Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 26th February 2021

Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 26th February 2021

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: You can’t win this war, Iwuanyanwu tells FG

From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Elder statesman, chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has told the Federal Government that the battle against insecurity challenges in the country can never be won the way it is being currently handled. Iwuanyanwu who spoke to Saturday Sun in Owerri yesterday pointed out that except the government change its tactics, it can never
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kano government raises committee on metro transport master plan

From Desmond Mgboh, Kano Kano State government has approved the constiution of a committee to design a Strategic Metropolitan Transport Master Plan aimed at regulating transport system in the metropolis. The decision is coming barely a few days after a showdown between the state government and the tri cyclists over the introduction of a N100
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Orlu: South-East elders carpet IPOB activities

From Okwe Obi, Abuja South-East elders under the aegis of Conference of Concerned Igbo Elders for Peace and National Unity (COEPENA), have accused the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), of constituting nuisance following its alleged recent attack on security operatives in Orlu, Imo State and the burning of Abayi police station in Aba, Osisioma Ngwa
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Military, Police launch search for kidnapped girls

  From Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau. The Zamfara state Police Command has Command has confirmed the kidnapping of 317 female students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, (GGSSS) Jangebe in Talata Mafara local government area of the state in the early hours of Friday. A statement by the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), SP Shehu
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target=_blank rel=noopener>57 died of COVID 19 in Ondo

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure No fewer than 57 people have died of Corona virus between last year and this year in Ondo State, the state Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed. Besides, Akeredolu disclosed that 2,993 cases of COVID 19 we’re recorded in the state in the last one year that the disease was discovered
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Amnesty office adopts South-East business model for beneficiaries  

   From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa   The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has integrated the South-East business model in its training and empowerment of ex-agitators to reduce beneficiaries’ over-dependence on monthly stipends. The Interim Administrator, PAP, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), explained that the new model would transform delegates into skilled entrepreneurs and employable citizens. Dikio
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Niger Insecurity; Bandits kill Five , Abduct eight Others In Latest Attack On Niger Communities

  From John Adams, Minna As the Government and People of Niger state await the release of the 27 students of Government Science Collage Kagara, abducted over a week ago, no fewer than five people have been killed, among them  a graduate of the Federal College of Education Kontagora when bandits numbered over 100 invaded
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Cross River: PDP stakeholders hail Supreme Court ruling on northern senatorial by-election 

From Judex Okoro, Calabar Cross River PDP stakeholders have hailed the Supreme Court ruling declaring Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe the PDP candidate and winner of December 5, 2021 by-election for northern senatorial district. The stakeholders including member of the state House of Assembly, former party national officer and councillors described Jarigbe’s victory at both Appeal and
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target=_blank rel=noopener>UNICEF condemns, demands safe return of kidnapped Zamfara school girls 

From Fred Ezeh, Abuja The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has condemed the action of some bandits in Zamfara State which culminated in the kidnap of unconfirmed number of school girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.  UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, in a statement
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ortom demands probe of failed Ruga contracts

  From Rose Ejembi Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has reiterated his call on the Federal Government to institute a probe into contracts awarded for the establishment of Ruga settlements in parts of the country. The Governor made the call while declaring open, the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting and General Assembly of the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Only 54 girls not taken away by gunmen as Zamfara confirms abduction of schoolgirls

    The Zamfara State government has confirmed the abduction of female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of the state. The confirmation was made by the Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, in a brief interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau

target=_blank rel=noopener>NAF, Mbanima land tussle: Court fixes March 5 for ruling

  Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi A Makurdi High Court, presided over by Justice Sampson Itodo, has fixed March 5, 2021, for its ruling on an interlocutory application seeking to restrain the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Makurdi from erecting a perimetre fence round the disputed land between Poor Community, Mbanima, Ugondu district of Makurdi lLocal Government Area

target=_blank rel=noopener>PAP adopts S’East business model to reduce dependence on stipends

  Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has integrated the South-East business model in its training and empowerment of ex-agitators to reduce beneficiaries’ over-dependence on monthly stipends. The Interim Administrator, PAP, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), explained that the new model would transform delegates into skilled entrepreneurs and employable citizens. Dikio in a

target=_blank rel=noopener>Sheikh Gumi speaks on Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction

  Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi has said, he will update the media, once he gets any update on the  girls kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday morning. Speaking with BBC pigin on Friday, the cleric, who has been the news in

target=_blank rel=noopener>UPDATE: Mass abduction of schoolgirls in Zamfara

As many as 300 girls reportedly involved Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped some students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Reports have it that the incident, which happened around 2 a.m. on Friday, may have seen roughly 300 female students being abducted. It is the fourth of

target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Gunmen storm Zamfara school, abduct female students

  Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped some students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Reports have it that the incident happened in the early hours of Friday. More details later…

target=_blank rel=noopener>Kia shares rise after report says still scope for Apple partnership

  Shares in Kia Corp rose as much as 8.1% on Friday after a South Korean online news site said there was still potential for the automaker to form a partnership with Apple Inc. Shares in Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia were roiled earlier this year after Hyundai initially confirmed early stage talks

target=_blank rel=noopener>Dollar firms after US yield spike; yen continues march lower

  The U.S. dollar held gains Thursday after rebounding overnight from three-year lows following a spike in U.S. bond yields. The yen, which tends to weaken when U.S. yields rise, slid to a fresh six-month low versus the greenback, reports Reuters. Government bonds, and particularly U.S. Treasuries, have become the focal point of markets globally,

target=_blank rel=noopener>US launches airstrike against Iranian-backed forces in Syria

  President Joe Biden on Thursday directed U.S. military air strikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia, in a calibrated response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq. The strikes, which were first reported by Reuters, appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk

target=_blank rel=noopener>Igbo Conference of Elders calls for maximum action against IPOB

  Our Reporter Prominent Igbo elders have charged relevant authorities of government to deal decisively with members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying the current level of  force being deployed might not be enough to curb their violent excesses. The elders reasoned that decisive  force was required at this time, considering recent events,

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