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ALSCON: FG accepts Russian firm as core investor

Akinpelu Dada The Federal Government has given official recognition to Messrs UC Rusal, a Russian company, as the core investor in the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, following the signing of the renewed Share Purchase Agree
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ALSCON: FG accepts Russian firm as core investor

Akinpelu Dada The Federal Government has given official recognition to Messrs UC Rusal, a Russian company, as the core investor in the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, following the signing of the renewed Share Purchase Agreement by the two parties in Abuja on Friday. The renewed SPA was signed during […]

2019: Delta replies Oshiomhole, says APC brought hardship

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The Delta State Government on Sunday berated the immediate past governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, over his alleged comment that the All Progressives Congress would extend its coast in the South-South by installing an AP
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2019: Delta replies Oshiomhole, says APC brought hardship

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The Delta State Government on Sunday berated the immediate past governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, over his alleged comment that the All Progressives Congress would extend its coast in the South-South by installing an APC governor in Delta State. Oshiomhole had during a mega rally of the APC held at […]

The presidential system is good for Nigeria

Anthony Akinola The two great systems of political governance known to the world of democracy, the parliamentary and the presidential, have been embraced by Nigeria since independence in 1960.  More than most democratic or semi-democratic nations, Nigerians
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The presidential system is good for Nigeria

Anthony Akinola The two great systems of political governance known to the world of democracy, the parliamentary and the presidential, have been embraced by Nigeria since independence in 1960.  More than most democratic or semi-democratic nations, Nigerians are well-placed to assess the two political systems vis-à-vis the priority of their society.  The impact the presidential […]

Road construction’ll boost GDP —LASG

Sean Olufowobi The Lagos State Government has said the ongoing reconstruction and upgrade of roads will improve the state’s Gross Domestic Product and boost the security of lives and property. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr
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Road construction’ll boost GDP —LASG

Sean Olufowobi The Lagos State Government has said the ongoing reconstruction and upgrade of roads will improve the state’s Gross Domestic Product and boost the security of lives and property. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye, stated this after a tour of some of the ongoing projects in the state. […]

Real Madrid defy crisis talk as Barca extend lead to 11 points

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double. But Barcelona still extended their lead to 11 points – and 19 ahea
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Real Madrid defy crisis talk as Barca extend lead to 11 points

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double. But Barcelona still extended their lead to 11 points – and 19 ahead of Real Madrid – as Lionel Messi and […]

US shutdown extends into Monday as crunch vote delayed

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees will stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week. Although leaders of President Donald Trump’s Republican Pa
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US shutdown extends into Monday as crunch vote delayed

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees will stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week. Although leaders of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party and the opposition Democrats said progress had been made in a weekend of talks, they […]

Sacked Catalan leader flies to Denmark despite arrest threat

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has boarded a flight to Denmark despite a threat by Madrid to issue a warrant for his arrest if he leaves Belgium, where he has been in exile since a failed independence bid, Spanish newspaper El Pais said. The paper pu
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Sacked Catalan leader flies to Denmark despite arrest threat

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has boarded a flight to Denmark despite a threat by Madrid to issue a warrant for his arrest if he leaves Belgium, where he has been in exile since a failed independence bid, Spanish newspaper El Pais said. The paper published a photo of the secessionist leader, sacked by Madrid […]

Gunmen kill 30 at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel

Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed 30 people and wounded many more. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said on Monday that
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Gunmen kill 30 at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel

Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed 30 people and wounded many more. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said on Monday that the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Majroh said 19 […]

Reps okay election offences panel, fix budget for candidates

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives has adopted the reports of its committee on a bill to establish an electoral offences commission and prescribe penalties for offenders. The House’ proceedings obtained in Abuja on Sunday indicated that the repor
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Reps okay election offences panel, fix budget for candidates

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives has adopted the reports of its committee on a bill to establish an electoral offences commission and prescribe penalties for offenders. The House’ proceedings obtained in Abuja on Sunday indicated that the report was considered in the Committee of the Whole House, which was presided over by the […]

What you need to know about Apple’s facial recognition

Ife Ogunfuwa The iPhone X uses Face ID technology that unlocks the phone by using infrared and visible light scans to uniquely identify your face. It works in a variety of conditions and is extremely secure. Macworld gives more information on how the Face ID
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What you need to know about Apple’s facial recognition

Ife Ogunfuwa The iPhone X uses Face ID technology that unlocks the phone by using infrared and visible light scans to uniquely identify your face. It works in a variety of conditions and is extremely secure. Macworld gives more information on how the Face ID works and how the technology protects your information. What is […]

Seven banking ideas for students

College season is near, which means that millions of freshmen from around the country will leave the snug confines of their childhood home for a room with a view of the quad, according to http://time.com/money. For many 18-year-olds, this newfound freedom wil
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Seven banking ideas for students

College season is near, which means that millions of freshmen from around the country will leave the snug confines of their childhood home for a room with a view of the quad, according to http://time.com/money. For many 18-year-olds, this newfound freedom will also bring the first taste of financial independence. While some may already have […]

Will FG’s plan to engage agro-rangers to protect farmlands end herdsmen attacks?

