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Beware the Ides of March
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Beware the Ides of March

“Beware the Ides of March,” said the soothsayer to Julius Caesar in William Shakespeare’s famous play Julius Caesar. In those words, Caesar was given an alert about his imminent assassination in the hands of Roman politicians, among whom was his friend Brutus. Approaching another year of elections, this admonition has become frightfully pertinent. […]

Again, Ortom raises alarm over herdsmen’s plot to assassinate him
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Again, Ortom raises alarm over herdsmen’s plot to assassinate him

[File] Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has again, raised an alarm that Fulani herdsmen are planning to kidnap, torture and kill him along the Makurdi-Lafia highway. He said this at an interactive session with the Church, traditional rulers and other stakeholders towards achieving peaceful […]

Board completes 426 projects in Benue schools
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Board completes 426 projects in Benue schools

Benue State The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has completed 426 projects in schools across the state. The Chairman of the board, Rev. Philip Tachin, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Makurdi. He said that an additional 229 […]

Ecologist’s perspective on herdsmen and farmers crisis – Part 2
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Ecologist’s perspective on herdsmen and farmers crisis – Part 2

A member of the security forces stands next to a burnt out vehicle in the Nghar Village, near Jos on June 27, 2018, after Fulani herdsmen attacked the village. Plateau State in Nigeria has seen days of violence where more than 200 people have been killed in clashes between Berom […]

Edo community launches vigilance group to check herdsmen’s attacks, insecurity
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Edo community launches vigilance group to check herdsmen’s attacks, insecurity

Benin City, Edo State. PHOTO: getgripng.com A group in Edo State, Esan Peoples Renaissance Union, has launched a vigilance body to check herdsmen’s attacks and insecurity. Chairman of the union, Joel Aidemebor, said the group called Esan Ohue Vigilante, would collaborate with security agencies to check criminal activities in the […]

Fake news aggravating herders/farmers crises in Nigeria – BBC
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Fake news aggravating herders/farmers crises in Nigeria – BBC

A clash between farmers and herdsmen in Akaeze, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi State yesterday left four persons from both sides seriously injured. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has reported that fake news circulating in the social media is fuelling the farmers/herdsmen crises in Nigeria. In the report by […]

Benue government commends military for repelling invading herdsmen 
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Benue government commends military for repelling invading herdsmen 

The Benue State Government, yesterday, praised the Nigeria military, under the aegis of Operation Whirl Stroke, for drastically reducing the rate of herdsmen attacks in the state. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Lawrence Onoja Jr, who made the commendation, added that, since the commencement of the military […]

Soyinka craves action against killer herdsmen
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Soyinka craves action against killer herdsmen

Wole Soyinka Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari complaint that ‘it is unjust for the public to accuse him of being silent on the killer herdsmen’. In a statement he issued yesterday, titled, ‘On Demand: A Language Of Non-Capitulation, Non-Appeasement,’ Soyinka said Buhari had yet […]

Plateau Killings painful, regrettable – Buhari
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Plateau Killings painful, regrettable – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: BAYO OMOBORIOWO President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regret over the reported killings of innocent people in Plateau and vowed that his administration would not rest until the murderers and sponsors are brought to justice. The President stated this on his twitter handle; @MBuhari, on Sunday night […]

UNIJOS VC decries alleged encroachment by herders
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UNIJOS VC decries alleged encroachment by herders

Unijos Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Sebastian Maimako, has decried the ‘frequent encroachment’ into the institution’s property by herdsmen He said: “From issues of acute infrastructure deficit, inadequate funding and manpower to the security breaches and frequent encroachment into the university’s property among others; it behooves on […]

‘Boko Haram, herdsmen depleting christian population’
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‘Boko Haram, herdsmen depleting christian population’

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun/File Photo The newly installed President of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Stephen Panya Baba, has expressed worry over rise in the […]

Troops neutralise 35 in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Zamfara, one soldier killed
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Troops neutralise 35 in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Zamfara, one soldier killed

Nigerian Army The Defence Headquarters says 35 militia herdsmen have been neutralized, while one soldiers paid the supreme price and another one missing in the “Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS)’’ in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states. Brig.-Gen. John Agim, the Acting Director Defence Information (DDI) stated this in a statement […]