Tuesday, March 2, 2021

March 02, 2021

SSYS Commends Akeredolu Over the Appointment of Ale and Olabode

We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends."
-- Mary McLeod Bethune

The approach of Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu to the growth and development of Ondo state is quite innovative.

It is no more a new that Mr talk and do has started the second phase of his Administration in a  dynamic way.

The appointment of Mr Olabode Richard as the Chief Press Officer to Mr Governor has shown the readiness of His Excellency to champion the interest of the youths across the globe.

This will go down on a memory lane that His Excellency Rotimi Akeredolu invested vigorously in youth development.

Leadership is the ability to raise leaders and this has being the philosophy of Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu.

If I am young and wrong, then you are right to look down on my youthful ignorance. But if I am young and right, what does my age matter?
-- Antigone Aesculus

On behalf of all the member of Sunshine Students and Youths Stakeholder ,we want to appreciate our great governor for the appointment of a youth as the chief Press Secretary to Mr Governor.

We want to reassure His Excellency Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu that we committed to his vision in rebuilding a better Ondo state.


Fowobaje Oluwaseun Popejero
Dir media & publicity

Damilare Adeleye Dseeker
General secretary

Comr Kowe Odunayo Kalusa

Ilesanmi Ade-Ademola Brainbox

March 02, 2021

Richlife Welcomes NANS Revolutionary President in Grand Style

 We are happy to have you around at RICHLIFE AFRICA, Lagos - Comr. Sunday Adedayo ASEFON, the Revolutionary President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), with your ever vibrant team. 

This fact-finding visit on Thurs., 25 and Friday 26 February, 2021 means a lot to the organization. We are glad at our robust discussion, especially, as touching the authenticity of Students Against Hunger Online Contest, an initiative designed to lessen the financial burden of the students and youths in Nigeria, thereby taking them out of hunger. We are glad that you're solidly convinced that this project is real and that the aims and objectives are achievable.

While we look forward to a final endorsement, after your due consultation with necessary stakeholders, we appreciate the kind gesture and encourage students and youth corps members (16-30 years of age) to visit www.richlifeafrica.ng to secure their participation. 

Thank you. 


March 02, 2021

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Monday, March 1, 2021

March 01, 2021

OEYC strategizes with FRSC to mitigate incessant Okada Accidents in Ondo

The leadership of the Ondo Ekimogun Youth Congress (OEYC) met with the Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Ondo Unit, Mr O.T Adewunmi on Monday 1st of March, 2021. The meeting was to discuss the issue of incessant road accidents caused by Okada riders in Ondo. Safety of road users is very paramount. Every life in the community is to be protected. The OEYC was represented by the Coordinator I, Mr Olusola Akinbinu, and other members of the  executive, Mr Feyiranti Akinnagbe and Mr Bode Fadoju.

According to the Unit Commander, he said many persons riding Okada in town have no business operating commercial transportation in town. We need to perfect the identity issues so that incompetent riders do not continue to put the lives of innocent members the community in danger.


Other critical issues like needed road demarcations in strategic points where accidents happen frequently in town were also discussed. Specific steps were agreed upon. The Unit Commander promised to give all supports to the OEYC and all her initiatives bid to protect road users in Ondo Kingdom.

March 01, 2021

BREAKING: Akeredolu Suspends NURTW, RTEAN, Orders Unions To Vacate Motorparks

Ondo State Government has announced the suspension of both National Union of Road transport workers, NURTW and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, RTEAN

The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on special duties and strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale while addressing Government House correspondents said the suspension was with immediate effect.

Dr Odebowale attributed the suspension to recent crisis within the Unions over leadership tussles


The SSA directed leadership of both NURTW and RTEAN to vacate motor parks across the eighteen local government areas of the state and to stop collecting money from taxi drivers and other motorists

Dr Odebowale who also directed Taxi drivers to revert to the old price of fifty naira explained that new tickets would be purchased directly from Government

The Governor’s Senior Special Assistant said every attempt to make life difficult for the masses would be restricted adding that security agencies had been notified to effect timely arrest and prosecution of the defaulters.

