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Buba Marwa

Drug abuse: Committee to submit report soon – General Marwa

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd), has disclosed that the committee will soon transmit its report to the Presidency.

CCSG: Leak of central bank governor’s audio tape done in bad faith

The purported leakage of an audio of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Godwin Emefiele, discussing an alleged missing N500bn has been condemned by the Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG), as an act done in bad faith and an attempt to blackmail the CBN governor.
The Senate said on Tuesday that Nigerians felt great relief when Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar returned from Saudi Arabia where she was detained for four months by that country’s authorities.

Senate: Return of Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar from S/Arabia a great relief to Nigerians

The Senate said on Tuesday that Nigerians felt great relief when Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar returned from Saudi Arabia where she was detained for four months by that country’s authorities.

Governor Ganduje: We created new emirates to reduce Emir Sanusi’s burden

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says he created new emirates in the state to reduce the burden of the Kano emirate under Muhammad Sanusi.
A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

New Emirs: How Governor Ganduje defied ‎court order

The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday presented appointment letters to the four newly appointed Emirs in the state.

Governor Ganduje orders new emirs to ensure every child goes to school

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered the newly inaugurated Emirs in the state to ensure that every child in their domains is sent to school.

Governor Ganduje: New emirs appointed before court order

The Kano State Government has said it didn’t receive any court order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from further action concerning the newly appointed First Class Emirs of Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi Emirates.
Aminu Ado Bayero

Governor Ganduje appoints Ado Bayero’s son, 3 others as emirs

The Kano State government has appointed Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as emir of Bichi emirate, one of the four newly-created emirates. It also confirmed the upgrade of three district heads of Karaye, Rano and Gaya to first class emirs for their respective emirates.
Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Muslim groups hail federal government over Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar’s release

Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Femi Fani-Kayode praises President Buhari, denies dumping PDP

Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, ex-minister of aviation and critic of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), agreed praising President Muhammadu Buhari but has denied dumping opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Ministry: Silent diplomatic efforts aided Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar release by Saudi Arabia

Foreign Affairs Ministry says its silent diplomatic efforts in the past few weeks culminated in the release of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar arrested by Saudi authority for drug related offence.

Federal government secures release of another Nigeria arrested in Saudi Arabia

Two days after the release of Maryam Aliyu from prison, the Federal Government on Thursday secured release of another Nigerian, Ibrahim Abubakar, who was accused of drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia.
Zainab Aliyu

Zainab Aliyu’s release: How Nigeria enjoys global goodwill under President Buhari – minister

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the release of Zainab Aliyu by Saudi authorities is a further sign of the immense goodwill Nigeria enjoys on the Global Stage under President Muhammadu Buhari leadership.
Ambassador Adnan Bostaji (l) with Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama (r)

Federal government expresses delight over Zainab Aliyu’s release

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has expressed appreciation to the Saudi Authority for the release of Zainab Aliyu, who was held for alleged drug trafficking offence.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa lauds President Buhari over release of Zainab Aliyu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for facilitating the release of two Nigerians arrested in Saudi Arabia.
Segun Olulade

Lagos lawmaker lauds federal government over release of Zainab Aliyu

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Segun Olulade, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for securing the release of Ms Zainab Aliyu, who was arrested by Saudi Arabian authorities for alleged possession of codeine.
Zainab Aliyu

Why Zainab Habib was freed by Saudi authorities

Nigerian student, Zainab Habib Aliyu, was yesterday released by Saudi Arabian authorities four months after she was arrested over alleged drug trafficking, which carries capital punishment in the kingdom.
Zainab Aliyu

Federal government confirms release of Zainab Aliyu in Saudi Arabia

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustapha Sulaiman, has confirmed that Saudi authorities have released the Nigerian girl, Zainab Aliyu, and another man, Ibrahim Abubakar, arrested for alleged drug-related offence.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari dines with Zamfara leaders in Saudi Arabia, decries insecurity in state

President Muhammadu Buhari has again decried the loss of lives and property to banditry in Zamfara State.

One dead, 14 injured in Anambra auto crash

A 54-year old man, Chidi Ezechi, lost his life while fourteen others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a ghastly road accident in Ogidi, Anambra State.
Lille sporting director Luis Campos has claimed it is unlikely that Jose Mourinho will take the Lyon job next summer.

Jose Mourinho accused of ‘acting like he was at Carlisle United, not Manchester United’

“Mourinho never smiled, which doesn't make any sense. He should have been happy - he was in a job that he'd always wanted, one of the most prestigious jobs in the world at one of the biggest clubs. He was acting like he was at Carlisle United, not Manchester United.
Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez eyes AFCON after Manchester City treble

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez hopes he can continue a successful streak by helping Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt during July.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons for putting up a superlative performance that saw them emerging as 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup Champions, with an unbeaten record throughout the tournament. 3

Senator Saraki lauds Super Falcon’s WAFU Cup victory

Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Monday, lauded the Super Falcons for lifting the 2019 WAFU Cup ”following their soul-lifting display in the finals of the game last Saturday in Abidjan.”