Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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    Lalong orders arrest of Fulani leaders over fresh killings

Lalong orders arrest of Fulani leaders over fresh killings

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has ordered the arrest of Fulani leaders and community heads as a results of attacks in some communities. At least 15 persons were killed after gunmen raided Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of the state during the weekend. The attack came about two weeks after 12 people were killed in a similar incident in Kunben [...]

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    Amotekun not targeted at any ethnic group, says Akeredolu

Amotekun not targeted at any ethnic group, says Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says Amotekun, the south-west regional security outfit, is not targeted at any ethnic group. In a statement issued on Sunday in Akure by Donald Ojogo, state commissioner for information and orientation, Akeredolu said the outfit would benefit all Nigerians living in the region irrespective of their ethnicity or religion. Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore had alleged that [...]

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    Bauchi gov: Herdsmen from other countries will benefit from FG’s livestock plan

Bauchi gov: Herdsmen from other countries will benefit from FG’s livestock plan

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says herdsmen from other countries will benefit from the federal government's National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). Speaking on Channels Television on Monday, Mohammed said Fulani herdsmen are nomadic, moving across countries within the continent. "I think there is a lot of mistrust and misconception as regards the Fulani man. The Fulani man is a global or [...]

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    Every state deserves Ruga, says Miyetti Allah leader

Every state deserves Ruga, says Miyetti Allah leader

Abdullahi Bodejo, national president of Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore, says every state in the country deserves Ruga. In an interview with TheSun, Bodejo said Fulani is the largest ethnic group in the country and ought to be given places to settle all over the country. He also urged Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, to fulfil his promise of donating parts of [...]

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    Zamfara to pardon 100 Fulani jailed for banditry

Zamfara to pardon 100 Fulani jailed for banditry

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, says he will pardon a hundred Fulani people who are imprisoned in Gusau, the state capital, for banditry. Zailani Bappa, senior special assistant to the governor on media, quoted Matawalle as saying this when he received representatives of the Fulani community in Zamfara. The governor lamented that the Fulani "are now termed as terrorists worse than Boko [...]

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    We are all in darkness, says Obasanjo as he hosts Fulani leaders in Abeokuta

We are all in darkness, says Obasanjo as he hosts Fulani leaders in Abeokuta

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo hosted leaders of the Gan-Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), an umbrella group for Fulani organisations, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Saturday. Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, Dayo Adewole, son of former minister of health who was recently kidnapped in Oyo state, were among those in attendance. Sale Bayari, GAFDAN national chairman, [...]

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    Ganduje: Movement of herdsmen to the south should be banned

Ganduje: Movement of herdsmen to the south should be banned

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says seasonal movements of herdsmen from the north to central and southern parts of the country should be banned. Ganduje said this on Saturday while fielding questions from journalists after attending the wedding of the son Kabiru Gaya, senator representing Kano south. The governor said if their movement is not banned, "the Fulani will continue to [...]

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    Miyetti Allah to herdsmen: Remain where you are and defend yourselves

Miyetti Allah to herdsmen: Remain where you are and defend yourselves

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has asked herdsmen across the country to defend themselves against ethnic militia groups. In an interview with Punch published on Saturday, Saleh Alhassan, national secretary of the group, said herdsmen can exercise their right to free movement as Nigerians. He said governors in the south would be held responsible if there is an attack on herdsmen. "We are Nigerians [...]

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    Northern coalition gives governors 30-day ultimatum to adopt Ruga

Northern coalition gives governors 30-day ultimatum to adopt Ruga

The coalition of northern groups (CNGs) has issued a strong warning to governors who are opposed to the Ruga settlement programme to reconsider their decision within 30 days. The federal government had announced the suspension of the Ruga initiative it proposed to resolve the clashes between farmers and herdsmen. This was after the controversy that had trailed the project since it was announced in June. [...]

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    Ruga settlement: Is the rising Fulaniphobia a protest against Buhari? 

Ruga settlement: Is the rising Fulaniphobia a protest against Buhari? 

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    Yahaya Bello asks 4 LG chairmen to produce killers of 15 herders

Yahaya Bello asks 4 LG chairmen to produce killers of 15 herders

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has asked four local government chairmen to produce killers of 15 herdsmen in two communities in the state. Eleven of the herders were said to have been killed in Yagba west while the other four were killed in Dekina. .Joseph Olutimi, administrator of Yagba west said the killings occurred between May 18 and May 20. Olutimi said [...]

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    Buratai as troops’ ‘Man Friday’

Buratai as troops’ ‘Man Friday’

BY DAVID ONMEJE In Nigeria, most leaders often present themselves as the Greek philosopher kings of ancient times. They brandish themselves as all-knowing, and untouchables. They are people who cannot be counseled, and most times elevate themselves in magisterial eminence, cast in the shades of the likes of King Pharaoh. Outside their personal interest, nothing else obsesses the mind. Challenge for any [...]

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    Miyetti Allah asks Nigerians to reject Atiku

Miyetti Allah asks Nigerians to reject Atiku

Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a group of cattle breeders, has asked Nigerians to vote against Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during the election. Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Abdullahi Bodejo, national president of the group, accused Atiku of alleged hatred for Fulani. Bodejo said Atiku ought to be stripped of wazirin Adamawa, a prestigious traditional title. "We are [...]

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    Ribadu: Fulani nomads marginalised… they benefit nothing from Nigeria

Ribadu: Fulani nomads marginalised… they benefit nothing from Nigeria

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the nomadic Fulani are not benefiting from Nigeria in any way. Ribadu said the Fulani think President Muhammadu Buhari has “abandoned” them and are angry with him. According to The Nation, he made the statement on Monday while speaking at a conflict resolution summit on the farmers/herders crisis. Ribadu said [...]

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    In defence of the Fulani in our midst

In defence of the Fulani in our midst

State of the nation: In the last two weeks, over 200 persons in Plateau state were reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, 45 villages were ransacked and sacked and those villages we are told have been taken over by Fulanis, and the original owners have had to flee from their homes. There has also been some frightening talk about the true [...]

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    EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has appointed Abdul-Azeez Muhammad as his special assistant on Fulani affairs. Isiaka Gold, secretary to the state government (SSG), made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin, the state capital. Muhammad is to represent Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the umbrella body of herdsmen, in the governor’s administration. Gold explained that the appointment was [...]

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