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A congress of the People’s Democratic Party’s north west zone in Kaduna has ended in chaos after supporters of major contenders clashed.

Northwest PDP zonal congress ends in chaos as thugs snatch ballot

The major contenders for the position of National Vice Chairman for north west zone include Senator Bello Hayatudeen Gwarzo, Aminu Wali and a preferred candidate of former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

Explosive found in Abia primary school

An item suspected to be an explosive was found in Afara Unity School in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

NSF: Edo government locks out officials

The Edo State government has shut down the Main Organising Committee (MOC) office of the National Sports Festival at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. The government said it took the decision as a result...
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Brutal policing led to death of Nigerian protesters

Amnesty International (AI) has said that brutal policing by Nigerian security agents led to the death of many protesters in 2020.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC governors visit Bello Matawalle ahead of ‘defection’

Ahead of the imminent defection of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and governor of Kebbi state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu yesterday led a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) bigwigs to Zamfara state.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

kano governor: APC has not graduated to the ‘next level’

Seven years after the alliance by various political parties to form the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said the party is yet to be a unified platform.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed what transpired in the meeting he had with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday.

Sheikh Gumi: What I discussed with ex-President Obasanjo

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed what transpired in the meeting he had with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS to access computers, PoS of taxable persons, firms

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said it will soon begin to access computers and electronic storages belonging to taxable individuals through its Automated Tax Administration Solution.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Catholic priest shot dead in Benue

A Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Ferdinand Fanen Ngugban, has been shot dead in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
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Catholic priest abducted in Kaduna

A priest, Reverend Father Anthony Dawah of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, has been kidnaped.

2023: Kwara PDP holds closed-door meeting with Bolaji Abdullahi, Ali Ahmad, other ex-guber aspirants

The meeting, which was held at the party’s Tanke Junction Secretariat, Ilorin has immediate past Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon Ali Ahmad; a former Minister of Youth and Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, a former state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Saka Isau (SAN) and one-time Chief of Staff and former Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Ladi Hassan, among others in attendance.
As the security situation continues to degenerates on daily basis, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to submit a supplementary budget to the National Assembly for more funds to be made available for the procurement of equipment to battle the insurgents.

President Buhari plans supplementary budget for arms purchase, coronavirus vaccines

President Muhammadu Buhari is planning a supplementary budget for arms purchase and COVID-19 vaccines.

Katsina governor’s aide slumped and died at a wedding

Alhaji Rabe Ibrahim Jibia, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Security Matters (Daura Zone), is dead.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Anambra cult clash: Three dead, wheelbarrow pusher killed by stray bullet

Three people have been reportedly killed as rival cult groups clashes in Awka, while a wheebarrrow pusher was also felled by a stray bullet fired a by soldier chasing after cultists.
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Fire razes market in Yobe

Alhaji Ibrahim Faraja, one of the traders at the market, said items such as animal feed, food stuff, timber shades processing machines and cement worth millions of naira, were destroyed in the inferno.
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Sokoto conducts council polls amidst boycott by APC

According to the State Independent Electoral Commission, 10 political parties participated in the election but only PDP agents were seen in most of the polling units observed by newsmen.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Senator Abaribe: It’s shameful that Ihejirika joined APC

The Senator Representing Abia South Senatorial zone, Sen Enyinnaya Abaribe says it is a shame that a former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), campaigned for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Aba.
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Abia by-election: Collation officer kidnapped in Aba

One of the collation officers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency bye-election has reportedly been abducted.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi: Shoot-on-sight order hindering rescue of abducted Kaduna students

Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has said the shoot-on-sight order of President Muhammdu Buhari is hindering the efforts to negotiate the release of the kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Kaduna.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF admits pressure as 8,000 fans to watch Super Eagles battle Lesotho

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that 8,000 fans will be allowed into the Teslim Balogun Stadium when the Super Eagles tackle the Crocodiles of Lesotho in the Match Day 6 of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Tuesday, March 30
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Gunmen kidnap house wife in Abuja

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in the early hours of Thursday went on the rampage and abducted a housewife, Sadiya Badamasi, at senior staff quarters in Abaji town of Abuja.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Soldiers, others feared killed in bandits’ invasion of Zamfara village

Many people are feared killed in a shootout between soldiers and armed bandits in Kabasa Village of Magami District in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

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The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Nigerian Army seeks media support to end insurgency

The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
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 governor appoints as new Emir for Kauru

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.

Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Killing of miners an attempt to destabilize Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.

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UNHCR: Violence, armed attacks displacing more Nigerians

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has said that the rising violence and armed attacks in parts of the country was displacing more Nigerians.

JUSUN locks out staff members, lawyers, litigants from Abuja courts

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja locked out staff members, lawyers, litigants and the general public from courts.
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Rangers join Swansea social media boycott to tackle online abuse

“From 5:00 pm (1600 GMT) today all first-team players, those in the academy professional phase, Swansea City Ladies, Community Trust, senior club staff and official club channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, YouTube and TikTok) will not post any content for a period of seven days,” the club said in a statement.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister harps on tech, vocational training for national development

Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, has stressed the need for the delivery of quality teacher education as the foundation of human resource development and qualitative education system.
PANDEF’s National Publicity Secretary Ken Robinson gave the advice in a statement he issued on Friday in Warri, Delta.

PANDEF: Zamfara governor’s remarks over ‘southern attacks’ irresponsible, unfortunate

The Pan Niger Delta Forum has said a recent comment by the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, that Southerners should stop attacking Northerners in their area else the North would retaliate was irresponsible and unfortunate.