great day. Thank God It’s almost Friday! Here are the major headlines you probably missed out today.
Not less than 14 Hausas and about 2 Igbos have been killed in Aba, Abia state as a result of a clash in the Ogbor Hill area.
An eyewitness disclosed to YNaija on Thursday evening, that the root
cause of the clash was a debt owed to a Hausa trader by an Igbo butcher.
The lender was said to have called a soldier, also Hausa, to help him retrieve his money from the debtor.
In the process of trying to get the money from the Igbo butcher, the
soldier was reported to have shot him in the back and he died on the
The eyewitness further revealed that the soldier tried to take the
body away but a gathered mob prevented him from carrying out his escape.
This led to a protest by butchers in Aba, who got violent and went on
a killing spree of Hausa shoemakers and any Hausa person in sight.
The butchers took their protest to an area called 7up junction in
Ogbor Hill where they mounted barricades and constituted further
Security agencies – soldiers and police – have now been drafted to the area, where order has momentarily returned to.
platform of Chevron Nigeria Limited by suspected militants of the Niger Delta.
thing happened. It happened far into the high sea so efforts are being
intensified to track the perpetrators.”
Ranks Nigeria 67th Worldwide in Soccer
globally in the women’s ranking, but claimed the top stop in Africa followed,
by Cameroon (46) and Ghana (48).
followed by Cote d’Ivoire (34) and Ghana (38)
NASS on a week break
members of the People’s Democratic Party, in the upper chamber of the legislature,
to attend the party’s ongoing congresses.
therefore adjourned plenary to Thursday May 12.
million Nigerian farmers to get N500b — Minister of Industry, Trade and
micro-credit under the N500 billion social investment programme in 2016
budget , according to Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment,
Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, who also said that the assistance would be
given through a fund to be managed by the Bank of Industry (BOI), an agency of
Nigeria should start importing grass to feed cows – Minister of Agric. (Audu
Audu Ogbeh, has suggested the importation and cultivation of good and
nutritious grass as part of the effort to end the frequent clashes between herdsmen
and farmers in the country and to help to breed healthy cows that have
capacity to produce quality milk.
interactive session with the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria
(NPAN) also said that Nigerian cows, which should be among the best breed
in the world, lacked the capacity to produce quality milk because they wandered
former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, on Thursday, told Justice Adeniyi
Ademola of a Federal High Court, Abuja that the former governor lied when he
told investigators that he earned dollars from a transaction between them.
businessman, Scott Tommey, admitted buying Ohakim’s land in Maitama, Abuja, in
2012, but insisted that he made payment for the purchase through bank transfer.
false that he (the defendant) claimed that I paid him in US dollars. I paid
through fund transfer. I never paid in cash. It was through funds transfer.”