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March 21, 2018 2:34 PM Fake Emir of Kano lands in prison

A Kano Senior Magistrates’ Court in Kano has remanded a 20-year-old student, Sultan Bello, in prison custody for impersonating the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II. The accused, a resident of at Ja’oji New Court Road Quarters, Kano, is facing a three-count charge of impersonation, cheating and defamation of character. The Senior Magistrate, Hassan 15

March 21, 2018 10:34 AM Dapchi abduction: Buhari’s aide speaks on release of schoolgirls by Boko Haram

The Presidency on Wednesday reacted to the release of the abducted girls from Government Science School in Dapchi, Yobe State. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personnal Assistant on New Media, Basir Ahmad described the release as “great news.” In a tweet, the Presidential aide wrote: “The release is great news from Dapchi, Yobe State. Thank God for the safe return 20

March 12, 2018 4:48 PM Buhari, Tilerson Meet In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is now meeting with the United States, US, Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. The meeting between the president and Tillerson is holding at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Disclosing the meeting, Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, said the president returned from his visit to Benue State and is “now in a closed-door 25

March 8, 2018 11:18 AM Presidency confirms Buhari’s visit to Plateau

The Presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari will be visiting Jos, the Plateau State capital today, Thursday. A tweet by Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Basir Ahmad says the president is expected to commission some projects in the state. According to Ahmad, the president is also expected to hold a Town Hall meeting with some community 28

March 6, 2018 8:13 AM Industrial Court Judge, Lawal is dead

Presiding Judge of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Kaduna division, Justice Lawal Mani is dead. A family source, who confirmed the death to Daily Trust, said the deceased was buried in Kaduna on Sunday, according to Islamic rites. The judge was in charge of the case challenging Governor Nasir El-Rufai over the sack of 21,780 teachers 20

March 2, 2018 8:57 PM Customs intercepts smuggled 460 bags of rice concealed in petrol tanker [PHOTOS]

The Nigeria Customs Service (NIS) has intercepted 460 bags of smuggled imported rice concealed in a petrol tank. Mr Nasir Ahmad, the Comptroller of Customs in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara Command, told newsmen on Friday in Sokoto, that the smuggled items, which were intercepted along Sokoto-Illela road, had N7.8 million duty paid value 30

February 28, 2018 5:56 PM Tambuwal’s special adviser is dead

The Special Adviser on Primary Health Development (PHCD) to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Alhaji Zayyani Bello-Gandi, is dead. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Bello-Gandi, 52, died on Tuesday after a protracted illness, and was buried according Islamic rites on Wednesday in Sokoto. The deceased was the former Chairman of Rabah 35

February 28, 2018 3:04 PM Ex-Governors’ pensions: Saraki challenges State Assemblies to emulate Kwara

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, called on other State House of Assemblies to take a cue from Kwara state and pass their own versions of the Bill to suspend the payment of pensions to former governors and deputy governors who have held public office in the state. Saraki, in posts on his official social media pages, commended 30

February 27, 2018 11:34 AM Senate suspends plenary for APC NEC

The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, suspended its plenary to enable members attend the National Executive Council (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) holding in Abuja today. At the resumed plenary on Tuesday, the leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan raised a point of order, seeking the leave of the Senate to adjourn plenary. The motion which 21

February 23, 2018 7:13 AM Emir Umar Usman is dead

The Emir of Birnin Magaji in Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Ahmad Umar Usman has been reported dead. Late Alhaji Ahmad Umar Usman, addressed as Dan Alin Birnin Magaji, died last night at the Federal Medical Centre Gusau after a brief illness. The state’s Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad 26