Friday, April 16, 2021



Matawalle approves N400m for students on foreign, local scholarships

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved N400 million for the payment and upkeep allowances of students on foreign and local scholarships for 2020 to 2021 academic session.

Sudan demands Ethiopia’s withdrawal from all territories

Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan has asked Ethiopia to withdraw from all Sudanese territories.

Kano committee seizes, destroys fake drugs worth N6bn

Kano State Task Force committee on Fake, Counterfeit Drugs and unwholesome foods says it has seized and destroyed fake and counterfeit drugs worth N6...

Tijaniyyah appoints Emir Sanusi as Caliph in Nigeria

The Tijaniyah, a Sufi order, has appointed a former Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new Caliph in Nigeria. The ex-emir's spokesperson, Saadatu...

Dangote, BUA, Tiamin Rice to employ Kwankwaso foreign scholarship beneficiaries

Dangote, BUA and Tiamin Rice have announced their readiness to employ the 370 foreign scholarship beneficiaries sponsored by a former governor of Kano State,...

370 Kwankwaso sponsored foreign scholars return to Nigeria

The 370 Kano indigenes sponsored by former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso for postgraduate studies have returned to Nigeria after completing their programs at various universities in India, Dubai and Sudan.

Igboho and his teenage appetite for war, by Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

Every society needs a Sunday Igboho who commands the respect of a war commander. A man with the stoic dexterity of a warrior, that can galvanize other brave minds to the battlefield. Not the war of attrition as being oiled by Sunday Igboho and others gyrating in teenage appetite.

Northwest: Armed banditry or Boko Haram expansionism?, by Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim

North West Nigeria has for the past four to five decades suffered from waves of crisis and violence. The trajectory of such violence started with ethnoreligious clashes and moved through electoral violence, farmer-herder conflagrations and most recently, armed banditry/kidnappings

Everybody knew Sam — A tribute to Nda Isaiah (1), by Ali M. Ali

This year, 2020 will go down in history as the year I wrote the most tributes -- some long, some short to eulogize the...

ABU signs MOU with 2 foreign universities

The Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria,  has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with two foreign universities towards enhancing quality of knowledge in the...

Fulani: The unfinished work of Danfodio, by Dr Aliyu Tilde

The Fulani in the past few years are in our minds and news for the wrong reason—the banditry that has plagued the Northwest countryside....

Ethiopian Crisis: UN releases $36.6m for civilians in Tigray state

The UN has released US$36.6 million for civilians caught up in the conflict that hit Ethiopia’s Tigray region since early last month, in order to secure water, sanitation and lifesaving medical supplies.

Ethiopian authorities reopen Tigray regional airspace

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority has reopened the airspace in the troubled Tigray region in the north of the country.

South Sudan President to form new Parliament

South Sudan has taken a major step towards the formation of a multiparty Parliament with 550 Members, a Cabinet official has said.

Ex-Sudan Prime Minister dies of COVID-19

Sudan’s former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi and head of the opposition National Umma Party has died from a coronavirus infection at the age of 84.

COVID-19: Prepare for the worst, WHO tells Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to “prepare for the worst”.

U.S removes Sudan from religious freedom blacklist

The United States on Friday lifted fast-changing Sudan from a blacklist for religious freedom violations as it issued warnings to Nigeria, Cuba and Nicaragua.

Nigeria listed among 41 countries in need of food assistance

A report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, on Thursday, titled, “Crop Prospect and Food Situation,” has listed Nigeria among 41 countries in need of external assistance.

Sudanese opposition leader urges South Sudan to expand mediation team

Sudanese opposition leader on Tuesday urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to include three key regional nations in his peace mediation team as an...

Saudi Arabia deposits $250m in Sudan central bank

Saudi Arabia has deposited 250 million dollars into the central bank of Sudan to support its financial position, the Saudi Finance Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

U.S to consider removing Sudan from terror list after changes

The U.S. will consider removing Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list if there are significant changes in its government and after a...

In Poland, President Buhari dismisses “Jubril from Sudan” cloning tale

President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed as wicked the cloning allegation against him, saying ‘‘It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my...

Elbagir: We have lots of stories to tell in Africa

Nima Elbagir is a Sudanese journalist and an award-winning international television correspondent. She began her journalism career with Reuters in December 2002 reporting for...

Sudan overturns death sentence for teen that killed her husband after he raped her

A Sudanese court has overturned the death sentence for teenager Noura Hussein, who killed her husband after he raped her, in a case that...

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