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Independent reports reveals Fulani herdsmen have killed over 2,500 across Nigeria within the last three years

BELGIAN analyst Dr José Luis Bazán has published  new figures showing that as many as 2,539 people have been killed by Fulani cattle herdsmen across Nigeria within the last three years.

 

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Shoprite plans to sell off its Nigerian retail outlets as Covid-19 lockdown hurts sales

 

SOUTH African retail giant Shoprite Holdings has announced plans to auction off its network on Nigerian outlets and pull out of the country in response to a dramatic clump in sales as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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Genk striker Cyriel Dessers rubbishes reports that he is planning to dump Nigeria for Belgium

GENK of Belgium striker Cyriel Dessers has rubbished reports that he is planning to dumb the Super Eagles and opt for the Belgian national team instead pointing out that he remains committed to representing Nigerian in international football.

 

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Nigerian Five Year Industrial Development Plan 2020-2025

 

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Between 2020 and 2025, a nationwide railway network will be constructed linking all 774 local government areas together

[2] Between 2020 and 2025, Nigeria will move towards allowing each of its 36 federating units to control the resources within their domain. By 2025, they will only have to remit 50% of all monies received to the federal government

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Buhari distances himself from Mamman Daura's comments opposing rotation of the presidency

 

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari his distanced himself from the views of his nephew Mallam Mamman Daura who recently stated that the principle of zoning should be abandoned when it comes to electing a Nigerian president.

 

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Lagos State closes down coronavirus isolation centres as infection rates show big decrease

 

LAGOS State government has begun closing down coronavirus isolation centres in response to the fact that the number of infections is beginning to dwindle to a point whereby some locations are enjoying less than 20% capacity.

 

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Nigerian Fulani Rehabilitaion Bill 2020

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Nigeria will establish at least one new technical vocational training college in each local government area of the 19 states of the country that have indigenous Fulani populations

[2] Every Fulani man who hands in his weapons and arms will be granted automatic admission into one of these technical colleges where the state government will feed, board and train them up to City & Guild level in one vocational skill

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Coronavirus fears grow in Nigeria as passenger dies aboard Calabar to Abuja flight

 

FEARS have grown about the possibility of contracting coronavirus while flying within Nigeria following the recent easing of travel restrictions after an elderly patient died aboard an Air Peace plane while flying from Calabar to Abuja.

 

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Nigerian cultural icon Ayan De First-Mr Culture made Liveryman of the City of London

NIGERIAN cultural Icon Ayan De First has been made a Liveryman of the City of London in recognition of his services to the community and following his performances for the Lord Mayor of London in what is a major boost for the contributions of the UK diaspora to the country's entertainment industry.  

 

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Dredging our major rivers could double Nigeria’s agricultural output overnight

Ayo Akinfe

(1) Is there any agency in Nigeria dealing with the issue of silt in our rivers?

(2) Across the far northern tip of Nigeria, farmland is being eroded by desert encroachment

(3) Large parts of southeast Nigeria are made up of soft clay soil not suitable for agriculture and prone to erosion

(4) If we dredged just the rivers Niger and Benue alone and packaged this silt, we could use it to turn both of these badly affected areas into lush farmland

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