Kano

Court Bars Kwankwasiyya Inscription On Public Buildings In Kano State

The Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Lawan Wada has granted an injunction restraining the use of Kwankwasiyya inscriptions on public buildings two years from the date of the injunction. The plaintiffs, Abdullahi Maraya Barkum, Hamisu Danwawu, and Hassan Sani Indabawa, had filed a case against former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in the […]

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Sani Brothers alleges exploitation in Kano tax collection

A renowned Kano Businessman, Alhaji Sani Yunusa Brothers has alleged massive exploitation in the tax collection system of Kano state, saying government is defrauding many tax payers. Sani, who is the Chairman of Sani Brothers Transport Company, told Daily Trust that the rates at which taxes are being collected from people by the government has […]

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Dangote-led committee on Kano fire disasters silent months after inauguration

The Alhaji Aliko Dangote-led appeal fund committee inaugurated by the Kano state government to raise fund for the victims of various fire disasters in the state is still silent five months after  inauguration, Daily Trust, observed.  The committee was inaugurated on April 4, 2016 to mobilize funds from federal and states’ governments as well as […]

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Kano anti-graft agency discovers 1134 ghost workers

Kano anti-graft agency discovers 1,134 ghost workers The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission says it has detected 1, 134 ghost workers with foreign names in the payroll of the state government. This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the anti-graft agency, Shabbana Abdul’aziz, in Kano on Monday. Abdul’aziz […]

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Fear grips Kano residents over discovery of 2 polio cases

Barely few weeks after the discovery of 3 polio cases in Borno State, there is growing anxiety among residents of Takai and Tofa Local Government Areas of Kano State. It was also learnt that following the discovery of two compatible polio cases, one in each of the local councils, by the health officials saddled with […]

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Kano State loses 2 pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board has confirmed the death of two pilgrims from the state in Saudi Arabia during the 2016 Hajj. The Public Relations Officer of the board, Alhaji Nuhu Badamasi, confirmed this in a telephone interview on Saturday in Kano. The National Hajj Commission had announced that 18 Nigerians lost their lives […]

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Kaduna

Troops Repel Attack In Kaduna

Sani Kukasheka Usman, Abuja: Gallant troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army in a joint operation with personnel of Nigeria Police and local vigilantes have today repelled a coordinated attack by gunmen on Godogodo town of Kaduna State. The troops fought off the attackers and pursued them into the bush inflicting heavy casualty on them. The […]

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Aisha Buhari commissions NAFOWA primary school in Kaduna

The wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has commissioned the Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association Little Angels Primary school at the NAF base in Kaduna ‎aimed at bridging the education gap among personnel within and around the barracks community.  The school, equipped with 12 fully-furnished classrooms, a science, home economics and computer laboratory, […]

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4 soldiers die in Boko Haram ambush, 6 insurgents arrested

– Some Boko Haram militants, soldiers and Civilian JTF members died in Borno towns of Miyanti and Dareljamal after an ambush on the army by the insurgents – The Army also quelled an attack on a community in Kaduna state on Sunday, September 25, killing many insurgents and arresting six suspects in the fight. – […]

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Gov El Rufai of Kaduna State Launches N37.8 Billion Potato Farm

The Kaduna State Government on Friday performed the ground breaking for its $120 million Vicampro Potatoes Farm and Processing facility in Manchok, Kaura. The farm is expected to cover 10,000 hectares of land and generate 30,000 job opportunities. And it plans to be Africa’s biggest. Performing the ceremony, Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State said […]

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Kaduna govt performs ground breaking of $120m potato farm

The Kaduna State Government on Friday performed the ground breaking for its $120 million Vicampro Potato Farm and processing facility in Manchok, Kaura. The farm is expected to cover 10,000 hectares of land and generate 30,000 job opportunities. Performing the ceremony, Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State said the processing facility would earn foreign exchange […]

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Kaduna State Govt. performs ground breaking of $120m potato farm

