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5 Dead As Boko Haram Reportedly Return 105 #DapchiGirls

According to Sahara Reporters, Insurgent group Boko Haram has returned the abducted Dapchi Girls to their village. 110 girls were abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in Yobe State. Sahara Reporters reports that 105 girls have been returned to Dapchi, with the remaining 5 said to be deceased. The insurgents reportedly returned in the 9-vehicle convoy…

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Ex French President, Sarkozy, Detained Over Financing Libyan Election

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning on Tuesday over allegations that late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi financed his 2007 election campaign, including with suitcases stuffed with cash. Sarkozy was taken into police custody early Tuesday morning and was being questioned by officers specialising in corruption, money laundering and tax evasion at their office…

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EFCC Arrests Former Amnesty Chief, Boroh, Seizes $9m From Residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has detained Brig.-Gen Paul Boroh retd, the sacked Special Adviser on Niger Delta to the President as part of investigations into his tenure and seized $9 million (Nine million USD) from his Gwarimpa residence in Abuja, during a joint operation between officials of the agency and those from…

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Audu’s Son ‘Flees’ As Police Charge Melaye With Illegal Possession Of Firearms

Mohammed, son of the late Abubakar Audu, a former governor of Kogi state, has reportedly fled to avoid being charged with “illegal possession of firearms” alongside Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district. At a press conference on Monday, Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, said a case of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited…

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IGP Threatens To Sanction Officers Who Disobey Withdrawal Order

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has threatened to sanction officers who disobey his withdrawal order. Premium Times reports that Idris said this while speaking at a meeting with the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Special Protection Unit (SPU) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) commanders. On Monday, the IGP issued a directive for the withdrawal of all…

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Buhari Orders MDAs To Submit Estimate To NASS Before Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all Agencies, Corporations and Government owned Companies to submit details of their 2018 budget estimate to the appropriate Committees of the National Assembly not later than Friday, March 23, 2018. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha conveyed the directives in a circular made available to newsmen on Tuesday…

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2 Students Injured, Shooter Found Dead At Maryland School

Yesterday, there was a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland which left 2 injured and the shooter, a 17-year-old male student dead. According to CNN, the shooter, Austin Wyatt Rollins shot a male and female student; who he had a relationship with prior, with a handgun. Austin Wyatt Rollins was fatally injured during the confrontation with the school’s resource officer and…

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Former VP Sambo Visits President Buhari

Former Vice President with the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration Namadi Sambo visited President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari hosted the ex vice president at the State House in Abuja. According to Punch, the meeting lasted 25 minutes, with Sambo arriving around 12 PM, and leaving 12:25 PM. Sambo refused to speak to the state house correspondents, only saying, “it was a private meeting,”…

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Olusosun Fire: Lagos Government Asks Residents To Relocate

The Lagos State Government has asked that residents of Olusosun, Ojota, relocate to avoid health hazards, Punch reports. The order is in relation to the Olusosun dump which went up in flames last Wednesday, and has been on fire since then. Director-General, Lagos State Safety’s Commission, Hakeem Dickson, said this during a press conference on ‘Vision Zero’ in Ikeja.…

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Inspector-General Idris Not Queried By President Buhari – Police Insists

The Nigerian police has denied that President Muhammadu Buhari queried the Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris, following revelations that the police chief ignored a presidential directive to move to Benue State. According to THEWILL a statement released by the presidency and later posted on Twitter using the @NGRPresident handle on Tuesday night said the President asked the…

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