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Photos: Herdsmen turn National Assembly to grazing land

Fulani herdsmen on Monday turned the National Assembly to grazing ground in Abuja. Fulani herdsmen turn National Assembly to grazing land in Abuja yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan Fulani herdsmen turn National Assembly to grazing land in Abuja yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan Fulani herdsmen turn National Assembly to grazing land in Abuja yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan Fulani herdsmen turn National Assembly to grazing land in Abuja yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

Violence: Nigerian govt to deploy more soldiers to Plateau – Osinbajo

Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo being received at the Jos Airport by Gov. Lalung Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured citizens of Plateau State, and indeed Nigerians, that the federal government will end the ongoing violence and killings in the state. The vice president said the federal government has concluded arrangements to deploy more troops to the state to help in curtailing the situation which has led to the loss of many lives. He said the soldiers, when deployed, will assist the earlier unit…

US enraged over Plateau killings

The U.S. has strongly condemned the attacks in Plateau during which no fewer than 86 people were killed and several others injured. In a statement by Ms Heather Nauert, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, it said the perpetrators of the attacks should be brought to justice. “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of civilians and destruction of property in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region over the weekend. “We are concerned by the recent increase in armed violence against civilians and…

Plateau killings: Stop playing politics with security situation in state – Jang tells Lalong

Sequel to the recent attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen that claimed the lives of scores of people in some communities in Plateau State, the immediate past Governor of the State and Senator representing Plateau North, Jonah Jang, has called on Governor Simon Lalong to stop playing politics with the security situation of the State, saying “there is no gain in proclaiming a peace that only exists in dreamland while people are being killed,” in the State. Jang made the call through his Media Consultant, Clinton Garuba in Jos,…

Falana speaks on Sen. Abaribe’s arrest, urges Buhari to call DSS to order

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct security agencies to respect the fundamental human rights of Nigerians. The senior lawyer said this while reacting to the arrest of Eyinnaya Abaribe, a senator from Abia State who was arrested on Friday by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). In a statement issued on Sunday, Falana asked the DSS to either charge the senator to court or grant him administrative bail. The statement reads: “The state security service has…

Adamawa Killings: Military Arrests Five Over Reprisal On Fulani Community

The army has arrested five persons for setting a Fulani community, Dakali, ablaze in Adamawa, two days after suspected herdsmen attacked Dowayan village in Demsa Local Government Area of the state. All five persons were arrested by troops of the 23 Brigade of the Nigerian Army which is based in Yola. They are believed to have set the Fulani settlement on fire in reprisal for the attack on Dowaya in which at least 18 people were killed. READ ALSO: Police Confirm 86 Killed In Plateau Attack According to a colonel with the 23…

Plateau killings show Nigeria isn’t safe, says Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to direct his security chiefs to immediately produce quick-response measures aimed at tackling the spate of killings in Nigeria. Saraki, while responding to the killings in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area in which scores of people were murdered in attacks on some villages, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja on Sunday night. He stated that it was important for Nigerians to…

Plateau attacks: Bauchi APC chairman killed, other delegates escape death while returning from national convention

Chairman of Bogoro Local Government Area, LGA, of Bauchi state, Mr Elisha Tula Gwamis has confirmed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman of Boi Ward in Bogoro LGA was killed in Kuru village along Abuja road on Sunday evening. This was just as Gwamis stated that he and several other APC supporters escaped being lynched during an attack in that area by angry youths. Gwamis told CRESTNEWSNG POST in an exclusive interview that the deceased was killed when the hoodlums attacked their vehicles. He added that about…

Plateau killings: Ezekwesili calls for end to massacre, tasks Buhari

Former minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has called for an end to incessant killings of Nigerians in Plateau state. Ezekwesili lamenting the spate of killings in Plateau called on security agencies to proffer solutions and safeguard the citizens. She said this while reacting to the death of scores of people in the Church of Christ In Nations (COClN) and Regional Church Council (RCC), in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau state. CRESTNEWSNG POST reports that Plateau Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing…

Maltreatment: Delta Assembly Speaker rescues 13 years old boy

ASABA-SPEAKER of the Delta Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, Sunday rescued a 13-year-old boy, Chigozie Ogbu in Osubi, Okpe Local Government Area of the State from his uncle who has been maltreating him after denying the boy secondary school education. The Speaker who was peeved by the way the boy was being manhandled by his uncle identified as Mr. Ifeanyi Akpa also offered him scholarship from secondary to university level under his foundation, Sheriff Oborevwori Foundation. Oborevwori who attracted…

Hunters allegedly kill 32 herdsmen

Armed Dozo hunters have killed no fewer than 32 herdsmen, ten of whom were Malians, local officials in Mali said Sunday. The hunters linked to the Dogon ethnic group, ambushed the isolated village of Koumaga in the Mopti region on Saturday, killing dozens of herders, including children. “They surrounded the village, separated the Fulani people from the others and killed at least 32 civilians in cold blood,” said Abel Aziz Diallo, president of the local Tabila Pullaku association. He added that another 10 people have been…

Biafra: Abuja court finally grants Nnamdi Kanu’s co-agitators bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has on Monday, granted bail to four pro-Biafra agitators- Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. The Biafra agitators were hitherto facing treasonable felony charge alongside the ‘missing’ leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Trial Justice, Binta Nyako granted the defendants bail to the tune of N10million each with two sureties in like sum. The presiding judge also directed that the money…

Nigeria overtakes India as world’s poverty capital — Report

Nigeria has now taken over as the nation with the highest number of extremely poor people, a report by Brookings Institution has shown. Before now, India used to hold the position with a population of 1.324 billion people as against Nigeria’s 200 million. According to the report, the number of Nigerians in extreme poverty increases by six people every minute. The report read: “According to our projections, Nigeria has already overtaken India as the country with the largest number of extremely poor in early 2018, and…

Brands leverage World Cup for visibility, patronage

VARIOUS Nigerian brands are locked in fierce supremacy battle for more market share and visibility leveraging on the opportunity provided by the 2018 FIFA World Cup holding in Russia from tomorrow to July 15th. This is reflected in the creative marketing campaigns and product rebranding by producers, Stadium tours and branding, aimed at extending reach ahead of the competition. Russia-2018-World-Cup Among other things, the producers are adopting and unveiling some players participating in the World Cup as brand ambassadors.…

Why herdsmen killed over 86 people in Plateau – Miyetti Allah

Danladi Ciroma, the Chairman, North Central zone of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has reacted to the recent attacks on Plateau villages by suspected herdsmen where over 86 persons were hacked to death. CRESTNEWSNG POST reports that Plateau Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of 86 persons in the attacks on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Roppvillages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government. Ciroma in a statement claimed that the attack was in retaliation of the…