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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.
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 21, 2018, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Competing claims of troops violating the country’s latest cease-fire seem to indicate a shaky start to the latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s devastating five-year civil war. (Mulugeta Ayene, FILE/Associated Press)

South Sudan: 16 civilians killed in latest ceasefire deal violation

South Sudan’s army said that 16 civilians have been killed and 22 others wounded including foreign nationals in the latest ceasefire deal violation.

Ohanaeze: Nigeria gradually receding into authoritarianism

The National Executive Council, NEC, of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of “receding into an authoritarian regime” as it now picks outspoken Nigerians and detains them without trial.

Miyetti Allah: Killing of nearly 100 people in Plateau ‘retaliatory’

Saturday’s mass killing of at least 86 people who were attending a funeral event in Plateau state was an act of revenge following an earlier attack, the cattle rearers’ group, Miyetti Allah, has said.
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Ebonyi rejects federal government’s proposed cattle ranches

The Ebonyi State Government, on Thursday, rejected the Federal Government’s plan to establish cattle ranches in the state.

Kidnappers, cattle rustlers spread fear in Kaduna

A spate of kidnappings for ransom in the Birnin Gwari district of northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state has left residents afraid to even leave their homes.

Residents say scores kidnapped in northern Nigeria

Scores of people were kidnapped in two days on a dangerous road in northern Nigeria, according to residents, in an outbreak of crime unconnected to the Boko Haram insurgency.kidnappers

Governor Obaseki bans grazing in Odighi, Odiguetue communities, environs

As an interim measure to forestall further killings and destruction of property, Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has placed a 90- day total an on grazing in Odighi, Odiguetue communities and environs.

Ekiti Assembly extends member’s suspension by another 21 days

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has extended by 21 legislative days the suspension order on Mr Fajana Ojo-Ade, representing Ekiti East constituency 1.

Suspected herdsmen kill Ambrose Alli University student, four others in Edo

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed five persons including a first-year student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo, in the state.

Benue: 24 victims of fresh killings to get mass burial

For the second time in three months, Benue state will organise a mass burial for victims of suspected herdsmen attacks.

Northern Governors: We’re not opposed to cattle ranching

In a departure from their initial stance, governors of the 19 Northern states in the country have said that they were not opposed to the ranching of cattle as a way of checking the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen and improving the production of dairy and meat products from livestock production.

VP Osinbajo: Why Nigeria must lead efforts to save Lake Chad

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that Nigeria must lead the efforts to save Lake Chad and pulling the region back from a major economic, social and ecological disaster.

Osun to enumerate cattle in the state

As part of its conflict resolution mechanisms, Osun State government has disclosed its determination to carry out enumeration of cattle in the state.

Fulani herdsmen, farmers sign agreement in Imo

Miyetti Allah, farmers and monarchs in Imo have agreed that owners of farms destroyed by herdsmen would be duly compensated.

We can only confront killer herdsmen if we have good weapons – Injured policeman

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has lamented over the continuous attack and killing of indigenes of the state by herdsmen suspected to be aliens, describing the situation as unacceptable.

Herdsmen: Nobody roams cattle in 21st century – Oluwo

Paramount Ruler and King of Iwo land, Osun, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi, has tackled the Federal Government of Nigeria saying that field grazing and cattle roaming is barbaric and should be abolished at once as it does conform to modernization and 21st century development of any country.

Philippines plans forced evacuations around erupting volcano

Philippine authorities who have declared a no-go zone around an erupting volcano said Thursday they will remove all holdouts, by force if necessary, to avoid casualties after tens of thousands of other residents fled to safety.

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