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Two jailed in Kebbi for obstructing FRSC officers

A magistrate court in Jega, Kebbi State, has sentenced two men to six months imprisonment for obstructing and inciting members of the public against a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) patrol team.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Farmers worry over changing rainfall pattern

Some farmers in Jigawa have expressed worry over this year’s changing rainfall pattern and the adverse effect on the farming season.

Recruitment: Police release names of successful candidates

This is despite a Federal High Court in Abuja urging that all parties stay action over the recruitment exercise until the matter brought against the Police by the Police Service Commission over the recruitment is determined.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo: Everyone deserves love, fairness regardless of faith, ethnicity

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says that all human beings, regardless of faith or ethnicity, desire to be valued, loved, and given the basics of life–food, shelter and clothing sufficient for self and family.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (left) discussing with Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda (APC Lagos East), during the plenary on Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Senate refers MTEF/FSP to finance committee

The Senate on Thursday referred the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) documents to its Committee on Finance.

Court sentences applicant to six months in prison for stealing vehicle belonging to Red...

A Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja on Wednesday sentenced an applicant, Bashir Sani, to six months in prison for stealing a vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS).

21-year-old arrested for ‘sodomising’ 10 minors in Sokoto

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 21-year-old man who is a house help, Usman Abubakar for allegedly sodomising 10 minors in Sokoto.
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Soldiers detain NAN photojournalist at EFCC convocation

A photojournalist with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Ibrahim Bashir has been detained by soldiers at the venue of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) convocation in Kaduna.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari warns universities to stop monetising honourary degrees

President Muhammadu Buhari has berated many universities in the country for placing priority on money in the conferment of honourary awards on Nigerians.
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Federal university to honour Plateau Imam who rescued 262 Christians

The Federal University at Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has announced plans to honour Abubakar Abdullahi, the Imam who saved 262 Berom Christians from gunmen who attacked their village in Plateau States in June last year.

NAHCON sponsors honest Air Force personnel, selfless Imam to Hajj

An officer of the Nigeria Air Force, NAF, Corporal Bashir Umar who recently found and returned €37,000 belonging to a pilgrim at Kano Hajj Camp, has been selected by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, as member of the National Security team for Hajj.

Islamic teacher jailed for defiling 35 boys

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger State has sentenced a 33-year-old Islamic teacher, Abubakar Abdullahi, to seven years imprisonment for having anal sex with 35 of his pupils.
Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, right, when he earned the Ahmadu Bello Merit award earlier this year

President Buhari urges religious leaders emulate Imam Abdullahi after US honour

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the International Religious Freedom Award conferred on Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State.

Nasarawa United whitewash El-Kanemi Warriors in Lafia

Sunusi Ibrahim and Anas Yusuf both scored twice as Nasarawa United defeated El-Kanemi Warriors 5-1 in one of the Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 16 fixture at the Lafia City Stadium on Sunday.

NDA immortalises Generals Salihu Ibrahim, Thaddeus Ashei

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has immortalised Lt-Gen. Salihu Ibrahim and Maj-Gen Thaddeus Ashei, both former Commandants of the Academy.
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Sokoto residents celebrate APC’s state victory in streets

Some residents of Sokoto metropolis, on Tuesday took to the streets, dancing and voicing out different slogans in celebration of the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates at the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
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Nigerian Defence Academy immortalises General David Ejoor

The Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Maj.-Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade, has renamed the academy’s back gate, popularly known as Chagori & Chagori (C&C) gate, after Maj.-Gen. David Ejoor, a former Chief of Army Staff and first indigenous Commandant of the Academy.

Senator Wamakko retains senatorial seat

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Senator Aliyu Wamakko of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the February 23 Sokoto North Senatorial District election.

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

Bayelsans rejected your stooge, don’t blame army, police – Yekini Nabena tells Governor Dickson

Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Bayelsa State has dismissed claims made by governor Seriake Dickson, that security agents connived with the APC to hijack electoral materials in many local government Areas during the recently concluded governorship election in the State.
The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has banned the Paracetamol Suspension 120 mg-5ml (Toto-moL®) that is made for children.

Rwanda recalls Kenyan-made baby syrup over quality

“Referring to the spontaneous reports from the clients, retail pharmacies and further investigation conducted by the Rwanda FDA, where Paracetamol Suspension 120 mg/5ml (Toto-moL®) was found with particulate matters in the suspension,” Dr Charles Karangwa, the acting director-general of Rwanda FDA, said in a statement.
Apostle Joseph Cookey, a Nigerian cleric, recently showed his philanthropic nature by empowering market women with millions to boost their respective businesses.

Apostle rolls out Christmas plans for widows

Apostle Joseph Cookey, a Nigerian cleric recently showed his philanthropic nature by empowering market women with millions to boost their respective businesses.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Adams Oshiomhole to meet APC House of Reps caucus

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, is to meet with members of the party’s caucus in the House of Representatives.

Governor Bello receives certificate of return from INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, presented certificate of return to the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State, the incumbent, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his deputy and running mate, Edward Onoja.