The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva urging their delegation to initiative and actively support the urgent holding of a special session of the Human Rights Council to address the ongoing killings of Nigerians and residents by suspected herdsmen and/or unknown persons in Nigeria, most recently in Plateau State where over 80 people were brutally murdered.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Jos, Plateau State over mayhem in the state which has so far claimed over 86 lives.
President Muhammadu Buhari commissions Rice Seedling Factory in Calabar, two years after performing ground-breaking for the 274 kilometres superhighway of Cross River state,
Edo State Government has expressed worry over high HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of 4.1 percent of the state’s population, against the 3.4 percent of the national rate.
Tony John, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has approved automatic employment for Rivers State indigenes who bagged Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) during the 2018 Convocation ceremony of the Rivers State University.
Governor Wike also approved the offer of automatic scholarship for all the 25 Rivers indigenes who bagged First Class Degrees during the 2018 Convocation Ceremony of the university.
Addressing the 2018 Convocation ceremony of the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt yesterday, Governor Wike announced scholarship to Rivers indigenes admitted to study medicine in any recognised university in Nigeria.
Speaking further, Governor Wike said: “I have approved the immediate restoration of the multi-campus status of the Rivers State University.
“I direct the university to immediately proceed with arrangements to establish a campus of two faculties in Ahoada. The State Government will complete the abandoned mega secondary school in Emohua Local Government…
Gyang Bere, Jos
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to pray fervently to God to bring the country out of the current prevailing security challenges.
He noted that the Federal Government will ensure absolute justice over those that were killed in Plateau and other parts of the country.
Buhari disclosed this on Tuesday when he visited Plateau State on the recent killing of over 150 persons by Fulani herdsmen in eleven communities of Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau State.
The President was accompanied on the visit by the governors of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu, and Niger Sani Bello state. Others were the ministers of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazzau, Information, Lai Muhammed and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
“There is nothing i can do to help the situation except to pray to God to help us out of the security challenges. What has happen is a very bod thing, the bottom line is that justice must be allow to take it…
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
At least, two Nigerian soldiers were, on Tuesday, killed and two others injured after they were ambush by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State.
Daily Sun gathered from sources in the area that the attack occurred on Tuesday while the soldiers were travelling between Branch Umenger and Bakin-Korta, Mbadwem Council Ward of Benue State.
Chairman of Guma Local Government Area, Hon. Anthony Shawon who confirmed the report stated that the attackers had on Monday, dug trenches around a bridge in the area to prevent easy access of the Military in case of and attack.
“The Fulanis came yesterday and dug trenches around a new bridge the Governor Samuel Ortom administration built at Bakin-Korta linking Keana in Nasarawa state.
“They came in their thousand and dug the trenches on both sides of the bridge so that the army would not have easy access to the area in the event of an attack.
“When the soldiers got wind of the development, they mobilized the community to fill up…
The Police in Jigawa have recovered the corpse of a 20-year-old housewife near a bush in Dutse Local Government Area of the state.
The Police spokesman in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Tuesday.
Jinjiri said the remains of the deceased, who was identified as Sahura Shuaibu, was recovered at about 9:00 p.m. in Bukki village on Sunday.
“On June 24 at about 8 a.m., a report was received by the Police in Dutse from one Musa Ado of Warwade village that one Sahura Shuaibu aged 20, was found dead in a nearby bush in Bukki village of Dutse Local Government Area,” Jinjiri said.
The spokesman added that upon receipt of the information, a team of policemen was drafted to the scene and recovered the corpse.
According to him, a hoe, suspected to have been be used by the suspect in killing the deceased, was also recovered at the…
Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
Imo State governor and Chairman, Progressive Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha has disclosed that the governors of APC extraction will be in Plateau State on Friday over the killings in that State.
Governor Okorocha explained that while on the visit the governors will assess the situation, and interact with the governor of the State, Mr. Simeon Lalong to see what can be urgently done to stop further killings in the State and other parts of the country.
Meanwhile, governor Okorocha has slammed the past National Working Committee(NWC) members of APC, accusing them of being selfish and insensitive concerning matters bothering the party, but added that with the new team led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party would return to life.
Governor Okorocha who gave the hint on Tuesday , at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport on arrival from Abuja after the National Convention of APC, also maintained that any act or action capable of taking life is highly…
Former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili on Tuesday embarked on a solo protest to the Presidential Villa in Abuja over herdsmen killings in Plateau State.