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US expresses disappointment over military’s interference in 2019 polls

The United States has expressed disappointment over the reports of  military interference in the 2019 general elections. The US said it is also disappointed with the reports of vote buying, low voter turnout and violence which led to loss of lives in some parts of the country. To this end, the US

Roots of Nigeria’s election violence

By Sampson Kwarkye President Muhammadu Buhari has been elected for a second term. Nigerians have also elected new members of the National Assembly, and on 9 March, elections will be held for governors and State Assembly members in 29 of the country’s 36 states. The presidential contest, which featured more than 70 candidates,

If we Don’t invest in a Culture of Peace, we Will Pay More for a Culture of Violence!

Adeolu Adewumi The long waited 2019 elections are winding down. We have experienced the Presidential and National Assembly elections with myriad of concerns and challenges. The Governorship and State Assembly Elections have equally been laced with unprecedented greater concerns and disappointments. We are consistently experiencing a systemic and shameful culture of

CDD expresses worry over level of violence in 2019 polls

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has expressed worry over the "quantum of violence" which characterized the 2019 general elections. The group while briefing Newsmen in Abuja on Sunday stated that a total of 30 Nigerians lost their lives across the country to

WANEP launches Situation Room to monitor election violence

..Deploys 114 election observers Godsgift Onyedinefu As Nigerians head for the polls on Saturday to elect new leaders, the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, (WANEP) on Friday opened its Election Situation Room (ESR) to monitor the electioneering process axross the thirty-six states and FCT. Ms Aisha Abdullahi, Co-chairman of the ESR, addressing a

Elections: DSS warns politicians, youths against violence

Godsgift Onyedinefu Few days to the 2019 polls, the Department of State Security Services (DSS) has charged politician and youths to shun from all acts of violence saying it will not stand idly and watch "miscreants and mischief makers" bring avoidable chaos and disorder upon the nation. The Service also vowed that

2019 Polls: CAN Declares 10 January National Day Of Prayers

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared  10 January, 2019 as a National Day of Prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible election and freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.  Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant (Media &Publicity) to the CAN President

US deploys troops to DR Congo amid fear of violence

The United States (US)military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to protect US citizens and diplomatic facilities

NHRC, CORAFID demands due justice for Elizabeth ochanya

Godsgift Onyedinefu  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Benue Office and the Civil Organisations Research Advocacy and Funding Initiatives Development (CORAFID) have insisted that due justice must be served in the case of Elizabeth Ochanya who suffered five years of sexual abuse until her death. The 13 years old Ochanya died of

Yuletide: IGP orders personnel to beef-up security, bans road blocks nationwide

..warns personnel against partisan politics Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inspector General of Police IGP, Ibrahim Idris has ordered Commissioners Of Police (CPs) And Assistant Inspector Generals Of Police (AIGs) to Beef-Up Of Security Nationwide throughout Christmas and New Year Celebrations. He directed the AIGs, CPs to Re-gird Crime Prevention and Detection Strategies, and Measures