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    Sanusi to herdsmen: Obey anti-grazing law

Sanusi to herdsmen: Obey anti-grazing law

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says herdsmen should obey the anti-open grazing law in the states where it has been enacted.Sanusi said this on Monday while speaking at a meeting with Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, security agencies and interest groups, in the Ado-Ekiti.The emir was represented by Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano who said his mission [...]

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    Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Yobe community

Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Yobe community

Residents of Dapch, headquarters of Bursari local government area of Yobe state, fled on Monday after suspected Boko Haram members attacked the community.Those who fled sought refuge in the bush.Abdulmalik Sumonu, commissioner of police, confirmed the attack on Monday.“At about 5:30pm today suspected insurgents attacked Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area," NAN quoted him to have said."The details are not immediately available, [...]

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    EFCC ‘rejects’ Patience Jonathan’s out-of-court settlement

EFCC ‘rejects’ Patience Jonathan’s out-of-court settlement

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly rejected a request by Patience Jonathan, former first lady, to settle out of court in a case involving her and the agency.The agency has asked her to rather come before a court by entering into a plea bargain "in line with the laws of the land".Also, EFCC detectives have not been [...]

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    Buhari to visit Adamawa Tuesday

Buhari to visit Adamawa Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Yola, Adamawa state capital, on Tuesday.During his visit, the president is expected to inaugurate some projects and present an address at the opening of the state maiden anti-corruption summit.Martins Babale, deputy governor and chairman, organising committee for the visit, said all necessary arrangements had been put in place.Babale said the summit, themed 'Performance Based Governance: [...]

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    Zamfara killings: We’ve arrested three suspects, say police

Zamfara killings: We’ve arrested three suspects, say police

The police have arrested three suspects in connection with the killings in Birane village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state.The suspects are : Halilu Garba, 45, alias Mabushi, Zubairu Marafa, 45, alias Wakili and Nafi’u Badamasi, 40, alias Zakiru.Suspected bandits, suspected to be cattle rustlers, had on February 14 killed some persons in Birane, a village in Zurmi local government area.Ibrahim [...]

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    JAMB fixes February 26 for mock UTME

JAMB fixes February 26 for mock UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will now hold on February 26.Fabian Benjamin, the board’s head, media and information, made this known in an interview with NAN. [...]

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    Catholic Church returns to CAN — after five years

Catholic Church returns to CAN — after five years

The Catholic Church has returned to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), five years after leaving the association.The Catholic Church left the association in January 2013.In a letter to Ayo Oritsejafor, the then CAN president, the church said it was leaving the organisation “temporarily” over “some recent attitudes, utterances and actions of the national leadership of CAN which in our opinion [...]

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    ‘We’ll be vindicated’ — Kano electoral commission speaks on probe of underage voting

‘We’ll be vindicated’ — Kano electoral commission speaks on probe of underage voting

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) says it will be vindicated on allegations that it allowed underage voters during the last exercise it conducted.There were reports of underage voting in the recent local government election which the All Progressives Congress (APC) won in all the local government areas.After a public outcry, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) set up a [...]

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    Falana asks NBA to probe state attorneys for ‘refusing’ to prosecute murder suspects

Falana asks NBA to probe state attorneys for ‘refusing’ to prosecute murder suspects

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has requested the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to investigate the attorneys-general in various states for their “refusal” to prosecute murder suspects.In a letter addressed to Abubakar Mahmud (SAN), NBA president, Falana asked the association to probe the state attorneys for “failing” to investigate “criminal elements engaged in the reckless killing of innocent citizens” in the country.He [...]

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    Shehu Sani: APC doomed if Tinubu ‘rescue mission’ flops

Shehu Sani: APC doomed if Tinubu ‘rescue mission’ flops

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says it will be disastrous if Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), fails in his mission to reconcile aggrieved members of the ruling party.Two weeks ago, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Tinubu to carry out the task.Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Sani expressed hope that Tinubu would be able to build "a seventh [...]

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