THE ROLE OF YOUTHS IN PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION #SuperBloggers by @abusidiqu

Published:18 Mar, 2012

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The modern world is becoming smaller, highly integrated and technologically more advanced. It is also becoming highly fragmented, less peaceful and unsafe for both present and future generations. The world is today passing through an environment full of tension, violence, declining values, injustices, reduced tolerance and respect for human rights. The gun culture has already taken a dominant position in most of the developing countries, threatening the future of the youths who deserve a peaceful and better quality of life.

The youths constitute the richest wealth of a country. They develop quality of catholicity of personal integrity, personal discipline and open mindedness. The youthful period is a period of passions, emotions, activities and vigour. Because of their frontline positions in any country, their input to any development programme will go a long way in achieving desired objectives.

There is no doubt that there is a greater need to create a culture of peace and conflict free environment. This is an area where the youths can come in. One important role which the youths can play in peace and conflict resolution is for them to “BE THE CHANGE”. The youths can do this by changing their attitudes towards people, traditions, religion and believes. They should learn to combine their enthusiasm with patience, realising the importance of living together and should be responsible to defend the frontiers of peace and non-violence.

The youths should equally understand their leadership capacity by educating themselves on the need for community leadership and taking opportunities available to prioritise leadership development programme especially within them in rural areas because lack of knowledge about basic decision making impedes progress and therefore results in conflicts.

On the other hand, the youths can play an active role in peace and conflict resolution by forming a new phalanx of peace missionaries and NGO network in the grassroots, concentrating on value education and spiritual renewal among children.

In the area of ethnic development, the youth of different ethnic groups can forge links between cultural minorities and popularise shared values, shared culture and traditions handed down from generations to generations. The youths on the political area of development can engage or join in political awareness building, force reforms in bureaucracy to ensure good governance, accountability, transparency and citizenry participation.

At the international scene, the youths can become peace ambassadors of their respective countries, promoting exchange programmes in education, culture, science and technology, sports and games and in tourism promotions to link all the youth of the region and the world in the pursuit and maintenance of peace and conflict.

In addition, the youths should learn new skills to deal with conflict in non-violent ways and create a community that lives by a credo of non-violence and multicultural appreciation. This however must be done with the present crop of people whom we have termed as the leaders of ‘yesterday’ given the necessary chance and creating the opportunity for the youths to act with their enthusiast.

With all this and with every youth having at the back of his mind that wherever he goes, peace is with him because without peace, he cannot live, then the 21st century would be a century of tolerance, peace and conflict free.

Abubakar Sidiq Usman

Writes on abusidiq.com

@abusidiqu on twitter Abuja, Nigeria

  • http://thisiseseosa.wordpress.com Eseosa

    Abu, this is very impressive. You really took time to understand the youth and the role they have to play. I only pray we can do that which we have to do. Thanks for this.

  • teehidee

    Nice one Sidiq, kudos!

  • Beeba

    Nice one, all the youth needs is enlightenment and coperation,toward the set goal of achieving a conflict free nation,thanks for this info, we hope conflict would be a thing of the past soonest.

  • Yunusa Usman

    Wow, very impressive write up. We youths really owe this nation and the world a lot.

  • rukkie

    A wonderful piece,kudos!!

  • Temitope Ajagbe

    Thank God for social networks; we are gradually getting there. The youths of Nigeria are better than we were 10 years ago. Well done my friend…

  • ojuolape

    Brilliant piece abubakar. We as the youth have a responsibility towards building our nations…I’m so committed to this!

  • Abdulmumin Okehi

    Your choice of words is what kept me reading the piece and everything presented is a fact we all must work with. Nice write up.

  • Enesi Islameen

    Nice write up bro. Keep it up.

  • http://kudisms.net Medugu

    Nice write up. We as youth really have a great role to play in
    resolving the myriad of conflicts we have around us 2day. Keep the
    pen flowing.

  • Abdussalam Abdullahi Khaleel

    It is said that corruption thrives only when good people do nothing. Your write-up got me thinking…..minds like yours are just what we need. More ink to ur pen!

  • Fatima O.

    This is a very beautiful piece dear. keep it up.

  • lilian

    Well said!

  • Stella

    Nice write up. Try and take it beyond words. Start something and we will cue behind you.

  • http://facebook.com Ahmadu Jirgi

    This is well researched material from a true Nigerian who has Nigeria at heart. A Nigeria where peace and unity reigns. The youths re the future of this country of ours we ve to organise ourselves to have the Nigeria we deserve which is Nigeria of our dreams. The moment the youth realise what they can achieve in tolerance and understanding Nigeria is saved. Abu thumbs up for this piece !

  • I Am Haphiz

    This to me is the fuel we need to keep the dream alive.. Our generation is blessed with people lyk u Abu..the labours of heroes past shall never be in vein.i say thank u my brother.

  • I Am Haphiz

    This to me is the fuel we need to keep the dream alive.. Our generation is blessed with people lyk u Abu..the labours of heroes past shall never be in vain.i say thank u my brother.

  • http://payme-my2cents.blogspot.com/ Payme

    Change through violence is not lasting. well said :)

  • Maruf abdullahi

    What a wonderful article, more grace to your elbow abu sidiq.

  • Kassim Mahmud

    This article has broad view of youth & youthful exigences: it enuciate the problem created by youth in our community, at national & even international level. It took us back the memory lane, when values an norms guide our society and youths are the beautiful bride every segment of the society want to tie nupt with! It as factor out, clinically the way to bring back the old good days & it has also factor out how this cultural renaissance can be zero-in in to the jet age of 21 Century. This piece is thougth provoking, morally refreshing & lexically ingenious!!

  • @Dolusegun

    This is great bro! Very great! Sorry didn’t read it earlier

  • Jesse Jimmy

    Good stuff Abu pls keep it up. Its left of us this generation to change our faith for our self and future generations too

  • zulaiha

    Hmmm! Nice one! Keep it up.

  • Fareedah

    This is very insightful. Truly the change has to come from we the youth. A must read for all Nigeria loving youth. Kudos Sadiq

  • Wozimat abdullahi

    Wat a very nice stuff keep it up.

  • Uzo Rex

    Great article, I hope the youths get to learn a few things from this piece.

  • Tunde

    Nice article, hope the ‘youths’ take the advice here and let us have a future we can be proud of.

  • Abdulmalik Baba Muhammed

    Nice piece.. The youth are the leaders of this n ation and with this piece we believe the future ‘ll be better if the Nigerian youth can go through this…

  • celine

    Good write up, we youths have to know that peace and achievement is good. I pray we get there soon

  • Elisha

    Excellent prose, well articulated points and most pertinently, a call to service to young people across the country to rise up and be more responsible…I’m inspired!

  • ifiok Etim

    This is a good piece. If only our youths can rise to their responsibilities, this country will be a far better place.

  • Wilson Ozobu

    What needs to b said has been well said by this article, like other brilliantly-written ones before this,
    but it is in doing that we most often fall short. I think it is about time that we got that right too. There is no better time to act than in this critical times of our nation’s history

  • Ashraff Aisha

    A brilliant and Well constructed piece. You have said it all…. The youths need to BE THE CHANGE.

  • abdulkareem onipe Sanusi

    The easiest way to go about our national issue, I am proud we still have a young man who despite the disappointment that our contry is facing with lesders who recognized our problems but look the other way after taken an oath! And Abubabakar you still believe there’s a way out. Kudos man if this loudble plan is in place we sure get better!

  • salamatu

    Nice one, infact its d best. This is what the youths need, MOTIVATION.

  • Grace

    “The handwriting ????§ on the wall” this ????§ indeed an eye opener and a way forward for the Youth *thumbs up*

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    The Role of the Youth in Promoting Peace and Conflict Resolution PRINTABLE VERSION
    by David Oluwamayowa Fakunle, NigeriaNov 7, 2007
    Human Rights , Education , Peace & Conflict  Opinions

      

    The world we live in is full of competitors; we are all competing for one thing or the other. We all have rights and wants; our human nature desires that our rights be protected at all times, whatever the situation. The impossibility for this expectation to be met calls for compromise between the parties involved.

