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SEC shuts down Ponzi scheme in Kano

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sealed off the premises of Dantata Success and Profitable Company, Kano for engaging in illegal capital market activities,

Sokoto Assembly receives nominees for principal offices

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday received letters of nomination of Principal officers from both Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All progressives Congress (APC), following the defection of 19 members from the APC.
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SSG Bashir Garba urges federal government to extend security intervention to Sokoto

The Secretary to Sokoto State Government, Prof. Bashir Garba, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to extend its security intervention in Zamfara State to Sokoto State.

Official: Suspected stomach flu kills nine in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Government has confirmed nine deaths due to what an official described as suspected cases of gastroenteritis in seven local government sreas of the state.

NSCDC nabs 12 suspected kidnappers in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 12 suspected kidnappers that have been terrorising four local government areas in the state.

Police confirm eight deaths in bandits, vigilante clash in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Police Command on Monday confirmed eight deaths in a clash that ensued between armed bandits and local vigilante members in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

SEC approves 120 merger related transactions in three years

The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) approved about 120 merger related transactions in the last three years, its acting Director General, Mary Uduk, said.

Minister explains reinstatement of trading on Oando shares

While the shareholder groups have accused Adeosun of “unwholesome interference” in the nation’s capital market and meddling in the operations of SEC, and demanded her immediate sack, the minister has denied the allegations, saying the shareholder groups were speaking out of ignorance.

SEC: Kemi Adeosun reassigns portfolios, names acting chief

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Friday approved the reassignment of portfolios in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Security agencies in Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara collaborate to tackle crime

Security agencies in Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna and Zamfara states say they are collaborating to tackle criminality in their areas of operation.

Nigerian Stock Exchange moves to forestall price decline in newly listed entities

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has commenced moves to curtail the usual free fall in the share prices of newly listed companies.

AfDB takes step to light up Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has entered into a partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to scale up solar energy in Africa.

Nigerian music, movies make waves in Sierra Leone

Nigerian Music and Noollywood movies are currently making waves in Sierra Leone’s entertainment industry, especially in Freetown, a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has revealed.

How suspended SEC chief Mounir Gwarzo spent N1.7 billion on ‘golden handshake’ – panel

The embattled former Director General of the Securities & Exchange Commission, SEC, Mounir Gwarzo, appears to be in more trouble as fresh allegations emerged Thursday that he spent over N1.7 billion on ‘golden handshake’ to some staff without due process and approval.

Police to tackle cattle rustling, other crimes in Sokoto – CP

The new Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, Alhaji Murtala Usman Mani, has assured that the command is ready to tackle all forms of crime in the state.

Senator Saraki pledges quick passage of CAMA, ISA Bills

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday reiterated the commitment of the 8th National Assembly to swiftly consider and pass required amendments to the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and the Investment and Securities Act (ISA).

NSCDC operative killed in gun battle with cattle rustlers

The Sokoto Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the death of Assistant Inspector, Nafi’u Aliyu, during gun battle with cattle rustlers.

406 patients benefit from Senator Wamakko’s free eye care programme

No fewer than 406 persons suffering from various eye ailments were treated in Sabon Birni and Isa local government areas of Sokoto State under the free eye care programme of Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC- Sokoto).

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About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

APGA alleges plot by PDP to rig Abia elections

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia says it has uncovered the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) grand plot to rig the general elections in the state.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa: Movement restriction during elections is illegal

Activist lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has warned the police against restricting human and vehicular movements on election days, saying it is unconstitutional.
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Election: PDP, APC trade words over withdrawal of INEC sensitive materials

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, on Sunday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of alleged plan to rig the Presidential and National Assembly elections in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.