The proposed agro-rangers which the Federal Government said would lead herdsmen to move their animals from one cattle colony to another cannot stop the atrocities of the Fulani herdsmen. How will that work? How many of them will they engage to move the animal
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Will FG’s plan to engage agro-rangers to protect farmlands end herdsmen attacks?

The proposed agro-rangers which the Federal Government said would lead herdsmen to move their animals from one cattle colony to another cannot stop the atrocities of the Fulani herdsmen. How will that work? How many of them will they engage to move the animals? It is like they want every state in the country to […]

Special forex window, others attract N7.406tn investments to stocks

The special foreign exchange window for investors and exporters, among other macroeconomic metrics, has stimulated investments in the Nigerian stock market, almost doubling the equities’ capitalisation, STANLEY OPARA writes Nine months after the Central Ban
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Special forex window, others attract N7.406tn investments to stocks

The special foreign exchange window for investors and exporters, among other macroeconomic metrics, has stimulated investments in the Nigerian stock market, almost doubling the equities’ capitalisation, STANLEY OPARA writes Nine months after the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced the foreign exchange window for investors and exporters, the equities market has witnessed an unprecedented growth by […]

Buhari lacks physical, intellectual capacity to govern – Na’Abba

John Alechenu, Olalekan Adetayo and Eniola Akinkuotu A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Umar Gali Na’Abba, has said President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the physical and intellectual capacity to govern Nigeria. Na’Abba said this when on
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Buhari lacks physical, intellectual capacity to govern – Na’Abba

John Alechenu, Olalekan Adetayo and Eniola Akinkuotu A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Umar Gali Na’Abba, has said President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the physical and intellectual capacity to govern Nigeria. Na’Abba said this when one of our correspondents contacted him to confirm comments attributed to him concerning calls on the President to […]

Trump’s shitholes true, though low in diplomacy – Akinkunmi

John Charles, Makurdi The leader of Yoruba community in Benue State, Chief Isaac Akinkunmi, has stated that President Donald Trump is right in his reference to some countries including Nigeria as “shitholes.” He however noted that Trump’s bluntness mad
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Trump’s shitholes true, though low in diplomacy – Akinkunmi

John Charles, Makurdi The leader of Yoruba community in Benue State, Chief Isaac Akinkunmi, has stated that President Donald Trump is right in his reference to some countries including Nigeria as “shitholes.” He however noted that Trump’s bluntness made him cut an image of a racist, a braggart with cynical disdain for countries he criticised. […]

Imo Assembly moves against marijuana peddlers, smokers

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri  Youths in Imo State, who are in the habit of smoking and trafficking Indian hemp and other types of hard drugs, are in for a tough time as the state House of Assembly has vowed to clamp down on them. The increase in the consumptio
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Imo Assembly moves against marijuana peddlers, smokers

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri  Youths in Imo State, who are in the habit of smoking and trafficking Indian hemp and other types of hard drugs, are in for a tough time as the state House of Assembly has vowed to clamp down on them. The increase in the consumption of cannabis and other harmful drugs in […]

Woman arrested for buying seven abducted children

Umar Muhammed, Lafia The police in Nasarawa State have arrested said they have arrested one Mrs. Grace Etim, in whose custody seven missing children were found. According to the police, Etim confessed that she bought the children from some kidnappers. The pol
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Woman arrested for buying seven abducted children

Umar Muhammed, Lafia The police in Nasarawa State have arrested said they have arrested one Mrs. Grace Etim, in whose custody seven missing children were found. According to the police, Etim confessed that she bought the children from some kidnappers. The police said Etim’s arrest followed the arrest of a suspected kidnapper, Anthony Jatau, 35, […]

I’m recruiting Rivers people to defend democracy, says Wike

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said that he is recruiting the people of the state to defend democracy. Wike also said the projects put in place across the state by his admi
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I’m recruiting Rivers people to defend democracy, says Wike

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said that he is recruiting the people of the state to defend democracy. Wike also said the projects put in place across the state by his administration would count for him during the general election next year. […]

The opportunities in the herdsmen/farmers’ crisis

Eze Onyekpere In every adversity, challenge or dark cloud, there is an opportunity waiting to be explored, exploited and tapped. Necessity is said to be the mother of invention, the primary driving force for finding solutions to challenges that were otherwis
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The opportunities in the herdsmen/farmers’ crisis

