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Herdsmen attacks: 6 resolutions reached by Senate leadership

Herdsmen attacks: 6 resolutions reached by Senate leadership

Herdsmen attacks: 6 resolutions reached by Senate leadership
They are killers not victims, Taraba state government blasts Miyetti Allah

They are killers not victims, Taraba state government blasts Miyetti Allah

Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku, has dismissed the claims by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria that his government is sponsoring a hate campaign against herdsmen and arming ethnic militias to kill them.

They are killers not victims, Taraba state government blasts Miyetti Allah
Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over Benue killings in Aso Rock

Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over Benue killings in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, January 14, met with the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives; Yakubu Dogara over the security situation in Benue state and other parts of the country.

Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over Benue killings in Aso Rock
Operation Zaman Lafiya: Nigerian Air Force immortalizes more fallen heroes (photos)

Operation Zaman Lafiya: Nigerian Air Force immortalizes more fallen heroes (photos)

Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, has reiterated the commitment of the current Nigerian Air Force leadership to improving the welfare of its personnel, particularly those participating in the ongoing counter insurgency.

Operation Zaman Lafiya: Nigerian Air Force immortalizes more fallen heroes (photos)
Nigeria police dismiss three officers for reckless shooting in Lagos

Nigeria police dismiss three officers for reckless shooting in Lagos

Three policemen attached to Amukoko division of the Lagos state police command have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for engaging in reckless shooting in the area which resulted in the death of a youth.

Nigeria police dismiss three officers for reckless shooting in Lagos
The are insensitive! APC chieftain berates party governors for endorsing Buhari's 2019 bid 24 hours after mass burial in Benue

The are insensitive! APC chieftain berates party governors for endorsing Buhari's 2019 bid 24 hours after mass burial in Benue

The deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has described the recent call made by seven governors of the party on President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019 as an act of insensitivity.

The are insensitive! APC chieftain berates party governors for endorsing Buhari's 2019 bid 24 hours after mass burial in Benue
Herdsmen attacks: Nigerian senators visit Benue on fact-finding mission

Herdsmen attacks: Nigerian senators visit Benue on fact-finding mission

The visit is as a result of a directive from Senate president, Bukola Saraki, for members of the committee to immediately resume sitting and work through the weekend to ensure they have an interim report ready by next week.

Herdsmen attacks: Nigerian senators visit Benue on fact-finding mission
Herdsmen attacks: We have serious humanitarian crisis on our hands - Governor Ortom laments

Herdsmen attacks: We have serious humanitarian crisis on our hands - Governor Ortom laments

Governor Samuel Ortom has called on the international community to assist the Benue government in addressing the humanitarian situation in the state. He made the call during a state-wide broadcast addressing Benue residents.

Herdsmen attacks: We have serious humanitarian crisis on our hands - Governor Ortom laments
4-year old Terkimbi, 8-months pregnant Sarah and 71 others killed in Benue herdsmen attacks (Full list)

4-year old Terkimbi, 8-months pregnant Sarah and 71 others killed in Benue herdsmen attacks (Full list)

The Benue state government has released the names of those killed in the recent attacks on two local government areas by suspected herdsmen. 73 people were killed in the attacks while dozens of people were injured.

4-year old Terkimbi, 8-months pregnant Sarah and 71 others killed in Benue herdsmen attacks (Full list)
Read how Governor Ortom raised the alarm of an impending herdsmen attack six months ago

Read how Governor Ortom raised the alarm of an impending herdsmen attack six months ago

The Benue state government has reacted to a statement attributed to a group called Middle Belt Conscience Guard, which criticised the state governor, Samuel Ortom, on how he handled the recent crisis in the state.

Read how Governor Ortom raised the alarm of an impending herdsmen attack six months ago
ECOWAS laments over Benue killings, says attack could have been avoided

ECOWAS laments over Benue killings, says attack could have been avoided

The Economic Community of West African States, also known as ECOWAS has expressed solidarity with the governor and people of Benue state via a letter from its head of protocol over the recent attacks by suspected herdsmen.

ECOWAS laments over Benue killings, says attack could have been avoided
Anti-open grazing bill: Ortom’s life is in danger - Unongo raises alarm

Anti-open grazing bill: Ortom’s life is in danger - Unongo raises alarm

The convener, Northern Elders Forum, Elder Paul Unongo, has raised an alarm saying Governor Samuel Ortom's life is in danger for insisting on the law on prohibition of Open Grazing and Establishment of Ranching in Benue state.

