Daily Archives: January 4, 2021

Nigerian Army to recruit 8,000 soldiers – Ndume

The Chairman of Senate Committee on the Nigerian Army, Ali Ndume, said on Monday the force would recruit 8000 soldiers for counter-terrorism and anti-banditry campaigns. Ndume, who disclosed this to journalists in Borno, said the army’s operations would be improved to combat the Boko Haram activities and other security challenges …

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Back to the land

Editorial   DURING his fifth meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated the need for Nigerians to go back to agriculture, a sector which had been badly neglected and abandoned with the discovery of oil. The return to agriculture, he …

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ICC, Amnesty International part of Nigeria’s security challenges— FG

Lai Mohammed By Dapo Akinrefon The Federal Government has accused the International Criminal Court, ICC, and Amnesty International, AI, of becoming part of the country’s security challenges by attacking the country’s security forces and threatening them with prosecution. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the accusation …

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Time for action

Editorial   ALTHOUGH the prognosis by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on the economy are somewhat familiar, the Federal Government can ignore it only at a great peril to the nation’s economy. According to the manufacturers’ body, the business milieu is not only “becoming more hostile,” the escalating costs …

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APC chieftains laud members in Enugu North for setting aside differences

Mr Barth Ugwuoke, National Director, Research and Strategy, All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed happiness on decision of party members in Enugu North Senatorial District to bury their differences and work in unity for party progress. Ugwuoke, who is from the district made the commendation in Nsukka on Monday during …

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Tackling insecurity through institutional synergy

 Mark Longyen   “THERE is need for a well-structured institutional arrangement for the synergy between civil society groups, government agencies, and departments at all levels” in efforts aimed at peacebuilding, was the thought expressed by Dr Bakut Bakut, Director-General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) when he spoke recently …

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