Tag: Fulani Herdsmen

War On Corruption: Kalu Dares Buhari To Arrest OBJ

Lagos – Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia State and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not waging a holistic war against corruption in the country. Kalu dared President Buhari to arrest former President Olusegun Obasanjo if indeed he was serious about fighting...

#BringBack-OurGirls Threatens To Sue FG Over Dapchi Abduction

Abuja – The #BringBackOurGirls Movement has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to secure the release of the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls and 112 remaining Chibok girls. The group threatened to sue the government for criminal negligence if it failed to secure the release of the girls. This came...

Why Buhari Fired Boroh As Amnesty Boss

Abuja – There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may have sacked Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (rtd.) as Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme over graft related issues bordering on the embezzlement of funds meant for the programme. Sources within the presidency disclosed that Boroh was summoned to the Presidential Villa on...

Buhari Dares NASS Over Sequence Of 2019 Poll

Abuja / Lagos – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday dared the National Assembly by withholding assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 recently transmitted to him following its passage by the lawmakers. The bill is on sequence of elections for 2019. The National Assembly had vowed to override any veto...

Again, Herdsmen Kill 26, Burn Houses In Plateau Community

Jos / Abakaliki – Twenty-six persons were killed, several injured and many houses razed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in a Monday night attack on Dundu village of Irigwe Chiefdom in Kwal District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, according to residents. However, the police said only 25 persons were...

Fund acquires farm in Nasarawa

Farmers at work. The UFF-NAIC Agriculture Fund has announced the acquisition of a fully integrated farm located in Panda, Nasarawa State, a region recognised for its superior soil types, access to reliable irrigation water and history of consistent productivity. The Fund, jointly owned by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)...

Six banks pitch for Airtel Africa IPO

Airtel Firm backs NCC on call masking sanction About five to six banks are believed to be pitching Indian telco Bharti Airtel on a potential listing of its Africa operations. The unit could be worth around $6.6 billion. Airtel has a presence in over 15 African countries. Sources told TMT...

Reps to investigate alleged illegal withdrawal of N10b from NHIS fund

Members of the House of Representatives during the plenary on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. PHOTO: TWITTER/HOUSE OF REPS NGR • Lift suspension on Jibrin The House of Representatives yesterday, resolved to investigate alleged illegal withdrawal of N10 billion from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) fund.The monies were domiciled in...

Minister seeks more technical, institutional support for Nigeria, others

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun (left); Centre Coordinator, Africa Regional Technical Assistance Centre (AFRITAC), Oral Williams; and Director-General, Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, during the Sixth Steering Committee Meeting of AFRITAC West 2, in Abuja, yesterday. Nigeria and other West African economies have been assessed to need the provision of more technical...

A senator’s disclosure and debate on cost of governance

Senator Shehu Sani PHOTO: TWITTER/ NIGERIAN SENATE Fresh revelation about alleged huge remuneration for members of Nigeria’s National Assembly has once again sparked controversy over continued existence of an expensive legislature in a country with a myriad of socio-economic and political challenges. Although salaries and allowances of legislators at the...