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Northern elders: We’ll resist those trying to detach our communities

The Northern Elders Forum says that it will reject any move by leaders in the Middle Belt Forum to detach communities in North Central Nigeria from the North.
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President Buhari: States must do more to end ‘almajiri’ system

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the responsibility for the education of ‘almajiri’ kids rests on the shoulders of state governments.
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Governor Abdulrasaq bemoans state of education in Kwara

Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara has expressed displeasure over the deplorable state of education in the state.
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Driver bags four years imprisonment for stealing tricycle

A Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, on Friday sentenced one Friday Longkes, to four years imprisonment for stealing a tricycle.

Kano restates commitment to local and foreign economic partners

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has restated his commitment to partner with relevant agencies to ensure greater economic transformation in the state.
Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Hon. Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (L) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, during the arrival of the Vice President to the United State on Sunday (23-6-19).

VP Osinbajo woos potential investors in power, agriculture, other sectors

The potential, effort and impact being made by Nigerians in technology can enable the country roll out indigenous technology solutions that can transform the global space, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
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Plateau elders set agenda for Governor Lalong’s second term

In Plateau State, the last four years administration of Governor Simon Lalong and now Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) came with overwhelming security challenges that are gradually eroding.
The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.

Elias Bogoro: North needs education to get out of poverty, insecurity

The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof Suleiman Elias Bogoro, said only education, good governance and justice will cure poverty and insecurity in Northern Nigeria.
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CAN condemns attacks in Taraba

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Taraba State has condemned the attacks and killings in the state and other parts of the country, saying that attempts to throw the country into anarchy is unacceptable.

Arewa CF tasks senators, Reps members on election of National Assembly leadership

Mouthpiece of Northern Nigeria, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has tasked senators-elect and members-elect on the election of their leaders, especially the Senate president and speaker.
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Mariam Idris: Governor Lalong, northern govs should collaborate to halt insecurity

An All Progressives Congress (APC) leader and retired Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Kasimu Idris, has urged northern governors to support the Chairman of Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong, in ridding the region of its current spate of insecurity.
President Muhammadu Buhari has just taken his oath of office.

May 29: APC South-West greets President Buhari, VP Osinabjo, charges Governors Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun on...

The All Progressives Congress (APC), the South West has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on their inauguration as they took oath of office on Wednesday for their second term in office, charging them to double the efforts of the administration on the anti-graft war and strengthen governance process for better service delivery to Nigerians.
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Governor Shettima: I’m handing over to one of the most honest politicians in Borno

The outgoing governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has said he is confident the state will move to the next level of speedy development because he is handing over power to one of the most honest persons in the state.
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ACRI urges ninth National Assembly to sustain Almajiri child rights issues

The Almajiri Child Rights Initiative (ACRI) has called on members of the 9th National Assembly to continue from where their predecessors stopped on promoting Almajiri child rights.

Boko Haram: Over 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon – officials

Officials from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and those from Adamawa and Borno states on Monday said about 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon ”are safe’’ and will soon return.

Troops repel fresh Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday repelled attacks coordinated by Boko Haram at Molai Village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the latest onslaught on the beleaguered city in Nigeria’s violence-wracked northeast.

Troops reel fresh Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday repelled attacks coordinated by Boko Haram at Moloi Village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the latest onslaught on the beleaguered city in Nigeria’s violence-wracked northeast.
The Northern Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has re-elected the incumbent Chairman, Rev. Yakubu Pam, among new officials to serve for another three years.

Northern CAN re-elects Yakubu Pam, other officials

The Northern Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has re-elected the incumbent Chairman, Rev. Yakubu Pam, among new officials to serve for another three years.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
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NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
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Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
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Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.