Tension mounts as youth clash with Hausa community in Makurdi

The Hausa community and some youth in the Wadata area of Makurdi, Benue state, clashed on Saturday. An eyewitness told TheCable that the violence started after a Fulani man was hit and killed by a vehicle. Some youth were reportedly

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Polio: FCT targets 900,000 for immunisation

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board says over 900,000 children will be immunised against polio in the first round of 2018 vaccination across the territory. The Acting Executive Secretary, Dr Mathew Ashikeni told the News Agency

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Neymar may make £357m move to Real Madrid

Neymar could be set to smash his own world-record transfer fee and make a sensational move to Real Madrid. The former Barcelona star became the most expensive footballer in history when he moved to PSG for £198million in August. But

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Oshoala: My voice is for the Nigerian girl-child

Super Falcons of Nigeria and Dalian Quanjian of China midfielder, Asisat Lamina Oshoala, says the time has come for parents in Nigeria to change their attitude towards the girl-child, particularly in the area of sports and education. The Confederations of

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Sex workers, Obiano at war over demolition of shanties

The demolition of illegal structures on the Onitsha/Enugu Expressway by the Anambra State Government has displaced some sex workers. Also dislodged by the demolition were some urchins believed to specialise in snatching people’s personal effects in the area. Speaking with

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Iran rejects any change to nuclear deal

Iran has rejected any modification of its nuclear deal with world powers after US President Donald Trump demanded tough new measures to keep the agreement alive. Iran “will not accept any amendments in this agreement, be it now or in

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Buratai to officers: Steer clear of politics

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has issued a stern warning to all officers and soldiers in the Nigerian Army to steer clear of politics. Buratai, represented by the Commander, Infantry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, gave

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Abia poly suspends 500 workers over certificate, age falsification

At least 500 academic and non-academic members of staff of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba have been temporally disengaged by the institution’s management.  This followed a report by a committee set up by the Abia State Government to investigate their

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China demolishes Christian megachurch

Authorities in northern China have demolished a Christian megachurch in a move denounced by a religious rights group as “Taliban-style persecution”.  China’s officially atheist Communist authorities are wary of any organised movements outside their control, including religious ones. The huge

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Benue killings: ACF sets up committee on anti-grazing law

Pan-Northern socio-cultural group, the Arewa Consultative Forum, said it had constituted a committee on how best to handle the anti-open grazing law which has been a bone of contention in some parts of the North. The implementation of the law

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