End the bleeding, carnage now or resign, 127 CSOs tell Buhari

Threaten mass action, a boycott of May 29 Democracy Day activities Gunmen invade police station in Abia, Akwa Ibom, kill five officers Police begin the search for stolen AK-47 rifles in Rivers Ammunition-laden truck involved in a lone accident in Anambra After what appears a lull in Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) activism in the country, […]

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Catholic bishops to Buhari: Be open to criticisms, tackle Nigeria’s problems, coup plot mere blackmail

Catholic bishops in Nigeria have criticised the alleged plot to topple the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as needless attempts by the presidency to blackmail critics of the administration. They advised the president to commit himself to tackling the insecurity, unemployment and other socioeconomic challenges rocking the nation rather that waste energy, time and resources […]

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Insecurity: How Nigeria can curb inflow of illicit arms

By Onyedika Agbedo As Nigeria contends with escalating insecurity, it has become obvious that unless the country mops up illicit arms circulating in its territory, citizens’ hope of sleeping with their two eyes closed might remain elusive. Last Sunday, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) disclosed that its officials in Ebonyi State intercepted about 753 live ammunition […]

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States adopt unusual methods to secure students

Empty compound of the Government Science Secondary school, Kankara (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP) Kebbi Engages Local Vigilantes FCT PTAs Deploy Cutlasses, Bow, Arrows To Fortify Schools’ Security Security Assigned To Schools Don’t Have Weapons To Defend Us, Students Lament Benue Students Learn In Fear Due To Absence Of Conventional Security Worried by rising […]

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Naira abusers risk six months jail, CBN warns

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has cautioned the public against abuse of the country’s currency, describing naira as pride of the nation. Speaking at the CBN Fair at Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka, Anambra State, yesterday, the Principal Manager, Currency Operations Department, Mrs. Dorothy Onyene, cautioned traders, farmers and other Nigerians to stop […]

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Plans to overthrow Buhari abound, presidency alleges

Buhari haunted by his coup plotting past, says PDP HURIWA: You made yourself removable due to crass incompetence, nepotism Afenifere, UPU, Yoruba Ronu, PANDEF flay FG over coup alarm Afe Babalola offers to convoke, sponsor Emergency National Conference Another governor, Ndume raise the alarm over activities of Boko Haram Insecurity: NANS threatens to shut down […]

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Anyim writes Buhari on insecurity: ‘Set up panel of enquiry, address minorities’ grievances’

A former President of the Senate, Pius Anyim, has called on President Major General Muhammadu Buhari to set up a panel of enquiry to investigate the agitations across Nigeria especially by aggrieved minorities. Anyim, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, in an open letter to Buhari dated May 3, 2021, and titled […]

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Nigerian teen gets 19 $5m scholarship offers in US, Canada

Nigeria’s Victory Yinka-Banjo, a 17-year-old high school graduate, was offered more than $5 million worth of scholarship money for an undergraduate program of study, according to admission documents and estimates of financial aid awards. “It still feels pretty unbelievable. I applied to so many schools because I didn’t even think any school would accept me,” […]

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Look beyond military in war against insecurity, EU tells FG

Ambassador Ketil Karlsen and other EU officials during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja Falana queries Buhari’s call for U.S. help outside AU, ECOWAS Experts disagree on Nigeria’s invitation of AFRICOM Masari: State of emergency won’t address insecurity Tight security at National Assembly over alleged threat Rivers imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew […]

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