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Mali admits soldiers implicated in deaths during security sweep

Mali's defence minister admitted on Tuesday that soldiers were involved in killings in the country's unstable centre, after the discovery of a mass grave backed up accusations of summary executions by government troops.

Residents accuse Mali army of killing at least 25 civilians

Malian soldiers killed at least 25 civilians in the central Mopti region last week, a civic association and residents said on Tuesday, as concerns rose over alleged abuses during counterterror operations in an area where extremists linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group have carried out attacks.

CAN warns federal government against recruiting repentant Boko Haram terrorists into Army, Police

Following reports of plans by the federal government to recruit repentant Boko Haram terrorists into the Nigerian Army and the Police, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Tuesday warned the federal government against such plan.

Super Eagles and Marcus the pig at the World Cup

There has been nothing in recent memory like the build-up to Nigeria’s first match at the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia. Football is Nigeria’s greatest unifier: when it is football, our compatriots drop all ethnic, religious and ideological differences and profess the missing faith and ideology of one Nigeria.

25 bodies found after army sweep in Mali

Twenty-five bodies were found in central Mali after the army carried out a sweep in the unstable region, sources said on Monday, adding to concern about abuse by security forces in their fight against jihadists.

Governor Ortom: 60% IDPs in Benue are school children

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that government is working towards the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state, particularly, the 60 percent displaced children of school age that are still in the camps.

Five to die by hanging in for killing herdsman

A Yola High Court presided over by Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri has sentenced five men to death for culpable homicide and for killing a Fulani herdsman.

At least 15 dead in fresh violence in Zamfara

At least 15 people were killed in violence in northern and central Nigeria, police and local officials said on Thursday, in the latest unrest to hit the restive regions.

IPOB: June 12 Democracy Day a Greek gift to pacify Yoruba

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the re­cent declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari in honor of late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of 1993 presidential election.

Bishop: No contact with abductors of Osun Methodist priest yet

Policemen and vigilance groups have been combing bushes around Telemu village along the Iwo-Osogbo Road in search of a Methodist Presbyter, Very Rev. Kayode Akande, and two other church leaders kidnapped on Sunday night by some hoodlums suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

MASSOB: President Buhari’s honour to MKO Abiola hypocritical

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), on Monday, described the recognition accorded to the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential poll, Moshood Abiola, by President Muhammadu Buhari as ‘the highest display of hypocrisy’.

Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum demands IGP, INEC chairman’s sack

Worried by the audacious refusal of the police to submit to civil authority and the doubt over the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections in 2019, Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum has demanded the immediate sack of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu.

Senator Umeh: Honouring MKO Abiola, Babagana Kingibe leaving Humphrey Nwosu is half measure

Senator Victor Umeh (APGA, Anambra Central) says any honour done to Moshood Abiola and Babagana Kingibe, presumed winners of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election without extending same to Professor Humphrey Nwosu, chairman of then National Electoral Commission (NEC) amounts to half measure.

The meaning of June 12

For the record, I did not vote on June 12, 1993. Not that I did not want to vote, but the situation conspired with the circumstances to disenfranchise me: I was out of Lagos. If I was in town, though, I would have voted for Chief MKO Abiola, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

PFN asks federal government to stop killings in Nigeria

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has called on the federal government to step up action towards putting an end to the incessant killing of innocent people by the Fulani herdsmen across the country.

House of Representatives urges federal government to rescind decision on open grazing law

The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to rescind the ‘decision’ to compel states to suspend ranching and open grazing law.

Frederick Fasehun-led OPC backs National Assembly on threat to impeach President Buhari

Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has praised the National Assembly for Monday’s joint resolution to sanction the President, saying, it was an overdue and commendable step to protect the country’s democracy and check the nation’s slide into totalitarianism.

Governor Ishaku, others kick as federal government moves to suspend anti-open grazing law

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State says that the state’s Open Grazing Prohibition law that came into effect on 24th January has come to stay and no pronouncements can upturn it.

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Generator fume kills family of seven in Benin

Tragedy struck at Akpata Street in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, on Monday night, as a family of seven were said to have been wiped off by generator fume.

Governor Umahi raps Willie Obiano over renaming of street in Awka

Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman, South-East Governors Forum, David Umahi, on Tuesday, berated his Anambra State counterpart, Willie Obiano, for renaming a street in the state capital, Awka, which was formerly known by the name of Ebonyi State capital, Abakaliki.

Over 300 athletes compete in CBN Tennis Championship

No fewer than 300 athletes would compete for honours in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) week-long Senior National Open Tennis championship, in Abuja.

Ooni, others bag awards as Ekiti university holds convocation

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and other eminent Nigerians are to bag honourary awards at the 23rd convocation ceremonies of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: I’m ready to confront anti-democratic forces

Former Vice President and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has declared that he was ready to confront anti-democratic forces ahead the 2019 elections.