Jigawa Perm Sec Suspended over Security Breach

By Umar Akilu Majeri, Dutse Jigawa state government has suspended its permanent secretary on security matter for alleged subordination and possibly breach of security; this is according to the information made available to 247ureports.com. The suspension was announced by the secretary to the Jigawa state government. It stated that the …

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Sultan of Sokoto opposes hate speech by preachers

by Ankeli Emmanuel, Midat Joseph Source: http://leadership.ng/ By: Ankeli Emmanuel, Midat Joseph Source: http://leadership.ng The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of the Supreme Council for Muslims in Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, has deplored inciting preaching by clerics and urged Muslim leaders to propagate messages that promote peace and unity in the …

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Insecurity is affecting literature in Northern Nigeria — Dawang

THE president of the Jos Writers Club, Mr Bitrus Dawang, has lamented that the state of insecurity in Northern Nigeria, saying it is now affecting literary activities in the region. Mr Dawang stated this on the sidelines of the recently concluded Northern Nigerian Writers Forum, which was held in Birnin …

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2013 Budget: Reps Reject Jonathan’s Amendment Bill

The House of Representatives yesterday decided to reject President Goodluck Jonathan’s amendment budget for not only being unconstitutional but for also not providing any information on what it seeks to amend. This is just as the House also observed that the Amendment Bill sought an additional N161, 771,089. The lawmakers …

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Akande, el-Rufai, Tumsah, Sadiya, others named APC interim officers

After a long wait, the All Progressive Congress, APC, has appointed former National Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Chief Bisi Akande, as its interim chairman. Spokesman for the opposition party, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, made this known after a closed door meeting with stakeholders in Abuja, late on …

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Terrorism – Defence HQ Assesses Operations in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

Lagos — Apparently worried by the resurgence of terrorist activities in some northern states in the last few days, the Defence Headquarters, said yesterday it has dispatched a “high powered” delegation of senior officers to Borno, Yobe and Adamawa to assess the ongoing operations to rid the areas of terrorists. …

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Northern Governors’ Forum Is Still Important

One of the oldest and most important pan-regional forums in Nigeria, the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) is presently in danger of falling apart as a result of the controversy that trailed the May 24 election of a chairman of the much-newer Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). Governors of the 19 …

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