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Curfew To Commence At 9pm In Lagos
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Curfew To Commence At 9pm In Lagos

The Governor had earlier today, declared a statewide 24-hr curfew to commence from 4pm. Update! Lagos State Governor, Mr. @jidesanwoolu has directed that enforcement of the the 24-hour curfew in the State should not start until 9pm to enable people stuck in traffic get to their destinations. #EndSARS
Police Commence Disciplinary Action Against DPO Who Punched EndSARS Protester
Crime

Police Commence Disciplinary Action Against DPO Who Punched EndSARS Protester

A discplinary action has been commenced against policeman, Obioma O. Obi who was seen in a viral video assaulting #EndSARS protesters. This was confirmed by Imo police commissioner, Isaac O. Akinmoyede in a statement released by the state's police spokesperson, Ikeokwu Godson Orlando. Akinmoyede who condemned the unprofessional conduct by a police officer attempting to assault some protesting citizens against alleged human rights violations by personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), said the conduct displayed by the officer is not a true reflection of the ethics, standards, values and training of the Nigeria Police Force. The police commissioner noted that it is within the rights of the citizens to express their concerns through protest and other legitimate means. ...
Judicial workers to begin strike Monday
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Judicial workers to begin strike Monday

Staff of the Federal High Court across the country have announced plans of engaging in a two-week strike from Monday September 28, 2020.   The judicial workers under the aegies of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) revealed that they are engaging in the strike in line with the industrial action planned by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the increased prices of electricity and petroleum products.   The notice read;   “Please be informed that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Federal High Court chapter shall, in collaboration with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), commences a two-week indefinite strike action from Monday the 28th day of September 2020. “All offices shall remain closed within this period. You are required to comply...
COVID-19: WHO To Commence Vaccine Trials In Nigeria
Health

COVID-19: WHO To Commence Vaccine Trials In Nigeria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of the global solidarity trial of the vaccines being developed to tackle COVID-19 pandemic and efforts are underway to start the process in the country. The Officer in charge, WHO Nigeria and member of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr. Fiona Braka, said this on Friday in Abuja, at the 24th joint national briefing of the committee. She also said that 89 vaccines are being developed globally, including seven in clinical evaluation and several therapeutics in clinical trials to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. She said, “Nigeria has also expressed interest to be part of this solidarity trial and efforts are underway to start the process in Nigeria too.” According to her, on the sub...
Lockdown: Return To Normal Living Will Commence Soon – Pastor Adeboye
Religion

Lockdown: Return To Normal Living Will Commence Soon – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said the journey to normalcy had begun. His revelation is coming amidst rising cases and deaths as a result of the coronavirus pandemic around the world. In a televised broadcast on Sunday, the clergyman said, “the return to normal living will commence in a matter of weeks.” “I am believing God that your pastors will soon return to their normal duties probably at most, I will spend one more Sunday with you after which the pastors will be back to their duties in Jesus name. “The return journey to normalcy might not be very rapid or sudden. It might be gradual but it will be steady. I sincerely hope that when the battle is over, we will give all the glory to God.”
Ogun Lockdown To Commence On Friday – Dapo Abiodun
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Ogun Lockdown To Commence On Friday – Dapo Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, on Monday, said the lockdown of the state has been shifted to Friday. Abiodun said the state government made a request to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to shift the lockdown which was supposed to take place on Monday night to Friday, April 3, 2020, and it has been granted. He said the request was to prepare for the lockdown by providing food for the people. The governor said the lockdown would now commence on Friday and would be total except those on essential services.
JAMB To Commence Sales Of 2020 UTME Forms From January 13th
Education

JAMB To Commence Sales Of 2020 UTME Forms From January 13th

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it would commence the sales of its registration forms for 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from January 13, to February 17. This was made known by Fabian Benjamin, the head, media and information of the board, to NAN on Sunday in Lagos. He said arrangements for the commencement of the sales of the documents nationwide had been concluded and that over 650 computer-based test (CBT) centres have so far been accredited for its upcoming examination. “We are set to go. Logistics have been put in place to ensure a smooth process,” he said. “Like you may know, over 650 CBT centres have been accredited for this year’s examination and the board expects nothing short of the best practices. “We ha...
Xenophobia: Nigeria To Commence Evacuation Wednesday – NICASA
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Xenophobia: Nigeria To Commence Evacuation Wednesday – NICASA

