ARC-Project: Gombe governor reiterates commitment to partner UNICEF, others on youth empowerment, girl-child education

By Umar Kaltungo Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, of Gombe State, says his administration will continue to work in partnership with the United Nations Children Education Fund, (UNICEF) and all relevant agencies in order to address social and economic challenges bedevilling the State, especially as it affects youths employment and girl- child education. The Governor gave this indication during a meeting with stakeholders on the implementation process of of the At-Risk Children Project, (ARC-P), led by the Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Hajiya Maryam Uwais. Recall that Gombe…

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BUK female final year student dies in hostel

A final year student of Bayero University, (BUK), Kano, identified as Mercy Sunday, has been confirmed dead. Mercy, a student in the Department of Political Science, reportedly died in the female students’ hostel on Tuesday. According to the deceased’s roommate who pleaded anonymity, said Ms Sunday died in the early hours of Tuesday, shortly after foaming from the mouth. BUK Dean of Student Affairs, Shamsuddeen Umar, who confirmed the sad incident, said she died of natural causes. “She was sick and attended the University clinic where she was taken care…

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Just In: Bauchi governor sacks 21 commissioners, top officials

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has dissolved the State Executive Council. Those affected include the Secretary to the State Government, Sabi’u Baba; the governor’s Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu, 21 Commissioners, and Special Advisers. The dissolution is with immediate effect. In another development, Gov. Bala Mohammed has ordered the immediate release of funds to assist victims of a fire that consumed Sabuwar Kasuwa along Railway road in Bauchi metropolis. Mohammed, while visiting the scene of the incident on Sunday, to sympathise with the victims and witness the level of damage,…

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Kwara compensates owners of schools, chapels damaged during hijab crisis

The Kwara State government has compensated proprietors of missionary schools and church owners whose property was damaged in the wake of controversy over the wearing of hijab by students in the State. The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), in the State said the State government had since fulfilled its promise to the concerned institutions. The spokesman of Kwara CAN, Sina Ibiyemi, said the government had equally settled the medical expenses of those that sustained injuries during the crisis. Proprietors of Christian missionary schools in the state had vehemently opposed the…

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Just In: President Buhari receives first Made-in-Nigeria cell phone

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, received the first Made-in-Nigeria cell phone, called ITF Mobile. Picture caption: Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo The cell phone happens to be one of the 12 indigenous mobile cell phones produced by the Model Skills Training Centre of the Industrial Training Fund, (ITF). The presentation of the cell phone to the president was made by the Minister of Industry, trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, before the commencement of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. Adebayo, while introducing the phone to…

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Nigeria Immigration re-opens Passport application portal, gives conditions

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (CGI), Muhammad Babandede, has announced the re-opening of the Passport application and payment portal effective 8th June 2021 by 12 midnight to allow eligible Passport applicants to apply and make payments for the various categories of Passports of their choice. The Passport portal was closed following the directives of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on May 17, to afford the Service the opportunity to clear all backlogs of applications that have piled up across its issuing centres in the past few months.…

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Ex-president, clerics plotting to destroy Buhari’s govt, Yoruba group alleges

Godwin Amunde A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) on Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, was promoting agitations in the South West in pursuit of this agenda. The Forum further alleged that the group had concluded plans to hold a meeting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday, June 10,…

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Kano: 93-yr-old man who was presumed dead returns to his home after 67 years

A 93-year-old man, Sa’idu Abdullahi, who was presumed to have died before Nigeria’s independence in 1960 has returned to his home in Kano State after 67 years. Sa’idu, who left home when he was 26 returned home in the Northwest at the age of 93 after spending 67 years in Ibadan. Sa’idu was said to have left his village, Dakatsalle, in present-day Bebeji local government area, in 1953, during the reign of the Late Emir Abdullahi Bayero. He was said to have moved to Ibadan, in South-West Nigeria where he…

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South African woman gives birth to ten babies, breaking Guinness Record

A South African woman has given birth to 10 babies, otherwise called nonuplets, breaking the World Record held by Malian woman, Halima Cisse, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco in May. According to South African local media, Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, underwent a caesarian operation to give birth to seven boys and three girls making her the Guinness Record-holder for the most children birthed by one woman at once. Reports further indicate that the Sithole and her husband Teboho Tsotetsi were expecting eight babies but two babies had…

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Insecurity: Food, cattle dealers threaten nationwide strike

The Amalgamated Union of Food Stuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, (AFUCDN), says it will embark on a nationwide strike over alleged illegal roadblocks and multiple taxations on its members. The National President of the union, Muhammed Tahir, stated this while addressing newsmen at the end of an emergency meeting of the union yesterday, in Abuja. Recall that the union had gone on strike in March, following similar allegations, including extortion of her members and attacks of its members in some parts of the country. The union had earlier embarked…

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