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Herdsmen ambush, open fire on NSCDC officers; kill two in Benue

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BY PETER DURU MAKURDI – Two operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, names withheld, have been reportedly killed by suspected armed herdsmen at korakga Uvir in Guma...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

Farmers/herders clashes: Nasarawa govt. set to reclaim lost cattle route, grazing reserves

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Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State says government has put machinery in place to reclaim all designated grazing reserves that have been encroached upon in the state. Al-Makura disclosed this...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

CAN demands compensation for victims of Benue killings

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BY PETER DURU MAKURDI – The Christian Association of Nigerian, CAN, has appealed to the Federal Government to avail compensation to the victims of the new year days killings in Benue state...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

Nigeria ‘ll not be used to destabilise Cameroon – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Cameroonian Authority that Nigeria territory would not be used as a staging area to destabilise Cameroon. Buhari was quoted as making the pledge in a...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

Herdsmen brutally slaughtered; remove eyes, ears, nose of missing officer – Police

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BY PETER DURU MAKURDI – One of the four Police officers declared missing by the Benue State Police Command after they were ambushed by suspected herdsmen at Azege village, Ayilamo in Logo...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

Play active roles in politics, Ortom urges Christians

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MAKURDI—GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged Christians to develop interest and participate actively in politics to have a say in what happens around them. He stated this...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

Police, Gov. Ortom face-off a shame

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IT is very worrisome that the disagreement that developed between the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, and the leadership of Benue State has continued to escalate, making it...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

Benue killings: We can’t continue to promote sycophancy, mediocrity —Ortom

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Says truth suppressed too long By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA — GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed to protect the people of the state in line with the oath of office he swore to...

Mon Feb 12th, 2018     Read More →

Herdsmen Attacks: Lawyers tackle Buhari, accuse him of shielding culprits

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..insist killings escalated under his watch …demand immediate resignation of IGP By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – A group of senior legal practitioners under the aegis of Lawyers Alert,...

Sun Feb 11th, 2018     Read More →

Benue killings: I have decided to offer myself for the supreme sacrifice – Ortom

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…Say truth suppressed too long By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed to protect the people of the state in line with the oat of office he swore...

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Militia groups: Northern women task FG on killings

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A group, The Northern Nigeria Women Initiative (NNWI), has urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts at abating the widespread killings by militia groups in the country. Mrs. Charity...

Sun Feb 11th, 2018     Read More →

Fraud allegations: Kowa Party calls for immediate sack, prosecution of NHIS Executive secretary

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By Olasunkanmi Akoni Members of the Kowa Party have condemned the re-instatement of suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Mr. Usman Yusuf by President Muhammadu...

Sun Feb 11th, 2018     Read More →

Police confirms four of its personnel missing after Benue herdsmen attack

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BY PETER DURU MAKURDI – The Benue state Police Command has confirmed that four if its personnel had gone missing and unaccounted for after they came under heavy attack by suspected herdsmen...

Sun Feb 11th, 2018     Read More →

Handle herdsmen/farmers crisis with tact or….Umunna warns

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GENERAL Overseer of Bible Life Church International, Bishop (Prof) Leonard Umunna has warned the nation’s leaders that unless they handle the continued killing of local farmers by Fulani...

Sun Feb 11th, 2018     Read More →

You have no right to judge Buhari, retired general slams OBJ, IBB

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Brig. Gen. Idada Ikponmwen (retd) is a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army and a leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF). In this interview, Ikponmwen says former President Olusegun...

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