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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

One dead as gunmen attack rice mill factory in Kano

Suspected gunmen at the weekend stormed a rice mill factory and shot one Alhaji Isa Abubakar, who died a few hours after in Kano, Kano State.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kill man in Kano

Unknown gunmen have killed one person at the popular Zoo road, close to Ado Bayero Mall in Kano metropolis.
Tragedy struck in Oyo State on Friday as a 41-year-old woman identified as Shakirat Rasheed committed suicide in Adeosun area of Apete a surbub of Ibadan.

Man commits suicide in Kano

An elderly man Ibrahim Abubakar simply called Iro has committed suicide by hanging himself in his shop located along Zoo Road in Kano metropolis.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Housemaid allegedly commits suicide in Kano

Kano was stunned over the weekend by reports that Bahijja Gombe, a 16-year-old housemaid allegedly committed suicide.
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Kano turns Muhammadu Buhari specialist hospital to isolation centre

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Sunday converted Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital located at Giginyu in Kano metropolis to an isolation centre.
After hours of searching for a lion which escaped from its cage at a zoo in Kano, the animal has been captured.

Official: Escaped Kano lion yet to be returned to cage

The lion which escaped from Kano Zoological Garden is yet to be captured and returned to its cage in the Zoo, an official has disclosed.
A pride of 14 lions is on the loose in South Africa’s Limpopo province, with authorities suspecting the animals escaped nearby Kruger National Park.

Lion escapes from Kano zoological garden

There was panic on Saturday night around Zoo road in Kano metropolis when a lion escaped from its cage at Kano Zoological garden.

Xenophobia: MTN, Shoprite close offices in Kano

South African-owned companies, including MTN and Shoprite, in Kano State, on Wednesday, closed, due to fears of reprisal attacks, over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

NDLEA urges Kano governor to complete abandoned drug rehabilitation centre

The Commander, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano, Dr Ibrahim Abdul has called on Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state to complete the 150-capacity rehabilitation centre started by the state government within the agency’s premises.

Gunmen kidnap expatriate in Kano, kill driver

Four suspected gunmen on Tuesday morning kidnapped an expatriate at Dangi Roundabout in Kano at about 7.45am.

Police deny shooting four persons in Kano

The Kano Police Command has denied a media report alleging that its officers shot four persons at Shoporite located in Ado Bayero Shopping Mall Kano on June 17.

Kano government renames hospital after late Isyaku Rabi’u

The Kano State government has announced the renaming of a paediatric hospital after late billionaire, Isyaku Rabi’u, who passed on Tuesday.

Governor Ganduje signs bills for management of new hospitals

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has signed into law the Kano State Ultra-Modern Specialists Hospitals Bill 2018 which gives legal backing to the establishment of two specialists hospitals in the state.

Police parade 33 kidnappers, armed robbers, rapists in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has paraded 33 suspects for various crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, across the state during several raids.

President Buhari thanks Kano citizens for warm reception

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to the government and people of Kano state for the warm, rousing welcome accorded him during his two day official visit to the state.

Kano: Supporters urge President Buhari to seek re-election

Numerous placard-carrying supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Kano unofficially started electioneering for his re-election in 2019.

President Buhari frees prisoners in Kano, vows to win next election

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Kano on Wednesday for a two-day official visit to the state.

Governor Ganduje will be re-elected in 2019 – Kwankwaso

The Commissioner for Special Duties in Kano State, Honourable Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso, has said that Governor Abdulahi Ganduje will be re-elected in the state in the 2019 elections due to his starling performance during his first term in office.

Kano govt begins training of 6,700 women

Kano State Government says it will train no fewer than 6, 700 women in various skills under its women empowerment programme.

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In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor orders re-procurement of materials for 2,500 mass housing contract

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has directed that the contract for the construction of 2,500 houses across the state be re-procured.
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, says with the introduction of electric vehicles in the country, the nation is definitely advancing towards a vibrant economy.

NITDA empowers people living with disabilities with ICT training

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has commenced a 5-day training program with People Living with Disabilities (PLWD’s) to facilitate innovative, technology-driven economic growth, through the use of ICT.
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UN: China extends lead over US in global patents filings

China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world in 2020 for the second consecutive year and extended its lead over No. 2 filer the United States, the U.N. patent agency said on Tuesday
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara schoolgirl: Our abductors were young boys, they wanted to ‘touch us’

One of the victims of last Friday’s abduction of Zamfara State Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved.
A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019.

Donald Duke: Nyesom Wike a role model among politicians

Former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, has said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has become a role model in Nigerian politics for his prudent use of resources for quality service delivery and boldness in speaking truth to power.

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The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has drowned in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil.

Father of Liverpool keeper Alisson drowns in Brazil

Alisson joined Liverpool in 2018 from Roma and was voted FIFA men's goalkeeper of the year in 2019. His younger brother Muriel is a goalkeeper for Brazilian side Fluminense.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Victor Osimhen returns vs Sassuolo tomorrow

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen will make a much-awaited return to action tomorrow in a Serie A clash at Sassuolo after he missed two games on account of a head injury.
Okomu Oil company has given out cheques of N90,000 each to no fewer than 35 students of tertiary institutions from about 20 host communities in three local government areas where it operates in Edo.

Okomu Oil Palm wants central bank to review anchor borrowers programme

Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. wants a review of CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to accommodate more farmers and to shore up the nation’s foreign earnings from agriculture.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP condemns Zamfara students abduction

He said the PDP was alarmed by the trend in the country, where kidnapping of innocent school children and other vulnerable citizens for ransom has turned into lucrative business.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

David Alaba wants big pay, new position in next move

Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid target David Alaba is not leaving Bayern Munich solely due to money.