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President Muhammadu Buhari received his excellency, the president of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Kabore at the state house today friday 21st February 2020

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Media entrepreneur and Ebony Life CEO No Abudu has become a grand mother for the very first time.

The media mogul took to her Instagram page to celebrate today 21st February 2020 as a very special day to her as she has began her first journey as a grandma.

She wrote” All glory belong to God, I became a grandma today. My darling Temidee gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. God I am so grateful. Dear Temidayo and Adebola, the biggest congratulations. Gods love, favour and blessings now and always“. Congratulations to the newest grandma.

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According to report, fire outbreak has erupted at popular Utako motor park Abuja and it has left travellers and drivers fleeing in different directions for safety.

There were snowballs of fire in the air, causing huge puffs of black smoke in the surrounding areas according to a report by The Nation.

The cause of the fire has not been ascertained at the time of filing this report.

There has been an increase in fire accidents in recent months. More details later..

Man dies 7 weeks after his wedding

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A police cadet officer reportedly died just about 7 weeks after his wedding leaving his lovely bride shattered.

A Facebook user Muhammad Sallahudeen Junior shared the sad news on his page. According to the poster, the deceased has just gotten married over a month and 20 days when he passed away.

The deceased who is a cadet officer as shown in his attire left behind his lovely bride, no disclosure as to whether he was sick or had an accident. May God soul rest in peace. See more photos of the lovely couples below.

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A 30-year-old woman, Zainab Abu of Makwalla community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State has made news headlines after she gave birth to a set of quadruplets in the village without going for any antenatal care or medical check-up.

According to the woman, who is already a mother of 12, lack of facilities and the distance barrier coupled with inadequate transportation facilities in the village culminated to her inability to attend hospital throughout her pregnancy period.

She said, l have been giving birth to multiple number of twins in the village without going for any medical diagnosis, or see a doctor. This time around wasn’t an exception when l gave birth to these children without attending any hospital because of the challenges we are going through in the village.”

Zainab further confessed that throughout her life as a housewife, she has never attended any antenatal or has been counseled on child spacing due to the distance of their village to any available medical centre nearest to their residence.

According to her, she has been giving birth to multiple of twins, stressing that this is the first time she has given birth to quadruplets.

Zainab explained, “I have gone through serious pains, stress, and indeed it’s not really easy giving birth to four kids at a time in the village without any modern medical support. I thank God for helping me to have given birth to these children safely.

“I always used traditional medicine and other drugs from local drugs vendors in the village whenever l felt pains in my body.

I also chose to give birth in the village for fear of using the canoe to cross the river and thereafter use motorcycle for a long distance before getting any modern medical facility. The pain involved and the fear of the unknown always make some of us in the village to take the risk of giving birth in the village.”

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A 22-year-old woman reportedly killed her little baby and committed suicide in Bomadi, a creek town in Delta State, after allegedly drinking a substance suspected to be Sniper.

The woman, identified as Miss Pigha Koboye, committed the dastardly act last Sunday after the father of the child denied his paternity.

It was gathered that before her death, the lady revealed the reason behind her shocking act saying that the father of her child denied the paternity of the child.

It was further gathered that their corpses have been evacuated and deposited at Bomadi General Hospital.

Residents of the area where the incident occurred trooped to the Bomadi General Hospital to ascertain the authenticity of the report, just as some people blamed her for the ‘silly’ decision.

No medical personnel was willing to comment on the incident when the Tribune Online made enquires on Monday evening.

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The Taraba Government has dismissed calls for the impeachment of Gov. Darius Ishaku, who has stayed out of the state since December.

According to a government statement, Ishaku’s continued stay in Abuja did not in any way constitute an impeachable offence.

Bala Abu, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity who issued the statement on Thursday night in Abuja, dismissed the call as laughable.

According to him,  the governor is staying in Abuja to recuperate from a domestic accident he earlier suffered.

As a result, His Excellency had to stay back in Abuja to receive adequate medical attention.”

He described those calling for the governor’s impeachment as unpatriotic people, who were only bent on promoting “inanities and outright falsehood.”

We urge the good people of Taraba, their friends and admirers in and outside the state to ignore the campaign of falsehood being orchestrated by some people.

His Excellency is desirous to return to the state and will do so when he has sufficiently recovered.”

According to Abu, the governor’s absence had not affected the state in any negative way.

No aspect of governmental activities has suffered a setback as a result.

“All government projects are going on smoothly and government has continued to meet its obligations to contractors while progress are being monitored by appropriate government ministries and officials,” Abu added.

He further explained that the 2020 budget was being implemented with vigour while salaries of workers, pensions and gratuities are also being paid promptly.

“It is therefore wrong and misleading to suggest that the Governor’s absence has affected morale of civil servants and governance in the state”.

According to him, it was wrong to claim that the governor had breached Section 190 of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) by not transmitting power to his Deputy.

