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Ballot snatching, violence mar Kano council poll

MADUABUCHI NMERIBEH/Kano The Local Government election in Kano, northwest Nigeria, held on Saturday was characterized by violence and electoral malpractices, just as the voters complained about late arrival of election materials in most polling units. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adenrele Shinaba con...

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Posted on May 18, 2014

Nigeria Risks Expulsion from UN Council Over Endless Violence

The seeming helplessness and inability of the Nigerian government to effectively stem the unending spiral of violence by Boko Haram terrorists that has engulfed Nigeria is creating a deep sense of international outrage and frustration, especially at the UN, where Nigeria currently holds the rotatory Presidenc...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2014

SUG president-elect denies violence in AAU

Harrison Iyoha Contrary to reports making rounds that a student was shot dead during the Students Union Government, SUG, election, held at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, the newly elected president of the union, Michael Oriekose, has denied any act of violence during the election. Oriekose sa...

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Posted on Apr 17, 2014

14 dead in India poll-related violence

Maoist insurgents Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two poll-related blasts today in an insurgency-hit region of central India, police said, highlighting the major security challenges faced in staging the nation’s marathon general elections. The violence, the deadliest since the elections began last Mon...

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Posted on Apr 12, 2014

Fashola, Adefulire Decry Violence Against Women

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and his Deputy, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire have decried rising cases of violence against women in the country and call for collaborative effort to salvage the situation. The duo spoke at this year’s International Women’s Day celebration held at the Police College, ...

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Posted on Apr 8, 2014

Senate to pass Bill on sexual violence, harassment

Senator Helen Eusene Senator Helen Esuene, Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youths Matters, has said a bill on sexual violence and harassment against women would soon be passed by the Senate. Esuene, representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, stated this at the Inauguration of the Nation...

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Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Violence, Low Turn Out of Voters at Enugu Council Elections

by Citizens Platform There was a high level of voter apathy witnessed Saturday during the local government council election conducted by the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) across the 17 councils in the state as most residents stayed  indoors. It was not just the low turn out that was o...

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Posted on Nov 2, 2013

Violence Has Hindered Nigeria’s Economic Development – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the violence that has adversely affected parts of the country, has posed a major stumbling block to economic development of Nigeria. The president said this while receiving the 2013 Africa Peace Award from the United Religions Initiatives (URI) at the presidential vil...

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Posted on Oct 31, 2013

Rapper 50 Cent Gets Probation In Domestic Violence Case

American rapper 50 Cent on Monday struck a deal with Los Angeles prosecutors for three years’ probation and 30 days of community service after allegedly kicking the mother of his child and destroying her property during a June altercation. The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, plead...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2013

Islam Does Not Believe In Killings, Violence — Sultan

With escalating violence in some northern parts of the country, Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III on Tuesday said he would never be part of those preaching violence or encouraging its spread. The traditional ruler also reiterated his usual stand that Islam, as a religion, does not preach violence. There ...

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Posted on Oct 29, 2013

Committee Presents Report On Taraba Violence

The judicial commission of inquiry investigating the violence in Ibi and Wukari areas of Taraba state has submitted its report, claiming that the violence was as a result of intra-ethnic clashes and has nothing to do with religious concerns. Chairman of the commission, Justice Philibus Andetur, while presenti...

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Posted on Oct 28, 2013

The BEAM: Reviewing The Recently Passed Domestic Violence Law

This edition of the programme beams on the recently passed law against domestic violence in Lagos. A PR consultant and a campaigner for domestic peace, Dupe Ilori dissects the law, who can apply, the fine for breaking the law. ————————————...

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Posted on Oct 15, 2013

APC borne out of violence and religious extremism – PDP

by Citizens Platform Olisa Metuh The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) for “not being bold and sportsmanlike enough to accept its straight defeat in the Delta North senatorial bye-election” won by PDP’s candidate, Emmanuel Agwariavwodo the party sa...

