Breaking: Northern Elders endorse President Buhari

Some Northern Elders under the aegis of Kungiyar Dattawan Arewa Initiative (KDAI) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term. The group also dissociated itself from the purported endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by the Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum. Convener of the group, Gen. Paul Tarfa (rtd), at […]

Three soldiers allegedly killed as Boko Haram attacks army base in Borno

Three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday. The attack happened at the Forward Operation Base in Ngwom village, some 14 kilometres (nearly nine miles) north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri. “Boko Haram infiltrated our base in Ngwom yesterday (Friday) at around […]

Gov. Abubakar sani Bello takes campaign train to church, donates N5m

Gov. Abubakar Bello Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Saturday took his campaign train to Evangelical Church of Winning All (ECWA), Gwada and donated N5 million to the congregation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the governor had earlier paid a visit to Alhaji Musa Mohammed, District Head of Sarkin Pawa. The governor […]

Niger College of Education expels 556 students over poor academic performance

The Niger State College of Education has withdrawn 566 students who did not measure up academically in 2017/2018 academic session. Hajia Hadiza Kolo, the Academic Secretary of the College revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday. Kolo said though the affected students came with flamboyant secondary […]

I am Committed to Improved Condition of Living of my People – Gov. Sani Bello

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on Friday reemphasized his commitment towards implementing projects that would restore the diginity and improve the living standard of the people of the state. Governor Sani Bello stated this when he led his gubernatorial and second term bid campaign train to Maikunkele Local government area of Niger State. […]

2019: MY VOTE IS…(IV)

In continuation of our series MY VOTE IS… (FOR and AGAINST) as we head towards the 2019 Elections (the series of which is also available at <https://saturdaycolumn.blogspot.com/> and https://linkedin.com/in/bala-muhammad-0784384), today we discuss ALMAJIRI. For reminders, past issues discussed included Corruption, Drugs, Insecurity, etc. Other sundry issues will also continue to feature – readers can still… […]

Nigeria re-elected into AU Peace, Security Council

Nigeria has been re-elected into the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC) for a new three-year term, 2019-2021. Alongside Nigeria, Burundi, Algeria, Kenya and Lesotho were also elected, reflecting the five regions of the continent. Seven countries keenly contested for the available five vacancies. A statement by the spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, George […]