Monday, 31 July 2017

Operation Absolute Sanity: Police Parade Suspected Kidnappers Terrorizing Kaduna Expressway

OPERATION ABSOLUTE SANITY: Police Parade Suspected Kidnappers Terrorizing Kaduna Expressway

Presidency Commends Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN's Message to President Buhari.

Presidency Commends Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN's Message to President Buhari.
The Presidency has described as touching and thoughtful, a message received over the weekend from the Christian Association of Nigeria expressing joy at the news of President Muhammadu Buhari's recovery from illness.
In a statement to the press in Abuja, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, confirmed that the President received the goodwill message from Rev Dr Samson Supo Ayokunle, the CAN President.

NAF Commences Training Of Another Batch Of Special Forces

Air Force deploys Special Forces 
AU, UN, ECOWAS back govt
Special Forces have been deployed in Borno State to step up the fight against Boko Haram, The Nation learnt yesterday.
The Air Force special forces are to join hands with soldiers to curb the resurgence of the terrorists’ activities. Men of the Special Forces are trained to undertake difficult tasks.
Boko Haram’s bloodletting has resurged, with last week’s ambush of an oil exploration convoy in which almost 50 people are believed to have been killed.

Sokoto first batch of pilgrims depart to Saudi Arabia for 2017 Hajj

FIRST batch of intending pilgrims from Sokoto state for this year’s hajj exercise‎ will be airlifted to Saudi Arabia today, Monday.
The disclosure was made by the Director General of the state Pilgrims Welfare Agency (PWA), Alhaji Ibrahim Umar.
In a statement made available to reporters in Sokoto by the agency’s Media Assistant, Farouk Umar, the Director General said all arrangement had been perfected to ensure a successful hajj.

FG offers free food to 800,000 pupils in Kaduna

The Federal Government’ s Home Grown School Feeding Programme has commenced in Kaduna State on July 25, a director in the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr John Gora, says.
Gora who oversees the programme told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kaduna that about 800,000 pupils would be fed at N70 per meal.
According to him, the government will spend about N56 million daily, N280 million a week and N1.1 billion every month in feeding pupils.

Eviction to Ibos: Northern Governors meet Leaders of Arewa Youths

... 'Why we opted for dialogue with Arewa groups'- Borno Governor
... 'We will consult and come up with resolution'- Arewa groups
The Northern Governors' Forum at the weekend held two days dialogue with key leaders of coalition of Arewa groups which issued eviction notice to Ibos in June, asking them to vacate the nineteen States of Northern Nigeria before October 1, 2017.
Chairman of the Northern Governors ' Forum and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima represented the nineteen northern Governors at the two day dialogue while the coalition was represented by five key leaders that included the coalition's spokesman, Abdulazeez Suleman who read the eviction notice in June, tagged 'the Kaduna declaration'. ‎The coalition's key leaders at the dialogue include Balarabe Rufai, Yerima Shettima, Ashir Sherrif and Aminu Adam‎.

We Condole With Alhaji Sule Lamido Over The Demise Of His Daughter - PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, on behalf of the Organs and the entire PDP Family, commiserate with one of the Founding Fathers of our great Party and former Governor of Jigawa State, H.E. Alhaji Sule Lamido over the Demise of his Second Daughter, Hajiya Hadiza Sule Lamido. 
2.  Hajiya Hadiza Lamido, a Mother of three children passed on at the Age of 38 on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in India after a brief illness. It is indeed heartbreaking for any man to loose his daughter especially at such a young age.

Osinbajo to visit Kebbi state for the commissioning of WACOT Rice Processing Mill, Argungu

All is now set for the official visit of acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to Kebbi State on Tuesday 1st August, 2017.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari says, Governor Abubakar Atiku gave this assurance this Sunday, while inspecting events venues in Argungu and Birnin Kebbi.
The Governor inspected facilities put in place such as Accommodation, venues, reception, WACOT Rice Mill Argungu and the venue of mini Agricultural show where Agricultural Potential of the state is to be showcased including Rice PYRAMID known as “DALAR SHINKAFA”.

