Sunday, April 18, 2021



Pantami renounces past comments supporting Al Qaeda, Taliban, says he started preaching at 13

The minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has renounced some past comments he made on Al Qaeda and Taliban, saying his views...

Pantami is my friend, but he can’t be defended, by Farooq A. Kperogi

This is a difficult column to write because although scores of people have importuned me to intervene in the controversy regarding Communication and Digital...

Arewa: The region on self-destruction? by Danaudi Comrade

The North is now leaderless because almost all the projected problems are now at the doorsteps Northerners. There was a time when the late Premier of the North Sir. Ahmadu Bello kept the region united and came with an Industrial revolution in 1962 that would have made the region the major producer and exporter of crops in the world. He planted the economic trees that should have been the pillars to employ all our abandoned youths who are now the foot soldiers that are chasing us despite the presence of the high and mighty. The reputation of the North has faded away gradually taking us closer to our graves on a daily basis because of insecurity, unemployment and poverty.

States, FCT generate N1.31trn as IGR in 2020 — NBS [FULL LIST]

The 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, generated N1.31 trillion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR in 2020 compared to N1.33 trillion recorded...

States, FCT generate N1.31trn as IGR in 2020 – NBS

The 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, generated N1.31 trillion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, in 2020 compared to N1.33 trillion recorded in 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says.

Borno, Benue, Bauchi residents paid highest for diesel in March – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Thursday said Borno, Benue and Bauchi states residents paid the highest average price for Automotive Gas Oil otherwise known as diesel in March.

Inflation now 18.17% – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says the inflation rate increased in March by 0.82 per cent to 18.17 per cent from 17.33 per cent in February.

Nigerian govt to distribute 5m cooking gas cylinders in 1 year

The Federal Government will inject five to 10 million Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, gas cylinders into the market in the next one year, according to Dayo Adeshina, Programme Manager, National LPG Expansion Implementation Plan.

Bala Mohammed approves payment of 2021 UTME, NECO fees for Bauchi students

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has approved the payment of UTME registration fees for 3,810 students who got grades A and B in the recently concluded SSCE Aptitude Test in the State.

Bauchi government to conduct ‘census’ for commercial sex workers

Bauchi State Government says it would conduct headcount of commercial sex workers in the state with a view to having an accurate data on...

Microeconomic analysis of BUA vs Dangote price war, by Muhammad Sagir Bauchi

Around October 1929, values of stocks in the New York Stock Exchange (NSE) market dropped to an unprecedented record level. Within three days, many...

BREAKING: 7 injured in Bauchi prison riot

A riot that broke out at the National Correctional Center, Bauchi, has left five inmates and two officers injured, according to the centre’s spokesman,...

Nigerian Customs seizes N786.9m contraband items in Kano, Jigawa

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Strike Force Zone B, says it has seized contraband with a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N786.91 million in the past three months.

Tambuwal, Wike, other PDP governors warn APC counterparts: ‘Stop courting Matawalle’

Six governors under the auspices of the People's Democratic Party, PDP Governors' Forum led by Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Wednesday urged...

PDP governors donate N100m to Zamfara fire victims, days after APC governors’ N50m donation

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governors’ Forum on Wednesday, donated N100 million to victims of the recent inferno that razed part of Tudun Wada...

Ex-Bauchi Accountant General jailed for diverting N108m to personal account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal office has secured the conviction of Yusuf Ibrahim Gokaru, a former Bauchi State Accountant General...

Jonathan: It is difficult to find loyal people after leaving power

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says it is difficult to find a loyal ally after leaving seat of power. Mr Jonathan made this known in Bauchi,...

NDLEA arrests Nasarawa drug baron,  Sami Ashoko, intercepts illicit substances in Edo, FCT

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a wanted drug baron, Sami Ashoko with 100bags of drugs weighing 1,095.3 kilogrammes in Nasarawa State.

NCDC confirms bird flu outbreak in 7 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, have confirmed that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported human cases of the Avian Influenza H5N1 also known as the ‘Bird flu’.

 ‘APC will take over Bauchi in 2023’

Abdu Katagum, former deputy governor of Bauchi state, has expressed optimism that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will take over the state in 2023 general election.

Nigerian Military arrest 23 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers in Plateau

The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Kaduna and Bauchi states, has arrested 23 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, illegal possession of firearms and other criminal activities.

NiMet predicts dust haze, thunderstorms from Tuesday to Thursday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted dust haze and thunderstorm from Tuesday to Thursday across the country. NiMet’s Weather Outlook, released on Monday in...

Nigerian military denies killing woman during protest in Southern Kaduna

The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Kaduna and Bauchi states, has denied killing a woman at Gon Gora, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Navigating your way to greatness: How and why, by Adamu Tilde

An advocacy-based group in Kano invited me to present a lecture with the above title to a group of graduating students mostly from Northern...

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