March 01, 2021


As a key move  to hit the the ground running in service of the people in his second tenure, the  Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN has approved the appointment of Chief Olugbenga Ale as his Chief of Staff while Mr. Olabode Richard is appointed as Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor.   


Chief Olugbenga Ale is a retired permanent  secretary while Mr Olabode Richard is a practicing broadcast  Journalist .    

The two individuals served in Akeredolu's first tenure as Chief of Staff and Special Assistant (New Media) respectively.   

The appointments take immediate effect.      


Kunle Adebayo                  

SSA (Research & Documentation)

Monday 1st March 2021

March 01, 2021

Music: Dashowboi — Love Is In The Air (EP)

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

February 27, 2021

From Chibok to Dapchi, From Dapchi to Kankara, From Kankara to Kangara, From Kangara to Jangebe

By David Fidelis

Like seriously, where are we heading to in this country? I've been sweating inner profusely for my dear country Nigeria. 

Nigerians are daily expressing fears about the deterioration in their living conditions, the ubiquitous security challenges, the daily rise is the price of goods and services,  the crazy unemployment and the economic acrobatic 'shoki' dance. 

Since 2015, as if this government is made of the North, for the North and by the North. From Boko Haram, to herdsmen/farmers’ clash, armed banditry, kidnapping amongst others. 

To me, the present day government seem to be sick in mind, body spirit and soul. Because a government who who fails to protect lives and property of it's citizenry is a failed government. 

O! Goodness, what a country  presently driven apart by mutual distrust, religious bigotry, ethnic divisions and geopolitical differences. Every geopolitical setting seems to be taking its destiny by its own hands.

On Thursday, 25th of February, 2021,  317 students were kidnapped by the armed bandits in Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe.

It is a national tragedy that another Chibok was allowed to happen even when some of the abducted Chibok girls had not been accounted for.

In 2018, we had another spectacular mass kidnapping in another female academic institution in Dapchi, Yobe state.  Dapchi was not known to me and many Nigerians until 2018.

In December 2020, more than 300 boys were kidnapped from a school in Kankara ,in President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state of Katsina, while he was visiting the region.

Fast forward to 2021, just last week , 42 people were taken by a gang from a boys school in  Kangara, nearby Niger state.

The trend has been from Chibok to Dapchi, from Dapchi to   Kankara, from Kankara to Kangara, from Kangara  to Jangebe and who knows where next?

While the Chibok, Dapchi, Kankara and Kangara incidents drew global news headlines the present frightening episode in  Jangebe has brought Nigeria another round of slap and opprobrium at home and abroad.


Pikin wey go strong go strong.... No be say until dem name am Samson. 

When President Muhammadu Buhari was campaigning in 2015, after three failed consecutive attempts, to be elected President  of Nigeria,  he was convinced as many Nigerians did of his tested capacity to bring about change to a system -- then perceived to be broken and rotten in the hands my much respected President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

 Through the All Progressives Congress (APC) coalition he had presented his manifesto to our people harping on re-establishing security, revamping the economy and providing employment for the teeming jobless youths among us.  six three years down the line, all we've seen could best be described by me as retrogression or stagnation. 

Government is on its own. The people are on their own. Protests have become an everyday event. Altercations upon altercations, accusations and counter-accusations everywhere. The disconnections across the country have become too weaponised, threatening the very foundation of the country. How did I find myself in this country at the first instance? O! My goodness!

Certainly, I know that posterity would never forget to remember the actions  or inactions of our leaders toward  terrorism and their numerous exploits nationwide.

The government always claims to be concerned about insurgency but people involved in this acts have never been brought to book. How do we intend to stop insecurity when anyone can just enter a village, kill people, burn houses and go scot-free?

The public must rise to assist the government in the fight against insurgency by providing useful and helpful information without fear of been exposed at their detriment.

The Nigeria military and other security agencies must get cracking by doing the job for which they are remunerated.

Government at all levels must rise up to it's constitutional responsibilities by protecting lives and property of it's people.

I rest my Case!!

Fidelis David is a Journalist and a Feature Writer. (fidelisdavid5@gmail.com)

Friday, February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021



 DYLYVER Technology Nigeria Limited, on February 1, 2021, launched the first ever ‘Ride and Earn’ E-hailing service in Nigeria through its peer to peer on demand technology platform built to support its operations in the e-hailing and delivery space by utilising the benefits of contemporary cutting-edge innovations in mobile and blockchain technologies and Augmented Reality (AR).

