Joy As Parents Reunited With kidnapped Nigerian Students

Joy As Parents Reunited With kidnapped Nigerian Students

Ninety children abducted from a school in Nigeria were reunited on Friday with their parents after being held captive for nearly three months, part of a wave of mass kidnappings by armed gangs that have spread fear across the north of the country. “Today is the happiest and most joyful day for me and my family,” said Ali Gimi, whose five children were among those kidnapped from an Islamic school in Niger state on May 30. “We had lost our joy and happiness. This is like a dream after I…

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Hushpuppi: Police Panel Recommends Demotion For Disgraced DCP, Abba Kyari To Prevent His Extradition To US

Hushpuppi: Police Panel Recommends Demotion For Disgraced DCP, Abba Kyari To Prevent His Extradition To US

The panel found Kyari guilty of some infractions after its investigations but recommended that Kyari should be demoted and not dismissed. The probe panel was set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to investigate the erstwhile Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, over his links with serial internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, submitted a compromised report. The panel found Kyari guilty of some infractions after its investigations but recommended that Kyari should be demoted and not dismissed. Top sources in the Nigeria…

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Journalists Not Our Problem – IPOB Debunks Claims Of Attacking South-East Newsmen

Journalists Not Our Problem – IPOB Debunks Claims Of Attacking South-East Newsmen

We want to make it clear that IPOB has nothing against NUJ and will support and defend NUJ The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the group has no plan to attack journalists. IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Saturday, described journalists as partners in progress. The statement read, “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the fallacious statement credited to one Petrus Obi, against IPOB concerning the Nigerian Union of Journalists…

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FG Set To Launch E-Border Patrol

FG Set So Launch E-Border Patrol

Federal Government is set to launch e-border patrol across all its land borders to checkmate the issue of illegal immigrants and other criminal activities in the country. The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede stated this while addressing the newly built secretariat of the agency in Sokoto. Babandede explained that the introduction of the e-border method of the patrol when implemented will help in curtail illegal immigrants and other criminal activities in the country. He further disclosed that the agency has approved the Illela land border in Sokoto…

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PDP Announces New Date For National Convention

PDP Announces New Date For National Convention

…I have not stepped down, my tenure ends in December, says Secondus The National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set 30 and 31 October for the national convention of the party. The convention will hold in Abuja. The party’s NEC will also meet on 9 Sept. to review nominations and adopt zoning of the national offices of the party. National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, made the decisions of the NEC known after its meeting on Saturday in Abuja. “NEC has resolved that Abuja will be…

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Why Nigerians Go To Bed Hungry – Agric Minister

Why Nigerians Go To Bed Hungry – Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has given reasons why some Nigerians still sleep with hunger even though the country produces enough food to eat. The minister, who was speaking at the recently concluded Feed Nigeria Summit in Abuja, said this happens because they did not have enough money to buy the food. He attributed the problem to unemployment, which inhibited people from earning money for food, rent, or education, saying this is a great challenge to the country. “I recently met with some young Nigerians…

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NDA Attack: Kaduna, Borno Barracks, Others Remain Porous – Report

NDA Attack: Kaduna, Borno Barracks, Others Remain Porous – Report

In spite of the recent invasion of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) at Afaka, Kaduna State, there is relatively easy access for visitors into military formations in the state through various alternative routes. Kaduna State has one of the highest military formations in the country. Gunmen had attacked the Afaka campus of the NDA – Nigeria’s foremost military university – last Tuesday, killing two officers and abducting one Major Christopher Datung. Another officer was hospitalized within the institution as a result of gunshot wounds. The bandits had reportedly reached out…

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Divided Actions Threaten Southern Governors’ Open Grazing Ban

Divided Actions Threaten Southern Governors’ Open Grazing Ban

When the governors of Southern Nigeria met in Lagos State on July 5, they were in high spirits to get a lasting solution to the rising menace of deadly herders in the region. The governors had earlier met in Asaba, Delta State, where they took far-reaching decisions. Thus, in one voice, the 17 governors in Lagos agreed to end open grazing of cattle in their various states in a final move to check the atrocities perpetrated by ‘killer herders.’ They consequently set a September 1 deadline for the various states to…

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DisCos Get NERC Approval To Increase Electricity Tariff Sept 1

DisCos Get NERC Approval To Increase Electricity Tariff Sept 1

…EKEDC disowns notice The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to increase their tariff effect from 1st September 2021. The commission in a letter titled ‘Tariff Increase Notification’ gave the energy distributors the leverage to charge a service-based tariff. Eko Electricity Distribution Plc has however denied sending out information regarding hiking its tariff. In a statement signed by the MD, Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi FNSE, the organization said: “Our attention has been drawn to news making the rounds in the media from unsubstantiated sources of…

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Super Eagles: I’m Not Scared Of Losing My Job – Rohr

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says he is not scared of getting fired from his current position by the Nigeria Football Federation if his team fails to perform to their satisfaction at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The Franco-German who joined the Eagles in 2016 has qualified the team to two AFCON competitions and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Speaking to Elegbete TV, Rohr says he is confident the country will do well at the 2021 AFCON with the quality of players in the squad, he also…

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