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CAN urges federal govt to overhaul security agencies

Rev. Samson Ayokunle, President, Christian Association of Nigeria, has urged the Federal Government to overhaul the security agencies in the country for effective and efficient service delivery.

Centre blames farmers/herders clash on climate change

Mr Chido Onumah, Coordinator, Africa Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), has attributed the farmers/herdsmen crisis in Benue to climate change in Nigeria.

Sultan to Nigerians: Stop tagging other ethnic groups as criminals

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has appealed to Nigerians to desist from tagging members of ethnic groups different from their own as criminals.

Miyeti Allah urges speedy creation of cattle colonies to curb herdsmen-farmers clashes

The Kebbi chapter of Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has appealed to the Federal Government to expedite its plan to establish cattle colonies to end herdsmen-farmers clashes.

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.

The Fulanisation of Nigeria and the perfidy of the British

As a student of English and European history and one that was not only trained and educated by the British from the age of seven but that is also highly conversant with their system and their ways, I can confirm that Evans is absolutely right.

Police arrest mastermind of Benue killings

Following strict orders by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to his Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and other operational apparatus of the police, the mastermind of the Fulani herdsmen responsible for the recent attacks in Benue State, was arrested by the police.

Osun urges federal govt to declare state of emergency on Fulani herdsmen attack

The Osun State Government has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the ongoing Fulani herdsmen menace in order to checkmate the killings.

Fulani herdsmen take oath, promise peace in Ekiti

Fulani herdsmen in Ekiti and South West have taken an oath to ensure peace with host communities in Ekiti, and by extension, the South West region.

House of Reps proposes soft loans, education on ranching

The House of Representatives on Tuesday opened investigations into the incessant killings by herdsmen in the country.

Killings: IGP Ibrahim Idris urges Benue, Nasarawa people to embrace peace

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has called on Benue and Nasarawa state indigenes to forgive herdsmen and live in peace and tranquility.

Governor Ortom: Fulani herdsmen plotting to kill me

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday raised the alarm over an alleged fresh plot by a group of herdsmen under the auspices of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to attack and kill him.

Killings: IGP Ibrahim Idris meets Benue, Nassarawa stakeholders in Abuja

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, is currently meeting with stakeholders from Benue and Nassarawa states to find a lasting solution to the incessant attacks by herdsmen.


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Minister Rotimi Amaechi, lawmakers clash over 2018 budget figures

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Governor Yari blames security agencies for Zamfara killings

Governor Abdulaziz Yari has claimed that his administration gave security agencies a 24 hour ‘head-start’ to alert them on the impending invasion of communities in Zamfara by bandits.