Anxiety in Abuja as school abductions, insecurity worsen

The persistent kidnapping of students in some parts of the north and worsening insecurity across the country have heightened fear among parents with children in public boarding schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Though no such incident has been recorded in the nation’s capital, parents said the poor infrastructure and porous security around some […]

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Horror tales as freed Kagara schoolboys relive ordeal

‘Our kidnappers beat us daily, fed us beans’ They walked eight hours before release – Govt Our children not returning to boarding school –Parents Four killed, 25 abducted in fresh bandit attack The Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State students, staff and their relations who were abducted by gunmen 11 days ago emerged from captivity […]

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Secondus, PDP NWC members’ rift deepens

Plot to sack National Chairman divides opposition party Northern power blocs oppose moves by South-South governors The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, may be fighting the political battle of his life as he rallies his supporters to contain spirited efforts by some forces to oust him. The party’s hierarchy […]

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Pope condemns mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls

Pope Francis condemned on Sunday the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria last week as “vile”. “I join the bishops of Nigeria in condemning this vile abduction of 317 young girls,” the pope said following his weekly Sunday Angelus address to the Catholic faithful on Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican. “Let us […]

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Parents of abducted Zamfara school girls set up camp in school

Some parents of the 317 school girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, who were abducted on Friday have moved to the school compound, anxiously awaiting information on their children. As reported by Channels Television, the parents have set up a camp within the school premises in anticipation of the release of their […]

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Aregbesola: I didn’t collect salary for 8 years as governor

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, at the weekend, dismissed reports that he received 96-month salary arrears in secret when he served as the governor of Osun State. He described the report as a fiction written by elements bent on casting “aspersion on the integrity of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola”. A statement by Aregbesola’s media […]

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Outrage nationwide over sack, arrest of Ganduje’s aide for comment on APC

It was double trouble on Saturday for former Special Assistant on Media to the Governor of Kano State, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, as his sack by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over a comment he made on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was  followed by his arrest by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). A […]

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More knocks for Buhari over student abductions

Your best not enough, says CAN Northern Elders Forum: Nigerians have lost faith in FG Buhari owe Nigerians explanation for decay in national security -CNG Soyinka to Nigerians: ‘Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life’ The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Nobel laureate  Wole Soyinka,the Coalition of Northern […]

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