We’ve Paid Some Aggrieved Herdsmen To Stop Killings In Southern Kaduna– El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has said his government has traced some violent, aggrieved herdsmen to their countries and paid them to stop the killings of Southern Kaduna natives and the destruction of their communities saying that the renewed violence is carried out by bandits.

El-Rufai made this known while fielding questions from some select Journalists in his office in Kaduna.

He said: “For southern Kaduna, we didn’t understand what was going on and we decided to set up a committee under Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (rtd) to find out what was going on there. What was established was that the root of the problem has a history starting from the 2011 post election violence.

“Fulani herdsmen from across Africa bring their cattle down towards Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria. The moment the rains starts around March, April, they start moving them up to go back to their various communities and countries. “Unfortunately, it was when they were moving up with their cattle across Southern Kaduna that the elections of 2011 took place and the crisis trapped some of them.

“Some of them were from Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Mali and Senegal. Fulanis are in 14 African countries and they traverse this country with the cattle. “So many of these people were killed, cattle lost and they organised themselves and came back to revenge.

“So a lot of what was happening in Southern Kaduna was actually from outside Nigeria. We got a hint that the late Governor Patrick Yakowa got this information and he sent someone to go round some of these Fulani communities, but of course after he died, the whole thing stopped. That is what we inherited. But the Agwai committee established that.

“We took certain steps. We got a group of people that were going round trying to trace some of these people in Cameroon, Niger republic and so on to tell them that there is a new governor who is Fulani like them and has no problem paying compensations for lives lost and he is begging them to stop killing.

“In most of the communities, once that appeal was made to them, they said they have forgiven. There are one or two that asked for monetary compensation. They said they have forgiven the death of human beings, but want compensation for cattle. We said no problem, and we paid some. As recently as two weeks ago, the team went to Niger republic to attend one Fulani gathering that they hold every year with a message from me.”

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Watch Lady Gaga Take The Wheel For Some Pitch Perfect Carpool Karaoke

Lady Gaga has one of the most incredible voices of this — or any — generation, and her infinite talent was on full display during Carpool Karaoke on Tuesday night. Singing everything from “Bad Romance” to “Poker Face” to “Perfect Illusion,” Gaga totally slayed the popular The Late Late Show With James Corden segment.

In fact, I’d argue her 15-minute clip is one of the best yet. Not only does Lady Gaga totally sing her heart out in the video, but she’s also incredibly personable and generous and funny when answering questions in-between songs.

She talks about her ability to write hit songs in under 10 minutes, how she owns over 400 items of Michael Jackson’s clothing, and how she deals with traffic when driving in New York.

The video also featured a Carpool Karaoke first: In honor of Mother Monster finally getting her driver’s license, James decides to let her take the wheel for a little bit — although he quickly regrets the decision.

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See Photo Of Some Of The 21 Released #ChibokGirls Having Refreshment & Resting

The news of the release of 21 Chibok girls has brought relief and hope for the release of the rest of the girls. Here is a photo of some of the girls resting and enjoying a little refreshment shown in Banki, Nigeria, near the Cameroonian border.

Some of the 21 released Chibok girls are shown Thursday in Banki, Nigeria, near the Cameroon border, in a photo. CNN.

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Some Candidates Forget Expo In Answer Booklets– WAEC

In a hurry to submit their answer booklets to invigilators, some candidates forget their expo (materials used for examination malpractice) in the booklets, the West African Examination Council has said.

 The council also noted that some other candidates use different answer booklets from its authorised copies.

Its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, who confirmed this in an interview with our correspondent, however, added that the council had reduced the incidence of impersonation in its examinations through its biometric registration process

He said, “We encounter malpractice during the examination and during marking. Some leave the expo in the answer booklets. We see that all the time. Others use other answer booklets different from the council’s own. But, we discover these things during marking because the booklets do not have our serial numbers and they are not usually signed by the supervisors. Supervisors usually sign the booklets before they are given to the candidates.

“We have been able to handle impersonation through our biometric process but there is still collusion where candidates will copy exactly the same answers usually dictated by a teacher. We have our invigilators but the number is limited.  When you leave the centre or before we get there, they will do what they want.”

He added that the council was still dealing with challenges of collusion, which involved teachers aiding candidates during examination.

Ojijeogu, who said that some candidates harassed supervisors, noted that the development had forced the council to adopt a more discreet approach in making announcements regarding examination malpractice.

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