Desist from your devilish plans or face sanctions, Yoruba Group warns masterminds of violence in S’West

By Godwin Amunde A group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum, (YAF) said it won’t hesitate to mobilise all its members to confront those planning another wave of violence in the South-West region under the guise of agitating for Yoruba self-determination and freedom. YAF National Coordinator, Adesina Animashaun, in a statement titled, ‘Desist now from the path to perdition, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) warns masterminds of violence in Yorubaland again, vows to take decisive action against them,’ said the recent violence arising from the activities of self-styled Yoruba freedom fighters, especially the rash…

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PHOTOS: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo attends First Lady A’isha Buhari book launch in Abuja

Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN) today attended the book launch of the First Lady HE Dr. (Mrs.) A’isha Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House Banquet Centre, Presidential Villa, in Abuja. Photos Below: Picture caption: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and First Lady A’isha Buhari Picture caption: Dignitaries at the event Picture caption: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo exchanging greetings with traditional rulers Picture caption: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and APC National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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“Some people trying to turn Osinbajo against Buhari” – FG

The Federal Government has alleged that some Nigerians are trying to incite enmity between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, made the allegation in a tweet in the early hours of Thursday. According to him, such people are trying to play the card that Buhari sees Osinbajo as a gentle and submissive person who can be easily manipulated to suit his own demands. But Keyamo submitted that rather, the Vice President is a loyal person who understands duty and commitment and…

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2023: “Our people may vote against you”, NEF Chairman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi to Northern politicians

Chairman, Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi, says the people of the North will not vote along ethnic and religious lines in 2023 because they have learnt their lesson at a great cost. Speaking at the Northern People’s Summit in Kaduna, yesterday, the NEF chairman warned politicians from the region that they do not have any guarantee that the people will vote for them in the next general election. Prof. Abdullahi, who was represented by the spokesman of NEF, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, added that experiences have taught the…

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‘Ensure Police regain trust of Nigerians’, Osinbajo tells new IGP 

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday decorated Usman Alkali Baba with his new rank as the Inspector-General of Police, (IGP). The decoration was done at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. Osinbajo asked the new IGP to ensure the Nigeria Police regains the trust of Nigerians The Vice-President also urged the Acting Police boss to restore dignity to the force as soon as possible and encouraged the new IGP to “stamp out the excesses and abuses and the culture of impunity” from the Nigerian Police. Osinbajo reminded Baba of the security…

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Kano local govt. chairman appoints 55 aides

The Chairman of Kumbotso local government area of Kano State, Hassan Garban Kauye Farawa, has appointed 55 Special Advisers and Assistants. During their swearing-in, Farawa urged the appointees to be good ambassadors and avoid anything that will tarnish the image of Kumbutso local government and Kano State. The council boss said their appointment is in line with the mission of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to eradicate poverty and urged the new appointees to discharges their duties diligently and with the dedication to move the local government forward. According to him, “The…

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“Kaduna school abduction: Bandits released us on their own will” – Freed student debunks Army’s claim

One of the abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State, has narrated how they were released from captivity. Recall that the Nigerian Army had claimed that its troops “recovered five of the students” who spent over three weeks in captivity. In a statement it issued on Tuesday, the  Army Spokesman,  Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed, unveiled the identities of the “recovered students”, and showered encomiums on the troops. “The rescued students are currently receiving medical attention in a military facility in Kaduna. The GOC 1 Division,…

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“Kano indigenes should get more federal jobs than other States”, Gov. Ganduje to FG

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to increase Kano’s employment quota in the Federal Government’s employment. The governor stated during a courtesy visit the Executive Chairman of the Federal Character  Commission,  (FCC), Muhibba Dankaka. Specifically, the governor asked the FCC to give the State a much higher consideration in its employment formula due to what he called Kano’s high population. Ganduje noted, “My only observation is that we, from Kano, are equal to three or four States. We know it is very difficult,…

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82 Kaduna LG workers receive letters of disengagement

Tears flowed freely yesterday at the Jema’a local government area Secretariat, in Kafanchan, Kaduna state, as about 82 staff of the council received letters of disengagement from the Kaduna State government. The disengagement follows weeks of speculations that the State government was planning to downsize its workforce across its 23 local government areas in the State. Some newsmen who visited the secretariat said some of the affected members of staff were seen holding their letters as they struggled to fight back tears. According to one of the letters, the move…

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74-yr-old Agric minister, Nanono marries 18-yr-old in secret wedding

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has married an 18-year-old school leaver in a secret wedding. Nanono, 74, reportedly tied the knot with the lady in a secret wedding attended by only three representatives of the septuagenarian groom on Saturday, in Jere town of Kaduna State. According to a family source who preferred anonymity, “The minister only assigned three people and warned them against disclosing the details of the marriage to people”. It was learnt that the bride, simply identified as Rakiya, has already settled in the…

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