    Henry Giessenbier, the founder of Junior Chamber International (JCI), spoke of this worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs, saying, “From within the walls of the soul of this organization wherein the foundation of character and good citizenship are laid, I hope a message will come in the sometime of tomorrow that will stir the people toward the establishment of a permanent and everlasting world peace.”

    Henry Giessenbier’s dying wish was for the world to have peace. For this peace to be achieved the two things that he stated must not be overlooked are

    Character

    Good citizenship

    Conflict resolution can simply be defined as a process of analysing a problem and strategising a solution to sort out the differences between two parties in discord. It can also be referred to as the method used to solve problems between two parties, individuals, community or nations. Peace and conflict resolution is very important in the world today.

    The process of resolution brings an agreement between the parties involved in the conflict. Peace cannot be achieved without bringing the pieces together. This can only be achieved by strategising for change, mobilising for advancement, erasing shallow thinking and taking responsibility for every action taken.

    In any situation, it is not a matter of who is right but who is left i.e. who is on the other side, who is the person with a different perspective. We should learn to listen twice as much as we speak so as to sample other people’s opinions. It is imperative that deliberate actions should be taken to achieve these feats.

    The youth are a very important factor in peace and conflict resolution as they stand the chance of been used as elements for violence, hooliganism and conflict-making. We have seen such cases in countries where terrorism is the order of the day. Also, the elites and power hungry politicians make the youth in their communities cause problems so that they can achieve their own selfish interests in government. The youth are vulnerable to these proposals because they don’t have the right education.

    When I say education I do not mean going to school. We have graduates that are used as social miscreants in the community by the power hungry people who have the money to influence these situations in order to achieve their selfish aims. The education I am talking about is the one that was defined by Napoleon Hill when he said, “That word education is derived from the Latin word ‘educo,’ meaning to educe, to draw out, to develop from within. An educated man is not necessarily one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others. Any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge when he needs it, and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action”. It only takes a man of purpose to see that he gets the right education. The wrong school is the wrong mentality acquired over the years.

    In spite of all these challenges and problems the youth must be responsible enough to design their future based on their vision. They should be empowered and motivated to be change agents in our environment. They have the strength, mental alertness, speed, ideas and information necessary to create positive change. The youth must be catalysts for change and not catalysts for destruction. Kwame Nkrumah (Ghanaian president) said that “Circumstances can be changed by revolution and revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought”. Therefore, it is upon the youth to become men in their thoughts and mental capability, rather than just in their physical fitness or vigour.

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    David Oluwamayowa Fakunle

    I am haruna momoh,I am interested in Peace and in Conflict resolution. My main goal in life is to make an impact on my generation and to positively affect lives in the best way that I can.

  • yahuza magaji

    Dat is a great publication,i strongly hav d belyv dat if sentiment(tribal,religion,race,ethnicity)are kept aside,youths wil play a vital role 2ward conflict resolution.abusadiqu all d way

  • adetutu

    Nice write up,the youths in Nigeria deserve a change and we are the instrument of that change.

  • Ahmed Aliyu

    Nice write up bro. Keep it up.

  • Onota

    Like the angle from which u spoke from, just wish we could learn

  • Charles Ameh

    Your article captures the direction all peace loving youths should go. The active population of the world is made of majorly youths. By implication, whatever culture is prevalent among them will determine the trend. There is an urgent need for the youth to realise how much their actions and inactions affect the society. Youths should be embodiment of peace, love, vitality and positive exuberance. Their peaceful energy and enthusiasm is the needed tonic for a world filled with peace.

  • tunde oretade

    BE THE CHANGE…..apt write up and i like the spirit behind it….that is exactly what we need today in Nigeria today. keep it up

  • Munira

    Brilliant write up, keep it up. This is what the youth needs. Bravoooo

  • http://lukmanisah85@yahoo.com Isah Lukman

    Youths has a lot to do in a societies but we have not been given a chance let the youths now standup for their responsibilities now………Abubakar Sidiq Usman you did well for bring this kind of ideal remain bless

  • aishat atta

    Nice blog, very impresive

  • oluwatoyin dosunmu

    A very lovely article. Nice one

  • hassan yakubu

    Wot an article, great lines bro

  • hafsat kadiri

    We need articles like this posted daily

  • ahmad musa

    ur article is well documented.There is a sign of quality leader in it. May Allah help us with applying it to our everyday lives

  • mukhtar Alhassan

    Gud write up bro,wiv d youth in peace,I tink dis country will go along way

  • Abdulrahman salisu

    A child that is acedemecally bankrupt is obviously a deformed child,knowledge n wisdom is power if a wide range of children are enriched n polished wt quality enducation, I believe the words violence n conflict will sieze to exist amongst humans.the youths are the future and if the youths are empowered the future is Made.

  • Sadiku Halima

    An inspiring write-up, its time the youth realise that they can have a better future than the ones mapped out for them by pple who don’t care abt them n only want to use them for violence and destruction.

  • Ken

    Given the Abu that I know. I couldn’t have expected anything less. Well said, well written. Kudos.

  • yahaya Abubakar Sadiq

    A great masterpieace it is, defining the youth as a great resource, where they are coming from and where they should be. If we all can become these agents to bringing the good changes we want and desire, Nigeria would surely be far from where it is. Weldone Abubakar Sidiq

  • http://tinyurl.com/8y9/gcu Moh’d Abdulnafiu

    Nice write up sidiq, since youths re d leaders of any Nation , we shuld try 2 avoid violence nd learn how 2 tolerate any kind of situation we found ourslf. In addition we shuld tink of wat 2 do 2 our country not wat d country will do 4 us.

  • http://www.spynetworknigeria.org Edeh James (@BOYNENCHE

    WeLl written, we need more from you again. But let me critique! You must begin to learn how to write with simplicity and avoid using words that calls for the dictionary,well am not saying don’t take your readers to school.Also noted,you must learn to edit, words like “Catholicity” don’t exist in the dictionary, “their enthusiast” that’s a preposition in the wrong place.”On the need for” does not join. Other errors were noted.

  • NDAYAKO S.M

    Actually am really inpired with this write up Mr. Abubakar Sadid Usman. And i belive with this, the youth of our time will benefit on this.

  • Odim

    I like the points you have raised my brother. The youths should take a cue and wake up from their slumber

  • Nic

    It couldn’t have been said any better. The youths have often being reffered to as the future of any nation. As for our youths, that future is now. Very stimulating article

  • TJ

    A patriotic article from you Sidiq. Its good to know that the youths are not all chasing after oil company and bank jobs but some like you are looking to help build the nation. Kudos my broda

  • Chucz

    Well said my brother. Lets arise and help Nigeria fulfil its potential. Lets make Nigeria great!

  • John

    Abu! Abu!! Abu!!! You totally killed it. You hit the hammer on the head. You re on point sir

  • Zak

    Sidiq, you make me feel proud to be a Nigerian youth. Its good to know that people still believe in the power of the youth to make positive change.

  • Simon

    Knowledge is power! With knowledge positive change can be effected. And who says it can be done by the youths? Well written article my brother

  • Ojay

    Excellent article Sidiq. Given that the youths are mostly the “foot soldiers” in most of the conflicts, I think it will be instructive for the youths turn out to be the agents for peace and conflict resolution

  • Onyeka

    This a call to national duty for the youths of Nigeria. Irrespective of tribe or creed, rising up to change the course of the father land should be paramount

  • JC

    A profound and well articulated piece. I totally agree with every point you ve discussed. Arise o compatriots, Nigeria’s call. Obey!

  • Muhammad muktar

    This is a very lovely article. it is left for the youths to rise up to the challenge.

