Tag "Miyetti Allah"

    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Miyetti Allah: ‘Amotekun’ is a plot against Fulani… those behind it must be arrested

Miyetti Allah: ‘Amotekun’ is a plot against Fulani… those behind it must be arrested

The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore has asked the federal government to arrest south-west leaders in charge of Amotekun, a regional security outfit. In an interview with The Sun, Bello Bodejo, national president of the group, said the outfit is a plot against the Fulani ethnic group.On Wednesday, the group had asked south-west governors to give up the outfit after Abubakar Malami, [...]

4 comments Read Full Article
    Can Amotekun really cost south-west 2023 presidency as Miyetti Allah warned?

Can Amotekun really cost south-west 2023 presidency as Miyetti Allah warned?

In my column article of January 6 – a riposte to Isa Funtua’s prejudiced utterance on the Igbo -- I wrote: ‘’Funtua’s statement reeks of corpulent arrogance, bigotry and acute sense of entitlement. It reinforces the stereotype that his section of the country bullies any region that does not kiss the ring of the caliphate.’’I was not surprised that Arewa [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Miyetti Allah: South-west may lose 2023 presidency because of ‘Amotekun’

Miyetti Allah: South-west may lose 2023 presidency because of ‘Amotekun’

The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore has asked south-west governors to give up "Amotekun", a regional security outfit.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had declared the security outfit as "illegal" but Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, insisted that the region would go ahead with the initiative.In an interview with The PUNCH, Alhassan Saleh, national secretary of the group, described the [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    Miyetti Allah: We contributed greatly to Yahaya Bello’s victory

Miyetti Allah: We contributed greatly to Yahaya Bello’s victory

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has congratulated Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, for his victory in the November 16 governorship election.In a statement, Mohammed Suleiman, state secretary of the organisation, described the victory as “well-deserved.”Suleiman called on the governor to use his second term to provide meaningful development for the state, urging him to embark on [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Benue killings: Miyetti Allah apologises to Ortom

Benue killings: Miyetti Allah apologises to Ortom

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has apologised to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, for the attacks and killings in the state caused by herdsmen.Saleh Alhassan, the association's national secretary, tendered the apology on Saturday at a peace meeting in Makurdi and pledged to ensure peaceful coexistence between farmers and herdsmen in the state.According to a statement issued at the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Miyetti Allah backs Yahaya Bello’s re-election bid, directs Fulani to campaign for him

Miyetti Allah backs Yahaya Bello’s re-election bid, directs Fulani to campaign for him

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has adopted Yahaya Bello, Kogi governor, as its candidate for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.Aliyu Saleh, national organising secretary of the group, made the announcement at a news conference in Lokoja on Saturday.He directed the Fulani in the state to immediately embark on a campaign for the re-election of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    CAN asks Buhari to ban Miyetti Allah

CAN asks Buhari to ban Miyetti Allah

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ban the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), an umbrella association of herdsmen in the country.According to the PUNCH, the association also called on the president to “completely scrap” the suspended ‘Ruga’grazing scheme.CAN made the request at the Church leaders stakeholders’ summit, themed, ‘RUGA: The church’s response in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Miyetti Allah bans herdsmen without family in south-east from grazing in the region

Miyetti Allah bans herdsmen without family in south-east from grazing in the region

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has banned herdsmen whose families are not resident in the south-east from grazing in the region. The organisation took the decision alongside the Northern Leaders and Livestock and Perishable Goods Market traders after a meeting in Enugu state on Saturday.Speaking to journalists about the development, Gidado Siddiki, MACBAN south-east chairman, said the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Gunmen kill Miyetti Allah leader in Adamawa

Gunmen kill Miyetti Allah leader in Adamawa

Some unidentified gunmen have killed Saidu Kolaku, a leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Adamawa state.The assailants were said to have invaded his home on Saturday at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa local government area in the state and shot him dead.Prior to his death, Kolaku was the zonal vice-chairman of the MACBAN (Adamawa [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Southern, middle belt leaders pull out of peace talk over inclusion of Miyetti Allah

Southern, middle belt leaders pull out of peace talk over inclusion of Miyetti Allah

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has pulled out of a roundtable to discuss security matters.The forum announced this in a letter co-signed by Edwin Clark, Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) leader, Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader, John Nwodo, leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Pogu Bitrus, leader of the Middle Belt Forum.They cited the invitation of the Miyetti Allah Cattle [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Obaseki: Sambisa is an ideal place to begin Ruga

Obaseki: Sambisa is an ideal place to begin Ruga

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says there is no available land for Ruga settlement in the state.The federal government had proposed Ruga as a means to end the incessant clashes between farmers and herders but it was later suspended following public outcry.Speaking during a lecture in Abuja on Tuesday, the governor said the ideal way to begin the proposed settlement [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Armed Miyetti Allah vigilante group now operating in Ondo

Armed Miyetti Allah vigilante group now operating in Ondo

Kayode Ajulo, human rights lawyer, says the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria have set up a vigilante group in Ondo state, mounting checkpoints along the highway.In a post on social media, he said he had an encounter with the armed men while travelling from the Akoko area of the state to Abuja.“It is quite true that I was [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    Nobody hated herdsmen until they began to kill, says CAN president

Nobody hated herdsmen until they began to kill, says CAN president

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to call its members who are violent to order.According to NAN, Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.He said herdsmen cannot regain the trust and respect of Nigerians until they stop being violent.He said [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Walid Jibrin rejects Miyetti Allah vigilante

Walid Jibrin rejects Miyetti Allah vigilante

Walid Jibrin, board of trustees chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the formation of herdsmen vigilante groups in the south-east will aggravate the crisis between farmers and herdsmen. At a press briefing in Kaduna on Tuesday, the elder statesman kicked against the proposal by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to set up Fulani youth vigilante groups in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

January 20, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS355444389
KANO354445370
PH355447412
ABUJA356454413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement