Rivers approves ban on open grazing, livestock rearing

The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the proposed bill aimed at giving legal backing to the ban on open rearing and grazing of livestock. The approval was made on Wednesday at its meeting at Government House, Port Harcourt, presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike. The Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, in a statement, added that the Attorney General of the State and Commissioner for Justice, Zacchaeus Adangor (SAN), who briefed newsmen after the meeting, said it was impossible for the state to enforce the resolution…

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Ondo guber: Akeredolu floors PDP’s Jegede at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed the appeal filed by Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party, challenging the election of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. In the majority judgment, four of the justices of the apex court upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal and the Ondo State Governorship Election Petition. The apex court thereby dismissed the appeal for lack of merit. In a dissenting judgment, Justices Mary Odili, Tijjani Abubakar, and Ejembi Eko, held that the appeal should be allowed. Jegede had challenged the emergence of…

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Buratai meets Benin Republic President

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), has met with the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon. Buratai met with the Beninese President on Tuesday during the official presentation of his letter of credence. Also, the Ambassador of Germany to Benin Republic, Michael Derus; as well as those of Ghana, Gabon, and Norway also presented their letters of credence to Talon. Buratai’s meeting with the Beninese President occurred amid the planned extradition of wanted Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, who was…

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Reps probe Customs killing of five in Oyo, quiz officers

The House of Representatives has begun investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killing of five persons in Iseyin, Oyo State, by men of the Nigeria Customs Service. The House Committee on Customs and Excise grilled officials of the NCS at an investigative hearing, where the lawmakers condemned the Service over how it handled the crisis that followed the interception of rice smugglers on May 13, 2021. A leader in the Iseyin community, who spoke on behalf of the victims’ families, Tijani Rasak, said, “On May 13, 2021, the incident occurred around…

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We’re employing agric to create jobs, grow economy – Edo

The Edo State Government has disclosed that the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration is considering utilising the agricultural sector to boost the state’s economy, boost growth and create jobs for the citizens. The Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Peter Aikhuomobhogbe, was quoted in a statement on Tuesday as making the disclosure during a virtual engagement session with Edo indigenes in the Diaspora with the theme, ‘National Diaspora Day: Investment meeting with the Diaspora’. “Agriculture and allied industries have always been considered by the Edo State Government…

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Igboho: Nothing Last Forever – Yoruba Koya tells Buhari, Malami, Buratai, others

Says “No Oppressor has ever triumphed against the people” Tuesday July 27th, 2021 A Yoruba Self-Determination Group, Yoruba Koya Liberation Movement (YKLM), has told President Muhammad Buhari, the Minister of Justice and Antoney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, former Chief of Army Staff and Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Tukur Buratai and other officers of the Nigerian Government behind the current travail of Yoruba Nation Activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in the Republic of Benin to desist from oppressing humanity or face a disastrous end. Stressing…

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Ondo’ll soon assume leading position in cocoa production, says Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has expressed assurance that the state would soon attain its top position in the production of cocoa in Nigeria. He said his administration was very serious about returning the state to the top in the production of the commodity as he disclosed that over 10,000 hectares of land had been cleared at Jugbere community in Owo Local Government Area solely for the cultivation of cocoa. He stated this when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, paid him a courtesy…

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Gunmen invade Gov Uzodinma’s hometown, kill DPO

Six bandits were on Monday night killed when police and unknown gunmen engaged in a gun duel at Omuma town in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. Omuma, which is the home town of the Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma, had experienced gunmen’s invasion, including the killing of no fewer than seven security operatives, attacking of police formation and razing of the governor’s residence. The latest attack claimed the life of the Divisional Police Officer of Omuma police Division, Fatmann Dooiyor, a Chief Superintendent of Police. No fewer…

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Without new constitution, Nigeria’ll continue to recycle failed leaders -Afe Babalola

Senior advocate and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, has called on necessary stakeholders to ensure that a new truly federal constitution with provision for parliamentary government to replace the 1999 constitution must be in place before the 2023 general elections. Babalola said that anything to the contrary would result in “recycling the same failed leaders that have brought Nigeria to where it is today”. The legal luminary, according to a statement made available by ABUAD, spoke in a goodwill message as the special guest of…

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Buhari unleashes maddening heat on agitators, turns blind eyes as blood-thirsty bandits, terrorists revel in cash, challenge Nigeria’s aerial power

ADELANI ADEPEGBA writes on the seemingly unending war against insecurity in the North-West and the pretence by leaders to surmount the problem Three incidents, which starkly highlight the mortal danger facing the country, occurred last week. Many Nigerians have probably passed them off as the usual incidents in the life of a nation beleaguered by terrorists deceptively described as bandits in official quarters. A Nigerian Air Force alpha jet crashed in Zamfara State on July 18 after it came under intense fire from insurgents. The aircraft was returning from a…

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