  • aliyu abubakar sadiq

    Well, wht can I say. U’av hit d nail on d head. We d youth of 2day must rise up to d situation and see dat we serve as d agent of change we so much desire. it can start 4rm our immediate environment to d society at large. Until we stop believing d notion dat d youth is d leader of tomorrow and start believing we can lead even now and leading by example, only then we correct most of dis anormally.

  • aliyu

    Thumbs up,quite an interesting piece.

  • me me

    yeah, y’all shld try this piece too
    http://omojuwa.com/2012/my-questions-for-lagos-superbloggers-by-ijayxl/ i found it hilarious

  • @dawisu

    What a mervelous piece my brother! U’ve hit so many home-runs in this article! I hope andd pray those that have read it will take the message to those that haven’t, so we forge a common front and unite to salvage our country together! Keep it up and more grease to ur already greased elbow! Thank u!

  • adedoyin

    Very Impressive… The Mentality of every Youth can change within a twinkle of an eye… What we hear, read, watch/see go along way in influencing our future… The Youth of this generation can not be left out in any way…
    Bravo Bro…..

  • jummai jatto

    Dis is coming @ a time wen the youth needs 2 be enlightened.u have always shown traces and qualite of a great leader.we r proud of you sadiq.

  • http://facebook Ameh timothy

    Man that was a nice peace am just afraid the elders hav eroded and erase morals from every dictionary.the youth wil have to change individualy

  • oluyemi bosede

    good job,a must read article…..welldone

  • Emmanuel Stephen

    Great piece…the youth must be the vanguard for conflict resolution and forerunner for lasting peace in our social setting…and this is attainable through value orientation…. Great peace,the masters stroke..

  • Yakubu Yusuf

    This is a great piece. I enjoyed reading.

  • Salamat Aliyu

    I am proud of the writer of this article. He has said it all.

  • usman ozovehe M J

    great work,keep it up.

  • momoh lawal

    great work

  • http://www.gmail.com oye thomas

    where are the supposed youth Sadiq wrote about? are they the politcal thugs or unemployed youth. a well articulated write-up. vital points raised by this article are ideal and desired but where what you have is a rotten system what do we do? sadiq have make his own possitive contribution what about you?

  • Saba Isaac.

    This is a very impressive publication. In spite of all these challenges and problems the youth must be responsible enough to design their future based on their vission. They should be empowered and motivated to be change agents in our environment. If we can become these agents to bring the good changes we want and desire, Surely our country will be far better than where it is now. Youths deserve a change and we are the instrument of that change. Weldone ABU……,Keep it up.

  • lami Habiba

    Your words is full of substance Abu,I’m very impressed you have our beautiful country at heart.May God see the youth through by thinking positively and remembering the fact that we can only b leaders of tomorrow once we ensure peace in our country and live in harmony through strong cooperation. Work well Abu

  • 1igboboy

    Wonderful, Read it twice. Thank you for the insight. More power to the movement for change

  • kaytee

    Nice ryt up my frnd, itz gd to knw dat sum1 out dia rili iz tryin to help d youths cum out of dia slumber. Kudos man!

  • Shecrownlita

    Nice piece.. I don’t expect less..

  • Dfewgoodmen

    Yes, it’s true that the world is becoming very technologically advanced and at the same time, very fragmented. Every age group has a role to play in society. Yes, and the youths have a very vital part to contribute too. I agree with that surmise.

    The article is well written and I cannot flaw the logic. It’s about time that we allow the youths of Society to play its indelible and expedient role to make society work! The role of the youth class in any society cannot be over-emphasised!

    The elder generation in Nigeria are invariably undermining the Youth age-group and sensibilities of Nigerians. Imagine a 60 year old Man that was endorsed as the youth leader for PDP? Isn’t that gesture obscene? Doesn’t it upset our sensibilities? Is the position of the youths in Society or in Nigeria in specific being deliberately extirpated?

    There are so many questions yet few, credible, and palliative answers. I believe that the youth has to do more. Has to be more aggressive to take its due place in Society! The older generation shouldn’t feel threatened. It’s a together thing for progress. Yes. But they shouldn’t run the youth class to the ground because they are inevitably the future of every society!

  • Emmanuel yusuf

    Well said, if our nation is to become better or worse it lies in the hands of youth,let’s join hands to make our nation free from violence and avoid been used as tools for destruction by some hungry and evil politician…I vote for a NEW NIGERIA

  • Rahanatu Suleiman

    It’s high time for the youths to know their worth,the role they need to play in the society and how our rights are being trampled on. Good right up,keep it up.

  • aishaa

    Great piece! If only our youths cld really rise up… My dearest NIGERIA will b more than dis, GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!

  • yusuf M

    Nice piece, we need more articles like dis, more grease 2 ur elbow

  • shuaibu Aishat

    The power to have a conflict free nation lies in the hands of the youth, let us stand up nd say no to conflict.

  • helen anda

    Youths have to stand up and face d challenges in this country

  • florence ehusani

    More of this pls

  • surraj

    Very encouraging, youths pls let’s rise up to dis challange.

  • Usman Audu

    This is an excellent work. Keep it up.

  • Ma’arufat abdullahi

    Very inspiring,dis is a call 2 all d youths to rise up.

  • Abubakar

    Nice piece. We know you have this qualities, you just have refused to let them out. Thank God we are seeing something from you now.

  • Binta abdullahi

    Abu sidiq nice work, keep it up.

  • Amina

    Well said

  • Odoma Samuel

    Great article, atleast youths have a chance to air their views

  • http://D Rashidat Umar omeiza

    Nice article………keep it up……..

  • Abel bishop

    Very inspiring, nice right up abu sidiq.

  • bashirat ahmed

    Dis articles need 2 go beyond places like dis 2 enlighten our youths, kudos.

  • Rebecca yusuf

    This is a rise up call to we the youth, to see to the end of conflict in this great country of ours. Nice write up.

  • mena

    More grease to your elbow

  • Abbas

    The youths are the future of this country. if we unite to enthrone peace, we will make better leaders. Nice work by the writer.

  • Jamiu Mohammed

    The writer is very succinct in his analysis. More grease to your elbow.

  • Zainab

    I am impressed with this write up. keep it bro.

  • Onotu sadiq

    Youths we need to weakup 4rm our slumber.

  • http://pepperosy.wordpress.com Omiata Bel0ved Oluwadare

    How I wish every youth can just have this kind of mind set,how I wish we could see the need of our society,how I wish we could all outlive religious,cultural and ethnic differences to embrace love

  • Sadiq Abu

    This is the bomb, youths are the solution this nation needs. Mr Abu keep it up.

  • yahuza Aishat

    Good right up, pls keep dis article flowing.

  • Bello O

    Truth exposed, youth stand up to this call.

  • Bakar

    A nice article

  • Amina H.

    I feel very inspired by this write up. If only many of us can go by the suggestion of the writer, we will make a difference.

  • Funmi sani

    Wat an educative article, i luv dis.

  • Habib Oladimeji

    Nice one

  • Godwin

    no meaningful peace can be achieve without the involvement of youth because they are true agent of peace! good one

  • Yemi

    This is a wake up call to all youths. Let us all rise to the occasion.

  • Saudat Ahmed

    I was very skeptical in about reading this article, but am glad I did eventually. This writer should be commended for doing justice to the role we youths need to play in the peace of Nigeria.

  • Aminat Abdullahi

    God bless you for this wonderful write up

  • Ikenna

    Its a well done research and well penned down write up. Keep it up Sadiq, u will go places & change the world with this. Cheers man!

  • Yusuf Aisha

    The writer has done justice to issue of violence. The youths should take the bull by the horn.

  • Salihu muhammed jamiu

    A very wonderful research, i think the kinds of leadership we have to day in the countries have tourn our youths to be come a hooliganism,this will enable our youths to know how important they are in the communities, also encourages the youths on how to add values to the economic development in the countries not to be the subject of violence in the societies. Infact more grate to your elbow

  • haruna m lawal

    Nice write up,u are d bst.

