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Shekau-Led Boko Haram Releases Video Showing Abducted Katsina Students

Boko Haram on Thursday released a video confirming that it has custody of the students abducted from a government secondary school in Kankara, Katsina State, Humangle reports. In the six-minute-and-30-second footage, tens of young boys could be seen bloodied and distraught, all covered in dust and appearing to be within a forest area. It featured speeches from Abubakar Shekau…

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Tributes As President Muhammadu Buhari Celebrates 78th Birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari turned 78 on Thursday, December 17, remaining Nigeria’s oldest civilian leader in power. To celebrate his new age, former president Goodluck Jonathan; National Leader, All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu; President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and a few state governors…

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Lagos Secondary Schools To Vacate December 18 For Christmas, New Year Holidays

The Lagos Ministry of Education has directed public and private schools in the state to shut down for holidays on Friday, December 18, the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance Abiola Seriki-Ayeni said in statement Thursday. According to her, the 2020/2021 first term academic session for public and private schools comes to an end on Friday 18th December…

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COVID-19: France’s President Emmanuel Macron Tests Positive For Deadly Virus

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France has tested positive for the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, office of the presidency announced on Thursday adding that he would now self-isolate for the next week. “The president tested positive for COVID-19 today,” it said in a statement, adding that he had been tested after the “onset of…

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Nigerian Government Reopens Four Land Borders After 16-Month Closure

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate opening of four land borders. The borders are Seme in the southwest, Illela in Sokoto State, Maigatari in the northwest, and Mfun in the south-south. The announcement was made by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed at the end of the 28th virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday. The…

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Nigeria Sets Another Single-Day Coronavirus Record With 930 New Cases

Nigeria, yesterday, recorded 930 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from 758 recorded on Tuesday, an all-time high as new surge in cases continue. Yesterday’s figure also beat that of December 11, which at 796, was the highest incidence of the virus in a day. Data from Nigeria Centre from Disease Control (NCDC), which tabulates the…

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OB Cuisine: Elevate Your Wine Game With TKO’s Citrus Sangria This Christmas

It’s a Nigerian version of citrus sangria that tastes like Christmas. If you’re entertaining a crowd, this sweet-sour recipe from The Kitchen Organizer (TKO) can be made to amp up your boring bottles of wines. She says: “This citrus Sangria the right amount of sweet, sour, sophisticated and mature, and it’s a great festive drink to serve…

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Twitter To Shut Down Its Live Streaming Mobile App Periscope In 2021

Twitter on Tuesday said its Periscope mobile app for live streaming video will shut down by March as use of it declines and the cost of maintaining it goes up. Twitter bought Periscope in 2015 before it launched and as the popularity of now defunct Meerkat signaled keen interest in people broadcasting video from smartphones.…

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