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By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

No fewer than seven people, including four females and three children drowned Saturday morning when the boat in which they were travelling along River Gbako in Katcha Local Government Area of Niger State capsized.

By Ummi Ismaeel

Minna

Niger State government has designed programmes and policies that will bring rapid development and improve the living conditions of rural dwellers, as it battles illegal mining of solid minerals in the state.

 The state government is also streamlining

mining activities to meet the economic needs of the state.

.Wants emerging democracies to emulate U.S

 

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the president-elect of the United States of America, USA, Mr. Donald Trump, on his victory in the U.S. presidential election.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will walk onto the pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday on superior ground against the Fennecs of Algeria.

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has expressed confidence in the ongoing efforts to permanently resolve traffic congestion in the Apapa axis due to activities at the port.

 He also restated his administration's commitment to restore the glory of the area.

By Patience Michael, Bauchi

 

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Bauchi State chapter, has elected new executive that will run its affairs in the next three years.

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How Boko Haram female captive saved Kano market from destruction

A Nigerian woman, who was abducted by Boko Haram, has luckily escaped her captors. She told police she was drugged by the abductors, who planned to use her as a suicide bomber to attack a marketplace in the city of Kano.

Kaduna declares 'tomato emergency'

A state of emergency has been declared in the tomato sector in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, local media report.

A moth called the Tomato Leaf Miner, or Tuta Absoluta, has ravaged 80 per cent of tomato farms, Commissioner of Agriculture, Daniel Manzo Maigar, said.

Why gunmen blew Agip facility in Bayelsa

 

Two different armed groups at the weekend blew up Agip pipeline in Azuzuama-Ikienghenbiri creek, Bayelsa State.

 The militant groups were said to be fighting for the control of a pipeline, which conveys crude oil from the area.

Imo govt, SGF partner over IGR

 

Imo State government has indicated interest to partner the office of the Surveyor General of Federation (SGF) to up its internally generated revenue.

Fraud: NIMASA ex-boss, Omatseye, bags five years jail

 

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court Lagos Friday, May 20, 2016, convicted Mr. Raymond Omatseye, a former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) over a N1.5 billion contract scam during his tenure.

What's the value of Nigeria’s democracy?

 

By Edward T. Dibiana

 

In the scorching sun and draining heat of a sweltering afternoon, at a building construction site recently in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), some artisans tangoed vociferously in a heated debate.

Ekweremadu advocates decentralised policing

 

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has reiterated the call of decentralised policing and reinforcement of the federal police to help combat the nation’s security challenges.

Doubt over identity of 'second rescued Chibok girl'

 

Campaigners on Friday, May 20, 2016, questioned a Nigerian military claim that a second Chibok schoolgirl had been rescued, but the army maintained she was one of the 219 abducted by Boko Haram.

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