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Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday,  7th February, 2017.

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
The governor had last Wednesday imposed a curfew on the ancient town following the killing of seven travellers by miscreants.
Ortom announced the lifting of curfew at a meeting he held with leaders of the Benue Motorcycle Association across the state and heads of security agencies at the Benue Peoples House.
Governor Ortom reiterated his condemnation of the killings at the Gboko motor part but maintained that the victims were not Fulani people as reported in some quarters.

The Governor called on security agencies to arrest and prosecute the criminals who carried out the act.

He urged the people not to take the laws into the hands but to report infringements on their rights to the appropriate authorities.

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has issued a matching order to security agencies to arrest and prosecute suspected herdsmen and other bandits who are unleashing mayhem in Nasarawa and Benue States.

The President made the statement while speaking in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State during the commissioning of projects at Lafia Special School, the State Fire Service, Kwandere Health facility and the Muhammadu Buhari International Market, Karu.

According to the President, the government will not tolerate the indiscriminate possession of arms illegally in the country.

Buhari who condoled with victims of herdsmen/farmers attacks assured that the government is working round the clock to restore peace and normalcy in the affected areas.

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The President also commended Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura for initiating the Lafia Comprehensive School to cater for special students who have been neglected by previous governments.

President Buhari said Al-makura’s giant strides on infrastructure further buttress the determination of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to better the lives of the common Nigerian.

He directed the Ministry of Education to synergies with other states to draw out a programme to better the lives of people living with a disability.

Speaking earlier, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State, said the special school was constructed in line with the state government quest to ensure inclusiveness in governance.

“We have opened vistas of opportunities for the vulnerable members of the society especially the disabled, hence the Comprehensive Special School you are about to commission – will concentrate on providing individual care to children with learning difficulties.

“These special needs include vision impairment(blind), Hard of Hearing (deaf), physically challenged (cripple) and those without Cerebral Palsy (autism/down syndrome).

Al-makura added that in order to ensure maximum benefit and inclusiveness, the state government has made their education free, right from primary to tertiary level.

He stated that the gesture is aimed at removing the burden of educational expenses of the parents of the children.

The governor informed that “the Comprehensive Special School, Lafia plans to be affiliated with world renown centres of excellence for People with Disability like the Gallaudet University and Perkins University, the USA amongst others where our children would benefit from intellectual resources and global best practices of seasoned professionals on disability management and education”.

He added that the Nasarawa State Comprehensive Special School is equipped with modern facilities to ease teaching and learning of the children with special needs.

He disclosed that “we have also recruited the desired manpower with requisite qualification and disposition to teach in these schools which are also replicated in Gudi and Keffi”.

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday admonished victims of suspected herdsmen attacks not to engage in reprisals as he sought to reassure the people of north central, which is mostly the recipient of the deadly attacks, that his administration would not tolerate the barbaric acts.

Speaking while commissioning Comprehensive Special School, Lafia, Nasarawa State, he said the federal government was working hard to ensure that peace and stability returned to the region.
According to him, additional resources have already been deployed to all the affected areas to end the crisis and maintain law and order.
He said: “I also want to assure the people of the north-central and indeed all Nigerians that the federal government is working day night to ensure peace and stability returns.
“We have deployed additional resources to all the affected areas to maintain law and order.
“The attacks by suspected herdsmen and other bandits will not be tolerated.
“I appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from reprisal attacks. The security agencies have standing order to arrest and prosecute any and all persons found with illegal arms
“I will once again express my condolences and sympathy to all the affected victims of these barbaric acts.”
The president who was in Lafia to commission some projects executed by the state government assured that the changing philosophy of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) would continue to be the basis for solutions to the nation’s problems.
He said: “Let me use this opportunity to stress that the Change philosophy which precipitated the APC Government will continue to idealize and identify issues that are critical to our socio-economic development with a view to proffering lasting solutions to them.

“I want to assure Nigerians that we would intensify our commitment towards the realization of the cardinal objectives of this Administration anchored on securing lives and property, curbing corruption and ensuring economic growth through diversification.”

While saying that he was not surprised. he expressed delight at the “show of love and enthusiasm because, for me, this is the homecoming,”

According to him, “the people of Nasarawa have always been with the Change movement, since the early days of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) through All Progressives Congress (APC).

“In 2011, the people of Nasarawa decided to vote for Change, voted for the CPC in order to have a government for the people, and in 2015 they voted for continuity. 

“Today, I am obliged to reiterate Governor Al-Makura’s proclamation that, indeed, Nasarawa State is my political home.  

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said the controversial Federal High Court Judge, Okon Abang, ridiculed Nigeria by causing an accused,former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, to be [...]The post Judge ridiculed Nigeria by forcing Metuh to court on stretcher 'Fayose appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has described the comment made on Channels Television Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO); Mr. Jimoh Moshood, describing the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State [...]The post Police calling Gov Ortom drowing man, insult to Nigerian governors 'Fayose appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has approved the immediate release of promotions ofyears2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for workers in the states civil and public service. The development was contained in a statement [...]The post Ajimobi approves 2012-2016 promotions for workers appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
Some residents of Nassarawa State have expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to the state on Tuesday will help to boost economic activities of the state. The President is visiting Nasarawa state on Tuesday [...]The post Nasarawa agog as Buhari inaugurates market named after him appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
KASSIM Afegbua, the Media Aide to the former military head of state, Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on Tuesday filed a N1 billion fundamental human rights enforcement suit against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, [...]The post IBBs spokesman slams N1bn suit against IGP, Police Force, 3 others appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
BANKS in Britain and the U. S. have banned the use of credit cards to buy Bitcoin and other 'cryptocurrencies'. The banks are fearing a plunge in their value will leave customers unable to repay [...]The post Banks in Britain, U.S. ban Bitcoin buying with credit cards appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
FIRST Bank of Nig. Ltd. says its Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) dispensed over N2.8 trillion from January 2017 to December 2017. The bank's Group Head of E-Business, Mr Chuma Ezirim, said in a statement in [...]The post Firstbank ATMs dispense N2.8 trillion appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
THE National Australia Bank recently launched the country's first-ever 'green' mortgage bond recently, keeping its expectations for demand in check with price guidance at a similar level to a non-green-bond it was also selling. Global [...]The post Australia green bond market muzzled by policy uncertainty appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 07 Feb 2018
ACTIVITIES on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opened for the week on Monday in red, with market indices losing 0.85 percent and volume of shares dropping by 20.25 percent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]The post Market indices, volume nosedive on NSE appeared first on Tribune. 

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