Thursday, 31 August 2017

Sokoto state governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal receives report of committee on sale of gov't quarters

The committee set up by the Sokoto State government to look into the possibility of selling government quarters to deserving occupants submitted its report to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the Government House.
The committee, led by the state Commissioner of Lands and Housing, Alhaji Bello Muhammed Guiwa, made far reaching recommendations.

Eid-el-Kabir: "We should continue to sacrifice for our state, country, neighbors and one another" Gov. Gaidam

Wasallallahu Ala Nabiyul Karim
As you are all aware, today Friday the 1st day of September 2017 which is equivalent to 10th of Dhul Hajj 1438 AH of the Islamic calendar is Eid-el-kabir day. On this blessed festival of Eid-El-Kabir, it is with gratitude and complete submission to the will of Almighty Allah, that I send warm greetings and best wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters in Yobe State and throughout Nigeria. I rejoice with you all and with the millions of Muslim faithful all over the world who have been blessed by the Almighty to witness and celebrate this momentous occasion.

After more than 40yrs on drawing boards, Buhari Award $5.8 Billion Mambila Dam Power Plant Contract To Chinese Firm

Wednesday, August 30th approval by the Federal Executive Council, FEC for the award of the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the 3050 MW Mambila Hydro Electric Power Project reflects President Muhammadu Buhari’s strong commitment to the development of infrastructure in the country.
After more than 40 years on the drawing boards, the FEC approval for the award of the contact to a consortium of three Chinese Companies, Messrs CGCC-SINOHYDRO-CGOCC Joint Venture represents a milestone in the journey for the realization of the country’s long-standing dream.
The landmark infrastructure project will cost the country the sum of US5,792,497,062.00 inclusive of taxes, environment utilization, works, as well as project land acquisition and compensation to about 100,000 people who will be resettled.

Flood: Benue Govt. opens 2 camps for IDPs

Benue Government on Wednesday announced the official opening of two camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
Gov. Samuel Ortom made the announcement after inspecting flooded areas within Makurdi and its environs.
Ortom said the empty International Market and the Presidential Building at Agan Toll Gate would become camps for IDPs, pending when water level would subside.
He explained that his administration would do everything possible to provide minimum comfort to all displaced persons while in camps.

Troops of OperationLafiaDole Eliminates Top Boko Haram Ameers such as Abu Dujana, Man Tahiru,Man Chari among others

Based on received information about the location of some suspected top Boko Haram terrorists’ leaders, the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force have been carrying out heavy artillery bombardments and air interdictions on registered targets that have killed a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including some of the group’s key leaders.
The Nigerian Army artillery using Multi-Barrel Rocket Launchers has lobbed many rockets over the suspected location the terrorists’ leaders are hiding. Video clips obtained on battle damage assessment shows clear success of the exercise. More details of successes achieved will be made available as the operation continues.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Old Women traders in Borno receives Sallah packages from Governor Shettima

In keeping with his passionate support for the weak, Governor Kashim Shettima has extended his sallah gesture to 21 old women‎ known for selling mangoes around the College of Nursing off Damboa road.
The Governor who is currently observing this year's Hajj as Borno's Ameerul Hajj directed the Chief of Staff, Government House, Modu Alhaji Musa to personally distribute rams to each of the old women. Governor Shettima has always had admiration for the old women because of their enterprising nature.
Our correspondent reports that the Governor often stops over by their trading points to patronize them in buying Mangoes and other seasonal food crops most time he is passing by. ‎

Eid-El-Kabir: IG Orders Massive Deployment Of Police Personnel Throughout the Country to Ensure Hitch Free Celebrations

· Orders Massive Deployment Of Police Personnel Throughout the Country to Ensure Hitch Free Celebrations
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The Inspector General of Police IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM mni on behalf of the Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force heartily felicitates with Muslims faithful in Nigeria on the occasion of the 2017 Eid-El-KABIR celebration.

ASUU Strike Updates: Good News as Buhari appoints Osinbajo as “Chief Negotiator’’

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has assigned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to henceforth chair the concluding part of the ongoing negotiation between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
ASUU, an umbrella association of lecturers in the nation’s universities, is demanding the full implementation of the 2009 agreements reached with the federal government bordering on improvement in welfare and payment of backlog of salaries and entitlements, among other issues.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, confirmed this development while fielding questions from State House correspondents after the meeting of the FEC in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ngige stated that this was part of the council’s resolutions at the meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, his first meeting with all the members of the cabinet, since his return from medical vacation on Aug. 19.

