Home Tags Civil War

Civil War

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria too solid to collapse

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said Nigeria has become too solid as a country for any force, calamity or misgovernance to destroy it.

Donald Trump requests $4 billion from Saudi Arabia for Syria

Reports say that US President Donald Trump demanded for $4 billion from Saudi Arabia to rebuild the area liberated in Syria.

Ruling party names Burundi president ‘eternal supreme guide’

Burundi’s ruling party has bestowed the title of “eternal supreme guide” on President Pierre Nkurunziza, a party official confirmed Sunday, as critics claimed he wants to lock in power for life.

Counting begins as Sierra Leone concludes vote for new president

Counting began on Wednesday in Sierra Leone following a largely peaceful general election dominated by voters’ desire for better economic conditions and an end to corruption.

War-scarred Sierra Leone picks president

Sierra Leoneans voted in a general election on Wednesday to pick a new president in the impoverished West African country scarred by the Ebola crisis and the legacy of a brutal civil war.

Ex-President Jonathan urges credible, peaceful elections in Sierra Leone

Ahead of Wednesday’s general elections in Sierra Leone, former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the people of the West African nation to conduct peaceful and credible polls.

Civil war veteran Joseph Achuzia passes on at 90

One of the few living civil war veterans and Biafran hero, Col. Joseph Achuzia (rtd), has died at the age of 90.

Gas attack kills child in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Health officials in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are accusing Syrian government forces of using poisonous gas in their aerial bombardment campaign in the Damascus suburb.

Syrian forces begin new offensive in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian government forces have launched a ground and air offensive in Eastern Ghouta, witnesses said, hours after the UN Security Council voted unanimously in favour of a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

UN wants prosecutions for South Sudan war crimes

A UN rights commission in South Sudan said on Friday there was sufficient evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

South Sudan sentences South African to death by hanging for conspiracy

A South Sudan court on Friday sentenced a South African ex-colonel to be executed by hanging, a Reuters witness said, after he was convicted of conspiracy and attempting to overthrow the government.

In Pictures: Appreciating Nigeria’s contribution to UN peacekeeping

Since 1960s, Nigeria has been a major contributor of troops and police to United Nations peace operations, serving and making sacrifices in dozens of missions, the UN said.

President Buhari hails Femi Okunu on 85th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated elder statesman and Nigeria’s former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Femi Okunnu, on his 85th birthday.

Of leadership and 2019 elections

This has become necessary because our action and inaction are direct products of our thought process and our world view. No one rises above their thought process and distortion of that process is responsible for the multiplicity of human tragedies and calamities that have befallen our nation.


Recent Posts

Oyo PDP leaders vow to resist impunity

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in all the three senatorial districts of Oyo State have vowed to resist any form of imposition of candidates and impunity from the national secretariat of the party.

APC has increased people’s suffering in Lagos – ADP

Mr. Adewale Bolaji, the Lagos State chairman of Action Democratic Party (ADP), has bemoaned that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has increased the sufferings of the people since the administration came to power.

Boko Haram: Activist Zanna Mustapha offers scholarship to 300 orphans in Borno

A Borno-based humanitarian activist, Mr Zanna Mustapha, said on Sunday that he was sponsoring the education of 300 orphans as part of his contribution to the development of education in the state.

Mikel Obi: It’s great to win first game of season in China

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has said he is ecstatic after his Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda recorded their first win of the season by beating Tianjin Quanjian 3-2 on Sunday.

2018 UTME: Candidates in mixed feelings as JAMB exams wind down

Some candidates who wrote the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have expressed mixed feelings as the examination ended in some centres.

Most Popular

Liberia’s proposed refinery to end fuel scarcity in the region

The Ecowas Refinery Liberia Limited (ERLL) has reached an advanced stage for the setting up of a refinery project in the Buchanan coastal city in Liberia, thereby putting an end to the lingering fuel scarcity, particularly in Nigeria and the West African Region.

Bangladesh plane carrying 67 passengers crashes in Nepal’s Kathmandu airport

A Bangladesh airline passenger aircraft crashed while descending at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport on Monday, an airport official said.

Kogi killings: Governor Bello to set up judicial panel of inquiry

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Saturday said that government would set up a judicial panel of inquiry to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the March 14 herdsmen/farmers clash that claimed several lives in Ogane-Enigu.

Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets out for three weeks

FC Barcelona could be without vital midfielder Sergio Busquets for their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg after the club said the Spain international would miss three weeks of action.

Thibaut Courtois: We lost to Barcelona due to individual errors

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that individual errors could be attributed to their 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the second-leg round of 16 UEFA Champions League clash at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.