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Former Minister, Jummai Alhassan dies in Egypt

Hajiya Jummai Alhassan, former Federal Minister of Women Affairs and the first female to be appointed Taraba State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, is dead. A reliable source  from the family told iBabanaija that she died on Friday at a Cairo hospital, Egypt after an illness. Jummai Alhassan was popularly known as Mama Taraba …

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Niger Govt Bans Horse Riding During Festivals

  The Niger State Government has banned the traditional horse riding during festivals and ceremonies. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, disclosed that the decision to ban the traditional horse riding followed several complaints on some unscrupulous elements hiding under these celebrations to wreak havoc and carry out nefarious activities on …

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Reps probe N2bn Safe School Initiative Fund

House of Representatives, yesterday, resolved to investigate the utilisation of over N2 billion released for the Safe School Initiative as well as donations from countries and organisations for the scheme.   The House mandated its committee on Basic Education and Services to undertake the probe and report back in six weeks for further legislative actions. …

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CBN extends ‘Naira 4 dollar scheme’ indefinitely

Just two days to the end of payment of N5 bonus for every $1 diaspora remittances, otherwise known as Naira 4 dollar scheme, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), its originator, has extended it indefinitely.   The scheme is an incentive to encourage both senders and recipients of international money transfers in order to ease …

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Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised –Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said the unity of the country must not be compromised in anyway.   He said irrespective of current challenges, Nigeria remained a great nation with its diversity.   He urged Nigerians to harness the inherent benefits in the nation’s diversity to promote sustainable socio-economic growth and development, and cautioned those …

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Residents desert streets over military shootings in Imo community

Some communities in Orlu, Imo State, were gripped by fear, yesterday, as military men at checkpoints shot sporadically for several hours.   The shooting at Umuna and the Timber market junction on Orlu/Owerri road caused panic among the people who, he said, have since reclined to their various homes for fear of being harmed or …

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Buhari suspends Hadiza Usman as NPA MD

  The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the suspension of the Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman, The PUNCH has learnt. Multiple Presidency sources, who did not want their names mentioned, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Thursday evening. The sources however did not disclose Usman’s offence. “I can confirm to you …

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