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Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic
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Insecurity: Angry Residents Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway, Cause Heavy Traffic

Some angry residents of Kaduna State on Saturday, blocked the popular Abuja-Kaduna highway, causing heavy traffic hold up on the road and leaving many travellers trapped. Naija News gathered the protesters are majorly from Anguwar Magaji in Chikun Local Government Area of the state who are protesting the increasing waves of insecurity in the country. Particularly, the villagers are understood to be angry because of the recent killing of a 13-year-old girl by bandits and are protesting the general insecurity in their land. The bandits reportedly stormed the house of the village head and abducted his family as well as other persons in the community. They lamented that fear has stopped them from going to their farms as they no longer feel safe. “We cannot go to our farms and ye...
Beautiful Lady who Fries Garri and Farms for a Living Goes Viral as she Transforms into a Beauty to “Spend” her Money
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Beautiful Lady who Fries Garri and Farms for a Living Goes Viral as she Transforms into a Beauty to “Spend” her Money

A beautiful Nigerian lady has gone viral after she shared what she does for a living. She tweeted photos of herself "making money" and "spending money". The photos show that she farms and then fries garri to make money. Another photo shows her looking flawless while slaying as she "spends money". Her tweet got over 33,600 likes and more than 4.4 Twitter users retweeted her post. See more below.  
Police Mount 24-Hour Surveillance On Lagos Schools, Farms Over Insecurity
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Police Mount 24-Hour Surveillance On Lagos Schools, Farms Over Insecurity

THE Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, yesterday, disclosed that policemen have been deployed to carry out 24 hours surveillance on schools and farms, to avert kidnappings and banditry in Lagos State. The Police boss, however, lamented that some of the terrains, especially those of the farms, were not accessible by vehicles. He said the command would liaise with the Ministry of Agriculture and the state government in purchasing motorcycles for that patrol of the farmlands. Fielding questions from journalists on the Command’s preparedness to prevent kidnap attacks on schools and farmlands, Odumosu said: “The Command has designed an Operation Order to cater for the deployment of personnel, surveillance, patrol and strict monitoring of schools and students’ a...
Fulani Herdsmen Destroy Farms, Rape Women In Agbonchia, Rivers State
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Fulani Herdsmen Destroy Farms, Rape Women In Agbonchia, Rivers State

There has been tension in Agbonchia community in the Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State after Fulani herdsmen invaded the area, destroying farmlands and assaulting the residents. SaharaReporters learnt that the invasion started on Monday with residents deserting the area gradually due to the fear of the killer herdsmen, who reportedly also raped some women in the community. Some of the residents told SaharaReporters that a massive peaceful protest is being carried out today, Friday, to force the attention of the state and federal government to the community which is presently under herdsmen’s siege. “Right now, farms in Agbonchia have been taken over by Fulani herdsmen. Our women are crying in the farms. To return home is almost impossible. Everyone is angry. We are p...
Kayode Fayemi Visits The Homes Of Two Farmers Killed On Their Farms
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Kayode Fayemi Visits The Homes Of Two Farmers Killed On Their Farms

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has visited the homes of two farmers, Mr Toyin Akeju and Mr. Yusuf Onuche who were found dead on their farms with gunshot wounds suspected to have been fired by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Angry residents, comprising youths, women and the aged, chanted war songs, made bonfires and rained curses on the killers of the two farmers just as vehicular and commercial activities were affected for a greater part of Saturday while the protesters blocked major roads in the community. Yesterday, two of our farmers from Isaba Ekiti, Mr Toyin Akeju known locally as Jisoro and Mr Yusuf Onuche were found dead on the farms with wounds from gun shots suspected to have been fired by Bororo herdsmen. This, understandably, generated a lot of anger in the community. T...
Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents
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Our people Have Abandoned Their Farms To Avoid Being Killed By Fulani Herdsmen – Ondo Residents

Residents of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have said they can no longer go to their farms for fear of being killed, raped or kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen. They claimed the recent killing of a vigilante and an informant of the Ondo State Security Network, better known as Amotekun, by herdsmen has created tension in the area with some residents fleeing the community. A resident of the community told SaharaReporters that the forest reserve area in Owo is now a no-go area as gunmen have taken over the area. He said, “A lot of things are happening in this area; this is the same area where they killed the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi. Unfortunately, the police are now inviting chiefs of that town to Abuja to come and explain why they killed a cow. When the monarch was...
Fulani Seized Our Farms, Killed, Raped, Kidnapped Us In Oyo – Oladiran Oladokun
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Fulani Seized Our Farms, Killed, Raped, Kidnapped Us In Oyo – Oladiran Oladokun

