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Wake up, CAN tells Buhari over herdsmen’s killings

Wake up, CAN tells Buhari over herdsmen’s killings

2018-01-17 09:33:03

The President Buhari-led Federal Government has by its defective response to killings by herdsmen wasted the huge public approval on which it rode into power, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) noted yesterday. The body called for the immediate replacement of the inspector general of police and the redeployment of all police commissioners. It also urged Buhari to overhaul the National Security Council, with a view to sharing its membership equally between Christians and Muslims. It sought the designation of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as a terrorist organisation and called for the arrest of its… continue reading


Benue killings: Saraki, others meet Buhari over Senate resolution

Benue killings: Saraki, others meet Buhari over Senate resolution

2018-01-17 09:22:22

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday evening led Senate leadership to a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting which lasted about one and a half hour was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It afforded the federal lawmakers the opportunity of briefing Buhari of the resolution reached by the Senate earlier in the day on the recent killings in Benue State. Saraki briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting on behalf of his colleagues. He said, “The meeting was just a follow up. “You know I was here with the Speaker… continue reading


Armed Fulani men attack Taraba community, kill traditional ruler

Armed Fulani men attack Taraba community, kill traditional ruler

2018-01-16 09:42:52

Armed Fulani men on Monday evening attacked Karmen community in Ibi local government area of Taraba State and killed a local traditional ruler. The caretaker chairman of Ibi local government council, Hon. Bala Bako, confirmed the attack and killing in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Jalingo. Bako told our correspondent that the Fulani gunmen struck when the people of the community gathered for a security meeting. “We have some security challenges in Ibi and we have been making efforts to ensure that ethnic groups in our domain accommodate and live in peace with one another. “The Chief of… continue reading


Africans, others rally against Trump’s racist remarks

Africans, others rally against Trump’s racist remarks

2018-01-15 10:58:33

The Africans in the diaspora would on Monday join their counterparts from Haiti, El Salvador and other countries in a rally to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s alleged racist remarks. The rally would also hold in New Jersey, Atlanta, Houston and across other major U.S. cities. The organisers of the event urged all people of African descent and others to attend the rally to “reject the denigration President Trump uttered against us”. The U.S. president reportedly made the comment during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Thursday. “Why are we having all these people from… continue reading


Benue killings: If FG can’t protect us, we will raise an army, says Unongo

Benue killings: If FG can’t protect us, we will raise an army, says Unongo

2018-01-12 10:19:37

Many residents of Makurdi in mourning gathered on Thursday at the IBB Square as bodies of the victims of the Fulani herdsmen attacks of January 1 and 2, 2018, in parts of Benue State were given a mass burial. Offices, commercial banks, markets and schools were closed in the state capital as the government had, a day earlier, declared Thursday, a work-free day in honour of the 73 victims. Many of those who attended the requiem shed tears as they lamented incessant attacks on residents of the state by herdsmen. A leader of the Tiv nation and the chairman of… continue reading


Fayose chides Buhari over appointment of northerner as NIA DG

Fayose chides Buhari over appointment of northerner as NIA DG

2018-01-12 09:59:59

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has chided President Muhammadu Buhari over replacement of the sacked National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General, Ambassador Ayo Oke with Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a northerner. He said; “The President has further demonstrated to Nigerians that he is an unrepentant sectional leader, who does not care about the feelings of people from other parts of the country.” The governor said; “With the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the NIA Director General, all heads of security agencies are now northerners and the question is, is this what those who enshrined federal character in our constitution envisaged?”… continue reading


Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents

Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents

2017-11-11 12:29:36

One week to the governorship election in Anambra State, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened voters with death if they vote. They also vowed to disrupt the election. The members of the group marched around some streets in Onitsha, Anambra State yesterday, vowing a lockdown on the day of the election, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Members of the group can be heard threatening voters in videos of the march circulating online. They said, ““If you vote you will die. Don’t go out, stay in your house. If you vote on November 18,… continue reading


Fashola denies Melaye’s $385 million squandering allegation

Fashola denies Melaye’s $385 million squandering allegation

2017-11-10 12:46:45

The Minister of Power Mr Babatunde Fashola has denied allegations of fraud by senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye of the All Progress Congress against him and the Ministry of Power, Work and Housing. had alleged that the power ministry diverted $35 million to the Afam fast power project without the approval of the national assembly. He also said a sum of $350 million ?raised from a $1 billion Eurobond was spent by the ministry in 2013 But Fashola in a statement denied the allegation of financial impropriety, saying fact could have been easily verifiable by a simple letter from… continue reading


FG initiates peace move to end agitations

FG initiates peace move to end agitations

2017-11-07 12:55:18

The Federal Government yesterday, initiated a peace move to quell various forms of agitations in different parts of the country. This came as Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, accused the All Progressives Congress, APC led government of marginalisation against Ndigbo, saying it cannot be intimidated into silence in the face of such marginalisation. A cross section of members of the various pro-Biafra groups that converged in Umuahia to name Nnamdi Kanu the leader Leader and arrowhead of the agitation for Briafra Republic Speaking during the flag-off of a state-wide sensitisation programme tagged: “Building… continue reading


Niger Delta Avengers declares fresh war on oil facilities

Niger Delta Avengers declares fresh war on oil facilities

2017-11-04 11:14:33

As the Niger Delta Avengers threatens to resume fresh attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others have said such action would have a grave impact on the nation’s economy and its people. They, therefore, urged the government to engage the militants to avert such attacks. The group had announced an immediate end to its ceasefire with the Federal Government in a statement posted on its website yesterday. It had also accused the Federal Government of being insincere despite the commitment by the leaders of the region to… continue reading


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