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Cooking gas price drops by 30 percent

The price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), otherwise called cooking gas, has dropped by 30 percent from N400 per kilogram (kg) in May to N280 per kg currently.

FRSC rescues 44 minors from traffickers in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has intercepted two suspected human traffickers and rescued 44 minors.

Protesting Shi’ites demand fed govt to release El-Zakzaky or kill them all

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, otherwise called Shi’ites has blocked all the major highways in Kaduna metropolis in protest, requesting the Federal Government to release their leader, Shiekh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, or kill all of them.

5,571 Kaduna pilgrims depart for Saudi Arabia

A total of 5, 571 pilgrims from Kaduna State have been transported to Saudi Arabia, the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board’s Spokesman, Yunusa Abdullahi says.

Gov. El-Rufa’i denies muzzling media

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State on Tuesday denies that his government is muzzling the media and impinging on the rights of people to free speech.

18 students nominated for US exchange programme

The United States, U.S. Embassy has nominated 18 secondary school students from Nigeria to participate in the 2017 Youth Exchange Study (YES) scheme for one year academic programme in different schools in the U.S.

Katsina, CSOs endorse death penalty for child sexual abuse

The Katsina State Government, in collaboration with a coalition of civil society groups campaigning for the domestication of the Child Rights Act, has proposed death sentence for any person confirmed by a competent court of law to have raped or sexually abused a child.

Igbo seek social media usage regulation over hate-speeches

The President-General of Igbo Community in Kaduna and Vice President of Igbo Delegate Assembly for the 19 Northern States, Mr. Chris Nnoli, has called on government to regulate social media usage in the country.

NLC, TUC plan rallies against diversion of bailout fund by states

Plans are underway by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart to stage rallies in states that are allegedly diverting the bailout fund into other uses apart from payment of salaries, gratuities and pensions of workers.

TCN secures $1.55bn from multilateral corporations to expand transmission lines

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has secured 1.55 billion dollars from multilateral corporations to finance its transmission expansion projects in the country.

President Buhari has not violated the constitution – Group

A cross section of people belonging to pro-Buhari groups, on Monday, said that President Muhammadu Buhari has not violated any section of the constitution due to his prolonged medical vacation in London.

Northern youths hold rally in support of Buhari in Kaduna

Youths in their hundred, Monday, staged a peaceful procession in support of President Muhammadu Buhari who has been in the United Kingdom for more than 90 days on medical vacation.

Sultan calls for devolution of economy, not restructuring of Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday called on Nigerians to focus on devolution of economy rather than restructuring the country.

Sex education necessary, but not in schools – Stakeholders

Stakeholders in the education sector in some states of the North West and North East have expressed divergent views on the teaching of Sexuality Education in schools and at home.

Fed govt spends N6.2bn to feed 3m pupils, hires 33,000 cooks – Akande

The Federal Government says it has so far spent N6.2 billion under the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme, one of its four ongoing Social Investment Programmes (SIP).

APC chief, Balarabe Musa berates Jonathan over economic claims

On the economic front, he said his government provided focused leadership through institutional reforms which he said impacted positively on the fundamentals for growth, especially in the last four years of his time in power.

Hope rises for Kaduna textile over planned $15m investment

The New Nigeria Development Company, NNDC, says it will invest $15 million through a partnership with a Turkish firm to reactivate the collapsed Kaduna Textile company.

Fed govt school feeding programme now in 14 states – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday announced that the present administration is now close to its target of feeding three million primary school children this year under the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme.

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WTO: I’m positive despite hiccups – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says she remains positive of becoming the first African and first female director-general of the World Trade Organisation despite United States opposition to her candidacy.
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Kano government promotes over 249 civil servants

The Kano State government has approved the promotion of 249 civil servants in various ministries, departments and agencies in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen kill police officer, motorcyclist in Benue

The Benue Police Command on Thursday said unknown gunmen killed a Police Officer and a motorcyclist in Ado Local Government Area of the State.
Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on why he makes late substitutions in games.

Super Eagles coach names 23 players for AFCON qualifier vs Sierra Leone

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up Captain Ahmed Musa, defender William Troot-Ekong and 21 others for next month’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying quick-fire double against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.