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Kwara State Gov’t announces a month closure of forest for all activities except farming

Kwara State Government has announced a month closure of the forest for all activities except farming, expressing worries that indiscriminate activities in the forest are fast disrupting the state ecosystem and exposing it to severe effects of climate change. Commissioner for Environment, Aliyu Saifudeen, told journalists in Ilorin, “The state government is very worried about…

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President Buhari condemns killings of over 50 people in Kaduna villages by bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Sunday’s killings of over 50 people in Kaduna villages by bandits, saying they should make no mistake that they can establish a reign of terror on people without feeling the full might of the government elected to protect the citizens. Buhari, in a statement by his media aide, Garba…

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Afghan President, Ashraf Gani rejects Taliban prisoner release under U.S deal

Afghan President, Ashraf Gani has said his government has not pledged to free Taliban prisoners, as stated in the deal reached by the United States and the militants. Under the landmark agreement signed on Saturday in Qatar, 5000 would be released in exchange of up to 1,000 government detainees by March 10. Ghani said such…

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Saudi Arabian Gov’t to refund Umrah fees to pilgrims following suspension of their entry into the country

Saudi Arabian government says it will refund Umrah fees and service charges of pilgrims and visitors to the prophet’s Mosque, whose travel was affected following the Kingdom’s temporary suspension of their entry into the Kingdom over coronovirus fears. The country’s ministry of Hajj and Umrah, in a statement yesterday, said there was an electronic mechanism…

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Suspected bandits attack four villages in Igabi L.G.A, Kaduna state

Gunmen suspected to be armed bandits stormed some villages in Igabi and Giwa Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, killed 30 and injured several others. The affected villages were Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, and Unguwar Barau. Although the police authorities and Kaduna state government are yet to confirm the attack, an…

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President Buhari urges Nigerians to remain calm about the news of coronavirus in the country

President Muhammad Buhari urged Nigerians not to panic about the news of the first case of coronavirus in the country. The president, in a statement yesterday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said undue alarm will be more harm than good to the country. Buhari said Nigerians should instead, strictly…

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Saudi Arabia suspends Umrah visas

Saudi Arabia has announced the suspension of visas to pilgrims, who want to perform Umrah (lesser Hajj), due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. The country’s foreign ministry revealed this via a tweet. It explained that Saudi Arabia was “suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque temporarily.” The…

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Bandits stormed Gurbi village of Kankara L.G.A

Days after suspected bandits reportedly killed no fewer than 30 residents of Tsawa and Dankar villages in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State, gunmen on Thursday morning stormed the Gurbi village of Kankara Local Government Area, killing four residents. Confirming the report in a press statement, the Police Public Relations Officer at the Katsina…

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Kano Council of Ulamas challenges state gov’t on banning of street begging

Kano Council of Ulamas has challenged the decision of the state government on banning of street begging, insisting such policy should not emanate through mere pronouncement. Addressing journalists in Kano, Chairman of the council, Sheik Ibrahim Khalil who challenged Ganduje’s policy insisted the government lacks the political will to enforce the plan. Sheik Khalil explained…

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Federal Gov’t to deploy GIS to help farmers achieve increased production

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the Federal Government will sustain the deployment of Geographic Information Services (GIS) and other similar technologies to help farmers achieve increased production. He made the pledge in the State House when he received a delegation of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) led by the President of the International…

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