Eze Onyekpere In every adversity, challenge or dark cloud, there is an opportunity waiting to be explored, exploited and tapped. Necessity is said to be the mother of invention, the primary driving force for finding solutions to challenges that were otherwise depicted as intractable. But it takes the discerning mind, willing, ready to learn lessons, […]

Fuel queues return to Lagos, Ogun …NNPC blames hitch on vessels berthing

’Femi Asu Long queues of desperate motorists and other users of Premium Motor Spirit returned to many filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states on Saturday and Sunday after a brief relief from the severe scarcity of the product that rocked the country from
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Fuel queues return to Lagos, Ogun …NNPC blames hitch on vessels berthing

’Femi Asu Long queues of desperate motorists and other users of Premium Motor Spirit returned to many filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states on Saturday and Sunday after a brief relief from the severe scarcity of the product that rocked the country from December to early this month. Many of the stations in the […]

Four feared dead in Adamawa herdsmen attack

Olalekan Adetayo, Femi Makinde, Samuel Awoyinfa, Olufemi Atoyebi, Chukwudi Akasike, Hindi Livinus, Justin Tyopuusu,  Gibson Achonu No fewer than four persons are feared dead following a midnight attack by suspected herdsmen on Kikon, a village in the Numan L
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Four feared dead in Adamawa herdsmen attack

Olalekan Adetayo, Femi Makinde, Samuel Awoyinfa, Olufemi Atoyebi, Chukwudi Akasike, Hindi Livinus, Justin Tyopuusu,  Gibson Achonu No fewer than four persons are feared dead following a midnight attack by suspected herdsmen on Kikon, a village in the Numan Local Government of Adamawa State. The herdsmen were said to have stormed the community around 1am on […]

Man abducts worshipper during church vigil, rapes her

Afeez Hanafi A self-acclaimed apostle has been arrested by the police for the alleged abduction and rape of a 21-year-old woman, Esther, in Ibusa, Asaba, the Delta State capital. The suspect, identified simply as Paul, had allegedly held the victim captive i
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Man abducts worshipper during church vigil, rapes her

Afeez Hanafi A self-acclaimed apostle has been arrested by the police for the alleged abduction and rape of a 21-year-old woman, Esther, in Ibusa, Asaba, the Delta State capital. The suspect, identified simply as Paul, had allegedly held the victim captive in his shop for about one week, before he was caught on Thursday. PUNCH […]

Fulani herdsmen burnt down my farm, says Falae

Peter Dada, Akure Some people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday reportedly attacked the farm of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, located at Ilado Village in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State. It wa
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Fulani herdsmen burnt down my farm, says Falae

Peter Dada, Akure Some people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday reportedly attacked the farm of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, located at Ilado Village in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State. It was gathered that the hoodlums did not steal anything but burnt down […]

Robbers demand N25,000 for N1m stolen valuables

Samson Folarin Five suspected robbers have been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing foreign and local currencies, among other valuables estimated at N1m, from a woman on New Year’s Eve
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Robbers demand N25,000 for N1m stolen valuables

Samson Folarin Five suspected robbers have been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing foreign and local currencies, among other valuables estimated at N1m, from a woman on New Year’s Eve. The suspects, who also collected the victim’s American visa card, gold trinkets, phone, were […]

Court jails housewife 13 years for trafficking girls

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, has sentenced a housewife, Nonye Ukatu, to 13 years’ imprisonment for trafficking two girls under 12 years old and using them for forced labour. Our correspondent learnt that Ukat
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Court jails housewife 13 years for trafficking girls

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, has sentenced a housewife, Nonye Ukatu, to 13 years’ imprisonment for trafficking two girls under 12 years old and using them for forced labour. Our correspondent learnt that Ukatu was jailed on Friday in a judgment delivered by the presiding judge, Justice […]

Innocent disabled man released after five years in prison

Samson Folarin A physically-challenged man, Ajayi Adetola, lost over five years of his life in the Kirikiri Medium Prison over an offence he knew nothing about. The 37-year-old was discharged and acquitted by a Lagos State High Court five years after he was a
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Innocent disabled man released after five years in prison

Samson Folarin A physically-challenged man, Ajayi Adetola, lost over five years of his life in the Kirikiri Medium Prison over an offence he knew nothing about. The 37-year-old was discharged and acquitted by a Lagos State High Court five years after he was arraigned on counts of robbery, stealing and conspiracy by operatives of the […]

