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Gunmen murdered PDP district and village head in Niger state

The people's democratic party (PDP) district head,  Ahmodu Mohammed in Kampala Village, Bosso Local Government Area of Niger state, and Zakari Ya’u Idris  the village Head Of Madaka in Rafi local government area in Niger state have been murdered by gunmen The PDP Chieftain was killed in his home and his three daughters were kidnapped by the bandits while the Village Head was killed a week after he was abducted by the bandits. Sources told The Nation that the bandits have been after Mohammed for a long time before he was killed on Saturday. It was learned that the bandits were numbered 15 and were armed with sophisticated weapons in which they used to engage the deceased in a fierce gun battle for over two hours. It was also learned that the deceased was shot several times before he was killed and that this attack is the third time the bandits have been attacking Mohammed. The former Niger state chairman of the party, Alhaji Tanko Beji confirmed the death of the PDP Chieftain and th

Over 100 mummified coffins discovered in the ancient city of Saqqara, Egypt

 Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered more than 100 delicately carved wooden coffins, some with mummies inside and 40 funeral statues in the ancient burial ground located in the city of Saqqara, the Egyptian antiquity authorities said, calling the discovery the biggest find on the site this year. The sealed, wooden coffins, some containing mummies, date back as far as 2,500 years and are in perfect state of preservation," Khaled el-Enany, Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, told reporters in Saqqara on Saturday. The fine condition of the coffins meant that they were possibly the last resting places for the richest people, officials said. There were other objects discovered in the site which include, funeral masks, canopy jars and amulets. "This finding is very significant because it shows that Saqqara was the main burial site of the 26th Dynasty," said Zahi Hawass, an Egyptologist. The artifacts and coffins will eventually be displayed in a variety of museum

"I have never spoken to anyone about running for office, and I have not allowed anyone to post my pictures on social media. Asiya Balaraba Ganduje has denied rumours that she'll be contesting for the 2023 elections

Humanitarian  advocate, Hajiya Asiya Balaraba Ganduje daughter of His Excellency the Governor of Kano State, (Fulani of Zannan Laisu Fika) has disaffirm rumors that she will be running for the Tofa, Rimin Gado and Dawakin Local Government Areas. Tofa in the House of Representatives for the 2023 election season. Asiya Balaraba Ganduje  ( pic: Twitter ) Balaraba countered a report by Sahara Reporters stating that His Excellency the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, had asked his children to withdraw their candidature from the incumbent, Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe. Hajiya Asiya Balaraba Ganduje says she is not a politician and has no intention of running for office. "I am currently a civil servant and I am happy with the way I am doing my job. "I'm not interested in politics at all and I'm running for office." She said. Hajia Asiya Balaraba Ganduje further urged the public to disregard such slanderous rumors spread by others to tarnish their image. In

Northern youths would not stand idly and watch the efforts of the southerners to overthrow buhari's government "Mukhtar Dauda Raula"

Mukhtar Dauda Raula, President of the Shadow Youth of Kano State, said that Northern youths would not stand idly and watch the efforts of the Southerners to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari 's government just because he hails from the North. Raula said that we do not support President Muhammad Buhari, but the Southerners attempt to use the ENDSARS protest is a reflection of the recent overthrow of Gaddafi 's government in Libya and Saddam Hussain in Iraq. Raula added saying Northerners should know that they are ready to go to war if the protesters want President Buhari to step down or put an end to Nigeria. "Southern Nigerians have been harassing us for a long time about the presidency in the eyes of the northern authorities, but this time the youth of the North will not do it again, as our leaders have done in the past." "Every time a Southerner presides over Nigeria, no Northerner oppresses him as Obasanjo came to power until he finished his eight-year term

Higher institutions in kano state to resume October 26th

As so many higher institutions within the country have resumed back to normal activities, kano state higher institutions are yet to resume Yesterday, Dr Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure kano state commissioner of higher education declared in a statement as she briefed  journalist in kano state ministry of education headquarters about the resumption of higher institutions in the state. Bunkure said that, the state government has slated 26th October 2020 as the resumption date for higher institutions in the state.  She added, saying, institutions in the state have prepared well based on the reports from officials assinged to go round and check how far institutions have gone with preparation of the complete return of students  The state government has urged the institutions to provide hand sanitizer and face masks to ensure compliance to COVID-19 protocols.

I'm proud to be an iconic Nigerian! "Laycon"

 The winner of BBN season 5 Laycon said he is proud to be an iconic Nigerian as Nigeria celebrates her 60th anniversary  Laycon (img: Instagram) The star took to his Instagram page two days ago, wearing a white button down long sleeved T-shirt and long white pants made by lekucciglobal   Laycon said "60 years ago, we transitioned from struggle to freedom as a Nation. We will never forget the patriotism of the brave hearts who gave life and limb to see a free Nation. May we continue to grow in true freedom, peace, unity, progress as a Nation and love for each other as a people, casting aside religious, ethnic or tribal barriers and remembering that, come what may, we are and will always remain One Nigeria. Even as we are free, may we and all at different helms of affairs in our dear country continue to lead the Nigeria aright for with freedom, comes the responsibility of discipline and a need to herald the diversity that our dear Nigeria exists upon. May we all, as citizens of thi

Conditions attached to Primary and secondary schools in kano state ahead of Oct-11-2020 resumption date

  Kano State governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved the re-opening of primary and secondary school's  in the state. The governor announced that schools within the state are to resume on Oct-11-2020, Ganduje also gave some conditions attached to schools re-opening   The approval was contained in a memo presented to the Governor by the Hon. Commissioner of Education Mal. Muhammad Sanusi Kiru.   See info contained in the memo KNSG APPROVED RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS WITH THE REVISED ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2019/2020 & 2020/2021 SESSIONS  His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR has approved the re-opening of schools in Kano with effect from 11th October, 2020.  The approval was contained in a memo presented to the Governor by the Hon. Commissioner of Education Mal. Muhammad Sanusi Kiru.  The re-opening of the schools is made subject to the following conditions:-  a). That all government approved Islamiyya Schools shall re-open under