EL ZAKYZAKY: WHY SECTARIAN NARRATIVE IS A DISSERVICE TO THE NATION

The Center for Global Peace Initiative (CGPI) has noted with dismay the ongoing twist being introduced into the confrontation between Nigerian security establishment and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as a Sunni/Shia confrontation, rather as a case of secular breach of the law and the fallouts generated which are nonetheless unfortunate. This was the […]

CHRISTCHURCH TERRORIST ATTACKS: YET ANOTHER SIGNPOST OF ISLAMOPHOBIA

    CHRISTCHURCH TERRORIST ATTACKS: YET ANOTHER SIGNPOST OF ISLAMOPHOBIA   The Center for Global Peace Initiative (CGPI) through this medium expresses it sadness over the Christchurch terrorist attacks by a terrorist band of white supremacists led by a 28 year old now identified as Brenton Tarrant who opened fire on two community mosques in […]

Osun Guber Election Report: CGPI applauds INEC, advocates for Voters Education.

  CGPI REPORT OF THE MONITORED OSUN STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION Preamble The Osun gubernatorial election which took place on the 22nd of September 2018 had earlier been described by many analysts including the contesting parties as the final prelude to the 2019 General Elections. Almost all the major parties took it as a litmus test to […]

US JERUSALEM EMBASSY MOVE: MIRED IN BLOOD AND TERROR

Against all reasonable calls and entreaties by global bodies, leaders and countries on the US President for restraint on his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem seen as a tacit support for the broad daylight theft of Jerusalem by Israel, Donald Trump proceeded as planned, and by implication subscribed the entire American nation […]

DENIAL OF CALL TO BAR TO MISS FIRDAUS AMASA OVER THE WEARING OF HIJAB

THE CHAIRMAN, HOUSE OF REPS COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND JUSTICE, NATIONAL ASSSEMBLY COMPLEX, THREE ARMS ZONE, ABUJA. 29/12/2017 Dear Sir, DENIAL OF CALL TO BAR TO MISS FIRDAUS AMASA OVER THE WEARING OF HIJAB: OUR INTERVENTION PREAMBLE As an organization devoted to matters of peace and peaceful coexistence, socio-economic rights and justice, inclusiveness, plurality and […]

Trump and Jerusalem

CGPI CONDEMNS TRUMP’S JERUSALEM MOVE AS THREAT TO REGIONAL AND GLOBAL PEACE The Center for Global Peace Initiative (CGPI) condemns in the strongest of terms the reckless, ill-advised and unfortunate move by US President Donald Trump recognizing Israel’s dubious claim to Jerusalem in defiance of wise counsel, numerous UN resolutions and extant international laws and […]

NIGERIA’S D-8 MEMBERSHIP EDITORIAL

NIGERIA’S D-8 MEMBERSHIP EDITORIAL: WE DISAGREE WITH THE PUNCH Our attention has been drawn to the Punch editorial of Tuesday 14th of November, 2017, which canvassed for the exit of Nigeria from the D-8, the OIC and other similar organizations. We see this call especially by a medium that has some influence on opinion moderation […]

Genocide Of The Rohingya People: Time For Globle Pressure On Myanmar

As the world stood in shock over the latest ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims by the Aung San Suu Kyi-led government of Myanmar, the time is more than ripe for the United Nations to begin a process of sanctions on the government of Myanmar and for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to begin criminal proceedings […]

Time To Tame IPOB Agitation, Lest History Repeats Itself

TIME TO TAME IPOB AGITATION, LEST HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF As the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) takes turn for the worse, there is need to reexamine the entirety of the ‘agitation’ and situate it in the larger picture of our political experience as a nation before history is allowed to repeat itself […]

DIEZANI’S AUCTIONED LOOTS

DIEZANI’S AUCTIONED LOTS: KUDOS TO THE EFCC The Center for Global Peace Initiative (CGPI) gives kudos to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over its securing of a court injunction granting it the right to auction a vast estate purportedly belonging to the former minister of petroleum and mineral resources, Mrs. Allison Madueke after […]