  • Zakari

    Thumbs up to you bro for doing justice to the issue of peace and conflict resolution. More grease to your elbow.

  • Achenyo Attah

    Nice one. God bless you

  • Mohammed Usman

    I know you will always make us proud. Very inspiring and thought provoking article. Keep it up.

  • Aisha

    It’s always been in you. Please do more

  • Mohammed Usman

    I know you will always make us proud. Very isnpriring and thought provoking. Keep it up.

  • Abdul Ibrahim

    The writer has explicitly analysed the role youths can play in enthroning peace. The rest is lrft for us to act.

  • http://raymondeyo.wordpress.com Raymond Eyo

    Abubakar, this is a compelling and well-articulated piece – a must read for any youth desirous of playing a part in peace and conflict-resolution in today’s world. Keep it up, my brother.

  • Eseosa

    Great piece Abu. Well done.

  • http://facebook.com Ahmadu Jirgi

    Nice one bro this is a most read.

  • http://www.ike-amadi.com Ike Amadi

    good job, man!

  • I-Am Haphiz

    We are indeed the leaders of tomorrow.. Bravo my brother

  • http://jidealara.blogspot.com DraggNation

    The idea of concentrating on value education and spiritual renewal in society is to me the most beloved clarion call for youths in this brilliant sermon. The Nigerian society without a doubt needs civil renewal and not as most people believe, good central governance would immediately be its answer. More and consistent community engagement/participation rather stands as a better messiah.

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  • Mercy

    Nice article.it’s inspiring the young adults making peace.

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Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has changed his name and he wants you to know why. Read his full statement below. Press Statement by Chief Femi Fani-Kayode on the Occasion of his Victory at the Federal High Court on 1st July 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted, humbled and relieved by this verdict. In the last seven years, I have been subjected to the most malicious, vicious, sinister, well-orchestrated, insidious and devastating form of political persecution...

I Did Not Inherit An Empty Treasury- C’River Governor

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State yesterday said that he did not inherit empty treasury from the immediate past administration in the state as is being speculated in some quarters. Ayade said this in Calabar while briefing stakeholders, including the media, on his development agenda for the state. “I did not inherit empty treasury but a great potential from my predecessor,” he said. The governor said that as part of efforts to tap the abundant resources in...

Corruption Charges: ‘Nightmare Has Finally Ended’ – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation in Nigeria, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, says the dismissal of a case filed against him on money laundering charges was the “doing of the lord” and an end to a nightmare. A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday morning dismissed the case against Mr Fani-Kayode, saying the prosecution’s case was “feeble” and failed to provide “copious evidence” linking...

Rings In Burgers, Getting Down On One knee In Public Toilets: The Worst Proposals Of All Time Revealed

It's a moment in your life that theoretically should only happen once - the marriage proposal. But while some men (and women) go all out when asking for their beloved's hand in marriage, others take the laissez faire approach. For every boat trip down the Seine or fireworks display, there is a ring nestled in a takeaway burger or a proposal hastily scrawled on the lid of a fast food container.

Oshiomhole Blames Ministry Of Petroleum And Finance For Owed Salaries

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has blamed the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and Ministry of Finance for workers salaries owed by different states. He said both Ministries “refused to transfer into the Federation Account. Governor Oshiomhole said: “the NNLG had every year made payments of about $1.5 billion to 2 billion Naira which ought to go the Federation Account but was expended by the Federal Government”. Governor Oshiomhole also stated that the...

Bashir Akanbi: Attacks By The Nation Newspaper and Sahara Reporters On Saraki and Aisha Buhari: An Impediment To Democratic Norms

In various attempts to impede the norms of democracy in the country, for which gigantic sacrifices were made by millions of Nigerians in the last general elections, The Nation daily newspaper and Sahara Reporters online have jointly started an astonishing display of mendacity and subjectivity giving up their conventional wisdom. This recent subversive practices of the popular media have attracted widespread criticism. These unripe antics however by far, unclothed the purposes for which the media house, The...

Syrian Rebel Group Executes 18 ISIS Fighters In New Video

A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange prison clothes that ISIS victims often sport. The ISIS prisoners however are wearing black clothes and chained together wearing ankle and hand shackles with metal balls attached. The nearly 20-minute production...

ISIS Beheads Two Women In Syria For Witchcraft

Islamic State beheaded two women over the weekend accused of witchcraft and working with elves in eastern Syria The 2 women have become the first to be beheaded by Isis after being accused of witchcraft, sorcery and working with elves by the Islamic extremist group, according to reports emerging from eastern Syria. The executions, for a supposed breach of sharia law, were carried out on Sunday and...

President Buhari Assures Victims Of Insurgency Govt Support

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and other government agencies on measures taken to rehabilitate victims of terrorism and violent extremism in Nigeria. Receiving officials of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Department of ONSA, Buhari said the Federal Government would provide necessary assistance to victims of Boko Haram insurgency. The president also reiterated the determination of his administration to rid the country of terrorism and insurgency. "One of...

CBN Adjusts Forex Peg As Naira Hits N228 Per Dollar

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday lowered the naira peg to 196.95 against the dollar from 196.90 it set last week. This made it the fourth time the CBN had adjusted the peg since it was introduced in February, Reuters reported. This happened just as the naira tumbled further to 228 against the dollar at the parallel market on Tuesday from 265 on Monday. Reuters reported that the yield on the Federal Government’s...

Kate Henshaw Loses Everything In House Fire

While Kate Henshaw was on location shooting the 'Do-Good' TV series, she was called by her neighbours to inform her that her house was on fire. Reports are saying that Kate Henshaw quickly went home after the phone call and called fire fighters, but at that point, the damage had already been done as the twin duplex was burnt.  According to witnesses at the scene, Kate Henshaw was said to have lost all the...

EFCC Arrests 2 Tourism Travel Agents Over Alleged N70 Million Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two officials of a travel agency for allegedly swindling and defrauding several Nigerians to the tune of N70 million. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. It stated that the two officials, Mr Banabas Magi, an accountant and Mr Owoseli Samuel, General Manager of the agency were arrested...

I Have Gotten A Lot Of My Confidence From Kanye – Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian  was at the prestigious San Francisco Commonwealth Club to talk about her famous family, her new book Selfie and the objectification of women in media. Kim talked about Kanye and how most of her recent ventures which rake in big bucks were created by him. On Kanye, she said: "I love the way he creates, thinks, stands up for what he believes in whole-heartedly. He is such a good person."I have gotten a lot...

10 Tips For Choosing The Right Partner

1. Don't make choices out of fear: So many times people either choose a partner or stay with someone in an unhappy relationship predominantly out of some kind of fear. Usually that fear is being alone but fears can vary widely from person to person. It's often better to be alone and wait for the right person than to make a decision out of fear. Making decisions out of fear leads to confusion, anxiety and a general...

Gov. Ambode Set to Launch People Friendly Traffic Regime

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is set to drastically change the face of Lagos traffic by  introducing a world class traffic information and management system. The globally tested traffic system which has worked for many cities similar to Lagos is set to have caught the eye of Governor Ambode who wants to see Lagosians spend less hours in traffic and more in their offices and at work. Our investigations reveal that in the next few weeks, the...

One Minute With Jess : Why Do You Earn a Living #Vlog

Why wake up so early to resume at work, why do you do the business you do? why do you earn a living: family, children, society, why? On this episode I seek to know why we earn a living. Please leave a comment below of why you earn a living as it will enlighten other viewers of the Vlog in getting their thought pattern right towards why they earn a living too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSytLo5N8sQ&feature=youtu.be

President Buhari To Meet With #BringBackOurGirls Group

The #BringBackOurGirls campaigners on Tuesday secured a meeting with Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, a month since his assumption of duty on May 29. The convener of the group, Obiageli Ezekwesili, via twitter, said a presidential confirmation of the meeting had been received by the group. She said, “WE @BBOG_Nigeria have received confirmation of schedule of OUR MEETING with @MBuhari & FG on our #ChibokGirls for July 8th 2015 @ 12 noon.” On assumption of...

