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The Nigerian military attacked Amangwu, Elu and Amaekpu communities in Ohafia local government Area of Abia State, where they destroyed homes and properties. Few civilians were also arrested and killed in the attack which lasted from Friday evening to Saturday June 12, 2021. Residents told Gazette Africa that the trouble started when men of the Nigerian army stormed the village to...
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says challenges affecting the country require proactive leaders who are prepared to promote unity among Nigerians. According to a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo stated this on Monday when he paid a courtesy visit to Abdulwasiu Lawal, Oniru of Iruland, in Lagos. The traditional ruler is celebrating his first coronation anniversary. Osinbajo commended Lawal for being a...
Following the murders in southern Nigeria by suspected militant herdsmen and other hoodlums, volunteer forces from Igbo and Yoruba separatists have commenced joint security training operations to defend the territories of both regions. IPOB spokesperson Emma Powerful, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, noted that the personnel will be voluntarily picked from both the southern and the eastern...
Leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Banji Akintoye, has said restructuring cannot stop Fulani herdsmen from invading farmlands, the PUNCH reports. According to him, neither can the review of the 1999 Constitution solve the problem on the ground. Akintoye also stated that the slow pace of development in Yoruba land is caused by the 1914...
Following the threats by a faceless Fulani Jihadist sect, to cause mayhem in Delta State over the Southern Governors stance against Open grazing, the Movement for Emancipation and Defense of the Niger Delta has threatened to wipe out all traces of Fulani presence in southern Nigeria if they carry out their planned invasion of Delta State over the ban...
Palpable fear has gripped residents of Delta State following threats of invasion and bombing of the state capital, Asaba and Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of the state by a faceless 'Fulani Jihadist' group. The group, which claimed responsibility for the fire incident that gutted the Federal Secretariat complex along Okpanam road, Asaba, warned Governor Ifeanyi Okowa...
The Nigerian army has called on Boko Haram insurgents to drop their arms, “seek forgiveness and reconciliation”. AA Eyitayo, the general officer commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian army, made the call on Sunday at an event organised for journalists by the army in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. Eyitayo said Boko Haram insurgents are in a state of disarray, following the recent...
At least 10 people have been killed in fresh attack by Fulani herdsmen on a community near the Government Science School Kuru in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. The deadly incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, June 14
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that his administration has lifted at least 10.5 million people out of poverty in the country in the last two years. Buhari also insisted the Nigerian government will pull 100 million of its current population out of poverty in 10 years. “In the last two years, we lifted 10.5 million people out of poverty –...
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has now made a u-turn, insisting the Federal Government will not prosecute Nigerians using Twitter. Instead, it will go after those who are helping Nigerians circumvent the ban on the micro-blogging site. Malami had purportedly directed the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), to begin the process of prosecuting those still...

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