Kaduna varsity abduction: ‘Bandits demanding N100m after paying N60m ransom’, Students’ parents cry out

Some aggrieved parents of the remaining 20 abducted students of Greenfield University, in Kaduna State, have appealed to the Federal Government to urgently assist them in rescuing their children in the captivity of bandits. The parents, who met yesterday for a prayer session in Kaduna, decried the continued stay of their children in the custody of the bandits since they were abducted from the school on April 20. Chairman of the aggrieved parents, Marcus Zarmai, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his office to secure the release of the students…

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Bala-Usman: Amaechi drops ‘unremitted’ N165bn claim, instructs panel to investigate MD for ‘insubordination’

…’Disband Investigative  Panel’, Katsina youths urge Buhari The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has made a U-turn, as the Panel of Enquiry he set up to investigate the alleged shortfall in operating surpluses by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under the leadership of the suspended MD/CEO, Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman. It was gathered that the Panel will now probe her for insubordination, as against the earlier claim of not remitting operating surplus of N165 billion to the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CFR) account. This comes as the youths in Katsina State, under…

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FG takes delivery of 86 new freight trains to boost rail transportation

In what can be described as another landmark for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, the Federal Government has taken the delivery of new trains that will help boost rail operations in Nigeria. The Director of Corporate Culture, CCECC Nigeria Ltd, Vincent Liu, who made this known in a video shared via his Twitter account yesterday, said the first batch of the eight-six locomotives were conveyed through rail arrived in the country. According to Liu, the trains will be used on standard gauge railways like the Abuja-Kaduna Rail Line, Itakpe-Warri Rail…

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Sokoto: Police rescue 12-yr-old girl from solitary confinement

The Nigeria Police, Sokoto State Command, has rescued a 12-year-old girl who was said to have been caged for eight months by her guardians, identified as Emmanuel Basey and his wife, Esther Emmanuel. The girl, Joy, was also said to have been denied food throughout the period of her confinement at the Cinema area, in Sokoto-North local government area. It was learnt that the guardians took the action because “she is mentally unstable” which was later proved to be false according to the Police. The spokesman of the Sokoto State…

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ICPC declares President Buhari’s in-law, Kumo, wanted over $65m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), has declared as ‘wanted’ a son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, Gimba Ya’u Kumo, over an alleged $65 million fraud. The ICPC stated, in a ‘Notice of Wanted Persons’, that Kumo, along with three others, are wanted over misappropriation of $65million belonging to the National Housing Fund, (NHF). The spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Azuka Ogugua, in the notice, said Kumo was declared wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over alleged misappropriation and diversion of NHF funds. The anti-corruption agency…

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Farmers beg Buhari for protection against killer herdsmen

Some aggrieved stakeholders in the agriculture sector have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to intensify efforts in curbing banditry, kidnapping and terrorism, saying these can threaten food security. The stakeholders appealed to President Buhari in separate interviews with newsmen yesterday in Abuja. They noted that the recent increase in kidnapping and banditry had made many farmers run from their farmlands in search of safe hideouts. According to the Executive Secretary, National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), Paul Ikonne, there was a need to urgently address the country’s worsening insecurity…

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Just In: Infamous Niger bandit captured by Nigerian Army

An infamous bandit commander in Niger State, Jack Bros Yellow, has reportedly been captured by the Nigerian Army troops during a sting operation. Jack Bros Yellow was famous for demanding communities to pay N3million for peace to reign. According to reports, although the villagers rallied around to raise the funds. However, when the money was paid he was allegedly short-changed by his deputy, who fled with the money. An enraged Jack Bros Yellow returned to the community thereafter and kidnapped about nine women from Galape village after Galkogo, in Shiroro…

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Southern Governors accuse Buhari of lopsided top political appointments

…’There’s an iota of truth in allegation’ – Bauchi Gov. Governors of the 17 southern States have accused President Buhari of lopsided top federal appointments and demanded for its review to reflect federal character. Picture caption: South-West Governors This is coming on the heels of a recent request by a group, calling itself the ‘South West Concerned Group’, asking President Buhari to appoint the next Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) from Lagos, on the grounds of being the host State of the nation’s premier seaport, accounting to…

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Buhari’s son-in-law declared wanted over alleged $65m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), has declared wanted the son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, Gimba Yau Kumo, over an alleged $65 million fraud. This was contained in a notice published by the anti-graft agency on Thursday. The spokesperson of the ICPC, Azuka Ogugua, said Kumo was declared wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over alleged misappropriation and dispersion of national housing funds. Kumo, a former Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, married Fatima, President Buhari’s daughter, in 2016 in Daura, Katsina…

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“Truth will always triumph” — Suspended NPA MD, Usman

The suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority, (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, on Thursday said that the truth will always triumph. Hadiza is currently under investigation over N167 billion unremitted funds to the Federal Government purse by the panel set up by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi. However, on Thursday on her Twitter handle, she said the truth will always triumph. In a pose with Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i at the palace of the Emir of Zazzau, she captioned the photo, “Eid Mubarak….”Taqabbalallāhu minnā wa minkum” – (May Allah accept…

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