President Mohammadu Buhari calls for peace in Niger Delta to ensure development of the region.

European Union condemns abduction of school girls

On foreign scene, Deadly unrest hits Zimbabwe's capital

In sports, FIFA president Infantino praises Nigerian Football Federation
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured people of Niger Delta that his administration would work towards rapid development of the region.
Buhari said his administration will ensure development in the region by consolidating on all ongoing projects and initiating new ones to create more economic opportunities and jobs for the people.
Speaking when he received the Olu of Warri, on Friday in Abuja, Buhari also reiterated his  commitment to maintaining peace and security in the Niger Delta which will allow economic and social activities to thrive.
The President appealed to the people of Niger Delta to complement ongoing efforts by the Federal government to bring more development in the region by maintaining peace, security and harmony.

The European Union EU has described the  reported abduction of school girls in Dapchi, Yobe state, as an attack on humanity.

EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ray said Targeting children and abducting young girls as they seek to attend school is an attack on common humanity.
She the EU remains committed to supporting the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and all forms of criminality.
The EU further said that it stand resolute to continue it’s humanitarian and development work, including the rights and protection of girls.



The recent attack and abduction of some students  of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in yobe state has again raised serious concerns about the safety of children in Nigerian schools.

Those who spoke with Human Rights Radio in Abuja noted that after the Chibok girls kidnap saga they expected security to have been better put in place especially in boarding schools in the region.  


President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military and other security agencies to take charge and control of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.



And still on security issues, With the take-off of Operation Cat Race in Benue state, Nigerians say they are expecting that the persistent killings as a result of  farmer herdsmen  clashes in the region will be stopped.

The military exercise is aimed at curbing conflicts and other criminal activities in the north central states of Benue, Kogi and Nassarawa.


The  Chief of Army Staff, Leutenant General Tukur Buratai had said the Cat Dance, will give the army the opportunity to fish out those behind killings in the state and other neighboring states.

Buratai said the operation is been conducted with services of the armed forces as well as other security services especially the police, SSS and other paramilitary organizations.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has issued a three-week ultimatum to some personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, occupying one of its resettlement sites at Galuwyi Shere in Bwari to vacate the place to allow contractors complete renovation of the work on schedule.
The project has about 2, 276 units of a two-bed room each and one unit of four-bedroom for the Chief’s residence.
The Police personnel were said to have taken possession of the uncompleted project without permission years ago.
Director, Resettlement and Compensation of FCTA, Baba Umar, noted that the quit notice earlier issued by the FCT administration expired since February 14.


A South Africa's top court has reinstated a 24 year prison sentence for an oil militant convicted of a series of terror attacks in Nigeria eight years ago.
Henry Okah was jailed in 2013 for masterminding a number of attacks, including twin bombings which killed 12 people in the Abuja during independence day celebrations in 2010.
Okah had repeatedly denied any involvement in the blasts.
Lawyers for Okah, had argued it was outside the country's legal jurisdiction to put him on trial.
Okah was the presumed leader of the militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta MEND.
A high court in Abuja is expected to hand down a ruling on March 7 in the trial of Okah's brother Charles for his alleged involvement in the 2010 independence day bombings.

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund UNICEF latest report on Newborn Mortality has ranked Nigeria 11th position out of all countries.
The report released by UNICEF in Lagos this is so because pregnant women in Nigeria are much less likely to receive assistance during delivery due to poverty, conflict and weak institutions.
Those who spoke with us believes this should not be so.


Two people are confirmed dead and seven others injured following overnight clashes in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, between police and members of the public.
While clashes between police, illegal vendors and transport operators are common in the city, this is said to be the deadliest so far.
The economic crisis in Zimbabwe, including high unemployment, has led to many people setting up stalls illegally in Harare, and it has also led to the growth of private transport operators.
Police and the city council have struggled to reduce congestion and restore order in the city, amid strong public resistance.
Police say they are still investigating the violence, and described it as regrettable.



In sports
International Federation of Football Association FIFA President Gianni Infantino has praised the Nigerian Federation NFF for showing excellent vision and focus.

The Swiss-Italian football administrator also condoled with the NFF and the family of Kano Pillars’ player Chinedu Udoji who died in a car accident on Sunday night.

Infantino was speaking at the post – FIFA Executive Football Summit press conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

He said Nigeria, having won the FIFA U17 World Cup an unparalleled five times and been at every youth tournament for the girls, is one of the foremost countries in world football with regards to youth competitions.



President Mohammadu Buhari calls for peace in Niger Delta to ensure development of the region.

 European Union condemns abduction of school girls

On foreign scene, Deadly unrest hits Zimbabwe's capital

In sports, FIFA president Infantino praises Nigerian Football Federation