Nigeria: Northern Govs Plan Stiffer Punishment for Bandits, Kidnappers, Others

By Aza Msue and Isaiah Benjamin Governors of the 19 northern states yesterday took bold steps to tackle the security and economic challenges confronting the region by appointing Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State and his Jigawa State counterpart, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, to head two committees on the twin problems. …

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Banditry: Residents of Katsina express concern over incessant attacks

Kidnapping and attacks by bandits on villages and settlements in Katsina state have become a daily occurrence particularly in the nine frontline local governments of the state. Recently repeated attacks by bandits on villages in Batsari local government compelled the youths of the area to stage a demonstration particularly as …

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ICYMI: El-Rufai knows how to retire Tinubu

Thursday with Abimbola Adelakun [email protected] Last week, at a private event in Lagos, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, ruffled elitist feathers when he laid out the blueprint for the possible defeat of Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s political hegemony over Lagos State. The response might seem unrehearsed but knowing politicians and the …

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EFCC arraigns five Kano officials for employment scam

Ted Odogwu, Kano THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned one Abduljalal Salisu alongside four employees of the Kano Road Traffic Agency before Justice Faruk Lawal of the Kano High Court, for alleged involvement in an employment scam. The defendants were arraigned on three counts of conspiracy, forgery …

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15 killed in three border communities in Adamawa

No fewer than fifteen people have died in an attack on three communities in Adamawa State, by suspected herdsmen. The raided communities share border with Taraba State. Correspondent Owolabi Adenusi reports that survivors of the cruel attacks, gathered at the village square, grieving over their predicaments, with some trying to salvage what …

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Insurgents attack Molai Transmission Substation in Maiduguri, Borno State

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that its 330/132kV transmission substation at Molai in Maiduguri, Borno State was attacked by insurgents on Tuesday, May 7th 2019, at about 5:30pm. In a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs) Ndidi Mbah, TCN said that during the attack, 2 …

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Govs pledge support for states legislature, judiciary autonomy

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru Governors, yesterday, gave support to the implementation of financial autonomy of states legislature and judiciary. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State; Governor Yahya Belo of Kogi State; Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State; Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State; Governor Jibrila Bindo of Adamawa State; Governor Simon …

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Lamido’s aide attacks Buhari over Emefiele’s reappointment

Lamido’s aide attacks Buhari over Emefiele’s reappointment A spokesperson for former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Friday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of “hypocrisy” over the reappointment of Godwin Emefiele as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Senate on Thursday read Mr Buhari’s letter seeking the confirmation …

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