NCPC Begins Airlift Of Intending Pilgrims To Israel On June 27

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) is set to commence the airlift of intending pilgrims to Israel on June 27, 2018. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev Uja Tor Uja disclosed this recently in Abuja during a strategic meeting of NCPC with the States Chairmen and Secretaries of Pilgrims Welfare Board. He explained that this pilgrimage exercise which is termed the Easter pilgrimage was supposed to have been held between March to April, but was delayed due to visa issues with the Israeli authorities. The NCPC helmsman stated that…

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Peter Nwaoboshi: NICreL Cries Out Over Persecution Of Delta Senator

The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICreL), has warned against what it termed a campaign of calumny against Peter Nwaoboshi, a senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly. The group said it was unfortunate that some persons have sworn with their blood that they must drag the hard-earned name and reputation of the senator into political pit latrine. Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had in April ordered the remand of Nwaoboshi in Ikoyi Prison following the arraignment of the senator by the Economic and Financial…

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Boko Haram: Over 2, 000 IDPS To Return Home, Thank PMB, Army

No fewer than 2, 00 persons displaced from north east as result of activities of the Boko Haram insurgents are  finally returning  to their ancestral homes from Abuja and environs where they have been living for years. The IDPS, who were hitherto housed in Kuchigoro camp and other annexes in the nation’s capital on Friday, stormed the Unity Fountain to thank the President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army for liberating their villages from the grips of the Boko Haram insurgents. Speaking on behalf of the former IDP, Mrs Maryam…

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Nwaoboshi And The Burden Of Service By Lucky Ogolime

When some of us look back at Nigeria, most times we are tempted to believe the country is on some sort of ancestral curse.  We are a people who do things differently from the rest of the world.  It is unfortunate to say this, but we are more inclined to destruction and  personal gains than progress. We neither appreciate hard work nor dedicated to service-oriented leadership. It is the reason our political firmament is strewn with very odd characters, who strive every day to compound our problems. I juxtapose what…

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Biafra: Human Rights Group Faults Intersociety Report On Killing Of Agitators 

The Independent Human Rights and Crime Monitoring Group has faulted the report by some bodies that the Nigerian Army killed members of the pro-Biafra group during the Operation Python Dance 11 in south eastern part of the country. The group said the claim in some quarters were clear attempt to tarnish the image and efforts of the Nigerian military in addressing violent crimes that threaten humanity and the collective existence of the Nigerian state . According to the group, claims by a group affiliated to the Indigenous People of Biafra…

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Herdsmen Attacks: Benue Youths Exonerates PMB, Hails Buratai

The Benue Youths Forum, the umbrella body of all youth groups in Benue State have exonerated President Muhammadu Buhari from the incessant killings in the state. According to them, the claim in some quarters that President Buhari was sponsoring the attacks in the state is a case of giving the dog a bad name to hang it. The youth group also pledged their total support for the ongoing military operation in the state aimed at ending the fast growing spate of terrorism in the Benue valley. It also commended the…

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Youths Hail PMB, Buratai Over Operations In Benue

Benue youths under the auspices of Benue youths Forum, the umbrella body of all youth groups in Benue State have expressed their total support for the ongoing military operation in the state aimed at ending the fast growing spate of terrorism in the Benue valley. The youths in a world press briefing which held in Makurdi today, commended the efforts of the military in curtailing the growing spate of local armed conflicts  and acknowledged  the achievements so far recorded by the Nigerian Army . The group hinted that Benue State…

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Land Dispute: Hon Jarigbe Tasks Gov Umahi On Communal Insecurity

Following the protracted communal clash between some boundary communities in Cross River and Ebonyi States over a piece of land under dispute that has led to attendant loss of lives and property, a federal lawmaker, representing Ogoja/ Yala Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Agom Jarigbe, has tasked Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi, to show commitment over the rising insecurity in the area. Jarigbe stated this on Wednesday in a post on his Facebook wall, where he expressed worry and concern over the killings, rising hatred, increased…

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Excitement As Over 2000 IDPs Return Home In Guzamala LG In Borno

It was a day of joy as over 2000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Guzamala extraction living in Bakassi IDP Camp in Maiduguri today Tuesday 19 June 2018 commenced movement to return to their original homeland in Guzamala  Local Government Area of Borno state. The IDPs numbering about 2,043 individuals, making up 378 households constitute the first batch of IDPs who willingly expressed the desire to return to their communities to resettle and resume their traditional occupation of farming and fishing, as well as other socio-economic activities. Speaking during the…

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Gov Emmanuel: Guaranteeing Tomorrow Through Education

By Joe Iniodu A popular aphorism posits that while archetypal politicians think about the next election, statesmen think about the next generation. This principle cuts across all facets of leadership with the few exceptions exemplified in leaders possessed of vision. Governor Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State is a model in the leadership that thinks beyond election with mental forays into succeeding generations. His leadership style typifies a man with unbridled determination to build a State beyond the now and place it on an enviable pedestal of pride for coming generations.…

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