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YOLA —The Adamawa State Government has reviewed the curfew regime imposed on the three Council areas of Yola North, Yola South, and Girei following the activities of Shila Boys and other Miscreants in the society using Tricycles and Motorcycles. Inhabitants of the affected local governments have been observing the curfew from 11 pm to 5am during the Ramadan period, but now the curfew has been reviewed to commence from 10 pm to 5am with immediate...

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The Kebbi state government has shut down seven schools indefinitely in the wake of the armed attack on Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri on Thursday. Kebbi, Isah Arzika, Chairman Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT Kebbi state wing who has confirmed this and that the school is located on the frontlines of the areas prone to bandit attacks. In the latest attack on Federal Government College FGC Yauri, students and three teachers were abducted from the...

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The United Arab Emirates has lifted its travel ban on Nigeria, India, and South Africa. Passengers are also expected to present a negative PCR test certificate with an OR code from laboratories approved by the Nigerian government, while also undergoing the same test upon arrival at the Dubai airport. According to a message from the Dubai Media Office, passengers from Nigeria are expected to have received a negative result for a PCR test taken within...

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MAIDUGURI — Northeast Zonal Coordinator, Development Finance Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Mr. Mahmood Nyako has commenced mapping of over 500,000 hecters of farmland for the cultivation of rice in the northeast cropping season. Nyako disclosed this during a meeting with the leadership of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria RIFAN, Borno state chapter in Maiduguri. He expressed confidence that with the special programme embarked by the Central Bank for the dry and...

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ABUJA — The Chairman of the Governing Board of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEB), Professor Usman Adamu Kyuka, has assured Nigerians that the majority of the 20 multi-million naira model schools across some states of the federation being built with state-of-the-art facilities, would be ready for use before the end of this year. Kyuka spoke when he and the Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi commenced the inspection of the model schools built by...

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The Head of Vigilante of Zuru Emirate in Kebbi state, John Mani, on Saturday, said the bandits that abducted the students of Federal Government College Birnin Yauri, suffered a heavy casualty, saying over 80 of them have been killed. Bandits numbering 150 were reported to have broken into the school on Thursday and made away with a yet-to-be ascertained number of students. Mani, in a telephone interview, said the bandits were killed in the ‘Insen...

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Nigerian Army troops operating under the auspices of Operation Hadarin Daji have engaged kidnappers and bandits in a gun battle following the abduction of students of the Federal Government College, Yawuri, Kebbi State, have rescued two teachers and five students after an exchange of fire with the criminals. Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement, said the rescue followed an initial encounter with the abductors in the early hours of...

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MAIDUGURI — The  Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Alhaji Mohammed Akali says according to United Nations reports that over 2.6 million people are at risk of facing food crisis in Borno. Akali made this known during a roundtable meeting with stakeholders on the humanitarian situation in the region. “The NEDC was mobilising resources to stockpile food to intervene in an event of an emergency and stressed the need for a coordinated approach by all...

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ABUJA — Deputy Director of Voter Education Division of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mary Nkem has declared the readiness of the commission to resume the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration scheduled for June 28. Mary Nkem who made this known on Thursday at a roadshow on the CVR organised by the commission in Abuja said the exercise would be taking place from 9 am to 3 pm from Monday to Friday, excluding weekends. She...

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KADUNA — The deposed Emir of Kano and new caliph of the Tijaniyya sect in Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said he has no intention of running for any political position in the country. Sanusi, who stated this in Kaduna on Thursday, said he will continue to educate the public on the right candidates to vote for during elections. “If we do not educate our children to become successful, while other people send their children...

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