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KADUNA — The former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has said unifying every region of the country would require strategic efforts from the government. Atiku said this on Thursday at a lecture in Kaduna state. The former PDP presidential candidate indicated his confidence in the possibility of promoting and ensuring unity in the country. According to him, citizens should be accorded equal treatment irrespective of their ethnicity. “I don’t see any Nigerian as Igbo, Hausa, or Yoruba....

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By Dr. Kathy Kiely Thirty-two years ago next month, I was in Germany reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event then heralded as a triumph of Western democratic liberalism and even “the end of history.” But democracy isn’t doing so well across the globe now. Nothing underscores how far we have come from that moment of irrational exuberance than the powerful warning the Nobel Prize Committee felt compelled to issue on Oct....

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ABUJA — As part of its activities marking the 45th anniversary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Association on Saturday’s night in Abuja at the “Sapphire CAN Day” Award of Excellence and Dinner conferred the award on Imam Abubakar. The Imam saved over 200 people on June 24 when suspected herdsmen invaded 15 communities in the Barkin Ladi LGA, killing over 200 people. The United States Government in July 2019 honoured the 83-year-old...

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An eight-member investigative committee into alleged shooting practice by an international non-governmental organisation (iNGO) headed by the immediate past chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Maiduguri Branch, Muhammad Umoru has been set up by the Borno state government. Other members are S. A. Idriss, representing the Ministry of Justice, CSP Bulama L. Hussaini, of the Nigerian Police, S.A. H, Amos, representing the Department of State Security (DSS), ACI Ahmed Abubakar M, representing the Nigerian...

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KANO — The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has blamed the lack of understanding among Nigerians, as the major challenge facing the country, saying that for Nigeria to achieve peace, “citizens must understand one another”. The Sultan, who stated this at the inauguration of the Inter-Tribal Traditional Leaders Association of Nigeria, in Kano, on Friday, described the formation of the association as timely, in view of the country’s security challenges. The News Agency...

Sen. Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), Senator representing Adamawa Central in the National Assembly has reminded Nigerians that peace is a prerequisite for any development to thrive. Sen. Binani in her message on the occasion of Democracy day in Nigeria which she tagged “Remember, We are Stronger Together” noted that there is no better time to preach and reiterate the message of peace than now. “No doubt there is no better time to preach and reiterate the message...

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Fulani and Tiv leaders in Taraba State have agreed to a cease-fire aimed at bringing an end to the bloody clashes between the two tribes which have claimed several lives in some parts of the state. The cease-fire agreement followed an intensive deliberation by the stakeholders of the two tribes held in Jalingo, Taraba State capital Sunday. Both tribes have also resolved to come together, forgive each other and live in peace as brothers and...

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The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has called on the Muslim Ummah to make prayers the pivot of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration in order to foster unity, peace and progress of the nation. Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, said in a statement on Wednesday that “although Nigeria was going through troubling times, there was still hope that must not be lost because hard times do not last forever.” “Muslim Ummah...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has called for prayers against the tragic incidents of kidnapping and banditry and the desperate quest for political power through blackmail against the existence of Nigeria as a united entity. Buhari made the call in a goodwill message to Nigerians and Muslims across the globe on the celebration of Eid-el- Fitr following the completion of a month of fasting. The message which was personally signed by him called for unity and solidarity...

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Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on governments in Africa to ensure press freedom in their countries even as it calls on media professionals to use information as a tool for nation-building. A statement by the foundation Communications Officer, Dickson Ominabo, to commemorate the 2021 World Press Freedom Day quoted Executive Director of the Foundation, Ann Iyonu, as saying this year’s theme: ‘Information as a Public Good,’ is a call to action on the shared responsibilities...

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