Breaking News !!! Court Dismisses Agbaje’s Petition Against Ambode

The Lagos state governorship election tribunal sitting in Ikeja, on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Jimi Agbaje, against Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Agbaje had petitioned the tribunal challenging the declaration of Ambode as the winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship election in the state. But the three-man tribunal led by...

Ambode Seeks Navy’s Support To Tackle Robberies

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says the Nigerian Navy, like other stakeholders, should be part of the efforts to rid the state of crime. The governor, according to a statement on Tuesday, spoke during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Usman Jibrin, at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja. Ambode stated that the call became imperative due to the spate of robbery attacks in Lagos State, which started a week into his...

ISIS Threatens Hamas In Video Message On Failure To Implement Rigid Laws

ISIS has threatened the Palestinian armed group Hamas, vowing to end the faction's rule in the territory. In a 16-minute long video shared by social media accounts sympathetic to ISIS on Wednesday, fighters based in Syria's Aleppo province condemned Hamas for its crackdown on Salafist groups in the Gaza Strip, and its failure to implement a rigid enough interpretation of Islamic law. "The point of jihad is not to liberate land ... but jihad as...

Breaking News!!! Court Acquits Femi Fani-Kayode Of Money Laundering Charges

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court on Wednesday July 1, 2015, acquitted former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, of money laundering charges. Fani-Kayode, who was spokesperson for the President Goodluck Jonathan’s Campaign Committee, has been facing trial for alleged criminal acts committed during his time as minister. The judge described the case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as “feeble” and duly discharged Fani-Kayode in the absence of “copious evidence.”

The Buhari Shocker By Tony Ademiluyi

It is now no news that twenty-two governors owe outstanding salary arrears. Ever since Buhari upset the apple cart by winning the Presidential elections on March 28, they have all hoped that he would bail them out of their respective mess when he got sworn in. In his speech on the inauguration of the National Economic Council, he categorically told the beggar governors to source for funds to offset their gargantuan debts through the growth of their internally...

Man Linked To Chibok Girls’ Abduction Arrested

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said Babuji Ya'ari headed a "terrorists' intelligence cell" for the Islamic extremists while masquerading as a member of the self-defense Youth Vigilante Group. That news confirms suspicions that the vigilantes have been infiltrated by Boko...

Why CBN Extended BVN Registration Deadline

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN), yesterday extended the deadline for customers to enrol for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) by four months till October 31, 2015. Director, Banking and Payments System Department, CBN, Mr. Dipo Fatokun, announced the extension in a circular to the public. The circular stated:  “You would recall that as part of its effort in the implementation of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) project, the Central Bank of Nigeria issued circulars stipulating...

President Buhari And The Cost of Running This Government By Kofoworola Ayodeji

The highly industrious Baba Yemi wakes up every morning thinking how he will struggle to feed his wife and children to fulfill their usual 0-1-0 pattern of feeding (no breakfast, there might be lunch, no dinner). Meanwhile, the story is not different for the brilliant Chioma who is begging to have a better higher education so that her dreams of a great future could come true, but there are no funds and ‘connection’. What about the very resourceful...

President Muhammadu Buhari One Month Later: “Sai Change” Or “Sai Patience” By Omonile Olasunkanmi

President Muhammadu Buhari’s days in office so far has been everything short of the fanfare, glitz and glamour with which Nigerians welcomed his emergence as the new commander- in-chief. Buhari’s journey to Aso Rock broke many records which are not unknown to majority of the Nigerian populace. Worth mentioning amongst them are; first opposition candidate to gain more popularity and acceptance than the incumbent, he was the man that led an opposition party from a simple minority,...

Woman Gets $18 Million From Boss After Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

After a bombshell sexual harassment lawsuit that rocked the tabloids, a former Wall Street worker has won a whopping $18 million from her former boss. Hanna Bouveng, 25, from Sweden, sued Benjamin Wey, 43, owner of the New York Global Group, claiming he pressured her into a sexual relationship and retaliated by firing and harassing her after she broke it off. According to Bouveng, Wey, who is married, began pursuing her after...

Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,  By Nigerian Volunteers To The West African Ebola (ASEOWA) Mission – Appeal for Intervention

Your Excellency, Congratulations on your victory in the March 28th 2015 Presidential Election. You indeed are a success model for every Nigerian or any human being for that matter, toiling everyday to get his due. Your victory proves that self-belief pays, that there is reward for consistency and faith in hard work and democracy. You confirm that once there is resolute commitment and persistence to strategic efforts, success will come. The massive votes you received from...

Buhari Promises Reforms, New Policies To Boost Oil, Gas Income

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday restated his administration’s promise to initiate appropriate reforms and implement policies to boost income from the oil and gas industry. Speaking at separate meetings with delegations from ExxonMobil and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company, President Buhari listed the removal of bureaucratic bottlenecks created by multiple government agencies that currently impede the operations of companies in the oil and gas sector as one of the reforms to be undertaken by his...

Ahmad Salkida Disputes NSA’s Claim Of De-Radicalizing 22 Boko Haram Members

The office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari, that no fewer than 22 women and girls, recruited as suicide bombers by the Boko Haram sect and another 47 former sect members were now undergoing rehabilitation after voluntarily embracing a de-radicalization programme of the office under the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programme. But Ahmad Salkida with twitter Handle @contactsaldika disputes such claims saying you can only de radicalize people you understand their ideologies...

FG Rehabilitates 22 Female Bombers, 47 Dump Boko Haram

The Head of the Countering Violent Extremism Department in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Dr. Fatima Akilu, told President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday that no fewer than 22 women and girls recruited as suicide bombers by members of the Boko Haram sect are now undergoing rehabilitation under the programme. She said the female trained as suicide bombers by the sect were being rehabilitated after voluntarily embracing the agency’s de-radicalisation programme. A statement by...

Chad Military Arrests Top Boko Haram Leader

A Chadian Public Prosecutor, Alghassim Khamis, has said that one of the key Boko Haram leaders, Baana Fanay, who has been coordinating trafficking of weapons in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad was arrested on Sunday in N’Djamena. “Fanay, alias Mahamat Moustapha, was arrested by security forces after a fierce resistance,” Khamis said. He said Fanay, who was arrested with two other terrorists, was responsible for the purchase of weapons and recruitment of fighters for Boko Haram. The...

Queen Bey Dethroned As Forbes Highest Paid Celebrity, Who is Number 1?

Forbes has released their annual list of the highest paid celebrities - and Beyonce has been dethroned! Replacing her as the top earning celebrity for this fiscal year is Floyd Mayweather. The boxer, nicknamed 'Money', earned $300 million...

Terrorism: Court Grants Sen. Ndume Leave To Travel Abroad

An Abuja Federal High Court yesterday granted an application by Sen. Ali Ndume, who is charged with terrorism to enable him travel to Saudi Arabia for the lesser Hajj. Ndume was arraigned after he was implicated by a suspected member of the Boko Haram sect, Ali Konduga, who has since been convicted and sentenced for the offence.? Delivering a short ruling on the Senator’s application, the trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, ordered the court’s Deputy...

Need To Strengthen Regional Security Cooperation in West Africa: A Non-Negotiable Priority For The Incoming Administration By Fola Aina

The West African sub region has witnessed relative peace and stability over the years. This has also helped the economies within the region to consolidate economic growth and development. While the popular assumption has been that democracy has come to stay in Africa, the case has not necessarily been the same for all the countries in the West African region. Mali, Chad, Guinea Bissau and Niger for instance have been victims of the activities of Islamic extremists...

