Anambra 2014: PDP Aspirant Denies Boycotting Primary

ONE of the aspirants in the recent governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Mr. Walter Ubaka Okeke, has faulted what he described as “ostensibly sponsored media article titled Anambra PDP: Perpetually In Crisis Mode,” being circulated by a section of the media, which gave erroneous …

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Boko Haram: Closed schools re-open in Yobe

SCHOOLS that were shut during insurgents’ attacks at Mamudo, Borno State, which left 29 students and two teachers dead, have re-opened in Yobe State on Tuesday. Boko Haram attacks at Government College, Mamudo  and Government Day Secondary School, Damaturu, led to the closure of all secondary and primary schools in …

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Boko Haram in deadly rampage in Yobe town

Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgents have rampaged through a town in Yobe State, northeastern Nigeria with heavy weapons, setting public buildings on fire and killing a soldier and the wife of a senior policeman, authorities said Thursday. The attack on Wednesday was the latest carnage to hit the region, which has …

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Doctors, Nurses to get automatic jobs in Yobe

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has declared automatic jobs for doctors and nurses that are interested in working in the state. He made this assertion Tuesday, when he visited the Maryam Sani Abacha Maternal Hospital in Damaturu. Gaidam directed the state Head of Service, Alhaji Dauda Yahaya to open …

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NGO to establish HIV screening, counselling centres in Jigawa

A non-government organisation (NGO), Family Health International, on Wednesday ,said it would establish three HIV screening and counselling centres in Jigawa State.  The organisation’s Acting Manager in the state, Dr Muhammad Bello, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse. Bello said that …

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Senate backs controversial internet, phone spy programme

Photo: Bello Isiaka via Facebook The bill will provide a legal footing for the federal government’s internet and phone spy program. The Nigerian Senate, Wednesday, brushed aside public discontent with a secret federal internet and phone spy program, and gave an early approval to a legislation seeking to empower authorities …

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Borno PDP challenges Governor Shettima on development programmes

Borno State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Baba Basharu has challenged the state government to come up with development programme that would have direct impact on the people of the state. He said government should stop deceiving the people with half-done and uncompleted projects as its achievements …

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Yobe releases N1. 263b to pay pensioners

YOBE State government has approved the release of N1. 263 billion for immediate payment and disbursements to 1, 864 retirees from the state’s civil service and local governments of the state.   A high-powered committee has already been raised in expediting the payments of retired workers’ pension and gratuities.   …

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Jigawa to Train 150 Youth On Crop Production, Fishing

Dutse — The Jigawa State government has selected 150 youths across the state to commence training in the three newly established agricultural skills acquisition centres in the state. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources Alhaji Rabiu Isa during the matriculation ceremony of students of the …

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