Saturday, 31 October 2015

Divorce Diaries Episode 11 Saturday 31st Oct

My name is Dada Salihu, I am 34 years old and I would like to share my #DivorceDiaries with you.
I met my husband Muhammad at university. Muhammad and I were together for four years before we got married, Muhammad is a firm believer in being careful about decisions. All through the time we were together he treated me like a princess, he “upgraded’’ me on campus. I say that because I came from a home that struggled to make ends meet, a lot of things were out of my reach. Even getting the money to buy my JAMB form was a struggle, I didn’t have the latest fashion or gadgets and I was clueless on campus. After Muhammad graduated I found it difficult to adjust to life on campus without him, I was so insecure that without him I could die.

How I Arrived At My Choice Of Ministers – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained how he came about the persons he nominated as ministers.

The explanation was against the backdrop of insinuations that Buhari, since he has been out of the corridors of power for a while, may not have had so much input into his choice of ministers.

Dear Zahra Buhari, help youths deliver this message to your dad, by Ephraim Adiele

Before the 2015 general election, the truth is that the Nigerian youth had a passive view on things regarding Nigerian politics and governance, which is evident by the sheer lack of involvement of young persons in the political scene.
But as the elections drew near, both leading political parties – the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress – who were in a titanic battle of outwitting each other, brought their dirty linen to the current-day social media. It is my belief that to the best of their knowledge, it was all part of the politicking process; they just needed to sway the people to their sides. But unknown to them, they were making the youths more aware of stuff that had been hitherto “hidden”.

Customs orders officers to declare assets

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has ordered all its serving officers to declare their assets, The Nation has learnt.

The directive came just as the service retired 29 senior officers in addition to five others whose voluntary retirements were announced on Thursday.

Kano Government Closes Down School On Alleged Sodomy

Kano State government has directed Private and voluntary schools Board to close down Hassan Ibrahim Gwarzo boys Private College with immediate effect over allegations child abuse.
The directive was issued by the acting governor of Kano State professor Hafiz Abubakar while inaugurating 14-man committee to investigate the matter.

Nigeria is broke,we can't afford to pay all 36 ministers-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said not all the 36 nominees would be ministers as some of them would only sit in the cabinet in order to meet the constitutional provision of a cabinet having 36...He also revealed there is no money to pay all the ministers because Nigeria is broke,,
Buhari made his stance known interview he granted the Nigerian Television Authority and Channels TV shortly before he left India..

President Buhari Back To Nigeria After A 4-day Working Trip To India

President Buhari Back to Nigeria After A 4-day Working Trip To India - Photos
Not Easy to be a president , indeed Nigeria president , Muhammadu Buhari is working more than expected , welcome Mr president after A4-day working visit trip to india , below photos are right from Abuja airport as President Buhari Lands At the Airport After A 4-day Working Trip To India
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Kano Emir Restrained from Demolishing Palace Structures

A High Court in Kano on Friday restrained the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, from demolishing or tempering with any structure in the Kano Emir’s palace pending the hearing of motion on notice.

Emir Of Borgu Haliru Dantoro-Kitoro Is Dead

The Emir of Borgu, Senator Haliru Dantoro Kitoro 111 kicked the bucket on Friday in a German clinic after a brief ailment.
News of his passing got to the state yesterday evening. His body is relied upon back to Nigeria tomorrow.
Kitoro who was the third in progression in the Niger state Council of Traditional Rulers was a previous Senator in 1992 on the stage of National Republican Convention (NRC).
He turned into the Kitoro 111 of Borgu Kingdom on February 3, 2000, after the death of Alhaji Musa Mohammadu.

How Sokoto Police Killed My Son, Disposed Corpse – Shinkafi

There is no doubt to the fact that, “Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach’’ said Ted Koppel.

The sudden demise of Yahaya Shehu Shinkafi in the hands of the Sokoto Police could not be any farther from the reality of what Ted Koppel asserted.

