South African president, Jacob Zuma resigns amidst mounting pressure from ANC and opposition

Analysis by Milton Nkosi, BBC The resignation of president Jacob Zuma marks the end of an era. An era of one corruption allegation after another. An era of divisions, infighting and public squabbles. There are many people who are celebrating now, and not just from the opposition benches. Some of President Zuma’s fiercest political foes […]

Fulani herdsmen agree to obey Benue law, but with conditions…. Gov. Umahi (Criminal now give conditions)

— 14th February 2018 • I‘ll not enact anti-open grazing law in Nasarawa  – Al-Makura  Romanus Ugwu, Abuja; Rose Ejembi, Makurdi; Linus Oota, Lafia After several attacks in which many lives and property were lost in Benue, Fulani herdsmen have finally agreed to obey the Benue Anti-Open Grazing Law but with conditions. Leader of the […]

Police detain cops for beating up Ogun headmistress • CP to meet victim, NUT demands action

Samson Folarin The Ogun State Police Command has arrested the policemen who allegedly beat up a former headmistress of Top-Teez Nursery and Primary School, Ifo, Mrs. Ayodeji Orojo. The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Iliyasu, told our correspondent on Tuesday that the cops had been arrested and detained. He noted that the policemen would be […]

Zuma defies ANC’s order to resign

South African President, Jacob Zuma, has defied an ultimatum from South Africa’s ruling party to resign within 48 hours, pitching the “Rainbow Nation” into an unprecedented political crisis. Theguardian.com  reports that the decision to tell Zuma to stand down or face being stripped of his office was taken at a specially convened emergency session of […]

Herdsmen sack Ondo council secretariat

  Peter Dada, Akure Some Fulani herdsmen this morning chased out the workers at the Akure South Local Government Secretariat following a disagreement. READ ALSO:Herdsmen destroy UNILORIN multi-million naira research farms It took the intervention of the Ondo State Commissioner of police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, and the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence […]

Tension in Cross River as police kill funeral director over dead cow

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar There is tension in Itigidi, headquarters of Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State, following the murder of a mortician, Mr. Isong Nkanu, by anti-riot policemen who had gone to maintain peace in the community. It was learnton Tuesdaythat a detachment of anti-riot policemen were sent to the community to maintain […]

Unveiling: Nigerian-born Kehinde Wiley paints portrait of former U.S. President, Barack Obama

Former US first couple Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their portraits at Washington’s National Gallery Monday, two contrasting works by African American artists that shocked and delighted. The paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, were revealed at a star-studded event that is a rite of passage […]

JAMB suspends worker over N36m swallowed by snake

Eniola Akinkuotuand Olaleye Aluko The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Sunday that it had suspended its employee, Philomina Chieshe, on account of N36m which was reported to have been swallowed by a snake in the board’s office in Makurdi, Benue State. The JAMB Head of Information, Fabian Benjamin, told our correspondent on Sunday […]

Ortom attacks Lalong over Anti-Open law

Ortom attacks Lalong over Anti-Open Grazing law, says ‘You lied’ — 12th February 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Sunday, said the claim by his Plateau State counterpart, Simon Lalong, about warning him against the enactment and implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing law was untrue. Governor Ortom said this during […]

Benue Killings: Missing Policeman found dead and mutilated

Benue Killings: Missing Policeman found dead and mutilated — 12th February 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi One of the four members of the Police Mobile Force Team who were missing during a gun duel with Fulani herdsmen at Adzege village in Ayilamo, Logo Local government area of Benue State, has been found dead. The Police Mobile […]

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