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President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Full text of President Buhari’s election broadcast

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which should be freely exercised by all eligible voters.
Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds, like the one pictured here, once a month. AFP-Prakash Mathema

Woman banished to ‘menstruation hut’ dies

A Nepali woman has died of suspected smoke inhalation while banished to a hut during her period, police said Sunday, just weeks after the deaths of a mother and two children in similar circumstances sparked outrage.

Cattle rustling: Army uncovers plot by insurgents to win public sympathy

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had uncovered plot by Boko Haram insurgents to win public sympathy through the unconditional release of rustled cattle to the owners.
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal: Our government is providing basic amenities

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, while on a campaign rally in Rabah local government said his government remained committed towards providing basic amenities to the people of the state.

Foot and mouth disease breaks out in South Africa

Namibia has suspended meat imports from South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease, state broadcaster, NBC, said on Wednesday.

Benue government releases 105 impounded cows to owner

The Benue State government has released to its owner 105 cows earlier impounded by the Livestock Guards Task Force for open grazing near Akawe Torkula College of Advanced and Professional Studies in Makurdi.
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Eight feared killed as insurgents attack military base in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have launched another attack on a military base in Buni gari village, Yobe state, where 2 soldiers, 6 militants died and many others injured, a vigilante source told Daily Trust.

Police kill 104 bandits, arrest 85 in Zamfara

The Nigeria Police Force said it has killed 104 armed bandits during an attack on Mahanga forest in Birnin Mogaji in local government area of Zamfara State.
Agom Adara of Adara Chiefdom, Maiwada Galadima

I wish death of my husband’ll bring peace to Kaduna – slain monarch’s widow

Mrs Victoria Galadima, widow of the Agom Adara, Dr Maiwada Raphael Galadima, the late monarch of Adara chiefdom in Kaduna State, who was murdered in the heat of the recent crisis in the state, has told the heart-rending story of the torture she went through while in the custody of the kidnappers.
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Yobe government targets vaccination of one million livestock

Yobe government said it had concluded arrangement to vaccinate no fewer than one million livestock following reported cases of animal diseases in some parts of the state.
At least 30 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with Boko Haram fighters who overran a military base in the country's northeast, according to military sources.

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on base

Nigerian troops repelled another attempt by Boko Haram jihadists to overrun a military base in northeast Nigeria, military and civilian sources told AFP on Tuesday.

Police: Two young herders killed in Plateau

Gunmen killed two persons and rustled 70 cows in Turu village, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau, police said on Saturday in Jos.

Sallah: Ram dealers lament low patronage

Some cattle dealers in Kano who had stocked domestic animals such as goats, rams and cows for sale ahead of Sallah, are complaining of low patronage.
fresh tomatoes waiting for buyers

Eid-El-Kabir: Imported tomatoes force down price of produce in Lagos market

Ahead of Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the prices of tomatoes, pepper and onions have reduced in most markets in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Governor Ortom: Strange herders invading Benue communities

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has alerted Benue people that over 10,000 herds of cattle and a lot of people with strange faces have invaded Guma local government area of Benue State.

Police arrest three cattle thieves, recover one rifle, 14 cows

The Police have arrested three suspected cattle rustlers said to have been terrorising cattle owners and residents in Kwarkwata Village in Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State.

Governor Ortom raises the alarm over fresh cattle invasion of Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has raised the alarm over planned invasion of part of the state by herdsmen with over 10,000 cattle as part of a grand plan to further destabilise the state.

Senator Zwingina: Displacement of herdsmen from Sambisa heightened farmers-herders conflicts

Sen. Jonathan Zwingina, former Senate Deputy Leader, says the displacement of herdsmen from Sambisa forest in Borno by Boko Haram insurgents has heightened farmers/herders crises in some parts of the country.

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Beni Lar: My constituency under siege

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Kailani Muhammad: Atiku Abubakar is desperate to be president

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Suspected herdsmen kill 16, injure two in Benue

Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday killed 16 persons and injured two others during an invasion of Ebete community in Usha council ward of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.