Herdsmen kill one, rape woman in Delta

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri At least one person has been killed in a fresh attack by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at Onicha-Olona community, Delta State. A middle-aged woman was allegedly raped in a different attack in Ovwor-Olomu in the Aniocha Nor
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Herdsmen kill one, rape woman in Delta

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri At least one person has been killed in a fresh attack by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at Onicha-Olona community, Delta State. A middle-aged woman was allegedly raped in a different attack in Ovwor-Olomu in the Aniocha North and Ughelli South areas of the state. It was gathered that the incident […]

Suspected herdsmen kill hunter in Plateau

Friday Olokor, Jos The tension in Plateau State the over alleged theft of cows heightened on Saturday with the killing of a hunter identified as Daniel Wallam in Maijankhai village, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. The deceased was said to have been gunned
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Suspected herdsmen kill hunter in Plateau

Friday Olokor, Jos The tension in Plateau State the over alleged theft of cows heightened on Saturday with the killing of a hunter identified as Daniel Wallam in Maijankhai village, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. The deceased was said to have been gunned down by suspected Fulani herdsmen who were allegedly destroying some farmlands with […]

I’ll hold you responsible for any attack, Fayose tells Fulani leader

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has told Serikin Fulani in the state, Muhammed Abashe, that he will be held responsible for any further attack in the state. The governor, who was furious about the recent killing of a T
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I’ll hold you responsible for any attack, Fayose tells Fulani leader

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has told Serikin Fulani in the state, Muhammed Abashe, that he will be held responsible for any further attack in the state. The governor, who was furious about the recent killing of a Tiv woman in Orin Ekiti by people suspected to be Fulani herders, […]

Breach of contract: Court awards $10m against Shoprite owner

Oladimeji Ramon The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has entered judgment against Shoprite Checkers Limited, the operator of Shoprite outlets in Nigeria, in a $10m breach of contract suit filed against it by A.I.C. Limited. The court, in a judgment by Justice
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Breach of contract: Court awards $10m against Shoprite owner

Oladimeji Ramon The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has entered judgment against Shoprite Checkers Limited, the operator of Shoprite outlets in Nigeria, in a $10m breach of contract suit filed against it by A.I.C. Limited. The court, in a judgment by Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, ordered Shoprite Checkers Limited and Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited, which […]

JNI accuses CAN of using herdsmen issue to destabilise Nigeria

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar-led Jama’atu Nasir Islam on Sunday said that the Christian Association of Nigeria was overheating the polity ahead of the 2019 general elections in the country. The Secretary Gener
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JNI accuses CAN of using herdsmen issue to destabilise Nigeria

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar-led Jama’atu Nasir Islam on Sunday said that the Christian Association of Nigeria was overheating the polity ahead of the 2019 general elections in the country. The Secretary General of the JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, while reacting to a statement credited to the Secretary […]

Aide: Buhari’ll consider his health before deciding on second term

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari will consider his state of health before taking the decision on whether to seek re-election in 2019 or not, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, stated in an interview on Sunday. Buha
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Aide: Buhari’ll consider his health before deciding on second term

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari will consider his state of health before taking the decision on whether to seek re-election in 2019 or not, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, stated in an interview on Sunday. Buhari had a serious health challenge in 2017 that made him to seek medical […]

Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill local hunter

Friday Olokor, Jos The tension in Plateau State over alleged theft of cows thickened on Saturday with the killing of a local hunter identified as Daniel Wallam in Maijankhai village, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. The deceased was said to have been gunne
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Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill local hunter

Friday Olokor, Jos The tension in Plateau State over alleged theft of cows thickened on Saturday with the killing of a local hunter identified as Daniel Wallam in Maijankhai village, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. The deceased was said to have been gunned down by suspected Fulani herdsmen who had invaded some farmlands with their […]

Cattle colony is strange to us, Oyo govt says

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Oyo State Government has said the Federal Government proposal of cattle colony is strange to the state, adding that it would not allow “a form of cattle rearing that encourages the animals moving around and infringing on othe
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Cattle colony is strange to us, Oyo govt says

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Oyo State Government has said the Federal Government proposal of cattle colony is strange to the state, adding that it would not allow “a form of cattle rearing that encourages the animals moving around and infringing on other people’s rights.” The Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Oyewole Oyewumi, […]

Police to prosecute herdsmen for destroying farmlands in Edo

Alexander Okere, Benin The Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, says the police would ensure the prosecution of all herdsmen involved in the alleged destruction of over 20 hectares of farmland in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of th
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Police to prosecute herdsmen for destroying farmlands in Edo

Alexander Okere, Benin The Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, says the police would ensure the prosecution of all herdsmen involved in the alleged destruction of over 20 hectares of farmland in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state. Kokumo, who spoke with journalists in Benin, the Edo State capital, said, […]

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