Nigeria Orders Release of Sowore and Dasuki After Court Orders: Attorney General

ABUJA — Nigeria’s attorney general on Tuesday ordered the release on bail of an ex-presidential candidate and a former national security adviser, in recognition of court orders that they be released. The move followed growing internal and international pressure on the Nigerian government to abide by court orders.   State security had ignored several court orders…

Nigeria: Over 1,000 Christians killed by Islamic militants in Nigeria in 2019: Report

More than 1,000 Christians have been murdered by Islamic militants this year in Nigeria, according to a report circulated by Christian news outlets earlier this month.   A militia of Islamic Fulani herdsmen murdered Christians as part of an aggressive and strategic land-grabbing strategy across the Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Southern Kaduna and parts of Bauchi…

Current Developments Make Biafra Inevitable – South-East, South-South Monarchs

Umuahia – Traditional rulers from the South-East and the South-South geopolitical zones have said current developments in Nigeria have made Biafra an inevitable option for the people of the zones. The monarchs said this when they visited the Afaraukwu Umuahia country home of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to condole with…

The Risk of Jihadist Contagion in West Africa

Faced with jihadist breakthrough in Burkina Faso, neighbouring states in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea increasingly fear attacks in their own territories. These countries should improve intelligence sharing, strengthen border controls and regain the trust of local populations.   What’s new? Islamist militants’ lengthening reach in the Sahel, particularly in Burkina Faso, is a growing…

Fulani Terror Herdsmen: ECOWAS Chairman Delivers Strong Message To Buhari, Others

Chairman of Economic Community of West African States, Mahammadou Issoufou, has called on member states to take decisive steps in tackling terrorism in their countries. Issoufou, who is also President of Niger Republic, made the appeal during the 56th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government in Abuja, Nigeria.   He…

Religious freedom: Nigeria added to watchlist of country of particular concern by US State Department

The United States on Friday issued a warning to Nigeria and two other countries over what it perceives as lack of religious freedom and persecution of minority groups. The Donald Trump administration states that Nigeria remains a ‘country of particular concern,’ even as Sudan was removed from the blacklist of countries lacking religious freedom.   The…

Arewa Youth Consultative Forum Seek Addition Of Referendum In Constitutional Amendment

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) says the inclusion of referendum clause in the constitutional amendment will pave the way for the restructuring of the country. The National Assembly has been urged by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) to include the referendum clause in the constitutional amendment to pave the way for the restructuring of…