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Farmer dispute has taken on acute and violent dimensions. It has cost too many innocent lives while destroying the property and livelihoods of many others. It has also aggravated ethnic sentiment and political tension. Despite the efforts of some of those in positions of high responsibility and public trust, the crisis has not significantly abated. Sadly, others who should know better have incited matters by tossing about hate-tainted statements that fall dangerously short of the leadership these people claim to provide. We all must get hold of our better selves to treat this matter with the sobriety it requires.   Because of the violence that has ensued and the fretful consequences of such violence if left unabated, we must move in unison but decisively to end the spiral of death and destruction. Only when the violence and the illogic of it are halted can logic and reason prevail. Until the violence is rolled back, we cannot resolve the deep problems that underlie this con

National Education Summit: Stakeholders Roll Out Infused Trafficking in Persons (TIP) into School Curriculum

The minister of state for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has rolled out the Infused Trafficking in Persons (TIP) school curriculum in Nigeria, in conjunction with the Honorable minister of humanitarian affairs, Disaster Management and Social development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, with the DG of NAPTIP, Hajia Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim.The occasion also had in attendance,  commissioners for education from the 36 states. The education summit which kicked off today at the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotel Maitama, Abuja, was basically to introduce, Infused Trafficking in persons school curricula for the Nigerian educational sector for awareness, sensitization and adoption. The education summit which is facilitated by the ministry of education, National Agency for the  prohibition of traffic in persons and other related matters(NAPTIP) and international center for migration policy development (ICMPD) is aimed at bringing together international players and relevant interest groups for the figh


Valentine Ozigbo, a Frontline aspirant in the 2021 governorship election in Anambra State, has promised to ensure the state's financial and economic independence if he is given the mantle of leadership.  Mr Ozigbo, a respected business mogul and philanthropist, made this declaration on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, when he visited Ayamelum Constituency as part of his ongoing tour of the 30 constituencies in Anambra state.  Addressing the large gathering, Ozigbo said that Ayamelum was blessed with fertile land and is capable of becoming a strong economic hub not just in Anambra, but the South East region.  "If the agricultural potential of Ayamelum is fully harnessed, I have no doubt that its financial and economic independence would be guaranteed," Ozigbo remarked.  "Unfortunately, this is not the case and we have not moved along with current global trends in agricultural production and the production chain. "As someone who is no stranger to the benefits of technol

Protesters vow to occupy Anambra airport site

  ~ allegeds extortion of Land by Goverment ~ may stall the opening of the airport There was pandemonium  on Sunday, as hundreds of indigenes of Enuagu, Umuinu and Umuopu kindred of Ifite Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra state, stormed the state's airport project site; chasing away all the workers, and insisting that no work would go on in the site until their grievances were addressed. Most of the protesters were women, who went uncontrollably wild; some tearing their clothes, and exposing their nudities, as a way of expressing their anger over alleged forceful take over of their ancestral lands spanning about 1,901 hectares of land by Anambra government, without any compensation to the land owners.  Some of the protesters, mostly youths, wielded placards bearing various inscriptions such as: "Enuagu, Umuinu and Umuopu kindred gave 729.606 hectares of land to Anambra government during Chris Ngige era, but Obiano's government forcefully took additional

2021 Commonwealth Day: Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba asks for synergy among member nations.

The Hon. Minister of state for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba (PhD) has asked member nations of the commonwealth, to ensure that resources are harnessed for mutual cooperation, towards delivering changes in trade, investment, human rights, democratic governance, quality education and the digitalization of learning, while not forgetting to impact on the issue of women and girl child education and empowerment. He made this call yesterday, at Idris Abdulkadir Auditorium, Maitama, of the National Universities Commission (NUC)) while delivering a keynote address at this year's commonwealth day commemoration, with the theme "Delivering a common future: connecting, innovating and transforming". The minister said that it's important to note that this year's theme was for the 2020 commemoration, and will also be used for the 2021 biennial commonwealth heads of Goverments' meeting (CHOGM) that was not held in 2020, because of the corona-virus panademic.  He went d