Governor’s wife showcases Kwara’s tourism wealth
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Governor’s wife showcases Kwara’s tourism wealth

The wife of Kwara Governor, Olufolake Abdulrasaq, on Thursday, urged local and international tourists to explore the tourism potential in the state. Mrs Abdulrazaq made the call in Ilorin at the ongoing annual general meeting (AGM) and conference of the National Association of Nigeria Tour Operators (NATOP). The AGM has its theme as “Tourism as…

Court refuses to halt Yahaya Bello’s trial, refers defence lawyers for disciplinary procedure
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Court refuses to halt Yahaya Bello’s trial, refers defence lawyers for disciplinary procedure

The Federal High Court in Abuja rejected on Wednesday former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s application to halt his arraignment on N80 billion money laundering charges. The judge, Emeka Nwite, also referred Mr Bello’s lawyers – Abdulwahab Mohammed and Adeola Adedipe, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) – to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC)…

Police arrest inspector over alleged robbery, car theft in Kogi
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Police arrest inspector over alleged robbery, car theft in Kogi

The police in Kogi have confirmed the arrest and detention of a police officer, Aminu Mohammed, an inspector, for alleged robbery and car theft. The command spokesperson, Williams Ovye-Aya, a superintendent of police, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. ”Mohammed, a crime officer with the “C” Division at 200 Unit,…

Abuja man who attempted suicide risks one year in jail – Official
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Abuja man who attempted suicide risks one year in jail – Official

An official from the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Abuja, said on Tuesday that the man rescued from a suspected suicide attempt on Monday could face up to one year in jail if prosecuted successfully. The Secretary, Command and Control Centre of the Security Department of the FCTA, Peter Olumuji, cited section 231 of the…

Police arrest man for allegedly attempting to commit suicide
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Police arrest man for allegedly attempting to commit suicide

The FCT Police Command said it has arrested one Shuaibu Yushau, who allegedly attempted suicide by climbing a radio mast on Monday to protest the harsh economic condition in the country. In a statement on Monday evening by its spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, the command said it got a distress call from concerned Nigerians prompting it…

Chief Judge responds to ex-governor Bello’s request for transfer of trial to Kogi
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Chief Judge responds to ex-governor Bello’s request for transfer of trial to Kogi

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, John Tsoho, has faulted former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s application for transfer of his money laundering trial from Abuja to the Lokoja division of the court. In a letter dated 2 July, the Chief Judge gave reasons why the trial cannot be transferred to Lokoja, the…

Senate passes North-central Development Commission bill
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Senate passes North-central Development Commission bill

On Thursday, the Senate passed a bill establishing the North-central Development Commission (NCDC). The Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, who presided over the plenary, announced the establishment after most lawmakers supported it through a voice vote. The clauses of the bill were considered and approved by the Committee of the Whole. After considering a report…

Nigerian roads now designed on concrete – Umahi
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Nigerian roads now designed on concrete – Umahi

The Nigerian government says it is transitioning from asphalt to concrete in the construction of highways across the country. It also revealed that 70 per cent of federal highways are being designed on concrete to elongate their lifespans. The Minister of Works, David Umahi, stated this on Thursday when he led a delegation of federal…

Kwara, Niger governors laud Tinubu on Sokoto-Badagry superhighway project
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Kwara, Niger governors laud Tinubu on Sokoto-Badagry superhighway project

Governors AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and Umaru Bago of Kwara and Niger States have commended President Bola Tinubu over the 1000-kilometre Sokoto-Badagry superhighway project being executed by his administration. The governors spoke in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Thursday at a forum held to brief the public on the Kwara and Niger sections of the superhighway….

Boy in police net after allegedly stabbing friend to death in Niger
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Boy in police net after allegedly stabbing friend to death in Niger

The police have arrested a boy for allegedly stabbing his friend to death in a dispute over a mobile phone set. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mohammed Isah stabbed Nurudeen Nuhu in the stomach with a kitchen knife at the Abattoir area, Kwata Tayi village in Minna, the Niger State capital. The incident occurred Sunday morning,…