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DPR: Taraba petrol marketers record 90 per cent compliance to regulations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said that petroleum marketers in Taraba have attained 90 per cent compliance to the petroleum downstream regulations.
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with government and people of Lagos State over the death of retired Brig.-Gen. Mobolaji Johnson, who was the first Military Governor of the state.

Reactions trail death of Mobolaji Johnson

Reactions have continued to trail the death of Brig-Gen. Mobolaji Johnson (rtd), the first Military Governor of Lagos State.

Tiv-Jukun crisis: Taraba delegation briefs Tor Tiv on peace efforts

A 10 man delegation raised by Taraba state government to have an interface with stakeholders in Benue state on how to find lasting solution to the perennial Tiv/Jukun crisis, at the weekend briefed the Tor Tiv, Prof James Ayatse, on the peace efforts initiated by Governor Darius Ishaku.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Intensify security on waterways – Senate tells security agencies

The Senate on Thursday charged security agencies to step up their surveillance on the Bonny-Port-Harcourt waterways.

Several persons missing as tribal militias attack, burn down village in Taraba

Several people have been reported missing, with many houses and other property burnt in an early morning attack on villages in Donga local government area of Taraba State, barely 48 hours after the signing of a peace accord by Jukun and Tiv stakeholders to end the five-month-old conflict between the two ethnic groups.

Jukun/Tiv crisis: Taraba peace accord collapses after 48 hours

Barely 48 hours after signing a peace accord to end the five-month crisis between Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups in Taraba State, a Jukun militia group attacked a community in Donga Local Government Area of the State.

Tiv/Jukun leaders in Taraba agree to ceasefire

The leaderships of the Tiv and Junkun waring factions in the Southern part of Taraba on Thursday, agreed to a ceasefire to allow the return of normalcy to the area.

Stakeholders lament deplorable state of federal roads, urge government intervention

Some stakeholders have lamented the deplorable state of federal roads in their respective areas, saying the situation is adversely affecting the socio-economic lives of the people.
Babatunde Fashola- Minister Works, Power and Housing

Tunde Fashola: Why road contracts fail in Nigeria

Amidst complaints of dilapidated roads across the country, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, has explained that most contracts fail due to under budgeting and poor funding.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Benue group hails President Buhari for intervening in Tiv/Jukun crisis

The Conference of Benue Journalists (CBJ) on Sunday expressed satisfaction on President Muhammadu Buhari’s timely intervention to provide a lasting solution to the age-long communal violent clashes between the Jukun and Tiv people of Taraba.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Tiv/Jukun crisis: CAN hints on food scarcity

Pastor Isaiah Jirapye, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Taraba chapter, has said that food crisis was imminent if the Tiv/Jukun communal violence was not checked.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 21 ‘drug peddlers’ in Taraba

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Taraba Command, has arrested 21 suspected drug dealers with a total seizure of 299.6 kg of assorted illicit drugs.

Wadume: Inspector dies as police arrest more suspects

A Police Inspector attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) was killed on Monday night while four others were injured when their vehicle had a lone accident on Wukari Road in Ibi, Taraba State.

Nigerians have accepted insecurity as part of life

It has become obvious to most Nigerians that criminals have overwhelmed the Nigerian security architecture. A number of things happened last week to make this message stronger. Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State met with representatives of the bandits in his state.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Suspected militiamen kill dozens in Taraba community

Suspected militiamen reportedly opened fire on residents of Takum, a Taraba community Sunday morning, killing dozens.

Nigeria conducts aerial spray to kill invading Quelea birds in North-east farms

The federal government has commenced aerial spray of pesticides to control the invasion of Quelea birds in North-east Nigeria, an official of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

Tiv/Jukun crisis: It’s shocking how brothers kill brothers – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is shocking how hate and bigotry inhabits the human soul resulting in brothers killing brothers.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari orders Benue, Taraba governors to end Tiv/Jukun killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, and that of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to immediately end the killings and the communal conflict between the Tiv and Jukun, which has claimed hundreds of lives, the most recent being that of a Catholic Priest, Rev Fr David Tanko on Wednesday.

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A Non Governmental Organisation known as Mercy Corps Nigeria (MCN) has revealed through research that no less than 13.2 million Nigerian children are out of school in the country.

NBC to curb exploitation of consumers by satellite TV stations

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai, in a show of respect, vacated his official seat for former President Olusegun Obasanjo who visited Kaduna.

Former President Obasanjo hails Governor el-Rufai’s pan-Nigeria character

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended Governor Nasiru el-Rufai for his pan-Nigeria character and his commitment to good governance.

Four civilians, soldier killed as jihadists attack army base

Four civilians and a soldier were killed when heavily-armed Somali jihadists attacked an army base north of the capital, military sources and witnesses said Thursday.