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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Ramadan: Corps member presents gift to Kogi governor

A corps member serving at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) headquarters in Abuja, Abubakar Ahmad Abubakar, has visited Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, and presented a gift to him in the spirit of the month of Radaman.
This was part of a press release signed by MURIC’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and made available to journalists on Tuesday.

MURIC urges Nigerian Army to postpone training new recruits

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to the Nigerian Army to postpone its training exercise until after the Ramadan fast.

Nigerian Navy court-martials 13 personnel

The Nigerian Navy, on Friday in Lagos, court-martialled 13 of its personnel arrested for their alleged involvement in both civil and military offences.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to stop ethnic profiling, vows to deal with criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday cautioned against ethnic profiling in the battle against insecurity in the country, vowing to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals threatening national security.
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UNICEF launches faith-based handbooks for child development

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has launched faith-based handbooks to assist in child well-being and development.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi governor embarks on peace tour of Fulani communities

As part of efforts to sustain the peace and security of lives and property, the Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagugu has engaged top clerics to preach a message of love and togetherness among Fulani communities in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to meet with the 344 Kankara schoolboys any moment from now. The schoolboys were abducted by gunmen from their hostels at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State last Friday.

Gang leader behind Kankara school boys abduction surrenders

A criminal gang leader behind the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren in northwest Katsina state in December has surrendered to authorities in an amnesty deal, officials said on Tuesday.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor forgives seven bandits who swore on Quran to repent

"Governor Matawalle accepted their resolve as they took an oath with the Holy Quran not to either go back to their past ways or become informants for their former colleagues who have yet to key into the peace process," the statement said.

Rilwan Akiolu: I remain Oba of Lagos whether some people like it or not

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has said he is the leader of Lagos irrespective of what anyone feels about it.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano approves recruitment of 60 Qur’anic teachers

Kano State Government has approved the employment of 60 Qur’anic teachers (Alarammas) across the 15 Almajiri Model Schools in the state.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Troops kill eight Boko Haram commanders in Sambisa

The killed terrorists were identified as Tumbun Dabino – Ba Issoufo, Tumbun Bororo – Amir Batam, Tumbun Jaki – Almustapha, TumbunBagaruwa – Modou Kollo, Dogon Tchoukou – Issah, Tumbun Rakke – Mustapha Woulama, Tumbun Dila – Boukar Kowa and Tumbun Mita – Abou Aisha.

Kwara clergies to comply with rules on Friday prayers

Kwara State Council of Ulama has agreed to comply fully with the rules on prevention of Coronavirus as congregational Friday prayers commence across the state on Friday.

NiDCOM chief pays tribute to deceased Senator Osinowo

Dabiri-Erewa paid her tribute in a statement signed by Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations Unit of the commission, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

Boko Haram invites bandits to join them

The Abubakar Shekau faction of Boko Haram, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, has invited bandits to join them.
Kayode Alabi

Juma’at prayers to begin in Kwara on Friday

This is sequel to the approval of the Emir of Ilorin, and chairman of the state council of chiefs, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, with the agreement of the state COVID-19 technical committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi.

‎Eid el-Fitr‎: TUC calls for sober reflection

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has urged Muslim faithful to have a sober reflection because of the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari: Coronavirus has affected spiritual, social, economic lives of Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday lamented that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on people’s spiritual, social and economic lives.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Troops kill 11 Boko Haram terrorist, recover weapons

Giving a breakdown of the operations, Enenche noted that troops of 121 Task Force (TF) Battalion under 26 TF Bde made contact with BHTs at crossing point Pulka-Firgi road.
Prof. Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi (SAN) of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, has been appointed the Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University, Malete.

Group defends Kwara governor over appointment of state university vice chancellor

A non political group based in Ilorin, Gambari Progressive Society, has defended the Kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, over his recent appointment of Prof. Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi as the new vice chancellor of the state owned university, KWASU.
The Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), DCP, in Lagos, Olatunji Disu, on Friday appealed to Muslim faithful gathering for Jumat prayers in two mosques in Agege Lagos to comply with the Lagos State Government’s order on religious gathering and social distancing as a way of preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Ramadan: Council urges Muslims to pray for end to coronavirus

The Kogi State Council of Ulamah has called on Muslims to use the coming Ramadan to pray for the total eradication of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria: Social distancing, washing of hands, staying at home not punitive

Nigerians have been enjoined not to see the protocols of social distancing, washing of hands as well as staying at home as punitive but rather necessary measures meant to fight the deadly Coronavirus to standstill.
Senator Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya representing Katsina Central Senatorial District has said that the deadly Boko Haram sect are ignorant Muslims whose activities are completely opposed to the teachings of Islam.

Senator Barkiya: Boko Haram activities antithetical to Islam

Senator Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya representing Katsina Central Senatorial District has said that the deadly Boko Haram sect are ignorant Muslims whose activities are completely opposed to the teachings of Islam.

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As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 62 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its verified Twitter handle.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police launch clampdown on tinted vehicles, covered number plates

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