Assisi: In the spirit of religious dialogue and tolerance

A cross-section of delegates at the inter-religious peace meeting in Assisi, Italy Between September 18 and 20, the community Sant’Egidio hosted religious leaders from across different faiths in Assisi, Italy, for a 3-day inter-religious peace meeting, aimed at achieving peaceful coexistence in the world             By Adam Alqali The world is today grappling with several…

Edo Post-Election, Give Peace A Chance

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole Casting his vote Fidel Agu, Abuja: The National Orientation Agency (NOA) wishes to congratulate the good people of Edo State for the relatively peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves during the just concluded Governorship election in the State. The Agency also wishes to congratulate all political parties who participated in the…

World religious leaders sue for dialogue towards inter-religious peace

A cross-section of participants at the inter-faith meeting in Assisi By Adam Alqali World religious leaders from across different faiths have called for dialogue towards peaceful coexistence among followers of various religions of the world. This call was made by religious leaders at the just concluded 3-day inter-religious peace meeting held between September 18 and…

Obasanjo Moves To Settle Lingering PDP Crisis, Meets With Alli Modu Sheriff

Buoyed by the lingering internal squabbles in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, former President Olusegun Obasanjo met with factional National Chairman of the Party, Senator Ali Modu Sherrif. The closed door meeting held at the instance of President Obasanjo at his Abeokuta residence was aimed at persuading the former Borno Governor to give peace…

Adeuti emerges LP Ondo governorship candidate

Mr Taye Adeuti, on Saturday, emerged as the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the Nov. 26 governorship election in Ondo State. Adeuti emerged with unanimous voice votes after the second aspirant, Mr Gbenga Ojo, withdrew his candidacy when both men were nominated as aspirants for the primary election. Adeuti, 63, from Idanre…

Edo 2016: Eschew violence, Cleric urges politicians

Auchi (Edo)  – Rev. Jacob Bada, Bishop of Etsako Diocese of the Anglican Communion, has urged politicians in Edo to avoid violence in the Sept. 10 governorship election in the state. Bada made the call at the opening session of the third Synod of the diocese held at All Saints Cathedral, Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government…

Insecurity: NAF vows to protect nation’s territorial integrity

Nigeria Air Force emblem The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has urged its officers and soldiers to keep fit and be ready for deployment or redeployment to various operational theatres to protect the territorial integrity of the nation. The Commander, NAF Base Services Group, Enugu, Air Commodore Ebenezer Alade, gave this charge after the `3rd Quarter…

Nigerians want world leaders to prioritise Africa’s development

2016 G20 Summit to hold in China Some Nigerians have appealed to world leaders attending the forthcoming G20 summit in China to consider the development of Africa as a priority in the interest of global peace. They made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday. Sunday…

FG Constitutes Team To Dialogue With Niger Delta Militants

The federal government has constituted two groups to dialogue with militants who have been attacking oil pipelines in the Niger Delta region wit a view to resolving the crisis. This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.  Gen. Paul Boroh, (rtd.) during…

How Buhari can tame Niger Delta militants –Admiral Mike Onah

The Federal Government and militants involved in renewed militancy in the Niger Delta have been advised to embrace dialogue as a way of resolving the contentious issues between the two parties. While declaring that neither the use of force by government nor increase in violence by the militants will resolve the lingering crisis, an eminent …