Hajj 2017: First batch of Nigerians pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

The inaugural flight for Hajj 2017 carrying pilgrims from the Federal Capital Territory has left for Madinah, aboard a Saudi Arabian airliner, Flynas. The flight took off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport at about 3:15 p.m.
The official flag off ceremony was carried out by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Bello. Mr. Osinbajo called on the pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the nation and urged them to pray for the prosperity of Nigeria. “You represent the largest, single group of Nigerians leaving the shores of the country within a specific time.“ You are all ambassadors of this great country, you should, therefore, conduct yourself with the fear of Allah.“ Please pray for our country, our leaders, our dear president so that he can come back safely to continue to steer the country,” he said.

Shettima: Why we chose dialogue with Arewa coalition'

"The dialogue option was chosen because a political problem often requires a political solution. It is only a fool that doesn't change his mind to review decisions and strategies. There is never a limit to who should be engaged in dialogue no matter what the situation is. After all, even armed conflicts of deaths and destructions often end through dialogue with persons who took up arms against a State. ‎Some people may think the withdrawal of eviction ultimatum by the coalition wouldn't mean so much but to us as leaders and from our experiences, it is always dangerous to underestimate the capacity of any group of youths especially when youths come together and seem determined. 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

It started with a 'Hey' on Facebook and now they are Husband and Wife-- Lady explain how she met her husband on Facebook

Susan narrating; It all started with”HEY” on facebook 2years ago.
I remember seeing the message that day and ignored because I was in no mood to chat(I’m never in a chatty mood). 12 days after i found myself replying his message……i still cant explain why……he replied almost immediately but the usual me after saying “HI”
I went offline for days. Days later I saw a message “I KNOW YOUR SIS” the next that came to mind was “SEE THIS ONE FAMZING” like we call it…lol….. 

Zamfara state governments approves the appointment of Alh. Muhammadu Bawa as the new emir of Tsafe

The Zamfara State Government on Sunday announced Alhaji Muhammadu Bawa as the 18th Emir of Tsafe Emirate Council.
The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Muttaka Rini, made the announcement in Gusau, the state capital.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bawa replaced the former Emir Alhaji Habibu Aliyu who died on Wednesday at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto after a brief illness.
Until his appointment, Bawa was the Chairman, State Community and Social Development Projects (CSDP). Bawa started as a secondary school teacher and became a principal of various government secondary schools in old Sokoto State.
He then joined the Petroleum Equalisation Trust Fund as Executive Secretary where he resigned to become the Chairman of the state CSDP.

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Katsina establishes nine pivotal teachers’ training centres – Commissioner

The Katsina State Government, has established nine pivotal teachers training centres  to provide  teachers with the required teaching qualification.
Prof. Halimatu Idris, the State Commissioner for Education disclosed this at the closing ceremony of a two-day seminar for WAEC and NECO invigilators, on Examination malpractice on Saturday in Katsina.
Idris, who was represented by a Director in the Ministry, Hajiya Rabi Barau, said that three centres were located in each of the three senatorial zones.
He said that teachers were selected from different parts of the state to benefit from the training offered by the centres,

Kaduna State Governor El-Rufai Condemns Mob Action at NUJ Premises

Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has said that nobody will be allowed to stifle freedom of expression. In a message to the Kaduna State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, the government condemned the mob action by hoodlums at the premises of the NUJ on Sunday.
Having been briefed on the situation, the governor expressed sympathy with The NUJ and the persons that were harassed by the hoodlums. 

The Groundnut Pyramids Of Kano, Will They Ever Return?

Groundnut pyramids were pyramid-like structures made from groundnut sacks. The pyramids were built in northern Nigeria in cities such as Kano, where groundnut production was a key part of the economy. They were viewed as both a tourist attraction and a symbol of wealth.
In the 1960s and 70s, as production in Nigeria shifted from agriculture to oil, the groundnut pyramids disappeared.
Groundnut pyramids were the invention of Alhassan Dantata (1877—1955), a prominent nut trader. Dantata came to Kano in 1919 and within five years was one of the most successful businessmen, supplying the Royal Niger Company (RNC) with most of their groundnuts. Dantata's company kept their groundnuts at a facility in Kofar Nassarawa, and they stacked the bags in the shape of a pyramid before they were shipped.

