Why Muslims must lead battle against terrorism – Shehu Sani

Why Muslims must lead battle against terrorism – Shehu Sani The need for humanity to unite and defeat terrorism is urgent and Muslims all over the world must unite to lead the battle, the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said. Mr. Sani said this while addressing lecturers and students at the International University of Africa, Khartoum on Thursday. He lamented that the trend of terrorism does “not only represent a 21st century threat to global peace and stability but also Muslims and Islam.” The lawmaker charged Muslims to…

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Why some Nigerians want SARS scrapped – Police

Why some Nigerians want SARS scrapped – Police The Nigerian Police Force has reacted to calls by Nigerians for the scrapping of its Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. There is ongoing social media campaign calling on police to scrap its SARS unit. But the police said contrary to claims of wrongdoings against SARS by some “criminals”, the anti-robbery unit had done a lot in sanitising the country. The police said those carrying out the campaign in the social media were armed robbers. It also asked well meaning Nigerians to disregard what…

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NYSC reacts to clash between soldiers, corps members in Kano

NYSC reacts to clash between soldiers, corps members in Kano The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Kano, has reacted to the reported clash between soldiers and some corps members in the orientation camp at Karaye Local Government Area of the state. Report emerged on the social media late last week that soldiers and some corps members clashed in the NYSC camp in Kano. In a statement by the NYSC public relations officer, Aliyu Ahmed, which was made available to newsmen on Sunday, the scheme denied the report. The statement…

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Fuel scarcity: Danger looms as residents scoop fuel from fallen tanker in Cross River

Fuel scarcity: Danger looms as residents scoop fuel from fallen tanker in Cross River Given the hoarding of fuel which has resulted in the scarcity of the product in Cross River, the residents in Calabar and Odukpani local government areas have capitalized on the scarcity to scoop fuel from a fallen tanker at a bad portion of the road at 12 miles. The tanker that carried 11, 000 litres of petrol fell on Saturday and emptied it contents into gutters while hundreds of people were seen busy scooping the product.…

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Atiku Abubakar calls for end to harassment of Nigerian youth by SARS

Atiku Abubakar calls for end to harassment of Nigerian youth by SARS Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has spoken out concerning incessant harassment of Nigerian youths by Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). The social media was agog on Saturday with complaints from Nigerians about brutal treatments by SARS operatives especially in Lagos. Atiku in his tweets urged the Nigeria police and the National Assembly to look into the complaints and stop harassing the youths. He wrote, “The arbitrary harassment of young Nigerians by Police (who should be protecting them) has no…

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Borno’s proposed BokoHaram Museum

Borno’s proposed BokoHaram Museum THE decision of the Borno State Government to convert the home of Muhammad Yusuf, the late founder of BokoHaram into a museum is a welcome development. However, certain issues need to be put to rest in actualising this laudable project. First, we must agree that the Boko Haram insurgency has become a big part of the history, not only of Borno State and the North East region but of the entire Nigerian nation and the Lake Chad sub-region. The insurgency started soon after its founder, Ustaz…

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JAMB fixes new date for sale of forms

JAMB fixes new date for sale of forms The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed a date for the commencement of the sale of the 2018 application forms. The board said the sale and registration for all candidates including those from foreign countries will hold from December 6 to February 6, 2018. The spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, said this in an interaction with PREMIUM TIMES Sunday evening. He said registration fee is N5,000 while an additional N500 will be paid to obtain a compulsory reading text…

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How Buhari was ‘banned’ from entering U.S. for 15 years — Atiku

How Buhari was ‘banned’ from entering U.S. for 15 years — Atiku President Muhammadu Buhari was banned from entering the United States because Americans had reservations about his religious views, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said Friday. Critics have long accused Mr. Buhari of holding extreme religious views that antithetical to modern democratic principles. In 2001, Mr. Buhari drew nationwide backlash when he declared his total commitment to Islamic doctrine of Shari’a and called on Muslims to only vote for their fellow Muslims during elections. But the president has denied…

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Suicide Bombers Kill 15, Injure 53 In Borno Market Attack

Suicide Bombers Kill 15, Injure 53 In Borno Market Attack The Borno Police Command has confirmed that 15 persons have been killed while 53 others were in twin blast that rocked Borno on Saturday. According to a statement issued by Police Public Relation Officer, Victor Isuku to newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday, “at about 1140hrs, two female suicide bombers infiltrated and gained entry into Biu town in Biu LGA. One of the bombers detonated IED strapped on her body within Biu main market, while d other one detonated outside the…

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54 babies born HIV positive in Nasarawa – NASACA

54 babies born HIV positive in Nasarawa – NASACA Dr Zakari Umar, the Executive Director of Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency ( NASACA ), said 54 babies delivered between January and September in the state tested positive to HIV. Umar made this known on Thursday in Lafia in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Umar said out of the 1,194 pregnant women who keyed into the Prevention of Mother- to- Child Transmission () HIV programme in 2017, 54 of them transmitted the virus to their babies. He…

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