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FEC approves N166 billion for construction, rehabilitation of 14 roads

The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of N166bn contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of 14 roads nationwide.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari: FEC meeting helped me survive tribunal ruling

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he was not traumatised while the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal delivered it judgment on Wednesday.
The Kano State Hisbah Board said it arrested 262 suspected beggars in August in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.

Kano Hisbah arrests 262 beggars in August

The Kano State Hisbah Board said it arrested 262 suspected beggars in August in Kano metropolis for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state.

Nigeria gives condition to reopen borders with neighbours

Hameed Ali, the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says Nigeria’s borders will remain closed until the country and its neighbours agree on existing ECOWAS protocol on movement.

Federal government intensifies efforts on integration of Qur’anic education into UBE programme

The Federal Government has reiterated commitment to integrate the Qur’anic and Tsangaya education into the Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme in the country.

Jigawa pays 382 retirees N740.6 million as gratuities

Jigawa State Pension Board has paid N740,602,90.36k as retirement benefits to 382 retirees from April till date, the Executive Chairman of the Board, Hashim Ahmed Fagam, has disclosed.
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Dutse emir decries indiscriminate felling of trees

The Emir of Dutse, Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi, has decried indiscriminate felling of trees in his domain, calling on the state government to review the law prohibiting the act with a view to providing stiffer punishment for the offenders.
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Kano bubbles for international polo festival

Management of the foremost Kano Polo Club has held out the promise of unprecedented added value to sponsors, partner, other stakeholders and polo buffs during the forthcoming 2019 edition of the prestigious Kano international polo tournament billed to gallop off in grand style from September 12.

NSCDC receives 30 cases of child trafficking in Kaduna

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has received 30 cases of child trafficking in the last eight months in Kaduna State.

NSCDC to deploy agro rangers in Jigawa

Alhaji Garba Mohammed, Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa said his command would soon deploy Agro Rangers to flash points in the state to tackle farmers and herdsmen clashes.

Yahaya Bello: Kogi PDP has history of inefficiency, brigandage

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has taken a swipe at the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state for what he described as the party’s inability to conduct an ordinary governorship primary without chaos.
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

Adams Oshiomhole: Winning primary election does not translate to capacity

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, has explained why the 15 aspirants that bought forms to contest for the ticket of the party must close ranks with the incumbent Yahaya Bello ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial poll in Kogi state.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Official: Flood destroys 3,000 farmlands, 120 houses in Jigawa

Flood triggered by incessant rain has destroyed over 3,000 farmlands and about 120 houses at Zugo town in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa, an official has said.

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s actions not enough – Sule Lamido

The former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Thursday, said the actions taken by President Muhammadu Buhari so far on the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa are not enough.
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Jigawa mother lawmaker kidnapped

The mother of a lawmaker in the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Yayaha Muhammad, has been kidnapped by gunmen.
The police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, told newsmen that the accident occurred late Saturday at Garin Galla, in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.

Police: 14 die in Jigawa road accident

The police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, told newsmen that the accident occurred late Saturday at Garin Galla, in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.
The Lagos State Government on Friday intercepted a truck coming from Jigawa State, filled with 123 men and 48 motorcycles.

Police release 123 arrested Jigawa indigenes after profiling

The 123 indigenes of Jigawa state arrested on Friday in a truck at Agege with 48 motorcycles by the State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses (Task force) were on Saturday released by the Lagos State Police Command.
The Lagos State Government on Friday intercepted a truck coming from Jigawa State, filled with 123 men and 48 motorcycles.

Lagos: Arrest of 123 suspects a routine security check

The Lagos State Government said on Saturday that Friday’s arrest of 123 suspects by the State Task Force was nothing more than a routine security check.

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50 shops razed in Jos market fire

No fewer than fifty timber shades and carpentry workshops were burnt down on Saturday in a market midnight fire in Jos, capital of Plateau State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent felicitations to the monarch of Nupe Kingdom in Niger, Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar as he marked 16 years on the throne and celebrated 67th birthday.

President Buhari congratulates Etsu Nupe on double celebrations

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Bayelsa PDP crisis: Ex-ward chairmen rallies support for Senator Ewrudjakpo

Former ward chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the across the 105 wards in the state under the aegis of Patriots have condemned in very strong terms the continued attack on the person of the Senator representing West Senatorial District, Senator Lawrence Ewrudjakpo over his nomination as the running mate to the PDP candidate, Senator Douye Diri in the November 16 governorship election.
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Senator Omo-Agege calls for “thorough investigation” on Buhari, APC supporter’s attack

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has called for “thorough investigation” over the attack on a supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Elvis Omoiri, in Effurun, Delta state.
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