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Election: Nigerian lawmaker lures voters with 'free' drivers' licences

Nigeria, Jan. 14 -- A member of the House of Representatives (Kiyawa and Dutse federal constituency) on Monday in Jigawa State gave out 50 free driver's licences to his constituents in a bid to secure... Read More


Another Sule Lamido's commissioner dumps PDP

Nigeria, Jan. 13 -- A former commissioner of works and transport under former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress ... Read More


Jigawa sets N30,000 minimum wage budget

Nigeria, Jan. 8 -- The governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, on Tuesday, said he has provided funds for the N30,000 new minimum wage demanded by organised labour, in the 2019 budget he presented ... Read More


Hamza Abdullai, ex-governor of Kano, is dead

Nigeria, Jan. 3 -- A former governor of Kano State, Hamza Abdullahi, is dead. He died in a German Hospital after a brief illness. He was 74. Hadejia Emirate Council spokesperson, Talaki Mohammad, co... Read More


Residents flee as gunmen return to Zamfara community

Nigeria, Dec. 22 -- Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara State is under siege by armed bandits with repeated attacks and killing and maiming of women at many local communities in the area. ... Read More


Kano 2019: Four reported killed as Ganduje flags off reelection campaign

Nigeria, Dec. 16 -- Four persons were reportedly killed in a week as Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduge flagged off his reelection campaign in Bichi and Rano local government areas of the state. M... Read More


2019: Real reason Akpabio, Obanikoro dumped PDP - Lamido

Nigeria, Dec. 8 -- A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said Nigeria's political system is going through strange and challenging times, and has claimed those in power are using poverty ... Read More


2019: Atiku campaigns in Sokoto, appeals to tribal sentiments

Nigeria, Dec. 3 -- Nigeria's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, flagged off his campaign in Sokoto appealing that the resident... Read More


Police speak on strange armed group sighted in Sokoto

Nigeria, Nov. 30 -- The police in Sokoto State on Friday said a strange group sighted in a part of the state was not operating on Nigerian territory or carrying arms. PREMIUM TIMES earlier Friday rep... Read More


How elites, foreigners killed agriculture in Nigeria - Ogbeh

Nigeria, Nov. 13 -- The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has blamed the Nigerian elite for the underdevelopment of the nation's agricultural sector. Mr Ogbeh spoke at a town... Read More