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Today's Headlines: Fulani Hersdmen Attack Igangan, Federer Withdraws From French Open

Fulani Hersdmen Attacks Igangan Burnt Houses.Photo Credit: PM News

An invading gang of Fulani herdsmen killed

at least 20 people in Igangan, Ibarapa North local government of Oyo State on Saturday night. Houses, the palace of the Asigangan and a popular petroleum station were burnt

in the attack, staged when people were asleep.

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The herdsmen, said to be over 50, invaded the town around 11 pm in more than 20 motorcycles, The Nation reported.

Federer Withdraws From French Open.Photo Credit: Punch

Roger Federer said Sunday he was withdrawing from the French Open despite having reached the fourth round, opting to focus on his primary objective of winning a ninth Wimbledon title.

“After discussions with my team, I’ve decided

I will need to pull out of Roland Garros today,” the 39-year-old said.

“After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation it’s important that I listen to my body and make sure I don’t push myself too quickly on my road to recovery.

UGM kill 100 in “barbaric attack” on Burkina Faso countryside.Photo Credit: People Gazette

At least 100 people were killed in a “barbaric attack” by gunmen targeting a village in north-eastern Burkina Faso, said the West African country’s president, Roch Kabore, on Saturday.

Mr Kabore said he had ordered three days of national mourning over the attack on the village of Solhan in the conflict-ridden Sahel region.

Security forces were already en route to track down the perpetrators behind the “shameful” act, he added in the statement on Facebook.

There was no information about the attackers’ motive or identity.

Buhari has failed – NANS reacts to killings, kidnappings in Southwest.Photo Credit: Daily Post

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS, Joint Campus Committee (JCC) South West Zone, has condemned the killings going on in the South West region and the increasing rate of banditry, herdsmen attacks, kidnappings and attacks on security formations as well as killing of security men across the nation.

The students’ leaders, while expressing their displeasure, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency on the nation’s security situation.

Innovating Nigeria: The rise of true compatriots.Photo Credit: The Nation

Beneath the obvious national contradictions and challenges we face, there is a deep revolution brewing that is “innovation at the speed of thought”. One of the biggest perks of the Office of the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is the privilege of meeting the smartest people in Nigeria and beyond. I had looked forward to visiting the technology ecosystem in Lagos since early 2020 but COVID struck. So, we kept in touch virtually.

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French Open Fulani Ibarapa North Igangan Oyo State


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