DG NITDA Unveils ‘Steam Boys, Tech Men Initiative’

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi  on Thursday, 13th February 2020 inaugurated ‘Steam Boys, Tech Men Initiative’ organized by the High Tech Centre for Women and Youth.   Inuwa was the special guest of honour at the launching and inauguration of the initiative with the theme “Muscles with brains for technology innovation” in Abuja on Thursday. “Digital technologies are disrupting the way we live”, the DG said, as he gave his opening remarks at the event which was well attended by mostly students from…

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Boko Haram: Conor Fortune, Amnesty International behind new plots by terrorists’ sponsors to blackmail Nigerian military- Human Rights Monitors

The Coalition for Human Rights Monitoring Groups in Nigeria (CHRMGN) has fingered British journalist, Conor Fortune and Amnesty International to be behind a new sponsored plot to blackmail the Nigerian military in the war against terrorism. Fortune, a supposed human rights and conflict resolution writer who is also AI’s Deputy Director of Communications, External Affairs and Crisis Response, has in recent times propagated falsehood against the Nigerian troops. At a press conference on Friday in Abuja, the human rights group raised an alarm to the global community about the latest…

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Group thanks President Buhari over visit to Maiduguri

…. expresses confidence in military’s commitment to peace in Borno state The North-East Network for Peace has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his prompt and compassionate visit to Maiduguri, Borno State on Tuesday. According to the group, it is a testament of the president’s focus and unwavering commitment towards restoring lasting peace to the state and the entire region. Speaking on behalf of the peace network at a press conference on Friday, President, Rev. Josiah Bitrus said they are impressed with the efforts so far in dislodging the Boko Haram/ISWAP…

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Boko Haram: Investigate Zulum, Shettima, others over politically instigated killings – Buhari supporters

The Network of Buhari Supporters Worldwide (NBSW) has called on security agents to probe Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State and predecessor Kassim Shettima over instigated violence in the state. The group made this known at a press conference on Thursday in Lagos following President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Maiduguri. In a statement signed by National Coordinator Achimugu Atawodi Agada, the Buhari supporters expressed disgust at the manner the president was greeted, fingering Zulum and his godfathers to be behind the show of shame. It revealed that Zulum’s action may…

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Auno attack: Group decries despicable attempt by Borno Governor’s aides to embarrass Buhari during visit

The Borno Coalition for Justice (BCJ) has fingered Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State and his aides in an attempt to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Maiduguri on Wednesday. The coalition made this known on Thursday at a press conference to address the “despicable plot at embarrassing President Buhari by aides of Borno Governor”. Speaking on behalf of the Borno coalition, convener Mohammed Ali described the gesture as “cowardly and insensitive”, an evidence of Zulum’s hatred towards the president. As indigenes of Borno, the group recounts that…

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NCPC BOSS CHARGES STAFF ON POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO WORK

The Director in Charge of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Mrs. Esther Kwaghe, has charged NCPC staff to exhibit positive attitude to work and give in their best to the Commission. She made this known today during the closing ceremony of a three a day in house training programme organized for the Accounts and Finance department staff of the Commission at the NCPC Corporate headquarters, Abuja. Mrs Kwaghe informed that the training was borne out of the need for staff to update themselves in their field of study and to…

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Auno: Declare state of emergency in Borno State now, CALSER tells Buhari

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to forthwith declare a state of emergency in Borno State. This is on the heels of politically instigated killings in the state, targeted at destabilizing the Buhari administration. At a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, Convener, Princess Ajibola condemned the renewed spate of insurgents attacks in Borno state. The group wondered why Borno is overly targeted for renewed insurgent attacks despite the concentration of troops in almost all the communities in the state. CALSER…

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Iran Must Go: 1, 000 protesters deliver petition to US, Trump to intervene in plot by Iran, AI to destabilize Nigeria

No fewer than 1,000 Nigerians have signed a petition calling on the United States of America to intervene in a plot by Iran and Amnesty International (AI) to destabilize the country. The petition, addressed to US President Donald Trump, through the US Ambassador to Nigeria, seeks to end Iranian government’s avid sponsorship of groups/individuals truncating Nigeria’s democracy. With the help of proxy Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), the Asian nation seeks to establish Islamic Caliphates in Nigeria in whatsoever way possible, even if it means shedding blood. Amongst others, convener…

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CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS FAULT ICPC REPORT ON FIIRO DG, ACCUSES UNION OF PLAYING ETHNIC politics

Lagos — A coalition of civil society group has dismissed recent reports that the Acting DG of FIIRO, Dr Chima Igwe has been indicted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on issues relating to his academic Qualification. The group, in a statement by its spokesperson, Comrade Ayodeji Emmanuel described the report as falacious and a calculated attempt to double speak with all intent to forcefully indict Igwe playing the ethnic card and rejigging a matter hitherto earlier resolved by the commission. The group has challenged…

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PDP group exposes national body, distances self from plot to truncate Nigeria’s democracy

The Peoples Democratic Party National Solidarity Vanguard (PDP-NSV) has distanced itself from any conspiracy or action geared towards truncating the nation’s democracy. The opposition group made its position known at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja to address sentimental utterances by its members on sensitive national security issues. In a statement signed by National Coordinator, Alhaji Shehu Sani, the PDP National Solidarity Vanguard said it can not be part of co-conspirators in oblique plots against the dismemberment of Nigeria. Although not valid, the PDP-NSV believes “such undignified acts by…

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