Akerele promises to Reposition FCT A.N.A if Elected Chair

The Executive Director Policy House International, Comrade Taiwo Akerele is set to contest the chairmanship position of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) FCT Chapter, Akerele released a statement in Abuja on Friday calling for members of the association to support is aspiration to becoming the chairman of the association. Read his Statement below: Dear colleague/ANA Abuja chapter member, Reinstatement of aspiration to run for Chairman of FCT chapter of ANA, Good day, my name is Taiwo F. Akerele, approximately about 12 weeks ago on 20th of February I formally declared…

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Group Kicks Against Plot To Destabilise Buhari’s Government

vows to defend nation’s democracy The Nigeria First movement says it will resist any attempt by vested interests to destabilise President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The pan-Nigerian organisation said it is aware of the plot by disgruntled elements hiding under the nomenclature of activism to perpetrate evil in the country through the sponsorship of acts of violence along ethnic and religious lines. Nigeria First which raised the alarm at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, however, vowed to defend the country’s democracy. The Department of State Services (DSS) had on Sunday…

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Group asks Ortom to resign over poor governance in Benue State

The Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) has called on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to resign over poor performance and gross ineptitude. In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Hwande Titus Akase, on Wednesday, the group said the governor has failed to provide credible leadership since assuming office in 2015. According to Akase, the state has been reduced to a “fiefdom controlled by Ortom’s family, friends and cronies, so much so that this group of people has consistently siphoned the resources of the state”. The coalition noted that…

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Shun Drug Abuse, Shun Violence- Adaeze Ezissi, Anti-Drug Abuse Campaigner

Adaeze Emmanuella Ezissi, an anti- drug abuse campaigner has urged Nigerian youths to shun drug abuse and the violent life it leads to for the sake of their health, wellbeing and future, and for the sake of the country. In a press statement she issued in Abuja Ms Ezissi who is currently putting finishing touches to her book on Combating Drug Abuse Among the Youth charged Nigerian youths to remember the link between drug abuse, political violence, criminal lifestyle and all manners of insecurities, including terrorism, banditry and kidnapping. In…

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Experts predict success for war against terrorism in Nigeria as the key sponsor is killed by rebels.

The death of Idris Deby, President of Chad, has been described as shocking and might bring about a twist in the war against terrorism in Nigerian and the West African sub-region. According to multiple sources interviewed for comments on the latest development, there was a unanimous agreement that the death of Idris Deby, though unfortunate, might bring about the much-needed success in the war against terrorism in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region. According to an international expert on cross-border crimes, Prof. Harem Suitzubury, he believed that Idris Deby…

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$1bn arms procurement: Clear your name now, Coalition charges Defence Minister

The Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) has called on the Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi Magashi, to clear his name from the controversial purchase of security equipment.  The group noted that Magashi must explain how his ministry expended the $1billion approved by the Federal Government in April 2018.  Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, national coordinator, Timothy Charles, described the minister’s silence as “unholy” and an “embarrassment” to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.  Charles said the group is alarmed that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim is carrying…

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Arewa Youth Council Okays Ganduje’s plan to host Tinubu

The Arewa Youth Council (AYC) has expressed strong support for Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s plan to host the scheduled annual Bola Tinubu’s Colloquium in Kano State Government House describing Arewa Youth Consultative Forum’s (AYCF)attacks on the Governor as provocative, ill-advised and apparently sponsored. Spokesman of the Arewa Youth Council, Mohammed Hussaini, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday affirmed that the forum was shocked to read statements from Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) against the hosting of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium in Kano State Government House. The group disssociated itself…

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COVID-19: Group clears air on Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, urges citizens to support NPHCDA’s efforts

The National Vanguard for Covd-19 Vaccine Administration and Advocacy says there is no need for panic over the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, assuring Nigerians that it is safe and effective for the cure of the coronavirus.  The group, which gave this assurance at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, noted that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risk or any side effects it may pose. It also hailed the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), at the forefront of the distribution, administration and sensitisation of Nigerians on the vaccine. …

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PEF(M)B: Coalition clears Bobboi of nepotism allegations, lauds ES for transparent leadership

The Coalition of Human Rights Groups in Nigeria (CHRGN) has absolved the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Equalization (Management) Board, Ahmed A. Bobboi of allegations of nepotism.  The coalition noted that Bobboi has displayed an unalloyed commitment to achieving the mandate of the agency through the introduction of policies that promotes transparency and accountability.  It said it came to this conclusion after an investigation to ascertain the veracity of the reports that border on workplace discrimination and favouritism.  After a thorough probe, the CHRGN said it found no evidence to suggest the entrenchment of…

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Nigerian military receives tanks, artillery from China Nigeria’s military has taken delivery of VT-4 main battle tanks, SH-5 self-propelled howitzers and other equipment from China in an effort to strengthen its land forces in the battle against Boko Haram militants. The equipment was acquired from China’s Norinco after being ordered last year under an apparent $152 million contract. The equipment was unloaded on 8 April and included VT-4 main battle tanks, SH5 105 mm self-propelled artillery and other items. Nigerian Army Chief of Policy and Plans Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun said,…

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