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Sokoto main market gutted by fire

The Sokoto central market has been gutted by fire.  The fire started around 7am and raged till afternoon, It was gathered that the fire was caused by a generating set. “The fire started from a generating set at Kofar Yan Roba,” a fire fighter putting out the fire said.  

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Wife kills husband’s 17-year old fiancee in Kano

A housewife identified as Suwaiba Shuaibu has allegedly killed her husband’s fiancee, 17-year-old Aisha Kabir in Gimawa Village, Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State few days to their wedding. The husband, Shahrehu Alhaji Ali and his fiancee, Aisha (all residents of the same area) were said to be in a serious relationship for over six years and scheduled to ...

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Singer Waje’s wedding date nears as she shows off her man

 Hehehe just like Rita Dominic, singer Waje has showed off her man and says it’s TIME. Though Waje only said its time and gave no major clue, her bestie Omawunmi however broke it down saying ”Besto Asoebi Loading ehhhhh! Congratulations guys” Oppor oppor!! We love the way these women are the ones revealing their men. Oppor ju! Smiles!   Her ...

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EU regulator to clear Boeing 737 MAX flights next week

European regulators on Tuesday took a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again, publishing a proposed airworthiness directive that could see the aircraft cleared within weeks after being grounded for nearly two years over deadly crashes. The publication of the directive by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency opens a 28-day public consultation period after which the ...

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Gunmen kidnap Adamawa traditional ruler, Ardo Mustapha

Gunmen have kidnapped an Adamawa traditional ruler, Ardo Mustapha. The monarch was reportedly kidnapped on Monday around 12 midnight at his home in Mayo-Farang, Mayo Belwa Local Government Area. Mr Mustapha is the District Head of Mayo-Farang and Sarkin Noman Adamawa. “He was kidnapped in Mayo-Farang, he just returned from Abuja, after Ishai prayer. There was much exchange of fire ...

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Blind man regains sight after receiving artificial cornea implant

An Israeli man regained his sight after a decade of blindness following the first artificial cornea implantation developed by Israeli medical tech company CorNeat Vision, the company announced this month. The patient, Jamal Furani, a resident of Haifa, began suffering some vision loss 10 years ago due to edema and other background diseases that damaged his corneas, and became bilaterally ...

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Scores injured as tanker falls in Ogun state

Many were feared injured this morning in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital when a tanker fell on ever busy Kuto – Okemosan road.   The tanker fell after grazing through a Lexus jeep at the GTBANK stretch of the road. At least four vehicles whose owners fled when the tanker fell were completely burnt. The fire is currently been put ...

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Politician dies two days after winning Kano LG Chairman election

Kano has been thrown into shock following reports that the newly elected chairman of Bebeji Local Government Area, Alhaji Ali Namadi is dead. Mr. Namadi was among the successful APC chairmanship candidates in the just concluded local government councils elections held on Saturday 16th January, 2021. Alhaji Ibrahim Adamu Tiga, Director Campaign to the late chairman in a terse statement ...

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US President-elect, Joe Biden to offer 11 million immigrants citizenship during first days in office

  US President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly planning to unveil an immigration bill in his first days as President as he hopes to offer an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status. Biden will announce legislation on his first days in office to provide a path to citizenship for millions of ...

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Telcos submit 43 million NINs to NIMC for verification

It was also gathered that so far the NIMC had been able to provide about 45 million NINs, as it was able to register about two million people in the last one month after the Federal Government ordered citizens to register their SIMs with valid NINs. Sources at the commission confirmed this to our correspondent, as they noted that the ...

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Police officer allegedly torture UNILAG student to coma

A student of the University of Lagos, John Akinwale, has landed in the hospital after a power-drunk policeman allegedly tortured him to a coma in the Mosafejo, Oshodi area of Lagos State.   SaharaReporters learnt that Akinwale was arrested on Monday around 2 pm, after he bought fuel at a filling station, by police officers attached to the Mosafejo division. ...

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Pope Francis appoints, Bishop Kukah as member of Dicastery on Human Development

Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese , Mathew Hassan Kukah has been appointed as a Member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development by Pope Francis This is contained in a statement signed by the Director, Social Communications Catholic Diocese of Sokoto Reverend . Father Christopher A. Omotosho and made available to newsmen According to the statement the ...

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Nigeria Medical Association expresses concerns over the reopening of schools

  The Nigeria Medical Association has expressed concerns over the reopening of schools across the country.   Schools in many states across the Federation reopened for academic activities on Monday, January 18. This comes even as Nigeria battles the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic.   The President of the medical association, Prof. Innocent Ujah, in a Television interview, expressed ...

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Insecurity: Canada to support Nigeria with $10m

  The acting Canadian High Commissioner Nicholas Simard has said his country is willing to support Nigeria with $10 million in its battle against insecurity.   Simard made this announcement when he visited the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, in Abuja. There, he stressed the need to build the capacity of personnel of the Police Force, among other things ...

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Abdulrasheed Maina sick, suffered partial stroke in prison

Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), suffered a partial stroke at the Kuje correctional center where he is being detained, his lawyer, Anayo Adibe, has said. Adibe, who spoke in an interview with We FM, said his client is in a “very bad shape” and needs adequate medical attention. “I visited him at the prison about ...

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US First Lady, Melania Trump releases farewell message (Video)

First Lady Melania Trump, in a video, has given a “farewell message” to the United States, two days before the end of the term of President Donald Trump, her husband. “My fellow Americans, it has been the greatest honour of my life to serve as first lady of the United States,” said Trump in the video released Monday on Twitter, ...

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Lagos to auction 88 vehicles seized for traffic violation

The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) said it had obtained an order of the Lagos State Mobile Court to auction 88 forfeited vehicles. It was gathered that the forfeited vehicles were impounded for driving against the traffic in different parts of the state. According to the Chairman of the agency, Shola Jejeloye, the ...

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Nigerian man swallows cocaine to beat arrest by India police

A Nigerian Pius Ifeanyichukwu tried to play a fast one when he swallowed 12 cocaine pellets found in his possession by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai, India. Ifeanyichukwu was arrested 14 January on Monday while roaming near a five-star hotel in Juhu, where he planned to deliver the banned drug. When the police accosted him, he quickly swallowed 12 ...

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Nigeria records 1,617 new Covid-19 cases, total now 112,004

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,617 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 112,004. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday. “1,617 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-776 Kaduna-147 Kwara-131 FCT-102 Plateau-78 Edo-59 Ogun-53 Osun-45 Rivers-37 Taraba-36 Nasarawa-34 Adamawa-33 Kano-26 Delta-20 Ebonyi-16 Bayelsa-11 Gombe-11 Borno-2. “Our ...

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Joe Biden inauguration rehearsal called off after fire outbreak

  A rehearsal for the inauguration of US President-elect, Joe Biden yesterday had to be called off after fire broke out beneath a bridge behind the US Capitol Building amid fears of an imminent ‘insider attack. Military personnel and staffers ran from the temporary seating on the Capitol Building’s West Front while an evacuation warning played in the background shortly ...

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