Anti-open grazing bill: Ortom’s life is in danger - Unongo raises alarm
Governor Ortom rejects FG’s idea on setting up cattle colonies, insists on ranching

Governor Ortom rejects FG’s idea on setting up cattle colonies, insists on ranching

Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that the Federal Government's plan to set up cattle colonies across the nation won't address farmers/herders crisis. According to him, the only way forward to address the issue is through ranching.

Governor Ortom rejects FG’s idea on setting up cattle colonies, insists on ranching
We will mobilise and train our people into an army to defend us - Benue elders to FG

We will mobilise and train our people into an army to defend us - Benue elders to FG

Prominent indigenes of Benue state have warned that their people will do everything to defend themselves if the attacks on the state persists. The elders were united in their calls for a stop on the carnage witnessed in the state.

We will mobilise and train our people into an army to defend us - Benue elders to FG
Thousands attend Benue's memorial service for herdsmen victims (photos)

Thousands attend Benue's memorial service for herdsmen victims (photos)

Thousands of Benue residents are trooping into the IBB Square in Makurdi,to attend the memorial service for the victims of the recent herdsmen attacks. Many of those attending the event are wearing black in solidarity.

Thousands attend Benue's memorial service for herdsmen victims (photos)
We have lost 73 people to herdsmen attacks since the new year - Ortom

We have lost 73 people to herdsmen attacks since the new year - Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Thursday, January 11, lamented over the activities of herdsmen in the state which has resulted in the killings of indigenous at the memorial service held for the victims of the recent attacks.

We have lost 73 people to herdsmen attacks since the new year - Ortom
Kwankwaso begins mobilisation of supporters ahead of 2019 election

Kwankwaso begins mobilisation of supporters ahead of 2019 election

Former Kano state governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has commenced mobilization and sensitization of his supporters across Imo state head of the 2019 presidential election. The senator is one of Nigeria's influential politicians.

Kwankwaso begins mobilisation of supporters ahead of 2019 election
2019: Southeast APC caucus endorses President Buhari for second term

2019: Southeast APC caucus endorses President Buhari for second term

The Southeast caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election. The decision was taken at a mega rally hosted by the caucus at the Umuahia stadium.

2019: Southeast APC caucus endorses President Buhari for second term
Nigeria police nabs 3 herdsmen with AK49 in Ogun state

Nigeria police nabs 3 herdsmen with AK49 in Ogun state

While parading the suspects on Tuesday, January 9, the state commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the trio of Mohammadu Momoh, Mohammadu Bella and Ibrahim Garuba were arrested following allegation of kidnap in Egua area.

Nigeria police nabs 3 herdsmen with AK49 in Ogun state
Herdsmen attacks: Tiv traditional council asks President Buhari to forget Benue votes in 2019

Herdsmen attacks: Tiv traditional council asks President Buhari to forget Benue votes in 2019

The Tiv Area Traditional Council (TATC) on Tuesday, January 9 said it had concluded plans to report to the global community and International Criminal Court, the atrocities of Fulani herdsmen, including the recent killings.

Herdsmen attacks: Tiv traditional council asks President Buhari to forget Benue votes in 2019
FG monetises N280m cars for former presidents, vice presidents in 2018 budget

FG monetises N280m cars for former presidents, vice presidents in 2018 budget

The Federal Government approved N280.1million cash payments to former presidents and Heads of State in 2017 to buy cars. Out of the money, N40million had already been released but final releases would tally at “100 per cent.”

FG monetises N280m cars for former presidents, vice presidents in 2018 budget
Brave Nigerian troops avert major bomb attack in Borno state

Brave Nigerian troops avert major bomb attack in Borno state

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have successfully averted what would have been a major attack carried out by three female Boko Haram terrorists against innocent citizens in Gamboru town in Gamboru Ngala LGA, Borno state.

Brave Nigerian troops avert major bomb attack in Borno state
OPINION: The political economy of the crisis in Omoku by Kingsley George

OPINION: The political economy of the crisis in Omoku by Kingsley George

Kingsley George writes on the recent crisis in Omoku, Rivers state which led to the killing of several people on new year's day and the subsequent killing of Don Waney, a notorious criminal said to have masterminded the mayhem.

OPINION: The political economy of the crisis in Omoku by Kingsley George
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