Army Makes U-Turn, Retracts Statement On Oil Workers’ Rescue

The Nigerian Army has expressed regret over a statement it issued following the ambush and abduction of some oil workers in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists.
This comes four days after the ambush and a day after Boko Haram released a video of three of the abducted member of the oil exploration team.
A day after the incident, the Army had said the oil workers had been rescued.
However, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, said the initial statement was regrettable.
Boko Haram Ambush: 21 More Bodies Recovered

59-year old fish farmer arrested in Aminu Kano Airport while attempting to smuggle drugs

Detectives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), have apprehended a 59-year old fish farmer, Mr. Chukwuani, while trying to board an Ethiopian airline to Johannesburg, South Africa through Addis Ababa.
The 25 kilogrammes of substances that tested positive for Ephedrine were found in the suspect’s luggage. NDLEA Kano Airport commander, Mr. Ambrose Umoru said the suspect was intercepted at the departure-waiting lounge based on intelligence report. The drug was concealed in his luggage.

Inter-faith forum seeks peace in Southern Kaduna

An interfaith agency, Southern Kaduna Peace Gatherings, has told the federal government to mobilise critical stakeholders for the achievement of peace in the region.
In a nine-point agenda for sustainable peace in Southern Kaduna, it called on government to “initiate a broad-based development agenda specifically targeted at the victims of violence.”

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Sir Siddiq Abubakar III (1903–1988) Longest-Reigned Sultan In Modern History: left behind 52 children and 320 direct grandchildren

Sir Siddiq Abubakar III (1903–1988) was a Nigerian Muslim leader who served as the sultan of Sokoto between 1938 and 1988 (50 years).
He was born at Dange, on 15 March 1903, same day on which the British finally subdued the Sokoto Caliphate Son of Usman Shehu, grandson of Mu'azu, direct descendant of Usman Dan Fodio.
Abubakar had Islamic Education. He held several administrative posts before succeeding his uncle, Hassan Ibn Muazu, at the age of 35. In 1938, he was appointed a local authority councillor of the Sokoto Native Administration (Head of Talata Mafara).

Counterinsurgency Operations: NAF Deploys Additional Special Forces And Equipment To The North East

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has introduced additional measures aimed at increasing its operational capability in the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East. The measures include the deployment of additional NAF Special Forces and personnel of the Regiment Specialty to reinforce Base security and also fight alongside the Nigerian Army troops and NAF Special Forces that were already on ground. In addition, the NAF has deployed thermal imaging cameras aimed at adding more value to the current efforts at detecting and checkmating the activities of suicide bombers before they carry out their suicide missions. This follows the spate of suicide bombings that have been recently recorded in Maiduguri.

Yobe State Gov. Gaidam Donates N50m on Behalf of YBSG as Emir of Fika Palace's Mosque Appeal Fund Nets Over N260m

H.E Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam has announced a donation of N50 million on behalf of the Yobe State Government at the launching of an appeal fund for the remodeling and expansion of the Central Mosque at the Palace of the Emir of Fika in Potiskum.
The governor also made a personal donation of one million naira.
In a brief goodwill message at the ceremony in Potiskum Town today, the governor urged individuals and corporate organisations to donate generously to a noble cause for the sake of Allah (SWT).

18 killed in Jigawa auto crash

At least 18 persons died in an accident involving a tipper and a J5 bus on Gumel-Gugunju road in Gumel local government area of Jigawa State.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Commissio (FRSC) in the state, Mr. Angus Ibezim, disclosed this on Saturday. Ibezim said the driver of the tipper with Reg. No. XY 744 GRK abandoned the vehicle on the road after it had broken down. He said the driver of the bus hit the truck from behind.

Senate withdraws report acquitting MTN of forex scam

The Senate has withdrawn a report that largely exonerated South African telecoms giant, MTN, of accusations of illegally repatriating $14 billion and rebuked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for regulatory failures.
The report, presented to the Senate on Thursday, was almost immediately sent back for further work because it did not capture possible infractions by all stakeholders, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Kebbi State Government has reintroduced annual tree planting campaign with an aggressive approach

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari says, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has ordered traditional rulers, community and religious leaders to mobilized all people and farmers to plant trees probably, economic trees in homes and on farmlands.
Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave the directives in a message to 2017 tree planting campaign held at Gayi Village, Kalgo Local Government Area.
Represented by the Chief Staff Government House, Birnin Kebbi, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, the Governor made its clear that, lack of trees in environment has been the main causes of desertification, flooding and erosion with severe consequences.

