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Ex-Governor Mahmuda Shinkafi dumps PDP for APC

A former governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Mahmuda Shinkafi, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

PDP chairmanship: Ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel commences nationwide tour

An aspirant for the National Chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party and a former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, will commence a nationwide campaign for the position on November 2, 2017.

Nigerian Army confirms ambush on soldiers in Zamfara

Nigerian Army on Sunday confirmed an ambush by suspected bandits against its anti terrorism team on Friday around Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Zakkat board distributes N4 million to needy in Zamfara

Zamfara State Zakkat and Endowment Board has distributed N4 million to the needy in Gusau as part of efforts to reduce poverty among people of the state.

Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki spent N650m on national prayer – EFCC

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, Michael Adariku, on Thursday told an Abuja High Court how N1.4bn security vote from the office of the National Security Adviser was diverted.

N2.1bn fraud: Raymond Dokpesi spent millions on generators, security doors, transformer – witnesses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday called two prosecution witnesses who testified before the Federal High Court in Abuja in respect of the N2.1bn fraud charges instituted against the African Independent Television’s founder, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and his Daar Investment and Holdings Limited.

FRSC chief Boboye Oyeyemi lauds Zamfara govt, security agencies on release of abducted personnel

The Federal Road Safety Commission, Boboye Oyeyemi, has appreciated the Zamfara State Government and security agencies for their roles that led to the release of an FRSC personnel abducted in Tsafe recently.

NiMet predicts partly cloudy, hazy weather for Saturday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy weather condition over central states of the country on Saturday morning.

NYSC to offer free medical services in Zamfara

No fewer than 10,000 residents are expected to benefit from the 2017 Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers Scheme (HIRD) being organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Zamfara state.

The forgotten conversations

If you think the problem is federalism, you will vigorously push for “true federalism” and such like. If you think the problem is revenue allocation, you will fight for the Nigerian definition of “fiscal federalism” — by which is meant “higher derivation payment”.

Zamfara govt to establish trauma centres in hospitals

The Zamfara state government is to establish trauma centres in all its hospitals to boost health care services.

Fed govt plans 10 new rail lines nation-wide

The Federal Government is currently carrying out feasibility studies on the construction of 10 new standard gauge rail lines across the country.

Kidnapped assistant police commissioner released

Emmanuel Adeniyi, an assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara state, who was kidnapped last Wednesday, has been released.

Restructuring: Let’s follow due process – Abdulsalami

A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has advised those agitating for the restructuring or breaking up of the country to ensure they follow due process.

Police intercept two vehicles conveying arms

The Zamfara State Police Command on Wednesday intercepted two vehicles carrying arms in different parts of the state.

NLC announces conditional suspension of strike in Zamfara

The Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Zamfara chapter, on Monday announced a conditional suspension of the indefinite strike it embarked upon a fortnight ago.

Restructuring: Zamfara APC meets traditional rulers, religious heads, CSOs

The All Progressives Congress in Zamfara state said the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable and has expressed support for ongoing calls for Restructuring.

Kwara govt spends N7bn on roads

The Kwara State Government has spent over N7 billion on several road projects across the state under the State Infrastructure Development Fund.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.