Friday, March 5, 2021

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 –...

Palliatives: Senate Orders Arrest Of Ex-NDDC IMC

The Senate yesterday issued a warrant of arrest on the former Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The arrest warrant followed the refusal by members of the newly constituted interim administrator to appear before the Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privilege to account for N6.2 billion COVID-19 funds...

‘Crisis Entrepreneurs Won’t be Dignified’: Nigeria’s Southwest Governors Tackle Senate President

Governors of Nigeria’s southwestern states on Monday took on the senate president Dr. Ahmad Lawan, over his attack on them for allegedly inciting the recent ethnic violence, which erupted in some states in the region. They, however, said they would not engage in a media war with those they described as crisis entrepreneurs and ‘divisionists’...

Okorocha’s Aide, 13 Others Granted ₦70m Bail

A Magistrate Court in Owerri has granted bail to an aide of ex-Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and 13 others a ₦5m bond bail on each of the defendants. The magistrate, B.U Adikaibe, who ruled on the bail application made for the release of the defendants also insisted that a traditional ruler in the state...

Police Brutality: Petitioner Demands ₦200m Compensation For Amputated Leg

The National Human Rights Commission Independent Investigation Panel has been asked to compel the Nigeria Police Force to pay a compensation of ₦200 million to a petitioner, Kingsley Kalu who allegedly lost his left leg as a result of an accidental discharge from the rifle of Daniel Akpabio of the FCT Police Command. At the...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine withdraws court case disputing presidential election results – Reports

According to the electoral commission results, which he disputed, Bobi Wine secured nearly 35 per cent of the vote. Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, said on Monday he was withdrawing his case over election fraud from the country’s highest court, media reported. The singer-turned-politician ran as against longtime incumbent President Yoweri...

Benue people against terrorists, killer herdsmen, not any tribe – Ortom

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue, says people of the state are fighting against terrorists, killer herdsmen and criminality, not against any Fulani as some Nigerians believe. Ortom made the clarification on Monday in Makurdi, while briefing journalists on the state of insecurity in Benue. “We are not against any tribe, especially the Fulani people, but rather...

Army dismisses allegation of extortion

The Nigerian army has described the allegation of extortion against its personnel in Edo as a deliberate orchestration of falsehood and gross misrepresentation of facts produced and circulated to deliberately smear its image. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on Monday, reacted to a video clip alleging that army personnel...

Strange Sheikh Gumi could locate bandits’ hideouts but police, army cannot – Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, has berated the Nigerian Army and the police over the activities of bandits. Omokri wondered how possible it could be for popular Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi to locate and meet with bandits while the Nigerian Army and the Police could not identify their locations. In a...

Forceful Invasion: Okorocha’s Aide, 13 Others Arraigned In Owerri

The Imo State police command has arraigned 14 persons including a senior legislative aide to Senator Rochas Okorocha, Steve Asimobi in a magistrate court in Owerri. They are said to have participated in the ‘forceful invasion’ of the Royal Spring Palm Hotel which was sealed by the state government. Spokesman to the state command, Orlando Ikeokwu...

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