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Incumbent Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will face former president John Dramani Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghana to elect president in ‘battle of two giants’

West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.”
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest two over alleged raping of minors in Adamawa

Police in Adamawa has arrested two suspects for alleged raping of two minors in Jambutu, Yola North Local Government Area of the state.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Kaduna denies report on abduction along Abuja-Kaduna Highway

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, alongside the Police Commissioner, Umar Musa Muri and Operation Thunder Strike Sector Commander, Colonel Ibrahim Gambari, led journalists to the location where the said abduction was said to have taken place to interact with residents of the area.
The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Kaduna ICT Hub funds inventor to produce ventilators

The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Adamawa muslims seek prayers against coronavirus

The Adamawa Muslim Council has called on the faithful to pray that God should intervene in the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
Many residents of Kaduna today, shunned the stay-at-home order by the state government barely after one week it was issued. They contended that they were unable to endure the pangs of hunger and had no alternative than to defy the order. They are ignoring the presence of security operatives and found their way to foodstuffs market located at Bakin Dogo, in Kaduna North local government.

Lockdown: Kaduna residents complain of hunger

Some residents of Kaduna have expressed reservation over the stay-at-home order imposed on the state government and alleged that starvation was setting in.

Sokoto Hisbah records 606 rape cases in 2019

The Commandant, Sokoto State Hisbah Commission, Dr Adamu Kasarawa, said the commission has recorded 606 rape cases across the state in 2019.

Kaduna court frees 87 shiite members

The court in the northern city of Kaduna “discharged and acquitted” the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria for lack of evidence linking them to the death of the soldier during the bloody encounter in December 2015, Haruna Magashi told AFP.

Kaduna fire service records 84 fire outbreaks in January

The Kaduna State Fire Service says it recorded 87 fire outbreaks and seven deaths in January 2020.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, on Saturday, said that the patient is a 36-year-old male.

Kaduna records fresh Lassa fever case

The Commissioner disclosed that a 34-year-old male patient contracted the disease in Kajuru Local Government Area of the State, and was being managed at a designated Infectious Disease Control Centre in the state.

Teacher drags husband to court for giving N300 daily for 3 children’s upkeep

A primary school teacher, Munira Muhammad, has dragged her husband, Lawal Ibrahim before the Sharia Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, for giving her only N300 daily for the upkeep of their three children.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, on Saturday, said that the patient is a 36-year-old male.

Lassa fever kills one in Kaduna – commissioner

Kaduna state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Muhammad Baloni, on Monday said one person has died due to Lassa fever in the state.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, on Saturday, said that the patient is a 36-year-old male.

Kaduna government confirms first case of Lassa fever

Kaduna State government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chukun local government area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police rescue 20 kidnapped victims in Kaduna

Kaduna State Police Command said it had rescued 20 victims that were allegedly kidnapped along Kaduna-Zaria highway on January 14.
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Kaduna explosion: Northern governors mourn atomic energy agency boss, son

The Northern Governors Forum is mourning the demise of the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Prof. Simon Mallam, who died in a gas explosion in Kaduna.
The Kaduna State Government has condoled with the families of those who died following a gas explosion that occurred at about 2pm on Saturday in Kaduna.

Death toll in Kaduna gas explosion rises to six

The death toll from the gas explosion in Kaduna State has increased to six, the police have said.

Gang kills student, injure octogenarian, others in Yola

A notorious gang of youths known in Adamawa State as Shilla Boys has killed a 24-year-old student and injured an octogenarian as well as some other people in three separate incidents around Jimeta, Yola, during the week.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Anambra elections: I want small, cost-effective cabinets – governor-elect

The Adamawa State Governor-elect, Ahmadu Umar Fintiri, has inaugurated a 65-member transition committee, asking it to design for him a lean, cost effective cabinet and other structure of governance.
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Adamawa governor-elect constitutes 65 member transition committee

Adamawa State Governor-elect, Ahmadu Fintiri, on Monday constituted 65 Member Transition Committee, to ensure smooth handing over and taking over administration in the state. The committee has Aliyu Ismaila Numan, former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of...
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Adamawa elections: Governor Bindow, Umaru Fintiri test popularity in make-up poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 28 for the conduct of governorship supplementary election in Adamawa.
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Adamawa elections: APC rejects governorship supplementary polls date

The All Progressives Congress in Adamawa has rejected the new date, March 28, fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the supplementary governorship election in the state.

INEC fixes March 28 for Adamawa supplementary election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has fixed March 28 for the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State.

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Zamfara governor: I’m ready to resign if it will end insecurity

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, says he is ready to resign if that will end insecurity in his state.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

AFCON: NFF confirms date of final qualifying matches for Super Eagles

On Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) took to the official Twitter account of the Super Eagles to officially confirm the dates and kickoff times for the final stage of the senior men’s national football team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak there, even as the World Health Organization recommends against travel restrictions.

West African health ministers in joint fight against Ebola

Ministers of Health from Guinea – which is combating a new Ebola outbreak – and neighbouring countries have agreed on a unified front to combat the virus that re-emerged about three weeks ago.

#EndSARS: Oba Akiolu accuses youths of stealing $2 million, N17 million from his palace...

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has said that youths that invaded his palace during #EndSARS protests in October 2020 stole $2m and N17m from his palace.

Ondo governor dissolves boards, parastatals

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the dissolution of all boards and parastatals, except the statutory ones in the state, with immediate effect.

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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara government negotiating with bandits for abducted schoolgirls safe return – source

Authorities in Zamfara are holding negotiations for the release of 317 schoolgirls kidnapped by criminal gangs last week, sources familiar with the talks said Monday.
Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the courtroom during his trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling in Paris in December. Benoît Tessier-Reuters

Former French president jailed for corruption

The politician, 66, who was president from 2007 to 2012 was convicted on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a Paris court and handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.
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Russian deputy premier orders study of coronavirus vaccination efficacy for HIV patients

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova has tasked the health ministry and the health protection watchdog with studying Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination efficacy for HIV-positive people.
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Zamfara governor shuts all boarding schools

“I appeal to the people of the state to remain calm and resist the evil machinations of those who would want to exploit the current situation to achieve political ends. Insha Allah, with our collective resolve, we would emerge out of this situation stronger,” he said.
The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) has postponed the local government elections earlier scheduled for May 15, 2021.

Kaduna council polls postponed

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) has postponed the local government elections earlier scheduled for May 15, 2021.