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Senator Sani calls for adequate security to check kidnapping in schools

A former lawmaker, representing Kaduna Central, Sen. Shehu Sani, has called for adequate security around schools in the country to check the spate of kidnapping.
Greenfield University

Greenfield University: PTA begs bandits to spare lives of abducted students

The President of the National Association of Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTA), Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, has pleaded with the abductors of the students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, to spare the lives of their victims.

ISWAP terrorists give Geidam residents with N20,000 each as ‘Ramadan gift’

Many families in Geidam town of Yobe State have received N20,000 each from Boko Haram fighters loyal to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to a report.
Greenfield University

Group demands rescue of abducted students

The Alliance for Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), a coalition of labour and civil society organisations, has asked the federal government to initiate needed actions for the urgent release of abducted students.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has cried out about the endless martyrdom of youth in the country.

Wole Soyinka: Nigeria is at war

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has cried out about the endless martyrdom of youth in the country. And has called on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek help, saying the killing of three of the abducted students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna was another indication that the country was at war.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Kaduna governor: I won’t pay ransom even if my son is kidnapped

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said he will never pay ransom to bandits even if they kidnap his son.

Keeping Schools Safe In the North

On April 14, 2014, 276 Nigerian female students of the Chibok Girls Secondary School were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. It was a very disturbing moment for Nigeria and the rest of the world. Most of the abducted girls were Christians.

Zamfara no-fly zone is playing ‘politics with armed banditry’

A nongovernment organisation, the Patriots for the Advancement Of Peace and Social Development, says the federal government’s imposition of a “no-fly zone” and ban on mining in Zamfara is “uncalled for and another agenda to play politics with armed banditry” in Zamfara ahead of 2023 general elections.
NANS National President, Comrade Sunday Asefon

NANS asks Nigerian government to declare abductors of students terrorists

Following the gale of abductions of school children in the Northern part of the country, the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), has advised the federal government to list bandits perpetrating such horrendous crime as terrorists.
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said the actions or inactions of the committee at this critical stage of the nation’s political life would determine the party’s chances of retaining power at the centre in 2023.

Yobe government shuts down boarding schools

The Yobe State Government has ordered boarding school students in the state to go home amidst fear of a Boko Haram attack.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins: We must never abandon Leah Sharibu, others

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged the federal government to secure the release of Leah Sharibu who was abducted by Boko Haram in 2018.
11. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

Minister: Nigerian government paid no ransom for release of Kankara, Dapchi children

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said that no ransom was paid for the release of the abducted Kankara schoolboys in Katsina State and the Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe State.
One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.

Kagara student: How bandits killed my friend

One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God said today that the rampaging coronavirus will soon recede.

Pastor Adeboye restates call for Leah Sharibu’s release

In a statement personally signed by the clergyman, he called on all pastors in the RCCG as well as all well-meaning people all over the world to intensify their prayers and efforts towards her release.
Around 2am on Wednesday, armed men broke into Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

Kagara: Plan condemns ‘constant attacks’ on schools

Plan International Nigeria has condemned “constant attacks on children and educational facilities” across the country after gunmen took 42 people hostage in a school invasion early Wednesday.
Amnesty International

Amnesty worried about frequent school abductions in Nigeria

Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, says it is concerned that frequent abductions in Nigerian schools is a danger to the education of millions of children.
A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Group expresses worry over school resumption amidst coronavirus surge

A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Christmas: Nigeria to exit recession soon – APC

As Nigerians celebrate Christmas, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has assured of the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to pull the nation’s economy out of recession.
11. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

Presidency: Repentant bandits helped in securing release of Kankara schoolboys

The Presidency, on Tuesday, said repentant bandits played a role in securing the release of over 300 schoolboys abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

APC: We’ll make sure Kankara incident never repeats itself

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, said it would make sure the kind of lapses that led to the recent abduction of over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State did not repeat itself. APC urged the security agencies in the country to note the lessons of the Kankara experience and prevent a recurrence.
1. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

Kankara schoolboys’ abduction not stage-managed – minister

The Federal Government has described as senseless the claim in certain quarters that the abduction of some students from a boarding school in Kankara, Katsina State, and their release was stage-managed.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: Kankara schoolboys’ release a big relief

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the release of hundreds of schoolboys kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents on Friday, December 11, 2020 as a big relief to their families and the entire country.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu governor thanks stakeholders, residents for peace

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday said the relative peace being enjoyed in the state was as a result of the support of all the stakeholders and people of the state, “who agreed that peace should reign.”
Activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.

2023: APC, PDP leaders incompetent – Aisha Yesufu

Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has hinted at the need for the founding of a new political party iahead of the 2023 presidential election due to what she describes as the incompetent candidates from the two leading parties in the country.
Jordi Alba has branded Barcelona's decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as a joke while admitting his ex-team-mate has shut a lot of mouths at Wanda Metropolitano.

Luis Suarez: I’ve no regret joining Atletico Madrid

Suarez scored the goal that won Atletico Madrid the La Liga title, just a year after he was sold by rival FC Barcelona because he was “too old.”
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF enrols 500,000 girls in primary schools in Katsina

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced the enrolment of over 500,000 girls in primary schools in Katsina State through its Girl’s Education Project (GEP 3) as part of efforts to reduce the spate of out-of-school children in the state.
Germany coach Joachim Loew is under pressure to find a way for his side to create more chances when they host holders Portugal at Euro 2020 on Saturday, with their hopes of reaching the knock-out stage hanging in the balance.

Euro 2020: Germany desperate for more cutting edge vs Portugal

Germany coach Joachim Loew is under pressure to find a way for his side to create more chances when they host holders Portugal at Euro 2020 on Saturday, with their hopes of reaching the knock-out stage hanging in the balance.