Katsina Gov’ship: Between Pretenders And Contenders

Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cleared 17 candidates for March 2, 2019, governorship election in Katsina State, events have shown that only two candidates are really serious in the contest, ANDY ASEMOTA writes. Governor Aminu Bello Masari is obviously the man to beat in this year’s election. This …

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Election: Civilian JTF tracking miscreants in 152 Kaduna communities – Chairman

The Commissioner, Kaduna State Police Command, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, says collaborative synergy with security agencies is helping to curb security challenges in the state. Abdu-Rahman made this known during the study tour of participants of Course 27 of National Defence College to the police command on Monday in Kaduna. He said: …

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Of Niger governors and APC’s rally in Kano

LATELY, the Federal Government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have taken and defended certain decisions and actions that have continued to heat up the polity. Those actions that clearly qualify as missteps by reason of their closeness to the forthcoming general election, among other factors, have had their …

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Adamawa Govt to employ 6000 health workers

Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa on Monday promised to employ additional 6,000 health workers to augment the manpower capacity of the sector in the state. Bindow made the declaration while signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for reconstruction of 140 primary health …

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Nigeria: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) Report: No. 104 (28 January – 03 February) – Nigeria

Within the period of 28 January to 03 February 2019, a total of 5,901 movements were recorded, including 5,357 arrivals and 544 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira Uba, Bama, Biu, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gwoza, Jere, Kaga, Konduga, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) …

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Preventing electoral violence in Nigeria on Saturday and beyond

Count five days and we will be down to the much-anticipated presidential elections scheduled for Saturday 16th of February. I have the feeling that the electorate cannot wait to punish President Buhari or completely reject the return of Atiku Abubakar. No thanks to how the All Progressives Congress (APC) and …

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Sokoto rice farmers get early input from NIRSAL

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has flagged-off input distribution to thousands of farmers in Sokoto State. NIRSAL’s Head of Project Monitoring, Reporting and Remediation Office (PMRO), Mr. Zahraddeen Muazu, who represented the Agency’s MD, said NIRSAL’s mandate to lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty …

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Lagos, Ogun Don’t Rely on FAAC Allocations Despite their Higher Ratio of IGR to FG…

Outdoor mall and pedestrian bridge in downtown Lagos. In the just concluded week, President Muhammad Buhari, assented to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection (CCP) Bill. The Act which annulled the Consumer Protection Act, Cap. 25, laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014 to establish Federal Competition and Consumer Protection …

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Elections: Army assures Kaduna residents of peaceful exercise

The Kaduna State government on Monday flagged off distribution of livelihood relief items to victims of 2018 flood hazard donated by the National Emergency Management Agency. How we are curbing security challenges in Kaduna — CP PDP cautions Buhari, APC over arrest of members Former Kaduna State PDP chairman arrested …

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