News from States

Soldiers free 80 persons from insurgents Borno

By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri  Troops attached to a task force Operation Tiger Claw’ have freed no fewer than 80 persons from the claws of insurgent group, Boko Haram at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.

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Osun governor’s wife clamour against female genital mutilation

By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo  Wife of Osun State Governor and founder, Sheri Care Foundation (SCARF), a non-governmental organization (NGO), Alhaja Sherifat Aregbesola, has promised to champion campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). 

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Lagos deputy governor appeals for Safe release of abducted monarch

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos  Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule has appealed to the abductors of the Oniba of Ibaland, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni, to ensure safe release of the aged monarch, abducted by gunmen on Saturday night in his Palace at Iba, Lagos.

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Child trafficking: Immigration intercepts bus conveying 18 minors in Ebonyi

By Charles Amadi, Abakaliki  Ebonyi State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has intercepted a 18-seater white bus with registration number-Lagos LDD-468XH suspected to be conveying 18 persons comprising males and females who are mainly underage children being transported across the state. 

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A’Ibom police nab man for killing four year old daughter

By Samuel Ita, Uyo  Men of the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested a 30 year old father, Joseph Ibanga for strangling his four years old daughter, Gloria Ibanga, to death. 

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APC expresses confidence in Niger Assembly

By Isa Lapai, Minna The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state have expressed confidence in the state House of Assembly’s ability to foster progress in the state.

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Ambode’s wife drums up support for improve maternal, child health

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode has urged pregnant women to support efforts of the state government at achieving zero infant maternal mortality rate by embracing healthy and hygienic lifestyle.

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Niger explains increase in budgetary allocation to education

By Isa Lapai, Minna Niger State Government has explained that its decision to increase budgetary allocation to the education sector was informed by the pervasive rot in met on ground when it assumed office in May last year.

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FCT moves to reopen Nyanya 2014 bomb blast park

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja  The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration is concluding plans to reopen the Nyanya park that was affected by the 2014 first bomb blast in which several people lost their lives. 

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Niger governor condemns attack on Suleja church

By Isa Lapai, Minna  Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has condemned last Friday’s attack on St. Philips Catholic Church in Suleja with a caution on residents that his government will not tolerate anybody or group of persons who want to turn the state into a theatre for religious disharmony. 

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