News from States

Orderly killed as kidnappers abduct judge in Kogi

By Sulaiman Achema, Lokoja Barely one year after a judge of the Kogi State High Court, Justice Samuel Obayomi was kidnapped and his police orderly killed, a judge of the Customary Court of Appeal in the state, Mr. Isaq Momoh Jimoh Usman has been kidnapped by suspected gunmen.

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Ekiti CNPP urges Fayose to pay workers with fresh FG bailout

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti The Ekiti State chapter of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties has asked Governor Ayodele Fayose to transparently apply the fresh bailout cash being planned by the Federal Government for states to pay salary arrears of workers.

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Ekiti PDP begs workers over treatment by Fayose

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State have apologised to civil servants over their alleged maltreatment by Governor Ayo Fayose who is owing them five month salary arrears.

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Kano begins empowerment scheme for orphans

By Musa Madobi, Kano Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has launched an empowerment scheme for 520 orphans from across all the 44 local  government areas of the state.

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Sokoto donates office apartment to UNICEF

By Musa Gada, Sokoto Sokoto Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has donated an office apartment that will serve as field office for United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi states.

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Drivers’ union clash in Ondo leaves scores wounded

By Samuel Faleye, Akure Members of the Ondo State chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and the rival National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) engaged themselves in a free for all on Thursday over the control of in the state capital, Akure.

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Apprehension as prisoner escapes from Benin prisons

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin  There is palpable anxiety following the escape of an unnamed prison inmate from the Oko Medium Prison in Benin City on Wednesday. 

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Sokoto allocates land to herdsmen as grazing reserve

By Musa Gada, Sokoto  Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has allocated over 1000 hectres of land for livestock grazing in the state. 

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Ex-governor Wada loses at governorship tribunal

Former Governor of Kogi State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 November and December governorship election in that state, Idris Wada has lost his bid to upstage incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello.

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Horror as students recovers body beheaded biker in Auchi

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City  There was commotion in the sleepy town of Auchi as students of the Federal Polytechnic located in the town discovered a headless body of a commercial motor-cyclist in front of their campus II. 

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