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‘This Is Treasonable,’ Buhari Knocked For Using ‘Revolution’ In Statement

“I am very pleased that young Nigerians are taking agriculture seriously. Through it we have the potential to feed our entire population, as well as to create jobs and prosperity for large numbers of Nigerians. I commend all the young entrepreneurs who are heeding the call. “Some States, like Kebbi, Ogun, Lagos, Jigawa, Ebonyi and Kano are also leading the way in taking advantage of the Federal Government’s policies on agriculture, and are already seeing results. I urge other States to emulate them, and plug into the…

Blame States For Poor Quality Of Teaching Hospitals – Minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said states are to be blamed for the poor quality of teaching hospitals in the country. Adewole said this while briefing the chambers on the current state of facilities and healthcare services in Nigerian teaching hospitals on Tuesday. Recall that the red chambers had summoned Adewole to explain the poor services rendered by public health institutions after hearing the motions moved by Senator David Umaru (Niger East), titled ‘Alarming report on the poor quality of services…

CBN MPC Retains Interest Rate At 13.5%

The monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday, retained the monetary policy rate (MPR) at 13.5%. The monetary policy committee of the CBN made this known while briefing journalists shortly after the MPC meeting that held on Tuesday at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele said only nine members of the committee were in support of retaining rates to understand the trend of growth. “Data on the domestic economy suggests…

Sule Lamido Laughs, Then Says, ‘We’re All Married’ When Asked Why No Women Among The 12 PDP Presidential Aspirants

Former Governor of Jigawa State and one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirants, Sule Lamido, had a funny reaction when asked why there are no women among the 12 presidential aspirants of his party. “We’re all married men now,” he blurted, choking a laugh. “That means the women are also in the race.” Then speaking matter-of-factly, he said: “We need to encourage our women to take more interest in top elective positions.” Twelve aspirants have purchased the PDP presidential nomination forms, and…

2019: Lamido Replies Atiku, I’m Your Senior, Won’t Step Down For You

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has responded to a statement in which former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, said the former will would step down for him in the 2019 presidential race. Atiku had on Monday said he expects Lamido to step down for him because he is his elder brother. Both men are running for the ticket of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alongside about ten other aspirants. Atiku said this at the headquarters of the PDP in Dutse, Jigawa while addressing some party leaders in…

R-APC Chairman Buba Galadima Involved In Auto Crash

Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (r-APC), Buba Galadima, and his son, Sadiq Galadimma, were on Monday involved in a motor accident. The incident occurred along Hadeija-Kano road in Jigawa state. According to reports, Galadima was returning from Yobe state when the tragic incident occurred. He was in Yobe to condole with his brother who lost his daughter. A leader of r-APC Coalition Network, Emmanuel Sawyerr, who confirmed the incident, said Galadima and all those who were in the sports…

Northwest Governors Vow To End Killings In Region

The Northwest Governors forum said they have taken measures to stop the wanton killings and destructions of innocent lives in the region. The governors made the resolve after marathon meeting at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna State. Katsina State governor, Rt.Hon Aminu Bello Masari, who spoke on behalf of the governors, said the essential feature of the meeting is to integrate the zone into one viable economic entity. He said the governors resolved to look at three key areas which includes; economic…

$322m Abacha Loot: Disbursement To Poor Nigerians Begin In July – FG

The Federal Government says it will commence disbursement of the recovered 322 million dollars Abacha loot through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) to 302,000 poor households in 19 states in July. Mr Tukur Rumar, of the National Cash Transfer Office (NTCO), said this at a roundtable on assets recovery organised by the Swiss Embassy on Thursday, in Abuja. The event was organised to intimate citizens and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the efforts both nations were making on asset recovery after the Post-Global…

Sultan Announces Thursday Beginning Of Ramadan Fasting

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto has declared Thursday as the first day for the beginning of the Ramadan fasting in Nigeria. Abubakar announced the citing of the new crescent in Sokoto on Wednesday in a broadcast. He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country that includeed Sokoto, Niger, Yobe, Port Harcourt, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and other areas. The Sultan said that reports of the moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organizations across the country. “Opun…

Buhari Returns To Abuja, Commissions EFCC’s New Headquarters

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, after a two-day official visit to Jigawa State. The Presidency, in a statement, said Mr Buhari arrived the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday afternoon and proceeded immediately to commission the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) new headquarters in Jabi. President @MBuhari is now back in Abuja, and is inaugurating the new Headquarters of @officialEFCC this afternoon. #AsoVillaToday — Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) May 15, 2018 While in Jigawa,…