Rolling out the first tier of operations in Abuja, Ibadan and Lagos, three urban cities of Nigeria, Dylyver Nigeria is driven by the mission to alter the concept of conventional transportation and logistics service, as previously experienced by millions of Nigerians, for a simplified e-hailing and parcel delivery service which is consumer satisfaction focused, more accessible, interactive, convenient and most especially, profitable for everyone.  
Speaking further on the vision that birthed the ‘Ride and Earn’ incentive, the Chief Executive Officer, Dylyver Technology Nigeria Limited, Mr. Femi Niyi stated: “We got into the minds of the driver’s and rider’s as consumers and it dawned on us that there wasn’t much going back to them after each trip. So, we came up with the ‘Ride and Earn’ referral system to level the playing field for both our riders and drivers.  
“With our referral programme,a driver earns continuous commissions from every single ride that is completed by his referred drivers using his referral ID Code. In just three levels, a driver earns the following commissions: 2.5% commission from every ride completed by personally invited drivers, 1.5% commission from every ride completed by drivers on the second level and 1.0% commission from every ride completed by drivers on the third level”.

Mr. Niyi explained that the same process is applicable with riders through the “Leadership Programme”, an eight-level incentive programme developed exclusively to put a smile on riders’ faces. The Leadership Programme allows riders to earn commissions on every ride taken by persons they have referred using the referees’ personal link. The more persons referred and more rides undertaken, the more earnings go into the riders’ or users’ in-App wallet that is subsequently transferred to your personal bank account on request.

Earnings from both the Referral and Leadership programmes are not limited to Nigeria as commissions are equally earned from rides taken or completed on the Dylyver platform anywhere in the World. As further explained by Mr. Niyi, if a rider invites another rider who travels and uses Dylyver in Ghana, Australia, Belgium or any other country where the Dylyver service is available, the commissions on such rides are equally earned by the referee in Nigeria! The same thing applies to drivers invited in other countries.
“For a business launching in a Nigerian economy dealing with the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are concerned about how this pandemic is affecting the livelihoods and earning power of everybody. Thus, beyondgrowing the Dylyver user and driver base, at the core of our operation is a financially empowering, win-win e-hailing platform that gives all participants an opportunity to generate passive earnings whilst using this service. A great incentive we’re offering first timers is a 50% discount on your first trip using the Dylyver App and the good news is that we already have interested users and drivers signing up and enjoying the benefits of our referral scheme”.

Dylyver, is a multi service platform that aims to disrupt the ride sharing and logistics market by applying the benefits of modern mobile technology and AR technology. Dylyver distinguishes itself in the market through a unique business model, ecosystem of partners and our goal to help everyone on our platform to succeed and get continuous long-term benefits.

The Dylyver e-hailing service is a solution developed by Dylyver Technologies Limited a New Zealand & UK registered company, with headquarters in Hungary. The Dylyver franchise is currently operated in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

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February 26, 2021

EKITI 2022: Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka Remain the best Candidate Out of all Aspirants in Ekiti PDP, EGM State Coordinator

The State Coordinator of Ekiti State Grassroots Movement, Hon Adesuyi Alex Mayowa Charge all the delegates of PDP in Ekiti State to remain focus and vote, support and work for Prof Kolapo Olusola Eleka to have the Gubernatorial Ticket in our great party, People Democratic Party(PDP) In Ekiti State.

Prof Olusola Kolapo Eleka is academically sound, even a Professor in Technical building, with the words&mind in rebuilding all the broken bridges of the party for the betterment of Ekiti State.

He has been so adequately equipped and prepared through the enormous experience he has thus gathered and his agenda could no longer be less than moving the party forward and give adequate recognition to all party members in Ekiti State.

Furthermore, Ekiti state deserves a leader who has all that it takes to lead us to the beautiful shore of good hope.

Prof Kolapo Olusola Eleka is a man who has the experience to move the PDP and Ekiti state to a greater place.

In conclusion, all PDP stakeholders, party delegates, party youths wing should stand for the progressivism of the party and Ekiti State by voting Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka, The state Coordinator Stated.

