Author archives: Bashir M. Yusuf

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia commends President Buhari’s government

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari government for its cooperation, support and understanding to the Saudi Embassy in Nigeria. The Saudi ambassador to Nigeria, Adnan Botaji made the commendation while speaking at the annual Award of Excellence organised by Independent Hajj Reporters, in Abuja. Adnan Botaji who praised the National Hajj…

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Thousands of Iraqis rallied following the U.S. killing of an Iranian general

Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a “million strong” protest against the American military presence, following the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia chief. The march called by Moqtada al-Sadr aims to pressure Washington to pull out its troops, but…

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Federal government suspends payment of Workers of tertiary institutions not captured on the IPPIS salaries

The federal government has suspended the payment of Workers of various tertiary institutions who have not been captured on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) salaries and emoluments with effect from January. In a letter by the Director of IPPIS at the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), Mr. Olusegun Olufehinti,…

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Federal government and governors of the South West reach an agreement on Amotekun

Federal government and governors of the South West geo-political zone reached an agreement on the way forward towards actualizing the security outfit, Amotekun, a regional security network that was greeted by mixed reactions from different parts of the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with six governors of the South West, the AGF and the…

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Authorities in China confirm spread of new virus through human contact

Authorities in China confirmed that a new virus could be spread through human contact, reporting 15 medical staff had been infected and a fourth person had died. The chilling update on the corona-virus outbreak that began in the central city of Wuhan sent shivers through financial markets, as the World Health Organization called a meeting…

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Police parades 60 suspected robbers terrorizing motorists and other road users

The police paraded 60 suspected robbers and kidnappers terrorizing motorists and other road users in Niger, Kaduna, Sokoto and Zamfara states. A total of 31 firearms and various rounds of ammunition were recovered from the suspects included 10 AK47 rifles, nine AK49, one Ak103, one pump-action weapon, Berretta pistols and locally fabricated firearms, 355 live…

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Minister of Education calls for more support in strengthening adult literacy

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has expressed the need for more support and intervention in strengthening the adult and youth literacy in the country. The Minister who was represented by his Minster of State, Emeka Nwajiuba, disclosed this at a Mass Literacy Roundtable discussion tagged “Literacy and Multilingualism: A Bedrock for Sustainable National Development”…

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Uganda protests over confiscation of suspected contraband and substandard milk

Uganda has protested over the seizure of milk and milk products worth over three hundred and sixty thousand dollars by the Kenyan authorities on allegations of being contraband and substandard. The Ugandan-made products were seized on separate dates this month. Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has written to the Kenyan High Commission demanding the immediate…

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Presidency warns governors against hijacking local gov’t funds

The Presidency has warned governors hijacking local government funds that they will face trial when their immunity elapses at the end of their tenure. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, made this known in a statement by his spokesman, Edet Etuk. The statement said Enang spoke on…

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