Reports reaching from Buhari’s special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari will, today, leave for Dakar, Senegal to attend the Third International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa holding today and tomorrow.
Adesina said in a statement that the forum, with the theme: “Africa and its Security Challenges: Perspectives for Effective Solutions”, is convened by President Macky Sall of Senegal, with support from the African Union (UN) to discuss security-related challenges on the continent”
Bishop Matthew Man’oso Ndagos, the Catholic Bishop of Kaduna Archdiocese, has called on Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, to partner with the church in the state in order to achieve fast and greater development and peaceful co-existence among the citizenry of the state.
However, the Bishop expressed gratitude to Governor El-Rufai for the part payment of N15.6 million owed by the state government for the treatment of 2011 post election crises and other accident victims in Kaduna.
Ndagoso said the call […]
According to reports, the National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dr Dickson Akoh on Thursday commended National Assembly over the passage of the Bill for an Act to establish the agency.
The Senate had on Thursday read the Bill for the third time and finally passed it, in concurrence with the House of Representatives which had passed same earlier in the year.
Addressing Journalists shortly after the passage on Thursday, Akoh appreciated Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; Speaker Yakubu Dogara and […]
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, has declared at the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Producer-Consumer conference in Tokyo, Japan, that Nigeria would find the formula for peace in the Niger Delta region of the country by 2017.
Kachikwu said Nigeria was at 2.1 million barrels of oil production per day, before the renewed hostilities by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
Speaking to Bloomberg on the “turmoil” in the region, Kachikwu said: “Well, I won’t call it turmoil anymore, I […]
According to reports, the Senate on Thursday passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law, thereby giving approval for the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps as an agency under the Ministry of Interior.
Presenting the report of the Committee on Interior on the floor of the Senate, the committee chairman, Senator Bayero Nafada urged the Senate to support the passage of the Bill, saying “the organisation will be of great benefit to the Nigerian youths”.
“In response to increasing complexity of […]
War time General and former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has asserted that peace and unity of the country was not negotiable.
Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at an award ceremony organised by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, the former Head of State urged Nigerians to work towards achieving peace in the country.
Represented by his brother, Dauda Gowon, the former Head of State said that his passion and commitment for Nigeria to remain as one entity was the […]
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to Americans who have been protesting the emergence of Donald Trump as the US President-Elect to give peace a chance.
There has been protest in several US cities since Wednesday’s emergence of Trump as president-elect.
The Republican, against the run of opinion, defeated the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.
While Clinton won the popular votes, Trump got the support of the Electoral College, which decides who occupies the White House.
Since then, Americans have taken to the streets to […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace, describing it as “active and relentless”.
Speaking while receiving Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See) in a farewell visit at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, the President said the effort of the Pope for peace, especially in Syria, was inspiring and impressive.
“Please convey our gratitude to the Pope. We thank the Vatican for supporting Nigeria’s efforts. You have […]
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday noted that, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar is a symbol of stability, peace and unity not just in the state, but also in the nation at large.
Buhari who was in Sokoto to witness the Durbar event held at the Shehu Kangiwa Square in honour of Sultan’s 10th anniversary, admitted that he was full of joy when he received the news of Sultan’s tenth […]
An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Wednesday remanded a 40-year-old man, Hamzat Morufu, at an Ilesa Prison for alleged breach of public peace and assault.
Magistrate Olusola Aluko ordered that the accused be remanded for allegedly attacking his victim with a screwdriver and his alleged mental illness.
The magistrate then adjourned the case to Dec. 12.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Rasaki Olaiwola, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on Oct. 31 at about 11p.m., at Oke Baale area […]
According to reports, the Spiritual Leader and founder of INRI Evangelical and Spiritual Church, Oke Afa, Isolo, Lagos, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, has explained why “there are demons in Aso Rock.”
The controversial cleric said Nigeria would remain restless until it had prayed hard to remove the curse placed on the country over the gruesome murder of Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
Speaking with newsmen, Ayodele, who had prophesied many things in the past which came to […]