President Buhari Appoints New Official

Prof. Attahiru Jega on Tuesday bowed out of office as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Consequently, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari, as the acting chairman of INEC. Zakari, the first female to occupy the position albeit in an acting capacity, was until Tuesday, a National Electoral Commissioner at INEC. A statement issued by the Director Communications in the Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Haruna...

Osun Government Commences Payment Of Workers Salaries, Slashes Politicians’ Salaries By 50 Percent

Following series of criticism over prolonged non-payment of workers’ salaries in the state, the Osun State government on Tuesday announced that it has commenced payment of salaries, slashing politicians’ salaries by 50 percent. Confirming the news, the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress in Osun state, Mr. Jacob Adekomi said that Governor Rauf Aregbesola has approved the payment of December, 2014 salaries of workers in the state. The Governor was also said to have approved the payment of 30% outstanding balance...

Senators Will Return From Break To Screen Ministers On One Condition- Saraki

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Tuesda, has promised that senators presently on break would rush back from their homes to screen ministers any time President Muhammadu Buhari sends his ministerial list to the upper Legislative chambers. According to him, the 8th Senate was prepared to support President Buhari to effect the positive change expected from his administration by Nigerians, just as he also pledged the cooperation of the National Assembly with the executive...

Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Stay Open

Today, the Supreme Court refused to let Texas enforce an abortion law so restrictive that it would have forced 10 clinics to close across the state. The law, House Bill 2, requires all abortion providers have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and holds clinics to the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. These regulations, which supporters of the bill claim are for the safety of patients, are seen as unnecessarily stringent by many others...

Rihanna Has A Message For Young Guys

At Sunday night's BET Awards, an Armani-clad Rihanna offered some wisdom on the 10-year-old Black-ish cast member. According to Brown's "thank you" tweet, RiRi advised the young star to "be a man, not a heartbreaker!" Rihanna, keeping puppies safe and the young in line. https://twitter.com/mrbabyboogaloo/status/615580799895625728/photo/1 Credit: racked

South Sudan Army Rape, Burn Girls Alive – UN

UN rights reports have said on Tuesday that South Sudan’s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its “new brutality and intensity”. A UN mission in South Sudan said some of the most disturbing allegations focused on the abduction and sexual abuse of women and girls, some of whom were reportedly burnt alive in their dwellings. The UN mission said they have interviewed 115 victims and...

Fresh case of Ebola recorded in Liberia

Liberia has been hit with a fresh case of Ebola. According to the Liberian Deputy Health Minister, Tolbert Nyensuah, a 19 year old man died of the deadly virus. And they are saying it's possible he infected close friends or relatives before he died. "A new case of Ebola has been reported in Margibi County. The person has died and was confirmed positive before death. He has been buried" Nyensuah said Family members of the deceased have been quarantined so...

Petr Cech Sent Death Threats And Labelled ‘A Snake’ By Angry Chelsea Fans Following Arsenal Move

New Arsenal signing Petr Cech may have left Chelsea with a heartfelt letter to the fans, but that has not stopped a small proportion of them sending the goalkeeper death threats and brandishing him a "snake". Cech completed a reported £11m transfer to the Gunners on Monday...

Breaking !!! CBN Extends BVN Registration Exercise

The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the deadline for the ongoing registration for the Bank Verification number to 31st of October, 2015.

Merge Indebted Arik, Aero, Others To Form National Carrier; Joda Committee Tells Buhari

The Buhari administration may be considering merging all debtor airlines in the country into a national carrier, capable of serving the West and Central African regions, with Nigeria as the regional aviation hub. That is part of the recommendations by the Ahmed Joda transition committee, which submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari about two weeks ago. Six of Nigeria’s leading domestic airlines are currently bogged down by huge debts totalling almost N130 billion, forcing...

President Buhari Probes Military

There is tension in the Armed Forces as President Muhammadu Buhari may have ordered the military hierarchy to account for the number of weapons purchased to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. The President was also said to have ordered the Military High Command to make available records of total amount of money it received from the Federal Government to curb insurgency. Top military sources who spoke with Daily Sun, revealed that these and many...

Petr Cech Joins Arsenal: Key Dates For The Goalkeeper After Chelsea Move – Including Stamford Bridge Return On 19 September

Petr Cech has confirmed his move to Arsenal, moving for a reported £11m. The 33-year-old leaves the Blues after 11 trophy-laden years at the club. As a goodwill gesture, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich allowed Cech to decide his own destination when he left, with PSG also interested. Cech's preference was to stay in...

Lai Mohammed Defends Buhari’s Govt

Pres. Buhari: Tackling insecurity, corruption and restoring Nigeria’s respect Being the text of a media parley hosted by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 Good afternoon gentlemen. I have arranged this interaction to rub minds with you, as always, on the situation of things in our country, top of which are the efforts being made by President Muhammadu Buhari to chart a new path for...

El Rufai, Three Others To Probe How NNPC Blew N3.8tr

How did theNigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) spend  N3.8 trillion in three years? This is the puzzle a four-man committee has been asked to resolve. The four “wise men” are: Governors Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna). Oshiomhole yesterday broke the news to State House correspondents after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Jega Bows Out, Hands Over To Ahmed Wali

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Atthairu Jega has handed over the reins of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to Ambassador Ahmed Wali as the Acting Chairman of the commission. Jega bowed out today after five years as the electoral body.

Gunmen Abducts Former Bayelsa Gov’s Wife

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped Madam Martha Binabo, the wife of former Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly and the state former Acting Governor, Rt. Hon Nestor Binabo. The incident, the latest in the series of high profile kidnaping in the state occurred at Agbura community in the outskirts of Yenagoa the state capital. The victim, aged 48, was abducted Monday at about 11.30am by five armed men clad in military camouflage in front of a company where she is also...

Sugary Drinks Kill 184,000 Adults Around The World Every Year, Says Study

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, and should be eliminated from people’s diets, medical experts have warned. The global death toll from sugar-laden drinks – ranging from soft drinks to fruit smoothies – has been revealed in a new paper published in the American Heart Association’s Circulation journal. Most of the deaths are from people...

Teenager Commits Suicide In Imo

A 15-year-old senior secondary school student, identified as Paschal Egbosimba, committed suicide in  Imo State. Before his death the teenager was living with his mother and siblings, and was a senior secondary school student of Passion Model Secondary School, Egbu.  He used an electric extension cable to hang himself from a ceiling fan, when his mother was away for a night vigil. The late boy’s mother, who wept uncontrollably, was heard saying she never scolded the deceased, adding...

Photos: Inside The Home Of A Man Married To A Sex Doll

Dirk and Jenny aren’t like normal couples. Their sentiments are: to love one another, to support one another and to share a lot of their private time together. The only thing that sets them apart is Jenny is a ‘real doll’ that Dirk bought for 6,000 euros (that’s $6,750). Dirk and Jenny have a fixed daily schedule. Every evening at 6 pm they are sitting on the sofa...

French Beheading Suspect Denies Jihad Motivation

The man being held in France under suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant has told investigators there was no religious motivation behind the attack, a source close to the inquiry said on Monday. The source said Yassin Salhi, 35, told investigators he was not a jihadist and repeated earlier statements that he committed the act outside the southeast city of Lyon on Friday after a row with his...

Boko Haram Kills 603 Civilian JTF

Boko Haram militants have so far killed 603 Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members in Borno State. The dead civilian JTF were attempting to prevent bomb strapped Boko Haram insurgents from detonating their bombs in large crowds. Barr Jubril Gunda, the legal adviser of the CJTF disclosed this on Monday during a two day summit on Security and Governance in the North East organised by the CLEEN Foundation in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Mozambique Lifts Homosexuality, Abortion Ban

Mozambique decriminalized homosexuality Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights. The old code, dating back to 1886, targeted anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature” — though no known prosecutions took place after Mozambique became independent in 1975. Breaking the law was punishable by up to three years of hard labor. “It's a symbolic victory, as social inclusion...

