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10 persons killed by stray cows in Bauchi community

No fewer than 10 people have been killed by cows in Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. This came as a result of the cow market sited in the community. Member representing Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Honourable Mansur Manu Soro, made this known while briefing the state deputy governor, Senator Baba Tela and the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Dr Mohammad Goni Alkali, during an on the spot assessment of the relocation of the market to another site.…

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LAUTECH Professor, Abass Olajire slumps at Jummat service, dies minutes after

LAUTECH Professor, Abass Olajire slumps at Jummat service, dies minutes after A lecturer at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Professor Abass Olajire is dead. It was gathered that the don died few minutes after he slumped. The don had slumped at Ansarudeen Mosque at Oke Ado area of Ogbomoso while observing Jummat prayer on Friday. He was confirmed dead at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso. He is said to be one of the best professors in the university.

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Bandits release 10 Kaduna Baptist school students, 21 still in captivity

  Bandits have released 10 students of Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Kaduna state.   Joseph Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) confirmed that the students were released on Saturday.   Hayab said the released students have reunited with their parents, adding that 21 others are still with their captors.   He said: “The bandits have released 10 more of our students to us this evening, remaining 21. They were released this evening and parents were taking their children home.”   Hayab…

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Bandits lost human rights when they picked arms against Nigeria – Ndume replies activists

  The Senate Committee Chairman on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has said bandits, terrorists and other criminals must not be spared in the onslaught by the military and other security agents.   He said, terrorists, bandits and other criminal gangs, who are being bombarded across the northern part of the country, have lost their “human rights” the moment they picked arms against the state and the people, cautioning those who warn security agents to be mindful of human rights of criminal not to “play the devil.”   The lawmaker representing…

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Presidency lists projects to be financed with fresh $4.9bn loan

  The Muhammadu Buhari administration says the fresh $4.9 billion external loans will finance 15 projects across six geo-political zones.   Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, made this known in a statement issued on Saturday.   Buhari had sought approval of the national assembly to borrow fresh sums of $4,054,476,863 and €710 million in an addendum to the 2018-2020 external (rolling) borrowing plan.   He also asked the national assembly to approve grant components of $125 million.   According to the presidency, the…

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Abdulaziz Ude, elder statesman and ex-Newswatch chairman, is dead

Abdulaziz Chibuzor Ude, an elder statesman and former acting chairman of the board of directors of Newswatch, is dead.   The Anambra state government announced the passing of the culture enthusiast in a statement issued on Saturday.   Don Adinuba, the state commissioner for information and public enlightenment, said Uze died on Thursday in Lagos state.   According to the Anambra government, he has been buried in his hometown in line with Islamic rites.   In a tribute to the deceased, the Anambra government described the late Uze as an…

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Buhari to jet to US on Sunday for UNGA76

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for New York, United States, on Sunday, to take part in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). This was contained in a statement issued by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Adesina noted that the session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The statement said that the theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize…

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Marry yourselves to strengthen the service – IGP Akali tells police officers

The Inspector General of Police, IG Usman Baba Alkali has called on officers and men of the Force in the country to get married to themselves to strengthen the service. Giving the advice during his one-day working visit to the Niger State Police Command in Minna, Alkali urged the personnel to put aside the idea of looking for good husbands and wives outside and start searching inwards, Daily post reports. The Police boss told his officers and men that among themselves, there are good men and women they could get…

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Governor Bumi mourns as 22-year old housewife allegedly poisons four step children

The Executive Governor of Yobe State and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has mourned four children allegedly poisoned by their stepmother in Potiskum town. The Governor on Saturday through his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, condoled with the family of Alhaji Haruna Ahmed, who lost three children in the incident with one in critical condition. He prayed for Allah’s mercy on the souls of the deceased persons and prayed for their families to have the fortitude to bear the loss. A 22-year-old housewife, Khalida Yakubu, of the…

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Fani Kayode dines at the home of Pantami, who he once called a terrorist

Fani Kayode is not only taking his words back, he is also acting them. Fani one defected to APC from PDP on thursday and was welcomed by the President in Abuja has gone to the home of Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, who he once called a terrorist and had said he does not deserve a public office. Fani shared photos of his nice time at Pantami’s home and called him his brother and friend. Recall Fani-Kayode had in April 2021, labelled Pantami as a terrorist…

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