Service Chiefs: Afenifere must not allow political enemies use it for narrow interests – Yoruba youths

The Coalition of Afenifere Youth Groups (CAYG) has warned apex Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere not to allow itself to be used by political enemies of the country for their selfish interests.  CAYG, in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Comrade Oloruntoba Durosinmi Etti, on Tuesday, disclosed that Afenifere is already looking like an extension of Atiku Abubakar’s political structure as currently being portrayed by its spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin.  Recall that Odumakin had last week delved into the nation’s security issues after a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs. …

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Sahara Reporters and Its PMB Gripe

By Bassey Akpan For an organization or platform that prides itself as a new outlet, the only thing worse than being unprofessional is when the unprofessionalism is driven by an obsession to settle scores, which could be made even more sickening when such score settling is escalated into a proxy war. Sahara Reporters, a news platform that is hardly different from the persona of its publisher, Omoyele Sowore, is on this slippery slope and in a rapid slide into infamy owing to the way its unprofessionalism has been made worse…

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Insecurity: Coalition on terrorism makes demand on PMB to sign executive order for prosecution of sponsors, promoters of Boko Haram

The Coalition of Civil Society Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to sign an executive order into law that will allow law enforcement agents arrest and prosecute sponsors and collaborators of terrorists.   CATE believes this is the final nail on the doomed Boko/ISWAP’s coffin, especially with the troops’ recent impressive outings.  Like the strategy deployed in the war against corruption, the coalition noted that a swift arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators and those who aid such acts could potentially be the watershed.  Speaking at a press conference…

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PMB, Humanitarian Affairs Minister bag awards over the implementation of N- Power Batch C, other social programs for Nigerian masses

President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya, were bestowed with awards on Tuesday at the N-Power Annual Beneficiaries Awards following the successful commencement of N-Power Batch C and other social development schemes in the country.  The special recognition was championed by the N- Power Nationwide Beneficiaries Forum on behalf of over 500,000 other beneficiaries under the Batch A and B stream of 2016 and 2018 respectively.  While President Buhari was honoured as the ‘Masses President of Africa’, Hajiya Sadiya scooped the prestigious award of ‘Woman of…

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Palace of the Oba of Benin Calls Trending Video Mischievous, Malicious _ Demands Undeserved Apology

Following a video making rounds by one Eranomigho Edegbe stating that he has the authority of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, to lamppon His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and few other respected members of the society, the Oba’s Palace has refuted the claim strewing that it’s the handiwork of mischief makers. According to a statement signed by Frank Irabor, Secretary, Benin Traditional Council, it stated that the said video and its contents…

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Boko Haram /ISWAP: CALSER writes US Ambassador to Nigeria over complicity of France, francophone countries in promotion of terrorism

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has written an open letter to the United States Ambassador to Nigeria over the complicity of France and Francophone nations in promoting terrorism.  CALSER, in the letter dated Monday 29th June and signed by Executive Director, Evelyn Otairu, reiterated that the threat posed by Boko Haram terrorists is real, especially after they formed a dangerous alliance with Nigeria’s Francophone neighbours.  The group, while acknowledging the achievements of the Nigerian troops questioned the commitment of other nations, with little or no operations and funding of the Multinational…

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Re: Insecurity persists as military launches over 40 operations in 5 years

By Isaiah Atuluku With due respect to the Daily Trust newspapers, which is unarguably one the leading dailies in Nigeria today, the lead story of its Monday 29th June, 2020, edition is highly misleading. While one is not holding brief for the Nigerian military, those of us resident in parts of the country constantly under the attacks of bandits and insurgents wish to be allowed to say something about military operations so as to correct the general impression created by your story, to wit, that the various operations launched by…

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Policy Experts Hail Commencement of N- Power Batch ‘C’ programme

  Policy experts in Nigeria have hailed the introduction and ongoing registration of the N- Power Batch ‘C’ Scheme, saying it is a welcome development for the realisation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda for the positive transformation of the Nigerian economy through youth empowerment. The experts who spoke at a virtual workshop organised by the Youth Economic Forum, on ‘the engagement of youths for positive economic activities,’ said the idea of commencing a batch ‘C’ registration was well thought out, while the registration has been commendable. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs,…

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Security Challenge: The new gold in town for fake activists “

By Kabiru Ibrahim Dallah There is no doubt that Africa and indeed West Africa, in particular, has witnessed a massive rise in insecurity challenges post-Gaddafi era in Libya. Several reports by reputable media organizations have linked the proliferation of small arms and ammunitions plus the rise in terrorist activities in the Sahel of Africa to the collapse of Libya. Most of the arms and fighters used in the fights against Gaddafi and subsequent battles for the control of Libya have found their way into several neighbouring countries. This has caused…

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Northern patriots charge NSA to join hands with Service Chiefs, Security agencies on war against insurgency

The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd) has been urged to work with other Service Chiefs in the country to move the nation’s war against insurgency forward. This call was made by the Northern Patriots, decrying the lack of strategic thinking and actions by the NSA’s office to address the non-kinetic component of the war against insurgency in Nigeria thereby leaving the military and other security agencies alone in what ordinarily should be all-encompassing warfare. In an open letter signed by the convener, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Suleiman, on…

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