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Rayyan Alhassan

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.

Jigawa development framework will be reviewed soon – Badaru

The Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, has disclosed that the state government would soon commence the review of the state’s development framework, a document providing the blueprint for the socio-economic development of the state.

Addressing security challenge requires joint efforts – COAS Yahaya

The new Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Faruk Yahaya, says addressing security challenges in Nigeria required joint stakeholders’ efforts.

I’ve been receiving death threats from Nigerians – Bawa

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Tuesday said he has been receiving death threats from high profiled Nigerians as he steps up campaign against corruption.

Buni commiserates with Emir of Fika over palace fire incident

Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe State has commiserated with the Emir of Fika and Chairman of the State Council of Chiefs, Muhammadu Abbali, over a fire outbreak in his Palace on Monday.

JUST IN: Boko Haram frees UN staff, 9 others

The Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, has released a senior Protection Assistant with the United Nation High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, Abubakar Garba-Idris, who was abducted on Maiduguri/Damaturu highway.

Police foil robbery attack in Kaduna 

The Police Command in Kaduna State says that some of its operatives have foiled a robbery attack, recovered ammunition and an operational vehicle from the suspects.

Attacks: CP orders immediate deployment of more personnel to Zaria

Umar Muri, Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command has ordered the immediate deployment of more personnel to Zaria in an effort to tackle the security situation in parts of Zazzau Emirate.

Nigerian Army urges Boko Haram terrorists to surrender

The Nigerian Army has urged remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender and embrace peace.

2021 UTME: JAMB gives update on candidates with incomplete registration

Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, has advised candidates whose registration process is incomplete to visit special centres to finish   the process.

Buhari greets Abdulsalami Abubakar at 79

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, on his 79th birthday, joining family members and friends to celebrate with the iconic leader.

Nigerian Army denies killing of 6 soldiers by IPOB

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that troops were on revenge mission in some communities in Abia following the alleged killing of six soldiers in a clash with ESN/IPOB terrorists.

Dangote’s $2 billion urea fertilizer plant pushes out 120 trucks daily

After months of speculations, Dangote Urea Fertilizer is now finally on sales nationwide and it currently pushes out a minimum of 120 trucks daily...

Politicians provided vehicles used in Imo attacks – Uzodimma

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has said the preferred brand of vehicles used by gunmen in the various attacks in the state was provided by politicians during the last election in the state.

Buhari inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan rail project

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated the 157km double track Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project.

Senate set to screen Lauretta Onochie, other nominees as INEC national commissioners

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has referred President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to confirm six nominees as national commissioners of the Independent National Electoral...

Buhari receives first made-in-Nigeria cell phone

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken delivery of the first-ever Nigeria-made cell phone called ITF Mobile.

3 people killed as Nigerian Army repel bandit attack on Kaduna-Zaria highway

Some fleeing bandits have killed two persons in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

US speaks on Nigeria Twitter ban, says decision violates fundamental freedom

The US Mission in Nigeria has reacted to federal government’s decision to ban Twitter in the country. In a statement on Friday, Nigeria’s information minister...

JUST IN: In solidarity with husband, Aisha Buhari deactivates her Twitter account

The First Lady has announced the deactivation on her Twitter account, following ban on the microblogging site by the Nigerian government. In a statement on...

Expert reveals ways to use Twitter in Nigeria despite ban

As Nigerian government suspended Twitter 'operations' indefinitely in the country, a tech specialist argued that there is a way to circumvent the ban and...

Matawalle dissolves sole administrators of all Zamfara LGs

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has approved the dissolution of the 14 Local Government Sole Administrators with immediate effect.

Constitution review: CJN wants Supreme Court Justices reduced to 16, increase in judges salary

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Tanko Muhammad, has asked the National Assembly to mandate the National Judicial Council, NJC, to fix and review salaries of judges every four years, just as he called for the Supreme Court Justices to be reduced from 21 to 16.

Any Nigerian that survives Buhari’s tenure deserves certificate – Melaye

The Senator who represented Kogi West the 8th National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has said Nigerians that are still alive after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure deserve a National certificate of survival.

Drug abuse: Ex-EFCC boss seeks partnership with NDLEA

The Women, Youth, Children and Crime Organisation, a non-governmental organisation, has solicited the support of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in checking drug abuse and trafficking.

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