February 26, 2021


Here comes a golden opportunity to empower Nigerian Students and Youths financially through an online contest tagged STUDENTS AGAINST HUNGER Online Contest powered by RICHLIFE AFRICA - This initiative was birthed following the organization's resolve to eradicate hunger among Nigerians, reduce the menace of unemployment and poverty among the youth  populace in Nigeria.

Registration for this online reality contest is open to 10,000 Students in tertiary institutions, fresh graduates awaiting NYSC, Currently serving Corps members and immediate passed out NYSC members throughout Nigeria, who fall within the age of 16 to 30.

Registration costs a token of N1,000 after which such a person become a bona-fide participant. It must be mentioned that the contest presents a golden opportunity to Nigerian students and youths with one talent or the other (including singing, dancing, poetry, writing, comedy, etc) to showcase and propagate their talents as participants would be tasked to exhibit these talents to attract likes on their social media handles (specifically facebook, twitter and instagram) and votes from their supporters. 

At the end, the contest will produce 301 winners with:

• a student winning the star price of N100 Million with Global Ambassador Against Hunger (GAAH) Crown, 

• First Runner Ups: N10 Million  each, for 100 students with the highest number of votes, and

• Second Runner Ups: N5 Million each, for 200 contestants with the highest number of votes. 

• Prices for voters: 200 cars from Innoson motors will be won by 200 lucky voters - the aim of giving out cars from indigenous company is to empower both Nigerian business and its citizens to stimulate radical economic growth.

Registration commenced and it closes soon after which voting for participants would begin. For more details and registration, please visit:


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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021

Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin @50, Nigeria Former President Celebrates

The city of Warri experienced a joyous atmosphere on February 15, 2021 as a  Popularly Warri Clergyman, Snr Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, General Overseer of Christ MercyLand Deliverance Ministries, Warri, Delta State Nigeria marked his 50th birthday anniversary.

Former President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who was  congratulated Snr Prophet Fufeyin on his golden Jubilee celebration, admonished him to keep doing good works in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ. 

Jonathan described the celebrant and philanthropist as pride of the Niger Delta, Nigeria and the world at large.

Imploring him to continue offering good services to humanity, the former president urged others to emulate his kind gestures of love, tender kindness and care to all.

Dignitaries who attended include: Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Sen. James Manager Ebiwou, General Overseer of Liberation Ministry, Prophet Dr Chris Okafor, Senator James Manager  Ebiwou representing Delta South Senatorial District, Hon. Asupa F, member Delta State House of Assembly. Hon. Ekpotuayerin Pullah, member representing Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Amgbaduba, Commissioner of Technology, Delta State; HRH King Joseph Timiya of Ogulagha Kingdom in Burutu LGA Delta State, former Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State,  Peremobowei Ebebi.

Other dignitaries include: Patience Ozokwor (Mama G), Ime Bishop (Okon Lagos), Chinwe Owoh, Comedian Gordons, Akproko, traditional rulers, clergymen from different parts of the world.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

February 13, 2021

Disclaimer: I'm not a scammer, Oluwasegun Emmanuel Akinsowon AKA Segos JTB Tackles Gistloverupdate and Theeyeopenerr (Video)

Fast rising singer and a song writer Oluwasegun Emmanuel Akinsowon AKA Segos JTB was accused of been a scammer by @theeyeopenerr and @Gistloverupdate on Instagram, He today released a video where he tackled the duo to stop posting fake news about him and also  to show their face to the public or report the the case to the Police Station if they are sure of the allegation that was said of him scamming someone of One hundred and five thousand naira.

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February 13, 2021

[Music] Realonyechi – Another Banger

From topping the Nigerian iTunes chart for weeks to holding down the industry with his debut EP, sensational singer, Ndibunwa Onyinyechi Emmanuel aka real Realonyechi is set to take his space in the highly competitive Nigerian music industry. In keeping to this mission, the artiste has released an Afrobeats-laced single, Another Banger, which he says aims to usher in the season of love while giving his ever bubbly audience something to dance to. According to the 18 years old, Another Banger has been a long time coming.

