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    Buhari hosts Yari in Saudi Arabia, laments insecurity in Zamfara

Buhari hosts Yari in Saudi Arabia, laments insecurity in Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will do his best to ensure that Nigerians live in peace.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying this when he had iftar (breaking of fast) with Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.Garba Tambari, emir of Maradun local government in Zamfara, was also present at the iftar.Buhari left Nigeria to [...]

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    Governors ‘should stop’ holding funds meant for legislature, judiciary

Governors ‘should stop’ holding funds meant for legislature, judiciary

Some stakeholders have complained about the poor compliance to the financial autonomy granted the legislature and judiciary of respective states in the country.In a statement issued at the end of a two-day conference in Abuja, the stakeholders comprising Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, Ita Enang, a presidential aide, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the fourth alteration bill [...]

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    Police: Mastermind of UBEC chairman’s kidnap has been killed

Police: Mastermind of UBEC chairman’s kidnap has been killed

The police say they have killed the suspected mastermind of the kidnap of Muhammed Mahmood, board chairman, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC ) and his daughter.Mahmood and his daughter were kidnapped on April 29 around Katari village, along the Kaduna-Abuja highway and later released.In a statement on Sunday, Frank Mba, force spokesman, said the suspect was killed during a shootout [...]

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    Plateau monarch: Governors don’t have authority to redefine traditional boundaries

Plateau monarch: Governors don’t have authority to redefine traditional boundaries

Jacob Gyang, gbong gwom Jos, says governors do not have authority to redefine traditional boundaries.Gyang, who is also chairman, Plateau council of chiefs, said this on Friday while speaking at an annual cultural festival of the Berom ethnic group of the state.On Thursday, the Plateau government ordered the creation of two traditional councils -  Jos north and Riyom councils - [...]

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    The poor might revenge, Melaye warns leaders

The poor might revenge, Melaye warns leaders

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, says Nigeria’s polity is heating up to the point where the poor will revenge against the elite and the country’s leaders.In a series of message on social media on Friday, the senator warned the ruling class that there could be scenarios similar to what played out in some parts of Europe and [...]

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    Lalong emerges chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum

Lalong emerges chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum

The Northern Governors’ Forum has elected Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, as its new chairman.Kassim Shettima, governor of Borno state who is the outgoing chairman of the forum, disclosed this in a communique at the end of a meeting in Kaduna on Friday.Shettima said the election of Lalong was based on the "peace and harmony" he has brought to [...]

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    Fayemi: We warned sacked workers not to accept Fayose’s appointment

Fayemi: We warned sacked workers not to accept Fayose’s appointment

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says those affected by the disengagement of 2000 workers in the state, were warned not to accept the appointments Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, offered during the end of his tenure.The administration of Fayemi terminated the appointment of the workers on Thursday.In reaction, some of the people affected stormed the state secretariat complex with their appointment [...]

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    Abuja residents: Task force planning to arrest more women this weekend

Abuja residents: Task force planning to arrest more women this weekend

Some Abuja residents say a joint task force of the federal capital territory (FCT) is planning to carry out raids on women this weekend.In a statement on Friday, the residents under the aegis of Concerned Abuja Residents said task force is targetting women at clubs and other public areas in the nation's capital.The group urged residents to remain "fearlessly [...]

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    FEC approves N1.8bn for reconstruction of railway village in Delta

FEC approves N1.8bn for reconstruction of railway village in Delta

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved N1.8 billion for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings of railway village in Agbo, Delta state.The meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, said the council also approved N743 million for the procurement of security and safety deficiencies as well as incidence laboratory for the Nigeria [...]

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    Shettima: We must come up with a solution to the insecurity in the north

Shettima: We must come up with a solution to the insecurity in the north

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has asked the federal government to adopt new strategies that could permanently address the insecurity in the north.Speaking on Friday at a meeting of the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) at the government house, Kaduna, Shettima said he and his colleagues will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to brainstorm on the issue when he [...]

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