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National Library Director decries declining reading culture in Nigeria

By Tobias Lengnan Dapam The Director, National Library of Nigeria (NLN), Malam H.A. Jato has decried the reading culture in the country. Jato, who decried the dearth of reading culture, in a statement issued yesterday by the NLN, further called…

ASUSS threatens to shut schools in Bauchi

The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), has said that there is no going back on its plans to shut down all schools in the state if government fails to reinstate its chairman, who was forced go on compulsory…

Ansar-ud-Deen youth congratulate Kano emir

The Northern States Council of the Ansar-ud-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria (ADYAN), has urged the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to forgive and forget the circumstances, leading to his emergence. The Islamic youth organisation made this known…

Agro-dealers, helpline staff warned against diversion of fertiliser in Bauchi

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has warned agro-dealers as well as helpline staff selected to participate in the 2014 Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme in Bauchi state against diversion of fertiliser. The Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development…

Man, 22, arraigned over alleged burglary, theft of mobile phones worth N317,500

22-year-old man who allegedly broke into a shop and stole N317, 500 worth of mobile phones and accessories, was on Friday brought before an Ojokoro Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos. The defendant, David Olem, of no fixed address, is facing a…

NSCDC arrest man, 67 for allegedly stealing diesel

NSCDC arrest man, 67 for allegedly stealing diesel The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa, has arrested one Mohammad Garuba, 67, for allegedly stealing 30 litres of diesel in Gwaram Local Government area. Mr. Muhammad Gidado NSCDC…

Police smash 2 suspected kidnapers in Benin

By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin.  Two suspected kidnappers, at the early hours yesterday met their waterloo during a gun duel with policemen in Edo state. The suspected hoodlums, believed to have been responsible for the abduction of some victims, including a…

Loan defaulter faces N2.5m fraud charge

A transporter, Godwin Ibe, was on Friday hauled up before a Kaiama Area Court in Kwara for allegedly defaulting in a N2.5 million loan repayment. Ibe was arraigned before Justice Ahmed Yahaya on a two-count charge of criminal breach of…

Insecurity discourages foreign doctors’ contribution in Nigeria-Unilorin don

The Provost, College of Health Sciences, University Ilorin (Unilorin) Prof A.B.O Omotoso has noted that the recent security challenges in Nigeria has discouraged foreign doctors to contribute their quota to national development. Omotosho, who stated this during the induction of…

Peace Conference delegates in Yola task media on peace building

Delegates at the three-day International Peace Conference, organised by Adamawa Peacemakers Initiative, in collaboration with American University of Nigeria (AUN), have challenged the Nigerian media to entrench conflict resolution mechanism in reporting crisis in the country. The International Peace Conference,…

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