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Anti-grazing law unrealistic, I can implement ranching with N114bn —El-Rufai

Anti-grazing law unrealistic, I can implement ranching with N114bn —El-Rufai

THE Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has described the anti-grazing laws being signed by some of his colleagues as unrealistic noting that while ranching was the ideal solution to the problem, it cannot be done overnight. El-Rufai also said Kaduna State would require at least N114 billion to put together 14 ranches to fully settle...

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Police arrest foreigner and four others for allegedly supplying fuel to bandits in Katsina

Police arrest foreigner and four others for allegedly supplying fuel to bandits in Katsina

A 32-year-old Niger Republic national,  Lawal Shu’aibu and four others have been arrested for allegedly selling fuel to armed bandits in a forest in Katsina state. The suspects were arrested on Saturday September 18, while conveying the substance in a Volkswagen Passat car with Reg. No. XML 347 AA. The police spokesperson in Katsina, Gambo Isah also explained...

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Ibadan Amotekun parades three suspected ritualists with butchered corpse

Ibadan Amotekun parades three suspected ritualists with butchered corpse

Members of the Oyo state Amotekun Corps have paraded three suspected ritualists for their alleged involvement in the killing of a yet-to-be-identified man believed to be in his early fifty’s. The three suspects were paraded at the Oyo Amotekun Corps Headquarters Dandaro Ibadan, on Tuesday, September 21. Speaking with journalists, the mastermind of the crime...

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Suspected Yahoo boy attempts to behead his girlfriend for money rituals in Bayelsa (photos)

Suspected Yahoo boy attempts to behead his girlfriend for money rituals in Bayelsa (photos)

A man suspected to be a ‘Yahoo boy’ has been arrested by the police in Bayelsa State over alleged failed attempt to use his girlfriend for money rituals.  It was gathered that the suspect was caught attempting to behead the victim along SETRACO Road, Amassoma/Ogobiri axis of the state on Tuesday morning, September 21. The girl, said to be...

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Reps decry falling education standard, demand more funding

Reps decry falling education standard, demand more funding

The House of Representatives has decried the falling standard of education in Nigeria, asking that the Federal Government allocates more funds to the sector. At the plenary on Tuesday, the House especially urged the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to give further considerations to education in the subsequent budgetary allocations in other...

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PIA: Buhari wants finance, petroleum ministries removed from boards

PIA: Buhari wants finance, petroleum ministries removed from boards

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has sought amendments to the Petroleum Industry Act, including removal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning from the boards of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority. The National Assembly passed the Petroleum...

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Why table is turning against bandits in Katsina, others -Lai Mohammed

Why table is turning against bandits in Katsina, others -Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said that the “table is turning” against bandits in Katsina and other North-West states after security measures imposed by governors. He also said the security measures were supported by the military, which stepped up its kinetic approach. He said during a media visit to Katsina State on Tuesday,...

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Senate approves nationwide emergency communications service

Senate approves nationwide emergency communications service

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill seeking to establish the Nationwide Emergency Communications Service. The upper chamber also approved 112 as the toll-free number for emergencies. The development followed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Communications on the Nationwide Toll-Free Emergency Number (Establishment) Bill, 2021. The report was presented by Senator...

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Lawan gives committee ONE week to consider Buhar’s Fresh foreign loan requests

Lawan gives committee ONE week to consider Buhar’s Fresh foreign loan requests

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday referred the request of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), seeking to borrow $4.054bn, €710m, and $125m external loans to the Committee on Foreign and Local Debts. Lawan asked the committee, led by Senator Clifford Ordia, to work on Buhari’s request and submit its report next...