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Thursday , 18 January 2018

Politics

73 Herdsmen victims buried amidst tears in Benue

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People in black dresses, weeping women, frightful kids and 73 polished mahogany caskets. Benue State was in pains yesterday. It was all at the funeral of the victims of the herdsmen killings that have sparked a big outrage. The sober ceremony, to many, marked the 41-year-old state’s most tragic moment. The herdsmen invaded villages in Guma and Logo local government ...

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History, battles, exploits and tragedies of Aare Ona Kankanfo

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Oyo will be aglow tomorrow with festivities. Eminent Nigerians will be hosted in the capital of the old empire by the foremost traditional ruler, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Layiwola Atanda Adeyemi, for the installation of the 15th Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Ganiyu Adams, the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC). The man of valour ...

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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Wasiu, Pasuma, Osupa to perform at Adams installation

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All is now set for the installation of the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams. The event, holding in Oyo with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as chief host, will attract people from different parts of the country and outside.  Adams is already in seclusion, a rite that will usher in the staff of office. ...

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Ambode sack 3 commissioners in major cabinet reshuffle

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday sacked 3 commissioners in a  major cabinet reshuffle. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, 5 new person were appointed as cabinet member, they include include Mr Segun Banjo (Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget); Mr. Hakeem Fahm (Ministry of Science and Technology);  Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye (Ministry ...

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Reactions as Femi Adesina said herdsmen killed 756 under Jonathan

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The Presidency on Wednesday said over 756 people were killed by herdsmen in two years under former President Goodluck Jonathan…and Nigerians are already reacting,believinbg there is no need for comparism”That is quite insensitive.they should focus on solution ,not trading blames all the time.” It said it would, therefore, be wrong to insinuate that the recent killings happened because President Muhammadu Buhari is ...

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It seems Jonathan’s ghost is haunting Buhari’s govt -Soyinka

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Prof. Wole Soyinka, says the Federal Government is responsible for the wanton killings perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the country. Soyinka in a statement on Wednesday titled, ‘Holy Cow: Impunity Rides Again,’ said the government was “looking the other way” as the herdsmen went on the rampage across the country. . Soyinka picks holes in the Federal Government’s reaction to ...

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Returnees shared their experiences in Libya

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If they have another chance, they will certainly not venture to go to Libya or Europe again having been lucky to survive their unanticipated ordeal. Many had fallen to baits of likely Eldorado in Libya, Spain, Italy and other European nations. A few others attributed their desperation to the desire to end poverty in their families. Osaro Victor Bright said ...

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Oct 7 is deadline for presidential,Governorship candidates – INEC

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Political parties have been given an October 7 deadline to produce their presidential candidates for the February 16, 2019 presidential election.INEC Governorship, National/State Assemblies candidates are also to have been picked on the same date. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu released the time table and schedule of activities for the 2019 general elections in Abuja yesterday. ...

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FG gives N280.1m cash to each ex-presidents

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Ex heads of government in Nigeria are N280.1m richer,each.. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.); and Chief Ernest Shonekan…The Federal Government has approved N280.1m cash payments to former Presidents and Heads of State in 2017 to buy cars. Out of the money, N40m had already been released, but final releases would ...

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At last,FG bans open grazing by herdsmen

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OPEN grazing of cattle was banned yesterday by the Federal Government – to stem the growing anger sparked by the killings in Benue and other states. All herdsmen must henceforth ranch their cattle. The decision was taken at the end of a six-hour meeting of a Federal Government delegation, security agencies and five governors. Presenting the communique after the meeting, ...

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