Fani-Kayode May Lose Traditional Title In Zamfara

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode may lose the traditional title ”Sadaukin Shinkafi” conferred on him by Emir of Shinkafi, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe of Zamfara state. The Emir has gotten a 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw the traditional title following the resignation from two top chiefs. FFK got the title on Monday, July 20 in recognition ofContinue reading “Fani-Kayode May Lose Traditional Title In Zamfara”


…Allow open of churches, mosques, and markets The governments of Adamawa and Gombe states have lifted the lockdown in their states that were initially put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus. A statement from Humwashi Wonosikou, press secretary to Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa, said churches, mosques, and markets can now open for activities but must observeContinue reading “COVID-19: GOMBE, ADAMAWA LIFT LOCKDOWN”

Ganduje Begs Buhari To Relax Lockdown For Ramadan

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has urged the Federal Government to ease the 14-day total lockdown imposed on the state. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a total lockdown in Kano effective Monday following a rise in COVID-19 cases and strange deaths in the state. Ganduje, however, asked the Federal Government on Thursday to relax theContinue reading “Ganduje Begs Buhari To Relax Lockdown For Ramadan”

Northern Govs Ban Almajiri System, Call For More COVID-19 Testing

Northern governors under the aegis of the Northern Governors Forum has banned the almajiri system of education over the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the region. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to Simon Lalong, Chairman of the forum and Governor ofContinue reading “Northern Govs Ban Almajiri System, Call For More COVID-19 Testing”

Saraki’s Name Removed From Kwara State University

The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday amended the Kwara State University Law and changed the name of the institution from Abubakar Olusola Saraki University to Kwara State University. The Kwara State University (Amendment) Bill 2020 was one of the four amendment bills passed by the Assembly on Tuesday which it said would driveContinue reading “Saraki’s Name Removed From Kwara State University”

NEWS IN A FLASH – I Got Married A Stark Illiterate

Aishatu Mohammed, wife of Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed speaking on the high rate of illiteracy and early marriage among young girls in the state revealed that she had no formal education when she married her husband. In her words, “I was 16 years old and a stark illiterate when I married my husband. We wereContinue reading “NEWS IN A FLASH – I Got Married A Stark Illiterate”

Red Alert: Yellow Fever Outbreak In Katsina; kill 115.

photo credit: 115 people are said to have died following a Yellow Fever outbreak in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The “yellow” in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients. Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache,Continue reading “Red Alert: Yellow Fever Outbreak In Katsina; kill 115.”