Wednesday, March 3, 2021

HERDSMEN ATTACKS: : Ortom Challenges FG. others to national debate

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has challenged the Federal Government and other Nigerians with contrary views over his submissions on constant hersdmen attacks and other issues bedeviling the country to a national debate. Ortom insisted that Fulani herdsmen had a hidden agenda of over-running Benue and other parts of the country for economic and...

You lied, Plateau farmers don’t carry AK 47- PDP, Farmers tell Gov. Lalong

The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has described Governor Simon Lalong as a man who has lost his conscience, saying “with this continuous shameful outpouring and vituperations, our supposed dear Governor lost his conscience”. The PDP through its Publicity Secretary, John Akan was reacting to Governir Simon Lalong’s claim that farmers...

AfDB President, Adesina reveals how Nigeria can be restructured

Former Minister of Agriculture and President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has said that Nigeria’s restructuring should be driven by economic and financial viability. Speaking during a Commonwealth event in Akure, Akinwumi stated that economic and financial viability are necessary for the growth of any country. He also urged the government to map...

FRSC directs clampdown on rickety vehicles nationwide

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Tuesday directed commanding officers across all formations to commence immediate clampdown on rickety vehicles plying Nigerian roads. The clampdown is an integral part of re jigged efforts of the corps in the year 2021 to further reduce road traffic crashes across the country. A statement...

Senate Begins Screening of Service Chiefs

The Senate Committees on Defence, Army, Navy and Air force has commenced screening the newly appointed service chiefs nominees as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. The screening exercise holding at committee room 211 is being presided over by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Aliyu Wamako (APC, Sokoto). Following strident calls across the...

BREAKING: Zenith Bank becomes Nigeria’s biggest bank by asset

Jim Ovia-led Zenith Bank Plc saw a 34 per cent surge in its asset base in 2020, lifting the bank’s value from N6.347 trillion to N8.481 trillion in one year and making it Nigeria’s biggest bank by asset, its audited financial statements showed on Tuesday. The lender could, however, cede that position to fiercely aggressive...

Lagos #ENDSARS panel summons IGP

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry set up to investigate cases of police brutality, especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Adamu. The IGP was summoned over a case involving one Adewale Adewuyi, a petitioner whose 26 acres of farmland was allegedly seized...

We Lost Multi-Million Naira Crops To Herdsmen Invasion, Ekiti Farmers Cry For Help

YOMI AYELESO reports that farmers in Ekiti State are recounting their woes following the latest invasion of farms by suspected herdsmen where crops worth millions of naira were destroyed. A short while after the popular Akure meeting between governors in the South-west and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN)...

Yoruba Victims Of Sasa Mayhem Kick Against N2,000 Palliative Given By Govt Through Community Leader

Victims of the arson attacks during the recent crisis at Sasa market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, are protesting against N2,000 given to them each as palliative by the state government. SaharaReporters learnt that many of the victims lost goods and properties worth millions of naira during the...

Fulani Herdsmen Have Right to Defend Themselves, Says Yuguda

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. Yuguda stated this yesterday while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the revalidation his membership of the All Peoples Congress (APC) at the ongoing registration/revalidation exercise in Bauchi State. The ex –...

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