Category Archives: Nigeria Development

Changing herders from nomads to settlers not a big deal – Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says it isn’t hard for nomadic herders to settle in one place. Clashes between herders and farmers across the country as a result of open grazing have resulted in attacks, with residents asking cattle rearers to leave their communities. In an interview with Channel Television on Thursday, Ganduje highlighted security challenges affecting herders and

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Boko Haram: You’re a terrorist, Nnamdi Kanu replies Sheikh Gumi over comment

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday said popular Kaduna-based scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi was a terrorist. Kanu made the assertions while responding to Gumi’s remark equating him and other Biafra and Oduduwa Republic agitators to Boko Haram terrorists. Gumi had likened Kanu and those agitating for Biafra and Oduduwa Republic to Boko Haram leader,

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China, Morocco, Iran, and seven OTHER countries that have banned crypto trading

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that can be used to buy goods and services, but uses an online ledger with strong cryptography to secure online transactions. It has become a widely accepted means of payment, with greater capacity and faster settlement than other traditional financial structures. Its use has, however, been prohibited in some countries. An instance is Nigeria, which

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‘Thank you President’ — Okonjo-Iweala hails Buhari as US backs her for WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed her gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians for their unflinching support for her run to become the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Okonjo-Iweala had beaten seven other candidates to emerge the most preferred candidate for the much-coveted office, gaining the support of the US government on Friday. Expressing her gratitude to the US,

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CBN shuts down cyptocurrency exchange Bank accounts

“February 5, 2021 LETTER TO ALL DEPOSIT MONEY BANKS, NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS The Central of Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) circular of January 12, 2017 ref FPR/DIR/GEN/C1R,06/010 which cautioned Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs), Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) and members of the pubic so the risk associated with transactions In cryptocurrency refers. Father to

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Supporters Launch N51.8million Fundraiser For Igboho’s fight

Igboho had earlier requested for buses to aid in transporting his men from one place to another, during a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday. Supporters of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), have set up a Gofundme page for the purpose of raising £100,000 (N51.8m) for him to buy buses to implement his project of ridding the South-West of

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Rethink your strategy, don’t set South-West on fire- NANS tells Igboho

The Ogun State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria (NANS) on Tuesday urged the self-acclaimed Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho to review his strategy, urging him to explore dialogue and consultation with relevant stakeholders in Southwest in order to find lasting solutions to the activities of killer – herdsmen in the region. The student’s body,

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Ethnic war to be ignited under my watch – Gov. Makinde insists

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says he will not allow anyone to start an ethnic war in the state under his watch. Taiwo Adisa, the governor’s chief press secretary, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday after Makinde held a meeting with leaders in Ibarapa area. The area has been the centre of reported kidnapping, killings and clashes between

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Sunday Igboho vows to flush out herdsmen from Yorubaland

Sunday Adeyemo, a youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, on Monday, visited Ogun to “flush out” killer herdsmen from the state. Igboho made news headlines after he issued an ultimatum to Fulani herders in Ibarapa local government area of Oyo state. His action had sparked tension in the state, leading to the destruction of properties in the area. His

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‘My kidnappers spoke good Yoruba’ — Ekiti oil dealer recounts abduction experience

Suleiman Akinbami, an oil dealer in Ekiti state, says those who kidnapped him spoke Yoruba fluently. Akinbami was abducted on January 10 by gunmen at one of his filling stations in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. He was released a week later in Kogi state after paying an undisclosed sum as ransom. Narrating his experience in an interview with The

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