Centre speaks up, alerts British parliamentarians against sanction on Nigeria

January 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) has alerted the House of Lords in the United Kingdom against attaching religion to Nigeria’s security challenges, as any sanction would do the country more harm than good.  The centre, which gave the warning in a press conference on Wednesday, in Abuja, also advised the British parliamentarians to be properly guided in their Read More

Centre warns against use of sanctions to promote terrorism in Nigeria

January 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has warned the House of Lords in the United Kingdom against promoting terrorism with its call for sanctions on Nigeria.   According to the centre, such sanction would truncate Nigeria’s democracy and ultimately enhance terrorism. The CALSER made its stance known at a press conference on Sunday in Abuja in response to alleged killings targeted Read More

PMB and burden of healing broken bones

January 1, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

My New year Epistle to Nigerians This present generation has had their diaries well filled with details of their vivid share in first-hand history experience of insurgency in their life time, in which these verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first emerged in 1988 and subsequently Read More

Bloomsbury, Pantheon to Publish Soyinka’s new novel

December 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

Bloomsbury and Pantheon will be publishing Prof Wole Soyinka’s newest novel, “Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.” Bloomsbury acquired United Kingdom and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada and Africa, but including South Africa) as well as audio rights from Melanie Jackson Agency. The novel will be published and released simultaneously in the United States by Pantheon Books in September 2021. Read More

Gusau varsity gets new VC

December 11, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Governing Council of the Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) has announced the confirmation of Prof. Mu’azu Abubakar Gusau of Usmanu Danfodiyo University as the substantive third vice-chancellor. This was contained in a statement issued Friday by the institution’s information officer, Umar Usman. It indicated that the appointment was okayed by the pro-chancellor and chairman of Council, Yissa Ezekiel Benjamin, at Read More

Breaking: NOUN gets new VC

December 4, 2020 Osward Isiguzo 0

Professor Olufemi Peters has been elected as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Prof. Peters, a professor of Chemistry was elected on Thursday. This was disclosed via press statement by the NOUN’s Director of Publicity and Media Ibrahim Sheme on Friday morning. According to the statement, Peters who is 64 years beat six other Read More

#EndSARS: Don’t subvert truth before Lagos panel, group tells Lagos govt, Amnesty Int’l

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Lagos state government and Amnesty International (A), have been told to allow the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to probe the allegation of brutality against the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos state to work without any form of interference. A civil society organisation, Advocates For Social Justice, at a press conference in Abuja, warned the Lagos Read More

Buratai: Nigeria’s redeemer @60

November 27, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Time is no respecter of persons. It is the only vehicle of existence which waits for no one on its voyage. On a day like yesterday, November 24, a Nigerian was born to a peasant family in an obscure community called Buratai village in Biu town of present day, Borno state, in Nigeria’s Northeast. He was named Tukur Yusuf Buratai. Read More

EndSARS: Group hails UK parliament’s intervention

November 27, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has welcomed the United Kingdom’s parliament’s intervention on the EndSARS protests in Nigeria, describing it as confirmation of the Nigerian Army’s progress under Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai.  According to the NDF, the keen interest shown by the UK indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on the right track.   The group, Read More

Bosso names 20 for WAFU U20 Cup of Nations

November 27, 2020 Blueprint 0

Head Coach Isa Ladan Bosso has picked his 20 -man squad that will contest for the WAFU B Cup of Nations title at the tournament taking place in Porto Novo, Benin Republic next month. The competition, which holds 5th – 20th December, will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2021 U20 Africa Cup of Nations that will be 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

Lekki shooting: Nigerians in Diaspora fault CNN’s documentary, demand apology

November 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has faulted Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos state, alleging that the American television station is desperate to restore its already lost credibility.  According to the Nigerians in Diaspora, “CNN is under pressure to salvage whatever is left of its diminishing image and perceives the EndSARS protest in 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

And in Lekki, the truth died

November 17, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

I have noticed much of cacophonic noises about the alleged shootings and deaths in Lagos Lekki Toll Gate by Nigerian soldiers. The voices are strange and confusing, but loud enough to cause insomnia even to birds of the air and cause disquiet in the abodes of ancestors in their graves. Some people tell me, this land of Oduduwa has been Read More

General Buratai and his loyalty to Nigeria

November 16, 2020 David Onmeje 0

“The best system of governance is a democracy, and we must all ensure that Nigeria’s democracy remains stable and steady. We will not allow any force, elements or destabilizing agents in or outside our country to set our beloved country on fire. We remain resolute in doing everything possible to ensure that subversive elements, detractors and other enemies of this 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

Understanding Amnesty Int’l and Nigeria’s divorce

November 6, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

Amnesty International, the all-knowing international non-governmental organisation, is apparently experiencing the human equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) going by the way it is suffering an increase in hallucinating things that do not exist. It suddenly struck on the idea of accusing the Nigerian Army of sponsoring other NGOs against it instead of addressing the real issue, which is the Read More

NYCN faults NDDC scholars’ protest in London

November 6, 2020 Blueprint 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has faulted the blockage of Nigeria House in London by scholars of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over unpaid fees. Recall that the protesting scholars, about 30 of them, are part of the 94 students absorbed into the scheme in 2018. The NYCN in a statement signed by its President, Solomon Adodo, Read More

Examining Sanwo-Olu’s Court on Lekki

November 3, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

Anyone taken aback by the turn of events around the #EndSARS protests and the Lekki Toll Gate conundrum in Lagos State must have been negligent of the events that led to the 2019 election that produced Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the state governor. He emerged candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bitterly fought primary between him 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

Fake News: Nigerians in Diaspora seek withdrawal of statements by the UN, US

October 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), Ohio, United States, have called on the United Nation, United States, United Kingdom and other nations to withdraw their statements that appeared to taunt the Nigerian government over the Lekki tollgate shooting.  With overwhelming evidence now rubbishing supposed massacre in Lagos state, the NDMG said it is logical for the international community to Read More