Read President Buhari’s Speech To Govs Over Unpaid Salaries

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, AT THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL, HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, ABUJA, ON MONDAY 29TH JUNE 2015. Protocol I am delighted to be here with you at this occasion on the inauguration of the National Economic Council (NEC) for this Administration. The National Economic Council was established by the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria...

Is Beyoncé OBSESSED With J.Lo’s Style?

In fashion, as in life, everyone needs someone they can look up to. For some people, that person is Beyoncé. For Beyoncé, that person would appear to be Jennifer Lopez. Just look at all the outfits they have in common! 1. Distressed denim shorts suit with chain details and long, wavy hair. J.Lo performing at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on March 29, 2014. Beyoncé performing in New Jersey during her "On the Run" tour on...

Idris Elba Denies James Bond Reports: ‘It’s Just A Rumour, I Have No Idea’

Idris Elba has denied any truth behind reports that he is in line to play the first black

Kogi Elders Denies Endorsing Governor Idris Wada For Second Term

Against reports that some members of the Kogi Elders Council have endorsed the aspiration of Governor Idris Wada to run for a second term in the 2016 gubernatorial election scheduled to hold in the last quarter of the year, the elders of the state has denied endorsing the governor. The report has stated that notable names like Senator Tunde Ogbeha, former Governor of the state, Idris Wada and many others at a meeting in an undisclosed location endorsed the...

NDLEA Arraigns Drug Baron, Two Others In Court

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday arraigned a drug baron, Ikejiaku Sylvester Chukwunwe, before a Federal High Court in Awka. Chukwunwe, who was described as the most wanted drug trafficker in Anambra, was arraigned on 13 count charges. Also dragged to court by the agency were Oluchi Nduaguba and John Atuenyi. However, the trio pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against them by the prosecutor. Chukwunwe was charged for conspiracy...

Walmart Apologises For Making ISIS Cake

US retail chain Walmart has apologised after baking a cake containing the flag of ISIS. A spokesman for the company told ABC News that it was sorry for the error, which occurred after staff at a local store failed to recognise the image. "An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake. The cake should not have been made and we apologise," the spokesman said. The cake...

Tunisia Attack: ‘Paralysed’ Police Let Gunman Run Amok For Half An Hour, Says Witness

Armed policeman were “paralysed by fear” and allowed the Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui to freely massacre British tourists for more than half an hour before shooting him dead, witnesses claim. Even though two police officers arrived at the scene within minutes, it was said to have been around half an hour before Rezgui was killed. In that time, 38 people,...

At Least 20 Reported Dead After Military Plane Crashes

At least 20 people have been killed in the military plane crash in the Indonesian city of Medan, CNN affiliate Trans 7 TV reported, citing local hospital officials. At least five people have been killed after a military transport plane crashed in an Indonesian city shortly after takeoff, authorities said Tuesday. The C-130 Hercules aircraft went down with 12 people on board in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, said Indonesian military spokesman Maj....

Buhari Promises Improved Power Supply

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised that his administration would give the highest possible priority to the rapid improvement of power supply across the country. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while granting audience to officials of CGGC, the Chinese construction company working on the Mambilla Power Project. Adesina quoted the President as saying that it was quite regrettable that power generation in...

El-Rufa’i Begins With Free Education In Sept And Upgrade Of 255 Hospitals

Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, said at the weekend that his administration would start free education in primary and junior secondary school across the state when new session commences in September. He added that the state, in collaboration with General Electric Healthcare, would also refurbish and re-equip 255 hospitals. Addressing the first town hall meeting with residents at the weekend, he said his administration would commence upgrade and refurbishment of schools, training of teachers and renovation...

Buhari Orders All State Governors To Settle Unpaid Salaries Of Workers In Their States

While inaugurating the National Economic Council in the Abuja earlier today, President Buhari charged all the state governors present at the meeting to endeavour to settle the unpaid salaries of civil servants in their states. He asked the state governors to look inwards and find more ways to increase their Internally Generated Revenue...

FG Probes N3.8trn Missing Oil Funds

A panel of four governors was, yesterday, constituted to probe the affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, following revelations that the corporation withheld N3.8 trillion of the N8.1 trillion generated from oil receipts. The committee comprising governors of Gombe, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna states is also to unravel circumstances of the disappearance of another $2.1 billion which was allegedly unilaterally withdrawn by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in the last six months of its...

Overweight Woman Flaunts Her New Muscular Physique

An overweight 27 year old Canadian woman shed a third of her body weight, she went from being overweight in high school to placing in national bodybuilding tournaments. Trista Elaschuk who used to weigh 195lbs now weighs only 130lbs and is now participating in various bodybuilding competitions. Trista said she decided to lose weight after...

A Mathematical Formula Reveals The Secret To Lasting Relationships

If you're fortunate enough to find someone you want to settle down with forever, the next question is: How do you achieve happily ever after? According to mathematician Hannah Fry, it may come down to a simple formula. Fry, who works at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London, explains in her 2014 TED Talk and recently released book, "The Mathematics of Love," that the...

’30 Days In Atlanta’ Wins Four Awards At The Ghanaian Golden Movie Awards

West Africa's Highest grossing movie, 30 Days In Atlanta won 4 awards from 15 Nominations at the maiden edition of the 'Golden Movie Awards' held on Saturday, June 27, at the State House Banquet Hall, Ghana. This is coming just as AY the Producer of the Movie is preparing to do a sequel with the Hollywood and Nollywood Stars in August, here in Nigeria.

Tour Guide Reveals Moment He Threw An Ashtray At The Tunisian Gunman, In A Bid To Save Tourists

The man, known only as Mahdi (top left) attempted to thwart the killer by throwing an ashtray at his head after seeing him gun down dozens of tourists as they sunbathed on Friday. The 26-year-old tour guide has since told of trying to pile tourists into a little fishing boat to escape the beach, describing those murdered as 'like family'. He said the fear of losing his job was what spurred him to attack Seifeddine Rezgui, the...

Caitlyn Jenner Dines With New Transgender Women Squad (PHOTO)

Caitlyn Jenner continued living her best life at New York City's Pride celebration, enjoying a dinner with a few notable transgender women on Sunday night. After enjoying the parade, Caitlyn dined with Candis Cayne, Chandi Moore, Geena Rocero, Allie Hoffman, Sam Feder, Trace Lysette, Barbara CarRellas, and Trace Lysette. Caitlyn rarely tweets, but when she does it is pure magic. Such a fun...

Mozambique Scraps Ban On Same- Sex Marriage!

Mozambique decriminalized homosexuality Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights. The old code, dating back to 1886, targeted anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature” — though no known prosecutions took place after Mozambique became independent in 1975. Breaking the law was punishable by up to three years of hard labor. “It's a symbolic victory, as social inclusion remains the main challenge,”...

Saraki, Dogara Blast Ex-APC Chairman

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, debunked claims by the former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande that their election as Senate President and Speaker was facilitated by oil barons describing the allegation as baseless, false and unbecoming of a respected statesman. The duo also said the allegation levelled against them was lacking in substance and merit and...

”I Feel No Remorse For The Death Of Those Demons” – Mum Who Killed Her 2 Kids

A mother who killed two of her children leaving their bodies in her kitchen freezer has pleaded guilty to their murders saying: “I don’t feel no remorse for the death of them demons.” Mitchelle Blair of Detroit, Michigan, callously admitted abusing her 13-year-old daughter Stoni Blair and nine-year-old Stephen Berry, before their deaths.The bodies of the children were discovered in a deep freezer at her apartment on May 24 when bailiffs arrived to evict her.The mother has...

Deputy Chair Of Boko Haram Victims’ Support Committee Resigns

Fola Adeola, the Deputy Chairman of the committee on the Victims Support Fund has resigned. The fund was set by the immediate past administration to pool resources and provide support to victims of Boko Haram insurgency and other similar clashes. Mr. Adeola, a former Vice-Presidential candidate, who tendered his resignation last Monday to the Chairman of the committee, Theophilus Danguma, did not give any reason for quitting. Mr. Adeola could not be reached for comment as...

