Herdsmen kill guard, steal nine cows in Plateau

The Police Public Relations Officer in the Plateau State, Terna Tyopev, has said suspected herdsmen killed one person and stole nine cows.

Tyopev, while confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday, said the cows belonged to the Anglican Archbishop of Jos, Benjamin Kwashe.

The PPRO said the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday in the Kangan South Local Government Area of the state.

“At about 7am, we received information that nine cattle, belonging to the Anglican Archbishop of Jos, were rustled by men suspected to be herdsmen.

“In the process, one Adamu Dung, 46, a vigilante in the area, was shot and killed by the rustlers,” he said.

He added that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the Bingham University Hospital, Jos.

According to him, the command commenced investigation into the matter with a view to arresting the suspects for prosecution.

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Nine burnt, 31 injured in Kaduna road crash

GODWIN ISENYO with agency report

No fewer than 10 people died in an accident on the Kaduna-Kano Expressway on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the accident occurred near the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State, around 5.30am.

The state Head of Public Enlightenment, Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Idris Yahaya, confirmed the incident in a statement.

Yahaya said, “The accident involved three vehicles: a luxury bus, marked GDD361YE, a car, marked SGR57XA, and an articulated vehicle, marked LND246XE.

“There were 48 persons in the three vehicles. Nine people were burnt to death and one woman died in the hospital, while 31 persons were injured.

“The driver of the luxury bus is receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria.”

The FRSC commander said the injured persons were also receiving treatment at ABUTH, while the bodies of the dead had been deposited at the same hospital.

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Retrain tanker drivers, FRSC charges NUPENG

The Federal Road Safety Corps has charged the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Petroleum Tanker Drivers section, to engage its members in rigorous traffic trainings to avoid frequent accidents.

Head of Public Education, FRSC, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday that such training would minimise accidents involving tankers on the roads.

He said, “We are charging them to start engaging their members in rigorous traffic trainings so as to meet minimum safety standards concerning their vehicles.

“It is very important to train and retrain them, to enable them follow the rules and regulations and to meet the road standard concerning their vehicles.”

The FRSC boss stressed the need for government and stakeholders’ urgent consultation in order to initiate policy or legislation to curb the excesses of tanker drivers on the road.

According to him, the new policy will regulate their operations and channel their movement to the rail network.


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Lagos tanker explosion: My son had premonition of incident – Corn seller

A roasted-corn seller simply identified as Mama Favour, described the situation as very horrible and that she had yet to recover from the shock, despite the fact that it happened about two days ago (Thursday).

“I was at my stand roasting corn and hoping to finish all the fresh corn that I brought from the market on that Thursday morning,” she said as she turned her corn so that it doesn’t get burnt.

Mama favour told our correspondents that the incident had spiritual undertones.

She said her son who was with her on Thursday had the premonition that there was going to be an evil occurrence about ten minutes before the tanker fire explosion.

She said, “My son came with me to the scene on Thursday and he told me that he was feeling strange. He said his body was shaking and that his head was ‘getting bigger”.

“I didn’t even pay attention to it until he said that he felt it was a bad omen. As he was telling me, my eyes were on my corn and the umbrella was obstructing me….

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UWA pushes to curb immorality among students

Worried by the increasing spate of immoral behaviour among students, the University Women Association (UWA), University of Nigeria, Nsukka recently organised a sensitization workshop to educate students on expected good moral conducts in the university.

In his remarks at the workshop, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Benjamin Ozumba

urged students to spend their time on productive activities rather than engage in immoral activities that would jeopardise their stay in the university and bring shame to their parents.

Ozumba, who spoke through the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Prof Charles Igwe challenged students to take advantage of the Roar Nigeria Hub, an innovative incubation centre, to develop their creative potentials.

He thanked the University women for living up to their roles as mothers, stating that their intervention was timely.

Speaking on the theme of the workshop, “Packaging yourself for the Future” Dr Chinedu Aranotu said that when…

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CBN Tennis final: Spain-based Sylvester dethrones Babalola

Spain based Nigerian Tennis player, Sylvester Emmanuel, yesterday, dethroned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) men’s singles defending champion, Abdulmumuni Babalola when he came from one game down to beat him 3-6,7-6 on 3, 6-4 in the final to emerge as the new champion.