Badarawa/Malali Community: Popular For Raping Minors

In Badarawa/Malali community in Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State, raping of minors has become so frequent.  ISAIAH BENJAMIN reports that its effect has become a major source of concern particularly for parents living in areas where children engage in street hawking or are already victims of such acts.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Photo: Four fake soldiers paraded in Lagos

When interrogated, one of the suspects, 39 year old Simon Anthony, said he decided to wear the military uniform to secure free transportation from his base in Adamawa to Lagos state
“I was dismissed in January 2014 for falling out from duty. I am from Adamawa state. I wanted to use the uniform to travel to Lagos because I had no transport money. But unfortunately, I was arrested by soldiers,” he told the Nation.Also one of the arrested fake soldiers, John Izunwanne said he wore the uniform because he wanted to secure free transportation.

Court of Appeal dismisses Saraki's appeal

The Abuja division of the court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal filed by senate president, Bukola Saraki challenging his trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The appeal court dismissed all 5 issues raised by Saraki in the appeal. Two of the three panel of judges ruled that his appeal lacks merit. This implies that the Code of Conduct will still go ahead with Saraki's trial.
Saraki is being tried on a 13 count charge of false asset declaration when he was Kwara state governor. He is expected to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on November 5th.

Boko Haram: Many Feared Killed, Houses Burnt Down In Yobe

Many residents are feared killed in a fresh attack by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, at Bara town of Gulani local government area of Yobe State.
The town is about 109km from Damaturu, the state capital

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Ali Nuhu tasks Censors’ Board on nudity in Nollywood


Talented Kannywood cum Nollywood star, Ali Nuhu, has expressed his thoughts on the role of the National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB, in addressing piracy and nudity in the movie industry.

NAF hospital for Boko Haram victims commences operations in Borno(Photos)


The Nigerian Air Force Hospital which was established in Dalori IDPs camp in Maiduguri has commenced operation. The Hospital would not only cater for the healthcare needs of the IDPs, but also alleviate the sufferings of victims of terrorism in North Eastern Nigeria.

As BVN Registration Deadline Ends October 31

As the month ends this Saturday, so will the four-month granted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for bank customers to register for the Bank Verification Number (BVN). The exercise commenced one year and three months ago.

Shema, Masari And The Katsina Legacy

To those who support Barrister Ibrahim Shehu Shema, the immediate past governor of Katsina State, the legacies he has bequeathed to the Katsinawas in the eight years he was at the helm have remained the best and most enduring since the state was carved out of Kaduna State in 1987.

Governor of Kaduna state -Malam Nasir el-Rufai arrives Bauchi State in style

Governor of Kaduna state -Malam Nasir el-Rufai arrives Bauchi State in style (in a private jet) for the Progressive Governors' Forum's meeting......

''Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of Its Rocket Factory''

Nigerian military take note of this development... While the Nigerian troops are trying hard to win the battle against Boko Haram insurgency, the deadly sect which is now affiliated with world terror group Islamic State (ISIS) -has released photos showing its rocket factory in a bid to undermine the recent efforts of the armed forces...

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Air Force jets bomb Boko Haram’s vehicles, others in Sambisa forest

BOKO Haram’s vehicle workshops, fuel and ammunition dumps in Sambisa forest have been bombed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets.
A statement by NAF’s Director of Public Relations & Information, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, which made this known yesterday, gave an assurance that the latest air strikes have increased the possibility of ending insurgency in the Northeast.
NAF attributed the success of its air strikes to expert use of drones and the ATR-42 aerial surveillance aircraft.

Kano Hisbah Board to give out 2,000 widows and divorcees in mass wedding

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano yesterday, The Director-General of the Board, Dr Abba Sufi, said that Kano State Hisba Board has started preparations for the mass wedding of 2,000 widows and divorcees in the State.
Sufi said the preparations was due to the directive given by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.
He said:
“The governor recently directed us to start preparations for the wedding of another set of widows and divorcees.”

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Aww...Internally Displaced couple wed at Fufore IDP camp (photos)

The couple Abba Yusuf from Mararaba Bama and Halima Lawal from Tarmuwa Village of Banki, Borno State, wedded on October 25. The wedding Fatiha was witnessed by officials of The National Emergency Management (NEMA). Congrats to them. Another photo after the cut...

