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Troops kill 21 armed herdsmen in Benue

— 20th August 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Troops of the military operation code-named Operation WHIRL STROKE (OPWS) said it has killed 21 armed herdsmen along the Gbajimba-Akor-Tomata axis of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State in the last three weeks. Our Correspondent gathered that the herdsmen were killed in two separate operations on August […]

Rise above divisions, Buhari urges Nigerians at Sallah

Rise above divisions, Buhari urges Nigerians at Sallah — 20th August 2018 Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests, and promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, […]

FG earmarks N700m for reconstruction of institutions destroyed by herdsmen

— 20th August 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Federal Government says it has earmarked N700 million for the reconstruction of public institutions destroyed by the Fulani herdsmen across Benue State. Executive Director, Victim Support Fund, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, disclosed this to newsmen, in Gbajimba, the headquarters of Guma Local Government Area of the state during […]

Councillors impeach council boss in Kebbi over alleged diversion of N26m, hajj slots

— 20th August 2018 Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi Councillors of Koko Besse  Local Government  of Kebbi State have impeached the Council chairman, Umar Musa Besse, over alleged diversion of funds N26 million meant for traditional rulers in the area as well as diversion of hajj slots. Speaker of the Council, Yusuf Gobir, who confirmed this while […]

‘Concerned Nigerians’ list 13 reasons Saraki cannot be president

coalition of groups, under the umbrella of Concerned Nigerians against Saraki (CNAS), has listed a number of reasons it is against the presidential bid of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. A few days ago, Saraki alluded to his decision to contest Nigeria’s presidential seat in the forthcoming elections, in an interview with Bloomberg, held at […]

Tinubu: Tambuwal Covets The Presidency But Doesn’t Have The Stomach to Challenge Buhari in A Primary

Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the defection of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a move coated in his desire to contest the presidency on the party’s automatic ticket. In a statement released on Sunday entitled: ‘They Go Away Because We […]

The Perils of an Unsavory Cocktail – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | August 20, 2018 –  In one of those instances of fuel scarcity in Lagos State, I drove to a fuel station, and, like the other motorists, parked my car in the line for petrol. In a more sane society, motorists will sit in their cars, and inch their […]

Arsenal forward, Iwobi makes Nollywood debut

Arsenal forward, Iwobi makes Nollywood debut — 20th August 2018 NAN Nigeria international and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi has made a Nollywood debut in his first film role in the soon to be released ‘Inpadisu.’ The movie, now trending on social media, features Iwobi being pursued all over the place, apparently because of choices he […]

Nigerian govt. escapes FIFA ban, recognises Pinnick-led NFF board

Nigerian govt. escapes FIFA ban, recognises Pinnick-led NFF board NAN The federal Government has finally recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led football federation, just at the right time to escape FIFA sanction. Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, on Monday, said the Federal Government had conveyed to FIFA a letter recognizing […]

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