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Muhammadu Buhari overrules late Idris Kutigi’s family, burial at national cemetery

President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the burial of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, at the National Cemetery against the Gugu cemetery earlier announced by the family of the late Justice.

Sokoto assemblyman quits APC after losing primary

A member of Sokoto State House of Assembly, Alhaji Muhammad Bashir, who lost in the bid to secure the All Progressive Congress (APC) ticket for the House of Representatives, has dumped the party.

Court dissolves two-year-old marriage over husband’s extramarital affairs with maid

A Gudu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday dissolved the 2-year-old marriage between Doyinsola Adebiyi and Adebiyi Kayode, because of the latter’s extra marital affairs with their maid.

18 Sokoto lawmakers dump APC for PDP

18 out of the 30 members of the Sokoto State House of Assembly on Wednesday defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

2019: Governor Tambuwal set to join PDP

Barring last minute change, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State will, on Wednesday, officially declare his defection from All Progressives Congress (APC), a party source has confirmed.

N1.64 billion fraud: Court declines to grant convicted ex-Governor Nyame bail

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Gudu district of Abuja, has dismissed a bail application brought by the convicted former Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame, who is serving a 14-year jail term.

Court refuses bail to jailed ex-Governor Jolly Nyame

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, on Wednesday dismissed a bail application filed by the convicted former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, who is currently serving 14-year jail term in Kuje prison, Abuja.

Convicted ex-Governor Jolly Nyame begs court for bail, says ‘I need access to herbal...

A convicted former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, who was, in May, jailed for 14 years on corruption charges, has approached the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, which handed down the guilty verdict, to release him on bail pending the determination of his appeal against his conviction.

Court delivers judgment in ex-Governor Nyame’s alleged misappropriation trial

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu Abuja is currently delivering judgment in the 11 years long trial of a former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, who was accused of misappropriating about N1.6bn of the state’s funds.

Physician: Old age, major cause of back ache

Dr Solomon Anoti, a Gynaecologist in a private hospital, Gudu in Abuja, on Tuesday, said that old age could be major cause of back pain.

Primate Okoh urges federal government to speed up minimum wage increase

The Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, Primate of Anglican Communion (Church of Nigeria), has urged the Federal Government to speed up the process of the increase in minimum wage.

In Pictures: Senator Saraki, Governor Tambuwal attend funeral of Imam Imam

The spokesman of Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Imam Imam, who died in the early hours of Friday, has been laid to rest in Abuja.

Senator Ndume: I delayed Ali Wakili’s burial to see if he could come back...

A former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, has said that he intentionally delayed the interment of his late colleague, Ali Wakili, to see if he would come back to life.

Police arrest Nigerien with ammunitions, army camouflage in Sokoto

The police in Sokoto State has paraded a national of Niger Republic with ammunitions and an Army camouflage.

In Pictures: Senator Ali Wakili laid to rest in Abuja

Bauchi south senator, Ali Wakili, who died Saturday, was this afternoon buried at Gudu cemetery, Abuja.

Police arrest five over abatement, forgery in Sokoto

The Police Command in Sokoto State has arrested five suspects for alleged abatement and forgery of the National Identity Card.

Senator Wamakko sponsors 52 students to Kwara universities

The newly elected Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, has sponsored 52 indigent students to two Universities in Kwara state.

Asokoro property not owned by former FCT minister – EFCC witness

A prosecution witness, Mr Ishaya Dauda, on Monday admitted in an FCT High Court in Gudu, that the alleged property in Asokoro did not bear Bala Mohammed’s name.

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Supplementary polls: Nigerian Army warns against violence in Sokoto

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary polls to conclude the governorship elections in Sokoto state, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, expressed readiness to check all forms of lawlessness during the exercise.

FIFA bans ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN denies paying ex-President Obasanjo as facilitator

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has never made any payment to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for services he renders to the institution as one of its facilitators.

Murder: Lawyer asks court to reject her confessional statement

Justice Adedayo Akintoye will on April 11 rule whether or not to conduct a trial-within-trial on the confessional statement made by a female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, standing trial for the murder of her lawyer-husband, Symphorosa Odibi.
Nigeria Police

Police launch manhunt for killers of NYSC members in Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa has launched a manhunt for the killers of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the state.