Tuesday, 12 December 2017

N38m Hajj fraud: Yobe governor suspends LG boss, Musa


The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has approved the suspension of the Chairman of Potiskum Local Government, Alhaji Moh’d Musa, over alleged misappropriation of Hajj fund.
According to a statement issued by the Press Secretary in the governor’s office, Shuaibu Abdullah, the governor acted after the recommendations of an investigative committee set up by the House of Assembly.

Argungu Fishing Festival: FG, tourism stakeholders to partner Kebbi State


Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria ( FTAN ) says it will partner with the Kebbi State Government to revamp the Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival.
Mr Nura Sani Kangiwa, the Vice President of FTAN ( North West Zone ), made this known in an interview in Abuja on Monday.
Kangiwa said that this was part of the decisions reached at the 9th National Council on Tourism, Culture and National Orientation conference held in Dutse, Jigawa State recently.

Court remands three robbery suspects in Katsina State


Three men have landed themselves in prison on suspicion they were members of a robbery gang that terrorised residents of Funtua Local Council of Katsina State.
Abdullahi Buba, 22, Dahiru Abdullahi, 25, and Usman Lawal, 22, were rounded up late last month at the PC International Hotel, Funtua, by a police patrol team attached to the Central Police Station, in the council.
Police said they were arrested following their inability to give satisfactory accounts of themselves when accosted.
“They were strongly suspected to be among the gang of thieves that terrorise Funtua area,” the police told the Katsina Senior Magistrate’s Court, where they were arraigned on Friday.
They were charged with criminal conspiracy were said to be contrary to sections 96 and 306 of the penal code law.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado said investigation was still in progress on the case, even as he pleaded for adjournment to another date when the case should come up for mention.
The Presiding Senior Magistrate, Mrs. Fadila Dikko adjourned the case to February 5, 2018, for mention.




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FG Begins Nationwide Consultation On Farmers-Herders Clashes


Following his visit to Adamawa State on December 5, 2017 in the wake of the communal clashes in the area, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday commenced a series of national consultations with all relevant groups designed to find a lasting solution to the farmers-herders conflict in parts of the country.
Monday’s meeting, the first in the series, held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, had in attendance the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa; elder statesman, Mallam Ahmed Joda; and other leaders of the Fulani communities.

Why FG Hasn’t Prosecuted Some Treasury Looters – Osinbajo


The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), on Monday offered reasons why the Federal Government has not been able to prosecute some of the looters of the country’s treasury.
Osinbajo spoke at the 2017 celebration of the International Anti-corruption Day organised by the Inter-agency Task Team in Abuja.
He said a couple of “strategic advice” from independent sources, anti-corruption committees and special panels set up for the recovery of assets that were allegedly looted by previous government officials had prevented the current administration from going forward with its desire to prosecute the looters.

Kebbi BSC’s Isa savours first Copa Lagos experience


Despite losing the title to England’s Arsenal, head coach of Kebbi Beach Soccer Club, Abdullahi Isa has described his side’s first ever international outing at the Copa Lagos 2017 as an ‘unforgettable’ experience.
The Kebbi Fishers defeated Gidi Sharks 9-4 and Pepsi Football Academy 8-3 to garner six points but lost the trophy to the European side on head-to-head rule no thanks to their opening day 11-9 loss. And the former Nigeria international insists his side’s impressive show and second place finish was a rewarding debut, which he vowed to build on.  

Disco Wants Senate Committee To Prevail On Jigawa, Kano, Katsina To Pay Debts


The Kano Electricity Distribution Company has urged Senate Committee on Privitisation to prevail on Jigawa, Kano, and Katsina States Governments to pay the over N2 billion debt they are owing the company.
The Managing Director of the company, Dr. Jamilu Gwamna, made the call on Monday when the committee, led by its Chairman, Senator Ben Bruce, visited headquarters of the company in Kano.
Gwamna said: “While Jigawa Government is owing us over N1 billion, Katsina State Government and Kano State Government are owing N700 million and N600 million.”