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July 17, 2018

Cattle grazing law: Ekiti State, FCT got it right

Since the assumption of office by the present administration, no week passes without breath-taking stories of the gruesome murder of men and women, who attempted to stop Fulani herdsmen from turning their agricultural farms into grazing fields for cattle. Such incidents are fast becoming a daily occurrence across the country. What worries Nigerians most about these ceaseless and inhuman atrocities is the tacit and inexplicable silence of the Federal Government, whose constitutional responsibility it is to protect all lives and property. The president has sworn to do so, as the commander-in-chief of the Armed forces, using the police, army and…

Army reacts to ‘circular’ on planned Boko Haram attacks in FCT, Imo, other six states

The Nigerian Army has debunked the circular warning of imminent Boko Haram attacks on various locations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and seven other states in the country. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, Wednesday called on members of the public to disregard the circular said to have emanated from the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) office. The circular titled: ‘Plans By Boko Haram Terrorists Group to Attack In FCT and Other Parts of the Country, was allegedly signed by one Colonel A. Suleiman on behalf of the army chief, warned that terrorists “intend to…

Dangling the Sharia Madness …Sharia to go nationwide

Nigeria’s Federal lawmakers instead of attending to nagging socio-economic problems threatening the foundation of this nation, they are busy stirring up the hornet’s nest to further divide and polarize an already balkanized  nation. The latest of such crazy bills, which tends to justify fears of Christians that this administration is secretly executing Islamic agenda, is the Sharia bill which has already scaled Second Reading in the House of Representatives. For strange reasons, non-Muslim lawmakers in the House allowed the legislation to go that far in the parliament without challenge. The bill which plans to increase the power and jurisdiction of…

Appointments: Northern CAN flays FG for marginalising Christians

JOS – Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 Northern states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has accused the Federal Government of marginalization of Northern Christians in its appointments.  Chairman of the group, Rev. Yakubu Pam, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to be fair in the sharing of political appointments in the country. In a statement weekend in Jos, the group decried the exclusion of qualified Christians in the appointment into strategic positions by the Federal Government even with the numerous competent Christians from all states in the north. According to Northern CAN, while there were allegations from the…

Court adjourns forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has adjourned hearing into the case of alleged forgery of the Senate’s Standing Rule levelled against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others. Justice Haliru Yusuf adjourned hearing in the case to September 28. senators Saraki, Ekweremadu, a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi, were accused of illegally altering the Senate’s Standing Rule used in electing them into office in June 2015. They were arraigned before Justice Yusuf on June 27, but they pleaded not guilty to the…

Femal Preacher murdered in Abuja

My wife died as a martyr for Jesus –Husband Police arrest suspects From Fred Itua, Abuja A forty-­two-­year-­old mother of seven and an assistant pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mrs Eunice Elisha, was in the early hours of Saturday murdered by assailants, while preaching around Gbazango-­West area of Kubwa in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Eunice, an indigene of Ekiti State, was a Deaconess at the Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Old NEPA Road, Phase 4, Kubwa, Abuja. Speaking to newsmen, the husband of the…

Army intercepts 92 armed herdsmen at check-points

The Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army on 23rd April paraded 36 armed herdsmen who were intercepted by troops of the 117 Guards Battalion Keffi along the Abuja-Keffi road on Sunday.   Another group of 56 herdsmen were arrested at the Dantata check point between Kuje and the Abuja airport.   The 36 herdsmen were arrested by troops at the Keffi check point at about 4:30 pm Sunday in a Diana Truck and a Toyota Camry Salon car, the spokesman of the brigade, Captain Bashir Jajira, told newsmen yesterday.   He said during interrogation by troops at the check point,…

Nigeria: Beyond the oil revenue

For the past fifty years or so, Nigeria has depended mostly on her oil as the major foreign exchange earner.  But that should no longer be so. I think it is time to look more closely around. Apart from its legendary oil revenue, Nigeria is known to be richly endowed with forests that are home to the most interesting animals on earth, rivers that contain the most exotic fishes imaginable and a variety of solid minerals. These are areas that are begging to be explored by the government of Nigeria. The nation’s very huge forests are home to lots of…

Addressing The Kidnapping Problem In Nigeria (4)

(6)    LONG TERM SOLUTIONS? There was unanimous agreement during the international conference that one of the best ways of eradicating evil, especially all juvenile related crimes, including kidnapping is the creation of jobs for the teeming population of youths roaming the streets of big cities in Nigeria. There is great need, too, to create sports opportunities for young Nigerians. Gainfully dedicated youths who derive both leisure and financial gains in sports and games will find less or no time for crime. Most successful ones eventually become role models in society. It is sad to note that more than one-third of…

Tight security as confab begins in Abuja today

• Why we chose NJI venue SUNNEWSONLINE – There has been water tight security in and around Abuja, the federal Capital, where the national conference is scheduled to open today. Personnel of the Army, police, Department of State Security (DSS), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, have taken-up strategic positions at the National Judicial Institute (NJI) venue of the three months conference to forestall any breach of security throughout the duration of the conference. Top security operatives told Daily Sun that the NJI located along the bypass of the Abuja airport road was chosen instead of the International Conference Centre…

Uncertainty over Gusau’s alleged resignation – I have not resigned, says Minister

There was confusion on Wednesday at government circles in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) following reports in the social media that the newly appointed Minister of Defence, Aliyu Gusau, a retired Army General, has resigned his appointment. But while the news was still viral, Gusau, a one-time Chief of Army Staff and ex-National Security Adviser, denied his purported resignation. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which spoke to him, and another national newspaper, hours after, quoted him as denying the story of his resignation. The Ministry of Defence also refuted the report, even though there was confusion at the Ship House…