Tambuwal under attack as TV station banned from airing visit to Katsina

The Katsina State Television (KTTV) has been banned from airing the recent visit of the House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal. The ban also affected speeches delivered at an event in Zango Local Government Area by the state’s Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Faskari and a National Assembly member, Hon …

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Northern Nigeria And Her Mythical Realities

Northern Nigeria And Her Mythical Realities “When a people have suffered for too long, they will drink fairytales on fairylands with insatiable gullibility.” (Hamilton Ayuk). My admonition this week dwells with a section of Nigerian–the North and it is a do-no-favors essay, call it the truth, or falsehood, call it …

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Borno to train engineers on civil, road construction

Borno state government is going into a technical partnership with 18th Bureau Group Limited of Liulin Hexi District in Tianjin, about 100 kilometres away from Beijing, the capital of China, to train civil servants on civil and road construction. Shettima who was in China on Sunday met with the company …

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Nigeria: Federal Food Aid for Emergency States

The minister of state federal ministry of agriculture, Alhaji Bukar Tijjani, said recently that federal government was preparing to send food and other essential goods to the three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa that are under a state of emergency is a welcome development. It is one of the …

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Army Court Martial 17 Soldiers For Unprofessional Acts In Yobe, Borno

A general court martial has been convened by the three division of the Nigerian Army placing on trial some seventeen erring military personnel for various offences. The three division rhino officers mess Maxwell Khobe cantonment, in Jos north central Nigeria witnessed the arraignment of the soldiers charged for various offences …

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Nigeria: Presidential Bid – Lamido Supporters Storm Kano

Large number of supporters of Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State from across the country had over the weekend stormed Malam Aminu Kano International Airport to declare their support for the governor to join the 2015 presidential race. The supporters used the opportunity of his arrival from a 10-day foreign …

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Kebbi Gov. Lifts Embargo on Payment of June Salaries

The Kebbi Government on Tuesday ordered banks to effect immediate payment of salaries of civil servants for June. Governor Saidu Dakingari gave the order in Birni Kebbi when he paid an unscheduled visit to the state’s secretariat complex. The governor had placed embargo on June salaries because of the observed …

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NUPENG Strike: Fuel Scarcity Grips Abuja And Kaduna

Petrol stations in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city have been shut down following the directive by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) workers. NUPENG started a three-day warning strike on Monday over alleged unfair labour practices by oil multinationals and the poor state of road network across the …

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Nigeria: Insecurity – Borno Communities Relocate to Cameroun

Following security challenges in Borno State, thousands of residents living in Ashigashiya and other mountainous communities in Gwoza local Government area of the state , have moved into towns and villages in neighbouring Cameroun, vowing never to return to Nigeria. Our Correspondent who accompanied the Deputy Governor of Borno State, …

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