The Senate has resolved to make N10 billion available in the 2019 budget to cater for the Internally Displaced (IDPs) and other persons affected by the activities of bandits in Zamfara State. Concise News reports that this decision was taken after the Senate deliberated on a motion sponsored by Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara Central).
Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari says armed bandits have killed 3,526 persons in the state in the last five years. Concise News reports that Yari spoke at a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Tuesday night, a day ahead of schedule to tackle the incessant killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States. Concise News understands that the President was initially scheduled to return to Abuja from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), n Wednesday at about 1.30a.m.
President Muhammadu Buhari says he is taking it easy because he wants to survive. Concise News reports that speaking on Tuesday while responding to questions at a town hall meeting with the Nigerian community in Dubai, Buhari says he does not care if he is called “Baba go slow” so long he is not looting the country’s treasury.
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has nullified the licence granted to MultiChoice Nigeria Ltd, owners of GOTV. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), headed by Modibbo Ishaq Kawu, had granted a three-year licence to MultiChoice Nigeria Ltd.
The Nigerian Police Force on Wednesday said it has taken into custody a police sergeant who reportedly “harassed and embarrassed an innocent student” in Delta State. The Force in a post on its verified Twitter handle said the Commissioner of Police in Delta State has confirmed the arrest of the sergeant.
Nigeria has been ranked by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the second worst country in the world in the use of sovereign wealth funds. Concise News reports that this was contained in the Fiscal Monitor report released on Wednesday by the IMF, with Qatar the only country worse than Nigeria on the index.
A man in India had to have his penis partially cut off after he developed decay from an erection that lasted two days. Concise News reports that the unnamed 52-year-old submitted himself to doctors because he could not get rid of the ‘painful and sustained’ erection.
The Police in Lagos said they have arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnap of the Director of Fire Service, Lagos, Rasaki Musibau and six others. Concise News reports that the seven victims were released on Tuesday night in Ikorodu area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
Rangers International FC of Enugu on Wednesday moved top of Group A of the abridged 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), after a 2-1 win over host, Kwara United FC of Ilorin. The match played at the Kwara Township Stadium, Ilorin was a matchday six rescheduled fixture.