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Northern group dissociates from Gumi’s comment on military

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Northern elders, under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEPD), have dissociated from recent comments credited to an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi,...

Thu Feb 25th, 2021     Read More →

Northern elders dissociate selves from Gumi’s position on Armed Forces of Nigeria

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NORTHERN elders have dissociated themselves from recent comments credited to an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, wherein he accused the military of triggering the raging banditry in parts of...

Wed Feb 24th, 2021     Read More →

‘States must resist attempts by FG to undermine them’

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As the Federal Government mulls over an enduring panacea to the worsening deadly farmers-herders clashes, elder statesmen, civil society and socio-cultural groups are urging state governments not...

Sun Feb 21st, 2021     Read More →

Gundu: Why herders/farmers clashes, killings remain intractable

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Gundu Inter-communal crises accentuated by herders versus farmers’ clashes and killings ravaging the country are fast threatening the country’s unity. Unfortunately, government and...

Sun Feb 21st, 2021     Read More →

Terrorists, bandits killed 8,279 Nigerians in 2020, says U.S. report

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The United States (U.S.) Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has disclosed that terrorists, Islamic fundamentalists and bandits killed 8,279 Nigerians in 2020. x In the report,...

Wed Feb 17th, 2021     Read More →

Zamfara denies paying N800m for abducted Kankara School boys’ release

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[FILES] A child wraps himself in a blanket while gathering at the Government House with other students from the Government Science Secondary school, in Kankara, in northwestern Katsina State,...

Sun Feb 14th, 2021     Read More →

Road crashes killed 139 in Zamfara last year

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The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zamfara Sector Command, Mr Idris Fika, on Thursday disclosed that 139 people died in 195 road crashes in the state last year. Fika made the...

Fri Feb 12th, 2021     Read More →

Northern groups back amnesty for bandits

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Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has urged the Federal Government to support Sheikh Ahmed Gumi’s initiative by granting amnesty to bandits terrorising the region. Spokesperson of the...

Thu Feb 11th, 2021     Read More →

Restructuring for resolution of herdsmen-farmers conflicts

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[FILES] A Hausa-Fulani boy stands while his cattle is grazing near some farms in the outskirts of Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria, on April 22, 2019. – Massive expansion of farming in Nigeria...

Thu Feb 11th, 2021     Read More →

Bagudu flags-off housing scheme for flood victims, indigents

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Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has flagged-off the construction of a Housing Estate of two-bedroom bungalows at Zauro for indigents and flood victims. The News Agency...

Wed Feb 10th, 2021     Read More →

Nigerian behind abduction of school children surrenders

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A Nigerian criminal gang leader behind the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren in northwest Katsina state in December has surrendered to authorities in an amnesty deal, officials said on...

Tue Feb 9th, 2021     Read More →

Gunmen kill 19 in village raids in northwest Nigeria

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Nineteen people were killed at the weekend when armed men raided two villages in northwest Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the government said, in the latest violence to hit the region. Gunmen from...

Mon Feb 8th, 2021     Read More →

Nigeria records 1,624 new COVID-19 infections, 9 more deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,624 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 137,754. The NCDC disclosed this on its official...

Sat Feb 6th, 2021     Read More →

Surety forfeits property as Faisal Maina flees

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Federal High Court, AbujaJustice Okon Abang of Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, ordered forfeiture to Federal Government a property belonging to Sani Dan-Galadima, a member of House of...

Fri Feb 5th, 2021     Read More →

Maina's son jumps bail, flees to the United States - EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Thursday Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has fled to the...

Thu Feb 4th, 2021     Read More →