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Ibrahim Ramalan

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.

Nigerian Police tear-gas Shiite protesters in Abuja, arrest activist

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, on Friday, dispersed members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky.

AWF revives Abuja Literary Festival, to hold June 28

All is set for the return of the Abuja Writers Forum, AWF’s Abuja Literary Festival which will run from June 28-30, 2018 in Abuja.

Ganduje woos foreign investors into Kano with free land, tax relief, others

In a statement by the Director-General, Media and Publicity, to Kano Government House, Ameen Yassar, the governor stated this during the 8th Annual Investment Meeting, AIM, taking place at Dubai, UAE.

JUST IN: Senate suspends Pro-Buhari lawmaker over objection to election rejigging

The days of suspension was however reduced to 90 on pleas by Mr Saraki.

VIDEO: Dramatic moments of Offa bank robbery

DAILY NIGRIAN had reported that on Thursday, April 5, armed robbers invaded five banks in Offa, Kwara State, killing scores of residents, including policemen, bank workers and passersby.

INEC rules out use of electronic voting in 2019

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday said electronic voting will not be used in the 2019 elections.

How NEMA boss, Maihaja, blows N1.6bn Flood Fund on fake companies

The House of Representatives has discovered how Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja blew a whopping sum of N1.6bn released...

Sex-for-marks saga: Another OAU alumna confesses to Prof. Akindele’s randy behaviour

Sex allegations hanging on the neck of a Professor in the Accounting Department of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Richard Akindele, who is accused of sextortion from his student, has assumed a new twist.

Nigerian govt under pressure to declare Akoko Land ‘disadvantaged area’

According him, the four local government areas in Akoko land cannot boast of any meaningful industrial, educational and commercial development impact of the government apart from police posts and the National Youth service Corps, NYSC, orientation camp.

VAIDS: Buhari extends amnesty deadline

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the short extension after the original March 31 date was based on the appeals of professional bodies and individual taxpayers.

Nigerian govt blacklists degrees from 4 countries as screening begins for 40,000 foreign degrees [SEE LIST]

Mr Adamu said that the blacklisting applies to both the government and local job markets in Nigeria.

Nigerians ‘pushed’ me to seek second term – Buhari

Mr Buhari had declared his intention to recontest during a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress, held at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

Dasuki sues Malami, SSS, demands N5bn compensation for ‘illegal detention’

The embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has filed a fresh fundamental human rights enforcement suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Department of State Services.

How Nigerian troops nabbed ‘criminal informant’ in Taraba

Troops of 93 Battalion, on Sunday arrested a suspected criminal informant while he was trying to identify someone to be eliminated.

How Nigerian govt made Boko Haram richer – Kukah

The Bishop, in a chat during a Channels TV programme, ‘Hard Copy’ on Sunday, lamented that the government had reduced the fight against terrorism to only military operations and failed to address the roots of the problem.

IBBU Alumni to Gov Bello: Stop treating university education with kid gloves

The Alumni President of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, IBBUL, Umar Saba-Baba, on Sunday advised the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, to stop treating University education with kid gloves. 

Why Obasanjo, Jonathan, others remain Buhari’s sacred cows, by Prof. Sagay

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Itse Sagay, on Saturday revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari cannot prosecute former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, despite wide spread accusations of corruption hanging on the necks of these former leaders.

Dangote cancels plans to build cement factory in Kenya, says Kenyans more corrupt than Nigerians

Speaking on his breakfast show in a local FM station, Jeff shared a private conversation he had with Dangote when he attended the billionaire’s daughter’s wedding in Nigeria last month.

JUST IN: ‘Goje lied, Gombe has 2,840 N-Power beneficiaries’

Mr Goje, a serving Senator representing Gombe Central, was emphatic on the N-Power program where he alleged that, “no single person from Gombe State has benefited from your N-Power.

Ganduje to drag Buhari to court if president refuses to recontest in 2019

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has threatened that the state will drag President Mohammadu Buhari to court if he refuses to seek for a second term in 2019.

Sen. Goje tackles Nigerian gov’t on N-Power, says no single beneficiary in Gombe

He said the programme was gradually going the way of the disbanded Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, of the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Oyegun’s tenure extension plan ends as 24 APC governors back Buhari

The 24 governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have finally aligned with President Muhammadu Buhari's stance that the party executives should vacate office at the expiration of their tenure.

Rainy season: NGO donates skecher shoes to Moro pupils, preaches unity in Ilorin Emirate

Determined to put a stop on school pupils getting cold during this rainy season, a Non-Governmental Organization, Third-Estate has donated all season sketcher shoes to selected schools in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State

Mustapha Bukar, senator representing Buhari’s hometown, dies

The deceased would be buried in Daura later in the day.

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