Saturday, 24 February 2018

Why Kwankwaso can never be president – Ganduje

•Says ex-Kano gov a day-dreamer
•Over 17 attempts to reconcile us have failed
The political feud between Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, both of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) is not about ending anytime soon. Ganduje in this interview in Abuja, admitted that though there is no permanent friend or foe in politics, he doubts if APC national leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who has been saddled with the responsibility of reconciling aggrieved party leaders by President Buhari, will be able reconcile him and Kwankwaso because, according to him, the former Kano governor has frustrated over 17 of similar attempts in the past.

Dapchi School attack getting every attention it deserves, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the families of students reportedly abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State that no effort would be spared in bringing succour to them.
“When I received the devastating news of the attack on the school and the fact that the local authorities could not account for all the students, I immediately dispatched a high-level delegation on a fact-finding visit to the town.

Missing schoolgirls: Ortom expresses shock, describes it as attack on country’s future

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed shock over the abduction of school girls from Government Technical College Dapchi, Yobe state, noting that such attack on children is an attack on the future of the country.
Ortom who expressed his grief in a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, he sympathized with the government and people of Yobe over the

Kogi Govt. Warns Principals Of 108 Schools Against Exam Malpractice

The Kogi Government has warned the principals of 108 secondary schools involved in examination malpractice across the state to desist from cheating or face the full wrath of the law.
Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in the state gave the warning at a meeting with principals of affected schools on Friday in Lokoja.
According to her, stiff penalties as prescribed by law will be used to curb the menace of examination malpractice in the state.

Tinubu: Buhari Meets Oyegun In Abuja

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with the embattled National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
The meeting was held less than 24 hours after a letter written by a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in which he accused Odigie-Oyegun of sabotaging his efforts aimed at reconciling aggrieved party members as directed by Buhari was released.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Three herdsmen jailed for open grazing in Benue

Three herdsmen are to spend the next one year in jail after a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Friday found them guilty of violating the Benue  State Anti-Open Grazing Law, 2017.
Jailed are  Iliya Garba, Hassan Abdullahi, and Lanshak Lonfalk who were all charged with criminal conspiracy and open nomadic livestock rearing and grazing.

Kaduna APC crisis: El-Rufai slams N2bn defamation suit on Sani

The crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna State on Friday  took a twist after  Governor Nasir El-Rufai dragged Senator Shehu Sani before  the state High Court in a defamation suit.
El-Rufai wants N2billion as damages from Sani – N500million for  each of  the four attacks the defendant allegedly launched against him.