Monday, 26 October 2015

FG files money laundering charge against former NSA Sambo Dasuki

The Federal Government has filed a fresh charge of money laundering against former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The former National Security Adviser is standing trial for illegal arms possession while he was in office.
At the resumed hearing of the case at the Federal High Court (FHC) Abuja today October 26th, Counsel to the Federal Government, Shuaib Labaran filed the fresh charge and asked the court to grant its request for a secret trial and also grant that the witnesses brought in by the Department of State Services (DSS) to be masked.

Shut up, Kwankwaso Tells Yoruba Elders

The recent secession threat by Yoruba leaders over the kidnapping of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, and the perceived lack of true federalism in the nation’s polity may be far from over as a former Governor of Kano State who is presently a Senator, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, asked the leaders to ‘shut up’ on their secession threat.

Shettima, Army, Imams Hold Emergency Talks on Mosque Suicide Bombings

Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, with heads of the army, police and Department of State Security (DSS) and the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, on Sunday held a closed-door meeting with Imams of mosques in Maiduguri, Jere and surrounding areas in the state as well as district heads (Aja) and ward heads (Lawans) for a crucial security discussion aimed at developing fresh strategies to prevent recent tricks deployed by Boko Haram insurgents who attack worshippers at predawn prayers in mosques in Maiduguri.

FG, DSS May Press for Secret Trial, Further Charges against Dasuki Today

The federal government and Department of State Service (DSS) are allegedly pushing for the secret trial of the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), at the Federal High Court (FHC) Abuja today.

THISDAY reliably gathered yesterday that the prosecutors have filed a motion which could paved the way for the non-public trial of Dasuki, who was accused of unlawful possession of firearms, bail on self recognition.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Four female suicide bombers die in failed attack in Maiduguri

Four suicide bombers lost their lives while attempting to attack a Military checkpoint in Maiduguri, Borno state today October 25th. Eyewitnesses say the suicide bombers, all female, were approaching the military checkpoint when the bomb strapped on them detonated before they got to their target point. Their remains have been deposited at the Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri.

President Muhammadu Buhari To Fly To India For India- Africa Forum

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday fly to New Delhi to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum.
He will be accompanied by Governors of Kano & Delta States, the Nat'l Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.), the Perm. Secs. in the Ministry of Defence, Power, Communications Technology, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs & Industry, Trade & Investment.
The summit will start on Thursday.
Development in Africa & India as well as further cooperation for the alleviation of poverty and the eradication of hunger, disease and illiteracy, issues currently of common concern to their countries such as climate change and international terrorism will all be discussed.

Divorce Diaries Episode 10 Sunday 25th October

My name is Halima Muhammad, I am from Azare. I am 26 years old and I would like to share my #DivorceDiaries with you.
I was married to my husband Kamal Usman for a little over 6 months. Sometimes I’m even ashamed of how fast our marriage crashed. I met Kamal at a event in Abuja popularly known as DMP or Designers Market Place which holds every first Saturday of the month. I was at the food stands buying "Suya", with an acoustic band playing nearby. I was grooving to the music when he caught my eye.

Shettima: Insurgents Now Control Only Two Local Govts in Borno

Borno  State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has revealed that the Boko Haram insurgents have lost  much ground in his state, with the terrorists’ area of control dropping from 20 local governments previously to two at present.

Shettima’s disclosure came as the Nigerian military disclosed that it had dislodged Boko Haram fighters from their enclaves within some communities of Borno State in the North-east zone in its continued effort to defeat terrorists in the country before the December deadline.

11-year-old Girl Impregnated By Three Teachers In Sokoto

Three teachers were early in the week sacked in Sokoto for impregnating a primary school pupil, whose age is put at about 11.
The three were said to have slept with her several times leading to her being pregnant with their baby.

25 polytechnic students, staff members affected in Yola blast

No fewer than 25 students and staff members of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, were affected in the blast at Jambutu Jumaat Mosque on Friday.

The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Alhaji Hamid Rufai, made this known when he spoke with newsmen in Yola on Saturday.

Rufai said four of the 25 students lost their lives while the rest, including two staff members, sustained various degrees of injury.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

#DivorceDiaries, Episode 9 Saturday 24th October

My name is Umar Aliyu I am 40 years old and I am a custom officer working in Port Harcourt and I would like to share my divorcediaries with you.
I was married to Rahama Aminu from Funtua for almost 2 years. It was a very normal and short courtship. I met her when I was 37 and I had already become what ladies call tuzuru or expired bachelor. Rahama was already a graduate when I met her, she was a graduate of education from UDUS, She was about rounding up her service year.I met her at an eatery ,She was good looking good and polite. It was a short courtship gaskia because I wanted to get married right away.

