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Paul Unongo warns against dropping zoning

A former Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, Paul Unongo, has said Nigeria should be wary of jettisoning zoning of elective offices, especially the presidency, in 2023 as suggested by the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

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.

I’m surprised IGP didn’t stay in Benue – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he was not aware that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ignored his instruction to relocate to Benue State during the crisis in the state.

Paul Unongo urges President Buhari to support implementation on anti-open grazing law in Benue

Dr. Paul Unongo, Chairman, Governing Board, Nigeria Educational Research and Development Institute, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to support the implementation of the anti-open grazing law in Benue.

Ortom: Benue anti-grazing law protects herdsmen too

The Governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom, has warned citizens against cattle rustling and attacks on Fulani herdsmen in the state.

Governor Ortom warns against cattle rustling, retaliation

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has warned citizens against cattle rustling and attack on Fulani herdsmen in retaliation.

Anti-Open Grazing Law: I’m ready to meet Myetti Allah at ICC – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says he is ready to go the whole hog with cattle-rearers who have taken him to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

Governor Ortom seeks immediate trial of arrested IS fighters

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has asked security agencies, especially the Department of State Services (DSS), to immediate prosecute those recently arrested as Islamic State fighters.

This thing called ‘killer herdsman’

There is no denying what is obvious. Herdsmen have attacked rural communities in different parts of Nigeria. The attacks are often brutal; the attackers would surround a village in the dead of night, shoot indiscriminately and set fire to huts.

Benue killings: Police involvement will lead to more casualties – Paul Unongo

Second Republic minister and leader of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Wantaregh Paul Unongo, has insisted that dispatching the military to quell the killings by Fulani herdsmen remains the best option to tackling the current crisis in Benue State.

Benue killings: Tor Tiv alleges ethnic cleansing agenda

The Tor Tiv, His Royal Majesty Prof James Ayatse, has alleged that the killings of Benue indigenes in the New Year attacks were signs of an ethnic cleansing agenda.

Governor Ortom again rejects cattle colony at funeral for victims

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue state has again rejected the suggestion that the state create Cattle Colony or Grazing Routes for herdsmen.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar threatens to sue NEF chief Paul Unongo for libel

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday threanted to sue a leader of the Northern Elders Forum, Paul Unongo, for accusing him of being a financier of the Miyetti Allah, an association of cattle breeders.

Northern Elders Forum disowns Paul Unongo over statement on Benue killings

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has disowned what it called a “partisan statement” made by its leader, Paul Unongo against President Muhammadu Buhari and a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Benue killings: Governor Ortom calls for harmony among ethnic groups

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has called for harmony among the diverse ethnic groups in the state to put an end to attacks by herdsmen on communities.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar not financier of Miyetti Allah – media aide

Mr Paul Ibe, the Media Adviser to the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has debunked an allegation that Abubakar was the chief financier of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar is Miyetti Allah’s chief financier – Paul Unongo

The Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, Paul Unongo, has accused former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of being the chief financier and most influential member of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, the apex body of Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria.

2019: Northern Elders Forum deny endorsing President Buhari’s re-election bid

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has denied the media report that the forum has endorsed re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of 2019 general election.

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NAPTIP warns youths against social media marriages

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Court remands butcher who ‘raped 25-year-old’

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The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.

Ogwashi-Uku: Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo legitimately installed – Royal family

The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.
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My victory at tribunal, renewed hope for PDP, masses in Imo – Assemblyman

A member of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Ugboma, has described his recent victory at the Election Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, as renewed hope for his party and the common man in the state.