Herder-farmer conflict: Ganduje appoints Jega, others to organise lasting reforms-conference 

January 19, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to provide lasting solution to the constant herder-farmer conflict across Nigeria, the Kano state governor, Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, has inaugurated a high-powered committee to organise a national conference to look into all the issues surrounding the plan to ease conflicts associated with and the need for reforms in the livestock sector. The conference committee is Read More

FCT: Sapphire, NGOs take Christmas celebration to Durumi IDPs’ camp

December 18, 2022 Paul Okah 0

In the spirit of Christmas and New Year celebrations, some nongovernmental organis, including the Sapphire Community Group, the Peculiar Friends Initiatives and No Hunger Initiative, have distributed food items to widows, orphans and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) at the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Durumi, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking during the outreach on Saturday, the CEO of Sapphire Foundation Read More

How Nigeria lost $2bn to oil theft in eight months – Senate

             President Muhammadu Buhari has said the administration attracted over $3 billion investment in the oil and gas sector at a time of near-zero appetite for investment in fossil energy.  The president said this in Bauchi at the flag-off ceremony of the Kolmani Integrated Development Project, a fully integrated in-situ development project comprising upstream production, oil refining, power generation and fertilizer. Read More

2023: Internal conflict by political parties affecting our democracy – CNG

February 25, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Speakers at the Benue state edition of the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series organised by the Student Wing of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) have faulted the operations of political parties in Nigeria. According to them, corrupt bosses of political machines at every level have dominated its structures. Speaking at the lecture monitored online by our reporter, Friday, the Read More

Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

40m membership: We ‘ll win Anambra, victorious in 2023 general elections – APC

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that it will win the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and later win the 2023 general elections with its membership strength of over 40 million. The ruling party has boasted that governorship  elections in Ekiti and Osun states will be in their favour. Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

We didn’t demand FG’s pardon for Dariye – Fulani group

September 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Fulani cultural group known as ‘Coalition of Fulani Youths Groups’ (CFYG) has dissociated themselves from the statement credited to its interim president suggesting that they demanded the federal government to grant pardon to a former governor of plateau state Joshua Dariye who is currently facing trial over allegations of corruption. Recall that the group’s president in a letter addressed to Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

CISLAC, CIVIC want adoption of policy regime to protect civilians

September 22, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Centre for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) have stressed the urgent need to adopt a policy regime that place emphasis on training and measures for protection of civilians. Speaking at the media parley in Abuja, they further called for President Mohammadu Buhari’s backing on national legal framework for protection of civilians. The parley Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

Breaking: Power sharing tussle tears Taliban leaders apart

September 15, 2021 BBC 0

A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban just days after they set up a new government in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials told the BBC. Supporters of two rival factions reportedly brawled at the presidential palace in the capital Kabul. The argument appeared to centre on who did the most to secure victory over the US, and how Read More

Cross River burdened by 200,000 migrants, refugees, IDPs – Official

September 15, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Director General of the Cross River Migration and Control Agency, Prince Mike Abuo, has said that within the last four years, the state has been burdened by no fewer than two hundred thousand refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons. Abuo, who spoke in Calabar, Tuesday, shortly after a paper presentation in a workshop organised by Children of Rural Africa- Read More

CJN set to quiz 6 CJs over conflicting ex parte orders

September 6, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria and chairman National Judicial Council (CJN), Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, will on Monday quiz six chief judges over the conflicting court orders that emanated from their states. The CJN has demanded for the records of proceedings in all the suits from which conflicting ex parte orders emanated. Those to be quizzed include Chief Judges Read More

Of Maqari and Abdallah

September 1, 2021 Admin III 0

It took me few minutes to come to terms with the pleasing and cheering news that an erstwhile disagreement that ensued between Professor Ibrahim Ahmad Maqari, the Imam of the National Mosque, Abuja, and Dr. Abdallah Usman Gadon-Kaya could be solved amicably without recourse to court. The announcement that the chief Imam of the National Mosque has already declared his Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

UPF blames spate of conflicts in Nigeria on tribalism

August 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Secretary General of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), Nigeria, Dr George Ikpot has identified tribalism as a major cause of conflicts across the country . Dr Ikpot stated this in Abuja at the just concluded award ceremony of Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) to the Chairman / CEO, Jingle bells Service Cooperative Limited ,Ambassador Orobo 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

APC CECPC: Supreme Court validated Buni’s appointment – govs

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni with regards to his appointment into such capacity by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The governors made their position known in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

Nigeria needs more mediators to address growing conflicts- CSOs

July 23, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Coalition of Civil Society Organizations have called on the federal government to scale up the number of mediators in the country, lamenting that some conflicts have remained protracted. The CSOs stated this at the just concluded Mediation and Conflict Management Workshop in Abuja on Building, a Cohesive Community organized by Sarahtrihpany ltd, supported by MBBI-IPTI Women in Peace building, Rotary Read More