Counter insurgency: Stakeholders drum support for armed forces

December 22, 2020 Editor 0

A clarion call has been made to all Nigerians to rally round the Armed Forces in their bid to wipe out remnants of terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the country.  Renowned academic, Prof. Peter Madoki, gave the charge at a one-day summit for target rights groups, conflict managers and social media influencers, Friday, in Abuja.  Prof. Madoki, speaking as Read More

Robbers kill 4 traders, POS operator in Edo

December 5, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Suspected armed robbers, Friday, shot dead four traders at the popular new Benin market in Oredo local government area of Edo dtate.  Four other persons were also said to have sustained varyiny degrees of injuries during the incident.  This was just as another set of robbers reportedly raided a Point of Sales (POS) kiosk and thereafter killed the female operator.  Read More

Re: Okereke’s murder; Mr. Speaker, we need justice not sympathy.

December 2, 2020 Blueprint 0

“My value for human life and my respect for all people, irrespective of social-economic status, is what endeared me to these vendors and these are the reasons why I stop my convoy quite often to connect with them.” – Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. The above quote from Honourable Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, reacting to the death Read More

Centre raises alarm over influx of ‘secret terrorist organisation’ in Nigeria

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has raised an alarm over the existence, secret sponsorship and operation of a terrorist organisation in the southern part of the country.  CESJET, in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, alleged that a supposed human rights group, InterSociety for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, are be behind the sect.  Read More

‘Nigerian Army’s actions at Lekki in line with Int’l best practices’

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The conduct of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Tollgate has been described commendable and in tandem with international best practices by a British freelance journalist Michael Edwards. Edwards, who is also an expert in radio-visual analysis, stated this while speaking with reporters on the sideline at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for victims of police Read More

CNN and the soul of Nigeria

November 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

The recent video released by the Cable News Network (CNN) got me thinking about what we are up against in Nigeria. As I patiently listened to the narrative in the video and the accompanying pictures I was speechless for two reasons; one is the fact that the videos used by the CNN were not any different from what has been Read More

CNN and its ugly intentions against Nigeria

November 20, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The Cable Network News (CNN) is still existing in the past in today’s globalised satellite and digital Television world. Some 20 years back, CNN monopolised the awful digital news dissemination and it was the cynosure of every eye anywhere in the world, its signals perched. An unfazed and comfortable, CNN fed the world with fake news, recycling same news items Read More

DSS and lessons of #EndSARS

November 17, 2020 Anselm Luke 0

The most overwhelming outcomes of the #EndSARS protests must be the stunning reality of “orchestrations by subversive and unscrupulous elements to cause a breakdown of law and order in the country through inciting statements in the guise of political mobilization and supposed pursuit of group interests” which the Department of State Security (DSS) has been alerting the nation to since Read More

AI and its failed neo -colonial agenda in Nigeria

November 14, 2020 Mary Johnson 0

The activities of Amnesty International in Nigeria have generated quite some debates. In some quarters, it has been argued that Amnesty International has a sinister motive with regards to its consistent attacks on the operations of the Nigerian Army in the prosecution of the Boko Haram war in North-East Nigeria. In Nigeria today, we must admit that cases of human Read More

#EndSARS: Cleric prays for Buhari, Nigeria, speaks against conspiracies

November 14, 2020 Editor 0

Renowned cleric, Bishop Sunday Garuba, has declared that all the conspiracies against President Muhammadu Buhari and the country through the EndSARS protests will end in futility.  Bishop Garuba made the proclamation on Friday at Day two of the ongoing 21 days special prayer and fasting organised by National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP). NIFROP’s National Coordinator, Bishop Garuba, alleged that demonic Read More

#EndSARS: Security agents’ impunity, sign of bad governance — Ojukwu

November 10, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu, hasdisclosed that the alleged impunity by the security agents is an evident of bad governance in the country. Ojukwu, who was referring to the suspended #EndSARS protests, said the alleged act of police brutality and inhuman treatment was a clear indication that the Nigeria Police Force was not working. The Read More

#EndSARS: Group alleges plans to unleash mayhem on citizens in Abuja, Lagos

November 10, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerians, under the aegis of March4Nigeria, have alleged that some purported EndSARS protesters are mobilising hoodlums to wreak havoc Abuja and Lagos.  According to the group, these extremist elements will relaunch violent uprisings under the guise that their members are being hounded.  The group said they would also blame the routine law enforcement process, freezing of accounts and the placement Read More

