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Ex-minister Tanimu Turaki’s corruption trial adjourned

At the resumed trial today (Wednesday), account statement and account opening package of Abdulrahman Yusuf, a bureau de change operator, Oberone BDC Ltd and Halima Tanimu Turaki were tendered and admitted in evidence through the ninth prosecution witness, Umar Garba, a relationship manager with First City Monument Bank.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano exempts judicial workers from stay-at-home order

Kano State government has declared the exemption of civil servants in the Judicial sector from the stay at home order.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano bans operation of viewing, event centres

The Kano State Government has announced the imposition of a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state following increasing COVID-19 cases.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Coronavirus: Kano directs civil servants to stay at home until further notice

The Kano state government has directed all civil servants to stay at home from Tuesday, until further notice, following the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ebonyi gets new police chief

A new Commissioner of Police (CP) for Ebonyi, Mr Aliyu Garba, assumed duty on Monday, an official has said.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest two who disguises as spirits to defraud unsuspecting individuals

Police in Katsina State on Wednesday says it has succeeded in arresting two who disguises as spirits (Aljannu) to defraud unsuspecting individuals of their monies in the state.
Twitter said Tuesday it was rolling out tweets which disappear after 24 hours, joining rival social platforms in offering ephemeral messages.

Nigerian withdraws case against Twitter chief, adduces reasons

Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has withdrawn his $1 billion lawsuit against Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano: Salary deduction is temporary – official

According to him, deduction in November and December workers’ salary is a temporary measure, informed by the drop in federal allocation and dwindling internally generated revenue occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

CJN swears in Justice Garba as acting CJ of FCT high court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, Wednesday, swore in Justice Salisu Garba as Acting Chief Judge (CJ) of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade 83 suspected cultists, armed robbers, others in Benue

No fewer than 83 suspected cultists, armed robbers and others were, on Tuesday, paraded publicly in Makurdi by the Benue Police Command, following a crack down on criminal activities in the state during the festive period.
Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

NSCDC promotes 11 officers, upgrades 122 others in Zamfara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has promoted 11 officers and upgraded 122 others to various ranks and cadres in Zamfara.
The member representing Ndokwa-Ukwuani Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Nicholas Ossai, has trained his Constituents on how to preserve tomatoes and telfairia (Ugu).

Delta Rep engages constituents on tomatoes, telfairia production

The member representing Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Nicholas Ossai, has trained his Constituents on how to preserve tomatoes and telfairia (Ugu).
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: Troops have surrounded kidnappers of Katsina students

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, said troops have surrounded the gunmen that kidnapped some students in Katsina State.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara by-election rerun: Ex-Governor Yari says APC may pull out if…

Former governor of Zamfara state and the leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Alhaji Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has disclosed that there is tendencies that the APC might not participate in the Bakura State Constituency bye election rerun slated for Wednesday if security is not guaranteed.

Kano university loses fourth professor in one year

A professor of Business Administration at Bayero University, Kano, Prof. Ali Muhammad Garba, is dead

Religion, culture hamper HIV education in Sokoto schools

Many secondary school students in Sokoto State do not know much about HIV and AIDS due to cultural and religious restriction to sex education in schools in the state.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed all cleared contestants in the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold January 16 to be subjected to a compulsory drug test.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Niger, Labour parley on slash in workers’ salaries ended in deadlock

The parley between officials of the Niger State Government and organised labour over the planned slash in workers’ salaries effective from November, which was held in Minna on Thursday, has ended in a deadlock.

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Facebook vice president Nick Clegg says the company is referring its decision to indefinitely suspend former President Trump from its platform to its newly-established oversight board for a complete review. The president’s Facebook account was suspended indefinitely on January 7th after he incited his followers to attack the US Capitol on January 6th. Six people died in the ensuing riots.
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Ghana’s president picks eight female ministers to serve in his new government

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will appoint a total of thirty (30) Ministers, and sixteen (16) Regional Ministers, bringing the total number of Ministers to forty-six (46) to serve in his second government.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief advocates death penalty for kidnappers, bandits, beneficiaries

The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, has advocated death penalty for kidnappers, bandits and their beneficiaries.
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Ekiti governor seeks extension of Nigerian government’s special jobs scheme

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday commended the Federal Government for the establishment of a 774,000 special jobs scheme, saying a total of 16,000 employments will be generated in Ekiti alone with a sum of N960 million injected into the state’s economy.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government begins disbursement of N20,000 to Abuja women

Rural women in the six area councils of the FCT, are to benefit from the disbursement under the government’s National Social Investment Programme. Speaking at the event, Farouq explained that the grant was aimed at increasing the income and productive assets of target beneficiaries.