Kiidnapped ex-Bayelsa commissioner regains freedom

A former Commissioner for Transport in Bayelsa,  Mrs Marie Ebikake,  abducted by gunmen  with a soldier in separate incidents in Bayelsa, has regained freedom. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ebikake was freed at about 3 a.m. on Friday,

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Boko Haram attacks Adamawa town, ‘kills five’

Five people were feared killed Friday by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in an early morning attack in Kaya village of Madagali in Adamawa, residents and local officials have said. Kaya is one kilometer drive from Gulak, the administrative headquarters of

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Politicians dividing Nigeria for selfish reasons — Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has accused a section of Nigerian politicians of causing disunity in the country for selfish reasons. Mr. Amosun advised the media in the country to focus more on things that unite the populace as the

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Presidency, other federal agencies yet to submit audited accounts – Senate

A senator has expressed disappointment at how the Presidency and many agencies have repeatedly failed to submit their audited accounts for vetting by the Auditor-General as required by law. The chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Matthew Urhoghide (PDP, Edo)

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Court nullifies installation of 21 Ibadan kings crowned by Ajimobi

Justice Olajumoke Aiki of the Oyo State High Court on Friday declared the review of existing 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadanland by the Oyo State Government in 2017 as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect.

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Niger govt disburses N2.5m to 50 youths to set up fish pond business

The Niger State Government says it will disburse N2.5 million as starter packs to 50 graduates of the National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research, to establish their own businesses. Alhaji Haruna Duku, the State’s Commissioner for Fisheries and Livestock, disclosed

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Kaduna teachers call off strike

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Kaduna chapter, on Thursday, called off the indefinite strike it embarked upon on January 8 to protest against the sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the state. Chairman of the union Comrade

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Islamic Series: Why Islam prohibits fortune-telling (Sorcerers)

All perfect thanks and praises are due to the Almighty Allah, the One and Only. I send perfect peace and blessings upon Sayyindinā Muḥammad, his household, his companions and all those who follow his guided path till end of time.

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Abuja Masterplan: FCTA to host stakeholder conference

By Jonathan Aderibole, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration has braced to address critical issues arising from the implementation and abuse of the FCT masterplan.  Consequently, a stakeholder conference on the theme of “Repositioning Abuja for the Development of

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Adeola Akinremi: Buhari cannot run, time ran out on him

This year is not looking good for President Muhammadu Buhari. The incurious president has spent half of January confronting what he had ignored—the herdsmen extremism. Allies of Buhari are increasingly confident that he would run again, but they don’t see

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