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Insecurity And The Fulani Herdsmen: Southwest Governors Ban Open Grazing In The Region

Security

The South West Governors has today after meeting with the Miyetti Allah, the Cattle Herders Association in Nigeria have unanimously banned all forms of open grazing in the region. The decision by the Southwest Governors was reached today after a rigorous meeting with the leadership of the herdsmen, Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as well as the security chiefs of the region.

58th ECOWAS Meeting: Buhari Drums For Restructuring Of The organisation

Security

President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for the restructuring of the ECOWAS, saying the African Organisation needs to operate its management to reflect current realities. Buhari made this call during the 58th virtual ordinary session held in Abuja with Heads of States and Government of ECOWAS.

EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Osogbo

Crime Watch

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, January 22, 2021, arrested eleven suspected fraudsters. The commission revealed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday, where it revealed that the suspects were apprehended by operatives of the Commission who, acting on intelligence, swooped on their hideouts in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. “The Commission recovered twelve cars which include three Toyota Highlander SUVs, one Mercedes Benz GLK 350 SUV, One Acura SUV, two Honda Crosstour, two Toyota Venza, and three other Toyota brands.

EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Osogbo

Crime Watch

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, January 22, 2021, arrested eleven suspected fraudsters. The commission revealed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday, where it revealed that the suspects were apprehended by operatives of the Commission who, acting on intelligence, swooped on their hideouts in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. “The Commission recovered twelve cars which include three Toyota Highlander SUVs, one Mercedes Benz GLK 350 SUV, One Acura SUV, two Honda Crosstour, two Toyota Venza, and three other Toyota brands.

Insecurity: Governor Matawalle Blames Traditional Rulers For Aiding Criminals

Crime Watch

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has yesterday blame some of his traditional rulers for aiding insecurity in the state through sabotage of peace effort by his government.

Ex-Council Boss Blow Alarm, Accuse Governor Matawalle Of Donating Hilux Van To Bandits

Crime Watch

A former council chairman of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara state, Hon Ahmed Abubakar has raised alarm, accusing Governor Bello Matawalle of donating Hilux van to bandits behind a closed door to facilitate their operations.

FEC Approves New Retirement Age For Teachers

Education

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has on Wednesday approved the bill proposing the extension for the retirement age of Nigerian teachers from 60 to 65 years. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu made the disclosure while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The approved bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021 is to be sent to the National Assembly for consideration and subsequent approval. According to the bill, the teaching profession in the country will be enhanced for better education

NYSC Releases Guidelines Ahead of Orientation Camp For ‘Batch B Stream II’ Prospective Corps Members

Education

The National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC) has listed conditions that must be met by 2020 Batch “B” Stream II Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) before they can be admitted into Orientation Camp. According to NYSC, corps members must have a clearance certificate showing that they are COVID-19 negative.NYSC stated this in its “Safety protocols” issued ahead of the commencement of the 2020 Batch “B” Stream II Orientation Course on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

January 18 Resumption Still Stands, FG Clarifies

Education

The Federal Government has on Thursday reaffirmed the January 18 school resumption date, clarifying the uncertainty over the proposed date. Mr. Adamu Adamu, Federal Minister of Education confirmed this during the daily press briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, saying the federal government’s decision to resume schools by Monday, however, the government may review the resumption date if the second wave of the pandemic persists. He said, “It (January 18 date of school reopening) is not sacrosanct. When we decided on that date, it was just a target towards what we were working on.

Insecurity And The Fulani Herdsmen: Southwest Governors Ban Open Grazing In The Region

Security

The South West Governors has today after meeting with the Miyetti Allah, the Cattle Herders Association in Nigeria have unanimously banned all forms of open grazing in the region. The decision by the Southwest Governors was reached today after a rigorous meeting with the leadership of the herdsmen, Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as well as the security chiefs of the region.

58th ECOWAS Meeting: Buhari Drums For Restructuring Of The organisation

Security

President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for the restructuring of the ECOWAS, saying the African Organisation needs to operate its management to reflect current realities. Buhari made this call during the 58th virtual ordinary session held in Abuja with Heads of States and Government of ECOWAS.

Oyo Insecurity: Governor Seyi Makinde Directs Police To Arrest Sunday Igboho For Defying His Orders

Security

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has directed the police to arrest Sunday Igboho and others causing tension in the state. On Friday, Igboho went to Igangan to restate his ultimatum to Fulanis to leave. Makinde consequently declared that his government would not allow anyone hiding under the guise of protecting Yoruba interests to cause ethnic tension and perpetrate crisis. Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Igboho, attacked a Fulani settlement in the town. It was a black Friday at Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State as hundreds of residents led by Yoruba nation ‘agitator’. Mr. Adeyemo had earlier issued an ultimatum to Fulani community in the Ibarapa axis of the state to vacate the area or produce the suspected kidnappers and murderers among the Fulani.

Attack On Buhari Government: Bishop Kukah Denies Calling For Military-Coup

Religion

Following the reaction that greeted Bishop, Mathew Kukah of Sokoto diocese's statement concerning President Buhari administration, the clergy kicked that he was quoted out of context as he did not call for a military coup.

Arewa Consultative Forum Blow Hot Over Bishop Kuka’s Coup Comment, Demand His Arrest

Religion

Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has called on the Nigerian security agencies to arrest Bishop Mathew Kukah for interrogation over his insightful coup comment against the government of President Buhari. Last Friday, Kukah, a bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese accused President Buhari of nepotism and at the same time calling for a coup against the government.

Sheikh Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91

Religion

Retired Justice, who served as the First Grand Khadi of Niger State and Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Lemu has died in the early hours of Thursday in Minna, Niger State. His daughter, Maryam Lemu confirmed the demise of the educationist via Instagram, saying “Inna lillahi wa inna liayhi raji’un,” she wrote.

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