‘Lack of synergy among security agencies fuelling violence’
Action Aid Nigeria says the lack of synergy among security agencies is fuelling insecurity nationwide. It decried the seeming absence of neutrality, professionalism and sharing of intelligence among security apparatuses, saying the move was deteriorating security in the country. Addressing the media on the state of the nation yesterday in Abuja, the Board Chair of…
Ekiti 2018: Residents, voters express concern over electoral violence
As Ekiti people prepare to elect their next governor on July 14, there are fears that the state may witness a repeat of violence that has always characterised governorship elections in the state: Violence has always occurred before, during and after elections. In 1999, during electioneering campaigns, there was violence involving Alliance for Democracy (AD)…
Violence, imposition of candidates threaten Gombe APC
If there is any state in the north where the All Progressives Congress (APC) needs to forge unity of purpose and practice inclusive politics, it is Gombe State. The state is not very special for the forthcoming 2019 electoral battle basically because of two issues. In the first place, it is currently the only state…
14,000 flee Central African Republic after violence
Some 14,000 people have fled violence in the Central African Republic and crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo in less than a week, the United Nations said Friday. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said it was "alarmed" about the displacement of 7,000 people from the southeast of the strife-torn country, adding that they were…
Okene violence escalates, houses, vehicles vandalised
The political violence that erupted in Okene area of Kogi on March 3 has spread to Okehi and Adavi local government areas with many houses vandalised and several people injured.
Nigeria sets 2030 To end violence against children
The Federal Government, yesterday, said it has fixed 2030 to end all forms of violence against children in the country. Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Aisha Alhassan stated this in Benin City, Edo State, when the state’s First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, launched the Priority Response Plan to End Violence Against Children.…
Only the virtuous can be free
The saddest part of the bargain is that our leaders do not seem to care. Like them, we the citizens are also losing our humanity to the daily occurrences of violence and bloodshed.
‘Women should defend themselves against any form of violence’
As a result of the alarming rate of different forms of violence in the society, I would advise that women guard themselves against any form of violence, ranging from domestic to emotional, physical and mental.
‘Violence, a major factor for inconclusive election’
Last year, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared the Kogi State governorship election held on November 25 inconclusive when over 49,000 voters, for various reasons, were unable to vote.
Violence in Ogoni, a plot to stall clean up, says MOSOP
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) yesterday blamed the recent spate of killings in Ogoni on a plot to frustrate the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme...