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Funke Olakunrin, Afenifere

Matters arising from Olakunri’s murder

Expectedly, a grieving Pa Fasoranti has been host to condolence visitors, including former President Goodluck Jonathan and an All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu, among a host of others. Afenifere and Oódua People’s Congress, OPC, leader, Aare Gani Adams, strongly accused “Fulani herdsmen” of culpability in the crime and threatened dire consequences.

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Gloria Kemasuode

Save Olympic Silver medalist, Gloria Kemasuode today

“THE labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain”. How much importance do we, the government and people of Nigeria, really attach to this line in our national anthem? Shouldn’t the inspiring words of our national anthem which we recite at the beginning of formal and public events be so deeply etched in our hearts and consciousness as to reflect in our routine behaviours and attitudes, especially towards one another?

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fulani, Herdsmen, Ruga

Lessons from the RUGA rumpus

WHILE the Federal Government had adopted the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, in order to solve the insecurity problems posed by marauding armed nomadic herders, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FMARD, suddenly issued a memo for the establishment of what it termed “RUGA Settlements” in the 36 states of the Federation a few weeks ago.

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Police, Taraba, army, politician

Police invasion of judge’s home

According to Musa, his home with members of his family present, was invaded by a team of officers led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police with the Kogi State Police Command, DCP, Polycarp Dibia, without a search warrant or indication of any offence he or any member of his family might have committed.

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