LG distributes 400 bags of cement to rainstorm victims in Katsina

Musawa Local Government Area of Katsina State, has distributed 400 bags of cement to victims of the recent rainstorm that affected the area. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the rainstorm, which occurred on May 29, June 5, and June 15 had damaged more than 318 structures in …

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Katsina – Time for Pragmatism On Poverty Issues

I was stunned watching the BBC’s Hardtalk interview programme in which Governor Ibrahim Shema denied the alarming poverty rate in Katsina State. It is not surprising, though, for Nigerian politicians to deny statistical evidence that portray unfavourable picture of their constituencies, but I did not expect that attitude from Governor …

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Of death sentence and death warrants

AT a special ceremony organised to mark the 2013 Fathers’ Day by the Aso Rock Villa chapel, President Goodluck Jonathan said state governors should not shy away from the responsibility of signing the death warrants of prisoners on the death row.  Linking the performance of that function with the maintenance …

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Police arrest 3241 suspects, recover weapons in Kano

Police said yesterday that the war against crime in Kano State was bearing fruits with the arrest of 3,241 suspects for various crimes between January and June. Crime statistics released by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Daura, during a press briefing at the Bompai Headquarters of the state police …

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NGF Crisis Threat To 2015 Polls – Dutch Embassy

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria has said that the crisis rocking the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) is capable of posing  a big threat to the 2015 elections if not addressed by the stakeholders . The first secretary of The Netherland Embassy, Ms Anique Claessen, expressed …

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Great Green Wall Project to Check Desertification – Mailafia

The Minister of Environment, Mrs Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, has launched the Nigeria’s component of the Great Green Wall Programme on Monday, saying the programme was ideal for a new environmental management to overcome the problems of desertification. The minister who performed the ceremony in Bachaka, Kebbi State said that the …

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Suspected Thugs Attack Shekarau’s Residence In Kano

Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs believed to be loyal to Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya allegedly attacked the residence of former Kano State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau in the night of Sunday over his rejection of Gaya’s nomination to serve as APC national vice president, North West. LEADERSHIP gathered that …

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Gunshots as Presidential Committee on Peace Visits Borno

Gunshots as Presidential Committee on Peace Visits Borno Category: Nigeria News Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 07:41 Written by Michael Olugbode Hits: 98  The Shehu of Bama in Borno State, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Elkanemi, Tuesday said his domain had now become the new haven for the Boko Haram sect, …

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Government To Fence Secondary Schools In Yobe

To curtail any more attacks on staff and students of secondary schools across Yobe state, the state government has announced plans to fence all secondary schools in the state. The state Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Mohammed Lamin, who disclosed this to journalists in Damaturu said before the fencing of the …

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Kano Police Have Arrested 3241 Suspects in 6 Months

The Nigerian Police Force [NPF] based in Kano State, today, presented their mid-year card to newsmen. The state Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura briefed newsmen on the mid-year score-card of the Command. He indicated that the police made great in-roads into taking a bite on crime in Kano. Daura stated …

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