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Flooding: NEMA declares national disaster in five more states

Godsgift Onyedifu  The National Emergency Management, NEMA has declared five more states of Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers as National Disaster, following a devastating flooding that ravaged parts of Nigeri. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA,  said that the declaration of the five new states now puts the numbers of flood affected

Taraba: NYSC releases names of drowned corps members

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has released the names of the nine corps members that drowned at River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State. The corps members were part of a 22-man group that embarked on a picnic near River Mayo-Selbe penultimate week. Unfortunately, they were overwhelmed by

9 corp members drown in taraba

  Nine corps members have drowned in a river at Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba state. It was learnt the deceased perished while on a picnic at the riverside, with four bodies recovered. Speaking with Vanguard, the state coordinator of NYSC who confirmed the incident, Florence Yaakugh said the remaining five bodies

10 years after, DSS nabs notorious gunrunner Jonah Abbey

•Oher criminals terrorising Middle Belt Babatunde Abiodun  The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally arrested the dreaded gunrunner, Jonah Abbey and  key members of kidnapping, gunrunning and armed banditry syndicates terrorising Middle Belt states of Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba and Benue. DSS in a statement yesterday by Mr. Tony Opuiyo,  said the that

Herdsmen crisis: Nigerian troops recover locally made pistol, avert clashes in N/Central states

•Nab herdsman with bulletproof vest    Babatunde Abiodun The toops of Nigerian Army on Exercise  Ayem Akpaduma aimed to tackle the deadly herders-farmers conflict in the North Central region of the country, have recovered a locally made pistol and averted what could have been a violent clash. Colonel Aliyu Yusuf in a statement on

Op-ed: Herdsmen’s Menace and a rare Panacea

By Emmanuel Onwubiko   John Keane is a professor of politics at the University of Westminster and the WZB (Berlin). The aforementioned scholar, who is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, is the author of a best seller politics book called “The life and Death of Democracy”. As a student of political

Anti- open grazing law must be suspended- Police boss

Babatunde Abiodun  To halt incessant crisis between farming communities and herdsmen and wanton destruction of lives and properties, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, said states like Benue and Taraba states have to suspend the anti-open grazing laws already passed. Idris who appeared before the Senate Committee of Police at