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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey to license new Mediterranean areas August

Turkey will issue seismic exploration and drilling licences in new areas of the eastern Mediterranean by the end of August, and continue its operations in the region.

2023: Arewa youths root for Southern president

Nigerian youths of northern extraction have canvassed for the emergence of a southern president and kicked against the position canvassed by Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari that the country should embrace competence in determining her next President in 2023 instead of resorting to zoning.
No fewer than 680 repatriated Almajiri have been screened by the Jigawa State Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through an approved private laboratory for the testing and management of the Islamic pupils before onward handing to their parents.

Jigawa screens over 680 repatriated Almajiri for coronavirus

No fewer than 680 repatriated Almajiri have been screened by the Jigawa State Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through an approved private laboratory for the testing and management of the Islamic pupils before onward handing to their parents.
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APC wins Jigawa bye-election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Musa Fagen-Gawo, has been declared the winner of Garki/Bubara bye-election in Jigawa State.

Jigawa governor appoints new head of civil service

Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has confirmed the appointment of Mr Hussaini Kila as substantive State’s Head of the Civil Service.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkish lawyers threaten boycott of Erdogan’s courts ceremony

Dozens of Turkish bar associations are threatening to boycott President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned ceremony to open the judicial year at the presidential palace, saying it would be another violation of the judiciary’s independence.

Magnitude 6 quake shakes western Turkey

An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes and causing some injuries.
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NBS: Nigeria’s poverty rate rises to 62.6%

Statistician General of the Federation (SGF) and Chief Executive of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Dr Yemi Kale, has blamed rising income inequality in the country for being responsible for its high poverty rate, saying that as at 2010, the poverty rate was 62.6 per cent.
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Fresh elections to hold in parts of Jigawa as card readers fail

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that fresh elections will be conducted in some wards that had issues with card readers in Gwaram local Government area of Jigawa State.
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Jigawa records high voter turnout, peaceful election

The Presidential and National Assembly Election was characterised by large turnout of voters and was conducted peacefully across all the 27 local government areas of Jigawa State.
Dejan Prešiček

Minister resigns over bullying claims

Slovenia’s Culture Minister Dejan Presicek resigned on Monday after employees at the ministry accused him of bullying and abuse of office.

Mass defection hits Jigawa PDP as election loom

As the general elections draw closer, gale of defection hits Jigawa polity, investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has revealed.

Election: Jigawa PDP ex-governorship aspirant joins APC

Another People’s Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant Alhaji Baba Aliyu Santali, has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jigawa State.

Jigawa Assembly passes state’s 2019 budget

Jigawa State House of Assembly, yesterday, passed into law the state’s 2019 appropriation bill covering the period of 1st January to 31st December 2019.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa government promotes 378 teachers

No fewer than 378 primary and secondary schools teachers in Auyo Local Government Council of Jigawa have been promoted to their next grade levels by the Jigawa Government.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa government distributes farm inputs to flood victims

The Jigawa Government has distributed farm inputs to 32,859 victims of recent flooding in the North-east zone of the state.
Former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido

Sule Lamido: Nigerians living in fear

Sule Lamido, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerians are living in fear.
The central banks of Qatar and Turkey have signed a currency swap agreement to provide liquidity and support for financial stability, Qatar's central bank said. AP

Qatar, Turkey central banks ink currency swap deal

The central banks of Qatar and Turkey have signed a currency swap agreement to provide liquidity and support for financial stability, Qatar's central bank said.

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Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: I have been unable to speak with President Buhari

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said he was yet to speak directly with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the State.

#EndSARS: Enugu government exempts essential, emergency workers from curfew

The Enugu State Government has exempted health, essential, and emergency workers from the curfew imposed on the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up Enugu metropolis.
Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

Hollywood-backed Quibi to shutter six months after launch

Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

S&P cuts Zambia to default after Eurobond payment missed

S&P Global Ratings Services cut its assessment of Zambia’s debt to selective default after it said it couldn’t meet payments and skipped a coupon on its Eurobonds last week.
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#EndSARS: Nigerian stock market investors lose N113.1 billion

The Nigerian stock market could not sustain the bullish performance recorded earlier in the week as the market, Wednesday, plunged by 0.75 per cent following the curfew announced by the Lagos State as a result of the protest by Nigerian youths against police brutality, tagged #EndSARS.