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Today's Headlines: Anti-Open Grazing Law Is Evil -Miyetti Allah, Bandits Kill 19 In Fresh Attack

Anti-open grazing law is evil - Miyetti Allah

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Herders will continue to graze their cattle in Southern Nigeria despite the September deadline given by Southern governors to begin the implementation of the anti-open grazing law in the region, the Fulani socio-cultural group, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has declared.

The group, which described the anti-open grazing law of the Southern governors as “satanic,” also proclaimed that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, was originally designed to be a grazing reserve before it was turned into the nation’s capital city.

The Secretary General of the group, Alhaji Alhassan Saleh, made these declarations on Friday in an interview with Saturday Tribune. Saleh said in spite of the Southern governors’ push to outlaw open grazing in the region, the Fulani herders would not leave but would continue to graze their cattle there “peacefully.”

Bandits Kill 19 in fresh Niger attack

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No fewer than 19 persons have been feared dead with several people reported missing in a fresh attack by bandits in Magami, a village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

Of the 19 victims, four bandits were among those that reportedly lost their lives in the attack.

According to reports, the attack was a reprisal to the recent casualties recorded on the part of bandits during a confrontation with local hunters and vigilantes.

A resident, Sani Kokki, told Daily Trust that bandits launched the attack after hunters and local vigilantes had returned to their base at Galadima Kogo.

I’ll be in pain if APC fails to zone 2023 presidency to South-East: Umahi

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Ebonyi Governor David Umahi on Friday said he would be pained if an Igbo does not emerge as the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate come 2023.

“The heartbeat of the people of the South-East is that they should be given a chance whether in the PDP or the APC for the presidency of this country for the reason of equity, fairness and justice,” Mr Umahi said on Channels Friday evening. “If I follow APC for this length of time, and they don’t give the South-East an opportunity, I will feel bad,” Mr Umahi said.

Mr Umahi, who last year defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC, said both political parties should zone their presidential tickets to the South-East in the spirit of fairness, equity and justice.

FG Shut Down Mobile Phone Services In Zamfara

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The Nigerian government has ordered all telecom operators to shut down their networks in Zamfara State.

Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission in a letter to all telecom operators on Friday said the action was one of the strategies taken by security operatives in curbing banditry ravaging the state.

“The pervading security situation in Zamfara State has necessitated an immediate shutting down of all telecommunications service in the state from today September 03, 2021.

“This is to enable relevant security agencies carry out required activities towards addressing the security challenge in the state, in line with the requirement, Globacom is hereby directed to shut down all sites in Zamfara State and any site(s) in neighboring state that could provide telecommunications service in Zamfara State.

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