Plateau Government Declares Curfew Over Violence

The government of Plateau state has declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Riyom and Barkin Ladi local government areas following numerous cases of violence in the area. The Guardian reports that the government’s decision was contained in a statement made by Rufus Bature, the secretary to the state government, on August

Anglican Clergy Tasks President Buhari On Nigeria’s Stolen Wealth

The Anglican Church of Nigeria has asked the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, to do all he can to recover the nation’s stolen wealth. The Reverend made this disclosure during a prayer led by top clergymen in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, on burning issues affecting the nation.

Tunisia Launches Security Clampdown After Attack

A day after a deadly attack at a beach resort in Tunisia, the government has deployed extra security to tourist sites and vowed to close down mosques accused of inciting violence. Tunisia’s Prime Minister, Habib Essid, said army reservists would be deployed to archaeological sites and resorts.

129 children dead in South Sudan violence – UNICEF

Executive Director UNICEF, Anthony Lake United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday, said horrific details have emerged that the three weeks of violence in South Sudan left 129 children dead and displaced more people since the beginning of 2015.

Cost of violence hits $14trn, more than economies of UK, Germany, Canada combined

Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau and his lieutenants LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, a global security report said on Wednesday.

#NigeriaDecides: AG Declares Curfew In Taraba As Election Violence Intensifies


Taraba state Acting Governor, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi has declared curfew in the state from 7 pm to 6 am following the post election violent that engulfed after the declaration of the state governorship result. A press statement signed by the acting governor on Monday stated that total compliance to

Governorship Polls: 16 Killed as Apathy Mars Elections


Violence and voter apathy characterised the gubernatorial and National Assembly elections held across the country yesterday. It was a straight fight between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the federal level and the opposition All Progressives Party (APC) whose candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), won the March 28

Borno Elders tell Buhari to eradicate insurgency, violence

General Muhammadu Buhari The Borno Elders Forum on Thursday advised President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to strive towards eradicating all sources of insurgency and insecurity in the country immediately after assuming office.

Islamic Group warns against post-election violence

Damilare Okunola Alhaji Fasasi Gbagba, President of the Jama-at-ul Islamiyya of Nigeria reading his speech during a press conference to herald its 9th Triennial Delegates Conference in Ilupeju, Lagos. Photo: Damilare Okunola

48 Hrs To Prezy Polls: Fashola, Amosun Appeal To Voters


Kazeem Ugbodaga, Simon Ateba & Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta Ahead Saturday’s Presidential election, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has appealed to Lagosians to turnout massively and vote for change, while urging them to shun violence.

Buhari urges supporters to shun violence

General Muhammadu Buhari Presidential candidate of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has called on his party’s supporters to shun violence during and after the elections.

Election: Lagos Residents Stockpile Food


Cyriacus Izuekwe As Nigerians prepare for the presidential election coming up on Saturday, residents of Lagos State, western Nigeria, have started to stock-pile food items in their homes.

Human Rights Group Releases Death Toll In Pre-Election Violence


At least 55 people have been killed in political violence across 22 states of Nigeria before the general 2015 elections, TheCable reports. There are worries that there may be underreporting of the death toll, with the killings taking place in all of Nigeria’s six geo-political zones.