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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kagara: Gov Bello debunks rumour of release of abducted school children
From John Adams, Minna The Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has debunked the rumor that the abducted Students of Government Science College Kagara, Rafi local government area of the state have been release. The Governor said no victim of the Wednesday Incident has regained freedom. “I can say everything is being speculated or
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ex-Imo Gov, Ohakim denies defecting to APC
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja Former Imo State Governor, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, has denied defecting to the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) or any other political party for that matter. Ohakim has however expressed his appreciation to his friends and political associates who have called to find out the true position of things. In a statement
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Orlu is now calm – Imo govt
From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Imo State government has insisted that the military operation in Orlu Local Goverment Area of the State has since been brought under control after the imposition of curfew by the State Governor Hope Uzodimma. The State government however has declared the purported military invasion and tension in the area as false,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ekhomu urges FG to use Makama strategy to rescue kagara school children
Security expert Dr. Ona Ekhomu has urged the Federal Govertnment to utilize the Makama Strategy to go in hot pursuit of the abductors of the school children in Kagara, Rafi LGA of Niger State. He said with every hour that passes, the terrorists are able to exercise better control over the abductees which might
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Parents rage as Ekiti tax officials seal school with pupils inside
From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti Some parents in Ekiti State have expressed disappointment over the closure of a private Nursery and Primary School by officials of the Ekiti State Revenue Service and prevented pupils from leaving for their homes after closing at evening time. The operatives of the revenue service were said to have sealed off
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target=_blank rel=noopener>BREAKING! Kidnapped students to regain freedom soon- Sheik Gumi
From John Adams, Minna The Kaduna based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi has met with the leaders of armed bandits behind the kidnap of the Government Science College Kagara in Niger state with full assurance that the abducted school children will be release in a matter of days. A source close to the Cleric’s
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target=_blank rel=noopener>US set to announce release of $4bn for vaccines to poor countries
President Joe Biden will announce at the G7 gathering today that the United States will release $4billion for an international initiative to supply Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to poor countries, the White House said. “The United States will provide an initial $ 2 billion contribution to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance for the COVAX Advance
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target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: Lagos leads as NCDC reports 877 new infections
COVID-19: NCDC reports 877 new infections, total case count now The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 877 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 150,246. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle late Thursday. It also registered additional 16 COVID-19 deaths,
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target=_blank rel=noopener> Social Critics , Dr Junaidu Mohammed is dead
From.Desmond Mgboh, Kano Second Republic Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) member in the House of Representatives, Dr Junaidu Mohammed is dead. Family sources told Daily Sun in Kano that the social critic died of an undisclosed illness in a medical facility in Kano Daily Sun gathered that the fiery critic of the President
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Veron coy on interest from Manchester Utd
The agent of Palmeiras winger Gabriel Veron is coy on interest from Manchester United. Europa Calcio spoke with Veron’s agent Lupercio Segundo and asked him about the links to Old Trafford. “These are situations that I cannot anticipate. There are talks with some clubs and the proposals are expected to become official,” he replied. With
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Benue: Students escape death as fire guts hostel
*Gov orders investigation Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi Students of Mount Saint Michael’s Secondary School, Aliade in Gwer-East Local Government Area, Benue State escaped death as a mysterious fire Thursday burnt down their hostel. Though, there was no casualty in the disaster, New Telegraph learnt, however, that the students lost their belongings too the disaster including food
target=_blank rel=noopener>Sani-Bello: Kagara abductees not released yet
Niger Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello has dispelled reports that 27 students and three teachers abducted on Wednesday morning at Government Science College, Kagara have been released. He said the government was in the last stages of negotiations with the bandits, promising the victims would be released soon.
target=_blank rel=noopener>Uber drivers are workers not self employed, UK Supreme Court rules
Ride hailing taxi app firm Uber must classify its drivers as workers rather than self-employed, the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled. The decision means tens of thousands of Uber drivers are set to be entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. The ruling could leave Uber facing a hefty compensation bill, and have wider
target=_blank rel=noopener>‘AK-47 is a figure of speech’, Bala Mohammed defends armed herdsmen comments
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Friday defended his comment about armed herders, explaining that he used AK-47 as a figure of speech for protection. “It is a figure of speech to show you the despondence, the desperation and frustration and the agony that this particular person is exposed to by his own
target=_blank rel=noopener>Argentina loses another World Cup winner
Argentinian football is mourning the passing of 1978 World Cup-winning striker Leopoldo Luque at the age of 71. Luque had been hospitalised at the Clínica de Cuyo in Mendoza before Christmas and struggled to recover from COVID-19. Hospital sources said he had suffered a fatal heart attack and had a history of cardiac trouble.
target=_blank rel=noopener>NCDC: Nigeria risks fresh Ebola outbreak
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria is at a “moderate risk” of a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had certified Nigeria free of the disease on October 20, 2014, after Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian imported the disease to the country. The virus had claimed
target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID cases exceed 150,000 as NCDC confirms 16 new deaths
Nigeria’s count of coronavirus infections surpassed the 150,000 mark on Thursday with 877 new cases confirmed in 25 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It’s been almost one year since the country confirmed its index case of the coronavirus. With the latest figures over the past 28 days, the curve of new cases
target=_blank rel=noopener>China reveals soldier deaths in India border clash
China has for the first time revealed that four of its soldiers died during a bloody Himalayan border clash with Indian troops in June last year. The men died after fighting “foreign troops” who “crossed into the Chinese border”, said Chinese state media. The skirmish had taken place in the Galwan Valley in India’s
target=_blank rel=noopener>Two found dead after Dallas police shot responding to call
Two people were found dead at a Dallas home on Thursday after two police officers were shot responding to a “major disturbance” call. The two officers, who are in a stable condition in hospital, were dispatched to the residence in Old Dallas East about 11 a.m. after receiving information that a man had
target=_blank rel=noopener>US says it’s ready to join talks to resume Iran nuclear deal
The Biden administration says it’s ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal. The State Department said Thursday the U.S. would accept an invitation from the European Union to attend a meeting of the participants in the original agreement. Such an invitation has not
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