If this shocking piece of news had been relayed by an online blogging platform, it could have easily been waved aside as another desperate attempt at sensationalism. But the news was clear and unambiguous: 1,000 Nigerian Soldiers had been buried covertly in secret, unmarked graves at a military cemetery within the enclaves of North eastern Nigeria, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the most reputable news media in the world.
For all of the face-saving attempts of the information machinery of the Defence Headquarters at rubbishing the reports, the incessant reports of deadly attacks by the Boko Haram marauders on military checkpoints and … >>> Read Full Story
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – THE Presidency in a reaction to the allegation by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria that President Muhammadu Buhari was treating the issue of Fulani herdsmen killings of innocent with kid gloves said that the situation at hand demanded collective efforts to find solutions.
President Muhammadu Buhari
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina said that blame game was not the best way to go.
According to him, “Every rational voice is welcome in finding lasting solutions to challenges confronting the country, particularly killings by herdsmen, whether alleged or real.
Soyinka, those condemning Sowore’s … >>> Read Full Story
The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of being directly responsible for the ‘pauperisation of millions of Nigerians’ as head of the National Council on Privatisation, NCP.
BMO said this contradicted Atiku’s claims that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration ruined the country.
The BMO called on Atiku to heed the advice of his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, and seek proper forgiveness from Nigerians for the harm he did the country.
Chairman of the BMO, Niyi Akinsiju, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, in a statement on Tuesday, noted that the … >>> Read Full Story
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its preparedness to re-enter and commence full operations at the Chad Basin, Gongola, and Benue Trough. It called for military support for the protection of its workforce and high-tech equipment. NNPC’s group managing director (GMD), Mallam Mele Kyari, made the request when he led top management of the corporation to visit the chief of defence staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, at his office in Abuja, yesterday. In a press release, NNPC group general manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said that due to the security challenges in the Chad Basin, Gongola and Benue Trough, the … >>> Read Full Story
Gov. Seyi Makinde (L) receives a portrait from the Leader of Oyo State Law School Students, Olaniyi Ogunlade
Oyo state Students at the Nigerian Law School were effusive in their praise for Gov. Seyi Makinde after he approved N60 million as bursary to the 120 indigenes in the School.
Makinde announced the approval on Tuesday evening, when a delegation of the students visited him in Ibadan.The governor approved N500,000 as bursary for each of the 120 students.
Makinde said that his decision was aimed at encouraging the students and assisting them to achieve greatness in their academic pursuit.
He urged them to ensure that they … >>> Read Full Story
We must treat our fallen soldiers and their families with dignity
The report in the American Wall Street Journal that the Nigerian military authorities secretly buried more than 1,000 soldiers killed in the battle with insurgents deserves more than the usual perfunctory response from the Defence Headquarters. In what has become the cheapening of the noble symbolism of paying the supreme sacrifice for country in defence of compatriots, there is an abuse of globally recognised tradition which requires that families of the fallen soldiers be informed and recovered remains be accorded decent burial. That has been the situation in Nigeria for years and there is … >>> Read Full Story
By Juliet Umeh
An innovative chemical company, Cormart Nigeria Ltd, recently launched a new resin-based PVC adhesive for plumbers for effective action.
According to Cormart who is also a member of TGI Group, the new tech adhesive, VinkoGit, produced in Nigeria, is a special glue used for joining PVC pipes, a key material in plumbing and construction.
It believes the tech product is set to replace imported PVC glues in Nigeria, which are more commonplace.
The company’s General Manager, Dr. Johannes Flosbach said: “VinkoGit is an absolute premium product in its category, and it is of a higher quality than most of its imported counterparts.”… >>> Read Full Story