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Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong: Africa must look inward in tackling common challenges

Plateau State Governor and Chairman of Northern Governors Forum Simon Lalong has urged African countries to close ranks and explore way of resolving conflicts and other challenges on the continent rather than visiting other continents for solutions.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

CharlyBoy: North not ready to vacate power in 2023

The Co-convener of Our Mumu Don Don Movement, Charles Oputa, popularly known as CharlyBoy, has claimed that the Northern extraction will not vacate power after President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in 2023.
The Nasiru Haladu Danu Medical Mission Foundation kicked off its free medical mission in Dutse the Jigawa State capital.

Foundation reaches out to 5,000 as medical mission kicks off in Jigawa

The three-day exercise which began with a Gala Night at the Dutse residence of the founder of the foundation, Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu; witnessed a large turnout of dignitaries from within and outside Jigawa State.
Yahaya Usman, popularly called Yahaya Makaho, a blind singer who rose from being a street beggar to a famously known singer in northern Nigeria, poses for a portrait wearing his trademark sunglasses in Kaduna, Nigeria, on September 25, 2019. The singer has carved out a niche by focusing on the pressing problems that confront his fans in their daily lives. With his soft voice he croons his way through lyrics that tackle ills such as begging, drug abuse and corruption.Dwelling on sensitive subjects has proved problematic on occasion.Makaho upset some in northern Nigeria’s blind community after he wrote two singles that criticised the widespread practice of street begging — often the only means of earning an income for the visually impaired.Makaho managed to resolve the conflict and has now established a foundation that provides school tuition, uniforms and brail books to help disabled youths get an education. Kola Sulaimon / AFP

Blind singer goes from streets to stardom in northern Nigeria

Yahaya Makaho feels his way to the microphone before launching into a song for his new album at a recording studio in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna.
Six people were killed and 11 others critically injured when lightning struck on Thursday in the northern Ugandan district of Pader.

Six killed in Uganda lightning strike

Six people were killed and 11 others critically injured when lightning struck on Thursday in the northern Ugandan district of Pader.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Mali president says stability at stake after deadly army base attack

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appealed for citizens to unite behind the country’s army after the latest deadly militant strike killed more than 40 soldiers.
Former Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Prof. Ahmed Modibbo, made the allegation at the weekend.

Northern governors frustrating basic education for Almajiris – Ex-UBEC chief

Governors of 19 Northern States are responsible for frustrating the integration of the Almajiri schools with basic education.

IPDI: It’s abnormal to‘ve northerners on NDDC board

The Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, a rights group, has described as strange the inclusion of Northern representatives on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, saying since North is not part of Niger Delta region, Federal Government should immediately delist them.

Scores killed as NAF jets bombard terrorists’ hideout along Lake Chad

Scores of terrorists operating along the fringes of the Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State have been killed by the Nigerian Air Force fighter jets following the bombardment of their hideouts.
The Senator representing the Adamawa Northern Senatorial District, Ishaku Abbo has frowned over the shoddy implementation of the Kudzum, Dilichim and Shuwa Bridges of Michika and Madagali, destroyed by Boko Haram in 2014, asking the Federal Government to revoke the contract awarded for the repair.

Senator Abbo urges federal government to revoke the awarded contract of Kudzum, Dilichim, Shuwa...

The Senator representing the Adamawa Northern Senatorial District, Ishaku Abbo, has frowned over the shoddy implementation of the Kudzum, Dilichim and Shuwa Bridges of Michika and Madagali, destroyed by Boko Haram in 2014, asking the Federal Government to revoke the contract awarded for the repair.

Attack on Mali military post kills 53 soldiers

Fifty-three soldiers were killed Friday in a "terrorist attack" on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, the government said.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate directs UNIMAID to suspend fee hike for students

The Senate has directed the management of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) to stay action on the recent increment of tuition fees for students attending the institution.
Recently, Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, signed the $629 million financing facility aimed at completion of the Lekki Deep Seaport project.

Lagos and the prospect of Lekki Deep Seaport

Recently, Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, signed the $629 million financing facility aimed at completion of the Lekki Deep Seaport project.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State, north-western Nigeria.

DPR seals five filling stations in Cross River for sharp practices

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed five fillings stations in Cross River for selling petrol above the government approved price of N145 per litre and other offences.

Mali: Armed groups call for a merge into a political movement

In Mali, one of the major parties of the 2015 peace agreement on Saturday called for other groups that share a common core to rally behind one umbrella to form a political movement to represent the Northern parts of the country.

Apostolic Church tasks political, religious leaders on economic policies

The Apostolic Church, Nigeria, Lagos and Western/Northern Areas (LAWNA) Territory, weekend called on church and political leaders in the country to galvanise economic policies to cushion the harsh effects of youth unemployment, which he said has opened windows for insecurity, banditry, insurgency and kidnapping in the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC big wigs’ u-turn on power rotation to South West vindicates me – official

The Adamawa State organising secretary of the APC, Ahmed Lawal, says he has been vindicated by formerly resistant APC leaders in the North finally accepting his push that the party select its next presidential candidate for the 2023 election from the South West.

NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Saturday

NiMet’s weather outlook on Friday in Abuja predicted partly cloudy to cloudy condition over the Northern states with day and night temperatures of 31 to 40 degree Celsius and 19 to 24 degree Celsius respectively.

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Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.