Sunday, 27 March 2016

President Buhari's Easter Message To All Christians In Nigeria.

 Fellow Nigerians, I rejoice with you all, especially our Christian brothers and sisters, as we celebrate Easter. For Christians all over the world, this celebration is in commemoration of the supreme sacrifice which Jesus Christ made for the salvation of mankind.

The Gospels also tell us that during his earthly ministry, Jesus Christ repeatedly urged his disciples and followers to "love one another as I have loved you".

As we celebrate Easter this year, I sincerely believe that it will serve our dear nation very well if we all imbibe this essential message of Jesus Christ and truly learn to love our countrymen and women as we love ourselves.

President Buhari sympathises with victims of Sabon Gari, Birnin Kebbi market fire incidents

 This is a press statement from the presidency.
President Muhammadu Buhari sympathizes with victims of the fire incidents in Sabon Gari Market, Kano State and Birnin Kebbi Central Market, Kebbi State, on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

The President commiserates with the government and people of the two states, particularly those who incurred losses.

President Buhari shares in the pain of the victims knowing that the two fire incidents had created major setbacks for all those that had business outfits in the markets, thereby affecting the livelihood of their families and setting back economic activities in the states.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Saraki Denies Secret Communication With SGF


Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has petitioned the Department of State Security (DSS) over a publication made by an online news medium, Sahara Reporters, which alleged that he had been making secret phone calls with officials of the Federal Ministry of Justice over suspected ploy to alter documents that could help him escape indictment at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Senator Saraki is facing a controversial trial over his alleged false asset declaration during his tenure as Kwara state governor.
Saraki’s petition to DSS Director which was dated March 17, 2016, amply denied ever having any form of virtual or real interface with the two officials of the Federal Ministry of Justice.
In the two-paged petition, which he personally signed, the Senate President described the Sahara Reporters publication as “another false, unsubstantiated and unwarranted report published against his person.
Saraki denied Sahara Reporters’ claims that he had been “exchanging phone calls with two senior officials of the Federal Ministry of Justice – one Mr. Taiwo Abijogun who is the Solicitor General of the Federation and one Mr. Diri who is to be the Director of Public Prosecution.

Photos from APC caucus meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja

 The National Caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress(APC) is currently in progress at the new Banquet hall of the presidential Villa, Abuja. The high powered meeting is presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Also in attendance was the national leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, serving governors and past governors, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Shi’ites pull out of Zaria clash probe

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has pulled out of the probe by the judicial commission of inquiry set up by the Kaduna State government to investigate clashes between its members and the Nigerian Army in Zaria in December last year.
The IMN legal team which had been making what it called conditional appearances at the commission said henceforth, it would discontinue all forms of appearances, just as it would not submit any memo to the commission.
One of the leaders of the team, Festus Okoye, told newsmen in Kaduna yesterday that his team would not allow itself to be used to legitimize what he described as a predetermined agenda against the movement and its leader.
He said the team initially thought it could lend its support to the movement to tell the Nigerian public and the international community its own version of the clash but that all efforts to get a proper briefing from the leader of the movement, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, had been unsuccessful.

Troops kill 58 Boko Haram fighters in Borno

Troops have killed 58 Boko Haram fighters in the latest military operation in Borno State, spokesman of the Army Col. Sani Usman, said yesterday
Two hand grenades, 52 motorcycles, several bags of foodstuff were also recovered during the operation carried out by troops in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State late Monday, said Col. Usman, adding that the military also lost a soldier in the gunfight.
The announcement followed the killing of 27 Boko Haram terrorists in separate raids last weekend by the military.

Nigeria Customs Service bans rice importation through land borders

Nigeria Customs Service has announced the re-introduction of ban on importation of rice through land borders across the country. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, made the announcement at a review meeting with Comptrollers of Border Commands and Federal Operation Units in Abuja.

According to Ali, the Service observed that the revenue from rice imports through the land borders hardly matched the volume of rice arriving in neighbouring ports. ‎

He said the presidency had given approval for the reversal of the ban put in place in October 2015 which allowed rice imports through land borders, once appropriate duty and charges were paid. 

