Wednesday, 30 October 2019


In recent years, climate change has added to the volatile mix of extreme environmental conditions. Increasing numbers of climate-linked disasters, including desertification, more frequent and intense droughts, heavier rains, and flash floods have added to tensions, and the relatively small-scale clashes that have long taken place between clans, especially in the dry seasons, have become more serious.

But is the increase in violence because of climate change and more intense droughts, floods and other impacts? Because weapons have become more powerful? Because governments are hostile to nomads? Because of poverty?

There is no consensus among policymakers, security analysts, academics or development groups who work in the region.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Twenty Ways to Promote Peace in Our World

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I want to focus on some positive ways to promote peace in our badly broken world. Here are twenty ideas – some of which originated in my own brain, while others were culled from organizations (and credit is given where it is due). I would love to hear your thoughts regarding what else we can do to try to prevent violence and cultivate peace in our fragile world.

1. Make a personal commitment to nonviolence.

2. When you see someone in trouble, whether he or she is lost, confused, upset, or has fallen, don’t act like you don’t see the person – provide some help.

3. Show a child how to achieve calmness through deep breathing.

4. Show a child how to be kind to animals.

Photos from maiden edition of Peace Picnic

Peace Picnic a peace building event organised by Mercy Peace Initiative in collaboration with other CSOs held on the 1st of October, 2019. The event played host to Abuja residence and guest from surrounding communities.

Peace Picnic is a community based event with the aim to address social violence prone issues. With all of the hatred, anger and insecurity in the society, there is an air of aggression, frustration and dejection and this is fueled majority by ethnic, religious, political rivalry and land disputes. All of these are
further compounded by climate change and extremist ideologies,leaving people within the community with little or no safe space to air their grievances other than social media. 

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Photos: Joint Nigeria Civil Society Action marks National Day of Mourning With A Walk to Remember Victims of Violence in Nigeria.

To commemorate the second National Day of Mourning, The Joint Nigeria Civil Society Action held a peaceful walk in memory of victims of violent killings in Nigeria. 

The National Day of Mourning and Remembrance, is a citizens led initiative to express solidarity, and demand accountability for the security and welfare of all Nigerians.

In 2018, several civil society organizatiions in Abuja, set aside a National Day of Mourning as a symbolic action capable of registering citizens’ dissatisfaction with the state of our national security, since protests no longer achieve its desired result.

With heigthened state of insecurity in the country characterised with kilings and kidnapping in most part of the country, the group call on government and all relevant bodies to take urgent action to end the killings across the nation.

"1 Million Pad Campaign Walk" - Pad Up Africa Campaigns For Free Menstrual Pad for Young School Girls.

Saturday 25th May, 2019 Pad Up Africa led over a hundred youth in Abuja, Nigeria in a “One million pad campaign walk" to raise mentrual hygiene awareness and demand for free or subsidized sanitary pad for school girls.
The march came ahead of the world Menstrual Hygiene Day which was on Monday 27th May, 2019.

The Covener, Ashley Lori narrated the ordeal young school girls go through for lack of proper menstrual care. "I saw some school girls with blood stained paper, on approaching them, they had used the paper to pad up for their menstrual period. That gory sight and many other unpleasant menstrual experiences, gave birth to the Pad Up Africa initiative, she said.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

3 Quotes That Will Enhance Your Peace.

17 Quotes About Finding Inner Peace

1. “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.” —George Michael

17 Quotes About Finding Inner Peace

2. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama

3. Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.” —Bernie Siegel

Monday, 25 March 2019

Street Sense on achieving a Peaceful Nigeria That Will Impress You.

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I do a weekly show that is centered on building our peace and unity as a people called "Peace Talk With Mercy." Outside interviewing prominent stakeholders, i also take to the street to tap into the huge resources of men and women who may not be elite but God have gifted with Street Sense that can help in bringing solutions to our many problems. I had an interesting time, these are extracts from the video. The sense shared by these great Nigerians on the street will marvel you. You may find some very extreme,like abolish State of Origin? #OurPeaceIsParamount.

To achieve peace in Nigeria one of the things we need primarily is love, we have to love each other, where there is no love, there can’t be peace. We need to tolerant one another and carry everybody along; everyone should be treated equally in respective of your tribe or religion.

Government Responsibility – They should ensure there’s equity and no tribe or religion is marginalized 

Citizen’s Responsibility – Citizens should reason together and be united in purpose and goal to achieve peace in Nigeria no matter what happens. We also need to forget the past because if we keep remembering the past we can’t have peace. 


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