Category Archives: Breaking

Nigerian Army To Begin Operation Cat Race To Tackle Herdsmen Killings

The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that it will conduct a special exercise tagged: “Ayem Akpatuma’’ – “Cat Race” to tackle recurring herdsmen/farmers clashes and criminal activities in Benue, Taraba, and four other states. The other states are: Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states. The exercise, according to Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and…

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Herdsmen Killings: Ortom Instructs Benue Residents To Defend Themselves

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has asked that residents of the state defend themselves from the attacks of Fulani Herdsmen, Punch reports. Speaking on the radio program “Issue of the Moment,” Ortom called for the resignation of Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The IGP has been unable to defend the residents of Benue State, Ortom said. He asked the…

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Herdsmen Attack Governor Ortom’s Farmhouse In Benue

Suspected herdsmen have attacked Governor Samuel Ortom’s farmhouse during an attack in Waku village, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, killing two persons in the attack. The attack came less than 24 hours after Yogbo, another community in the same local government area, also came under heavy attack by suspected herdsmen which left six…

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Buhari Appoints Tinubu To Reconcile Warring, Aggrieved Party Members

President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with the responsibility of reconciling all aggrieved members of the party across the country. This was disclosed in a two-paragraph statement, made available to journalists on Tuesday, by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,…

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U.S Condemns Nigeria, Cameroon Over Repatriation Of 47 Cameroonians

The United States has condemned Nigerian and Cameroonian authorities over the 47 Anglophone Cameroonian detainees who were repatriated to Cameroon from Nigeria. This was contained in a statement by the U.S Department of State, signed by Ms Heather Nauert, noting that Nigeria and Cameroon have violated the rights of the detainees by forcibly repatriating them…

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Buhari Writes Senate, Declines Assent To Three Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, declining presidential assent to three bills recently passed by the National Assembly. In a letter read by Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President, on Tuesday at plenary, the President said he was declining assent “due to lack of clarity”. The bills are the Police Procurement Fund establishment…

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President Buhari Arrives Nasarawa For 1 Day Working Visit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Nasarawa state to inaugurate projects which the residents have said will boost economic activities and impact positively on their standard of living. Some of the residents of Karu on Tuesday said that President Buhari deserved a rousing welcome considering the importance of the projects he will inaugurate during his working visit.…

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Nigeria’s Bobsled & Skeleton Reps Are In South Korea For The Winter Olympics

Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga, together with Simidele Adeagbo, the first female Africans to compete in bobsled and skeleton respectively at the winter Olympics, have arrived South Korea. Our stars arrived PyeongChang on Monday, ready to represent Nigeria at their respective sports. Adeagbo, on her Instagram page, shared a photo of the team on arrival,…

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President Buhari Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Issuance Of Visas To Some Foreigners

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja signed Executive Order 5 to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement issued in Abuja. The proclamation (Executive Order) is entitled; ‘‘Presidential Executive Order 5 for…

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