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Enough of the Beef!: Fulani Threaten to Withdraw Cattle from Market

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The Kogi State chapter of Miyette Allahi Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, during the weekend, threatened to withdraw its animals from the state markets over harassment and arrest of its members by the police.

Alhaji Shuabu Idrisa chairman of the association, made this clear after stakeholders meeting between Fulani Ardos and Miyette Allah cattle breeders on problems affecting them. According to the Fulani, the threat to withdraw cattle had become necessary as a result of the way security agents were arresting their youths, women and cows in the event of robbery on the highway.

According to Idrisa, “If there is any robbery on the highway, security agents will swoop on all Fulani settlements in that area and arrest [the] people, including cows. But when a bank is robbed in town, people of the town are not arrested… Also, once they see any Fulani man ridding Okada, they will arrest him, calling him Boko Haram and, in the process, extort him.”

He added that they were made to pay huge sums of money to secure their release, a development, he said, had made some of its members to move to South-West, where they are not harassed or taunted as Boko Haram. He also alleged that people always kill any cattle that mistakenly enter their farmland in the area.

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  1. Wazobia

    August 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Nigerians lets be careful the way we handle issues. We should not allow sentiments affect our judgement & action. Every human being has a right to live & right to citizenship. This fulani’s (nomadic herds men) are also citizens of Nigeria just like you will find them in places like Brazil & USA.

  2. Lajide

    August 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Wazobia, I share your sentiment. However, you will agree with me that VIGILANCE pays more than any other thing in Crime prevention. May I tell you from a vantage point, the Fulani youths have been taking advantage of the fact that their parents have license to carry Arms and are using these Arms to perpetrate crime. On ERUKU-EGBE road in Kogi State their activities, taking advantage of the poor state of the road, have killed several people, while Millions of Naira had been lost to them. Motorists now avoid the road passing distant IKOLE-AYETORO-PONYAN-EJIBA-EGBE road. Many have fled the Farms as they kill, Maim and Burn at any little altercation. You dare not LOOK or UTTER a word if their Cow stray into your Farm, at times your ordinary sighting the grazing helplessly offers you INSTANT DEATH. You may not believe it, we have had to bury many. The people have deserted the farmlands, at best people now farm within the vicinity of the Home. No more farming anywhere more than 2km away from home. And what can this fetch. They even kill at WAREWA bridge Lagos-Ibadan expressway(Retd Brigadier), what of Plateau State? MUST we call COW “BROTHER” becauase we want to eat meat? People of Kogi, eat chicken, rearr goats, rams,
    rabbits, guinea fowl, turkey and eat fish, you’ll be healthier and remain peaceful. Fulanis, must and will survive BUT check your Youths- we love WARA but its not worth dying for. MAY GOD SAVE US.

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post
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Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro penned an emotional note via Instagram as she clocked 30-years-old on Monday.

To mark her birthday, the single mother of one posted a monochrome photo of herself as she wished for people to continue praying for those who lost their lives during these turbulent period.

Ighodaro wrote;

“Thank God for another year. Happy Birthday to me. If you know me, you know I absolutely love birthdays but this year it certainly hits different. I’m overwhelming grateful for life and thankful to God to be able to see another birthday bc unfortunately many haven’t and won’t have that opportunity.

I am hopeful for better days for myself, those that I love and hold dear and most certainly for my country Nigeria. I pray for unity, peace, harmony and togetherness. We all deserve it.

My birthday wish is to please continue to pray for those innocent lives lost. Please remain hopeful and focused because I truly believe better days are soon ahead by God’s grace.

Peace, Love and Blessings.”

See her post below:

The actress’ post

The actress’ post

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Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday

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An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.

Why stay at an exotic resort

Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.

Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.

Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf
courses.

The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.

Kurumba, Maldives

Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.

You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross

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Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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