APC Planning to Influence 2019 Elections with Military Operations – PDP

“Our investigation shows that part of the plot is to use the military operation as a subterfuge to unleash heavy security presence to intimidate, harass and instil fear in voters in PDP strongholds across the country and pave the way for the allocation of fictitious votes to President Buhari and the APC,” the spokesman of the opposition party, Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement on … Continue reading APC Planning to Influence 2019 Elections with Military Operations – PDP

Nigerian President was at the ECOWAS Heads of Government meetings in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday participated at the 54th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS in Abuja. Speaking at the session, Buhari said: “Despite these successes, ECOWAS is still confronted by several challenges. The sub-region continues to face difficulties in the economic, governance, peace, security and humanitarian fields.” According to him, “These lofty ideals are however not attainable … Continue reading Nigerian President was at the ECOWAS Heads of Government meetings in Abuja

The Current Situation in Nigeria

A USIP Fact Sheet President Buhari’s 2015 election saw the country’s first peaceful transfer of power to an opposition candidate. Elections raised hopes that some of Nigeria’s most pressing problems—including weak governance, corruption, the Boko Haram insurgency, and persistent intercommunal conflicts—could soon be under control. Despite President Buhari’s vision for reform, the country’s security challenges are surging as the factors that fuel violent conflicts remain … Continue reading The Current Situation in Nigeria

The Risk of Election Violence in Nigeria is Not Where You Think

Containing violence at the state level will be key to a peaceful election Wednesday, December 5, 2018 / BY: Oge Onubogu ; Idayat Hassan Nigeria’s political parties are in full campaign mode ahead of national and state-level elections early next year, and unfortunately signs are emerging that election-related violence is a real possibility. It’s not too late, however, for Nigerians and the international community to take steps to reduce … Continue reading The Risk of Election Violence in Nigeria is Not Where You Think

Davido: NYSC has cancelled my service year

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known has Davido, has revealed on social media that the compulsory one year service which he started some months ago has been cancelled by NYSC He made this known in his reaction to a post made by Nigerian Music Promoter Adesegun Adeosun, @iamsmade who just finished his NYSC program and also got a letter of recommendation. Reacting, Davido wrote: “Naso … Continue reading Davido: NYSC has cancelled my service year

Nigeria: And the herdsmen killings contines

Central Nigeria have witnessed persistent attacks and killing from marauding herdsmen without any hope of restraints from the state security on the restless herdsmen. Plateau Reportedly witnessed a major attack during the weekend with over aa hundred mortality. Its condemnable and cannot be allowed to countinue. The whole country should u it talking about it, its time we all stand nad take action on stopping … Continue reading Nigeria: And the herdsmen killings contines

ORGANISING NGOS AND FAITH-BASED ORGANISATION FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

“Counterterrorism has to be woven into the everyday workings of every department. It should be included on the agenda of every meeting, and this new role must be imparted to officers on the street so that terrorism prevention becomes part of their everyday thinking.” Kelling, G L. & William K. B, (2006) Policing Terrorism, Civic Bulletin 43, New York: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, September … Continue reading ORGANISING NGOS AND FAITH-BASED ORGANISATION FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

A culture of substandard living | Dr. Amaraegbu

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, (suicide) losing, cheating, and mediocrity are easy. Stay away from ease. -Scott Alexander One major way to measure the degree of development in any society is the value she placed on human life. Even animals operate with the instinct that human life is sacred. This is the reason they initially exhibit fear and flight when they … Continue reading A culture of substandard living | Dr. Amaraegbu

#Breaking “Worst case scenario” predicted for latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

USAfricaLIVE The World Health Organisation says it is preparing for “the worst case scenario” in a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WHO has recorded 32 suspected or confirmed cases in Bikoro, including 18 deaths, between April 4 and May 9. The cases include three healthcare workers, one of whom has died. This is the country’s ninth known outbreak of Ebola … Continue reading #Breaking “Worst case scenario” predicted for latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

KAICIID BOARD CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND AMONG NIGERIAN CITIZENS TO RESIST HATRED DRIVEN BY MALICIOUS ACTS

KAICIID Board Calls for Solidarity in Central African Republic and among Nigerian Citizens to Resist Hatred Driven by Malicious Acts KAICIID’s Interreligious Board of Directors, composed of religious leaders from five major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) issued the following statement following a series of violent attacks on 1 May 2018 in Bangui, Central African Republic, and in Mubi, Nigeria. In these attacks, … Continue reading KAICIID BOARD CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND AMONG NIGERIAN CITIZENS TO RESIST HATRED DRIVEN BY MALICIOUS ACTS

Longtime Jihadist Leads Group that Claimed Niger Attack – Ibrahim Ahmed

FILE – In this frame from video, Myeshia Johnson cries over the casket in Miami, Florida, Oct. 17, 2017, of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger. Print Not much is known about the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, the group that claimed responsibility for killing four U.S. and four Nigerien soldiers in western Niger last October. … Continue reading Longtime Jihadist Leads Group that Claimed Niger Attack – Ibrahim Ahmed

Nigeria’s first Marine Engineering Centre of Excellence commences Masters programmes by Andrea Ayemoba

