How Daughter Of Afenifere Leader Was Killed By Kidnappers

Insight was given about how the daughter of Afenifere Leader, Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed along Benin-Shagamu Expressway in Ondo State axis of the expressway. Police spokesman, Femi Joseph, said the incident occurred between Kajola and Ore along Ondo-Ore road on Friday. Afenifere’s spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, had told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday evening that “Mrs […]

Buhari Celebrates Soyinka On His Birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on his 85th birthday on Friday, described him as “one of the country’s greatest pride, and a universal brand”. Buhari’s congratulatory messaged was delivered through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesinain during the occasion in Abuja. It read thus; “President Muhammadu Buhari […]

RUGA Settlement: Pastor Adeboye Breaks Silence On Protest Against Him

Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has said he is not silent on issues that concern Nigeria. Africa News24 recalls that Eedris Abdulkareem had led other artistes like Baba Fryo, Felix Duke and Charley Boy, demanding that the general overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, speak on the RUGA settlement […]

Northern Group Give Buhari 30-Days Ultimatum To Implement Ruga

…………………Attack Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Others A section of Northern Nigeria youths under the Coalition of Northern Group (CNG), has spoken on the controversial Ruga settlement plans by the federal government. The group while revealing their position on the issue at the end of its meeting on Wednesday, issued a 30-day ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari, to […]

Herdsmen Invade Imo Community, Shoot Sporadically

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly attacked Obokofia, in Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo state, southeast Nigeria. A report by Vanguard newspaper on Wednesday quoted a source to have said that the community had asked the herdsmen to stop grazing on their farmlands and that their cattle are destroying their crops. Africa News24 learned the herdsmen […]

UPDATE: Buhari Suspends Ruga Settlement Project

……..It Is Not Compulsory But A Willing Programme Says Umahi President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the `Ruga Settlement’ Programme initiated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in preference for the National Economic Council (NEC)’s National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after a […]

Just In: Buhari Suspends RUGA Settlement

The Federal Government has announced the suspension of the planned ‘Ruga settlement’ project. According to Channels Television, a source in the Presidency revealed the FG’s decision to suspend the programme, which has generated mixed reactions from Nigerians. Africa News24 (AN24) understands that “Ruga Settlement” seeks to settle migrant pastoral families. It simply means rural settlement […]

Osinbajo Speaks On Supervising Ruga Settlements

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied reports in some quarters that he was helping to establish Ruga settlements across the country. Africa News24 (AN24) understands that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), had alleged that the office of the Vice President was helping herdsmen to create the Ruga settlement across the […]