Sanusi to Buhari: why fuel subsidy must go now

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi 11 said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari should remove the subsidy  on fuel  if the economy must be saved.

“This fuel subsidy has to go,” the former Central Bank governor declared at the All Africa Business Leaders Award West Africa held in Lagos.

20 Things Every 20+ Woman Should Know About Getting Pregnant

20+ Women make it seem like getting pregnant is NBD, but the truth is that it can be a little tricky, particularly if you're uninformed. Even if motherhood seems light years away (kids — lolz), it's never too soon to get informed. Here's what you need to know now about getting pregnant:

1. This is how you get pregnant: About 14 days before your next period is scheduled to arrive, your left or right ovary (which switch off every cycle) releases an egg in a process known as ovulation, explains Maria Sophocles, board-certified gynecologist and medical director of Women's Health Care, a private practice in Princeton, New Jersey, and a mother of four who's delivered more than 8,000 babies. The egg travels down the fallopian tube and waits for sperm to show up. During penetrative vaginal sex involving ejaculation,

Friday, 23 October 2015

Photo: A public primary school in Bauchi State

American journalist with Al Jazeera Nick Schifrin shared the photo on Instagram and wrote;

Outside of Bauchi, Nigeria, second graders in the public Kuletu primary school have no desks, chairs, or books. Their classroom has no windows, and its walls are crumbling. The blackboard is so old, chalk disappears into stains that look like recently dripped wax.This is not a case of poverty. Nigeria's education budget is $1.97 trillion.

Breaking! Scores Killed In Yola Blast

Unidentified number of persons are feared dead after a bomb went off at a mosque in Yola, the capital of Adamawa in north-east Nigeria.
The blast occurred at the mosque in Jambutu on Friday afternoon.
The attack happened hours after a suicide bomb attack left six people dead in the early hours of Friday at a Mosque behind a Magistrate Court around the Polo area of Maiduguri, Borno State.
No group has claimed responsibility for both attacks.
Details to come.

28 confirmed dead in the twin suicide attack in Maiduguri this morning

28 persons were killed in the twin suicide attack at a mosque in Jiddari-Polo near Federal High Court in Old GRA in Maiduguri, Borno state this morning.

One of the suspected masterminds of Nyanya and Kuje bomb blasts pleads guilty

One of the suspected masterminds of the October 2, 2015 bombings in Nyanya and Kuje towns in Abuja, Abdulwaheed Nasiru, has pleaded guilty of being in possession of 12 Improvised Explosive Devices and other materials used for making bombs.
23 year old Nasiru, who is the youngest of the five persons arraigned before Justice Abdulkadir Abdul-Kafarati on five counts arising from the multiple bombings, which left scores dead and many others with varying degrees of injuries was the one who plead guilty to possession of 12 IEDs and materials used for manufacturing them.

PMB aversion for women: : Buhari is Shy Around the Opposite Sex

Some insight has been provided into President Muhammadu Buhari’s aversion for women and the low number of female appointments since he assumed office, with his Senior Special Assistant, Political Matters, Mr. Gideon Samani, disclosing that the president did not include many women in his cabinet because he is “very shy dealing with the opposite sex”.

Ali Nuhu: Why I Have Never Involved Myself In Any Social Media War With Any Of My Collegues

Ali Nuhu, a versatile and talented actor as well as the LEADERSHIP Artiste of the Year 2014 Award recipient, in this interview with SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH and ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM , speaks on the movie industry and why he is never been involved in any social media altercation with any colleagues

How does it feel clinching the LEADERSHIP Artiste of the Year award?

I am grateful to Allah and the organisation for this award. I must confess I’m very excited about receiving this award, due to the fact that this is the first time an entertainer from northern Nigeria is getting this award.

Army Troops Kill 150 Boko Haram Insurgents In Adamawa

Over 150 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed on Tuesday in renewed onslaught by Nigerian troops assisted by hunters and local vigilantes while 36 people including women and children were rescued. This is just as about 155 cattle and sheep were recovered during an operation in Ser-Jaji border communities of Madagali – Gwoza local governments, local and security sources disclosed.

