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  • Why Schools, Shops Were Shut In Kano

    June 7, 2014 12:47 AM 13

    Commercial activities were shut down and schools were also closed in the entire metropolis as people of the emirate trooped to attend the emirs’ funeral prayer. Journalists in the commercial city reported that people were seen reciting the Holy Quran in every nook and cranny, as they prayed for the repose of the emir’s soul. Kano Emirate Council had earlier

  • Outrage trails military clampdown on newspapers

    June 7, 2014 12:33 AM 4

    In what looks like a re­turn to jackboot dic­tatorship, the military and the Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday mopped up and destroyed copies of some Nigerian newspapers across the nation. Saturday sun learnt that copies of the Punch newspa­per were seized at the Murta­la Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos while distribution vans of media

  • D-Day event paves way for Ukraine ice-breaker

    June 7, 2014 12:27 AM 6

    The leaders of Russia and Ukraine have held their first talks since Moscow annexed Crimea, discussing ways to end their four-month conflict in a brief encounter during commemorations in France of the World War Two D-Day landings. French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel brought together Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian

  • Ado Bayero: His Life And Times

    June 6, 2014 11:36 PM 7

    THE late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, was born on July 25, 1930 to the royal family of Abdullahi Bayero and Hajiya Hasiya of the Fulani Sullubawa clan that has presided over the emirate of Kano since 1819. He started his education in Kano, studying Islam, after which he attended Kano Middle School and graduated from the School of Arabic Studies in 1947. He then worked

  • Emir of Kano Ado Bayero dies in Nigeria

    June 6, 2014 11:00 PM 6

    The emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most revered Muslim leaders and a vocal critic of the Islamist Boko Haram militants, has died, aged 83. Al-Haji Ado Bayero, on the throne of the northern city of Kano since 1963, died after a long illness. He was the longest-serving emir in Kano's history and sought to reduce tensions with Nigeria's Christians

  • Obama

    June 6, 2014 11:00 PM 12

    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama said Friday that Russia must recognize Ukraine's newly elected leader as legitimate if it wants to resolve months of crisis. Obama was speaking to US television before a busy day of diplomacy at D-Day commemorations in Normandy, France, where Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly to Ukrainian president-elect

  • Demonstrations held in support of East al

    June 6, 2014 10:42 PM 11

    Thousands of people have staged demonstrations to voice their support for the holy city of East al-Quds (Jerusalem) and its religious sites. The demonstrations were held in the besieged Gaza Strip, the occupied East al-Quds, and Jordan on the occasion of Miraj, which is the night when Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) began his journey from the holy city of Mecca

  • Tributes pour in as Emir of Kano is buried  

    June 6, 2014 9:23 PM 4

    Published on June 6, 2014 by pmnews   ·   2 Comments The late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero was buried around 6:15 p.m. on Friday 6 June. An unprecedented crowd graced his main palace in the heart of the city as he was laid down at Gidan Nasarawa, along State Road in Kano northwest Nigeria, where his remains was interred. Sarki Abbas, Sarki

  • This is how Boko Haram funds its evil

    June 6, 2014 8:12 PM 6

    Image made on May 5, 2014, from a video obtained by Agence France-Presse shows Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. (AFP/Getty Images) If there was an exact moment the international community understood the breadth of Boko Haram’s evil, it came on May 5, when the group’s leader grinned and announced he would sell 200 kidnapped

  • Boko Haram: Jonathan May Be Nigeria’s Last President – Igbo Leaders

    June 6, 2014 7:31 PM 3

    A group of prominent Igbo political leaders under the aegis of Igbo Leaders of Thought, rose from a meeting in Enugu State on Wednesday with a warning that President Goodluck Jonathan may become the last president of a united Nigeria, if politicians from the North East and North West continue in their sponsorship of the Boko Haram sect. The group noted