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Zamfara state government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the Jangebe community following violence that erupted shortly after the delivery of the freed Jangebe schoolgirls on Wednesday. Information Commissioner Sulaiman Anka said the curfew took effect from Wednesday, adding that the government has shut the community market in Jangebe to stop activities that “aid and abet” banditry. “Sequel to an unfortunate civil disobedience which took place at Jangebe town after the return of the released...

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The Nigerian Army has declared a total of 12 officers and 89 soldiers wanted for deserting the war front in Borno State. Military sources said the order to arrest and freeze bank accounts of the fleeing soldiers was handed by authorities of Operation Lafiya Dole. Various formations of the army have been notified to apprehend and deliver any of the soldiers found in their areas of responsibilities. The soldiers were said to have absconded from duty after...

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Twenty-six humanitarian workers rescued from Dikwa, the Borno town that was temporarily taken over by Boko Haram insurgents earlier in the week have been moved to Maiduguri, the state capital. The humanitarian staff working with international agencies including the United Nations were escorted to the Borno State capital, by troops of 7 Division Delta Force, together with 195 and 112 Battalions. The workers, which include 20 males and six females were trapped in their building...

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Edward Ubosi, Speaker Enugu State House of Assembly on Wednesday during a valedictory service held at the Hallowed Chambers of the Assembly debunked the rumor that late Chief Matthias Ekweremadu’s death resulted from legislators’ harassment on that faithful day. “How could we have harassed one of our own whom we extol his contributions while he was a legislator in the 6th Assembly? “During the procedural screening of appointees, we the legislator’s asked him to take...

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“There is little room for further conviction that what is happening is the commercialization of crime” ―Ebuka Onyekwelu In what looks like something that will never come to be; a day, where regular criminals will suddenly attain sainthood; that day is here with us. A popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric and scholar has gradually moved from meeting bandits to asking for amnesty for terrorists and bandits and then exonerating them of any wrongdoing, as well as...

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Veteran Nigerian comedian, Alibaba, has dismissed the rumor that his marriage to Mary Akpobome has hit the rocks. The legendary comedian, Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere, who got married to his wife in 2005, took to his social media to debunk the rumour. In his reaction to the news of his marital crisis, the funny man posted a cozy picture with his wife, known as Mummy Mary, with the caption, “We have gotten calls and messages about...

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LAGOS —  The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) says the 650,000 BPD Dangote Refinery in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos will be extremely beneficial to Nigeria when it begins production. MOMAN however, advised the Federal Government against preventing marketers from importing refined petroleum products when the refinery and others come on stream in order to create an open market for the sector. Mr. Clement Isong, Executive Secretary, MOMAN, made this known while speaking with the...

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ASABA — The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed optimism of a landslide victory at the March 6 Delta local government councils poll. Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, the state PDP Publicity Secretary, said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba on Wednesday. “The PDP is fully confident of achieving a landslide victory in the March 6 council poll. “We have campaigned vigorously and comprehensively with visible and verifiable achievements in...

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BAUCHI — Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has called on the federal government to seek external support from neighbouring countries, in order to end insurgencies in Nigeria. Zulum, who is also the Chairman North-East Governors’ Forum, made the call in Bauchi, on Wednesday, at the commencement of the ‘4th North-East Governors’ Forum meeting’. He lamented the high rate of insurgency, especially, in the Northeastern part of the country, and called on the new Service Chiefs...

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By John Campbell ____ On February 27, “bandits” attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State and kidnapped some three hundred girls. Government reaction was predictable: search-and-rescue missions and strong statements. President Muhammadu Buhari said “let bandits, kidnappers, and terrorists not entertain any illusions that they are more powerful than the government.” At the time of the kidnapping, some of the girls avoided capture by hiding. According to media, the victims were forced to march into a forest so dense...

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