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Over 50 Schoolgirls Missing After Boko Haram Attack, Yobe Govt Confirms

Over 50 Schoolgirls Missing After Boko Haram Attack, Yobe Govt Confirms

Yobe State government has confirmed that over 50 schoolgirls are missing from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) located in Dapchi, Headquarters of Bursari Local Government area of the state. The girls went missing after gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists invaded the school days ago. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam in a statement made

Yari moves from Abuja to Daura… ‘abandons’ Zamfara despite fresh killings

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, is among the 13 governors currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state. The governor, who has reportedly not visited Zamfara since suspected bandits killed 41 persons, left Abuja for Katsina on Friday. Unknown gunmen had attacked Birane village in Zurmi local government area, killing dozens of

Days after Zamfara killings, governor ‘unaware’, remains in Abuja

Three days after several citizens of Zamfara state were killed by bandits in two separate attacks, Governor Abdulaziz Yari is yet to return to the state. The governor, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, has remained in Abuja attending various functions. Bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers had Wednesday attacked Birane villa

EFCC to arraign CCT chairman March 15

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign Umar Danladi, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Umar will be facing a two-count charge on allegations of demanding bribe. The CCT chairman is accused of demanding N10m from Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, a defendant standing trial before his court, in 2012. He

Why Nigerians are being killed in South Africa – Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that most violent conflicts and killings of Nigerians in South Africa were more of criminal activities than xenophobic attack The ministry’s spokesperson, Tope Elias-Fatile, stated this while briefing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja on a wide range of issues and activities of the ministry. Mr. Elias-Fatile said the

Baru commends Civil Defence Corps on nabbing of smugglers of 469,000 litres of petrol

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has commended the Niger State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on the eight trucks its men apprehended in Mokwa, Niger State on Tuesday. The trucks had a combined capacity of 469,000 litres and were set on cross-border diversion