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‘Buhari’s delay in combating herders attacks not tantamount to unwillingness’

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Makurdi – Despite the renewed attacks on some communities in Benue by herdsmen, a chieftain of the APC in the state, Dr Joseph Orkar, is optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will...

Fri Apr 13th, 2018     Read More →

Abacha loot: Reps probe proposed payment of $17m to lawyers

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The House of Representatives, yesterday, resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the payment of $16.9 million to lawyers by Attorney-General of the Federation for the recovery of...

Fri Apr 13th, 2018     Read More →

PDP tackles Buhari over comment on Gaddafi

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By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA—Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, charged President Muhammadu Buhari to own up to his “inability” to curtail the security situation in the country...

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Herdsmen kill 66 in Benue, Taraba; scores in Zamfara

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•Killers defy presence of IGP Idris in Taraba •Gov Ishaku raises alarm, backs Danjuma on self-defence By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor, Peter Duru & John Mkom MAKURDI—No...

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What does Buhari owe them?

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By Azu Ishiekwene Governor Yahaya Bello does not need to jump into the fire, yet. The Kogi State governor who had, in fact, sprained an ankle in what might have been a practice match for the big...

Fri Apr 13th, 2018     Read More →

Gunmen kill two in restive Benue

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Gunmen suspected to be herders killed two people on Thursday in an attack on a farming village in central Nigeria’s Benue state, police and a resident said. An indigene of Benue mourning...

Thu Apr 12th, 2018     Read More →

NYSC members now to be posted to farms – Coordinator

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it will include farming and crop production as part of the one year primary assignment for corps members from the next service year. Mr Bello Ballama,...

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NYSC to include farming as part of primary assignment

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it will include farming and crop production as part of the one year primary assignment for corps members from the next service year. The Director...

Thu Apr 12th, 2018     Read More →

2 men to spend 16 months in jail each for conspiracy, extortion

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Mararaba, (Nasarawa State) – A Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State, on Thursday sentenced two men- Emmanuel Bitrus,38, and Christian Anakwe,31, to 16 months imprisonment each for...

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U.S. army trains Nigerian troops on confronting Boko Haram

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New York – Some 12 U.S. soldiers have trained Nigerian troops on a six-week advice-and-assist mission in Jaji, Kaduna State, Pentagon has said.Army deploys troops to Benue, 5 other...

Thu Apr 12th, 2018     Read More →

FG plotting to foist one-party system on Nigerians — PDP

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By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA— Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said, yesterday, that there was a plot by the Federal Government to foist a one-party system on Nigerians. To achieve this, the party...

Thu Apr 12th, 2018     Read More →

Game on

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By Ochereome Nnanna HERE is how the New York Times reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement on Monday that he would run for a second term: “Nigeria’s 75 year-old...

Thu Apr 12th, 2018     Read More →

Attacks on Benue communities extension of terrorism, says Ortom

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By Peter Duru MAKURDI—Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described herdsmen attacks on Benue communities as an extension of terrorism being perpetrated by Boko Haram in the North-East....

Thu Apr 12th, 2018     Read More →

Nigeria’s rice sub-sector to attract N250bn investment

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…to save $300m from import substitution, local processing. By Gabriel Ewepu ABUJA- FOLLOWING efforts to boost food security by the Federal Government, the nation’s rice sub-sector...

Wed Apr 11th, 2018     Read More →

Again, herdsmen kill 75-year-old man, 14 others in fresh coordinated attacks in Benue

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…….its an extension of Boko Haram terrorism – Gov. Ortom laments …..Police recovers four bodies BY PETER DURU MAKURDI– Again, suspected militant herdsmen Tuesday...

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