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MAKURDI — Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Wednesday said Fulani herdsmen had displaced over 1.5 million Benue citizens from their ancestral land this follows various attacks by herdsmen across many communities in the state. Speaking during a press conference in Makurdi, the governor alleged that Miyetti Allah had vowed not to stop attacks on Benue people until he reverses the anti-open grazing law it enacted in 2017. “Miyetti Allah has come out to say...

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Many Nigerians living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are currently experiencing a tough period, especially those in Dubai, as they lament job loss and the denial of obtaining work permits. One of the affected Nigerians, Bisi Kazeem, believes the authorities of the Arab country are punishing them for the sins of others. “As far as I’m concerned, I can only say maybe it is one out of 10, or 10 out of 100 Nigerians...

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As part of the plans to close all IDP camps in Borno state, the government has shut down another Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp located at the state NYSC orientation camp in Maiduguri. The Camp which houses about I, 464 households was closed by officials of the state government on Monday in Maiduguri. The camp was the second to be closed by the government in three days in its bid to return all IDPs back...

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The South Korean government through International Organization for Migration built a Multipurpose Community Hall as part of a project; titled “Strengthened Protection from Gender-Based Violence in North-East Nigeria”, at Malkohi community of Yola South local government area. The project is part of continued humanitarian assistance in Northeastern states, aimed at promoting the dignity and wellbeing of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Commissioning the edifice, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri lauded the humanitarian activities of the South...

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ABUJA — Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has called on the Federal Government to leverage the ECOWAS transhumance certificate protocol, to check the influx of herdsmen from neighboring countries. The call was contained in a statement, jointly signed and issued by Alhaji Muhammad Kiruwa, President, and Alhaji Baba Ngelzarma, National Secretary, of the association, on Thursday, in Abuja. Ngelzarma, who explained that the advice was part of resolutions reached at the end...

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Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, has called on leaders of Mali, Senegal and Mauritania to concertedly find ways to address root causes of migration. He made the statement during a virtual meeting of leaders of The Gambia, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal on Sunday. According to the statement, the meeting was held to map out ways of tackling migration within the four neighbouring countries. Tangara pointed out that...

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