“It is my vision to see that the Nigerian music scene is populated with quality music. This is one of the purposes Another Banger serves. Also, while it is not so much a love song, there are elements of romance in it and couples will have a swell time vibing to the song,” he said. This was mixed and mastered by Millamixm, Another Banger is coming months after the release of his debut EP, The Boss. One of his earlier tracks, ‘Natasha’ whi.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

COVDI-19 second wave: Obaseki suspends schools’ resumption, reviews curfew to 10pm (Full Details)

… insists on strict enforcement of regulations

… ‘No mask, no entry’ rule extended to transport, hospitality, banking, other sectors.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reviewed the curfew earlier imposed in the state to now span from 10pm to 5am to check rising cases of COVID-19 in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic.

The governor, who rolled out several measures to halt the spread of the virus in the state during a press conference in Government House, Benin City, also announced the suspension of schools’ resumption.

Those in attendance at the conference include the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Edo State Coordinator, World Health Organisation (WHO), Mrs. Faith Ireye; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa; the Edo State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, among others.

Governor Obaseki said the state government has built a robust response mechanism while dealing with the first wave of the coronavirus, but that data from comparison between the first and the second wave of the pandemic showed that there was need to take drastic measures so as to limit the spread of the new wave of the virus, which has been confirmed to be more virulent and infectious.

According to him, “Comparing the first six weeks of the pandemic from March 23, 2020 with the first six weeks since December 1, 2020, Edo State has witnessed an 84.5 percent rise in the number of infected persons.

“There has also been a 10.5 percent increase in the number of older persons infected with Covid-19. It is early days yet, but we have evidence suggesting that more older persons infected with COVID-19 are dying. 

“Most of the cases in the early phase of the pandemic were travel-related but since December 2020, there has been a 13.9 percent increase in community transmission of the disease. This is a big concern especially with the evidence before us that there has been a 15 percent increase in the number of persons infected with COVID-19 who show no signs or symptoms of the disease, but are transmitting it in our communities. Our children and youth are major contributors to this group.”

On the new directives to halt the spread of the virus, he said the general recommendations are that individuals, groups and organizations must take responsibility to avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact.

“Curfew is now reviewed from 10 pm to 5 am effective Saturday 16th January, 2021,” he added.

On schools’ resumption, Governor Obaseki said schools are to remain shut till February 1, 2021, when the prevailing realities are to be reviewed to determine if it would be safe to reopen the schools.

The governor also stressed that sanctions and incentive shall be used to drive better compliance using enforcement and monitoring teams across the state, urging government-owned organizations to model best practices.

On religious gatherings, the governor said, “Handwashing stations with running water and liquid soap/alcohol-based hand sanitizers must be provided at entry and exit points. There must be temperature checks at entrance points and facemasks must be used correctly and consistently.

“Sitting in gatherings should not exceed a maximum of 30% of capacity per session and ensure physical distancing (at least 1.5m) must be adhered to. The length of meetings should not exceed 1 hour and there must be breaks in-between sessions for decontamination. Children below 12 years and adults above 60 years should stay at home.

“Monitoring/Enforcement teams must be set up and include powerful and influential religious leaders as drivers. There must be sensitization on covid-19 prevention during every meeting. Written commendation by the governor and deputy governor will be issued to religious institutions who show good compliance to Covid-19 preventive measures.”

For the transportation sector, the governor insisted that there must be compulsory, consistent and proper use of face masks by riders, drivers and passengers, adding “Monitoring/Enforcement team must be set up. Stop and check teams are to be set up to track and sanction motorbikes, tricycles, cars, buses for non-compliance with facemask use.”

He added that there must be strict observation of ‘no facemask, no entry’ policy in hotels, lounges, bars, restaurants while insisting on no eat-ins in restaurants.

“These facilities must provide hand washing stations with running water and liquid soap and reduce numbers of chairs in bars, lounges and others and maintain physical distancing. All public swimming pools must be closed or pool party events banned,” the governor added.

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January 15, 2021


December 27, 2020 was a day of blessing encounter as Senior Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin met with is long time friend Pastor Dominic Nwoko of Mountain of Fire Ministry who paid a visit to Prophet Omoto and he is still serving in Mountain of Fire, Delta State. Amidst church service in Christ Mercy Land Deliverance Ministry, Delta State, Nigeria.