The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work that will lead to the award of Masters degrees in Marine Engineering (Power Plants), Naval Architecture and Offshore and Subsea Engineering. A Diploma in Marine and Offshore Engineering will also be awarded by the Centre which … Continue reading Nigeria’s first Marine Engineering Centre of Excellence commences Masters programmes by Andrea Ayemoba

Police IGP IRT and Special Forces Display current arressts in Benue, Nassarawa and Taraba states

The IGP IRT & the Police Special Forces mandated by the IGP to work with Benue, Nasarawa & Taraba State Commands, in the last 2 weeks arrested the 11 suspects mentioned above within Benue & Taraba States & recovered fm them were 10 AK47 Rifles & other assorted firearms & ammunitn  Kabiru Idris, Miracle Emmanuel and Husseini Safiyanu were arrested in Taraba State and in … Continue reading Police IGP IRT and Special Forces Display current arressts in Benue, Nassarawa and Taraba states

1,500 schools destroyed by Boko Haram in North-East – FG

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Federal Government said on Wednesday that more than 1,500 primary and secondary schools in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states had been destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgency since 2014. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this at a workshop on the Safe School Declaration initiative in Abuja, noting that there was “an urgent need to protect education from attacks.” The … Continue reading 1,500 schools destroyed by Boko Haram in North-East – FG

Conspiracy Theory: Security Men, Lawmakers Conspired To Steal The Mace-Police

The Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, on Wednesday blamed the April 18 invasion of the Senate and removal of the mace by hoodlums on an internal conspiracy between the security men and legislators. The Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, on Wednesday blamed the April 18 invasion of the Senate and removal of the mace by hoodlums … Continue reading Conspiracy Theory: Security Men, Lawmakers Conspired To Steal The Mace-Police

Boko Haram will take years to ‘eliminate’: UN envoy

File: AFP WATCH: Victims of Boko Haram receive new lease on life Njidda Maidugu never thought he would walk on two legs again after a suicide bombing in Nigeria. Now, he has been given hope. Watch.WATCH African growth picks up but debt a concern, says IMF Related Links Nigeria military helps rescue over 1 000 Boko Haram hostages WATCH: Victims of Boko Haram receive new … Continue reading Boko Haram will take years to ‘eliminate’: UN envoy

May has quite a number of new Nollywood movies to offer comedy lovers. Pulse Movies has rounded up movies coming to the cinemas in May 2018, including “Talking Dolls” and “Crazy People.” Check out all the new Nollywood movies you could see this May. 1.”Crazy People” play“Crazy People” is one of the Nollywood movies showing in cinemas this May (Instagram/Ramsey Nouah )   “Crazy People” stars … Continue reading

What Is The Red Card Movement?

2018 will be an eventful year on the Nigerian political scene and that’s an understatement. After the ruckus of 2017 involving a plethora of stories from the comical and embarrassing, to the potentially disastrous, this full year of political campaigning before the 2019 elections next February should throw up more rancor. The prime exchanges on the battle front will be between the ruling All Progressives … Continue reading What Is The Red Card Movement?

Know your Presidential Candidate for 2019 Elections

1.Kingsley Moghalu -55 years old -Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University -Attended UNN and LSE (Ph.D) -President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation -Former United Nations official -Former CBN deputy governor. 2. Fela Durotoye -46 years old -Public speaker and business strategist -BSc. Computer Science and Economics, and MBA/MSc. Business Strategy from Obafemi Awolowo University -Look up … Continue reading Know your Presidential Candidate for 2019 Elections

Nigeria: Boko Haram Has Massacred over 2,000 Teachers, Destroyed 1,000 Schools

Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images by Edwin Mora3 May 20189 The Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram, a name that translates to “Western education is a sin,” has killed 100,000 people since it began waging its insurgency in 2009, including 2,295 teachers and hundreds of students in the northeastern part of the country alone, officials from the African nation revealed this week. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari believes Boko … Continue reading Nigeria: Boko Haram Has Massacred over 2,000 Teachers, Destroyed 1,000 Schools

Beyond Boko Haram – James H. Barnett

Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Muhammadu Buhari and Donald Trump (above) held a joint press conference at the White House on April 2018. America’s biggest partner in Africa faces a host of internal crises—and its approach to security only makes matters worse. I once asked a Nigerian taxi driver in a moment of cheap, Tom Friedman-esque curiosity what he wished Americans knew about his … Continue reading Beyond Boko Haram – James H. Barnett

Nigeria News Highlights 4th May 2018

Meddlesome Fayose frustrated, jittery – APC – http://bit.ly/2w8VPLt Stakeholders to NWC: Imo APC dying under Okorocha – http://bit.ly/2JQTruZ Rivers APC to National Assembly: Drop Buhari’s impeachment threat – http://bit.ly/2JO8W6N Codeine: NDLEA intensifies surveillance on Nigeria-Cameroon border – http://bit.ly/2JNVnUZ PCN vows to rid pharmacies in Nasarawa state of codeine syrup – http://bit.ly/2w8QAvp CBN signs currency swap agreement with China – http://bit.ly/2JRW5Ro 2018 African Banker Awards nominees … Continue reading Nigeria News Highlights 4th May 2018