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President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.

Ayo Adebanjo: President Buhari’s ‘shoot-at-sight order’ on Igbo youths heartless

A pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has described the ‘shoot-on-sight’ order by President Muhammadu Buhari on protesting Igbo youths as “artless and heartless.”
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor threatens to arrest Senators Anyim, Egwu, others

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has threatened to bring the full weight of the law to bear on some prominent citizens of the state for inciting violence.
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.

South-East: Afenifere faults Buhari’s shoot-at-sight order

The order which was given to the soldiers who are predominantly Northerners without first exploring the option of dialogue, the association maintained, had further fuelled the suspicion that President Buhari did not consider the life of another ethnic group sacred but that of Fulani, his kinsmen.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi governor: Why we’re yet to ban open grazing

Unlike his counterparts in the southern part of Nigeria, Governor Yahaya Bello has said Kogi State will not ban open grazing until it has made provision for ranching.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Nasir el-Rufai a sycophant, religious bigot

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday described Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna as a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor imposes curfew, denies rumour of herdsmen attack on schools

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday, gave security agencies 72 hours to bring the killers of two soldiers, a policeman and a civilian in the state to book.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi urges Nigerian government to copy ex-President Jonathan’s model to end banditry, kidnapping

An Islamic leader, Sheik Ahmad Gumi has blamed the rising spate of banditry, kidnapping and insecurity nationwide on the failure of governments at all levels to fund the education sector in line with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

‘Herdsmen’ kill 17 persons in Benue

Seventeen persons were on Saturday feared dead in an early morning attack by suspected herdsmen in another three communities of Guma Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue state on Saturday.

Ex-Anambra governor: How an Igbo can be president in 2023

An Ohaneze Ndigbo chieftain and former Governor of Anambra’ State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife has said that only Igbo can derail the Presidential dream of the Southeast in 2023. He noted that God has endorsed the plan and it enjoys support from other regions in the country.

Fulani youth groups seek end to extrajudicial killings

Youth groups under the aegis, Coalition of Fulani Youth Groups have urged governments at all levels to take steps towards ending extrajudicial killings.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eikiti CP: Report me to higher authorities if i’m not handling herders’ menace properly

The Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Mr Babatunde Mobayo, has disclosed that Ekiti residents can report him to higher police authorities if he was seen not be handling cases involving herdsmen infringements on rights of the locals properly.
Former Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda has alleged that the Fulani people particularly herdsmen, have been subjected to unfair treatment.

Isa Yuguda: Fulani herdsmen have suffered unfairly

Former Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has alleged that the Fulani people particularly herdsmen, have been subjected to unfair treatment.

Isa Yuguda: Fulani herdsmen have right to defend themselves

Former Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, has said that Fulani herdsmen have the constitutional right to defend themselves, but not with AK-47.

Isa Yuguda: Nigerian government is supporting agric, it must subsidise herdsmen’s businesses

A former Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda, has stated that Nigeria has treated Fulani people unfairly, pointing out that for the herders crisis across the country to be addressed, justice must be done to them.
Governor Samuel Ortom has denied reports that he requested a return of confiscated weapons.

Benue governor: We’re not against any tribe but killer herdsmen

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says people of the state are fighting against terrorists and killer herdsmen, not against the Fulani ethnic group as some Nigerians believe.
Performing the ceremony in Makurdi, Gov. Samuel Ortom, said the decision to support the security agencies was in recognition of their commendable efforts at safeguarding lives and property in the state.

Benue governor: Bala Mohammed part of terrorist organisations terrorizing Nigeria

Governor Ortom who spoke in Makurdi while reacting to the recent media outing of the Bauchi Governor also alleged that the Bauchi state Governor’s unrelenting support for herders to carry AK47 rifles for self defence clearly indicated that the Governor was supporting the mindless killing of Nigerians by armed herders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: We’ll treat bandits as criminals

EDO State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that bandits who disguise as herders to perpetuate violence, kidnapping and robbery will be treated as criminals, as the state firms up its security architecture to flush out criminals from its domain.
Governor Samuel Ortom has denied reports that he requested a return of confiscated weapons.

Benue governor: Nigerian government protecting armed herders

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, yesterday accused the Federal Government of protecting the interest of armed herders despite the atrocities they commit in parts of the country thereby worsening the security situation in Nigeria.

Sule Lamido: Fulani being persecuted because of President Buhari

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State, has said the Fulani were being persecuted in Nigeria because President Muhammadu Buhari is of the same ethnic stock.

Gani Adams: Food crisis looms in Southwest due to herders attacks

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, says food crisis is imminent in the South-West region of Nigeria due to the onslaught on farmers by Fulani herdsmen.

Ijaw group warns herdsmen to stay away from their forests

As the dry season bites harder amidst migration of herders and their cattle to the southern parts of the country, Ijaw rights group, Ijaw Unity Watchdog, IUW, has warned armed Fulani herdsmen to stay away from the forest areas in the South-South and South-Eastern parts of the country.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor: We can’t solve insecurity challenges with criminality

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State declared on Monday that his government would not try to solve the insecurity challenges in his state by backing those bent on taking laws into their hands or carrying out jungle justice against perceived wrongdoers.

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