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38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

Thirty-eight people were killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government said on Tuesday, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country.
Mai Mala Buni

EU inaugurates €26 million recovery project in Yobe

The European Union (EU) has said it has launched €26 million (Euros) project in Yobe state to strengthen recovery and resilience of internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups.

Soldier, three others killed in fresh Plateau attack

Four people including a soldier were confirmed dead on Tuesday following a fresh attack in Riyom Council Area of Plateau state by unknown gunmen numbering over 200.

Gani Adams threatens to attack violent herdsmen, lists hideouts

The Aare Onakakanfo in Council chaired by Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday appealed to the federal government to increase security in the South West.
A joint operation by the Malian army and the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, underway in northeastern Mali, has resulted in the “neutralization” of some 20 jihadists, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) announced Saturday evening.

Twenty jihadists ‘neutralized’ in French-Malian counter-terrorism operation

A joint operation by the Malian army and the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, underway in northeastern Mali, has resulted in the “neutralization” of some 20 jihadists, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) announced Saturday evening.
Fola Ojo

Mr President, we are under siege

The above is an excerpt from one of many brilliant works of poetry by the late American writer and poet, Maya Angelou. In the expository tome, “ALL GOD’S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELLING SHOES”, Angelou reminds us all about the attribute of the place a man calls home.

Suspected herdsmen attack travellers, kill Osun council worker

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, on Wednesday, attacked travellers on the Ife-Ibadan Expressway at Ikire and shot dead an employee of the Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State, Samson Adenipekun.
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Banditry: Governor Matawalle meets Miyetti Allah

Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara state has disclosed that end to banditry will no longer be lips talk but by action based on the outcome of his meeting with leaders of the Fulani and their famous association Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association.

Police arrest one as suspected herders attempt to kidnap Ondo monarch

The Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday arrested a Fulani herdsman, who was allegedly among a team of kidnappers that attempted to kidnap the monarch of Osi town in the Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba David Olajide.

Woman, son kidnapped in Ondo

Armed persons, on Sunday evening, kidnapped a woman and her step-son in Osi community, Akure North Local Government Area.

Gunmen attack on Plateau varsity sparks students protest

Students of the Plateau State University on Monday took to the streets in protest over an attack on their institution by armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
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PSC chairman tells Ndigbo to join forces to produce speaker

Mr Chemberline Adiaso, the Chairman, Presidential Support Committee (PSC) South-East, has called on Ndigbo to join forces in their struggle to produce the Speaker of the ninth House of Representative.

Police deny siege by herdsmen in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday said the state was safe for residents, visitors and investors, adding that nobody could put it under siege.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Group: Ex-President Obasanjo’s Fulanisation, Islamisation claim mere blackmail

Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum says land displacements and reprisals account for Fulani related clashes in northern Nigeria, discarding Islamisation or Fulanisation agenda of ex-President Obasanjo.

Imo community gives a two-week ultimatum to herdsmen, land grabbers

Ezi-Irete landowners in Irete community, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, has given a two-week ultimatum to suspected Fulani herdsmen ravaging their lands especially at the location of the Industrial Development Centre (IDC).
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Ex-President Obasanjo’s Fulanisation claim influenced by social media

Lawyer and activist Femi Falana (SAN) has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo view that Boko Haram is about Fulanisation of Nigeria and other West African countries must have been influenced by social media.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: President Buhari’s OIC trip after inauguration worrisome

The Christian Association of Nigeria has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Saudi Arabia for a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation a day after his inauguration.

UPU flays federal government over insecurity

The President of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide, Olorogun Moses Taiga, has flayed the newly inaugurated Federal Government over the worsening state of security and deteriorating conditions in the country.

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Bright Omokaro: Privatise clubs to curb violence

Bright Omokaro, an ex-international, on Wednesday said the only way to curb violence in the Nigeria Professional Football League would be to privatise government-owned clubs in order to instil discipline.

Two killed in attack on police station near Niger capital

Two policemen were killed late Tuesday when gunmen attacked a police station on the northern edge of the Niger capital Niamey, a security official said.
Alex Iwobi has revealed that working together as a team can prove to be the greatest asset for the Super Eagles going to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which begins on Friday in Egypt.

Alex Iwobi: AFCON will be like a war

Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi said that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) will be a serious battle as 24 countries compete for the ultimate crown.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Applicant in court for stealing cell phone

The police on Wednesday arraigned an applicant in Mpape Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a Gionee cell phone, valued at N30, 000.

Governor Okowa appoints five special advisers

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has appointed five Special Advisers, including Prof. Sylvester Monye as Senior Policy Adviser.