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Gunmen raid Zamfara communities, abduct over 40 people

In Zamfara state, gunmen wielding dangerous weapons have raided Gobirawan Cali communities in Maru Local Government Area and forcefully led over 50 peasants to an unknown destination.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma backs Mamman Daura on rotational presidency

Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has lent credence to the position of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura on rotational presidency, saying the nation will be better off if merit is allowed to drive the political processes.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai: Power should move to southern Nigeria in 2023

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that Nigeria’s next president in 2023 should emerge from the southern part of the country.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume faults amnesty for Boko Haram fighters

The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has condemned the idea of granting amnesty to repentant Boko Haram fighters, saying that many of the fighters granted amnesty have taken back to terrorism.
Nnia Nwodo

2023: Ohanaeze replies Mamman Daura, insists on rotation

The President-General of Igbo apex socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, on Wednesday, described as unfortunate, comments credited to Mamman Daura that the choice of who becomes Nigeria’s President in 2023 should be based on competence and not “turn-by-turn”.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

Mamman Daura: I’d pick competence over zoning

For the first time, the person considered as the most prominent figure in the Muhammadu Buhari administration, Malam Mamman Daura, has broken his silence on the vexed issue of zoning and rotation of the nation’s presidency, arguing that competence, not geography should determine the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

Mamman Daura: I don’t dictate to President Buhari

For the first time, the person considered as the most prominent figure in the Buhari administration, Malam Mamman Daura, has broken his silence, saying he had never imposed his decision on the President.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governor Badaru: We’ve attained 92% in goats loan to women

Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State says his government has recorded 92% success in its empowerment initiative involving giving out goats as soft loan to women in the state.

Senator Okorocha hits at northern governors over almajiri

Senator Rochas Okorocha has stood in defense of the Almajiri, insisting that Northern Governors have been unfair in their dealings with the child urchins.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano Ulamas oppose lifting ban on congregational prayers

Kano State Council of Ulamas has opposed the decision by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to allow mosques and churches to resume congregational prayers.

Kano council of Ulamas opposes lifting ban on congregational prayers

The Kano State Council of Ulamas on Wednesday expressed its opposition to the decision by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to allow mosques and churches to resume congregational prayers in 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.

Abdullahi Ganduje: Kano not getting needed support from PTF on coronavirus

The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, says the state is not getting the needed support and co-operation from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in the fight against COVID-19 in Kano.
Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu

Ali Nuhu: I have not contracted coronavirus

Amidst reports in certain quarters that top Kannywood movie star, Ali Nuhu, had contracted the Coronavirus which has now assumed a pandemic level, the movie star has come out to say that there was no truth in the report.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari: I’m not involved in dethronement of former Emir Sanusi

The Preidency has debunked insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari was behind the dethronment of former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as Emir of Kano.

General Gowon: Why we have no regrets fighting civil war

He said, “The war was fought to keep Nigeria one, not for other reasons as is being speculated in some quarters. It is because of this that we don’t have regrets about fighting the war.”

Why I shot video with Aisha Buhari screaming – Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, one of the “daughters” of President Muhammadu Buhari’s confidant, Mamman Daura, has offered explanation for why she shot the video in which the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, was shouting at the top of her voice in the Presidential Villa.
Boko Haram

Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and allegedly abducted unspecified number of people, BBC Hausa Service reports.

Kano elections: CP Wakili politically partial – Governor Ganduje

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has accused the Commissioner of Police Muhammed Wakili for being politically partial.

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