‘Our Cattle Are Dying!’ Fulani Youths Protest Anti-Grazing Law

A group of Fulani youths called Jonde Jam Fulani Youth Association of Nigeria (JAFUYAN) have kicked against the anti-open grazing law passed by Benue and Taraba State governments.
The group also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the governors of the two states,  Samuel Ortom and Darius Ishaku to order.
The group in a statement by its National President, Saidu Maikano on Tuesday said the law, if not suspended immediately, could puncture peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
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Maikano also raised the alarm that the cattle belonging to his members are dying of hunger because they can’t go grazing in the areas where grazing is banned, as a result of fear of unknown attackers.

Burna Boy: Singer doesn’t need a police case, the music is all that should...

Over the past weekend, a conversation on social media about the place of Burna Boy in Nigerian music erupted. Many believe that the fusion artist was terribly underrated by fans in Nigeria, and deserves some more.The argument for this was solid. This was a guy with a string of achievements in his career, including recording with Drake, touring packed venues across the world, and more recently, being the only guest artist on Fall Out Boy’s tenth studio album. Musically, Burna Boy possesses one of the most unique sound formation, with an artistry that is neither limited nor hindered. An artist with his quality and range of music talent should be competing in recognition and success with Wizkid and Davido. The man has enough quality to have that. He is that good.

Sharapova named in India housing project probe

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said Tuesday.
The firm behind the development is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from homebuyers before the project folded.
“We have registered a case of cheating on directions from the court,” local police officer Arvind Sharma told AFP.
He said Sharapova and the firm behind the development, Homestead Infrastructure Development, were named in the case.
The 30-year-old tennis star travelled to India in 2012 to launch the luxury high-rise apartment complex – later named Ballet by Sharapova – which prospective buyers were told would house a tennis academy, a clubhouse and a helipad.

Jigawa: State treats 57,000 cases of acute child malnutrition in 2017

The Nutrition Officer also said the 886, 000 children were dewormed and 71,235 women were sensitised to issues of child mortality in 2017. The Jigawa State Government said it has treated 57, 657 cases of acute child malnutrition in the state in 2017.Mr Magaji Ahmed, Nutrition Officer of the state, made this revelation at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Bauchi Field Office end of year review on Tuesday in Jos.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that UNICEF’s Bauchi Field Office covers six states of Bauchi, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Jigawa and Gombe.“Jigawa state with support of UNICEF achieved a milestone in its efforts to stem down the incidence of acute malnutrition in children in the state.

Tech: I’ve been an iPhone user for 10 years — here’s what happened when...

After 10 years of using nothing but iPhones, an “Apple addict” makes the switch to Google’s Pixel 2 phone, one of the best Android phones available. After 10 years of using nothing but Apple iPhones, I decided to give an Android-supported smartphone a try. I went with Google’s Pixel 2. At $650 it’s definitely a cheaper option than most iPhones, so I decided to use it for a week and see what life is like as a non-iPhone-user. Following is a transcript of the video.Graham Flanagan: Hi, my name is Graham Flanagan, and I have been an iPhone addict for the last 10 years. Switching to Android just never seemed like a real option. But, the more and more I hear and read about them, they seem like they might actually be superior to the iPhone!So, this week, I am going to try out the Pixel 2.

Amosun presents N345.4bn budget for 2018

Ogun State governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Tuesday presented to the state House of Assembly a budget of N345.4 billion for 2018.
Christened, “Budget of Accelerated Development’’, Amosun said the figure represents an increase of 57 per cent over the N221.12 billion budgeted for 2017.
He said that the proposal was made up of N223.72 billion capital expenditure, representing 64.77 per cent and capital expenditure of N121.69 billion, representing 35.23 per cent.
The governor explained that the 2018 proposal was based on his administration’s resolve to deliver its campaign promises by embarking on new projects and completing ongoing ones.
Amosun said that the state projected N197.

Reps begin debate on 2018 budget estimates Nov. 28 – Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yussuf Lasun on Tuesday said that members would commence debate on the general principles of the 2018 Appropriation Bill ( budget ) of N8.6 trillion from Nov. 28.
Lasun, while announcing the date during plenary session, said that the debate would be concluded on Nov. 30.
He added that it would be followed by a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 4.
The Deputy Speaker urged the lawmakers to ensure they get copies of the 2018 budget proposal presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the joint session of the National Assembly.
“Members are to indicate the date they wish to contribute to the debate as there is need for us to participate actively and that the bill is given expeditious attention,’’ Lasun said.

Anambra: Buhari congratulates Obiano, says electoral reform paying off

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the people of Anambra State, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), election observers as well as security agencies and other stakeholders, on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 gubernatorial election in the state.
In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said: “the processes leading to the election and its peaceful conduct and outcome, have shown that our electoral reform is bearing positive fruits.
“This is very encouraging and I am determined to give Nigeria free and fair elections, no matter which way the results swing.

