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Herdsmen attacks: Nigerian senators visit Benue on fact-finding mission

The Nigerian Senate immediately swung into action after news of suspected herdsmen attack in Benue state on new year's day hit the news - The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki directed members of the Senate Adhoc committee on security to immediately resume sitting and have an interim report ready when the Senate resumes - Members of the committee are already in Benue on a fact-finding mission to unravel the cause of the crisis The Senate ad hoc committee on security is currently in Benue state on a fact-finding mission…

4-year old Terkimbi, 8-months pregnant Sarah and 71 others killed in Benue herdsmen attacks (Full list)

Benue state is still in mourning following attacks on two local government areas by suspected herdsmen - 73 people were killed in the attacks while dozens of people were injured and still in hospital - The Benue state government has released the names of those killed in the brutal attacks The Benue state government has released the names of those killed in the recent attacks on two local government areas by suspected herdsmen. On January 1, Guma and Logo local governments came under siege from the rampaging herdsmen killing…

Forbes names Dangote Africa’s richest person for 7th year

Dangote has been named the Africa’s richest person for the 7th year - He was ranked Africa’s richest with a net worth that Forbes pegged at $12.2 billion - The billionaire’s net worth recorded an increase of about $100 million from last year The president and chief executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has been adjudged the richest man in Africa by Forbes. Premium Times reports that Dangote, ranked Africa’s richest with a net worth that Forbes pegged at $12.2 billion, is being so declared for the seventh…

Injured Kwara Utd player, official leave hospital

The president of Kwara United Ladi Thompson said on Thursday Stephen Alfred (player) and the Welfare Officer of the club Lukman Ijaya who were hospitalised after the Ilorin Premier League team’s auto crash in Moniya, Ibadan, on Wednesday had been discharged from hospital. No fewer than 30 officials and players of the club escaped death by a whisker following the accident involving their coaster bus and a stationary truck on the Oyo-Ibadan Expressway. The team were returning home from Lagos where they featured in the Nigeria…

Fayose chides Buhari over appointment of northerner as NIA DG

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has chided President Muhammadu Buhari for replacing the sacked National Intelligence Agency’s Director General, Ambassador Ayo Oke, with Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a northerner. Fayose in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said, seeing what President Buhari had turned the country to, the forefathers of Nigeria, who laid the foundation of the country on equity, justice and fairness, would be lamenting wherever they were. “The…

How 84-year-old ex-NLC president Ali Ciroma was prevented from taking part in Kaduna protest Read more: crestnewsng

Ali Ciroma, the 84-year-old former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), was reportedly prevented from taking part in the protest in Kaduna state - Ciroma said he was blocked from joining the protest by security agents who blocked some roads - He however supports the march against the Kaduna government Ali Ciroma, the 84-year-old former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), was prevented from joining the protest against the Kaduna government led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the current head of the union, which…

NYSC announces date for 2017 B Stream 2 orientation course Read more

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that the 2017 Batch B Stream 2 orientation course will only hold in fifteen states - The management of the scheme said registration for the orientation course will begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Prospective corps members are advised to go to camp with the original call-up letter or call-up letter printed on-line The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that the 2017 Batch B Stream 2 orientation course is scheduled to hold in fifteen states NYSC…

Resident doctors allowance to be paid after verification, Borno government

Borno State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia has explained that the state government was ever ready to pay any outstanding allowance of resident medical doctors but was only waiting for the conclusion of the ongoing verification exercise. Reacting to the ultimatum earlier given on Monday by the doctors, Mshelia told journalists at a press conference in Maiduguri, that the resident doctors have never been denied any privilege and neither salary or allowance in the past due to the significance of their job. He said…

Popular Nigerian pastors embarrassed as UK publication uncovers how they allegedly maintain extremely lavish lifestyles with church money

The UK Sun has u name="content" The UK Sun has uncovered how two Nigerian pastors - Matthew Ashimolowo and Alex Omokudu - allegedly maintain lavish lifestyles with monies gotten from their congregants - Omokhudu reportedly owns a lavish £2 million nine-bedroom mansion in Essex, and his church allegedly rakes in more than £8 million in revenue a year - Ashimolowo allegedly lives rent-free in a £1.1 million nine-bedroom home, and was also allegedly found to have used church funds to pay for a £120,000 birthday party for…

Boko Haram’s new escape strategies discovered as Nigerian army sounds serious warning to residents

The Nigerian army says some Boko Haram members fleeing heavy bombardments now adopt new strategies - The army reveals that some of the terrorists hide in dry wells in some communities - It warns residents in the north-east against habouring fleeing suspects as they would be dealt with if caught The Nigerian army has sent out a serious warning to residents of the three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe state heavily affected by Boko Haram activities to avoid habouring fleeing members of the terrorist groups in their…

Couple’s fight broadcast live to nation after blazing row is caught in background of Channel 4 News segment

A furious couple's argument was broadcast live to the nation after they walked into the middle of a Channel 4 News segment. Columnist Andrew Pierce was speaking to Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman about a censorship row between the Daily Mail and Virgin Trains when screaming could be heard off camera. As Mr Pierce spoke to Mrs Newman and Guardian columnist Dawn Foster in the studio, several car horns and faint yelling could be heard off camera. A few seconds later a man could be heared shouting something about "my sister" as…

Judge orders Trump administration to revive part of DACA immigration program

A federal judge on Tuesday night ordered the Trump administration to revive the Trump administration to revive part of the program that protected people who were illegally brought to the United States as children from being deported, calling the administration's abrupt decision to end the program last year "arbitrary" and "capricious." The ruling came just hours after a bipartisan meeting between President Donald Trump and members of Congress appeared to have moved negotiations forward, however slightly, on how to address…

Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News after split with Trump

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon is leaving his post at Breitbart News under pressure after making derogatory comments about the president and his family in a new book. Bannon "had to either give up being involved in politics or Breitbart," a source close to him told NBC News. "He chose (to stay involved in) politics. Him being involved in politics was interfering with Breitbart's ability to act as a news organization." "I'm proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building a world-class…

Tension in Benue as soldiers arrest ‘sponsored’ militia, recover weapons (photos)

Some armed militia have been arrested in Benue state - The militias were arrested in a town known as Arufu, between Benue and Taraba state - The men arrested while in possession of AK-47 said they were operating under the Civilian Joint Task Force in Benue state Soldiers of the 93 Battalion in Takum area of Taraba state have arrested nine members of some sponsored Benue state militia known as Civilian Joint Task Force. The gang were said to have been arrested at Arufu, a town between Benue and Taraba states. NAIJ.com…

Emir of Kano’s 26-year-old son officially resumes duty as a police officer (photos)

The 26-year-old first son of the former governor of Central Bank, and Emir of Kano, Muhammad Lamido II, Prince Aminu Sanusi Lamido, has resumed duties as a police officer. The zonal police PRO, Dolapo Badmus, shared photos of Lamido's son on her instagram page where she congratulated him. She said: "Supol Aminu Sanusi Lamido, Congratulations as you resume fully to police duties from break after your graduation from Police Academy Kano. As you begin the 35years career, I have no doubt in my mind that you will excel! While you…