Updated: Obiozor emerges Ohanaeze Ndigbo president-general

January 11, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A former Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Israel, and Cyprus, Prof. George Obiozor, has emerged President-General of the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Obiozor emerged in an election held at Dan Anyim stadium in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday. This is as other candidates for the position of the President General boycotted the election. Chief Gerry Igariwey, Read More

Nigerian security agencies: CSOs write ICC prosecutor

December 17, 2020 Editor 0

Some international civil society organisations have cautioned the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensou over misguided utterances against the Nigerian military and sister agencies. The International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) issued the warning in a letter to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor on Tuesday. In the letter signed by its Director of Communication, Zakari Yinusa, the IHRPF said the ICC pre-convicted Read More

Fighting insurgency and much ado about mercenaries

December 4, 2020 Richard Murphy 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, is definitely riding the wave as the year 2020 poster boy of populism. From surviving terrorist Boko Haram’s targeted attacks to being able to show off completed model projects amidst an insurgency, he has certainly won the heart of many Nigerians and the people of his troubled state to the point where some think 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

BBC and vindication of Nigerian Army on Lekki

November 10, 2020 Abubakar Gana 0

Echoes of EndSARS protests in Nigeria will continue to reverberate. It is because an amazing blitzkrieg of fake news trailed it. The masterminds skillfully crafted it to divert attention from actualities. The killers and sponsors of the riotous mayhem in the guise of expressing public grievances were bent on compromising national security and therefore, twisted the narratives and incited Nigerians Read More

Lekki: Human rights groups storm panel, want celebrities, Int’l NGOs punished over spread of fake news

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

Some human rights groups have approached the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution with pieces of evidence indicting several Nigerian celebrities and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for inciting violence through fake news.  According to the groups, these Nigerians and NGOs must be punished for their gross misinformation which triggered the near-breakdown of law and order that accompanied the Read More

How Amnesty Int’l succumbed to fake news over Lekki shooting – Report

November 3, 2020 Editor 0

A special report has revealed that Amnesty International succumbed to social media exaggeration and fake news in its report on the Lekki toll gate shootings in Lagos state.  The Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) said it arrived at this conclusion after a systematic analysis of the events that led to the escalation of violence in the aftermath of the Read More

Lekki shooting: Nigerian Army acted within rules of engagement, professionalism required – Coalition

October 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) said that the Nigerian Army didn’t breach its rules of engagement at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos or anywhere in the country during the #EndSARS protests.  According to the coalition, the troops acted in its usual professional manner and have been agents of stabilisation, instrumental to restoration of peace.  The Coalition for Truth and Read More

Exercise Crocodile Smile: Before we crucify Lt. Gen. TY Buratai

October 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Exercise Crocodile Smile VI commenced on October 20, 2020, and is scheduled to last to December 31. The exercise has been a huge success in dealing with criminals and scaling down the level of crime in many parts of the country in the past five years in areas like the Southwest, Southsouth and others within its scope. But since the Nigerian Read More

Crocodile Smile: Yoruba youths back Nigerian Army

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Progressive Yoruba Youths (CYYY) has welcomed the commencement of the Nigerian Army’s annual exercise, ‘Crocodile Smile’.  According to the Yoruba youths, the operation which commenced in 2016 has been a tremendous success, curbing crime and criminal activities and will continue that trend this year. Comrade Kola Salau, speaking on behalf of the group at a press conference on Monday in Lagos Read More

Nigerian Army as bastion of human rights

October 15, 2020 Abraham Ochayi 0

The recent events in the country have indeed brought to the fore some salient issues that have long been neglected by the generality of Nigerians. In my opinion, Nigerians didn’t take note of the renewed conduct of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the discharge of their duties, especially in the past five years. The emphasis has been Read More

Harassment of frontline health workers by COVID-19 patients worrisome – PTF

May 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, has expressed concerns over harassment of frontline health workers by some people believed to be carriers of the novel coronavirus.Addressing journalists at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, the SGF said the development was Read More