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30 feared killed as herdsmen raid Benue communities

From Simeon Nwakaudu (Makurdi) and Abosede Musari (Abuja) Tsiga seeks better security AGAIN, insecurity in Benue State worsened yesterday as a band of armed herdsmen invaded villages around Udei and Yelwatta communities in Isherev areas of Guma Local Council, leaving about 30 persons dead, with more than 10,000 persons displaced. Meanwhile, the Director-General of the […]

FG determined to prevent Lake Nyos disaster – Ministers

By Agency Reporter The Federal Government has reiterated its preparedness to take adequate measures to prevent any disaster posed by the threat of eruption of Lake Nyos in Cameroun. Three ministers gave the assurance during a joint assessment of the N42.9bn Kashimbilla/Gamovo Buffer Dam project in Taraba State on Saturday They are ministers of Environment […]

NEMA: 2011 rain forecast bad for Nigeria’s socio-economy

By Abdulkadir Badsha Mukhtar The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said this year’s rain forecast points to negative impacts on the agricultural, infrastructural, hydrological and health sectors of Nigeria with attendant socio-economic consequences. NEMA Director General, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, made the revelation at a stakeholders’ consultative meeting on challenges of 2011 flood prevention, mitigation and […]

Don’t scrap NYSC, Tsiga tells FG

By Success Nwogu The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brig-Gen. Maharatzu Tsiga, has urged the Federal Government not to scrap the scheme. He said the scheme had contributed significantly to national integration, peaceful coexistence and development, reasoning that the NYSC should rather be strengthened. There has been a call for the scrapping of the programme […]


In memory of slain NYSC members By Tola Ojo IT is indeed a mourning and sober reflection period for the National Youth Service Corps members who lost some of their hardworking, selfless and innocent colleagues to the cold hands of death during the recent post election violence in Nigeria. As a serving youth corps member, […]

Death, NYSC and the Nigerian factor

By SHEHU BELLO HARRIS Naturally, it is painful to hear any news of death even if you don’t know the deceased. I lost my Mum – the most cherished person in my life – some two decades ago and many close relations and friends, so I know how painful it is to lose a beloved. […]

20 on trial for alleged murder of ‘NYSC 7’

By Augustine Tsenzenghul THE trial began yesterday of 20 suspects arrested in Giade, Bauchi State, for the murder of 10 Youth Corps members on election duties. Prosecuting Police Sergeant Mohammed Kafin Madaki told the Bauchi Magistrate’s Court that the suspects, with others at large, conspired, attacked and matcheted seven corps members, one policewoman and two […]

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