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    FG sets up farm settlements for herdsmen

FG sets up farm settlements for herdsmen

The federal government says it has started establishing settlements for herdsmen across the nation.Mohammadu Umar, permanent secretary in the ministry of agriculture and rural development, made this known in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Tuesday.He said the farm settlements when fully established would address the incessant clashes between cattle rearers and farmers.Umar explained that the pilot programme had [...]

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    Yari misappropriated N251bn, says committee led by his ex-deputy

Yari misappropriated N251bn, says committee led by his ex-deputy

A transition committee set up by Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has alleged that the immediate past governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari, misappropriated N251,951,849,482.Ibrahim Wakkala, immediate past deputy governor of the state, is the chairman of the committee."My committee while trying to ascertain the liabilities left behind by the immediate past administration of Hon. Abdulaziz Yari collected and went [...]

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    World Bank: Nigeria is NOT a fragile state

World Bank: Nigeria is NOT a fragile state

The World Bank's team on addressing fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) says Nigeria is not a fragile state even with the current security challenges.Amara Konneh, FCV adviser made this known on Monday during a meeting by the group to address fragility, conflict and violence affecting some countries.He said the World Bank is focused on addressing FCV and as an institution [...]

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    Borno gov: We’ll spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram

Borno gov: We’ll spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says his administration will spend its last kobo to support the military and strengthen civilian JTF and hunters, defeat the Boko Haram sect.Zulum made the comment when he received Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, who visited him in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Monday.He vowed that the state government would rise to the [...]

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    You won’t get bailout, US warns indebted African countries

You won’t get bailout, US warns indebted African countries

Tibor Nagy, the US assistant secretary of state for African affairs, has warned that African countries accumulating debt they cannot pay back should not expect to be bailed out by western-sponsored debt relief.Speaking in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday, Nagy (pictured) said nations risk losing control of strategic assets if they cannot repay the Chinese loans.The International Monetary Fund and [...]

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    South-east govs: There’ll be no Miyetti vigilante or cattle colony in our land

South-east govs: There’ll be no Miyetti vigilante or cattle colony in our land

Governors of the south-east say the proposal by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to organise local vigilance groups in the south-east will not work.According to MACBAN, the proposal is to assist leaders in the zone curtail criminal activities in the region.But the governors said they will not allow such idea to come to fruition.In a statement, [...]

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    Court remands cleric for ‘defiling minor inside a mosque’

Court remands cleric for ‘defiling minor inside a mosque’

Abdulsalam Salaudeen, a cleric, was on Monday remanded by an Ikeja sexual offences and domestic violence court for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl in a mosque.Abiola Soladoye, the presiding judge, who obliged the prosecutor’s request for the remand, adjourned the case till October 14 for trial.Salaudeen, 43, is being tried for allegedly defiling the child, who was under his tutelage.M.T. [...]

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    Burna Boy named best international act at 2019 BET

Burna Boy named best international act at 2019 BET

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    EXTRA: ‘I’ll be more careful in future prophesies’ — pastor speaks on failed Falcons prediction

EXTRA: ‘I’ll be more careful in future prophesies’ — pastor speaks on failed Falcons prediction

Simon Ononogbu, Ebonyi-based pastor, has blamed “deceitful” spirit for the failed prediction that the Super Falcons will reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Women World Cup in France.Ononogbu, a former secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), however, promised to be more careful in future prophesies as he sought the understanding of Nigerians on the failed prophesy.NAN reports that [...]

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    ‘He’s known me since I was 14’ — Nicki Minaj set to marry childhood friend

‘He’s known me since I was 14’ — Nicki Minaj set to marry childhood friend

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    Government cannot fund all public infrastructure, says Osinbajo

Government cannot fund all public infrastructure, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called for public private partnership (PPP) and private capital investment in the country, saying the “federal government cannot fund all public infrastructure.”Osinbajo was speaking on Friday when he inaugurated the Port Harcourt Dockyard liquid waste treatment plant in Rivers.In a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo stressed that a successful PPP leadership in major aspects of [...]

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    Arrested B’Haram commander: My first assignment was killing a teacher and 3 friends

Arrested B’Haram commander: My first assignment was killing a teacher and 3 friends

Umar Abatcha, a Boko Haram commander who was arrested in Borno state last month, has reportedly opened up on some of the atrocities he committed when he was under the control of the sect.Better known as “Skely” in Gwange Sabon Layi in Maiduguri, Borno capital, he was said to have escaped to Lagos after leaving the camp of the insurgents [...]

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    18 killed in yet another attack in Zamfara

18 killed in yet another attack in Zamfara

 Gunmen have killed 18 persons in some communities in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state, according to Muhammad Bawa, emir of Tsafe.The emir made the disclosure while receiving Kabir Mai-Palace, house of representatives member representing Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency, on Friday.The emir said the attackers invaded Bamamu, Danmale and Sako communities, Thursday evening and killed 18 persons.He added that they came with [...]

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    I’m willing to do more for Nigeria, says Baru

I’m willing to do more for Nigeria, says Baru

Maikanti Baru, outgoing group managing director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says he is willing to do more if given the opportunity to serve the country.Baru made the comment one week after TheCable reported that he is interested in replacing Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum.Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the 2019 annual lecture, Life Achievement [...]

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    Another UNN student commits suicide

Another UNN student commits suicide

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    EFCC re-arraigns American who ‘defrauded 3 Nigerians of $1.2m’

EFCC re-arraigns American who ‘defrauded 3 Nigerians of $1.2m’

The EFCC on Thursday re-arraigned Marco Ramirez, an American, at an Ikeja special offences court for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $1.2 million under the pretext of securing green cards for them.Ramirez was re-arraigned before Mojisola Dada, a judge, on an amended 12-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence.He was arraigned alongside his companies – USA Now LLC; [...]

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