Emefiele: Group holds “thank you” Rally for President Buhari over reappointment of CBN Gov

…says Nigeria under Buhari has defeated ethnic and religious bigotry The Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative, a civil society organization, on Monday staged a ‘thank you’ rally in appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for reappointing Godwin Emefiele as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor for another term. The group led by Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative and the crowd in their thousands in an open letter addressed to the president, commended him for defeating what it tagged ‘ethnic and religious bigotry’ with Emefiele’s reappointment. Comrade…

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Insecurity: Inter-Faith cautions clerics against “unholy” utterances to promote destabilization plot

Religious leaders in the country have been warned against making unholy and unguarded utterances that could destabilize the country. The National Interfaith And Religious Organizations For Peace (NIFROP) in Nigeria, which gave the charge, urged clerics to rather unite in prayers to end the nagging security challenge in the country, rather than making provocative comments that could worsen the situation. NIFROP through its President, Bishop Sunday Garuba, made this plea during a press conference in Abuja on Easter Monday. The cleric, who described the security challenge confronting the country as…

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Intelligence Gathering Crucial In Tackling Insecurity- Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged Nigerians to provide the military with intelligent reports to effectively curtail the insecurity challenges in the country. Buratai made the call on Wednesday while briefing newsmen shortly after he paid a condolence visit to the acting Governor of Delta, Kingsley Otuaro, in Asaba on the death of Maj.-Gen. David Ejoor, former COAS, and Governor of Mid-Western State. The army chief said, “intelligence gathering is key to tackling insecurity and people are the first point of contact in terms of…

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Onnoghen succeeded in destroying judiciary before his shameful resignation – group

Onnoghen succeeded in destroying judiciary before his shameful resignation – group The Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative has described as an insult to Nigerian the resignation of Justice Walter Onnoghen, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria. The group said Onnoghen’s infamous resignation was belated because he had succeeded in battering the Nigerian judiciary sector before taking the exit door. Recall that Onnoghen had on Friday resigned from office following the recommendation by the National Judicial Council. Speaking on the development, Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi, National Coordinator of the group…

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Former President Jonathan appoints Nze Nwankpo as Personal Envoy

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has appointed his former aide, Nze Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo as his personal envoy. In announcing the appointment, the former President described Nze Nwankpo as ‘a friend and trusted aide’. By this appointment, Nze Nwankpo is returning to familiar ground as he had been in the service of the former President since Dr. Jonathan’s days as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State.  He was appointed the Desk Officer on Niger Delta and Senior Special Assistant Special Duties to the President by late President Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua.…

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Group uncovers plans by Deji Adeyanju, Boko Haram sponsors to promote terrorism

A youth group known as Concerned Northern Youths Against Terrorism said it has uncovered plot sponsor of Deji Adeyanju of the Peoples Democratic Party and Boko Haram to promote terrorism in Nigeria. The group at a press conference on Wednesday, said it has uncovered renewed push by agents of destabilization to advance Boko Haram objectives in Nigeria using paid activists. Abubakar Jamilu, President of the group called on security agencies to go after Adeyanju so as to prevent unrest in Nigeria. His speech below. Gentlemen of the press, permit us…

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Benue Born Activist Philip Agbese decorated with an award of excellence in recognition of his humanitarian activities across the country

The Benue Elite Development Network has tipped self-style Human Rights activist and public affairs commentator, Philip Agbese as a possible replacement for Mr. Audu Ogbeh who is the current Minister of Agriculture in the Buhari cabinet.  The group made the call at an event held today in Abuja where Chief Philip Agbese was decorated with an award of excellence in recognition of his humanitarian activities across the country. The group particularly hailed Agbese who has joined hands with other Nigerians to assist in curbing the humanitarian issues in the North East using…

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US Report on Nigeria aimed at legitimizing criminal activities of terrorists, extremists – ANSD

Nigerian scholars abroad, under the auspices of Association of Nigerian Scholars in Diaspora, ANDS, have faulted the recent report by the US Department of State on Corruption and Human Rights violation under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. A report by the US Department of State entitled, “2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” accused the Nigerian government and the military of arbitrary and unlawful killings. However, ANDS believes that the report was apparently aimed at legitimizing criminal activities of terrorists and extremists in Nigeria. The association made this known…

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The Myth and Fallacy of Magu’s Missing ₦1.3 trillion

  Just days after the United States Department released a report which established that massive corruption remains rife under the Buhari administration, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has come out with a very incongruous riposte, intended to divert the attention of the public from the damning report.   Ibrahim Magu, as usual, sought to drag the name of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan into the mix and blame him for this latest in a series of negative verdicts on the current administration’s anti-graft war.…

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Sokoto guber: Leave military alone, your 342 stolen votes cannot stand judicial scrutiny – Group tells Tambuwal

As reactions continue to greet the just-concluded governorship election in Sokoto Stata, Govenror Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has been asked not to celebrate yet. Agenda for Democracy and Good Governance, which made the call asked the governor to leave the Nigerian military alone while he savours the taste of his temporary victory, which would not pass through legal furnace. Comrade Gambo Mummamadu Abdulkadir, National President, of the group said Tambuwal’s attempt to blame the military for his apparent loss, since the tribunal can easily overturn the election, is a desperate attempt…

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