In 2011 whenever there is heavy rain fall, Prophet Jeremiah’s church building and properties usually get submerged in flood. This was a setback of this ministry about ten years ago

One day Pastor Dominic had a dream and told Prophet Fufeyin what his ministry would look like three years after the vision. In the dream Pastor Dominic told the Prophet that he saw ‘mansions, Big City inside the church premises of Christ Mercy Land Deliverance Ministry, foreigners trooping into the church, and some of them trying to see the man of God’.

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On noticing Pastor Dominic in the congregation, the Senior Prophet called him out, exchanged pleasantries, both of them recalled how far God has brought them and the dream Pastor Dominic had about this ministry some years ago, Pastor Dominic narrated his ordeals doing ministry work and a few life challenges, the Senior Prophet seeing the way he dressed to church knew that all was not well with him, he had compassion to bless Pastor Dominic with a car, N200,000 cash gift and N1,000,000 for stipend. Worshippers reacted to this show of love by the Philanthropist cum man of God, as congregant prayed for God to continually bless the Prophet and his ministry to grow from grace to grace. 

To the glory of God on Thursday 31st of December 2020, during the Cross Over night service those gift items were delivered to Pastor Dominic.2

Saturday, December 26, 2020

December 26, 2020


Insecurity and terrorism has been a major challenge to the Nigerian government in recent times. The activities of the Islamic sect (Boko Haram) had led to loss of lives and properties in the country especially in the Northern part of Nigeria. Some of these activities include bombing, suicide bomb attacks, sporadic shooting of unarmed and innocent citizens, burning of police stations, churches, kidnapping of school girls and women, etc. Kidnapping, rape, armed robbery and political crises, murder, destruction of oil facilities by Niger Delta militants alongside the attacks carried out by Fulani Herdsmen on some communities in the North and South have been another major insecurity challenge facing the country. Nigeria has been included among one of the terrorist countries of the world. Many lives and properties have been lost and a large number of citizens rendered homeless. Families have lost their loved ones. Many women are now widows. Children become orphans with no hope of the future. This has implications for national development. Government had made frantic efforts to tackle these challenges posed by terrorism and insecurity in the country and put an end to it but the rate of insurgency and insecurity is still alarming. The events surrounding September 11, 2001 and other recent events of terrorism across the globe especially the current wave of terrorism in Nigeria, had focused our minds on issues of terrorism and insecurity. This study therefore, investigated empirically the challenges of insecurity and terrorism on national development in Nigeria. The scope of the study spans from 1990 to 2012. Data used for this study was sourced from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) statistical bulletin, Newspapers and related journal articles on security issues. Using ordinary least square method of analysis, the result showed that terrorism and insecurity impacts negatively on economic development. It has made government to divert resources meant for development purposes to security votes. Expenditure made by government on security matters had significantly and positively impacted on economic development implying that expenditure on security matters has helped to ameliorate the negative effect of terrorism and insecurity despite the fact there is a crowding-in effect of security expenditure on economic development. This finding is in line with other studies on different countries of the world. It is therefore recommended that government should declare war on terrorism and seek assistance/advice from international communities who have in the time past faced this kind on challenge and were able to tackle it. The Nigerian Military should be empowered more with arms to fight this insurgency. Government should beef up security in the eastern and southern parts of the country to curb the menace of insecurity.

Insecurity can be likened to a terminal disease, slowly eating its way into the system of the country. It stifles economic growth, stability and development. It constitutes threat to lives and properties, hinders commercial activities, and discourages local and foreign investors.

Many young promising Nigerians have fled the country for safer climes because, according to them, money cannot save you in Nigeria. Many multinational companies have left the country.

A country where Judges and politicians are being kidnapped and huge ransoms are being paid; a country where the health sector is in a comatose; a country where security officials who are meant to protect citizens, take their lives instead; a country where ethnicity has eaten deep into her bowels. Oh Nigeria! One begins to wonder what the fate of the common man would be if the elites are not safe.

Politicians in Nigeria want to win elections and remain in office at all cost, this has been responsible for electoral and political violence and general insecurity in Nigeria.

