Assembly blackmailing Yero with N560m SURE-P fraud report –Commissioner

Kaduna State Commissioner for Water Resources, Dr. John Ayuba, yesterday accused the House of Assembly of trying to blackmail the administration of Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero through its N560 million SURE-P fraud report. Ayuba said the report of the Assembly on the alleged missing Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, …

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Reps Oppose Jonathan’s plans To Use Adamawa, Borno, Yobe’s Allocations For …

The House of Representatives approved a resolution, Tuesday, insisting its earlier decision holds, mandating President Goodluck Jonathan to deploy only federal funds to administer the emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States. This decision nullified part of a conference report it reached with the senate. The new order will …

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Federal government reason for Boko Haram activities in Borno – El-Kanemi

Respected Monarch and Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar El-Kanemi, has blamed the activities of Boko Haram militants in Borno state on alleged marginalisation of the state by the Federal Government. El-Kanemi who doubles as Chairman of Borno State Traditional Rulers’ Council, said that Federal Government had marginalised the state for …

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State of emergency: DHQ assessment team end tour of Yobe, Borno operational …

AS a follow up to scheduled assessment visits to troops in the North Eastern part of the country, a nine-member Defence  Headquarters Operational Assessment Team have returned from Yobe and Borno states to brief the Chief of Defence Staff with updates on the situation in the operational areas of the …

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Jigawa Perm Sec Suspended over Security Breach

By Umar Akilu Majeri, Dutse Jigawa state government has suspended its permanent secretary on security matter for alleged subordination and possibly breach of security; this is according to the information made available to 247ureports.com. The suspension was announced by the secretary to the Jigawa state government. It stated that the …

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Sultan of Sokoto opposes hate speech by preachers

by Ankeli Emmanuel, Midat Joseph Source: http://leadership.ng/ By: Ankeli Emmanuel, Midat Joseph Source: http://leadership.ng The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of the Supreme Council for Muslims in Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, has deplored inciting preaching by clerics and urged Muslim leaders to propagate messages that promote peace and unity in the …

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Insecurity is affecting literature in Northern Nigeria — Dawang

THE president of the Jos Writers Club, Mr Bitrus Dawang, has lamented that the state of insecurity in Northern Nigeria, saying it is now affecting literary activities in the region. Mr Dawang stated this on the sidelines of the recently concluded Northern Nigerian Writers Forum, which was held in Birnin …

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2013 Budget: Reps Reject Jonathan’s Amendment Bill

The House of Representatives yesterday decided to reject President Goodluck Jonathan’s amendment budget for not only being unconstitutional but for also not providing any information on what it seeks to amend. This is just as the House also observed that the Amendment Bill sought an additional N161, 771,089. The lawmakers …

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Akande, el-Rufai, Tumsah, Sadiya, others named APC interim officers

After a long wait, the All Progressive Congress, APC, has appointed former National Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Chief Bisi Akande, as its interim chairman. Spokesman for the opposition party, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, made this known after a closed door meeting with stakeholders in Abuja, late on …

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