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Now the president wants four more years

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By Rotimi Fasan WHILE the venue he chose to make the announcement might have come to many as a surprise, certainly not the news that President Muhammadu Buhari would be running for a second term....

Wed Apr 18th, 2018     Read More →

Again, suspected herdsmen kill Village Head in Benue, sack community, many missing

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BY PETER DURU MAKURDI- A village Head, Chief Iyongovihi Ninge, was Tuesday afternoon reportedly killed by suspected herdsmen who attacked Chembe settlement in Ukemberagya/Tswarev ward of...

Tue Apr 17th, 2018     Read More →

Troops neutralise 4 militia in Benue

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The Army says its troops have neutralised four of the 20 militia they encountered at Teguma village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue on Monday during patrol, while others fled. Nigerian...

Tue Apr 17th, 2018     Read More →

Nigerian media under scrutiny over herder-farmer conflict

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A photograph of a man with an assault rifle in front of cattle is frequently used to illustrate Nigerian media stories about bloody clashes between farmers and herders. Another shows men armed...

Tue Apr 17th, 2018     Read More →

Rep scores Buhari low on security, economy

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By Gabriel Enogholase BENIN—THE member, representing Oredo Federal Constituency of Edo State in the National Assembly, Mr Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, has scored the administration of President...

Tue Apr 17th, 2018     Read More →

Breaking : Army troops intercept 20 militia herdsmen, kills 4 in Benue

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By Joseph Erunke ABUJA – THE Nigerian Army Tuesday morning, said its troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion in Benue State,intercepted 20 militia herdsmen, killing four during gun duel that...

Tue Apr 17th, 2018     Read More →

FG commissions Apo capacitor bank to power 7,000 households

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Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola has commissioned a 60MVAR capacitor bank at the Apo 132/33KV transmission substation in Abuja aimed to improve electricity supply to...

Tue Apr 17th, 2018     Read More →

Fresh herdsmen attacks claim 36 in Benue, Nasarawa

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By Peter Duru & David Odama …4 in Benue, 32 in Nasarawa …11 policemen declared missing in Benue ..Casualty figure far higher, many killed, injured —LG...

Tue Apr 17th, 2018     Read More →

Methodist advocates quick resolution of herdsmen, farmers’ clashes

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By Sam Eyoboka THE Methodist Church Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to address the herdsmen/farmers’ crisis across the country. In a communique by Synod Secretary, Very Rev....

Mon Apr 16th, 2018     Read More →

Four Police personnel killed in Logo by herdsmen – Police

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……the casualty figure is far higher, many killed and injured – Local Govt Council Chairman. 33 bodies recovered after attacks on Ukum local government communities, casualty...

Mon Apr 16th, 2018     Read More →

3 burnt to death in C-River over motorcycle theft

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By Ike Uchechukwu CALABAR—It was the end of the road for three suspected motorcycle robbers as they were burnt to death by a mob at the popular Abuochichie Junction in Bekwarra Local...

Mon Apr 16th, 2018     Read More →

2019: NASS has no constitutional powers to alter polls order — Junaid Mohammed

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He was once a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari yet he can also be said to be the most vocal of all the president’s critics. Dr. Junaid Mohammed, a Russian trained Medical Doctor and...

Mon Apr 16th, 2018     Read More →

UNICEF facilitates disbursement of N70m loan to households to build toilets

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UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it facilitated the disbursement of N70 million loan to 3,000 households to construct improved toilets in four states of the country through some Micro...

Sun Apr 15th, 2018     Read More →

Stones versus AK47 rifles!

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It was a week of blood, sorrow and tears in Benue communities when suspected herdsmen bared their fangs on villagers in Makurdi, Logo and Ukum local government areas of the state, leading to the...

Sun Apr 15th, 2018     Read More →

Irate workers nearly killed me during a strike — Funmi Komolafe

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She bestrode the world of labour journalism like a colossus. For three decades, Funmi Komolafe’s professional career won her awards from the labour movement. However, the Zenith came...

Sun Apr 15th, 2018     Read More →