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The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted bail to four pro-Biafra agitators- Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi- who hitherto faced treasonable felony charge alongside the ‘missing’ leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.

image-2-e1484227110295Trial Justice Binta Nyako granted the defendants bail to the tune of N10million each with two sureties in like sum. Justice Nyako directed that the money should be deposited in cash to the Chief Registrar of the Court, even as she ordered the defendants to surrender all their travelling documents and not travel without leave of the court. Aside asking all the surties to swear an affidavit of means, the court barred all the defendants from attending any form of rally, press conference or granting interviews. Justice Nyako who had earlier denied the defendants bail, said she reviewed her previous ruling, the nature of the charge…

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The Nigerian Cattle Herder Doesn’t Carry Anything More Than A Stick, Buhari Says In Plateau

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigerian cattle herder doesn’t carry anything more than a stick, save when they need something to cut grass.

This mirrors the same thing he told US President Donald Trump during a visit in April, when he said: “The problem of herders in Nigeria is a very long historical thing. The Nigerian herders don’t carry anything more than a stick and occasionally a matchet to cut down foliage and give it to their animals, these ones are carrying AK-47.”

According to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari said this while speaking at an interactive session with stakeholders in Plateau State in the aftermath of the attacks in three local government areas of the state that left more than 100 people dead.

Shehu also said the President directed security chiefs in the country to remain vigilant and ensure the protection of lives and property in the country.

He also said the President urged traditional and community leaders to complement efforts of government by persuading their constituencies to tolerate one another for peace and unity in the country.

“I will continue to pressurise members of the law enforcement agencies directly under me by the Constitution as the Commander-in Chief. About eight days ago, we had a five-hour security meeting of the service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police,” Shehu quoted Buhari as saying.

“What happened here in Jos is very bad. The question of leadership, from your household to whatever you are, is justice. The bottom line is justice.

“That is why wherever I go, I will always appeal to the leadership of the communities, the law enforcement agencies to always have control of their constituencies.”

Shehu said Buhari, who was accompanied to the meeting by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State and his counterparts from Kebbi and Niger, condoled with the affected families, the government and people of the state, and wished those injured a speedy recovery.

“Whatever is being given to the media, we have to be very responsible about it,” he quoted the President as saying.

“Take for instance the situation in Benue. The Benue subsistence farmer knows that the Nigerian cattle herder doesn’t carry nothing more than a stick, occasionally sometimes something to cut grass to feed his cattle.

“But the present herder, I am told, carries AK47 and people are even blaming me for not talking to them because maybe (they say) I look like one of them. There is some injustice in these aspersions.

“It is noteworthy that many Nigerians still acknowledge that despite the security challenges, this administration has made notable successes in the security sector.”

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President Muhammadu Buhari has met with Dr Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, the two leaders of the National Assembly over security issues in the country.

WhatsApp Image 2018-06-27 at 13.51.21.jpegTriggered by the recent killings in Plateau, the meeting with the House of Assembly leaders focused on how the legislature and executive could unite to solve the security crisis facing the country.

The leaders arrived at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday, shortly before the commencement of the weekly FEC meeting. They received a briefing from the President on the steps being taken to tackle the crisis.

Sending the condolence of the National Assembly to the families of the victims, while sopeaking to newsmen, Dogara urged Nigerians to live peacefully.

When asked about the strategies to be adopted in fighting terrorism, he explained that security matters could not be discussed in public, but said the President informed them about the reorganisation he plans to put in place.

Stressing that while these are sober moments, Dogara said that the nation could not continue to tolerate the present state of insecurity.

Also confirming the meeting, the official handle of the presidency tweeted: “President @MBuhari met with Senate President @bukolasaraki and Speaker House of Reps @YakubDogara this morning at the State House, on the Security situation in Plateau State.@AsoRock & @nassnigeria working together to end the killings, restore peace and ensure justice#SecuringNC.”