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Operation Puff Adder neutralises nine gangsters in shootout

The police said the recently launched Operation Puff Adder is yielding results with the killing of nine gangsters operating on the Kaduna-Abuja highway and the seizure of arms.

Vigilante-bandit clash claims 14 in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed that the clash between vigilantes and armed bandits in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara local government area claimed 14 lives.

Nuclear energy workers begin indefinite strike Wednesday

Following the breakdown of negotiations with the Federal Government in their demand for better working conditions, workers of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) have declared an indefinite nationwide strike with effect from tomorrow Wednesday.

Commission decries acute accommodation shortage in Ahmadu Bello university

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has decried the acute shortage of students accommodation at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

PDP files petition challenging Katsina governorship polls

The Peoples Democratic Party in Katsina State and its candidate, Yakubu Lado, have formally filed a petition before the election petitions tribunal challenging the conduct of the March 9 governorship election.

Police confirm release of abducted cleric, others in Katsina

The Police in Katsina State have confirmed the release of the Kano-based cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Suleiman and five other persons, abducted in Katsina State 12 days ago.
Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the Zamfara State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Zamfara elections: APC’s Mukthar Idris wins gubernatorial poll

Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the Zamfara State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Nigeria’s auditor-general appointed into AU board of auditors

Anthony Ayine, auditor-general of the federation, has been appointed as a member of the African Union (AU) board of external auditors.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo: How to end insecurity in Nigeria

Obasanjo said this at the 80th Anniversary of Prof. Ango Abdullahi, former Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, held at his farm at Basaa, Zaria, Kaduna State.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Olusegun Obasanjo: Nobody can do whatever they like with Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerians to join hands against insecurity and insensitivity in the country.

Northern elders call for free, credible polls in 2019 to avoid conflict

Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) warns that it would be dangerous to deny Nigerians free, fair and credible elections in 2019, a situation that might result in political conflict
Ahmed Aruwa

Senator Ahmed Aruwa passes on in Kaduna

Former Senator Ahmed Aruwa passes on at a private hospital in Kaduna

Usman Bugaje: 90% smallholder farmers don’t access loan facilities

Dr Usman Bugaje, Convener, Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP), has said that over 90 per cent of smallholder farmers in Nigeria did not access loan facilities from conventional banks.

Three dons emerge co-winners of 2018 NAS Prize for Life Sciences

Three distinguished Nigerian scientists have emerged co-winners of the 2018 Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) gold medal prize for life sciences.

KDIRS, ABU to settle N6bn tax suit out of court

A Tax Tribunal sitting in Kaduna State on Thursday granted a request by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, to settle the four-year-long case of non-remittance of Pay-As-You-Earn tax, amounting to N6 billion, out of court.

Aliko Dangote donates N1 billion hostel to Ahmadu Bello University

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) is set to inaugurate a N1 billion hostel it built for the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State.
Jerry Manya

ABU student arrested in Benin for alleged kidnapping

A 24-year old student of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, Jerry Manya, has been paraded by the Edo State Police Command ​for alleged kidnapping.
Martin Luther Agwai

Martin Luther Agwai: Killing of soldiers by Boko Haram sad for Nigeria

Troops battling Boko Haram terrorists in the North East are suffering casualties because the war is not conventional, former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (retd), has said.

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

NFF celebrates sports minister at 54

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, who clocks 54 on Friday.

AfDB: ‘No decision’ yet on demands for probe of Akinwumi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday said “no decision” had been taken regarding a US push for an outside probe into its president, Akinwumi Adesina, accused by whistleblowers of ethics breaches.
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FA Cup set for June 27 return, final on August 1

The FA Cup has been provisionally scheduled to return with the quarter-finals on June 27-28 and final set to be held on August 1.

10 jihadists killed in western Burkina Faso – army

The West African country is battling an Islamist revolt, which has also exacerbated deadly inter-ethnic tensions. Since 2015, nearly 900 people have died and 840,000 have fled their homes.