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How man killed wife with knife in Niger

The Police Command in Niger State has arrested one Bello Muhe, 25, of Gurechi village of Borgu Local Government Area of the state for allegedly killing his wife .

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Dibal Yakadi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday.

Yakadi said that the suspect was staying at New Busa Fulani camp in Gurechi village which shared a boundary with Bagudu Local Government Area of Kebbi.

North East has the worst education statistics - CITAD

By Rita Michael
Bauchi

Pray against use of leadership by devil to disintegrate Nigeria, says cleric

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna
Nigerians have been called upon to stop lamenting but pray hard in the face of political uncertainties for God’s intervention to save Nigeria from being thrown into chaos by their leaders.
He warned that the present leadership was bent on destroying Nigeria and its citizens just to remain power.
Rev. Fr. Chiedozie Ezeribe gave the warning during the solemnization of Holy matrimony between Justina Eleojo and Francis Oluwaseun Aina, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dutsen Kura-Gwari, Minna, Niger State.

Sex scandal at LASU, associate professor arrested

Matter currently before Joint Council-Senate committee –Varsity
An Associate Professor of Economics at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Dr. Sunkanmi Odubunmi, is currently being tried by the university management following his arrest by the institution’s security operatives while allegedly sexually harassing a female student of the department.
Odubunmi was arrested in his office while allegedly fondling the unnamed student, on a Saturday, exactly three days to his promotion interview scheduled to hold on Tuesday of the following week.

Human Trafficking: Obaseki advocates skills-based migration at Diaspora Town Hall meeting, as group lauds his achievements

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that Edo indigenes migrating to other parts of the world stand a better chance at life if they are equipped with on-demand skills to make them globally competitive.

Governor Obaseki, who said this during a town hall meeting with indigenes of Edo under the aegis of Great Benin Origins (GBO) Worldwide, in Brussels, Belgium, noted that the state government is already working out modalities for Edo youth to develop these skills in the state.

Obi faults implementation of UBEC

By Valentine Amanze

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has faulted the implementation of the Universal Basic Education Commision's (UBEC) programme.
He said that contrary to the manner of its implementation that it was actually supposed to benefit all the pupils in the country, including those that attend private schools.
Obi made spoke during his visit to Madonna Academy, Iyiowa, Odekpe, in Onitsha Metropolis.

How elephants killed two people in Bauchi

By Rita Michael
Bauchi
Two persons were killed by elephants near Bajama village, close to Yankari Game Reserve.
The management of the Yankari Game Reserve confirmed this in a statement signed by its sole administrator, Habu Mamman, in Bauchi.
He said that the incident occurred on July 8, 2018 when elephants went out of the reserve through Sharam early in the morning and headed towards Bajama village.

Wicked! Uncle rapes eight-year-old niece

A 23-year-old jobless uncle, Everness Onyebuchi , who allegedly defiled his eight-year-old niece, was on Thursday remanded at Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, who refused to take the plea of the accused, ordered that he be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

“Based on the sensitivity of the case, it is difficult to grant bail. Bail will be the discretion of the court.

Bauchi monarchs sensitize politicians on provision of WASH services

By Rita Michael
Bauchi

Traditional rulers in Bauchi State have re-iterated their determination to sensitize politicians on the need to provide social amenities to the people when elected into office.
The Emir of Ningi, Alhaji Yunusa Danyaya, and his Dass counterpart, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman, stated this when members of Society for Water and Sanitaion (NEWSAN) and Wash Media Network paid an Advocacy visit in their palaces yesterday.

Edo govt, NEMA partner on Emergency Ambulance Bay

The Edo State Government has concluded plans to partner the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on the construction of an Emergency Ambulance Bay at Irrua, in Esan Central Local Government Area, Edo State.

Speaking during a visit to the proposed site for the bay at Irrua, Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Mr. Yakubu Gowon, said the state government was ready to provide structures for first responders to do their job without hinderance.

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