Author: Hassan Haruna

The Governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, shared on Thursday that the government found out about 523 workers who didn’t exist in the last three years. He said this during an event where new biometric supervisors were being trained in Gombe. Yahaya, who couldn’t attend the event but was represented by his deputy, Manassah Jatau, mentioned that the government saved around N1.5 billion because these 523 workers didn’t attend the verification exercise for civil servants since October 2021. He explained that they introduced a system using biometrics to better keep track of how many workers are actually employed by both…

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused the former governor of Kwara State, Abdulfattah Ahmed, of doing something wrong with money.  The anti-graft agency had accused the former governor of spending the sum of N1,610,730,500.00 meant for the security and running cost in the state to charter private jets when he was in power. The EFCC brought Ahmed to court in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, on Friday to answer to these accusations. They said Ahmed also did something else wrong involving ten billion naira. He’s facing twelve different charges for his actions. One of the things…

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has given his approval for the distribution of food aid to more than 100,000 families living in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere Local Government Area. He wants to help families who are struggling to buy food because prices are going up and the economy is not doing well. Governor Zulum made this decision during a meeting with local leaders, where he promised to take care of the people’s needs, especially those who are finding it hard to afford food and other important things. He said, “I have agreed to give food aid to…

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The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General YD Ahmed, has given a serious warning to corps members.  He said they must get permission from the NYSC before traveling anywhere. He said if they don’t, they will face punishment. He also said that no employer can give them permission to travel. He talked to NYSC members during their three-week orientation course Nationwide. He told them that all the services in NYSC are free. He warned them to be careful of people online who might try to trick them with offers of posting or redeployment for money.…

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The Borno State Police Command has set up a Complaint Response Unit (CRU) for people to report if they think a police officer did something wrong. This was announced in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Nahum Daso Kenneth, and shared with reporters in Maiduguri. The statement explained that the unit was created to follow the Inspector General of Police’s (IGP) instruction to stop corruption, extortion, and human rights abuse in the police force. It said the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, CP Yusufu Mohammed Lawal, has opened a Complaint Response Unit (CRU) at the…

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The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr. Abdulahi Ganduje, expressed strong disapproval of the killing of Mr. Slyvanus Namang, the Plateau State Publicity Secretary of the party. He urged security agencies to find those responsible and hold them accountable. Dr. Ganduje, represented by Alhaji Bukar Dalori, the Deputy National Chairman of the party, conveyed condolences during a visit to Jos. He emphasized the shock and sadness felt across all levels of the party due to Namang’s significant contributions in Plateau State. “We’re deeply saddened by his death; it’s a huge loss for the party. He was a…

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Some troublemakers caused a problem during a protest by fish sellers along Kaduna road in Suleja, Niger state.  They stole food from trucks stuck in traffic. Sadiq Bala, a Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) candidate for the Suleja constituency, confirmed this. He said the fish sellers were protesting because fish prices were going up fast. The protest started around 10 am on Thursday. Bala explained that the price of a carton of fish went from N34,000 to N48,000 overnight, which made people angry. The protest was supposed to be peaceful, but some young people turned it into a demonstration about their…

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On Wednesday, more than 300 leaders from primary and secondary schools and members of school-based management committees (SBMCs) in Misau LGA of Bauchi State began a 3-day training on making schools safer. This training was organized by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). Dr. Tushar Rane, who leads UNICEF’s work in Bauchi, explained the purpose of the training. He said it aimed to help these leaders to become better at keeping schools safe and to strengthen teachers and community leaders on following guidelines for safe schools. Dr. Rane mentioned that in Nigeria, there have been attacks on schools, causing many…

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Kano Zone is concerned about the growing hunger and suffering among Nigerians, warning that the country is heading towards chaos and disorder.  They blame this situation on the severe shortage of food and basic necessities affecting the people. During a recent press conference held in Kano, Dr. Abdulkadir Muhammad, who coordinates ASUU in the region, expressed these worries. He explained that the government’s adoption of economic policies influenced by international organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank could lead to more instability and uncertainty in Nigeria. Dr. Muhammad emphasized…

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The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) warns Nigerians about a big problem. Some bad people are making fake medicine called Paracetamol Injection. This fake medicine is not safe to use. The fake medicine is labeled as “Paracetamol Injection 300mg/2ml I.M I.V Aminoglycoside Antibacterial.” But when tested in a lab, it was found out that it only contains paracetamol. Aminoglycoside Antibacterial is an important type of antibiotic that helps to fight bad bacteria when you are sick. But the fake medicine doesn’t have this antibiotic. This is very dangerous because people might use it when they…

