Sunday, 25 February 2018

Several APC members in Benue decamp to PDP

Some members and supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State.
The members who celebrated their defections on Saturday in Otukpa, headquarters of Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state, said they were exiting the APC because of the “federal government’s poor handling of the incessant attacks and killings of the people by Fulani herdsmen”.

Zamfara Police Kill Suspected Kidnapper, Recover Arms

The Zamfara State Police Command said on Sunday it had killed a notorious kidnapper, arrested eight others and recovered arms.
Its commissioner, Mr Kenneth Embrimson, who displayed the corpse of the said kidnapper, told newsmen in Gusau that he was killed in a gun battle with security operatives.

Niger Government Reduces Cost Of Motorcycle Number Plates

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has approved a reduction in the cost of number plates for motorcycle owners, pegging the fee at N3,500 from N6,200, a government statement said on Sunday in Minna.
The statement signed by Malam Jibrin Ndache, Bello’s Chief Press Secretary, said that motorcycle owners had been given up to April 1, to register their vehicles.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

3,000 Repentant Bandits Surrender Weapons In Zamfara

No fewer than 3,000 repentant bandits have surrendered their arms following the peace and dialogue committee initiated by Zamfara State Government, the Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala has disclosed.
Wakkala, who is the Chairman of the state’s Dialogue, Reconciliation and Disarmament Committee, disclosed this in Gusau on Saturday at an interactive session with the National Economic Council (NEC) Committee on Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes.

Divorce Diaries Season 5 Episode 3

I married my husband out of poverty. Life was hard in Kano. I grew up in the ghettoes of Rijiyar Lemo selling shinkafa da wake and tin moin moin to help my mother out. My father was alive o just that he only cared about marrying new wives and having more of us than actually providing. There were days we went to bed hungry so our younger ones could have dinner. In our family, there never seemed to be enough anything for anyone. My mother tried to provide but it just was not enough. She had eight of us while in total my father had 27 of us, from different mothers. 

900 Nigerian Pilgrims Absconded After 2017 Hajj – NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Saturday revealed that 900 Nigerians absconded after the 2017 hajj.
Mr Yusuf Adebayo, the NAHCON’s Commissioner in charge of Policy, Personnel Management and Finance disclosed this on Saturday at a stakeholders’ meeting on the 2018 Hajj in Lagos.

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.