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Buhari’s government is the first to propose workable solution to herder-farmer clashes – Garba Shehu
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Buhari’s government is the first to propose workable solution to herder-farmer clashes – Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says the Buhari-led government is the first to “put forward a workable solution to the herder-farmer” clashes. Garba said this while presenting a paper at the 10th anniversary of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), Katsina state on Friday, November 26. According to the presidential spokesman, no other administration has been able to effectively tackle the issue since Nigeria gained independence in 1960. “It is a fact that the Buhari administration is the only government of Nigeria that has put forward a workable solution to the herder-farmer challenge in all the years since independence. The threat to civilians and peaceful co-existence between different ethnic and religious groups from fa...
Chelsea vs Man City: What I expect from EPL clash – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man City: What I expect from EPL clash – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that he expects a ’50/50′ match when his side clashes with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. The German explained that he also expected Chelsea to suffer against the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea head to the game after beating Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, while Man City defeated Wycombe. Tuchel said, “I expect nothing less than a 50/50 match tomorrow. We want to fight to have a better outcome. “We have done it a few times, but we know how much we suffered in those matches, and we will have to do that tomorrow.” The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Man City is 12.30 pm.
Berbatov predicts Chelsea vs Liverpool, Arsenal vs Man City, Man United, Tottenham, Leicester, others
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Berbatov predicts Chelsea vs Liverpool, Arsenal vs Man City, Man United, Tottenham, Leicester, others

Former Manchester United, Tottenham, and Bayern Munich striker, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted the results of Premier League matches for this weekend. Some of this weekend’s fixtures include blockbuster games between Arsenal, who are yet to find their feet in the new season, and champions Manchester City as well as Liverpool against Chelsea. The Bulgarian made the predictions through Metro UK. According to him, this weekend matches in the Premier League will end: Man City 3-0 Arsenal Newcastle 2-1 Southampton Brighton 2-2 Everton West Ham 2-0 Crystal Palace Norwich 1-1Leicester Aston Villa 3-1 Brentford Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea Burnley 1-1 Leeds Spurs 2-0 Watford Wolves 0-2 Man United Going into this weekend’s clashes, Chelsea and Liverpool have maintained a perfect sta...
Ecuador Declares Emergency after 22 Persons were Killed in Prison riots
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Ecuador Declares Emergency after 22 Persons were Killed in Prison riots

Ecuador has declared a state of emergency in its penitentiary system after riots at two prisons left 22 dead and 57 wounded. Authorities said violence erupted on Wednesday afternoon at the country's two largest prisons Litoral Penitentiary in the port city of Guayaquil and the Latacunga prison in the central Cotopaxi region. Police contained the rioting and regained control of the two sites after nine officers and 59 inmates were injured, according to officials. In Cotopaxi, "high-caliber firearms" and explosives were used during the riots, Governor Oswaldo Coronel said. Some 78 prisoners were recaptured following an escape attempt at Latacunga, police said. Alexandra Vela, a government minister, said a police officer was sexually assaulted amid the chaos. ...
Ogun Assembly Passes bill Banning Open Grazing
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Ogun Assembly Passes bill Banning Open Grazing

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday July 8, passed a bill banning open grazing. The lawmakers while passing the bill, said it would address incessant clashes between herders and famers. The bill titled “HB No. 045/OG/2021- A Law to Regulate Animal Grazing, Establishment of Cattles Ranches in Designated Grazing Areas of Ogun State and for other Matters incidental thereto and connected therewith", scaled the third reading and final passage following the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Agriculture by the Sponsor, Ganiyu Oyedeji, at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo. The bill prescribed a jail term of not less than three years without the option of fine for violators of the ban. It read; Including the forfeiture of the herds ...
There are no Grazing Routes in Bayelsa – Governor Diri Replies Buhari
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There are no Grazing Routes in Bayelsa – Governor Diri Replies Buhari

