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Two killed in suicide attack near Adamawa church

A suicide bomber on Sunday morning attacked Shuwa community in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State killing himself and a resident, a witness said.
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RenCap: 80% adult literacy required for Nigeria’s economic diversification

For Nigeria to effectively diversify its economy, the country must accelerate the rise of adult literacy, aiming for at least 80 per cent as soon as possible.

Ali Modu Sheriff: Boko Haram locked me out of Borno for four years

Former factional chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and two-term governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Friday, said he was prevented from accessing the state for four straight years, owing to the activities of Boko Haram.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Arewa Consultative Forum asks Atiku Abubakar to concede defeat, congratulate President Buhari

Mouthpiece of Northern Nigeria, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory at the just concluded Presidential election, asking him to run an inclusive government.

Senator Binta Garba loses Adamawa North senatorial seat

Northern Nigeria’s only female senator, Binta Garba, has lost the Adamawa North senatorial election to a new entrant in politics, Ishaku Abbo of the Peoples Democratic Party.
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Three Nollywood films selected for Hollywood exhibition

Three Nigerian films, Lionheart, King of Boys and Up North, are selected for showcase at the 2019 edition of ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’ slated to hold on March 22 and 23 in Hollywood California, USA.

President Buhari’s endorsement splits Arewa Consultative Forum

The endorsement of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, by the Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has split the group as some members have kicked against the decision.
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Northern Elders: President Buhari is fair to all

As the Presidential election slated for February 16 approaches, some Northern Elders under the auspices of Kungiyar Dattawan Arewa Initiative (KDAI), have insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari has been fair to all regions of the country.
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Atiku Abubakar criticises President Buhari’s handling of Shiite crisis

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has condemned the killing of Shiites by the Nigerian Army.

Sullivan Chime: APC has final say on 2023 presidency

Former Enugu State Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime, says the leadership of the All Progressives Congress will have the final say on the zone that gets the president in 2023.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

Ijaw youths match in support of President Buhari’s re-election

Ijaw youths resident in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Thursday embarked on solidarity match in support of President Muhammadu Buhari re-election.
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President Buhari commissions first inland water port in Northern Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the Baro Inland Water Port in Niger State, which is the first of such in Northern Nigeria.
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.
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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).

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Election: President Buhari should surrender presidency to Atiku Abubakar – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to surrender the presidency to its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
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President Buhari: I’ve contested my last election

President Muhammadu Buhari says the February 23 presidential poll is his fifth and last election and he wants “to leave something behind”.

Police rescue six-year-old child allegedly sold to ritualist

The police in Anambra State on Monday paraded one Monday Onyikwa from Umuefi Village, Nteje in Oyi Local Council Area for allegedly selling a six-year-old girl for ritual purposes.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC commiserates with Mozambique, Zimbabwe workers over cyclone

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed grief and commiserated with the workers and people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Madagascar affected by the horrendous landfall of Cyclone Idai.

Uber confirms it’s acquiring Middle East rival Careem for $3.1 billion

Uber has confirmed rumors that it’s building out its presence in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia by acquiring Dubai-based ride-hailing service Careem.