Why we signed peace declaration with Sultan of Sokoto – Ex-CAN President

August 11, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The immediate past President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) His Eminence, Rev Samson Ayokunle has said the signing of the Declaration for a Peaceful and Secure Nigeria with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammedu Sa’ad Abubakar, is to help Nigerians live in harmony and in high religious standards. The signing of the pact took place in Washington DC Read More

PIND empowers 374 N’Delta youths in peace building, conflict management

April 15, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A non-profit organization that promotes peace and equitable economic growth in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region on the platform of Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), has trained 374 Niger Delta youth in Warri and Asaba, Delta state on peace-building with a focus on volunteerism, conflict management and early warning reporting system. A statement signed Friday in Abuja Read More

The relevance of a united Nigeria

February 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

The five-letter word, “unity” is a very important factor. It takes a phychic mind to unravel the deep-rooted message hidden in this word. There will be be no ethnic crisis because they all believe and agree to be and exist as one. This will ensure a peaceful existence among Nigerians. Some Nigerians fail to understand that unity doesn’t only have Read More

Ooni harps on harmony, peaceful co-existence

January 16, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has tasked Nigerians to come together to make this country a better place and unifying. Ooni Ogunwusi stated this over the weekend while receiving into his Ile Oodua palace, the Ayedero of Yorubaland, who is also the lawmaker representing Iseyin / Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency in Oyo state, Hon Shina Peller. Oba Ogunwusi Read More

Media sensational in reporting terrorism, others – DSS

October 30, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over sensational  reporting of activities of bandits, terrorists, secessionists in the Nigeria media, warning that it holds negative consequences for public order and peaceful coexistence. DSS Public Relations Officer,Dr. Peter Afunanya, in a press statement, Friday night, advised the media to apply restraint and avoid sensationalising news, noting that bandits, terrorists, Read More

Gov. Sule felicitates with Muslim Ummah on Eid el-Maulud

October 20, 2021 Mohammed Ibrahim 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the 2021 Ed el-Maulud. A statement by the chief press secretary to Governor Ibrahim Addra, Tuesday, urged Nigerians to reflect on many sterling qualities and exemplary life of Prophet Mohammad. “Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) left behind lessons in compassion, honesty, obedience to Allah’s commandments and Read More

Eid-ul-Mawlid: Lawan preaches peace, love and tolerance

October 18, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Mawlid, which commemorates the birth of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Lawan in a statement in Abuja, Monday, said the occasion should remind Muslims and all people of faith of the virtues of peaceful coexistence, love and tolerance as taught and lived by the Read More

Kogi: Tussle over traditional stool threatens Ebiya community’s peace

October 14, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Elders in Ebiya community, Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi state, have appealed to the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Dr Ado Ibrahim, to wade into the crisis rocking the selection of Idu of Ebiya stool before it degenerates to violence capable of tearing the community apart. Chief Haruna Ahmed Osike, who made the appeal Wednesday in Lokoja while addressing newsmen Read More

Lalong set to swear in 17 LG chairmen, 325 councilors as APC sweeps all in Plateau

October 10, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEIC), has declared candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winners of the concluded Local Government Councils elections in all the 17 LGAs and 325 wards.Chairman of the PLASIEC, Mr. Fabian Ntung, made the declaration Sunday morning at the headquarters of the commission in Jos. He said the Saturday’s polls were peacefully, transparently and Read More

61st anniversary: Nigeria in need of redemption – SDP

October 3, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has charged all stakeholders in the Nigerians project to use the opportunity of last Friday’s independence anniversary “to recommit themselves and “work conscientiously on the task of nation building.” This was contained in a statement to mark the 61st independence anniversary of the country, entitled: ‘Nigeria is in need of redemption’, signed by the party’s Read More

Sani-Bello salutes Etsu Nupe on 18th anniversary

September 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has hailed the Etsu Nupe and Chairman Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, as he marks his 69th birthday and 18th anniversary on his ascension to the throne as the 13th Etsu Nupe. The governor in a congratulatory message, described the Etsu Nupe as a true, loving, Courageous and peaceful leader Read More

Ogene cultural group tasks Nigerians on unity, peace

September 8, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The United Ogene Igbo Cultural Music Group has called on Nigerians irrespective of cultural background to ensure unity and peaceful coexistence for the development of the country. Leader of the group, Uchenna Collins Okafore, aka Odueyi, made the call Tuesday during a cultural display and curtsey visit by the Labour Party councillorship candidate for Kuje Central Ward, Comrade Ugwaha David Read More

