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Umahi campaign organization passes vote of no confidence on police

February 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The council of Elders forum of the Divine Mandate Organization, a campaign platform of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state on Friday passed a vote of no confidence on Nigerian Police under the command of Muhammad Adamu Abubakar. The Elder revealed this while briefing journalist in Abakaliki on the attack melted on members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by suspected Read More

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Groups campaign for peaceful elections in kogi central

February 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

A coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Kogi Central, has called on the state government to provide a peaceful atmosphere in the build up to the election so as to arrest any form of violence in the state. The groups made the call at a roundtable briefing for peaceful co-existence before and after 2019 general elections themed: “Sustaining Peace Read More

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Elections: PDP threatens to pull out of Peace Accord, demands travel ban on El-Rufai

February 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to pull out of the peace accord over what it described as ‘incendiary actions by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai’s body bag comment which it claimed are directly inimical to a peaceful, free and fair election. El-Rufai, a member of the ruling APC while featuring on Nigerian Read More

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NOA calls for crises-free polls

February 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As the general elections draw closer, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has deepened its voter education and sensitisation campaign for peaceful, fair and credible polls by embarking on road show in Kogi state.  The Kogi state NOA Director-General Mallam Mohammed Abdullahi, who recollected how the country had witnessed violence, intimidation, harassment and ballot box snatching since 1999 when it returned to Read More

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Taraba Guber: PDP accuses APC of instigating violence

January 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of instigating violence and mayhem in an attempt to get elections postponed in some strategic states of the federation. PPCO Director Media and Publicity, and National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan while briefing journalist at the weekend in Abuja made reference to Read More

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Olawepo-Hashim condemns violence in Kwara, sues for peace

January 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

As the 2019 general election approaches, presidential candidate of the People’s Trust (PT), Mr.Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has condemned all forms of violence ahead of the election and urged political leaders in Kwara state to remain peaceful and law abiding. The third force presidential candidate while expressing worry over reccurring reports of political violence in Kwara state, called on politicians to desist Read More

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PDP, APC disagree on peace accord in Enugu

January 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The two mainstream political parties in Enugu state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and All Progressive Congress (APC), have disagreed on signing of peace accord to ensure credible 2019 elections in the state. To the leadership of the ruling party, PDP, the peace accord is capable of ensuring peaceful election, while APC th views the peace accord as mere formality that Read More

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Afikpo youths sensitized against electoral violence

January 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Youths of Amangballa, a community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, have been advised against involvement in cultism, drug abuse, among others. They have also been admonished to steer clear of  electoral violence in the 2019 general elections, as well as to avoid other social ills that may pose dangers to the community in particular and society in Read More

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We ‘ll demystify Saraki – Lai

August 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

-Justifies impeachment plot -No date yet to consider INEC budget – Saraki, Dogara -APC alleges planned mob attack on own senators by PDP Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, yesterday hinted that the people of Kwara state are ready to demystify Senate President Bukola Saraki in the 2019 general elections. Until his defection a few weeks ago Read More

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NLC’s picketing of MTN violates global ILO rule – Official

July 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

MTN’s Corporate Relations Executive, Mr. Tobechukwu Okigbo, yesterday said the picketing of the organisation by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) violated International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) rule. Okigbo in a statement in said that the picketing was characterised by violence. “The destruction of MTN assets, violence and threats violated an important section of the ILO ethics of which the NLC is Read More

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Monarch charges community leaders on peace

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Ona of Abaji, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Alhaji (Dr), Yunusa Adamu, has appealed to ethnic community leaders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to live in peace with one another irrespective of their religions and ethnic affiliations for national development. He made the appeal yesterday while receiving Tiv traditional rulers from across the six area councils known as Read More

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NGO unveils campaign against gender violence with football matches

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  A Kaduna-based non- governmental organization (NGO), Gender Awareness Trust has organised novelty football matches in four communities in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area as a strategy in its campaign against genderbased violence. The campaign was also used to mark the World Women’s Day. The first match was played between Fadan Kamantan and Kamuru Ikulu at the LEA Primary School Read More

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Group warns politicians over political crisis in Kogi

March 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following last weekend’s reign of terror unleashed on some parts of Kogi state, especially Ebira land by youths suspected to be political thugs, the Ebira Youth Elites Organisation of Nigeria (EYEN) has warned the political class not to turn the state which is known as Confluence of Peace to that of blood.  The group noted with dismay, “the growing resort Read More

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NGO seeks end to violence against women, children

March 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

A non governmental organisation, Amazon Healing For Women and Children Empowerment Initiative (AHWOCEI), has called for an end to violence against women and children in the country. The Executive Director of the NGO, Esther Gwamna made the call yesterday during the flag off of the AHWOCEI, in Keffi, Nasarawa state. She expressed worry that cases of abuse against women and Read More

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Air strikes follow bomb blast on Gaza border

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Israeli military has carried out a number of strikes against Palestinian positions overnight in the Gaza Strip. They came in response to a bomb attack on Saturday which wounded four Israeli soldiers. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza. The Israeli air force also claimed to have destroyed a number of sites linked to Hamas. It Read More

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Communal violence: Have Nigerian authorities responded promptly?

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

As clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna state have resulted in 168 deaths in January 2018 alone. SADIQ ABUBAKAR, using the recent Amnesty International report on the incessant herders, farmers’ violence, ponders whether the responses by the Nigerian security agents are quick enough to quell the carnage Said Amnesty International, at least, 35 persons Read More

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Stakeholders caution Ezea against politics of rancour

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Stakeholders of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Igboeze-South LGA of Enugu State have advised former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Okey Ezea, to have a rethink and drop his politics of rancour and violence. The spokesman of stakeholders, Mr Martins Ugwueze, representing Igboeze-South in the Enugu State House of Assembly, said Read More

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Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

This undated photo provided by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office shows David Blackmon, who on Sunday, July 16, 2017, called 911 to report a robbery in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Blackmon told the responding deputy that someone entered his car and took $50 and about a quarter ounce of cocaine from the center console. Blackmon is charged with possession of Read More

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100-year-old dies after being defiled by drunken man

November 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  A 100-year-old woman has died after being defiled by a drunk man in northern India, police said on Tuesday. The crime took place in a village in Uttar Pradesh state’s Meerut district late Sunday night. “The elderly woman was sleeping on the verandah of her house when she was attacked by the inebriated man. “She was taken hospital where Read More