Former police minister declares governorship ambition

A former Minister of Police Affairs and gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ibrahim Lame, has declared his intention to contest the Bauchi State governorship election, in 2019. Lame made this known, on Tuesday, while

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UNICEF, Yobe to provide communities with water, sanitation facilities

The UNICEF is to partner with the Yobe government to construct water and sanitation facilities in 336 rural communities in Bursari local government area, in the next five months. General Manager, Yobe Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Alhaji Mohammed

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FG to increase Abuja-Kaduna train ticket fares

The Federal Government said it plans to increase train ticket sale for the Abuja-Kaduna route after Thursday’s commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari. This is even as it said that the increase of locomotives to 14 would stop racketeering that led

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I will deal with trouble makers, killers in the country – Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration will investigate and bring to book all perpetrators of mayhem across the country. He reiterated that no religion or civilised culture tolerates violence, especially the taking of another life. According to a

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Saudi minister ‘resumes work’ after graft detention

A Saudi minister who was detained in a sweeping anti-government probe at a Riyadh hotel attended a cabinet meeting on Tuesday after he was “proven innocent”, media reported. The official Saudi Press Agency posted on its Twitter account pictures of

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‘You can’t do anything’ — Shekau taunts military in new video

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has appeared in the latest video released by the sect. In the video, Shekau who spoke in Hausa language boasted that the military had not been able to put his group in check.

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Kachikwu: FG to Review NNPC’s $6bn Oil Swaps

Apparently scandalised by the acute petrol scarcity, which marred the Yuletide celebrations, the federal government is set to review the $6 billion Direct Sale-Direct Purchase (DSDP) contracts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The objective is to blacklist some

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VOXPOP: Should public officials be subjected to drug test?

By Amina Isah, Abuja During a recent Senate roundtable on Drug Abuse Epidemic in Nigeria held in Kano, the Emir, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, called for a law to subject all public officials including lawmakers, governors, religious and traditional rulers

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‘Musa must leave Leicester City’

Ahmed Musa must leave Leicester City if he wants the chance of regular first-team football. That is the view of former Wolves defender Isaac Okoronkwo who has 26 caps for the Nigeria national side. Okoronkwo, who ended his career in

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France invests N150 billion in Nigeria in 2017

Nigerian Ambassador to France, Dr. Modupe Irele, on Tuesday, announced that France invested about N150 billion(350 million euros) in Nigeria, in 2017. Irele said in Lagos that the amount was disbursed as soft loans to the Federal and State Governments,

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