In Nigeria, there is the ongoing and persistent cry for equity in resource control and revenue sharing by certain resource-rich groups which have led to violent agitations among the contending actors and between the state and proponents resulting in general insecurity in Nigeria.

There is a general perception of marginalization by a section of Nigerian people in areas of government development policies, political patronage, and these serve as triggers of disaffection, resentment, and revolt.

From ethnic and religious differences, weak security system, terrorism, unemployment to corruption, poor economy, weak border control, uneven distribution of resources, etc…The list could go on and on but we are tired of identifying what these problems are if we are not willing to make conscious efforts towards curbing them.

One of the ways to tackle insecurity is to strengthen our weak security system. This weak security system can be attributed to a number of factors which include corruption, inadequate funding of the police and other security agencies, lack of modern equipment, poor welfare of security personnel, and inadequate personnel.

There is the need for government to be proactive in dealing with security issues and threats, through modern methods of intelligence gathering, and intelligence sharing, training, logistics, motivation, and deploying advanced technology in managing security challenge

Another way is by creating an economy with relevant social, economic and physical infrastructure for business operations and industrial growth which also results in gainful employment.

Corruption is bad not because money and benefits change hands in an unjust manner, and not because of the motives of participants, but because it privatizes valuable aspects of public life, bypassing processes of representation, debate, and choice.

Furthermore, there is the need for the Nigerian government, at all levels, to ensure that poverty is reduced and a realistic social security programme is pursued and implemented to ensure that the populace meet their basic needs.

The Nigerian government has also finally consented to a more open cooperation with its neighbours Cameroon, Niger and Chad in dealing with the sect. In the past four years, since the creation of Boko Haram in 2009, the impression had been that it was a ‘hands-off’ issue that Nigeria was bent on tackling alone. The war in Mali and the increasing internationalisation of radical Islamist groups like Boko Haram have certainly contributed to this cross-border approach. However, although experts say secret services from various countries like Israel and the US are helping Nigeria on the ground, at this stage it seems unthinkable that Nigeria would ask for foreign intervention against a terror threat, as the government of Mali did last year. This would go against everything one knows of Nigeria.

The only solution for the insecurity challenge in Nigeria is for the Nigerian government to govern in a way that fosters development. Development in this context consists of creating an economy with relevant social, economic and physical infrastructure for business operations and industrial growth, to provide gainful employment, functional and useful education, and quality health care for the people. Furthermore, there is a need for governments to ensure that rising poverty indices are reversed to ensure that the Nigerian meet their basic needs. Another way with which we can fight the rising Spate of insecurity used by the government to checkmate its officials I know the current administration is doing well in the fight against corruption but more work needs to be done I feel we need to implement the bottom-top approach rather than the top-bottom approach the current administration is using in fighting corruption we need to scrutinize from the Grass Roots because charity they say begins at home we need to sensitize our citizens especially the young ones on corruption and other vices so that when they grow up and hold government positions they will not have it in them to make away with public funds. Corruption is like cancer that has eaten deep into our system and it can be known to be a ripple effect because it affects every area of the economy with security topping the list during the last administration we heard about the major scam by the former minister defence who connived with some other officials to embezzle the money supposed to be for procurement of arms and ammunition for the security agencies in the fight against insurgency in the Northeast. This and other factors are some things that negatively affect the security framework in Nigeria. Another way with which I think we can solve our current security problem is by increasing the manpower and welfare of all security agencies and equipping them with modern-day combat machinery, skills and training. yes, we currently have a lot of security personnel but according to a statistics report released in 2019, we are still very much under policed as a nation most of them lack the motivation to face the insurgents we have heard of cases whereby the camps of our security forces have been attacked and they lack sufficient and modern-day combat equipment forcing them to either retreat or be outgunned. the government can partner with neighbouring Countries to exchange intelligence and information that would help in quelling the insurgency in the northeast also they can procure state-of-the-art combat helicopters and alpha jets for the Nigerian Air Force this will help in reducing the casualties of the war on our own side and assist the Military in neutralizing most of their hideouts Of these evil ones and hopefully bringing the long dragged war to an end.

From The Able Hand of Leo Ogunmolu Temidayo Erastus (Excel IKA 🌚)








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