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Sultan Decries Inciting Preaching, As Northern CAN Tackles Jonathan

The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of the Supreme Council for Muslims in Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, has deplored inciting preaching by clerics and urged Muslim leaders to propagate messages that promote peace and unity in the country.  He said the time had come for the Council of Ulamas …

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Zamfara massacre: How man, 60, sons led killer gang

AN interim report on the gruesome killings that took place in Kizara village of Zamfara State last week has indentified a 60-year-old man, Yahaya Darma, and his sons as the leader of the gang which carried out the massacre. The report already in the custody of the government also indicated …

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PDP Crisis: How Deft Moves Saved Tukur

LAST Thursday’s 61st Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting was a battle that failed to happen. Following recommendation by the Anyim Pius Anyim special panel set up by President Goodluck Jonathan that the members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) whose election was faulted by the …

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Kano, Katsina, Plateau Lead in Ndlea’s Arrests

Three northern states, Kano, Katsina and Plateau have the highest number of people arrested for allegedly dealing in illicit drugs in 2012 by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Other states announced for having large quantity of illicit drugs seized by the agency were Edo, Ondo, Delta, Ogun, Oyo …

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Cotecna Loses Main Port To Global Scan

The federal government has again extended the destination inspection (DI) contracts for the cargo scanning service concessionaires at the nation’s seaports, airports and borders for another six months. The extension which came with several intrigues where the federal government was considered to have jolted  industry stakeholders’ position, including that of …

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12 PDP NWC members resign; party fixes July 15 for National Convention

The National Executive Committee of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday accepted the resignation of 12 members of its National Working Committee. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had said they violated the guidelines for the congresses and national convention. The meeting was attended by President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice …

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Bandit attacks displace northern Nigeria herders

Follow @{0} FEEDBACK EMAIL PRINT EASY READ SHAREKANO, 19 June 2013 (IRIN) – Incessant deadly attacks on Fulani settlements and villages in northern Nigeria by armed bandits – made up partly of disgruntled Fulani who themselves have lost cattle – are threatening herds and upping tensions in northern Nigeria. Gangs …

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