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“You this Hausa boy!”: How Patience Jonathan accused me of plotting against her husband – Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has said former First Lady, Patience Jonathan accused him of plotting to remove her husband from power in 2012. Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives disclosed in a book written by the Chairman ThisDay Board of Editors, Olusegun Adeniyi. Tambuwal told Adeniyi that the former First Lady

NDLEA intercepts police hilux van loaded with Indian hemp in Kano

Operatives of the Nigeria Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a suspected police van loaded with over 700 tonnes of India hemp worth millions of naira in Kano state yesterday April 26th. Commander of the NDLEA in Kano, Hamza Umar, who disclosed this to newsmen at a press briefing in the state yesterday,

Blame The Police If 2017 Budget Is Not Ready Senator Goje: Nigerian Police reply Senator Danujma Goje

BLAME THE POLICE IF 2017 BUDGET IS NOT READY SENATOR GOJE” AND “REPS GIVES POLICE 24 HOURS TO RETURN BUDGET DOCUMENTS ALLEGEDLY CARTED FROM GOJE’S RESIDENCE” • Search Warrant Executed in Senator Danjuma Goje House has Nothing to do with 2017 Budget The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to reports in

CBN Anchor Borrowers’ Programme loan: Kebbi Government Recovers N1b

The Kebbi Government says it has recovered close to N1 billion of the CBN Anchor Borrowers’ Programme loan from 78,500 farmers. The State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, made the disclosure to newsmen in Bagudo on Wednesday. He said the government had taken steps to fully recover the loan from all the beneficiaries. The government

Kaduna schools record over two million pupil intake : Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai

Kaduna State governor Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has revealed that the state recently recorded a very significant increase in pupil enrollment in its public primary schools following government’s full implementation of the Universal Basic Education policy. He said his administration had also renewed drive to provide improved learning facilities in the state, disclosing that from

President Buhari Not Harassing Ex-President Jonathan’s Family; He Only Allows The Law To Take Its Course – Presidency

The Presidency is constrained to respond to the banner headline story in a national newspaper of Wednesday, April 26, entitled: BUHARI’S GOVT HARASSING MY FAMILY, SAYS JONATHAN. The paper said former President Goodluck Jonathan made the allegation in a new book, “Against The Run of Play”, written by the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Mr.

World Malaria Day: Bauchi Intensifies Fight Against Malaria

  The Bauchi state government under the leadership of Gov. M. A. Abubakar is aggressively implementing her plan to roll back malaria in the state. This was disclosed recently by Alh. Abubakar Usman Misau, the Executive Secretary of Bauchi State Agency for Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis/Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA). He made the disclosure at a

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai gets Brazilian highest military honour

Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, was on Tuesday, April 25, conferred with the Brazilian Military Order of Merit Award, in Brasilia, Brazil. The Brazilian Military Order of Merit Award, which is the highest military honour, is awarded to those military officers that have distinguished themselves in various military endeavours. Lieutenant

Jega, Senator tackle Jonathan over claims in book

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan came under attacks yesterday over his claims in Against the Run of Play, a book by ThisDay Editorial Board Chairman Olusegun Adeniyi. Jonathan, in the book, accused immediate past Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega of disappointing him. Jega’s Special Assistant, Prof Mohammed Kuna, disagreed with Jonathan’s belief that

Governor Kaduna State: It’s not compulsory for Buhari to preside at FEC meeting

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State yesterday said it is not compulsory for President Muhammadu Buhari to preside over the Federal Executive Council meeting. The governor briefed newsmen after the second meeting between the APC National Working Committee (NWC) and the 24 governors, which was held yesterday. He said, “That is why our constitution makes

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