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3,000 bandits surrender arms in Zamfara

Over 3,000 repentant bandits have surrendered their arms in Zamfara following a peace deal with the state government, the state Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, has said.

IGP Ibrahim Idris gives vigilante groups 21-day ultimatum to surrender illegal firearms

The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed commissioners of police to commence the recovery of prohibited firearms in the country.

How Osun prevents herders, farmers violent clashes – commissioner

The Osun State Government said on Tuesday that it has arbitrated in about 6000 cases between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the state between 2014 and 2018.

PDP sends anti-open grazing bill to Edo Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo says it has forwarded an Anti-Open Grazing Bill to the House of Assembly for consideration.

Nigerian Army launches Operation Cat Race in Benue

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, officially launches Exercise Ayem Akpatuma to bring under control Farmers/Herders crisis and other auxiliary security challenges in Benue State.

Emir Sanusi, Miyetti Allah leader commend Governor Fayose’s Grazing Law

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi II and National President of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Alhaji Muhammadu Kiruwa, have thrown their weight behind the enactment of the Anti-Open Grazing Law in the state, saying it is for the protection of all interest groups.

Taraba warring communities urged to eschew violence

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, also the Chairman, National Economic Council Technical sub Committee on Ending Herders/Farmers Crisis, on Monday, urged warring communities in Taraba to eschew violence and embrace peace.

Federal govt launches agro rangers to forestall herders-farmers’ clashes

Following the escalation in farmers-herders’ clashes across the country, which have resulted in the loss of lives and property and also heighten tension, the federal government has launched what it calls “Agro rangers” to help contain the trend.

Zamfara killings: Security agencies failed us – Governor Abdulaziz Yari

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has accused security agencies in the country of failing to prevent killings in his state despite alerting them about an impending attack 24 hours before the recent invasion of communities in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state, which resulted in the death of 39 persons.

Grazing cattle destroying our research farms – UNILORIN vice-chancellor

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Sulyman Abdulkareem, has cried out over the alleged destruction of the university’s multi-million naira research and training farms by cattle illegally grazing on the vast lands of the institution.

Governor Ortom blasts Simon Lalong over Anti-Open Grazing law

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Sunday, said the claim by his Plateau State counterpart, Simon Lalong, about warning him against the enactment and implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing law was untrue.

Kogi donates 15,000 hectares of land for cattle colony

Kogi State has keyed into federal government Cattle Colony programme by offering 15,000 hectares of land for the pilot scheme.

Governor Obaseki bans night-grazing, carrying of arm by herders in Edo

The Edo State Government has banned night grazing and the carrying of guns by herders in the state. It has also set up a seven-member committee in each of the local government areas in the state to check clashes between herders and farmers.

UN commends Nigeria on SDGs progress

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has commended the progress recorded so far by Nigeria in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Senator Kwankwaso free to leave APC – Governor Ganduje

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has advised his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Suspected herdsmen kill 15-year-old boy in Kogi

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Boko Haram attack Dapchi in Yobe

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Autopsy carried out on taxi driver pushed to death by policeman over N200

An autopsy has been carried out on the body of late David Okoniba, the taxi driver, who was allegedly killed by a moving truck after being pushed by policemen in Benin, the Edo State capital, for refusing to part with N200.