Boko Haram: Centre accuses Red Cross of peddling falsehood to discredit Nigerian authorities, local CSOs

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has accused the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) of a deliberately peddling falsehood to undermine the efforts of the Nigerian military in the North-East. The Centre believes the international humanitarian organisation is misrepresenting facts in a bid to mislead unsuspecting members of the general public. This trails a recent report where the Red Cross alleged that nearly 22,000 Nigerians are missing in the North-East. This figure, according to the ICRC, represented the highest number of missing persons registered in any…

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RevolutionNow: Civil rights group protest at AGF’s office, demands investigation of foreign associates in plot to destabilize Nigeria

The last seems not to have been heard on the embattled publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore as a group of civil rights activists today in Abuja took to the street to demand the investigation of his foreign  counterparts in the RevolutionNow protest which authorities have claimed is targeted at destabilizing the country. The protesters, led by the Congress for Defence of Democracy (CDF), ended their walk at the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, calling for an urgent probe on the…

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ENGR COSMAS EKAWU NAMED CHAIRMAN AS YEMA YALA GETS NEW EXCOS

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY The Chairman/CEO of Odecyn Contractors Nigeria Limited, Engr Cosmas Oloko Ekawu has been named the Chairman of Yema Yala Development Initiative after scaling through a well organized electoral process of the organization. He will be working with nine others elected to fill the various offices in the 10-member officials. He was declared winner and returned as the elected chairman by the secretary of the constituted Independent Electoral Committee, Prince George Ogonyi after a rigorous electoral process, which has been adjudged as transparent, free and fair. He…

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LAGOS GOV SANWO-OLU FLAGS OFF 2019 GENERAL PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL, ROME

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday officially flagged off the 2019 general pilgrimage to Israel and Rome at the Chapel of Christ the Light Church, Alausa, Ikeja. He congratulated the intending pilgrims of Lagos State for their bold initiative to embark on holy pilgrimage to strengthen their faith in the Lord. The No. 1 citizen of Lagos State also thanked the leadership of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) for choosing Lagos State for the flag off of this year’s general pilgrimage exercise. He assured…

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CARNIVAL CALABAR: AYADE DECLARES TODAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN CROSS RIVER

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY Ahead of this year’s Carnival Calabar, which is an annual event, the Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade has declared today as public holiday in the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Mr Christian Ita and made available to the public in the early hours of today. According to the him, All public institutions except schools and banks are to remain closed. The statement reads, “In exercise of the powers conferred on the…

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