Kafanchan (Kaduna) – The Kaduna State Government on Friday performed the ground breaking for its $120 million Vicampro Potato Farm and Processing facility in Manchok, Kaura. The farm is expected to cover 10,000 hectares of land and generate 30,000 job opportunities. Performing the ceremony, Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State said the processing facility would […]

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Katsina

UNICEF, Katsina expends N1bn on sanitation

The United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) and Katsina State government have expended about 1 billion naira to address issues on sanitation, hygiene and water in communities across the state. Speaking during the presentation of certificate to 174 communities for attaining Open Defecation Free status, Governor Aminu Masari reaffirmed his administration’s commitment towards sustaining […]

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Katsina governor, Masari rescues accident victims (PHOTOS) – YNaija

Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari on Tuesday helped some persons who were involved in an accident. The governor’s convoy was on its way from Adua when he noticed the accident. Masari stopped his convoy and ordered his aides to assist the victims by taking them to the hospital and paying for all medical […]

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Shema’s EFCC migraine worsens – Daily Trust

This is certainly not the best of times for the former governor of Katsina State Ibrahim Shema and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in the state. The former governor is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), over alleged misappropriation of funds running into billions of naira purportedly belonging to the state. […]

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Nigeria’s shocking boldness in abusing the human rights of its citizens

Respect for fundamental human rights and freedom is a major feature of any democratic state, yet, abuse of human rights is becoming more rampant in Nigeria. Recently, several accusations of human rights violation have been leveled against entities within the government. Human rights protection is enshrined in the Nigerian constitution. Nigerian politicians misuse the power […]

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Re: Ethno-Religious Cleansing Of Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State By Habibu Garba Matazu

Sahara Reporters, (SR) the popular online news website, a media outpost with self-description as “news agency … that focuses on promoting citizen journalism by encouraging everyday people to report stories about corruption, human rights abuses and other political misconduct in Nigeria” has indeed come along way. The popularity of SR is self-evident from its ever-increasing […]

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Police Arrest Suspected 419 Syndicate In Katsina

The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Police has arrested and paraded an alleged 419 syndicate terrorizing the people of the state. The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Sanni Agaisa, spoke to newsmen at the State Command in Katsina on Thursday. Mr Agaisa said that the group had succeeded in duping one Mallam Jibril of about 13 million […]

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Adamawa

Gov Bindow Has No Bulletproof Cars, Says Abdulsalami

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Adamawa Gov Doesn’t Move Around In Bulletproof Cars, Says Abdulsalami

Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), has urged the media to always verify facts before publishing and broadcasting their stories. He gave the advice while reacting to reports in a section of the media about the use of bulletproof cars by Adamawa State governor, Muhammad Umar Jubrilla Bindow, in spite of the ongoing […]

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Adamawa NUT boss warns Federal Government against sale of assets

The Adamawa State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Rodney S. Nathan, has described the plans by the President Muhammadu Buhari government to sell national assets as a sign that the administration has run out of ideas to run the economy of the country. Nathan told newsmen yesterday in Yola that the only impact […]

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Adamawa State Transport Corporation: How Umar Baba Nyako …

The success of every government or organisation lies in the hands of its leaders and those leaders, cannot succeed except they have good cabinets, counsellors or advisers with outstanding record of service. Such people would give and bring good ideas for the development of the organisation. The above qualities which became the hall mark of […]

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BREAKING: Minister of women affairs collapses at IDP camp

 – Hajiya Aisha Alhassan reportedly collapsed at an IDP camp in Adamawa state – The minister of women affairs is said to have been diagnosed of low sugar – Hajiya Aisha has reacted to the claims of her collapse Aisha Jummai Alhassan, the minister of women affairs and social development, has said she never slumped […]

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Adamawa govt. relocates 350 IDPs from Mubi

Adamawa govt. relocates 350 IDPs from Mubi The Adamawa Government says it has relocated no fewer than 350 Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) made up of mostly women and children. The IDPs were relocated from the transit camp in Mubi to the designated camp in Malkohi, Yola South Local Government Area of the state. Haruna Furo, the […]

