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The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara: Coronavirus killed Emir of Kaura

Coronavirus complications took the life of the Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara, Alhaji Ahmad Asha, the Zamfara Government has said.
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.

PDP: Supreme Court can’t reverse self on Zamfara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday insisted that the Supreme Court has no option than to dismiss the pending application by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to review its judgment on the Zamfara State governorship election matter.
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.

Governor Yari’s convoy attacked by aggrieved APC members

Seven aggrieved governorship hopefuls, including the deputy governor, Ibrahim Wakkala, had organised a rally in Gusau on Sunday, where a multitude of their supporters turned out to receive them.

Senator Marafa: Why Governor Yari should resign

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum, Senator Kabiru Marafa, yesterday said that the Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari was supposed to resign as a governor if he has conscience for saying that he had resigned as the Chief Security Officer of the State.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara governor inaugurates APC elders committee

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara on Friday inaugurated a 46-member Elders’ Committee to reconcile aggrieved members of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

Zamfara acting government commends joint military operations

Zamfara Acting Governor Ibrahim Wakkala has commended the joint military operations in fighting armed bandits in the state.
Abdullahi Shinkafi

Zamfara banditry claims 3,000 lives, gulps N17 billion – official

The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives with the state government spending some N17bn in the past seven years on fighting the problem.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara: We have spent over N17 billion on security

The Secretary to the Government of Zamfara State (SSG), Prof. Muhammad Shinkafi, has disclosed that the state government has spent over N17billion in its quest at finding lasting solution to the lingering insecurity issue that has been ravaging the state in recent times.

Police capture 20 suspected bandits, recover arms in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has captured 20 suspected bandits and recovered seven AK 47 rifles.

Troops kill 20 bandits, free captives in Zamfara

The Force Information Officer of the operation, Col. Muhammad Dole, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna.

NBA flays federal government over killings in Zamfara

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Friday, said it was perturbed over the increased spate of killings in Zamfara State, even as it tasked the Federal Government to wake-up to its responsibility of protecting lives and properties of its citizen.

Attacks: Zamfara records more IDPs

Armed bandits attacks on Zamfara State have continued to increase the number of Internally Displaced Persons in Maradun Local Government area of the state.
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.

Maikanti Baru: No crude oil found in Bida Basin yet

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, has put to rest the false claims making the rounds across the country that commercial quantities of crude oil have been discovered in the Bida Basins, pointing out that the claim is not only alarming but untrue.

Niger Speaker: Why local government autonomy bill didn’t scale through

Facts have emerged as to why the local government autonomy amendment bill did not scale through at the state houses of assembly and the National assembly.

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22. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Ondo governor: Why Amotekun will transform into state police

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Saturday said that the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps would eventually transform into a State Police overtime.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Murtala Muhammad’s son joins APC four years after quitting politics

A son of a former Nigerian Head of State, Murtala Muhammad, Abba Risqua, on Saturday, joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) at an occasion to mark the Democracy Day in Kano.

President Buhari felicitates with General Abdulsalami at 79

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, as he celebrates his 79th birthday anniversary.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Zamfara governor: Negotiations with bandits have failed

Zamfara governor Bello Matawalle has lamented the spate of killings by bandits in the state, saying “thing are getting worse by the day.”
Italy midfielder Jorginho said on Sunday that he sees the same hunger in his national side’s Euro 2020 squad as his Chelsea team that recently lifted the Champions League trophy.

Euro 2020: Jorginho sees same hunger in Italy as Chelsea

Italy midfielder Jorginho said on Sunday that he sees the same hunger in his national side’s Euro 2020 squad as his Chelsea team that recently lifted the Champions League trophy.

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The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has suspended sponsorship of conference attendance for Nigerian lecturers over allegations of fraudulent practices by many the beneficiaries.

Rector: TETFund earmarks N78 billion for ASCETA

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has over the years earmarked up to N78billion for academic staff development at the Abia State College of Education Technical, Arochukwu, (ASCETA) in Abia State.
Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir who was evicted from his Igangan palace four months ago has denied media reports that he was behind the fresh attack on Igangan community in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

Seriki Fulani denies being behind Oyo killings

Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, who was evicted from his Igangan palace four months ago has denied media reports that he was behind the fresh attack on Igangan community in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
Sokoto - Peoples Democratic Party - PDP - Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa

Ex-Sokoto governor urges Nigerians to unite to resolve security challenges

A former governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa, says citizens should not blame any individual for the country’s security challenges.
Vehicles drive past the New York Times headquarters in New York March 1, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Websites rumble back to life after Fastly-linked outage

High traffic sites including Reddit, Amazon, CNN, Paypal, Spotify, Al Jazeera Media Network and the New York Times were all listed as experiencing problems by outage tracking website Downdetector.com, but appeared to be coming back up after outages that ranged from a few minutes to around an hour.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will do all within his power to ensure that the security and welfare of Nigerians remain the primary purpose of government.

President Buhari: There’s still more to be done

President Muhammadu Buhari, in a national broadcast on Saturday to mark this year’s democracy day, said in spite of the achievements of his administration, there was still more to be done.