Of election violence and greed

November 22, 2023 Abdulmumin Zainab 0

The 2023 elections brought out a new turn in division among Nigerians. Elections were business as usual, but the increased interest of youths in the 2023 elections brought out the brutality elections in Nigeria always inflict on citizens. However, elections are gone, but it gave birth to increased tribalism, religious phobia, distrust, division and many others among its citizens. People Read More

Islamophobia: Saudi foreign minister sheds light on challenges facing Muslim women

November 9, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan highlighted that Muslim women face numerous challenges, harassment, and discrimination in some countries due to restrictive legislation affecting their rights, particularly in wearing the hijab, stemming from Islamophobia. Jeddah document for women in Islam: A comprehensive legal and ideological referenceSaudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan highlighted that Muslim women face numerous challenges, harassment, Read More

Abdulsalami committee to parties, supporters: Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi off-cycle polls not do-or-die

November 9, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

By Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja and Adeola Akinbobola,Abuja Chairman National Peace Committee General Abubakar Abdulsalami (rtd) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to demonstrate a high level of impartiality in the Saturday’s off-season elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states. General Abdulsalami made the call Wednesday in Lokoja during the signing of  Peace Accord by the 18 participating political Read More

Domestic violence: Are men to blame?

August 24, 2023 Isah Balikisu 0

Domestic violence is growing at an alarming rate in our society, but the real question in such situation is, who is to blame? Is it the man or the woman? Circumstances have placed women on the receiving end of domestic violence but the truth is some women abuse their husbands too. From the psychological perspective, when a man or woman Read More

Whistleblowing as a strategy for tackling gender-based violence in Nigeria

May 11, 2023 Nkechi Ugwu 0

Repeatedly, studies have shown that there is a rising incidence of gender-based violence occurring in different forms in Nigeria. These include sexual harassment, rape, physical violence, socio-economic violence, emotional and psychological violence, harmful traditional practices, online bullying, and trafficking of women, among others. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) remains a challenge that significantly stymies women’s rights and opportunities across the country. What Read More

The ugly face of electoral violence

April 3, 2023 Abdu Abdullahi 0

To attain electoral conquest, some pragmatic politicians believe in deploying the voice of reason to qualify for leadership whereas others do not have confidence in their voices. They, therefore, resort to the unwanted voice of violence, the only language that speaks for them to loot victory. When success is raped in elections, the ultimate repercussion will be treasury looting on Read More

Ogun: Review declaration of Abiodun as governor-elect, Lawyers tells INEC 

March 21, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Lawyers under the aegis of Concerned Indigenes of Ogun state (CIOS) have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to review the declaration of Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state. The group also issued a 6-day ultimatum to the electoral umpire, saying that Abiodun’s declaration Read More

Peter Obi speaks on violence during 2023 governorship election 

March 20, 2023 Admin III 0

 The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has reacted to the pockets of violence across the country during the governorship elections which took place Saturday. He expressed his concerns via a tweet early Sunday, noting his sadness as Nigerians lost their lives due to the elections. Several incidents of attacks and voter suppression were reported across the country, Read More

Lagos PDP condemns conduct of 2023 governorship, assembly elections 

March 19, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the spate of violence and attacks that trailed the governorship and state House of Assembly elections, which took place Saturday, March 18, 2023. The party in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Hakeem Amode, said the party agents and its members  witnessed  some of the violence and Read More

NOA charges Kogi electorate to shun vote-buying, violence

March 17, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has charged eligible voters in Kogi state to shun vote buying or selling and other vices that can impede the integrity of the election. The Kogi state acting Director of NOA, Mrs Florence Yemisi Olorunnishola, stated this at a continuous voter education toward 2023 general elections, Read More

2023 governorship election: PRP accuses APC of planning violence, thuggery in Kaduna 

March 16, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

People’s Redemption Party (PRP) senatorial candidate for Kaduna Central, Hon. Muhammad Ali, has raised the alarm that All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to wreak violence during Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in Kaduna state. But the Kaduna state APC campaign council has described the allegations as wild, unsubstantiated and spreading whiles injurious falsehood, asking security agencies to seek Read More