Governor Duoye Diri has reacted to President Buhari's directive for grazing routes to be reactivated in every state in the country. The Nigerian President who made the call during a recent interview, said the reactivation will help to curb herders/farmers clashes. Reacting to this during a media chat on Saturday June 12, Diri stated that there are no grazing routes to be revived in Bayelsa state as its indigenes are predominantly fishermen. He also disclosed that his administration had put in place a legal framework to ban open grazing and movement of cattle on foot, as he cannot afford to expose residents of the state to dangers of such practices. Diri said; “For us, there are no cattle grazing routes in Bayelsa State. “Our people are traditionally and occupationally f...
As far as Boko haram is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 – Garba Shehu
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As far as Boko haram is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 – Garba Shehu

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has said that as far as Boko Haram is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 when they took power. Shehu said this when asked if Nigeria is safer compared to 2015 when his principal took over, on a Channels Television programme. He also claimed that the current issues in the country are new challenges which have been mostly subdued. The presidential spokesperson said; “As far as Boko Haram terrorism is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 when he took power. “New challenges have come up, farmers-herders clashes, and killings in certain sections of the country, much of those have been subdued. “We have been confronted with sabotage of oil installations in the south-south that have been...
Inter Milan Players are Crazy in the Head – Lukaku
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Inter Milan Players are Crazy in the Head – Lukaku

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said his club’s success is down to the readiness of players “to go to war”, describing himself and his teammates as “crazy in the head”. The Nerazzurri ended a decade-long wait for the Scudetto this season, as they toppled Juventus to emerge champions under Antonio Conte. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against Juve, Lukaku hailed his teammates. He told DAZN: “Every team needs players to go to war. [Nicolo] Barella and I, as well as Lautaro [Martinez] and [Marcelo] Brozovic, we are crazy in the head! But we give ourselves energy. “The games against Milan, Atalanta and Lazio were still waiting for us. Compared to last year, we have won more direct clashes. “We have shown that we are stronger. After the win against Atalanta, ...
I’ve Never Dated Anyone in the Industry – Ayo Adesanya
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I’ve Never Dated Anyone in the Industry – Ayo Adesanya

Veteran Nollywood actress, Ayo Adesanya has revealed that she has never dated anyone in the movie industry. The actress made the revelation while speaking in an interview with the Vanguard, where she revealed that she doesn’t believe two famous people should be together. She said: “I’ve never dated anyone in the industry; my baby’s father was not in the industry when I met him. I actually brought him into the industry so it’s not as if I met him in the industry.” ” I don’t like dating people in my industry. I don’t believe two famous people should be together because there will be clashes of ego and their lives would be on the centre page of the newspapers. For my job or for my showbiz life, publicity is good but for my private life, I love to keep it really private. I don’t...
Hijab controversy: We will be fair and courageous in taking decisions – Kwara Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq
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Hijab controversy: We will be fair and courageous in taking decisions – Kwara Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has addressed the hijab controversy which renewed clashes between Muslims and Christians in Kwara state he governs. In a state broadcast on Tuesday March 26, the Governor said his administration announced an official policy on February 26 allowing any willing Muslim schoolgirl to wear the hijab in public schools after “several days of consultations, meetings, brainstorming, and dispassionate weighing of policy options.” Abdulrazaq who said he acknowledges the apprehension from the Christian and Muslim communities, stated that he is convinced that beneath the tensions and misgivings around the hijab decision are old wounds that must be healed. He averred that his administration will always be fair and courageous in taking decisions for sustainabl...
Governors Agree To Compensate Victims Of Herders, Farmers Clashes
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Governors Agree To Compensate Victims Of Herders, Farmers Clashes

State governors have agreed to compensate victims of herders /farmers clashes in their various states . The agreement was reached at a meeting of the National Economic Council held at the Presidential Villa , Abuja on Thursday. The meeting was presided by Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo . The council presided over by sitting Vice President has all state governors and relevant, Central Bank of Nigeria’ Governor and relevant ministers as members. The decision to pay compensation was part of the communique read by the governor of Ogun State , Dapo Abiodun, when he briefed State House Correspondents alongside his Kebbi State counterpart , Atiku Bagudu. Abiodun noted those who suffered loses in targeted attacks must be made to have a sense of compensation . He also said the council re...
EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on ‘Fights with Solskjaer
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EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on ‘Fights with Solskjaer

Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has said that he always engages in a “battle” with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to get inspiration, SportingLife reports. Fernandes believes Solskjaer getting “angry sometimes” in arguments, keeps him on his toes as he targets a treble this season. The 26-year-old also feels the Norwegian’s flexible man-management is behind United’s incredible transformation into title contenders. The £55million midfielder has been Solskjaer’s star performer since arriving from Sporting Lisbon 13 months ago. Fernandes has now spoken about two clashes he had with his boss. He told TV2: “It’s not so much. I’ve played 54 games now. During those fights he has been angry with me twice, it’s not bad, so I’m happy with that. “But I think it’s im...
Herdsmen Clashes: Akeredolu, Afenifere Criticizes Sharia Council Over Ranching
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Herdsmen Clashes: Akeredolu, Afenifere Criticizes Sharia Council Over Ranching

THE Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, yesterday, called on the South-West governors to provide ranches for herdsmen before banning open grazing, to avoid further crisis, warning that outright banning of open grazing, without an alternative for herdsmen, was an invitation to greater disaster. But the remarks by the Sharia Council, however, generated angry reactions from the Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, and the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, who described the request as too pedestrian and insulting. This came on a day the Sarkin Fulani of Igangan in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, Alhaji Salihu Abdul Kadir, lashed out on Oyo State police command for failing to arrest Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, also known as S...
ISWAP Terrorists Seize Military Base In Borno
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ISWAP Terrorists Seize Military Base In Borno

Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State militant group have captured a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state after overnight clashes with troops, sources told AFP on Saturday. Machine-gun wielding fighters from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the base in the town of Marte in the Lake Chad area overnight Friday into Saturday, two sources said. “The priority now is to reclaim the base from the terrorists and an operation is underway,” one of the sources said. “We took a hit from ISWAP terrorists. They raided the base in Marte after a fierce battle.” The second source said the army “incurred losses” but it was not yet clear how many people had died or the level of destruction inflicted by the insurgents. ISWAP, which split from Boko Haram in ...
Dele Momodu Clashes With Lauretta Onochie Over President Buhari
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Dele Momodu Clashes With Lauretta Onochie Over President Buhari

Chairman of Ovation Media Group Dele Momodu has clashed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s social media aide Lauretta Onochie after she criticised him over a scathing remark about the president. Mr Momodu had written on Friday in response to a Twitter user Chris Iyalla that he did not “bring Buhari” in 2015 and that he tried the next most electable candidate in the 2019 general elections after Buhari “failed”. Mrs Onochie reacted to his comments, saying: “He (Buhari) ‘failed’ because he won’t dish out cash for photos that can easily be obtained on Instagram and other picture apps. Because #BabaNoDeyDrop, your ego-massaging, ostentatious and filthy-wealth-flaunting customers, can no longer afford you. Try Diversification!” Displeased with her comments, the media mogul launched his ...
At least 20 killed in Somali clan violence
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At least 20 killed in Somali clan violence

At least 20 people have been killed in southern Somalia day in clashes between militia from rival clans fighting over land, officials and witnesses said Thursday. Tensions between fighters from the Owrmale and Majerten clans some 30 kilometres (17 miles) outside the southern port city of Kismayo, have been rising in recent weeks. “The fighting intensified today and 20 people from the two sides were killed and a dozen others including civilians wounded. This is a horrible situation which needs to be stopped,” Abdikarin Mohamed, a local government official from the area, told AFP by phone. “The dead bodies are strewn in the battle zone and civilians are fleeing as the fighting (which) affected several villages. We have been informed twenty people died and more than that were wounded...
Deji Adeyanju Clashes With Police After Submitting Bullion Van Petition
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Deji Adeyanju Clashes With Police After Submitting Bullion Van Petition

