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Aliyu Tershaku: Benue government behind my ordeal

Coordinator of the recently disbanded Benue State Livestock Guards, Alhaji Aliyu Tershaku, has accused the Benue State Government of being behind his arrest, stressing that he knew nothing about the allegations against him.

NYSC to resume corps members’ posting to Benue

Following Governor Samuel Ortom’s intervention, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has promised to resume posting of corps members to Benue State.
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BMO tells Atiku Abubakar, PDP to stop crying wolf over airport search

The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the media handlers of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of deliberately misrepresenting a search that was clearly in line with international best practices.

APC loses members to PDP in Edo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State made another haul on Sunday as some prominent chieftains and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo North Senatorial District, Adams Oshiomhole’s immediate constituency abandoned their abhorrent brooms to take shelter under the congenial umbrella.

Simon Lalong: I share the pains of IDPs in Plateau

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says his administration shares in the pain and burden of Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were displaced from their ancestral homes as a result of herdsmen attacks in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Bassa and Bokkos Local Government Areas of the middle belt state.

Farmers/herders clash: Federal government distributes cattle feed mills, rice milling machines

The Federal Government has begun the distribution of cattle feed mills and rice milling machines to increase local rice production and end farmers/herdsmen clashes across the country.

Official: Herdsmen destroy 50 public primary schools in Benue

The Executive Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Dr. Philip Tachin, has disclosed that over 50 public primary schools were destroyed this year by armed herdsmen who sacked several Benue communities.

Gunmen abduct 4 Catholic priests in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of four Catholic Priests by unknown gunmen around Umutu/Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

PDP: APC secretly offering money to buy PVCs from Benue IDPs

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State said it has uncovered plot by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to buy Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, from victims of herdsmen crisis in the state currently taking refuge in Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps.

Ibrahim Idris orders police special squad to fish out killers of Kaduna monarch

The Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has ordered his Intelligence Response Team(IRT), led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari to fish out the killers of the traditional ruler of Adara community in Kaduna, Dr. Maiwada Galadima.

Shi’ite crisis: Nigeria is playing with fire

No matter what the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force say in the aftermath of the latest face-off with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, this country cannot justify the measure of force its agents have continued to unleash on this religious group.

2019: Labour calls for restraint among politicians

The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, SSASCGOC, has called on politicians to exercise restraint as the country goes into 2019 elections.

BYF: We’ll resist plot by herdsmen to orchestrate leadership change in Benue

An umbrella body of Benue youths, the Benue Youths Forum, BYF, has raised the alarm over alleged plot by herdsmen groups to orchestrate leadership change in the state vowing to resist any plot to foist such leadership on the people of the state.

Nigerian military explains seven ongoing operations nationwide

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday said the Nigeria military was carrying out 7 operations across the country.

Nasarawa council chief appeals to farmers, herders to live peacefully

The Chairman, Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Mr Saidu Kurki, has appealed to farmers and herdsmen in the area to co-exist peacefully in order to boost food production.
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Over N115,000 displaced persons return home in Benue

Over 115,000 Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) out of 180,000, who were affected by the herdsmen/farmers crisis in Benue State might have returned to their homes.

Benue IDPs return home, thank federal government

Farmers in Logo and Ukum local government areas of Benue State, who were displaced by the protracted crisis with herdsmen, have returned to their villages.

Ejike Mbaka: Muhammadu Buhari is change, but Atiku Abubakar is bureau de change

Mbaka described Atiku as bureau de change, according to him, because of the foreign currencies that allegedly exchanged hands at the National Convention of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, before the ex-VP emerged the party’s presidential candidate.

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