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Benue Again: Heavy Intercommunity clash Going on in Benue State

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This morning, a report reached us that there is an ungoing community clash taking place between the Jukum speaking community & the TIV community. Body counts are already reported to be on the rise. The Crises is coming barely over 24hrs the governor of Benue State, His Exclency, Samuel Ortom signed the anti-grazing bill meant to put a stop between the Fulani herdsmen & farmers of Benue State. More photos below:

BREAKING NEWS: Corpse of notorious kidnapper vampire Received at Imo State Police headquarter (Pics)

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The News of the death of the notorious kidnapper kingpin , Henry Chibueze aka Vampire who was gunned down today during a gun duel with the police has received wild jubilation. As we speak, the corpse and other members of his gang captured just arrived the Imo State Police Headquarter.

Breaaking News! Nigeria’s first Olympic rower, Ukogu, qualifies for semi-final

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American-born Nigerian professional rower, Chierika Ukogu made history on Tuesday after qualifying for the semifinals of rowing at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.

JAIL TERM PASSED FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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A jail term of Five years awaits anybody who practices female genital mutilation in Ebonyi State, the state government has warned. The warning was handed out Tuesday during the flag off of the campaign against female genital mutilation in the state at the Women Development Centre (WDC), Abakaliki. In her speech at the occasion, Mrs Umahi described female genital mutilation as a harmful traditional practice against womanhood which must be put to an end. She said: “We can’t continue to live in dark ages at the detriment of our women in the name of female circumcision or genital mutilation. “Our women have suffered a lot in this traditional harmful practices against them and we must stop it, we must wage serious war against the practice. “A situation where women reproductive organs are butchered in the name cultural practices is no longer unacceptable,’’ she vowed. She noted that the state ranks second with 74% after Osun state as states in the country with prevalent rat

Eighteen injured in Mecca stampede

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Eighteen pilgrims have been injured in a stampede near Islam’s holiest site, Saudi media reported on Saturday, as the kingdom continues to review safety after a deadly crush during last year’s hajj. The incident happened on Friday night near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Al-Riyadh newspaper said, as Muslims gathered in large numbers to mark the Night of Destiny, one of the high points of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Buhari playing with Nigeria’s Future —Niger Delta Group

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LAGOS—United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy, UNDEDSS, on Thursday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of toying with the nation’s unity and future. Addressing newsmen after an executive meeting, UNDEDSS Secretary General, Mr Tony Uranta, stated that the Niger Delta has “unanimously resolved to resist any further attempts by the Federal Government to toy with Nigeria’s future by

Buhari playing with Nigeria’s Future —Niger Delta Group

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LAGOS—United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy, UNDEDSS, on Thursday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of toying with the nation’s unity and future. Addressing newsmen after an executive meeting, UNDEDSS Secretary General, Mr Tony Uranta, stated that the Niger Delta has “unanimously resolved to resist any further attempts by the Federal Government to toy with Nigeria’s future by

The Yoruba Are Genetically 99.9 Percent Igbo – Study Reveals

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Four of the major coastal tribes of Western Africa: the Yoruba, Igbo, Akan and the Gaa-Adangbe are dissimilar at a glance and evidently geographic neighbours, but very closely related, if examined in detail at the genetic level. Several studies have been employed over the years, with findings bringing up linkages of genetic similarity between differing regional ethnic groups.

Southern groups knock Buhari’s pro-North security appointments

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  President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire by Southern groups over what they described as “lopsided” appointments of heads of the various security agencies in the country. They said the pattern of the appointments by the President did not reflect federal character and the diversity nature of the country.

Photos: Kaduna gov, Nasir El-Rufai, host christian leaders in th state to Ramadan dinner

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K aduna state governor, Nasir El Rufai, hosted members of the Christian Association of Nigerian CAN, Kaduna state chapter, to a dinner to break his Ramadan fast yesterday July 1st. More photos after the cut ...

Sen. Stella Oduah elected president of ECOWAS female parliamentarians

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Senator Stella Uduah as ECOWAS female Parlementarian President Senator Stella Oduah, lawmaker representing Anambra North Senatorial District and former Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration,has been elected as the Presiden of

Buhari to appoint ministers in 2 months

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THE shape and faces to the Muhammadu Buhari administration will begin to unfold today baring any last minute change of mind by the president, Vanguard has learnt. Among those to be named are the Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF and personal staff of the president and the vice-president. Yesterday, the president requested the Senate to approve 15 special advisers for him. Meanwhile, the delay in the announcement of senior officials of the new administration, it was learnt yesterday, flowed from the delay by the former officials of Goodluck Jonathan administration in forwarding their handover notes to the transition committee constituted by Buhari. Sources close to the President and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, disclosed yesterday that the president would make known the senior officials of his government today. Besides the Chief of Staff and SGF, other officials to be named may include the Special Adviser to the National