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Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Election: Olisa Agbakoba, others promise new Nigeria as Peoples Trust starts campaign

The National Chairman of the Peoples Trust, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), the party’s presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, and other leaders of the party on Saturday promised to restore Nigeria’s lost glory.
Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto

Election: Sokoto ex-chief whip, 3 council chairmen, others defect to APC

A former chief whip of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Alhaji Bello Yahayya Wurno, three former elected chairmen of Rabah Local Government, a former special adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and a former caretaker councilor have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Insecurity: Kano government adopts native authority security system

Following the rising insecurity challenges across major parts of the Northern Nigeria, coupled with kidnapping, banditry and others, the Kano State government has re-strategised by involving traditional institutions to ensure peace in the State.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba, others promise new Nigeria as Peoples Trust starts campaign

The National Chairman of the Peoples Trust, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN); the party’s presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, and other leaders of the party on Saturday promised to restore Nigeria’s lost glory.

Yakubu Dogara challenges Northern elders to speak out against insecurity as they did under...

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has challenged northern elders to raise their voices against insecurity in the region “just as they did during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan”.
President Buhari receives in audience Deputy Senate President and South East Governors in State House on 21st Nov 2018-1

BMO: Senator Ekweremadu, South East PDP governors working for President Buhari

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has hailed what it described as the “legendary integrity” of President Muhammadu Buhari, disclosing that even candidates of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Northern Nigeria are now canvassing for the reelection of the president who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

MURIC rejects Reverend Kukah’s initiative to train 10 million almajiris

The Muslim Rights Concern has kicked against the plan by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Mathew Kukah, to train 10 million almajiri children in Northern Nigeria.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE: Market capitalisation inched N383 billion on CCNN merger shares

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday listed the supplementary shares of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) following its merger with BUA Group’s Kalambaina Cement Company.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Shehu Sani lists reasons North is extremely poor

In a post on his Facebook page, he also stated that abandoning the moral and ethical standards and economic vision and legacies of Ahmadu Bello were part of many other reasons the region was poor.
Future Africa Leaders’ Awards (FALA)

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome to honor young leaders at annual Future Africa Leaders Award

Emmanuella Dione, one of the Growth Initiative Award participants has been carrying out transformational and sustainable projects in Kumba, a city in the southwestern region of Cameroon.

Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war

“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Nigerian Stock Exchange moves 545.99 million shares worth N4.08 billion

The volume of shares traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday rose by 171.65 per cent with the indices appreciating by 0.32 per cent.

Court sentences mason to three years in prison for raping seven-year-old

An Upper Area Court I, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Wednesday, sentenced a 43-year-old mason, Augustine Arafan, to three years in prison for raping a seven-year-old girl.

Court jails 14-year-old for raping 4-year-old

An Upper Area Court I, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 14-year-old boy to three years in prison for raping a four-year-old girl.
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Farmers/herders crisis: Ranching path to sustainable peace – UN

The United Nations (UN) and other stakeholders met and recommended that pastoralists should adopt global best practices of ranching as path to sustainable peace.
Abubakar Malami

Rights group tells AGF Abubakar Malami to proscribe IMN or face court action

A pro-democracy and civil rights group, Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), on Monday threatened legal action against the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, if he fails to proscribe and declare the Islamic Movement (IMN), a terrorist organization.

Yuletide: Muslim woman donates wrappers to Christian widows for Christmas in Kaduna

Muslim woman donates wrappers and other food items to Christian widows for Christmas celebration in Kaduna as part of efforts to boost peaceful coexistence
The Police Command in Sokoto State on Monday said the just-concluded launching of the North-West campaign rally by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, held in Sokoto was hitch-free.

PDP: Sokoto crowd not rented

The Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna State chapter Hon Aliyu Bello has said that the crowd that attended it’s North Central presidential rally was not rented.

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Federal government to implement agric mechanization programme with $1.1 billion loan from Brazil

The Federal Government is set to implement ‘The Green Imperative’ agricultural mechanization programme with a $1.1billion loan from the Brazilian government.

Ikeja Electric cautions public against activities around power lines

In a renewed commitment to its high safety standards, Ikeja Electric Plc has cautioned the public in its network against building structures and engaging in social and economic activities under power lines.

NOA urges Nigerians to resolve political grievances through lawful means

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on Nigerians to always resolve political issues peacefully through lawful means instead of taking laws into their hands.