Month: April 2018

We lost 13 soldiers, arrested 162 herdsmen in Benue, Taraba — DHQ

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said on Wednesday that the military had arrested 147 herdsmen in Benue State and 15 in Taraba in the ongoing Exercise Ayem Akpatuma, noting that the suspects had been handed over to the police for prosecution. The military said the troops recovered 38 machetes, five AK-47 rifles, 23 rounds of 7.62mm …

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Another landslide kills 30-yr-old man in Jigawa

Another landslide has killed a 30-year-old man in Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa. The incident happened barely two days after two people lost their lives through similar incident in the same area. spokesman of the Police Command in the state SP Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the incident, told rewporters in Dutse on Wednesday that …

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Nigeria to grow by 2.1% this year, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund says Nigeria, the sub-Saharan Africa’s most-populous nation and top crude producer, will grow by 2.1 per cent this year, matching the lender’s estimate released in January. In its Africa Pulse report released on Wednesday, the Washington-based Fund said South Africa, the world’s biggest source of platinum, would expand by 1.5 per …

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ECOWAS holds conference on herdsmen, farmers’ crisis April 26

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, on Wednesday disclosed that the Economic Community of West African States would hold a conference from April 26 to 29 on the incessant farmers/herdsmen clashes that have left many dead. Danbazau told State House correspondents that President Muhammadu Buhari would declare the conference open. The minister said the conference …

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Police Arrest Senator Omo-Agege over Stolen Mace

The police have arrested the lawmaker representing Delta Central senatorial district, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. Senator Omo-Agege was picked up by the police on Wednesday afternoon possibly in connection with the invasion of the Senate by hoodlums. The lawmaker was suspended by the Senate for 90 days last week. He, however, attended the plenary today. Earlier …

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Nasarawa attacks: IDPs stone gov’s convoy, death toll rises

Death toll in Saturday and Sunday attacks on Tiv villages by suspected Fulani herders in Nasarawa State has risen to 78, even as search for the recovery of corpses continued on Tuesday. It was gathered that coordinated attacks made the entire Tiv nationalities in the state to desert their homes in Obi, Awe, Domain and …

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Herdsmen attacks force 300,000 Benue pupils out of school

The Executive Secretary, Benue State Teaching Service Board, Prof. Wilfred Uji, on Tuesday stated that the persistent herdsmen attacks on Benue communities, had disrupted the school calendar and forced 300,000 children out of school. He said, “200,000 of the figure are secondary school students and 100,000 are primary school pupils, which cut across three local …

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Police/Shiites Clash: ‘Respect Right To Peaceful Protest’, Amnesty Tells FG

Amnesty International has called on the Federal Government not to violate the rights of Nigerians who stage peaceful protests in the country. The Director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, said this in a statement on Tuesday while condemning the disruption of a protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in …

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Kaduna Govt Clarifies Statement On $350m World Bank Loan

The Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Bala Bantex, has clarified the statement he made on Monday, saying that failure by the Senate to approve the $350M World Bank loan may likely affect other states, that have applied for a similar loan from the same bank. He said that the moral burden involved in granting other states …

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We may shut National Assembly to help Buhari end killings –Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the National Assembly may be shut to help President Muhammadu Buhari administration find an end to the spate of killings by herdsmen and militias across the country. The upper chamber of the National Assembly also noted that the campaign by the Federal Government for more …

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