Police Service Commission Invites Senator Isah Misau Over Alleged Forgery Of Retirement Letters

The Police Service Commission has invited the Chairman Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isah Misau, to appear before its Special Panel.
The Panel is investigating allegations surrounding the now rested recommendations on Special promotions in the Nigeria Police Force.
The Senator is expected to appear before the panel on 6th September, 2017 at 11.00am with the original copy of his letter of retirement for authentication.

Kebbi Assembly passes LG Establishment Amendment Bill into law

​The Kebbi  State House of Assembly has passed the Local Government Councils Establishment Amendment Bill and other bills  connected there in into law.

Presenting the bill on the floor of the House, on Wednesday, Deputy House Leader, Hon. Ibrahim Abubakar Bokulo, cited Section 2 of the Principal Law No. IV of 2008 on the need to be amended and urged his colleagues to support the motion for amendments of the bill.

Daily Sun gathered that the bill, if signed into law, would empower the local councils to deduct four percentage from federal allocation to develop four emirates within their domains.

During the House session, a motion was moved by the Deputy Speaker, Muhammad Buhari Aliero, calling on the House members to dissolve into the committee of session to consider the bill. The motion was seconded by Hon. Abdul-Wasi’u Yanusa Andarai.

After resumption into plenary, the bill was read for the third time and passed into law. The House, after their deliberations,  then adjourned for recess and to reconvene three weeks after the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the day’s plenary , the Speaker , Honourable Ismaila Abdulmumini Kamba stated that the amendment of the local government Councils Establishment bill become necessary in order to make it clear on the four percent being deducted for Emirate councils in the state, so as to make the deduction of the Emirate councils from the source to accommodate them.

The Speaker called on the Kebbi state government to assent to the bill to allow the deduction of four percent from the source, saying Emirate councils now have  more funds from their allocation.

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Buhari, Saraki, Atiku, Dogara, Mark Mourn Senator Kanti Bello

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed heartfelt condolences to the family and the people of Katsina State over the death of Senator Mahmud Kanti-Bello.

Senator Kanti-Bello represented Katsina Central Senatorial District (Daura zone) from 2003-2011 and was a one time Senate Chief Whip. President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also extended his condolences to the government and people of Katsina State on the demise of the former senator. 

CBN, Sterling Bank support 22,000 farmers in Kebbi with agriculture loan

No fewer than 22,000 farmers in Kebbi State are to benefit from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s anchor borrowers programme aimed at increasing the cultivation of rice in Nigeria.
The loan anchored under Nigeria incentive-base risk sharing system for agriculture lending (NIRSAL) will be disbursed to beneficiaries by Sterling Bank Plc.
Speaking during an interactive session with Nirsal officials in the state, the bank’s head of new business sales, Adewale Adebowale said each beneficiary will get a N250,000 loan.
He said the loan would cover the cost of preparation and supplies of farm inputs needed for rice cultivation within their localities.

FG agreed to connect these 3 key agriculture states with rail lines

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday announced the federal government plans to construct rail lines that will link Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto states.
Amaechi who announced this during his courtesy visit to the Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, at the state’s in government house said this was in the bid to boost economic activities through effective transportation network
Amaechi said the proposal was being worked on and that it will be taken forward for approval once completed it.

Two Sokoto Hajj pilgrims return USD900, 290 Saudi Riyals lost by fellow pilgrim in hotel

Two Pilgrims from Sokoto State have returned 900 US Dollars, N7,450 and 290 Saudi Riyals lost by a fellow pilgrim in Saudi Arabia.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was the second time pilgrims from the state returned money which they found, to the state Pilgrims officials.
A pilgrim from the state, Alhaji Nuradeen Imam, who was confirmed to be the owner, had since collected the money.

ASUU gives FG six new conditions to end strike

University teachers have presented six new conditions for calling off their two-week old strike.
But the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday pleaded with the lecturers to embrace peace for the sake of innocent students.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) is to discuss today the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and chart the way forward.
Some of the options include:

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Gov. Ortom Visits Areas Affected By Flood In Makurdi

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, earlier today visited areas affected by flood in Makurdi where many people have been rendered homeless. He sympathized with those affected by the flood and described the situation as sad and unfortunate.