Northern govs, emirs constitute committee on restructuring

The 19 Northern States yesterday took their first major step in preparation for possible restructuring of the country.
The State governors  and  Chairmen of councils of traditional rulers Council from the states set up a high-powered committee to collate the views and comments of the people of the Northwest, Northcentral and Northeast ahead of any conference on the restructuring.
The committee is headed by  Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State who, until May 29,2015 ,was Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Teen Female Suicide Bomber Arrested By Security Operatives In Konduga IDP CAmp Borno

Pictured is a very young female suicide bomber recently apprehended in Konduga Local Government Council of Borno. 
According to Satomi Mustapha a resident who lives in Konduga, the suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber was apprehended by security operatives at an IDP camp in Konduga.

Crowd Cheers COAS Buratai After Jumaat Prayers In Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna

The chief of army staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai receives a welcoming ovation by worshipers at Sultan Bello mosque after friday prayers yesterday.

The Army chief dressed in traditional brown Kaftan was pictured smiling and walking right through the cheering and hailing crowd to his car.

NAF Deploys Air Assets, Personnel To Kafanchan To Ensure Lasting Peace In Southern Kaduna

As part of efforts to ensure lasting peace in Southern Kaduna, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed an armed helicopter with force protection elements and other logistics support to Kafanchan. The deployment, which is at the instance of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, would complement the efforts of the surface forces already on ground to keep peace in the area. The personnel and other supporting staff will operate from a newly established NAF Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Kafanchan and will be reinforced with the NAF Special Forces to protect lives and property towards stopping the incessant clashes in the area.

We won’t bury our son until we know what killed him —Family of corps member who died in Kebbi

The parents of the 24-year-old corps member, Lawrence Omolare, who died, lastweek, in Kebbi State are not ready to bid their son farewell yet – at least not until after the circumstances that led to his death have been unravelled.
Lawrence had completed his Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from The Polytechnic, Ibadan and was mobilised for national service with Batch Ain May 2017. He was posted to Kebbi Stateand his place of primary assignment was Yauri.Popularly called “De Law” by his friends and mates, Lawrence was reported ill to his parents on Friday, July 21 and by dawn of Saturday, July 22, his father learnt of his death.

Abducted UNIMAID Workers Beg FG To Meet Boko Haram’s Demands

​Three men who identified themselves as University of Maiduguri workers – two lecturers and a driver – abducted by Boko Haram have appealed to the Federal Government to meet the demands of the terrorist group and secure their freedom.
In a video sent to Channels Television, but which has not been independently verified, two of the men said they were lecturers in the Geology Department of the University and gave their names as Yusuf Ibrahim and Dr Solomon N. Yusuf, while the third man identified himself as Haruna, adding that he was a driver with the Universit. The men claimed that they are part of oil workers and academics ambushed and abducted by the Abu Musab al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram on Tuesday. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Finding Mr Right Chapter 13

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The tabloids were merciless. For weeks after the botched wedding, there was one story or the other about me, Gloria, Ossy and Yomi in every print and online tabloid and blog possible.

 Comedians used us as skits for their event promos. It was real bad. And trust Nollywood, within two weeks of the event, there was a movie out, complete with a poster of a reenactment of my scream on my knees at the church.

 They titled it “Love Scream”. Someone needs to do something about Nollywood. Really.

I had to pretend to the world I had known absolutely nothing about Yomi’s sexuality. That was the only way I salvaged my respectability.