Reports also indicated that large catch of sophisticated weapons have been recovered during the operation.

Barewa College Zaria: A hidden legacy

Within the four walls lies a school in Zaria, Kaduna State called Barewa college. The college has so many legacies, and it is popular among the older generation but rarely known to the younger generation. What led me to this unravelment is the reputation behind Eton College in the UK.

A while ago I was greatly astonished to discover that there was a school in the United Kingdom that had produced 19 British Prime Ministers, what was also amazing was the level of aristocracy, which had been in existence for over 600 years, this led to the question, does Nigeria have a school with similar recognition?

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Osinbajo, El-rufai At Energy Event In London

The vice president prof Yemi Osinbajo and Kaduna state governor Mallam Nasir El-rufai pictured at the Launching of the Energy Africa Campaign in London... Former United Nations sec-gen Kofi Annan and other notable dignitaries graced the event....

Mrs Buhari: To North East Governors assist sick children in IDP camps

The Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the Governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, to urgently do something about the nutritional status of babies and children in the IDP camps in their various states. She is grieved as a mother that children could be going through such appalling conditions in her country.

Photo: Osinbajo, El Rufai in presidential jet as they head to London for event

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Kaduna state governor, Nasir El Rufai pictured in a presidential jet as they left Abuja yesterday to participate in the launching of the Energy Africa Campaign in London today.

20 Shot Dead by Boko Haram

Twenty persons were shot dead by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Wednesday on a road outside a village in Borno State, local sources said.

According to AFP, a large group of Boko Haram gunmen fleeing a military offensive on their camp in Nganzai district opened fire on four cars just outside Jingalta village, 70 kilometres north of Maiduguri, killing all 20 passengers inside, a vigilante and a villager said.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Senator Shehu Sani bails out a young man from jail, shares details

The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani today bailed out a young man, who was jailed after a quarrel with his boss, from a police cell. He took to Facebook and shared some details. He wrote,

Kano Is Not Difficult To Govern– Kwankwaso

How do you feel celebrating your birthday with the anniversary of the Kwankwasiyya ideology?
I thank the good people of Kano State who over the years decided to support us and elect us to various positions and to also thank Nigerians for voting our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), which clinched power at the centre during the last elections and in various states across the country. I also want to use the opportunity of my birthday to thank all our friends in Kano and Nigeria in general, people who over the years decided to take it upon themselves to organize certain activities on the October 21 of every year to commemorate the birth of our Movement like visits to orphanages, the prisons to support the needy, the lectures and symposium as well as other innovations. It is just by coincidence that they decided also to use my birthday to celebrate

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Buhari removes Head of Service, Danladi Kifasi

The Head of Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi has been asked to proceed on terminal leave with immediate effect. A letter was signed by the SGF, asking Kifasi to proceed on terminal leave starting from today. A reason for his removal was not made known and no replacement has been announced yet.

In Kano, man kills childhood friend over N40, 000, hides corpse in pit

A grain dealer Hamisu Mijinyawa of Tofa town in Tofa local government area of Kano state has allegedly strangled his childhood friend Muzammil Hamisu to death over N40, 000 dispute. 
The corpse of Hamisu who was popularly known as Dan Asabe was found hidden in a pit covered with thorns. 
Dan Asabe, Daily Trust learned had in the month of June given his friend Mijinyawa N40, 000 in exchange for locust beans seed for business.
 After three months, Mijinyawa who bears the same first name as his friend could neither account for the loan nor the seed. 

Kano Emirate Cautions Late Ado Bayero’s Eldest Son Over Disloyalty

Kano Emirate Council has concluded plans to issue a final warning to eldest son of late Ado Bayero, Lamido Ado Abdullahi Bayero over what it termed disloyalty and desertion of his primary post.
The Ciroma of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Ado Bayero is the district head of Gwale local government area and is the eldest among late Ado Bayero’s sons who could have succeeded his father, if not for Allah’s will that Sanusi Lamido, his cousin, would occupy the position.

