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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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 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.
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).
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.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to rescind the ‘decision’ to compel states to suspend ranching and open grazing law.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse was a very delighted man after his team beat Poland 2-1 on Tuesday in Moscow, in spite of his dead-pan look most of the time after the match.
The new Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Mr. Emmanuel Jekada, has vowed to address the crisis rocking the party in the state.
The Director General of the Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organization, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, has said over 50 per cent of the campaigns that would have promoted the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the July 14 election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, have been done by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The US on Tuesday withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), accusing it of “chronic bias against Israel”.
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has challenged telecommunications companies (Telcos) and other corporate organisations, including wealthy individuals to support humanitarian causes through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives as a way of helping to reduce the rate of poverty in the country.