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Soyinka to FG: Seek foreign help if you can’t stop herdsmen killings

Soyinka to FG: Seek foreign help if you can’t stop herdsmen killings

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has advised the federal government to seek assistance from the international community to end the killings by suspected herdsmen. Soyinka described the killings in Benue and other states as ethnic cleansing, saying “there is no other word to describe it”. The professor made the comments on Thursday while speaking in Makurdi,

VIDEO: Robbers blow up cash vans in broad daylight in South Africa

Robbers armed with assault rifles and explosives blew up two armoured cash-carrying vans in Johannesburg on Thursday morning in a brazen daylight incident. In dramatic cellphone footage of the incident recorded by a motorist, the assailants seal off a block in the suburb of Boksburg, east of Johannesburg’s commercial center, before calmly detonating explosives under

Stop attacking Army Chief over Herders/Farmers crises, community leader tells Benue ethnic groups

Respected elder and Benue community leader, Chief John Apochi, has fired back at Benue clannish leaders over their recent attack on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai in the ongoing clashes between herders and farmers in the state. The tribal leaders of Benue state had recently slammed Buratai, who called for a review of the

Nationwide killings: Governors can’t guarantee security, says Yari

Abdul’aziz Yari, chairman of Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum (NGF), says governors can not enforce maximum security in their domains because they are not in control of security agencies. Speaking at the end of an NGF meeting in Abuja, Yari, who governs Zamfara, said governors were working energetically with the federal government to tackle the lingering security

Buhari ‘withdraws $462 million from Excess Crude Account without National Assembly approval’

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the withdrawal $462 million from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to the United States for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft, without a prior approval of the National Assembly, This Day newspaper has reported. A new letter by the president to the National Assembly, says the U.S. government had