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Sokoto

In Imo: Court freezes state accounts over N1bn debt

An Owerri court has ordered that all bank accounts owned by Imo State government should be frozen over a N1billion debt. play Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha (Information Nigeria) Source

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Nigerians should tackle recession with prayers – Ex–Sokoto Deputy Governor, Gusau

Alhaji Ahmed Gusau, a former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, has advised Nigerians to be patient, hopeful, and prayerful for God’s intervention in the socioeconomic and political activities of the country . Gusau on Saturday said that Nigerians irrespective of political party affiliations should seek divine intervention for God to turn the nation economy for […]

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Sokoto closes 20 illegal schools

Sokoto closes 20 illegal schools The Sokoto State Government on Friday announced the closure of 20 illegal primary and secondary schools across the state. This is contained in a statement signed by the chairman of the committee on the closure of unregistered schools in the state, Shehu Lema, and made available to journalists in Sokoto. […]

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VOC College signs MoU with Sokoto University

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between V.O. Chidambaram College here and Sokoto State University, Sokoto State, Nigeria, here on Thursday. C. Veerabahu, Principal, signed thememorandum of understanding in the presence of P. Ashok Kumar, Head, Department of Microbiology and Director, Division of General Studies, Sokoto State University. This university has a School […]

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Sokoto water scarcity not caused by power shortage – Kaduna Electric

Kaduna Electric has debunked a report that attributed the recent water scarcity in Sokoto State to the epileptic power supply distributed by the firm. The Business Development and Relationship Officer in charge of Sokoto Area Office, Abubakar Sani, made the clarification in an interview with journalists at the weekend. It would be recalled that the […]

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Hajj: 1000 Sokoto pilgrims return home

No fewer than 1,000 pilgrims from Sokoto State have been transported back to Nigeria through the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport in the state. Alhaji Faruk Umar, the Public Relations Officer in the Sokoto State Muslim Welfare Agency, made this known to reporters in Sokoto on Saturday. He said that the pilgrims were transported in […]

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Borno

Female Boko Haram victims in Nigerian camps forced to sell sex as food runs out

Boko Haram violence has left more than 65,000 people living in famine in the northeast, with one million others at risk By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, Sept 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tired of watching her five children go hungry in a camp for people fleeing Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, Amina Ali Pulka decided […]

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We need N30bn to reconstruct Bama – Borno State Government

The Borno State Government, on Monday, said it requires about N30bn for the reconstruction of structures damaged by Boko Haram insurgents in Bama. The Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Dr Babagana Umara, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Bama Local Government Area of the state. Umara explained that more than 10,000 private houses […]

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Borno begins fumigation of key town liberated from Boko Haram …

Borno begins fumigation of key town liberated from Boko Haram The Borno State government has commenced a massive fumigation of Bama, liberated from Boko Haram. The operation started after Governor Kashim Shettima relocated there on Wednesday. The state deployed some 1,000 personnel for the operations which kicked off on Saturday. It will cover 17 major […]

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Borno Governor relocates to town liberated from Boko Haram …

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday temporarily moved his office to Bama, a town badly destroyed by the Boko Haram. The governor did that as part of commencement of the reconstruction of the liberated communities. Mr. Shettima, who arrived Bama on Wednesday afternoon, said the destroyed city, the third largest in the state, […]

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At a glance: Nigeria

What next for Nigeria’s children? © UNICEF/UN028425/Esiebo A mother feeds Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to her daughter at one of the health centres UNICEF is supporting in Muna garage IDP camp, Maiduguri, Borno state. Nearly a quarter of a million children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Borno, a result of more than three […]

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Borno Governor relocates to town liberated from Boko Haram

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday temporarily moved his office to Bama, a town badly destroyed by the Boko Haram. The governor did that as part of commencement of the reconstruction of the liberated communities. Mr. Shettima, who arrived Bama on Wednesday afternoon, said the destroyed city, the third largest in the state, […]

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