Lekki shooting: Coalition knocks South-west Ministers

November 6, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has said the South-West ministers have displayed gross disloyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari with their demands in the aftermath of the Lekki toll gate shooting in Lagos state.  Describing the act as a “show of shame”, the coalition advised the ministers to apologise honourably, else have seven days to quit their offices.  The group Read More

Ex-SARS officer told me to marry another husband, victim narrates ordeal before panel

November 5, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Mrs Chidinma, wife of Mr Johnson Chidozie Edozieuno, a victim of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Awkuzu in Anambra state has told the state Judicial Panel of Inquiry on ENDSARS that officers upon arresting her husband told her to remarry as he won’t return alive.  Edozieuno, in a petition to the Judicial commission of inquiry into Police brutality, highhandedness Read More

Fake News: Group hands Amnesty Int’l 7-day ultimatum to quit Nigeria

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

International human rights group, Amnesty International, has been given seven days to leave Nigeria for allegedly peddling fake news which almost plunged the country into anarchy during and after the EndSARS protests.  The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) gave this ultimatum at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja.  Speaking on behalf of the group, Executive Director, Princess Ajibola, Read More

#EndSARS: Lagos panel not competent to investigate Lekki shootings – Group

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Women for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative has declared as incompetent, the Lagos state panel of inquiry set up to investigate the police brutality in the state. The group, therefore, called on the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, and President Muhammadu Buhari to stop further proceeding in the ongoing investigations by the Lagos State Judicial Read More

Police brutality: Lack of petition worries Imo panel chair

November 4, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Only two petitions were Tuesday read at the inaugural sitting of the Imo State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Police Brutality and other Related Judicial Killings. In her opening remarks during the commission’s inaugural sitting, the chairman, Justice Florence Duroha Igwe(rtd) said she was surprised that the commission received only two petitions which was a far cry from what they Read More

#EndSARS: Human rights group move to drag violence instigators to ICC

October 31, 2020 Editor 0

The Global Network for Human Rights (GNHR) has vowed to drag instigators of violence that led to the killing of policemen and destruction of properties during the EndSARS protests to the International Criminal Court (ICC).  The group, at a press conference on Friday in Abuja, said the individuals must be brought to justice for their roles in inciting “massive terror Read More

#EndSARS: Ogun judicial panel receives 20 petitions

October 31, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

In less than two weeks of its inauguration, the Ogun state Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to investigate complaints and petitions of victims of police brutality and abuse of human rights by security operatives have received no fewer than 20 petitions. The Chairman of the panel, Hon. Justice Solomon Olugbemi (Rtd), made this known after a meeting with the Read More

#EndSARS violence and Nigerian Army’s footprints

October 29, 2020 Thomas Uzah PhD 0

The recent revelation with regards to the number of casualties at the Lekki Tollgate incident once again highlights why Nigerians must be circumspect before we disseminate information and draw conclusions on burning national issues. I recall I had my reservations when news went round town that the Nigerian Army had massacred peaceful protesters at the Lekki Tollgate. I struggled to Read More

We are all SARS

October 29, 2020 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is a country of many wonders. The more you look at how things are being done the less you understand. Writing on the Nigerian issues is very tedious, interesting and sometimes very annoying, this is because the country is changing like a chameleon. The more one tries to analyze or understand a particular issue, the more he or she Read More

#EndSARS and professionalism of the Nigerian Army

October 28, 2020 Nkechi Odoma 0

A lot of confusions have assailed Nigeria now over #EndSARS protests. Merchants of violence and bloodbath have taken control of parts of Nigeria in irrefutably dubious protests. Hidden retrogressive schemes have been hatched and re-enacted by various interests within the country. Surely, these demonstrations have become a mass exhumation and combination of satanic motives by groups, demonic interests, questionable personalities Read More

#March4Nigeria: Military remains heroes of our democracy – Nigerian youths

October 25, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths under the hashtag #March4Nigeria have hailed the Nigerian Army as the heroes of the nation’s democracy for rising up to the occasion amidst vested interests.  Speaking at a town hall meeting on Saturday in Abuja, respected youth activist, Comrade Adamu Kabir Matazu, said Nigeria would have slipped into anarchy resulting from the #EndSARS protests if not for Read More