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Support group alleges plot to link Atiku with herders’ attacks

The Atiku Renaissance Group has accused the Federal Government of planning to link former Vice President to the raging killings by herdsmen in parts of the federation. Its Secretary-General, Awwal Tahir, citing a purported security report from a Defence Intelligence [...]

July 20, 2018 Societal issues

Katsina flood: Body of missing bride found in Niger Republic

Body of missing bride found in Niger Republic: The remains of Hindatu Yahaya, a young girl, swept away by flood in Jibia town, Katsina, have been recovered in Niger Republic.   The victim got married three days before the incident. [...]

July 19, 2018 Incidents

Man nabbed for allegedly buying N77,500 phone with fake bank alert

A 27-year-old law undergraduate dropout, Destiny Otubanbo, has been apprehended by the police for alleged theft and impersonation. He was arrested and paraded on Monday by the Lagos State police commissioner, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, over a complaint that he stole [...]

July 19, 2018 Crime

How we can work harmoniously with herdsmen through data capturing – South West farmers

Chairman of the South West Farmers Association, Mr Segun Dasaolu has declared that the best solution to the crisis between farmers and herdsmen in the region is that, there must be a clear identity of all herdsmen in the region [...]

July 11, 2018 Societal issues

How my daughter was used for ritual by her boyfriend – Ex-deputy governor breaks silence

A former deputy governor of Ondo State, Lasisi Oluboyo, has finally spoken on the mysterious death of his daughter.   Hope For Nigeria reported that his daughter was found dead in her boyfriend’s room on Sunday. Oluboyo, speaking on her death, [...]

July 10, 2018 Incidents

Fire guts NNPC depot in Minna

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) depot in Pogo Minna, Niger State, yesterday went up in flames as a result of broken pipes. It was gathered that some black marketers stormed the area and started scooping fuel from the leaking [...]

July 9, 2018 Incidents

Offa robbery: Court refuses to free Gov Ahmed’s Chief of Staff

Offa robbery: A Federal High Court in Abuja has declined the application for bail filed by the Chief of Staff to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, Yusuf Abdulwahab. Abdulawahab is among the suspects being held in connection with the April 5, [...]

July 6, 2018 Societal issues

Again, Catholic priest kidnapped, released in Delta

A Catholic priest, Fr. Andrew Anah, who was abducted on Wednesday in Delta State, has regained his freedom. Anah, the parish priest of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Obomkpa, was abducted by gunmen along the Obomkpa/Issele-Uku Road. It was the [...]

July 6, 2018 Crime

Ranching: There’ll be war – Nasarawa youths warn Gov Al-Makura

Nasarawa youths warn Gov Al-Makura: The youth wing of Alago Development Association ADA, has warmed the Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, not to invite an unimaginable war in the state. The warning followed the Governor’s recent approval for the [...]

July 6, 2018 Societal issues

Again, three feared dead by suspected herders in Benue

Three persons were yesterday feared dead in an early morning attack on Tiza Village, in Tombo Ward of Logo council area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen. It was gathered from local sources that the attackers stormed the settlement at [...]

July 6, 2018 Societal issues

NDLEA intercepts 7.5kg of cocaine in Rivers [PHOTOS]

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted 7.5 kilograms of cocaine at the Port Harcourt terminal of the Nigeria Ports Authority in Rivers State. Director, Prosecution and Legal Services of NDLEA, Sunday Mbonna made the revelation while conducting [...]

July 5, 2018 Crime

Four IDPs die in Plateau camps, Zamfara’s get federal succour

Four of the scores of fresh internally displaced persons (IDPs) thrown up by the recent attacks on the Plateau by suspected herdsmen have died in their camps in the northern senatorial district of the state. The first death was recorded [...]

July 5, 2018 Societal issues

Reps reconvene, want masterminds of Plateau attacks punished

The House of Representatives yesterday reconvened from its month-long Sallah recess, condemning the recent massacre in Plateau State. It consequently demanded that the culprits be fished out for punishment. Adopting a motion sponsored by Istifanus Gyang (Barkin Ladi/Riyom Constituency) at [...]

July 4, 2018 Societal issues

Of dilapidated schools in Akwa Ibom

It was a well investigated, balanced and well reported story on the dilapidated schools in Akwa Ibom. In lucid details, the expose shows caved roofs, broken floors, leaking classrooms, fallen walls and children sitting and sleeping on bare floors. Many [...]

