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NNWS inaugurates strategic committee on drafting of blueprint

The Executive Council of the Northern Nigeria Writers' Summit (NNWS) has approved the constitution of a strategic committee to draft the blueprint for literature in Northern Nigeria. A statement signed on Thursday by the NNWS Chairman, BM Dzukogi, said that ...
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Container falls off truck, crushes 2

A 40-foot container fell off the truck conveying it, crushing two unidentified men in Mowe close to a car park of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. According to eyewitnesses, the crash occurred around 1.30pm ...
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KDHA signs Witness Protection Law 2016

Kaduna state House of Assembly presented and signed the Witness Protection Programme Law 2016, in to bill yesterday. The bill which was presented by the chairman ad hoc committee on bills, Barrister Kantiok Irmiya Ishaku is aimed at establishing a ...
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Pilgrims warned to beware of fraudsters

Pilgrims currently performing their religious obligations in Makkah and Madina are warned against fraudsters who always pretend to be pilgrims official assistants. The warning became necessary considering the fact that despite the long period taken in training of pilgrims at ...
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Customs seizes goods worth N12.03bn

The Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted a 40ft container with various goods valued N12.03 billion due to false declaration. The outgoing Controller of the Command, Lami Wushishi, a Comptroller, made this known yesterday in ...
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NGO to take 10,000 Kaduna kids off streets

The persistent menace of street urchins that has defied several government’s effort over the years has attracted the attention of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Kathleen Heart Relief Foundation (KHRF). The foundation promoter, Kathleen Rabi Shehu unveiled many programmes of the foundation ...
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How 23-year-old student uses device to solve food-waste crisis

Kitgum Lawrence Okettayot is on a road trip across Uganda. He’s spreading the word about a device he’s created which could be a solution to Africa’s food waste crisis. Food wasted every year in the continent could feed up to ...
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NAPTIP, stakeholders’ parley towards human trafficking-free society

The growing incidences of human trafficking and abduction, despite measures by governments and non-governmental agencies to arrest the monster raises concerns, as well as calls for reassessing the measures and strategies towards a human trafficking-free society. BINTA SHAMA reports Pertinent ...
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APC chieftain condemns impeachment move against Imo deputy governor 

Issues in Okorocha’s continued power-game, fight with aides

Last Thursday, Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha used the occassion of his media chat to update Imo people on the happenings in the state in the last four months, especially, the scuffle with his former deputy and power-game, among ...
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PVCs: Voters besiege registration centres

Barely eight days to the deadline announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to draw the curtains in the on-going registration of voters nation-wide, there are visible cases of stampede at different INEC registration centres in Abuja and environs ...
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Society tasks Karu SMEs on loans

Small scale businesses and medium enterprises operating in Karu local government area of neighbouring Nasarawa state have been urged to avail themselves of the financial incentives at their disposal by the existing cooperative societies in the area to boost their ...
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No shooting in truck drivers’ protest – Police

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has said that there was no incident of shooting at Dabi village in Kwali area council during a protest by truck drivers along Abuja-Lokoja highway yesterday. It was gathered that the protest was ...
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Politics

APC govt has failed Niger people – Guber aspirant

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Hannafi Muazu Sudan, has described the APC administration of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello in Niger state as woeful failure, unable to deliver ...
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Don’t change NASS leadership by force-Group

Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) has cautioned against the deployment of ex-judicial measures in effecting leadership change in the National Assembly. Recall that tension was high last week over calls for the impeachment ...
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Defectors are big losers – Darangi

Alhaji Sale Sahbi Darangi, a former gubernatorial aspirant, now a senatorial aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Niger state, tells ABBULLAHI MUHAMMAD that the serial defectors from APC to PDP ...
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Security

Troops eliminate bandits, recover arms in Zamfara

The Troops of 1 Division under Operation Whirl Punch yesterday responded to a distress call about an armed robbery gang along Birnin Gwari - Funtua road. While in pursuit of the armed robbers, they were ambushed by suspected bandits. However, ...
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FPP expresses worry over Plateau killings

Following the continuous killings in Plateau state, the Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP) has expressed concern over the issue calling on the State government to pay more attention to the underlining causes of these killings rather than wait for issues ...
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Business

IPMAN wants DPR to clampdown on fake lubricants’ manufacturers

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to clampdown on producers and marketers of fake and adulterated lubricants nationwide. IPMAN, Chairman, Western zone, Alhaji Debo Ahmed, ...
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Sanction MDAs that flout financial regulations, CSOs tell Buhari

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently sanction Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that been indicted of violating financial regulations. Briefing journalists on the “imperative of the ...
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Women

APC govt has involved more women in governance

Kaduna state-born Rabi Adamu Musa-Manchi is a lawyer and House of Assembly aspirant in the forthcoming general elections. She is the founder of Taurus Kids Ville, an amusement park in Kafanchan, the first of its ...
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Politics not for faint hearts – Abubakar

Zainab Marwa Abubakar, a lawyer and gender balance advocate, is the Founder of Zawram Foundation; an organisation that promotes peace and uplift economic status of citizens. In this interview with ENE OSANG, Zainab who is ...
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