THE evacuation of Nigerians in South Africa will commence on Wednesday, it has been learnt. Air Peace has made an offer to airlift those who are willing to return home following the recent attacks on Nigerians and their businesses by South African. Prince Ben Okoli, president, Nigeria Citizens Association, South Africa (NICASA) said all efforts are geared towards evacuation of those who are ready to come back home. Though he was unable to put figure to the number of affected Nigerians, Okoli however said the figure is in hundreds as many have lost their means of livelihood and nothing to fall back to. The association, he said is however still pushing ahead for the demand of compensation as there are sufficient available to them that the attacks were premeditated and orchest...
Gbajabiamila Reveals When House Of Reps Will Commence E-voting
Politics

Gbajabiamila Reveals When House Of Reps Will Commence E-voting

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced that the House would commence electronic voting as from July 3. Mr Gbajabiamila made the announcement on Tuesday at the commencement of plenary after two weeks of recess. The e-voting system, he said, would only be applied on some selected national issues to determine accuracy. The speaker said the system would ensure transparency and accountability as it would determine who voted for or against any national issue. “Progress has been made and by tomorrow it will be fully operational,” Gbajabiamila said. He also announced that the surroundings of the National Assembly Complex have been enabled with Wi-Fi connection to allow legislators carry out research from all locations.
The New International Passport Will Commence On April 29 – Price & How To Apply
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The New International Passport Will Commence On April 29 – Price & How To Apply

The Nigeria Immigration Service will commence the issuance of the much awaited New International Passport on the 29th April, 2019. With the new passport, you can get up to 10 years validity as against the outgoing one that has a maximum validity of 5 years. The new passport which will now be applied for and paid for online, has also added a new mandatory requirement that must be provided by all applicants. The new requirement is the National Identification Number (NIN) and it will be provided in addition to the existing requirements like passport photographs, birth certificates, marriage certificates/newspaper publication, Local Government letter of identification, letter of consent for minors under 16 years, police report incase of lost passport amongst others. Categories - 32 page...
FG, Columbia University To Commence Gold Production In Kebbi
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FG, Columbia University To Commence Gold Production In Kebbi

The Kebbi State Government is partnering with the Federal Government under the Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF) on formalization of Artisinal Miners in the State for Gold production with the support of Columbia University, New York, USA. The Governor, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu in a meeting with SMDF led by Hajia Fatima Shinkafi and Columbia University on March 21 in Abuja stated that his administration is supporting a pilot programme to organise & support miners to give them better technology and an available market. The pilot programmes approved by President Buhari will commence in Kebbi & Osun States. The Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Team will aid the SMDF in fulfilling its objectives by developing a report that analyzes the chal...
Cargo Train Services From Lagos To Kaduna To Commence In April
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Cargo Train Services From Lagos To Kaduna To Commence In April

Barring any last minute change, the evacuation of cargoes by rail from Apapa seaport in Lagos to the Kaduna Inland Container Dryport will commence in April, 16 months after it was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to LEADERSHIP newspapers, the executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello said the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has designated 24 flatbed wagons for evacuation and transportation of cargoes from the dryport. Bello stated that the rail evacuation of cargoes is another stage for the actualisation of the Kaduna dryport. He also explained that the flatbed wagons are already on the ground and would be deployed in April. He said: ‘‘We just held a meeting now with NRC and they have so far been involved in the dryport t...
Fly Emirates Airlines Commence Flight Operations At New Terminal In Abuja
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Fly Emirates Airlines Commence Flight Operations At New Terminal In Abuja

All set for the commencement of Fly Emirates Airlines flight operations into the New Terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, today March 13th, 2019. Ever since the remodeling of the new terminal, only a few airlines have moved in as some are still at the old terminal. These are images from their stand at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.
Election 2019: Voting Will Commence At 8am On Saturday – INEC
Politics

