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ABUJA — The National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which is scheduled to take place on October 30 and 31, 2021 may not hold as the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has asked the court to stop the party from conducting the convention. In a letter addressed to the party (6th respondent) by his counsel, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) on Friday, Secondus said the planned convention should...

ABUJA — Fifty (50) Nigerians were recognized by the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria and were awarded for their contributions to advancing Nigeria-China relationship. Top on the list of award recipients are Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Culture, Dr. Ifeoma Adaora Anyanwutaku;  Chairman, FCT Secondary Educational Board (SUBEB), Dr. Yahaya Mohammed and the Head of Liaison and Protocol of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Lawal Sale. Other recipients are school teachers, journalists and...

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YOLA — The dearth of development in the Northeast region of Nigeria has been identified as one of the major triggers of insurgency in the region. The North East adjudged as the poorest region in Nigeria has suffered over a decade of Insurgency leading to the death of tens of thousands of residents, displacement of millions of others, and destruction of infrastructure and properties across the region. Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin, Lieutenant Gen. Tukur Buratai...

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YOLA — 57 of the Chibok girls who were abducted from the school hostel in 2014 and rescued in 2016 have commenced various academic programmes at the American University of Nigeria, (AUN), Yola, Adamawa State. The girls joined other matriculating students to start their first year in the school under the foundation programme in the university on the Federal Government of Nigeria’s scholarship programme, which was promised to them when they were first rescued. Mr....

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KADUNA — Terrorists on Wednesday have abducted 30 passengers at Garun Gabas in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State which shares borders with Birni Gwari in Kaduna State. This might not be unconnected with the heavy onslaught on bandits by the military through ground and air in Birni Gwari, Kaduna State who have shifted to the neighbouring communities in Niger State. Sources said the rate of abduction and cattle rustling had increased in Rafi...

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 BIRNIN KEBBI — After months in captivity, the notorious bandit, Dogo Gide has released twenty-eight students and two teachers of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri on Wednesday following days of waiting by relatives and officials. The victims were abducted four months ago by gunmen who overpowered security men on guard at the school located in a remote part of Kebbi State. It was gathered that 32 more victims were being held by the Gide....

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ABUJA — The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa has disclosed the Agency’s desire to train over 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Digital Literacy to enable seamless reintegration of Nigerian citizens who were displaced as a result of insecurity. He disclosed this while playing host to Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, Federal Commissioner, and National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and IDPs (NCFRMI) at NITDA Headquarters in Abuja. “The training of IDPs on...

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MAIDUGURI — Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Borno state, Mr. Musa Farouq has called for the support of the media in tackling incessant vandalism of critical national assets and infrastructure. Farouq during a visit to the leadership of Nigeria Union Journalists at NUJ Secretariat in Maiduguri decried the level of vandalism of critical infrastructure which plunged most parts of the state into darkness for nearly ten months. “NSCDC with the core mandate...

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OWERRI — Yet to be identified gunmen on Tuesday have killed two traditional rulers and left three others in a critical condition following an attack at Nnenasaae council headquarters of Njaba Local Government Area of Imo state. Traditional rulers killed are Ihebinowere community, Eze Sampson Osunwa and that of Okwudor, Eze Anayo Durueburuo. About 20 traditional rulers from the area were said to be having a stakeholders meeting when gunmen struck the venue and opened...

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MAIDUGURI —The North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) and the Cameroonian Defence Force have eliminated four Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters on Monday at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the Wulgo area of Borno State. In a statement, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations said the soldiers foiled an attempted attack on the military base. According to the statement, the Troops chased the terrorists after they retreated, neutralizing three with reinforcement from the...

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