July 4, 2018 Education

Rainstorm kills 1, destroys 100 houses in Buhari’s hometown

One person died while over 100 houses were damaged in Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State, after heavy rainstorm on Sunday. Hope For Nigeria reports that some of the affected areas within Daura include: GRA, Dunu, Tsame [...]

July 3, 2018 Societal issues

Kebbi, Kogi, Bauchi record lowest crimes in 2017, says NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that Kebbi State recorded the lowest rate of reported crimes with 2,915 cases, representing two per cent of total cases nationwide in 2017. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the [...]

July 3, 2018 Societal issues

Baptist church burnt in fresh Plateau attack, 6 died

Six persons were in the early hours of Sunday reportedly died in an early morning attack on Rahwol-Fwi village, a community in Fan District area of Platea State. The fresh attack underscored the inability of the security forces to restrain [...]

July 2, 2018 Incidents

Yoruba youths react to claim that all land in Nigeria belongs to Fulani

The Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association has reacted to the claim by the Chairman of Miyetti Allah Hore that land all over Nigeria belongs to the Fulani. The Yoruba youths warned the Federal Government against acquiring land to build cattle ranches [...]

July 2, 2018 Societal issues

Lassa fever kills two in Plateau, Edo as experts canvass multiple approach

The Lassa fever outbreak in the country has killed two persons in Plateau and Edo with six new confirmed cases from Edo (four), Ondo (one) and Plateau (one). Latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicated that [...]

July 2, 2018 Health issues

Ogun police arrest lawyer over complicity in alleged N250m fraud

The Ogun State police command have arrested a legal practitioner, Kayode Oshiyemi, for allegedly conniving with others to extort money from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Al Amin Farms, Ijebu-Ode, Shakirudeen Olufowobi. A statement by Police Public Relations Officer [...]

July 2, 2018 Crime

Why land all over Nigeria belongs to Fulani – Miyetti Allah

The Chairman of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Abdullahi Bodejo, has declared that land all over Nigeria belong to the Fulani. According to him, those claiming to owe land and would not release it to government for ranching were being [...]

July 1, 2018 Societal issues

Plateau: ‘219 corpses recovered, 133,000 people displaced’

A group in Plateau State, Women for Women and He for She, has urged the Federal Government to mobilise all retired security personnel that abound in the state and the nation, and whose experience can be harnessed to come up [...]

July 1, 2018 Societal issues

Bomb blast: Minister’s breast ripped off

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Environment, Climate and Water, Ms Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, has lost one of her breasts after the explosion that rocked the campaign rally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Saturday. Muchinguri-Kashiri, who is also the National Chairperson of the ruling [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

How I saved over 262 Christians from herdsmen – Imam

A kind-hearted and brave Muslim cleric has told the BBC how he saved about 262 Christians from being killed in the last attack in villages in Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The Imam, who was not named during the [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

Osinbajo visits Lagos, says FG saddened by explosion

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday evening visited the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja to convey the condolences of the Federal Government to the state government on the tragic tanker explosion that happened on Thursday at the Otedola Bridge, which [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

Lagos tanker explosion: My sister who escaped not talking, her twin son still missing

Days after the tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge, Ojodu Berger, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that claimed nine lives and over 50 vehicles, victims and their relatives have begun to count their losses. A relative of one of the women, who [...]

June 30, 2018 Incidents

Miyetti Allah cries out over death of 6 herdsmen, 150 cows by military

The Nasarawa State chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, has called on the military to arrest and prosecute its herdsmen involved in any form of crime. The branch chairman, Muhammed Hussein made the call while appealing to [...]

June 28, 2018 Societal issues

Arrest Miyetti Allah’s leaders, sack service chiefs now – HEKAN Church

The United Church of Christ in Nations, HEKAN, has condemned in totality the recent killings of innocent citizens by suspected Fulani militia in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South Local Government Areas of Plateau state and Dowaya and Bare communities [...]

June 28, 2018 Societal issues

Herdsmen strike in Adamawa, two dead, injure 29 others

Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday attacked Bare village in the Numan Local Government of Adamawa State, killing two people and inflicting 29 others with various degrees of injury. It was gathered that those killed were attacked on their farms, while the [...]

June 28, 2018 Incidents

Nigeria vs Argentina: Daddy Freeze reacts to Super Eagles’ loss

Controversial On-Air-Personality, Daddy Freeze, has reacted to Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Argentina in the 2018 World Cup fixture played on Tuesday night at Saint Petersburg stadium. Messi had put his side ahead with a 14 minutes strike. But Victor Moses [...]

June 27, 2018 Societal issues