This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Friday, 19th, February 2021.
Herdsmen: Why I Visited Sunday Igboho – Fani-Kayode
Former minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has revealed why he paid a visit to popular Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho at his Soka, Ibadan residence.
Recall that Igboho had asked Fulani herders to leave Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State over their alleged criminal activities.
Herdsmen: Allow Farmers Carry AK-47 Too – Fani-Kayode Tackles Bauchi Governor
Former Minister of Culture and Tourism Femi Fani-Kayode has asked the government to allow farmers to carry AK-47 rifles to protect themselves from killer Fulani herdsmen and other criminals.
Recall that Bala Mohammed had said Fulani herdsmen carry firearms to protect themselves against cattle rustlers who attack, kill and take away their possessions.
Miyetti Allah Supports Bauchi Gov On Use Of AK-47 By Herdsmen, Blasts Ortom, Akeredolu
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has declared support for the statement credited to Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed supporting the use of AK47 guns by herdsmen.
It will be recalled that Governor Mohammed had submitted that the herdsmen only carry the guns and needed them to defend themselves against cattle rustlers who attack, kill and take away their possessions.
I Only Asked Nigerians To Be More Courageous – Defence Minister, Magashi
The Minister while speaking on the abduction of students and staffs of the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State said every Nigerian have a responsibility to ensure there is the security of lives and properties in their community.
States Have Control Over Forest Reserves – FG
The Federal Government and Governors on Thursday agreed that state governments have control over forests reserves in their state.
The decision was reached at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Please Dump PDP For APC – Orji Uzor Kalu Begs Wike
Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has urged Governor Nyesom Wike to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He stated this on Thursday while speaking to newsmen after inspecting the; Rumuokoro Flyover bridge, 2nd Artillery flyover bridge, Real Madrid Football Academy and the Mother and Child Hospital, Rumuomasi in Port-Harcourt.