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Operation Python Dance ends October – Army

Nigerian Army High Command has said that a Field Training Exercise Codenamed Exercise EGWU EKE (Python Dance ) II, which started on 15th September and will last till 14th October 2017.

Buhari receives security briefings from 3 govs

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state; Abdullahi Ganduje, his Kano counterpart; and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, briefed President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja before he left for the US.

Nigeria’s democracy under threat – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that Nigeria’s democracy was under threat.

Kwara gov seeks fed govt support on infrastructure

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, on Thursday, called for more Federal Government’s presence on infrastructural development in the state, which he said, would bring financial reprieve to the state through savings that would be invested in rehabilitating state roads, especially rural roads, in addition to attracting investments.

Saudi court jails Sokoto pilgrim 3 months for claiming ownership of found purse

A Sharia Court in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, has sentenced a pilgrim from Goronyo Local Government in Sokoto State, Alhaji Mamman Alhaji Lugga Kwakwazo, to three months in prison for claiming a purse he found at the Holy Mosque in Makkah.

INEC begins distribution of PVCs in Kebbi

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kebbi State, Mallam Abdullahi Musa, says the Commission has commenced the distribution of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) to electorate across the state.

4 police officers die, 30 injured in road crash after shooting training in Sokoto

Four policemen have died while 30 others were severely injured in a fatal motor accident that occurred along Unguwar Rogo Area in Sokoto Metropolis.

KAEDCO generates N1.7bn in Sokoto in 8 months

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) Tuesday said it generated about N1.7 billion in Sokoto State from January 2017 till date.

Sokoto, Zamfara repair 214km federal road with N100m

The Sokoto and Zamfara State governments have completed the repairs of the 214 kilometres Sokoto-Gusau federal highway at the cost of N100 million.

563 Sokoto hajj pilgrims back from Saudi Arabia

The first batch of 563 pilgrims from Sokoto State who performed the hajj in Saudi Arabia have returned home.

Dangote-led relief committee donates N250m to Benue flood victims

The Chairman, National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation, Aliko Dangote, says it has provided N250 million as relief assistance to victims of the devastating flood in Benue.

Why fed govt approved rail line to Daura – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, over the weekend explained that the Federal Government approved a rail line to Daura because of competition for landlocked countries from Ghana and Togo.

Police, FRSC record crime, hitch free Sallah festivities in Sokoto – officials

The Police and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Sokoto on Saturday said they recorded crime and hitch free Eid-el-Kabir festivities in the state.

Police warn Kwankaso’s supporters over violence in Kano

The police in Kano State have expressed outrage at the actions of a group of supporters of a former governor of the state, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, decrying them as malicious, callous and pathological liars.

El-Rufai appoints cleric to head Kaduna peace commission

Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai has appointed Most Reverend Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon to head the Kaduna State Peace Commission.

Anambra guber: Obaze hails PDP’s reconciliation

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election, Oseloka Obaze, has welcomed the plan by the party’s national leadership to set up a committee to reconcile its members in the state.

Sokoto settles N680m outstanding councils’ pensions, others

The Sokoto State government has commenced the payment of outstanding pensions to teachers and local government employees, as well as severance gratuities to former councilors amounting to N680 million.

Sokoto partners ITF to train 500 youths on skill acquisition

The Sokoto State Government in collaboration with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has concluded arrangements to train 500 youths on various vocational skills in the state.

I’m still a committed member of APC – Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has described as Fake quotation credited to him online where he was said to have regretted his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Fed govt launches ‘bicycle riding’ project for transportation in Abuja

The Ministry of Transportation says the National Council on Transportation has approved the commencement of a `bicycle riding’ project, as a means of transportation in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Buhari orders connection of rails to 36 states, FCT

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered him and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to connect the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by rail.

Tambuwal challenges corps members on better Nigeria

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has enjoined members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Sokoto State to strive for a Nigeria of their dream.

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The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Nigerian Army seeks media support to end insurgency

The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor appoints as new Emir for Kauru

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.

Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Killing of miners an attempt to destabilize Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.

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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC arrests 50 armed herdsmen for ‘banditry’, ‘kidnapping’, others

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested no fewer than 50 armed herdsmen in the past one week, the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, has said.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Minister: Stop gloating at disappearance of NAF fighter jet

The Federal Government has condemned the malicious celebration of the disappearance of Nigeria Air Force (NAF) fighter jet in Borno on March 31, by some “unpatriotic’’ Nigerians.
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NAF chief charges troops to remain resolute, undeterred

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has urged NAF pilots, technicians, and ground troops to remain resolute in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and other parts of the country.
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.

PDP governors demand devolution of powers, restructuring

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from a meeting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Friday and demanded the devolution of power and restructuring of the country, Channels Television has reported.
English Championship side Wigan Athletics has congratulated defender Leon Balogun for over his invitation back into the Super Eagles.

Steven Gerrard hails Leon Balogun’s pedigree after defender extends Rangers contract

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has heaped plaudits on Leon Balogun after the defender extended his contract with the club.