The Governor called on those living in flood prone areas across the state to relocate.

He also directed the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, to liaise with the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA to find ways of assisting displaced persons.

He directed the state Ministry of Water Resources and Environment as well as relevant agencies of government to use excavators and create emergency water channels to alleviate the sufferings of the people affected by the flood

Armed Robbers hijacked NNPC mega-station give free fuel to motorists in Katsina

Motorists along Katsina/Jibia road, on Saturday night, received free fuel at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation mega filling station located along the road from armed robbers who stormed the station and later cart away the day’s sales from the station.
Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred about 8 p.m.
The witnesses said innocent motorists who had wanted to buy fuel had driven into the hands of the armed robbers who stormed the station, posing as security agents

Court Orders Final Forfeiture of Diezani's N7.6billion to FG

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered permanent forfeiture of N 7, 644, 700, 000.00 belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government. The money which is reasonable suspected to be proceeds of illegal activities was traced by the EFCC to an account in a new generation bank. It is said to among monies allegedly stashed in several local banks by the former minister.

Kano State government woos investors with land, tax incentives

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has said the state is ready to grant land and tax incentives to investors, in order to revolutionise agriculture and promote investments in various sectors.
Ganduje, at the 2017 yearly general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos, with the theme: “African Business: Penetrating throughInstitution Building,” made the pledge during the showcase session of “Investment Opportunities inKano State’’. “We have decided to make land acquisition very easy and speedy. There is a lot of red-tapism, and a lot of bureaucracies, and we decided to replace that ministry with the Bureau for Land Management,” 
Ganduje said. 

FG, US partnering on loot repatriation, says Osinbajo

​The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has reached out to the US government to increase its assistance in ensuring that corrupt officials do not get a safe haven abroad for their loot, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said on Monday.
The Vice President, who said this during the visit of a US Congressional Delegation to the Presidential Villa, said both countries were working on a prompt repatriation of the funds.
According to Osinbajo, “We have reached out to the US government with respect to helping with repatriation of proceeds of crime and proceeds of corruption.’’ Osinbajo, who was appreciative of the support given by the US so far said the Buhari administration regarded “corruption is an existential threat’’ that must be dealt with at its root. “We have worked quite closely with the US government on repatriation of funds. 

NLC asks Buhari to reshuffle cabinet, sack some ministers

​The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, toimmediately reshuffle his cabinet and relieve some of the ministers who have under formed of their duties.Speaking with Nigerian Tribune on the expectation of the organised Labour from the President Buhari, President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said two years down the line, President Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet because many of the ministers were not performing.
Wabba said there were lots of expectations from Nigerians, as the President arrived and that is why the anxiety is high when he was actually billed to return. 

Inflation drops to 16.05, says NBS

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, dropped to 16.05 per cent last month, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said.
In its CPI July 2017 report released yesterday in Abuja, the NBS explained that the fall recorded was 0.05 per cent points lower than the 16.10 recorded in June, making it the sixth consecutive decline in the rate of headline inflation since January.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Sokoto Govt partners private firm to establish textile factory

Few months after it commissioned a new fertiliser company, Sokoto state government said it is partnering with a private firm to establish a textile factory in the state.

The company, to be situated at Kalambaina in Wamakko LGA of the state, will have the capacity to produce 20,000 metric tonnes of finished products and will provide employment opportunity to approximately 2,000 people.

Speaking to reporters on the project, the Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Alhaji Bashir Gidado, said all arrangements have been concluded for the successful take off of the project.

"We're partnering with a company, Hijra Nigeria Ltd, to establish a textile factory in Sokoto. The state government will have a 40 percent equity state in the company and we expect to start production towards the end of 2017.

"As you may be aware, we have abundant raw materials in the state. A large section of our people are cotton farmers so this company will provide a ready market for their products. We are also in touch with others from neighbouring states like Katsina, Kebbi and Zamfara.

"By the time the company is fully on stream, it will provide employment opportunities, create wealth and enhance the socio-economic well-being of the people of the state," he added.

Gidado said the state government will continue to explore the advantages in PPP arrangement because it has proven to be successful in other climes.

"In May this year, a new organic fertiliser plant was commissioned here in Sokoto. The government stake in that is also 40 percent. We have enjoyed the benefit of working closely with private investors so I am confident this textile initiative will also come on stream as scheduled," he said.

