Nigerian Army appeals to Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation

The Nigerian Army has begged Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to seek forgiveness and reconciliation, saying soldiers and the public are not happy that people are dying. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the Army at the weekend, in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Eyitayo, who is also the Commander of Sector 1, ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘, noted that the recent military onslaught against the insurgents dealt a decisive blow on the terrorists, leaving their remnants…

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Party without internal democracy can’t form good govt. — SAN

A legal luminary, Yusuf Ali, has said that any political party whose internal democratic mechanism is not credible cannot form a transparent government. Ali made this observation on Wednesday in Ilorin while delivering a keynote address at the event to end the activities marking the Press Week of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Kwara. Ali, who spoke on the theme “The Effectiveness of Party Supremacy in Strengthening Democratic Principles and Promoting National Development”, observed that party supremacy had been lost in the Nigerian political…

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Akwa Ibom journalists boycott Fani-Kayode’s press conference

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Akwa Ibom state chapter has directed its members to shun a press conference planned for former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode. Fani-Kayode landed in Akwa Ibom State on Thursday and was received by Governor Udom Emmanuel in continuation of his controversial tour of projects in PDP States following a face-off with a journalist in Cross River. In Cross River State, Fani-Kayode had lost his cool and insulted Daily Trust Correspondent, Eyo Charles who asked him a simple question on who was bankrolling his tour. Fani-Kayode fell…

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Fani-Kayode under fire for assaulting journalist

Ex-Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has come under heavy criticism for verbally attacking a journalist during a press conference in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. Fani-Kayode is seen in a video that had gone viral on social media giving Daily Trust reporter, Eyo Charles, a dressing down for asking him what he termed a “stupid question.” The encounter was said to have occurred on Thursday 20, August 2020 at a hotel, during a round table with invited journalists when the Daily Trust reporter asked Fani-Kayode who “bankrolled” his…

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Nigerian journalist shot dead in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Tuesday, condemned the attack and brutal killing of its former treasurer, Benjamin Ekom, by unknown gunmen at his residence in Washo village, Nassarawa-Eggon Local Government Area (LGA), of the state. The NUJ made its position known in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Salihu Alkali and Sunday John, on Tuesday in Lafia, the state capital. The Union described the attack on innocent residents of the state by criminal elements as one too many, and called…

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