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Kaduna Govt Closes Assemblies Of God Church Over Leadership Crises

Rev Ibrahim

Rev (Dr) Sunday Ibrahim is the Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria,(CAN),Kaduna State chapter. In this interview with GABRIEL JOHN, he said that the recent closure of Assemblies of God Church in Saminaka Kaduna, by the state government was in the interest of peace.  Excerpts:  How would you react to the recent closure of Assemblies of God Church in Saminaka Kaduna ...

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Addressing Jigawa’s Developmental Index


By Abdullahi Shugaba During his electioneering, Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, promised to take the state to the next level in terms of development. According to him, the major achievements of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be to create a strong economy for Jigawa through agricultural development, agro processing and boost trading activities. “This is because the ...

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Flood Sacks Houses, Farmlands In Kebbi

No less that 37,610 hectares of farmland, 5,495 houses and 25,950 people have been affected by flood in 12 local government areas of Kebbi, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sidi, who made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi on Friday, during a courtesy call on Kebbi Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu said that ...

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Association Distributes Fertiliser To Wheat Farmers In Kano

The Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria (WFAN) in Kano State has said that no fewer than 20,000 registered members will benefit from the Federal Government fertilisers and other inputs in the state. The WFAN Chairman, Alhaji Faruk Rabi’u, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday. According to him, the association ...

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Govt Moves Against Drug Abuse in Jigawa

By Emmanuel Udom,  With Agency Reports Lagos The Jigawa State Government said it has set up a 20-man committee on the control of drug abuses in the state. Secretary to the State Government, Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini, who disclosed this, said that the Governor Muhammed Abubakar-led government in the state was deeply concerned with the behaviour of some youths in Jigawa, ...

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El-Rufai Declares Emergency In Kaduna Education Sector

The Kaduna State Government on Thursday declared a state of emergency in the education sector of the state. Governor Nasir El-Rufai made the declaration in his speech at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, during activities to mark the country’s 55th Independence Anniversary. ?According to him, the nation is being liberated and there is need to also free the people ...

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Kebbi Farmers Lose Crops Worth N3b To Flood

The Secretary, Kebbi chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Alhaji Muhammad Idris, said on Friday that 45,000 farmers had lost crops worth N3 billion to flood. Idris, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi, said that the destruction was unprecedented. He said that the association had enlightened ...

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Why Boko Haram Members Surrendered In Bornu – Major General Abubakar

By Sunny Nwankwo Maiduguri          The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major- General Mohammed Abubakar, has explained the reason over 200 members of the Boko Haram sect had to surrender to the troops of the 7 Division of the Nigerian, Army, stationed in north-eastern part of the country. Major-General Abubakar told journalists without mincing words that ...

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Markurdi Varsity Plans New Approach To NUGA

By Tor Vande-Acka Makurdi The Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM)  has said it would introduce some new innovation  in the 25th edition of the Nigerian University Games (NUGA) coming up this October in the institution. Over 10, 000 sports men and women from no fewer than 50 Universities across Nigerian are expected to take part in the games . ...

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Plateau Varsity To Get Accreditation Soon- NUC Boss

The Plateau State University, Bokkos, will soon have all its 17 courses accredited, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has assured. NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie, who gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), when he visited the university on Monday, blamed the lingering accreditation problem on “the failure of past Plateau governments to ...

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Biometric Screening Will Upgrade, Ensure Service Delivery, Says Nasarawa

By Michael David Lafia The Nasarawa State Government has said that the ongoing staff biometric screening exercise is to ensure proper grading of staff as well as to sanitise the system for effective service delivery. The Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed stated this while speaking with Daily Independent in Lafia the state capital. Ahmed said that ...

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We Can Track Stolen Cattle Online — CITAD Boss


Yunusa Zakari Ya’u, is the Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), a non- governmental organisation. In this interview with PATIENCE OGBODO-IWUAGWU, Ya’u spoke on CITAD programs, how information communication technology can be used to track down cattle rustlers, rehabilitation for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, among others. Excerpts. Can you tell us ...

