Nigerian military kills 5 in Kano shoot-out

KANO, Nigeria — After months of relative calm in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, shootouts early Saturday morning killed two soldiers and five suspected Islamic extremist insurgents, said military officials. The fighting began after security forces stormed two homes at about 3 a.m. Residents were accused of plotting to …

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Sokoto State Government discovers 32 council workers with fake certificates

The Sokoto State Local Government Service Commission said it had discovered 32 local government council workers with fake certificates. The commission made the disclosure in a statement issued by its Director of Administration, Alhaji Bature Isa, on Saturday in Sokoto. The statement quoted the director as saying that the discovery …

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NIGERIA: Kwankwaso Advocates Creation of State Police

NIGERIA: Kwankwaso Advocates Creation of State Police Category: Nigeria News Published on Saturday, 09 November 2013 09:11 Written by Ibrahim Shuaibu Hits: 159 Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano StateGovernor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has advocated for the creation of state police in the country, alleging that the …

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Yobe Lauds FG On Extension Of Emergency Rule

Yobe Lauds FG On Extension Of Emergency Rule Category: National Published: Friday, 08 November 2013 21:40 Written by From Njadvara Musa, Damaturu Hits: 36 GOVERNOR Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has lauded the extension of emergency rule in Yobe, Borno and Yobe States by the Federal Government by six months …

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2015: Jonathan’s return not in Nigeria’s interest – Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has declared that returning President Goodluck Jonathan to power in 2015 would not be in the country’s interest. To this end, he has called on all Nigerians of like minds, irrespective of political leanings, to rise up and ensure that Jonathan does not return …

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Sokoto state govt buys two power plants at N163m

The Sokoto State Government on Saturday said it bought two 2000 KVA power plants for the state water board, valued at about N163 million. The Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Shehu Tangaza, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto. Tangaza said the …

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Kebbi to use SURE-P funds to rehabilitate VVF Hospital

The Kebbi State SURE-P Fund would be used to rehabilitate the Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) Hospital in Birnin Kebbi, the Chairman of the Fund, Alhaji Abubakar Na’Amo, has said. Na’Amo made the announcement while inspecting facilities at the hospital in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday. He said a comprehensive rehabilitation of the …

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Mixed Reactions As Dialogue Committee Meets Borno, Yobe People

The consultation and public hearing of the presidential committee on national dialogue yesterday held the Borno and Yobe states’ edition  in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The consultation session, which took place under tight security, was however greeted with mixed reactions as various interest groups either stamped their support or …

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PDP crisis: Clark urges Tukur to disrespect court order, berates Tinubu, G7 …

An elder statesman and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Edwin Clark has advised the leadership of the party to ignore the court ruling which ordered the reinstatement of Olagunsoye Oyinlola as scribe of the party. Justice J. T. Toh of the Appeal Court on Wednesday stated that “The …

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Nigerian lawmakers approve state of emergency extension

Nigerian lawmakers approve state of emergency extension | GlobalPost Follow us: <!– PRIMARY NAVIGATION –> Enlarge Nigerian lawmakers on Thursday approved a request by the country’s president to prolong emergency rule in the restive northeast by a further six months to try to quell a bloody Islamist insurgency. Senators in …

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