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Buhari, Ebonyi Governor Meet In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Ebonyi State, H.E Dave Umahi on Thursday, met behind closed door. The president’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad in a tweet, said the meeting held in Buhari’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1169634666082635777?s=20 The governor’s visit to the presidency may not be unconnected to the invasion of his Abuja residence 24hrs after the South-East Governors Forum, which Umahi headed, banned herders from moving around with AK 47…

Kogi Govt Denies Rumour Of Herdsmen Attack In Motor Park

The Kogi State Government has debunked the allegation of an attack by herdsmen at Big Joe motor park in Lokoja on Tuesday. A statement by the Director General of Media and Publicity to Kogi Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, described the news as “rumor peddlers who are on a mission to create panic and tension in the State”. There were reports with pictures on the social media that there was an attack by some herdsmen at the park. “Our attention has been drawn to some gory pictures on social media platforms, purporting that…

Catholic Priests Protest Killing Of Reverend Father

Priests in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu state, on Friday, protested the killing of a reverend father by suspected herdsmen and similar attacks in the past. The priests who came out in hundreds, carried placard with inscriptions such as “Life Is Sacred,” “Stop The Kidnappings” etc. They marched to the state government house and the state police command headquarters where they dropped letters stating their grievances. Recall that yesterday night, a parish priest of St. James the Great parish, Ugbawka, Paul Offu was…

Catholic Priest Shot Dead By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen

Barely two weeks after the attack on Reverend Father Ikechukwu Ilo, another Catholic priest, Paul Offu, has been killed by unknown Gunmen in Enugu State. The Catholic Diocese of Enugu on its Facebook page, disclosed that the reverend father was shot dead Thursday evening by “some hoodlums suspected to be the notorious and murderous Fulani herdsmen, along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area of the state”. The Communication’s Director, Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Benjamin Achi, who confirmed the killing of the…

INSECURITY: ‘Your Intervention Is Selfish, Unpatriotic’ APC Finally Replies Obasanjo

In what can be interpreted as a response to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticized the “reckless and provocative statements” of some leaders regarding the country’s insecurity. The APC expressed worry over what it described as the “unpatriotic” and “selfish” antics of some leaders and interests who ascribe criminality in the country to a certain ethnic group. The ruling party said this after Obasanjo dished out…

Bishop Kukah Defends Fulani Herdsmen, Warns Against Hate Speech

The Catholic bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has warned against alleged stereotyping and hate speeches against the Fulani ethnic extraction in the country. Kukah was reacting to the controversy that recently trailed the use of a herdsman’s picture on the booklet of Nigeria’s new international passport. According to the cleric, the continued hate speech and generalization of all Fulanis as herdsmen can trigger a genocide in the country. Speaking during a symposium on fake news and hate speech organised by the…

5 Key Demands In Obasanjo’s Open Letter To Buhari

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, wrote an open letter to president Muhammadu Buhari over the insecurity crisis that has beleaguered the country in recent times. The former Nigerian leader between 1999 and 2007, in the 5-paged letter, dished out advice to the president on how he can steer Nigeria out of the challenges which has attracted concern from citizens of the country and those of Western countries. His letter comes three days after the killing of the 58-year-old daughter of Yoruba leader, Reuben…

BREAKING: Obasanjo Writes Buhari Over Insecurity, Asks Herdsmen To State Grievances

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent insecurity situation in the country. The letter warned that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only Buhari can forestall such a looming disaster. Obasanjo who was president between 1999 and 2007, describes four avoidable calamities he is worried about. According to him, they include abandoning Nigeria in the hands of criminals suspected to be, rightly or wrongly Fulanis and Terrorist of…

JUST IN: Tinubu Visits Fasoranti Over Daughter’s Murder

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has paid a condolence visit to the Chairman of the Afenifere group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter was allegedly killed on Friday by herdsmen.  Mrs Funke Olakunri, according to Afenifere, was killed along the Ondo-Ore road by suspected herdsmen.  The police have however said Mrs Olakunri was killed by armed robbers, against the position of the socio-political group.  During his condolence visit, Tinubu urged the South West…

What Osinbajo Said During Visit To Fasoranti Over Daughter’s Murder

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday said that the Federal Government was doing everything possible to improve the nation’s security architecture to ensure the protection of lives and property. Osinbajo said this in Akure when he visited Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere’s leader, to sympathise with him over the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin. https://twitter.com/Loveranger18/status/1150334996336513025 “We are looking at the whole security architecture and trying to scale up and ensure…