Photo News: Buhari meets Northern governors behind ‘closed door’ in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with Northern governors behind closed door’ at the State House, Abuja. Picture caption: Northern governors with the president in Abuja The governors were led by the Northern Governors’ Forum Chairman, (NGF), Simon Lalong. Some of the governors at the meeting were Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Mai Mala Buni(Yobe); Abubakar Bello(Niger) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa). The meeting might not be unconnected with raging insecurity in the north. Picture caption: The president addressing northern governors in Abuja

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Just In: Gunmen abduct 2 nurses on night duty in Kaduna hospital

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped two nurses in Idon General Hospital, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, in the early hours of Thursday. The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Shingyu Shamnom, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the bandits stormed the general hospital through the fence armed with deadly weapons. According to him, while the bandits shot sporadically in the premises of the hospital, two nurses on night duty came out to identify themselves as medical workers and the bandits whisked them away to an…

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Students abductions: “Declare state of emergency in Kaduna” – HURIWA urges President Buhari

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Kaduna due to the rising cases of mass abductions and killings in the State. According to a statement issued yesterday by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA lamented the latest attack on Greenfield University, the only operational private university in the State, coming nearly a month after a similar abduction at a neighbouring Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, also in Kaduna. Deploring the breakdown of security in Kaduna, the group…

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Senate approves $1.5bn, €995m external loan for FG

The sum of $1.5 billion (about 571bn) and Euro 995 million (about N456bn) external loans has on Tuesday been approved for the Federal Government by the Senate. The approval of the over a trillion Naira loan was granted by the Senate following the consideration of the report of its Committee on Local and Foreign Debts on the external borrowing plan of the Federal Government at plenary. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Clifford Ordia, presented the report. This is coming on the heels of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi’s recent…

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Revenue agency seals Kaduna Electric headquarters over N464.5m debt

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service, (KADIRS), has shut the headquarters of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (Kaduna Electric) over alleged N464.5 million tax liabilities. The building, popularly known as the NEPA building and located on Ahmadu Bello Way in the metropolis, was shut alongside the company’s offices within Kaduna metropolis yesterday over arrears of tax liabilities between 2012 and 2018. The Board secretary and legal adviser of KADIRS, Aysha Mohammed, told journalists that both managements have been discussing the indebtedness since 2019, adding that Kaduna Electric leaves it no option…

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Kano govt. sponsors surgery of 7 patients with intersex problem

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday received six patients with intersex problems sponsored by the Kano State government to undergo surgery at the Tetfund Centre of Excellence in Urology and Nephrology, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto. The patients, who were successfully treated, were received by the governor during the State’s Executive Council meeting yesterday in Kano. The State government had earlier sponsored the surgery of one person, which was also done successfully. An intersex is a group of conditions where there is a discrepancy between the external and internal genitals of a person.…

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Woman gives birth to triplets after 11 yrs of marriage, six miscarriages

A Nigerian couple, Mr. and Mrs. Ogeah, has taken to social media to rejoice after welcoming their first kids, triplets, after 11 years of marriage. According to a family member, Evelyn Odume shared the good news via Facebook while declaring that God has put the devil to shame. She also added that the new mother had experienced six miscarriages in the past, making her recent delivery of the triplets a great source of joy. In her words: “You do not lie, you do not fail, what is hard for you…

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Sanwo-Olu launches ‘Lagos Cares’ for youths, women

The Lagos State Government has rolled out a $20 million Coronavirus (Covid-19) Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (Lagos CARES) programme to support livelihood for poor and vulnerable households and to expand food security services in the State. At the State House, Alausa, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu launched the social intervention project that is focused on offering a safety net to residents whose means of livelihood had been disrupted by the impacts of Covid-19 and also to building the resilience of the State. The programme, which will be implemented for 24 months,…

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Bayelsa: Woman stabs 14-yr-old boy to death while fighting his grandmother

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a woman, identified as Arugu Chidinma Benedicta, for allegedly killing a 14-year-old boy over a lingering dispute with his grandmother. It was gathered that chaos broke in Okaka, a suburb in Yenagoa, the State capitalon Tuesday, after the woman stormed the deceased’s house to challenge his grandmother over an undisclosed issue between them as the deceased, Joseph Thomas, was preparing to go to school. The incident was said to have happened some distance away from a Federal Correctional facility in the area. After…

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Pensioners plan nationwide protest

Members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, (NUP), have said they will on Friday embark on a massive nationwide protest over the failure of the Federal Government to increase their pension allowances. The outgoing President of the NUP, Abel Afolayan, disclosed this in Abuja at the 11th quadrennial delegate conference of the union yesterday. He said his members would ground the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation during the protest. Afolayan told newsmen that the union had issued to the Federal Government an ultimatum on the…

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