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The trial of six cargo handlers accused of planting illegal substance in passengers luggage at Mallam Aminu International Airport, Kano, again failed to hold today following absence of the presiding judge.
Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking, says she learnt “pure Arabic” and memorised half of the Qur’an during her 124-day stay in prison.
The Senate said on Tuesday that Nigerians felt great relief when Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar returned from Saudi Arabia where she was detained for four months by that country’s authorities.
Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, ex-minister of aviation and critic of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), agreed praising President Muhammadu Buhari but has denied dumping opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the release of Zainab Aliyu by Saudi authorities is a further sign of the immense goodwill Nigeria enjoys on the Global Stage under President Muhammadu Buhari leadership.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for facilitating the release of two Nigerians arrested in Saudi Arabia.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustapha Sulaiman, has confirmed that Saudi authorities have released the Nigerian girl, Zainab Aliyu, and another man, Ibrahim Abubakar, arrested for alleged drug-related offence.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commenced hiring of lawyers in Saudi Arabia to defend the Nigerian student Zainab Habib arrested by the Saudi authorities for being in possession of a banned substance.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, an official has said.
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a cartel, which specialised in planting illicit drugs in travellers’ luggage.
The Benue State Government has said that it would not repeal nor suspend the Anti-Open Grazing law for any reason, insisting that the law was in the best interest of both herdsmen and farmers in the state.
A professor at the faculty of humanities, Maitama Sule University, Kano, Umar Labdo, says the Fulanis are destined to lead Nigeria for a long time.
The Progressive Governors’ Forum of the All Progressives Congress has inaugurated a governance programme steering committee to ensure uniformity of policy initiatives in all the APC controlled states.
The automatic employment of 37 graduating students of the Yobe College of Nursing and Midwifery by the State Government has excited residents.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his Abia counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu, over the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunals judgment which upheld their elections.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals.
Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has listed key areas that he wants the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) to intervene in, as it rolls out its activities in the region to help people affected by the Boko Haram crisis to reclaim and rebuild their lives.
South African Government on Monday formally apologised to Nigerians and the Nigerian Government over recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians in that country.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Ahmed Wase (APC-Plateau), has been sworn in as the first Deputy Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States Parliament.
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay urged Brussels to show “creativity and flexibility” in negotiations over Britain leaving the EU on Thursday, after the Finnish prime minister said London must produce new proposals by the end of this month.
Stakeholders in the environment sector have commended Nigeria’s implementation of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in terms of mitigation and adaptation of climate change.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday upheld the March 9 election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party.