PDP Moves to Keep Tambuwal, Offers Him Sokoto Governorship Ticket

ABUSIDIQU – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a desperate move to stop the perceived defection of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal and keep him under his umbrella may have offered the speaker the ticket to fly the flag of the ruling party in the …

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Kaduna frees 58 inmates awaiting trial

Pardon aimed at decongesting prisons The Kaduna State Government on Friday said it has freed 58 prison inmates awaiting trial at the Kaduna Central Prisons. The Acting Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Justice, Gamellion Kore, disclosed this in Kaduna. “The state government pardoned and freed …

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Nigeria: Kano State has reported 71 cholera deaths since November

Since the first cholera cases appeared in the northern Nigerian state of Kano, health officials have reported no less than 71 fatalities due to the bacterial disease, according to a This Day Live report Friday. According to the report: The Project Director of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) …

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APC’s Reconciliatory Efforts Falter in 3 States

Muhammadu Buhari By Omololu Ogunmade, Onyebuchi Ezigbo,   Daji Sani,   Ibrahim Shuaibu, Ernest Chinwo   and Hammed Shittu                                 Moves by the interim leadership of the All Progressives Congress to settle the rift in three states caused by the defection of the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC is …

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Over 38 Boko Haram militants killed in Damboa, Borno

Troops of the 7 Division Nigerian Army, with its headquarters in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital has killed 38 militants, who attempted attack on Damboa town in Damboa Local Government council of Borno State. A statement signed by the spokesman of the divison, Col. Muhammadu Dole and made available to …

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Lamido lambasts Jonathan on failed promises in Jigawa

The Jigawa state Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido has expressed great concern over Federal Government’s deliberate abandonment of the state, particularly the Agricultural sector. Lamido was speaking when the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina paid him a courtesy visit in his office at Dutse, Jigiwa state capital. He said …

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Police Nab 33 Armed Robbery Suspects in Sokoto State – CP

The Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, Mr Shua’aibu Gambo, said on Wednesday that 33 armed robbery suspects were arrested in the 23 local government areas of the state in 2013. Gambo said this in Sokoto in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the activities of …

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US revises travel ban on Nigeria, declares 16 states unsafe

The United States has revised its travel alert on Nigeria, warning its citizens against travelling to 16 states in the country. The latest alert, includes the three north eastern states that have been under emergency rule after a presidential declaration on May 14, 2013. Released on January 8 by the …

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Why violence persists in Plateau, Kaduna- Human Rights Watch

The Human Rights Watch interviewed over 180 victims and witnesses. The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday in Abuja blamed the failure of the Nigeria police and the judiciary to successfully prosecute and convict criminals as a major contributor to the increased violence across the country. The organisation said the non-prosecution and …

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