According to him, work on the project has already reached 70 percent completion, saying the only thing left is to install some components of the machines which are being awaited for delivery from abroad.

“Let’s Follow Due Process” – EFCC Tells Protesters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reiterated its resolve to follow the rule of law, even as a group, “Concerned Nigerians”, led a protest to its headquarters, calling for repatriation of Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources, alleged to have siphoned several billions of state funds, from the United Kingdom, UK. For details, visit:

President Buhari Congratulates D'Tigress on African Basketball Victory



President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, on winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain.

President Buhari joins other sports-loving Nigerians in saluting the heroic performance of the victorious D’Tigress over their Senegalese counterpart in the final of the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament on Sunday.

The President commends the players for displaying uncommon strength, confidence, skill and dexterity in their victory over the defending champions.  

President Buhari urges members of the team and their handlers to remain focused and dedicated even as they prepare for greater glory to Nigeria at the forthcoming FIBA World Cup.

The President assures the team, its managers and the Nigeria Basketball Federation of his support and that of the Federal Government to ensure that they excel against other top competitors in Spain.



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August 28, 2017

President Buhari Receives Briefing, Delighted At Improving State Of The Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received briefings from some ministers and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefuele, on the state of the economy.
Buhari, who was in the United Kingdom for 103 days on medical vacation, expressed delight at the improving economy.
The ministers, who briefed the President, included the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma and the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

Nationwide Advocacy on Quality Control and Standardization of Agric Commodities kicks off in Kano for North West.

The Governor of Kano State His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR flagged off, the nationwide advocacy on agricultural quality control and standardization - Zero Reject Initiative.
In his remarks, Governor Ganduje expressed his delight for the selection of Kano for the flagging off of the initiative, and welcomed all stakeholders to this 2 day event. He added that despite the mass production in the agricultural sector as championed by the federal governments diversification effort, farmers are still finding it difficult to add value to their commodities. He said that the consititution of this initiative is aimed at addressing that, for both local consumption and for export.

Elrufai, Commissioner of Police decorates Danladi Ibrahim his ADC who was promoted to the rank of SP

This morning, Governor El-Rufai alongside the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police decorated his ADC, Danladi Ibrahim who was recently promoted from the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to Superintendent of Police (SP).
The Governor also decorated Yaro Ibrahim, the Officer in Charge Armoury of the Kaduna state Government House, also recently promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

How ginger is gingering Kaduna farmers to better living

Ginger from Kagarko, Jaba and Kachia local government areas in southern Kaduna, also the major ginger producing areas in Nigeria, is reputed to be the world’s best.
Ginger is produced in large quantity in Nok, Tsakiya and Kwoi  in Jaba LGA, Walijo, Maraban Walijo and Gidan Mana  in Kachia LGA and Kubacha, Aribi and Katugal in Kagarko LGA, all in Kaduna State.
Ginger is one of the most widely used food seasoning in modern diets. It’s actually part of the plant family that includes turmeric cardamom which may explain why the health benefits are so extraordinary.
According to the enchanter dictionary, ginger comes from rhizomes. A rhizome is an underground stem that grows horizontally and forms roots downwards while leaves and new stems sprout top. Buds then form at intervals along each stem. The Chinese and Indians have used ginger tonics to treat ailments for over 4,700 years, and it was a priceless commodity during the Roman Empire trade because of its medicinal properties.

Federal university Gusau (FUGUS) sets 170 as cut-off marks for admission

The Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) has announced 170 as minimum mark for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) cut-off marks for admission into the University for the 2017/2018 academic session.
The Information Officer of the University, Malam Umar Usman disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Saturday.

Saturday night Flood washed away seven communities in Makurdi

Benue Radio Station, Wurukum Market and seven other communities have being submerged following Saturday night heavy downpour in Makurdi.
The State Commissioners for Land, Survey and Solid Minerals, Mr Bernard Unenge, and Water Resources and Environment, Mr Joseph Utsev went round the town for situation report on Sunday.
Ustev explained that the ministry needed adequate funds to mitigate the situation, adding that the disaster was caused by blocked drainages in some areas.

