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Shekarau, Gaya move against Ganduje over APC congress

Shekarau, Gaya move against Ganduje over APC congress

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State is in for a fight with the three Kano senators and four House of Representatives members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for allegedly imposing delegates on the party for Saturday’s congress. Leading the aggrieved lawmakers, who rejected the party’s nomination, is Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano Central), The Guardian…

Nigerian military confirms death of ISWAP leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi

Nigerian military confirms death of ISWAP leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi

The leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) jihadist group, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, is dead, Nigeria’s top military commander said on Thursday. ISWAP has not given any confirmation of al-Barnawi’s death and Nigeria’s army has claimed before to have killed jihadist commanders only for them to reappear. “I can authoritatively confirm to you…

Absence of judge stalls re-arraignment of Olisa Metuh

Absence of judge stalls re-arraignment of Olisa Metuh

The absence of Justice Obiora Egwuatu of a Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday stalled the re-arraignment of former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, over alleged N400 million fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court had, on September 28, fixed today for Metuh’s re-arraignment, following Justice…

APC, PDP in flurry of activities to decide critical congresses

APC, PDP in flurry of activities to decide critical congresses

• APC insists on going ahead with states congresses amid protests • PDP Northern governors in marathon meeting to decide Ayu, Shema’s fate for national chairman• Consensus arrangement suffers setback as stakeholders shun meeting, to reconvene today• I have no plan to return to APC, says Obaseki  • Save Nigerians your lamentations, PDP tells APC Barring…

How to improve health sector performance in Nigeria, by NMA

How to improve health sector performance in Nigeria, by NMA

• Healthcare key to national development says Jonathan Medical doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have made recommendations on how to improve health sector performance in the country. At the flag of the 2021 Physicians’ Week in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, NMA President, Prof. Innocent Ujah, said the doctors gathered to…

Yar’Adua’s daughter, Zainab, forged Abuja land documents, minister tells court

Yar’Adua’s daughter, Zainab, forged Abuja land documents, minister tells court

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, has told an Abuja High Court that Zainab, the daughter of former President Umaru Yar’Adua, forged several documents to lay claim to a disputed plot of land in Abuja. The minister alleged, yesterday, that there was nothing to show that the former President’s daughter ever applied…

Police in Oyo, Osun warn against #EndSARS commemorative protests

Police in Oyo, Osun warn against #EndSARS commemorative protests

Adegboruwa urges police to work protesters Oyo Police Command, yesterday, warned people planning to organise #EndSARS commemorative protests in the state to shelve the idea. A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adewale Osifeso, which was made available to journalists in Ibadan, said parents, guardians and leaders that wield various degrees of…

91 private jet owners fail Customs’ verification test, risk forfeiture

91 private jet owners fail Customs’ verification test, risk forfeiture

•Agency issues fresh ultimatum ahead of forfeiture No fewer than 91 out of 147 identified owners and operators of private jets in the country have failed the verification test conducted by the Nigerian Customs Service (NSC). Of the number of defaulters released yesterday, a total of 62 allegedly refused to show up for the mandatory…