LP insists on suspension, cancelation of presidential election results 

February 28, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Labour Party has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to suspend the collation and announcement of results or outrightly cancel the exercise due to the violence that marred Saturday’s election and the inability of umpire to upload the results its server. The party noted that both President Muhammadu Buhari and the INEC chairman and had promised Nigerians Read More

Say no to electoral violence

February 23, 2023 Nurudeen Dauda 0

To begin with, as the 2023 general elections draw nearer it is sad to note that electoral violence is still one of the biggest “threats” to free, fair and credible elections in our contemporary democracy. Electoral violence is not only a “threat” to free, fair and credible election, but also a big “threat” to sustainable peace and stability in our Read More

Borno PDP, APC trade words over pre-election violence

February 20, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Gubernatorial and Legislators Campaign Council of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno state has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is instigating electoral violence by sponsoring political thugs to disrupt the forthcoming general elections despite the peace accord earlier signed by all political parties in the state. The allegation was stated in a three-page press statement Read More

Domestic violence: Who will save men abused by their wives?

February 2, 2023 Admin III 0

It is no longer news that everyday, men abuse women. Until in recent years, such abuses went unreported. Nowadays, due to advocacies by gender activists, violence against women and girls now feature more prominently in the media. As it is today, the awareness about abuse of women has widely gathered momentum such that many of such can no longer go Read More

Insecurity: Global Rights, Amnesty International, others demand reorientation of victims, communities

December 15, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Some international civil society organisations (CSOs), including Global Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have lamented kidnapping, banditry and gender based violence in the North East and other parts of the country, demanding urgent reorientation of victims and communities.  At the 9th edition of Global Rights’ conflict-specific dialogue series on Thursday in Abuja, which was held with support from Open Read More

Women miners lament violence by men counterparts 

December 13, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Women miners in Ebonyi state under the umbrella of Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN), Tuesday December 13, 2022 lamented violence, discrimination by male counterparts. This was as they called for safety and equality in their operations. The women urged the men to see them as mothers, sisters, wives, cousins or relations and not competitors as they always see them. They Read More

743 m suffer workplace violence globally – ILO 

December 6, 2022 Admin III 0

About 743 million people suffer workplace violence and harassment, a global survey released  Monday has said. This number represents 22.8 per cent of the world’s population and more than one in five people who experience at least one form of workplace violence. Titled ‘Experiences of violence and harassment at work: A global first survey,’ the survey found that workplace violence and harassment Read More

2023: Only youth inclusion, stakeholders’ engagement will guarantee peaceful polls – Jarrouje

November 20, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

A socio-political commentator, Mr. Charbel Olusanya Jarrouje, has stressed the need for enhanced youth inclusion and stakeholders’ engagement as a panacea for successful general elections in Nigeria come 2023. Mr. Jarrouje who spoke to Blueprint in Abuja also underscored the importance of robust sensitisation using various youth-friendly dispositions in a bid to forestall violence. He said already plans have been Read More

Still on the gang violence in Misau

August 28, 2022 Admin III 0

On January 17, 2022, Blueprint newspaper published my article with the above caption, stating that residents of Misau local government area in Bauchi state are in dire need of urgent intervention from Bauchi state government and other security agencies; the needed attention to tackle the menace of Kwarawa gang violence. The aforesaid statement is of course a naked truth, Kwarawa Read More

Mitigating impact of violent crimes on women, children

December 10, 2021 Admin III 0

As the country continues to battle rising crime rate ENE OSHABA examines the impact of violent crimes on women and girls amidst proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Amnesty International (AI) studies indicate that intimate partner violence and gun violence are inextricably linked, just as it impacts negatively millions of women, families, and communities across the US and other Read More

Osun 2022: Oyetola urges transport unions to eschew violence

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appraled to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and other transport unions to sustain the peace that has existed in the state and eschew violence before, during and after the 2022 governorship election. Oyetola who spoke at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement rally organised for him by the Read More

The silent pandemic of gender abuse/domestic violence

November 3, 2021 Hawwah Jiddare 0

Is one of the cancers ravaging our society; yet remains one of the highly neglected and unacknowledged issues. I have always wondered why and how something so prevalent and destructive can be so ignored.Judging by the current available rate and statistics on domestic violence it sure does not seem like women are safe anywhere, not evenin their own homes. Cases Read More