Kaduna attack: Kidnappers confirm railway road victim with them

Gunmen who Friday 20 November attacked motorists along airport – railway station road have confirmed one of the victims is with them with bullet lodged in his body. The victim, Sani Khalil was one of the three in a car when the gunmen attacked them. One of them, Rabiu Auwal died at 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna while another one, Umar Khaddab is still on admission. A source close to the family said the kidnappers called Saturday 21 November confirming Khalil is with them. The victim was said to…

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Gunmen killed two, abduct some along Rigasa Railway Station in Kaduna

Gunmen yester night killed two and abducted unverifiable number of people along the Kaduna International Airport and Rigasa Railway Station in Igabi Local Government Area leaving one critically wounded. The gunmen were said to have opened fire at motorists along the road Friday 20th November. In the process, three friends; young men travelling together fell victim. Two of them; Rabiu Auwal and Umar El-Khaddab were shot and later rushed to 44 Nigerian Armt Reference Hospital, Kaduna where Auwal died as a result of gunshot wounds on his chest while El-Khaddab…

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Kaduna insecurity: Youngman killed by gunmen laid to rest

The remains of the youngman Rabiu Auwal killed by gunmen yesternight along Kaduna Airport and Rigasa Railway Station has been laid to rest. Hundreds thronged the Rigasa cemetery after the funeral prayers held for the deceased at the family house. Auwal and two others were attacked while returning to Rigasa from Rigachukwu friday 20th November. While one of them is still battling for his life at an undisclosed hospital for security reason, the third person’s whereabout is still unknown and suspected to be have been abducted by the gunmen. This…

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Umahi’s defection to APC a testament of our party’s capacity to mobilise all Nigerians – PGF

By Godwin Amunde  Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), a platform of elected governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, into its fold. The Forum described the defection of Umahi to the ruling party as a testament of the party’s capacity to mobilise and unite all Nigerians. In a statement titled “Progressive Reinforcement…Welcoming Chief David Nweze Umahi to the APC,” signed by its Chairman, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State, the Forum said the development was a reflection that the progressive…

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Just in: Gunmen attack in Rigasa leaves 1 dead, 1 missing 1 in critical condition

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers last night Friday 20th November shot at three youngmen along the Kaduna airport and Rigasa train station in Igabi Local Government Area killing one, injuring another and the third person missing. The three youngmen were said to be returning from Rigachukwu where they met with the Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly . The three youngmen are identified as Rabiu Auwal who died of gunshot wounds in the hospital, El-Khaddab Arewa still in critical condition and battling for his life and Sani Khalil Rigasa…

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2023: ‘Vote us out if you’re tired of our faces’ – Lawan tells Nigerians

Ahead of 2023 General Election, Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has asked Nigerians not to vote for them if they have failed the people and they are tired of seeing their faces. Lawan, has warned that there could be anarchy if the Senate is scrapped as being clamoured by some Nigerians because of the perceived jumbo pay being earned by the Senators.  Rather, he challenged those who are not comfortable with the senators in the current 9th Senate to vote them out in 2023 if they don’t like their faces. Lawan also told…

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FG accepts ASUU’s demands

…Exempts Union from IPPIS, raises allowances, othersAfter weeks of negotiations and foot-dragging, the Federal Government yesterday accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System,(IPPIS). Reading out the communique at the end of a seven-hour negotiation with ASUU members in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said the governmentalso shifted grounds on a number of issues, including the insistence that all the academic staff of the federal universities must be paid through the…

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PDP suspends Sam Egwu, 23 others in Ebonyi

Ø Umahi is new Zik of Africa – Ohanaeze   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State has suspended former governor of the state, Sam Egwu, and 23 others all of whom are National Assembly members from the State, for alleged anti-party activities.The party disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday by its State Chairman, Barr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi and the Secretary, Chief Simon Anyigor, respectively.The affected members were directed to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee later to defend themselves on the allegation leveled against them. This is coming as the OhanaezeNdigbo Youth Council Worldwide has…

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Salami Panel recommends Magu’s sack

Ø  Says next EFCC chairman should come from outside Police  Emerging report has revealed that the sack of Ibrahim Magu, as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who is a police commissioner, has been recommended by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on his investigation, headed by Justice Ayo Salami panel. The Justice Salami Panel, which submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, also requested the president to appoint a new EFCC chairman in an interim position for two years. The panel also recommended that President Buhari…

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Nigeria to resume fuel imports from Niger Republic – FG

Nigeria, which is Africa’s biggest oil producer, is set to resume the importation of petroleum products from a neighbouring country, Niger Republic.The Ministry of Petroleum Resources announced on Thursday in a statement that the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday for petroleum products transportation and storage.According to the statement, Niger Republic’s Soraz Refinery in Zinder, some 260km from the Nigerian border, has an installed refining capacity of 20,000 barrels per day. “Niger’s total domestic requirement is about 5,000bpd, thus leaving a huge surplus of about 15,000 bpd, mostly…

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