The Convener of the Igangan Development Advocates, Mr Oladiran Oladokun, who is also a farmer, tells OLUFEMI OLANIYI the genesis of the crisis in Igangan and other parts of Ibarapaland, Oyo State and suggests the way out of it Can you trace the genesis of the herdsmen crisis in Igangan? The crisis has been going on for years and what happened last week, I think, was a reaction to the agelong issues of oppression of the host community by the Fulani herdsmen. The Fulani way of life and the culture of dominating and oppressing their hosts caused the problem. They have committed a lot of atrocities against our people, I mean the indigenes of Igangan and even the entire Ibarapaland. What are the atrocities? They started with frequent plundering of farms. It became so bad that at...
Farmers Should Prepare To Return To Their Farms – PTF
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Farmers Should Prepare To Return To Their Farms – PTF

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria, Mr Boss Mustapha, has asked farmers in the country to prepare to return to their farms very soon. The PTF Chair, speaking during the daily press briefing on Friday in Abuja, stated that this became necessary to avert food crisis in the country at a time the nation was battling with health and economic crisis. According to him, the federal government, through the ministry of Agriculture, will make adequate arrangements to make things go smoothly for farmer. He said Nigeria must take full advantage of the forthcoming planting season to increase the food bank of the nation. “​I also wish to use this opportunity to restate that food security and self-sufficiency remain important to our ...
Buhari Says Nigerians Should Go Back To The Farms
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Buhari Says Nigerians Should Go Back To The Farms

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerians should go back to the farms in order to reduce reliance on crude-oil. The President made this known while speaking to supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. According to Vanguard, Buhari also said that he has delivered his campaign promises to the people of Nigeria. ” I was in Kebbi in 2015, during my campaigns and I made three promises: To transform the economy, boost security, as well as fight corruption, head long. “On security , the people of Borno have yesterday confirmed that Boko Haram have been fully decimated. “On agriculture, the last two rainy seasons had recorded bumper harvests, as such , food security is highly guaranteed in the county as we have reduced the...
Boko Haram Abducts 10 Women in Borno
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Boko Haram Abducts 10 Women in Borno

Boko Haram Suspected Boko Haram members have reportedly abducted 10 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from farms in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. The insurgents in a rampage on two communities in the state last Wednesday night and yesterday morning abducted 10 women and killed a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) from two separate attacks Speaking to journalists yesterday on the attack on his village, the Village Head (Bulama) of Mammanti, a suburb of Maiduguri, Mohammed Ibrahim, said the rampaging insurgents set ablaze about 100 houses and carted away their livestock while setting livestock ablaze. The village head said: “They packed their bicycles near trenches and started shooting sporadically. We all fled our homes exactly 11p.m. last Wednesday ni...
Governor Obiano Commissions Josan Rice Farms And Mill
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Governor Obiano Commissions Josan Rice Farms And Mill

COMMISSIONING OF JOSAN INTEGRATED RICE FARM AND MILL, UFUMA. His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State commissioned the JOSAN Integrated Rice Farm and Mill, the SPV between Joseph Agro Industries Limited and Anambra State Government. This integrated rice farm, with all year round irrigation system has the capacity of producing 30 metric tons of rice per day. The project will further promote food security in the State, provide jobs for Anambra youths and improve the Internally Generated Revenue of the State. Invest Nigeria... Think Anambra
Fulani Herdsmen Destroy Farms, Rape Our Wives —Ohanaeze
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Fulani Herdsmen Destroy Farms, Rape Our Wives —Ohanaeze

THE President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has said the prevailing activities of the Fulani herdsmen had over the years led to the killing, maiming, raping of Igbo people and destruction of their farms. He said: “The peaceful coexistence between previously peace-loving Fulani herdsmen, who herded their cattle with long canes and our local farmers has been replaced by an era of AK-47 totting and rampaging herdsmen who kill, maim, rape our people and destroy our farms. “Not one of them is ever arrested for illegal possession of firearms. Even those arrested in Nimbo for mercilessly killing our people remain unprosecuted by the Northern dominated law enforcement agents.” Also, an Igbo chieftain in Ebonyi State, Chief Abia Onyike, alleged that the Fulani herdsmen have recen...
Benue State Declares Fridays Work Free Day For Farming
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Benue State Declares Fridays Work Free Day For Farming

Due to the current Economic downturn, Benue State has declared every Friday a work free day to enable workers in the state work on their farms so as to be able to produce food for their families to eat. The work free friday begins today, June 10 and will last till end of July, 2016. The Benue State Executive Council approved this yesterday. Governor Samuel Ortom, who chaired the session of the meeting at which the decision was taken, explained that the objective was to enable as many workers as possible to produce food to feed their families in the current economic downturn which has made the regular payment of salaries a major challenge.

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