Saturday, July 20, 2019

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    Court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend

Court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend

A high court in Yobe on Tuesday sentenced Muhammed Adamu, an applicant, to death by hanging for killing Hauwa Muhammad, his girlfriend.Delivering judgment, A. Jauro, the trial judge, held that he found him guilty of murder under section 221 of the penal code.Jauro also held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed [...]

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    Peter Obi: INEC disenfranchised over 8m registered voters in south-east

Peter Obi: INEC disenfranchised over 8m registered voters in south-east

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that there were irregularities in the presidential election.Obi alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disenfranchised "over 8 million" registered voters in the region, as only 20 percent of voters south-east voters cast their votes.Addressing journalists at his Onitsha residence on Tuesday, the former governor of Anambra [...]

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    Soldiers exchange gunfire with Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Soldiers exchange gunfire with Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Soldiers and Boko Haram insurgents engaged in a gun battle at Buni Gari, a town in Gubja local government area of Yobe state, on Saturday.Usman Buni Yadi, a resident of the area, disclosed this to TheCable, saying the battle had been on for over two hours."We have been hearing loud explosions and sporadic gunshot from Buni Gari," Yadi said."We are [...]

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    Minister defeats stepson to clinch house of reps ticket in Yobe

Minister defeats stepson to clinch house of reps ticket in Yobe

Khadija Ibrahim, minister of state foreign affairs, has defeated Mohammed Ibrahim, her stepson, to clinch the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Damaturu/Gulani/Gujba/Tarmuwa, Yobe federal constituency.Abba Gambo, the returning officer of the election which ran into the night announced on Wednesday that Khadijah polled 1,295 votes to defeat Mohammed who scored only 15 votes.According to NAN, Mohammed contested the election in [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

The Nigerian army says its troops successfully repelled an attack on a military patrol team coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Sasawa community in Yobe.Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Maiduguri, Borno.According to Chukwu, the troops on Saturday repelled an ambush by the insurgents and killed many of them in gun battles at [...]

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    APC chieftain: Yobe governor creating level playing field for those willing to succeed him

APC chieftain: Yobe governor creating level playing field for those willing to succeed him

Yakubu Jocob, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congresses (APC)  in Yobe, has lauded Ibrahim Geidam, the state governor, for "letting God choose his successor".Geidam had urged the  people of the state to ask God to choose a successor that can move the state forward."God gives power to whom He wishes. But, I want to assure you that I will [...]

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    Worshippers nab suicide bomber inside Yobe mosque

Worshippers nab suicide bomber inside Yobe mosque

The Nigerian army says some civilians foiled a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gujba local government area of Yobe state, on Sunday.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, public relations of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri, Bono state.He said the female suicide bomber (pictured) was caught while trying to detonate the bombs on her body.“What [...]

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    Freed Dapchi schoolgirls return home, reunite with parents

Freed Dapchi schoolgirls return home, reunite with parents

The 105 Dapchi schoolgirls who recently regained their freedom have been reunited with their parents.The girls were transported via a military airplane on Sunday morning to Damaturu, from where they travelled to Dapchi.They were handed over to their parents at the assembly hall of Government Secondary School, Dapchi, in Bursari local government area of Yobe.The girls, 110 in total, were abducted from [...]

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    Confusion as Dapchi residents await arrival of Leah Sharibu

Confusion as Dapchi residents await arrival of Leah Sharibu

There is confusion in Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government in Yobe state, over the return of Leah Sharibu, the only girl in captivity out of the 110 students abducted on February 19.While five of the students died, Boko Haram insurgents returned 104 to the town on Wednesday but the insurgents did not release Sharibu because she refused to renounce [...]

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    IGP orders 24-hour security in Yobe schools

IGP orders 24-hour security in Yobe schools

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), has ordered a 24-hour police surveillance to provide security in schools across Yobe. The IGP made this known on Saturday while addressing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Damaturu.Idris said the development is to provide students and parents with adequate security to pursue their studies and realise their dreams."We will deploy additional policemen to the [...]

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    VIDEO: Army hands over 104 Dapchi schoolgirls to FG

VIDEO: Army hands over 104 Dapchi schoolgirls to FG

The army on Wednesday handed 104 students of Government Science and Technical School, Dapchi, to the federal government.The girls were released after over one month in Boko Haram captivityRogers Nicholas, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, presented the released girls to Lai Mohammed, minister of information, at the 105 air force composite command, Maiduguri.Nicholas explained that 104 girls were part of the 110 [...]

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    Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty International (AI) says the Nigerian military was aware of the presence of Boko Haram insurgents in Dapchi, Yobe state, hours before 110 schoolgirls were abducted.The organisation said its investigation revealed the security forces “failed to act” on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards Dapchi on the day of the abduction.The insurgents raided the [...]

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    Shehu Sani to Buhari: Red carpet is for Grammy — NOT Dapchi

Shehu Sani to Buhari: Red carpet is for Grammy — NOT Dapchi

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has joined those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari for acknowledging the grand reception in his honour during a trip to Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe state. Pictures of the president smiling as he adjusted his native attire on the red carpet sparked anger on social media.Most of those who criticised the president said the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari visits school where Boko Haram abducted 110 students

PHOTOS: Buhari visits school where Boko Haram abducted 110 students

President Muhammadu Buhari visited Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 students last month.He was accompanied by Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, who had earlier visited the school.Dapchi is the headquarters of Busari local government area.The president is expected to meet parents of the abducted students.Here are some pictures of Buhari's [...]

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    Dapchi schoolgirls: Boko Haram has contacted me, says woman who facilitated release of Chibok girls

Dapchi schoolgirls: Boko Haram has contacted me, says woman who facilitated release of Chibok girls

Aisha Wakil, better known as "Mama Boko Haram", says the abductors of Dapchi schoolgirls have contacted her.The Musab al-Barnawi faction of the Boko Haram sect is suspected of being behind the kidnap of the 110 girls.In an interview with NAN, Wakil said the faction contacted her on Thursday to confirm that the girls were in its custody.Wakil was a member of [...]

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    FG releases full list of missing schoolgirls, sets up probe panel

FG releases full list of missing schoolgirls, sets up probe panel

The federal government on Tuesday released the names and details of the missing 110 girls following the attack on Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, who disclosed this in a statement, said Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, has convened a committee.He said the committee, which will be chaired by a military officer [...]

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