PDP Recalls Sokoto Governor, Wammako

The Peoples Democratic Peoples Party (PDP) has rescinded the decision on the suspension of the Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Magatarka Wamako. The national Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur who announced the decision of the party at Legacy House, Abuja, said the decision was taken based on the …

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Nigeria’s Development Prospects in a Changing Climate

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be able to address you on the occasion of the launch of two seminal reports on climate resilience and low-carbon emission in Nigeria by the World Bank. The reports are the products of a multi-tiered collaboration between the Bank …

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Curfew Relaxed in Borno, Yobe as 200 Troops Storm Adamawa

Yobe State governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego Military recovers more territories, captures 120 insurgents ECOWAS Parliament backs emergency rule By Senator Iroegbu,  Damilola Oyedele , Michael Olugbode and Daji Sani There were indications that the ongoing military onslaught against members of the Boko Haram sect might have recorded some success as the …

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How NGOs Are Promoting Girl-Child Education In Northern Nigeria

In most places in Nigeria, especially in the North, girl-child is at disadvantage compared to their male counterparts in terms of education. Yahaya Sarki writes on  the efforts of Non Governmental Organisations in promoting the girl child education. In Northern Nigeria particularly North West, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, it …

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Kwankwasiya: Taming Ignorance and Begging in Kano

Beggers By Yushau A. Shuaib Realising the importance of knowledge, skill acquisition and job creation, the Kano State government through its Kwankwasiya slogan is fighting ignorance, street begging and other vices through massive investment on education and critical infrastructure. This writer was recently invited by the duo of Jafar Jafar …

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Army Relaxes Curfew in Adamawa

Yota — Palpable happiness pervaded Adamawa State following the review of the curfew placed in the state by military authorities on imposition of state-of-emergency by President Goodluck Jonathan. This is the second time the curfew in the state is being reviewed since the emergency rule was imposed. Military authorities reviewed …

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Emergency Rule – Borno, Adamawa, Yobe Governors Lose Power

Abuja — The Senate and the House of Representatives, Thursday, formally blocked the governors of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states from having complete access to their states’ funds. The action by the two chambers of the National Assembly was upon the adoption of the conference report of the two chambers …

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Fresh crack in govs’ forum

• Group not meeting Monday, says Amaechi • Tells Jang: ‘Stop impersonating me’ • Jonathan’s wife denies plot to unseat Rivers helmsman AS the crisis in the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) worsens, Rivers State Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Sunday declared that the group would not meet Sunday . Amaechi’s position …

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Fresh Crack In Governors’ Forum

• Group not meeting Monday, says Amaechi • Tells Jang: ‘Stop impersonating me’ • Jonathan’s wife denies plot to unseat Rivers helmsman AS the crisis in the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) worsens, Rivers State Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Sunday declared that the group would not meet Sunday . Amaechi’s position …

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Amnesty Committee Meets Widows Of Slain Police Officers In Kano

The Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution with members of Boko Haram sect has promised to look into the plight of widows and children’s of the police officers killed in Kano state. Addressing widows of slain police officers in Kano state, North West Nigeria, the committee’s chairman Tanimu Turaki …

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