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Zamfara Abduction: Police give update on number of kidnapped school girls

The Zamfara State Police Command has disclosed that about three-hundred and seventeen (317) students were abducted from the Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe in Jangebe, Zamfara State. The students were kidnapped after armed gunmen stormed the school located within the Talata-Mafara local government area of the state on Friday morning. The Zamfara Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro, speaking to newsmen said a joint search and rescue operation has been dispatched to rescue the 317 students kidnapped CP Yaro stated that the Force Commander Operations Hadarin Daji, Major General Aminu…

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LaLiga: Laporta announces names to join him at Barcelona if he wins elections

Barcelona presidential candidate, Joan Laporta, has officially announced the individuals he will work with should he win the elections. Laporta, a former President of the club, along with vice presidential candidate, Rafael Yuste, revealed the two key additions to their project in a press conference on Thursday evening. Former goalkeeper of the club, Victor Valdes, was one of the names the sports chiefs have chosen to work with. The other is Mateu Alemany. Valdes is currently working as the coach of the youth team but will now have to return…

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FULL FIXTURES: Manchester United face AC Milan in Europa League last 16

  Manchester United and AC Milan will face off in the last 16 of the Europa League after being paired together in Friday’s draw in Nyon.   United, who beat Real Sociedad 4-0 on aggregate in the previous round, will face the seven-time European champions in a two-legged encounter after they squeezed past Red Star Belgrade on away goals.   The tie will pit Zlatan Ibrahimovic against his former club in United, where he won the 2017 edition of the Europa League.   The Swede has been in fine form…

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Zamfara bandits I met not responsible for school girls abduction – Sheik Gumi

  Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has said abductors of the Zamfara schoolgirls were not the bandits he recently engaged with in Zamfara forests.   Recall  bandits stormed Government Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area around 1am Friday and abducted over 300 female students.   Zamfara Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, confirmed the abduction to News Agency of Nigeria but could not confirm the number of the students abducted as at press time.   Gumi, in a short telephone interview with The Nation,…

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“Crypto currency should be innovatively regulated, not prohibited” — VP Yemi Osinbajo.

  Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to the prohibition of crypto currency transactions by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The VP while addressing addressing participants at the One-day Special Summit on the Economy by Bank Company Executives Officers in conjunction with Vanguard held at Eko Hotel, Lagos on Friday, called for strict regulation of crypto currency in place of a prohibition.   His words; “Crypto currency should be innovatively regulated, not prohibited; we must act with knowledge not fear.”   Recall the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on…

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EPL: Mane snubs Salah, names favourite Liverpool teammate

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has picked Roberto Firmino as his “favourite team-mate” at the club. Both players and Mohammed Salah have formed a fearsome front three at Anfield for a few seasons. Although they are stuck in a bad run of form at the moment, Mane remains a big fan of Firmino, who believes does not get the credit he deserves. On his relationship with Firmino, Senegalese star, Mane told ESPN Brasil: “I think Brazil are just lucky to have Firmino. “I’d love to… I always say ‘Bobby, you have…

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‘APC has failed’ — Ganduje’s aide kicks over abduction of Jangebe schoolgirls

  Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, spokesperson of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed Nigerians in the area of security.   Tanko-Yakasai was reacting to the abduction of students from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata-Mafara local government area of Zamfara.   The gunmen were said to have invaded the school at midnight, kidnapping an unconfirmed number of schoolgirls.   The incident comes a week after 27 schoolchildren were abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state.   Commenting on the development, Tanko-Yakasai called on the…

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Former Chief Judge, Kafatati is dead

The immediate past Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati is dead. He passed away on Thursday at his Abuja residence after observing the evening prayer. His death was confirmed in a statement by the members of his family. “Innalillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajiun. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of our elder statesman, Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati, the immediate past Chief Justice of High Court of the Federation and a former Bauchi State Attorney General which happened this night (Thursday) after…

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Jangebe abductions: Parents storm school in search of children as ‘54 out of 600 escape’

  Parents of the students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara have stormed the school in search of their children. Gunmen in the early hours of Friday invaded the school and abducted some of the schoolgirls.   According to Daily Trust, the parents were initially stopped from entering the school but they got angry and started pulling down the doors in protest.   “Initially, the school authorities prevented them from going with the remaining students but they got angry and began to pull down doors and windows of…

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Bandits sponsored by those who wanted Jonathan out —Mailafia

  A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, says many of the bandits terrorising the country were sponsored by persons who wanted to push former President Goodluck Jonathan out of power at all cost.   Mailafia said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday.   He said, “During the 2015 elections they brought in thousands of foreigners into this country, armed them because it was a case of if Goodluck Jonathan doesn’t surrender, there will be war. They were ready for civil…

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