Tag: Civil War

Femi Falana says civil war is already happening in Nigeria

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has warned that the 2023 general elections is at risk and could be shelved because some parts of the country are faced with what he described as civil war. Mr Falana stated this on Thursday while speaking at the south-west constitution review public hearing in[Read More…]

“I pray our country will never know conflict” – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria cannot afford another civil war

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria cannot afford another civil war because it will not augur well for the country. Osinbajo said this at an interactive forum of All Progressives Congress Anambra governorship aspirants organised by the state chapter of APC Patriots in Abuja. “The thing about the kind of[Read More…]

Buhari says Nigeria will never witness civil war again in a “tribute to martyrs”

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, recalled the lives lost to the 30-month civil war in Nigeria and prayed that never again shall the nation witness such. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled “President Buhari pays tribute to[Read More…]

‘Start Returning Now’ – MASSOB Urges Igbos In The North

The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has urged Igbos in the North to return to the South-East. MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu said this while reacting to ultimatum issued by the Coalition of Northern Youths, that Igbos should vacate the Northern region in three months. MASSOB[Read More…]

Biafra: Southeast Nigeria Shuts-down As Igbos Mark 50 Years After The Brutal Civil War

Shops, schools and businesses were shut in south-east Nigeria on Tuesday, 50 years to the day since an independent Reepublicof Biafra was declared, sparking a brutal civil war. In Onitsha, the economic hub of Anambra state on the banks of the River Niger, most markets were closed and the streets[Read More…]

Osita Chidoka: Promoting Evidence-based Governance; The Future Is Now @Benossy

My irregular pontifications on this back page have now given rise to a regular column on Sundays. From today, I will be writing a weekly column still focused on promoting the ideas that will build bridges across our fault lines as a nation. I will continue to build bridges of[Read More…]

Buhari Appeals For Peace In South Sudan, Remains Silent About Benue Killings

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed for peace in South Sudan amid a fresh outbreak of violence that has killed hundreds of people and threatens to push the country back to civil war. While Buhari stays mute, Survivors and victims of herdsmen attacks in Logo and Ukum council areas in[Read More…]

Olusegun Obasanjo: Resurgent Biafra Agitation: Born In Error, Ignorance and Frustration

I am very cautious about getting myself into any debate or conversation concerning the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), its many hydra-formed iterations, and its resurgent Biafra agitation. I had taken this position because I suspected that the agitation was born in error and[Read More…]

“Nigeria Remains One Nation, Despite The Civil War” – Buhari Tells Pro-Biafra Agitators

Despite going through hard times including a civil war, Nigeria remains an indivisible nation with the citizens pushing for a common interest, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The president’s remarks came amid the recent protests by the pro-Biafra groups in some parts of the South-East and South- South. Speaking during[Read More…]

“Biafra Agitation Aimed At Igniting National Conflict”

Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna central in the upper chamber has opined that those agitating for a new state of Biafra want to ignite national conflict. He made this known while speaking in an interview Kaduna . ‘The Biafra agitation is a new attempt to destroy President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration[Read More…]