We Inherited Over N7bn Liabilities On Road Construction – Masari

Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has disclosed that he inherited liabilities of over N7billion owed contractors handling road projects in the state.
Speaking at the weekend, when he inspected the ongoing work on the 32km Sheme-Kadisau-Dandume road, Masari said his administration met “over N7billion of certificates waiting to be paid”.

Islamic Banking: Panacea for dwindling Global economy- Emir of Kano

Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II has described Islamic Banking as the only panacea for the dwindling global economy as it will impact positively on many developing economies.
Sanusi said Islamic banking was conceived to serve as a force of mediation in circumstances where the need for bridging the deficit of infrastructure was most needed, adding that non-interest capital market could only flourish with the Islamic banking becoming fully operational.

Army Killed 30 Members of Boko Haram in Adamawa

Over 30 Boko Haram terrorists were reportedly killed in a gun duel with the Nigerian troops at the border villages of Kirchinga and Imirs in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Security sources to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the troops were assisted by local vigilantes in the wee hours of Monday.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Police arrests 72 rustlers, recovers 818 cattle in Kano

The Police have arrested 72 suspected cattle rustlers in the notorious Falgore forest in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Katsina, disclosed this while presenting the suspects and the animals to newsmen at Kwanar Dawaki in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.

APC, PDP senators set for battle over Amaechi

Weeks after he was tipped as a minister by President Muhammadu Buhari, former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s nomination is still generating ripples at the Senate.
He is billed for screening tomorrow – six days after 18 of the 21 ministerial nominees on Buhari’s first list were cleared.
Senators, it was gathered yesterday, are set for an epic battle over his screening.
Amaechi and Adebayo Shittu, a former member of Oyo State House of Assembly in the Second Republic, are the ones remaining on the list to be cleared.

The Highs, Lows And Issues In-between Ministerial Screening

So much political heat trailed the eventual announcement of the ministerial list, five months after the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration assumed power at the center.

The screening of ministers was expected to be tough peculiarly so, because this is the first time, in 16 years of democracy, that a hitherto opposition political party would become the ruling party at the federal level.

Two Females Bombers Kill 12 in Adamawa

Two female suicide bombers on Saturday reportedly killed 12 people in Dar village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
An eyewitness, who confirmed the attack, said the bombs were detonated by two female suicide bombers in the wee hours of Saturday, adding that the ages of the bombers could not be determined.
However, another source said he saw a large number of gunmen invading the village, forcing residents to flee to a nearby bush.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

#DivorceDiaries: Episode 8 Sunday, 18th Oct (Full Story)

My name is Zahra Mustapha, I am 38 years old. I am from Katsina State and I would like to share my #DivorceDiaries with you.
I was married to my husband Abdulaziz Mustapha from Kogi State for 18 years. We have 3 children. I met my husband in Yola. I had gone to stay with my elder sister who was married to a Fulani man in Yola. Abdul was my brother in law’s protégé so to speak. He was learning the business of petroleum products distribution. He was always with my brother in law. He had just finished his NYSC and was hoping to set himself up in the business and I was fresh out of Secondary school. I was helping my sister take care of the home while waiting for my results in 1995.

Gov Bagudu Commends NYSC For Fight Against Polio, HIV/AIDS In Kebbi

Abubakar Atiku Bagudu
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has applauded the efforts and contribution of NYSC in helping the state government’s fight against polio and HIV /AIDS and social vices in the state .
The governor also stated that his administration places high premium on youth development and as such, the NYSC will act as a catalyst to achieve youth oriented developmental programmes within the state. The governor stated this at the passing out parade of the 2014 ‘Batch C’ Corp members at Haliru Abdu Stadium in Birnin Kebbi.

Sokoto APC accuses Buhari of illegality, demands change of ministerial nominee

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State GovernorThe Sokoto State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of violating the Nigerian Constitution and the rules of the party in his choice of ministerial nominee from the state.
The state chapter of the party as well as the state government had earlier on Friday met and resolved to reject the nomination of Aisha Abubakar on the grounds that she is not a card-carrying member of the party.

First Phase of Reconstruction Works Advance In Borno of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, yesterday embarked on a four day tour of destroyed communities being rebuilt by the state government after they have been reclaimed by Nigerian troops. Barely 24 hours after swearing in his new deputy governor, Usman Mamman Durkwa, Shettima shelved his weekend rest to personally tour the various reconstruction project being carried out in Kaga, one of the local government areas of the state that was badly affected by Boko Haram insurgency.

