Suspected gunmen, yesterday, killed no fewer than 11 persons at Ngibo and Tse Aye villages in Ikyurav-Tiev 1, Council Ward of Katsina-Ala Local Council of Benue State. A source said four persons were killed at Ngibo village, while seven were murdered at Tse Aye village. Also, 28 cows were rustled at Agwaza Atedze Farm by the suspected bandits. Confirming the incident, Benue State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Sewuese Anene, said the DPO of Katsina-Ala Local Council sent in the report to the headquarters and the command had mobilised men to the area. The PPRO, however, could not confirm the causality figure as she said the command was still awaiting details.
April 21, 2019 04:30 UTC
Incessant killings between Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups in Taraba State have continued for years. There is a suspicion that is going on in the heart of a Tiv man and in the heart of a Jukun man. This suspicion must be immediately addressed because the Jukun man is always suspecting the Tiv man, and the Tiv man is always suspecting the Jukun man, even when they are all from one family. Now, you can see for yourself that the Fulani man is happily grazing his herd and the Jukun man is happily cultivating his farmland. Having overcome that, why should a Tiv man and a Jukun man be at each other’s throat when they all worship in the same church?
April 21, 2019 04:16 UTC
The Nigeria Voters Assembly has cautioned President Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) not to withdraw subsidy on petroleum products or increase the prices of petroleum, as is being advised by the International Monetary Fund. The group, in a statement by its President, Comrade Mashood Erubami, urged the President to ignore the call at this time, as it is improper and economically inexplicable for Nigeria to heed the IMF call when the country was just coming out of recession. The body described the call, as a very dangerous form of anti-people structural adjustment policies, which had not benefited any country in the past, except adding to their economic woes, spreading poverty among the people with catastrophic consequences. “The group, therefore enjoined the President and APC leadership to sustain the present inherent subsidy, which is otherwise called underrecovery by the NNPC in the fuel price regime, which when sustained, will serve as a safety net through which dividend of democracy will get to the people to cushion the hardship that is being suffered presently with the fuel price at N145,” the statement added.
The leadership of Tiv ethnic community in Taraba State has expressed sadness over renewed attacks and looting currently going on in the state, despite recent joint Security meeting embarked on by stakeholders from both Benue and Taraba States. The group, which expressed dismay over the renewed crisis, yesterday, in Jailngo, the state capital, said there was no reason for Tivs and Jukuns to take up arms against themselves, as both ethnic groups had been living peacefully together for decades. Led by the President General of Tiv Cultural and Social Association Taraba State, Chief Goodman Dahida, the group recalled that an expanded meeting of the Deputy Governor of Benue, Mr. Benson Abounu and his Taraba counterpart, Alhaji Haruna Manu, as well as traditional rulers from the two states was held on April 15, 2019, with a resolution that all parties should sheathe their swords and embrace peace. Flanked by the group executive, he pleaded with the two ethnic groups to heed the resolution at the meeting, which had in attendance the Tor Tiv Prof James Ayatse and the Aku Uka of Wukari, Dr. Shekarau Angyu,Dahida and his group urged Taraba and Benue State governments to jointly provide enough security to flush out the criminals causing trouble in the area and restore normalcy “for our people to resume their normal lives.”
The ECOWAS Parliament, during an oversight visit to the $1.5bn Deep Sea PPP port project in Ghana, said for ECOWAS sub-region to get maximum benefits from the PPP concept, there was need for diligent application of local content laws, to ensure rapid transfer of technology and expertise to indigenous people. ECOWAS Parliament Joint Committee on Trade, Finance, Customs and Free Movement of Goods and Persons is in Ghana for a week-long Delocalised Meeting. Members of Parliament from Ghana and Liberia, Kofi Clement Humado and Edwin Melvin Snowe Jr. said: “It is up to Ghana to have staff that will understudy, very quickly, within the 35 years the agreement is expected to last, on port management. “This is a laudable project, which when completed, will be about four times bigger than the old sea port. We are impressed with the technology being used…”
The governors won on the AD platform, but then nobody knew the party. That is why you hear people saying Afenifere leaders imposed Tinubu, which is not so. However, after Tinubu won the governorship election and he wanted to choose his cabinet, he excluded all Dawodu’s supporters, including Bucknor-Akerele and we said that was not possible. There was this assertion that the support Afenifere leaders gave Obasanjo in 2003 cost AD governors their reelection, except Tinubu? The same Buhari wanted to ditch Tinubu, just as the North wanted to do to Obasanjo in 2003.
