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ABUJA — The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has called on the Muslim faithful to use the Ramadan period and intensify prayers for Nigeria to have lasting peace and security. She made the call on Tuesday night when she hosted wives of service chiefs and other top government functionaries to a Ramadan breakfast at the State House, Abuja. The first lady also urged Nigerians to extend good virtues of sharing, love, support, forgiveness, and...

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By Chidex Onyemah  The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Sampson Supo Ayokunle has called on Christians across Africa to remain steadfast to God, and not allow the news of insurgencies, bad governance, political instabilities and other misnomers to shake their faith. He made the call while delivering a speech at the Public Lecture held as part of the activities of the 75th anniversary of Christ Holy Church International. The anniversary was...

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ABUJA — The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a leadership model, saying he respects other people’s beliefs and that he has not had any dispute with him since they took over power in 2015. Osinbajo said this when the Senegal-based Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniya Movement, Worldwide, His Eminence, Sheikh Muhammadu Mahi Ibrahim Niass, paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa on Saturday evening. “President Buhari...

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LAGOS — Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, (rtd.), on Thursday in Lagos, charged youths to shun violence and be advocates of peace and nation-building. Gowon gave the charge at the National Peace Summit and Awards 2022 with the theme, “The Mechanism of Sacrifices and Compromise in Nation Building and Pursuit of Peace for an Emerging New Nigeria.” Gowon, who attended the event virtually, urged Nigerian youths to rise up to the challenges of...

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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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