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Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan: Bandits now move from house to house with AK47 rifles in Northern Nigeria

In the same vein, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, and the Catholic Archibishop of Abuja, His Grace Ignatius Kaigama, also expressed dismay at the level of religious intolerance in the country.
Anih noted that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had taken proactive steps in meeting the demands of the protesters, adding that the youths should be patient and give government time to see fulfillment of the programmes.

Enugu governor hailed over peaceful co-existence with Northern community

The Emir of Bichi, Dr. Nasiru Ado Bayero, has expressed gratitude to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the peace the Northern community has been enjoying in the state, under his administration.
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Mr Eazi sets eyes on Arewa Music

Nigerian singer and entrepreneur, Mr Eazi, is betting heavy with artistes from the northern part of Nigeria. Through emPawa Africa, his talent incubation initiative designed to nurture and support budding African talents, he is expanding his reach to the region. Recently, northern musicians DJ Abba and Namenj joined the emPawa Africa family.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says he will not allow those he described as misguided persons to unleash attack innocent Nigerians in Rivers State under the guise of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.

Governor Wike: I stopped IPOB from starting Igbo versus Hausa war in Rivers

Wike was quoted to have said this when a delegation of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) paid a solidarity visit to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to commend him for his untiring efforts and dedication to protect the interest of ethnic groups living in Rivers State.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government awards N1.24 billion metropolitan road contract

Kano State government has awarded a contract for the reconstruction of Ahmadu Bello Way in Kano metropolis, at the cost of N1. 24 billion.

Former Imo governor docked for ‘false information’

The Inspector-General of Police, on Wednesday, arraigned former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, before an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama, for allegedly giving false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, to investigate Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, who caused a controversy earlier in the week for posting a photo of herself on social media wearing a backless dress and not covering her hair in contravention of Islamic canons.

Police probe actress for posting ‘indecent’ photo on social media

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, to investigate Kannywood actress, Rahma Sadau, who caused a controversy earlier in the week for posting a photo of herself on social media wearing a backless dress and not covering her hair in contravention of Islamic canons.
”I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take all necessary steps needed to reconnect with the Nigerian Youths and understand the pulse of the Nigerian people. #EndSARS

#EndSARS: Protest not for regime change – Niger Delta activist

A Niger-Delta rights activist and former President, Ijaw Youth Council, Eric Omare Esq., has taken a swipe at Northern leaders for saying the #EndSARS protest by youth of the country was aimed at regime change.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Igbo group issues Rivers governor 72-hour ultimatum to withdraw soldiers from Oyigbo

The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, yesterday was given seventy hours by the Igbo National Council, INC, to withdraw soldiers from the Oyigbo local government area over the alleged ongoing killings by suspected soldiers.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Russia may be wishing to see his Democratic rival Joe Biden emerge victorious on Election Day.

US forces rescue American kidnapped in Niger

A citizen of the United States who was abducted in Niger this past week has been rescued in a US military operation in neighbouring Nigeria, according to US officials.
Guest Speaker-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; delivering a lecture- “Twenty Years of Democratisation; Successes and Challenges “ at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C., USA on Wednesday

Governor Fayemi: Nigeria needs to be re-created

Ekiti State governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has said that for the country to attain socio-political and economic greatness, it must be re-created to satisfy restructuring agitations.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Nigeria far from financial inclusion target

A report by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access has said that Nigeria is far from achieving its financial inclusion target in 2020.
Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, the Minister of Environment, at World Press Conference in Abuja, said the measures were to avert further outbreak and spread of the epidemic in many states of the federation.

Nigeria affirms commitment to eradication of ozone depleting substances

The Federal Government has said that it is committed to phasing out Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) to mitigate the impact of climate change and enhance growth and development of local manufacturing industries.
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court has sentenced a 29-year-old man, Usman Muhammed, to jail for posing as a lady and using nude pictures to dupe men.

Man lands in jail for posing as female

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court has sentenced a 29-year-old man, Usman Muhammed, to jail for posing as a lady and using nude pictures to dupe men.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

NEC: 15 states to benefit from virus education incentive

The National Economic Council says 15 states have qualified to benefit from the Global Partnership for Education funding for education as part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

ISWAP fighters kill 11 villagers, injure 20 in Borno

Jihadists aligned to the Islamic State have killed 11 villagers in two separate attacks in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, militia leaders said Wednesday.
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Nigeria’s position in global terrorism ranking disappointing, embarrassing – APC group

APC Consolidation Group, a group in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC-CG, has described Nigeria’s latest ranking as third in the Global Terrorism Index, GTI, as not only disappointing but also embarrassing.
Primate of The Church of the Lord (Aladura) Worldwide, His Holiness, Most Rev. Rufus Okikiola Ositelu, said to have predicted the emergence of COVID-19 last year, has again warned Nigerians that next year is a year of vengeance and divine reward.

Primate Ositelu: God’ll terminate coronavirus next year

Primate of The Church of the Lord (Aladura) Worldwide, His Holiness, Most Rev. Rufus Okikiola Ositelu, said to have predicted the emergence of COVID-19 last year, has again warned Nigerians that next year is a year of vengeance and divine reward.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.