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Archbishop of Abuja calls Fulani herdsmen’s grazing practices unsustainable

The Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said that the “culture of moving around animals is not sustainable”. Onaiyekan was speaking at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral Garki, Abuja for the first thanksgiving mass by the Anambra State Towns (People) Association (ASTPA) today. The service was attended by Governors Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Rochas Okorocha of Imo …

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The Onitsha fire and the mediocrity of governance in Anambra State

A tanker explosion near Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) in Onitsha started a fire around 8pm on Wednesday night that has reportedly caused millions of naira worth of damage to property.  Thankfully, so far there have been no reports of any casualties. Residents could be seen in some of the images on a Nigerian news channels vainly trying to put …

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Innoson Motors receives visitors from House of Representatives and Defence Headquarters

Members of the Nigerian House of Representatives and a delegation from Defence Headquarters in Abuja visited the Innoson Motors factory in Nnewi, Anambra State. Innoson is the first made in Africa automobile brand manufactured in Nigeria. The Chairman of the company, Innocent Chukwuma, showed the visitors around the complex and expressed the hope that the federal government will support local …

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Nigerian police squad ‘get rich’ torturing detainees and demanding bribes

A Nigerian police unit set up to combat violent crime has instead been systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes, Amnesty International said in a report published on 21 September 2016. In Nigeria: You have signed your death warrant, former detainees told Amnesty International they had been subjected to horrific torture methods, …

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Fulani herdsmen imminent attack in Imo State and neighbouring Anambra towns

About 500 Fulani herdsmen are reportedly camped outside the village of Ikpa Ocha in Aro-Ndizuogu, Ideato South Local Government Area (LGA), Imo State and neighbouring Ihitte in Orumba South LGA, Anambra State. They are reportedly camped outside Umunze also in Orumba, as well. The herdsmen are said to be possibly preparing to launch an attack on the communities. One witness …

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Amnesty International calls for investigation of the killing of pro-Biafran protesters

Nigeria: Killing of unarmed pro-Biafra supporters by military must be urgently investigated 10 June 2016 An on-the-ground investigation by Amnesty International has confirmed that the Nigerian army gunned down unarmed people ahead of last month’s planned pro-Biafran commemoration events in Onitsha, Anambra state. Evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, morgues and hospitals confirms that between 29-30 May 2016, the Nigerian military opened …

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Ten dead as Biafra anniversary turns bloody

Lagos (AFP) – At least 10 people were killed during protests by pro-Biafra campaigners as they marked the anniversary of the start of Nigeria’s civil war, police said on Tuesday. Activists wanting a separate state for the Igbo people in the southeast were commemorating the 49th anniversary of the declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra on May 30, 1967. …

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