Farmers, herders’ crises: Expert tasks media practitioners on objectivity, stereotypes

August 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

As the spate of conflicts among farmer, herders continues across the country, Data and Science Journalist, Chikezie Omeje has called on media practitioners across the country to shun perpetuation of stereotypes in their reportage, stating that it doesn’t solve conflicts. Chikezie noted this at virtual workshop while delivering a 2020 Davis Projects for peace on Covering farmer-herder violence through data-driven Read More

Jos ethno-religious killings 

August 22, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

“Gods don’t kill people. People with Gods kill people.” Sasa Milosevic Nigeria’s history of ethnic bigotry and bias against each others’ religious, and ethnic and political affiliation has continued to cast a dangerous shadow over our nation. We are burdened with a legacy of violent opposition to people who are “othered” because of their ethnicity, origin, or religion. We have Read More

Afghanistan: A big lesson for Nigerian leaders

August 19, 2021 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

Political and economic leaders were the first casualty of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Disheartening videos and images of Afghan political leaders, billionaires, industrialists, technocrats, etc fleeing the country filled the internet, while on the other side, common people on the street cheered and welcomed the Taliban. This is an ominous signal to leaders of countries facing similar challenges as Read More

Tiv youth council condemns attack on travelers in Jos

August 16, 2021 Editor 0

The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide has condemned in very strong terms the gruesome murder of travellers in Gada- Biyu, along the Jos – Zaria road, Jos North Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau state. The president of the group, Hon. Mike Msuaan, in a press statement extended heartfelt condolences to loved ones and families of the persons killed “in such Read More

DRAC to improve media reportage with handbook on SRHR, SGBV

August 12, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) has developed a handbook on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Sexual and Gender Based violence (SGBV). The handbook will help unpack concepts, definitions within disability inclusion and SRHR issues in order to improve media practitioners in the reporting. During the sensitization meeting recently held in Abuja, the Programme Officer, DRAC, Amaka Agwu Read More

Association trains Bauchi muslims, christians leaders, CSOs on peace

August 11, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria’ (CRUDAN) has trained selected muslims, christians leaders and civil society organizations in Bauchi state on peace building and conflict transformation. The three-day training according to the program officer of CRUDAN central zone Tulari Tine was funded by ‘Bread for the world- Germany’ and was aimed Read More

In Kaduna, troops foil 2 kidnap attempts, rescue 6

August 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have foiled a kidnap attempt and rescued five occupants of a commercial vehicle along Badde-Ungwan Ayaba-Keffi road. They also rescued a motorist from suspected kidnappers along Fanock-Kyayya-Keffi road. The troops foiled both kidnap attempts along the two roads in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, according to a statement signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Read More

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FG determined to curb gender-based violence – Osinbajo

August 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The federal government has restated its commitment to total eradication of Gender Based Violence (GBV), assuring also efforts in ensuring care and justice for survivors across the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this in Abuja while speaking at the official launch of USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL), a five-year project aimed at increasing access to services for Read More

Anyim, Egwu, others accuse Umahi of fueling restiveness in Ebonyi

August 1, 2021 Amara EgwuAgha 0

Key stakeholders, weekend, took a swipe at Governor David Umahi over what they alleged as the state governor’s attempt to link elders of the state especially those of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the failing security situation in Ebonyi. In a communiqué by 38 stakeholders including lawmakers both at the state and federal level, the stakeholders noted that rather Read More

Medical report confirms Keren-Happuch was raped – GBVR coalition

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders (GBVR) has condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to allegedly distort facts leading to the death of a – 14 year old student, Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died following infections caused her by the condom left inside her by her rapist. According to the coalition, the Read More

Domestic violence, kidnapping and climate change

July 26, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Recent discourse on domestic violence, kidnapping, and climate change came to the fore. For domestic violence, stakeholders have suggested ways and measures aimed at ridding Nigeria of domestic violence. They have called on victims of such dastardly acts to speak up for them to be protected rather than keeping the burden to themselves alone. The contributors said victims of domestic Read More

Breaking: Tension as President suspends Parliament, sacks PM

July 26, 2021 Associated Press 0

Tunisian troops surrounded parliament and blocked its speaker from entering after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following violent nationwide protests over the country’s economic troubles and virus crisis. Protesters celebrated President Kais Saied’s decision late Sunday night, shouting with joy, honking horns and waving Tunisian flags. But his critics accused him of a power grab Read More

PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

Monarch flees home as cult war claims 2 in Akwa Ibom community

July 21, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The wake of a supremacy battle between two rival cult groups has claimed no fewer than two persons at Udianga Enem community in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom state. Blueprint gathered that the village head, Josiah Udoekoriko, of the community fled his palace on Monday due to fierce war between members of Iceland confraternity and Debam Read More

Avoid aiding Nigeria’s disintegration, YAF urges Yoruba youths

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Friday, decried the ban on and the stoppage of its peace rally/sensitisation Motorcade by the police in the state. YAF expressed regret that the police in the state could not distinguish between it and other groups claiming to be championing Yoruba self-determination and independence with the disguised objective of Read More

Oba Adetona backs US-based musician‘s prayer for peace in Nigeria

July 9, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetaona, has declared support for the 30-day-Global Prayer for Peace in Nigeria. The prayer which begins on September 1 is the brain child of Prince Ayo Manuel Ajisebutu, a US based musician, peace activist and social entrepreneur. Declaring his support for the initiative in a statement Thursday, Oba Adetona said, “we owe it Read More

Breaking: Police track, kill Haiti President’s assasins, 24 hours after

July 8, 2021 BBC 0

Four people suspected of assassinating Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse have been killed in a shootout with the security forces, police say. Two others have been detained, while officers are still in combat with some remaining suspects in the nation’s capital Port-au-Prince. “They will be killed or captured,” police chief Leon Charles said. Mr Moïse, 53, was fatally shot and his Read More

Corporal punishment in schools cause of rising cultism – Ebonyi govt

July 1, 2021 Amarachukwu 0

Ebonyi state Ministry of Justice has identified corporal punishment in schools as the cause of the increase in cultism in the society. The ministry said students and pupils tortured in schools by teachers go into cultism. The ministry stated this through its gender desk officer in charge of Child Abuse/Trafficking, Barrister Ijeoma Mike Ajanwachuku, during EU-UN spotlight initiative engagement with Read More

Anambra: Women group protest violence, killings in Nigeria

June 22, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The women wing of a non-governmental organisation, Igbo for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN), has protested against violence, wanton killings and maiming of innocent souls in the country. The protesters, who took to the streets of Amawbia, Awka South LGA, with placards of different inscriptions, sued for peace and unity in Anambra and Nigeria generally. National woman leader of the group, Read More

Re – 1,500 Christians killed in 6 months in Nigeria

June 15, 2021 Ernest Adadu 0

While taking a vivid look at the article being published on the spiteful statements made by the immediate past United States Secretary of State and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency , Mike Pompeo, all I saw was nothing but a tool (Pompeo) that is craving for relevance, and being used by the news agency to propagate pernicious propaganda Read More

GOC 7 Div urges Boko Haram terrorists to surrender

June 14, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Nigerian Army Monday urged remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender and embrace peace. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the army Sunday in Maiduguri. Eyitayo, who is also the Commander Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai, said the recent military onslaught against Read More

Time for stiffer penalties for rapists

June 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent revelation by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, that during the relaxed lock-down in the country to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 3,600 cases of rape were recorded is not only alarming but quite despicable and reprehensive. The undesirable situation tends to lend credence to the call for stiffer punishment for rapists Read More