The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has viewed with much concern and apprehension, the issues currently unfolding in the country. The Christian Elders are saddened that once again, the nation is being driven to a needless and mindless conflict that if not well managed, could conflagrate into war, destruction, and threaten the cohesiveness of the Nigerian State.
Kaduna, the defunct capital of old Northern Region, went agog yesterday with echoes of intra-party crises in the All Progressive Congress party as core founding members of the party in the State passed a vote-of-no-confidence on Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s administration.
Titled: “Walking Out of The Crisis,” the members, in a press conference addressed Monday, said two years after the inauguration of the present government, the people have only witnessed greater hardships, dehumanization and complete disregard to the basic sense of humanity.
African Christians in Diaspora Hosted a Historic Summit on Threats to Peace and Security to the African Continent from Terrorism and Issue a Call for Urgent and Concerted Action
The inaugural Pan-African peace summit hosted stakeholders and delegates from various African nations, Europe and the United States in Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, June 23-24, 2017. Heart-wrenching reports from victims of the killings, kidnappings, rapes, forceful conversions and social injustices by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen in West Africa were presented. Presentations were made on the exacerbating Islamic State (IS) threats in North Africa as well as the plague of al-Shabaab in East Africa. Participants heard about religious conflicts and political instability in Ethiopia, the Congo, Central African Republic, for instance.
A coalition of youth group, under the umbrella body of Middle-Belt Youth Patriotic Front, on Wednesday dissociated itself from the north, saying they are not part of the coalition of Arewa Youths group that gave a quit notice to Igbos residing in northern parts of Nigeria.
Briefing newsmen in Kaduna, the group said the middle-belt states include, Kwara, Kogi, Plateau, Benue, Nassarawa, Taraba, Niger, the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) as well as southern parts of Kaduna; as such, they should not be categorized as belonging to North but Middle-Belt.
...demands details of new education curriculum
...says it should be suspended
...warns against merging of CRS, IRS & Civic Education
...says Adamu is not telling the whole truth.
The Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Federal Ministry of Education and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to publish the full details of the controversial new Curriculum of Education if they have no hidden agenda.
The Middle-Belt Youth Council, MBYC, of the central part of Nigeria, has distanced itself from the three months’ vacation ultimatum issued to Igbos by ‘Northern Youth’ groups, saying, the Youth Council is ready to accommodate the Ohaneize Ndigbos in their states.
A statement issued Wednesday and signed by the CounciI's President, Emma Zopmal, stated that Middle-Belt has been a home for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, South-South and the South-West without any form of discrimination against anyone.
Kidnappers, who abducted 20 people at a blow on Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, are Fulani extractions, who hail from Sokoto, Gombe, Zanfara, Adamawa states of Northern Nigeria. Others, among them, are from Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic, respectively.
They are young, fearless, smart and are well-organised bandits within the ages of 22 and 35, who specialise in kidnapping, cattle-rustling, armed robbery and hired assassination.
The first escaped Chibok schoolgirls to successfully attend and complete an American High School graduated last night in the United States Capital. The two girls known simply by their first names Debbie and Grace graduated after completing junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12 grade) at a prestigious private international school in the Washington metro area in America.