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Eid el-Maulud: Ekweremadu urges Nigerians to close ranks

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 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 Editorial IV 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 Editorial IV 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 Editorial IV 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 Editorial IV 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 Editorial IV 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 Administrator 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 Editorial IV 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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Kamara communities in Kaura pledge  support for El-Rufai

October 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  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 Kaura local government multi-purpose hall, Read More

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CCII wades into Olubadan chieftaincy crisis

October 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

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 Declaration, and the coronation of Read More

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

August 15, 2017 Administrator 0

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 United States by Wednesday to outline modalities Read More