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Breaking: Police arrest kidnapper of UBEC chairman, daughter

Breaking: Police arrest kidnapper of UBEC chairman, daughter

The Nigeria Police Force, Abuja says it has apprehended one of the suspected kidnappers of the Chairman of Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Dr Mohammed Abubakar, and his daughter, Yesmin Mohammed. Mohammed and daughter who were kidnapped Monday along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have since been released and undergoing medical investigations in an undisclosed hospital. The driver of their Toyota Jeep was ... Read More »

CAN hails release of Zainab Aliyu, tasks Buhari on Leah Sharibu

CAN hails release of Zainab Aliyu, tasks Buhari on Leah Sharibu

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 northern states and the FCT has hailed efforts by the Nigerian government in securing the release from Saudi Arabia of Zainab Aliyu who had drugs planted in her luggage by a cartel at the Mallam Aminu Airport, Kano. A statement from the association’s Public Relations Officer, Rev. Joseph John Hayab, said, ... Read More »

Lecture-Managing Diversity: Wither The Muslims?, By Dr. Luqman Zakariyah

Lecture-Managing Diversity: Wither The Muslims?, By Dr. Luqman Zakariyah

MANAGING DIVERSITY: WHITHER THE MUSLIMS إدارة التنوع: أين المسلمون An Associate Professor and Head, Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory) from the International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM), Dr. Luqman Zakariyah delivered a great presentation on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Main Auditorium, University of Lagos, the venue of the 25th Silver Jubilee Pre-Ramadan Lecture ... Read More »

Family of kidnapped UBEC Chairman, daughter raised N13m ransom to secure their release

Family of kidnapped UBEC Chairman, daughter raised N13m ransom to secure their release

The family of the Chairman, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Alhaji Mohammed Mahmood, who was kidnapped alongside his daughter Yasmin by unidentified gunmen along the Kaduna-Abuja express-way has raised the sum of N13 million ransom, Daily Trust reported. The newspaper said the information was gathered in an alleged audio recording of phone conversation between the abductee and his relation called ... Read More »

Breaking: Nigerian lady cleared of drug charges in Saudi Arabia, released

Breaking: Nigerian lady cleared of drug charges in Saudi Arabia, released

The Nigeria Mission in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said that the detained Zainab Habib has been released. Zainab was falsely accused of drug peddling in Saudi Arabia and was arrested in December 2018 with Tramadol, a banned substance. Investigations by the Nigerian government have since revealed that the drug was planted in Zainab’s luggage by a cartel that specialises in ... Read More »

My Handing Over Note Ready May 28th — Amosun

My Handing Over Note Ready May 28th — Amosun

The outgoing governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun on Monday said a comprehensive handing over note of his administration would be ready for the incoming administration 24 hours before its inauguration by May 29 this year. Amosun gave the assurance while hosting the 26-man State Transition Interface Committee at the Conference Room of the Governor’s Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun ... Read More »

Governors’ Forum predicts another recession for Nigeria next year

Governors’ Forum predicts another recession for Nigeria next year

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, the umbrella body of the thirty- six state governors, warned yesterday that Nigeria as a county should get prepared for another cycle of recession by mid – 2020 which will last till the third quarter of 2021, just as it asked State governors to work hand in hand to boost the economy in tandem with ... Read More »

How UBEC Chairman’s driver was killed by kidnappers- Police

How UBEC Chairman’s driver was killed by kidnappers- Police

“…the hoodlums are only testing our collective will and we cannot relent.” POLICE PRESS RELEASE KADUNA STATE COMMAND 29TH APRIL, 2019 Today 29/04/19 we received information through DPO Katari that at about 1530hrs, he got a distress call that Armed Men in military uniform intercepted a Land Cruiser Jeep with Reg. No 07E o4 FG and Toyota Sienna with Reg. ... Read More »

Dickson refuses to grant Life Pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

Dickson refuses to grant Life Pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Monday heeded to public outcry and declined assent to the bill seeking life pension for the state lawmakers as canvassed by the state House of Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 24-member legislature dominated by 22 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members on April 24 hurriedly passed the proposed pension bill ... Read More »

We must combat extremism- Full text of Gov Oyetola’s speech at UNILAG Muslim Alumni Pre-Ramadan Lecture

We must combat extremism- Full text of Gov Oyetola’s speech at UNILAG Muslim Alumni Pre-Ramadan Lecture

