El-Rufai goes tough on ending insurgency, banditry

…Calls for war on terrorists. …Says, “National security response uncoordinated.”  by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has advised security forces to collaborate and take the war to the terrorists so as to recover the un-governed forests that they occupy. The governor further said that “The situation in which the security agencies mostly only react to cases of banditry and

Restructuring: Don’t wait for Presidency, Legislatures – Prof Ango Abdullahi

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, has said it’s unacceptable for Nigerians to wait on the pleasure of legislators or the presidency on serious issues, which represent genuine improvement in the nation’s governance structures. The former VC and convener of Northern Elders Forum (NEF) made the remarks in a speech at

Map showing Cultural Middle-Belt Region

…As compiled by our Research Department. http://consciencetriumphs.org.ng/middle-belt-2/ ETHNOLOGY / ETHNOGRAPHY (The Middle-Belt people are the Aborigines of Central Nigeria). Benue. Plateau. Kwara. Kogi. Adamawa. Niger. Taraba. Nasarawa. Gombe. FCT Abuja. Southern Borno. Southern Yobe. Southern Bauchi. Southern Kaduna. Southern Kebbi. It is the host and home of Rivers Niger and Benue in Nigeria.It is interspersed by upland and broad valleys and plateau.It is covered by high grass (low-tree Savanna) and acacia-tall grass Savanna and acacia

Plateau marks 2021 World Health Day; DevComs urges govts to provide adequate healthcare for citizenry

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Nigerian governments at all levels have been called to address health inequalities in the country and provide a conducive environment for citizens to thrive in good health, as failure to provide equitable access to quality healthcare is unfair to Nigerians. The government is also called upon to provide equitable health care coverage to all citizens

Ujah Anaguta, Jauro Magaji Laid To Rest After 43 Years On The Throne

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos late Ujah Anaguta, Jauro Magaji Chairman of Plateau State Council of Chiefs, the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, has charged king makers to be just and truthful in the selection process of next Ujah Anaguta. He said the traditional class will continue supporting government policies and

Bandits barricade, open fire on bus, trucks, killed 8, injured 4 in Kaduna

…Rustled 180 cattle. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Bandits have reportedly killed eight persons in two local government areas of Kaduna State, the state internal security and home affairs commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan, has reported. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Aruwan stated that security agencies reported the killing of eight persons in separate incidents in Kajuru and Kachia

Religion should not be used to divide Nigerians – Bishop Mamza

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Bishop Dami Mamza The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese-cum Adamawa State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Most Reverend Dami Mamza, has said that, if we continue to use religion to divide Nigerians, then, the problem will be endless. He noted that “As Nigerians, we must think of

CAN Chairman, El-Rufai in war-of-words over figures of bandits’ victims

…As Christian leaders pray for removal of bad leaders. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Governor of Kaduna State, Mal Nasir el-Rufai, has been accused of ‘blackmailing’ Christian leaders on television programme, saying they’re lying about the figures they gave on the numbers of victims in the hands of bandits. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State chapter’s Chairman,

Afaka 39 students’ parents vow to negotiate with bandits for their release

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Parents of the 39 abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, in Afaka, Kaduna, have vowed that they’ll use any means available to secure the freedom of their children, following a threat by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to prosecute anyone found negotiating with the kidnappers to secure the release

Kaduna CAN Resumes Anti-terrorists Killing Prayers with over 100 worshipers; Army recovers 5 Afaka kidnapped students

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State chapter, has reconvened prayers proper against kidnapping, and bandits’ killings in the state and Nigeria at large with over a hundred worshippers. As usual, the membership of worship cut across all Christian denominations, including women and children, with heavy praises of God and dancing. Now in progress, the