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Posted on Oct 13, 2013

Violence Against Women, The Focus On Int’l Day Of The Girl Child

Education of the girl child and the prosecution of the perpetrators of violence against women were some of the issues in focus today in Lagos as Nigerians joined the rest of the world to mark the International Day of the Girl Child. This is the second edition of the event since it was initiated by […]...

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Posted on Oct 12, 2013

Worsening Violence in Northern Nigeria Reveals Echoes of Algeria and AQIM

By Dr Jonathan Hill Boko Haram’s recent, deadly attack on the agricultural college in Gujba, Yobe State has raised some difficult and urgent questions for the Nigerian federal authorities and international community. The most pressing – how and why did this happen – quickly give way to more ...

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Posted on Oct 11, 2013

Hunger as well as violence threatens Syrians

Hunger is a growing threat to Syrians living in regions hit by the civil war and children are now dying of malnutrition, according to aid groups and activists. Cases of malnutrition in Syria are still rare but they were unheard before the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad broke out in March 2011. Syria...

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Posted on Sep 25, 2013

24-hour Curfew in Kafanchan after Violence in kaduna

The Kaduna State government has announced a 24-hour curfew in Kafanchan after the Thursday night violence that led to the death of a yet-unknown number of people. Governor of the state, Mukthar Ramalan Yero urged the people of the area to be calm and law-abiding despite the curfew, assuring that the govern...

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Posted on Sep 20, 2013

Violence in Nasarawa: APC Wants Defence Portfolio Taken from Maku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded that Information Minister, Labaran Maku be relieved of his new assignment as Supervising Minister of Defence, because he is an interested party in the spiralling crisis ravaging Nasarawa, where the Federal Government has ordered the deployment of troops to help...

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Posted on Sep 20, 2013

Police Draft Eight Units From Plateau And Benue To Quel Nasarawa Fresh Violence

Fresh violence has erupted in Nasarawa state as suspected members of the Ombatse group clashed with Alago youths from Assakio Community in Lafia East Development Area. According to the State Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, no life was lost in the violence. He dismissed reports that members of the National...

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Posted on Sep 14, 2013

Niger Delta group threatens Amaechi, new violence

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt A new Niger Delta group, styled as Coalition of Militant Action for the Niger Delta, COMA, has threatened to deal with Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, for not being a political lapdog of President Goodluck Jonathan. It also urged President Goodluck Jonathan to convene a...

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Posted on Sep 4, 2013

Imo PDP Debunk Claim Of Violence During Ward Congress

The Imo state chairman of the party People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ken Emeakayi, has debunked the story of alleged shooting between supporters of two governorship aspirants of the party during the re-run election of the delegates in the state. Mr. Emeakayi who insisted that the aspirants mentioned had...

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Posted on Aug 21, 2013

Don’t use religion to promote violence- Sultan

By CitizensPlatform   The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar has called on Nigerians to desist from using religion and ethnicity to cause a breach of peace, and violence. “We should never use our religious, cultural or ethnic affiliations to perpetrate or encourage violence, insecurity or sow the seeds...

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Posted on Aug 18, 2013

Kukah Urges Niger Delta Youths To Shun Violence

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah has asked Niger Delta Youths not to resort to violence to express their grievances. Addressing a delegation from the Ogoni Generation Next Project, Bishop Kukah, who is the Presidential Mediator on Ogoni, promised to draw the President...

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Posted on Aug 3, 2013

VIDEO: Uduaghan Visits Site Of New Ijaw-Itsekiri Violence

The governor of Delta state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has taken a tour of Warri-north local government area of the state, following renewed communal clashes between Ijaw and Itsekiri communities in a bid to find out what caused the breakdown of law and order and how to adequately address the crisis. —̵...

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Posted on Jul 29, 2013

Plateau violence: NEMA seeks urgent medical assistance for victims

By Citizens platform The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has appealed to relevant agencies to assist the hundreds of displaced persons in the emergency camp set up for victims of the Langtang crises in Plateau state. About 7000 people are believed to be at the camp at the LGEA Pilot Central Primar...

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Posted on Jul 3, 2013