Ganduje’s Welcome Call

[This Day] The Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, last week asked all the herdsmen around the country to return to Kano, because the state boasts a vast landmass for grazing. He said this in view of the current attacks by AK-47-wielding herdsmen in…

[This Day] The Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, last week asked all the herdsmen around the country to return to Kano, because the state boasts a vast landmass for grazing. He said this in view of the current attacks by AK-47-wielding herdsmen in different parts of the country, the result of which is a growing national and global discontent. This is a welcome development.

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Voter Apathy, Late Arrival of Materials Mar Kano Polls

[Guardian] Kano -Low turn out of voters and late arrival of materials characterised yesterday’s local government election in Kano State, with candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) likely to sweep all the 44 chairmanship and 484 counsellorsh…

[Guardian] Kano -Low turn out of voters and late arrival of materials characterised yesterday's local government election in Kano State, with candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) likely to sweep all the 44 chairmanship and 484 counsellorship seats.

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‘Stakeholders’ Participation Critical to Decision-Making in Education’

[Guardian] The Executive Director of Human Development Initiatives (HDI), Mrs. Olufunso Owasanoye, has advocated the active participation of stakeholders in education. Speaking at a workshop in the Shomolu and Kosofe areas of Lagos State on the importa…

[Guardian] The Executive Director of Human Development Initiatives (HDI), Mrs. Olufunso Owasanoye, has advocated the active participation of stakeholders in education. Speaking at a workshop in the Shomolu and Kosofe areas of Lagos State on the importance of monitoring and tracking the implementation of UBEC/SUBEB projects, Owasanoye said: "We want an education system where our children will feel comfortable to be in school, not on the streets committing crime and causing instability in the country."

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Again, Kenyans, Ethiopians Rule Lagos City Marathon

[Guardian] A Kenyan-born French runner, Abraham Kiprotich, yesterday emerged new champion at the third Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. KIiptroch finished ahead of the over 80,000 runners from across the world, posting a new course record of 2hrs:13:04…

[Guardian] A Kenyan-born French runner, Abraham Kiprotich, yesterday emerged new champion at the third Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. KIiptroch finished ahead of the over 80,000 runners from across the world, posting a new course record of 2hrs:13:04secs in the process.

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‘Why Kaduna Refinery Is Not Working, Profitable’

[Guardian] Abuja -On Thursday February 15, it would be exactly one month since the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) shut down operations, due to the non-availability of crude oil.Besides the non-availability of crude, the facility, like…

[Guardian] Abuja -On Thursday February 15, it would be exactly one month since the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) shut down operations, due to the non-availability of crude oil.Besides the non-availability of crude, the facility, like others around the country has been functioning grossly under capacity since it has not undergone a Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) for a while now. The last was done in 2013.

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Six in Court for Fighting Deputy Finance Minister

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Six men were last week arraigned before the courts for allegedly calling deputy finance minister Terrence Mukupe a thief and threatening to bash him in a dispute over land.

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Six men were last week arraigned before the courts for allegedly calling deputy finance minister Terrence Mukupe a thief and threatening to bash him in a dispute over land.

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Group Petitions Buhari Over Killing of 21,800 Northern Christians

[Guardian] A civil society group, International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the fate of Christians in northern Nigeria, pointing out that a total of 21,800 of them have …

[Guardian] A civil society group, International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the fate of Christians in northern Nigeria, pointing out that a total of 21,800 of them have been killed since June 2015.

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Set Army On Rogue School Authorities, Says Zanu-PF MP

[New Zimbabwe] DANGAMVURA-CHIKANGA MP, Isau Mupfumi has urged the deployment of uniformed soldiers in local schools to deter defiant authorities who continue turning away orphans defaulting on paying fees.

[New Zimbabwe] DANGAMVURA-CHIKANGA MP, Isau Mupfumi has urged the deployment of uniformed soldiers in local schools to deter defiant authorities who continue turning away orphans defaulting on paying fees.

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Akintoye, Ihekire Raise Alarm Over Proliferation of Fulani Settlements

[Guardian] Despite demand by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari for cattle colonies, it has been discovered that dozens of Hausa/Fulani settlements are currently scattered in the South West and South East regions.

[Guardian] Despite demand by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari for cattle colonies, it has been discovered that dozens of Hausa/Fulani settlements are currently scattered in the South West and South East regions.

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