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700 Ghost Students in Sokoto

A committee set up by the Sokoto State Government to verify the actual number of students entitled to its scholarship says it has uncovered 706 “ghost” students. Its Chairman, Mr Shehu Wurno, announced this on Tuesday in Sokoto, when he presented the committee’s report to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal. Wurno said that the committee visited 40 […]

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Taraba Passes Anti Grazing Bill

The Taraba House of Assembly has passed the controversial Anti-Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill 2017. The passage of the bill came a day after the Assembly adopted the report of the public hearing on the bill which was conducted across the three senatorial zones of the state. At the plenary presided by the […]

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3 LG Admin Nominees Fail to Clear Kano Assembly

The Kano State House of Assembly has cleared 32 out of the 44 local government chairmanship nominees presented to it by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for approval. Alhaji Ibrahim Garko, the Chairman, House Committee on Local Government, while presenting the report of the committee that screened the nominees, said three of them were disqualified, while nine […]

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Governors Forum Inaugurates Committee on Restructuring

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has inaugurated a six-member committee to look into the possibility of establishing state police in the country. The Chairman of the Forum, Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, made this known while speaking with State House Correspondents after the Forum’ meeting held at the Banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja late […]

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UN Intervenes to stem sexual aduse at IDP Camps

United Nations (UN) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have collaborated to create awareness and stem cases of sexual violence at internally displaced persons camps. The two bodies, in order to reduce the vulnerability of women/girls in camps and non-camp locations, have organized a four-day capacity building workshop on strengthening state response to sexual and […]

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Is Muhammad Abacha Joining the Green Party?

Gumsu Abacha certainly knows how to get people all worked up. She shared the emblem of the Green Party of Nigeria and everyone is now talking about the Abacha’s moving to the green party. Well, there are a couple of reason’s to take Gumsu seriously, first, the green party is supposedly the brain child of […]

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We Didn’t Promise to fix Nigeria in 4 years- APC

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) has declared that it did not promise to fix the nation’s economy and ultimately turn around the fortunes of Nigerians in four years. Reacting to a report attributed to a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a national daily, that accused the ruling party […]

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Bisala Ekele is CMD of UATH

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of Prof. Bisala Ekele as the substantive Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH). Mr Frank Omagon, the Assistant Director of Information in the hospital made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. It said that the letter signed by […]

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Buhari Doesn’t Have to Reveal his health status- PDP

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, has said that the party does not care if President Muhammadu Buhari declares his health status. In an interview with Punch, Makarfi stated that it was enough that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was named Acting President before Buhari travelled to the UK for medical check-ups over two […]

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NAN to take action against Bloggers over copyright

The Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, Bayo Onanuga, has warned bloggers and other online publishers illegally using NAN news materials to stop forthwith or face sanctions. Mr. Onanuga, who gave the warning over the weekend in Abuja at a meeting with marketing staff of the agency, said that NAN has begun compilation […]

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Attahiru Yusuf- Former NNPC ED Joins AUN as Dean

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) has appointed a new Dean of its School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE). A former Group Executive Director with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Attahir Yusuf, now heads the SBE, one of AUN’s five schools and host of the University’s prestigious Business and Entrepreneurship programmes taught by […]

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Army Refuses to Reinstate Cleared Corpral

The Nigerian Army has refused to comply with the judgment of the National Industrial Court, sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, which asked it to pay a junior officer, Lance Corporal Zuberu Rafiu, who was wrongly dismissed from the Army after being tortured, the sum of N9 million, an online news source Today.ng has […]

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Pakistan issues first third-gender passport to transgender activist

Pakistan has issued its first transgender passport to Farzana Riaz, a 30-year-old transgender activist from Peshawar, Pakistan. On the passport, Farzana’s gender identification is X, instead of being a male or female. Farzana believes this is a step forward of transgender communities, especially among conservative South Asian countries. In 1997, Pakistan became one of the […]

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Gunmen Abduct Woman Lawyer in Kogi

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a female legal practitioner, Barr. Rabi Ozavize Ovosi along the Lokoja-Okene highway in Kogi State. Ovosi, who is a mother of two was reportedly kidnapped on Friday while on transit. A family member of the victim, Abdulateef Ovosi said the abductors contacted the family on Sunday for the first time demanding […]

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13’s A Charm- Jodie Whittaker is the next Doctor

After intense speculation that followed the exit of Peter Capaldi in January, the person taking on the role of the time/space warping doctor will be Jodie Whittaker. She is the first woman to take on the role, playing the 13th Doctor in the BBC1 drama. Whittaker, who rose to fame in ITV’s crime drama Broadchurch, […]

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Two Dead after Police FRSC clash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday confirmed the shooting of two of its officers on duty in Abia. An eyewitness had earlier told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the officers were shot by security aides to a top government official in the state. The Public Education Officer of the Corps, Mr […]

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NDLEA Clamps down on addicts in Jos

No fewer than 15 suspected drug addicts were on Saturday evening nabbed by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcements Agency. Eyewitness account reveals that the officers of the NDLEA, who were heavily armed, stormed Jenta Mangoro at about 6.30pm arresting mostly youths who deal in all forms of drugs, including Indian hemp and trample. […]