Kim Jong-Un Shows Off Airport Designed By Architect He Likely Had Executed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have executed the chief architect of  the  new international Pyongyang airport...This news comes after he was pictured touring the building with his wife last week(above)..According to reports, the architect may have been  executed because Kim didn’t like the design. The project is the country’s latest bid to appeal to potential tourists since Kim ascended to power in North Korea three years ago and features a jewellery store, coffee bar, a pharmacy,...

ISIS Beheads Women For The First Time In Syria

Monitor says ISIS killed two women and their husbands in Syria's Deir Ezzor province after they sought health remedies.  ISIS has beheaded two women for the first time, in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that ISIS beheaded the two women and their two husbands after accusing them of using "magic for medicine". It is not known what non-traditional health remedy...

Twisted And Evil: Parents Of ISIS Bride Slam Her Poem Praising The Tunisian Beach Terrorist Attack

 The family of a British woman who fled to join Islamic State in Syria have said they are 'sickened' by a poem she wrote praising the massacre in Tunisia and attacks in Kuwait and France. Former private schoolgirl Aqsa Mahmood left her home in Glasgow in November 2013 and married a militant from the terror group in February last year. She has since posted a series of radical messages , including a call for others to copy the murder...

You Can’t Blackmail Us, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that no amount of “intimidation, blackmail and propaganda” by the Presidency would stop it from demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari kick-starts government and commence implementation of his campaign promises for which he was voted into office. PDP had on Sunday said that Mr. Buhari’s first 30 days in office saw Nigeria only in motion without movement. Mr. Buhari promptly replied the PDP saying he is taking his time...

Jude Okoye Supports Wizkid For Calling Out Organisers Of BET Awards

A few hours ago,Wizkid explained why he did not attend the BET nominee parties and pre-award shows.He said he wouldn't do that knowing the award for the best International African Act is given backstage .. Jude Okoye has agreed with him..Missed the earlier tweets, read below...

Buhari Orders Re-Issuance Of Villa Press Pass To Deutsche Welle Correspondent

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the re-issuance of Presidential Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent, Mallam Ubale Musa, who was expelled from villa by the previous administration. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this while presenting the re-issued villa press pass to Musa at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adesina said that Musa’s re-accreditation as a...

APC Insists On Ekweremadu’s Removal

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress on Monday insisted on removing the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, of the minority Peoples Democratic Party. Punch learnt on Monday that the ruling APC was still miffed that Ekweremadu emerged as the deputy senate president and had vowed never to allow “a senator from a minority party take over the duties statutorily assigned for the majority party.” A leader of the APC, who spoke on...

NNPC Yet To Remit N3.5trn Into Federation Account -Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has revealed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is yet to remit $3.5trillion in the Federal Government coffers between 2012 and 2015. Oshiomhole who is a member of a four-man committee constituted to go through the books of the NNPC and Excess Crude as well as the Federation Account from 2012 to May 2015 stated this after the inauguration of the National Executive Council in Abuja on Monday. The Edo governor said it was the...

G7 Countries To Support Nigerian Military With Equipment

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Group of seven (G7) countries will be supporting Nigeria’s military with equipment in its fight against surging terrorism. The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Speaking to governors at the inauguration of the National Economic Summit at the Presidential Villa on Monday, Mr. Buhari said, “The requirements of the military have been prepared by the Service Chiefs...

Oil Barons Didn’t Influence My Emergence- Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has denied reports that Nigerians associated with dubious claims in the infamous oil subsidy influenced his election as President of the eighth Senate. According to his media office, the Senate President said such reports were wrong and mischievous. He further denounced such rumours as false, untrue and calculated mischief. “Again, the attention of the Senate President Bukola Saraki has been drawn to a malicious, false and totally reprehensible news report, wherein it...

‘NIMASA, NPA, NCC not paying monies generated to FG account’ – Yari

Zamfara governor and the Chairman of the Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari has stated that revenue generating agencies like NIMASA, NPA and the NCC have not been paying monies generated from their agencies to the federation account as required by the constitution. Speaking on Monday to State House Correspondents, Yari made this declaration after a four-man committee (consisting of  Governor Yari alongside Governor Adams Oshimhole of Edo, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom) was constituted...

‘Stigmatise HIV/AIDS Patients, Risk Six-Months Jail Term’

In its commitment to enforcing the rights of the people living with HIV and AIDS , the Ondo State Government has warned that anybody caught discriminating against the PLWA in the areas of employment, medical treatment, hiring, assignment, promotion, demotion, transfer, retirement, among others, would face the law. The Secretary to the Ondo State Government and Chairman, Ondo State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Dr. Aderotimi Adelola, stated this in a statement on Monday.

Aso Rock Conducts Comprehensive Audit Of Security Personnel

Authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja have ordered a comprehensive audit of security personnel and forces deployed to the villa, necessitated by the ongoing inter-agency rivalry in the Villa. According to a memo signed by the Aide-De-Camp to the President, Lt. Col. Lawal Abubakar, the exercise was needed for “accountability and deployment.” The memo dated June 25, 2015 read, “Request for strength returns of security personnel and forces deployed within the Presidential Villa, Abuja.” “The need for proper accountability by all security...

Ekweremadu Must Be Removed – APC Insists

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress on Monday insisted on removing the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, of the minority Peoples Democratic Party. Punch correspondents learnt on Monday that the ruling APC was still miffed that Ekweremadu emerged as the deputy senate president and had vowed never to allow “a senator from a minority party take over the duties statutorily assigned for the majority party.” A leader of the APC, who spoke on condition...

Facebook Opens First African Office In Johannesburg

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head of Africa. “We are inspired by the incredible ways people and businesses in Africa use Facebook to connect. This momentum in Africa comes on top of strong advertiser partnerships and excellent...

Okonjo-Iweala spent $2.1bn without approval – FG

The National Economic Council, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday accused a former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1bn from the Excess Crude Account without authorisation. “We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, reported to the council, and it is in the minutes, she reported by...

FG Appoints Ladan To Head Department Of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

The Federal Government has appointed Mordecai Danteni Ladan, to oversee the activities of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) with immediate effect, a statement posted on the website of the DPR on Monday stated. According to the statement, Ladan is to take over immediately from the former DPR Director, Mr George Osahon, whose tenure ended on June 19. Ladan, according to the statement, is a Petrochemist by profession, who joined DPR in Nov. 23, 1987 as a Senior Analytical Chemist and...

EFFC Arraigns Yau Gital, Ex-FCT Minister’s Aide, Over N192m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned Yau Gital, who was a former Chief of Staff to the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, before an FCT High Court in Gudu on ten counts of N192m fraud. Other accused persons arraigned alongside Gital were his former Special Assistant as Chief of Staff to the minister, Shuaibu Yakubu; the Managing Director of Jibmir Ventures Nigeria Limited, and...

Radio Biafra: A Stitch In Time – Ahmad Salkida and Johnson Chinedu Edwin

In two separate newspapers articles published in 2006 and 2009 in the New Sentinel and Sunday Trust, and credited to one of us, the manner Boko Haram’s total disregard for civil values was the point of discourse. The report in question warned that government’s disregard of this rebellious inclination of the group would amount a calculated catastrophe to society. The authorities ignored this at society’s general peril. Last week, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of Nigeria...

Argentine Man Kidnapped In Nigeria Saved By Calling Lionel Messi’s Name

An Argentine man kidnapped in Nigeria claims he owes his life to Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Santiago Lopez Menendez, a 28-year-old agricultural engineer who has been working in Nigeria since last year, planting soya and corn crops close to Kontagora in the north-west Nigeria, said name-dropping his famous compatriot calmed his violent aggressors who held him captive for three days. According to Goal reportage, He was kidnapped earlier this week and beaten violently by his captors, who hardly...

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