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    Buhari asks herdsmen to disregard ‘leave the south’ advice by northern elders

Buhari asks herdsmen to disregard ‘leave the south’ advice by northern elders

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday told herdsmen to disregard the call to vacate the southern part of the country. The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) had asked herders to leave the southern part of the country if their safety is no longer guaranteed. But speaking through Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president said no one has the right to ask anyone or group [...]

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    The promised land of Ruga: A time bomb

The promised land of Ruga: A time bomb

BY MIRIAM SHEHU For those familiar with the Holy Scriptures, the idea of a Promised Land was a significant component of the migration of the Jews from the land of Egypt. It was a migration anchored on the promise of a land flowing with milk and honey. For the promise of this land to materialise, it simply meant that the previous [...]

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    Kukah to Nigerians: Stop demonising Fulani

Kukah to Nigerians: Stop demonising Fulani

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says demonising herdsmen, especially those of the Fulani extraction, could lead to a breakout of violence.  Kukah, who spoke on Tuesday at a colloquium on fake news and hate speech organised by the Olusegun Obasanjo centre for African studies, an arm of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), said hate speech often precedes [...]

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    Northern elders ask herdsmen to relocate from the south

Northern elders ask herdsmen to relocate from the south

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has asked herdsmen to leave the southern part of the country if their safety is no longer guaranteed. Speaking after a meeting with the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs), Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the forum, said there was a move by some "trouble elements" to harm herdsmen in the southern part of the country. The coalition had threatened [...]

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    ‘I’m worried over insecurity’ — Obasanjo writes another letter to Buhari

‘I’m worried over insecurity’ — Obasanjo writes another letter to Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. This comes more than a year after the letter he wrote to the president generated so much uproar. He had criticised Buhari, asking him not to seek another term. In the new letter dated July 15, Obasanjo said he is very worried over the high level of insecurity in [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Is Evans a herdsman?’ — Tinubu speaks on murder of Fasoranti’s daughter

VIDEO: ‘Is Evans a herdsman?’ — Tinubu speaks on murder of Fasoranti’s daughter

Bola Tinubu, a national of leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says those blaming herdsmen for the death of Funke Olakurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, do not have evidence. Speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the family of Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state capital, the APC leader said kidnapping is not peculiar to any ethnic group or a [...]

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    Fasoranti’s son: Policemen told me herdsmen killed my sister

Fasoranti’s son: Policemen told me herdsmen killed my sister

Kehinde, one of the sons of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, says some policemen told him that suspected herdsmen carried out the attack which led to the death of his sister. Olakunrin, 58, was murdered along Benin-Ore highway while returning to Lagos after visiting her father in Akure, Ondo state capital, on Friday. Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, had blamed the incident on [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Police save travellers from gun attack

TRENDING VIDEO: Police save travellers from gun attack

"Yeah, it has also happened to me ooh, If they tell me for my dream I no go believe am, see Tayo's vehicle, see bullet…" Those are the words of a lucky passenger who escaped an attack by herdsmen one of Nigerian roads in a trending video. In an undated video, passengers could be seen narrating how a police convoy saved [...]

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    Ruga settlement agenda and the undemocratic annotations from the presidency

Ruga settlement agenda and the undemocratic annotations from the presidency

A few weeks ago, the agenda was about the dead and buried “Fulani Radio Station,” but today, it is on the dappled “Ruga” settlement agenda that is being peddled and flogged by a few political-elements in the administration of president Buhari and Mr. president, because he is the one calling the shots when it comes to everything on the ongoing [...]

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    ‘Is cattle trade FG’s business?’ — Reactions trail Ruga settlement

‘Is cattle trade FG’s business?’ — Reactions trail Ruga settlement

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    Niger Delta elders: There’s no land for Ruga settlement in our region

Niger Delta elders: There’s no land for Ruga settlement in our region

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has rejected the plan to establish settlements for herdsmen across the country. Alfred Mulade, PANDEF's national secretary, made this known in a statement. The group accused the federal government of making the "disturbing decision unilaterally". It also alleged that the federal government is disrespecting the rule of law, saying the power to allocate lands was vested in [...]

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    Ortom rejects FG’s plan to establish farm settlements for herdsmen in Benue

Ortom rejects FG’s plan to establish farm settlements for herdsmen in Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has rejected the plan of the federal government to set up farm settlements for herdsmen. Speaking through Terver Akase, his chief press secretary, Ortom described the initiative as an insult to the people of Benue. He said the federal government is planning to establish settlements in Otukpo, Tarka and Ukum local government areas in the state [...]

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    Soldier killed as gunmen burn down Plateau village

Soldier killed as gunmen burn down Plateau village

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed four persons, including a soldier at Tanturon in Riyom local government area of Plateau state. A security source told TheCable that the attackers suspected to be herdsmen burnt all the houses in the entire village. He said they struck around 1pm and that a combined team of soldiers, policemen and local security guards engaged the [...]

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    How Osun LG worker was shot dead by ‘robbers’ on Ife-Ibadan expressway

How Osun LG worker was shot dead by ‘robbers’ on Ife-Ibadan expressway

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Wednesday, attacked passengers on the Ife-Ibadan expressway, killing one person. The deceased was identified as Adenipekun Ademiju, a worker in the Atakumosa west local government area of Osun state. He was in a vehicle heading to Ibadan, Oyo state, when the attackers struck around Ikire, a community along the expressway. According to a witness, the attackers shot indiscriminately [...]

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    Reactions as FG announces plans for Fulani radio

Reactions as FG announces plans for Fulani radio

The federal government on Tuesday announced that it has acquired an amplitude modulation (AM) radio broadcast licence to reach herdsmen across the country. Announcing the development, Adamu Adamu, minister of education (pictured), said the move is part of measures to enhance nomadic education and curtail the farmer/herders crisis in the country. Adamu said the radio service would operate on the frequency of [...]

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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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