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Dogara Donates Health Centre To Abuja IDPs Camp

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has called on relevant authorities and people of means to show more support and compassion for the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are scattered across the country as a way of ameliorating their sufferings.
The Speaker stated this on Monday while commissioning a mini-health centre he personally donated to the Wassa IDPs Camp in Abuja Municipal Area Council of the FCT in collaboration with an Abuja-based private firm, Vantage Habitat.
Dogara said the need for the provision of the facility arose when he visited the camp on the 7th of January to distribute food and non-food items but was greeted with the cry for a health care facility which the people at the camp lacked.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

FG declares March 25th, 28th as public holidays to celebrate Easter

The Federal ‎government has declared Friday, March 25th and Monday, March 28th as public holidays to mark Good Friday and Easter celebrations respectively. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made this known in a statement issued by the acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido in Abuja today March 22nd. 

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Nigeria To Undergo Second Round Anti-Money Laundering Assessment

The Inter-Government Action Group against Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) has said that Nigeria will need to attain high level of compliance with international best practices on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in other to scale through on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) second round of mutual evaluations.
Speaking at the Pre-Assessment Training Workshop for officials of  Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) stakeholders institutions, in Abuja, yesterday, the director general, GIABA, Col Adama Coulibaly said that combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism is proving to be a challenge to governments around the world as members of organised criminal groups and terrorist organisations find new means to evade detection, arrest and punishment  across international borders.

Photos As Nigerian Troops Flush Out Boko Haram Militants From Hideout

 The 29 Task Force Brigade troops have also been busy conducting clearing operations on the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their area of operations with remarkable success. Within the last two days the units under the Brigade cleared the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in the following areas; Abukarti, Baradili, Borgozo, Gaijaribul Abukar, kolomi, Marguba, Umarumi and Yasori 1 and 2.

 The gallant troops also recovered several items including 1 single barrel gun, motorcycles, drums and bags of millet and dead cattle that ran into Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried by the Boko Haram terrorists. Similarly, the troops detonated an IED in one of the buildings at Yasori 1.

Photos: Nigeria Super Eagles Team arrive in Kaduna

The Super Eagles team have arrived in Kaduna safely and settled into Africa Continental Hotel camp. They will be playing their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier match against Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday, March 25th.

House Of Reps Speaker, Dogara Commissions Mobile Clinic For IDPs In Abuja.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Monday commissioned a mobile clinic at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Wassa, Abuja. It would be recalled that the Speaker first visited the Wassa IDP to camp to donate relief materials on January 7, and it was during this visit that the IDPs requested for a facility which would be equipped to cater to their most pressing health needs.

The Speaker, in his address, lauded the efforts of Capt. Hosa Okunbo and encouraged other citizens to reach out and support IDP’s and the less privileged with whatever they can. He also urged people in positions of authority to leverage on their personal relationships to provide urgently required facilities for the people, which may take too long to be provided by government.

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Hauwa's story: How I almost became a Boko Haram suicide bomber

A young Nigerian girl who defied Boko Haram orders to partake in a suicide bombing -has shared her own side of the story...According to reports, Hauwa (not her real name) had been held by Boko Haram for more than a year when her captors suggested the plan to attack the Dikwa camp in Borno state.

 Read via BBC;

 On Tuesday 9 February, two Nigerian girls entered a camp for displaced people in the country's north-east. Minutes later they detonated their explosive vests, killing 58 people. A third girl refused to take part in the suicide mission for Islamist militant group Boko Haram. This is her story

In return for carrying out their mission, the three girls were told they would go to paradise. But Hauwa knew that she had to defy them.

Judge Withdraws From Bukola Saraki's Suit To Stop Trial

Justice Abdul Kafarati of the federal high court, Abuja, has withdrawn from a fundamental rights suit filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki to quash the charges of false declaration of assets brought against him by the federal government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Kafarati explained that his integrity had been called into question in the matter, hence he would disqualify himself from it.

Having read a report of an online medium accusing him of corruption to the tune N2bn, he said that if he ruled against or for Saraki his decision would be interpreted differently.

Power situation in Nigeria no longer a laughing matter- Buhari

President Buhari says that the poor power situation in Nigeria is no longer a laughing matter. Buhari said this while declaring open the National Economic Council retreat in Abuja yesterday March 21st.

“Nigerians’ favourite talking point and butt of jokes is the power situation in our country. But, ladies and gentlemen, it is no longer a laughing matter. We must and by the grace of God we will put things right. In the three years left for this administration we have given ourselves the target of ten thousand megawatts distributable power.

