Licence for clergy bill: PFN Hails Kaduna High Court Judgement

Adekunle Peter, Benin The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has expressed joy over the judgment of the Kaduna State High Court, which ruled that the state government has no right to screen and issue licences to religious preachers in the state. The Court, presided over by Justice Hajaratu Gwadah, on Wednesday, …

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Singer bags 2 years jail term for defaming Kano governor in song

-A singer based in the northern part of Nigeria has gotten himself into trouble for some disturbing lyrics in his song -The young man was sentenced to two years in prison -Reacting, the PMAN president noted that the association had no power over the court ruling The singer identified as …

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Appointments: Fintiri directs Adamawa PDP to submit lists of loyal party members

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has directed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) executives from the 21 local government areas of the state to submit lists of 15 people from each local government for consideration for political appointments by his administration. Fintiri gave the directive on Wednesday in Yola during …

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UN shocked as 45,000 IDPs sleep outside in Borno

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri The United Nations has lamented  the living conditions of  the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the  North-East. The world body expressed shock that 30,110 IDPs in Damboa and Bama, Borno State, were being  forced to sleep  outside because of heavily congested camps. However, the National …

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Nigerian Army Bans Sale of Petroleum Products in Jerrycans in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

By Usman Audu The Nigerian Army has placed a total ban on the sale of petroleum products in jerrycans in three states affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. The states are Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. An army spokesman, Ado Isa, said in a statement that the decision was because Boko …

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Overgrazing, others threaten Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands – NCF

Nigerian Conservation Foundation has identified overgrazing, drought and poor management of upstream water development scheme as major threats to the continued existence of Hadejia Nguru Wetlands. Other challenge, according to the foundation, is deforestation or excessive felling of the trees around the wetlands. He spoke at a forum with journalists …

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Sokoto: Rural farmers heave sigh of relief as e-wallet debuts

Rural farmers in Sokoto are heaving a sigh of relief over what they describe as good riddance to some major hitches in their agricultural activities. This followed the launch of e-wallet mobile banking scheme, an electronic pre-paid account for keeping money and transacting business through electronic device such as smart …

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Governors allegedly shop for Oshiomhole’s replacement as crisis rocking APC takes new twist

– APC’s governors are allegedly shopping for Oshiomhole’s replacement – Senator Shuaibu, who is the deputy national chairman (north), has been calling for Oshiomhole’s sack – Shuaibu accused Oshiomhole of leading the party to destruction The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday, June 22, took another twist …

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Kaduna: Governorship tribunal admits 59 witnesses, adjourns to June 26

The Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Saturday adjourned hearing in the main petition of the People’s Democratic Party to Wednesday, June 26. The Tribunal adjourned  after admitting 59 witnesses of the PDP and Alhaji Isah Ashairu, its candidate in the March 9 Governorship election. The long adjournment followed …

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Nigerian investigators dismiss wild reports rogue gorilla ate $22G in cash at zoo, pin missing money on armed robbers

Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 19 Fox News Flash top headlines for June 19 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com Nigerian investigators have been forced to dismiss claims that a rogue gorilla ate 6.8 million Naira ($22,000) in cash at a zoo – because it doesn’t exist. …

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