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Conference of Speakers dissolves executives

The Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly has dissolved its executives, following the expiration of their two-year tenure of office.

Abubakar Rasheed: NUC processing 270 applications for new private varsities

The Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed, has revealed that the Commission is currently processing about 270 applications for the establishment of more new private universities in Nigeria.

NUC approves Zamfara State University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval for the establishment of the Zamfara State University, Talata-Mafara, as the 162nd university in Nigeria.

Zamfara governor’s media aide dies at 67

The death has occurred of Malam Bello Samai’la, the Director-General, Media and Communications to Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara.

John Oyegun: APC must do everything to win Ekiti, Osun elections

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the party will do everything possible to win the governorship elections this year in Ekiti and Osun states.

3,000 bandits surrender arms in Zamfara

Over 3,000 repentant bandits have surrendered their arms in Zamfara following a peace deal with the state government, the state Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, has said.

Federal govt’s committee on farmers, herders clashes visits Zamfara

The National Economic Council Committee on Farmers and Herdsmen clashes on Saturday visited Zamfara on a fact-finding mission over security challenges in the state.

Zamfara Assembly confirms appointment of 4 PDP defectors

Zamfara House of Assembly on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of five new special advisers to Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari.

‎Zamfara killings: Governor Yari vindicates me on $1 billion withdrawal – Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the claim by Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, that security agencies failed to respond to the alert given them to prevent the massacre of people in Zamfara has vindicated him.

Senator Shehu Sani asks President Buhari to ban governors from Aso Villa

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has condemned the habit of state governors visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Villa while their states are in crisis.

Governor Yari blames security agencies for Zamfara killings

Governor Abdulaziz Yari has claimed that his administration gave security agencies a 24 hour ‘head-start’ to alert them on the impending invasion of communities in Zamfara by bandits.

APC leaders, Asiwaju Tinubu to meet President Buhari in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to meet All Progressives Congress chieftains at his country home in Daura, Katsina state today, a day after he received the party’s governors.

Zamfara killings: Security agencies failed us – Governor Abdulaziz Yari

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has accused security agencies in the country of failing to prevent killings in his state despite alerting them about an impending attack 24 hours before the recent invasion of communities in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state, which resulted in the death of 39 persons.

Governors to introduce smart, uniform vehicle registration

Nigerian governors have resolved to introduce smart and uniform standard vehicle registration as one strategy to improve revenue generation.


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Imo APC coalition disagrees with Governor Okorocha on council election

Imo All Progressive Congress, APC, Restoration Coalition, yesterday, said it would not accept a local government election, aimed at boosting the 2019 gubernatorial ambition of Okorocha’s son-in-law, Mr. Uche Nwosu.

Kemi Adeosun: President Buhari has invested N2.5 trillion in infrastructure since 2015

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has invested N2.5 trillion in infrastructure since coming into power in 2015, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this in an interview, weekend.

17 die in Madagascar tropical storm

A powerful tropical storm which swept through Madagascar has left 17 people dead and affected thousands of others, according to an official toll published on Sunday.

Central bank fixes April 3 and 4 for monetary policy committee meeting

This is just as Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed its ‘B/B’ long and short-term sovereign credit ratings on Nigeria. The agency also assigned a “stable outlook” on the country.

Couple arrested for killing 13-year-old stepdaughter

Police Imo State have arrested a couple, Mr. Damian and Mrs. Prisca David, who are indigenes of Taraba State, for allegedly killing their 13-year-old step daughter, identified as Veronica David.

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108 Nigerian peace-keeping police withdraw from Liberia

The last batch of 108 Nigerian police officers has been withdrawn from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) after five years of service.

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America’s romance with Taiwan angers China

Angry China has lodged “stern representation’’ with the U.S. condemning the President Donald Trump’s signed legislation which encourages the U.S. to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa.

NiMet predicts cloudy, sunny weather for Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted partly cloudy to cloudy weather conditions over the central States of the country on Tuesday morning.

Man remanded in for allegedly defiling 4-yr-old daughter

An upholstery maker, Taiwo Opasina, 29, who is facing a three-count charge of incest, has been remanded in prison by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.