SPEECH BY GOVERNOR, STATE OF OSUN, ALHAJI ISIAKA GBOYEGA OYETOLA, AT THE 25TH ANNUAL PRE-RAMADHAN LECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS MUSLIM ALUMNI (UMA), HELD AT PROF. J.F. ADE-AJAYI AUDITORIUM, ON 28 APRIL 2019 (23RD SHA’BAN 1440AH). Protocols I would like to appreciate the organizers of this programme for the honour bestowed on me to chair this august occasion – ... Read More »

Daredevil gunmen kidnap UBEC Chairman, daughter along Kaduna-Abuja highway

Daredevil gunmen kidnap UBEC Chairman, daughter along Kaduna-Abuja highway

Daredevil kidnappers are back on the Kaduna-Abuja highway, abducting the Chairman of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Muhammad Abubakar and his daughter on Monday afternoon. The driver of the car in which they we’re traveling was reportedly shot dead. Confirming the incident in a statement, spokesman for the the Kaduna state police command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, says the gunmen who ... Read More »

OPERATION PUFF ADDER: EIGHTEEN NOTORIOUS KIDNAPPERS ARRESTED

OPERATION PUFF ADDER: EIGHTEEN NOTORIOUS KIDNAPPERS ARRESTED

• 22 AK 47 riffles, five locally-made pistols, a cache of live ammunition recovered • IGP restates commitment on ending violent crime across the country Sequel to the arrest of the “Spiritual Father” of kidnappers and armed bandits operating in the Northern part of the country, one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, Police detectives attached to Operation Puff Adder, through a series ... Read More »

Three Military School To Be Established in Ekiti

Three Military School To Be Established in Ekiti

Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Foluso Daramola, has disclosed that the Nigerian Army would establish three command secondary schools in the State. Daramola made this known in Ado-Ekiti during a chat with journalists. According to him, five senior Military Officers will arrived the State April 28, 2019 added that the visitation would last for five days. The ... Read More »

Four Suspects Arrested With Freezer Loaded With Indian Hemp

Four Suspects Arrested With Freezer Loaded With Indian Hemp

The Police in Ogun in a raid on black spots across the state have arrested four persons with a deep freezer loaded with weeds suspected to be marijuana. The exercise was in furtherance of total clampdown on hoodlums perpetrating violence crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and the likes following which a special operation outfit code named “OPERATION PUFF ... Read More »

Governor Ahmed Rejects Allegations Of Diversion of KWASU Subventions

Governor Ahmed Rejects Allegations Of Diversion of KWASU Subventions

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has denied social media claims that he is pressuring the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Professor R. Naalah to falsely admit that the institution has received subventions from 2015 to date. In a statement issued by Dr. Muyideen Akorede, senior special assistant on media and communications, Governor Ahmed also rejected as untrue ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari intervenes in case of lady detained in S Arabia over drug planted in luggage

Breaking: Buhari intervenes in case of lady detained in S Arabia over drug planted in luggage

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Mr Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, the student, incriminated in drug related matters and being detained by the Saudi Arabia authorities. A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Media aide to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, SSA to ... Read More »

Photo News: At last, Abiodun’s, Amosun’s Teams meet

Photo News: At last, Abiodun’s, Amosun’s Teams meet

By Mikail Mumuni As the May 29, 2019 handing over date draws nearer, the Dapo Abiodun Transition ( INTERFACE) Committee on Monday morning ( April 29) met with the team of outgoing Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The meeting took place at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The team of the Governor-Elect was led by the Deputy Governor-Elect, Engr. (Mrs) Noimot Salako-Oyedele ... Read More »

Sultan, Osun Governor, others preach tolerance at Unilag Muslim Alumni pre-Ramadan Lecture

Sultan, Osun Governor, others preach tolerance at Unilag Muslim Alumni pre-Ramadan Lecture

Dignitaries who gathered at the University of Lagos on Sunday, April 28 for the Annual pre-Ramadan Lecture of the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) have urged Nigerians to imbibe tolerance and peaceful co-existence. The dignitaries, included the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III; Governor Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State; Oba Rilwanu Akiolu of Lagos; Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, ... Read More »

The Historicity Of President Buhari’s Visit To Borno

The Historicity Of President Buhari’s Visit To Borno

By: Inuwa Bwala Some people may argue that there is nothing amusing about Presidential visits to states, either for official or private reasons. Not many were therefore excited with President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Borno on Thursday. To them, it was just one out of so many such outings. But to the people and Government of Borno State, especially, the ... Read More »

EFCC Nabs 32 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in One Operation

EFCC Nabs 32 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in One Operation

Bola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys.” The suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital in an early morning sting operation. Ranging between the ages of 15 and 39 years, the suspects were taken by surprise when ... Read More »