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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor committed to ending banditry in state

The governor gave the assurance in Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of the state, when a state government delegation, at the instance of the governor, paid a condolence visit to the Emirate over the recent bandits’ attack which led to the abduction and killing of the District Head of Madaka, Alhaji Zakari Ya’u Idris while the District Head of Gunna, Alhaji Abdulhamid Mohammed Danyaro is still in captivity.

ADC: Kidnapping, banditry symptoms of ineffective leadership

The National Chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Ralph Nwosu, has said that kidnapping, banditry and other crimes are symptoms of ineffective leadership in Nigeria.
It will be recalled that the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, had invoked the 1999 constitution, sections 2 and 8 of the Quarantine Act of 1926 and Kaduna State Public Health Law of 1917, and imposed a lockdown throughout the state, on March 26.

Kaduna government strategises on tackling security challenges

The state Acting Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, made this known on Tuesday in Kaduna when she received participants of Advance Defence Intelligence Course 13, of the Defence Intelligence College, Abuja, who were on study tour of Kaduna State.
A serving Deputy Director of the Federal Character Commission, FCC, Alh. Ahmad Balarabe, has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by the State High Court 3 sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State for defrauding unsuspecting job seekers of N7million.

Court jails director for job-racketeering

A serving Deputy Director of the Federal Character Commission, FCC, Alh. Ahmad Balarabe, has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by the State High Court 3 sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State for defrauding unsuspecting job seekers of N7million.

Africa lost great sons in Jerry Rawlings, Balarabe Musa – ex-presidential candidate

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust, in the 2019 general election, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has paid glowing tributes to the former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings, and former Governor of old Kaduna State, the late Alhaji Balarabe Musa.
Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated a 14-man judicial panel of inquiry, to investigate cases of police brutality and other related extrajudicial acts by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.

Minna-Bida Road reconstruction still in progress – committee

The Niger state government has said that the Minna-Bida road reconstruction was still in progress in order to ease the difficulties of commuters.
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Chukwuemeka Ezeife: Balarabe Musa one of the few truthful politicians, progressives

Former Governor of the old Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has hailed the indelible Mark’s created by the first Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, who died on Wednesday.

2023: Arewa youths root for Southern president

Nigerian youths of northern extraction have canvassed for the emergence of a southern president and kicked against the position canvassed by Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari that the country should embrace competence in determining her next President in 2023 instead of resorting to zoning.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi: We have paid July salaries

The Bauchi state government has debunked the allegation of the non-payment of July salaries in the state, saying that no legitimate civil servant in the state will be deprived of his or her salary as it has so far paid more than sixty percent of its workers their July salaries.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi records 19 new coronavirus cases, infection hits 560

The Bauchi State Task Force on COVID-19 and Lassa Fever, says it has recorded 19 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Kidnapping: Court admits confessional statements of Wadume’s co-defendants

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted into evidence, two confessional statements that were allegedly made by co-defendants of alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (aka Wadume).
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senate President celebrates Nigerian journalists on World Press Freedom Day

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Nigerian journalists and all the stakeholders in the profession as they join their colleagues all over the globe to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.

Bauchi community tackles construction company over pollution

Residents of Birshin Fulani village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State have accused a construction company, Triacta Nigeria Limited of polluting their environment while blasting a rock located in the area for gravels and cracking their buildings.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Bauchi to establish coronavirus testing laboratory

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.
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.

Jigawa screens over 680 repatriated Almajiri for coronavirus

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.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi governor recovers from coronavirus

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said he has recovered from COVID-19.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna imposes curfew

Kaduna State government has imposed curfew throughout the state, following the non-compliance to certain measures that were earlier put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Yobe inaugurates 22-man coronavirus taskforce committee

Yobe State Government on Tuesday in Damaturu inaugurated 22-man taskforce committee to prevent outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in the state.

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor vows to prosecute officials linked to communal crisis

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to arrest and prosecute people, including government officials, linked to the communal crisis involving Effium and Ezza Effium indigenes of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.

NOA advises Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccine

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has advised Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and the various rumours being attributed to them.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria records four cases of UK coronavirus variant strain

Mr Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said Nigeria recorded four cases of COVID-19, B117 variant strain, first reported in the UK.
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Imo workers oust state NLC chairman

Workers in Imo State have kicked out the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpu, after a resolution reached on Monday at the meeting the workers held at the state secretariat in Owerri.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government inaugurates law reform commission board

A statement made available to newsmen by the commissioner indicated that the exercise was in line with the provisions of the state Law Reform Commission Law, 2014 (as amended).