Tags : Region

Governors Agree To Ban Open, Night Grazing Across States

Governors of the South-West have agreed to ban all forms of open and night grazing across States within the region.  This resolve was reached on Monday, January 25, 2021, at a meeting between Governors from the South-West region and the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN). Channels TV reports that rising from […]

Gunmen Attack Ethiopia Passenger Bus, Kill 34 People

Gunmen killed about 34 people in a “gruesome” attack on a passenger bus in West Ethiopia, a part of the Country that has recently seen a spate of deadly assaults on civilians. The National Human Rights body disclosed this on Sunday, November15, 2020. AFP reports that the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said in a […]

Powerful Typhoon Slams Japan With Violent Winds, Heavy Rain

A powerful typhoon that officials warned could bring record rains and gusts strong enough to flip cars slammed into southern Japan on Saturday, September 5, 2020, prompting authorities to urge millions to seek shelter. Channels TV reports that Typhoon Harshen has weakened somewhat as it neared Japan’s mainland, and shifted further west out to sea, […]

Second Coronavirus Death Sparks Fears, Lockdown In Italian Towns

Streets were deserted and residents warned to keep out of an emergency room in an Italian town placed under lockdown as a second death from coronavirus sparked fears throughout the region.   AFP reports that “No entry” was the sign on the emergency room in the small town of Codogno with a population of 15,000 […]

Popular Trado-Medical Practitioner, Oko Oloyun, Shot Dead

Popular traditional medical practitioner, Mr Fatai Yusuf, aka Oko Oloyun, has been shot dead by gunmen on the Eruwa-Igboora Road in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State. The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, Mr Shina Olukolu in a statement on Friday, January 24, 2020, confirmed that Mr Yusuf was attacked around Akeroro Area […]

“Amotekun, A Confident Building Strategy Towards Ensuring Adequate Security in

SouthWest Governors, Traditional Rulers, and Yoruba Leaders gathered at Ibadan, Oyo State Capital, to launch the Western Nigeria Governors Forum Codenamed ‘Amotekun’. According to the SouthWest Governors, Operation Amotekun was established to ensure zero tolerance to crime in the region, as well as to provide adequate security for the people of the six States. Governor’s […]

Trump’s Iraq Sanctions Threat ‘Not Very Helpful’ – Germany

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said President Trump’s threat to slap sanctions on Iraq should Baghdad expel U.S troops based there “is not very helpful’. “I don’t think you can convince Iraq with threats, but with arguments,” Maas told Deutschlandfunk radio on Monday, January 6, 2020, warning that years-long efforts to rebuild Iraq “could […]