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Floods Ravage Northern Nigeria, Displace 100,420 People In 11 States

A residential house overtaken by flood (insert) the occupants abandon their abode for safety

No fewer than 53 people have died in eleven states following flood disasters that displaced more than 100,420 persons this year. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that thousands of houses, farmlands and property worth billions of Naira were also lost to the flood disasters in many Local Government Areas affected in the northern states. The affected states are ...

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Borno Residents Lament Devastating Effect Of Flood


In the early 1970s, Borno State used to be known as a place where rain hardly fell more than twice in a year. In fact, investigation revealed that, during that time, people died almost on daily basis due to dehydration caused by the harsh weather condition. At a point, both the religious and traditional leaders in the state always prayed ...

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Fire Razes Minna Building Materials Market

By Chinwendu Nnadozie Minna The new Mamman Kontagora building materials market in Minna was on Friday razed by fire by fire which left goods and properties worth millions of naira destroyed. The inferno which started at about 12 midnight lasted till daybreak also destroyed adjoining shops at the market, located along the Goodluck Jonathan way, Minna. Though the immediate cause ...

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Pray For Leaders, Monarch Urges Nigerians

A traditional ruler in Nasarawa, Alhaji Mohammadu Bako, has appealed to Nigerians to always pray for their leaders in order to promote growth and development in the country. The monarch, who is the traditional ruler of Karshi in Karu Local Government Area of the state, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in his ...

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Yobe Govt. Partners UNICEF On Development

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has assured of his administration’s commitment towards fulfilling its obligation of maintaining the agreement it entered into with UNICEF on programmes geared towards socio-economic development of the state in the areas of health, education, water supply and sanitation among others. The governor stated this recently when UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, ...

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Yobe To Complete Trans-Sahara Roads

By Mohammed Abubakar Damaturu As part of efforts to enhance economy, the Yobe State Government has spread its tentacles to neighbouring Niger Republic in a drive that is aimed at “cementing cordial and diplomatic relationship” with the neighbouring country and development of border communities in northern part of the state. This was disclosed by Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam’s Director ...

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Kwara Advocates Improved IGR To Solve Cash Crunch

The Kwara State Government has said that the only panacea to resolve the State’s cash crunch and the salary crisis affecting state was to increase the volume of its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed said this on Sunday night during a meeting with officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nigeria Union of Local ...

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Jos DISCO Distributes 93,208 Metres In First Phase Of Operation

By Onoja Audu Jos The Jos Electricity distribution Company rolled out 93,208 meters in its first phase of its operation beginning from January to December this year. This was disclosed by the Public Affairs officer of the company, Paul Ikwu in an interview with Daily Independent at the weekend in Jos. According to Ikwu, the second phase of the exercise ...

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Air Force Begins Healthcare Delivery To IDPs in North-East

By Emmanuel Udom and Omowunmi Anipupo Lagos The Nigerian air Force has officially declared open its hospital, located at Dalori in Maiduguri, Borno State to deliver healthcare needs to the 2.1million internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the north-eastern parts of the country. Director, Public Relations & Information for Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, disclosed this in a press ...

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Abuja Village Pleads With FCTA Over Activities Of Hemp Sellers

Residents of Behind Abattoir Community in Karu Village in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja have cried out to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and security agencies to come to their rescue because of the activities of Indian hemp sellers and smokers, as well as many hoodlums who live in shanties attached to the Abattoir Fence. A statement by ...

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B’Haram: Borno Commissioner Orders Staff To Relocate To IDPs Camps

By Sunny Nwankwo Maiduguri The newly Sworn-in Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, in Borno state, Hon. Usman Zannah today urged the Staff of his ministry to redouble their efforts by visiting all the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state to monitor the situation of the inmates of the camps who were displaced from their homes by ...

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We Went Into Hiding To Deliberate On Delivering Our Electoral Promises – El-Rufai


For two days, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and members of his Executive Council went into ‘hiding’ to strategise and brainstorm on how to implement the All Progressives Congress (APC) manifesto, and deliver on their electoral promises to the people. At the end of the two days, the governor briefed journalists on their deliberations. Our Correspondent, GABRIEL JOHN, who ...

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