Army/IMN Clash: Civil rights group asks court to stop IMN Spokesman, Musa, KDGH others from publishing book

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency, CESJET, has approached the state high court in Kaduna asking for an order to stop the spokesman of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa, from publishing a book on the clash between the IMN and the Nigeria Army saying it is capable of jeopardizing the ongoing trial of the IMN leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.  Barrister Edward Omaga who spoke with journalists after filing the suit said the centre views the attempt to publish the book as an attempt to prove that…

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CALSER mourns pastor killed by Boko Haram/ISWAP, calls for unity of faith against terrorist ideology

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has condemned the murder of Adamawa-based preacher, Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists. In a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, CALSER President, Princess Ajibola believes the killing of the Christian cleric shows the radical sect’s desperation to provoke sectarian strife that could ultimately birth crisis. According to the Centre, Boko Haram/ISWAP ideology has nothing to do with religion but rather sheer wickedness and evil against humanity. CALSER, therefore, called on Nigerians to unite irrespective of religious and ethnic divide to…

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Boko Haram/ISWAP: Inter-faith group calls for one day nationwide prayers against killers of Adamawa Pastor

Following the gruesome murder of an Adamawa-based pastor, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organization for Peace (NIFROP) has called on Nigerians to embark on a one-day intensive prayer and fast against his killers. Rev. Lawan Andimi was Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State before his abduction and abrupt death. In an emotional statement signed by Grand Patron on Tuesday, Archbishop Julius Ediwe, NIFROP sobbed over the demise considering all efforts put into securing his release from Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group. Bishop…

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Cross River Health Commissioner Pledges Support For State Youth Parliament

The Cross River State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Betty Edu has assured the state’s Youth Parliament of support to eradicate vices among the State’s youths. Edu made the pledge when she received some members of the youth Parliamentarians in her office on January 17 who paid her a courtesy visit. The Speaker of the youth Parliament, Hon.(Amb) Awatt Caleb Ekpeyong who was represented by the House Leader, Hon Sunday Achang applauded the state governor, Prof Ben Ayade, for granting Dr Edu the opportunity to serve as commissioner of Health in…

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2023: IGBO GROUP CALLS FOR ROTATION OF PRESIDENCY TO SOUTH-EAST

…wants governorship to rotate to Anambra-South in 2021 A socialpolitical group under the auspices of Igbo Leadership Development Foundation (ILDF) on Tuesday in Abuja reiterated its called for the rotation of Anambra governorship to the Southern part of the state in 2021. This is just as the group said in the spirit of equity, justice and fairness, Nigeria’s presidency in 2023 should move to South-East, being the only region yet to taste power at the centre in Nigeria. The group, which made the call in a statement signed by the…

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C’RIVER COMMISSIONER SUSPENDS ACTIVITIES OF LOCAL GOVT PENSIONS’ BOARD

…to meet with auditor-general for local government, perm sec local govt commission The Cross River State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon. Stella Oreme Odey has suspended the State’s Local Government Pensions Board. In a terse statement signed by Mrs. Odey on Monday said that all activities of the board are suspended with immediate effect until further notice. The commissioner directed the auditor general and permanent secretary of the Local Government Service Commission to meet with her for further directives. The statement reads, “All activities of the Local Government Pensions’…

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ICC: Global Amnesty commends Nigerian government’s effort in tackling threats to humanity

….calls for consideration of facts against Boko Haram, IMN others Contrary to preliminary examination activities by the International Criminal Court that its prosecutor could press three cases against the Nigerian government, the Global Amnesty Watch (GWA) has commended the Nigerian government for its effort in tackling threats to humanity. The international humanitarian organization made this known on Tuesday in a detailed report opposing ICC’s recent report with a view to put issues in proper perspective. Among others, the international tribunal listed Nigeria as one of the countries being probed for…

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YOUTH COUNCIL COMMENDS JAMB OVER THE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR 2020 UTME

The leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, the premier youth welfare advocacy organization, has commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board over the success of the ongoing registration exercise for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, following an independent monitoring tour of registration centers, the Vice President (North Central) of NYCN, Amb. Akoshile Mukhtar expressed appreciation to the management of JAMB under the leadership of Prof. Is’haq Oloyede the Registrar. Ambassador Mukhtar said “ the Council is indeed impressed that the management…

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Amotekun As Southwest’s Saddest Slide Into Medieval Leadership

By Okanga Agila Day break has caught some Nigerian leaders on the wrong side of history. Aspiring for public office is as easy as dreaming dreams. But the most difficult aspect of dreams is the consummation of its reality. Most Nigerians have found themselves on the leadership plane. But their actions and utterances depict a frustrating departure from their flaunted competencies in seeking for such exalted offices. They are devoid of tact, vision and diplomacy required of such positions of leadership. Nigerians woke up to the rude shock of the…

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Cross River: Building A Thriving Health Care System

The management of Public health has remained a great challenge to all Governments across the world, especially in developing countries like Nigeria. This has remained so because of the dynamic nature of illnesses evolving on regular basis, sometimes with stubborn or even drug resistant pathogens, militating social aspects and economic indices. The havoc wrecked upon human community by these diseases, most times, are often heightened by certain anti-social behaviours manifesting in the form of substance abuse and perversions in the use of some medically beneficial drugs. In most places in…

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