Election 2019: Voting Will Commence At 8am On Saturday – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has assured Nigerians and the international community that it has concluded arrangements to commence elections by 8am on Saturday. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja while addressing a press conference on the commission’s preparations for the presidential and National Assembly elections. Yakubu said that the commission has concluded the deployment of sensitive and non-sensitive materials to the 774 local government areas across the country. “We engaged 825,543 ad hoc staff ranging from presiding officers to collation and returning officers. We have mobilised 80,000 commercial vehicles and about 996 boats for the deployment of personnel and materials. “The materials include 707,892 ballot boxes ...
Oyedepo Rains Curses Ahead of The Presidential Election
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Oyedepo Rains Curses Ahead of The Presidential Election

Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo has rained curses against those killing Nigerians ahead of the presidential election. He made this known in reaction to the postponed general elections which have now been rescheduled to commence as from February 23. While addressing his congregation with a sermon, Oyedepo pronounced tribulation on those dragging the country backward. According to him, ‘Nigeria is gone’, and is only surviving because of the prayers from the Church. He said: “How long do we keep going on and off, forward and backward in this country. Ordinary election we cannot manage in Nigeria. “A country you take one step forward and 20 steps backward, a country where they kill people for sacrifice so they can win the election. “Minus the...
National Universities Commission gives licence to four new universities
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National Universities Commission gives licence to four new universities

The National Universities Commission (NUC), has given provisional approval to four new private universities to commence academic programmes.   Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, NUC at the presentation of the licences to the universities in Abuja on Tuesday, said the four universities had been under scrutiny since 2006. The universities are: Greenfield University, Kaduna State, Dominion University, Ibadan, Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun, and Westland University, Iwo, Osun.   With the approval, Nigeria now has 79 private universities, and a total of 173 universities, private and public. Rasheed underscored the need to increase the number of universities in the country, taking into consideration the country’s 200 million population.  He added that with the c...
Commotion As LAUTECH international school Locks Out Students Over Hijab
Education

Commotion As LAUTECH international school Locks Out Students Over Hijab

The Use of Hijab by Secondary school students has once again starred up controversy, as about 50 students were disallowed by authority of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) International School Ogbomoso, from entering into the school premises for the use of the religious attire. The Nation reports that the school authority disallowed some studends from venturing into the school for wearing Hijab on their uniforms. “The story was dated back to 2011 when the first request was made to the Governing Board of the School to allow our willing Muslim females children to use Hijab as part of their school uniform in line with Islamic dictate. “Since 2011 barely eight years ago, several letters of appeals had been written to the Governing...
ASUP Strike To Kick Off Nationwide December 12 – Official
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ASUP Strike To Kick Off Nationwide December 12 – Official

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP strike is set to kick off indefinitely across the federation from December 12. The National President of ASUP, Usman Dutse, said the federal government had failed to meet the demands of the polytechnic lecturers, Premium Times reports. ASUP strike to kick off nationwide December 12 – Official Prior to this impending strike, the union had on October 2 issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government before it extended it to November. But even then, it did not commence the strike. But Mr Dutse said the proposed strike would be “total and indefinite”. “This further emphasises the resolution of the 93rd National Executive Council meeting reached at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos last week,” he said. “Government has failed to impl...
Edo Govt set to Commence Refurbishment of Public Schools
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Edo Govt set to Commence Refurbishment of Public Schools

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed his administration’s resolve to commence refurbishment of public schools in the state, urging for support and cooperation of the school-based management committees. He disclosed this during training for school-based management committee of Emotan Primary School in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday. Obaseki said that government will work in agreement with the committee, communities and other relevant stakeholders on the refurbishment of schools, noting that, “President Muhammadu Buhari through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has provided enough fund to embark on this purpose. Massive revamp will commence in the state soon.” The governor said the School-Based Management Committees will include members of the ...
IAEA Approves Nuclear, Cancer Treatment Reactor Projects for Nigeria
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IAEA Approves Nuclear, Cancer Treatment Reactor Projects for Nigeria

