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Falae Reveals Why Fulani Herdsmen Set His Farm Ablaze

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Olu Falae

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae has disclosed why suspected Fulani herdsmen burnt his farmland at Imafon, Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo state.

He said the herdsmen burnt the farm so as to allow fresh grass to spring up for their cattle to feed on.

Falae in a phone interview with newsmen said setting ablaze his farm had become an annual act by the herdsmen.

“They burnt the farm so that in the next few days, fresh grass will spring up which their cattle will later feed on.

“This is what the Fulani herdsmen do every year. The oil palm plantation was affected as well as some parts of the yam and cassava plantations.

“As I speak to you, the farm is burning. I had to call the commissioner of police, Gbenga Adeyanju who detailed the Akure Area Commander to go with my Personal Assistant and Farm Manager to the farm,” Falae said.

He said Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu personally called him to confirm the incident and promised to visit today (Monday).

Falae also kicked against cattle colony, saying it was an attempt to “recolonize” the Southwest.

He said “any attempt to ‘recolonize’ the southwest through cattle colonies would be resisted

”This is not about politics but the future of our people. We will resist any attempt to introduce any cattle colonies”.

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  1. Chukwuemeka Odo

    January 22, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Hahahaaa,non negotiables enjoyments!

  2. Ifeanyichukwu Madunagu

    January 22, 2018 at 7:46 am

    That’s one Nigeria for you

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2 Pilots Remanded For Flying In Expatriates Into Rivers State

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Two Caverton pilots have been remanded in prison custody for flying in expatriates into Rivers state, after the state government ordered a border closure.

The pilots are Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari.

Chief Magistrate D. D. Ihua-Maduenyi who ordered that a medical test be carried out on the pilots to ascertain their health status, also ordered that they be remanded in prison till May 19, 2020 when their trial will commence.

However Caverton kicked against the court’s directive which remanded their pilots in prison custody, appealing to the federal government to urge the Rivers State government to release “our pilots who violated no law and are being unduly punished for reasons we still do not understand.”

The airline insisted that it received approval from the Minister of Aviation to operate essential services during the lockdown.

The statement reads;

“At the start of the COVID -19 lockdown, we received a letter from our client stating that they have been given approval/ exemption to fly and continue operations. We (Caverton along with three other companies) also received approval from the Minister of Aviation to fly only essential services, mainly in the oil and gas industry. Lastly, we got another approval from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to fly for this same oil and gas sector. We have been flying along these guidelines for the past seven days.

“Today, we were informed that the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike was coming to address the operators in Port Harcourt and our people waited. But on arriving, the governor directed two of our pilots to be taken to CID where they were told to write statements.

“Despite all pleas by our lawyers who showed all the relevant documents, they were taken to the magistrate court and charged. At the court, our lawyers also presented all the documentations approving us to fly by the federal government but the case was closed and the pilots have been remanded in Port Harcourt prison till May 19.”

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“Local Transmission Of Coronavirus Is Increasing In Lagos” — Health Commissioner

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Lagos state health commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said the rate of local transmission of Coronavirus is increasing in the state.

The commissioner who disclosed this at a press conference on Monday April 6, said 82 percent of the total COVID-19 cases were imported into the country as at week 4. However in the following week, 45 percent of novel Coronavirus patients had no travel history – which suggests that local transmission is increasing.

He said;

“At the end of week 4, 82% of the patients imported the disease from abroad while 18% had no travel history.

“By the end of week 5, 45% of the patients have no travel history. This shows that the importation is decreasing and local transmission is increasing.”

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Each Time My Doctor Husband Leaves For Work, I Worry — Chimamanda Adichie Writes After Losing Her Closest Aunt

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Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie whose works range from novels to short stories to nonfiction has shared her plight following the Coronavirus pandemic which is ravaging countries around the world and also shutting down activities globally.

Chimamanda who announced that her closest aunt died from brain aneurysm last week, described it as a “devastating tragedy”.

Reflecting on the Coronavirus pandemic, the celebrity author disclosed that she is now reminded everyday of how fragile and breakable humans are. Chimamanda who disclosed that she worries each time her husband who is a doctor leaves for work and each time her daughter coughs, averred that this is a time to cope in the best way we can.

She added that she cannot imagine thinking of over-achieving or accomplishing more than usual, when all around the world has changed, perhaps never to return to what it used to be.

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Last week, my family suffered a devastating tragedy, the very sudden death of my closest aunt, from a brain aneurysm. One day she was well and happy and the next day she was gone. Our time is filled with pain whose cause still does not feel fully true. We cry and yet we feel as though she is not really gone.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And it is more surreal to grieve a sudden death in these strange times when the world has shut down, places once full are empty, heavy with the ghosts of silent gatherings, and across the world people are dying alone. Coronavirus is a menace in the air, a menace inside our heads. Every day I am reminded of how fragile, how breakable we are.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ My husband is a doctor and each morning when he leaves for work, I worry. My daughter coughs and I worry. My throat itches and I worry. On Facetime I watch my elderly parents. I admonish them gently: Don’t let people come to the house. Don’t read the rubbish news on whatsapp.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This is a time to cope in the best way we can. There are moments when our spirits will sag. Moments when we will feel tired after doing absolutely nothing. But how can we not? The world as it is today is foreign to us. It would be strange not to be shaken to our core.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I cannot imagine thinking of over-achieving, or of accomplishing more than usual, when all around you the world as you know it has changed, perhaps never to return to what it used to be. And yet we must continue to go on day by day. We must choose to live. And to do so we can set small goals. Like drink more water, if you’ve spent the past ten years wanting to be more hydrated. Like learn something every day, no matter how small. Like call loved ones – not text them, call them. Like help someone – with a small cash transfer, an encouraging message, a shared laugh.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I believe in allowing myself to feel what I feel. But endless negative feelings are enervating. And so to manage it I give myself time to feel what I am feeling – an hour, or two, or three, or four – and then when the time is up, I try to push my mind into a different territory. It doesn’t always work. But it’s worth trying for when it does work.⁣ ⁣ Continued in comments.

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