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Hunger as a weapon of mass destruction.

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen have set a farmland belonging to former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae on fire on Sunday evening.

The elder statesman who confirmed the development in a chat with newsmen, said suspected herdsmen burnt his farm again, as they do every year.

Speaking further, Falae explained that the herdsmen burnt the farmland, located at Imafon in Akure South Local  Area of Ondo State, so that fresh grass will start springing up in few days for their cattle to feed on.

The State Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju, who also confirmed the incident, stated that the command has deployed adequate men to the farmland, led by the Akure Area Commander.

Adeyanju called for calm and assured residents that the command has also commenced investigation to arrest the culprits, since nobody was caught on the scene.

 Naijapaedia.com on 22/01/2018.


Rivers State Government Has Accused Federal Government Of Plans To Pay Cultists.

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Rivers State Government has declared that the APC Federal Government has concluded plans to grant amnesty to cultists declared wanted for generating  security crisis in the state.

Addressing journalists at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday, Rivers State Information and Communication Commissioner, Mr Emma Okah said that credible intelligence indicate that the plot would be executed for political reasons.

Okah said: "The Rivers State Government is in receipt of credible intelligence  that the Federal Government has concluded plans to Grant Amnesty to 32 Cultists Declared Wanted by the State Security Council.

"Details of the intelligence indicate that the Federal Government is granting the said cultists amnesty for the purpose  of undue electoral advantage in the 2019 General Elections.

"This  action is not a surprise to us because we have repeatedly said it that some officials and agencies of the federal government are frustrating the fight against violent…

"We’ve won a victory for public education"- El-Rufai declared Today.

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Malam Nasir El-Rufai today said that Kaduna State has secured a major victory for public education, defeating an indefinite strike by the NUT without recalling any of the sacked teachers. In his first public reaction to the collapse of the NUT strike, Malam El-Rufai said that there was no time to dwell in the euphoria of removing trade union obstacle to better standards in the education sector.

The governor, who was speaking at a meeting with the 23 local government administrators and their Education Secretaries, said that the focus must now be on implementing the education reforms in a way that upholds standards and improves the welfare of teachers.

At the meeting, SUBEB reaffirmed plans for the first batch of new teachers to be appointed by February 2018. SUBEB informed the meeting that interviews for applicants who passed the recruitment test conducted on 20 December 2017 will commence on Wednesday, 24th January 2018. The interviews will be conducted across the 23 local government a…