Katsina Power Supply Recieve A New Boost With $280M have emerged that power supply in Katsina State will recieve significant improvement as two firms have indicated interest to invest $280 million to generate 175 mw from solar.
Katsina, like most states in the country is grappling with challenges of power supply.
The multi-billion naira projects like the 10mw wind farm project for which contract was awarded by the federal government in 2009 appears to be in limbo.

Mariya Yuguda’s Changing Fortunes are indeed turbulent moments for Hajiya Mariya Yuguda, one of the wives of the former Governor of Bauchi State, Malam  Isa Yuguda.
Society Happenings learnt that the exit of her husband from power might have started taking its toll on her. Unlike when her husband was at the helm of affairs as Bauchi State Governor; insinuations are rife that she is currently going through financial constraints to run her pet-project,  AD Rufai Foundation, which was created to pursue issues that are germane to the survival and progress of the society. Virtually all Yuguda’s friends and beneficiaries of his government who had been of financial assistance to the Foundation have since abandoned Mariya to grapple with the trauma of a financial incapacitated pet-project. Sources of funding for the Foundation include fund raising activities and partnership with government and donor agencies.

Why Maiduguri is vulnerable to Boko Haram attacks

boko-haram-maiduguri-453x300Maiduguri, Borno State capital has remained vulnera­ble to Boko Haram bombers in recent times despite persistent military onslaught on the insurgents’ hideout and increasing collaboration by the state-backed Civilian JTF.
Within a week, no fewer than 42 people have been killed in six bomb blasts in the capital while about 65 people have been injured. In the densely populated Dala, Ajilari and Sajeri wards, located outskirts of the city centre, multiple explosions

If You're Not Happy: Commit suicide, if you like, El-Rufai tells State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai yesterday told ag­grieved persons over political and ministerial appointments made so far by his administra­tion to go and commit suicide if they are not happy about the appointments.
El-Rufai, who visibly lost his temper while answering ques­tions from stakeholders at the 4th town hall meeting with Ka­duna Central, otherwise known as zone 2, said he could not give appointment to persons that did not vote for him during the last governorship election .
His words, “If you are not happy with appointments made, you can go and climb Kufena mountain and fall. It was what you voted that you got because we are aware that there are peo­ple who did not vote for us, in fact they worked against us.
“But now they claim to be All Progressives Congress (APC) members and loyal to the party. We know such peo­ple. And so there is no way they would expect anything from us. You didn’t vote us but you want appointments. What you will get is zero. It is politics and in whatever we do there is poli­tics.”

REMASAB Agency introduces night refuse evacuation in Kano Kano State Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) says it will introduce night refuse collection disposal as part of an effort to clear the growing filth in the city.
The Managing Director of the board, Mr Muhammad Kura, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Kano. He said the measure had become necessary to ensure proper refuse disposal in the metropolis.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

#DivorceDiaries Episode 7,Saturday 17th October

My name is Malam Musa Halilu, I am 28 years old and a businessman. I would like to share my divorce diaries with you. I was married to my ex wife Murja Halilu for a year and 10 months, this is my story.I met Murja at a fish farming workshop. We became quick friends. She was funny and engaging and full of life. She was a happy person, like those people you know who are constantly bouncy and chatty there was never a dull moment with her.

President Buhari's Daughter Zahra Addresses Gov. Nasir El-rufai Wedding Rumour

The rumour mill went into overdrive recently when a Kaduna-based newspaper The Polity Weekly published a report headlined 'Governor Nasir El-Rufai is set to wed President Buhari’s daughter'. 55-year-old Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is the executive governor of Kaduna State married to 3 women: Hadiza, Asia and Ummi with Hadiza being the First Lady. Since the newspaper published this report, El-Rufai as of the time of this report is yet to address the speculation.

