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Fulani herdsmen attack Taraba, many feared dead

Many are feared killed in Jauro-Sabai, a suburb of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, as rampaging herdsmen are reported to have invaded the area shooting. Residents of Nukai, ATC, Kasuwan Bera, and Jauro-Sabai have reportedly fled the area, as rattling gunshots continue to rend the air. Barnabas Francis, a resident of Kasuwan Bera, said to SaharaReporters on the telephone: “Jalingo is on fire.  Fulani herdsmen are on the rampage firing gunshots randomly here. We’re on the run. “Some of our relations who escaped from Jauro-Sabai reported that many houses in…

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Fulani herdsmen attack commercial bus in Enugu, abduct three women

There was panic in Enugu as suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked a commercial bus carrying traders, mainly women returning from the market along Agbani-Ugbawka road in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State and abducted three young women. It was gathered that the herdsmen numbering over 20 first robbed the traders before forcefully taking three young women among them to the bush. The incident took place in the evening of Friday June 14, 2019. The victims have however been rescued and reunited with their families. It was gathered that the…

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Osun Governorship Election: Supreme Court hears Adeleke, PDP’s appeal today

The Supreme Court will today (Monday) hear the appeals by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, challenging the victory of the Governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola and his All Progressives Congress at the poll. Adeleke’s lead counsel, Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), who said his team had received the hearing notice in respect of today’s proceedings, confirmed this to newsmen on Sunday. The appellants are by their appeal challenging the May 9, 2019 majority judgment of the…

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Super Eagles lose 1-0 to Senegal

The Super Eagles on Sunday in Ismailia lost 1-0 to Senegal in their final friendly before the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Senegal’s win ended the Eagles eight-game unbeaten run since their exit from the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Idrissa Gueye grabbed the match winner for the Teranga Lions in the 20th minute of the game, which was played behind closed doors. The Everton midfielder capitalised on a defensive mix up to hand his side the lead. Nigeria came close to drawing level on a number of occasions…

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SHOCKER: Suspected highway robber swallows lady’s wedding ring in Lagos

A suspected traffic robber has allegedly swallowed his victim’s wedding ring after threatening to kill her in the Oshodi area of Lagos State. The suspect, 19-year-old Taofeek Adebayo, was on Friday arrested by the men of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command at OshodiOke together with his accomplice, Toheeb Tijani, 20, shortly after dispossessing two ladies in a grey Sienna SUV of a gold earring and a set of wedding rings. Two other suspected traffic robbers, Samson Oluwa, 20, and Michael Amodu Adamu, 22, were also…

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Nigeria’s gradual return to dictatorship – Femi Aribisala

Nigerians are not students of history. History, in Nigeria, is so contentious, it is not even taught in our schools. However, we educate our future through the study of history. A country without a history is one without a compass. It is a country without a plan. The future of a country begins in its history. Defenders and supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari would have us forget his history. They would have us believe the man has changed. But all the evidence indicates the contrary to be the case. Remembering…

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Drama as lady slaps man in court, sent to Kirikiri Prisons

There was a mild drama at Ojo Magistrate Court in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State on Friday as a lady slapped a man in court and she was sent to Kirikiri Prisons for contempt of court. The young lady, Adaeze Eleonu, was the complainant in a phone theft case involving her neighbour, one Chinedu Esemeneh, who was arraigned in court. However, the case turned full circle as the lady was also remanded for losing her temper and slapping the man even as the court was in session. Both…

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President Buhari under intense pressure to name his cabinet.

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently under intense pressure to constitute his cabinet. A close aide to the President who prefers anonymity revealed that despite the mounting pressure, the President is taking time to select competent individuals as members of the Federal Executive Council. President Buhari took the oath of office on May 29 for his second tenure of another four years. There is already anxiety among Nigerians and stakeholders whether the President will wait for another six months as was the case in 2015 when he took over from former…

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Zamfara boils again, 34 dead, several houses burnt down

At least 34 people were killed after suspected bandits attacked three villages in Shinkafi local government of Zamfara state on Friday. The affected villages are Gidan Wawo-Katuru, Tungar Kaho-Galadi and Kyalido-Katuru. A source told newsmen that the attackers, who came on motorcycles, set many houses on fire and shot at those within their sight. Mohammed Shehu, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Zamfara, confirmed the attack but said normalcy had been restored in the villages. “In order to forestall future occurrence in any part of the state, the Zamfara State…

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