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El-Rufai and the dismissed Kaduna teachers

GOVERNOR of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, has in recent times faced diverse public opinions over his mass sacking of 21,780 teachers in the state’s primary education board on account of failure to pass a competency test conducted by the state government. The action ushered in mixed reactions from the polity; …

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Customs seize 3309 bags of rice in Katsina

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, Katsina State has said that it seized no fewer than 3,309 bags of foreign rice from smugglers in November. Comptroller, NCS, Katsina, Alhaji Usman Dakingari, while making the disclosure on Friday in Katsina, the capital, said that the unit also seized …

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Jigawa moves to develop b’ball

The Jigawa  State Sports Council says the ongoing inter-local government basketball competition  in the state is to promote unity and sportsmanship among  youths in the state. Director of the council,  Gambo Labbo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse  on Sunday that the 27 local government areas in  the …

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Cross River PVCs accidentally taken to Kebbi

2015-02-19 10:04 Abuja – Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner Okey Ezeani has disclosed that some Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) that were meant for voters in the state have wrongfully been transported to Kebbi State, PUNCH reports. Speaking during a visit to Governor Liyel Imoke, Ezeani revealed that outstanding PVCs …

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Gunmen Kill 15 In Pre-Dawn Raid On Southern Kaduna Village

Few days after unknown gunmen killed 10 residents of Tattaura village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, another 15 persons have been reportedly killed at Ambe-Madaki village in the same council by suspected Fulani herdsmen. According to a PUNCH report, the attack occurred at 4A.M on Friday. A …

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Tension in Kaduna as death toll hits 114

Tension rose in  Kaduna town and environs on Sunday, following the killing  of no fewer than 100 people in  three  villages in Kaduna State on Friday night. There was a  heavy security presence at all churches in the state capital and environs where  the Christian faithful had converged to worship. …

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Gale of sackings and Jonathan’s 2015 permutations

The recent sacking of cabinet members as well as new appointments made by President Goodluck Jonathan are seen as part of a larger scheme to position him for a yet-to-be-declared 2015 ambition, writes JOHN ALECHENU The recent decision by President Goodluck Jonathan to ease out another set of five members …

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2015: Kano’s unpredictable political climate

Permutations about the political fortunes of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the opposition All Progressives Congress have opened new frontiers for gladiators in Kano’s political landscape, writes JOHN ALECHENU.  A political scientist, who was once asked to describe Kano politics in one word, said “unpredictable.” The political history of …

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Power firms need to spend $23.9bn – BPE

Power companies in the country require $23.9bn in capital expenditure over the next five years, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr. Benjamin Dikki, has said. Dikki said this at a forum in Abuja, according to a statement made available to one of our correspondents on Tuesday by the Head, …

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