Just In: Buhari’s driver Saidu Afaka dies in Abuja

The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, has died. He died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, today, extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of Afaka. The statement reads: “President Buhari, who also commiserates with the Government and people of Kaduna State, described the Late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.…

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Kaduna Reps member, Suleiman Aliyu is dead

The House of Representatives member, Suleiman Aliyu, representing Lere federal constituency, Kaduna State, is dead. Aliyu’s personal assistant, Tukur Maibindiga, confirmed his death to newsmen. He said the lawmaker died in the early hours of Tuesday at a hospital in Kaduna after a brief illness. Aliyu was sworn-in as a member of the lower legislative chamber in March 2020, after an Appeal Court declared him winner of the constituency’s election. He was the sixth member of the House of Representatives to have died in the ninth assembly — and the…

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Just In: Buhari appoints Acting IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP). Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, made the disclosure to State House correspondents today, Tuesday. Baba replaces Mohammed Adamu as Nigeria’s Police Chief. Recall that Buhari had, on February 4, extended the tenure of Adamu as the IGP for three months. Details later…

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Breaking: Buhari appoints AIG Uman Alkali Baba as Acting IGP

The news just coming in said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP). According to the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, the appointment takes immediate effect. Dingyadi disclosed the new appointment to State House Correspondents at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Buhari had on February 4, 2021 extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for three months. Adamu has spent two months and three days for the extension.

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APC: ‘Don’t repeat Oshiomhole’s mistakes’ – PGF DG warns Buni

By Godwin Amunde The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, (PGF) – the umbrella body of Nigerian governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Lukman, has warned the Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party not to repeat the mistakes made by the party’s immediate past national leadership. He therefore urges the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led CECPC to quickly set in motion the process that will lead to the National Convention of the ruling party. Lukman, who faulted the extension of…

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‘Save Nigeria from collapse’, Matawalle urges youths

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has asked the Nigerian youths to rise in defense of the country to save it from total collapse. According to the governor, it is high time Nigerian youths joined politics and be part of the decision-making across all political space in the land. Matawalle stated this in Kaduna yesterday, shortly after receiving an award of ‘Icon of Youth and Student Development’ from the leadership of Northern Youths and Students Forum. The governor was represented at the occasion by a House of Representatives member representing Gusau/Tsafe…

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Kaduna: Five of 39 kidnapped  college students regain freedom

Five of the 39 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna on March 12 have regained their freedom. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement yesterday. Aruwan said the five rescued students are presenting in a military facility undergoing a medical check-up. The statement read: “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are…

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‘Escalating debts may worsen social unrest, political tensions’ — UN

The United Nations has warned that elevated public debt is limiting the capacity of Nigeria and other developing African countries to boost necessary spending needed to counter the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on their economies. This may eventually lead to an escalation of social unrest and political tensions, which could in turn worsen food insecurity, violence, internal displacement and migration pressures. According to the Debt Management Office, (DMO), total public debts as of the end of 2020 amounted to N32.9 trillion. Of the figure, the Federal Government owed…

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Bauchi: Youths attack Reps member over ‘non-performance and failed promises’

A member of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), representing Alkaleri-Kirfi Federal Constituency in Bauchi State, Hon. Musa Pali, was at the weekend reportedly attacked by angry youths in his constituency, over alleged fake promises and non-performance after they voted him into office. According to reports, Pali was in his constituency for a social function when he came under attack by the youths who accused him of making false promises for many years. It however took the timely intervention of security operatives who whisked Pali away after sustaining minor bruises, to…

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Lagos to build more schools, upgrade skill centres, others for school dropouts

The Lagos State government has announced plans to build more alternative schools across the state for people who may have dropped out of school due to early pregnancy, child trafficking, lack of parental care and others, to have the opportunity to return to school for further education. This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Barr. Tokunbo Wahab, during a chat with journalists in Ikeja. This initiative would empower the beneficiaries socially and economically so that they can contribute to the development of society…

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