Chinedu Asadu

    ‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

An  Ogun state farmer identified as Adetona Owolabi has been hacked to death by suspected herdsmen.The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the deceased’s farmland located at Afon in Imeko-Afon local government area of the state.Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to TheCable on Friday.He said two suspects had been arrested regarding the incident.“It was [...]

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    Falana: A committee to end herdsmen killings? They are just deceiving Nigerians

Falana: A committee to end herdsmen killings? They are just deceiving Nigerians

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says the federal government is “chasing shadows” by setting up a committee on the herdsmen killings in the country.On Thursday, the national economic council (NEC) headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo constituted a 10-man working committee, including nine governors, to address the killings.But Falana disagreed with the council on the move. He said the current [...]

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    Benue indigenes storm national assembly, reject cattle colonies

Benue indigenes storm national assembly, reject cattle colonies

Hundreds of indigenes of Benue state currently camped at the entrance of the National Assembly Complex.Dressed in black attires and wielding different placards, the protesters lamented the killings suspected to have been carried out by herdsmen.They also kicked against the idea of establishing cattle colonies.As of the time this report was filed, security operatives had not allowed them into the premises.Some of [...]

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    Reps summon Kachikwu, Baru to shed light on fuel subsidy payment 

Reps summon Kachikwu, Baru to shed light on fuel subsidy payment 

The house of representatives has summoned Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, over the reported payment of fuel subsidy by the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC).The lawmakers also summoned Maikanti Baru, NNPC group managing director, over the issue.The summon followed a motion on 'Urgent need to investigate the fuel subsidy payment by the NNPC’ introduced by Karimi Sunday, [...]

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    Six killed as Benue records fresh herdsmen attacks

Six killed as Benue records fresh herdsmen attacks

At least six people have been killed in fresh attacks in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue state.Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, disclosed this on Wednesday when he received Dominic Oneya, former military administrator of the state, in Markurdi.He said while two women were killed in Logo, another two were killed in Guma.Ortom said there were other accounts [...]

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    Don’t turn FUOYE into campaign ground, Ekiti students warn politicians

Don’t turn FUOYE into campaign ground, Ekiti students warn politicians

Students in Ekiti have warned politicians in the state not to drag the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) into the political theatre ahead of the state's governorship election.The students, under the Coalition for the Advancement of Ekiti State (COAED) and FUOYE's chapter of the Ekiti Student Union, also warned the politicians not to turn the uniiversity into a “campaign ground".The [...]

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    One killed as herdsmen accuse Plateau residents of stealing 350 cows

One killed as herdsmen accuse Plateau residents of stealing 350 cows

One person has been killed in what appears to be a clash involving herdsmen and residents in Plateau state.The deceased, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was killed on Monday night.Residents alleged that the incident, which occurred in Kimakpa, Kwall district of Bassa local government area, was orchestrated by herdsmen in the community.Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the Plateau police [...]

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    Dogara laments: All is not well… Nigeria is now being painted red with blood

Dogara laments: All is not well… Nigeria is now being painted red with blood

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has lamented the killings in various parts of the country.In his address to lawmakers when they resumed from recess on Tuesday, Dogara frowned at the violence in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Rivers, Zamfara, and Adamawa states."Indeed at no time in the recent past has the nation’s peace and unity been so vigorously [...]

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    Reps probe ‘disappearance’ of $44m from NIA vault

Reps probe ‘disappearance’ of $44m from NIA vault

The house of representatives on Tuesday resolved to probe the reported disappearance of $44 million from the coffers of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).The money was said to have been moved from the coffers of the agency to an unknown destination shortly after Ahmed Abubakar was appointed its new director-general.A similar incident had led to the dismissal of Ayo Oke, [...]

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    Kidnapped Taraba lawmaker found dead

Kidnapped Taraba lawmaker found dead

Hosea Ibi, a member of the Taraba state house of assembly, kidnapped earlier, has been found dead.His body was found on Monday, 16 days after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.David Misal, spokesman of the Taraba police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said Ibi's body was discovered by some residents on Monday afternoon in Takum local government area of the [...]

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    Please, accommodate herdsmen, Buhari begs Benue leaders

Please, accommodate herdsmen, Buhari begs Benue leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Benue state leaders to accommodate their countrymen, in reference to the herdsmen residing in the state.According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari made the request when he met with Benue leaders in Abuja.The meeting was prompted by killings reportedly orchestrated by the herdsmen.The president also urged the leaders to exercise restraint in the matter.He assured [...]

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    Six injured as Ganduje, Kwankwaso loyalists clash in Kano

Six injured as Ganduje, Kwankwaso loyalists clash in Kano

Supporters of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, on Sunday clashed with those of Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor.Six persons were injured in the incident which took place at a wedding fatiha in Kano.The clash is coming a week after a commissioner in the state called on residents to attack Kwankwaso.In a video that trended online, Abdullahi Abbas, [...]

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    Herdsmen ask FG to create ‘ministry of livestock development’

Herdsmen ask FG to create ‘ministry of livestock development’

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has asked the federal government to create a "federal ministry of livestock development".In a statement on Sunday, Baba Ngeljarma, MACBAN national secretary, said such a ministry will help address these needs of the livestock industry."The federal government should create a federal ministry of livestock development to attend to the multidimensional needs of the [...]

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    Miyetti Allah: We lost 1000 people, two million cows to gang backed by Benue govt

Miyetti Allah: We lost 1000 people, two million cows to gang backed by Benue govt

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) says it lost “over two million cows and over one thousand” Fulani to attacks orchestrated by the Benue state government.Fulani herdsmen are alleged to have killed over 100 persons in recent attacks carried out in Benue and Taraba states.While about 70 were killed in Benue, 55 were reported dead in Taraba.Reacting to the development on [...]

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    Fake Buhari tweet on herdsmen in circulation, says presidency

Fake Buhari tweet on herdsmen in circulation, says presidency

The presidency has alerted the public to the existence of a fake Twitter handle purportedly belonging to President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Saturday, Femi Adesina, Buhari's spokesman, said a message is already in circulation from the fake handle.“The spurious message seeks to justify attacks by herdsmen, saying they were only defending themselves,” the statement read.“Evil doers and enemies of [...]

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    Anambra central rerun: INEC ad-hoc staff abandon duty posts, protest pay

Anambra central rerun: INEC ad-hoc staff abandon duty posts, protest pay

Low voter turnout characterised early voting in the Anambra central senatorial district rerun election organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).NAN reports that in Awka south, Awka north, Dunukofia, Njikoka, Idemili north, Idemili south and Anaocha local government areas, electoral officials were at the polling units by 8am on Saturday.At Aroma junction I and II polling units in Awk [...]

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