Hadi Sirika Katsina Billionaire Tipped To Be Nigeria’s Minister Of Aviation

When President Muhammadu Buhari will sit to choose the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika – who hails from his home state of Katsina – is favoured for the juicy portfolio. 51-year-old Sirika was one of the 18 ministerial nominees confirmed earlier this week by the Senate. For those not in the know, Sirika has been a hardcore loyalist of President Buhari for decades. He was a member of the 19-man transition committee. Sirika, a former senator, represented Katsina North Senatorial District under the platform of Congress for Progressive Change(CPC). He was a Member of the Federal House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007.

Elrufai Unveils Kaduna State New Logo

Kaduna State has today unveiled its new Logo which will henceforth be the new insignia for the state. It will be used in all the state's official communications, correspondences and transactions.

The distinctive features of the logo include its motto: Work and Worship; green vegetation, which means Agriculture, Economy, Abundance and conservation. Crocodile stands for Strength, Resilience, Indestructibility and Ancestry; while cattle implies Fertility, Abundance and Nourishment. More pics after the cut.Kaduna State has today unveiled its new Logo which will henceforth be the new insignia for the state. It will be used in all the state's official communications, correspondences and transactions.

The distinctive features of the logo include its motto: Work and Worship; green vegetation, which means Agriculture, Economy, Abundance and conservation. Crocodile stands for Strength, Resilience, Indestructibility and Ancestry; while cattle implies Fertility, Abundance and Nourishment. More pics after the cut.

Important Info On Bvn Registration!!!! INFO!!!!!!!!!...

To know your BVN, dial *565*0# on the GSM line you used in registering at the bank for the BVN registration and wait for few seconds, your BVN will appear.

This is real and not a scam. Kindly pass the info to let others know. As we all know that the BVN registration will close on the 31st of October, 2015 and there will be no further extention.
Thank you.

El-Rufai ‘Ex-minister’s associates tried to return $250 million to me,’

Governor Nasir El-rufaiKaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said that a former minister’s associates have approached him with an offer to return $250 million in obviously looted funds.
The offer is believed to have been made in a bid to avoid President Muhammadu Buhari’s sweeping anti-corruption war.

History Of Northern Throne From Sultan, Emir,Lamido...


There is no doubt to the established reality that, the Sultan of Sokoto remains the head of Nigerian Muslim faithful. However, not very many people can conveniently explain why the reverend traditional ruler doubles as the religious leader as well.

Sultan, an Arabic word, simply means Ruler or King. However, Sultan from the Arabic perspective, is not just a ruler but divinely ordained to lead the Muslims as Commander of the Faithful. Which, therefore, explains why, Sultans are said to be rulers over an independent government or state (Caliphate).

Sad Story Of North’s Textiles Industry

INDUSTRYAfter N100 billion naira federal government intervention in the textiles industry, Nigeria’s second biggest employer of labour after the federal government is not only in ruins but has recorded 3 million job losses countrywide and 2, 800 deaths of workers in 14 years, this is just in one city alone.
Nigeria’s textiles factory is said to have employed about 3 million Nigerians in direct job from the production of cotton to the weaving, spinning and printing of textile materials. The industry also contributed hugely to the revenue bases of governments across the country and created hundreds of thousands of indirect jobs to Nigerians.

Kano Govt Gave Freedom To 15 Prisoners

PIC. 1.   A 94 YEAR-OLD PRISONER, MR CANICE EGBUNANNE (4TH R), WHO WAS GRANTED PARDON BY GOV. ROCHAS OKOROCHA OF IMO, DURING THE 54TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY  BEING LED OUT TO FREEDOM BY SOME FEDERAL PRISONS OFFICIALS IN OWERRI.5148/15/10/14/CEO/AIN/NANThe Kano State Government has released 15 prisoners of the Central Prison, Kano as part of efforts to decongest the prisons.
A statement issued by the Kano State High Court of Justice and signed by its Public Relations Officer, Malam Baba Jibi, said that the Acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nuradeen Umar released the inmates.

Day Kano family lost 12 members in auto crash

Day Kano family lost 12 members  in auto crashFriday, October 9, 2015 will for some time remain memorable to the family of veteran journalist and former Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Alhaji Halilu Ahmed Getso. On the fateful day, 12 members of his family, mostly children, lost their lives in a fatal automobile accident which occurred at Kanye village along Kano-Gwarzo road at noon. A bus conveying 26 family members of the former FRCN DG collided with an incoming vehicle, resulting in the death of 12.