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Kwankwaso, Kano’s second best gov – Ganduje

Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has described his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, as “the best civilian governor the state has had” since the late Abubakar Rimi. Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy until he succeeded him in 2015, but both men have since ...

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Police crackdown on Biafra agitators

 Arrest 143 in Ebonyi, Enugu, Cross River states By Raphael Ede, Enugu; Obung Kinsgton, Calabar and  Jacob Ogodo, Abakaliki The police, at separate locations in the South-east and Cross River, yesterday, arrested not less than 143 protesters in connection with ...

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Aminu Kano’s wife, Shatu, dies at 89

Aishatu Kano, the wife of the late Kano-born politician and founder of the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU), Aminu Kano, has died. She died in the early hours of yesterday, Ahmed Mukhtar, a family member, confirmed to Premium Times. Mrs. ...

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Govs direct beneficiaries of LG woes – NULGE

 Says Dankwambo economical with truth By Moses John, Abuja and Joy Emmanuel, Yenagoa National President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, has lashed at Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state, for saying most Nigerians don’t want to ...

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Boko Haram beheads 4 IDPs, 2 captured, 6 escape

  Four Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Dalori-1 Camp in Maiduguri, Borno state, have been beheaded by the Boko Haram, Premium Times learnt. The victims’ names were given as Wali Fanne, Ibrahim, Chacha, and Baba Karemi. They were reportedly beheaded ...

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Sultan declares Almajiri unislamic

  Tasks govs to tackle poverty By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Jema’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared street begging by children, popularly known as Almajiri, un-Islamic and charged state governors ...

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JAMB to review exams recorded on CCTV

By Martin Paul Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), yesterday said it will do a review of recordings of proceedings in its Closed Circuit Camera Televisions (CCTVs) during the just-concluded Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB’s  Head, Media ...

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Senate tackles DSS over ‘lopsided recruitments’

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Senate yesterday endorsed move by its Committee on Federal Character, to carry out thorough investigation on alleged lopsided recruitment exercise recently carried out by the Department of State Service. The committee Chairman, Senator Tijjani Abubakar Kaura ...

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UTME: 104,000 for 11,000 Unilorin admission slots

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali yesterday said 104,000 admission seekers were competing for about 11 slots for the 2017/2018 admission exercises. He said the admission seekers have applied for admission through ...

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World Bank invests $70m in Nigerian varsities

The World Bank said it has spent $70 million on projects in 10 Nigerian universities to boost science and technology studies and to make students attain global standard. The 10 benefiting universities under African Centre for Excellence (ACE) are Redeemers ...

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Mother, 3 kids perish in Lagos inferno

A woman, identified simply as Hope, together with her three children, were in the early hours of yesterday burnt to death in a Lagos fire accident. Premium Times gathered that the incident occurred at about 2.38am at shop B23, Ogunleye ...

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Why LG autonomy can’t work – Gov Ahmed

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state, yesterday said granting the much desired autonomy to local government councils in Nigeria, would only complicate rather than resolving the challenges confronting the third tiers of government. He said ...

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FG spends N41bn on social investment programmes

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The federal government said yesterday that it has spent N41, 714,793,293 billion across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on four Social Investment Programmes (SIPs). Senior Special Assistant to ...

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Buhari’s anti-graft war failing – Saraki

By Ezrel Tabiowo and Taiye Odewale, Abuja Senate President Bukola Saraki, has declared that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war is failing to yield any measure of success because of undue political interference and manipulation by the administration. Saraki said ...

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EFCC ‘lied’ against Yari – Govs

By Abdulaziz A. Abdulaziz Abuja Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday took a swipe at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a media report, allegedly emanating from the anti-graft agency, where the Chairman of the Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, ...

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Kano anti-corruption agency suspends Sanusi probe

By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz Abuja Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has announced its suspension of alleged embezzlement by the Kano Emirate Council. Although it said investigation had reached advanced stage, having established a case against the emirate council, the ...

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Strike grounds activities in FGCs

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Parents Teachers Associations in Kwara state, yesterday appealed to the federal government to wade into the industrial action embarked upon by the Association of Senior Staff of Nigeria (ASON) in the 42 Federal Government Colleges ...

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FG announces steps to prevent Ebola

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has called on health care providers and the general public to be vigilant and intensify awareness on the symptoms of haemorrhagic fevers. The minister’s statement at the weekend was sequence to the announcement ...

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NASS raises own budget by N10bn

 Passes 2017 Appropriation Bill  Dogara cautions against alteration By Ezrel Tabiowo, Taiye Odewale and Joshua Egbodo, Abuja After months of suspense, face-off and horse-trading between the executive and the legislature, the National Assembly, finally passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill Budget ...

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