WHY WE WORSHIP COWS – FULANI HERDSMEN

A herdman Coordinator of the Benue State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), an umbrella body of Fulani herdsmen in Nigerian, Alhaji Garius Gololo, has revealed why his people worship cows. Speaking in an interview with Saturday Sun, Gololo said apart from God, herdsmen also worship whatever is their major source of livelihood. “Why won’t you worship what you are gaining from? They worship God, but they depend on their cow. If you want to marry, it’s from that cow; if you are going to the…

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GOV SACKS 104 AIDES OVER NON-PERFORMANCE

Governor ‎Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Saturday sacked 104 Executive Assistants to the governor over non-performance. The Governor, while announcing the sack, expressed dismay with his Executive Assistants from Enugu North Senatorial District of the state over their nonchalant attitude towards the ongoing voters’ registration exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). DAILY POST reports that there are 104 wards in the Senatorial zone and each ward has an executive assistant to the Governor. Consequently, Gov. Ugwuanyi declared the positions of the affected Executive Assistants vacant and directed…

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ABDUCTED UNIMAIDUGURI LECTURERS, 10 WOMEN RELEASED BY BOKO HARAM, BUHARI EXCITED

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhamamdu Buhari on Saturday expressed happiness on the release, through negotiations, of three University of Maiduguri lecturers abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President expressed delight at the development while being briefed by the Department of State Services Also released from the Boko Haram terrorists, according to the statement, are 10 women kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa Road, near Maiduguri. Shehu…

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ANOTHER MEMBER OF BUHARI’S FAMILY DIES, MAKING 2 DEATHS IN TWENTY FOUR HOURS

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s extended family was bereaved with the deaths of two members in quick succession. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, announced this in a statement made available to journalists.  “President Muhammadu Buhari’s extended family has been struck by the loss of two senior members who died within a few hours of one another,” the presidential spokesman said. Shehu identified one of the deceased as Hajiya Halima Dauda. He said the deceased who was buried in…

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MAN BORROWS MONEY FROM GIRLFRIEND TO TRAVEL FOR HIS WEDDING

Nigerian Twitter user @Ruud_Bishop took to the platform to narrate how his sister’s friend who is going through a lot now, got a heartbreak from her boyfriend after she saw his wedding photos. According to him, his sister’s friend saw her boyfriend’s wedding photos from South Africa on Whatsapp, just after she lent him money to travel down to China to buy goods. The tweet read; My sister’s friend just saw pictures from her boyfriend’s wedding on WhatsApp. Poor babe is heartbroken. Dude borrowed money from her to go China…

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KOGI GOV BELLO RECANTS, APOLOGISES TO CATHOLIC BISHOPS OVER STATEMENT

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed “tremendous respect for the Catholic Community”, saying he will not do anything to disparage any religious organization. He reaction followed condemnation of his attack on christian leaders who had complained of President Buhari’s style of governance. The Bishops under the body of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, had told the President that Nigerians were angry about alleged bad governance and imbalance in the system. But addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after the juma’at service on Friday, the governor took…

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CONTROVERSY AS MYSTERY SNAKE SWALLOWS 36MIL.IN BENUE JAMB OFFICE

A fraud scandal rocking the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, led to a mind boggling confession by an official in Makurdi, Benue office of the Board. According to the JAMB official, N36million which was gotten from sale of admission scratch cards in the state was swallowed from the cash vault by a mystery snake that comes in the night. The sales clerk identified as Philomina Chieshe who couldn’t account for the N36m she made in previous years before the abolition of scratch cards but denied stealing the money during interrogation, further…

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NEW NORTHERN GROUP EMERGES, SET TO ENSURE NORTHERN UNITY

2019: Northern elders rally for unity, justice, equity Vanguard News / Nwafor Polycarp / 1 hour ago Some Northern political elite have started preparation for political alliance with other geo-political zones based on unity, equity and justice. The elite, who converged on Abuja on Saturday, under the aegis of Northern Elders and Stakeholders Conversation, said they would work towards promoting Northern unity ahead of 2019 presidential election. The meeting was co-convened by Dr Bello Mohammed, former Minister of Defence, Sen. Ibrahim Mantu, former Deputy Senate President and Sen. Paul Wampana . In his opening…

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TINUBU RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE: AGGRIEVED PARTY MEN GIVE CONDITIONS FOR PEACE

By Olalekan Osiade, Baba Negedu, Sola Adeyemo and Muhammad Bashir Following the appointment of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, by President Muhammadu Buhari to head the party’s reconciliation team, there have been different reactions to the announcement. The team, which was established to reconcile aggrieved members of the APC across the country, had been seen by many as one with a heinous task, owing to the many factions existing within the party in virtually all the states of the federation. Checks by Saturday…

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