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Benue Killings: Presidency replies CAN

Benue Killings: Presidency replies CAN

The Nigerian presidency has reacted to accusations by the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Musa Asake, that President Muhammadu Buhari of bias in his handling of attacks by suspected herdsmen across the country. Mr. Asake had addressed journalists on Tuesday in reaction to attacks that led to the death of several

Shehu Sani: Senators can’t confront Buhari on killings because they want to be re-elected

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says some of his colleagues can’t confront President Muhammadu Buhari on the killings across the country because they want to be re-elected in 2019. Sani said this on Tuesday on the floor of the senate while debating a report of an ad hoc committee on security. He said instead

Buhari is my friend but we can’t succeed if we continue like this, says Bisi Akande

Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the presidential system of government Nigeria is practising can no longer sustain its growth and success. Akande made the remark while addressing a news conference in his country home, Ila, Osun state as part of activities to mark his 79th birthday. He said multi-party

UN appoints Nigerian to head special investigation into killing of Burundians

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, has appointed Chikadibia Obiakor to lead a special investigation into the killing of Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Obiakor is a retired lieutenant general. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general in New York, announced this in a statement issued in New York. No

We’ll continue to give priority to welfare of ex-service men-Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday said the State Government will continue to give top priority to the welfare of ex-service men as well as their families, particularly the orphans of fallen gallant men and women. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the Thanksgiving Service to commemorate this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, held

Anti-grazing law: Lalong apologises to Ortom, says Benue and Plateau are one

Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, has apologised to Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, over his comment on the anti-grazing law. He made the apology over the weekend, saying he realises that his comment “was really misconceived and misinterpreted”. Lalong had claimed that he warned Ortom of the consequences of passing the law without alternatives but

Shiites dismiss El-Zakzaky’s media interview, insist on release of cleric

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, said on Sunday that it was not blown away by the Saturday afternoon media interview which the State Security Service arranged for its detained leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The members said only an unconditional release of their leader as ordered by federal courts would be acceptable. Mr. El-Zakzaky was publicly

Sports aids productivity, service delivery-Baru

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has charged staff of the corporation to get involved in sporting activities towards improving their productivity and service delivery. Dr. Baru, who made the call during the closing ceremony of the 11th edition of the NNPC Sports Fiesta held at the Teslim

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