Adamawa Rerun: Don’t Disobey Court Order, Ardo Tells INEC

Former presidential adviser and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State, Dr Umar Ardo, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to ignore the court order halting the March 23 rerun governorship election in the state. Ardo who advised INEC to comply with the order …

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North-East Nigeria: Humanitarian Situation Update – Progress on key activities from the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy, May 2019 edition (covering 1 – 30 April 2019) – Nigeria

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW As of April, the United Nations and humanitarian partners reached 1,600,000 people with humanitarian assistance. Decongesting camps and reception centres continued to be a main priority throughout the month of April. Humanitarian partners began the construction of 900 new shelters in Kuya Camp extension in Monguno town in …

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Day after swearing-in, Yobe governor picks 3rd wife

A day after he took the oath of office as executive governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has tied the knot on Thursday. The bride, Ummi Adama Gaidam, is the daughter of the immediate-past governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam. The bride, who currently studying in Saudi Arabia, is …

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Eid-el-Fitir: NSCDC deploys 1500 personnel in Jigawa for hitch-free celebrations

The Jigawa state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, says it has deployed 1500 of its personals to strategic areas to ensure a hitch-free Sallah celebration in the state. This is contained in a press statement signed by the command’s public relations officer, SC Adamu Shehu …

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Bagudu Tasks Fulani’s On Vigilante Groups

The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has implored Fulani’s in Kebbi to form local vigilante groups in their localities in order to support security in the state. This was made known to newsmen by the National President of Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Muhammad …

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We give special treatment to our victims because they are whites – Kidnap suspect

Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team have arrested two members of a kidnap gang operating in Kaduna State. The suspects, Abdulmimini Adamu and Usman Abdulahi, were said to have been involved in the kidnapping of four expatriates – two Americans and two Canadians – and …

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FRSC deploys 856 personnel for patrol in Kano state

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kano State has deployed 856 personnel for effective patrol to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Fitri celebration. The FRSC Commander in the state, Zubairu Mato, stated this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Saturday. He said that the personnel comprised of 666 regular marshals while …

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Can Buhari win over his enemies to unite a deeply divided Nigeria?

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in on Wednesday, the former military dictator taking a new four-year tenure after a keenly contested election in February. When the results were announced, it cleanly split national emotion into joy and sadness – a divide that now has knitted back together into …

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Nigeria: Nigeria: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) Report: No.119 | 20-26 May 2019

Within the period of 20-26 May 2019, a total of 16,733 movements were recorded, including 13,503 arrivals and 3,230 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gwoza, Hawul, Jere, Kala Balge, Maiduguri, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state and locations …

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