FIFA panel bans 3 ex football officials for life

FIFA’s ethics watchdogs have banned three former football officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday.
The latest officials to be hit by FIFA bans are Richard Lai, the former Guam Football Association president and a former member of the FIFA audit and compliance committee.
Others are Julio Rocha, the former Nicaraguan Football Association president and a former FIFA development officer; and Rafael Esquivel, former Venezuelan Football Association president.
All three men had pleaded guilty in the United States to separate federal charges ranging from wire fraud to racketeering and money laundering.

Udinese Sack Coach Del Neri

Luigi Del Neri. Photo:  Andreas SOLARO / AFPLuigi Del Neri was fired as Udinese coach on Tuesday with the club 14th in Serie A just three points above the drop zone.
The former Juventus and Roma coach is 67 and looks set to be replaced by Massimo Oddo, 41, who was part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning squad and who was recently coach of his hometown club Pescara.
“Udinese Calcio can confirm that first-team head coach Luigi Del Neri and assistant Giuseppe Ferazzoli have been relieved of their duties,” the club said on Twitter.
“The club would like to thank Del Neri and Ferazzoli for their dedication over the last 13 months and wishes them all the best for the future.

Willie Obiano: US-based group congratulates re-elected governor

Orabuchi, an academic based in the U.S, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos… Dr Acho Orabuchi, founding National Chairman of Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation (PNF-USA) has congratulated Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State on his re-election, describing his  sweeping victory as a reflection of his people-oriented programmes.Orabuchi, an academic based in the U.S, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos, said that Obiano, by beating his opponents in all the 21 local governments of the state, performed a rare feat.Obiano polled more than his opponents in all the 21 Local Governments in the Nov. 18 governorship election, and had a total of 234,074 of the 457,311 valid votes to come tops.

Tech: Pixar wins again with ‘Coco,’ which is beautifully told and culturally conscious

Pixar’s new movie “Coco” is a perfect watch with the whole family.
You should pack up the whole family to go see Pixar’s new movie “Coco.”
And make sure to bring along tissues.
For its latest movie, “Coco,” Pixar tackled a real cultural celebration for the first time. But the result is the same as most of its other releases: a well-executed story that the whole family will love.
“Coco” (in theaters starting on Thanksgiving) is centered around the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, a day dedicated to celebrating family members who have passed away.
12-year-old Miguel and his family are preparing for the holiday, but the boy also tries desperately to sneak off to the center of town whenever he can and play his guitar, though his family forbids it.

Dr Sid: Singer’s three years marriage is reportedly in crisis

It has been reported that the three years marriage between Dr. Sid and wife, Simi might be hitting the rocks. Dr. Sid’s marriage to Simi Esiri is reportedly in crisis. Linda Ikeji reports that the marriage has hit troubled times. “They’ve been having issues for a very long time. it got so bad that Simi has had to move out of the house a couple of times”  an undisclosed source told Linda Ikeji. A recent picture posted by Simi Esiri on her Instagram account shows the mother of one without her wedding ring. She also reportedly deleted their wedding anniversary picture which was on her Instagram previously. Pulse also confirmed that the couple have unfollowed each other on Instagram. ALSO READ: Dr.

Mubi Attack: Death toll rises to 50

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. The Adamawa Police Command says the death toll in Tuesday’s Mubi mosque suicide attack has risen to 50.The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.Abubakar said that a young boy was responsible for the blast which occurred during the early morning prayer.“We have 50 dead and we are now trying to get the exact number of those injured ,” Abubakar said.NAN reports that the attack happened in Dazala area of Mubi town in Adamawa on Tuesday around 5 a.m. when Muslims were observing the early morning prayer.The incident was the first in three years since the liberation of Mubi town from Boko Haram insurgents in 2014.

Nigerian Army: Council promotes 45 brigadiers-general, 92 Colonels

A statement issued by the Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman ,listed some of those promoted to two star generals (Major Generals) as Brig.-Gen. H.O. Otiki… The Nigerian Army Council on Monday approved the promotion of 45 Brigadiers-General to Major Generals and 92 Colonels to Brigadiers-Generals.A statement issued by the Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman ,listed some of those promoted to two star generals (Major Generals) as Brig.-Gen. H.O. Otiki, Acting Commander, Defence Headquarters Garrison; Brig.-Gen. O.O. Soleye, Acting Director Veteran Affairs and Defence Headquarters.Others are: Acting Provost Marshal, Brig.- Gen. A.T. Hamman; Acting Military Secretary, Brig.-Gen. l. F Yahaya; Acting General Officers Commanding 3, 7 and 8 Divisions, Brig.-Gen. B.A. Ahanotu, I.M. Yusuf and S.O. Olabanji.