Zulum: Northern CSOs urge military to sustain onslaught against terrorists in northern Borno

….say attacks cowardly instigated for propaganda The Coalition of Northern Civil Society Organisations have urged the Nigerian military to sustain its current onslaught against terrorists in northern Borno.  According to the CSOs, the recent attacks by the sect is a propaganda attempt, born out of desperation to remain relevant amidst massive success by the troops.  Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja through its spokesperson, Chief Aper Adam, the group said Boko Haram’s new penchant for targeting Governor Babagana Zulum is a frantic attempt to satisfy its financiers by making…

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Amnesty International, IPOB leading disruptive campaign against Nigeria’s image abroad, CALSER tells Commonwealth Sec-Gen, UK Parliament

  Some ‘discredited’ groups, including Amnesty International and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), are steering a campaign to dent Nigeria’s image abroad.   This is according to the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) in its address to Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General and the United Kingdom Parliament.       Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, Executive Director, Abubakar Gana brought the attention of the Commonwealth and UK to the deliberate attempt by these groups to paint Nigeria negatively in the international…

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Zulum Convoy Attack: Borno Elders Charged to Lead Calls on Boko Haram Terrorists to Surrender

  The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) has charged fellow elders from the north-east to lead the call for Boko Haram terrorists to surrender.    In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Chief Simon Shango and made available to newsmen on Monday, the PEC challenged leaders and stakeholders from the region to rise up against the terrorists.    The PEC’s call follows the recent attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.    According to the group, some leaders in the Northeast and members of the communities where resurgent…

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Group Condemns Call For PMB’s Resignation

…urges Nigerians not to join October 1 proposed protest A nongovernmental organization, Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG), has condemned call by a group for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation following alleged national issues published on an online media organisation. This was contained in a statement signed by the National Coordinator, CAGG, Nasir Galadanchi, where the NGO described the call as unfortunate and baseless. According to the statement the purported call of Buhari to resign was borne out of sheer bitterness against the President for no reason, and said the group…

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Boko Haram: Time to Heed Zulum’s Call for Peace in Northern Borno

By Adam Bulama The Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria had indeed festered since 2009 when the group began its violent campaign against Nigeria. Successive governments introduced various initiatives aimed at addressing the scourge but to no avail. Instead of the Boko Haram group losing steam, it gathered momentum and continued to wreak havoc of unimaginable proportion. I believe there is one hard truth we are not telling ourselves why the activities of Boko Haram have continued to fester in Northern Borno despite the efforts of the Nigerian Military. We…

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Understanding APPG, Amnesty International’s mission in Nigeria

By Richard Murphy “We write to highlight urgent concerns about escalating violence in Nigeria, where attacks led by Boko Haram, Fulani herders, and other Islamist militia continues in northern and central-belt states, with reports of increasing violence in the South-East. The state’s failure to protect its citizens is a clear breach of its obligations under the Commonwealth Charter in respect of human rights.” This is not a Hollywood script even though there is a semblance. It is a part statement in the letter written by some members of the United…

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GOV BUNI: THE FAILED APC CARETAKER LEADERSHIP

Ahead of the just concluded Sept 19th governorship election in Edo state, there were a lot of political permutations, expectations, events and plot twists particularly because of the key political actors involved and strategic location of the state to the survival of Apc. The All progressive Congress under the leadership of the then chairman Adams Oshiomole, ravaged by internal crisis failed to reconcile its internal crisis culminating to the sack of Oshiomole by the party’s national executive committee (NEC). Due to the crisis within the party and coming elections in…

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Convoy Attack: Group urges Borno Gov, Military to remain focused on the fight against insurgency

The North-East Peace Assembly (N-EPA) has urged Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum and the Nigerian Military to remain focused in its fight against terrorism in the state. The group’s plea is in response to Friday’s attack by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), which resulted in the death of some  persons including soldiers, policemen and members of the Civilian JTF.  According to the North-East Peace Assembly, the latest attack is a growing desperation of the terrorists and their supporters to reclaim relevance when they no longer have any.  “We…

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PRP Sets Up 34-man Advisory Committee

…woos progressive-minded intellectuals …gives committee three months The People’s Redemption Party (PRP), yesterday, formally inaugurated the 34-man PRP Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC), in order to enrich the content, form and direction of the party’s political praxis. The PPAC whose head is former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, was inaugurated by the National Chairman of PRP, Falalu Bello, OFR, at the new National Secretariat of the party in Abuja. Members of PPAC include Professor Attahiru Jega OFR; Prof. Ifeanyi E. Anigbogu; Prof. AU Nnonliye; Dr.…

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War on terror: Remain in war mood, Buratai charges troops

In furtherance of his operational tour to theater of operation in the North East, the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai was at the Army Special Super Camp Chabbal in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State on Friday the 25th of September 2020. While at the camp, he jointly addressed officers and men, after which he had durbar with troops where operational, logistics and administrative issues were discussed. He earlier on Thursday, the 24th of September 2020, visited Army Super Camp Ngamdu where he inspected the construction…

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