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President Buhari Writes Senate Over Herdsmen Killings

President Buhari on Wednesday wrote the Senate to explain the steps he has taken to resolve the crisis between herdsmen and farmers in Benue state.

Senate Summons IGP Idris Over Benue Killings

The Senate has on Wednesday summoned the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris over killings by suspected herdsmen in Benue state. 
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Buhari’s Aide Asks Opposition To Name, Promote Alternative

Social Media Assistant to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, has urged the opposition to name and promote their alternative to her principal.

Kukah Says Nigeria Doesn’t Need God-fearing President

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has said that national cohesion is the most fundamental solution to fixing Nigeria, not necessarily a God-fearing leader.

Buhari Returns From Addis Ababa

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after participating in the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

168 Nigerians Killed In Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes In Jan. 2018

At least 168 Nigerians have been killed in January 2018 in clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria, Amnesty International has revealed.

Too Many Parties May Cause Problems In 2019, INEC Raises Alarm

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is predicting tough challenges associated with a large number of registered political parties.

PDP Mocks Buhari’s AU Anti-Corruption Honour

PDP has described the naming of Pres. Muhammed Buhari as African Union anti-corruption champion as laughable, and described the honour as Africa’s joke of the year.

Kwankwaso Cancels Kano Rally

Kwankwaso has cancelled his rally in Kano after police advised him that violence could erupt between his supporters and the loyalists to Ganduje, the governor.

ISIS Kills 11, Wounds 15 In Afghan Attack

11 soldiers have been killed with 15 others wounded after militants raided a military academy in Afganistan's Kabul capital on Monday. 

Military Force Proposed To Tackle Killer Herdsmen

Increased military presence is needed in Benue and other states affected by herdsmen attacks in Nigeria, a committee headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has recommended.

SGF Mustapha Urges Igbos To Support Buhari’s Re-election In 2019

The SGF Boss Mustapha, at the weekend, declared that the easiest route to the South East’s quest to produce President would be re-electing Pres. Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

Buhari, Obasanjo Meet At African Union Summit

President Buhari and former President Obasanjo have met at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, five days after Obasanjo condemned Buhari's administration.

ASUU Says Kogi Govt Replacing Sacked Lecturers With Undergraduates

ASUU has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of recruiting Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) holders to replace about 150 lecturers dismissed from the Kogi State University.

Buhari Says Military Force Alone Can’t Defeat Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that military force and law enforcement measures alone can not defeat terrorism.

Be Ready To Accept Defeat In 2019, Ekweremadu Tells Buhari

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that his administration conduct a credible, free and fair election in 2019.
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Germany Arrests Boko Haram Terrorist Named Amaechi

Authorities in Germany have arrested a 27-year-old Nigerian suspected to be a member of the dreaded terror group Boko Haram.

Nigeria Lawless For Allowing Herdsmen Killings – Ex-Minister

Former Minister of Finance Kalu Idika Kalu has blamed the President Buhari administration for the herdsmen-farmers clashes, saying only lawless countries allow such.

EFCC Releases Former SGF Lawal On Bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, on bail.

No Link Between Ex-SGF Arrest And Obasanjo’s Letter – EFCC

The EFCC has refuted claims the detention of former SGF Babachir Lawal was triggered by the letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
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