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Yobe emir appeals for violence-free elections

The Emir of Fika and Chairman, Yobe State Council of Emirs, Alhaji Muhammad Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa, has appealed to political parties, candidates and their supporters to work towards violence-free elections across the state. He said this to newsmen on Thursday at his Palace in Potiskum.
Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Federal government commissions 330kv electricity substation in Yobe

The federal government through the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has commissioned 330/132/33kV power substation in Damaturu to enhance transmission capacity in Yobe state.

World Bank lauds success of Fadama III programme

The World Bank has given a pass mark to Fadama III programme in Nigeria for the success recorded in the implementation of its programmes ahead of its Dec. 31, 2019 closing date.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO holds forum on livestock, diary production in North East

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday organized a one-day stakeholders forum for livestock farmers in the northeast, to accelerate milk and dairy production.

Election: Vote out governors owing salaries – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on pensioners across the country to vote against any state governor still owing backlog of unpaid pensions in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

FAO to boost Nigeria’s livestock, dairy industry

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has indicated interest to boost Nigeria’s livestock and diary industry.

Sukuk bonds utilised in construction of major highways in North-east Nigeria

The federal government says part of the N100 billion proceeds from the sovereign Sukuk bonds will be used to complete the ongoing dualisation of five sections of Kano-Maiduguri highways.
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Boko Haram kills three soldiers in Borno base attack

Three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

President Buhari sends names of RMAFC chairman, commissioners to Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate for confirmation names of 30 nominees as Chairman and Commissioners of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abukabar asks Borno electorates to reject President Buhari over failed promises

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in continuation of his campaign.
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Massive redeployment in police as Oyo, Lagos, Kwara, Anambra get new commissioners

Mohammed Adamu, acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), has ordered the posting and redeployment of some senior police officers to zones, formations and state commands.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, has donated 140,468 bags of food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe states.

Boko Haram: 59,000 displaced in last three months – IOM

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says an upsurge in violent attacks in crisis-ravaged North-east Nigeria has displaced 59,200 people in the last three months.

Soldiers kill four Boko Haram fighters in Borno border town

The military command in Maiduguri, Borno State, has said that four Boko Haram insurgents were, on Saturday, killed by Nigerian troops during a gun battle.

Nigerian Army denies abduction of passengers by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Saturday dismissed reports alleging the abduction of some passengers by Boko Haram insurgents on Damaturu-Biu Road in Yobe.

Yobe commissioner quits to became deputy governor

Yobe State commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Idi Barde Gubana, has relinquished his position to become the running mate of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Hon. Mai Mala Buni.
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Boko Haram: INEC to provides alternative voting centres in Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Yobe state said it would provide an alternative voting centres for areas identified as inaccessible due to Boko Haram insurgency.
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INEC identifies 24 inaccessible polling units in Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yobe, says it has identified 24 inaccessible areas with security challenges where elections will not hold.

Customs to sue insurance firms for delaying N1.8 billion premium

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller-General, (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), on Tuesday vowed he would not hesitate to sue four firms for defaulting to pay the families of deceased officers’ backlog amounting to N1.819 billion premiums between 2009 and 2014.

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Police said the gunman killed five people after being fired from his job [Matt Marton- AP Photo]

Employee kills five co-workers in US shooting

A gunman opened fire at a suburban Chicago factory after being fired from his job there on Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said.

Election postponement: IPAC urges INEC to secure electoral materials

The Inter-Party Advisory Commission in Oyo State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that all electoral materials distributed before the election was postponed are secured.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Pre-thumbprinted ballots may affect election credibility

A former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday expressed apprehension over the alleged discovery of pre-thumbprinted ballots in some parts of the country, saying it may affect credibility of the election.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

PDP asks INEC boss to resign over shift in election dates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign following the Commission’s postponement of the 2019 general election at the 11th hour.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari instigated shift in election dates to disenfranchise Nigerians

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has accused his APC counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, of being behind the postponement of this year’s general elections.