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  • Deposed Kano Emirs angry due to loss of privileges – Sanusi

    By Innocent Raphael  The 16th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has expressed understanding for the dissatisfaction of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and other deposed emirs, citing the loss of the privileges they once enjoyed. In an interview with Saturday Sun, Sanusi elaborated on the emotional and social impacts of the dethronements, stating, “What we are dealing with is…

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  • BREAKING: Court orders Kano Govt to pay Ado Bayero N10m compensation

    A Federal High Court in Kano has awarded N10 million in compensation to deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero. The compensation was granted following an application against the order for his arrest and eviction from the palace. Ado Bayero was dethroned by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf in May and given a 48-hour notice to cede office. However, Ado Bayero, who was…

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  • Explore investment opportunities in Ebonyi, Gov Nwifuru urges global investors

    By Innocent Raphael  Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru of Ebonyi State, Nigeria, has made a compelling case for international and domestic investors to explore the myriad opportunities in his state. He stated this on Wednesday at the Tunisia-Africa Investment and Trade Conference held at Hotel Laico, highlighting the theme “Financing Investment and Trade in Africa”. Governor Nwifuru, while showcasing Ebonyi as…

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  • Fire razes department building at Kano Polytechnic

    A fire broke out at Kano State Polytechnic’s School of Technology, destroying a departmental building. It was reported that the fire destroyed the entire Arts and Industrial Department of the polytechnic early Tuesday morning. Saminu Yusif Abudullahi, Spokesperson for the Kano State Fire Service, confirmed the occurrence. According to him, the details of the loss from the fire could not…

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  • Court reinstates monarch dethroned by ex-governor El-Rufai

    Justice Bashir Attahiru Alkali of the National Industrial Court in Kaduna Monday overturned the dethronement of Chief Jonathan Pharaguwa Zamuna, the Paramount Monarch of Piriga Chiefdom and Lere Local Government. Former Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on May 22, 2023, announced the deposition of the rulers of Piriga Chiefdom and Arak Chiefdom in the Sanga Council region. However,…

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  • Nigerian Army foils kidnap attempt on passengers in Delta

    By Innocent Raphael The Nigerian Army has successfully thwarted a kidnap attempt by suspected terrorists on passengers travelling along the 46-kilometer Ughelli-Patani Road in Delta State. The operation, which took place on Sunday, was announced in a post on the Army’s official X handle. According to the post, the soldiers responded swiftly to a distress call, leading to a gun…

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  • Governor Zulum hands over power to deputy

    Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has delegated authority to his deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, to act as the State’s governor in his absence. An executive communication read by Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulkarim Lawan said Governor Zulum would be going on a month-long vacation. Hon. Lawan stated that Kadafur will serve as governor from…

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  • PDP calls for investigation of former Kaduna Gov Nasir el-Rufai

    By Innocent Raphael  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna has urged Governor Uba Sani to involve anti-corruption agencies in investigating and prosecuting his predecessor, Nasir el-Rufai. This call follows the recommendations of an ad hoc committee of the Kaduna House of Assembly, which has accused el-Rufai of financial misconduct during his administration from 2015 to 2023. The committee’s report,…

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  • FG commissions flood control project in Benue

    The Federal Government on Thursday commissioned the Idye flood control, dyke project at Nyiman, Makurdi to tackle perennial flooding and address erosion in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. A statement by Terhemen Oraduen, the Personal Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Honourable Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation said. Recall that, Benue State and Makurdi in particular have continued…

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  • Attacks on INEC staff: Prof. Yakubu raises concern as he meets political leaders in Edo

    The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, met with leaders of political parties at the state head office in Benin, Edo State on Friday. Prof. Yakubu gave the political parties credit for their actions during the election season but expressed concern about a recent incident in which criminals attacked INEC employees during the CVR exercise, highlighting the…

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