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Newly sworn-in senator wants Kogi declared oil-producing state

Nigeria, March 20 -- The newly sworn-in Kogi East senator, Isaac Alfa, on Wednesday said he would sponsor a bill for the federal government to recognise Kogi as an oil-producing state. Oil-producing ... Read More


Buhari declines assent to digital rights bill, four others

Nigeria, March 20 -- President Muhammadu Buhari has conveyed to the National Assembly his decision to decline assent to five bills. Stating several reasons, Mr Buhari said he would not assent to the ... Read More


Senate approves 30, 000 as minimum wage

Nigeria, March 19 -- The Nigerian Senate has approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in Nigeria. The national minimum wage bill will become effective after the president, Muhammadu Buhari, asse... Read More


Police confirm 16 killed in Kajuru, Kaduna attack

Nigeria, March 11 -- The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday said no fewer than 16 persons were killed by gunmen at Barde Village under Maro in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The Comman... Read More


Re-election: El-Rufai thanks supporters, promises better days

Nigeria, March 11 -- North West El-Rufai Abstract: The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has thanked people of the state for re-electing him for another four years term. Mr El-Rufai was de... Read More


Kaduna Governorship: PDP's Isa Ashiru loses own local government

Nigeria, March 10 -- The incumbent governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has defeated his main rival, Isa Ashiru, in Kudan Local Government. Mr Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hails ... Read More


3,008 card readers deployed for elections in Kaduna - REC

Nigeria, March 8 -- A total of 3, 008 card readers will be used for Saturday's governorship and state House of Assembly elections, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kaduna State, Abdullahi Kaugam... Read More


Properties destroyed as APC, PDP supporters clash in Kaduna

Nigeria, March 7 -- Many cars were destroyed when rival party supporters clashed in Kurmin Gwari in Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Wednesday. The clash between loyalists of the... Read More


ANALYSIS: Major factors that will determine Kaduna governorship election

Nigeria, March 5 -- A lot of factors will determine choices when voters in Kaduna State throng out on Saturday, March 9, to elect a governor who will pilot the affairs of the state for the next four y... Read More


SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the unsafe haircutting practices in Nigeria (2)

Nigeria, March 3 -- In this second part on the old hair cutting methods still in use in major Nigerian cities, Kemi Busari highlights the risk in sharing blades and other unsterilized shaving tools. R... Read More