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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.

Traditional ruler loses as appeal court resettles evicted herders

A court of appeal sitting in Dutse, Jigawa State, on Tuesday set aside a judgement delivered by an upper Sharia court evicting herders from their settlement.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

Rivers governor berates Kano senator’s comment over ‘mosque demolition’

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has carpeted the former governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau, over his comments on the alleged demolition of the Rainbow Town mosque in Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Woman drags neighbours to court for calling her a witch

A 25-year-old woman, Aisha Idris on Wednesday took her neighbours, Maimuna Ahmed, Hauwa Shehu and Sa’adatu Abubakar, before a Shari’a court, sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna for allegedly calling her a witch.

Woman files for divorce because her husband is too kind

A woman in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, is seeking a divorce from her husband of one year for being too kind and showing ‘extreme love’.
Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Sudan’s persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Sudan's Christians suffered decades of persecution under the regime of Islamist general Omar al-Bashir. Now they hope his downfall will give the religious freedom they have long prayed for.
Women whose ears were sliced off by Boko Haram gunmen in Kalagari, Cameroon.

Boko Haram slices off women’s ears in new level of brutality

There is really no limit to the brutality of Boko Haram insurgents as some women have found out in Kalagari community, a border village in northern Cameroon near Nigeria.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

Justice Tanko: Termites ate my certificate in 1998

Justice Tanko Muhammad, the newly sworn in Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), has revealed that termites destroyed his primary school certificate when they invaded his home in Bauchi State in 1998.

Man prays court to warn wife against disrespecting him

A 35-year-old man, Abubakar Auwal, on Thursday prayed a Sharia court II, sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna to warn his wife, Shamsiyya Ahmad, against disrespecting him.

Kano Hisbah arrest four over ‘Facebook’ wedding

Four men have been arrested in the northern Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly carrying out a false marriage on Facebook, which the Islamic enforcement agency said had mocked Islam.
Usman Albishir

Family fights over late senator’s estate

A witness, Isah Bello, on Wednesday told a Gudu Grade I Area Court that the late senator, who represented Yobe North Senatorial District, Usman Al’Bishir, had seven biological children and one wife.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Ex-President Obasanjo’s Fulanisation claim influenced by social media

Lawyer and activist Femi Falana (SAN) has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo view that Boko Haram is about Fulanisation of Nigeria and other West African countries must have been influenced by social media.

Nigerian women accused of prostitution arrested, then raped

In Nigeria, being a young woman "is a crime", said a 25-year-old beautician, arrested two weeks ago while walking home in the capital Abuja.

Bishop Kukah worries over Nigeria’s division

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Saturday expressed concern over the manner that Nigerians voted along regional and ethnic lines in the last general election.

Sharia police to arrest people eating in public as Ramadan begins

The Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Nabahani Usman, has said from Monday when Ramadan begins, his men will begin to arrest adults who are seen eating in public.
Fahad Al-Saif

Saudi Arabia to issue $3 billion-$5 billion in international Sukuk by third quarter

Saudi Arabia will issue three billion to five billion dollars in new international sukuk or Islamic bonds around the third quarter as part of plans to diversify financing of the national budget deficit, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters.

NCEF: Justice Onnoghen’s conviction by CCT, jihad against Christians

The National Christian Elders Forum has described the conviction of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal as part of “the jihad” against Christians in the country.

Court gives labourer six-month jail, 20 strokes of cane for stealing phone

A Sharia Court in Minna on Thursday sentenced a labourer, Hamisu Umar, to 20 strokes of cane for stealing a mobile phone.

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