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Lalong is now Northern govs’ chairman

The Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong  has emerged as    Shettima’s successor. The Borno governor’s  four-year tenure ends on May 29. Shettima  will be representing Borno Central in the 9th National Assembly. Shettima of the  All Progressives Congress  took over from former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu in 2015. The  communiqué read in part, “The forum deliberated extensively on the

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Zainab, Abubakar return from Saudi Arabia after four months in detention

Two Nigerians, Miss Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, who were implicated for alleged drug trafficking but freed by Saudi Arabian authorities, returned home. The duo arrived at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport aboard the same flight at 10 am, two weeks after regaining freedom after diplomatic intervention by the Federal Government. Miss Aliyu, a final-year

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JAMB remits N5bn to Federal Government after 2019 UTME

Agency reports The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it remitted  N5bn to the Federal Government  after the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. JAMB  revealed this on Monday  in its  weekly bulletin by  its  Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin. Benjamin  later  told NAN  that the Federal Government returned  N2bn to the

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Ganduje defies court order, says ‘New Emirs appointed before court order’

The Kano State Government said on Saturday it did not receive any court order restraining Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje from further action concerning the newly appointed First Class Emirs of Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi Emirates. This is contained in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje and made available to

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Okowa congratulates Emefiele on reappointment as CBN governor

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on his reappointment for another term in office. In a congratulatory message issued in Asaba, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa extolled the leadership qualities and astute contributions of Mr. Emefiele

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