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Minors in Adamawa State have sought the protection of underage girls from early marriages through the enactment of child rights protection bill that will stop parents from giving them out for marriage until they complete secondary school. This is just as the girls called for legislation for the prohibition of early marriage in the state. The representative of the underage girls, Amira Abdullahi, a 13-year-old JSS 3 student at the Government Day Junior Secondary School,...

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YOLA — Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa has challenged members of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) to use the institution in the fight against crime and vices in the society through dissemination of factual information. The Lamido gave the challenge Thursday in his palace in Yola while playing host to Adamawa state committee on citizens’ summit of the Institute led by its chairman Prof Abubakar Abba Tahir. The Royal Father who...

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YOLA — Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa has pledged the support of the Emirate towards ensuring that elected leaders are accountable to their electorates. The royal father stated this Thursday in his palace when members of the Transparency and Accountability Project under the Centre for Women and Adolescent Empowerment Yola led by Hajiya Asma’u Joda paid him an advocacy visit. The Lamido, who acknowledged the role played by the centre towards women emancipation...

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MINNA — Niger State Government has appointed the 7th Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora Emirate. He is Alh. Mohammed Barau Kontagora. Recall that the selection of the 7th Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora was held on Sunday 19th of September, 2021 in Kontagora. The selection was done by the Kingmakers of the Kontagora Emirate in line with the Customary Laws and Practice of the Kontagora Emirate. However, some aggrieved contestants to the stool petitioned the...

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MOSCOW — Russia on Friday, October 1, 2021, held its first royal wedding since the 1917 Bolshevik revolution which toppled the Romanov monarchy, with aristocrats that travelled from across Europe for the lavish ceremony. Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov, 40, and his Italian fiancée Rebecca Virginia Bettarini, 39, were wed at Saint Isaac’s cathedral in the former imperial capital Saint Petersburg. Hundreds of foreign guests travelled to Russia’s second city for the Orthodox Christian ceremony,...

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Forty-seven out of 48 contenders for the stool of Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora have questioned the emergence of the alleged winner of the election which was held by the Electoral College on Sunday. The petitioners claimed that the exercise handled by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftain Affairs, Bar. Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, was shrouded in mystery, which smacks of a lack of transparency. They called for his redeployment for being incompetent. Incomprehensive and lacking the...

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LAGOS —  The Chinese community in Lagos has celebrated the mid-autumn festival and the Chinese national day, marking the final of the Nigeria maiden SGEL Chinese Wushu performance championship and awards ceremony in Nigeria. The was disclosed by Chu Moaming, Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China, in a statement he made available to the media on Monday. The event which was held on Saturday was organised by Huaxing Arts Troupe Nigeria, Wushu Development Association...

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As banditry activities continue to heighten in Zamfara state, gunmen on Tuesday, abducted the Emir of Bungudu in the state, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. A source disclosed that the gunmen opened fire on the convoy of the first-class monarch before whisking him to an unknown destination. Bandits were said to have opened fire on the monarch’s convoy and his security aides responded with shots, but were overpowered them and successfully demobilized some of the vehicles,...

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ABUJA — The Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Niger State, Alhaji Saidu Umaru Namaska who spent 47 years on the throne has died at an Abuja Hospital. The late Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora is survived by wives, children and great-grandchildren. The Emir’s death comes three months after bandits gunned down his son Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska during an attack on the monarch’s farm along Zuru road in Kontagora Local Government Area when the bandits struck. Some...

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