BREAKING NEWS. Senator Abbo defects to APC

Senator Ishaku Abbo representing Adamawa North, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, 25 November. Abbo, a first- term Senator from Adamawa, was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after beating Senator Binta Garba Masi of the All Progressive Congress APC.

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Senate President seeks support for community policing

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Sunday in Abuja called on Nigerians to give community policing adequate support. Lawan made the call at the finals of a Community Policing Awareness Polo Tournament. He expressed the hope that with community policing the security situation in the country would be further enhanced. The senate president urged communities to cooperate and partner with the police, adding; “the police is your friend.” He said that if a policeman contravened a law it was not enough for the entire Police Force to be…

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Tallen charges Plateau indigenes on peaceful coexistence

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has urged indigenes of Plateau to live peacefully in love and harmony, jettison every form of differences in order to make meaningful impact as a state. Tallen made the call during the command parade to herald the 33rd edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST), held on Sunday at Landsfileld, Little Rayfield, Jos. She said that the state was such a unique one strategically located and endowed with lots of potential. She, however, advised the people to embrace peace and…

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Breaking: Court orders Sen. Ali Ndume be remanded in Kuje Prison for failure to produce Maina

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered Sen. Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison following Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT)’s refusal to appear for his trial. Justice Okon Abang gave the order when Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond of N500 million deposed to on May 5 to stand as surety for Maina. The EFCC’s Lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, had, on November 18, asked the…

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Six dead, 11 injured in Anambra accident – FRSC

Six people were killed in an accident which involved a commercial bus and a truck at the Nkwelle Junction on the Nteje-Onitsha expressway in Anambra. Andrew Kumapayi, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the accident in Awka. He noted that the accident which occurred at about 5:10.p.m. was caused by excessive speeding which led the bus driver to lose control of his vehicle and rammed into the truck. “The crash involved a mini white bus belonging to a transport firm (name withheld) with registration number BGT313 XA and a white…

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Kaduna attack: Kidnappers confirm railway road victim with them

Gunmen who Friday 20 November attacked motorists along airport – railway station road have confirmed one of the victims is with them with bullet lodged in his body. The victim, Sani Khalil was one of the three in a car when the gunmen attacked them. One of them, Rabiu Auwal died at 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna while another one, Umar Khaddab is still on admission. A source close to the family said the kidnappers called Saturday 21 November confirming Khalil is with them. The victim was said to…

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Gunmen killed two, abduct some along Rigasa Railway Station in Kaduna

Gunmen yester night killed two and abducted unverifiable number of people along the Kaduna International Airport and Rigasa Railway Station in Igabi Local Government Area leaving one critically wounded. The gunmen were said to have opened fire at motorists along the road Friday 20th November. In the process, three friends; young men travelling together fell victim. Two of them; Rabiu Auwal and Umar El-Khaddab were shot and later rushed to 44 Nigerian Armt Reference Hospital, Kaduna where Auwal died as a result of gunshot wounds on his chest while El-Khaddab…

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Kaduna insecurity: Youngman killed by gunmen laid to rest

The remains of the youngman Rabiu Auwal killed by gunmen yesternight along Kaduna Airport and Rigasa Railway Station has been laid to rest. Hundreds thronged the Rigasa cemetery after the funeral prayers held for the deceased at the family house. Auwal and two others were attacked while returning to Rigasa from Rigachukwu friday 20th November. While one of them is still battling for his life at an undisclosed hospital for security reason, the third person’s whereabout is still unknown and suspected to be have been abducted by the gunmen. This…

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Just in: Gunmen attack in Rigasa leaves 1 dead, 1 missing 1 in critical condition

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers last night Friday 20th November shot at three youngmen along the Kaduna airport and Rigasa train station in Igabi Local Government Area killing one, injuring another and the third person missing. The three youngmen were said to be returning from Rigachukwu where they met with the Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly . The three youngmen are identified as Rabiu Auwal who died of gunshot wounds in the hospital, El-Khaddab Arewa still in critical condition and battling for his life and Sani Khalil Rigasa…

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Borno to reform Almajiri system, inaugurates 14-Member C’ttee

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Wednesday inaugurated a 14-Member Committee on reforming the Islamic ‘Tsangaya’ system of education, otherwise known as the ‘Almajiri’ system in the state. Inaugurating the committee in Maiduguri, Zulum said that transforming the ‘Almajiri’ system was part of the state 25-year Development Plan, launched recently. Zulum stated that the committee was expected to develop an Action Plan with short, medium and long-term strategies to assist government put in place a policy that would create appropriate standards for the system in the state. Outlining the Terms…

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