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Chibok schoolgirls: Boko Haram frees 21

Twenty-one of the schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria, have been freed, the president’s spokesman has confirmed. Garba Shehu said the release was “the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Islamist militants”. The freed students are currently with the security forces. Boko Haram seized more than 270 students from a… Continue reading Chibok schoolgirls: Boko Haram frees 21

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‘I saw my son wrestling with the suicide bomber’ – Father of Yobe blast victim

The father of one of the victims of the suicide bomb attack in Damaturu, Yobe State,  said that he came out of the house and saw his son wrestling with the suicide bomber before the bomb went off killing his 19-yr-old son Hassan Mohammed Damagum. Mohammed, a pre-degree student at the Yobe State University, was… Continue reading ‘I saw my son wrestling with the suicide bomber’ – Father of Yobe blast victim

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Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to NY inmates

Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate club. Last month,… Continue reading Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to NY inmates

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Nigeria labour unions demand capital punishment for corruption

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and civil society on Wednesday advocated capital punishment for corrupt officials as obtained in China and India. Making the call at a joint news conference in Abuja, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, and TUC President, Bobboi Kaigama, said the campaign against corruption must be intensified and… Continue reading Nigeria labour unions demand capital punishment for corruption

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Boko Haram camps “wiped out” – Nigerian military

The Nigerian military on Wednesday said it has destroyed all known Boko Haram terrorists’ camps and cells in the North East. The Defence spokesperson, Rabe Abubakar, said this at his maiden news conference, adding that the camps were destroyed by troops operating in the region. Mr. Abubakar said the terrorists have been “so militarily defeated… Continue reading Boko Haram camps “wiped out” – Nigerian military

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Man goes to jail for rejecting judge’s verdict

A complainant, Ebenezer Agbetuyi, was on Monday sent to prison after he violently opposed the verdict of an Ekiti State Customary Court on his suit seeking the dissolution of his 11-year-old marriage. Mr. Agbetuyi dragged his wife, Bukola Agbetuyi, before the court asking for a dissolution of the marriage and praying the court to allow… Continue reading Man goes to jail for rejecting judge’s verdict

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NDDC diverted N183bn Niger Delta development money, Auditor General insists

At least N183 billion that was meant for the development of Nigeria’s oil rich Niger Delta, was diverted by those put in charge of the government development commission for the area, the Auditor General of the Federation, Samuel Ukura said Wednesday. Mr. Ukura insisted on the veracity of his special audit report accusing the management… Continue reading NDDC diverted N183bn Niger Delta development money, Auditor General insists

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MH370 search: Malaysia urges caution on Reunion debris find

Malaysia has said that it would be “premature” to speculate on whether debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion comes from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. A two-metre long piece of wreckage was found on Wednesday. Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister, Abdul Aziz Kaprawi, said it was “almost certain” that the wreckage… Continue reading MH370 search: Malaysia urges caution on Reunion debris find