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...

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.

APC zoning arrangement: A knot too tough to untie, by Bala Ibrahim

Yesterday, Wednesday 14/04/21, the social media was awash with a breaking news about a new zoning arrangement for the ruling APC, come 2023. But...

Price of kerosene increases in March — NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says the average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased to N361.29 in March from N355.8 in February.

Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni marries Abacha’s daughter, pays 24 gold coins as dowry

The governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has tied the knot with Gumsu Sani Abacha, a daughter of former Nigeria's Head of State.

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.

Power shortage: KEDCO begs electricity consumers for understanding

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, has appealed to electricity consumers for understanding over recent shortage of power supply in its franchise areas.

NiMet predicts 3 days of sunny, thunderstorms weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms across the country from Monday to Tuesday. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja...

Ganduje: How Kwankwaso left N50bn liability for me in failed 5km road projects

A former Governor of Kano state, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, has left a liability of N54,408,259, 638.05 for the five kilometre road projects across the 44...

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.

Nigerian Army officer, 11 other soldiers killed in deadly ambush in Benue

Gunmen have killed an army captain and 11 other soldiers in a deadly ambush at Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.

4 bandits surrender 26 AK-47 riffles in Katsina

Four bandits terrorising Katsina State have denounced their trade and surrendered 26 Ak-49 and Ak-47 riffles, 109 general purpose machine guns, 94 7.62mm live ammunition and 45 rustled cows to the police in the state.

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...

Our meters are free, KEDCO insists

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, has said that meters issued out under the ongoing zero phases are free and should not be paid for by customers.

APC governors visit Matawalle, donate N50m to victims of Zamfara market fire

The Progressives Governors Forum on Monday sent a high-powered delegation to Governor Bello Matwalle of Zamfara State to commiserate with him and the people of the state over the recent fire outbreak in Tudun Wada Gusau Market.

Over 30,000 bandits operating in Northwest forest ― Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has disclosed that there are at least30,000 bandits harbouring in about 100 camps across the six states of the North-western sub-region.

Buhari’s achievements in health sector under-reported – Minister

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnibe Mamora, on Thursday said various outstanding achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in the health sector were grossly under-reported.

Katsina Market Fire: We received N170m donation so far – Masari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has said that the sum of N170 million had so far been collected from philanthropists and other well-meaning Nigerians, as donations to victims of the recent fire incident at the Katsina Central Market.

Killers of Benue Catholic priest will be arrested – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured that the killers of Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Ngugban would be arrested and prosecuted.

Peace returning to Northeast – Magashi

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, says the military has recorded a progressive return of peace to the North-East.

Katsina United deny attack on Kwara United players

The management of Katsina United FC has debunked a media report that its players and officials had molested Kwara United players after Sunday’s NPFL match held in Katsina.

Katsina gov’t to reintroduce development levy, cattle tax

The Katsina State Government is planning to reintroduce development levy and cattle tax in order to raise its revenue. Faruq Lawal-Jobe, who chairs the committee...

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