PDP CRISIS: FCTA seals Adamawa Governor’s Lodge

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has sealed the Adamawa State Governor’s Lodge in the FCT, Abuja. The Lodge was sealed on Saturday. The sealing of the Lodge is a fallout of the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party. The FCTA said that the Lodge was being used for political activities …

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40 Boko Haram fighters killed by Nigerian military

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) — The Nigerian military on Tuesday confirmed it killed 40 Boko Haram in the northeastern Borno state. Military spokesman Aliyu Danja said the military repelled the insurgents’ attempt to launch coordinated attacks at three remote towns — Bama, Gwoza and Pulka. “Troops of army division …

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Communities Strengthen Sanitation, Move To End Open Defecation In Jigawa

Winifred Ogbebo, who visited some communities in Jigawa state recently, writes on the efforts to end open defecation through strengthened sanitation and good hygiene practices, being championed by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) with funding from DFID. Eleven year-old Asma’u Sabo Garba hails from Balelgetel community in Birnin Kudu …

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Gastro-enteritis: Death toll in Sokoto now 12, red alert out

The Sokoto State Ministry of Health says the death toll in the outbreak of gastro-enteritis in Tambuwal and Kebbe local government areas of the state has risen to 12. Dr Buhari Kware, Permanent Secretary in the ministry, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Sokoto that the …

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Fear of violence slows polio immunization drive in Kano

Follow @{0} FEEDBACK EMAIL PRINT EASY READ SHAREKANO, 22 October 2013 (IRIN) – Fear and secrecy have cloaked the roll-out of a polio campaign currently underway in northern Nigeria. Vaccinators are concealing their identities, hiding vaccinations under their veils and visiting some areas only with undercover armed guards, following the …

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Nyako, Marwa, Gundiri Divide APC In Adamawa

The political interests of Governor Murtala Nyako of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), General Buba Marwa(rtd) of defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and Markus Gundiri of defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)who fought each other for the votes of Adamawa State residents in the 2011 gubernatorial election are threatening the …

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Boko Haram: 10 killed, houses set ablaze in Borno

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect have invaded villages of Kawuri District and Fori of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, killing 10 residents including three members of the civilian JTF. This is happening in not less than 24 hours after gunmen attacked boarder communities …

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Commission trains 1000 traditional rulers on ADR in Jigawa

ABOUT 1,000 traditional rulers have been trained on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) under the Justice Sector and Law Reform Commission in Jigawa State.  The chairman of the commission, Justice Tijjani Abubakar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse, on Monday, that the ADR was important to justice system. …

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70-year-old Nigerian Pilgrim Dies in Hajj

A 70-year-old Nigerian male, Amadu Achida, who is on holy pilgrimage to Makkah in Saudi Arabia has lost his life. This was made known by the Sokoto State delegation to the 2013 Hajj Pilgrimage on Saturday. Chairman of the delegation’s Publicity Committee, Labaran Dundaye, said the 70-year-old Achida, died on …

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