Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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    House of reps member stoned in Taraba

House of reps member stoned in Taraba

Some angry constituents have attacked Garba Hamman Julde, a member of the house of representatives from Taraba state.Julde represents Bali/Gassol federal constituency in the lower legislative chamber.The constituents on Saturday reportedly hurled stones at the lawmaker for allegedly abandoning them. He had presented 11 motorcycles and one car to the ward executives and local government chairman of the All Progressives [...]

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    ‘We are living in fear’ — Fulani in Taraba beg IGP for protection

‘We are living in fear’ — Fulani in Taraba beg IGP for protection

Mafindi Danburam, chairman of north-east zone of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has called on Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) to save the Fulani in Taraba from "total extinction".He made the appeal on Tuesday, accusing Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, of bias.Danburam expressed dismay over the alleged non-intervention of Ishaku in the "killings of Fulani" [...]

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    INEC reports its officials to security agencies over ‘illegal registration’ in Taraba

INEC reports its officials to security agencies over ‘illegal registration’ in Taraba

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has discovered the registration of ineligible voters in Taraba state.The commission said it has commenced the process of sanitising the voter register.It also said it has reported the matter to security agencies in the country for investigation and “possible prosecution of all found to have been involved, including INEC staff.”Fabian Vwamhi, head [...]

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    Buhari: I don’t have to go out to the field before I take action against killings

Buhari: I don’t have to go out to the field before I take action against killings

President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not have to visit troubled states to prove that he is taking action against killings.Buhari said this on Monday in reaction to criticisms of his delay in visiting Rivers, Benue, Zamfara and other states where violence and killings have been recorded in 2018.Speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting in Jalingo, Taraba, he urged the ethnic [...]

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    Five killed as farmers, herdsmen clash in Taraba

Five killed as farmers, herdsmen clash in Taraba

At least five people have been killed and many injured in fresh attacks on Fulani communities in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state.David Misal, spokesman of the police in the state, confirmed the attack, saying a militia group is suspected of being behind it.Misal told NAN that crisis erupted in Nyiwa and Yerimaru areas on Thursday as a result [...]

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    Herdsmen clashes: Military launches six-week operation in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

Herdsmen clashes: Military launches six-week operation in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

The Nigerian army says it will launch a military operation,  “Ayem Akpatuma’’ -- meaning "cat race" in Tiv -- in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states.The operation, expected to last between February 15 and March 31, is to curb herdsmen attacks.David Ahmadu, chief training and operations, confirmed the development on Wednesday.“More so, Exercise Ayem Akpatuma has become more [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill four in Taraba — after governor’s alarm

‘Herdsmen’ kill four in Taraba — after governor’s alarm

Suspected herdsmen have killed four persons at Ngutswen village in Gassol local government area of Taraba state.The unfortunate incident happened a day after Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, raised an alarm of an impending attack on the state.The governor had said the state received a notice from an undisclosed source that there will be an attack in 10 days [...]

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    Taraba will be attacked in 10 days, governor cries out

Taraba will be attacked in 10 days, governor cries out

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba, says there's a plot to attack the state in 10 days.The governor said he has relayed information about the potential attack to security agencies.Ishaku made this known when members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national working committee paid him a visit on Thursday.The PDP delegation was led by Uche Secondus, national chairman of the [...]

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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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    Tension as ‘arms-laden’ helicopter lands in Taraba village

Tension as ‘arms-laden’ helicopter lands in Taraba village

A helicopter said to be loaded with arms and ammunition reportedly landed in a village in Taraba state on Saturday.The chopper was said to have landed at night in Jibu village located near Ibi, in Wukari local government area.According to PUNCH, Bala Dan-Abu, spokesman of Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, said the arms and ammunition were allegedly meant for [...]

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    Monarch killed as ‘herdsmen’ raid Taraba villages

Monarch killed as ‘herdsmen’ raid Taraba villages

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed a Zaki Ukovur, a monarch in Karmen village, Ibi local government area of Taraba state.According to The Nation, 28 other people were killed in the attacks which took place between Tuesday and Wednesday.At least nine people were said to have been killed in separate attacks in Gishiri, Dooshima and Danwaza villages of the state, while 11 [...]

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    Herdsmen conflict: Neo-feudalism and its problems

Herdsmen conflict: Neo-feudalism and its problems

The bloodletting in the Benue is a classic case of ‘The Heart of Darkness’. Of course, there are ceremonies of death across the world. If ISIS or such Islamic terror organizations are not bombing the shit out of some global metropolis like London, Paris or New York; then hurricane and other natural disasters are killing hundreds. So we seem to [...]

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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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    Kidnapped Taraba lawmaker found dead

Kidnapped Taraba lawmaker found dead

Hosea Ibi, a member of the Taraba state house of assembly, kidnapped earlier, has been found dead.His body was found on Monday, 16 days after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.David Misal, spokesman of the Taraba police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said Ibi's body was discovered by some residents on Monday afternoon in Takum local government area of the [...]

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    Herdsmen ask FG to create ‘ministry of livestock development’

Herdsmen ask FG to create ‘ministry of livestock development’

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has asked the federal government to create a "federal ministry of livestock development".In a statement on Sunday, Baba Ngeljarma, MACBAN national secretary, said such a ministry will help address these needs of the livestock industry."The federal government should create a federal ministry of livestock development to attend to the multidimensional needs of the [...]

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    Miyetti Allah: We lost 1000 people, two million cows to gang backed by Benue govt

Miyetti Allah: We lost 1000 people, two million cows to gang backed by Benue govt

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) says it lost “over two million cows and over one thousand” Fulani to attacks orchestrated by the Benue state government.Fulani herdsmen are alleged to have killed over 100 persons in recent attacks carried out in Benue and Taraba states.While about 70 were killed in Benue, 55 were reported dead in Taraba.Reacting to the development on [...]

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