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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Governors withholding legislature, judiciary funds to lose allocations

The federal government has warned that any state government which withholds funds meant for their respective Houses of Assembly and judiciary would get their allocations deducted at source by the Accountant General of the Federation and remitted directly to the affected state organs.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano to return almajiri children to their villages over coronavirus fears

Hundreds of Almajiri boys have their names and temperatures checked as they wait to board buses in a Kano city to transport them back to their villages.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Southern Kaduna: We’ve suffered greatest social disruption, economic deprivation, insecurity under Governor El-Rufai

The Southern Kaduna people have expressed concern that since the inception of Mal. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai’s government in 2015, Adara people and indeed Southern Kaduna communities have suffered the greatest social disruptions, economic deprivations and insecurity.
Good times are underway for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country as Jaiz Bank Plc, the premier non-interest bank has secured an N3 billion financing facility from the Bank of Industry (BOI) to boost and develop their operations.

Jaiz Bank declares N1.79 billion profit

Jaiz Bank Plc, Nigeria’s premier non-interest Sharia-compliant financial institution, has declared a profit after tax of N1.79 billion in its 2019 unaudited financial results as submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Man sues wife for refusing him sex

A 58-year-old trader, Ibrahim Lawal, on Thursday dragged his wife, Saratu Musa, before a Sharia court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna State, for allegedly refusing him sex for 48 days.

34 suspected commercial sex workers arrested in Jigawa

Thirty-four (34) suspected commercial sex workers have been arrested by officials of the Jigawa State Shari’a Enforcement Command (Hisbah) that also confiscated 147 bottles of beer in Kazaure Local Government Area of the state.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun a covert effort to Christianise Southwest Nigeria – Muslim group

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.

Committee recovers 11 abandoned babies, 63 children in Kebbi

The Kebbi State Hisbah Committee has said it recovered 11 abandoned babies and 20 abducted single and married women in 2019.

Hisbah nabs 15 ‘homosexuals’ in Kano

Kano state hisbah corps, a religious police responsible for the enforcement of sharia, arrested not less than 15 homosexuals last Thursday.

Hisbah guards arrest 15 suspected gay persons in Kano

Operatives of the Kano State Sharia implementation body, otherwise known as Hisbah Guards, have apprehended 15 suspected gay persons following attempts to hold a same-sex party in the state capital.

Gunmen shoot judge, kidnap driver in Kogi

Khadi Bala Muhammed, a judge of Sharia Court of Appeal narrowly escaped death on Sunday evening when he was shot by some gunmen along Okene-Lokoja road.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto governor resuscitates state judicial, law reform commission

Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said his administration is set to resuscitate the operations of the State Judicial Service Commission and the Law Reform Commission.
The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.

Sharia: Muslim lawyers knocks CAN, HURIWA, others over attacks on CJN

The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

CAN wants Chief Justice Tanko removed over comment on Sharia law

The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has called for the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed, over his alleged religious bias.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto government solicits support on child protection laws

Sokoto state government has called for public support towards the enactment of the children protection law aimed at making them better adults.

Court dissolves five-year old marriage, orders wife to refund N45,000 dowry

A Shari’a Court II, sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Thursday dissolved the union between Sani Ahmad and Maryam Aliyu over irreconcilable differences.

Man wants court to recover N25,000 dowry from ex-fiancee

A 70-year-old man, Abdullahi Dahiru, on Thursday prayed a Shari’a court ll sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna to recover N25,000 dowry from Ms Rakiya Ibrahim, his former fiancée.
The Zamfara government is introducing new measures to improve Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Alhaji Bala Bello, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said on Thursday in Gusau.

Hisbah arrest man with 96 bottles of alcohol in Zamfara

Hisbah officials of Zamfara Sharia Monitoring Commission have arrested one Joseph Ada over alleged sales of alcoholic drinks in contravention of the law banning sale and consumption of intoxicants in the state.

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Bayelsa seals six churches for breaching coronavirus protocols

The Bayelsa Government has sealed six churches in the state for breaching ”operational protocols” required to conduct services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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PTF: We have reached apex of community transmission of coronavirus

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, PTF, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, on Sunday said that Nigeria has reached the apex of community transmission and must get the communities involved in the fight against COVID-19.
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Edo, Ondo gubers: Primaries crucial to democracy – Asiwaju Tinubu tells governors

There may be no going back on transparent and democratic primaries for the choice of governorship candidates by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo and Ondo states, it was learnt yesterday.