By Mohammed Abubakar,



The 80-bed capacity hospital in Potiskum town of Yobe State built by Senator Muhammad Hassan and commissioned by the Senate President Bukola Saraki has commenced services.

 Hassan, the only PDP senator, represents Yobe South Senatorial District at the National Assembly.

Morocco is applying to join the Economic Community of West African States, the bloc confirmed Tuesday, a move that some analysts see as a continuation of checkbook diplomacy to consolidate the North African kingdom's claim on Western Sahara.

Morocco's application will be considered at the next summit of 15-member states in July, ECOWAS chairman Marcel de Souza said in a statement.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will reward midfielder Ander Herrera with a new deal after an impressive year for the player at Old Trafford, according to reports.

 Herrera has been a mainstay in the Manchester United midfield, alongside Paul Pogba, helping the club to the EFL Cup and the FA Community Shield.


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Resource control: Niger demands 13% derivation over hydro dams

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Niger State government is demanding for 13 per cent derivation allocation from the Federal Government over the generation of electricity from three hydro dams - Shiroro, Jebba and Kainji - all located in the state.

Okpofe: A community terrorised by ghost

By Kate Uwalaka

NSCDC rescues nine-year-old boy chained in church

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ogun State Command, at the weekend rescued a nine-year-old boy chained in a church at Ajibawo village along Atan-Ota in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria.

Abia crisis: Aba North prays for Ikpeazu

Workers of Aba North Local
Government Area have joined thousands of other Abia State people to pray to God for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to triumph over the current political crisis in the state.
During a prayer session at the secretariat

Manchester Unted: Mourinho assures of Juan Mata’s stay

Jose Mourinho has moved to reassure Juan Mata that his Manchester United career is not at an end.

Nigeria is going through recession – Minister

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday admitted that the nation is going through a recession.

We are in talks with Niger Delta militants - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in Abuja said that his administration was talking to Niger Delta militants through oil companies and law-enforcement agencies to find a lasting solution to insecurity in the region.

Why IMF boss, Lagarde, may go to jail

Ms Lagarde was French finance minister in 2008 when she approved a payout of €400m to a politically connected businessman.


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