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Killings: We’ll defend our law, land – Benue group

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As the killings of people by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue State continue unabated, a group in the state has vowed to mobilise people of the state to defend the anti-open grazing law.

The group known as ” Benue Youth Forum” made the vow on Saturday during a press conference held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Recall that the State Governor, Samuel Ortom had on Tuesday claimed that 70 people were killed in some local government areas of the state within two weeks.

After the governor’s disclosure, killings by suspected herdsmen had continued in the state.

President of Benue Youth Forum, Terrence Kuanum said that the Fulani herdsmen and their cohorts have taken the peaceful disposition of the people of the state to lack of courage but vowed that Benue people this time are ready to defend its laws and their land from being taken away.

Kuanum said, “Let us make this loud and clear that the entire Benue State is fully mobilized to defend its laws and land against any threat posed by members of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and any other violent Fulani group.

“We are a peace loving people but our peaceful and hospitable disposition should not be taken as fear or lack of courage,” stressing that no part of Benue will be given for RUGA or Cattle Colony.

The group condemned the statement of Mallam Garba Sheu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, Major General Muhammad Buhari retd, expressing president disappointment over Governor Ortom’s call.

The youth leader advised the president’s spokesman to address objectively the issues raised by Governor Samuel Ortom in his patriotic call on the president to act fast and declare a state of emergency on security and also call for a National Security Summit.

He added that the media aide did not bother to caution the herders to stop the killings.

Kuanum reminded the president’s spokesman that the National Economic Council had laid to rest the issue of RUGA and Cattle Colony in Nigeria.

“It was amazing how Garba Shehu in his drive to please his paymaster, saw the rejection of the RUGA and Cattle Colony by Benue People as a reason for the renewed killing of our people.

“We have been on this road before with Garba Shehu and his cohorts the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and other killer headsmen and we know their intentions but the resolve of Benue people remains unflinching that there is no land for RUGA and Cattle Colonies in the state.

The group called on Federal Government through the National Emergency Management Agency to rehabilitate the over 1million people in various IDP camps in the state to enable them to return to their ancestral homes and to also release the N10 billion it promised for resettlement of those affected by the Fulani herdsmen attacks in 2018.

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Nigerian gay rights activist, Edafe Okporo, and his lover, Nick, get engaged

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US-based Nigerian gay rights activist, Edafe Okporo, and his lover, Nick Giglio, are engaged. Edafe shared the news on his Instagram page.  See his post below The post Nigerian gay rights activist, Edafe Okporo, and his lover, Nick, get engaged appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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Osogbo rally: Shehu Sani knocks Yoruba Nation agitators, says rainfall is divine message

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Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, says the rainfall that “dispersed” Yoruba Nation agitators on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, is a “divine message” for them to change their minds and embrace a united Nigeria.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, joined other agitators to demand Yoruba Nation on Saturday.

Igboho addressed the rally which witnessed heavy presence of operatives of the Nigeria Police Force as well as men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

Also sighted at the venue were men of Amotekun corps, who were positioned at strategic spot.

Our correspondent observed that rain began to fall as soon as Igboho stepped down from the podium, thus, “dispersing” the agitators.

Reacting in a tweet, Sani wrote, “The heavy rainfall that dispersed the separatist agitators in Osogbo is a divine message for them to change cause and work for the unity of our country. The idea of an ethnic or religious purist state stems from a xenophobic mind intolerant to co-existence.”

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My 34-Year Old Son Has Never Met His Father

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US Trained and award-winning investigative journalist and clinical pharmacist Kemi Olunloyo has opened up on her past about her baby daddy.

In a post sighted on her Twitter page, Kemi disclosed that her son who is now 34 years old has never met his father because the man abandoned her when she got pregnant at age 23. She stated that the father of her son is an executive in the Lagos state government.

READ ALSO: Girls, Get The Paper Before You Get Pregnant For A Man – Kemi Olunloyo Shares Her Story On How She Got Dumped

Kemi Olunloyo has warned young ladies never to get pregnant for a man because of a promise they make to them. She disclosed that because of what her baby daddy did to her, she vowed never to get married to any man. She took the opportunity to advise the baby mama of Davido, Chioma to further her education and polish her cooking skills because it is more important than any other thing.

“At 23, I was a single mom who had a 6 months old son abandoned by his father who lied that he would marry me when I got pregnant. I later became a Clinical Pharmacist at $90K/yr. My son now 34years, never met his dad an Executive in the Lagos state govt. Young ladies get your PAPER.”

“Don’t get pregnant on a promise. This is one of the reasons I vowed never to get married. Chioma get your paper as I warned you 2018, Pump your cooking show, classes, tour, etc. Never depend on a man. Dropping out of school is a NO. STAY IN SCHOOL. Ain’t seen that man since 1986”.

“I’m sorry NO MORE Comments on my Twitter page. I haven’t seen so much hate in my 27 year career. For my real fans, pls go to Instagram community. I have taken off my verification to go private. I now select my audience. I resumed daily Journalism today since Dec 31st. Goodnight”.

READ ALSO: My Conversion Was Already Ordained By God – Chidinma Ekile

Source: www.ghgossip.com



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Want to meet Universities from the UK and Australia in an all-virtual affair from the comfort of your home, school, office to learn more about studying abroad? Then join our Virtual Fair from the 17th Of May 2021 – 5th Of June 2021. 

We will have Four University sessions each day speaking to us on different Subject areas, in an all-informative session.  

What to expect: 

 

• There are altogether 18 different events you can attend depending on the choice of subject area 

• You will have the opportunity to ask questions on the day(s) you attend a session 

• A one-on-one session will be arranged with a university of your choice after the event 

• Free Application to any University you choose to apply to
 

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No going back on open grazing ban, says Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he will implement the ban on open grazing as resolved by Southern State governors in Asaba, Delta State.

The Governor said he cannot be cowed by anybody, saying there is no going back on the decision to ban open grazing in Rivers State.

Wike stated this at a grand reception in his honour by the people of the Ogoni ethnic nationality in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, even as he was also conferred with a chieftaincy title by the Ogoni people led by the Chairman, Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, HRM King Godwin Giniwa.

He said Rivers belonged to people from every part of the state, urging the Ogoni people to resist any form of intimidation by anyone who wanted them to take the back seat in the scheme of things.

While noting that militarization of election in the state will not work, he warned incoming council chairmen in the state to brace, adding that the State House of Assembly will not hesitate to suspend nonperforming chairmen.

“Nobody should play God. We will flog them again. Militarization of election will not work. Didn’t they bring Army before? Did it work? We will flog them again.

“Nobody can cow me. The government cannot cow me. I will say my mind and I will do what is right for my people. Nobody can kill me before my time. I will die the day God wants me to die.

“Let me also tell those who are criticizing Southern Governors’ ban on open grazing, let me inform them that I have taken further steps to enforce what the southern governors resolved in Asaba.

“If anyone wants to die, let him go and die and hang himself on an electric pole. We (Southern Governors) have taken a decision and there is no going back. Enough is enough. We are not second-class citizens of this country. We also own this country and we must partake in what is happening in this country,” Wike stated.

The governor said he has directed security agencies in the state to arrest prominent personalities in the state, who flout the curfew imposed in the state to check the spate of insecurity.

Governor Wike said any prominent person caught should be thoroughly dealt with, to serve as a deterrence to others.

“Obey the curfew time. It is very important. I have instructed the security agencies to arrest prominent personalities who flout the curfew time and use them as examples. I am looking for prominent people that I will use as examples,” Wike said.

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