Ogbonnaya Onu The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has given Nigeria the go ahead to embark on five critical projects in nuclear power energy, cancer management, livestock production, governmental and regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and radiation oncology. The projects due to commence in 2020, were approved under the Country Programme Framework document. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, made the announcement yesterday at the ministerial conference on nuclear science and technology in Vienna, Austria. Onu, who led the Nigeria delegation, said the designs of these projects had been completed and submitted to the IAEA for review. Those on the delegation included, Permanent Secretary Political & Economic Affairs Off...
Breaking: Imo PDP Breaks, As N-PDP Emerges
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Breaking: Imo PDP Breaks, As N-PDP Emerges

Hundreds of members of the Imo state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday formed a New- PDP with Fabian Ihekweme as the state Chairman. Mr Fabian Ihekweme (center) The N-PDP, was formed in Owerri, capital of Imo state, at Villa Garden Hotel. According to Ihekweme, “It is the intention of N-PDP in the foregoing, to put the NWC of PDP on notice to immediately commence urgent actions to redress the very issues that brought about the crisis in the party on or before the 29th of November 2018 or be prepared to manage the consequences of a pandemic drift of over 200,000 members.” Details coming……
NECO Extends Registration For 2018 SSCE Applicants
Education

NECO Extends Registration For 2018 SSCE Applicants

NECO Extends Registration For 2018 SSCE Applicants The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced an extension for the registration of the on-going 2018 November/December NECO Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE). This disclosure was made in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Acting Registrar of NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, in Abuja. According to him, candidates wishing to sit for the examination could still register as `walk-in* (late registration) candidates.’ The Registrar said the extension became necessary because some of the candidates could not register at the expiration of registration deadline of Nov. 17. He advised all the candidates who failed to meet the registration deadline to take advantage of the window provided by the management. Th...
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Will be Completed in 2021 – Julius Berger
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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Will be Completed in 2021 – Julius Berger

The contractor handling the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project, Julius Berger has said that the project will be completed by 2021. The Operations Manager, Julius Berger, Thamm Olaf, told the Senate Committee on Works, led by its Chairman, Kabiru Gaya, on Sunday,  that the project, which was to be completed in 2017, was stalled due to paucity of funds and the recent expansion, Punch Metro reports. Gaya and other members of the committee, who were on an oversight visit to road projects in Lagos, however,  stated that they were not happy about the slow pace of the work, despite the efforts and funds that had been put into it. He said the Federal Government had spent a lot of money on the road and others across the country and had moved cost of road infrastructure from N500bn to 600bn in...
NECO: Here’s The Complete Timetable For 2018 Nov/Dec GCE Exams
Education

NECO: Here’s The Complete Timetable For 2018 Nov/Dec GCE Exams

NECO: Here’s The Complete Timetable For 2018 Nov/Dec GCE Exams The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the timetable for the 2018 November/December examination, often referred to as NECO GCE. According to a circular on its website, the examination is expected to commence on Thursday, November 15 and end on Saturday, December 15, 2018. NOTE: i.   Venues for Oral French and Arabic will be announced. ii.  Candidates should confirm the specific venues for Shorthand from NECO Zonal/State Offices where they are sitting for the examinations. iii.  The Nigerian Languages i.e Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba include the Literature Aspect. iv.  Possesion of GSM in Examination Hall is PROHIBITED v.   BLIND CANDIDATES WHO REGISTERED ARE TO SIT FOR THE EXAMINATION IN THEIR RESPECTIVE N...
Breaking: FG In A Closed Door Meeting With Organised Labour Over Planned Strike
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Breaking: FG In A Closed Door Meeting With Organised Labour Over Planned Strike

The Federal Government is currently holding a meeting with the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress  and other stakeholders over the planned nationwide 7-day warning strike expected to commence midnight Wednesday, September 26. The meeting holding in Abuja follows a warning by organised labour to commence a warning strike starting from midnight over alleged delays by the Federal Government in implementing the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. NAN
Apapa Gridlock: Taskforce To Commence Impounding Trucks Monday
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Apapa Gridlock: Taskforce To Commence Impounding Trucks Monday

