Author archives: Bashir M. Yusuf

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to commit $75 million to immunisation intervention in Nigeria.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation say it will commit $75 million to immunisation intervention in Nigeria over the next five years. The country director of the foundation, Paul Bassinga, made the pledge in Abuja at the launch of the second National Strategic Health Development Plan 2018-2022 and the roll out of the implementation of the…

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Nigerian Army to be ruthless with criminals and bad elements in the course of operation python dance.

Nigerian Army has authorized its officers and men to be ruthless with criminals and bad elements in the course of operation python dance III. Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Tukur Burutai gave the order at the launch of the operation for North-West Zone at 1 Battalion Dukku Barracks, Birnin Kebbi. Burutai made it…

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NUJ Kaduna State Council declares a three-day mourning period in honour of Late Hamisu Ado.

Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Kaduna State Council has declared a three-day mourning period in honour of Late Hamish Ado, who served the Council for over 31 years. In a release made available to Freedom Radio Kaduna and signed by the Secretary of the Council, Comrade John Femi Adi described Hamisu as humble, committed and willing…

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Egyptian artifact illegally taken out of the country has been returned.

An ancient Egyptian artifact illegally smuggled out of the country has been returned after being displayed at an auction hall in London. Egypt’s ministry of antiquities said it was retrieved following searches of international auction websites. The ministry added that steps were taken to stop the sale and withdraw the listing. Ministry’s director-general, Shaaban Abdel…

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Regional editor, Daily Trust Newspaper, has been released.

The regional editor, Daily Trust Newspaper, Uthman Abubakar, who was arrested, alongside a reporter, when soldiers stormed the Maiduguri office of the newspaper has been released. Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan-Ali, announced the release in a statement issued to the media. He was brought back to the Maiduguri office of the newspaper by an…

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency arrests 23 over cocaine.

Kano State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a total of 23 suspected cocaine pushers in the state. The arrest of the hard drug pushers, according to the newly-posted Commandant of the Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdul, occurred a month ago, adding that 20 of the suspects were apprehended in Sabon-Garri…

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Federal Government and organised labour reaches agreement.

The Federal Government and organised labour has finally reached an agreement that the Presidency would send the National Minimum Wage Amendment Bill to the National Assembly after three days of meetings. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who presided over the meeting, assured labour leaders that the Federal Government would send the bill…

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Gunmen failed in their Attempt to Abduct the District Head of Malumfashi Local Government.

Suspected gunmen on Monday failed in their attempt to abduct the District Head of Malumfashi and Galadiman Katsina, Justice Mamman Nasir. Nasir, former President of the Court of Appeal, is said to have escaped back home unhurt, but his aide, called Aminu, was taken away by the kidnappers. The incident which occurred between Gora and…

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Kaduna State Government to build three rehabilitation centers in the three senatorial zones of the state.

Kaduna state government is planning to build three rehabilitation centres in the three senatorial zones just as president Muhammadu Buhari has also ordered the federal government to also set up an one centres each in all the states of the federation to cater for people suffering from drug addiction. Speaking exclusively to Freedom Radio Kaduna,…

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