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Day: January 14, 2022

Following the gradual return of peace to parts of Borno State after over a decade of insurgency, the state government has embarked on a massive irrigation farming to boost agricultural activities across 25 local government areas of the state. The State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, during an inspection tour of a 35-hectare irrigation farm on…


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No fewer than four students of the Federal University, Lafia have reportedly been kidnapped by heavily armed men who stormed the university premises and whisked them away to an unknown destination. The institution’s Public Relation Officer, Abubakar Ibrahim, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to our correspondent in Lafia on Friday. He explained…


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The media aide to the Anambra State Governor-elect, Mr Joe Anatune, has defended the 80-member governorship transition committee appointed by Professor Chukwuma Soludo. Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria between 2004 and 2009, was declared winner of the Anambra governorship election on November 6, 2021, after a supplementary election was held…


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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said leaders, especially those within the West African sub-region, are bound by duty to do the best for their people despite shrinking resources. Buhari spoke on Friday at the State House, Abuja, when he received in a farewell audience the Ambassador of Burkina Faso, Piabie N’do, who…


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The Katsina Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps disclosed on Friday that it recorded 1,161 criminal and civil cases in 2021. The Corps Commandant for Katsina, Mohammed Bello, made the disclosure at a press conference in Katsina. According to Bello, the command treated 256 banditry-related cases, kidnapping, theft, drug abuse, rape, vandalisation,…


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The Civil Society groups in Akwa Ibom State have asked the state Governor, Udom Emmanuel, to show evidence of the Close Circuit Television Cameras, and the Mexican cows he claimed to have imported into the state. Governor Emmanuel had, in an interview broadcast live via AKBC radio and television stations, made the state government believe…


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The All Progressives Congress Caretaker Committee led by Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, is considering February 25, 2022 for its national convention, Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday. The consideration followed pressure being mounted on Buni by the governors elected on the platform of the party and its other stakeholders. However, the decision is not…


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Cattle owned by some herders have reportedly destroyed some farms along the Tombia-Amassoma Road around Okutukutu in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Some of the affected farmers have, therefore, called on the state government to urgently intervene to forestall an impending conflict. They also urged the Governor Douye Diri-led administration to properly…


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Super Eagles interim coach Austin Eguavoen has shut down talks of his side being the favourites to win the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following their 1-0 win over Egypt in their opening Group D encounter last Tuesday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. Kelechi Iheanacho’s first-half strike gave Eguavoen’s side the win over the…


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