In the same vein, Sarah Adegoke outclassed former champion, Christy Agugbom by beating her 4-6, 7-6, 6-0 to retain the trophy she also won last year.

Both champions smiled home with N700,000 each plus the 40th edition giant trophy that goes with it.

Agugbom paired with Blessing Samuel to win the women’s doubles title by beating the duo of Rose Abu and Bukola Olowu 6-3, 5-1.

Babalola and Shehu Lawal combined effectively to win the men’s doubles tile at the expense of Philip Abayomi and Michael Osewa whom they defeated 6-2, 6-1.

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, who was represented by the CBN Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, Edward Adamu at the grand finale,…

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Nigeria a lie sustained by fraud, says Pentecostal cleric

Enyeribe Ejiogu

In the wake of the unchecked murderous campaign of killer herdsmen in predominantly Christian states in the north, a Pentecostal cleric and Senior Pastor of Glory Christian Ministries, Lagos, Dr. Iruofagha S. James, has called for a total revaluation of the basis for the co-existence of the ethnic groups in the present Nigerian geographical space, stating that what exists now as a country is a lie.

“Nigeria is not yet a country. A country is made of people who have agreed to come together. Nigeria was put together by other people. Maybe that was how God ordained it, but even if he wants us to live together it does not mean that we cannot sit together to discuss the terms and conditions of our living together. As far as I am concerned, Nigeria is a fraud and remains a lie until we agree to discuss the terms of our staying together; until when a particular section doesn’t claim superiority, when the smaller parts are no more afraid of the larger parts, it is…

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Resign or be impeached – Bishop Udeh tells Buhari

David Onwuchewa, Nnewi

Following the recent killings in Plateau, Benue and other parts of the country, General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Liberation Ministries (a.k.a By Fire By Fire), Nnewi, Anambra State, Bishop Abraham Chris Udeh, yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign or be impeached by the National Assembly. The Bishop said Buhari had lost control of security apparatus of the state, warning that a situation would come when over 1,000 innocent people would be killed in Nigeria in one day.

He, therefore, called on the National Assembly to rise up to the occasion and impeach the President “before the entire nation is engulfed in blood bath.” According to him, there is no other way the ongoing killings in different parts of the country could be stopped other than leadership change.

“There is absolute insecurity in the country. And one begins to wonder why and how cattle rearers would be armed to the teeth with sophisticated weapons,…

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Nigeria can collapse within six months if we don’t change governance system – Robert Clarke (SAN)

Christy Anyanwu

Chief Robert Clarke (SAN) recently bared his mind of the state of the nation, giving a panoramic view of the Nigerian polity, democracy, the Buhari administration and the forthcoming political primaries. He also proffered solutions that would move the country ahead.

What are your thoughts on the democracy day recently observed in the country?

I don’t believe that there has been anything from May 29th 1999 till today that one can attribute to democracy. From 1999 to date, Nigeria has been running a civilian form of government as against a military form of government. We have not been running a democracy. What makes a democracy to survive, and be accepted is the ability of the institutions that make up democracy to be in existence in a system. Today, the entire components that make up democracy (election, judiciary, police) none of them has been in operation in Nigeria since 1999. What we have is a civilian form of government where so-called civilians gathered…

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Akere, lawyer and designer: I was sent out of court for ‘loud’ dressing by as senior advocate

Christy Anyanwu

His father wanted him to step into his shoes as a lawyer. But Evans Akere, creative director of Vanskere, left his law profession and followed his passion as a fashion designer. Like a mustard seed, he started little but grew in leaps and bounds. Today, he is known for his Urban African outfits. Recently, he spoke about his early stage as a designer, and gives tips on business survival.

How did you come about the name Vanskere?

It’s an abbreviation of my name; my name is Evans Akere. Van is an abbreviation of Evans; Kere is an abbreviation of Akere.

At what point did you embrace fashion?

That was when I was studying law. I found out that something was not right. I found it difficult to fit in as a law student because I was too elaborate in my dressing. Back then as a law student, you have to dress corporate in black and white but I like to express myself in my dressing. I like colours. I remember when I was in law school during my compulsory court…

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