“The said section of the Constitution 190(2) speaks of transmission of power only when the Governor proceeds on vacation or is otherwise unable to discharge the functions of his office.

In this case, the Governor is not on vacation and he is not unable to discharge the duties of his office. He has been conducting his official duties diligently.”

Government activities are not at a standstill. Governor Ishaku has not breached any part of the Constitution.

He remains focused and irrevocably committed to peace and the socio-economic development of Taraba State,” Abu added.

He advised those claiming that governance was at a standstill in Taraba to visit the state and verify.

(NAN)

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By Sanni Onogu, Abuja

The Senate on Thursday commenced moves to establish an agency for de-radicalization of repentant Boko Haram insurgents.

The move followed the first reading of a Bill titled: “National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalization and Integration of repentant insurgents in Nigeria (Est, etc) Bill, 2020” by the Senate.

The Bill was sponsored by a former Governor of Yobe state, Senator Ibrahim Geidam, representing Yobe East Senatorial District.

The main aim of the proposed agency according to a copy of the Bill’s objectives, is to among others:

Provide avenue for rehabilitating, de-radicalizing, educating and reintegrating the defectors, repentant and detained members of the insurgent group Boko Haram to make therh useful members of the society.

Provide avenue for reconciliation and promote national security.

Other objectives include to give the government an opportunity to derive insider-information about the insurgence group for greater understanding of the group and its inner workings.

It is also to help gain greater understanding of the insurgents to enable govermnent to address the immediate concerns of violence and study the needs of de-radicalization effort to improve the process of de-radicalization.

Besides, the agency according to the Bill, “is to help disintegrate the violent and poisonous ideology that the group spreads as the program will enable some convicted or suspected terrorists to express remorse over their actions, repent and recant their Violent ideology and re-enter mainstream politics, religion and society.”

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The 47-year-old Plateau state lady Laetitia Naankang Dagan, who was killed by gunmen in her Abuja residence on Monday night after she left the State House about 8 pm was reportedly killed by some criminals who are known to be Yahoo boys living within the neighborhood.

A source that pleaded anonymity claimed that the deceased found that her environs in Lokogoma, an outskirts of the Abuja city centre was surrounded by Yahoo boys, which made her uncomfortable and told some of her friends that she was contemplating to relocate.

The source said it was out of concern over the presence of the boys that the deceased decided to report the suspected Yahoo boys to the police.

However, the police, relent in taking action but rather freed the suspects later, and the information leaked pointing out the deceased as the culprit who leads to their arrest and decided to embarked on a revenge mission.

She was reportedly tied in her apartment where she lived alone and subjected to all manners of torture before they strangled her to death and set the objects she was tied with ablaze.

The source also revealed that one of the killers took their victim’s mobile telephone away as he mistook it for his and left his own telephone at the crime scene.

The deceased, according to a statement by Deputy Director, Information, Mr. Attah Esa, on Tuesday, worked in her State House office on Monday till 8 pm, only to be gruesomely murdered in her apartment at 11 pm by unknown persons.

Meanwhile, a wake was held at her lokogoma residence this evening in Abuja, while a candle-lit prayer was also held at her family residence in Jos.

The report also indicates that her remains will depart the Asokoro general hospital at 6:30 am on Friday 21st February for an onward journey to her hometown in Kwangpan Local Government area of plates state for a requiem Mass at St. Patric church, final internment takes place at the family burial ground

May her soul rest in peace c

Source: Vanguard

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria(NAHCON) has disclosed that, Pilgrims May Enjoy Advantage of New Enhanced Passports, Reduction of Airport Screening Time in Nigeria

According to the commission, pilgrims to 2020 Hajj may benefit from a newly enhanced international passport booklet preliminarily released in Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt.

The reveal was made Wednesday 19th February, 2020 when NAHCON Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan paid a courtesy visit to the Immigration Boss as a step towards familiarization and preparations for a smooth and quick exit of Nigerian pilgrims during Hajj operations.

Alhaji Zikrullah appreciated the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for the excellent working relationship between the two sister agencies. However, he decried the long waiting hours experienced by Nigerian pilgrims during outbound journey from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia. He implored the Comptroller –General, Muhammed Babandede to wade into the situation being a one time National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Board Member representing the NIS under NAHCON’s 2nd board.

Responding, C.G.I Babandede congratulated Alhaji Hassan for his remarkable confirmation as NAHCON Chairman and prayed for the board’s success. He explained that the enhanced passport is designed to speed up documentation and clearance of travellers, drawing the attention of the NAHCON chairman on hiccups usually caused due to late commencement of preparation.

The two organizations later agreed by that henceforth, NAHCON’s command and Control shall be working in unison with the NIS so as to shore-up a speedy screening exercise for pilgrims.

Credit: NAHCON platforms

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