The social and economic unrest in Zamfara State have accentuated the prevailing upheavals in the northern part of the country. It is obvious that politics have gone a long way to diffuse the traditional control that tended to weld the region together. That alteration in the equilibrium of political power, which had always tended in favour of the north, opened up new realities, especially diffusing the influence that northern leaders used to wield. In the emerging political scenario, some of the political actors from the north decided to exploit the leadership vacuum through political grandstanding. As the ullama agitated for sharia across the region, northern state governors closed their eyes to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including widening access to education, reducing maternal mortality and poverty.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) midfielder, Julius Emiloju, believes his team can repeat the feat it achieved against Enugu Rangers Football Club in their first encounter this season. The two teams clash in today’s match day 16 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) slated for the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu State. The defeat inflicted on Rangers in Lagos so far remains the only loss the Flying Entelopes have suffered this season. We are confident we can do it again because we’re the only team that has beaten them this season. We have all it takes to shock Rangers,” he stated.
The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Nelson Brambaifa, has described the late Gabriel Okara as a deity of African literature whose voice cannot be stilled. Speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the Okara family in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Professor Brambaifa said Okara’s accomplishments have ensured that his name will never be forgotten. In his condolence letter to the family, Brambaifa, said the late Okara was one of the foremost and dedicated literary icons Nigeria had produced. He urged the Okara family to take solace in the fact that their father lived a glorious life and was a pioneer voice in modern African literature. She observed that the late Okara never intentionally craved for public acknowledgment in his works, noting that he just wanted people to read and enjoy his works.
Many of the players in the degenerate system are believers who failed to bring to bear live Christian values, and rather facilitated the reckless looting of the national treasury. Nigerians are celebrating Easter under a cloud of uncertainty on the social and economic fronts. The war against insecurity is not yet won, the war against corruption is grinding and the economic indices remain troubling. Nigerians must, however, keep these key elements of Easter in mind as they celebrate today. But the most remarkable lesson here is that you can hide truth in a grave but it won’t stay there.
But ‘The New York Times’board and management have taught the news media world how to do strategic recruitment at such a time like this. Brethren, I just discovered that consultants to ‘The New York Times’, ,for instance, may have studied some lessons from the management school of Jesus, after all. As we mark the phenomenal resurrection today, let’s study and imbibe some management expertise that has emerged from the school of the great man, Jesus. Even so many management specialists such as Bob Briner, Matthew Kelly,etc have shared some of the many timeless lessons. But the management guru in Jesus offers a radically different view by saying we are infinitely valuable.
English Premier League table after Sunday’s early match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):Man City 34 28 2 4 87 22 86Liverpool 34 26 7 1 77 20 85Tottenham 34 22 1 11 64 35 67Arsenal 33 20 6 7 66 40 66————————————-Chelsea 34 20 6 8 57 36 66————————————-Man Utd 34 19 7 8 63 48 64Everton 35 14 7 14 50 44 49Watford 34 14 7 13 49 49 49Leicester 35 14 6 15 48 47 48Wolves 34 13 9 12 41 42 48West Ham 35 12 7 16 44 54 43Newcastle 35 11 8 16 35 44 41Bournemouth 35 12 5 18 49 62 41Crystal Palace 34 11 6 17 40 46 39Burnley 34 11 6 17 42 60 39Southampton 34 9 9 16 40 57 36Brighton 34 9 7 18 32 53 34————————————-Cardiff 34 9 4 21 30 63 31Fulham 35 6 5 24 33 76 23 — relegatedHuddersfield 35 3 5 27 20 69 14 — relegatedNotes: Top four qualify for Champions League; Fifth-placed team qualifies for Europa League; Bottom three relegated to Championship
April 21, 2019 03:56 UTC
Egypt, my third country in Africa after Nigeria and South Africa, hardly gets any rainfall throughout the year. It depends on the Nile River for 90% of its water needs. Since then the two countries in particular and other countries on the path of the Nile River have been negotiating. The Arab countries promised to support African countries against apartheid South Africa If these African countries in their numbers supported Arab countries against the state of Israel to make Palestine survive. 80% of the Nile River water is used for agriculture.
He built and altar and made vows and sacrifices unto the Lord there and called it Bethel Gen 28:18-22. About twenty years later, God called him to return to bethel, Gen 35:1-7, where He appeared to him earlier for a fresh encounter. The power of God will be so much that no one who enters the camp ground will go home the same. The Salvation Army Lagos City Division invites you to her annual interdenominational revival programme, Back To Bethel, holding at the Salvation Army Ejigbo Corps, 5-11 Salvation Army Street, By Randuk filling station, Oke-Afa, Lagos State. Major Pius Ugochukwu, Divisional Commander/ Bishop Of The Salvation Army Lagos City Division.
The Triumphant Foundation, a non-government organisation with interest in welfare of widows and orphans has appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to assist vulnerable people across the country. The founder, Pastor Patrick Olusegun Tinka at the Great Mothers Gathering (GMG) 2019, in Lagos, said the event was aimed at giving support to widows, single mothers and unprepared mothers, to shape their capabilities into concrete responses. “It is a concept I received few years ago, to bring the above mentioned mothers together, give them a platform where they harness capabilities into concrete responses. “The GMG vision is not going to end this year, we are going to metamorphose into a national advocacy platform for the support of motherhood with structured state chapters, which shall be headed by a woman in each state of the nation,” he said.