Activist Deji Adeyanju clashed with operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission where he submitted a petition to investigate former Lagos state, Tinubu over the bullion vans that were sighted at his residence on the eve of the presidential election. In a video clip going viral on social media, the policemen had ordered his team to step out of the premises while he was about granting an interview to journalists. Deji fumed at the order insisting that he would never understand them because when they are supposed to be in Lagos to arrest big criminals, they are busy harassing and intimidating ordinary citizens without guns and running after yahoo boys. Petition submitted to @officialEFCC but the ever unprofessional poli...
Reason Why Police Ban Motorcycle Operators in Adamawa,
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Reason Why Police Ban Motorcycle Operators in Adamawa,

The Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has banned the use of motorcycles in the state. The command said in a press statement sent to the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday that the ban was informed by rising crime rate. The statement, which was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Othman Abubakar, said the ban takes effect in all the 21 local government areas of the state till further notice. “This has become necessary because of the incessant use of such motorcycles in the commission of heinous crimes such as kidnapping, armed banditry, communal clashes and other criminal activities in the state,” the statement read. It added that the police would by the announcement ...
Nigeria Denied Foreign Loans Over Herdsmen/Farmers’ Clashes – Lai Mohammed
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Nigeria Denied Foreign Loans Over Herdsmen/Farmers’ Clashes – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed while appearing before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, disclosed that Nigeria is denied foreign loans over herdsmen/farmers’ clashes. According to the Minister of Information and culture, the Federal Government had to engage an international public relations consultant to manage the bad press following the misrepresentation of the clashes between herdsmen and farmers by the foreign media. He further revealed that they had to send delegations to the United Kingdom and the United States, to execute media campaigns. Lai Mohammed who was asked to explain the engagement of the foreign media and PR lobby consultancy contracts awarded by the Federal Government, disclosed how Nigeria was denied foreign loans over ...
Popular Associate Press photographer, Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed while covering militia clashes in Libya
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Popular Associate Press photographer, Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed while covering militia clashes in Libya

Popular photographer, Mohamed Ben Khalifa who worked for Associated Press news agency was killed on Saturday Jan 19th south of Libya’s capital Tripoli where he was covering militia clashes.   Khalifa was killed by shellfire that hit the positions of a Tripoli militia that he was accompanying, security sources said. A photographer and cameraman for AP since 2014, 35-year-old Khalifa was married and father to a six-month-old baby.   The clashes have since Wednesday pitched militias from the capital against the Seventh Brigade, an armed group from Tarhuna in western Libya. The country's health ministry said on Friday night that the violence had killed at least 13 and wounded 52 people. The latest fighting follows clashes in and around Tripoli that killed at least 117 peo...
Contact Lost with Cargo Plane, Says Congo’s Gomair
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Contact Lost with Cargo Plane, Says Congo’s Gomair

The Congolese aviation firm Gomair lost contact with a cargo plane on Thursday evening as it was flying back to Kinshasa after delivering materials for the upcoming presidential election, a senior manager at the airline told Reuters. It was not immediately clear how many people were on board. Air accidents are relatively frequent in Congo due to lax safety standards. “We are still conducting research so we are not able to give precise details on whether the plane went lost or it has crashed,” Gomair’s financial director, Jean de Dieu Gato Karekezi, said by telephone on Friday. Karekezi said the plane had been rented by the national electoral commission (CENI) to deliver election materials to Tshikapa, a city near the border with Angola, and contact was lost as it flew back to ...
Police Discover Mass Grave With 200 Bodies In Ethiopia
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Police Discover Mass Grave With 200 Bodies In Ethiopia

Police in Ethiopia have discovered a mass grave with 200 bodies near the border between the Somali and Oromia regions of the country. This discovery comes after hundreds of people have been displaced over the past year by violence in the region. Local media reported that the grave was found during a probe into alleged atrocities committed by the former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region, Abdi Mohammed who is awaiting trial over allegations he fueled ethnic clashes. A notorious regional security force known as the Liyu police is accused of carrying out killings in the area between the Somali and Oromia regions and it reported directly to the regional president. The police are trying to identify the 200 bodies found. Mohammed was forced to resign in August and was arrested weeks ...
Nigerian Soldiers Kill 76 Deadly Boko Haram Terrorists Who Attacked Army Positions
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Nigerian Soldiers Kill 76 Deadly Boko Haram Terrorists Who Attacked Army Positions

