Hajj Seats Cut – 2000 Pilgrims From Sokoto, Bauchi to be Affected

Sokoto/Bauchi — No fewer than 2000 intending pilgrims from Sokoto and Bauchi will be affected by the recent cut in the number of pilgrims to perform this year’s hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia. In Sokoto, about 1,300 intending pilgrims are affected. Speaking at a meeting with hajj registration officers from …

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Police Parade 8 Suspected Robbers, Recover 16 Vehicles In Kaduna

In their continued effort to rid Kaduna of criminals, officers of the state police command have arrested eight armed robbery suspects who specialised in snatching of cars and mobile phones. The commissioner of police, Kaduna State command, Olufemi Adenaike while parading the suspects, said seven AK47 rifles, one single barrel gun, …

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NFF to blame for Kano Pillars exit from Caf Champions League, says Umar Jibril

The failure of the Nigerian league champions to progress to the lucrative stage of the continent’s biggest club competition has been laid on the NFF’s footsteps Kano State Commissioner of Information, Internal Affairs Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr Umar Farouk Jibril has blamed the Nigeria Football Federation for the embarrassing …

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Jonathan’s State of Emergency in Adamawa is Illegal

Gentlemen of the Press, good morning. When President Goodluck Jonathan first proclaimed State of Emergency in Adamawa State on May 18th, I objected to the policy as being unfair to the people of the state. Now, having lived one month under emergency rule, and after having very carefully gone through …

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Military bans Thurayas in northeast Nigerian state of Borno; says Islamic …

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria –  Soldiers fighting to halt an insurgency by Islamic militants are banning the use of Thuraya satellite telephones by civilians in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, throttling communications already made difficult by cut cell phone service. Spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa says extremists used Thurayas to plan and coordinate …

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Global Revulsion Greets Massacre of 16 Students in Borno, Yobe

IGP, Mohammed Abubakar • Campaign launched to ensure every child goes to school safe • 50 schools razed by Boko Haram as Borno govt beefs up security Michael Olugbode Following the massacre of 16 students in Yobe and Borno States this week, former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has led …

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Tax registration in Jigawa to be automated

The Joint Tax Board (JTB) on Wednesday said it was working to automate tax registration activities to facilitate revenue generation.The Secretary of JTB Muhammad Abubakar, said this in Dutse at a one-day sensitisation workshop on Taxpayer Identification Number. The programme is an initiative of JTB in collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue …

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Nigeria: PDP Recalls Sokoto Governor, Wammako

The Peoples Democratic Peoples Party (PDP) has rescinded the decision on the suspension of the Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Magatarka Wamako. The national Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur who announced the decision of the party at Legacy House, Abuja, said the decision was taken based on the …

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