Boko Haram ‘kill six’ in northeast Nigeria

Kano: Boko Haram militants have killed six people in separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, looting shops and burning homes, residents said on Tuesday. The latest attacks underline the threat to civilians in the region, with security high on the agenda as Nigerians prepare to elect a new president and parliament …

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APC will Take you Backwards, Atiku Tells Yobe People

Atiku Abubakar By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has called on the people of Yobe State not to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the party would take them backwards because it can’t create wealth. The …

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Election 2019: 132, 091 PVCs still unclaimed in Sokoto, says INEC

– INEC has revealed that no fewer than 132, 091 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were still uncollected in Sokoto state – The electoral commission urged eligible voters to present themselves for the collection of PVCs – The INEC however, warned that the collection would not be through proxy The Independent …

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Two injured as podium collapsed during PDP campaign in Kebbi

Two people sustained injuries and were rushed to hospital when the podium used by the PDP for the governorship campaign in Jega area of Kebbi State collapsed. The party’s gubernatorial running mate, Alhaji Abubakar Malam, was making his campaign speech when the podium suddenly collapsed with him and several others. …

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PDP Threatens to Pull out of Peace Accord over Kaduna Gov’s Comment

By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to pull out of the peace accord it signed over comments credited to the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, who declared on a national television that members of the global democratic institutions that are working for …

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Election: Kano govt finally approves stadium for Atiku’s rally

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered the contractor handling the renovation of Sani Abacha Stadium in the state to halt work to allow the campaign rally of Atiku Abubakar hold. Mr Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor, who is of …

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B/Haram did not capture 4 Adamawa towns — Army

The Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast has described as untrue, an online report that Boko Haram overran four towns in Adamawa State. Army spokesman at the command, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement in Maiduguri yesterday, said: “The attention of Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole …

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Nigerian Army repels Boko Haram attack in Yobe state

Troops of 159 Battalion, Forward Operational Base (FOB), Sector 2, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Monday evening repelled attempted terrorists’ incursion into the border town of Kanama, Yunusari Local Government of Yobe state. The Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Lt. Njoka Irabor said “The terrorists came in at about 5:30pm …

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Defection: Tambuwal sacks Information Commissioner

Defection: Tambuwal sacks Information Commissioner Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday sacked the Commissioner for Information, Bello Muhammad-Goronyo, following his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Tambuwal’s Director-General, Media and Public Relations, Abubakar Shekara, disclosed this in a statement in Sokoto. “Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has relieved …

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