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Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna government to certify Almajiri teachers

Kaduna State Government on Monday, inaugurated a committee to develop a curriculum for the certification of Almajiri school teachers in the state.
The State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, made the disclosure while repatriating the beggars in Kano on Friday.

Kano arrests 200 street beggars, almajiris

The Kano State Government has arrested 200 street beggars and Almajiris for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Governor El-Rufai orders Almajiri school operators out of Kaduna

Operators of Almajiri schools in Kaduna State have been ordered to leave the state immediately.
The State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, made the disclosure while repatriating the beggars in Kano on Friday.

Kano government arrests 500 beggars

The Kano State government says it has arrested 500 beggars for allegedly violating the law that bans street begging in the state.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

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Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: President Buhari’s government defending killer-herdsmen

Human rights activist Femi Falana has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of defending killer-herdsmen which was why the issues continued.
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Nigerian government gives Niger N1.9 billion to boost standard of education, literacy

The federal government has released about N1.9 billion to the Niger State Government to boost the standard of education and literacy in the state.
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Senate passes Nigerian Army university bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State.

Coronavirus: NYCN passes vote of confidence on Cross River government, health ministry

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Cross River chapter, has passed a vote of confidence on the state government and the Ministry of Health over their approach in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.

Benue taskforce intercepts tanker loaded with almajiris, motorcycles

The state COVID-19 member explained that the tanker which was not carrying any consignment of oil was found with 11 motorcycles strapped to its body while seven persons suspected to be destitutely known as almajiris were found stowed in its passenger hold.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Yobe governor approves N200 million monthly to pay retirees benefits

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni said the sum of N200 million has been earmarked every month for payment of entitlements to retirees of the state civil service.
Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote writes Ohanaeze, denies transporting Almajiris to southern Nigeria

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has refuted assertions that his company’s trucks were being used to transport Almajiris from the Northern part of Nigeria to the South.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe celebrates children’s day with almajiris in quarantine camp

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Wednesday evening celebrated the 2020 Children’s day with 153 Almajiris at the Amada quarantine centre preparatory to their departure to their respective communities after testing negative to covid-19.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Governor Matawalle: All expelled almajiris welcome to Zamfara

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, suspended the planned expulsion of street children known as almajiris from the state.
The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Kano to discharge over 2,000 quarantined Almajiris

Kano State government has said that all necessary arrangements have been concluded to discharge on Monday over 2,000 Almajiris, who were quarantined in an attempt to stem the spread of the COVID-19.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano quarantines over 2000 almajiris

Kano state government has quarantined over 2000 Almajiris to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state, the second hotspot of the virus after Lagos State.
No fewer than 680 repatriated Almajiri have been screened by the Jigawa State Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through an approved private laboratory for the testing and management of the Islamic pupils before onward handing to their parents.

Another 28 almajiris test positive for coronavirus in Jigawa

The Jigawa State government on Thursday announced 28 more confirmed cases of coronavirus amongst Islamic school pupils (almajiris) sent back from other states.
Dr Abba Zakari Umar, Commissioner of Health, Jigawa State

Jigawa records 51 new cases of coronavirus

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abba Zakari, who is also the Chairman of the state COVID 19 Task Force, made this known to journalists on Thursday in Dutse.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has expressed concerns over the rising cases of COVID-19 in the State’s rural areas.

Kaduna announces discharge of 11 Almajiri coronavirus patients

The Kaduna State Government, on Tuesday announced that 11 Almajiri coronavirus patients in the State have been discharged after showing full recovery from the virus.
KANO- Kano State Government on Sunday said no fewer than 1, 213 Almajiris have been evacuated to their state of origin.

Kano evacuates 1, 213 almajiris to their home state

Kano State Government on Sunday said no fewer than 1, 213 Almajiris have been evacuated to their state of origin.
THE Nasarawa State government Saturday declared that it has concluded arrangements to evacuate all Almajiri beggers out of the state.

SMBLF asks Nigerian government to declare ‘invasion’ of South, Middle-Belt by Almajiris illegal

Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has called on the Federal Government to publicly declare the invasion of the South and Middle-Belt by teenagers, including Almajiris from far North, in spite of the ban on interstate movements imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari as illegal and direct the security agencies to immediately flush them out and ensure that they do not return.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong

Mother and child among 10 new coronavirus cases in Plateau

The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr Lar Ndam, has announced that a woman and her child who came into the State from Kano are among the 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in the State.

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