Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "fulani herdsmen"

    Herdsmen planning to kill me, says Ortom

Herdsmen planning to kill me, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has alleged that herdsmen are planning to kill him.The governor made the allegation during an interactive session with the church, traditional institution and some stakeholders in Makurdi, the state capital, on Friday.Ortom said he received intelligence report that herdsmen who are currently occupying parts of Guma local government area of the state, were already [...]

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    Open letter to governor Godwin Obaseki

Open letter to governor Godwin Obaseki

Your Excellency,I chose this medium of an open letter to reach out to you because of the existential danger presently confronting the peoples of Edo State. It is no longer news that Nigeria has become an open killing field stalked by so-called Fulani ‘herdsmen’, a roving band of terrorists acknowledged by the Global Terrorism Index as the fourth most dangerous [...]

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    Let me tell you a sad story: Nigeria.

Let me tell you a sad story: Nigeria.

Let me tell you a sad story: Nigeria.Yes, Nigeria is my sad story. I think I am in an emotionally abusive relationship with Nigeria. For a few days now, I have been dealing with nightmares and waking up to news of gloom and doom. The boom of good news has been replaced by the bust of sad events. And we seem [...]

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    The day Nigeria relocated to the United Kingdom

The day Nigeria relocated to the United Kingdom

The only time our political leaders say something close to the truth is when they are meeting with either foreign journalists or foreign political leaders. If President Buhari hadn’t travelled to the United Kingdom, we would not have known the ‘truth’ behind the menace of Fulani herdsmen that’s ravaging the length and breadth of our country. Some months ago, Mr. [...]

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    Group asks FG to convert Sambisa forest to cattle colony

Group asks FG to convert Sambisa forest to cattle colony

The South West Progressive Youth and People Movement (SWPYPM), a civil society group, has asked the federal government to convert Sambisa forest into a cattle colony.The group made the call at a press briefing jointly organised with Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER), Civil Coalition for Mandate Protection (CSC-MAP) and South West Students Movement (SWSM), in Lagos on Wednesday.According to Taiwo [...]

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    Obaseki: I haven’t entered any agreement on cattle colony

Obaseki: I haven’t entered any agreement on cattle colony

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, has denied the reports that the state is planning to establish cattle colonies.Obaseki made this known in a statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, his special adviser on media and communication strategy.He accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "spreading lies" that his administration had entered into an agreement on the deal.“Our attention has been drawn to [...]

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    Nigeria and the common man

Nigeria and the common man

BY BEN ABDULHAMIDThere have been many attempts at conjuring up, exactly, lucid pictures or solid characters of how human - being a product of society and its unrepentant designer – grapples with   ”providence”; and how mainly the fate conquers in the end; and in some cases wipes man out of the earth. This, more often than not, is caused by [...]

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    Nigeria: It’s just a few hours to Kigali

Nigeria: It’s just a few hours to Kigali

Narratives of hatred and violence are similar all over the world. Take for instance Hitler’s Nazis. Jews were subhuman and were comparable only to maggots, lice and rats, the narrative went. In pre and post-President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda’s murder in April 1994, (the Falcon 50 aircraft conveying him and Burundi’s President, Cyprien Ntaryamira, as well as twelve presidential aides, was [...]

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    Wike: If election holds 100 times in Rivers, PDP will win

Wike: If election holds 100 times in Rivers, PDP will win

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that the electoral prospects of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has brightened owing to the "remarkable performance of his administration".Speaking during a radio interview in the state capital, Wike said the programmes rolled out by his administration have made the PDP popular among the electorate."If elections are held 100 times [...]

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    The Nigerian killing fields

The Nigerian killing fields

There is an ugly, depressing reality of Nigeria that beggars understanding. The leaders and the institutions they run have generally been skewed to revere and pamper themselves as the demi-gods, while utterly placing no value on the lives and aspirations of ordinary citizens outside the circle of the ruling elites. The public systems and institutions are not designed for problem [...]

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    What a cow says about the president

What a cow says about the president

There was a video of President Muhammadu Buhari that shocked me recently and undermined my confidence in his ability to end the deadly attacks by Fulani herdsmen.It was not the video of him purportedly admiring a cow in his Daura ranch on a tablet. And certainly not the tape of his reported visit to former Governor Lam Adesina 18 years [...]

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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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    Group asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

Group asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

The Movement Against Fulani Occupation (MAFO) has called on the federal of Nigeria to declare Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) a terrorist organisation.At a press conference in Makurdi, Benue state capital, the group accused MACBAN officials of boasting about the killings and further plans of invading Benue state.“The federal government should declare Miyetti Allah as a terrorist [...]

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    VIDEO: Tears as victims of herdsmen attacks are buried in Benue

VIDEO: Tears as victims of herdsmen attacks are buried in Benue

Tears flowed freely at the IBB Square in Makurdi, Benue state capital, on Thursday as thousands of residents trooped out to witness the burial of victims of herdsmen killings.Over 80 people were killed in attacks which happened in the first week of the year.TheCable reporter counted 61 coffins but a source said 74 graves had been dug at Adeke, a [...]

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    PHOTOS: Benue holds mass burial for those killed by herdsmen

PHOTOS: Benue holds mass burial for those killed by herdsmen

Thousands of Benue residents gathered at the IBB Square in Makurdi, the state capital on Thursday to witness the burial of victims of herdsmen killings.Tears flowed freely as people placed curses on the killers.An official told TheCable that the victims would be buried at Adeke village in Makurdi.TheCable reporter counted 61 coffins but a source said 74 graves had been [...]

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    Northern governors set up committee on restructuring

Northern governors set up committee on restructuring

The northern states governors forum (NSGF) on Friday constituted a committee to collate views and comments on the current agitations for the restructuring. The governors had at their meeting with northern traditional rulers on Thursday declared that the north would adopt a unified position regarding the debates on restructuring on Friday.However, at the end of the meeting which was held at government [...]

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