Photos: Meet Aisha Umar Sule, a beautiful, smart and stylish police officer

Aisha Umar Sule, a dedicated and smart Nigeria Police officer who according to Segun Babansoji, has distinguished herself from other female officers. 

Photo: Newborn baby found abandoned in Kontagora, Niger

 The newborn baby was found abandoned this morning in Kontagora in Niger State.
if you dont want the baby why abandoned it? you can give it out for abduction.  May Allah help save us from this kind of wicked people amin.

Source: Rariya

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'Those who steal must be punished & made to pay for what they do' - Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says the fight against corruption should entail punishing those who have been found guilty of stealing and then also making sure they pay for the crime they committed. She said this while speaking at the Africa CEO forum holding in Cote d'Ivoire yesterday March 21st

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Nigeria must stop importing what it has — Emir of Kano

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Saturday said Nigeria must stop importing what it has in order to boost local industries and create jobs.
The Emir stated this in Kaduna while inaugurating the new Council Secretariat of the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA).
Mr. Sanusi said the current economic crisis induced by the crash in global oil price, should serve as a wake up call for the country to utilise its resources judiciously.
“Nigeria is full of experts in importing what we have and exporting what we do not have,” the Emir said.
“We have cotton but we import textile materials from China; we have crude oil but we import fuel refined from our own crude from Russia and other countries.
“We have gas but we let it flare away instead of utilising it to produce power, yet import generators from outside.
“We eat our hides and skin and import shoes from outside, and we eat our tomatoes and import canned tomatoes paste from China.”

Tambuwal Inaugurates N268m Urology/Nephrology Centre At UDUTH Sokoto

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, on Friday, inaugurated the N268 million Urology/Nephrology Centre built by the federal government at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.

The centre was inaugurated as part of the events marking the 40th anniversary and the 32nd, 33rd and 34th joint convocation ceremony of the University. 
Tambuwal commended the federal government, through the TETFUND for executing the project.
He said that the centre would reduce the increasing cases of kidney-related diseases in the area.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, said that the centre was constructed at the cost of N246 million and furnished with N22 million.

Emir of Kano on ‘Awuff’ political economy and re-structuring

But contrary to quick interpretations of Emir Sanusi’s call for structural reform, there is nothing in his statement at Olabisi Onabanjo University to suggest that the emir is by this statement recommending the kind of restructuring that can lead to re-federalisation of the country
Two key concepts in today’s title are ‘Awuff’ or Awuufu in the Yorubanised version of this Pidgin concept and political economy. Political economy in this context is to be understood in its simplest form as how a country is managed or governed, taking into consideration political and economic factors that serve as dominant drivers of the country’s economy and by extension its polity. Awuff, a word recently given additional conceptual energy by Prof. Akin Mabogunje, is akin to ‘Manna’ in biblical terms. It refers to the power of a free good (that arises not from the sweat of a people but as a good bestowed on the people by nature or any generous agency), but which in its plenitude drives economic, political, and even social behaviour of the people with such endowment. The interest of this page today is to amplify the thoughts of Prof. Mabogunje and the Emir of Kano on concepts that seem to have driven the political organisation of this country for about half a century.

Yesterday Sultan Saad was confered with a Doctor of Laws (LLD) .

Earlier, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Babatunde Akiolu lamented that, PDP has done more harm than good to Nigeria in the last couple of years.
The Oba, who is also the Chancellor of UDUS vowed that, except over his dead body, PDP will never take over Lagos, assured that, Nigeria is on the part to greatness once again.
Accessing host community, institutions relationship, Executive Sectrary, Nigeria University Commssion (NUC) Professor Julius Okoji who represented President Muhammad Buhari at the occasion warned that, corruption has been the bane of Nigerian Universities.
He further encouraged cordial relationship between host communities and institutions of learning across the nation.

PHOTO; Nigeria is on the path to recovery, says Tinubu

Former Lagos State governor, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu yesterday urged Nigerians to be patient with the president to lay the grounds for the positive transformation of Nigeria.
Tinubu who spoke at the convocation ground of Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto shortly after he was conferred with Honoris Causa Doctorate Degree of Business Administration (DBA), added that, Nigerians must appreciate anything made in Nigeria to enable us growth economy.
Talking on the expectations of many Nigerians about to be present government, the forner Lagos state governor and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) insisted that, change cannot be instantaneous as many expected.
“To make those changes is not going to be easy. To turn around a bad situation is not easy. It is very, very easy for those who are greedy, for those who are looking for instant money in their pockets and reward in their stomach to think that change is easy.

