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Katsina flood: Corpse of missing bride recovered in Niger Republic

The remains of Hindatu Yahaya, a young girl who got married three days before the flood in Jibia town in Katsina, have been recovered in Niger Republic.
Chris Giwa

NFF appoints Emmanuel Ikpeme as acting general secretary, postpones league resumption

The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Chris Giwa, has appointed Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme as Acting General Secretary of the football house following corruption allegation levelled against former General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi.

Katsina flood death toll hits 52

The last updated figure of 44 deaths was given by the Governor of the State, Alhaji Aminu Masari.

Nigerian troops recapture Yobe town from Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army says its troops had re-occupied Jilli in Yobe and began to spread across the general area after the Boko Haram terrorists group attacked their location in the town on July 14.

Rainstorm kills 38, damages over 200 houses in Katsina

The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday said that 38 persons had lost their lives following a rainstorm in Jibia Local Government Area of the state.

NSCDC to conduct biometric registration for housemaids, others to checkmate crimes

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday said it would soon begin biometric data-capturing of house girls, security guards and drivers.
Flying Eagles

2019 U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles set for battle

Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles yesterday arrived Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania ahead of today’s 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations final qualifying round, first leg battle against their Mauritanian counterparts.
A Cenotaph inaugurated by Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai at Gudumbali, Guzamala LGA of Borno, in memory of troops, who died in course of battle against Boko Haram terrorists in North East.

Nigerian Army inaugurates cenotaph in memory of fallen heroes in North East

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai has inaugurated a cenotaph at Gudumbali, Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno in memory of troops, who died in the course of battle.

National Assembly: Why we adjusted 2018 Budget

The two chambers of the National Assembly have said the decision to adjust the 2018 Budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari was to correct lopsidedness and imbalance in the estimates.

Team Nigeria departs for Alfaga Cup Taekwondo championships

Team Nigeria on Tuesday departed the country via Kebbi State for the 2nd Alfaga Cup Taekwondo Championships holding from June 19 to June 24 in Niamey, Niger Republic.

Sallah: 11 die in Katsina road accident

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Katsina State has confirmed that 11 youth lost their lives in a road accident Sunday night while celebrating Sallah.

INEC registering foreigners to vote in 2019 – Southern, Middle Belt leaders

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of registering foreigners, especially from Niger Republic, to pave the way for electoral malpractices in 2019.

Human trafficking: NIS apprehends four, rescue 38 victims

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Katsina state command, have arrested no fewer than four persons suspected to be human traffickers and rescued 38 victims of human trafficking in the state.

Gernot Rohr: Moses Simon not fit for World Cup

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that injured Moses Simon would not be fit to merit a berth in the final 23-man squad for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

92 arrested for violating anti-street begging law in Kano

The Kano State Hisbah Board on Wednesday said it had arrested 92 beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly contravening the law on street begging.

How thousands of women get treatment from VVF in North-west Nigeria

Victims of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) in North West Nigeria are being rehabilitated after treatment to ease their reintegration into the society without discrimination, a check by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has revealed.

Federal government will stop funding old narrow gauge rail lines – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the federal government will stop funding old narrow gauge rail lines across the country.

Federal government charges Nigeriens with e-passport fraud, trafficking offences

The Federal Government has charged three citizens of Niger Republic with various immigration and trafficking offences before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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ADC: President Buhari’s team, APC offer opposition parties N50 million

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Governor Fayose: Police helicopter threatening my life

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APC postpones primary election in Osun

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INEC to suspend voter registration till after 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that the Continuous Voter Registration exercise will be suspended from August 17, 2018 till after the 2019 general elections.