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Bandits Kidnap More than 300 School Girls in Zamfara

Early hours of this Friday morning bandits attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State and abducted over 300 female students. According to BBC Hausa, the father of one of the abducted girls, who was identified as Alhaji Bello Maikusa Jangebe, said an unpleasant sound of guns had woken up the entire…

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President Buhari Expresses Excitement Over Freedom Of Abducted Katsina Schoolboys

The schoolboys of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, who were abducted by gunmen that raided their school last Friday have eventually been released after nearly a week in captivity. According to Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari who confirmed their release, the boys are presently kept safe in Tsafe, a local government area in Zamfara state…

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UK Government Warns Citizens Against Travelling To 21 States In Nigeria

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom has cautioned British nationals against travelling to 21 states in Nigeria. In a statement on its website “updated June 17, 2019” and “still current at June 18, 2019,” the FCO listed the states as: Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, “riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa…

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Zamfara Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari Condemns Revenge Against APC’s Attack On His Convoy 

Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State has condemned the attack on his convoy by supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Yari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Enlightenment, Malam Ibrahim Dosara, cautioned his loyalists to desist from revenge in Gusau. He urged people of the state to be…

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Zamfara Governor Abdulaziz Yari ‘Resigns’ Over Killings In State

Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State said he has ‘resigned’ his responsibility as Chief Security Officer of the state claiming he has no control over the security machinery in the state. Speaking to newsmen in Talata-Mafara on Friday, Yari said that his decision stemmed from the seeming helplessness of the state government and the people…

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Supreme Court Upholds Election of Yari As Governor Of Zamfara

 Abdulazeez Yari  The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the election of Malam Abdulazeez Yari of All Progressives Congress as governor of Zamfara state. In a unanimous judgment, the apex court dismissed the petition of PDP candidate Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafi challenging the decision of the Appeal Court in Sokoto that upheld Yari’s victory, for lack of merit.…

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