Photo Of Nigerian Soldiers In A Happy Mood After An Attack On Boko Haram Militants

 May God continue to bless the gallant soldiers who have laid their lives on the line so that the country could be secured.

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Anti-social media bill received knocks at Senate

Participants at a Senate public hearing on the “Frivolous petition Bill 2015 (SB. 143)” also known as anti-social media bill expressed concern on the draft law. Our correspondent chronicles their position on the bill.
Except for the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed and some senators who threw their weight behind it, other participants that spoke at the public hearing on the bill aimed at controlling the social media, kicked against its passage.
The bill was sponsored by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah representing Kebbi South Senatorial District of Kebbi State under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The public hearing was organised  by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to gauge and collate public opinion on the bill as protests trailed it second reading last December.
The hearing which was held at the Senate was a replica of the episode of December, as participants insisted that the bill must not see the light of the day.  Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and online platforms publishers stormed the National Assembly days after the bill scaled through second reading, kicking against it.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Jinin Jikina Episode 3

“Jinin Jikina Episode 2

Isa ya muskuta ranshi yagama baci yamike yafice. Kuka Ali yasaka shikadai yasan abunda ke damunshi. Kokadan nadama bata ranshi don aganinshi abunda yakeyi shine daidai.
Wata rana nana tafito makaranta ali nabiye da ita. Wani mota ne ta tsaya daidai ali. Hakan yasa nanan tayi sauri gudun karma yaganta yamawa ali magananta. Don tafara gajiya da ganin kattan dasuke hawa kanta. Ta tsallake titi yayinda shikuma mai motar ya tsaya gun ali sukadanyi magana.
Can ya karaso gunta yana wani sham kamshi don tsabar iskanci meye nawucewa kibarni?. Tuni ta tsorata dashi. Ganin yanufo kanta dagudu tahau kan titi. Yana naaaana kisauko. Anma ina! Motar datake bayanta tuni tadaga da ita. Shikuwa gigice wa yayi yanufo kanta yafara balbale mai mota da masifa. Ibanda rashin lura yaza’ayi ka kadeta mai motan yafito wani saurayi fari kyakkyawa tuni yanufa kanta batare daya lura da abunda shi ali ke fada. Daukanta yayi zai sata motan. Juyin duniyannan yayi ali yariketa anma ina yagagara. Wasune suka taimaka acikin yan tsirarun mutanen dasuka taru don ganin meke faruwa. Aikuwa kafin ali ya hankara har mai motan yawuce. Tuni yatari mashin don yabishi. Traffic shi yarabasu haushi da takaici kaman yaci kanshi. Tayaya zaigane wani asibiti aka kaita? Kokuma wani guru zaije da ita?

Picture: Little Girl From Kano State Goes Missing

This little girl has been reported missing....According to actor, Ali Nuhu -who posted her photo on his Instagram page and captioned; 'She came to Kano from Malumfashi. Lost but found. Her father is Aliyu; her mother is Inna. If you know them, please call 0703 705 7121.

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Photos: Atiku Abubakar meets with North East lawmakers over proposed North East Development Commission

 Some lawmakers from the North Eastern region met with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to discuss the proposed North East Development Commission NEDC which will be similar to the Niger Delta Development Commission. The North East have experienced immense destruction since the birth of the terror group, Boko Haram.

Judge Berates EFCC For Delaying Proceedings On Nyako’s Case

Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court Abuja yesterday accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of delaying judgment on former Governor Murtala Nyako who is standing trial before the court on corruption charges.
Justice Chukwu who deferred his conference meeting to witness the cross-examination of defence’s witness, when EFCC counsel Adebisi Adeniyi tendered fresh voluminous document as evidence against Nyako.
But Counsel to Nyako, Yakubu Maikyau (SAN) said they needed to study the document because it was voluminous before going on with the cross-examination which justice Chukwu sustained.