Bauchi State Governor M. A. Abubakar Appoints Two Special Advisers

Governor M. A. Abubakar has appointed two Special Advisers. He approved Ali Muhammad Ali to handle Media and Strategy, while Sabo Muhammad becomes the SA Education. The appointments take immediate effect.
Ali Muhammad Ali, Special Adviser Media and Strategy is a seasoned mass communicator with a Masters degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy. He served as Editor of several acclaimed newspapers with stints in Nigeria and London.
Sabo Muhammad, Special Adviser Education is a trained Educationist with degrees in Psychology, education, Management and IT. He has served both in the academia and government. He was until recently the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity.
Gov. M. A. Abubakar wishes them success as they take up their new appointment in the discharge of service to the Bauchi people.
Shamsuddeen Lukman Abubakar
SA Communications to His Excellency the Governor of Bauchi State
28th July, 2017

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Photos from Day 2 of the Northern Governors Forum meeting happening at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna

Photos from Day 2 of the Northern Governors meeting that focused on proffering solutions to problems holding the region backwards in kaduna

EFCC Boss Magu Accuses Banks of Aiding Looters

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has blamed Nigerian banks for creating friendly atmosphere for looters to steal money, noting that they are doing everything possible to make sure that the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, is severed from the agency. “I don’t trust the financial institutions. They create enabling environment for thieves to loot our money that is why they are fighting to remove the NFIU from us. 

Court grants former Governor Murtala Nyako,permission to travel abroad

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday granted permission to former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, to travel abroad for medical treatment.
He equally permitted Zulkifikk Abba to travel abroad to visit family members.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on August 7, 2015 arraigned Nyako alongside his son, Abdul-Aziz and others, including Zulkifikk Abba, Abubakar Aliyu and five firms on a 37-count charge bordering on money laundering.

Nigeria Will Remain One United Country-- Says Sultan of Sokoto

Sultan of Sokoto and leader of traditional rulers and emirs in the North, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111 has said that for north to wrest itself out of poverty, the people must banish lazy attitudes.
The sultan who spoke, yesterday, at the meeting of traditional rulers with the 19 northern governors, said the traditional rulers were committed to making the north, “the end of the rest of the world.” He said  traditional rulers in the region were committed to peace in the country.

Boko Haram: Osinbajo orders Service Chiefs to Borno

Following the resurgence of insurgency in Borno State, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the service chiefs to return to the Command Centre in Maiduguri.
He gave the order at a meeting yesterday with the service chiefs at the Presidential Villa.
Many people have died and soldiers killed in recent attacks and ambush by the insurgents.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Shettima: Attacks on NNPC, UNIMAID staff a tragic setback

... Consoles with families of soldiers, CJTF, workers
... Says Military can confirm my dedication in fight against Boko Haram
Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima has described Boko Haram’s violent attacks on geologists and exploration workers from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and the University of Maiduguri as a tragic setback in the fight against Boko Haram and in efforts to boost Nigeria's economic fortunes.
In a statement by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, Governor Shettima said since he first got information concerning the attack on his way to visit the President in London, he hasn't been his normal self and is yet to recover from the shock of that attack.

NAF Commissioned Forward Operating Base Units In Daura, Katsina State

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today commissioned the 213 Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Katsina and the Quick Response Wing (QRW) Daura thus formally marking the beginning of operations in the 2 units. The idea behind the establishment of the new units is to extend the reach of the NAF to the Northwest Geopolitical Zone, having already made appreciable contributions in different theatres of operations across the country. The 213 FOB is thus structured to shorten NAF’s response time while extending its reach in supporting air operations to deal with threats to Nigerians.

Northern Govs Meet With Traditional Rulers On The State Of The Nation

A special meeting of 19 Northern Governors on the state of the nation and the position of North in the scheme of things has opened in Kaduna.
It has in attendance traditional rulers from the 19 States of the North. It's taking place at Sir Kashim Ibrahim (Government House), Kaduna.

Is This The Makurdi Modern Market Of Aper Aku's Dream? By Tion Paul Tyover

Makurdi Modern Market has before now remained a melting business hub in the Benue State capital, built by the Aper Aku administration in early 80s, it is designed to provide ready world class luck up shops for traders dealing on the provision, building materials and sale of various classes of goods and services.
High shops rates, poor infrastructure and taxation, has forced most shop owners to abandon the market turning it into a graveyard as few traders and customers are left in the near empty shops in contrast to the ever busy commercial activities.