Gallant men of the Nigerian army have successfully killed about 76 deadly members of Boko Haram terrorist group. File photo: A Boko Haram terrorist retrieved from the bush by Nigerian troops Seventy-six Boko Haram terrorists, among others, trying to overrun Nigeria’s military formation in Metele, near Kangarwa in Borno have been killed. In what was a double blow to the terrorists, Chadian troops also killed another 48 today. According to the Nigerian Army Twitter posts, the gallant troops of the 157 Battalion overwhelmed the terrorists, with superior firepower, as they attempted to attack Nigerian positions on 8 October.   “The sustained superior firepower of the troops led to the neutralisation of 76 BHTs”, the army said in an update today.   “Unfortunately, the Nige...
500,000 Children Face ‘Immediate Danger’ In Libya Capital: UN
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500,000 Children Face ‘Immediate Danger’ In Libya Capital: UN

Half a million children are in “immediate danger” in Libya’s capital Tripoli due to fighting, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said on Monday. Migrants Clashes that broke out between rival militias in late August had killed at least 115 people and wounded nearly 400 by Saturday night, according to Libya’s health ministry. UNICEF said Monday that “over 1,200 families have been displaced in the past 48 hours alone as clashes intensified in southern Tripoli”. That brings the total number of people displaced by the recent fighting to over 25,000, half of whom are children, UNICEF said. “More children are reportedly being recruited to fight, putting them in immediate danger. At least one child was killed as a result,” said Geert Cappelaere, the UN agency’s Middle East a...
Fed Govt Sends In Troops, Police After Ethnic Clashes
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Fed Govt Sends In Troops, Police After Ethnic Clashes

Acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered troops in to keep the peace in the restive state of Taraba after deadly clashes between herders and farmers. The vice-president, standing in for President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on indefinite medical leave, said Thursday the extra military battalions and police reinforcements had been sent. Police say 18 people were killed in unrest between the Mambilla and Fulani groups in the central state earlier this week but others put the death toll at more than 100. A local senator put the death toll at about 50 but it was not possible to independently verify that figure. “With great sorrow, I offer my condolences to the victims of the violent attacks in communities in Taraba State,” Osinbajo said in a statement posted on Twitter Thursday even...
Kashmir Clashes Leave 10 People Dead
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Kashmir Clashes Leave 10 People Dead

Clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir have killed 10 people – five police officers, a soldier, two civilians and two suspected separatist fighters, according to Indian authorities. Suspected separatist ambushed a police patrol in the town of Achhabal, killing five police personnel, a top police officer told AFP news agency on Friday. Armed groups active in divided Kashmir have stepped up attacks in recent weeks on Indian government forces patrolling the area as part of counterinsurgency operations. Earlier, soldiers and a police special counterinsurgency force cordoned off Arwani village on a tip-off that armed men were hiding in two homes, setting off a firefight, the officer said. Two civilians, including a teenage boy, were killed when security forces fired at hundreds of v...
Policemen & Two Others Stabbed During Hyde Park Water Fight
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Policemen & Two Others Stabbed During Hyde Park Water Fight

Two police officers and two civilians were rushed to hospital on Tuesday night after clashes broke out as the police tried to quell a huge water fight started by a mob chanting “Black Lives Matter” at Hyde Park, London. One of the officers was stabbed while another officer was hit by a bottle during the trouble in clashes later described by witnesses as ''resembling a war zone”. About 1000 youngsters had gathered at Hyde park’s Serpentine lake yesterday and when a water fight broke out around 9pm. Cops tried to disperse the crowd but they turned on the officers.  Many of the crowd were heard chanting “Black Lives Matter” – a slogan coined in the wake of police shootings of black youths in America. Witness Timi Marcel tweeted: “Hyde Park is a bit of a war zone.” Another terrified wit...

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