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Investigations are ongoing about an airstrike that happened in Northern Nigeria. The airstrike killed about 85 people who were not involved in fighting.  The Chief of Defense Staff, General Christopher Musa, talked to reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, about this. He said the findings from the military drone attack in Kaduna state, which happened in December, will be shared with the public by the end of this month. The army and air force have been asked to fight against armed criminal gangs who are causing trouble in the northwest and central regions of Nigeria. These gangs kidnap many people…

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The government said they’re going to give money directly to the poorest and most vulnerable people in Nigeria again.  The Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, spoke about this during a meeting in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state on February 21. They want to restart giving money to those who need it most because the economy is not doing well. Edun said, “We want to give money to more people who are struggling because of the bad economy. We’ve already been helping about 3 million people, but now we want to help another 12 million households.” The goal is to help more people…

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The Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Godwin Akpabio, recently announced during a session with federal lawmakers that all 36 state governors have received an additional N30 billion from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to address food shortages in the country. He emphasized that these funds are separate from the governors’ regular monthly allocations and urged them to use the money specifically to alleviate the food scarcity situation. He said, “Many protests occur, often sponsored, unaware of the senate and federal management team’s efforts. Unverified reports claim each state received an extra N30 billion from the Federal Inland Revenue Service…

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A recent investigation found that at the Muna IDP camp near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, people are struggling to find enough food. Many men are too old or weak to work, so their wives go out to find grains.  They dig in ant holes because the ants collect grains. Sometimes the men go with their wives, but most stay at the camp. They wait for their wives to return with whatever food they could find. These women are also gathering leaves from edible plants in the desert to try to make meals for their families. This sad situation is…

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Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, who represents Borno South and is the Senate Majority Whip, has joined hands with the Federal Government’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to help people during tough times. Together, they’ve announced plans to give out 30,436 bags of rice and grains in nine local areas. This is meant to ease the current economic struggles faced by many. To ensure fairness, Senator Ndume set up a committee to oversee the distribution. This committee, led by former deputy governor Alhaji Abubakar Jato, is working hard to make sure everything is done transparently. The distribution started in Bayo…

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Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, strongly stressed that Agriculture has the potential to effectively address hunger issues within the Country. He emphasized that by investing in agriculture, we can create opportunities for food production and distribution, which are crucial in combating hunger. Governor Bago highlighted the importance of promoting farming practices, providing support to farmers, and implementing policies that prioritize agricultural development. He believes that with concerted efforts and proper management, agriculture can play a significant role in ensuring food security and reducing hunger across the nation. He said this while visiting the Minna Airport with other government officials…

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The Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has introduced a new set of lessons for Islamic schools.  These lessons aim to stop violent ideas promoted by extremist groups and to prevent young people from joining these groups. During an event at the Government House, Governor Zulum explained that Islamic schools in the state have been teaching without a common set of lessons for around three to four decades. This lack of consistency worries many people because it may have contributed to the rise of groups like Boko Haram, which started from misleading teachings. Governor Zulum promised to make sure that…

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Bandits kidnapped more than 26 travelers on Tuesday, afternoon along the Gusau-Sokoto highway.  They stopped vehicles near Kwaren Kirya village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The victims were taken from a Toyota bus and a Volkswagen car. A person living there, who didn’t want to be named for safety reasons, said the situation is getting worse. The bandits are blocking the road every day. They recently blocked another part of the road and took passengers from a bus and a car. “As I’m talking now, about 30 minutes ago, these bandits have blocked another side of the…

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The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, shared some important information during a meeting with journalists in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.  He talked about the Nigerian government’s plans to lower the high prices of food in the country. The government aims to do this by starting projects and initiatives. One of these initiatives is the National Agricultural Growth Scheme and AgroPocket (NAGS-AP), which has already registered farmers for summer farming. He said “In Jigawa state, 120,000 hectares of wheat have been planted, thanks to the African Development Bank (AfDB) for providing 50% free agriculture scheme.” Additionally, there…

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The Adamawa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to continue providing a monthly stipend of 10,000 naira to every participant enrolled in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program serving within the state. This ongoing initiative underscores the government’s dedication to supporting and empowering young individuals contributing to community development through the NYSC service. They said they’re doing this because prices are going up a lot in the country, and they want to help. The Deputy Governor of the state, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta, promised this on Tuesday when she talked to 1,700 corps members of the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream…

