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Nigerian troops rescue abducted farmers, kidnapper shot dead

Johannesburg – Nigerian troops have rescued 13 farmers who were kidnapped while working their land in the Birnin Gwari Local Area of Kaduna State. The Nation reported on Tuesday that 11 of those kidnapped were handed over to Zamfara State Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle by Commissioner of Police Usman Nagoggo …

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North-South educational imbalance: Threat to Nigerian development

Azuka Onwuka [email protected] 0809-8727-263 (sms only) One issue people of southern Nigeria are careful not to comment on is the wide gap between the North and South on virtually all human development indices. The reason is that southerners do not want to be seen as talking down on their compatriots …

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Troops kill bandit, rescue 13 victims in Kaduna

Troops of 1 Division Nigeria Army under exercise HARBIN KUNAMA III, have neutralised one suspected bandit and rescued 13 kidnapped victims in Kuyelo community in Birnin Gawri Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Col Ezindu Idimah made the disclosure in a press statement issued …

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Nigeria: Osoba – APC of Our Dream Yet to Find Its Feet

By Gboyega Akinsanmi In an authoritative autobiography that captured major challenges he encountered in journalism and politics, former Ogun State governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has lamented that the All Progressives Congress (APC) its founding leaders planned and worked for “is yet to find its political feet.” Osoba, who chaired the …

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Kaduna Assembly confirms 11 commissioners, appoints principal officers

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of eleven commissioners sent to the house by Governor Nasiru El-Rufai. This followed the submission of names of the nominees by Governor el-Rufai to the House; requesting the Assembly to approve the appointment of the nominees into the executive council, …

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Kaduna offers Harvard scholarship to best graduating KIF fellow

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Sunday announced a scholarship award to Jemimah Jatau, the best graduating fellow of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellows (KIF), a one-year leadership programme of the state government. El-Rufai announced the offer in Kaduna, at the graduation ceremony of the pioneer set of the KIF programme. …

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Northern Nigeria backward, similar to Afghanistan in development – El-Rufai

Northern Nigeria’s development indicators are similar to those of war-ravaged Afghanistan and should be a source of concern to its leaders, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said. Mr El-Rufai spoke on Saturday during the Northern Youth Summit organised by Northern Hibiscus Initiative, in Kaduna. The theme of the …

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Tackle rape cases in schools, Kaduna speaker begs new Commissioner

Kaduna State House of Assembly Speaker Aminu Abdullahi Shagali has begged the newly confirmed Commissioner for Education Dr Shehu Muhammad Usman Makarfi to tackle rising rape cases in the state’s schools. The Speaker made the plea shortly after confirming the nominee for the position during a screening exercise at the …

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Appointments: If some ministers return, Buhari will lose Nigerians’ trust – El-Rufai’s son

– It appears President Buhari’s latest appointment is not going down well with some Nigerians – One of such people is Bello, son of Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna state – According to Bello, if Buhari brings some of the former ministers back, Nigerians trust in him will be unsteady Bello, …

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Gunmen kidnap two Chinese workers, kill Nigerian guard

– Gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese citizens and killed their police guard in southern Nigeria, police said on Friday, the latest such incident targeting workers from the country. The abduction took place Wednesday at the town of Utesi in the southern Edo state, a senior police officer told AFP. “The …

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