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Tor Tiv: Operation Whirl Stroke will end security challenge in Benue

The Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, has expressed optimism that `Operation Whirl Stroke’ recently launched by the military, would end the security challenge in Benue.

2019: Prove your competence – Catholic priests tell President Buhari

Catholic Priests of West Africa, CPWA, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to prove that he is competent for a second term in office, by stopping the ongoing killings in Nigeria by killer herdsmen and other violent groups attacking churches, kidnapping travelers in various parts of Nigeria or drop the second term bid.

Wole Soyinka: Politics, ethnic cleansing reasons for killings

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, said on Thursday that ethnic cleansing and political desperation were responsible for killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

FAO to assist 21, 000 Cameroonian refugees in Taraba, Benue, Cross River

The Food and Agriculture Organisation has promised to give adequate agricultural support to over 21,000 Cameroonian refugees in Taraba, Benue, Cross River.

Wole Soyinka: Politicians sponsoring killings for 2019

As the killing of farmers in Benue and other states of their federation by suspected armed Fulani mercenaries continue unabated, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday implored there Federal Government to urgently seek for the assistance of the International Community to end the impunity perpetrated by herdsmen insurgents against the people.

UNHCR, NCFRMI register 21,291 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) have so far registered 21,291 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.

House of Representatives fails to override President Buhari on passage of Peace Corps Bill

The House of Representatives has failed to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps, as members overwhelmingly opposed the move to bypass the president.

JOHESU strike: Patients complain of intimidation at FMC Makurdi

Patients at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Makurdi, on Thursday, complained of alleged intimidation by members and officials of striking Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), in Benue State.

Governor Ortom asks public, civil servants eyeing partisan politics to resign

As activities for the 2019 general elections build up, Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue State has served quit notice to all Public and Civil Servants eyeing partisan politics in the state.

NUC releases names of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria.

Insecurity: Senate considers special funding for security agencies

The Senate on Wednesday, resolved to consider setting up a special funding for security agencies in the country.

Presidency: 8.2 million pupils get free meal in 24 states

The Presidency on Wednesday said 8,260,984 pupils were now being served free meal daily under the present administration’s National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, a component of its Social Investment Programme.

CAN commiserates with Catholics over murdered priests, parishioners

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday commiserated with the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria as it conducted mass burial for the two priests and parishioners killed by the herdsmen in Benue State in April.

Ogun Catholic faithful protest herdsmen’s killings

In compliance with the directive of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, on Tuesday, embarked on a peaceful protest.

President Buhari: ‘Clandestine forces’ plotting to instigate religious war in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said persistent killings going on in various parts of Nigeria are not spontaneous even as he affirmed that there are clandestine forces with a sinister agenda to instigate war in Nigeria for selfish purposes.

Catholics urge federal government to disarm herdsmen

Priests and lay faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Issele-Uku in Delta State on Tuesday joined other Catholics nationwide in mourning two priests and 17 parishioners who were allegedly killed by herdsmen during mass at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Benue State on April 24.

In Pictures: Catholics hold mass, rosary procession for victims of killings across Nigeria

Catholics across Nigeria are currently holding a mass and rosary procession for victims of violent killings across the country.

The impending implosion of APC

The extent of this implosion became more evident during the party’s recent state congresses. Parallel congresses were held in more than 10 states, there were reports of boycotts, violence and general confusion.

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Tor Tiv: Operation Whirl Stroke will end security challenge in Benue

The Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, has expressed optimism that `Operation Whirl Stroke’ recently launched by the military, would end the security challenge in Benue.