Visa Ban: Yahaya Bello’s govt writes US over alleged ban

The Kogi State Government on Friday petitioned the U.S. on its visa restrictions for unnamed individuals responsible for undermining the Nigerian democratic process and for organising election-related violence. The Kogi Government letter, KGS/GO/ADM/25/II/XXX, dated September 16 and signed by the state’s Secretary to the Government, Mrs Folashade Ayoade, was addressed …

Borno governor raises alarm as Boko Haram recruits children

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has raised an alarm of children being recruited into the Boko Haram terrorist group. Speaking while receiving a committee of members of the House of Representatives at his office in Maiduguri, Zulum said the recruitment of kids into the terrorist group was due …

UK govt reacts as Buhari signs Police Bill

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has hailed the signing of the Nigeria Police bill 2020 into law by President Muhammadu on Thursday. Writing on her verified Twitter page, Laing said it is a step in the right direction. In what she described as “excellent news,” she noted …

Man kills own mother, two children, injures others

A 47-year-old man identified as Emeka Ezimadu has killed his 85-year-old mother, Mrs Agnes Ezimadu, and two of his biological children, Ifechukwu and Nmeso, aged nine and two years respectively. Ezimadu also injured three of his other children; Nonso Ezimadu ‘m’ aged 12 years, Chinaemerem Ezimadu ‘f’ aged 11 and …

UNICEF identifies 544,951 out of school children in Adamawa

Five hundred and forty-four thousand, nine hundred and fifty-one (544,951 out of school children have been tracked and about 94 percent of them (514,743) returned to school in Adamawa State. northeast Nigeria. The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), working in Adamawa State tracked the out of school children. It …

Young woman beats step son to death in Kano

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Kano State, has arrested a 29-year-old housewife, Jamila Abubakar, over alleged murder of her stepson, Muhammad Bashir. Mr Shehu Umar, NAPTIP Zonal Commander in change of Kano State, confirmed the arrest to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on …

Nigerians attack Buhari govt over registration of ‘Self-certification’ forms

President Muhammadu Buhari government has come under attack over the compulsory registration of self- certification forms. The Buhari-led government had on Thursday ordered that all Nigerians with account holders in any financial institution must obtain, complete and submit Self-Certification Forms. The forms are required by the relevant financial institutions to …