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Vigilante shoots self dead while testing a new charm in Katsina

– A man has killed himself in Katsina state after his charm failed to work, the man identified as Ahmadu Maikare was a member of Isan Gona Vigilante group while members of the vigilante group fled immediately the incident occurred. A man has killed himself in Katsina state after his charm, meant to protect him

Boko Haram: Insurgents still controlling three LGs in Borno – UN

The United Nations has claimed that at least three local government areas in Borno State are still in control of the Boko Haram fighters. The UN was reacting to a statement by the military command in northeast Nigeria that no part of Borno state was under the control of the deadly group. It insisted that

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Hires Snake Charmers After Student Death

Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University in Katsina has employed the services of snake charmers, following the death of a final year student of Economics, Zainab Umar, last Monday after she was bitten by a snake three days earlier. Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Suleiman Kankara, confirmed the hiring of the snake charmers, to rid the campus

3 suicide bombers kill 13 people in Maiduguri

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency on Monday, confirmed that 17 people lost their lives and 18 others wounded in multiple blast on Sunday night, official said. Executive Chairman of SEMA, Egnr. Ahmad Satomi told Daily Trust in Maiduguri on Monday, that residents should scale up vigilance. “We lost 17 people including 3 bombers while

Buhari Orders Sack Of Accused Pension Boss, Maina

  * Orders Head of Service to submit File today on Persons who Reinstated Maina President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Mr Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms. In a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the President

Makarfi summons all PDP chairmanship aspirants for an emergency meeting

  The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, has summoned all the chairmanship aspirants of the party for an emergency meeting. The meeting is scheduled to hold at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday before the National Executive Committee meeting will hold at the same

APC elects officials for Gombe state chapter

The Gombe State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress has elected new officials to pilot the affairs of the party. 185 delegates voted to fill eight offices that form the state party executives. The APC in Gombe had been without elected state executives for over a year. Before voting began, the atmosphere was tense and

2019: Danjuma Goje consolidates grip on Gombe APC

Following the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) mini congress in Gombe State, a former governor and senator representing Gombe South, Danjuma Goje, has further consolidated his grip on the party with all the candidates he fielded emerging victorious. After four aspirants withdrew from the race, 35 others jostled for eight vacant positions was

2019: Registered Nigerian voters may hit 80 million – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has projected that the registered voters in the country might increase by about 10 million to over 80 million by 2019. The Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, made the prediction at a roundtable organised by the European Union Electoral Follow-up Mission to Nigeria and West Africa, held in Abuja.

Kaduna state government ‘moves to amend law prohibiting alcohol consumption’

The Kaduna state government has commenced the process of amending a section of the recently passed penal code that prohibits drinking of alcohol. The penal code specifies crime and relevant punishment in northern Nigeria. The governors from the 19 northern states set up a committee of state attorneys general in October 2015 to review the