Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tag "Peace"

    Zamfara gov: When we started deal with bandits, they thought we would fail

Zamfara gov: When we started deal with bandits, they thought we would fail

Bello Matawallen, governor of Zamfara, says 400 abductees have been released by bandits and that those working against peace in the state will be put to shame.Zailani Bappa, media aide to the governor, quoted Matawallen as saying this in a statement on Sunday.The governor made the remarks following the reported release of 30 captives by suspected bandits.Matawallen said he would [...]

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    Repent or we’ll deal with you, Masari warns bandits

Repent or we’ll deal with you, Masari warns bandits

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, has warned criminal elements in the state to be prepared to face the wrath of the government if they do not repent.Masari said this while speaking at a security meeting with traditional rulers, herdsmen leaders and security agencies in the state, on Thursday.He said killings were unacceptable and called on parents and guardians to be [...]

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    Buhari hosts Yari in Saudi Arabia, laments insecurity in Zamfara

Buhari hosts Yari in Saudi Arabia, laments insecurity in Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will do his best to ensure that Nigerians live in peace.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying this when he had iftar (breaking of fast) with Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.Garba Tambari, emir of Maradun local government in Zamfara, was also present at the iftar.Buhari left Nigeria to [...]

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    US envoy asks Christians, Muslims to embrace peace 

US envoy asks Christians, Muslims to embrace peace 

David Young, deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Abuja, has called on Christians and Muslims to work together towards a peaceful Nigeria.  He made this call as a guest speaker at an event organised by the Apostles in the MarketPlace (AiMP) Network on Tuesday.  Young, who has been involved in conflict resolution in some parts of Nigeria, said international consensus in diplomacy [...]

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    Rotary Club calls for peace ahead of polls

Rotary Club calls for peace ahead of polls

Rotary international district 9110 has asked Nigerians to maintain peace and harmony as they prepare to participate in the general election.Speaking on Thursday at an event to mark the 2019 world peace and understanding day in Lagos, Ehi Braimah, president of the Rotary Club of Lagos, said the organisation has a duty to address the underlying cause of conflict around [...]

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    Atiku to Buhari: I have signed the peace deal, sign electoral amendment bill

Atiku to Buhari: I have signed the peace deal, sign electoral amendment bill

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the amended electoral bill into law.Abubakar said this shortly after he signed the peace accord for the 2019 elections.The accord was organised by the National Peace Committee. Abubakar was absent on Tuesday when some presidential candidates, including Buhari, signed the deal.Paul Ibe, Atiku’s [...]

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    Donald Duke, Sowore: We were not invited to peace accord meeting

Donald Duke, Sowore: We were not invited to peace accord meeting

More presidential candidates in the 2019 election have claimed they were not invited to the national peace accord meeting on Tuesday.Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Omoyele Sowore of Action Alliance told TheCable that they received no invitation regarding the programme which held in Abuja.Responding to enquiries on the matter, Duke said "we did not get any invitation" [...]

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    Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

In this interview journalists, Ahmad Gumi, one of the clerics who accompanied former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar during the reconciliation with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says there is nothing controversial about his trip to Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. He said most of the critics of the trip were on social media which he said has been infested by the agents of [...]

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    APC senators ignore party’s directives, seek reconciliation with Saraki

APC senators ignore party’s directives, seek reconciliation with Saraki

Although the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed its members in the senate to oust Senate President Bukola Saraki, TheCable understands that the senators are more interested in restoring peace to the upper legislative chamber than doing this.Saraki has been under pressure to step down since he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the [...]

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    Osun is ‘most peaceful state’ in Nigeria

Osun is ‘most peaceful state’ in Nigeria

Osun has been rated the most peaceful state in Nigeria, followed by Kogi, Ekiti Kwara and Imo states.The ranking was based on the research findings of the Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP).Yobe, Kebbi, Bauchi, Zamfara and Sokoto were found to be the least peaceful states in the country.On a geo-political basis, Akwa Ibom was rated the most peaceful state in the [...]

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    Aisha Wakil: Hearts of Boko Haram insurgents bleeding — they need peace

Aisha Wakil: Hearts of Boko Haram insurgents bleeding — they need peace

Aisha Wakil, better known as 'Mama Boko Haram', says Boko Haram members yearn to quit their insurgent activities.Wakil said their "hearts bleed because of what they are doing" and "they need peace".In an interview with Punch, Wakil said the recent abduction of 110 schoolgirls from Government Girls Science and Technology College, Yobe, was a stunt by the sect to show [...]

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    IGP: My heart troubled over security challenges

IGP: My heart troubled over security challenges

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), says he is troubled by the security challenges confronting the country.He said this and his experience as a police officer inspired him to write a book titled ‘Security and justice: The pathway for peace and reconciliation in Nigeria’.Idris said this on Thursday while addressing journalists after the public presentation of the book in Lagos.He [...]

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    Oyo partners army to sustain peace

Oyo partners army to sustain peace

The Oyo state government has entered into an agreement with the Nigeria army to build a permanent garrison for peace and security to sustain the subsisting tempo of security in the state.Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the last quarter of the 2017 Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference in Ibadan, the state capital.According [...]

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    Pope well informed about happenings in Nigeria, says Dogara

Pope well informed about happenings in Nigeria, says Dogara

Pope Francis knows a lot about happenings in Nigeria, Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, said on Thursday.The pontiff met with Dogara on Wednesday, at Saint Peters Square, Vatican city, Rome.The speaker led a Nigerian delegation to the Holy See.In a statement after the meeting, Dogara described the encounter with Francis as “awesome”.He said he was surprised and [...]

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    Ogbeh: Modular refineries, only way to guarantee peace in Niger Delta

Ogbeh: Modular refineries, only way to guarantee peace in Niger Delta

Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development, has said the introduction of modular refineries is the only way to ensure that the Niger Delta region is peaceful.A modular refinery is an easy-to-maintain/erect processing plant that is constructed entirely on skid mounted structures.It processes 2,000 to 15000 BPD of crude and can be disassembled and reassembled in another location.Speaking [...]

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    Nigeria rated least peaceful country in W’Africa

Nigeria rated least peaceful country in W’Africa

Nigeria has now been adjudged the least peaceful country in West Africa and the 11th least peaceful country in the world for 2015, ranking 151st of the 162 countries reviewed in the Global Peace Index (GPI).In a recent study by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), it was gathered that Nigeria, like most of the world, became more violent in [...]

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