Which of These Images Should Be the World Press Photo of the Year

Advertisement Supported by ImageAisha, 14, had been kidnapped by Boko Haram and assigned a suicide bombing mission. While strapped with explosives, she found help and escaped. Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. 2017.CreditAdam Ferguson for The New York Times By James Estrin Feb. 14, 2018 Please note: Some of the photos below …

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Chibok girls kidnapper Haruna Yahaya jailed in Nigeria

Image copyright AFP Image caption The girls were taken from a school in Chibok, Borno state, in April 2014 A Nigerian court has jailed a Boko Haram militant involved in the 2014 kidnapping of the Chibok girls. Haruna Yahaya, 35, is the first member of the group to be sentenced …

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REA to Help Jigawa Reduce Monthly Overhead on Streetlights

Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) and Jigawa State government have commenced negotiations to enable Jigawa to deploy solar electricity solutions to reduce its monthly expenditure on street lights in its 27 local governments by adopting solar power. REA and Jigawa would also be pushing to advance …

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Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket

Mr. Cohen’s statement about what he called “a private transaction” was the first time that he had acknowledged a role in the payment, which was first reported in January by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Cohen said that he had given a similar statement to the Federal Election Commission in …

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Herbalist arrested over death of Katsina lawmaker’s wife

A woman who allegedly administered traditional concoctions on the late wife of a Katsina lawmaker has been arrested by the police. Binta Safiyanu, the first wife of a member representing Musawa constituency in the Katsina State House of Assembly, Yunusa Idris Jikamshi, was said to have contacted the suspect for …

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EFCC vs Shema: Katsina High Court Fixes New Date To Commence Trial

Justice Mai Kaita Bako, of the Katsina High Court, has fixed April 10, 11, 12, 2018 to continue the trial between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and former governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shema. This comes after the Appeal Court sitting in Kaduna had trashed the application filed …

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Stop practices detrimental to the development of Katsina, Gov Masari to New Media users

Alhaji Aminu Masari was speaking when he received various social media organizations led by Director General of Media in the Governor’s office, Alhaji Ibrahim M Abdullahi at government house council Chamber. The Governor advised social media practitioners to stop libel, defamation of character and in some cases even blasphemy in …

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Katsina court resumes hearing in Shema’s fraud case – Newtelegraph

A High Court, sitting in Katsina, has resumed hearing on an alleged fraud case involving a former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema and three others. The case is in connection with an alleged financial embezzlement running into several billions of naira, allegedly perpetrated during his tenure as the …

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Katsina, Kano polls show Buhari has lost popularity- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the use of “primitive cheating” and deployment of heavily armed security forces to “muscle votes” for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in last Saturday’s House of Representatives bye-election in Katsina State and Kano State local council election, show that President Muhammadu Buhari and …

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Kebbi PDP is a wounded lion – State APC – Newtelegraph

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied involvement in the alleged underaged voting in last Saturday’s local government council election in Kano State.   Videos and pictures of some underaged persons purportedly thumb printing ballot papers in the election went viral since Saturday.   But INEC in a …

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