Ganduje: Why I’ll reconcile with Kwankwaso

"Operation Sharan Daji" Troops kill 35, arrest 39 armed bandits in North-West

Troops in the North-West zone code-named Operation Sharan Daji, have killed 35 armed bandits and arrested 38 of them which have been handed over to the police in the various states of their arrest. The General Officer Commanding (GOC)1 Division Nigeria Army, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade who made the disclosure while briefing journalists on Saturday on their activities within the past 2 months.
Oyebade said that 6,009 various animals were recovered within the zone as well as several AK-47 rifles, dane guns, and a variety of weapons and ammunition.

Read 'abducted' Ese Oruru's alleged unedited letter to lover, Yunusa

 Supposedly, below is a letter the 14 or 17 year old abducted Bayelsa indigene wrote to her lover, Yunusa, who is presently in police custody for abducting her, taking her to Kano, converting her to Islam, marrying and impregnating her. Read below as obtained by Sunnewsonline...

Dear, Inusa how are you? I hope you are fine and all is well with you? Please don’t be annoyed by these words but I think it is best for the both of us. Please please please don’t be annoyed I beg of you Inusa, maybe every­one just have to say the truth.

Photos: Ooni Of Ife And His New Wife Visits Sultan Of Sokoto In His Palace.

The Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi,Ojaja II and his new wife Olori Wuraola paid a courtesy visit to the Sultan of Sokoto who visited him (Oba Enitan ) in Ile-Ife before and after his Coronation. The monarchs are set to hold talks on youth empowerment, and to also strengthen the Relationship between Southern and Northern Nigeria. 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Photos: Kebbi State Governor's wife comes to the aid of 10-year-old girl whose 22-year-old mother is mentally-challenged

 Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu, wife of Kebbi State Governor on Tuesday, March 15, came to the aid of 10-year-old Sidika Bako whose mother, aged 22, is mentally challenged, following a report she received on the girl's poor poor condition. The woman's husband who also resides in Birnin Kebbi reportedly abandoned them after she developed mental illness. Below is the report by Sabatu A. Yakubu & Haruna A. Atiku ...

Innovative education key to Nigeria’s development, says Tambuwal

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said that Nigeria’s quest for development would not be complete without paying attention to education. He noted that a productive, functional and pragmatic education sector will pave the way for scientific development, technological advancement and, by extension, economic growth and social rejuvenation.
He said this in Sokoto at the First International Conference of the Faculty of Education, Sokoto State University, with the theme, ‘Human Security and the Challenges of Innovative Education.’ The conference rounded off yesterday.

PDP Will Bounce Back – Modu Sheriff

National chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has expressed confidence that the party would regain its lost glory.
He said that the strength of the party would be restored after members resolved their differences.
Sheriff stated this on Wednesday in Akure, Ondo state, when he visited the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.
He said that he was in the state to discuss the party’s forthcoming convention in May with the governor.
According to him, the party will leave no stone unturned to bring back `its lost sheep’, and ensure victory in all future elections.

Kaduna State Chief Judge, Justice Tanimu Zailani, Releases 56 Prison Inmates

The Kaduna State Chief Judge, Justice Tanimu Zailani, on Wednesday released 56 inmates from the Kaduna Central Prison as part of efforts to decongest prisons in the state.
The judge attributed the high number of inmates to the failure of judges to be fair and just in the discharge of their duties.
He stressed that only justice would prevent the current situation where people were sent to jail for trivial offences.
“Most of the prisoners are in prison for simple theft, but were branded with armed robbery just to keep them in prison.

Photos: Remember Muzammil From Kebbi Who Makes Cars From Scrap Materials? He Made Another

 The SS3 student from Kebbi state who became famous after photos of his local car made from scrap materials went viral online (see more HERE)..  Muzzamil Umar and hundreds of youth are now set to receive technical training under 'The Muzzamil Project'...This was announced by Deputy Governor Samaila Yombe at his office on Wednesday after he met with Muzzamil.

