The House of Representatives on Tuesday Called on the Federal Government to urgently constitute a presidential task force to disarm all herdsmen in Buruku Federal Constituency, other parts of Benue State and throughout the Federal republic of Nigeria.
This was contained in a motion jointly sponsored by the Benue State caucus in the House of Representatives.
Speaking on behalf of the lawmakers, the Chairman, Rules and Business, Orker Jev (APC), lamented that communities in Buruku local government area of Benue State, especially Binev Council ward, was invaded by “armed and strange herdsmen”.
“The herdsmen destroyed farms, plundered yam barns and looted houses deserted by innocent and armless villagers,” Mr. Orker said.
Mr. Orker said the marauding herdsmen started indiscriminate attacks and killings on Saturday around the communities of BerAwuna, Dogo, Ortese – Mbashian, Tse Igyu, Tse Gebe, Anbighir, Tse Iwa, Gbaikyo, Agudu, Nyorum,Shonto and Abuku in three major k
Ahead of 2019 general elections, 86 political associations have applied for registration as political parties, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Tuesday.
At the commission’s quarterly meeting with leaders of political parties at INEC headquarters, Abuja, the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, described political parties as important vehicles in the management of the country’s democracy.
“The number of applications for registration of new associations as political parties now stands at 86,” he said.
He congratulated the 10 political parties recently re-registered after being deregistered following their performances during the 2015 general elections.
The political parties, according to him, are Better Nigeria Peoples Parties (BNPP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Peoples Progressives Party (PPP), Democratic Alternative (DA), National Action Council (NAC) and National Democratic Liber
With the internet going wild over Instagram and Snapchat user, Hush Puppi’s recent revelation of spending over N11million at Lagos nightclub, Quilox, singer, Davido, has shut him up with proof that he made more in December alone.
Davido, took to snapchat to share proof he made over N130million in December alone. He further advised slammed Hushpuppi for such extravagant spending saying he should instead purchased a house with such amount instead of spending i
Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori has been granted bail, following his arrest on Friday, March 10, 2017.
The Nigerian entertainment expert was escorted to Kaduna Magistrate’s Court, located along Ibrahim Taiwo road this morning by the state’s police officers and Dari Bayero – Director of Public Prosecution in Kaduna State.
Audu, who was charged under Section 24 of the Cybercrime Act, was granted bail on health grounds.
The court has adjourned his trial till April 20, 2017 where he would appear before the state’s Chief Magistrate.
The businessman reportedly collapsed on March 7 while taking pictures with attendees at a Lagos event – WIMBIZ – and he was on medications at the time of his second arrest.
A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole on Friday had a brush over the nation’s economic situation.
The duo who attended the Economic Discourse put together by Vanguard in Lagos were in disagreement over how Nigeria’s economy came to its present state.
The talk shop had as its theme: “The Hard Facts to Rescue the Nigerian Economy.”
The two former government officials went for each other’s throats, and the moderator, a former founding managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank, Mr. Fola Adeola had to step in to calm frayed nerves.
Delivering the keynote address, Soludo revealed how recession, in 2016, reduced Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), by about 38.4 per cent, having shrunk from about $575 billion to about $354 billion.
The professor of economics told his audience that the worst thing that had happened to Nigerian economy, through out 2016, was the instability of the naira exchange rat