be usage of the Freedom of Information Act (FO1A), which was enacted 10 years ago.The FOIA was enacted in 2011 to bequeath the media with the abiding freedom required to practice and an unfettered access to information in the public interest. Speaking in Abuja shortly Read More

SKJPC, NERI task Gidan Waya COE students on peaceful coexistence

June 2, 2021 Abubakar Labaran 0

The Southern Kaduna Joint Peace Committee (SKJPC) has tasked students of the Kaduna state College of Education, Gidan Waya on the need to engage in activities that promote peaceful co-existence. The co-chairman of the committee, Ahmad Yandeh, made the call at a meeting with students of the institution at Gidan Waya, Kafanchan. Blueprint reports that the meeting was convened in Read More

Ex-President, Jonathan, bags new crucial appointment

May 29, 2021 House keeper 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appointed Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan as chairman of the ECOWAS Council of the Wise. ECOWAS disclosed the appointments in a statement published on its website after a two-day meeting which ended on May 25, 2021, in Ghana. As special envoy, Jonathan had helped ECOWAS to facilitate dialogue with all principal stakeholders in Read More

OYSIEC declares PDP winner of rescheduled Ido LG polls

May 27, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo State Independent National Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has declared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Hon. Adeojo Sheriff Aderemi, as winner of Ido Local Government Area of the state. Announcing the result, late Wednesday, the OYSIEC Chairman, Aare  Isiaka Olagunju said the PDP candidate polled 19,744 votes at the rescheduled elections held on Wednesday. According to the OYSIEC Chairman, at Read More