CAS Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar Commissions Airmen's Club, Residential Accommodation For Airmen In Makurdi

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has commissioned an Airmen's Club and the second phase of 3 blocks of fully furnished airmen accommodation at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base Makurdi. The commissioning took place on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the CAS, who was represented by the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Air Vice Marshal MA Idris, said the blocks of flats were built to provide decent accommodation for the airmen while the Airmen's Club would help personnel to socialize and relax within the Base after a hard day's job.

Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, DG NITDA Wins Awards of "ICT Promoter of the Year" In London

Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Fellow British Computer Society received an award as the "ICT Promoter of the Year" in London by The Nigerian, the accolade is in recognition of Pantami's positive contributions to the ICT revolution in Nigeria, youth empowerment & good governance.
Other distinguished Nigerians who were honoured, amongst whom are; The Executive Governor of Plateau State as "Best Governor of the Year, The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachiku as Minister of the Year, Dr. Isa Pantami as ICT Promoter of the Year, Dangote Group of Companies won Most Outstanding Brand of the Year and Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Most Outstanding Parliamentarian of the Year.

Lieutenant General Buratai, Nigerian Army Bag Awards Of Excellence In London

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai and the Nigerian Army were yesterday conferred with awards of patriotism and excellence by THE NIGERIAN News Portal at The Dorchester, in the City of Westminster, London on Friday 25th August, 2017.
The Ceremony which was held to mark the one year anniversary of the London based news platform which made its debut in the blogosphere in August 2016. According to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, of the news portal, Honourable, Dr. Sam Ode the aim of the medium was to usher in a new dimension to the international perspective of how Nigerians are viewed in and out of their country and to have an objective, balanced and accurate information about Nigeria and performances of its citizens devoid of sentiments in an era of fake news.

The Famous Borno Customized Tricycle Guy

A young man from Borno state got noticed by commuters after he was spotted riding a customized tricycle on the streets of Maiduguri, in Borno state.
According to media reports, the young man designed the tricycle from a bicycle as he added an engine to that enable it to move faster and also a generator set but the Tricycle only used the generator tank to save the fuel that the tricycle used.

Northern Elders Forum not happy with FG’s silence over herdsmen, farmers’ clashes in Nigeria

Seeks solution to growing agitation for restructuring
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is not happy with the federal government for its alleged silence on intermittent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in different parts of the country.
It blamed the federal government for failing to evolve a nationwide transition programme for herdsmen to embrace ranching as a solution to the persistent clashes.
It therefore wants government to step in immediately and address the problem for peace to reign.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Senator Isah Misau accused IGP Ibrahim Idris, of pocketing 120 billion Naira for special security service

Senator Hamman Misau, representing Bauchi Central, has accused the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, of collecting about N120 billion as bill for special security services.
Misau said such unreasonably exorbitant security services are being rendered to corporate bodies, such as oil firms, and highly placed individuals on yearly basis across the country and condemned what he called “series of fraudulent practices in the running of the Nigerian Police.”

Groups issuing quit notices are saboteurs who want to destroy Nigeria - Balarabe Musa

Former Kaduna governor Balarabe Musa has said that “saboteurs” were behind groups issuing quit notices to Nigerians living in some parts of the country.
Musa, who condemned such notices in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Saturday, said that the development was a threat to Nigeria’s unity.
The People Redemption Party (PRP) leader was reacting to the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)’s reported rejection of the withdrawal of quit notice given to Igbos to leave the north, and a fresh quit notice given to Yoruba and Hausa persons resident in the Niger Delta to quit the region before Oct. 1.

PDP zones governorship ticket to Nasarawa North

THE Peoples Democratic Party in Nasarawa State, has zoned its governorship ticket to the Northern Zone of the state.
Announcing the zoning formula, the Chairman of the Party, Hon Francis Orugu, said the zoning was a decision of critical stakeholders of the party for fairness and equity.
He explained that, it was adopted by party stakeholders to give every part of the state, a sense of belonging.

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I shouted from inside my house “Femi, go away! I don’t ever want to see you again. And if you came back because you are feeling bad and want to apologize, it’s not needed. Just go!”
“Calm down Oyin!” Gloria shouted me down, and for some reason I cannot understand, I actually became quiet and dropped my tantrum. By then she was at the door and she unhooked it. In the doorway was Femi, looking huge but as unsure of himself as a toddler. He looked so vulnerable and something in my heart twitched. But my heart seems to have developed arthritis. These days, it doesn’t do so much gymnastics again.
“Femi, what is it? What do you want?” Toke queried.

