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Sallah: North-East residents want stakeholders to emulate General Buratai, Nigeria Army

Residents of North-East Nigeria have expressed joy over the peaceful celebrations during the Eid celebrations and called on stakeholders to emulate Tukur Buratai and the Nigeria arm.
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Four soldiers killed as Boko Haram attack brigade in Borno

Four Nigerian soldiers who joined their colleagues to wage a brave combat against Boko Haram thugs have been killed in Borno State.

Eid el-Kabir: Spirit of sharing on display in Gombe

One of the high points of any festival is merry-making which usually involves caring and sharing. This was on full display the in the Gombe metropolis as Muslims in the savannah join their counterparts across the world in celebrating Eid el-Kabir.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Sallah: Maiduguri residents decry hike in ram prices

Some residents of Maiduguri in Borno have decried the hike in prices of ram, as Muslim Faithful prepare to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir on Sunday.

Taliban detain Afghan peace marchers, supporters say

Afghan peace protesters marching through Taliban territory have been detained by the insurgents, two supporters of the movement told AFP on Tuesday.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

Eid-el-Fitr: IGP secures prayer grounds, CAN rejoices with Muslims

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has ordered Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and state Commissioners of Police to ensure security in all prayer grounds and other public places nationwide.
Nigeria Police

Eid-el-Fitr: Movement restricted in Borno

The Police Command in Borno has imposed a restriction of vehicular movement in the territory from 7 a.m. to 12. 15 p.m. during the Eid celebration in Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas of the state.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

Eid-el-Fitri: IGP orders tight security around praying grounds, recreation centres

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a water-tight security on all Eid praying grounds, recreation centres, public highways, public utilities and critical infrastructures across the country.

Taliban bombs US convoy in Kabul, casualties uncertain

A car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded in Kabul, the Afghan capital on Friday, wounding four U.S. service members and causing a number of other casualties, officials said, in the second attack in the city in two days.

Katsina emirate suspends Sallah durbar, festivities to mourn victims of bandit attacks ‎

The Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, has suspended the annual Sallah durba and other festivities organised by the emirate to celebrate the Sallah festivities.

Election: Suspected thugs set Kano PDP governorship candidate’s house ablaze

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano, Abba Yusuf, said on Monday that his house has been set ablaze.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir Sanusi gets official ‘chief singer’

The Kano State Emirate Council has announced its plan to turban a Kannywood singer, Naziru Ahmad, as “Sarkin Maiwakar Sarkin Kano” (Chief Singer of the Emir of Kano) Muhammadu Sanusi II.

WAEC intensifies effort to introduce e-assessment for its examinations

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it is intensifying efforts to introduce the application of e-assessment for its examinations in the near future.
President Muhammadu Buhari Treking

2019: President Buhari physically fit for second term – Presidency

The Presidency has said the 800 metres trekking embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Eid-ground in Daura to his private residence is an indication of his fitness to seek re-election in 2019.
Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Nigeria’s making steady progress towards food sufficiency

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed delight over Nigeria’s steady progress toward food sufficiency.
President Muhammadu Buhari Treking

Presidency replies Governor Tambuwal as President Buhari treks 800 metres

The Presidency said President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated his fitness to run for a second term by trekking 800 metres from the Eid-praying ground in Daura to his private residence.

President Buhari marks Sallah with NYSC members in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday marked the Eid-el-Kabir in his hometown of Daura, with trademark features, celebrating with National Youth Service Corps members posted to the town, after trekking 800 metres from the praying ground.

Sallah: Police, NSCDC deploy 4,000 personnel in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Commands of Nigerian Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), have deployed no fewer than 4,000 personnel to ensure hitch free Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in the state.

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NSE: Investors react positively to ministers’ inauguration, assignment

Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday reacted positively to the inauguration and assignment of ministers to various portfolios by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, says the Buhari administration is working with state governments across the Northwest to pursue an urgent revamp of the national security apparatus in the subregion.

President Buhari warns cabinet members against unnecessary altercation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, cautioned new cabinet Ministers against unnecessary altercation while discharging their responsibilities.
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Kaduna election: Tribunal dismisses Shehu Sani’s petition for lack of merit

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed the petition challenging the election of Senator Uba Sani as the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

President Buhari approves appointment of aides for First Lady

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of aides for the Office of the First Lady, occupied by Hajia Aisha Buhari.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni were once close allies but their relations have turned deeply hostile in a dispute that damaged trade between the neighbours.

Ugandan, Rwandan leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.