Day: April 12, 2019

NEWSTribunal receives 18 petitions in Kaduna

Justice A. H. Suleiman, Chairman, National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna State, said the tribunal has received 18 petitions from candidates not satisfied with the outcome of the just-concluded 2019 polls in the state. Suleiman, who addressed lawyers and newsmen during the tribunal inaugural sitting on Thursday in Kaduna, said 10 of the petitions were in respect of the February 23 National Assembly elections, while eight were for the March 9 State […]

NEWSBenue: Arrested herdsman reveals sponsor, says others coming

Arrested herdsman reveals sponsor, says others coming. The Benue State Livestock Guards have arrested a Fulani herdsman identified as Amandu Wakili suspected to be responsible for the recent attacks on some communities in the state. Wakili, who was arrested in company of other herdsmen, disclosed that they were working for one Alhaji Aliyu Tershaku. Addressing journalists on Thursday in Makurdi, the state capital, Mallam Wakili claimed that Tershaku asked herdsmen, including him to return to […]

Buhari wants grazing routes restored for herdsmen to end crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari believes the re-establishment of grazing routes to enable herdsmen march their cattle unhindered across the nation will be pivotal to putting an end to the conflict between herders and farmers, especially in the Middle Belt region. President Muhammadu Buhari on his farm in Daura, Katsina State [Presidency] President Muhammadu Buhari on his farm in Daura, Katsina State [Presidency] The struggle for access and control of lands over which roaming herdsmen graze their […]