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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.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

2023: Arewa youths reject Mamman Daura’s call to jettison zoning

Northern youths under the aegis of Arewa Youths for Peace and Security (AYPS) have rejected a call for political parties to jettison zoning in the choice of presidential candidates for the 2023 general election.
KANO- Kano State Government on Sunday said no fewer than 1, 213 Almajiris have been evacuated to their state of origin.

Kano evacuates 1, 213 almajiris to their home state

Kano State Government on Sunday said no fewer than 1, 213 Almajiris have been evacuated to their state of origin.
The Kano State government has confirmed that the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, was among the 22 patients that were discharged after testing negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Kano commissioner, 21 others discharged after testing negative for coronavirus

The Kano State government has confirmed that the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, was among the 22 patients that were discharged after testing negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Covid-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, has on Sunday said coronavirus pandemic is responsible and the cause of the waves of mysterious deaths recorded in the Kano State.

Kano discharges three coronavirus patients

After spending almost three weeks at a Kano State isolation centre, three patients who were positive to COVID-19 pandemic are now certified free of the virus.
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.
The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Kano governor wants lockdown relaxed

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Thursday night sought for urgent easing of the 14-day total lockdown imposed on Kano by the Federal government to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
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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.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, met with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in Awe, Nasarawa State. 4

Mallam Sanusi may leave ‘exile residence’ with Governor El-Rufai

Deposed Kano emir Muhammadu Sanusi is likely to leave Awe, a community in Nassarawa State, where he is exiled by the Kano State Government.
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Senator Kwankwaso visits deposed Emir Sanusi

Former Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has paid a courtesy visit to the deposed Emir of Kano Emirate.
Barely 24 hours after he appointed him as a member of the Board of Kaduna State investment agency, Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday gave the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi another key appointment.

Kano government denies banishing former Emir Sanusi

Controversy now trails the banishing of the former Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhamad Sanusi, as the Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Ibrahim Mukhtar, has denied that the State Government ordered the banishment of the former Emir.
Alhaji Munir Sanusi, the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano, has confirmed the receipt of the query issued to Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government.

ACF speaks on sack of Emir Sanusi

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called for calm and understanding over the removal of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

Kano agency impounds fake drugs worth 20 million

The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

Protest in Kano over ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad

Scores of youth stormed the Kano Hisbah office on Wednesday over an alleged blasphemy song against the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
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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.

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.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.

Mason Greenwood sets new Manchester United record

Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

NIS chief: Immigration job not for sale

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has warned job seekers paying money out of desperation to secure employment, that immigration job was not for sale.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate assures service chiefs of support

The Senate has promised the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Service Chiefs, Acting Inspector General of Police (IG) and Heads of intelligence agencies in the country, of its readiness to do everything within its power to ensure that they have all they need to tackle the worsening insecurity situation in the country.

Abia monarch: Banditry, terrorism will not take over Nigeria

The Chairman of Umuahia Traditional Council in Abia, Eze Nnamdi Ofoegbu said bandits and terrorism will not take over Nigeria.
The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, says the agency has earmarked N807 million for the rehabilitation of a portion of its building that was burnt during the #EndSARS protests in the country.

#EndSARS: Lagos supports affected businesses with N940 million

Lagos state government says it disbursed N939.98 million to 1,835 beneficiaries under its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) recovery fund.