Mother reunites with her missing son after 3yrs and this happened…

Katsina State Governor’s special adviser on Child Education, Hon. Binta Abba has reunited with her missing son.
The young boy, Sulaiman Abba, after 3 years of his disappearance, was found in Lagos.
He was found by his uncle, an EFCC official who stumbled upon him by the roadside on a street Lagos.

FG approves new rail lines from PH-Maiduguri, Enugu-Makurdi, Jigawa-Niger Republic, Kano-Katsina and others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a rail line from Kano to his hometown in Katsina, Jibia local government areas of Katsina state.
This was disclosed by Rotimi Ameachi, the minister of transportation, at The Osasu Show Symposium — which bothers on the economy and its effects on the less privileged — in Abuja on Friday.
According to Ameachi, the president also approved rail lines from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri, Kano to Maiduguri, Makurdi to Jos, Gombe to Yobe to Borno, Jigawa to Niger Republic.
Amaechi said the transportation infrastructure in Nigeria has been mismanaged for many years, and so much has to be done to restore the railway activities, and drive the economy.

FG Seeks Kanu’s Rearrest, Asks Court to Revoke Bail

The Federal Government has filed an application seeking the revocation of the bail granted to leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
In a motion on notice brought pursuant to section 169 and 173 (2) (b) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015, government sought an order of the court revoking the bail granted the IPOB leader on April 25, 2017.
It also asked the court for an order for his arrest and detention in custody pending trial.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Bauchi, Nasarawa state governors emerged winners of Nelson Mandela Leadership awards 2017

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, his Bauchi State counterpart, Muhammad Abubakar as well as the National Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ben Obi, have emerged winners of the 2017 Nelson Mandela Leadership awards.
They were honoured at this year’s international roundtable on political development in Africa, organised by the Save Democracy Group (SDG) Africa in partnership with the South African High Commission in Nigeria, to propagate the ideals and values of which the late icon lived and represented.

Kogi Assembly Crisis: IGP Invites Speaker, Two Others As 10 Suspects Arrested

The Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly , Matthew Kolawole was, on Thursday evening, picked up along with 10 others and whisked away to the  Force headquarters, in Abuja, for their alleged role in the invasion of thugs into the Assembly three weeks ago.
Recall that the Assembly was invaded on August  1st by some thugs, and beat up   a lawmaker ,Hon. Friday Makama, vandalizing some vehicles and the assembly chamber.
A source close to the Assembly said Kolawole was pick with some lawmakers to explain their roles in the invasion after the police had watched the video clip of all that transpired at the Assembly that day.

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Almost as soon as Toke hung up, a text message came into my phone. I quickly opened it, thinking it was some follow up gist.

 I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a message from Hawt Pastor, asking that I ensure I did not miss church for any reason the next day, since it had been so long ago he had seen me in church.

The next day, I went to church again after a long time. After the wedding thing, in which I had deliberately chosen not to follow his (sound) advice, our relationship had been sort of frayed.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Sokoto Govt, Sultanate Council, order for special prayer for Buhari

Sokoto state government, in conjunction with the Sultanate Council, is organizing a special prayer session at all jumaat mosques across the state for continued health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement issued Thursday evening by Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said while Tambuwal will attend a meeting of Governors with the President in Abuja, state Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu, top Government functionaries will join Sultanate Council officials at a prayer to be held at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto.

In the same vein, all Imams have been directed to lead prayers in their localities for continued good health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

"In the same vein, Sokoto pilgrims have been informed of the need to use the occasion of the last ten days of the Dhul Hajj in the Islamic calendar, which are holy days, to intensify prayers for the good health of the President and peace and stability of the nation.

"The government equally urged all individuals to privately pray for our beloved leader after his return to the country from medical vacation," the statement added.

Kano People in Massive Rally For President Buhari

Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari in hundreds stormed the late Sani Abacha stadium in Kano state, to show support and pray for the president. Vanguard reports that the rally which started few days before President Muhammadu Buhari returned from his medical vacation has continued since then, with different pro-government groups showing solidarity to the president.
The people of Kano State are currently gathering for a massive rally in show of solidarity with the safe return to the country of President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to our reporter, people who had gathered from all parts of the state in the centre of the city, are said to later marched to the Governor’s Office where Governor Ganduje is expected to address them.

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