FG to starts cattle colonies next week, to stop open grazing

The Federal Government will commence the establishment of cattle colonies next week in states that show interest in a major step to discourage open grazing. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said on Friday that open

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Buhari is impressed with herdsmen killings in Benue, says Omokri

Reno Omokri, former aide to immediate paste president, Goodluck Jonathan, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media, Femi Adesina, over his statement that his principal was depressed with the killings in Benue. In an article entitled ‘why I

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Doctor tests positive to Lassa fever in Kogi

Kogi State has recorded a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever as a medical doctor working with the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja has been confirmed to be a victim of the disease. The Medical Director of FMC, Dr Olatunde Alabi, who

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US court convicts Nigerian for killing fiancée

A Nigerian in the United States, Osa Alohaneke, faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in jail, after he was convicted by a court in Fort Bend County, Houston for the 2015 stabbing to death of his

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China says US warship ‘violated’ its sovereignty

Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had “violated” its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea. The USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical

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Cattle colonies: Adamawa Govt. registers 64 grazing reserves

The Adamawa Commissioner for Livestock Production, Isah Salihu, on Thursday said the state government has already registered 64 grazing reserves and gazetted 30 of them across the state. Mr. Salihu, in an interview with journalists in Yola said that the

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Australia Open: Federer, Djokovic move into 4th round

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both reached round four of the Australian Open with straight-set wins – although the Serb suffered an injury scare. Switzerland’s five-time champion Federer beat Richard Gasquet 6-2 7-5 6-4 to progress to the last 16.

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Coleman breaks 60m world record

American world 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the 60m indoor world record, clocking 6.37 seconds at a meeting in Clemson, South Carolina. Coleman’s mark beat the previous record of 6.39 set twice by fellow American Maurice Greene, in 1998

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Niger council chairman impeached

The Chairman of Munya Local Government Area of Niger State, Yahuza Mohammed, has been impeached by his councillors for alleged gross misconduct and maladministration. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Mohammed was impeached on Friday. The legislators accused

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Night fire razes five duplexes in Lagos

Fire on Friday night gutted three duplexes on 34 Road, B Close of Gowon Estate, Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Egbada, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN also reports that there was no casualty recorded in the inferno. An eyewitness,

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