Nigerian Governors shorten meeting, move to Villa to dine with Jonathan

Governor Rotimi Amaechi The governors loyal to Mr. Amaechi met briefly. The meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum scheduled to hold at the Rivers State governor’s lodge was rescheduled on Wednesday evening as attendees agreed to attend a dinner with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Sources …

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Commissioner faults Kaduna Assembly over ‘missing’ N560m

The feud between the Executive and the House of Assembly in Kaduna State over an alleged missing N560m Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme fund deepened on Tuesday. Former Commissioner for Finance in the state, who is now the Commissioner for Water Resources, Dr. John Ayuba, a key figure in the …

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Kano State Task Force Closes Down Pharmaceutical Stores

The Kano State Task Force Committee on Fake and Counterfeit Drugs on Tuesday shutdown six unregistered pharmaceutical stores in the state. This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the state Ministry of Health, Alhaji Isma’il Gwammaja, in Kano. It said the closure was due to illegal operations carried …

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Emergency Rule: Residents Call for Restoration of Communication Networks

By Daji Sani in Yola
 Residents of Adamawa State yesterday lamented the impact of the disabled communications network facilities due to the state of emergency imposed on the state by President Goodluck Jonathan, which invariably is making life more difficult for them in the state. THISDAY gathered that residents were …

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Boko Haram: Shettima urges runaway Borno elder to return home

Governor Kashim Shettima has called on Borno elders who ran away to Abuja with their families for the fear of Boko Haram to return to Borno and help government to resolve the crises that has put the state on the world map as a crisis ridden zone. Shettima made the …

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Emergency Rule: NEMA Distributes Relief Materials In Yobe

As part of measures to reduce economic hardships in the three states under emergency rule in the country, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of relief materials in Yobe state. President Goodluck Jonathan had in May this year imposed State of Emergency in Adamawa, Borno and …

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Anti-robbery squad arrests notorious robber in Jigawa

A popular hunter Alhaji Ali Kwara, qualified in fighting armed robbery and attached to the Police Anti-robbery squad, over the weekend arrested a notorious armed robber and rapist, who is the leader of a gang of six armed robbers, alongside all his members at Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa …

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Gunmen Kill Lawmaker in Sokoto

Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Lawal Gambo By Mohammed Aminu Gunmen Tuesday assassinated a member representing Gada West constituency in the Sokoto State House of Asssembly, Alhaji Murtala Attahiru Wauru. The lawmaker was killed while on his way to his residence at Mabera area of the Sokoto metropolis around …

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Reps probe cut-off marks in unity schools

2013 National Common Entrance Examination Cut-Off Marks [State-by-State] The lawmakers debated a motion by Victor Ogene. The House of Representatives has ordered an evaluation of new federal college cut off marks that would bar students from states like Anambra State who score less than 139 from being admitted into federal …

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