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See CHARLES OKAH, Eagle Square Bomb blast suspect at Federal High Court for his case 

CHARLES OKAH One of the suspected Eagle Square Bomb blast appeared at Federal High Court for his case in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Ayuba Raji

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Fayose to FG: Publish owners, recovered property before selling

The federal government has been urged to publish all the property it had recovered and their owners, as well as the buyers and when they were eventually sold. Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, who stated this in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians were no longer interested in being governed with propaganda. […]

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Hunkuyi’s house demolition legal, timely – El-Rufai

Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has declared that the demolition of Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi house, which had been turned to a factional secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was done legally, insisting that “if Hunkuyi is not satisfied with the action, he should seek redress in a court of competent jurisdiction.” El-Rufai, who […]

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2019: All 342 APC delegates in Kano for Buhari – Ganduje

-Says Kwankwaso’ll get zero votes Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said with the state having the highest number of delegates in the All Progressives Congress (APC), it would determine who gets the presidential ticket of the party in the 2019 general elections.   The governor and his estranged former boss are daggers […]

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Northern senators remove proBuhari colleague as forum chair

In what looks like a fiction, northern senators, yesterday, revealed how monkeys stole N70million belonging to the Northern Senators Forum, on the farmland of some executives of the forum, chaired by Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West).   For this singular act of ‘corruption’, the members passed a vote of no confidence on the former […]

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President Buhari visited Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha in Yola 

From left: President Muhammadu Buhari visited Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, Adamawa state Governor, Senator Mohammed Umar Jibrilla, when the President visited the monarch in Yola yesterday Photo: Tidzalla Zacchaeus

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Zamfara killings and Yari’s politics of survival, by Zainab Suleiman Okino

The killing of 41 people in Birane village of Zurmi Local Government of Zamfara state, last week, whether by bandits or herdsmen goes beyond our weak policing system. It is an indictment on the governor of the state, a further fillip to the hollowness of our political class, and in this case, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, […]

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Nasarawa govt donates N200m to complete Doma barracks

The Nasarawa state government has donated N200 million for the completion of construction of Domain barracks in Doma local government of the state. Governor Tanko Almakura disclosed this when he played host to the Chief of Army Staff , Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai at the Nasarawa state government house. He commended the Nigerian Army for […]

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Court orders Abaribe, lawyer to produce Kanu, March 28

A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered the defence counsel to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court on March 28, or for his sureties to explain his whereabouts. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order while ruling on an application for adjournment made by the prosecuting counsel, Shuaibu Labaran. Kanu, who is the leader of the […]

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Zamfara killings: Use air surveillance to locate armed bandits, Senate tells FG

Senate yesterday directed the Nigerian Air Force ( NAF) to use air surveillance for identification of locations of the armed bandits in Zamfara state which are within the sparse forest, and flush them out. The upper legislative chamber also urged the federal government to mount diplomatic pressure on Niger Republic and Chad to forestall criminals […]

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Senate rejects marketers’ demand for increased subsidy payment

The Senate Committee on Public Account yesterday rejected demands by Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) on the federal government for increased subsidy payment for the importation of petrol into the country. This was just as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) told the Senator Matthew Urhogide-led committee that oil marketers abandoned the importation […]

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FG to media: Don’t glorify Nigeria’s destroyers as new saviours

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has challenged the media to contextualise their reporting “so that those who destroyed Nigeria will not be made to look like the country’s new saviours.” The minister said this when the Chief Executive Officer of TVC Communications, Andrew Hanlon, led a team of top officials of the company […]

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KADUNA APC CRISIS DEEPENS: El-Rufai demolishes another party chieftain’s house

-‘Structure violates building code’ -Nemesis awaits you, Hunkuyi tells gov -We’re not involved – Army By AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna, Ezrel Tabiowo and Musa Umar Bologi, Abuja Barely eleven months after the governing All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state demolished the house of the party’s National Vice Chairman, North-west, Inuwa Abdulkadir, another party chieftain, Senator Suleiman […]

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Drug abuse: Senate urges rehab centres in states

Disturbed by the alarming rate at which drugs and substance are being abused in Nigeria, the Senate yesterday urged the federal government to establish rehabilitation centre in each state of the country. The upper legislative chamber also mandated its Committee on Health to ensure that the government gives the centres the needed attention when established. […]

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Kano unveils 5-year water plan

Kano state government has vowed commitment to overcome the persistent shortage of water in the metropolitan areas of the state. The Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Usman Sule Riruwai, made the vow during an inspection visit to Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant, saying that the state government had concluded arrangements to partner with foreign agencies to […]