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CAN demands justice for murdered clerics, pastor

•Again, calls for overhaul of security architecture   Godsgift Onyedinefu   The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the murder of two catholic clerics and a pastor by unknown gunmen on August 21, 2018, in Abuja and Kaduna respectively. To this end, the umbrella Christian body called on the Federal Government to

The Abuja Ultimatum: Your Land or Your Life?

By Michael John  The cat is out of the bag! Death and mass killing are the instruments of coercion the Federal Government is using (or hopes to continue using or is allowing the Fulani herdsmen to use) in order to coerce and intimidate states, farmers and Nigerians into surrendering their ancestral

FFARN calls for immediate arrest, prosecution of actors in Plateau killings

•Says recent attacks embedded in criminalities, beyond farmer-herder conflict Jude Johnson The Forum on Farmer-Herder Relations in Nigeria (FFARN), has called on the Federal Government and other relevant authorities to immediately arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the ongoing violent attacks and killings in parts of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. FFARN, which

Nigerian govt contradicts Dapchi parents, says 110 girls unaccounted for

•Steps up rescue efforts Jude Johnson  The  Nigerian Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, contradicting that of the 105 names submitted by the parents at the weekend. The girls were abducted after insurgents believed to

Dapchi girls: FG yet to learn from Chibok debacle – BBOG

By Rejoice Ewodage The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement Aisha Yesufu has said that the Federal Government has failed to learn lessons from the abduction of the Chibok School girls in 2014 – a situation which she says has resulted in a recurrence of such in Yobe

Dickson backs FG, demands state police

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has joined the agitation for the establishment of state police in Nigeria. According to him, the prevailing security situation and the need for an effective response to the current crime challenge have made it mandatory for the establishment of state police in

Fulani killings: FG to ban open grazing nationwide

Babatunde Opalana  As an urgent measure to stem the incessant killings and growing anger sparked by the killings in Benue and other states in the country, the Federal Government yesterday placed a blanket ban on open grazing nationwide. All herdsmen must henceforth ranch their cattle. This decision was disclosed on Tuesday at