Benue govt denies arming livestock guards

The Benue State government has denied the report that members of the State Livestock Guard are illegally armed. Commander of the group and senior special assistant to the governor on special security Aliyu Tershaku faulted the report on Sunday in

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Fayose: Henceforth, herdsmen in Ekiti must register with N5,000

Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, says herdsmen in the state must register with the sum of N5,000 in their host communities to make for easy identification. Fayose made this known via his Twitter handle while sympathising with Olu Falae,

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Court adjourns Metuh’s trial over undisclosed illness

The ongoing arms deal trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Olisa Metuh has been adjourned by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The case was on Monday, January 22, adjourned after Metuh’s counsel,

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Celebration in Liberia at George Weah’s inauguration ceremony

The inauguration of former football star George Weah as the President of Liberia got underway on Monday to scenes of joy and giddy optimism on Monday, a moment marking the troubled country’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944. Weah, 51, takes over from

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Man accused of raping 13-yr-old remanded in prison

A 55-year-old man, Mfon Iyang, who allegedly raped a teenage girl, was on Monday remanded in Kirikiri prison by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Folakemi Davies-Abegunde, refused to grant the bail application for the accused and

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Obasanjo, Abdulsalami in Liberia as Weah takes oath of office

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, are currently in Monrovia, capital of Liberia for the swearing-in of George Weah as Liberia’s president. Speaking to reporters shortly after his arrival on Monday, Obsanjo said he was

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Alaafin of Oyo in trouble

By Our Correspondent           The throne of the Alaafin of Oyo is an institution in Yorubaland. The occupant of the prestigious traditional institution is practically worshipped and adored by his subjects. The Alaafin is called many revered names such as

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EDITORIAL: Ranching Vs Cattle Colony: Our position

Since the beginning of the year, the political space and indeed national discussions have been inundated by the renewed vigor with which herdsmen now attack farming communities.  The case of Benue State which buried about 73 persons in one day, being

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Petrol queues return despite NNPC’s sufficiency claims

Consumers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol in Lagos and Abuja, saw the return of long queues at filling stations at the weekend. This is despite assurance from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that it has

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CBN cancels MPC meeting

The first meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, for 2018 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday has been cancelled due to inability of members to form a statutory quorum. The Senate has refused to confirm new presidential nominees to fill

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