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Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Govenror Sani-Bello pardons 46 inmates in Niger

Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello has granted an unconditional pardon to 46 inmates in various Correctional Centres in the state.

Bandits kill 6, displace 600, rustle over 500 cattle in Niger

Armed bandits have again raided two local government areas of Niger State, killing no fewer than six people.
Kidnap Victim

Bandits kill pastor’s wife after collecting ransom

Facts have emerged on how Mrs. Esther Katung, the wife of Pastor Ishaku Katung of ECWA Church in Bagoma, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was killed by suspected kidnappers after collecting a ransom of N250,000 from the family.

Woman ‘pours hot water’ on 10-month-old baby

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Zaria, Kaduna State, has remanded a housewife, Mrs. Nnennaya Edmond, in prison for allegedly pouring hot water on a nursing mother and her 10-month-old baby.
Kidnap Victim

Wife of slain Kaduna pastor regains freedom

Wife of the late pastor in charge of Living Faith, Romi new extension, Kaduna, who was abducted by kidnappers after killing her husband has been freed.

Kidnappers of pastor, 14 church worshippers demand N30 million ransom

The Chairman, Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Joseph Hayab, on Monday said the abductors of a pastor and 14 others at ECWA Church at Dankade have reached out to the families of the victims demanding for N30 million ransom.
Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA)

Pastor, daughter, 15 others kidnapped in Kaduna

A senior Pastor of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Dankade, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, Rev. Zakariah Ido, and 16 members of the church have been reported kidnapped.

UTME: JAMB releases list of suspended CBT centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the list of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres suspended for aiding examination malpractices across the country.

Gombe deputy governor, CAN appeal for calm over killing of ten youths

The Deputy Governor of Gombe State and the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), North East Chapter on Monday appealed on the Christian Community to remain calm.

Kajuru crisis: Justice Isa Aliyu heads commission of inquiry

The Kaduna State Government has established a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the incessant violent crises in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

NUC: We haven’t ranked Nigerian universities in the past 14 years

The National Universities Commission (NUC), has said that it had not ranked the nation’s universities in the last 14 years, and declared that claims to that effect were “simply fake’’.

Bingham university slashes school fees on some programmes by 46 per cent

The Bingham University, Karu in Nasarawa State, has slashed the fees on some of its programmes by 46 per cent, in the efforts to encourage indigent students, according to its Vice Chancellor, Prof. William Qurix.
Umar Nasko

Umar Nasko: I cannot be intimidated

The Peoples Democratic Party Governorship (PDP) candidate for next year’s election, Alhaji Mohammed Umar Nasko, has said he cannot be intimidated by the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello-led administration as he is determined to liberate the people of Niger State from the hardship inflicted by the All Progressive Congress (APC) government in the past three years.

ADC inaugurates governorship campaign committee in Niger

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Niger State Monday inaugurated a 50-man governorship campaign committee where the party promised to focus its attention on the reform of the entire education sector in the state.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Abubakar Sani-Bello signs 2019 appropriation bill

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, on Wednesday signed into law the 2019 appropriation bill at the Government House, Minna, the state capital.
prison

Scavenger jailed for stealing generator alternator from church

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday sentenced a scavenger, Lateef Mojeed, 26, to three months in prison for stealing a generator alternator from ECWA Church premises in Ibadan.

Three persons arrested as police foil attack on church in Gombe

Gombe State Police Command, on Tuesday said they foiled an attempted attack by hoodlums on Ecwa Church No. 2 Gombe, during last Sunday service after 3 persons were arrested in connection to the crime.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government to spend N2 billion on motorcycles for teachers

The Niger state government on Friday said it would spend over N2 billion on procurement of motorcycles for 10,000 primary and junior secondary school teachers, to facilitate their movement to hard-to-reach areas in the state.

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Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna audits private health establishments

The Kaduna State Government has embarked on audit of over 4,000 private health establishments to ascertain their legality and tax compliance.
Morgan Schneiderlin blames himself for his premature exit from Manchester United.

Morgan Schneiderlin blames himself for Manchester United failure

The French midfielder moved to Old Trafford from Southampton in 2015, but made only 32 Premier League appearances before moving on to Everton 18 months later.

Bayelsa communities inaugurate N141.65 million projects

The Dodo River Communities Development Association in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Friday inaugurated projects worth over N141.65 million funded by the Chevron Joint Venture.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

MAN welcomes CBN’s unification of exchange rates

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) says the unification of the country’s exchange rate is a welcome development that will engender increased investment inflow in the real sector of the economy.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

FCT confirms 19 new coronavirus cases, 35 fatalities

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has confirmed 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Abuja.