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Jan 16
2018

Benue Attacks: Senate gives IGP 14-day ultimatum to arrest perpetrators

Also, Sen. Shehu Sani cautioned against viewing the crisis from religious and ethnic perspective. The Senate has given the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr Ibrahim Idris 14 days ultimatum to arrest and investigate the perpetrators of Benue killings. This position was sequel to the consideration of a report of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on […]

Jan 16
2018

Edgal Imohimi: Lagos Police inaugurate ‘Operation Know Your Neighbour’ to check cultism

The Lagos state police boss inaugurated the operation during a town hall meeting hosted by Area G Command in Ogba, Lagos. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, on Tuesday inaugurated ‘Operation Know Your Neighbour’ to check cultism and drug peddling in the state. He inaugurated the operation during a town hall meeting […]

Jan 16
2018

Fuel Scarcity: NNPC starts enforcing sale of petrol at N133 per litre

The measure is an attempt to resolve the price differentials between marketers. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has deployed more of its depots and other throughput facilities to enforce the N133.28 Ex-Depot price of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, to marketers directly. In a  press statement signed by the Group General Manager, […]

Jan 15
2018

Trump: FG summons US ambassador to explain President's 'shithole' comment

The ambassador will meet with Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs on Monday. The Federal Government has summoned the United States ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, to explain the derogatory remarks allegedly made by US president, Donald Trump, in describing African countries. While meeting with members of Congress on Thursday, January 11, 2018, Trump reportedly expressed disdain […]

Jan 13
2018

Fulani Herdsmen: Abia Governor, Ikpeazu rejects FG’s plans to create cattle colonies

The Chief Press Secretary to the Abia state Governor, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos said that the state does not have enough land to use for agriculture. The Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has rejected plans by the Federal Government to create cattle colonies for herdsmen in the state. According to The Guardian, the Chief Press Secretary […]

Jan 12
2018

Pulse Opinion: Buhari failed the good people of Benue

Recent killings by herdsmen in Benue could have been avoided if the presidency was up to its job. As 73 caskets containing bodies of 73 farmers were wheeled into the IBB Square in Makurdi on Thursday, January 11, 2018, an air of abandonment swept through the crowd. Benue has been here before. You could have […]

Dec 16
2017

Nigerian Army: Military sets up panel of enquiry over checkpoint killing by soldier

The army said the attention of the Brigade was drawn to the incident through an online publication alleging that the soldier killed a truck driver who refused to bribe him. The 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin, has set up a Regimental Board of Enquiry into circumstances that allegedly led a soldier to kill a man […]

Dec 16
2017

In Abuja: Over 20 shops, goods worth N400m lost in craft village inferno

One of the victims said he lost everything to the inferno including new art works and crafts for December sales. President of the African Arts and Cultural Heritage Association (AACHA), Mr Kanayo Chukwumezie, said over 20 shops and arts works were destroyed in the inferno that engulfed the Abuja Arts and Craft village on Friday […]

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