I have drug addicts in my cabinet – Borno gov

GOVERNOR Kashim Shettima shocked everybody present at the inauguration of a 10-man committee on drug abuse at the council chambers of the Borno State Government House on Thursday, when he declared that some of his cabinet members were drug addicts and asked one of his commissioners if he knew them …

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We’ve Spent Over N4 Billion In Fighting Boko Haram – Yobe Governor

The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam on Thursday said that the state government has spent over N4 billion in fighting terrorist. The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Abubakar Aliyu, disclosed this while receiving the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North …

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‘Police Prosecuted 182 in Jigawa in Six Months’

Dutse — The Jigawa State Police Command says it prosecuted 182 persons in the state from January to June. Its commissioner Theophilus Kayode told newsmen in Dutse yesterday that during the period under review it also arrested 186 persons and successfully prosecuted 182, saying the command has 198 cases of …

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Nigerian Muslim leader 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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NEMA Alerts On Epidemic in Kebbi

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned of a looming outbreak of epidemic in Kebbi State and other parts of the North-west zone. Zonal coordinator, NEMA North-west zone, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, at a one day seminar titled, “Epidemics with teachers, district heads and health workers at local level” in Birnin …

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Katsina Emirate Council gets new secretary

Ibrahim Shema, Katsina State Governor Bello Ifo is the new secretary of the Katsina Emirate. The Katsina Emirate Council on Wednesday appointed Bello Ifo as the new Secretary of the council. This is contained in a statement signed by Sani Makana, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, …

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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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