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President Buhari: Political, religious leaders fueling insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused ethnic, political and religious leaders of sponsoring and inciting inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence in the country.

Bolaji Akinyemi: Poverty shows June 12 hasn’t been achieved

A former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, has said the June 12 mandate is not dead because the poverty eradication vision of the late Chief Moshood Abiola has not been actualised.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Ninth Assembly: Senator-elect Orji Kalu pledges to support Femi Gbajabiamila

Former Abia Governor and Senator-Elect, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, says Mr Femi Gbajabiamila is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the position of speaker in the 9th assembly.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Ex-President Obasanjo’s Fulanisation claim influenced by social media

Lawyer and activist Femi Falana (SAN) has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo view that Boko Haram is about Fulanisation of Nigeria and other West African countries must have been influenced by social media.

Clergy wants Nigerians to live above religious, ethnic considerations

A cleric, Ven. Louis Ogarabe, the Cathedral Administrator, Anglican Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Umuokanne, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo, has reiterated the need for Nigerians to live above religious and ethnic considerations.

Miyetti Allah: Presidency replies Ohaneze, dismisses N100bn ‘gift’ allegation

The Presidency has described as an ‘absolute falsehood’ the allegation that the Federal Government gave N100billion to Miyetti Allah, an association of Fulani herders, for ‘dubious reasons’.

Presidency: Federal government didn’t offer N100 billion to herders

The Presidency has described as “dubious’’ and ‘`absolute falsehood’’, the allegations that the Federal Government gave N100 billion to Miyetti Allah and insisted that government would continue to dialogue with all groups in the interest of national unity and peace.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seems to have been sidelined from the peace process [Qatari MOFA-file photo]

US and Taliban due to resume Doha peace talks in bid to end war

Taliban and US officials are due to begin a new round of negotiations in the Qatari capital Doha, a Taliban spokesman confirmed on Wednesday, as the two sides meet in a renewed bid to restore peace.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: Nigeria must chain extremism, promote diversity

Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has enjoined Nigerians to eschew ‎things that can hamper the peaceful coexistence in the country.

Presidency blames community leaders for violence across Nigeria

The presidency late on Sunday replied a Catholic priest who accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to check the incessant violence across Nigeria.
Akinwunmi Ambode is the Governor of Lagos State

Easter: Governor Ambode preaches love, sacrifice, tolerance

As Christians in Nigeria join their counterparts across the world to celebrate Easter, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice for one another, which Jesus Christ demonstrated throughout his period on earth.

Scores feared killed in fresh Tiv-Jukun crisis

Scores were feared killed on Saturday in a fresh crisis between Jukun and Tiv tribes in Wukari, Taraba State.
Mourners of the Shia Hazara ethnic minority gather on a street during a protest in Quetta on April 13, 2019, the day after a suicide blast in a crowded fruit market. – At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded on April 12 by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded fruit market in Pakistan’s Quetta city, officials said. (Photo by BANARAS KHAN / AFP)

Islamic State claims deadly Pakistan fruit market bombing

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide blast in Pakistan’s Quetta city on Friday that killed 20 people and left 48 more injured.

Senator Ekweremadu: Ninth Assembly will rise above political, ethnic divides

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has said that the 9th National Assembly will rise above political, religious, and ethnic divides to address the myriads of challenges facing Nigerians.

Mike Ozekhome urges legal practitioners to step up pro bono services to poor litigants

Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, on Saturday, urged legal practitioners to step up pro bono legal services to poor litigants.

Mixed reactions trail resignation of suspended Justice Walter Onnoghen

Walter Nkanu Onnoghen’s resignation as Chief Justice of Nigeria on Friday was greeted with mixed reactions from senior lawyers, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN urges National Assembly to reflect ethnic, religious balance in appointments

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on the National Assembly to reflect ethnic and religious balance in the appointment of new principal officers for the 9th parliament.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Armed men kill 9, including children, in north Nigeria

Armed men killed nine villagers, including children, and torched homes in northern Nigeria Saturday, official sources said, the latest attack in a surge of violence in the Kaduna region.

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Expert: Why more young Nigerians are leaving the country

The Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Thursday said that unemployment was a major reason why more young Nigerians are desperately seeking opportunities abroad.

Court remands four persons for attempted kidnap in Niger

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna has ordered the remand in prison custody of four men for alleged attempted kidnap.
The Lagos APC Woman Leader, Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, said this in her address to the teeming female members of the party at the APC Women Rally at Lagos Campos Square Stadium on Tuesday.

June 12: Lagos APC women leader urges Nigerians to defend democracy

Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, has urged Nigerians to continue to defend democracy as the nation remembers June 12, 1993 Presidential Election won by the late Chief M.K.O Abiola but annulled by General Ibrahim Babangida.

Former Governor Okorocha sworn in as Imo West senator

Former Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha was on Thursday sworn in as Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District.

Explosion: Police rule out terrorist attack at Port Harcourt Mall

The Police in Rivers State have ruled out terrorist attack in the explosion that occurred at the Port Harcourt Mall, popularly called Spar.