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The pan-northern sociopolitical organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, on Wednesday, said presidential candidates that failed to understand security problems facing the region should forget its support in 2023. The ACF’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Yawe, who stated this in an interview with The PUNCH in Kaduna, said any candidate seeking the support of northerners should have a deep understanding...
The Northern Elders Forum on Wednesday distanced itself from the comments credited to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State that selfish Northern leaders were opposing the restructuring of Nigeria. The organisation said the governor could not have been referring to its leadership under Prof. Ango Abdullahi because it had campaigned restructuring more openly and more vigorously than any group or...
The push for the reopening of land borders closed since August 20, 2019, grew louder on Wednesday as the country sank into its worst economic crisis in three decades. There however, seems to be a convergence on the issue. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs. Zainab Ahmed dropped a hint that the reopening of borders could happen soon. The Lagos...
The Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, has explained that he left the Peoples Democratic Party to join the All Progressives Congress, in order to pursue his 2023 governorship ambition. Abbo, whose letter of defection was read on the floor of the Senate by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, however insisted at a news conference after plenary, that...
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said on Wednesday that his administration had spent about N1.8 billion to sponsor students to Nigerian private universities. He alleged that they were abandoned by his predecessor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. The governor gave the names of the private universities as: American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola; Crescent University, Al-Qalam University, Bells University of Technology, Otta;...
  A critically ill Kenyan man, who collapsed in his house and was rushed to hospital, shocked morgue attendants after he regained consciousness as they prepared to embalm him. Peter Kigen, 32, was presumed dead on Tuesday by staff at Kapkatet hospital, in Kericho county, and transferred to the morgue, according to local media. A morgue attendant is said to have realised...
  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has urged Lagosians to be law-abiding as the State can only prosper in an environment of peace and security. Sanwo-Olu made the plea today, while speaking during the passing out parade of the Year 2020 graduating participants of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) held at the Public Service Staff Development...
Three Nigerians have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a criminal organisation which is said to have compromised thousands of government and private companies in more than 150 countries across the world. The arrest was carried out by a joint operation of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), Group-IB — a cyber security company — and the Nigeria police...
Brazilian football great Pele has mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Renowned alongside Pele as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Argentine World Cup-winning captain died of a heart attack, having undergone brain surgery earlier this month, a member of his entourage said. “What sad news. I lost a...
A federal high court in Abuja is set to commence the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in his absence. A hearing notice from the court scheduled the case for November 26 during which five prosecution witnesses will testify against Kanu. The notice was served on the federal government’s prosecution team and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the...

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