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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.