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Brigadier General Paul Zawaya, the leader of the 23 Brigade, recently welcomed Commissioner of Police Adamawa, CP Dancombo Morris, to the Headquarters 23 Brigade in Gibson Jalo Cantonment Yola, Adamawa State’s capital. During their meeting, Brigadier General Zawaya stressed the importance of cooperation and collaboration among all security agencies to ensure the peace and security of Adamawa State’s residents. He promised Commissioner CP Dancombo his full support and cooperation, emphasizing his commitment to an open-door policy of friendship and collaboration, operating 24 hours a day. According to him, cooperation among security agencies is essential to unite the country for the…

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Troops from Operation Hadin Kai’s patrol squad encountered a dangerous situation while traveling from Sabon Gari to Damboa Local Government Areas of Borno State. They came across an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by ISWAP militants. This incident occurred around 10:39 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, approximately 8 kilometers from Wajiroko and 29 kilometers from Damboa in Borno state. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, but three soldiers sustained injuries, and two others experienced trauma as a result of the explosion. The injured soldiers were promptly transported to the Military Hospital in Maiduguri to receive the necessary medical care. The soldiers…

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The Federal government is unhappy with the high prices of cement in Nigeria. They’re saying that some materials used to make cement, like limestone and clay, are found in Nigeria, so the price shouldn’t be so high. They also mentioned that gas, which is used in cement production, is available in Nigeria, so it shouldn’t be a big expense. The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc Ahmed Dangiwa, talked about how the government had closed the borders to stop cement from being imported, to support local cement makers. But now, they’re saying if the local manufacturers don’t lower their…

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Troops from the Nigerian Air Force based in Durbunde, located in Takai Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State, successfully captured a well-known kidnapper named Isah Abdul, who is 35 years old. The operation happened on February 19, 2024, around 6:30 in the evening. It was carried out because the military had received reliable information about where the kidnapper and his group were hiding. Abdul is notorious for his involvement in many kidnapping cases in the region. Initial investigations have connected him to the abduction of Yakubu Ibrahim Tagaho, also known as “Sarkin Noman Gaya,” which occurred on April 6,…

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Tinubu government orders ministries and agencies to halt information leaks to Nigerians A press statement from Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, was released on Monday to top officials of all government ministries and institutions in Nigeria. The statement highlights actions taken by the Nigerian government, led by President Bola Tinubu, to prevent the unauthorized release of official documents regarding ministry activities and policies. The statement expressed concern over the increasing leaks of sensitive official papers from Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), deeming it embarrassing and unacceptable. To address this issue, all Permanent Secretaries…

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The Adamawa State Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is upset with their Gubernatorial candidate, Senator Aishatu Ahmed Dahiru Binani, for their loss in the Governorship election. They blame Binani for not cooperating with the party and causing divisions.  Party officials say Binani’s behavior during the campaign, like ignoring party members and using non-APC people, hurt their chances of winning. They also criticize Binani for supporting the unconstitutional declaration of another candidate, Barr Yunusa Ari Hudu. The party leaders expressed frustration at Binani’s unwillingness to reconcile with the party before the election. The APC officials emphasize the importance…

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The Kaduna State Governor, Sen. Uba Sani, said he’s working with the military and other security agencies to help people who had to leave their homes in the Southern part of Kaduna State go back to where they’re from. Many people had to leave their homes because of fighting and violence, especially during the time when Nasir El-Rufai was the governor. But not much was done to help them return home. Governor Sani talked about this on a TV show in Kaduna. He said he feels sorry about the recent attacks by bandits in some areas of the state, but…

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The APC in Plateau State is really upset about what happened to Slyvanus Namang, their Publicity Secretary. They want the police to really look into it and find out who killed him.  Rufus Bature, the Chairman of the party in the state, talked to reporters in Jos about it. He said they’re all scared now because of what happened to Namang. Namang was killed at a shop in Pankshin by some gunmen who might have been hired to do it. The shop owner was also killed. The party doesn’t know all the details yet because the police haven’t finished their…

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Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, removed Abbah Tor from his position as the camp chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency.  This happened because Tor allegedly took around 30 water tanks that were supposed to help people at the Bama Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp. These tanks were important for providing clean water and proper hygiene to those living in the camp. A person named Zagazola Makama, who knows a lot about fighting against insurgencies and analyzes security in the Lake Chad region, talked about this on a social media platform. He mentioned that a report from UNICEF showed…

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought Husaini Auwal to court in Abuja. They accused him of engaging in illegal financial activities totaling nearly N998.4 million. Auwal is facing six charges, including involvement in suspicious financial transactions, collaborating with others to commit crimes, unlawfully transferring money, and deceiving individuals to obtain funds. The allegations suggest a significant breach of financial regulations and ethical standards, raising concerns about the integrity of financial systems and the potential harm caused to individuals and institutions. If found guilty, Auwal could face serious legal consequences, highlighting the importance of adhering to laws and regulations…

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