Fulani herders attack two as tension mounts in Ibarapa
SOME Fulani herders have allegedly attacked two persons with machete at Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government area of Oyo State.
According to information gathered from Mr Taiwo Adeagbo, a resident, the herders allegedly attacked the two persons in their village around 1am on Saturday. As a result of this, the youths have been on guard because the herders could still come back.
Source: Vanguard News
President Buhari Renews Pledge To APC
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday participated in the All Progressive Congress’ membership registration and revalidation exercise in Daura, Katsina State.
The President is currently on a four-day trip away from the capital.
He is expected to return to the nation’s capital on Tuesday, according to a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu.
“All good people must get involved in the task of nation-building and improving their society,” the President said after his registration. “Register for your party, and register to vote.”
Source: Channels TV
Former FRCN DG, Ben Egbuna is dead
A former Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Ben Egbuna is dead
The veteran journalist and broadcast media administrator passed away on Friday.
Born on July 13, 1949, Egbuna was the golden voice of FRCN network news in the 80s and 90s.
The former News Director at the Voice of Nigeria (VON) was in the broadcast industry for more than 40 years.
He was the Publisher/Editor in Chief, Digicast Magazine and Chief Executive Officer, Niche Media.
Source: Daily Post
Kaduna Security: El-Rufai Condemns Burning Of ECWA Church Pavilion
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has condemned the burning of a pavilion arranged for an ECWA Church conference in Zangon Kataf local government area of the state.
Hoodlums had invaded the pavilion erected by the leadership of the Evangelical Church of West Africa meant for its conference and set it ablaze.
The venue is for the conference is close to the palace of the paramount ruler of Atyap Chiefdom in Zango Kataf local government.
Governor El-Rufai who frowned at the incident has directed security agencies to carry out diligent investigation towards identifying and punishing the culprits.
Source: Channels TV
Shehu Sani condemns threats to eject Yorubas living in Northern Nigeria
Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district in the Red Chamber, Comrade Shehu Sani, has reacted to alleged threats by some individuals to expel the Yorubas from the northern part of Nigeria.
According to Shehu Sani, “The threat to ‘expel the Yorubas’ from the Northern part of Nigeria as made by some individuals and groups is condemnable. People in the North are the worst victims of the killer herdsmen and bandits. I have made this point a few days ago, that the criminal activities of the Herdsmen must not be a justification to profile, stigmatized and ‘evict’ the ethnic Fulanis peacefully and rightfully living in the South West.”
Recall that a group, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) on Tuesday in Kaduna, said it will not accept the vilification of Fulani herders for what it described as “systematic annihilation,” adding that no ethnic group should be singled out for the crime of a few.
Source: Daily Post
Plateau State announces resumption for primary schools amid second wave of COVID-19
A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicates that public primary school pupils can now resume, according to the Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
The board declared Monday, February 1, as the resumption date for academic activities in all public primary schools. This was disclosed by Prof. Mathew Sule, the chairman of the board in a statement on Saturday, January 29, in Jos. All public primary schools in Plateau state are now free to resume academic activities.
According to Sule, the directive is in line with the government’s order for the resumption of schools across the state.
Source: Legit News
Grammy-nominated musician, Sophie Xeon dies aged 34 after ‘sudden accident’
Grammy-nominated musician and producer Sophie Xeon has died aged 34.
The news was confirmed in a statement on Saturday, Jan 30, by her team.
The statement read: “It is with profound sadness that I have to inform you that musician and producer SOPHIE passed away this morning around 4am in Athens, where the artist had been living, following a sudden accident.
“At this time respect and privacy for the family is our priority.
“We would also ask for respect for her fanbase, and to treat the private nature of this news with sensitivity.”
Source: Linda Ikeji