Group urges Oyetola to sign anti-open grazing bill

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Sunday urged Osun atate Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to sign the anti open grazing bill recently passed into law by the state House of Assembly.  A statement signed and made available to newsmen by its Director General, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said the bill as passed has provided the state the enablement to contain atrocities linked to the criminal Read More

Herders, farmers’ clashes: FAO disburses Napier grass in Taraba

September 1, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Tuesday, disbursed Napier Grass planting materials to herders and farmers in Taraba state. Country Representative of the FAO in Nigeria, Mr Fred Kafeero, while distributing the materials in Jalingo, said the gesture was to end farmers, herders’ conflict in the state. Kafeero, who was represented by Mrs Fesimi Ogunkowa, said the planting materials included Read More

Police, community leaders call for calm over killing of 5 in Osun

August 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, CP Olawale Olokode, and community leaders in Modakeke and Ile-ife have appealed to residents of the two towns to avoid any action that may lead to renewed war.  The advice came on the heels of killing of five farmers by unknown assailants at Alape via Modakeke, Friday morning.  The CP in a statement Read More

Urgency of halting ethno-religious attacks in the North

August 19, 2021 A. A Gadzama 0

The insurgency in the North East and acts of banditry in the North Central and North West are security challenges that have aggravated insecurity in the country. The failure of elites especially the political class and those in government has also betrayed the trust and expectations of Northerners and there is pent-up anger all over the Northern States. The insurgency, Read More

ActionAid charges journalists to promote inclusiveness in nation building

August 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals to Nasarawa state government, Murtala Abubakar Mohammed, Wednesday charged journalists to be fair and balance their stories to enhance strong nation building. Mohammed gave the charge at Akwanga, Nasarawa state during a 2- Day Media Master Class on Preventing Violent Extremism in Kogi and Nasarawa states, with the theme: ‘Passing The Baton; Read More

Blueprint publisher tasks youth to emulate IBB on unity

August 17, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Chairman and Publisher of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi has called on the Nigerian youth to draw lessons and emulate the leadership qualities of former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda towards building a united nation. Malagi stated this on Monday while speaking at the launching of a biography of the former ruler as part of activities ahead Read More

Killing of 22 passengers in Rukuba, planned pogrom – JNI

August 15, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

    Jama’atu Nasril Islam has lamented the killing of 22 Muslim passengers along Rukuba Road in Plateau state, describing it as a deliberately planned pogrom, while urging government to find the killers and prosecute them. JNI in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, on Sunday, described the killings as bestial and barbaric, noting that it is not a Read More

Sultan declares Tuesday first day of new Islamic year

August 9, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

Sultan of Sokoto and President General Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Tuesday 10th August as the first day of new Islamic year. The Sultan stated this in a statement issued and made available to newsmen by the chairman Sultanate Council’s Moon Sighting Advisory Committee, Professor Sambo Junaidu. He stated in Sokoto that Read More

Take advantage of TETFund to develop C0Es, SSUCOEN boss urges provosts

August 6, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The president, Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria (SSUCOEN), Comrade Danladi Ali Misheliza, has charged provosts of Colleges of Education in the country to assess the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in order to advance the cause of the institutions. He gave the charge at the Federal College of Education (FCE) Okene during his tour of the Read More

On the need to stop Abduljabbar

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 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: Emperor Baywood salutes Muslims, urges tolerance

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Founder of Byawood Foundation and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Chris Baywood Ibe while greeting Muslim faithful nationwide has urged them to uphold the sterling virtues of Islam at Eid-el-Kabir celebration by upholding tolerance. In a statement released in Abuja Sunday, Baywood in commemoration of the Eid-el-Kabir, urged Muslims across the nation to imbibe noble Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: AA urges Muslims to pray for Nigeria’s peaceful co-existence

July 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The National Chairman of Action Alliance (AA) Chief Adekunle Omo-Aje has enjoined Muslims to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir in praying for the ‘continuous corporate existence’ in Nigeria. Chief Omo-Aje made the appeal in Abuja while speaking with newsmen on this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The National Chairman of AA who expressed concern over the state of affairs in the country Read More

The ban on Sheikh Abdul-Jabbar

June 10, 2021 Aliyu Samba 0

In modern civic societies institutions of the state are established and necessary laws promulgated to promote peaceful coexistence and protect individual liberties. Fundamental human rights including right to dignified life, freedom of thought, religion and association considered sacrosanct in this system, are codified in the constitution which elected government officials at all levels take a solemn oath to protect. In Read More