FG permits SON to jail substandard product dealers for 10yrs without the option of a fine

The Federal Government has given authorization to Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to imprison dealers who sell substandard products. They said SON has the authorization to jail defectors for ten years. SON has since started with Tyre dealers. They have given a 24 hours ultimatum to tyre dealers all over the country to destroy every fake tyre in their stock or face 10 years imprisonment without any option of a fine.
Acting Director General of SON, Dr. Paul Angya, gave the ultimatum at a stakeholder’s forum for tyre dealers in Lagos, stating. He said fake tyres have been the leading cause of several deaths in the country based on a recent report by the Road Safety Commission. Adding that out of 8,986 accidents recorded in 2015, 722 were due to tyre bursts, which has led to the death of 446 persons
He said:

Photos: President Buhari receives DG of International Atomic Energy Agency at the Statehouse

President Muhammed Buhari yesterday welcomed the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for Nigeria’s aspiration to generate electricity through nuclear energy.
President Buhari was speaking at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while receiving IAEA Director-General Mr. Yukiya Amano.
The president, who said he was happy that the agency was developing a programme from which Nigeria would benefit, charged the agency to do more to support the nation.
Power Minister Babatunde Fashola said the country would in the coming years start a programme that would guarantee 1,000 megawatts of electricity in the first instance; to be increased to 4,000 megawatts later. Earlier, Amano had said he was pleased to see Nigeria take correct measures towards a safe usage of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Nigerian politicians most difficult – Jega

Former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has described Nigerian politicians as the “most difficult to deal with in the world”.
Jega made the remarks at Chatham House in London yesterday in an interactive session after delivering a lecture titled: ‘Challenges of Modernising Election Processes: the Nigerian Experience’.
“When I was vice-chancellor, I thought students were the most difficult to deal with”, he said, but added that at INEC, he found out that politicians in Nigeria were the most difficult to relate with.
He said despite efforts aimed at “carrying the politicians along” by keeping them abreast with INEC activities and initiatives, the politicians would later turn round to reject what they approved or accused the commission of trying to favour rival parties if things were not going the way they wanted.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

JININ JIKINA Episode 2 March 16th 2016

Continuation of “JININ JIKINA Episode 2

Read Episode 1 here if you miss it

Umma ta kalleta tare dacewa Allah yashiryeki kikuma wuce kiyi alwala kiyi sallah. Tamike tsum tsum kamar munafuka. Tashiga daki tana jimami wannan rayuwa datasa kanta. Meyasa bata iya musu aduk lokacin daya umurceta tayi abu? Wani xuciyan tace mata saboda yazama jinin jikinki. Anma baikamata ali yamata abunda yakeyiba. Baikamata yayi wasa da soyayyartaba kokuma ya wulakantata haka? Nan tashare hawayen dayake zubo mata. Ummanta tashigo tazauna agefenta tadafe kafadanta tare dacewa nana inaso kinutsu kiyi tunani. Banhanaki ki so ali ba saboda ya cancanta kisoshi sai dai kisoshi hanya tsarkakkiya. Wacce bata fita a addiniba. Kokuma kishuka rayuwarki ta hanyan addini. Nana ta kalle mahaifiyarta tare dacewa nagode umma insha Allah zan canja. Nagode. Nan tacigaba dabata baki tare da nasihohi.

‘JININ JIKINA’ Episode 1 16th March 2016

Here is a new story to all those that read or understand Hausa, if you don’t I know you’re missing, trust me, I too am not a fan of hausa novel but when Benazir introduce me, I cant wait but to continue…
Here is a new story we’re starting tonight it goes with the name ‘JININ JIKINA’ Episode 1

Toh ke nana yazakiyi da makarantan? Bayan kinsan saboda makarantanki ummanki take siyar da kosai duk don tasamu kicigaba a rayuwanki. But ke kinzo nan gurin kina zagaye keda akaturaki makaranta kin kinkimo jiki kinbiyo aliyu hira. Nana ta muskuta fuska sannan ta tauna cingam dinta,  ta tashi ta karkade zaninta wanda muke zama akan veranda yasashi kura. Tace kinga babu ruwanki tunda ba mamanki ce me siyar da kosan ba. Mimi tace Allah baki hakuri! Tare da ficewa. Nana kuwa juyawa tayi gun masoyin nata tare dacewa “sweety na” me muke cewa…?

Kaduna state deputy governor meets with CAN leaders over controversial preaching Bill

Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Barnabas Bala, today met with the leaders of Kaduna State CAN, led by the chairman George Dodo, Catholic Bishop of Zaria to discuss the controversial Religious Regulation Bill which the state governor Nasir El Rufai has sent to the state House of Assembly for debate and passage.

According to the Deputy Governor, the Religious Preaching Law is proposed to curb extremism & protect safe practice of faith. He said this is the first time the preaching bill is being subjected to democratic scrutiny since it was enacted in 1984.