Kebbi State Government to offer financial support to criminals who repent to engage in productive ventures

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave this assurance while inspecting arms retrieved from repentant and captured criminals at the Government House, Birnin Kebbi.
​He said the government would assist them to engage in Agriculture and trade to keep them permanently away from crime.
​Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu commended security agencies for their vigilante, dedication and gallantry to keep Kebbi State secured and peaceful.

“It is obligatory for us to help you achieve your investment goals" Kebbi governor assures WACOT company of support

The people of Kebbi are appreciative of the work of West African Cotton Company Limited (WACOT) in the agriculture sector and will help it succeed, Gov. Atiku Bagudu, has said.
Bagudu made the statement when WACOT officials paid him a courtesy visit in Birnin Kebbi  to intimate him of plans for the official opening of a N10 billion rice mill built by the firm in the state.

Alleged 282 Missing Vessels: Our Position

Following allegations that 282 Vessels got missing under the watch of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) between 2010 and 2016 by the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, the management of the NPA wishes to issue the following statement.
· On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff handed over documents containing a list of 29 items which are a combination of vessels and details of individual Bill of Ladings of consignments carried by different vessels to representatives of NPA for review.
· On July 24, 2017, the NPA received another set of ten volumes of items numbering 1-1252 alleged to have been transported by vessels said to have called at the NPA. This was delivered to the Authority by the Nigerian Shippers Council on the instructions of the Senate Committee.

Zamfara state government to recruit more healthcare workers – Official

The Zamfara Government says it will recruit more medical doctors, nurses, medical laboratories scientists and community health workers as part of the measures to improve healthcare sector.
The state Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, made this known on Wednesday at the launch of the 2017 Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH) Bi-annual Week.
It was organised by the state Ministry of Health, in collaboration with UNICEF.
Wakkala, represented by Alhaji Umar Jibo, the state Commissioner for Information and Culture, said that the government had already upgraded and renovated general hospitals and primary healthcare centres in the state.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Senate strips President of powers to sign constitutional amendments

The Senate on Wednesday passed 29 out of the 33 items slated for amendment in the 1999 Constitution.
The lawmakers unanimously voted to strip the President of powers to assent to amendments made to the constitution, thereby giving the legislature sweeping powers to alter the constitution.
They voted 92 against four to pass the amendment seeking to whittle down the power of the President to veto the amendments to the constitution.

Only 37 out of 154 Kano State Nursing students in Egypt will return home due to poor academic performance

This followed report from the Faculty of Nursing of Mansoura University to the consultant overseeing the welfare of the students submitted to Scholarship board.
The report indicated that the 37 students risk withdrawal due to their poor performance in 2 semesters.
The students could not make 2.0 GPA for the 2 consecutive semesters of 2015/2016 academic year, despite what the report refer to as, close academic supervision and support during their summer semester.

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Nigerian governor's forum Delegation at the Abuja House in London

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Nigerian governor's forum Delegation at the Abuja House in London. 
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) team in London.
The NGF team led by its Chairman and incumbent Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, include six other state governors.

General Court Martial Passes Jail Sentence On 3 Soldiers For Unlawful Possession Of Fire Arms And Ammunition

A General Court Marshal sitting in 7 Division Garrison Pompomari, Maiduguri, Borno State, today 26th July 2017, sentenced 2 Soldiers serving in Operation LAFIYA DOLE to 23 years jail terms respectively, based on charges that bordered on unlawful possession of Fire Arms punishable under Section 27 (1) (a & b) (i & ii) of the Firearms Act.
The convicts; Trooper Eric Nwokere and Trooper Macaulay Fortune at the time of the arrest were in possession of 5 empty AK-47 rifle magazines and 20,136 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition at Jumputu Motor Park, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State, while boarding a commercial vehicle to an unknown destination.

COAS Tukur Yusufu Buratai Commends Borno State Governor For Renovation Works At Bama Barracks

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has on behalf of the Officers and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army commended the Executive Governor of Borno State, His Excellency, Honourable Kashim Shettima for embarking on the renovation of Nigerian Army Barracks in Bama, Borno State that commenced since Tuesday.
The Chief of Army Staff wish to note with great appreciation Governor Kashim Shettima's consistent support to the Nigerian Army overtime.