The Presidential Task Force on Apapa Gridlock, Wednesday said it would on Monday next week commence the impounding of errant and idle articulated vehicles on Lagos bridges and roads. The resolution was made wednesday at the meeting of all stakeholders in Apapa gridlock, which held at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT conference room, in Lagos. The taskforce Chairman, Commodore Okon Eyo, who made this disclosure at the stakeholders meeting, said the punitive measure only applies to non-compliant drivers of articulated vehicles- either tanker and truck drivers. Eyo, who is also the Commander NNS Beecroft, said the enforcement took this long because the holding bays to accommodate the trucks and other modalities needed to be put in place. The stakeholders meeting was a fallou...
Nigeria Army University To Start Before End Of 2018 — Buratai
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Nigeria Army University To Start Before End Of 2018 — Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said that the Army University is expected to commence academic activities before the end of the year. Mr Buratai told media executives in Abuja on Thursday that the university would run courses in the sciences and humanities and that admission would be in the ratio of 30 per cent military and 70 per cent civilian, with a civilian vice-chancellor. He said the army had been holding discussions with the National Universities Commission, Federal Ministry of Education, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Education Trust Fund. “The Army University is taking shape. Before the end of the year, the university will take off; courses have been identified in the sciences and humanities and we are waiting for the necessary gui...
Osun State Workers Begin Strike Over Months Of Unpaid Salaries
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Osun State Workers Begin Strike Over Months Of Unpaid Salaries

The Osun State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress is beginning a three-day warning strike today, Wednesday, August 29, to press home their demands for the payment of the arrears of modulated salaries of workers as well as pensions and gratuities of the retirees. The NLC Chairman in Osun State, Jacob Adekomi, said that the Congress had declared the strike following the expiration of an ultimatum given to the state government to commence payment of the outstanding salaries.
Kaduna Pilgrims Warned Against Prohibited Items In Hand Luggage
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Kaduna Pilgrims Warned Against Prohibited Items In Hand Luggage

Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSPWB) has cautioned pilgrims against carrying prohibited items in their hand luggage as an inbound journey of the States' pilgrims is set to commence this week. The Overseer of the board, Imam Hussain Ikara gave the warning while addressing pilgrims during a sensitization visit on preparations for returning home after the pilgrimage. He said pilgrims must avoid carrying sharp objects, toy guns, firearms, explosives and flammable items, meat cleavers, blades and scissors in their hand luggage.  The Overseer also warned against carrying Zamzam water in their main luggage, as well as perfumes in cans, especially body spray. "Every pilgrim is entitled to five litres of Zamzam water which had since been transported to Nigeria during airlifts, so ...
First Lady Aisha Buhari Commences Empowerment Training For 1000 Women In Bauchi
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First Lady Aisha Buhari Commences Empowerment Training For 1000 Women In Bauchi

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has urged women to live up to their calling as mothers and acquire some entrepreneurial skills, saying empowered mothers take better care of their families. She was speaking at the flag-off ceremony for the Skills Acquisition Programme organized by Future Assured Programme in Bauchi state. She gave the advice through wife of the Governor of Bauchi State, Mrs. Hadiza M. A. Abubakar, who represented her at the occasion, who said the training is a testimony to Mrs. Buhari’s commitment to help women attain self-reliance and a fulfilment of her promise to spread empowerment among Nigerian women. The flag-off took place at the Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall, Bauchi, targeting 1000 beneficiaries made up of women and youth across the 20 Local ...
E-Auction: Customs To Commence Next Batch Of Bidding Monday
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E-Auction: Customs To Commence Next Batch Of Bidding Monday

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will commence the next batch of another 48 hours of bidding on July 10 as the e-auction committee reloads the portal with more items. The Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Mr Joseph Attah, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Attah said that the announcement of the 43 winners that emerged after the 48 hours of bidding ended the first batch. He said that following the end of the first bidding batch, the e-auction committee would reload the portal with more items for the next batch. “Every batch lasts for 48 hours, the first 48 hours lapsed at noon on Wednesday. The system completely locked everybody out, and then presented a report and automatically sent mails to all the winners. “The next batch ...
Ile Ife Crisis: Security Operatives Commence Evacuation Of Hausas
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Ile Ife Crisis: Security Operatives Commence Evacuation Of Hausas

Some of the victims who spoke to Channels Television said they have no homes to return to, as many also lamented over the loss of their loved ones to the fracas. Meanwhile, the police is yet to say anything on the issue while the governor, Rauf Aregbesola is yet to visit the scene of the crisis.