Nigeria: Jigawa’s Goat Loan Scheme

Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State’s promise to provide 47,544 goats to 15,848 women in June 2019 under the state’s Goat Breeding Microfinance Scheme may qualify as a unique approach to poverty alleviation in the state, even though it has some visible drawbacks. The governor, who made this promise …

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Kebbi Govt begins yellow fever vaccination

Birnin Kebbi, To prevent loss of lives, the Kebbi Government has commenced the second round of yellow fever vaccination across the 13 local government areas in the state. Yellow Fever Flagging off the campaign on Thursday at Gwandu, Gov. Atiku Bagudu, said more than two million people were being targeted. …

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Police arrest man, 25, with drugs in Katsina

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina. A 25-year-old man, Shamsudin Salisu of Maigamji village, Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State was arrested with 182 wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, 176 Exol-5 tablets, 16 sachets of Diazepam tablets, 15 tablets of Tramadol and 395 tablets of D5. Katsina Police Commissioner, Muhammed …

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Kaduna Assembly passes financial autonomy bill

Following the amendment of section 121 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, which conferred financial autonomy to state Houses of Assembly, the Kaduna state House of Assembly passes its financial autonomy. The law seeks to provide for the management of funds accruing to the House of Assembly …

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62 women vie for elective positions in Kano – INEC

62 women vie for elective positions in Kano – INEC No fewer than 62 female candidates are seeking various elective positions in Kano State in the 2019 general elections, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Riskuwa Shehu, has said. Mr Shehu, who disclosed this in an interview with …

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Kaduna College of Education closed over students’ protest – Punch …

The Management of Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya has ordered the closure of the institution with immediate effect following a violent protest by students over alleged shift in examination date. A statement issued on Tuesday by Danladi Aduwu, Ag. Head of Information/Public Relation of the college, said the …

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Pharmacists to establish drug information centre in Kano

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Kano state branch has pledged to establish drug information centre as part of its contribution to address the lingering menace of drug abuse in the state. The centre will render free services on enquiries related to use of drugs, prescription advice and other vital information …

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Breaking News: President Buhari Arrives Maiduguri, Borno State

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Borno state through the Maiduguri International Airport, Naija News can confirm. The President is in Borno State to declare open the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference which was originally scheduled to hold in Benin, Edo State, but was moved to Maiduguri, Borno …

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Kebbi NULGE rallies support for LG autonomy, abolition of joint account

Kebbi State chairman of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Umar Sadiq, has called on state governors and other stakeholders to support local government autonomy and the abolition of local governments’ joint account with states. Making the call on Wednesday at the celebration of NULGE at 40 in Birnin-Kebbi, …

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