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Obasanjo should stand trial if indicted – TMG

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has cried out that his life was under threat as there was a plot by Buhari-led government to implicate and eventually prosecute him in order to silence...

Sat Jun 9th, 2018     Read More →

Ikubese replies NCP, says Ibu-Owo faceless stooge of Yunusa, Akele

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Presidential hopeful of the Alliance for New Nigeria party, ANN, Dr. Thomas Wilson Ikubese, has replied an alleged rejoinder credited to one Mr. Fatai Ibu-Owo whom, according to him, claims to be...

Fri Jun 8th, 2018     Read More →

Nigeria is boiling – Anglican Bishop

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By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri The Anglican Bishop of Bukuru Diocese in Plateau state, John Zhumbes, Friday, said: “Nigeria appears to be boiling.” Relatives cry as they mourn during a...

Fri Jun 8th, 2018     Read More →

Religious bigots, media aggravate crises in Nigeria — Prof Oloyede

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Says: Actors deploy lies, falsehood to cause disunity The Secretary General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has said socio-political crises in the...

Fri Jun 8th, 2018     Read More →

Troops kill 4 Boko Haram terrorists in ambush; recover fire arms, ammunition

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By Kingsley Omonobi Abuja – The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that its troops of 192 Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole have killed 3 Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush staged...

Thu Jun 7th, 2018     Read More →

Christian Aid, EU Commission partner to strengthen disaster preparedness in Nigeria’s Middle-Belt

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By Luminous Jannamike ABUJA – The Christian Aid Nigeria, in collaboration with the European Commission for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, ECHO, have unveiled a project...

Thu Jun 7th, 2018     Read More →

Soldier disarms suspected armed robber

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A solider attached to 120 Battalion, Gonori, Yobe, has disarmed an armed robbery suspect of an AK-47 rifle along Lafia-Makurdi road, Daudu, Gumman Local Government Area of Benue. Nigerian...

Thu Jun 7th, 2018     Read More →

Anti-Open grazing law: NASS, Benue, Kwara, Taraba tackle Defence Minister

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By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor, Emman Ovuakporie, Peter Duru & Rotimi Ojomoyela ABUJA—The outburst of the Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, that President Muhammadu Buhari asked...

Thu Jun 7th, 2018     Read More →

Benue grazing laws, not targeted at any tribe — Benue AG

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By Peter Duru Mr. Michael Gusa is the Benue State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice. In this interview, he speaks on the condition of prisons in the state, the efforts of the state...

Thu Jun 7th, 2018     Read More →

Coordinated attacks in Guma, Logo: 15 mourners, NECO exams candidates killed by herdsmen

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By Peter Duru Makurdi—Two National Examination Council, NECO, candidates and 13 others have been killed by militant herdsmen in coordinated attacks on communities in Guma and Logo Local...

Thu Jun 7th, 2018     Read More →

Rescind decision on open grazing law, Reps tell FG

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to rescind the decision to compel states to suspend ranching and open grazing law. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali,...

Wed Jun 6th, 2018     Read More →

FG can’t abrogate our Anti-grazing Law, says Fayose

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The Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said the Federal Government lacks the power to suspend or abrogate the Anti-grazing Law enacted by the state government to prohibit open grazing...

Wed Jun 6th, 2018     Read More →

Breaking: Senators order Defence Minister to withdraw statement on anti-grazing law

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By Emman Ovuakporie ABUJA-THE Senate on Wednesday directed the Minister of Defence, Dan Ali Monsur to retract the statement he made that the anti-grazing law in Benue and Taraba should be...

Wed Jun 6th, 2018     Read More →

We’ve arrested 198 for violating Benue grazing law — Owoseni

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By Peter Duru Makurdi—A total of 198 suspects have been arrested and are currently facing prosecution in courts for violating Benue State Open Grazing Prohibition Law. New Benue CP, Fatai...

Wed Jun 6th, 2018     Read More →

Herdsmen attacks : We’re still haunted by fear, cannot return to farms – Benue farmers

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Why Nigerians should expect food shortage this year By Peter Duru, Makurdi TIME was when Benue State was celebrated as The Food Basket of the Nation and was so recognised in official circles. But...

Wed Jun 6th, 2018     Read More →