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Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has presented letter of appointment to the newly appointed Emir of Kaura-Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Jamilu Iliyasu, Press Secretary to the governor in Gusau on Tuesday. He stated that the appointment letter was presented at a brief ceremony attended by other Emirs in the state, few government officials and politicians at the governor’s private residence in Gusau. The governor said the...

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Lesotho’s former finance minister Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as the country’s new prime minister one day after Thomas Thabane resigned as leader. Thabane resigned amid a scandal over the death of his estranged wife. Thabane, who is a suspect in the 2017 murder of his wife, announced his resignation during an address to the nation on Tuesday.The coalition headed by the former prime minister collapsed on May 11, and Thabane subsequently announced that...

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For now, there is palpable tension and anxiety in Adamawa State Emirate Council as a titleholder in the emirate, Ma’ajin Adamawa, Rufai Ahmad Duwa died from suspected COVID-19 infection. Duwa died in the early hours of Friday after he grappled with an ailment many said has semblance with COVID-19 infection. He was interred at the Muslim cemetery in Damare, Yola South at about 5:00 pm on Friday. Multiple sources from Federal Medical Center (FMC), Yola...

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It was on the same day May 13, twenty years ago, the town of Ganye in the Adamawa State went agog as peoples from all walks of life within and outside the shores of the country converged to witness the epoch-making presentation of the staff of office to the paramount ruler of Chamba speaking nations, the Gangwari Ganye  Alh. (Dr.) Umaru Adamu Sanda II. Prominent personalities top government officials, security chiefs, business moguls, district heads, illustrious sons and daughters were...

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The Orsumoghu Community, an agrarian locality in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra has elected Chief Elochukwu Mbanefo as its new traditional ruler, 35 years after the demise of the last ruler. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the last traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Wilfred Okafor, Igwe Ozuruoha I of Orsumoghu, ruled for eight years before his death in 1985. The newly-elected monarch, Igwe Mbanefo, a pharmacist and industrialist, was unanimously elected by...

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Another traditional ruler in the north of Nigeria, the Emir of Kaura Namoda, Ahmad Muhammad Asha, has died.  The Emir of Kaura Namoda, Ahmad Muhammad Asha is also known as Sarkin Kiyawan Kaura Namoda has died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 71.  His younger brother,  Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha, the Dan Jekan  Kaura Namoda said that the Emir had battled diabetes and hypertension fora long time. “He spent like four days in his...

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The Director-General of the Amotekun Corps in Osun State, Amitolu Shittu, had said what the security outfit had was more sophisticated than the guns and ammunition that the Police are using. The DG disclosed this on Saturday in an interview with Bola Bamigbola. He stated that the corps is not meant for Yoruba people alone, but everyone living in the Southwest, whether Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba. He lamented that the coronavirus had affected the operation...

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Another traditional ruler in the north of Nigeria, the Emir of Kaura Namoda, Ahmad Muhammad Asha, has died. According to Daily Trust, the Emir of Kaura Namoda, Ahmad Muhammad Asha also known as Sarkin Kiyawan Kaura Namoda has died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 71. His younger brother,  Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha, the Dan Jekan  Kaura Namoda told Daily Trust that the Emir had battled diabetes and hypertension fora long time. “He...

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Maiduguri, April 27, 2020 (NAN) A traditional ruler, Alhaji Ibrahim Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, the Shehu of Bama, in Borno, is dead. The State Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Babakura Abba-Jato, made the disclosure on Monday in Maiduguri. Abba-Jato said the first class traditional ruler passed away at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) of yet to be disclosed ailment. “We are expecting a more detailed statement from Bama Emirate,” Abba-Jato said. The News Agency...

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A former senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the last Eight Senate has called on the Nigerian traditional medicine practitioners to dive into research for the vaccine of COVID-19. Sani called on the herbalists on Tuesday vis his verified Twitter handle @ShehuSani. He said “Our herbalists should delve into research on finding a vaccine for #COVID19 rather than so much concentration on production and marketing of...